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Monday, January 12, 2015

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

Lord, help us to see Your face in the faces of the poor, vulnerable, forgotten, and voiceless. Amen

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

Daily Digest


  • 7:00pm: Girls’ varsity hockey @ Chisago Lakes

Tonight, 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 TODAY 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.

Students and staff, you must display a valid parking permit to park in the parking lot. Starting today, vehicles parked in the lot without a permit will be booted on the first violation and towed on the second violation. If you are not parked in a designated parking spot, your vehicle will be towed. Thank you for your cooperation.
Students may be out of uniform on Wednesday if they have purchased a wristband. Wristbands will be on sale for $1 during lunches today and tomorrow, and on sale for $2 before school on Wednesday.
Classes will start 2 hours late – at 10:30am – tomorrow. 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 tomorrow. 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.

This Thursday, we will gather for an all school prayer service honoring the life of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The service will be held after 1st period and will be 56 minutes.

The prayer service will feature Ms. Dorothy Bridges, a senior vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Ms. Bridges, who is known for her community work both in Minneapolis and Washington, D.C., will share her story of growing up in the segregated South. Her cousin, Ruby Bridges, is known nationally for being the first African American child to attend an all-white public elementary school in the American South

The Washington Business Journal in 2009 named Ms. Bridges one of its Ten People to Watch because of her work as an advocate for the poorest neighborhoods. The American Banker placed her in their 25 Women to Watch.

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

Starting today, 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 at 11:00am today through January 20. We could win a banner and a cash prize up to $1,000. Click here to vote.
Come learn how to program in the computer language of Python! Computer Programming club meets in B201 (the Tech Lab) on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:10-4:30pm. See Mr. Pearson with any questions.

DeLaSalle is looking at 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 this Thursday. Checks can be made payable to DeLaSalle High School and returned to the Student Activities office. We will host an informational meeting on Wednesday 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.