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Thursday, October 15, 2015

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

Lord, help me reflect on what I have accomplished so far this school year and motivate me to do my best in the final weeks of this semester. 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. In order to meet with a college rep, you must register for the visit through your Naviance account and notify your teacher at least one day before the visit. You may show your teacher your iPad with the registration on Naviance as your pass. Remember, you are responsible for any work you miss during your visit with the college rep.

-8:30-9:30am: St. Louis University
-11:00-11:30am: Beloit College
-12:40-1:20pm: St. Norbert’s College

​Remember, there are no classes today or tomorrow (Friday, Oct. 16). Enjoy the long weekend.

Thank you for your patience as DeLaSalle’s technology team has tested school apps for compatibility with the new iOS 9 operating software that Apple released in September. DeLaSalle is now ready to transition to this new software.

All students should update their iPad to the iOS 9 operating software during the October 15-18 school break. The update must be completed before school begins on Monday, October 19.

This update must be done at home as it cannot be performed at school and requires at least 1.1GB of storage. If your iPad does not have at least 1.1GB of space, you must delete personal apps first. If you still need storage after your personal apps are deleted, please contact or stop by the LTC and they will instruct you on the next step. Before you update, make sure your device is backed up to your iCloud. To watch videos on how to update your device or back it up to iCloud, please visit the Student Technology Help page on Canvas.

​Parent-Student-Teacher conferences continue today – from 11:00am-7:00pm.

As students can benefit by hearing commendations and recommendations from teachers, we strongly suggest students attend conferences with their parents and participate in these conversations. You do not need an appointment to hold a conference with a teacher. Instead, you can meet with your child’s teachers at your own pace and whenever they are available.

Learn more on the conferences webpage.

​What are colleges looking for in a prospective student? Get “insider information” from three experienced college representatives who will share the college view of the application process – tonight at 6:30pm in the Robert Casanova Room.  Excellent opportunity to obtain specific answers on your student’s college admission trek.

​Not doing a winter activity? Come and tryout be a part of a National and State Title winning team! Competition Cheer is an athletic, fun, and spirited sport that is comprised of dance, gymnastics, stunts and jumps. No experience necessary!

Tryouts are Saturday from 9am-12pm in the Florance Center. Tryouts ar eopen to all 9th-12th graders. Please where shorts and a t-shirt, gym shoes and have your hair up. We will teach you all of the skills you need to know at tryouts!

Please fill out the DLS Cheer Registration Form in the Information packet and bring it to the Florance Center on the day of tryouts.

If you have questions, please contact Coach Veronica Pettini or Coach Jessica Luckett.

​Please remember that all fans must pay to attend section playoffs. Admission prices are $8 for adults and $6 for students and senior citizens.

​A week from tomorrow – Wednesday, October 21 – is our first organization sponsored Out of Uniform day.  Lasallian Ministry is the sponsor and any money that is raised goes to help maintain excellent Lasallian Ministry and multicultural programming for our community. Just a reminder too that a portion of the proceeds from Out of Uniform days support our twin school in Kenya.  

Wristbands will be sold for $1 during lunches next Monday and Tuesday and for $2 on Wednesday morning. You MUST wear this wristband in order to come to school out of uniform.  Please see the guidelines for out of uniform day in the student handbook.

​Volunteer serving the afternoon meal at Sharing and Caring Hands after school on Wednesday. Interested students should email Ms. Barry. The group is limited to 8 students.

​We are looking for artwork for our DeLaSalle Christmas card this year.  The piece needs to be 5″x7″ or 9″x12″ using any medium and designed with a Holiday theme.  Due Monday, October 19. Special gift for the chosen piece.  See Ms. Megan if you have any questions.

​Our 18th annual Diversity Week is October 19-23.  On Monday we kick off the week with a performance by Tou Ger Xiong, Hmong-American storyteller and rapper, Mr. Xiong will tell us his family’s true tale of escaping persecution in Laos by crossing the Mekong River. Other highlights of the week include classroom presentations and our always anticipated Diversity Week Finale.

​Pillsbury House Theatre is showing a powerful play called PREP that exposes the trauma faced by African-American high school students navigating today’s educational system. Lasallian Ministry would like to invite you to a group showing on Sunday, October 18 at 3:00pm. The cost is $5. If you would like to go, please e-mail Ms. Hodapp for more information.

​Six students are needed to greet guests attending the Dartmouth College Information Night on Wednesday, Oct. 21 from 6:30-9:00pm. Sign-up via Naivance: DartmouthCollegeHosts.  This is a great opportunity to earn Christian Service hours and discover more about Dartmouth!  If you have questions, please contact Ms. Carter.

​Give a baby something to snuggle into! PJs! Onezies! Infant sleepers size: newborn to 12 months).  And for sure, new winter clothes! Get your family to donate with you! Bring items to Lasallian Ministry all month.