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Friday, February 1, 2019

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

Trust in the LORD and do good,
that you may dwell in the land and be fed in security.
Take delight in the LORD,
and he will grant you your heart’s requests.

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…



  • 4:15pm: Girls’ C basketball @ St. Croix Lutheran
  • 4:15pm: Boys’ C basketball vs. St. Croix Lutheran @ DeLaSalle
  • 5:00pm: Varsity/JV wrestling meet vs. St. Croix Lutheran @ Columbia Heights
  • 5:30pm: Girls’ JV basketball @ St. Croix Lutheran
  • 5:30pm: Boys’ JV basketball vs St. Croix Lutheran @ DeLaSalle
  • 7:00pm: Girls’ varsity basketball @ St. Croix Lutheran
  • 7:00pm: Boys’ varsity basketball vs. St. Croix Lutheran @ DeLaSalle
  • 7:45pm: Boys’ varsity hockey vs. Southwest Christian @ Chaska Community Center

In today’s news…

Lasallian Ministry is looking for students to be part of the Social Justice Week Planning Team. Our theme for Social Justice Week during the week of February 25 this year is Immigration: Seeing God in Every Person.

Those interested in helping us plan events for the week should come to a meeting today at 7:30AM in the Lasallian Ministry office. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Rogers or Ms. Stecklein.

The music recording club will host an informational meeting in the library today at 3:30pm. The club is run by Matthew Seawood, Brother Ryan and Mr. Homan.

DeLaSalle Theatre presents performances of its Winter One Acts tonight and tomorrow at 7:30pm on the Friendshuh Stage in the Florance Center. This year’s performances are “Ocean of Eden,” directed by Jessica (Lockett) Staples ‘14 and “The Flying Doctor,” directed by James Buffington. General admission is $10; students and seniors pay $7; and tickets are free for DeLaSalle students with current school ID. Continue reading

Because we spent most of this week in online learning, all of our Catholic Schools Week/Winterfest celebration will happen next week. The annual Blood Drive that had been scheduled for today has been postponed until further notice.

Here are the events for Monday:

  • Out of Uniform: Class Theme
    Students in each class may dress in a specific theme: seniors may wear denim; juniors may wear camouflage, sophomores may wear neon, and freshmen may wear flannel.
  • Pepfest
    We will gather for our Catholic Schools Week-Winterfest Pepfest after 8th period on Monday. Come ready to show your school spirit and compete for the spirit stick!
  • Freshman Frozen Four, 3:30-6:00pm, Florance Center
    The Islander Welcome Crew and Student Council present a brand new Winterfest kickoff event for ninth graders. Students will prepare sandwiches for Sharing & Caring Hands; learn four games that will be played again at lunches during Winterfest week, learn the school song and other new cheers, and enjoy the company of classmates over pizza!

Click here to find more Catholic Schools Week/Winterfest information.

All students should dress in uniform today because our Catholic Schools Week/Winterfest celebration has been moved to next week.

Please review the following information from the Student-Parent Handbook regarding Out-of-Uniform expectations for next week:

During Homecoming or Winterfest week, students may dress according to the designated theme days without purchasing a wristband. If students do not wish to participate, they must wear the school uniform. Out-of-Uniform Day attire must be modest, clean, and in good condition according to the following:

  • No halter-tops, tank tops, tube tops, or bare midriffs.
  • No hats or other head coverings; head coverings can be worn for medical, cultural or religious purposes.
  • No backpacks, purses, or other bags other than the DeLaSalle drawstring bag.
  • No sunglasses.
  • No ripped or torn clothing of any kind.
  • Any printing on shirts may not mention or suggest the use of alcohol, tobacco, illicit drugs, or be profane or offensive.
  • Shorts and skirts must reach the top of the knee. Yoga or any similar style pants are not permitted.
  • Clothing must not contain hate speech or images or language that is inconsistent with DeLaSalle core values. 
  • Sandals are not permitted. Dress code violations on Out-of-Uniform Days will be reported to the Dean of Students.

Out-of uniform attire is subject to the approval of the administration. Students who do not meet the above guidelines will be required to change attire or wear a school-loaned uniform, and further school consequences may apply. Parent(s) will be notified when repeated violations occur.

Saint Blaise was a fourth century physician, bishop, and martyr who served the faithful in Eastern Europe. It is believed that after praying over a child choking on a fish bone, the child was healed. Every year on his feast day, it is tradition that Catholic schools and churches invite all to receive a blessing of the throat to remember.

All students and staff are invited to have their throats blessed by Father Bruno on Monday, February 4 during lunches in the Schulze Learning Lab.

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.