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Wednesday February 8, 2017

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

We give you thanks for the teachers and leaders, friends and family – even the enemies – who have helped shape us. We thank you for the trials and tribulations that encourage us to be humble and flexible. We thank you alone for transformation. On this day, we recommit ourselves to the struggle for justice and equality – not just for the people we know, but for all who suffer oppression.

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…

We will follow this adjusted class schedule because of the Pepfest after 8th hour.

  • Period 1: 8:30-9:14
  • Period 2: 9:19-10:00
  • Period 3: 10:05-10:46
  • Period 4: 10:51-11:32
  • Period 5: 11:37-12:18
  • Period 6: 12:231:04
  • Period 7: 1:09-1:50
  • Period 8: 1:55-2:36
  • Pepfest: 2:41-3:00


  • 5:00pm: Boys’ JV hockey @ Rosemount
  • 7:00pm: Boys’ varsity hockey @ Rosemount

In today’s news…

We will gather as a school community after 8th hour in a Pepfest 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!

Registration meetings are planned after 1st hour tomorrow 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: Schulze 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.

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 TODAY from 3:20-4:45pm in B215.

Lasallian Ministry meets tomorrow 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.

Parents interested in planning the party for seniors after graduation will meet for the first time tonight at 7:00pm in D104. All are welcome! Contact Mary Kate Engel with questions.

To help students approach upcoming ACT exams with confidence, DeLaSalle and ACT Ready will offer two optional five-week prep classes for juniors. The first class, which begins March 7 for those taking the April 8 exam, is open to juniors with a grade point average of 3.75 or higher. A second class, open to all juniors taking the June ACT exam, will begin in early May. Juniors and parents should look for an email with more information.

Student volunteers are needed to help serve the afternoon meal at Sharing & Caring Hands next Wednesday, February 15. Please e-mail Miss Barry to sign up. You must be able to miss the last 25 minutes of your 8th hour class.

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 deadline to apply is 4:00pm on Friday, February 17. All juniors have received 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.

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.

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