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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

As disciples of the Lord Jesus and Lasallian ambassadors we realize that we have been greatly blessed. We are the salt of the earth; we are light for others. Help us, O God, to be filled with a spirit of zeal just as Saint John Baptist de la Salle and the Brothers were. Amen.

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


Daily Digest




In the news…

You are invited to join us this evening 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.

Student Council will have Christmas cookies to decorate today during lunches. If you bought a wristband, bring it today and you can decorate cookies for free. If you do not have a wristband, bring $1 so you can decorate cookies.

DeLaSalle will celebrate Christmas with a liturgy and program tomorrow, 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.

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

Exposed Brick Theatre (EBT) will create a performance with students from DeLaSalle High School for Social Justice Week in February 2020.

Under the guidance of EBT teaching artists, DLS students will create stories from their own lives that explore key social justice issues – such as gender, immigration, race/ethnicity and socio-economic status. EBT artists will weave these stories into a script and the project will culminate in a full production for the DeLaSalle student body. You DO NOT have to perform in order to participate. The time commitment will be during your 44 minute lunch period only on 11 days in January and February. This is open to students in periods 4 & 5 lunches only.

We will have an informational meeting on Thursday, December 19th from 12:15-1:15 p.m. (right after finals) in the Lasallian Ministry office. Please sign up if you are interested.

Lasallian Ministry is having a fundraiser at Chipotle on Tuesday, December 17 from 4-8 p.m. at the 225 Hennepin Ave East Chipotle to support students attending service and immersion trips.

Let the cashier know you are supporting DeLaSalle-Lasallian Ministry when paying for your order and 33% of the proceeds will be donated to Lasallian Ministry. Thank you for your support!

Lasallian Ministry is getting shirts!

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

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

Orders are due today 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.

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.