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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

We thank you, Lord, for family, friends, and community, and for all of the joy the holiday of Thanksgiving lends. We can see the blessings you’ve provided for all of us. Thank you, Lord, for another good year; When you watch over us, there’s nothing to fear. Amen.

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.
Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!


Daily Digest

Today, we’ll gather as a community for our Thanksgiving Prayer Service to reflect and give thanks as we enter the Thanksgiving season.

Hour 18:30am9:10am
Prayer Service9:15am10:03am
Hour 210:11am10:48am
Hour 310:53am11:30am
Hour 411:35am12:12pm
Hour 512:17pm12:54pm
Hour 612:59pm1:36pm
Hour 71:41pm2:18pm
Hour 82:23pm3:00pm



Friday, November 29

  • 6:00pm  Basketball: Girls JV Tournament vs Dowling Catholic @ University of St. Thomas (McCarthy Gym – White Court 2)
  • 8:30pm  Basketball: Girls Varsity Game vs Dowling Catholic @ Univeristy of St. Thomas

Saturday, November 30

  • 10:15am  Basketball: Boys JV Game vs Waseca  @ Maple Grove Junior High School (Court 2)
  • 1:00pm  Basketball: Girls JV Tournament vs Aquinas @ University of St. Thomas (McCarthy Gym – White Court 2)
  • 1:15pm  Basketball: Boys Varsity Game vs Wasca  @ Champlin Park High School
  • 3:45pm  Basketball: Girls Varsity Game vs Aquinas @ University of St. Thomas


*For the most up-to-date information about athletic competitions, matches, or games, please refer to the DeLaSalle’s Activities website and calendar.


In the news…

Happy Thanksgiving!

There are no classes as we observe the Thanksgiving holiday November 27-29. The school building will be open during normal hours Wednesday, but faculty do not have to report. The school building will be closed both Thursday and Friday in observance of the holiday. We wish all DeLaSalle students and families a blessed and safe Thanksgiving with loved ones.

The next “Looking Ahead at DeLaSalle” will be published on Friday, December 6.

For the past 26 years, DeLaSalle has spiritually adopted several families through Sponsor a Family Minnesota in addition to helping teenagers served by Sharing & Caring Hands and Avenues for Homeless Teens. These recipients have benefited greatly from our generous spirit; last year, students and staff collected over $5,000.

This year’s recipients include families through Sponsor A Family Minnesota as well as families from the Cheyenne River Reservation with whom DeLaSalle connected during a weeklong service project this summer.

Donations are accepted November 25-December 5 in 9th and 10th grade Theology classes or 11th and 12th grade English classes.

All are welcome to join Lasallian Ministry for Mass with Father Bruno on Tuesday mornings at 8:00am in the school chapel. The chapel is located in Christian Brothers Hall through the Lasallian Ministry office.

Students will have the opportunity to participate in the Sacrament of Reconciliation during their Theology class on Tuesday, December 3. Theology classes will meet in the Main Gym that day, where priests will be available to offer the sacrament or meet with a student. Theology teachers will help prepare students in classes ahead of Tuesday.

The 2020 Yearbook senior ad deadline has been extended until December 1. Please remind families to either order their ads (if they wish) through or a paper copy is available in the Tech Office.

To help students put the puzzle pieces together and approach the ACT with confidence, DeLaSalle is offering two optional prep classes for juniors. The classes will give students the opportunity to take 5 full ACTs and review their errors. During class, students will review topics tested on the exam and learn testing skills to improve their pacing and scores.

The exact times and dates for classes are listed here. To register, complete the online Registration Form by December 13, 2019.

If you have any questions, please see Ms. McAdams

Ms. Stipkovits from the Guidance Office will go into 9th grade English classes during the weeks of December 2 and December 9 to help students interpret their ITED (Iowa test) scores and complete a career activity on Naviance.  Naviance is a college preparation program that helps students connect academic achievement to post-secondary goals and assists with college and career planning.

Save Monday, December 9 from 3:15-5:45pm to gather with other 9th-grade students to learn how to best prepare for finals. There will be also time for service, socializing and food. More details will be available on December 2. If you have any questions, please see Miss Barry or Mr. Sczepanski.

Do you enjoy the outdoors? Come see what the green team is doing to become Urban Environmentalists in the winter months.

Join us for a trip to the Bell Museum on December 3 to see Wicked Plants, create natural ice globes, take a winter hike, tour the St Anthony Falls Laboratory on January 21, and explore Urban environmental areas around DeLaSalle.

We meet every Tuesday at 3:15 in B110 (Art Room)

Are you a chess player? Do you want to learn how to play chess? Students of all abilities are welcome to come to Chess Club every Tuesday from 3:00-4:15 in Room A208.

Current sophomores and juniors can apply now to study in Italy this summer through Global Advantage Program.

DeLaSalle will host a class in Italy from June 7-19 that will explore “Studio Art and European History.” The trip costs $3,500 and students can apply here. With your application, remember to get three letters of recommendation. If you have any questions please see Ms. Megan or Mr. Casey. If you would like a brochure, stop by B110.

Applications are due by Monday, December 2.

When: Feb. 21-23, 2020

Who: 10th, 11th and 12th grade students

More info: The Darst Center Urban Immersion is a workshop retreat that serves as a tool to explore issues of justice and the reality of oppression. Through partnerships with local agencies, retreat participants get to know people served by these agencies, challenge stereotypes, confront fears, and break down barriers. Daily communal prayer, meal preparation, recreational and educational sessions are designed to reflect on the work and observations conducted at agencies.

Examples of social agencies that will be used as the sites for the field experiences include: The Chicago Food Depository, Su Casa, The Port, San Miguel Schools, Chicago Youth Centers, St. Martin DePorres.

Participants will be awarded 18 Christian Service hours upon completion of the retreat.

The cost of the retreat is $260. A $60 non-refundable deposit is due December 10 and the final $200 payment will be due by January 15, 2019. See Ms. Stecklein if the cost is prohibitive.

Register online.

Students are invited to consider participating in a weeklong service immersion trip to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. The trip is July 19-24 and costs $450. Students will connect with and better understand the Lakota culture through projects such as home repair, painting, and gardening, hosting a daily children’s program, and partnering with local organizations already serving the Lakota. Students will earn 40 Christian Service hours. You can learn more about the trip here.