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Friday, January 10, 2020

May the WISDOM of GOD instruct us. May the EYE of GOD watch over us. May the EAR of GOD hear us. May the WORD of GOD inspire us. May the HAND of GOD protect us. And may the WAY of GOD guide us. Amen.

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


Daily Digest




  • 4:15pm Basketball: Girls C Game vs. Richfield @ DeLaSalle High School
  • 4:15pm Basketball: Boys C Game vs. Hopkins @ Hopkins Lindbergh Center
  • 5:30pm Basketball: Girls JV Game vs. Richfield @ DeLaSalle High School
  • 5:30pm Basketball: BoysJV Game vs. Hopkins @ Hopkins Lindbergh Center
  • 7:00pm Basketball: Girls Varsity Game vs. Richfield @ DeLaSalle High School
  • 7:00pm Basketball: Boys Varsity Game vs. Hopkins @ Hopkins Lindbergh Center
  • 7:30pm Hockey: Girls Varsity Game Minnehaha/DeLasalle vs. Eveleth-Gilbert @ Minnehaha Academy Ice Arena – South Campus


  • TBD Competitive Cheer: JV Competition Cheer – Sweetheart Classic @ Edina High School
  • TBD Competitive Cheer: Varsity Competition Cheer – Sweetheart Classic @ Edina High School
  • 9:00am Basketball: Boys 9 Gold Jamboree vs. Multiple Schools @ Richfield Ice Arena
  • 2:15pm Basketball: Girls C Game vs. Mankato West @ DeLaSalle High School
  • 3:45pm Basketball: Girls JV Game vs. Mankato West @ DeLaSalle High School
  • 4:00pm Hockey: Girls Varsity Game vs Henry Sibley @ North Dale Rec Center
  • 5:15pm Basketball: Girls Varsity Game Minnehaha/DeLaSalle vs. Mankato West @ DeLaSalle High School


*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…

We hope that each of you has enjoyed a restful and restorative break filled with special moments with your friends and family. As we enter the second semester, we want you to take a moment to review the following Uniform Guidelines:

  • Sweaters and Sweatshirts: Only the uniform sweatshirt or sweater can be worn or carried for extra warmth. Students are not permitted to wear or carry out-of-uniform sweatshirts during the day.
  • Outdoor attire such as coats, jackets, gloves, and scarves are not permitted during the school day.
  • Undershirts: Long sleeve shirts may not be worn under short sleeve uniform shirts. If you are wearing a v-neck or cardigan sweater a uniform shirt needs to be worn underneath. Turtlenecks must have the DeLaSalle logo and be solid black or white in color.
  • Pants: Pants must be full length and not rolled at the bottom cuff. Capri pants are not approved uniform attire. Pants must be appropriately sized.
  • Skirts: Skirt length must reach the top of the knee. Tights, leggings, and nylons are strongly recommended during cold weather months. These items may be worn underneath the skirt for warmth, but they must be opaque, not patterned. Tights may be black or white; nylons can be white, black or skin-tone. Black leggings can be worn under the skirt, but they must be ankle length.
  • Shoes: Boots are permitted, but the height should not exceed mid-calf. Slippers or slipper-like shoes are not permitted as well.

For additional guidelines please review pages 8-10 in the Student-Parent Handbook. As a reminder, the uniform loaner closet has moved to the Administration Office (D-200). If you have questions regarding your school uniform please contact Mr. Lemon or Ms. Gillund at

Are you not seeing one of your classes in your app Dashboard but you see it through Safari?

Try one of these fixes:

  • Delete the Canvas Student app from your device and reinstall it
  • Reset your cache (Close the Canvas app then go to Settings < Student < Reset cache on next launch, open the Canvas app and then log in).

LEAP returns in 2020 to talk about….. 2020!!! We are only 10 days in to the new decade and already there is much to discuss taking place in our world. Join LEAP (Lasallians for Equity and Peace) in D104 during all lunches to talk about the year so far and our hopes for where it will go.

Are you interested in helping DeLaSalle better celebrate Black History Month?

We are looking for students who are willing to help plan and execute ideas and activities for Black History Month. Our first meeting will be on Monday, January 13th during all lunches in the Lasallian Ministry Office. Please register using the Google Form.

Lasallian Ministry will be taking a group of students to the March for Life in St. Paul on Wednesday, January 22. The day will include a prayer service at the Cathedral of Saint Paul, the march around the Capitol, and a program on the Capitol’s front steps. Interested students should sign up by Wednesday, January 15. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Rogers in B215.

We extended our hoodie collection for Go93.5 DJBonics If you have gently used or new sweatshirts, jackets, sweaters or any extra layer of outerwear, please deliver to the Lasallian Ministry office. We currently have close to 250 items and welcome more through today.

Today’s employers want to hire people who are prepared for the workplace and know the latest technology. The Career Pathways Program provides youth ages 15-19 with employment and technology skills training followed by a paid internship in the summer 2020.

This program is supported by Keystone Community Services and Best Buy Teen Tech Center Must be age 16 by June 15th for paid internship.

Program Snapshot:

  • The student cohort meets once a week from January-May.
  • Build strong resume and interview skills
  • Learn professional soft-skills that equates to success in the workplace
  • Networking with a variety of career professionals Learn  new tech skills and complete technology-related projects
  • Paid internship summer of 2020 D

DeLaSalle Alum Nicholas Jenkins will visit DeLaSalle and meet with interested students over their lunch period on Thursday January 16 in the College Advising and Counseling office, B102. Students may get their lunch and bring it to the information session.

Please see the attached flyer and application for more information. Interested students can fill out an application and bring it to the meeting.

DeLaSalle Student Activities is piloting Remind, a messaging app that will help bridge gaps in communication among teams, coaches and moderators, student-athletes, and parents. The app can be used by both parents and guardians as well as students. Remind is grouped in “classes” and you can sign up to receive communications for any team on which your child participates. Some programs have individual teams listed (ex: Varsity, JV, or C), others have individual teams plus a program-wide “class” in order to communicate with all teams at once. Click here for instructions on how to download the app and sign up.

Interested in exploring ethical debates in a competitive yet cooperative environment? Join us for one of our meetings to see if you are interested in joining that team! or email Bro. Dylan.

Do you want to learn to play chess? Do you want to get better at chess? Are you good at chess? Are you a chess champion? Do you enjoy playing chess? If your answer to any of these questions is “yes”, then please join us for Chess Club each Tuesday, 3:15-4:15 in Room A208. Drop in to play one game or more games. We would love to have you join us!

Do you know how to knit or crochet? Want to learn?

Knitting and crocheting are great ways to manage stress, learn a new skill, and be creative. Mrs. Westphal is wondering if you are interested in participating in an informal after school activity where we work on these very things. All skill levels are welcome – Mrs. Westphal herself is just learning how to knit. Please stop by Mrs. Westphal’s classroom A212 after school on Wednesday, January 15 to let her know if you are interested, have supplies or need supplies, and which days work the best to meet.

All are welcome, including staff and students.

DeLaSalle’s Student Council is looking for help as they create the playlist for the 2020 Winterfest dance. It would be appreciated if you could help by writing song suggestions using this Google Form. Thank you for your contribution!

Students can register now for the next driver’s ed class, which will be taught in April. The class is offered by Driver’s Education Incorporated from April 6-9, 13-17, and 20. Classes are limited to the first 25 students who register with a $200 down payment. Click here to apply.

DeLaSalle’s athletic trainer, Cindy Schlafmann, is available to meet with and provide training support to student-athletes. She works in the athletic training office in the Main Gym.

Her winter athletic training hours are:

  • Monday: 12:00pm-1:00pm
  • Tuesday – Friday: 3:15-4:15pm

Any students who experience an injury during their sport should connect with Cindy before returning to play. If you need her outside of her scheduled hours, you may email Cindy.

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 was due December 10 and the final $200 payment will be due by January 15. See Ms. Stecklein if the cost is prohibitive.  Please register online.

Young women from DeLaSalle are invited to broaden their range of college options by participating in a summer program at one of 11 schools, including several Ivy League institutions, through the Joyce Ivy Foundation. Applications are due March 1 for the Summer Scholars Program, which provides full or partial scholarships based on merit and financial need. ]

Participating schools include Barnard; Brown; Cornell; Emory; Harvard; Johns Hopkins; MIT; Smith; Stanford; Washington University; and Yale.

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 a 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.