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Friday, March 29, 2019 (opens in a new window)

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

Dear Lord, help me every single morning to find faith in the midst of the chaos. Give me the desire and ability to see You, hear You, talk to You, and give thanks to You. We ask this in your name, Amen.

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…



In today’s news…

Join Lasallian Ministry for LEAP this Friday during lunches in the Thies Lab as we take time to relax and kick off spring break on a strong note. Join us for food, fun, and fellowship!

Last chance to sign up for Summer Service Immersion Trips!

Registration is due by Sunday, March 31.

Spring Break at DeLaSalle is scheduled for April 1-5. Classes will resume on Monday, April 8. Please note, too, that many staff choose to take time off during the break. You may find how to contact an individual staff member through our online Staff Directory.


Robotic technologies are gaining steam all across America’s agricultural landscape, improving farming yields and sustainable practices that help feed a growing population..But can robots sink a bank shot? ​Join Land O’Lakes and basketball legend David Robinson as we watch university robotics teams (and their hoops-shooting robots) square off in a friendly game of H-O-R-S-E on Sunday, April 7, from 12:00-2:00pm, at DeLaSalle High School. Learn more about the event and RSVP here.

DeLaSalle students and families are invited to attend a College Fair at Benilde-St. Margaret’s on Tuesday, April 9 from 7:00-8:30pm in the Haben Center (gymnasium).

Students may go on their own or ride a bus/van to the event with Ms. McAdams and Ms. Carter. This is an annual event that takes place in the Catholic high school community and gives students, parents, and caretakers a chance to visit in person with college admissions representatives from over 100 colleges. Click here, for a list of colleges that will be present at the Fair.

Please check in with Ms. McAdams and Ms. Carter when you arrive. Logistics are as follows:

  • Please fill out this google form, if you plan to take the bus from DLS to the College Fair at Benilde-St. Margaret’s. The bus sign up closes on Friday, April 5. Students may drive to this event on their own as well.
  • Departure: 6:15pm from the front of the DeLaSalle, look for Ms. Carter or Ms. McAdams
  • Return: Leave Benilde-St. Margaret’s at 8:30pm and arrive at DeLaSalle at 8:50pm
  • Attire: If you are coming from a sports competition it’s fine to wear your uniform, other students should follow the out of uniform dress code.

Are you interested in learning and experiencing social justice advocacy in Washington DC this summer? If so read on. Scholarships are available.

The ACLU Summer Advocacy Program (July 20-26) brings together high school students from across the United States to participate in a firsthand learning experience for the next generation of social justice advocates. During this week-long program in Washington, DC, students participate in electives and seminars led by lobbyists, community activists, lawyers, and ACLU experts to enhance their knowledge of civil liberties, social justice issues, and advocacy campaigns. The Close Up Foundation – a DC based civic education non-profit – partners with the ACLU to provide substantive experiential learning and small group discussion opportunities throughout the program. To read more about the program, please visit our website.

Application Details:

  • The application can be found here.
  • Applications are due by April 14.
  • Financial Aid is available (full and partial scholarships).
  • High school-aged students who are 15-18* years old are welcome to apply. *High school graduates are eligible to apply for the Advanced Advocacy Program.

Please reach out to ACLU at 703.706.3555 or with any questions.

The Minnesota Trust Black Women and Girls committee is partnering with the African American Policy Forum to bring Breaking the Silence. The event will be held on Saturday, April 13 from 8:00am – 5:00pm. For more information, click here or talk to DeLaSalle 11th graders Weslyn Harmon or Kennedi Roberts.

There are still spots available for the 2019 Youth Theology Institute, taking place July 11-20. Sacred Word, Sacred World, Sacred Call is a 10 day leadership development and spiritual formation program for rising sophomores through 2019 graduates. Transportation to and from the Twin Cities will be provided. Scholarships are available. We are asking that applications be submitted by Friday, April 5. If you are interested in receiving more information, please contact Peg Hodapp or Barb LeGarde.

Current 9th, 10th, and 11th graders have the opportunity to serve and learn at local Minneapolis and St. Paul service organizations. Students will break into groups and serve at various locations including Sharing and Caring Hands, Open Arms, Crisis Nursery, Second Harvest, Benedictine Health Center, House of Charity and more. Projects include preparing and serving meals to the homeless, playing with kids at Crisis Nursery, packaging food for distribution, connecting with the elderly, hosting bingo for adults with developmental disabilities, and more. 20 Christian Service Hours will be earned over the course of three days. Space is limited; please register using the links below.

The Service Days are:

*Students must be present all three days from 8:00am-4:45pm.