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Friday, March 6, 2015

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

God, today I will make an effort to give thanks for something or someone important in my life. Amen

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

Daily Digest


They’ve been practicing for weeks. Now come see your classmates as they perform in the spring musical “Babes In Arms”. The show opens tonight and performances are at 7:00pm both this Friday and Saturday and next Friday and Saturday in the Florance Center. Tickets cost $15 for reserved seats, $10 for general admission, $8 for non-DeLaSalle students and senior citizens, and free for DeLaSalle students with your current student ID. To reserve tickets, click here and select the night if the show you’d like to attend.

Set at a summer stock theatre, a group of young apprentices mount an original revue they’ve created while dodging the underhanded attempts of the surly theatre owner to squash their efforts at every turn. Further complications are provided by the inflated ego of a hack playwright. Featuring the songs, My Funny Valentine, The Lady is a Tramp, Good Morning and more.

BeYOUtiful will meet again today at 7:40am in the Lasallian Ministry office.  The topic for this month is sensible eating and exercise habits as well as disordered eating/exercise habits that can develop in teens.  A big thanks to everyone who came out to the last meeting, we had some good discussion.  We hope to see new faces on Friday – please bring a friend and, as always, there will be food.

Good luck to the boys’ basketball team, which plays Fridley at 7:00pm for the chance to go to the state tournament. The section championship is at Coon Rapids High School. Please note that, if you plan to go to the game, you will not be able to get to your locker after the game because of the spring musical. Instead, you may leave your belongings in the Robert Casanova Room, which will be locked during the game. Thank you!

Want to ride a fan bus to the game? Sign up here. You must sign up by the end of lunch today if you want to ride the bus. The fan bus will leave from the front of DeLaSalle at 5:45pm for those who have signed up to ride.

The girls’ basketball team will play tomorrow at 3:00pm in the section semifinals at Osseo High School. You can ride a fan bus to the game. Sign up here before the end of the day today. The bus leaves from the front of DeLaSalle tomorrow at 2:00pm.

All Advanced Placement students are reminded to register and pay for AP exams before Monday, March 16. If you are in an AP class, you should have received a link to a Google form, which you need to fill out to register for all of your AP tests. Thank you to those who have already done this!

Each exam costs $33. if students qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch, then each test is free but students must still complete the registration form. If you pay by cash, please place in an envelope clearly marked with the student’s first and last name, the names of the tests, and the amount included in the envelope. Please pay the exact amount; change is not available. If you pay by check, please pay for all tests with one check, which can be made payable to DLS AP Program. Remember to include the student’s name in the check memo. Please pay Ms. Carter directly in person in B104.

A limited number of scholarships are available for students who have a financial barrier paying $33 per test but do not qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch. These students should see Ms. Carter ASAP.

Please contact Ms. Carter with any questions about registration or payment.

Auditions are next week for Frankenstein, the spring production from DeLaSalle Theatre. Auditions are Monday and Tuesday from 3:30-5:30pm in the Music Room. Pick either date to audition. We encourage all interested students to audition for one of 10 roles. All skill levels are welcome. We are also looking for 2 musicians and 1 singer. The show will be performed April 16-18. Rehearsals are after school and evening on 3 to 5 times a week between March 16-April 15. Email Mr. Buffington with questions.

The play features the story of Dr. Victor Frankenstein, who discovers the secret of animating lifeless matter and, by assembling body parts, creates a Creature who vows revenge on his creator after being rejected from society.

Please join the Parent Association Monday at 6:30pm in the Robert Casanova Room as we welcome Theology teacher Mary Joy Zawislak, who will provide an overview of the Theology department and discuss young adult spirituality. We will discuss how to talk with teens about their spirituality related to relevant issues in their world.

We will also preview upcoming spring events at De, such as Island Clean-Up (April 18), Staff Appreciation (April 29) and New Parent Welcome (May 9).

Please join us in planning and volunteering for these upcoming events. Any questions? Please contact Karin Glanville or Jackie Schluter-Johnson.

Learn how to play soccer like a pro at a Minnesota United FC Youth Camp at DeLaSalle on March 30 from 2-4pm. The camp, for ages 8-16, includes soccer activities with the team’s director of camps and youth development, photo and autograph opportunities with the United mascot and players, and a motivational speaker. Click here to register.

Congratulations to these Islanders for finishing among the top in two recent Speech tournaments. Jacob Waters ’15 placed third in the novice discussion category and Izze Rossiter ’18 placed second in storytelling at the Farmington tournament on February 21. And Izze Rossiter ’18 placed second in storytelling and Patrick Baumgartner ’15 earned honorable mention in storytelling at the February 28 tournament at Centennial.

Upperclassmen who are interested in tutoring other students can sign up to tutor via Canvas. Simply look for the “LTC – Library & Technology Center” page within Canvas. Once on the page, click on “Homework Help”, then “Tutor Program” and select the subject area where you’d like to tutor. If you need a tutor to help you in your classes, follow the same steps to find when the tutors are available.

The spring sports season is upon us. Click here to find complete Spring Sports information, including first day practice information for other sports and the paperwork you’re required to have on file in order to participate in a sport or activity.