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Monday, December 1, 2014 – First Week of Advent

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

God, draw us closer to You as a source of absolute goodness. Amen

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

Daily Digest


All college visits take place in the Guidance office, unless otherwise noted. Please get a pass from your teacher to meet with the college representative.


  • 1:00-2:00pm: Mt. Marty College


  • 11:00am-12:00pm: College of St. Benedict’s/St. John’s University

We will have mentor meetings after 1st period on Wednesday. Please go to your assigned mentor location and bring materials for quiet study when you are not meeting with your mentor.
Auditions start today for four shows. All of the directors will be at every audition.

Auditions for the musical “Babes in Arms” will be held today, tomorrow, and Wednesday. You must attend all three days to dance, sing, and read to complete a full audition. If called back, you may need to be present both Thursday and Friday.

If you wish to audition for the Ninth Grade Shorts, Kaleidoscope or The Cask of Amontillado, you only need to audition on Wednesday. If called back, you may need to be present Thursday.

Consider auditioning for all the shows. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket with this many chances to be on stage. All students interested are encouraged to audition.

Singing Auditions – Girls will be able to choose from the following songs for auditions: My Funny Valentine or Johnny One Note. Boys will be able to choose from the following songs for auditions: Put on a Happy Face or All I Need is the Girl. Copies of the sheet music are available upon request by emailing Mr. Buffington.

Dance Auditions – please dress for movement and bring a water bottle

The shows are:

  • Ninth Grade Shorts
    One Act
    Directed by Danielle Siver – January 23 & 24
  • Kaleidoscope
    MSHSL Competition One-Act
    Directed by Sarah Nargang – January 17, 23 & 24
  • Babes in Arms
    Directed by Farrah Buffington – March 6, 7, 13 & 14
  • The Cask of Amontillado
    Ensemble Production
    Directed by Matthew Glover – March 19, 20 & 21

Audition will be held from 3:15-6:00pm on these days:

  • Monday, December 1 (Singing)
  • Tuesday, December 2 (Dance)
  • Wednesday, December 3 (Reading)
  • Thursday, December 4 (Reading Call Backs)
  • Friday, December 5 (Singing Call Backs)

The Cast and Crew lists will be posted Monday, December 8 on the Theatre Call Board (across from the Main Gym doors).

Contact Mr. Buffington with any questions.

Thank you if you have already contributed something to our annual Christmas Basket project. If you have not yet donated, you have an opportunity to give through Wednesday of this week. Ninth and 10th graders may donate in their Theology classes, 11th graders in their Social Studies classes, and 12th graders in their English classes. The money we raise will help buy Christmas gifts for families we have spiritually adopted through Sponsor-a-Family Minnesota and the Aliveness Project.
Come Christmas caroling with Lasallian Ministry at Catholic Eldercare on Thursday, December 11 from 3:15-4:30pm. When we return, we will have dinner and a movie in the Lasallian Ministry office. Everything should be over by 7:00pm. Please e-mail Ms. Briars to sign up, or, stop by the Lasallian Ministry office.

From February 6-8, DeLaSalle students are invited to travel to Chicago for a weekend retreat focused on Social Justice and advocacy. If you are interested in participating, please stop by Lasallian Ministry for an information sheet. Applications and deposits for the trip will be due on Tuesday, December 16. Some scholarship money is available for those in need. Christian Service Hours are awarded.
If you have high energy, spirit and the determination to lead your school to victory, Winter Sideline is just for you!

If you are interested, please come to the first winter sideline cheer practice in the Florance Center tomorrow at 3:30pm. Make sure to wear shorts and a T shirt and have your hair up. Winter cheer is open to all students.

The Winter Sideline Cheer Team supports both boys’ and girls’ basketball teams. Practices are held on Tuesday and Thursdays from 3:30-5:30pm with most games happening on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Maybe you’ve heard the choir singing in the Florance Center. Or heard the sounds of the band and orchestra as they practice their pieces. Come see your classmates perform in the Christmas Concert on Wednesday, December 10. The concert starts at 7:00pm in the Florance Center.
Final exams start in two weeks. Watch “The Source” later this week for the final exam schedule and other details. If you need to catch up on missing or late work, now is a good time to do so. Don’t forget, you can and should always reach out to your teacher if you need help.
Thanksgiving with your family stress you out? Let a Monday meditation and manicure give you the relaxing start to the week you deserve. All are welcome in Ms. Lyngen’s room, B206, at 7:30am.
Tomorrow is the deadline to submit your art work for a Scholastic Art Award. If you are interested in this opportunity, see Ms. Lundstrum in B109 AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. This national contest includes art in the following categories: comic art, design, digital art, drawing, fashion, film, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. There is also also a portfolio competition for seniors. Students chosen to represent DeLaSalle at the regional competition will be notified by Thursday.
Come support the DeLaSalle Varsity and Junior Varsity Competition Cheer Teams as they host and compete at their very own DeLaSalle Winterfest Competition this Saturday at 10:30am in the Main Gym. The cost is $5 per person. See teams from Champlin Park, Edina, Jackson County Central and more jump, tumble, stunt, and dance their hearts out to win 1st place!\

This competition is a a fundraiser for the varsity cheer team to get to the National Competition in Florida in February (the competition will be broadcast on ESPN). Your support would mean the world!