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Monday March 6, 2017

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

Lord, please help everyone find the right path to success. Amen

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…



In today’s news…

Please join us this morning for a short 15-minute prayer service at 7:45am in the school chapel, located in Christian Brothers’ Hall. Monday morning prayer will also be held March 13, 20, April 3, and April 10.

Parent-Student-Teacher conferences are scheduled this Thursday from 4:00-8:00pm and Friday from 11:00am-5:00pm. Students will dismiss early Thursday, at 2:00pm, with afternoon transportation routes leaving at 2:10pm.

Parent-Student-Teacher conferences allow parents, students, and teachers an opportunity to discuss a student’s academic progress near the mid-point in the semester. As students and parents can benefit by hearing the same commendations and recommendations from teachers, we strongly suggest students and parents attend conferences and participate in these conversations together.

Click here for more information.

Auditions for ‘All Together Now’ are tomorrow and Wednesday from 3:30-5:30pm in D117. Performers of all experience levels are welcome. We’re looking for a cast of 7-11 performers. If you have a special skill you’d like to share with us, like ability to play the clarinet or graphic design or yodeling, please do. See below for audition materials.

Not a Performer? If you are not interested in performing, but you are interested in multimedia design, painting, film-making, lighting, sound, music, writing, please come and talk to us in the audition room. If you have questions, email Mr. Buffington:

About the Show

We are often told that we should be the change we want to see in the world, but what does that change look like? Is it possible? Is it easier to create your own world or fight for change in one that exists? In All Together Now we’ll explore these questions and hopefully find a few answers along the way.

All Together Now will feature elements of comedy, drama, sketch, music, dance and multimedia visual design.

You’ll be able to create character, text and movement that will strengthen your abilities as a performer and creator.

All students with a locker in the activity locker rooms need to clean out their locker completely and secure the school-issued lock back on the locker by Wednesday;. The only exception is boys’ and girls’ varsity basketball, who will still have lockers for their respective section and state tournaments. All lockers that are not cleaned out by this date will be cleaned out and items will go to lost and found.

This week in Youth Leaders In Diversity, we will have an open conversation and presentation about what it is like to be a Latinx growing up in the United States, and how its racial identity plays a significant role in an individual’s upbringing. Explore unique perspectives. YLD meets Wednesday from 3:20 to 5:00 in room B215.

Some work service slots still remain available this week after school from 3:15-5:15pm. Space is available each day next week. Please see the schedule below. More information coming soon on shifts available during Spring Break. See Mr. Shelstad to sign up:

  • Friday, March 3 (4 spaces)
  • Monday, March 6 (open)
  • Tuesday, March 7 (open)
  • Wednesday, March 8 (open)
  • Thursday, March 9 (early dismissal – 2:15-5:15pm) (open)
  • Friday, March 10 (no classes) – 9:30am-3:00pm (open)

Students can delve into the social determinants of public health and earn college credit during a 15-day academic trip to Bolivia in late July through a course offered by DeLaSalle’s Global Advantage Program, in partnership with St. Catherine University. The trip, including airfare, lodging, meals, and more, will cost $3,800. Students must complete an online application and secure two teacher recommendations by Friday, March 17. Students may click here to apply. The Global Advantage webpage has more information.

Students are invited to apply now for one of these upcoming Lasallian Ministry-sponsored service immersion opportunities. Click the link to see more about and apply for the experience:

DeLaSalle is sponsoring a trip to the state capitol on Thursday, March 9 to join with Catholics from all over Minnesota to learn about the key challenges facing our state, gain insights into effective advocacy, and have conversations with elected officials about the issues that matter to you. We’ll do our best to equip you for action, but it’s your voice that will make the difference.

If you would like to attend, click here to sign up.

A nationally-renowned social media safety speaker will present workshops in the Twin Cities March 7-9 that will help parents know how to talk with their children about social media safety before they make a damaging mistake with lasting consequences. Josh Ochs will speak on social media safety and leveraging social media to impress colleges and future employers in his “Safe, Smart & Social: Teach Your Children How to Shine Online” workshop, organized locally through the Catholic Schools Center of Excellence. The free workshops are offered:

  • Tuesday, 7pm-8:30pm: St. John the Baptist Catholic School (Savage)
  • Wednesday, 7pm-8:30pm: Annunciation Catholic School (Minneapolis)
  • Thursday, 7pm-8:30pm: St. Croix Catholic School (Stillwater)

Please click here to RSVP; free childcare is available, but parents must indicate their need for it on the registration form.