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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Prayer from the University of Notre Dame
Help us remember and proclaim to the world by our lives that through your Son you will it now and always that we be made and remain clean of heart and spirit. We make this prayer in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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


Daily Digest



  • 12:00pm Swim & Dive: Boys All State Meet @ University of Minnesota Aquatic Center

*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. Contact Ms. Hodapp with any questions.

February 27, 1972 · Charlotte Ray graduates from Howard University Law School, becoming the first African American lawyer in the U.S.

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!

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.

Nia is a Spring-Break intensive program where students will learn first hand about the historical representation of African Americans through research and local community immersion experiences. Students will produce original mini-documentaries on a topic in African American history as their final projects in the program. Nia is open to high school students (9th – 12th) and African American students with an interest in community uplift and understanding our world from an elevated perspective.

Nia meets Monday, March 30 through Friday, April 3, 9:00am-5:00 pm. Students will meet at the Hallie Q. Brown Center in St. Paul. There is also an additional program orientation (TBD) and final presentation day (April 4). Students will receive a $150 stipend upon completion of the program.

Applications are now being accepted for Nia. Current high school youth are eligible to apply. To begin the application process, please visit the application link and submit the application. Youth will need to submit contact information for two teacher, counselor, or mentor recommendations.

The priority deadline for applications is Friday, March 6 at 5:00pm. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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 Islanders went to Princeton HS early in the morning on Saturday, February 21 for a speech tournament.

Captain Abby Wagner (Prose) and Michael Underwood (Extemporaneous Speaking) emerged from the prelims victorious and advanced to final rounds, placing 6th and 4th respectively. Kathleen Mason (Prose) earned an honorable mention, as did Mira Ho-Chen (Poetry). This means they were only a couple points shy of making finals.

Nearly 500 competitors showed up last week, and the competition only gets tougher.

The team is already preparing for the next event this Saturday the 29th at Orono HS. Thanks for your support!

If you’d like to learn more about the speech team, send an email to coach James or Emma.

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