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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

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

Lord, may we always feel the loving protection of Your arms around us. Amen

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

Daily Digest


Students and staff, you must display a valid parking permit to park in the parking lot. 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 today if they have purchased a wristband. Wristbands will be on sale for $1 during lunches today or for $2 before school on Wednesday.
The Student Activities office will hold an informational meeting tonight at 6:00pm in the Robert Casanova Room for those students interested in playing lacrosse.

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.

Students who want to participate in lacrosse must pay a non-refundable $100 registration fee no later than tomorrow. Checks can be made payable to DeLaSalle High School and returned to the Student Activities office. You can also turn the checks in at the informational meeting. We strongly encourage you to attend the meeting if you are interested in playing.

The DeLaSalle Chess Club is back! We will meet on Wednesdays from 3:15-4:30pm in Room A204. E-mail Ms. Kocourek if you are interested, or just stop in. Everyone is welcome, from beginners to pros! It may be possible to earn a school letter for chess club.

Tomorrow, 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.

Vote now 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.

Who will win the spirit stick at the first Pepfest of the New Year? Bring your school spirit to the Pepfest after 8th hour Friday in the Main Gym as we celebrate students in winter sports. The Pepfest will be 27 minutes.

Start thinking about what career may be right for you. Join Ms. Gamiao in the Robert Casanova Room during your lunch hour on Tuesday, January 20 or Friday, January 23 for a Lunch ‘n Learn presentation on career planning. Bring your lunch and iPad for a fun and interactive exploration of careers. You don’t need to register, but you are encouraged to get a pass from the Guidance office to move to the front of the lunch line. See you there!
Interested in medicine or engineering? “Try your hand at being an orthopedic surgeon or working on a biomechanic experiment through the Perry Outreach Program Initiative on Saturday, March 7 at Zimmer Spine in Minneapolis. The opportunity is available for young women in 10th, 11th, or 12th grade. The Perry Outreach Program is a free, one-day session where you can learn from women who are just like you, perform mock orthopaedic surgeries and biomechanics experiments. Apply online here by February 5 and see what happens when girls fall in love with science!
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.