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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

God, I pray that I will not shut you out of the day you have made,
blinded by the petty concerns of life,
but that I am always open to your presence.

All that I am, I open to you and I return to you,
giving thanks every moment of my life for the blessings that fill this day.


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
    • Wave 1: 11:30-12:10
    • Wave 2: 12:10-12:50
    • Wave 3: 12:50-1:30
  • Period 4: 1:40-3:00



  • 4:45pm: Boys’ varsity cross country invitational @ Pike Island Fort Snelling
  • 5:30pm: Girls’ varsity swimming and diving vs. Columbia Heights @ St. Anthony Village


In the news…

Diversity Week has begun! This 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 through optional WIN sessions today. 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.

Wednesday will be a unique day for Islanders. Instead of attending classes that day, students will participate in a variety of activities depending upon their grade level.

  • Ninth grade students will participate in a daylong on-campus service fair organized by Doing Good Together. Students should be dressed in school uniform and report to the Florance Center when they arrive on campus. Students may leave their iPad at home. Students will rotate among four different service stations throughout the day where they will perform service and learn more about hunger, homelessness, mental health, and caring for the ill. Students will also go to Feed My Starving Children to complete a service project. Morning and afternoon transportation will be provided. The school will have pre-made peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for students who do not have a lunch though students are encouraged to bring their own lunch.
  • Tenth grade students will participate in their annual class retreat, which will focus on the theme of respect. Retreats are an annual co-curricular experience developed by Lasallian Ministry. The 10th grade retreat will be facilitated by Youth Frontiers, with the assistance of 12th grade student retreat leaders. Students should bring their own lunch and will be bused off-site for the retreat. Students will return to campus in time for afternoon transportation home.
  • Eleventh grade students will take the PSAT/NMSQT test at DeLaSalle. The PSAT gives each student an opportunity to take the next step to college and potentially qualify for the National Merit Scholarship program.  The test will be 2 hours and 45 minutes in length and includes reading, writing and language and math. Students can prepare by taking the practice test in the student guide they received this week or online here. Students will need to bring their own calculator and #2 pencils for the test.  Scientific and most graphing calculators are allowed. Students will be dismissed after the exam. DeLaSalle will offer lunch and a supervised quiet study space on campus to students who need afternoon transportation, which will not leave until 3:10pm.
  • Twelfth grade students are excused from classes and strongly encouraged to visit colleges and focus on their ongoing college planning. Seniors are encouraged to follow these suggested 12th Grade College Planning Tasks.

Please note that, due to the activities on Wednesday, we will follow the block schedule of classes on Thursday, October 14 (periods 1-4) and Friday, October 15 (periods 5-8).

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.

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. 

The varsity football team will host a Tackle Cancer night at the final regular season home game against Minneapolis Southwest on Friday at 6:00pm. Spend a Friday night under the lights on Nicollet Island and help support the Randy Shaver Cancer Research and Community Fund.

DeLaSalle Theatre opens the year with its fall musical “Chicago – High School Edition” on the Friendshuh Stage in the Florance Center. Shows are  this Friday and Saturday and again October 29 and 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.

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!!