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Monday, February 4, 2019

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

Through the intercession of St. Blaise, bishop and martyr, may God deliver you from ailments of the throat and from every other evil. 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, due to the Pepfest after 8th hour:

  • Period 1: 8:30 – 9:11
  • Period 2: 9:16 – 9:54
  • Period 3: 9:59 – 10:37
  • Period 4: 10:42 – 11:20
  • Period 5: 11:25 – 12:03
  • Period 6: 12:08 – 12:46
  • Period 7: 12:51 – 1:29
  • Period 8: 1:34 – 2:12
  • Pepfest: 2:17 – 3:00

  • 7:00pm Hockey: Girls Varsity Game vs. St. Peter @ Minnehaha Academy Ice Arena – South Campus

In today’s news…

DeLaSalle will celebrate its Catholic identity during Catholic Schools Week, while also giving students an escape from winter through Winterfest.

As a reminder, all out-of-uniform guidelines from the Student-Parent handbook are in effect for Winterfest Week: This means “No yoga pants, halter tops, tank tops, or bare midriffs; no sunglasses; and only knee length shorts and skits will be permitted” at any time during the week. Students in violation of these guidelines will be required to wear a uniform from the loaner closet.

  • Today’s 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 today. 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!
  • Tomorrow’s Out of Uniform: Character Day
    Students can dress up as their favorite character from a movie, book, or TV show.

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

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 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 students participate each year in a grade level retreat that is planned through Lasallian Ministry. The 10th grade retreat is Friday, February 8, and will focus on building community and serving others. This is a full day retreat; students should dress in school uniform, leave their iPad and other belongings at home or school, and bring a bag lunch.

Juniors will participate in a college planning day instead of their regular classes on Friday, February 8. As students rotate among breakout sessions, college admission representatives and others will present on topics including visiting colleges; the application process; financial aid and scholarships; testing skills for the ACT and SAT; the NCAA, arts, and medical careers; and an alumni panel. Students must be dressed in school uniform on this day.

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.