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Friday March 24, 2017

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

Lord, remind us to embrace even the most typical of days and encourage us to find the strength within ourselves and each other as we make our own respective journeys up the mountaintops and may the walking in between be ever so lovely. Amen

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…



In today’s news…

The Islanders are on the verge of winning their sixth straight state championship. DeLaSalle beat Columbia Heights 86-60 yesterday to advance to the championship game against the Austin Packers tomorrow at 5:00pm at Target Center.

A limited number of tickets for Saturday’s championship game will be sold in the Albers Atrium at DeLaSalle today from 3:00-3:45pm and again tomorrow from 2:30-4:00pm, while supplies last. Tickets are also available at the Target Center. To avoid long lines, fans may wish to click here to purchase their tickets online. Tickets cost $9 for students and $14 for adults.

DeLaSalle will operate fan buses to the game tomorrow, leaving from De starting at 4:00pm. Buses will shuttle fans back to De after the game.

Fans are invited to the DeLaSalle Florance Center after the championship game for a welcome home celebration.

There are no classes next week, as DeLaSalle is on spring break. Enjoy your time off and rest up as we head into the final weeks of the school year. Classes will resume on Monday, April 3.

Spring time is here! The Deans will be doing a spring cleaning of the Lost and Found items. Lost items should be brought to the Dean’s office and students may check for lost items there. Please visit the Dean’s office for your items. Any unclaimed items will be donated Friday.

DLS Cycling Club will have its first ride of the season after school today. We will ride around Nicollet Island and will explore the West River Parkway and the Stone Arch Bridge. Students are encouraged to bring their bike to school and to lock it to a bike rack outside the building. All participants will be required to wear a helmet in order to ride. We will meet in room A206 from 3:15-3:30pm and will head out to ride around 3:30pm.

Are you interested in learning a survival skill that was started 40,000 years ago? Do you want to be able to feed yourself if you ever get lost in the wilderness? If so, we have just the activity for you! DeLaSalle Atlatl Society will be starting its 4th season when we return from Spring Break. The first meeting will be in Mr. Sczepanski’s room, B302, on Tuesday, April 4 at 3:10pm. Atlatl Society meets Tuesdays and Thursdays after school from 3:10 to 4:10pm. Please see Mr. Sczepanski if you have any questions.


Any DeLaSalle student is invited to participate on the committee that organizes Starry Night Prom by attending the mandatory meetings. The event is a prom for people in the greater community living with disabilities and will be held here at DeLaSalle on Saturday, May 6. Please sign up here to participate and mark your calendars for the first training session during lunches on Tuesday, April 4 in the LL Gray Gym. Lunch will be provided in order to maximize our time with the speaker so, please come directly to the gym at the BEGINNING of your lunch period.

Prayer in the Upper Room – All are welcome to come for brief prayer services on Mondays through May 15 in the Chapel from 7:45-8:00am, starting again on Monday, April 3.

Coach CJ is looking for a few students who would be in 10th, 11th, or 12th grade next school year to help with statistics this coming football season. You will get gear and a letter at the end of the year. Also you can be a part of the football team in a special way. If you are interested, please email Coach CJ or stop by the Lasallian Ministry office.

Students who receive financial aid must complete 10 hours of work service during the 2016-17 school year. Work service shifts are available each day of spring break, from 9:30am-3:00pm. Please sign up with Mr. Shelstad in the main office.

If you did not participate in the Sacrament of Reconciliation this week, but would like to do so, priests will be available to hear confessions during the 24 Hours for the Lord at the Cathedral of St. Paul, starting today at 12:00pm and going for 24 hours straight. Click here for more:

Parents, we need you for the All-Night Graduation Party, which happens following graduation on Thursday, May 18. Graduates will be bused from DeLaSalle parking lot to a fun, safe, substance-free ALL-NIGHT GRADUATION PARTY at the Maple Grove Community Center. We need volunteers and donations to ensure a great night for our Fabulous Graduates! More details will be sent out after Spring Break. Please contact Kelly Hammer with any general questions

VOLUNTEERS: We are looking for both Senior and Underclassman Parents but especially Junior Parents so they can learn the ropes for next year! We have many opportunities for you to help either at the School or at the Community Center. Click here to go to our invitation page on Please contact Volunteer Co-Chairs Anne Geddes or Mary Kane  with any volunteer questions.

DONATIONS: We are looking for donations of gift cards from establishments such as Costco, Chipotle, Jimmy Johns, Punch, Kane’s, Target, Macy’s, iTunes, Movie theaters, Go Karting, Bowling – anything you or your local business connections are willing to contribute. Please contact Food Donations chair Laurie Blais or Gift Donations chair Jennifer Phillips with questions.

2017 Pathways Internship Opportunities
Three Rivers Park District – Outdoor Education Centers (Various Locations)

The pathways interns based at one of four Three Rivers’ parks nature centers will have the opportunity to assist with nature education programs for all ages of visitors. Focus will be placed on the summer camp programs. The intern will help the naturalists to engage and inspire wonder of nature in children.

For more information, please visit the Guidance office and ask about these internship opportunities. The deadline to apply is this Friday!

Join other high school students for a retreat about how to live your faith in a real world. Immaculate Conception in Columbia Heights is hosting the “Get Real!” youth gathering April 1 from 8:30am-12:00pm, with a presentation by David Rinaldi from NET Ministries. You can also play basketball or make a “Jesus Freak” tie dye t-shirt. The gathering costs $5 and includes continental breakfast and lunch. Click here for more information.