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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

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

O glorious St. Agnes, you served God in humility and confidence on earth and are now in the enjoyment of His beatific Vision in heaven because you persevered till death and gained the crown of eternal life. Remember now the dangers that surround me in the vale of tears, and intercede for me in my needs and troubles. Amen.

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…



In today’s news…

Students may purchase a wristband for the privilege to dress out of uniform. Wristbands will be sold before school today. 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.

Congratulations to the DeLaSalle Speech team for its performance at the Orono Speech tournament. Three students earned awards in their first ever tournament – Jonah Rawley ‘21 (3rd place Novice Discussion); Nia Steinhagen ‘19 (7th place Novice Original Oratory); and Elizabeth Pineda ‘21 (7th place Novice Prose). Congratulations also to Michael Underwood ‘20 who earned honorable mention in Discussion.

Are you a talented Sophomore or Junior woman who is interested in participating in a summer program at a selective university? Please consider the Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholars Program. Application deadline is Friday, March 1, 2019. The Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholars Program provides scholarships for talented, high-achieving young women from the Midwest to participate in academic summer programs at some of the country’s top colleges: Barnard | Brown | Cornell | Emory | Harvard |Johns Hopkins MIT | Smith | Stanford | Wash U | Yale | Scholarships are available on the basis of merit and need.

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!

Come to science club to learn about how we taste and test whether or not you are a super taster! We meet Thursday after school in room B309.

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.

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.