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Friday, February 20, 2015

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

May I become an island of mercy in the sea of indifference

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

Daily Digest

We will follow this adjusted class schedule because of the Pepfest today after 8th hour.

  • Period 1: 8:30-9:28
  • Period 2: 9:33-10:12
  • Period 3: 10:17-10:56
  • Period 4: 11:01-11:40
  • Period 5: 11:45-12:24
  • Period 6: 12:29-1:08
  • Period 7: 1:13-1:52
  • Period 8: 1:57-2:36
  • Pepfest: 2:41-3:00


The spirit stick is up for grabs today as we celebrate the state champion competition cheer team and Carter Steinhagen ’17 for his state Alpine Ski tournament appearance. We’ll meet in the Main Gym after 8th hour.

You have one week left to return your completed enrollment contract, along with a non-refundable $350 registration deposit, to DeLaSalle to secure your enrollment in the 2015-16 school year. You can learn more about registration here.

Our Social Justice Awareness Week this year will focus on an overarching theme of topics important to teens. Many events and activities are planned for the week, which will take place next week. Highlights of the week include classroom presentations for all grade levels, and a powerful speaker on justice to conclude the week.

There will be a first hour competition during the week as we conduct a drive for items to benefit Youthlink:

  • Foot and hand warmers
  • Deodorant for men and women
  • Men’s boxers and briefs
  • Feminine hygiene products, in particular tampons
  • Toothbrushes

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week starts Sunday. The goal of the week is to put the spotlight on the seriousness of eating disorders and to improve public understanding of their causes and treatments. By increasing awareness and access to resources, we can encourage early detection and intervention, which can improve the likelihood of full recovery for millions. Click here to learn more.

Any Juniors or Seniors interested in helping with organizing this year’s Prom, please email Ms. Weeks before Friday, February 27th. A email will then be sent by Ms. Weeks to confirm your participation and to discuss our first meeting and next steps. See. Ms. Weeks with any questions.

Seniors, the deadline to order your cap and gown for graduation from Jostens is Thursday. You and your family also have the option to buy other graduation accessories, including photo announcements, invitations, thank you cards, and mementos.

You can also place an order for a class ring through Jostens. Visit their website for more information.;

Congratulations to Eli Baker ‘15 and Markus Puckett ‘16, whose artwork recently won Northeast Bank’s “Paint the White House” contest. Eli won in the 18-113 age category, the third straight year his artwork has won. Puckett took the top prize in the 13-17 age group. The bank recognized both students at an awards ceremony and gave them each a gift card. The artwork is on display for a limited time at the bank.

The GREEN team recently did a waste sort, which helps us learn how much and the kind of waste we collect. [We have to do the sort as part of our recycling grant with Hennepin County.] The good news is that we do well at recycling the right items. The bad news? 81 percent of the material that you throw into the trash at lunch actually belongs in the organics or recycling cans. All you need to do is take a few extra seconds at lunch to make sure the right materials end up in the right bins. We could be producing 81 percent less trash than we currently do.

The only things that need to go into trash are:
Hamburger/cookie bags
Chip bags
Dressing/mayo packets
Plastic wrap

Parents, please join the college advising staff for our monthly parent education session this Tuesday from 7:30-8:30am. We will introduce you to Naviance, our web-based college planning tool.  You will learn what it is, and how your student will use it in their post high school planning process throughout their high school career.  We will take you on a virtual tour of the college readiness and college planning tasks within Naviance and let you know how you can support your student with this tool as they progress through the college planning process.  For those who could not make our evening presentation last month on Naviance, we will be doing it again for our AM commuters.  We will have croissants and coffee at this informal gathering. ALL ARE WELCOME!