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Monday, February 5, 2018

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

Bless DeLaSalle High School and the many people who advance our mission.
May our school be a home for those who seek to grow in faith, knowledge, and service of others.
May our community always support one another and show hospitality to newcomers. Amen

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, due to the late start.

  • Period 1: 10:30-11:02
  • Period 2: 11:07-11:36
  • Period 3: 11:41-12:10
  • Period 4: 12:15-12:44
  • Period 5: 12:49-1:18
  • Period 6: 1:23-1:52
  • Period 7: 1:57-2:26
  • Period 8: 2:31-3:00

DeLaSalle will celebrate its Catholic identity during Catholic Schools Week, while also giving students an escape from winter through Winterfest. Click here to see a full report on the week from the Intro to Broadcast Journalism Class.

As a reminder, all out-of-uniform guidelines from the Student-Parent handbook are in effect for Winterfest Week: This means “No yoga pants, halter tops, tank tops, or bare midriffs; no sunglasses; and only knee length shorts and skits will be permitted” at any time during the week. Students in violation of these guidelines will be required to wear a uniform from the loaner closet.

  • Today’s Out of Uniform: Pajama Day
    Come to school like you just rolled out of bed. Slippers, robes, PJ’s, blankets and appropriate stuffed animals encouraged!
  • Tomorrow’s Out of Uniform: Wacky Tacky Day
    Wear something crazy. Mismatched, wild hair, don’t care!

Click here to find more Catholic Schools Week/Winterfest information.

In today’s news…

DeLaSalle will hold a two-hour late start Today to accommodate for increased traffic leaving the Twin Cities after the February 4 Super Bowl. Classes will start at 10:30am instead of 8:30am. Morning transportation routes will also run two hours later than normal.

Students, please take a minute or two to complete a short survey about your experience with the online learning day we had on Tuesday, January 23. Your feedback will help us improve how we conduct online learning days in the future. You can find a link to the survey in your email inbox.

On Wedneday, February 7, 7:30am, in room D104, a handful of Islander seniors will sign national letters of intent to play women’s soccer and football this fall at Division 1 and 2 schools. Islander students and families are invited to attend the signing and congratulate the student athletes.

The community will gather for our Catholic School’s Week Mass on Wednesday, February 7 after first period. We welcome Fr. Michael Joncas as our celebrant.

Student Council is organizing a Winterfest snow tubing outing at Green Acres in Lake Elmo on Thursday, February 8, from 3:30-5:30pm. Students may click here to sign up (you must be logged in to your Student Islander Apps account to complete the signup). Sign up before the end of the school day on Monday, February 5.

Students who sign up will be dismissed early on that Thursday and will receive an email Monday with further directions about how to buy the $11 wristband from Student Activities.

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!

Once again Islanders will serve a meal at Sharing & Caring Hands on Thursday, February 8, 2:35-3:45. If you would like to help, email Ms. Barry at Space is limited to 8 students.

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.

2018 Prom Committee: Any Juniors or Seniors interested in helping with organizing this year’s Prom, please send an email to Ms. Brinson before Friday, February 16. An email will then be sent by Ms. Brinson to confirm your participation and to discuss our first meeting and next steps.

Please see Ms. Brinson in Student Activities with any questions.

Each year, the DeLaSalle Alumni Association selects junior students to receive an Alumni Legacy Scholarship. This year, you may also be considered for the Hinz Award – an award created in honor of Wally Hinz’ 60 after his passing in 2017. The Hinz Award is open to ALL junior students and evaluates academic performance, community involvement, leadership and Islander Spirit. This is a spirit which Wally exuded throughout his life as an active member and advocate of the DeLaSalle Community – in particular with his leadership in DeLaSalle’s Alumni Association.

The applicant must meet the following criteria to be considered:

1. Must be a Junior graduating in the Class of 2019
2. Must be enrolled for the Fall 2018 Semester
3. Legacy applicants must have had at least one relative that is an alum of DeLaSalle, MN
4. Must have a Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher

Application Deadline: Wednesday February 21st, 2018 by 4:00pm.

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Luckett, Director of Alumni Programs, at (preferred) or call 612-676-7687.


Would you like to be a part of the planning team for Social Justice Week?  We will have planning meetings every Tuesday morning from 7:45-8:20 in the Lasallian Ministry office.  All are welcome. Please e-mail Ms. Hodapp if you want to participate. The theme this year is Human Trafficking

Cretin-Derham Hall has invited us to their annual Justice Summit on Wednesday, February 7.  The theme for the day is Embracing Ishmael: Bridging Catholics and Muslims in Minnesota.  The group will depart at 7:45 a.m. and return by 3:00.  If you are interested in attending, please e-mail Ms. Hodapp.

Students are invited to participate in the Missing Voices conference at St. Mary’s University in Minneapolis on Thursday, February 15 during the school day.  The 2018 conference focuses on educational equity with special emphasis this year regarding native, immigrant and refugee voices by embracing the idea that We Are All Related (Mitakuye Oyasin). In Lakota tribal education one gains knowledge from firsthand experience in the world and then transmits or explores this knowledge through ritual, ceremony, art, and appropriate technology. The essence of this concept is that our lives are truly and profoundly connected to others and the world around us. Now, in this time of division and polarization, we must recognize ourselves in the faces of others, particularly historically marginalized groups. The Missing Voices Summit allows for an exploration of commonalities and differences through an examination of self and others in our combined journey along a timeline of immigration.

Feed My Starving Children is hosting a mobile packing event for a local parish.  We would like to take a group on Thursday, February 22 from 5-7 pm.  Please sign up with this link if you are interested in going.

  Youth Frontiers is facilitating a leadership conference for 11th graders on Thursday, March 1 during the school day.  If you would like to participate, please e-mail Ms. Hodapp.