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Thursday, March 25, 2021

Let us profit today from such a great example. May all the graces that God gives us, no matter how remarkable they might be, incline us also to humble ourselves below everyone else.

From St. John Baptist de La Salle’s meditation on the Feast of the Annunciation of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary

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


Daily Digest

Today is the first day of the Silver 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?

  • 7:00pm: Boys’ varsity basketball section championship vs. Mound Westonka @ Mound Westonka
    You can watch the game via a livestream feed here (floor level view) or here (overhead view)


In the news…

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.

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.

You’ve worked hard all semester and deserve a break…SPRING BREAK!

Spring break starts Monday, March 29 and continues through Monday, April 5. Classes will resume on Tuesday, April 6. Tuesday will be a distance learning day for all students for periods 1-4. The Gold cohort will report to school on Wednesday, April 7. The Silver cohort will report to school on Thursday, April 8 and Friday, April 9.

Enjoy your spring break!

If you have signed up to take the ACT this spring, here is a resource that will help you prepare for the test. Mr. Glanville shared his tips to help you do your best on the ACT in this video that was recorded during a WIN session presentation from late February.

Many colleges may give you an option of submitting your test score or not, in considering your application in the fall.  At this point, you may not know which colleges will have this option.  It’s best to have a test score “in your back pocket” if you need it.  Depending on your score, it may also help with scholarship money.

Good luck and remember  – YOU are way more than your test score!!  So relax, prepare, and do the best you can do.  You can always take it again in the fall if you want. Students who financially qualify, please see one of the college advisors to request a fee waiver for the test.

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.

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.