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Friday, February 15, 2019

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

Lord our God, keep us in the grace that is ours through Jesus Christ. Uphold others also in this grace. Reveal Yourself everywhere to those who trust in You and who await Your kingdom. Amen.

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…



  • 4:15pm Basketball: Boys 9 Gold Game vs. Southwest Christian @ DeLaSalle High School
  • 4:15pm Basketball: Boys C Game vs. Fridley High School @ DeLaSalle High School
  • 4:30pm Basketball: Girls C Game vs. Fridley High School @ Fridley High School
  • 4:30pm Basketball: Girls JV Game vs. Fridley High School @ Fridley High School
  • 5:30pm Basketball: Boys JV Game vs. Fridley High School @ DeLaSalle High School
  • 6:00pm Basketball: Girls Varsity Game vs. Fridley High School @ Fridley High School
  • 7:00pm Basketball: Boys Varsity Game vs. Fridley High School @ DeLaSalle High School

In today’s news…

The Nicollet Island Pavilion overflow parking lot is not available for student parking today (February 15) because of a previously scheduled event. Students who purchased a permit to park in that lot must park their vehicle in another location, such as the Boom Island pay parking lot, or take alternative transportation to DeLaSalle. There are at least three other times this semester in which students may not park in the Nicollet Island Pavilion overflow lot because of scheduled events – on April 29, May 7, and May 14. Please see Mr. Shelstad with any questions.

Thank you to those students who have submitted their course requests for the 2019-20 school year. If you have not yet submitted your requests, you must do so by Monday, February 18. Please refer to an email you received in your student Islander Apps account with a registration link to submit your requests. Don’t forget to click “Submit” at the bottom of the registration page. You should receive a confirmation email after you have submitted your requests. If you have not received the confirmation email, go back and click “Submit” again.

There will be no classes on Monday, February 18, as we observe Presidents Day. Enjoy your three-day weekend!

Thank you to those students who have shared their opinion in a survey about the Online Learning Days that were held January 28-31 and February 8. If you are a student and have not yet responded to the survey, please do so before the end of the day today. You can find the survey link at the top of your Canvas dashboard. Your feedback will help teachers create a list of ideas to use for future Online Learning Days.

LEAP members will meet today during all lunch periods in the Thies Lab. This week’s Topic is the Educational Opportunity Gap in Minnesota.

We will be joined by guest speaker, Akemi Mechtel. Mechtel is the Student Support Coordinator at Breakthrough Twin Cities, a nonprofit that provides a six-year college access program to support highly motivated, yet under-resourced students and families in the Twin Cities.

We hope to see you there! All are welcome!

Seniors we need your help on the evening of Tuesday, February 19 during the annual History Day Open House. We are looking for help in running the documentaries, keeping web pages open and on display. The time commitment is from 5:45pm to 8:00pm. Please contact Ms. Hank or Mr. Marrin, if interested.

DeLaSalle will host an open house on Tuesday, February 19, from 6:00-8:00pm to see the hard work that eleventh grade students have invested on their History Day projects. History Day is an annual project in the 11th grade Social Studies curriculum that gives juniors an opportunity to become expert historians, selecting and researching a topic of their choice around a national theme, which this year is “Triumph and Tragedy in History.” Students produce exhibits, dramatizations, websites, documentaries, and research papers. Last year, DeLaSalle qualified four projects to compete at National History Day. Muriel Ambrus ‘19 and Sophia Marret ‘19 won ninth place in the nation for their senior group exhibit on the Central Park Five.

DeLaSalle students are invited to a Youth Climate Justice Summit at the state Capitol on Wednesday, February 20. Students will join other young adults in calling on lawmakers and Governor Tim Walz to implement a Minnesota Green New Deal. This statewide bill calls for the necessary action needed to address climate change while creating thousands of green jobs in a sustainable economy and support an equitable transition to 100 percent renewable energy over the next 10 years. Students can learn about the youth-led Minnesota Can’t Wait movement and become a part of climate leadership in Minnesota! Students interested in attending must complete and submit an Anticipated Absence form. They must also register with Climate Generation: For more information and to coordinate logistics for the day, please contact Mr. Tim Lynch.

Attention Juniors:

  • Do you consider yourself a leader?
  • Do you care about our school community and feel called to help create a respectful, connected school culture?
  • Are you interested in developing your personal leadership skills?

Please consider joining us for the Youth Frontier’s 11th grade Leadership Retreat!

What: A half day Leadership Retreat to inspire student leaders from across a community to take responsibility for a respectful and connected school culture.
Who: Open to 11th grade students only. Space is limited.
When: Tuesday, March 5th, 8:30am-1:30pm

Click here to register.
*Students will be selected based on teacher and staff recommendations.
*Sign up by Wednesday, Feb. 20th

Save the date for this time-honored tradition! Senior parents will host a fun, safe, overnight party after graduation on Thursday, May 23. More details to come. Please contact Denise Mueffelman with questions.