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Thursday, February 28, 2019

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

Dear Lord,
Strengthen us to welcome those
from other lands, cultures, religions,
that we may live in human solidarity
and in hope.

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…



  • 7:00pm Basketball: Girls Varsity Section vs. Mahtomedi @ DeLaSalle High School-Main Gym

In today’s news…

This week, our school community is commemorating our annual Social Justice Week.  Our theme this year is Immigration: Seeing God Through Every Person. The activities this week will explore our role in society and our call to treat all people with dignity and respect. The activities and programs planned this week are based on the principles of Catholic Social Teaching, and additional resources about this topic can be found on the website of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

  • Grade 9 Theology classes will be working with Dr. Deborah Organ, a professor of clinical social work and theology at both Saint Catherine’s University and Saint Thomas who has worked with native Spanish speakers for over 30 years. She is the mother of several DeLaSalle alumni.
  • Grade 10 Theology classes will learn about the role Incarnation Catholic Church, one of the sponsoring parishes of Risen Christ School, has in the Latino community in Minneapolis. Father Kevin McDonough, Deacon Carl and Gretchen Valdez, and Sister Margaret McGuirk will be sharing their stories with students.
  • Grade 11 English classes will have a presenter from The Move, an organization that specializes in racial equity work.
  • Grade 12 English classes will be learning about the history of immigration in the United States from Akemi Mechtel, a graduate student in public policy at the U of M and member of the team at Breakthrough Twin Cities.

Students who are not involved in an after school activity should leave campus immediately after school today because DeLaSalle is hosting the Tri-Metro Conference Speech tournament. The B and D buildings will be off limits, and students will not be able to use those buildings or locations including D104, D117, the library, and the Thies Lab, which will close immediately after school. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

The Speech team is looking for 8 students to help with the Speech match today from 3:15pm to 7:30pm (4.25 hours) right here at De.
Volunteer Jobs include:

  • Working in judge’s lounge
  • Floating around halls to give directions, wearing DLS uniform or gear
  • Assisting with concessions in Florance Center
  • Assisting at ballot table (outside Thies Lab)
  • Assisting with draw room (Library)

If interested, please email Coach Jimmy at

Students attending section basketball games need to be aware of the following:

  • DLS students will NOT be able to get in free, with student ID, for all Section Basketball games because it is a MSHSL event.
  • Tickets will only be sold at the gate.
  • Student Spectators Expectations for Regular and Post-Season Tournament Competitions need to be followed.

Girls’ Section Basketball Ticket Prices:
Adults: $8.00
All Students: $6.00

Boys’ Section Basketball Ticket Prices:
Adults: $8.00
All Students: $5.00

On Thursday and Friday, during the last 20 minutes of lunch time students who stop by the supervisors table to pick up a pass may come to the gym to play badminton. It will be limited to 20 students per lunch period.

Please join us on Friday, from 3:15-5:00pm in the Thies Lab to share, listen and celebrate the beauty of creative expression as we close out Social Justice Week together. The event is hosted by The Move and Diana Truong (’20) to celebrate poetry, prose and writing at DeLaSalle. Bring friends and your own writing to share.

All are welcome to come to our lunchtime LEAP meeting where we welcome Greg Eaton from Friends of Dorothy Day Catholic Worker as part of our Social Justice Week activities. Bring your lunch to the Theis Lab Creative side.

Join DeLaSalle for a summer week of service, faith and community!

TWO trip options:

Lasallian Youth Assembly
When: Monday June 17, 2019 – Friday June 21, 2019
Where: Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois
Who: Current 9th-11th grade students
Click here for more information and registration.

Cheyenne River Service Immersion Trip
When: Sunday, July 28, 2019- Friday, Aug. 2nd 2019
Where: Cheyenne River Reservation – Eagle Butte, SD
Who: Current 11th grade students (Class of 2020)
Click here for more information and registration.

Grace Neighborhood Nursery School is looking for 3 to 4 high school students to volunteer at their silent auction on March 9 from 6:00- 10:00pm. The event is held at St. Mary’s in South Minneapolis. If interested, please contact Julia at