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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Ash Wednesday Prayer from Xavier University
Almighty and ever-living God,
you invite us deeper into your world, your people, your Lent.
May this time be one of outward focus;
seeking you in those we often ignore.
Help us live a Lent focused on freedom, generosity, and encounter.
Give us hearts hungry to serve you
and those who need what we have to give.

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


Daily Digest

Today is Ash Wednesday and it marks the beginning of Lent, the period of 40 days leading to Christ’s death on Good Friday and Resurrection on Easter Sunday. As a community, DeLaSalle will begin the Lenten season with a school Mass celebrated by school chaplain, Fr. Bruno Nwachukwu. Classes will be 34-minutes in length.

Hour 18:30am9:07am
Hour 210:32am11:06am
Hour 311:11am11:45am
Hour 411:50am12:24pm
Hour 512:29pm1:03pm
Hour 61:08pm1:42pm
Hour 71:47pm2:21pm
Hour 82:26pm3:00pm



  • 7:00pm Basketball: Girls Varsity Section Tournament vs Edison @ 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 26, 1926 · Carter G. Woddson starts Negro History Week, which later becomes Black History Month.

The DeLaSalle Cafe is expanding! Come and check out our new soup and 2nd entree station. The kitchen staff has been busy making homemade soups or a 2nd entree every day.

Expand your taste buds. Try something new!

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 the end of the day today if you plan to attend.

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.

B.L.K. is hosting a meeting on Micro-aggressions and Stereotypes today. Please join us for activities and discussions starting at 3:20pm in room D104. Snacks provided, as always.

Hope to see you all there!

Join the TTGC after school tomorrow to play/learn Pokemon (the card game). Rumor has it that Ms. Hegle is a “Pokemon Master” and will be taking on all comers. Our Pokemon Professor will be Andrew Amell.

Come to B307 at 3:15pm.

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.

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.

As a new season begins for activities, students and families are invited to attend the following meetings and learn about their activity of choice:
  • Softball · Thursday, February 27 at 6:00pm in D104
  • Baseball · Sunday, March 1 at 4:30pm in D104
  • Boys’ Lacrosse · Monday, March 9th 6:00pm at Minnehaha – Upper School
  • Track and Field · Tuesday, March 10 at 5:15pm in D104
  • Boys’ and Girls’ Golf · Monday, March 9 at 6:00pm in A106
  • Boys’ Tennis · Tuesday, March 10 at 6:00pm in Thies Lab
  • Girls’ Lacrosse · TBA · A meeting date will be set for our new co-op in girls’ lacrosse with Columbia Heights lead by Head Coach, Carrie Trnjanin

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.