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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

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

May Christ be in my head and in my understanding.
May Christ be in my eyes and in my looking.
May Christ be in my mouth and in my speaking.
May Christ be in my heart and in my thinking.
May Christ be in my hands and in my doing.
May Christ be in my feet and in my going.
May Christ be with me. Christ before me. Christ behind me.
Christ in me. Christ beneath me. Christ above me.
Christ on my right and Christ on my left.
May Your salvation, O Lord, be ever with us.

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…



  • 4:15pm Basketball: Boys 9 Gold Game vs. Maranatha Christian Academy @ DeLaSalle High School L.L. Gray Auxillary Gym
  • 4:15pm Basketball: Boys C Game vs. Brooklyn Center @ DeLaSalle High School
  • 5:30pm Basketball: Boys JV Game vs. Brooklyn Center @ DeLaSalle High School
  • 7:00pm Basketball: Boys Varsity Game vs. Brooklyn Center @ DeLaSalle High School

In today’s news…

DeLaSalle invites you to see the hard work that eleventh grade students have invested for months on their History Day projects at an open house Tonight, from 6:00-8:00pm. History Day is an annual project in the 11th grade Social Studies curriculum that gives juniors an opportunity to become expert historians, selecting and researching a topic of their choice around a national theme, which this year is “Conflict and Compromise in History.” Students produce exhibits, dramatizations, websites, documentaries, and research papers. Last year, Erin Boehme ‘18, Julia Gerloff ’18, Nadia Johnson ’18, and Ava Methner ’18 all advanced to the national competition, where Boehme earned fifth place for her research paper about Rachel Carson.

Student Council is hosting the next out of uniform day on Wednesday. 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.”

Current 11th grade students can now apply for a student exchange this fall through DeLaSalle’s Global Advantage program. Students received an email last week with a link to the application; which, along with at least two recommendations, are due by Friday, March 2. DeLaSalle partners with schools in Argentina, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Germany, Italy, and Spain. Continue reading

LEAP (Lasallians for Equity and Peace) are sponsoring another movie night on Wednesday, 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.

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.

DeLaSalle Theatre presents its spring musical “Les Miserables” over three weekends in March. The production features the timeless story of Jean Valjean, a former convict, who spends a lifetime seeking redemption, set against the backdrop of 19th century France and the aftermath of the French Revolution.

Performances are March 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, and 24, at 7:30pm in the Florance Center. Reserved seating is $15, general admission is $10, students and seniors pay $8, and the play is free for DeLaSalle students with school ID.

To purchase reserved seating, select the show date and follow the prompts.

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.

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.

The next meeting for L.E.A.P. will be based on mental health awareness. We will be addressing and discussing the stigmas around mental health and its impact on everyday lives. All are invited to attend on Thursday, during your lunch hour. We hope that you can come!

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.

The Parent Association sponsored group Parents in Prayer will meet in the Florance Center this Friday to lift up the school community in prayer. All parents are welcome to join between 1:45-2:45pm. Students, staff, and families may place prayer requests in prayer boxes in the Lasallian Ministry office, Main Office, or Theology classroom. Prayer requests may remain anonymous.

Congratulations to the Islanders who placed in this weekend’s Speech tournament at Farmington.

  • Sam Mishler ’18 2nd place Discussion
  • Saul Maldonado ’18 3rd place (Novice) Discussion
  • Michael Underwood ’20 6th place Discussion
  • Sophie Liang ’18 Honorable Mention in Prose

On February 28th and March 1st, Ms. Stipkovits will be working with 10th grade English classes to complete “Do What You Are” on Naviance. It’s a personality assessment combined with career exploration.

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.