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Friday, March 12, 2021

God, knowing your will for me, let me be anxious for nothing. I pray for the strength, the power, and the energy to accomplish your purpose.


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


Daily Digest

Today is the second day of the Silver Cohort:

  • Period 5: 8:30-9:50
  • Period 6/WIN: 10:00-11:20
  • Period 7: 11:30-1:30
  • Period 8: 1:40-3:00



Which lunch wave am I in?

  • 5:30pm: Girls’ C basketball @ Hastings
  • 7:00pm: Girls’ varsity basketball @ Hastings
  • 7:00pm: Girls’ varsity hockey vs. St. Peter @ Minnehaha Academy Ice Arena


In the news…

Students are invited to a town hall meeting with administration during both WIN sessions. The event will be held on campus in B211 and online here.

The award-winning DeLaSalle Theatre program will stage its fourth production this school year – and first production back on the Friendshuh Stage in the Florance Center since last year. Performances of “The Yeti” and “Madame Executioner” are March 12-13 and 19-20, each night at 7:30pm. Limited seating is available. Tickets cost $10 and you may email the theatre box office to arrange tickets. Both plays are written by James Buffington and directed by Farrah and James Buffington.

Current 11th grade students are invited to apply for scholarships available through the DeLaSalle Alumni Association. The application is available here and the deadline to apply is TODAY. Five scholarships are awarded in honor of alumni who have had a significant impact on DeLaSalle – and recipients will have the scholarships applied to their tuition for the 2021-22 school year.

This Lenten season we come together for reconciliation, to examine our lives honestly, to ask forgiveness, and to be made new. Due to the pandemic, DeLaSalle will offer two different options for Reconciliation:

  • Option 1: Communal Reconciliation Service is a prayer service in which you will have time to privately pray, reflect, ask for forgiveness and receive general absolution. This will be held on Tuesday and Friday during WIN #1 (10:00-10:35am) in D104.
  • Option 2: Private reconciliation (form 1) is an opportunity for you to sit down one on one with our school chaplain, Fr. Kevin Kenney, to confess and be absolved of your sins. You will have the option of sitting face to face in chairs or you can remain behind a screen if you prefer. This will be available on Tuesday and Friday during WIN #2 (10:40-11:20am) in D104.

All are welcome to attend either the communal or individual sessions. Students can sign up for sessions in SST.

Thank you to everyone who helped make Social Justice Week a big success!  

Thanks to everyone who helped make pies and complete other service projects .

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Sweet Potato Pie Story Sharing last Friday.

Thanks for the wonderful coin and toiletry donations.

Thanks to our amazing kitchen staff who helped make pies for us to gift and enjoy!

And thanks to all faculty and staff who made time to help with events last week.

We are so grateful!!!

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Change for Change Drive. The winner is… the SOPHOMORES! Here are our grand totals:

  • 10th grade – $157.83
  • 9th grade – $144.86
  • 12th grade – $109.80
  • 11th grade – $58.17
  • (grand total: $470.66 raised for those in need plus over 100 toiletry items were brought in for Missions, Inc.)

Thank you all for your support and an extra thanks to faculty/staff who matched change drive donations last week.  Great job De!

DeLaSalle will partner with Blankets of Hope to deliver blankets and handwritten letters of encouragement to people experiencing homelessness. This 9th grade community service event will take place at school on Saturday, March 27, from 10:00am-1:00pm. If you are a 9th grader and interested in participating, please fill out the Blankets of Hope form by the end of the school day on Friday, March 19. Contact Mr. Hallman if you have any questions.

The Activities Office & Student Council Class of 2021 Executive Board Members & Representatives are trying to gather information in regards to a senior event “prom”  at the end of the year. These are just ideas, NOT guaranteed events due to COVID-19 & MDH guidelines & restrictions we have to follow. Class of 2021 please fill out this questionnaire! Your feedback is greatly appreciated!

Juniors, your class retreat is coming up on Wednesday, March 24, from 10:00am-3:00pm. This is a day of fellowship, reflection and community building. Please check your email to register for lunch and whether you need transportation to this required on-campus event. You may contact Ms. Stecklein in Lasallian MInistry with any questions.

All spring sports will begin on March 29th. DeLaSalle offers baseball, softball, boys’ and girls’ golf, boys’ tennis, track and field, and boys’ and girls’ lacrosse. If you want to participate in a sport, you should register here as soon as possible so that you can receive important information about practices and the team. You must also have a current physical on file with the Student Activities office. Don’t forget to sign up for your sports Remind Code by following these directions.

Students interested in baseball should register immediately and place an order now for required practice gear so it arrives in time for the start of the season. Baseball players are required to purchase a practice jersey, hat, belt, socks, and game pants here. Players may also purchase optional gear, including practice pants, cage jacket, and hoodie, among other items.

Do you want to learn how to drive? Sign up for the next driver’s education class, which begins on Monday, April 12. 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 April 8.

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.