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Monday, March 22, 2021

Lord, make me aware of my sins so I may appreciate that I am imperfect. Help me to be mindful so I will not repeat them. Build up mercy in my heart so I do not condemn others, but rather forgive. Help me to sin no more.


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…

As we communicated in an email on Tuesday evening, all parents are invited to a town hall with President Bryan Bass and Principal Jim Benson on Monday, March 22. During the town hall, parents can learn more about the school’s multifaceted response to support students during the trial for Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd. The town hall will be held via Google Meet – at 6:00pm for English speaking families and at 7:00pm for Spanish speaking families.

Congratulations to the 64 students who will be inducted into the DeLaSalle chapter of the National Honor Society on Wednesday, March 24, at 7:00pm. The event will be held in the Main Gymnasium. Each inductee and two parents will be allowed to attend the ceremony in person. The event will be livestreamed for those unable to attend because of social distancing limitations.

Eleventh grade students will gather for their annual class retreat at DeLaSalle on Wednesday from 10:00am-3:00pm. This is a day of fellowship, reflection and community building. Class retreats will occur in the coming weeks for students in other grades. Retreats are scheduled Wednesday, April 14 for 12th grade students, Wednesday, April 21 for 9th grade students, and on Wednesday, May 5 for 10th grade students. 

Come and join the Environmental Green Team club after school Tuesday in the back vegetable garden to clean up the beds and get it ready for spring planting. Meet in the back gardens by the athletic field at 3:15.

Juniors interested in pursuing medical careers can learn more during our next March Madness College Planning event this Friday during the 2nd WIN session at 10:40am. Susan and Jen from St. Catherine’s University will talk about medical careers in general and not just what is offered at St. Kate’s. Topics they will cover include explaining the difference between a nurse practitioner and physician’s assistant as well as the path for physical therapist and other careers. Sign up in Ms. Braun’s WIN session in SST or just drop in here.

Join Ms. Stecklein and Ms. Wojda for a weekly Bible Study during the 2nd WIN session on Fridays, starting March 26. This is NOT Scripture class! Bible Study is something different. Instead of focusing on an entire book of the Bible, a topic-based Bible Study applies God’s Word (from all over the Bible) to issues that we face in our daily lives. Our first Bible Study is called, “Pressures: Keeping it Together When It’s Falling Apart.” God’s Word gives us guidance and strength in challenging times, and sharing our reflections in community is a REAL experience of the Holy Spirit! Join us for what may be a life-changing experience.

Are you interested in finding a way to have your voice heard? Do you want your artwork to be shared nationally? Are you interested in winning a cash prize? If you answered yes to any of the above, the Walgreens Expressions Challenge is for you! 

This challenge is all about providing teens with a platform to share their voice and letting them know that they are heard. The goal of the challenge is to let teens talk about the issues that matter to them and impact their everyday lives.

Students may select from one of following three categories to submit an entry. Each participant can submit one entry per category solo or with a group of up to five people.

  • Spoken Word: Poetry, Short Story
  • Visual Arts: Graphic Design, Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Photography
  • Media Arts: Video, PSA, Song/Rap

Topic examples include: Social Justice, Impact of COVID 19 on Mental Health, Bullying, Self-Esteem and more! 

Visit the Walgreens Expressions Challenge Website to learn more! Submissions are due by March 31 at 11:59 p.m. CST.

Please contact Ms. Swords or stop by room B110 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.

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. Distance meal kits will not be offered for spring break. Our last day of meal kits will be on March 23 (for March 24-26). We will resume on April 6.