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We invite you to join us as we celebrate Lasallian Heritage Week April 8-12.  Join us each day and follow us on social media to hear the impact the five pillars have made on our Alumni and current students.

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Friday, April 12th - Community


Morning Prayer 

Let us remember... that we are in the Holy presence of God.  

 It is written that the ideal of brotherhood was such a dominant tradition, that it was to be expected that the Brothers school would be noted for the quality of the relationship between the teachers and their students.  De La Salle himself urged the Brothers to be with their students from morning till night, “to be like an elder brother to them.”  Have you ever considered how many of our own faculty and staff members spend a great deal of their own time with us in a variety of ways?

St. John Baptist de La Salle ... Pray for Us.

Live, Jesus, In our hearts... Forever!

We are... Called to Serve!


 

Dave Sillies '82

Reflection of the Day

As we conclude Lasallian Heritage week we celebrate our core value of Community and the greater Lasallian networks core principle of an Inclusive Community. We remind ourselves when you choose to attend La Salle High School, your whole family becomes part of our Lasallian community.  Our community consists of our students, faculty, staff and administration and board members.  It also consists of the parents of our students, our friends and benefactors, and our over 12, 000 alumni.   Our mission is part of an association of over 1,100 Lasallian schools and over 1 million students in 80 countries throughout the world.  We belong to a community that values you for who you are, one that welcomes you with open arms.  This welcoming is symbolized in the statue of St. John Baptist de La Salle that greets everyone who enters our school through our courtyard.  He reaches out both hands, one holding a book of knowledge and wisdom, the other receiving each person with unconditional and unlimited love.  We can find inspiration in De La Salle’s life and spirituality.  He listened to people, saw their needs, felt compassion, prayed for God’s spirit, and acted decisively.  He lived Gospel values and gathered co-workers to bring about social change.  He recognized that poverty, ignorance, and oppression spawn crime, sin and destruction; and that to break this cycle, children needed an education to live a life with dignity and with a greater hope for salvation.  From these beginnings in France in the late 1600’s, we at La Salle High School at 3091 North Bend Road in Cincinnati, Ohio, carry on De La Salle’s educational mission with prayer and faith in God.  This is our heritage; this is our shared mission; this is our reality.  Have a great weekend La Salle!


 

Max Rechtin '24

Thursday, April 11th - Faith


Morning Prayer 

Let us remember...that we are in the Holy presence of God.  

John Baptist de La Salle once told his teaching brothers that: “Those who teach are only God’s voice.  God speaks through them when they explain God to their students.”  St. Peter said: “ If any speak, let it always be clear that God is speaking by their mouth; if any fulfill a ministry, let them do so acting only by the power God communicates to them, so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ.” (1Pt 4:11)  As students here at La Salle have you ever considered yourself as a messenger of the Lord?  As you go through the rest of this day maybe you should consider your actions.  Actions often speak louder than words.  

St. John Baptist de La Salle ... Pray for Us.

Live, Jesus, In our hearts... Forever!

We are... Called to Serve!


 

Fr. Alex McCullough

Reflection of the Day

Today we celebrate the Feast day of St. John Baptist de La Salle and share our core value of Faith and our Lasallian networks core principle of Faith in the presence of God.  Have you ever wondered how the phrase, “Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God” came about?  De La Salle taught his brothers that if they reminded themselves that God was present at all times in their lives, they would more than likely act as God would want them to act.  Thus whenever a brother entered a classroom he would kneel and recall the presence of God.  How much better might our lives be if we took these words to heart everyday?


 

Andrew Browning '24

Wednesday, April 10th - Service


Morning Prayer 

Let us remember...that we are in the Holy presence of God.  

Called to live our founding story, we let these words speak to us:  We recognize God in every event and in every individual, when we “see everything with the eyes of faith” and when we focus lovingly on others rather than ourselves.  The story of how a people came to be and think of themselves as a distinct people; their origins, founding aspirations, the goals it initially and pursued , this unfolds as the sacred history of that people.  We need to listen to, meditate upon, tell, and celebrate our founding story, the story of how we came to be and how we began to experience and perceive ourselves as original, different and distinct.  Our founding story is a remarkable and beautiful story...we are blessed to have this precious heritage.  But it is not enough to admire it.  We have to make it our own.  We have to live it today.  

St. John Baptist de La Salle ... Pray for Us.

Live, Jesus, In our hearts... Forever!

We are... Called to Serve!


 

Dr. Richard Buten '64
Dr. Richard Buten '64

Reflection of the Day

Throughout Lasallian Heritage week we are going to share the connections we have to our greater Lasallian network.  Today we celebrate our core value of Service and the Lasallian networks core principle of Concern for the Poor and Social Justice.  The Lasallian school calls its members to an awareness of the poor and victims of injustice and responds to their needs through programs of community service, advocacy, and justice education.  Whether that be through the Canned food drive, repairing a dilapidated house in southeastern Kentucky, tutoring a fellow student, or through the Clothing drive that we just concluded we as Lasallians recognize our shared core value and principle through the Lasallian ideal: “We are.. Called to Serve.”

 

Core Value Award Winner of Service:  Dr. Richard E. Buten '64

As a 1964 graduate of LaSalle High School, Dr. Buten serves purely in a volunteer capacity as President and Chief Executive Officer for the Ohio based non-profit organization Shoulder to Shoulder, Inc. Shoulder to Shoulder’s mission is to create and operate sustainable and accessible health, nutrition and educational services for marginalized resource poor children and adults in Honduras. Dr. Buten’s personal passion is to improve the educational level of children in resource poor countries. In addition to establishing the first Public Bilingual School in Honduras, for the last 7 years, Dr. Buten has engaged in an innovative program with the global organization Learning Equality to drive improvements in educational outcomes via the application of US technology and methods with an emphasis on literacy and STEM. Pre-Covid 19, Dr. Buten provided Kahn Academy and other digital curriculum to over 4850 students in 35 programs supporting 113 teachers. Last year, in collaboration with Learning Equality, the Honduran Ministry of Education, the International Development Bank and the United States Embassy in Honduras, over 10,000 students used tablets loaded with Shoulder-to-Shoulder content utilizing the Kolibri digital curriculum platform. Recently, Dr. Buten was instrumental in launching the Honduras First Global Robotics Team putting Honduran high school students from one of the poorest regions of Honduras on the world stage in Washington in 2017, Mexico City in 2018 and Dubai in 2019 where they placed 16th in the World. That program has since developed into a regional STEM center in remote Honduras. These programs all decrease abnormal migration to the United States and promote opportunity within Central America. During Dr. Buten’s 21-year tenure with STS, he has collaborated with the Honduran government to establish and maintain a health care delivery system in Honduras providing health care to over 70,000 Hondurans. He has also established the framework for a sustainable dental care program providing preventive and restorative dental care. Prior to the pandemic’s closure of international boarders, he oversaw the development and deployment of a micro-nutrient supplementation program to over 3,000 children between 6 months and 6 years of age who are at risk for malnutrition. That program now provides fresh eggs daily to over 300 at risk children and is once again restarting delivery of micronutrient supplementation. 


 

Andrew Childers '24

Tuesday, April 9th - Scholarship


Morning Prayer 

Let us remember...that we are in the Holy presence of God.  

John Baptist de La Salle was an innovator in his time.  He often would go against common teaching practices.  One of these was to teach his students to read French and not Latin.  This practice brought with it criticism from church officials.  His reasoning was simple; French would be far more useful to all children than knowing how to read Latin.  Besides, French was their native language and it made sense that they learn their own language first.  Sometimes we complain about what we have to do at school.  As you go through your day, why not take a moment and thank God for the teachers you have who teach those subjects that are going to make your life better in your native language.  

St. John Baptist de La Salle ... Pray for Us.

Live, Jesus, In our hearts... Forever!

We are... Called to Serve!


 

Steve Schulten '90

Reflection of the Day

Today we celebrate our core value of scholarship and the Lasallian networks core principle of a Quality Education.  Our heritage as a Lasallian school begins with the 17th century when a young priest named John Baptist de La Salle realized that many young people in France were denied an education and an opportunity for a more fulfilled life due to poverty.  His life became a life of service to the children of France trapped in this hopeless cycle, setting up schools throughout France that provided a gratuitous education.  For most of his life, John Baptist de La Salle faced a myriad of difficulties and setbacks, but he dedicated his life to God and trained his body and spirit with daily prayer and self-sacrifice.  He gathered a group of teachers who became known as the Brothers of the Christian schools.  Because of his faith, leadership, and dedicated service he was canonized a saint in 1900 by Pope Leo XIII.  He also has been named the patron saint of Catholic school teachers due to his innovations and dedication to teaching.  Have a great day La Salle!


 

Xander Schneider '24 - Leadership

Monday, April 8th - Leadership


Morning Prayer 

Let us remember...that we are in the Holy presence of God.  

Stir up your trust in the Lord’s infinite goodness, and honor God by leaving in the divine hands the care of your persons. Be not troubled about the present or disquieted about the future, but be concerned only about the moment you must now live. Do not let anticipation of tomorrow be a burden on the day that is passing. What you lack in the evening, the morrow will bring you, if you know how to hope in God. 

St. John Baptist de La Salle ... Pray for Us.

Live, Jesus, In our hearts... Forever!

We are... Called to Serve!


 

Reflection of the Day

Good morning Lancers!  Starting today and continuing throughout this week we are going to be celebrating Lasallian Heritage week.  Throughout the morning announcements, prayer in your classes and social Media we will share our shared Lasallian Mission and Heritage with you. Today we share our core value of Leadership and the Lasallian networks core principle of Respect for all persons.  To know God and his Son, Jesus Christ, is for de la Salle the foundation of the Christian life. This knowledge is possible only by the light of faith. He describes the effect that faith has as the result of a personal experience with Jesus Christ. The aspiration “Live, Jesus, in our Hearts Forever” dates back to the establishment of his Institute. It began as a signal used only by the Brothers in community, but over time was extended for use with their pupils.  Where did de la Salle find his inspiration for it? De la Salle was very much influenced by the spirituality of his time – we identify with Jesus living within us, not only by imitating his way of life but, more deeply, by making one’s own mentality, the ‘heart’ of Jesus.  Have a great week La Salle!


 

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