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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

O Heavenly Father, who raised Agatha to the dignity of Sainthood, we implore Your Divine Majesty by her intercession to give us health of mind, body and soul. Free us from all those things which hold us bound to this earth, and let our spirit, like hers, rise to your heavenly courts. Amen.

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


Daily Digest

Today, we will celebreate Catholic Schools Week and Winterfest. Classes will be 30-minutes in length.

Hour 18:30am9:00am
Hour 210:17am10:47am
Hour 310:52am11:22am
Hour 411:27am11:57am
Hour 512:02pm12:32pm
Hour 612:37pm1:07pm
Hour 71:12pm1:42pm
Hour 81:47pm2:17pm




In the news…

DeLaSalle is excited to celebrate its Catholic identity during Catholic Schools Week/Winterfest February 3-8.

This year’s annual Catholic Schools Week theme is “Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.”


  • Tropic Like It’s Hot · Dress up in your favorite Islander apparel or rock your favorite beach-themed outfit!
  • Catholic Schools Week Mass · The DeLaSalle school community will gather for a Mass as Islanders celebrate how Catholic schools are communities where students learn, serve, lead, and succeed. Father Bruno Nwachukwu, school chaplain, will celebrate the Mass.
  • Catholic Schools Week / Winterfest Pepfest · The Spirit Stick is up for grabs as we celebrate our Catholic identity and celebrate Winterfest. Show your school spirit!
  • Lasallian Ministry Movie Night · Join Lasallian Ministry for a screening of “The Hate U Give”  in honor of Black History Month


  • Circle of Life Day · Freshman-Toddles (ages 0-5); sophomores-Millennials (ages 20-40); juniors-middle aged (ages 40-65); seniors-senior citizens (ages 65+); staff-high schoolers
  • Powderpuff Volleyball · 4:00pm, Main Gym · Students can cheer as the junior and senior boys square off in this Powderpuff volleyball match. Students may sign up to participate outside the Student Activities office.Food will be available for purchase at the volleyball game: a slice of pizza for $2 or soda for $1.

Black History Month (February 1-29) is a federally recognized, nationwide celebration that calls on all Americans to reflect on the significant achievements and immense roles that African-Americans have played in shaping US history.

DeLaSalle will celebrate Black History Month with a variety of opportunities and visuals taking place throughout the school.

  • Door Decorations and Posters · Posters will be posted through the halls and classroom doors in each department that will be decorated with the African American History makers who came before us, inspired us today, and will continue to forever be important assets to our countries history and culture
  • Move Night · “The Hate U Give” will be shown at 3:15pm today in D104. Popcorn provided. Bring your own water bottle or beverage
  • Cities United – Black History Month Event · 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 from 8:30 am – 1:30pm. Sign up here.
  • Friday Morning Fun · Friday mornings during Black History Month, students will showcase music and food in the atrium before school to celebrate African American history and culture.
  • Friday BHM T-shirts · Students and staff who purchased a Black History Month t-shirt are also invited to wear their t-shirts (with uniform pants) each Friday as part of our celebration of Black History Month 2020.

February 5, 1972 · Bob Douglas becomes the first African American elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.

College Connections is a collaborative student-group focused on making the college application process easier.

We will meet every Wednesday after school from 3:15-4:30 PM in the Guidance Office.

The college application process is long and complex. College Connections seeks to make this empowering and collaborative, rather than unhealthy and competitive. In partnership with ADI Ambassadors, Asian students will have the opportunity of accessing national resources for scholarships, free summer programs, and college networking.

Meeting Topic: QuestBridge Prep Scholars & National Match

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.

Come join the coding club! Play with robots and run through mazes, learn to create a mobile app, learn programming in Swift, Python or Java, or learn to make a website. See Mr Pearson in Room A213 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:00-4:30.

This week we are going to meet after school today in room A209. Bring your supplies or use Mrs. Westphal’s.

All are welcome!

Congratulations to the Quiz Bowl team of Andrew Amell, Sebastian Dominguez, Abby Hames and Joey Hanson who qualified for the Minnesota State Championship and the NAQT National Competition with a strong performance at Thursday night’s competition and throughout the regular season. Other strong performers Thursday night and through the season include Eleanor Sherman, Henry Fisher, and Nyah Massey. Also, special recognition to Greta Hornquist for her performance and participation over the past four seasons.

Great Job Islanders!

Are you interested in reading with a young student weekly?

Through the initiative of a few DeLaSalle seniors who attended the Lasallian Youth Assembly in Chicago this past summer, DeLaSalle has been given the opportunity to work with Lucy Craft Laney Community School in creating and cementing a reading buddy program between our students and theirs.

Starting next Monday, February 10th, right after students will be bussed to Lucy Laney to read with a group of elementary students, and will return around 4:30pm. For further information or if you’re interested, see Ms. Stecklein.

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.