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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Lord, bless our students with the kind of study habits that help them do their best. Teach them how to manage their time and energy as good stewards of all You have given them. Show them how to develop their talents, to find the path You have set before them, and to be courageous and adventurous to try new things and learn new skills. 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 a pepfest at the end of the day. We’ll celebrate the academic achievements of many students.

Hour 18:30am9:13am
Hour 29:18am9:58am
Hour 310:03am10:43am
Hour 410:48am11:28am
Hour 511:33am12:13pm
Hour 612:18pm12:58pm
Hour 71:03pm1:43pm
Hour 81:48pm2:28pm




In the news…

On Wednesday, DeLaSalle will host Day of Giving to see how much we can raise toward student scholarship in a 24-hour period. Students, YOU can participate by bringing a dollar (or more) to contribute to the Day of Giving. If the student body can raise $500, ALL students will get a free dessert during lunches on Thursday. There are also giving goals for parents and alumni. Learn more on the Day of Giving webpage.

DeLaSalle will celebrate student academic achievement at the annual Academic Awards reception and National Honor Society induction tonight at 6:30pm in the Main Gym.

DeLaSalle will induct students into the school’s chapter of the National Honor Society. At the same time, students will receive an academic pin if they earned a place on the Honor Roll during both semesters of the 2018-19 school year, and an academic letter if they have earned a place on the Honor Roll for four semesters.

The school community will gather for a Pepfest at the end of the school day to recognize students for their academic accomplishments.

As the weather gets colder please remember the following uniform policies in order to help you stay warm:

  • For extra warmth students need to wear a DeLaSalle uniform sweater, sweatshirt or quarter-zip sweatshirt. Students are not permitted to wear non-uniform sweatshirts, sweaters, jackets, scarves, gloves, hats or any other outdoor attire during the school day. All non-uniform items should be stored in your locker during the school day.
  • Students may wear black leggings and/or solid black or white tights or nylons underneath a uniform skirt. Students should refrain from wearing sweatpants or jogger style leggings.

The central statue for the Baldwin Family Prayer Grotto (introduced at our opening Mass of the Holy Spirit) has been defined. It will be Mary, Mother of Christ, overlooking three DeLaSalle students. With the use of 3D art scanning technology, four DLS students will be models for the face of Mary (one) and the full bodies of the students in school uniforms (three). Would you like to be one of these models? If yes, please submit your name using this Google form.

The deadline for submitting your name or nominating a friend is today.

DeLaSalle staff will gather for professional development, which means classes will start two hours later than normal, at 10:30am instead of 8:30am. Morning transportation routes will also run two hours later than normal.

Thanks to everyone who helped bring in books for the Respect for Life Month book drive. Together we were able to bring in 430 books!! Books will be donated to Mary’s Place, People Serving People, Abria Pregnancy Center and Lucy Laney school.

Thanks to everyone who donated!!

11th and 12th Grade Students: The College Advising team has arranged for a college visit to St. Mary’s University in Winona, Minnesota.

Date: Thursday, November 7, 2019

  • 8:30 AM Depart from DLS
  • 11:00 AM – Arrive at St. Mary’s University Campus tour Admission presentation Lunch with DeLaSalle Alumi
  • 1:30 PM – Depart St. Mary’s University
  • 4:00 PM – Return to DLS

If you plan to attend this visit, please be sure to arrange for transportation home from DeLaSalle in the afternoon.

Parent Permission Required for this college visit. There are 5 spots available for students. Please reach out to your College Advisor to inquire about participating in this opportunity.

The first meeting of the Technovation club will be tomorrow right after school in Mr. Pearson’s room. (A213) The meeting will run from 3:10-4:00. Join Technovation, a girls coding and entrepreneurship club. Learn how to code an app, make a promotional video and market your app. Come and join the fun.

DeLaSalle students who were not present for Picture Day in August or who wish to have their picture retaken may do so on Picture Retake Day — Friday, Novmeber 8. A photographer from Lifetouch will be on campus and students may have their photo taken during their lunch period. Students who wish to have their picture retaken must bring their original photo package. Print order forms are available in the Main Office or families may order pictures on the Lifetouch website using the DeLaSalle PIcture ID EVTHG7Q3H.

LEAP (Lasallians for Equity And Peace) will meet again on Friday, November 8 during all lunch periods in room D104 (south side). This week’s topic is a discussion about the Death Penalty. All are welcome. Pick up your lunch and come directly to the commons. Hope to see you there.

So many of us LIVE for music. We use it to get hyped for work-out sessions in the gym. We use it to uplift our feelings when we are feeling down. We use it to just tone out and relax from time to time, taking a break from the pressures of life.

We would like to invite you to channel some energy and create some music with us. We want to create a space for people to collaborate and share their talents with music.

What we envision is a group of people that gets together and writes lyrics on a regular basis. This would eventually blossom into different projects, different collaborations with musicians, and a whole bunch of great songs.

Come meet for a few minutes on Friday, November 8, if you are interested. We’ll meet in A210 at 3:10. The meeting should last about 15 minutes. If you have any questions, ask Mathew Seawood (Student Facilitator) or Mr. Homan (Staff Moderator).

Estudiantes y Familias Hispanohablantes (9th-12th), los Consejeros de Universidad están emocionados para presentar una noche de información sobre universidad en Español.

Noche de Información Universitaria para Estudiantes y Familias

  • Hispanohablantes Costo de Universidad- Matrícula, Becas, y Subsidios
  • Applicaciones
  • FAFSA (Aplicación para Ayuda Financiera)
  • Acto de Sueno (DREAM Act)
  • Opciones Universitarias de 4 años, 2 años, y universidades técnicas

Fecha: Miércoles 13 de Noviembre

Hora: 6:30pm-8:00p

Lugar: Sala D104 (Schulze Learning Lab)

Esperamos verte en la reunion. Si tiene alguna pregunta, por favor viene a la oficina de consejo y habla con un consejero de universidad.

Spanish-Speaking Students & Families (9th-12th), your college advisors are very excited to host a college planning event in the Spanish language.

College Information Night for Spanish-Speaking Students & Families

  • Cost of College-Tuition, Grants, Scholarships
  • Applications
  • DREAM Act
  • 4-year, 2-year, and technical college options

Date: Wednesday, November 13

Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm

Location: Room D104 (Schulze Learning Lab)

We hope to see you there. If you have any questions, please feel free to stop by the Guidance Office and speak to a College Advisor.

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.” The trip costs $3,500 and students can apply here. Applications are due by Monday, November 25.

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 in 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.

Fireside Catholic Publishing is hosting an essay contest for seniors who “put their faith into action” daily.

Only 1 student per school may enter this national contest for $1,000. Theology Faculty will choose one essay to represent DeLaSalle from the essays submitted. If you are interested please submit a 2-page maximum essay with no mention of your school or location on the following topic: “How is your Religious Education Influencing your Life?”

Submissions are due to Brother Dylan in Room B214 no later than November 25.

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.