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Friday January 27, 2017

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

Lord, let me act in humility, patience, and decency at all times, seeing my own error and overlooking the faults of others; Amen

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…


  • 4:00pm: Girls’ C basketball @ Visitation
  • 5:30pm: Girls’ JV basketball @ Visitation
  • 7:00pm: Girls’ varsity basketball @ Visitation
  • 7:00pm: Girls’ varsity hockey @ Fairmont

In today’s news…

Juniors will participate in a college planning day today instead of their regular classes. As students rotate among breakout sessions, college admission representatives and others will present on topics including visiting colleges; the application process; financial aid and scholarships; testing skills for the ACT and SAT; the NCAA, arts, and medical careers, and an alumni panel. Students must be dressed in school uniform on this day.

Sophomores will gather today for their class retreat.  This is a full day event where you have the opportunity to meet with your classmates, build class unity and share.  Here are some details regarding your retreat:

  • Attendance is mandatory. If you miss a retreat day, you are required to make up the retreat through the guidance of the Lasallian Ministry office.
  • Service is the theme so you may come out of uniform, however, you must be in clothes in which you can work and must follow out of uniform guidelines. (no exposed bellies, no skirts, no short shorts, etc.)
  • ABSOLUTELY NO open toe or open back shoes or boots are allowed. This is a requirement of the service sites. You MUST wear tennis shoes.
  • ABSOLUTELY NO jewelry may be worn
  • Bring a bag lunch, water or juice will be provided. No microwaves available.
  • Leave all books, iPads, bags, purses, headphones, cell phones, etc. at home or school. These items are not allowed on retreat.
  • The retreat will run during the school day only. You will check in to first hour for attendance and announcements and will move to the Florance Center for the start of the day
  • Please come with an open and positive attitude and you will have fun.
  • Any questions or concerns should be directed to Ms. Hodapp in the Lasallian Ministry office during your lunch period.

Students may not request a pass to the Library today during lunches or study hall. That’s because juniors are using the space to continue working on their History Day projects, which they will present in just under a month.

DeLaSalle students perform “Hamlet”, the school’s entry in the Minnesota State High School League’s Competitive One-Act play program. Performances are tonight and tomorrow at 7:30pm in the Florance Center. Tickets cost $5 for general admission but are free for De students with school ID.

Shakespeare’s tragedy is presented in a brisk one act capturing the intrigue, plotting and revenge. Additionally, students will present a musical number from DeLaSalle Theatre’s upcoming winter musical “Urinetown.”

Meditation Club is meeting for the first time today at 7:30am in D117. Junior Claire Dutton started the club to help the De community deal with daily stressors in a positive way. If you go, you can learn different breathing techniques to help reduce stress and increase focus, do some light yoga, and learn how to have better awareness, health, and well-being.

On Monday, we begin our annual celebration of Wintefest and Catholic Schools Week. Student Council has planned several fun activities and there are ways you can get involved!

  • Come ice skating on Monday at Lake of the Isles! Free ice skate rentals available. The bus will leave DeLaSalle at 3:15. Sign up here (you must be logged in to your student Islander Apps account).
  • Calling all junior and senior boys! Powderpuff volleyball will be held after school on Wednesday. Sign up on the sheets posted on the Main Gym doors.
  • Come donate blood on Friday, February 3! Donation times run from 8:00am-2:00pm in the LL Gray Gym. Donors must be 16 or older. 16-year-old participants must turn in a Parental Permission Form, found in the Main Office, before signing up. Participants ages 17 and up can sign up in the Main Office.

Morning Prayer in the Upper Room (school chapel) starts again on Monday, January 30 from 7:45-8:00am. All are welcome and encouraged to attend and start your week off with prayer.  Add the following dates to your calendar for the semester. Monday, February 6, 27, March 6, 13 (Mass), 20 (Mass), April 10, 24, May 1, 8, 15 

Sign ups for skiing on Friday February 3 are available here. A bus will leave De at 3:30pm and return around 8:30pm. 

The Islanders varsity boys’ basketball will host Sioux City (Iowa) East in a non-conference game at the Target Center on Saturday, February 4 at 12:30pm. Tickets are on sale now for $15 and include admission to the De game, as well as the Timberwolves home game that night against the Memphis Grizzlies. Please visit the Student Activities office to buy your ticket today!

The DeLaSalle Alumni Association Legacy/Farrell Scholarship is offered to juniors who have had at least one relative graduate from DeLaSalle. If you are granted the scholarship, it will be credited toward your tuition bill during your senior year at De! The application will be available today through February 17 at 4pm. All juniors will receive a link to the scholarship in their Islander Student Apps e-mail account. If you have any questions, please contact Alumni Relations Coordinator, Jessica Luckett.

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation’s Student Leaders® summer internship program is accepting student applications for the summer of 2017. Selected students will receive a paid, eight-week summer internship with a Minneapolis-based nonprofit selected by the bank. This internship is designed to provide opportunities for the students to develop and apply leadership skills through hands-on work experience, collaboration skills through a group project, and exposure to the impact their host organization and other nonprofits have in the Twin Cities. The opportunity also includes a week-long, all-expense paid Student Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C. from July 9-14, 2017. Click here to apply.

African American women grades 9-12. If you are interested in connecting with other young women to discuss and learn about business and economics while getting paid, please consider applying for this spring’s Girls BEST Program. It is facilitated by a former DeLaSalle student who is dedicated to working with young women. Click here for more information. If you have questions, please see Ms. McAdams or Ms. Carter in the College Advising and Counseling offices, B104.

Come to the next NET LIfeline Mass on Saturday, February 4 at the NET Center in West St. Paul. Join a thousand students from across the Twin Cities who are looking for a Mass with GREAT music and a message that is geared to them. This NET Mass will be said by Archbishop Hebda.

Please sign up here to let us know you are coming. And stop by Ms. Kocourek or Mrs. Wojda’s room to grab a permission slip and bring it to the event. We are still deciding if we will stay for the talk, and then go out for pizza, or if we will go out for pizza right after Mass. Indicate your preference on the sign-up form.

DeLaSalle provides transportation to the Mass. We’ll leave from the De parking lot at 4:30pm and stop at St. Mark’s Catholic Church in St. Paul at 4:50pm to pick up any students waiting there.

Cretin-Derham Hall has invited us to their annual Justice Summit on Wednesday, February 1.  The theme for the day is Human Trafficking.  The group will leave De at 7:45am and return by 3:00pm.  If you are interested in attending, please e-mail Ms. Hodapp.

The February driver’s education class, taught by Ray Kroll ’60, will be taught Feb. 13-17, 21-24, 27, from 3:30-6:50pm. There is a mandatory parent meeting February 13 at 7:00pm. Click here for a registration form. You may return it to the Administration Office. Classroom instruction costs $110 and behind-the-wheel instruction costs $330; students who register for both the class and behind-the-wheel instruction will pay $399.