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Friday, October 15, 2021

Let nothing disturb you,
Let nothing frighten you,
All things are passing away:
God never changes.
Patience obtains all things
Whoever has God lacks nothing;
God alone suffices.

Saint John Baptist de La Salle – Pray for us!

Live Jesus in our Hearts – Forever


Daily Digest

Please note: Today you will attend classes for periods 5-8. We are not having a shorter, full day of classes for all periods because of the day of service, retreat, and testing that occurred on Wednesday.

  • 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 8: 1:40-3:00



  • 6:00pm: Varsity football vs. Minneapolis Southwest @ DeLaSalle


In the news…

We wrap up Diversity Week with our all-school Multicultural Celebration program during WIN. 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.

Are you working on your college applications? As part of College Knowledge Month / October Madness, the College Advising and Counseling will be available in D104 after school today from 3-4pm to help students with their applications. If you can’t make the session after school, college advisers continue to have WIN sessions giving seniors dedicated time and space to work on college applications with the help of the college advising team. All seniors are welcome!

DeLaSalle Theatre opens the year with its fall musical “Chicago – High School Edition” on the Friendshuh Stage in the Florance Center. Shows are  tonight and tomorrow 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.

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

Parent-Student-Teacher conferences are next week. Conferences are in person as scheduled on Wednesday, October 20, from 3:00-8:00pm, and are virtual on Thursday, October 21, from 11:00am-7:00pm. All conferences will be by appointment and parents must sign up in advance. Parents, please check your inbox for an email message sent October 12 with a link to register for conferences with your child’s teachers. If you have more than one child at De, you will receive a separate email for each child. If you have any technical issues, please email

The robotics team will have a meeting on Monday after school from 3:15 until 4:00 p.m. We will discuss updates to the competition and things we are preparing for this season.

On Tuesday, you will meet with your academic mentor during WIN. This is a chance to check in on your classes right before conferences. Please bring quiet materials to study with during your mentor meeting.

BLK will meet Tuesday at 3:30pm in D104. Join us for a discussion about historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and what they have to offer to students of color. All are welcome to attend.

We will also be selling buckets and cups of candy for $5 for the rest of October. These can be purchased before school, during lunches, after school, and during WIN in Ms. McAdams office (B102 – Guidance Office). 

Kick-off your visit to Parent-Teacher conferences by visiting by attending a panel with college admissions representatives. What are colleges looking for in a prospective student? Hear from and ask questions of three college representatives, who will share the college view of the application process on Wednesday from 3:00-4:00pm in D104. Bring your questions!

  • Does my student need to be a B+ or above student to be accepted in your school?
  • How important is my students ACT/SAT Score?
  • How does your school determine who gets scholarship monies?
  • Is an excellent essay the only way to be noticed by the admitting office?
  • If my student has struggled in some areas during their high school career, will they get into college?

There are no classes for students next Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday. That’s because we have Parent-Teacher conferences on Wednesday and Thursday and Friday is a professional development day. Enjoy the long break!

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. 

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!!