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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Angel of God, my guardian dear,
to whom God’s love commits me here,
ever this day be at my side,
to light and guard, to rule and guide.

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.

There will be an out of uniform day tomorrow! Purchase your out of uniform wristband for $2 this morning or $3 tomorrow morning. For anyone who purchased a year-long out of uniform pass, all you need to do is wear the wristband tomorrow. All out of uniform days rules apply, please check the student handbook for details.

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.

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.

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.

If you have ever wanted to check out LEAP (Lasallians for Equity And Peace) please come on Friday during your lunch in D104. All are welcome to join LEAP at any time!

This week we have a special guest who is an alum of DeLaSalle. She will share a bit about the history and origins of Tai Chi and also teach some movement.

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.