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Friday, January 26, 2018

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

Let us pray in a special way for all of our Lasallian ministries around the world, especially those that are struggling.

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.
Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…



  • 4:00pm Basketball: Boys C Game vs. Eden Prairie @ Eden Prairie High School
  • 4:15pm Basketball: Girls C Game vs. Visitation @ DeLaSalle High School
  • 5:00pm Basketball: Boys 9 Gold Game vs. Eden Prairie @ Eden Prairie High School
  • 5:30pm Basketball: Girls JV Game vs. Visitation @ DeLaSalle High School
  • 5:30pm Basketball: Boys JV Game vs. Eden Prairie @ Eden Prairie High School
  • 6:00pm Ice Hockey: Boys JV Game Minnehaha Co-op vs. Rochester Lourdes @ Rochester Graham Arena
  • 7:00pm Basketball: Girls Varsity Game vs. Visitation @ DeLaSalle High School
  • 7:00pm Basketball: Boys Varsity Game vs. Eden Prairie @ Eden Prairie High School
  • 7:00pm Ice Hockey: Girls Varsity Game Minnehaha Co-op vs. North Lakes Academy @ Hallett Community Center
  • 7:45pm Ice Hockey: Boys Varsity Game Minnehaha Co-op vs. Rochester Lourdes @ Rochester Graham Arena

In today’s news…

Please join us for the next NET Lifeline Mass on Saturday, February 3. The presider will be Archbishop Hebda! The DeLaSalle van can pick you up at De at 4:30 or at St. Mark’s in St. Paul at 5:00. We will go out for pizza afterward. Please sign-up using this link. See Mrs. Wojda or Ms. Kocourek with any questions.

Congratulations to the following Islanders who competed last Saturday in a Speech tournament at Orono:

  • Michael Underwood ‘20 – 1st place in Discussion
  • Sam Mishler ’18 – 4th place in Discussion
  • Adair Criner ’19 – 6th place in Extemporaneous Speaking
  • Sophie Liang ’18 – Honorable Mention in Creative Expression
  • Grace DeRoche ’20 – Honorable Mention in Informative
  • Isabelle Paulson ’19 – Honorable Mention in poetry
  • Jennifer Yeung ’18 – Honorable Mention in Prose
  • Jo Philippe ‘18 – Honorable Mention in Prose
  • Abby Wagner ’20 – Honorable Mention in Prose

Junior and senior boys – sign up now to play powderpuff volleyball during Catholic Schools Week/Winterfest. The sign up sheets are posted outside the boys locker room. The roster for both teams has a 20 player limit so sign up fast!

Who Can Donate Blood? Students who are 17 or 18. Students who are 16 may sign up by having a parent fill out the Parental Consent Form which is in the Main Office. When/Where: Friday, February 9th, from 8:00am to 2:20pm at the L.L. Gray Gym. Students should go to the Main Office to sign up for the blood drive during their lunch period, a study hall, or after school, not before school.

DeLaSalle will be hosting a peaceful march down Hennepin Avenue on Thursday, February 1 to bring awareness to Human Trafficking. We are being supported by the Minneapolis Police department and Breaking Free. We have invited all of the other Catholic High Schools to participate as well as some other outside agencies. The march will happen immediately following school on that day (3:15). We will meet in the Florance Center and proceed from there. We hope you will take part in this exciting and important event. Your families and friends are welcome too. Please remember to dress in weather appropriate gear and comfortable walking shoes.

For Social Justice Week, we are doing a human trafficking production in readers theater. We are in need of 4-5 strong committed readers who would have time to rehearse 2-3 times in the next month. Please send an e-mail to Ms. Hodapp if you are interested in participating.

Sophomores will gather on Friday for their class retreat.  This is a full day event where you have the opportunity to meet with your classmates, build class unity and share.  Here are some details regarding your retreat:

  • Attendance is mandatory. If you miss a retreat day, you are required to make up the retreat through the guidance of the Lasallian Ministry office.
  • Service is the theme so you may come out of uniform, however, you must be in clothes in which you can work and must follow out of uniform guidelines. (no exposed bellies, no skirts, no short shorts, etc.)
  • ABSOLUTELY NO open toe or open back shoes or boots are allowed. This is a requirement of the service sites. You MUST wear tennis shoes.
  • ABSOLUTELY NO jewelry may be worn
  • Bring a bag lunch, water or juice will be provided. No microwaves available.
  • Leave all books, iPads, bags, purses, headphones, cell phones, etc. at home or school. These items are not allowed on retreat.
  • The retreat will run during the school day only. You will check in to first hour for attendance and announcements and will move to the Florance Center for the start of the day
  • Please come with an open and positive attitude and you will have fun.
  • Any questions or concerns should be directed to Ms. Hodapp in the Lasallian Ministry office during your lunch period.

Juniors will participate in a full day of college planning on Friday, January 26.  Instead of attending their regular classes, juniors will split into groups and spend each class period learning about a different piece of the college planning process. Presenters will inform students in the following areas; financial aid, college visits, college entrance exam test taking skills, study abroad, NCAA, college selectivity, and more.

DeLaSalle Theatre presents three shows as part of its Winter One Acts. The shows are: “Violet, or The (Un)sinkable Stewardess”, “The Red Shoes,” and “The Once and Future King.” Showtimes are January 19, 20, 26, and 27, at 7;30pm, in the Florance Center. Tickets cost $10 for general admission, $5 for students and seniors, and free for DeLaSalle students with school ID.

Current 10th and 11th grade students received an email with a link to apply for a Global Advantage Program summer course in Italy or Nicaragua. Continue reading here about the trips, including requested information for the application. Applications are due by February 2. As students and families consider this decision, please note that young women may apply by April 1 for a one-time grant up to $500 through the Ann Bancroft Foundation’s “Dare to Dream” grant program. Click here for more information and the grant application. And, all DeLaSalle students may volunteer through the Islander Foundation and apply those funds to help pay for trip expenses.

Activities leading up to the Super Bowl on February 4 will impact parking near DeLaSalle for the next three weeks. The Nicollet Island Pavilion overflow parking lot, just south of the Hennepin Avenue bridge, will be unavailable for general public pay parking or MPRB permit parking from January 17-February 7.

Students may purchase a parking permit that will allow them to park in the parking lot at 301 NE Main Street during school days. Permits will be sold for $85 ($1 for each school day). They will be valid for the remainder of the school year.

Students MUST remove their vehicle from the 301 on Main parking lot by 5:00pm each day or risk being towed by building management. DeLaSalle will provide shuttle bus service each school day between the 301 on Main parking lot and the school, starting Wednesday. The morning shuttle will leave the parking lot at approximately 8:15am. The afternoon shuttle will leave from the front of DeLaSalle at 3:15pm.