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Monday, January 13, 2020

Feast of  Saint Hilary of Poitiers
O Lord our God, you raised up your servant Saint Hilary of Poitiers to be a champion of the catholic faith: Keep us steadfast in that true faith which we professed at our baptism, that we may rejoice in having you for our Father, and may abide in your Son, in the fellowship of the Holy Spirit; who live and reign forever and ever. Amen.

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


Daily Digest





In the news…

DeLaSalle will celebrate the life and legacy of Reverend Martin Luther King Junior with an all-school prayer service after first hour on Friday, January 17. DeLaSalle will be closed and there are no classes in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday on Monday, January 20.

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 13 during all lunches in the Lasallian Ministry Office. Please register using the Google Form.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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 summer 2020.

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

Program Snapshot:

  • The student cohort meets once a week from January-May.
  • Build a 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

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.

The mission of “Black. Liberated. Knowledgeable.” (BLK) is to provide a fun, inclusive space for students to express themselves comfortably, by encouraging all perspectives around the black experience. Our focus will be discussing black and minority issues in society today, through the facilitation of conversations on black culture and unity. In addition to this, we will provide resources to help connect black students with college information. Our events are all-inclusive and student-focused, with an emphasis on the Black Experience. Through all of this, we will promote the self-love and confidence of all identities. We will provide a space for All experiences to be celebrated; while leaving a legacy DeLaSalle can be proud of.

Come to our first meeting Thursday, January 16th in B206 (Mrs. Post’s room) We will be playing a game of Jeopardy on Black Music! Snacks provided!

If you would like to know more about BLK, contact one of the Co-Presidents: Weslyn Harmon or Jacoby Andrews.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.