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Thursday, February 15, 2018

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

Grant me this day, O God, the heart of a child,
Pure and transparent as a spring;
A simple heart, which never harbors sorrows;
A heart glorious in self-giving,
tender in compassion;
A heart faithful and generous,
which will never forget any good
or bear a grudge for any evil. Amen

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…



  • 4:15pmBasketball: Girls C Game vs. Prior Lake @ DeLaSalle High School
  • 5:00pm Ice Hockey: Boys JV Game Minnehaha Co-op vs. Osseo @ Dick Vraa Ice Arena
  • 7:00pm Ice Hockey: Boys Varsity Game Minnehaha Co-op vs. Osseo @ Dick Vraa Ice Arena

In today’s news…

Student user profiles will be deleted from Library computers after 5 days of inactivity. If a student has not logged into the same computer for 5 days, all of the their files and data will be deleted from that computer. Students are reminded to save important files to their network folder or Islander Apps Drive.

Morning Prayer in the Upper Room (Chapel) resumes today, from 7:50-8:00 a.m.  All are welcomed and encouraged to attend.  Add the following dates to your calendar for the semester: Thursday, February 15, 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22 April 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17

Come to LEAP during your lunches for a continued discussion about the housing crisis in the US. All are welcome!

Students, come prepared to meet with your academic mentor after first period tomorrow. If you are not a current senior, you should bring your course request worksheet to discuss course selection for the 2018-19 school year. All students will also discuss their first semester grades and second semester goals with their mentor.

A student has lost a silver ring that has great sentimental value. The ring was lost last Wednesday, Feb. 7 in the 3rd floor B building women’s restroom. If you find the ring, please return it to the mailbox outside of Ms. Coughlan’s office (B208), no questions asked. Students can also speak with Ms. Gillund in B209 if they have information related to the recovery of the ring. Thank you.

LEAP (Lasallians for Equity and Peace) are sponsoring another movie night on Wednesday, February 21 at the St. Anthony Main Theater. We will walk to the theater at 3:15 for a 4:00 showing. Tickets are $6.00. Sign up here.

Student Council is hosting the next out of uniform day on Wednesday, February 21. Buy your wristband for $1 during lunches on Tuesday or for $2 before school Wednesday. Please remember the out of uniform guidelines in the Student-Parent Handbook. They include “no yoga pants, halter tops, tank tops, or bare midriffs; no sunglasses; and only knee length shorts and skits will be permitted.”

As has been communicated for several weeks, last Friday began the process of course selection for current 9th, 10th, and 11th graders for 2018-19.

DeLaSalle this year has implemented a continuous enrollment model, which other schools are also now doing. Continuous Enrollment streamlines the re-enrollment process and eliminates the need for sending a repetitive re-registration form and a new tuition agreement to families each year.  With almost all students re-enrolling at DeLaSalle year over year, the process of completing multiple forms ends up being unnecessary. Those few families that may be considering withdrawing their child for 2018-19 are encouraged to contact Vice President for Enrollment, Mike O’Keefe, at 612-676-7679.  Mike manages the process, but quite often, individual concerns for a particular student or family are addressed with enough advance notice.

Students received an email with a link to register for courses as well as a course request worksheet via email that will help them identify which required courses they must take and what elective courses are available. Watch a video here that explains how to use the course request worksheet.

Students and parents may consult the 2018-19 curriculum guide here to view graduation requirements and course descriptions by academic department. We’re excited to announce several new courses, including two offerings in AP computer programming, an Honors Theology course, a science course taught in collaboration with a Lasallian high school in Spain, and Explore-Impact, a practicum opportunity for college-bound seniors. Students are encouraged to discuss course requests with their parents, college adviser, and academic mentor. Academic mentor meetings are scheduled for Friday, February 16.

All of us at DeLaSalle appreciate the sacrifice that you make to send your children sons and daughters to our school. We know we must be good stewards. Support from our generous alumni and friends allows for a tuition that is considerably less than the actual cost of educating each student. We also remain committed to support slightly over half of our families with the largest per capita financial aid program of any private high school in Minnesota in 2018-19.
Families who wish to apply for financial aid based on family financial need must submit an application to Tuition Aid Data Services (TADS) by Friday, February 23. Families may access the online application at Financial aid worksheets which are extremely helpful in preparing your application are available here in English, y aqui en espanol. Families may contact Ron Rice at 612.676.7601 with questions or to schedule an appointment to complete their application online.

Students interested in trying out for a spring sport are encouraged to sign up via an e-mail from the Student Activities office. The deadline for students to register is Friday, February 23. As a reminder, students must have a Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) Eligibility form and a current physical (within the last three years) on file with the Student Activities office.

Are you interested in saving a life? Do you know how to administer CPR or use an AED? If you answered Yes to saving a life or No to knowing CPR, this is an opportunity for you. Mr. C is looking for individuals that want to learn how to perform CPR and use an AED. Mr. C is an American Red Cross instructor and wants to certify students who want to be CPR/AED certified. Please fill out this form with your name and lunch hour, if interested.

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. 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.