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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Feast of Saint Vincent, Deacon and Martyr
Almighty ever-living God, mercifully pour out your Spirit upon us, so that our hearts may possess the strong love by which the Martyr Saint Vincent triumphed overall bodily torments. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.

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


Daily Digest




In the news…

College Connections is a collaborative, informational student-group focused on making the college application process easier. We will meet every Wednesday after school (starting today) 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)

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 today – 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.

All students will meet with their academic mentor following their first period class on Thursday, January 23, to review the first semester and establish second-semester goals.

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.

Sign up to play in a dodgeball tournament after school on Thursday, January 30. Sign up outside the activities office before the end of the day on Friday.

Teams can have a maximum of 10 people and there is a $10 fee due per team on the day of the tournament. The tournament is January 30 at 3:30pm in the Main Gym. The winner will play the teachers at the Catholic Schools Week/Winterfest pepfest.

On Tuesday, January 14th the Activities Office hosted their first Activities Leadership Team meeting of 2020! At this meeting, we talked about the culture of activities at DeLaSalle, where we are now, and where we want to go.

If you are interested in attending our next meeting it will take place during lunches on Tuesday, January 28th. Periods 4 & 6 will be in the Schulze Lab (D104)- South Side and period 5 will be in the Schulze Lab Conference Room. Please contact the Activities Office if you have any questions.

Theatre presents its winter one acts, which feature a one-act of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, directed by Jamie Wheeler ‘20, and a few musical numbers.

Shows are at 7:30pm on January 24, 25, 31, and February 1. Performances are held on the Friendshuh Stage in the Florance Center.

Tickets cost $15 for reserved seats; $10 for general admission; $8 for non DeLaSalle students and senior citizens, and free for De students with school ID. To purchase reserved tickets, please email All other tickets are available for purchase at the door.

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.

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.