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Thursday, February 26, 2015

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

I remind myself that it is never too late to repent and ask for forgiveness. Amen

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

Daily Digest


  • 4:15pm: Girls’ C basketball @ Hill-Murray
  • 5:30pm: Girls’ JV basketball @ Hill-Murray
  • 7:00pm: Boys’ varsity basketball section quarterfinal vs. St. Paul Como Park @ DeLaSalle
  • 7:00pm: Girls’ varsity basketball @ Hill-Murray

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

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.

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

Please note that there will be no Lasallian Ministry meeting this week and no game day today. 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.

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 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

Over one-half of teenage girls and nearly one-third of teenage boys use unhealthy weight control behaviors such as skipping meals, fasting, smoking cigarettes, vomiting, and taking laxatives.

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.

Learn how to play chess..or enjoy a friendly game against another student. Join us for chess club today, 3:15-4:30, in room A204. We play chess at all levels and are willing to teach you how to play.

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.

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.