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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

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

God, as you give us yourself in the Bread of Hope and the Cup of Mercy – show us how to give ourselves to those who are without hope and to those who cry for mercy. Amen

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

Daily Digest


  • 4:15pm: Boys’ C basketball vs. Brooklyn Center @ DeLaSalle
  • 5:30pm: Girls’ C basketball @ Brooklyn Center
  • 5:30pm: Boys’ JV basketball vs. Brooklyn Center @ DeLaSalle
  • 7:00pm: Boys’ varsity basketball vs. Brooklyn Center @ DeLaSalle


Students should have received an email on Friday with a link to submit course requests for the 2016-17 school year. Students should consult with their teachers, academic mentor, and parents to discuss possible course selections.

Juniors will show off their History Day projects throughout the school tonight at 6:00pm. 

History Day is an annual project in the 11th grade Social Studies curriculum that gives juniors an opportunity to “do” history by selecting and researching a topic of their choice around a national theme. This year’s theme – Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History

School chaplain, Fr. Joe Kuharski, will celebrate Mass in the school chapel after school today at 3:15pm. All are welcome to attend. The school chapel is located in Christian Brothers’ Hall, the building located behind the school on Grove Street.

If your device is not working properly, it is more than likely due to having not enough unused storage space on your iPad. It’s strongly recommended that you have at least 3GB of storage available on your device at all times. In order to check to see how much space you have available, go to Settings > General > About

It is your responsibility to have your iPad fully charged when arriving at school every morning. If you lost your charger, you must purchase a new one. If you need to charge your iPad at the LTC Help Desk more than twice a week, a conduct violation will be reported.

Please make sure your iPad is updated to the newest iOS, 9.2.1, and all of your apps are up to date. Apps may not work properly if not updated to the most recent version.

Also remember that iPad gaming at any time of the day is against the Acceptable Use Policy and you will receive disciplinary consequences.

Any texting/messaging/blogging apps are prohibited on the device. If they are downloaded to your device, it is a violation of the Acceptable Use Policy and disciplinary consequences will occur.

Join us for the next #LMLunchTalks on Wednesday, February 17.  The topic this month is gender roles.  We will meet in Room A219 (formerly the Robert Casanova Room). All are welcome.

In celebration of Black History Month, DeLaSalle welcomes Mixed Blood Theater’s production of “Daughters of Africa” after 1st period on Thursday in the Florance Center. Fueled by the songs of Lena Horne, Aretha Franklin, Queen Latifah, and many others, this exuberant celebration of African American women’s triumphs and accomplishments features a striking collection of profiles of the famous and the forgotten.

The DeLaSalle Alumni Legacy/Farrell Scholarship is offered tojunior students who will receive the scholarship for their senior year at DeLaSalle. Applicants complete an application and are evaluated on their academics, extra-curricular activities, community, church and volunteer involvement. In addition, all applicants must have at least one relative who has graduated from DeLaSalle. Students must apply by Friday, March 11. Click here to apply. Please contact Jessica Luckett for more information at 612-676-7687.

Sign up now to join the Alpine Ski club for some skiing (or snowboarding) at Hyland Park in Bloomington. Click here to RSVP. Students need to fill out a liability waiver form if they have not already; visit the Student Activities office for a form. Ski club payments should be made payable to DeLaSalle High School.

Students interested in trying out for a spring sport are encouraged to sign up via an e-mail they will receive from the Student Activities office.

As a reminder, students must have a Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) Eligibility form and a current physical (within the last three years) on file with the Student Activities office. Click here for more information.

There are around 30 days until spring sports start. If you are interested in playing softball this spring, please fill out this form. We will start with non returning players on March 7th. Filling this form out helps us create practice and workout plans for the first couple weeks. We look forward to seeing you the first day of practice!

Any boys interested in golf should e-mail Coach Juergens at The season starts on Monday March 21. See the Student Activities office for paperwork.

Chess Club is hosting the Official Chess Tournament this Thursday, so come to participate or cheer on your fellow Islanders as they battle for glory. Chess Club meets until 5:00pm in A204. Players of all skill levels are welcome, and if you just have time to stop by and play one quick, casual game instead of playing in the tournament, that’s fine. If you would still like to sign up, you can also send an email to Ms. Kocourek or Anders Jenson to sign up for the Feb. 18th tournament.

Explore the impact of animal agriculture on the environment with the GREEN Team on Thursday at 4:00pm in the Rothweiler Room (near the Lasallian Ministry office in Christian Brothers’ Hall)!  Join us as we view the 2014 documentary film, ‘Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret.’  Snacks and discussion provided!

Anyone who has purchased a yearbook by 5pm on Friday will be entered into a drawing for a $10 gift card. The winner will be announced on Monday, February 22.

Yearbooks are $57 until April 1st, Only 150 yearbooks are left. Buy yours today!

Buy online at Shop.Balfour.comBuy on campus. Check here to see if you have already ordered a yearbook.

Congratulations to the following Islanders who placed in Saturday’s Speech tournament at St. Michael-Albertville:

  • Sam Mishler ’18 3rd place in Discussion (honor finals)
  • Daryl Yap ’18 Honorable Mention in Discussion
  • Evie Samuelson ’16 4rd place Poetry
  • Izze Rissiter ’18 1st place Storytelling