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Friday, March 6, 2020

From Reverend David Scheidler, C.S.C.
Lord Jesus Christ, for 40 days, you suffered in the desert, but emerged triumphant over temptation and ready to begin announcing the Gospel. As we begin this holy season of Lent, help us to discipline our wills and avoid temptations, so that we may turn away from sin and believe in the Gospel. May our Lenten observance help us to die to self and experience in our lives your resurrection. Amen.

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


Daily Digest




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 Minneapolis Patrick Henry in the section semifinal. The game is Saturday at 7:00pm at DeLaSalle High School. The Islanders are the top seed in the section; Patrick Henry is the #4 seed.

A reminder – everyone must pay to attend the game. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students. 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.

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. The meeting has been moved to the Thies Lab (D207) because of another event being held in the Schulze Lab (D104).

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 DeLaSalle 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.

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.

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.”

Join BLK on Tuesday, March 10 in discussing the topic of Feminism and Intersectionality, in honor of Women’s History Month! We’ll be in Room D104 at 3:20!

All members of the Class of 2023 are invited to a special event on Wednesday, March 11, at 8:00am in the L.L. Gray Gym.

We will learn The Islander Way and everything it takes to be an Islander fan. We will learn how to cheer like an Islander, which is Classy, not Sassy! After we practice cheers for the Girls State Tournament Basketball Game, we will eat donuts and juice together.

Don’t miss out on this unique community-building experience. All those interested in this event will need to sign up.

Catch Me If You Can is a rousing musical set in the 1960’s and Based on the unbelievable true story of one of the most famous con artists in history, Frank Abagnale Jr. A fast, rollicking musical, Catch Me If You Can tells the tale of an ingenious, yet lonely, boy looking for his place in the world.

Performances will begin at 7:30pm on March 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28

  • Tickets Reserved: $15
  • General admission: $10 (available at the door)
  • Students and senior citizens: $8
  • De students: Free with student ID

Email the Box Office with further questions.

The DeLaSouljah Steppers have been working hard all year and have performed our show at other schools. We are planning a performance showcase for DeLaSalle on Tuesday, March 18 at 7:00pm in the Florance Center and invite everyone to come out and support.

We would especially like to invite any student who is interested in joining the team next year. We plan to meet with all interested students to discuss a plan for next year. Please sign up if you are interested in participating in the future.

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 today 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