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Friday, March 23, 2018

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

Heavenly Father,

Stay with me through the busy days 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!

On today’s calendar…



In today’s news…

Good luck to the top-seeded DeLaSalle Islanders, who will play #2 seed Austin for third place in the Class 3A state boys’ basketball tournament. The game is Saturday at 2pm at Concordia University. Tickets for the game are $10 for adults and $7 for students.

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:

All forms of electricity generation have an environmental impact on our air, water, and land. Producing and using electricity more efficiently reduces both the amount of fuel needed for electricity and the amount of greenhouse gases and other pollutants generated in creating electricity. Join the GREEN Team and citizens from around the world in expressing commitment to a sustainable environmental future by turning non-essential lights off and taking a break from cell phones and i-Pads from 8:30PM to 9:30PM on Saturday, March 24th.

Then, practice these energy saving techniques at school and at home:

  • Turn lights off when they are not in use. If you are leaving a room and do not plan to return for several minutes, turning off the light will save energy and money.
  • Choose energy efficient light bulbs (LED are the most energy efficient, CFL or fluorescent are next on the efficiency list).
  • Unplug. Even when things are turned off or charging cords are not plugged into the devices that they charge, small amounts of energy are often still being used. Unplugging cords or using power strips to disconnect from the outlet can help save energy and money.
  • Use the EPA’s household carbon footprint calculator to estimate your household’s annual emissions and find ways you can cut emissions.

On Monday, March 26, 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.