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Monday March 13, 2017

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

God, let the way I live be that of the Gospel. Amen

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…



In today’s news…

Join us in the school chapel on Monday at 7:45am for a short prayer service. All are welcome. The chapel is located on the 2nd floor of Christian Brothers’ Hall, and you can access it from the Lasallian Ministry office.

Several priests, including school chaplain, Fr. Joe Kuharski, will be available during the school day today and Monday, March 20 to offer the Sacrament of Reconciliation to DeLaSalle students and staff. Students who are not Catholic are also welcome to meet with a priest. You can learn more about the sacrament via this U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops webpage.

The DeLaSalle Parent Association will meet tonight from 6:30-8:00pm in D104. De parents are invited to join us as a panel of local experts will help lead a conversation about adolescent mental health. You may submit questions in advance to Stacey Carter.

Congratulations to the DeLaSalle girls’ basketball team, which made it to the state tournament with a section championship win over St. Anthony on Thursday night. The Islanders play the Winona Winhawks this Wednesday at 12:00pm at Mariucci Arena. In support of the state tournament appearance, there will be no school on Wednesday.

Please check later today for more information about fan buses and ticket presales.

If the girls win Wednesday, they would play Thursday at 2:00pm at Williams Arena. Under this scenario, school would dismiss Thursday at 12:44pm. Students would be allowed to dress in Islander and/or black-and-gold on Thursday.

And, congratulations to the boys’ basketball team, who beat Delano over the weekend to advance to Thursday’s section championship game against Orono. The game is at 7:00pm Thursday at Chanhassen High School. Sign up here to ride a fan bus to the game.

Go Islanders!

Hard to believe with snow on the ground that today is the first day of practice for some spring sports. Click here for information about which sports hold their first practice today, where, and at what time.

Students who receive financial aid must complete 10 hours of work service during the 2016-17 school year. Work service shifts are available after school from 3:15-5:15pm. Space is available each day this week. Please see Mr. Shelstad to sign up for a shift.

Are classes stressing you out? Need a great way to cap off the week and start your Friday? Come by D117 on Fridays at 7:45am for Meditation Club. Mindfulness techniques and some light relaxation yoga are some of the activities available.

Are you interested in getting outside after school and enjoying the spring weather? Do you have a bike gathering dust in the garage? Would you like to stay in shape in between sports seasons? Need to know how to change a flat tire and fix your bike’s shifting? If so, consider joining DeLaSalle’s cycling club! This form will ask you for some basic information, including what day of the week you would be most interested in meeting. We plan to spend our time riding to new places, exploring new destinations, learning about bike safety, and improving our bike maintenance skills.

Students can delve into the social determinants of public health and earn college credit during a 15-day academic trip to Bolivia in late July through a course offered by DeLaSalle’s Global Advantage Program, in partnership with St. Catherine University. The trip, including airfare, lodging, meals, and more, will cost $3,800. Students must complete an online application and secure two teacher recommendations by Friday, March 17. Students may click here to apply. The Global Advantage webpage has more information.

Students are invited to apply to participate in the Lasallian Youth Gathering, to be held June 25-29 at St. Mary’s University in Winona. This is a week-long immersion experience centered on the Lasallian components of Faith, Service and Community. Students are encouraged to use their talents and are challenged to make an impact in their local communities. The time in Winona will feature several service opportunities; times to gather in prayer and reflection; and social outings. Students receive 30 Christian Service Hours upon completion of this week.