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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Feast of Our Lady of Loreto
O Holy Mother of God, our Lady of Loreto, Patroness of aviation and air travelers. We thank you for all the graces and benefits bestowed on us. Full of trust in your powerful intercession, we fly to you, begging for your maternal solicitude and care. As we piously believe that your house in Nazareth was borne by angels to Loreto, so may you also bring us all safely to our destination here on earth and to our final home in heaven. Amen.

Saint John Baptist de La Salle – Pray for us! 
Live Jesus in our Hearts – Forever!


Daily Digest



  • 4:15pm Basketball: Girls 9A Game vs. Hopkins @ Hopkins Lindbergh Center
  • 4:15pm Basketball: Boys 9 Gold Game vs Maranatha Christian Academy @ DeLaSalle High School
  • 5:30pm Basketball: Girls JV Game vs Hopkins @ Hopkins Lindbergh Center
  • 7:00pm Basketball: Girls Varsity Game vs. Hopkins @ Hopkins Lindbergh Center

*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…

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.

THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to this year’s Christmas Basket Collection! Donations will be accepted through today.

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.

You are invited to join us on Wednesday, December 11 as the Bel Canto and A Cappella Choirs, Chamber Orchestra, Concert Band, and Symphonic Band present their Christmas Concert. Doors open at 6:30pm – and the Parent Association will serve treats to those waiting in line beforehand. The Christmas Concert begins at 7:00pm.

DeLaSalle will sell pieces of jewelry from Kenya and Ethiopia both before and after the Christmas Concert on Wednesday, December 11. All proceeds will benefit Mwangaza College, a Lasallian trade school in Nakuru, Kenya, with whom DeLaSalle has a “twinning school” relationship. DeLaSalle each year also sends a third of the profits from all out-of-uniform wristband sales to the school. This fall we welcomed Brother Ghebres Habte, the Brother Visitor of the Lwanga District which includes Mwangaza, when he visited the United States in September.

DeLaSalle will celebrate Christmas with a liturgy and program on Thursday, December 12, following the first class period. Scripture, prayer, and song (and a visit from Santa) will help the Islander community reflect on the birth of Christ. DeLaSalle President Barry Lieske will also provide his annual Christmas reflection. Twelfth grade men will perform this year’s rendition of “The 12 Days of Christmas” while the 12th grade women will sing The Christmas Song.

Each month, a group of DeLaSalle parents and family members gather on campus to lift up our community in prayer. All parents, family members, friends, and alumni are welcome to participate when the group meets Friday, December 13, from 12:00-1:00pm, on the creative side of the Thies Lab (D207).

We hope students, staff, families and friends at DeLaSalle will feel encouraged by the knowledge that people care about them, are excited for them and are PRAYING FOR THEM! You may submit prayer requests, which may remain anonymous, to prayer boxes located in the main office, Lasallian Ministry, or Theology classrooms.

Every year, DeLaSalle Yearbook staff offers parents and families of 12th grade students the opportunity to publicly recognize or pay tribute to a senior with a Parent Senior Ad in the yearbook. The Senior Ads are a huge part of the yearbook that students turn to right away when they receive their book. There are two ways to order the ads:

You may design the ads yourself or have the yearbook staff design them. Please send photos and text you may want in your ad to and a proof will be emailed to you to approve.

Parent Senior Ads are due today. Any order received after November 27 will be accepted based on availability and subject to a 10% late fee.

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.

Lasallian Ministry is getting shirts!

Black-hooded sweatshirts – $25 – or – Grey Tshirt – $15

Optional “LEAP” or name on back – additional $5

Orders are due Wednesday, December 11 with hopes of getting them by Christmas (no guarantee). See the order form and shirt design preview for more information. Forms are available in Lasallian Ministry office as well.

Contact Ms. Stecklein with questions.

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 today and the final $200 payment will be due by January 15, 2019. See Ms. Stecklein if the cost is prohibitive.

Register online.

The Guidance Office encourages students to apply for these college scholarships:

  • The Coolidge Scholarship is an annually awarded, full-ride, presidential scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study. The Coolidge may be used by recipients at any accredited American college or university. Anyone of any background, pursuing any academic discipline of study, may apply to this non-partisan, need-blind, program. Students apply for the Coolidge Scholarship during their junior year of high school.
  • Graduating seniors in the Class of 2020 with a minimum 3.0 grade point average and composite ACT score of 18 can apply for a Wallin Education Partners scholarship. The scholarship includes up to $16,000 over four years for students attending a four-year public or private institution in Iowa, Minnesota, the Dakotas, Wisconsin, or any historically black college or university (HBCU) in the country.