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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

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

Lord Jesus,
You are the Father’s presence of light and healing to the world.
You opened the eyes of the blind;
You cured those in physical distress;
You freed those in emotional bondage;
You filled the world with hope and love.
You promised to give us your Holy Spirit of love and light and healing.
Draw us ever deeper into your Spirit,
So that we might see in faith with God’s eyes,
Love with God’s power;
Hope with God’s dream;
Touch hearts with God’s healing love.
Deepen our willingness to surrender in trust to God’s providence,
And bring us, through the intercession of our Founder,
to the fullness of union with you.
We make our prayer in Christ our Lord, Amen.

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…



  • Period 1: 8:30-9:11
  • Period 2: 9:16-9:54
  • Period 3: 9:59-10:37
  • Period 4: 10:42-11:20
  • Period 5: 11:25-12:03
  • Period 6: 12:08-12:46
  • Period 7: 12:51-1:29
  • Period 8: 1:34-2:12
  • Pepfest: 2:17-3:00

  • 7:00pm Basketball: Boys Varsity Section Tournament vs. Patrick Henry @ DeLaSalle High School, Main Gym

In today’s news…

Parent-Student-Teacher conferences allow parents, students, and teachers an opportunity to discuss a student’s academic progress. As students and parents can benefit by hearing the same commendations and recommendations from teachers, we strongly suggest students and parents attend conferences and participate in these conversations together. Please note: Classes on March 8 will dismiss at 12:52pm and afternoon transportation routes will leave DeLaSalle at 1:15pm. There are no classes on March 9.

Good luck to the #2 seed DeLaSalle girls’ basketball team, as they face top-seeded Mahtomedi in the section final on Thursday at 7pm. The winner goes to the state tournament next week. The game is at East Ridge High School and DeLaSalle will operate a fan bus to and from the game. To sign up for the bus, click here. You must sign up by 1:00pm on Thursday.

The school community will gather for a Pepfest Today to recognize student participation in activities, which will include Theatre students performing an excerpt from the spring musical “Les Miserables.”

And the environment by placing your plastic plates and trays and metal silverware in the appropriate bins, and NOT in the trash.

As a school, we throw away over 400 metal spoons, 250 metal forks, and 75 plastic plates each year. That adds up to $550.00 worth of supplies annually, or $2,200.00 over four years. Those are costs that need to be covered by tuition or lunchroom fees. Furthermore, discarding these items in any of the waste bins poses problems for our waste-handling partners and our environment. So, save all of us some money and save the environment – place your reusable silverware, plates, and trays in the appropriate bins. And if you see silverware, plates, or trays in the waste bins, please reach in and relocate them to their proper bins; or notify a staff person to help. Thanks!

Here at DeLaSalle, we typically produce 1/4lb of waste per student each day just in the lunchroom. And, on average, Americans produce over 4lbs of trash each day overall (that is 1,460 lbs of trash per year per person). Much of that waste can be diverted from incinerators and landfills (both of which pose environmental challenges to a safe, healthy, and sustainable world). Reusing, recycling, and composting is key.

  • Reuse – water bottles, silverware, plates, and trays.
  • Recycle – milk cartons, plastic and glass bottles, juice and cereal cartons, and cardboard boxes.
  • Compost – all food waste, used napkins, paper plates, compostable forks and spoons, and pizza boxes. DeLaSalle also uses compostable salad containers and dressing containers. Some of our clear cups are also compostable. Check the bottom of items to see if it says “compostable.”

DeLaSalle students who receive need-based financial aid must schedule and complete 10 hours of work-service each year in return for their grant. Seniors who have not completed work service need to do so by April 30; those considering participation in a spring sport or activity should get it completed BEFORE or DURING spring break. Work service shifts are usually available after school from 3:15-5:15pm. Special work service shifts are scheduled March 8 from 1:15-4:15pmMarch 9 from 9:30am-3:00pm, and during spring break (April 2-6) from 9:30am-3:00pm. To schedule work service, please contact Mr. Shelstad at 612.676.7614.

Applications are now available for driver’s education classes, which will be offered in April, June, and late July/early August. Classes are limited to the first 25 students who register with a $200 down payment. Click here for class dates and applications.

Monday, March 12, marks the first day of practice for softball and track and field. Other spring sports start the following week.

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.

Support the children of Risen Christ Catholic School! Volunteers are needed prior to the Gala (January – April), at the Gala (Friday, April 27), or after the Gala (Saturday, April 28). Please see this flyer for more details.

OKI-NI-SOO-KA-WA (Come and See) DeLaSalle High School is sponsoring a trip for students to De La Salle Blackfeet School in Browning, Montana July 7-15 The OKI-NI-SOO-KA-WA experience is rooted in faith, community, service, and social justice. Participants will live in community in a simple and safe setting. Each day involves service, reflection and prayer. Additionally, the group will be participating in the North American Indian Days July 12-15 The cost of the immersion trip is $450 (includes, transportation, housing, food while in Montana) You will need money for food during travel time and any additional cultural events and fees. Please see Ms. Hodapp if you are interested and the cost is prohibitive. Please complete this on-line form if you are interested in participating. You will receive Christian Service Hours.