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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

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

God, we pray in a special way today for our fellow Lasallians and their ministries in France and other places around the world affected by violence. Grant them the grace and guidance they need in their ministry as they seek to reassure and comfort the young people entrusted to their care. 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.

-11:00am-1:30pm: Army & Army Reserves (Florance Center)

​Today is an Out of Uniform Day. You must purchase and wear a wristband to be dressed out of uniform. Wristbands will be sold for $2 before school today in Albers Atrium. We encourage students to dress in white to show solidarity with those throughout the world suffering the pain of terrorism and conflict. All out-of-uniform guidelines apply, which include:

  • No yoga pants, halter-tops, tank tops, or bare midriffs
  • No hats
  • No sunglasses
  • Only knee length shorts and skirts will be permitted at any time during the week.

Remember that a portion of the proceeds from Out of Uniform days support our twin school in Kenya.

​Get updated on the world of college financial aid at our annual FINANCIAL AID PLANNING NIGHT FOR STUDENTS and PARENTS. All are welcome! Tonight from 6:30-8:00pm in A219 (formerly the Robert Casanova Room).

​Today marks the first in a series of lunch talks sponsored by Lasallian Ministry. These #LMLunchtalks are being offered for all students and stem from our initial social justice listening sessions last spring. The first talk will be about social media, students will set the agenda for future conversations. Anyone is welcome to come to this talk, which will be held in A219 (formerly the Robert Casanova Room).

Our Principal, Mr. Jim Benson, has offered to pick up the tab for the first 30 students per lunch period who sign up to attend. In order to claim your free lunch, you must go to the Lasallian Ministry office to sign up. Don’t send someone else to sign up for you.

We look forward to seeing you for this important discussion.

​Lasallian Ministry meets tomorrow from 7:30-8:20am in A219 (formerly the Robert Casanova Room). All are welcome, snacks provided. This week the youth organization TVP (Teens for Violence Prevention) will be offering a presentation. This organization was formed by teens to help promote the discussion of domestic abuse across Minnesota. The goal is to engage youth/peers in dialogue and provide information about awareness of abuse and unhealthy relationships.

Lunchtime Game Day in Lasallian Ministry resumes tomorrow as well. Come to Lasallian Ministry for games during all lunches.

​Are you interested in socializing with the DLS community while learning and playing table top games?  Come to the initial meeting of the Table Top Games Club.  We will discuss meeting dates and times, format, and pick some games to start with. Meet in Mr. Newman’s room, B307, tomorrow at 3:15pm. See Mr. Newman or Mr. Jung with questions or if you are interested but cannot attend the meeting.

​DeLaSalle’s own Chess Club is starting up again tomorrow. We will meet in room A107 after school until 5:00pm. If you think you are the best around, now is your chance to compete for fame, honor, glory and the title of “Greatest Chess Player at De.” Players of all skill levels are welcome! See Ms. Kocourek or Anders Jenson with questions.

​Did you miss the opening weekend of DeLaSalle Theatre’s fall play “The Once & Future King?” There’s still time to see your classmates in action. Showtimes are 7:30pm tomorrow, Friday, and Saturday. The show is free for De students with a current student ID. Click here for more information.

Cheer on the best boys’ and girls’ basketball teams in the state during our 2015-16 Winter Sideline Cheer season! There is no tryout to be a member of this team. The first practice will be held on Tuesday, December 1, from 3:30-5:30pm, in the Florance Center. For more information about our sideline programs click here.

If you would like to know more about Cheer Team financial obligations, practices, attendance expectations, etc, please take a look at the 2015-2016 Cheer Information Packet. If you are interested in being a member of the team, please fill out the Registration Form (last page of the Information Packet) and bring it with you to the first practice. It must be signed by a parent or guardian confirming that you understand the contents of the packet and have permission to join.

​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.

​The Parent Association-sponsored group, De Parents in Prayer, will meet on Friday to lift up the prayers of the Islander community. The group meets at 1:45pm in the Florance Center. Islanders may submit prayer requests – which may be anonymous and may be offered for yourself or for the needs and joys you have seen in others. Prayer boxes are located in the Attendance Office and the Lasallian Ministry office. We hope you will feel encouraged by the knowledge that people care about you, are excited for you and are PRAYING FOR YOU! All parents, family members, friends, and alumni are welcome. Questions? Contact Parent Association co-chair Jackie Schluter-Johnson or Peg Hodapp.