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Thursday, January 15, 2015

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

God, give us strength of body to keep walking for freedom. Amen

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

Daily Digest

We will follow this adjusted class schedule today because of our MLK prayer service.

  • Period 1: 8:30-9:09
  • Prayer Service: 9:14-10:10
  • Period 2: 10:18-10:54
  • Period 3: 10:59-11:35
  • Period 4: 11:40-12:16
  • Period 5: 12:21-12:57
  • Period 6: 1:02-1:38
  • Period 7: 1:43-2:19
  • Period 8: 2:24-3:00


  • 5:00pm: Wrestling triangular @ DeLaSalle
  • 5:30pm: Boys’ JV hockey vs. Simley @ Inver Grove Heights Community Center
  • 7:30pm: Boys’ varsity hockey vs. Simley @ Inver Grove Heights Community Center

We will gather for an all school prayer service after 1st hour today to honor the life of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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.

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

Juniors, if you have at least one relative who is an alum of DeLaSalle, then you should consider applying for the Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship/Farrell Scholarship. There are four levels to this scholarship – Bronze, Silver, Gold and the Farrell Scholarship which is given by Denny Farrell ’62. You must apply by February 13. Click here to apply. Contact Ms. Luckett for more information at 612.676.7687.
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.
On President’s Day, Monday, February 16, DeLaSalle will be the site for the 3rd annual Missing Voices: Equity in Education Summit.  Sponsored by St. Mary’s University, this gathering is focused on bringing together youth, parents and educators to engage in dialogue and creative problem solving surrounding the inequities and gaps in our educational system.  We are seeking 15 students who can serve as hosts for our guests as well as conference participants. If you are interested and able to participate, please e-mail Ms. Hodapp for more details.  Some Christian Service Hours will be awarded.
Volunteer at Jenny Lind school’s open gym on Friday, January 23 from 6:00-7:00pm. You can help with open gym, basketball, bouncy houses for younger students, food, and games. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Kathleen Stratton. Please send a message from your personal email since emails between you and Ms. Stratton may get filtered out of DeLaSalle’s email system.

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!
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.

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.