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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

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

Lord our God, our loving Father, we thank You for all that our hearts and spirits are allowed to receive from You. We thank You for the community You give us, strengthening us to face life even through toil, struggle, and privation. Grant that Your powers flow out to give us strength and courage. May we see and recognize You in your deeds ever more clearly. Do not let us faint or grow weary, no matter what we have to suffer. Amen

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…



  • 4:15pm Basketball: Boys C Game vs. Brooklyn Center @ Brooklyn Center High School
  • 5:30pm Basketball: Boys JV Game vs. Brooklyn Center @ Brooklyn Center High School
  • 7:00pm Basketball: Boys Varsity Game vs. Brooklyn Center @ Brooklyn Center High School

In today’s news…

DeLaSalle families may now apply for financial aid for the 2019-20 school year through Tuition Aid Data Services (TADS). To receive full consideration for many of the scholarship programs, families of new students are encouraged to apply by Friday, February 15 and all families have until Monday, February 25 to apply. With the help of TADS’s financial analysis, DeLaSalle makes all financial aid decisions and includes all known financial aid grants and Presidential Scholarships, as applicable, on a family’s tuition agreement.

TADS will process all financial aid applications, using filed 2018 federal tax returns. TADS accepts, as they always have, copies of documents which families file. You may always contact the TADS Helpline at 1-800-884-8237.

Click here to learn more about financial aid, including how to find how much you paid in tuition to DeLaSalle in 2018, which may be important as you prepare your tax return for the year.

Chances are good that you know someone who has made an exceptional impact on the DeLaSalle community. Help us honor those individuals by nominating him or her for the DeLaSalle Hall of FameSubmit your nomination here by Friday, February 22 – and will induct the 2019 Hall of Fame class at the induction ceremony the evening of Thursday, August 8.

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.

Our next chapter meeting is Thursday, February 21 in the Thies Creative. To accommodate our members’ schedules, the officers and moderators will be conducting meeting during lunches and will begin 10 minutes into the hour. Please bring your lunches to the meeting (you will have permission to be first in line).  Every member must attend one of the meeting times.

Eleventh graders will participate in a College Planning Day for Juniors on Friday, February 22. 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.

Tenth graders will participate in a full-day class retreat on Friday, February 22. The grade-level retreat is organized each year through Lasallian Ministry. The 10th grade retreat will focus on building community and serving others – and DeLaSalle will bus students to Feed My Starving Children for part of the day for a service project. Students should be dressed in school uniform, leave their iPad and other belongings at home or school, and bring a bag lunch.

Congratulations to the DeLaSalle Speech Team for its 2nd place (Small Schools) finish at the Farmington Tournament this past weekend. The following Islanders earned individual awards:

  • Jonah Rawley ’21 – 1st Place Novice Discussion
  • Michael Underwood ’20 – 2nd Place Discussion
  • Adaire Criner ’19 – 3rd Place Extemp Speaking
  • Theresa DeGross ’21 3rd place Novice Original Oratory
  • Elizabeth Piñeda – ‘213rd Place Novice Prose
  • Carolyn Osterbauer ’21- 4th Place Novice Extemp Reading
  • Elliot Steeves ’20 – 6th Place Novice Discussion
  • Raina Vance ’21- 6th Place Novice Extemp Reading
  • Abby Wagner ’20 -7th Place Creative Expression

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