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February 2016

DeLaSalle Digest

It’s Catholic Schools Week and DeLaSalle will proudly join other Catholic Schools all over the country in celebrating our Catholic identity! From January 31st – February 6th, students will celebrate by participating in various Winterfest activities and hear a reflection from current DeLaSalle parent and pastoral associate at Holy Rosary Church, Deb Organ, on the Year of Mercy at our all-school Liturgy on Wednesday.

First Semester Honor Roll


DeLaSalle students are empowered to always do their best. Whether that be in activities, athletics, or academics, Islanders work hard to succeed. Check out the following students who have been named to the first semester Honor Roll for their academic achievement.

 Tri-Metro Finalists

A group of the best student artists and musicians from DeLaSalle participated in the Tri Metro Fine Arts Festival at Fridley High School on Monday, February 1st. They received the opportunity to hone their talents and skills in clinics with area college professors. The students performed a free concert after their all day training.

Varsity Competition Cheer Heads to Nationals!

Congratulations to the DeLaSalle Varsity Competition Cheerleading team for qualifying for the National High School Cheerleading Championship Competition. They will be competing in Orlando, Florida February 4-7th! Tune into ESPN or ESPN 2 to catch these Islanders in action!

Jane Bona receives NCEA Prestigious Award

We congratulate Jane Bona on a well deserved award. Thank you for your service to the students of Immaculate Conception and to the students of DeLaSalle as a member of our Board of Trustees. Read more…


Alumni Digest



Alumni Corner


Allina Starr ’13 is a STAR player for the Minnesota Gophers 

View the article on Golden Gophers Women’s Basketball Website HERE…

 Tyseanna Johnson ’13 reaches 1,000 Career Points with Iowa State

View the article by Dylan Montz on the Gazette HERE…


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 Upcoming Events

History Day Open House

Tuesday, February 16

DeLaSalle High School

6:00 – 8:30pm


The Addams Family

Spring Musical

February 26-28 , March 4 – 5

DeLaSalle High School – Florance Center



Annual Arizona Luncheon

Tuesday, March 1

Vivace Restaurant – Tucson, AZ



Annual Florida Luncheon 

Tuesday, March 22

The Club at Barefoot Beach – Bonita Springs, FL



Founder’s Day

Wednesday, April 27


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Islander Athletics Calendar


Let us remember those Alumni & Friends who have been called home during the month of January:


Christopher Auvin

Class of 1980


Robert Barsness

Class of 1954


Marie Burch



John Cruikshank

Class of 1963


Mark Daniewicz

Class of 1967, Former Teacher


Jay Iacarella

Class of 1960


Rita Juettner



Robert Kammerer

Class of 1955


Alice Mance


James Murck

Class of 1951


David Turgeon

Class of 1957


Ellen Waletzki



Earl Wiebeler, Sr.


Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

St. John Baptist de La Salle; Pray for us!

Live Jesus in Our Hearts; Forever! 

Alumni Weekend 2016

Bring your friends and classmates together and get ready to “Celebrate the Good Times on Nicollet Island!” Committees from each class are in the planning stages and Save the Dates and invitations will be sent out to those classes having reunions this year. Remember, even if you are not having a reunion, we would still love to see you at the Hall of Fame Ceremony, Alumni & Friends Golf Tournament, School Tours, and Alumni Mass.


Thursday, August 11

DeLaSalle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Please join us as we honor those who have made a significant impact on DeLaSalle, in Islander athletics, and throughout the broader community. All alumni and friends are welcome!


Friday, August 12

Alumni & Friends Golf Tournament

Your spirit of competition will support student scholarships! Don’t golf? No problem! Join us for dinner after the tournament, sponsor a hole, or buy an advertisement for your company, which will be featured in this year’s golf program. All alumni and friends are welcome!


Saturday, August 13

Reunion Saturday

Haven’t been to De in a while? Come for our School Tours, an Alumni Mass, and your Class Reunion!




Reunion Updates


Congratulations to all classes between 1956 and 2011 ending in a “1” or “6” as they celebrate their reunions this year! Returning to DeLaSalle for your Class Reunion gives you the opportunity to renew past friendships while becoming reacquainted with the DeLaSalle campus.


If you are interested in joining a reunion planning committee, or if you would like more information, contact Jessica Luckett, Alumni Relations & Special Events Coordinator, at 612.676.7687 or


We can’t wait to see you back on Nicollet Island! Want to know updates on your reunion?

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Thursday, August 14

Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

To honor those who have made and impact of DeLaSalle, in De athletics, and in their community.

Friday, August 15

Alumni & Friends Golf Tournament

You spirit of competition will support student scholarships! Don’t golf? Then, you can join us for dinner after the tournament, sponsor a hole, or buy an advertisement for your company. It will be featured in this year’s golf program.

Saturday, August 16

This is a busy Saturday. Alumni Soccer Games commence in the morning and many of the reunions are held this day. Later, in the evening, there are School Tours and an Alumni Mass.