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Monday, January 11, 2021

Father, thank you for a fresh start today. Help me to let go of the old things that hold me back, the things that do not bring me life, the things that keep me living in the past. Open my mind and heart so that I may be filled with your wisdom in this new semester. Amen

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


Daily Digest

Today is the first day of the Gold Cohort:

  • Period 1: 8:30-9:50
  • Period 2: 10:00-11:20
  • Period 3: 11:30-1:30
  • Period 4: 1:40-3:00


Which lunch wave am I in?


In the news…

Islanders, we are excited to welcome you back to campus today for the first time since November! As you know, cohorts have been adjusted this semester. You are in the Gold Cohort if you were born between January and June and you will attend in-person classes on Mondays and Tuesdays. You are in the Silver Cohort if you were born between July and December and you will attend in-person classes on Thursdays and Fridays. Students in the Gold and Silver Cohorts will participate in distance learning the other three days of the week that they are not on campus. Blue Cohort students will attend classes online all five days.

Our annual Dodgeball Tournament returns! This year the tournament will be held Wednesday, January 13, at DeLaSalle from 1:00-3:30pm. Teams will be compiled of 10 students within your grade level (your class). If you want to participate and represent your class, please fill out this form.  Transportation will not be provided. Once teams are complete, a schedule will be sent out to each team. Sign up by Tuesday at 4:30pm.

Join the Black.Liberated.Knowledgeable group for a meeting tomorrow during the first WIN session at 10:00am. The topic is “Activism Throughout History.” The meet code is BLK 123. All are welcome.

Are you interested in e-sports? Come to the first meeting of the new eSports Club on Tuesday. We will meet during the second WIN session (from 10:40-11:20am). This will be an informational meeting to see what kinds of games you want to play and how we will run club meetings. Email Mr. Cote with questions.

DeLaSalle will celebrate the life and legacy of Reverend Martin Luther King Junior with an all-school prayer service during the first WIN session on Friday. Our guest speaker that day will be Bishop Richard Howell, the pastor of Shiloh Temple International Ministries in north Minneapolis and grandfather of Carmen ‘21 and Harmony ‘23 Thomas. The musical group “Gifted Hands” featuring Rayo Daniel ‘20, Andre Dukes Jr. ‘21, Joe Mason III ‘21, and Emauri Shaw ‘21 will also perform during the prayer service. Tenth grade students will attend the prayer service while remaining physically distanced in the Florance Center, while all other students will participate via a livestream.

Are you a junior interested in Engineering? Ever wondered what it would be like to spend some time in a research lab? We have an exciting opportunity to partner with a professor at the University of Minnesota this summer! Two students will be selected to work in a Mechanical Engineering research laboratory for 10 weeks (June 7 – August 13). Click here to apply to this unique opportunity! Email Ms. Townsend or Ms. Kocourek with questions.

Do you want to learn how to drive? Sign up for the next driver’s education class, which begins on Monday, January 25. The class costs $399 and features 30 hours of classroom instruction over 10 days. The class will be held virtually via Google Meet on Mondays-Thursdays from 4:30-7:30pm. You can find the application here. You must turn in your completed application with a down payment by January 21.

Students may now register for a seven-week ACT test preparation class offered at DeLaSalle in January and February. DeLaSalle is partnering with Breakaway Test Prep to offer the 14-hour class starting January 12. The class will be taught on Tuesdays and Fridays during WIN sessions from 10:10-11:10am. The course includes unlimited full-length, proctored online practice exams and feedback on your student’s strengths and weaknesses. The course costs $645. Financial grants are available; contact Barbara McAdams at 612-676-7621 for more information. Learn more here and register here. The Guidance Office offers additional ACT test preparation resources, which you can find here.

DeLaSalle families may order a supply of healthy breakfast and lunches for the days when their student is not on campus because they are participating via distance learning.

  • Students participating in hybrid learning may order a meal kit that contains three breakfasts and three lunches each. Families may use this form to order the meal kits. Orders must be placed by noon on the first day the student attends in-person instruction (Monday or Thursday) and picked up outside the kitchen at the end of the school day on the last day they attend (Tuesday or Friday).
  • Students participating in full distance learning may also order a meal kit that contains five breakfasts and five lunches each. Orders should be placed by noon on Thursday for pickup at 3:00pm on Friday. Families may use this form to place the order.

The meals are provided at no cost to families through an extension of the federal Summer Food Service Program.