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Thursday February 9, 2017

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

God, help us to value diversity beyond variety. Help us value diversity with a vision for a progressive future that acknowledges our strength together as well as the power, creativity, ideas, and part that we all bring when we are all welcome – to come to the table and taste and see that the Lord is good.

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 grads level meetings:

  • Period 1: 8:30-9:14
  • Grade level meetings: 9:19-9:38
  • Period 2: 9:43-10:24
  • Period 3: 10:29-11:10
  • Period 4: 11:15-11:56
  • Period 5: 12:01-12:42
  • Period 6: 12:47-1:28
  • Period 7: 1:33-2:14
  • Period 8: 2:19-3:00


  • 4:15pm: Boys’ 9 gold basketball @ Academy of Holy Angels
  • 4:15pm: Girls’ C basketball vs. Academy of Holy Angels @ DeLaSalle
  • 5:30pm: Boys’ C basketball @ Academy of Holy Angels
  • 5:30pm: Boys’ JV basketball @ Academy of Holy Angels
  • 5:30pm: Girls’ JV basketball vs. Academy of Holy Angels @ DeLaSalle
  • 7:00pm: Boys’ varsity basketball @ Academy of Holy Angels
  • 7:00pm: Girls’ varsity basketball vs. Academy of Holy Angels @ DeLaSalle

In today’s news…

Registration meetings are planned after 1st hour today 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

Students will meet with their academic mentor tomorrow 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.

Lasallian Ministry meets today 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.

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. 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