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Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Dear God, I pray that I will stay focused on You today.
I pray that You will constantly remind me to be content in all of my circumstances.
I pray that You will fill me up that I may be joyful all day, even if stress creeps in.


Saint John Baptist de La Salle – Pray for us!

Live Jesus in our Hearts – Forever


Daily Digest

  • Period 5: 8:30-9:50
  • WIN: 10:00-11:20
  • Period 7: 11:30-1:30
    • To find which lunch wave you are in, click here and look for your 3rd period teacher
  • Period 8: 1:40-3:00



Students are encouraged to meet with college representatives who visit DeLaSalle either in person or virtually. You must pre-register for the college representative visit. Follow these steps to register.


  • 10:00-11:00am: Loyola University
  • 10:00-10:40am: Concordia University – St. Paul


  • 11:30am-12:30pm: University of Montana


  • 10:00-11:00am: University of Notre Dame


  • 11:30am-12:30pm: St. Olaf College

  • 4:30pm: Boys’ B soccer vs. Richfield @ Nieman Sports Complex
  • 4:30pm: Boys’ C soccer vs. Richfield @ Nieman Sports Complex
  • 4:30pm: Boys’ JV soccer vs. Richfield @ Nieman Sports Complex
  • 5:00pm: Girls’ JV soccer @ Blake
  • 5:00pm: Girls’ varsity soccer @ Blake
  • 5:30pm: C volleyball vs. Fridley @ DeLaSalle
  • 5:30pm: JV volleyball vs. Fridley @ DeLaSalle
  • 7:00pm: Varsity volleyball vs. Fridley @ DeLaSalle
  • 7:00pm: Boys’ varsity soccer vs. Richfield @ DeLaSalle


In the news…

Student Council is opening applications for class representative elections. If you are interested, please download and complete the form below:

In order to appear on the Class Representative ballot, you must return your nomination packet to Mr. Buffington by tomorrow via email or in person in the Activities Office. We are especially looking for 9th and 10th grade representatives. For any questions concerning the positions or the electoral process, email Mr. Buffington.

Ninth graders, it is your turn for class Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes. Your class Mass is this morning and you should report to the LL Gray Gym at the start of WIN. Mass is celebrated by our school chaplain, Fr. Kevin Kenney ’78.

Students who qualify for free and reduced lunch must apply each year for the benefits. The 2020-21 benefits expire on Thursday, so please complete and submit an application here for benefits for this school year, if you have not yet done so (click here for instructions on how to create a LunchTime account).

Students and DeLaSalle each benefit by families completing and submitting an application. Based on the population of students who receive benefits, DeLaSalle can earn additional funding for staff development and training and increased funding for digital learning and technology. Students and families, meanwhile, may qualify for discounted or no-cost bus cards, Xcel Energy account assistance, Comcast Internet Essentials discounts, and discounted fees for academic tests.

DeLaSalle volleyball will host a Dig Pink night to support cancer research at their final regular season home game tonight against Fridley. Come cheer on the Islanders at 7:00pm.

Join LEAP (Lasallians for Equity and Peace) for a conversation about ways to better operate in solidarity with people who are marginalized or oppressed. LEAP meets on Wednesdays during all lunches in D104 North (hallway side). All are welcome!!

BLK has its next meeting after school tomorrow at 3:30pm in D104. We would love to see you there! Please take a second and fill out this short survey to let us know your feedback from past meetings, what you would like to see from us (including topics), and any other suggestions. Your input will help us plan accordingly for the school year.

Are you interested in becoming a lawyer? Or testifying in a state courthouse? Mock Trial is open to all students, encouraging a growth-oriented and welcoming atmosphere. We’ll make supportive connections with experienced attorneys and students from all grade levels. Feel free to stop by for our introductory meeting Thursday or Friday after school (3:15-4:30pm) in B301. If you are interested, please fill out this Google Form. For any questions, reach out to Mr. Larson, Sophia Noonan ’22, or Katherine Manley ’22

Cece Ntanga, Community Engagement Coordinator from Agape Oasis, will speak about the great work being done by Agape Oasis and ways that you can get involved and volunteer. Agape Oasis is a 24 hour child care and crisis intervention center that provides culturally relevant integrated services that focus on empowering people, restoring families, healing individuals, and strengthening communities. Earn 1 Christian Service Hour for attending this session. Sign up in SST for the Thursday’s talk during the 1st WIN session.

We are excited to welcome back Laurie Lindeen to DeLaSalle for an essay writing workshop after school on Thursday. Please join us at 3:00pm in D104 (north) for a hands-on opportunity to work with a professional writer and essay writing coach as you start, or perfect your college essay.

We are looking for 12th grade students to help lead the 10th graders at their Respect Retreat on Wednesday, October 13, from 8:15am-2:45pm. Leaders will receive 8 Christian Service Hours. Space is limited. Priority will go to those students who attended last year’s leadership trainings. Sign up here: Questions, please contact Ms. Stecklein.

October is Respect for Life Month, a time in which we’re invited to reflect more deeply on the dignity of every human life. As part of our DeLaSalle celebration of life, we will be partnering with Agape Oasis Child Care and Crisis Intervention Center and Mary’s Place Transitional Housing to help support those in need. Agape Oasis is in need of SCHOOL SUPPLIES (pencils, markers, notebooks, etc.) and Mary’s Place is in need DIAPERS (size 2-5 preferred). Please drop off donations in the portable baby crib located in Albers Atrium. Thank you for your donations!!

Diversity Week needs your help!! We are looking for students and/ or outside performers to share in the Diversity Week Celebration of Cultures taking place on Friday, October 15. If you or anyone you know would be willing to share a culturally significant song, dance, poem or other form of expression during the final show, please complete this form. Your help and input are greatly appreciated!

October is College Knowledge Month in Minnesota – and at DeLaSalle we call it October Madness. Every Friday in October, the College Advising staff will be in D104 North after school to host college application work sessions, Seniors, put this on your calendar and join us! You will thank yourself a month from now for utilizing this dedicated time to work on your applications!

You can virtually explore helpful panel discussions and college admission representative sessions from various schools during the Minnesota Association for College Admission Counseling virtual college fairs tomorrow through Thursday. This is an awesome opportunity to get information from the college side about the process of applying to and attending college from the comfort of your own home! These sessions are good for all ages and stages of the college planning process. Try to make it a goal to attend at least one session as part of College Knowledge Month.

Many colleges in Minnesota are waiving application fees during the month of October. Click here to see if your colleges are part of the initiative.

A new pizza place has opened up in the neighborhood and is offering a discount to Islanders. Enjoy 10% discount off all menu items or $1 off a slice of pizza at Arturo’s (18 University Ave. NE). Arturo’s is open until 9pm Tuesday-Thursday and until 10:00pm on Friday and Saturday.