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Monday, February 26, 2018

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

Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation. Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the Word of Life. Philippians 2:14-16a

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…



  • 4:15pm Basketball: Girls C Game vs. Minnehaha Academy @ DeLaSalle High School
  • 5:45pm Basketball: Girls JV Game vs. Minnehaha Academy @ DeLaSalle High School
  • 7:00pm Basketball: Girls Varsity Game vs. Minnehaha Academy @ DeLaSalle High School

  • Period 1: 8:30-9:09
  • Assembly: 9:14-10:10
  • Period 2: 10:18-10:54
  • Period 3: 10:59-11:35
  • Period 4: 11:40-12:16
  • Period 5: 12:21-12:57
  • Period 6: 1:02-1:38
  • Period 7: 1:43-2:19
  • Period 8: 2:24-3:00

In today’s news…

We Are NOT…for sale, to be used, to be abused, to be controlled…

We are..Strong, independent, loved, children of God.

Our Social Justice Awareness Week this year will focus on the epidemic of Human Trafficking both locally and globally. Many events and activities are planned for the week. Today, we will have a BLUE out at the girl’s basketball games. Blue is the color for Human Trafficking awareness. The cheer team and student council are spearheading a few activities including a 50/50 raffle for Breaking Free. Make sure you are there for halftime and bring your friends and family.

Today’s special assembly includes prayer, short talks, music and a keynote address by Joy Friedman. Joy is a Consulter, Motivational Speaker & Trainer on the topic of Human Trafficking. Entering the “Life” at 15, she was able to break free when she was 37 and will share what makes teens vulnerable to trafficking and what they can do for self and others. Throughout the week we will have special classroom workshops and conclude the week with a celebratory event in the gym. Stay tuned.

We have many informative and thought provoking activities in store for the DeLaSalle Community this week. Please check out the signs around the building for more information and get involved. Please be mindful and respectful of the posters and displays around the school.

As you enter school each day this week you will see several red wooden cut outs in the atrium. Each one represents a person who was murdered at the hands of an abusive partner in Anoka County between 1989 -2017. You can read about each story on the plaque attached to the cut out. Please honor their stories by not touching the display. Here is a description of the display. It will be up through Friday, March 2.

On Wednesday, 11th grade English classes will have a guest speaker named Hayley King. She is a trainer, speaker, and consultant on topics related to commercial sexual exploitation (CSE). After surviving six years of CSE, she completed a bachelor’s degree in Human Development & Family Studies and moved to Minnesota, a state gaining a national reputation for tackling the sex industry head on. King is a consultant on program development, policy initiatives, and youth education in an effort to cultivate communities where people maximize their potential, construct meaningful lives, and live with integrity.

On Wednesday and Thursday, 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.

Several staff members have agreed to have their beards shaved at the closing assembly on Friday if we as a school collectively raise $2,500 for Breaking Free. Collections will take place during lunch periods Monday through Thursday. The collection will end at the end of 6th period on Thursday.  If we reach our goal be prepared to join in cheering on Bro. Ryan, Mr. Capecchi, Mr. Homan, Mr. Marrin, Mr. Newman, Mr. Pribyl and Mr. Wessman-Conroy as they go beard free for Breaking Free.

Interested in learning more about your faith this summer? The Youth Theology Institute at the College of St. Scholastica will be holding presentations at all lunches on Wednesday, February 28, for a program upcoming this July. This will be a 10 minute presentation, at the start of all lunches in B215 (Brother Ryan and Ms. Hodapp’s classroom) Please join us and click here for more details!

St. Scholastica in Duluth and St Catherine’s in St Paul both offer summer youth theology institutes that are eligible for Christian Service Hours. Representatives from the events will be present during all lunches on Wednesday, February 28, in Room B215 with information. Please bring your lunch up to hear more.

Sacred Word, Sacred World, Sacred Call – St. Scholastica
Encuentro – St Kate’s

A student has lost a black Nikon DSLR camera in a carrying case that included a battery charger with battery in it, a cable, and a small tripod. The items were lost near the Thies Technology Lab or by Ms. Zawislak’s or Brother Ryan’s classrooms on the 2nd floor of the B building. You may return the lost items to the Dean’s office with no questions asked. Thank you.

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

Congratulations to the following students who placed in the Princeton Speech tournament this past weekend:

  • Sam Mishler ’18 6th place Discussion
  • Michael Underwood ’20 3rd place Discussion
  • Kalina Larsen ’19 8th place Extemp Reading
  • Adaire Criner ’19 3rd place Extemp Speaking
  • Celeste Cervantes ’18 3rd Place Poetry
  • Jennifer Yeung ’18 Honorable Mention in Prose
  • Jo Phillips ’18 Honorable Mention in Prose
  • Abby Wagner ’20 Honorable Mention in Prose

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.