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Friday, January 9, 2015

Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

Lord, let us allow the frost of isolation and bitterness to melt away as we open ourselves to a sense of peace and spirit. Amen

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us. Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

Daily Digest


  • 4:15pm: Boys’ C basketball @ Columbia Heights
  • 4:15pm: Girls’ C basketball vs. Columbia Heights @ DeLaSalle
  • 4:30pm: Boys’ JV basketball @ Columbia Heights
  • 5:30pm: Girls’ JV basketball vs. Columbia Heights @ DeLaSalle
  • 6:00pm: Boys’ varsity basketball @ Columbia Heights
  • 7:00pm: Girls’ varsity basketball vs. Columbia Heights @ DeLaSalle

All students are required to update their devices to iOS8 by Monday, January 12. This is the final reminder students will receive to perform this critical update at home. Students who are not updated to iOS8 on Monday will receive restrictions on their device and may face additional school consequences. If you have questions, see staff in the Library & Technology Center or Ms. Weeks.
Ninth graders – tomorrow, you will gather for your first class retreat. This is a full day event where you have the opportunity to meet with your classmates, build class unity and share. Here are some details regarding your retreat:

  • Attendance is mandatory. If you miss the retreat day you are required to attend a make-up retreat through the guidance of Lasallian Ministry.
  • You must be in uniform on retreat day.
  • Bring a bag lunch, juice or water will be provided.
  • Leave ALL books, bags, headphones, cell phones, iPads, etc. at home or school. These items are not allowed on retreat.
  • The retreat will run during the school day only. You will check in to first hour for attendance and announcements and will move to the Albers Atrium to board buses which will bring you to the retreat site.
  • Please come with an open and positive attitude and you will have fun.
  • See Ms. Hodapp in Lasallian Ministry with any questions or concerns.

Twelfth graders selected for the 9th grade retreat team: Please don’t forget that we meet at St. Maron’s Catholic Church at 7:40am today. Please complete your request for absence form and pick up a t-Shirt in Lasallian Ministry, if you need one.

On Monday evening, we welcome prospective students and their families to DeLaSalle at our second Open House. So that we can clean our campus and prepare for our guests, please plan to leave campus immediately after school unless you are involved in an after school activity. The Open House gives us a chance to inform prospective families about our mission and philosophy.

DeLaSalle is exploring the idea of adding boys’ and girls’ lacrosse for the spring sports season. On the girls’ side, we have an opportunity to co op with Minnehaha Academy which currently has an existing program. On the boys’ side, we would create a brand new co-op program with Minnehaha Academy, St. Croix Lutheran, St. Agnes, St. Paul Academy and possibly one more school.

DeLaSalle students who want to participate in lacrosse must pay a non-refundable $100 registration fee no later than Thursday, January 15. Checks can be made payable to DeLaSalle High School and returned to the Student Activities office. We will host an informational meeting on Wednesday, January 14 at 6:00pm in the Robert Casanova room. You can turn in checks at the meeting. We strongly encourage you to attend the meeting if you are interested in playing.

You can now sign up for the next driver’s education class, which will be offered in February. The class, which is taught by DeLaSalle alum Ray Kroll ’60, offers thirty hours of instruction over 10 days (Feb. 9-13, 16, 17, 19, and 20 from 3:30-6:50pm and Feb. 14 from 9:00am-12:20pm). Please note that there is a mandatory parent meeting on Monday, February 9 from 7:00-8:30pm. Contact Mr. Kroll directly with questions at 612-377-5533. You may return completed applications to the Administration Office.
Starting Monday, vote in USA Today’s contest to let the rest of the country know that DeLaSalle has the best boys’ basketball program and coach! You can vote as many times as you want, starting Monday at 11:00am, through January 20. We could win a banner and a cash prize up to $1,000. Click here to vote.
Classes will start 2 hours late – at 10:30am – on Tuesday, January 13. The late start offers faculty an opportunity to work on their academic department goals. Remember, morning bus service will also run two hours later than normal on Tuesday. You may always find the most up-to-date school calendar information on the School Calendar webpage.

Please note: The DeLaSalle Cafe does not serve breakfast on late start days.

Monday meditations and manicures is back! Start your week with a relaxing meditation and manicure. Meet in Ms. Lyngen’s room, B206, at 7:30am.

Volunteer serving the afternoon meal next Monday at Sharing & Caring Hands. Please email Miss Barry with questions or to sign up.