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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

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

Christ shield me today against wounding. Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ in me, Christ above me, Christ beneath me. 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 late start.

  • Period 1: 10:30-11:02
  • Period 2: 11:07-11:36
  • Period 3: 11:41-12:10
  • Period 4: 12:15-12:44
  • Period 5: 12:49-1:18
  • Period 6: 1:23-1:52
  • Period 7: 1:57-2:26
  • Period 8: 2:31-3:00

ENTREE: IRISH BEEF STEW, BISCUIT; A LA CARTE: HAM AND CHEESE ON PRETZEL BUN, CAESAR SALAD, ICE CREAM

There will be a 2-hour late start today. That means classes don’t start until 10:30am. Morning buses will also run 2 hours later than usual. The late start is a reward for exceeding our goal to raise $2,000 toward a water well in Nicaragua through the H2O for Life initiative. Faculty and staff will use the time to meet with Bishop Andrew Cozzens for a reflection on a document from Pope Francis called The Joy of the Gospel and its practical application here at DeLaSalle.

Parent-Student-Teacher conferences are Thursday afternoon and Friday. To give faculty time to prepare for conferences, students will be dismissed at 2:00pm on Thursday and afternoon transportation routes will leave at 2:10pm.

Because of Parent-Student-Teacher conferences, there will be no school on Friday. Students, enjoy the 3-day weekend!

Any DeLaSalle student is invited to participate on the committee that organizes Starry Night Prom by attending the mandatory meetings. The event is a prom for people in the greater community living with disabilities and will be held here at DeLaSalle on Saturday, May 2. Any student who HAS NOT participated in the past and would like to join the committee, must attend an orientation session on Monday, March 23 during your lunch period in the Robert Casanova Room. All participants must attend a meeting on Thursday, March 26 with 2 options. 1) In the morning from 7:30-8:20am OR 2) during your lunch. As always, please pick up your lunch and come to the Casanova Room promptly.

Lasallian Ministry does NOT meet this week on Thursday. BUT, Game Day will still happen during lunches. Come to the Lasallian Ministry office to play some fun games with other classmates.

Students, check out the NEW DeLaSalle Scholarship Bulletin, which is regularly updated with scholarship opportunities that you may consider applying for. Among the featured scholarships:

Winter sports have ended so it’s time to clean out your locker in the locker room.  Please remove your items as soon as possible as spring sports have started.  If you don’t have your locker cleared out by Wednesday, your items will be removed for you.

The Minnesota Department of Education recently notified DeLaSalle of a change in AP exam fees and subsidies, which brings the cost up $10 per test, changing the total cost to $43.00 per test.  DeLaSalle started the registration and payment process prior to this information becoming available.

If you have already paid for your test please send an additional $10 per test by Friday, March 20. Students who qualify for free of reduced lunch will continue to have a cost of $0 for each test.  A limited number of scholarships are still available.

NEW COST BREAK DOWN FOR AP TESTS:

  • 1 TEST- $43.00
  • 2 TESTS- $86.00
  • 3 TESTS- $129.00
  • 4 TESTS- $172.00
  • 5 TESTS- $215.00
  • 6 TESTS- $258.00

If you have questions please contact Stacey Carter at 612-676-7619

Seniors, if you haven’t already done so, please make sure to sign your name at lunch on Thursday for your senior gift. Volunteers will be at a table in the Florance Center. We want to make sure that your name is included on the gift. Thank you.

The DeLaSalle Theatre student ensemble presents The Cask of Amontillado, based on the short story by Edgar Allen Poe, March 20-21 at the Phoenix Theatre (2605 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis). Shows are at 7:00pm on March 20 and at 3:00pm and 7:00pm on March 21. Tickets are $12. DeLaSalle students get in free with a current school ID. Email Mr. Buffington with questions.

Congratulations to Cameron Taylor for receiving All Conference in Speech.  This is the first year the Tri Metro Conference has held a conference speech event and Cameron took home All Conference honors.  Way to go Cameron!

Congratulations to Gloria Gu ‘15, whose piece “Homelessness” earned second place within the 10th-12th grade age group in the local Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) Art Contest. The contest challenged area high school students to create art addressing the theme of “Do Justice, Love Goodness, Walk Humbly with God.” This artwork, in the spirit of CCHD, reflects on the many faces of poverty in our local communities, and how we, as people of faith, are called to respond. Catholic Charities will feature Gu’s piece, along with other art, at a gallery opening Wednesday, March 18, from 5:00-6:30pm, at St. John Neumann Parish (4030 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan)

Families, it’s time to celebrate our wonderful staff at DeLaSalle. Please join the Parent Association in a day of showing our appreciation for all they do to make DE a wonderful place. The annual Staff Appreciation Day is Wednesday, April 29. We are looking for people to give their time and talents. We need morning greeters and breakfast servers, lunchtime set-up and servers and people to donate breakfast items, lunch desserts, and beverages for the day! Please click here to sign up! Simply review the volunteer options and choose the spot(s) you’d like. You do not need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot.

Please contact Karin Glanville or Jackie Schluter-Johnson. Thank you for your help and support!

Normandale Community College will host a Latino Family Night on Tuesday, March 24 from 5 to 7pm in the Kopp Student Center. The night will help students who would be first generation to college and their parents gain a better understanding about the college and resources available to assist them including:

  • A panel of Latino Normandale students sharing their experiences at the college
  • Information about the MN Dream Act & FAFSA
  • Scholarships for undocumented students

The $20 application fee will be waived for anyone submitting and application for admission at the event.

The Art department is excited to announce DeLaSalle’s 2015 Senior Art Show. Any senior who has taken two or more art classes is eligible to submit one example of their best art work. The collection will be on display at Sebastian Joe’s from May 2nd through May 16th. If you’d like more information, please see Ms. Lundstrum. Forms may be picked up from the folder on the door of B109. Permission/entry forms are due Friday, March 27th.