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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Prayer from the University of Notre Dame
Lord Jesus, Please guide us to do all we can to bring healing and comfort to our minds and bodies and to those we love. Remove our anxiety and give us that peace and hope that surpasses human understanding. Amen.

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


Daily Digest



  • 4:15pm Basketball: Boys 9 Gold Game vs. Academy of Holy Angels @ DeLaSalle High School
  • 4:15pm Basketball: Boys C Game vs. Academy of Holy Angels @ DeLaSalle High School
  • 5:30pm Basketball: Boys JV Game vs. Academy of Holy Angels @ DeLaSalle High School
  • 7:00pm Basketball: Boys Varsity Game vs. Academy of Holy Angels @ DeLaSalle 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…

This week is Social Justice Week, an annual school-wide celebration of Catholic Social Teaching, organized by the Lasallian Ministry office. This year’s theme is “Representation.”

All human life is sacred and, Respect for Life and the Dignity of the Human Person, the first theme of Catholic Social Teaching, calls each of us to recognize that we are all made in the image and likeness of God. Representation refers to the visibility of one’s identity such as race, gender, culture or beliefs. The ability to represent ourselves enables us to express that identity freely and with respect for others. Everyone brings their own story to DeLaSalle High School, and the activities of the week challenge us to reflect and pray on our role of caring for all of God’s creation.

  • Item Drive · 1st-period classes Tuesday – Friday
    • Acceptable items to donate include: Purses in good condition, Feminine Hygiene Products, Travel Size Kleenex, Travel Size Lotion, Chapstick
    • Items collected will benefit women in need across the Twin Cities.
  • Monday, February 24
    • Lunch and Learn · Descendants of the Holocaust will educate about the Holocaust through stories and history. Please bring your lunch to the Theis Creative Side periods 4, 5, & 6
  • Tuesday, February 25
    • Join LEAP for a Movie Night! We’ll watch Zootopia from 3:15-5:00pm.
  • Wednesday, February 26
    • Ash Wednesday Mass
  • Thursday, February 27
    • Lunch & Learn · Nautica Flowers from the University of Minnesota will hold a workshop about Safe Spaces? What is a safe space? How do they look different for different groups of people? How do we maintain their safety and expand their reach? Please bring your lunch to the Theis Creative Side periods 4 & 5.
    • Sister Helen Prejean will discuss her life’s work and sign copies of her books, including her new memoir, River of Fire: My Spiritual Journey at St. Kate’s 7:00 p.m. Please sign up using the Google Form by Wednesday, February 26.

February 25, 1870 · Hirman R. Revels is sworn in as the first Black U.S. senator and first Black representative in Congress.

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.

Help lift up the DeLaSalle community in prayer! The DeLaSalle Parents in Prayer group invites parents, family members, friends, and alumni to participate in this monthly prayer session. We hope students, staff, families, and friends at DeLaSalle will feel encouraged by the knowledge that people care about them, are excited for them and are PRAYING FOR THEM!

The group will meet on Tuesday, February 25, 12:00-1:00pm in the Thies Lab, creative side (D207)

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, the period of 40 days leading to Christ’s death on Good Friday and Resurrection on Easter Sunday.

On Wednesday, February 26, DeLaSalle will begin the Lenten season with a school Mass celebrated by school chaplain, Fr. Bruno Nwachukwu.

DeLaSalle students will have the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation during Lent at nearby St. Boniface Catholic Church. Twelfth graders will receive the sacrament on Tuesday, March 3; eleventh grade students on March 10; tenth grade students on March 17; and ninth grade students on March 24.

Green Team nature hike that was originally scheduled for today will be postponed due to the after school movie.

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 3-4:30.

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!

Students who purchase a wristband may dress out of uniform on Thursday, February 27.

Wristbands will be sold during lunches before the out of uniform day and before school that morning. Students must follow the out of uniform guidelines in the Student-Parent Handbook. DeLaSalle shares a third of all out of uniform wristband sales with Mwangaaza College, a postsecondary Lasallian trade school in Kenya.

DeLaSalle students are invited to help on Friday, February 28, at the Fish Fry at Holy Cross Catholic Church located at 1621 University Avenue, about 10 minutes from DeLaSalle.

Student help is needed from 4:30pm-7:30pm. Transportation will be provided. Please sign up by Friday, February 28 at noon.

If you have any questions, please see Mr. Rogers in Room B215.

On Monday, March 2, we will be serving a meal at Sharing and Caring Hands. Students will receive 2 Christian Service hours. Since we will need to leave at 2:15pm (during 8th period), you will need to fill out an anticipated absence form for your 8th period class and submit it in advance.

If you have any questions, please see Mr. Rogers in Room B215. Please sign up by Sunday, March 1 at 12:00pm.

If you are interested in joining Black.Liberated.Knowledgeable as a full-time member of the board, now’s your chance!

You can pick up a form from Mrs.McAdams (in the Guidance Office), or Coach CJ (Room B201).

The available positions are as follows:

  • Co-Presidents (At least one of them must be a senior. You must also run independently.)
  • Secretary
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Treasurer
  • Resource Manager
  • Event Coordinator

Each position is very important to the group and comes with a unique set of roles.

Forms are due to Mrs.McAdams or Coach CJ by 4:00pm, Thursday, March 12th. If you have any questions please see a member of the current Executive Board. The current executive board will review all applications, and the new board will be announced on the source Monday, March 16.

Spring sports are just around the corner! DeLaSalle students who wish to participate in a spring sport must register for the sport before it holds its first practice. Students received an email on February 7 with a registration link. DeLaSalle offers spring sports in baseball, boys’ and girls’ golf, boys’ and girls’ lacrosse, softball, and track and field. Our lacrosse teams are co-op programs with other schools.

Learn more about our athletic programs.

St. Scholastica’s Youth Theology Institute is a weeklong experience where high school students ponder life’s big questions while enjoying the beauty of the Northwoods and Lake Superior. Come explore your true calling, deepen your faith and listen with the ear of your heart. The camp is from July 12-18, the cost is $100 with scholarships available.

Read more information and see the online application.