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Monday, March 9, 2020

Feast of Saint Frances of Rome
O God, who have given us in Saint Frances of Rome a singular model of both married and monastic life, grant us perseverance in your service, that in every circumstance of life we may see and follow you. We ask this in Jesus’ name, 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.

Join the Parent Association tonight 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 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.

Today, 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.”

Good luck to the girls’ basketball team, who will play Hermantown on Wednesday at 10:00am at Maturi Pavilion in the quarterfinal of the Class 3A state tournament.

Although classes are not scheduled due to conferences, morning transportation routes will run on the regular schedule to pick up and transport students to DeLaSalle. Afternoon transportation routes will leave from DeLaSalle at 1:00pm to provide students a ride home after the game.

You can buy your ticket to Wednesday’s game in advance. Tickets are on sale tomorrow from 3:15-4:30pm and Wednesday from 8:00-9:00am in Albers Atrium. Tickets cost $10 for students and $16 for adults.

See the Winter Sports Playoffs page for more information. Go Islanders!

Good luck to the boys’ basketball team as they face Waconia in the section final. The game is Thursday at 7:00pm at ChanhassesHigh School. The Islanders are the top seed in the section; Waconia is the #2 seed.

There will be a fan bus. More details will be posted in The Source when they are available.

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

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.

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!

Do you want to learn to play chess? Do you want to get better at chess? Are you good at chess? Are you a chess champion? Do you enjoy playing chess? If your answer to any of these questions is “yes”, then please join us for Chess Club each Tuesday, 3:15-4:15 in Room A208. Drop in to play one game or more games. We would love to have you join us!

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.

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) starting Monday, February 24.

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.

Congratulations Islanders!

College Connections is postponed due to the girls’ basketball game. Watch The Source for the rescheduled time.

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 noon today.

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