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Friday, January 17, 2020

O God, we thank you for the lives of great saints and prophets in the past, who have revealed to us that we can stand up amid the problems and difficulties and trials of life and not give in. We thank you for our ancestors, who’ve given us something in the midst of the darkness of oppression to keep going. Grant that we will go on with the proper faith and the proper determination of will, so that we will be able to make a creative contribution to this world. In the name and spirit of Jesus we pray, amen.

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


Daily Digest

Due to the approahing winter storm, DeLaSalle will dismiss students at 1:00pm today. Busses will depart on their afternoon routes at 1:11pm. All after school activities have been cancelled.

Hour 18:30am9:02am
Hour 29:07am9:36am
Hour 39:41am10:10am
Hour 410:15am10:44am
Hour 510:49am11:18am
Hour 611:23am11:52am
Hour 711:57am12:26pm
Hour 812:31pm1:00pm




  • 4:00pm Basketball: Boys C Game vs. Minneapolis Southwest @ Minneapolis Southwest High School
  • 5:00pm Hockey: Boys JV Game Minneahaha/DeLaSalle vs. Shakopee @ Shakopee Arena
  • 7:00pm Hockey: Boys Varsity Game Minnehaha/DeLaSalle vs. Shakopee @ Shakopee Arena


  • 8:00am Wrestling: Varsity Invitational vs. St. Croix Lutheran @ St. Croix Lutheran
  • 12:00pm Basketball: Boys 9 Gold Game vs. Totino-Grace @ DeLaSalle High School
  • 1:30pm Basketball: Boys C Game vs. Totino-Grace @ DeLaSalle High School
  • 2:00pm Hockey: Girls Varsity Game Minneahaha/DeLaSalle vs. Totino-Grace @ Minnehaha Academy Ice Arena – South Campus


  • 1:45pm Basketball: Girls Varsity Game vs. Robbinsdale Cooper (Dream Classic VI) @ Minneapolis Roosevelt 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…

Due to the early dismissal, the prayer service scheduled for today has been canceled.

On Monday, January 20, DeLaSalle will be closed and there are no classes in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday.

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!

Black History Month is coming up!

To celebrate the month, students are invited to purchase a Black History Month t-shirt that can be worn on Fridays during BHM (February) with uniform pants. T-shirts orders due WEDNESDAY, January 22. Cost = $10 T-shirts will be available for pick up on Wednesday, February 5. Cash payment due at time of pick up.

T-shirt design and order form.

College Connections is a collaborative, informational student-group focused on making the college application process easier. We will meet every Wednesday after school (starting January 22) from 3:15-4:30 PM in the Guidance Office. Students from all grades are welcome.Topics will include Writing Essays, Internships, Fly-In Programs, QuestBridge, and more!

The college application process is long and complex. College Connections seeks to make this empowering and collaborative, rather than unhealthy and competitive. We are supported with resources from the Guidance Office, NHS, Breakthrough Twin Cities, and ADI Ambassadors.

In partnership with ADI Ambassadors, Asian students will have the opportunity of accessing national resources for scholarships, free summer programs, and college networking.

First Meeting: Wednesday, January 22, B102, Counseling and College Advising

First Facilitator: Hi, My name is Diana Truong, and I am a senior at De. I recently received a full-scholarship to Pomona College through the QuestBridge National Match. I was also a QuestBridge Prep Scholar who received fly-in grants to Vanderbilt, Swarthmore, Rice, WashU, and Pomona.

Meeting Schedule and Topics Meetings

  • January 22: Introduction to College Connections & ADI Ambassadors
  • January 29: Internships: Breakthrough Twin Cities w/ Rachel Banen
  • February 5: QuestBridge Prep Scholars & National Match
  • February 12: Overview of the College Application
  • February 19: Finding your Fit?
  • February 26: Identity: Race, Class, & Upbringing
  • March 4: Writing Essays
  • March 11: Extracurriculars, Jobs, & Internships
  • March 18: Networking & ADI Ambassadors
  • March 25: Applying for Scholarships & Fly-In Programs
  • April 1: DeLaSalle Classes
  • April 15: Low-Income, First-Generation College Students & ADI Ambassadors
  • April 22: Summer Preparation (Last Meeting)

All students are invited to participate in the 5th annual Cities United Black History Month Event at North Hennepin Community College on Friday, February 7. We will depart DLS at 8:30 a.m. and return by 1:30. You must sign up. Please read the instructions on the sign-up sheet regarding an anticipated absence request form.

Let Ms. Hodapp know if you have any questions.

Applications for the Alumni Scholarships are now open. These scholarships are awarded to current juniors at DeLaSalle. There are a total of five scholarships that will be used for tuition in your senior year. Three of the scholarships require you have a family member who graduated from De, two of them do not.

You will receive an email to your school email address with the link to apply. ALL juniors are encouraged to apply.

You didn’t get to A212 for knitting and crocheting on Wednesday? No worries!

Swing by Mrs. Westphal’s room to pick up a 1/2 sheet questionnaire, or, you can swing by the staff table in the Florance Center during 4th hour lunch and get one there. You aren’t signing up for anything, just letting Mrs. Westphal know you’re interested and if you need supplies.

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.