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Tuesday February 7, 2017

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

Lord GOD, we remember the hurts of exclusion and prejudice, but we know that you can raise our vision above all barriers and give us wisdom and courage to make this a better world. 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!

On today’s calendar…


  • 4:00pm: Boys’ C basketball @ Minnetonka
  • 5:15pm: Boys’ 9 gold basketball @ Minnetonka
  • 5:30pm: Girls’ C basketball vs. St. Agnes @ DeLaSalle
  • 7:00pm: Girls’ varsity basketball vs. St. Agnes @ DeLaSalle

In today’s news…

Registration meetings are planned after 1st hour Thursday for students in 9th, 10th, and 11th grades. Staff will share important registration materials for the 2017-18 school year. Seniors will also have a meeting where Mr. Benson will share important end-of-year requirements and expectations.

Students should report to the following locations based on their grade:

  • 9th grade: LL Gray Gym
  • 10th grade: Main Gym
  • 11th Grade: Schultz Learning Lab (D104)
  • 12th grade: Florance Center

On Friday, all students will meet with their academic mentor after 1st hour. The meeting is an opportunity for mentors to help underclassmen review their class options for the 2017-18 school year and to check in with seniors on their second semester progress.

We will gather as a school community tomorrow in a Pepfest after 8th hour to celebrate our state champion competition cheer team!  Let’s support those who lead us in cheer at so many events that capture the spirit of our community!

This week, in Youth Leaders In Diversity, we will have an open conversation and presentation about Black History Month. Minneapolis School Board member and Microgrants CEO Don Samuels and Northside Achievement Zone CEO Sondra Samuels will be our guest speakers. All demographics and opinions are welcome. Explore unique perspectives. YLD meets Wednesday from 3:20-4:45pm in B215.

Lasallian Ministry meets Thursday from 7:30-8:20am in D117.  This week we will have a discussion and activity led by Katie Wojda and Ebony Owens and consultant Kate Towle.  They will be talking about an initiative that students are encouraged to join called YES! (click here for more). There will also be a discussion about Finding your place in the talk about race. Anyone is welcome to participate, snacks will be provided.

Any juniors or seniors interested in helping with organizing this year’s Prom, please email Ms. Brinson before Friday, February 24. Ms. Brinson will send an email to confirm your participation and to discuss our first meeting and next steps. See Ms. Brinson with any questions.

Parents interested in planning the party for seniors after graduation will meet for the first time Wednesday, February 8. The meeting is at 7:00pm in D104. All are welcome! Contact Mary Kate Engel with questions.

Congratulations to the following DeLaSalle Speech members, who placed in the Prior Lake Speech tournament this past weekend:

  • Sam Mishler ’18 earned 1st place in the Next-in Final round with a perfect score of 100 out of 100
  • Jo Phillipe ’18 earned 3rd place in the Next-in Final round
  • Charlie Dykstal ’17 in his first tournament entering two categories, earned 5th place in both the Prose and Extemporaneous Reading Final Rounds

February is Black History Month – and you are invited to attend any of these upcoming events:

  • Sunday, February 12 – St. Joan of Arc Catholic Community and ISAIAH present a Racial Justice and Film Screening and Dialogue event about the documentary 13th at Benilde-St. Margaret’s from 1:30-5:00pm. FREE Anyone is welcome to participate. Click here to sign up so we can gauge transportation needs.
  • Thursday, February 16 – Screening of the film Hidden Figures at St. Anthony Main Theater, pizza and dialogue to follow at DeLaSalle $8.00 ($6.00 for movie ticket, $2 for pizza) Staff and Parents are welcome!! Click here to sign up.
  • Friday, February 17 – Cities United presents the 2nd Annual Black History Month Event to be held in Brooklyn Park, North Hennepin Community College. This is an all day event and students will need to complete an anticipated absence form. Students should sign up here. FREE