Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.
+ In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.
Lord, may nothing separate me from You today. Teach me how to choose only Your way today so each step will lead me closer to You. Help me walk by the Word and not my feelings. Help me to keep my heart pure and undivided. Protect me from my own careless thoughts, words, and actions. And keep me from being distracted by MY wants, MY desires, MY thoughts on how things should be. Help me to embrace what comes my way as an opportunity... rather than a personal inconvenience. Lord, help me to forever remember what a gift it is to sit with You.
Homecoming Themes for This Week!
Monday: Pajama Day
- StuCo selling hot cider in atrium
- Lunch - poster making in Ms. Megan's room for all HoCo games
- After School - Feed My Starving Children with Ms. Stecklein (sign up in The Source)
Tuesday: BBQ Dads vs. Soccer Moms
Wednesday: Adam Sandler Day
- Bonfire in Brother's Plaza - 6:00pm
- Girls' Football Game - 7:00pm
Thursday: Islander Day
- Homecoming Pepfest!
Friday: Barbie Day/Pink Out
- DeLaPalooza - 3:00pm
- Football Game - 6:00pm
Saturday: Homecoming Dance - LUMINARY - 7:00pm
- Buy Tickets on The Source
- Cost - $5 if purchased by the end of the day on 9/24 - Price goes up to $10 on 9/25
The Homecoming Ballot is now open! They will remain open until Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. Make sure to vote!
Buy Homecoming Tickets
Homecoming tickets are now on sale! Don’t miss out on one of the greatest events of the year, and secure tickets by clicking the link below. The dance is on Saturday, September 30th!
Outside guests are welcome but you must fill out this form and turn it into the dean’s office prior to the day of the event.
NAHS contracts due today
Please turn in your NAHS (National ART Honor Society) contract today with the $5 registration fee. You will not be eligible without turning in the contract to Ms. Megan in B110 today.
Bonfire Wood Needed For Homecoming
Student Council is in need of firewood for the Homecoming Bonfire. Please drop off dry bonfire wood on the side of the athletic shed off of East Island Avenue now through September 26th. Thanks for supporting our students and homecoming activities.
Tuesday College Rep Visits
On Tuesday, September 26th, the following colleges will be visiting:
During Teacher Help Time during Islander Time: Spelman College (10:15-11:00)
1st Lunch: University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
2nd Lunch: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Juniors and seniors may attend college rep visits scheduled during lunches if:
-It's their lunch period, or
-They have an elective class, TA period, or study hall at that time.
Atlatl Society Meets on Tuesday
Atlatl Society will meet Tuesday, September 26th, after school from 2:55pm to 3:55pm. Please meet in Mr. Sczepanski's Room, B302 and we'll go out to the field. If the weather conditions are not favorable for throwing, we will make darts in my classroom. Please let Mr. Sczepanski know if you have any questions.
Workshop Wednesday Series
During all lunches on Wed., Sept. 27, seniors are invited to join Ms. Moore in the Media Center to learn about and discuss Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), and the Common Black College Application (CBCA).
Service Opportunity for 12th Graders: Habitat For Humanity
What: Habitat for Humanity - Wednesday, Oct. 11th (No school for 12th grade on this date due to 9th-11th grade all school testing)
Help needed: Indoor construction on a new home build (painting, floors, etc.)
Who: 12th graders only - space is limited to 18 people
Location: Roseville, MN (exact address to come)
Transportation: Meet at the worksite
Sign up here:
Prayer Opportunity Every Tuesday Morning
Please consider joining us in Room D207, the room directly across from the Media Center, each Tuesday morning from 7:40-8:00 for prayer. Each experience will involve a different focus and is open to participants of all faith traditions. Students, faculty and staff are welcome to both attend and to plan. For more information see Br. Mike or Ms. Stecklein in Room D217.
Start every morning on a positive note at 7:45am in D104 South with Mr. Tessmer and Ms. Carter, moderators of Morning Motivation. This is an informal group that meets each morning with the goal of being organized and ready to learn. Students use a planner to stay organized and on track. They can get help with school work, organization and study strategies, review and set goals, review yesterday’s task list, start making today’s list, and prioritize everything to make sure they are able to do what they need to do with time left over for what they want to do. We keep every morning positive and productive in an atmosphere that allows students to focus their energy on their personal priorities. We hope to see you there!
7th Annual MN Black Authors Expo
This statewide, family-friendly gathering will be held at our very own DeLaSalle High School on Saturday, October 21st, from 10am-5pm. The theme is "Dreaming in Color: Telling Our Stories to Save Our Lives." Are you an author, emerging writer, lover of all things books? Then this is for you! Come meet local Black authors. Kid's Corner with crafts and storytelling, Artist stage with DJ Digie on the 1s & 2s and even food trucks. There will also be a Writer's Boot Camp from 1-3pm with professional and inspiring coaching on writer's craft, book proposals, book promotions, and author advocacy. If high school students are interested in attending, please outreach firstname.lastname@example.org and we will waive the $30 fee. Space is limited! All information can be found at www.mnblackauthorsexpo.com
The Minnesota Black Authors (MBAE) is an organization that promotes and supports established and emerging Black authors of all ages and genres. Established authors are given a platform to sell their books and interact directly with the community. The expo is free and open to the community! Paid registration is for Authors to table, Writer's Boot Camp participants, & Black-owned businesses to table. Registration is open until October 6th. For registration go to: www.mnblackauthorsexpo.com
Make your voice heard with Minneapolis Youth Congress (MYC)
Minneapolis Youth Congress (MYC) is recruiting youth who are interested in making their voices heard on topics that mean the most to them in the City of Minneapolis currently and for years to come. Our motto is: No decision made about us, without us; which is a testament to our cohorts ability to influence decisions, impact ideas and partner with the decision makers in creating policies in the City of Minneapolis!
MYC has been impactful through youth-led projects targeting flavored tobacco being sold in Minneapolis, awareness of what is in our water, as well as transportation in collaboration with Minneapolis Public Schools and Metro Transit.
If you are interested in this opportunity come to the counseling office on Thursday, September 28th, during your lunch period (you may bring your lunch) to meet with representatives from MYC and see if this is a fit for you.
Discover Healthcare Careers Event
The Discover Healthcare Careers Event is designed for those in high school who are interested in healthcare and want to learn more about a variety of career options.
As an attendee, you’ll be able to:
*Get hands-on practice in our Simulation Lab and take a career for a spin
*Hear from current healthcare professionals about their work, education, and career journey
*Learn how you can gain experience now at Abbott Northwestern Hospital to prepare you for a future healthcare career
From patient care to infection prevention, you’ll walk away feeling confident with a better idea of what might be a great fit for you and your future!
When: Saturday, November 4,2023 9 a.m.-11 a.m.
Where: Abbott Northwestern Hospital Campus, The Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Center, 2800 10th Ave S, Minneapolis 55407
Register today: Sign-up here
St. John Baptist de La Salle Quote of the Week
"It is impossible to please God if you do not live on friendly terms with others."