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Wednesday, February 24, 2015

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

Lord, let me follow Your example and serve those who are considered the “least” in our society. Amen

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

Daily Digest


What is Social Justice Awareness Week all about? We are focusing on how the Catholic Social Teachings relate to issues important to teenagers.

On Friday, we will hear from Chris Crass – a longtime educator, and writer – who has written and spoken widely about anti-racist organizing, leadership to build visionary movements, and creating healthy culture for progressive activism.  His talk will raise our awareness of injustice as a foundation to lift our spirits and aspire for social justice as a life-affirming, socially responsible, courageous pursuit.

Classroom Discussions Focus on Teen Homelessness, Dating Violence
Throughout the next couple days students will have the opportunity to hear multiple speakers in different classes on topics like teen homelessness and dating violence and prevention as part of our Social Justice Awareness Week.

Margaret Vohs from Tubman Family Crisis and Support Services, will present an interactive workshop helping 10th grade Theology students to identify characteristics of healthy and unhealthy relationships, types of abuse, dating red flags, and general information about Tubman services.

Angela Butel, Community Engagement and Leadership Specialist & Marty Roers, Parish and Community Education Leadership Manager for Catholic Charities, will conduct workshops on teen homelessness using true stories of homeless teens. This workshop in 11th grade Social Studies and 12th grade English classes will include an advocacy piece for students.

People experiencing homelessness and advocacy for the Dorothy Day Center. Using the SEEING, ANALYZING and ACTING model of Social Teachings, staff from the Dorothy Day Center will provide an interactive presentation on homeless people in Minnesota. This workshop for 9th grade Theology students will include an advocacy piece for students.

Please note that there will be no Lasallian Ministry meeting this week and no game day tomorrow. Bring your lunch instead to the Lasallian Ministry office to hear Mr. Jose Acuna, Street Outreach Advocate for Youthlink, talk about stories of young people on the streets and resources available at Youthlink. E-mail Ms. Hodapp for a pass to the front of the lunch line on this day.

Please consider contributing to a collection drive benefit homeless teens served by YOUTHLINK. Accepted items are listed on posters around the school. Please bring your items to your first hour class. The first hour with the most items per capita will win breakfast for their class one day the following week.
• Foot and hand warmers
• Deodorant for men and women
• Men’s boxers and briefs
• Feminine hygiene products, in particular tampons
• Toothbrushes

If your Canvas app crashes when you try to download a textbook, download it through Safari. Not only does it work, but it works a lot faster. If this doesn’t work, come to the library.

Also, just a reminder that we do not give out chargers to students who need to charge their iPads during the day. You may leave your iPad in the LTC to charge and come back for it later. We do not replace chargers. A working charger was given to you and it is your responsibility to maintain and/or replace as needed.

According to one on-line survey

  • 82% percent of respondents believe that eating disorders are a physical or mental illness and should be treated as such, with just 12% believing they are related to vanity.
  • 85% of the respondents believe that eating disorders deserve coverage by insurance companies just like any other illness.
  • 86% favor schools providing information about eating disorders to students and parents.
  • 80% believe conducting more research on the causes and most effective treatments would reduce or prevent eating disorders.\
  • 70% believe encouraging the media and advertisers to use more average sized people in their advertising campaigns would reduce or prevent eating disorders.

The goal of National Eating Disorders Awareness 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.

The deadline is Friday to turn your 2015-16 registration materials, though you are encouraged to turn them in before then. You can learn more about registration here.

Any Juniors or Seniors interested in helping with organizing this year’s Prom, please email Ms. Weeks before this Friday. An 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.;

Science Club picture day is today at 7:45am in B316. Experiment with Solid CO2 sublimation, nitrated cellulose, and a group picture!

Parents of juniors and seniors – WE NEED YOU for the ALL NIGHT GRADUATION PARTY!! A little of your time can help make this senior send-off tradition a great time full of memories for the Class of 2015. Please come to our next meeting TONIGHT at 7:00pm in the DeLaSalle Library to find out how you can help.

The girls’ locker room will be closed tomorrow at 5pm. Please lock your belongings or take your belongings with you by 5pm. Thanks for your cooperation!

Congratulations to these four Islanders who earned top 10 finishes in the wrestling sections in their respective weight categories. Eli Baynes-Marsh ‘17 finished in 7th place at 162 pounds. James King Jr ‘15 placed 5th at 195 pounds. Jack Leonard ‘18 earned 6th place at 132 pounds. And Trenton Weston ‘15 finished in 5th place at 160 pounds. Click here to see full results.

Congratulations to three Islanders who earned top 10 finishes at the state fencing tournament. Christopher Mayer ‘15 placed 3rd, Isabelle Watson ’17 finished 4th and Amal Flower Kay ’18 finished 7th.

Section tournaments are upon us and we will be hosting section basketball games in the next two weeks. Just a reminder that everyone must pay during sections, your student ID will no longer be valid during tournament time. Admission price for boys’ and girls’ first round basketball section games will be $8 for adults and $6 for students. Please plan on paying if you are attending. Thank you.

Voting is now open to help make the Islanders the best girls’ basketball team in the country through the USA Today contest. You can vote as many times as you wish between now and Friday, March 5. Click here to vote.

Freshman softball begins Monday, March 2 at 3:15pm. Meet in the Main Gym. These practices will go all week. Any questions, please visit our webpage or stop in to see Mr. Heinecke or Mr. Rice. Hope to see you there.