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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Feast of Saint Francis Xavier
Lord God, by the preaching of St. Francis Xavier you brought many nations to yourself. Give his zeal for the faith to all who believe in you, that your Church may rejoice in continued growth throughout the world. May this prayer fill us with the same love that inspired Francis Xavier to work for the salvation of all. Help us to live our Christian calling and to inherit the promise of eternal life. We ask this in the name of Jesus the Lord.

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


Daily Digest




In the news…

For the past 27 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. Thank you in advance for thinking about these families who may not be able to provide a Christmas for their children.

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

If you would like to go Christmas Shopping for our adopted families on Friday, December 6 from 3:15-5:30 p.m. please sign up. We will take a bus to Target at The Quarry.

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 today. Theology classes will meet in the Main Gym, where priests will be available to offer the sacrament or meet with a student. Theology teachers will help prepare students in their classes.

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.

Do you need to burn off some energy? Come workout with Mr. C! The Fitness center will be open during lunches as follows:

  • Mondays: 4th Lunch
  • Tuesdays: 5th Lunch
  • Thursdays: 6th Lunch

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.

LEAP (Lasallians for Equity and Peace) is sponsoring a movie night for all interested students and staff on Wednesday, December 4 at the Rosedale AMC Theater.

We will depart from DeLaSalle at 3:15 p.m. for a 4:15 showing and return between 6:30-7:00. Bring your student ID for a discount ticket.

The feature film is Harriet, here is the official trailer. If you are interested in participating please complete this form.

11th and 12th Grade Students — The College Advising team has arranged for a college visit to Dougherty Family College in Minneapolis.

Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019

  • 9:00 AM – Depart from DLS
  • 9:45 AM – Arrive on Campus
  • 10:00 AM – Admissions Presentation
  • 10:45 AM – Brief Campus Tour
  • 11:00 AM- Additional Q&A (optional)
  • 11:30 AM – Depart Campus
  • 12:00 PM – Return to DLS

Parent Permission is required for this college visit. There are 5 spots available for students. Please reach out to your College Advisor to inquire about attending the college visit.

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.