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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

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

Lord, let me always be filled with gratitude for the world you have given me. Amen

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

Daily Digest

ENTREE: HOMEMADE BEEF STEW, HARVEST VEGETABLES, CORN BREAD; A LA CARTE: CHEESE, FRUIT, CRACKER TRAY; EGG SALAD ON WHOLE WHEAT; PUDDING

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.

Today
-11:00am-1:00pm: National Guard (Florance Center)

Wednesday
-12:40-1:40pm: University of Minnesota-Rochester

​Hundreds of students will be recognized for their academic achievements at the Academic Awards ceremony tomorrow at 6:30pm in the Main Gym. Students will receive a pin if they earned a place on the Honor
Roll during both semesters of the 2014-15 academic year and an academic letter if they have earned a place on the Honor Roll for four semesters. Also during the ceremony, 104 students will be inducted into the National Honor Society. Dr. Tim Capecchi ‘03, the chief resident of internal medicine at the VA Hospital in Minneapolis, will provide the keynote address.

​There will be a 2-hour late start on Thursday as faculty and staff participate in professional development. Classes on Thursday will start at 10:30am, instead of 8:30am. Morning transportation routes also run two hours later than usual. One additional late start is scheduled this semester – on Monday, November 30.

​For the past 23 years around Christmas, DeLaSalle has spiritually adopted several families through Sponsor a Family Minnesota and the Aliveness Project.  These families have benefited greatly from our generous spirit. Last year students and staff raised around $4,000.  Several teachers have graciously agreed to be the money collection point for each grade level.  Donate money in 9th and 10th grade Theology Classes or in 11th and 12th grade English Classes.  Money collection is daily, begins tomorrow, and continues through December 2. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

​Dress up your uniform with GREEN accessories on Thursday, November 12 to draw awareness to Give to the Max Day! This annual statewide giving day raises over $40,000 for DeLaSalle student scholarships. Students seen around town wearing GREEN on GTMD may be selected by GiveMN crew to win prizes! Acceptable GREEN accessories include: socks, tie, suspenders, belt, headband, scarf, jewelry, tights. No hats or sweatshirts. #Give2DeMax

​There will be a MANDATORY national Art Honor Society meeting today. You can come either time at 8:00 a.m. before school  or 3:00 after school.

​Practices and tryouts continue today for some winter sports:

  • Boys’ basketball: 10th-12th grade tryouts, 6:00-8:00am, Main Gym; 9th grade tryouts, 3:15-5:30pm, Main Gym
  • Hockey: 3:45-5:45pm, Minnehaha Academy (an activity bus will take students to Minnehaha right after school; students must arrange their own transportation home from practice)

Girls’ basketball practices start next Monday. Freshmen will try out from 3:15-5:15pm while 10th-12th grade will try out from 5:30-7:30pm in the Main Gym.

​Come see your classmates as DeLaSalle Theatre stages its production of “The Once and Future King.” Showtimes are at 7:30pm this Friday and Saturday and again the following weekend. The show is free for De students with a current student ID. Click here for more information.

Sophomores, you will gather Friday for your class retreat. This is a full day event where you have the opportunity to meet with your classmates, build class unity and share. Here are some details regarding your retreat:

  • Attendance is mandatory. If you miss a retreat day, you are required to make up the retreat through the guidance of the Lasallian Ministry department.
  • Service is the theme so you may come out of uniform, however, you must be in clothes in which you can work and must follow out of uniform guidelines. (no exposed bellies, no skirts, no short shorts, etc.)
  • ABSOLUTELY NO open toe or open back shoes or boots are allowed. This is a requirement of the service sites. You MUST wear tennis shoes.
  • ABSOLUTELY NO jewelry may be worn
  • Bring a bag lunch, water or juice will be provided. No microwaves available.
  • Please leave all books, iPads, bags, purses, headphones, cell phones, etc. at home or school. These items are not allowed on retreat.
  • The retreat will run during the school day only. You will check in to first hour for attendance and announcements and will move to the Florance Center for the start of the day
  • Please come with an open and positive attitude and you will have fun.
  • See Ms. Hodapp in Lasallian Ministry with any questions or concerns.

​Some students were reassigned to different advisers in the college counseling office while Mrs. McAdams was out for health reasons. Mrs. McAdams is now back to work full time. Those students who were reassigned may report to Mrs. McAdams again. Click here to see who your adviser is based on what grade you are in and what kind of advising you need.

​You can now enter your art in this year’s Scholastic Art awards! Artwork will be judged in three categories: originality, technical skill, and emergence of a personal vision or voice. Artwork may be submitted in the following categories: comic art, design, digital art, drawing, fashion, film, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture ($5 entry fee per piece). There is a portfolio competition for seniors! ($20 entry fee) Any student who is interested in having their artwork considered for the regional show should see Ms. Lundstrum in the LTC as soon as possible. Entries are due December 11.

​St. Jerome’s in Maplewood will host the Vatican international exhibition of the Eucharistic Miracles of the World Nov. 13-16 from 8am-8pm. The exhibit is free and open to the public. This photographic exhibit includes 126 historically documented Eucharistic miracles that have occurred in various countries since the Last Supper.  These are visible proof of Jesus Christ’s Real Presence in the Holy Eucharist.  There will be 40 hours of Eucharistic Adoration during the exhibit.  All are welcome including members of other faiths.  For more information contact Cathy at 651-353-7190 or sjmiracles@gmail.com