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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

From Rev. LeRoy E. Clementich, C.S.C
Blessed are you, O Lord our God. In your divine wisdom you created a universe overflowing with signs of your fatherly care for all creatures. Moreover, through the light of faith you bestow on our earthly family the insight to discern the depths of mystery in all matters. Permit us not to cover our ears at the sound of your voice, nor to shelter our eyes when you speak in mystery. This we ask through Christ our Lord. Amen

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


Daily Digest



  • 7:00pm Basketball: Boys Section 6AAA Quarterfinal Game #1 DeLaSalle vs #8 Minneapolis Roosevelt @ 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…

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.

DeLaSalle students will have the opportunity to receive the sacrament of reconciliation, speak with a priest, and engage in quiet prayer and reflection during the season of lent with their classmates.

Students will attend reconciliation during periods 2 and 3 on the following dates:

  • March 3: 12th grade
  • March 10: 11th grade
  • March 17: 10th grade
  • March 24: 9th grade

The Stations of the Cross are a very intentional way for us to remember, pray, and reflect on Jesus’ suffering and death. Students and staff are invited to pray the Stations of the Cross on Tuesdays during lunches starting on March 3.

Stations will take place at 11:20am (Period 4), 12:13pm (Period 5), and 1:00pm (Period 6).

Good luck to the girls’ basketball team as they face Hill-Murray in the section final. The game is Thursday at 6:00pm at East Ridge High School. The Islanders are the top seed in the section; Hill-Murray is the #2 seed.

A reminder – everyone must pay to attend the game. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students.

For those who are interested, there will be a fan bus. The bus will depart from DeLaSalle at 5:00pm and return around 8:30pm. Please sign up by 5:00pm today.

Go Islanders!

A collaborative student-group focused on making the college application process easier. We will meet every Wednesday after school from 3:15-4:30pm 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.

Today, we will share an overview of the college application process.

Have you seen the Lord of the Rings movies and wondered what the books are like? They are actually even better! Join us for a fun discussion of one of the best books ever written! We will meet today after school in B211. Tea and snacks will be served!

Juli Rasmussen retired in 2019 after a 30+ year career in corporate America, where she focused on developing leaders and improving the effectiveness of teams. Her passion in advancing the cause of the climate crisis accelerated with her participation in Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project training in August, 2019, where Gore addressed three key questions: Must we change? Can we change? Will we change?

She will spend time addressing these questions with us via information sharing and interactive exchange. As we at DeLaSalle are interested in social justice, we will engage in conversation around those most impacted by climate change and have an opportunity to identify action each of us can take to protect our earth.

All are welcome to attend during lunches on Friday, March 6 in the Schultz Learning Lab.

DeLaSalle students are invited to help on Friday, March 6, 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, and we will leave DeLaSalle at 4:15PM. Please sign up by Thursday, March 5 at noon. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Rogers in Room B215.

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.

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 9 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