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Tuesday January 31, 2017

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

Christ our Teacher,

You dwell deep within each of our students:
In those who struggle academically,
and in those who excel;
In those who seek attention by acting out,
and in those who remain silent and try to hide from noitce;
In those surrounded by friends,
and in those feeling lonely;

Give us the grace to know your presence in each of them and respond to their needs as you would to ours.


Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…


  • 4:15pm: Girls’ C basketball vs. Concordia Academy @ DeLaSalle
  • 5:30pm: Girls’ JV basketball vs. Concordia Academy @ DeLaSalle
  • 7:00pm: Girls’ varsity basketball vs. Concordia Academy @ DeLaSalle
  • 7:00pm: Girls’ varsity hockey vs. Minneapolis co-op @ Plymouth Arena

In today’s news…

Our annual celebration of Wintefest and Catholic Schools Week continues. Thanks to all who cheered on at the student-staff dodgeball game during yesterday’s Pepfest. Student Council has planned several fun activities and there are ways you can get involved!

Out of Uniform

  • TODAY: Twin Day – Dress up like your favorite teacher or coach, twin up with your best pals, or dress like your favorite celebrity.
  • TOMORROW: Decade Day – Travel back in time and dress in the style of a decade from the 1980’s or earlier.

Other Catholic Schools Week / Winterfest Activities

  • Tomorrow, we gather in the Florance Center after 1st hour for our Catholic Schools Week liturgy. De parent Deb Organ will offer a reflection.
  • Powderpuff volleyball is tomorrow after school in the Main Gym. Come will be held after school on Wednesday. Sign up on the sheets posted on the Main Gym doors.
  • Come donate blood on Friday. 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.
  • The “Sadies in the 80s” dance is Saturday from 7:30-11:00pm in the Florance Center. Admission is $6 (or $5 with a canned good).Come decked out in your neons and leg warmers!

We have a bare stage and just over four weeks until Urinetown opens. It’s time to build the set, focus the lights, ready the costumes and make the show happen. We’re calling all techs Tuesday, 3:15-6:00pm on stage to start tech for the musical. You want to get involved but have no experience?  No problem. You only have a day or two per week to spend? Sounds good to us. If you have any questions, email Mr. Buffington.

Do you want to star in the musical? We’re looking to have a great student band to accompany our performers on stage and share in the applause. Come get all the info and bring your questions and see if joining the pit band is for you. We’re looking for: Piano, Bass, Percussion, Alto sax, Bass clarinet, Clarinet, Soprano sax, Bass trombone, Trombone. We’re meeting tomorrow, 3:30-4:00pm in the band/choir room.  If you have any questions, email Ms. Buffington,

This week, in Youth Leaders In Diversity, we will have a presentation and open conversation around the topic of LGBTQ rights. All demographics and opinions are welcomed. Explore unique perspectives. YLD meets Wednesday from 3:20 to 4:45 in room B215.

Sign ups for skiing on Friday 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!

Congratulations to Sam Mishler ’18, who took 4th place in the Discussion category at the Speech tournament over the weekend.

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.

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. Only two spots left! 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.