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Monday, October 28, 2019

Dear Lord, Teach me to live my life. Teach me to know how to use all the good I have inside of me. Teach me to think right, speak good words, and do good deeds. Teach me to see the good in all. Teach me to share with my fellow human beings with respect and love. Teach me love. 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…

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.

Student Council is interested in collecting students’ opinions on Homecoming Week and Winterfest Week. Thoughts you share will help Student Council as they plan future events!

Please take a few minutes to complete this short survey. Responses  will be collected through Wednesday, October 28.

The DeLaSalle Student Council is excited to announce the representatives for the class of 2023:

  • Riley Blayark
  • Ian Boyd
  • Jacqueline Estrada Gomez
  • Emmett Whinnery
  • Cordell Wilson
  • Martina Wolo

Congratulations to the electees!

DeLaSalle is partnering with the University of Minnesota Philosophy Department to field a team in the first-ever Minnesota Ethics Bowl. Ethics Bowl competitions provide a supportive, respectful environment that prepares high school students for the intellectual rigors of a college education while giving them the opportunity to think carefully (and philosophically) about meaningful ethical questions.

To learn more come to our meeting on Monday, October 28th in B214 at 3:15pm.

On Wednesday, October 30, all active chapter members and new inductees of NHS are required to attend a chapter meeting. During this meeting, everyone will rehearse for the induction ceremony.

Meet in the main gym at 7:25am so the meeting can start promptly at 7:30am.

FYI: No meeting on Friday, November 1.

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)

Join the Coding Club on Wednesday, October 30 and Thursday, October 31 from 3-4:30 in A213. We will be programming Spheros through a maze.

See Mr. Pearson if you have any questions.

DeLaSalle will observe the feast of All Saints Day with a school Mass on Friday, November 1, following the first-period class, in the Florance Center. School chaplain Fr. Bruno Nwachukwu will celebrate the Mass. The Mass will incorporate a traditional Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) ritual, as Lasallian Ministry has invited students and community members to bring a framed photo of a loved one who has passed away to be included in an ofrenda table. After the Mass, the photos will be moved to the display case on the second floor of the B building for the month of November.

Students, if you have questions about the ofrenda, please see Mr. Rogers in B215 or in the Lasallian Ministry Office.

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 $3,500 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.

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.