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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Feast of Saint Anthony Mary Claret
O my God and my Father, may I know you and make you known; may I love you and make you loved; may I serve you and make you served; may I praise you and make all creatures praise you. My Father, grant that all sinners may be converted, all the just persevere in grace, and all of us attain eternal glory. Amen. 

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


Daily Digest



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.


  • College of St. Catherine · 10:10am – 11:10am


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”



  • 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.

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 $2 in the Albers Atrium before 1st hour 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 tomorrow to review essays & assist with applications.

DeLaSalle Theatre is hosting a tap workshop after school tomorrow from 3:15pm – 4:30pm on the Friendshuh stage in the Florance Center. This workshop is in preparation for spring musical auditions, but is open to all students, whether you plan on auditioning later this year or not. Email Ms. Buffington to RSVP, or for more information.

The football team will be taking on the Fridley Tigers in the Section Semifinal game at 2:00pm on Saturday, October 26th at Fridley High School. We will provide a fan bus to this game. Come out and support your Islander Football Team! Ticket prices for the game are $8.00 for adults and $6.00 for students.

The bus will depart DeLaSalle High School at 1:15pm and return after the game is completed. If you wish to ride the fan bus to the game, please fill out the attached form.

We’re already talking to SO many parents and students who are prospective members of the Class of 2024! And we invite them to join us for our Open House for Prospective Students and Families on Monday, October 28, from 7:00-9:00pm. The Open House is the best opportunity for parents and students to take a first-hand look at a one-of-a-kind high school, and discover why this is the best possible high school for so many. Read more!

Because we will need to set up for the Open House and clean the entire campus earlier in the afternoon, we ask that all students not involved in work service or a previously scheduled activity please leave campus immediately after school on Monday.  The Library, D104, and the entire B building will be closed at 3:15 p.m on Monday. Thank you for understanding this request and making plans now to go home immediately after school on the 28th.

DeLaSalle will hold an online learning day on Tuesday, October 29. Students do not need to report to school for class but should check in to their courses online via Canvas for any assignments. Teachers will communicate their assignments and availability to respond to questions. The day helps prepare students and families for how online learning days occur at DeLaSalle should we need to implement one this school year for inclement weather or other reasons.

A photographer with David Bank Studios will be on campus to take pictures of 12th-grade students for the school yearbook and the Class of 2020 composite photo that will hang in the hallway. Seniors may bring a different shirt to change into for their photo. The pictures will be taken during lunches in the creative side of the Thies Lab. Students will receive an email with information. Students unable to have their photo taken at school on October 30th must get their photo taken at the studio.

Wednesday, October 30 during lunch periods · Thies Lab creative side (D207)

During the month of November, Christians around the world remember their loved ones who have died.

For our All Saints Day liturgy, we are putting together an ofrenda table, a traditional Day of the Dead ritual, and invite all students, teachers, and staff to bring in a framed picture of a loved one who has passed away. After the liturgy, we will move the pictures to the 2nd floor trophy case in B building so we can remember our loved ones throughout November. We invite you to bring a framed picture of your loved one with a post-it note on the back with your name and your loved one’s name to Mr. Rogers in Room B215 or in the Lasallian Ministry office so we can remember our loved ones who have died. We prefer that your framed photo be wallet-sized, 4×6, or 5×7.

The Activities Office is in the process of creating an Athlete Leadership Team. The purpose of this team is to assist in the efforts of improving and sustaining a culture of positive school pride in our Lasallian Catholic tradition; as well as excellence in servant leadership, team cohesiveness, and perseverance. We will discuss a number of topics regarding team culture, school culture, mental toughness, teamwork, sportsmanship, leadership, etc. These topics will be applied through various activities within the DeLaSalle community. We hope that the students involved in this team will learn to become positive role models and overall influential leaders throughout life.

The application for the Athlete Leadership Team is open to 10th-12th grade students. We plan to meet twice a month, during lunch periods. If you are interested in participating in the Athlete Leadership Team we ask that you fill out the following application by Friday, November 1st. We will select the team members within two weeks of the deadline, you will be notified via email if you are selected.

Athlete Leadership Team Application

If you have any questions, please reach out to Ms. Keelie Sorensen or Ms. Kai Brinson in the Activities Office.

Book Drive · Lasallian Ministry is holding a children’s book drive during National Respect for Life Month. During the month of October, 1st-hour classes will collect books for infants through children in 3rd grade.

Baby Drive · The DeLaSalle community is holding a baby drive for Abria, a Minneapolis-based agency that supports expectant and new mothers. Needed items can be donated in the portable crib located in Albers Atrium.

These drives will continue until Friday, November 1. Thank you for your generous support as we bring awareness to issues respecting all life.

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.

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.

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.