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Thursday, March 22, 2018

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

Heavenly Father,

Stay with me through the busy days this week and remind me that when I need comfort, solitude, wisdom, or guidance, I can always turn to you. Amen.

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

In today’s news…

The boys’ basketball defeated Hermantown 90-63 in the quarterfinal game of the Class 3A state tournament, yesterday. They will play Columbia Heights today at 12pm at the Target Center. Adult tickets cost $14 and student tickets cost $9. Tickets are available for purchase at the Target Center ticket windows or skip the line and purchase your tickets online. Please note tickets are $1.50 more online than in-person.

Can’t make it to the game? KSTP 45 will be airing the games.

Today will be an online learning day. Morning transportation routes will run exactly two hours later than normal for students who want to ride a bus to De to take a fan bus to the game. Fan buses will start leaving from the front of DeLaSalle about 10:45am. Afternoon transportation routes will leave DeLaSalle at their regular 3:10pm departure time after the game.

For more information about the state tournament, click here.

The DeLaSalle Fly Fishing Club is proud to announce some great opportunities available with Trout Unlimited, a non-profit organization focused on conserving, protecting, and restoring the cold water fisheries where trout thrive. The program is called the Foster the Outdoors Mentorship Program. This program is designed to get you and a parent/guardian involved in fly fishing. As part of the program, you will be provided a volunteer mentor that will teach you about the sport and the equipment. They will also take you out on three guided trips to love fishing spots and provide assistance as you learn various techniques. For more info see Mr. Homan or contact Tim Hested at or by phone at 612-247-1536. Website:

Next Monday, March 26th, Islanders will once again serve the afternoon meal at Sharing and Caring Hands. If you are one of eight students interested in helping out, please email Miss Barry. You will need to be able to miss the last 25 minutes of your 8th Hour. We will be back to school by 3:50 pm. See Miss Barry with questions.

Like to read? Love to compete? MACRS, the boys’ competitive reading club at DLS, is just for you!

MACRS will be holding its first meeting of the 2018 season next Wednesday, March 28 during 4th, 5th, and 6th lunches. This season, we will be reading The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. Meetings will be held on Thursdays during lunch (you may eat during the game). This season’s moderators include Mr. Zavitz, Mr. Casey, Mr. Banas, and Mr. Homan. All interested boys should sign up on the Activities Office sign-up sheet or see Mr. Zavitz in B301.

Competitors receive a free book and a pizza party at the end of the season in May. For those already signed up, more information will follow by email later this week.

DLS students, who are interested in participating in Starry Night Prom, please sign up here. Mandatory meetings will begin after spring break and the prom is on Saturday, May 5th.

The UWC-USA Summer Youth Programs welcomes youth from around the world aged 14 to 18 who create a dynamic and enthusiastic international community of global problem solvers at our Global Leadership Forum (GLF) July 6-23 in Montezuma, New Mexico. You can read more information about the program here. While the cost is $3,500, there is financial aid and scholarships available. A DeLaSalle alum currently studying for her PhD at the U of M will be one of the directors and would be happy to talk to you about the program as well. Please see Ms. Hodapp for her contact information.

Keep the memories of the 2017-18 school year for years to come. Buy a yearbook today. Yearbooks cost $60 and there are two ways to order – online through the Balfour website or through an order form available in the attendance office or outside the IT office. Yearbooks will be delivered in mid-May.

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.

DeLaSalle Theatre continues to present its spring musical “Les Miserables”. Performances are this Friday and Saturday, at 7:30pm in the Florance Center. Although reserved seating for all shows is sold out, general admission tickets are available at the door. General admission costs $10, students and seniors pay $8, and the play is free for DeLaSalle students with school ID.

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.