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Monday, March 18, 2019 (opens in a new window)

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

Lord, I know how much You love me. It’s hard for me to feel it sometimes, but I know Your love is always with me. Help me to use Your love as a way to persevere in my Lenten intentions. I am weak, but I know with Your help, I can use these small sacrifices in my life to draw closer to You. Amen

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…



In today’s news…

Start your morning and the Lenten season off strong by joining Father Bruno and Lasallian Ministry for morning Mass on Tuesday 19 and 26 from 8:00-8:20am in the school chapel. All students and staff are welcome! The chapel is located in Christian Brothers Hall above the Lasallian Ministry office.

Students in each grade level will gather once this month for the Sacrament of Reconciliation at St. Boniface Catholic Church in northeast Minneapolis. Students who are not Catholic may also meet with a priest if they wish. Theology teachers will help prepare students in classes ahead of their grade level gathering. Tenth graders will participate on March 19, and ninth graders on March 26. Eleventh and twelfth graders have already participated in their grade level Reconciliation.

It’s March Madness at DeLaSalle. Congratulations to the girls’ basketball team for winning the STATE CHAMPIONSHIP this weekend against Becker. Congratulations also to Mary Claire Francois, Nurjei Weems, and Kiani Lockett, who were named to the Class 3A All Tournament team.

The boys’ basketball team has earned the number one seed in the upcoming Class 3A tournament and will face Bemidji on Wednesday at 10am at Williams Arena. Please visit the Take State page for more information.

Parents and guardians of DeLaSalle students are invited to conference with teachers regarding their student’s academic progress during Parent-Student-Teacher conferences on Wednesday, March 20. Conferences are scheduled from 1:00-8:00pm. There are no classes on March 20. You do not need an appointment to conference with a teacher. As students and parents can benefit by hearing the same commendations and recommendations from teachers, we strongly suggest students and parents attend conferences and participate in these conversations together. Continue reading

Three college representatives will share the college view of the application and admission process during an informative panel discussion on Wednesday, March 20, from 5:30-6:30pm in D117. The panel discussion is open to all DeLaSalle students and families and occurs during the spring Parent-Student-Teacher conferences. Find answers to all of your questions from people who work directly in admissions. The representatives LOVE your questions; please bring them all.

Good luck to the 70 DeLaSalle students who, as individuals or in groups, are advancing 37 projects to the Metro Senior High Regional History Day competition on Monday, March 18 at Augsburg College. Projects will be judged and could advance to the 2019 Minnesota State History Day on May 4. Because the projects were so strong, the Minnesota Historical Society graciously allowed DeLaSalle to add more projects to the list originally entered in the regional competition. Click here to see the updated list. History Day is an annual project in the 11th grade Social Studies curriculum that gives juniors an opportunity to become expert historians by selecting and researching a topic of their choice around a national theme, which this year is “Triumph and Tragedy in History.”

Anyone who is interested in checking out the step team you are welcome to join rehearsals that will be occurring in the weight room every Tuesday and Friday morning from 7:30-8:20am. We are preparing a small routine to perform at a showcase on April 27th at Patrick Henry High School. Complete this form to indicate your interest. Please join in the fun. All are welcome. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Hodapp or send her an e-mail at

Dunrovin Leadership Intensive Training Experience (DLITE), is a unique summer camp opportunity leading middle school students from San Miguel Chicago and at risk youth from Minneapolis-St. Paul. All week long camps take place in June and July at Dunrovin Retreat Center. High school students are trained in leadership skills and then help put on the camps for the younger students. Contact Lasallian Ministry for more information.

Help is needed at the Nuestro Pequeno Hermanos annual 5k on Saturday, May 4th at Rosland Park in Edina. Proceeds from the event help support orphans at Catholic homes in Central and South America. Click here for more information and volunteer registration.

The first practices and tryouts for spring sports are starting, even though the snow on the ground makes it hard to think of outdoor activities. DeLaSalle offers spring sports in baseball, softball, track and field, boys’ and girls’ golf, boys’ and girls’ lacrosse, and boys’ tennis. You can find when practices will be held and how to contact spring coaches here.

DeLaSalle Theatre presents its spring musical – the popular Broadway hit “Newsies” – on the Friendshuh Stage of the Florance Center. Performances are March 22 & 23, at 7:30pm. The production, which is inspired by the true story of the 1899 Newsboys Strike in New York City, is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International. General admission tickets are available at the door; you may purchase reserved tickets now. Continue reading

Driver’s education classes are offered at DeLaSalle by Driver’s Education Inc. The next driver’s ed class is offered the first two weeks in April. Classes are limited to the first 25 students who register with a $200 down payment. Click here for class dates and applications.