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Friday, October 8, 2021

Almighty God, giver of all that is good,
we thank You for the precious gift of human life:
Move our hearts to cherish life,
from conception to its natural end, and in every condition.


Saint John Baptist de La Salle – Pray for us!

Live Jesus in our Hearts – Forever


Daily Digest

  • Period 1: 8:30-9:15
  • Period 2: 9:20-10:05
  • Period 4: 10:10-10:55
  • Period 3: 11:00-12:30
    • To find which lunch wave you are in, click here and look for your 3rd period teacher
  • Period 5: 12:35-1:20
  • Period 7: 1:25-2:10
  • Period 8: 2:15-3:00



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.


  • 11:30am-12:30pm: St. Olaf College

  • 7:00pm: Varsity football @ Bloomington Kennedy


In the news…

All 11th and 12th graders with a GPA of 3.5 or higher are eligible to apply for membership into the DeLaSalle chapter of National Honor Society. All eligible students should have received an email with the application information. Application support will be offered at WIN sessions on October 12 and 15. Please contact Ms. Groenke or Brother Dylan with questions.

Share your opinion – it could be used in the next issue of “The Islander” student newspaper. A reporter is writing a story about Canvas and wants your feedback. Students can take a survey here. Teachers can also weigh in with their own survey here.

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!

Diversity Week is an annual event, organized by Lasallian Ministry, to recognize and celebrate the beauty in different cultures and voices and to learn more about one another. This year’s theme is “History and Healing.”

Students are invited to discover different cultures throughj optional WIN sessions on Tuesday, October 12. Our all-school Multicultural Celebration program will happen during the WIN period on Friday, October 15. Ninth and tenth grade students will attend the program during the 1st WIN session and 11th and 12th grade students will attend during the 2nd WIN session. When you are not at the multicultural celebration, you can sign up during the other WIN session to meet with teachers or participate in quiet study.

Students may now register for winter sports at DeLaSalle! We offer boys’ and girls’ basketball, boys’ and girls’ hockey, boys’ swimming, wrestling, winter sideline cheer, and, new this year, nordic skiing. If you want to participate in a sport, you should register here as soon as possible so that you can receive important information about practices and the team. You must also have a current physical on file with the Student Activities office. 

Learn how to drive this fall through a driver’s ed class offered at DeLaSalle. There will be two driver’s ed classes offered  – one in October and one in December. The class costs $399 and features 30 hours of classroom instruction over 10 days. The class will be held virtually via Google Meet from 4:00-7:00pm. Learn more about the class and apply here.

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 after school today (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

Students who qualify for free and reduced lunch must apply each year for the benefits. The 2020-21 benefits expired yesterday, 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 Theatre opens the year with its fall musical “Chicago – High School Edition” on the Friendshuh Stage in the Florance Center. Shows are October 15, Oct. 16, Oct. 29., and Oct. 30, at 7;30pm. Patrons may purchase reserved tickets for $15 in advance for the October 15 show here; for the Oct. 16 show here; for the Oct. 29 show here; and for the Oct. 30 show here. All other tickets will be sold at the door and cost $10 for general admission, $8 for senior citizens and students, and free for DeLaSalle students with school ID.

Chicago is a dazzling and satirical look at fame, justice, and the media machine. Set in 1920s and based on real-life events, Chicago follows Roxie Hart, a wannabe vaudevillian star who murders her lover and is arrested, despite her attempts to convince her pushover husband, Amos, to lie for her. In the Cook County Jail, Roxie meets her hero, the famed double-murderess and nightclub performer Velma Kelly. When both acquire the same lawyer, the greedy superstar, Billy Flynn, tensions come to a head as they vie for the spotlight.

The Parent Association is off to a great start! Thanks to all who attended our first meeting of the school year last month. Please join us on Monday, October 11, from  6:30-8:00pm in the Schulze Learning Lab (D104), as we welcome Theology teacher and past DeLaSalle parent Keely Wojda as our special guest. She will offer helpful tips about how to help your teen connect and lean into their faith, especially during difficult times like a pandemic. As always, we’ll also have good cheer and company. By virtue of your enrollment at DeLaSalle, all parents are already a member of the Association, and are invited to attend.

Only a few tickets left! The Minnesota Vikings have dropped ticket prices for Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions to just $48 for the Islanders! The team is donating $10 from every ticket sold back to DeLaSalle. Buy your ticket today.

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!!