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Thursday, March 5, 2020

From Reverend Terry Ehrman, C.S.C.
Lord of love, suffering abounds in our world. Give us true, merciful, and compassionate hearts that do not ignore the poor, sick, and ignorant, nor view them as the enemy. Give us your grace to live the commandment of love: to love our neighbor as ourselves, for what we do to them we do to Christ your Son. Amen.

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


Daily Digest



  • 4:00pm Speech All-Conference Championship @ Fridley High School
  • 7:00pm Basketball: Girls Section 4AAA Final Game #1 DeLaSalle vs #2 Hill-Murray @ East Ridge 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.

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

Parents and guardians of DeLaSalle students are invited to conference with teachers regarding their student’s academic progress on Wednesday, March 11 between 1:00pm and 8:00pm.

You do not need an appointment to conference with a teacher. As students and parents can benefit by hearing the same commendations and recommendations from teachers, we strongly suggest students and parents attend conferences and participate in these conversations together.

There are no classes on March 11.

Good luck to the boys’ basketball team as they face Hill-Murray in the section final tonight. The game is 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 signed-up for the fan bus, remember that it will depart from DeLaSalle at 5:00pm and return around 8:30pm.

Go Islanders!

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

We will be serving a meal at Sharing and Caring Hands from 2:15-4:30 on Tuesday, March 10. 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.

Please sign up and return your anticipated absence form to Mr. Rogers in B215 by Monday, March 9 at noon.

Join the Parent Association on Monday, March 9 from 6:30-8:00pm as we welcome Theology teacher and department chair, Keely Wojda, for a spirited discussion on encouraging our children’s faith lives.

Before coming to teach at De, Keely was a Religious Education Director for several years. She’s also a mother of five, including three college graduates, and she brings a broad perspective to help explain practical steps you can take to increase prayer and opportunities for your family to live your faith.

All De parents are members of the Association by virtue of enrolling their son or daughter at De. As always, we’ll have good conversation and company.

On Monday, March 9, thirty-one projects will compete at the regional History Day competition at the University of Minnesota. These projects have the opportunity to advance to state on Saturday, May 2.

History Day is an annual project in the 11th grade Social Studies curriculum that gives juniors an opportunity to become expert historians, selecting and researching a topic of their choice around a national theme, which this year is “Breaking Barriers in History.”

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