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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

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

Dear Father in heaven, we come before you and thank you with all our hearts. You know all that we are thankful for. Continue to sustain us, we pray, and give us strength for the paths on which you lead us. Even when we must suffer and fight long, hard battles, we know that everything has its right purpose and will still lead us to your goal. For all this we praise and thank you. Protect us in mind, heart, and spirit. Keep us courageous, and lift us above all discouragement through your Spirit, who will renew our lives forevermore. Amen.

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…



We will follow this adjusted class schedule Today:

  • Period 1: 8:30-9:09
  • Liturgy: 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

  • 4:15pm Basketball: Girls C Game vs. Fridley High School @ DeLaSalle High School
  • 4:30pm Basketball: Boys C Game vs. Fridley High School @ Fridley High School
  • 4:30pm Basketball: Boys JV Game vs. Fridley High School @ Fridley High School
  • 5:30pm Basketball: Girls JV Game vs. Fridley High School @ DeLaSalle High School
  • 6:00pm Basketball: Boys Varsity Game vs. Fridley High School @ Fridley High School
  • 6:00pm Swim & Dive: Boys All Meet  vs. Spring Lake Park @ Spring Lake Park High School
  • 7:00pm Basketball: Girls Varsity Game vs. Fridley High School @ DeLaSalle High School
  • 7:00pm Hockey: Girls Varsity Game vs. Minnehaha Co-op @ Minnehaha Academy Ice Arena – South Campus
  • 7:00pm Hockey: Girls Varsity Game vs. SPA/Visitation @ Minnehaha Academy Ice Arena – South Campus
  • 7:00pm Hockey: Boys Varsity Game vs. St. Paul Academy and Summit @ SPA – Drake Arena

In today’s news…

Today, DeLaSalle will host a prayer service commemorating Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It will take place between 1st and 2nd periods and be a 56 minute assembly.

Were you always the last one standing on the dodgeball court in middle school? Get ready to prove your dodgeball skills in the gym this Friday at 3:30pm. Teams of up to 10 can sign up outside of the Student Activities office until Thursday after school. There is a $10 buy-in per team, and winning team takes the pot!

Students may purchase a wristband for the privilege to dress out of uniform. Wristbands will be sold during lunches on January 22 and before school on January 23. Students must follow the out of uniform guidelines in the Student-Parent Handbook. DeLaSalle shares a portion of out of uniform wristband sales proceeds with Mwangaza College, our twin school in Kenya.

On Thursday, January 24, students will meet with their academic mentor after their first hour class to review their first semester progress and establish academic goals for the second semester.

Are you interested in learning to play chess? Are you interested in improving your chess playing skills? Are you an accomplished chess player looking for good competition? Players of all levels are encouraged to stop by the Chess Club drop-in sessions every Tuesday from 3:00-4:15 in Room A208. See Ms. Kocourek if you have any questions.

DeLaSalle Theatre is looking to add a few more cast members to the spring musical, Newsies!

Come on out Thursday, January 24, at 3pm in room D117. We will dance, sing and read from provided sides. We’re looking to fill 5 roles, 3 guys and 2 gals. 2 roles are speaking roles only, no signing or dancing required. All students, regardless of experience and skill levels, are encouraged to audition.

If you have questions, please email Mr. Buffington at

It is time for the annual powderpuff volleyball game! Junior and senior boys can sign up to play outside of the Student Activities office until this Friday. Anyone is welcome! The teams will take the court on Thursday, January 31 at 3:30pm as part of our Catholic Schools Week/Winterfest fun.

Join the DeLaSalle Parents in Prayer group for their monthly meeting to lift up the Islander community in prayer on Friday, January 25, from 1:45-2:45pm, in the Florance Center. All parents, family members, friends, and alumni are welcome to participate. We hope students, staff, families and friends at DeLaSalle will feel encouraged by the knowledge that people care about them, are excited for them and are PRAYING FOR THEM! You may submit prayer requests, which may remain anonymous, to prayer boxes located in the main office, Lasallian Ministry, or Theology classrooms.

Hey Freshman! Kickoff Winterfest Week with an after school activity that involves service and fun! We will make sandwiches for people living at Sharing and Caring Hands. We will play games and eat pizza afterwards. The fun begins Monday, January 28 at 3:30 in the Schulze Learning Lab, D104. Bring your friends and hang out with the Islander Welcome Crew members, Mr. Sczepanski, Ms. Barry, Mr. Lemon and Ms. Gillund. We’ll be done around 6:00pm.

Next week (January 25-February 1), DeLaSalle will celebrate its Catholic identity during Catholic Schools Week while also giving students an escape from winter through Winterfest. Student Council has planned several out of uniform days and after school activities. Click here to see the full schedule.

Juniors who plan to take the April 13 ACT exam may now register for a prep class that will help prepare them for the test. Classes are Mondays, starting February 25. The 3:15-5:15pm class time has filled but space is still available in the 5:30-7:30pm class. The class costs $225; students who qualify for free and reduced lunch will pay $50. Click here for more information. You may click here to register. Please contact Mary Ann Dorsher with questions.

Please look over this form for two scholarships that we would like students to be aware of. The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation and the Wallin Education Partners have partnered with DeLaSalle to provide opportunities to help students finance their college education.

All juniors are invited to apply for DeLaSalle’s Alumni Scholarships. There are four different scholarships awarded with amounts ranging from $250-$1000 to be used for your senior year at De. The link to apply was sent to all juniors on Monday, January 14. The deadline for applications is February 25, 2019.

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.