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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Feast of Saint John Paul II
O Blessed Trinity, we thank you for having graced the Church with
Saint Pope John Paul II and for allowing the tenderness of your fatherly care,
the glory of the Cross of Christ and the splendor of the Spirit of love to shine through him.
He has shown us that holiness is the necessary measure of ordinary
Christian life and is the way of achieving eternal communion with you.
Grant us, by his intercession, and according to your will, the graces we implore, through Christ our Lord. Amen

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.
Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!


Daily Digest

Today, we’ll gather as a community for our Diversity Week Kick-Off Celebration.

Hour 18:30am9:03am
Hour 211:00am11:30am
Hour 411:35am12:05pm
Hour 512:10pm12:40pm
Hour 612:45m1:15pm
Hour 31:20pm1:50pm
Hour 71:55pm2:25pm
Hour 82:30pm3:00pm



All college visits take place in the Guidance Office (B102) unless otherwise noted. In order to meet with a college rep, you must register through your Naviance account and notify your teacher at least one day before the visit. (Follow this guide for more information.) You may show your teacher your iPad with the registration on Naviance as your pass. Remember, you are responsible for any work you miss during your visit. The Guidance Office will give students passes back to class if the visit does not take the whole class period.


  • Marquette University · 1:30 – 2:15pm

5:30pm  Swimming & Diving: Girls Varsity Meet vs Irondale @ St. Anthony Village High School


*For the most up-to-date information about athletic competitions, matches, or games, please refer to the DeLaSalle’s Activities website and calendar.


In the news…


1. the interconnected nature of social categorizations such as race, class, and gender as they apply to a given individual or group, regarded as creating overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination or disadvantage: “through an awareness of intersectionality, we can better acknowledge and ground the differences among us”



  • Kick-Off Celebration · 9:08am – 10:52am
    • The entire community will gather between first and second period for a celebration. Many cultures will be shared through music, dance, spoken word, ethnic garments, and more. Some of the acts include Duniya African Drum and Dance, O’Shea Irish Dance Company, Grupo de Danzas Columbianas, and DeLaSouljah Steppers.


  • Classroom Presentations
    • 9th Grade · Theology · Exposed Brick Theatre – Teaching Artists
    • 10th Grade · English · Nehrwr Abdul-Wahid – One Ummah Consulting
    • 11th Grade · Social Studies · Jim Crow of the North – Documentary
    • 12th Grade · English · Tou SaiK – Compas Teaching Artist


  • Movie Afternoon · Wonder
    • 3:15pm · D117
    • Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie Pullman becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enteres the local fifth grade.


  • Dr. Michael “Mykee” Fowlin · 9:08am – 10:52am
    • In a gripping, fast-paced, 90-minute performance, Michael Fowlin slips in and out of nine characters, both male and female who share their stories. The characters share their stories in an often humorous, but at times heartbreaking manner.

Current sophomores and juniors can apply now to study in Italy or Peru next summer through the Global Advantage Program.

DeLaSalle will host a class in Italy from June 7-19 that will explore “Studio Art and European History.” That class costs $3,200 and students can apply here.

A separate class will look at public health through a lens of climate change and its impact on indigenous populations in Peru from June 22-July 5. The trip costs $3,500 and students can apply here.

Please see Mr. Casey with any questions.

Students are invited to consider participating on a weeklong service immersion trip to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. The trip is July 19-24 and costs $450. Students will connect with and better understand the Lakota culture through projects such as home repair, painting, and gardening, hosting a daily children’s program, and partnering with local organizations already serving the Lakota. Students will earn 40 Christian Service hours. You can learn more about the trip here.

Each month, a group of DeLaSalle parents and family members gather on campus to lift up our community in prayer. All parents, family members, friends, and alumni are welcome to participate. We hope students, staff, families, and friends at DeLaSalle will feel encouraged by the knowledge that people care about them, are excited for them and are PRAYING FOR THEM! You may submit prayer requests, which may remain anonymous, to prayer boxes located in the main office, Lasallian Ministry, or Theology classrooms.

Tuesday, October 22, 12:00-1:00pm · Thies Creative Lab (D207)

All students must have their keyboards on their iPads as much as possible. If you choose to take the keyboard off to use the device, you must put it back on when you put it in your cinch bag or carrying it from class to class.

All damaged devices that have come in are due to the keyboard not being on the device.

There is currently a bug in the Canvas Student app which prevents users from clearing items from their To-Do list. However, students are able to clear items from their To-Do list through a browser, like Safari. The changes in Safari will be reflected in the app.

This issue should be resolved in the next update to the Canvas Student app.

Math League official practices begin today at 3:15pm. Please see Mr. Newman if you are interested but could not attend the informational meeting last week.

Our first meet will be Monday, October 28 at the Academy of Holy Angels.

LEAP is starting an initiative to encourage mental health awareness in the community. If you are interested in helping plan these activities, please come to the Lasallian Ministry today at 3:15pm. If you are interested and not able to attend, please e-mail Ms. Stecklein.

9th Graders interested in running for Student Council can pick up Nomination Forms from the Main Office or by clicking here. Nomination Forms are due today by 4:00, to Mr. Glanville in Christian Brothers’ Hall. Elections will be held on Friday, October 25th. Please see Mr. Glanville if you have any questions.

Students and families can learn about admission to the University of Notre Dame and other selective colleges when Notre Dame hosts a citywide presentation this month. The university’s Minneapolis area admissions representative, Matthew Greene, will present and answer questions. Whether you are interested in Notre Dame or another highly selective college or university this event will help you to understand how the admissions process works at this type of school.

All are welcome and we hope to see you there!

Wednesday, October 23 · 6:30-8:30pm · Schulze Lab (D104)

DeLaSalle will have its first Out of Uniform Day on Thursday, October 24!

In order to participate students must purchase and wear a wristband. Wristbands will be available for $1 during lunches tomorrow and for $2 in the Albers Atrium on Thursday morning. DeLaSalle shares a third of all out of uniform wristband sales with Mwangaaza College, a postsecondary Lasallian trade school in Kenya.

For more information about Out of Uniform days, please review page 30 in the DeLaSalle Student Handbook.

SWEEET – you are in the home stretch. It’s no trick, this is your final October Madness Treat! Seniors, join our casual work session to start, finalize or send off your college essay or application. Staff and experts will be on hand after school on Friday to review essays & assist with applications.

Students, the Activities office wants to hear from you about what activities (sports and clubs) you are interested in. Check your email for a link to the survey and fill it out today!

Several DeLaSalle teams and athletes are competing in sections. Show your Islander spirit and cheer them on as they continue their playoff run. Find a sport-by-sport schedule here.

Winter sports are just around the corner! DeLaSalle students who wish to participate in a winter sport must register for the sport before it holds its first practice. Students received an email with a registration link and season start dates. As a reminder, DeLaSalle students must have a current physical (current within the last three years) and Minnesota State High School League eligibility statement on file with the Activities Office before they can participate in a sport. DeLaSalle offers winter sports in boys’ and girls’ basketball, JV competition cheer, boys’ and girls’ hockey, sideline cheer, boys’ swimming, and wrestling. Our hockey, wrestling, and swimming teams are co-op programs with other schools.

Learn more about our athletic programs here. Contact the Activities Office with questions.