Friday, October 31, 2014 – Diversity Week

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

Lord, we pray in a special way today for former DeLaSalle president, Br. Basil Rothweiler, who is in hospice care. We give thanks for his leadership and ask you to give Brother and his loved ones comfort during this time. Amen

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us. Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

Daily Digest

We will follow this adjusted class schedule today because of the Diversity Week assembly:

  • Period 1: 8:30-9:03
  • Assembly: 9:08-10:52
  • Period 2: 11:00-11:30
  • Period 4: 11:35-12:05
  • Period 5: 12:10-12:40
  • Period 6: 12:45-1:15
  • Period 3: 1:20-1:50
  • Period 7: 1:55-2:25
  • Period 8: 2:30-3:00

ENTREE: TACOS, BLACK BEANS, CORN; A LA CARTE: CHEESE AND FRUIT TRAY, BLT ON WHOLE WHEAT, PUMPKIN SHAPED COOKIES
Today Dr. Michael “Mykee” Fowlin is here to share his hit one-man show, “I Am Not the Enemy.” In this highly informative and moving performance, Mykee introduces the audience to the voices of those who have been chastised, victimized, or ostracized by larger segments of society. Students should return to their first hour classrooms immediately following his performance to engage in a reflection dialogue.
The Islander varsity football team plays tonight at 7:00pm in the section championship for the chance to go to state! The Islanders have the #1 seed and play #2 seed Benilde-St. Margaret’s. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students.A reminder that everyone, including students, must pay at section playoffs.
Congratulations to the Islander varsity boys’ soccer team, which made school history for its first state tournament appearance and returned to DeLaSalle on Thursday as the second best team in the state.

Thank you to all of the fans who supported the team throughout the season, especially during the section playoffs and state tournament.

Paul Hupp, Christian Kardio, and Christopher Riera were named to the Class A State Boys’ Soccer All Tournament Team.

The Islander varsity volleyball team ended its season last night as the 5AA subsection runner up. Congratulations to the players and coaches on the outstanding effort all year.
The Guidance office will be open after school from 3-5pm today to help you with your college applications. Get free help from the counselors. Light snacks will be provided.
You saw them Monday at the Diversity Week kickoff. Now YOU can join the ONYX Step Team during the first practice/informational meeting TODAY at 7:30am in the Robert Casanova Room. We will discuss the season, practice schedules, expectations, financial obligations and start learning the basics of stepping. If you are interested or just want to know more, please join us at this first practice! The cut off for joining the DeLaSalle ONYX Step Team will be Friday, November 21.
Learn about the creation methods used by professional ensemble theatres to generate original ensemble works; including the March 2015 DeLaSalle production of A Cask of Amontillado at the Phoenix Theater in Minneapolis, during a workshop tomorrow from 12:00-4:00pm.

In the first part of the workshop, students will learn the essentials of Theatrical Viewpoints – Tempo, Duration, Kinesthetic Response, Repetition, Gesture, Architecture, Spatial Relationship and Topography – to develop a shared language that focuses on communication with your fellow artists. Students will then be introduced to Stations work – tools used to rapidly generate original content while eliminating the internal edit buttons that inhibit creativity. Using their new creation skills students will compose and present original pieces of theatre for their workshop classmates. A feedback session will follow.

This will be a fun, active workshop where you’ll learn to use your mind and body like an instrument of creation. Bring a water bottle and come dressed to move (sweats, gym clothes)

Workshop hosted by Matthew Glover and Danielle Siver. Please RSVP to Mr. Buffington if you plan to attend.

Only a few days remain for Islander parents and alumni to RSVP for the Veterans Day Mass on Tuesday, November 11. The cutoff to RSVP to Jessica Luckett is Wednesday, November 5.If you have a friend or family member who you would like included in a veterans honor wall, please send their name, a picture, their years and branch of service, and any other details to Ms. Luckett by Wednesday, November 5.
Come to the Chapel for an after school Mass on Tuesday at 3:15pm. All are welcome. The Chapel is located right above the Lasallian Ministry office.
The Yearbook Troll is hiding again. Find the Troll and return it to Ms Beckman in the Library & Technology Center. The student who finds the Troll will receive a $5 gift card of their choice. Reminder that Yearbooks are currently $46, order forms are available in the Attendance Office and in the Library & Technology Center.
Attention senior parents – yearbook parent senior ads are now on sale. All order forms are due by Saturday, November 15. Click here for more information.