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Tuesday March 7, 2017

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

God, help us to be more accepting of ourselves, and not be our hardest critic. Allow us to love ourselves for the whole person, and not just the best part  Let us love even the embarrassing parts of ourselves.

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…



In today’s news…

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.

Good luck to the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams as they work their way through section playoffs. As a reminder, the #4 seeded Islander girls’ team plays St. Anthony Village this Thursday at 7:00pm at St. Paul Washington High School in the section championship for the chance to go to state. Click here to sign up for a fan bus to the game; you must sign up before the end of lunch on Thursday. As a reminder, admission for girls’ basketball section games are $8 for adults and $6 for students.

The boys, meanwhile, open up section play tomorrow at 7:00pm against #8 seeded Mound Westonka. As a reminder, admission for boys’ basketball section games are $7 for adults and $5 for students.

Auditions for ‘All Together Now’ are today and tomorrow 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 tomorrow. 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 tomorrow from 3:20 to 5:00 in room B215.

Are you interested in getting outside after school and enjoying the spring weather? Do you have a bike gathering dust in the garage? Would you like to stay in shape in between sports seasons? Need to know how to change a flat tire and fix your bike’s shifting? If so, consider joining DeLaSalle’s cycling club! This form will ask you for some basic information, including what day of the week you would be most interested in meeting. We plan to spend our time riding to new places, exploring new destinations, learning about bike safety, and improving our bike maintenance skills.

Congratulations to these Islanders who have placed in recent Speech tournaments:

Princeton Tournament Results:

  • Sam Mishler ’18 – 6th place Discussion
  • Kalina Larsen ’19 – 7th place Extemp. Reading
  • Adaire Criner ’18 – 7th place Extemp Speaking
  • Amani Samuels ’19, Sophia Liang ’18, Jennifer Yeung ’18 and Isabelle Paulsen ’18 – Honorable Mention

St. Anthony Tournament Results:

  • Kalina Larsen ’19 – 6th place Extemp. Reading
  • Jennifer Yeung ’18 – 6th place Prose
  • Charlie Dykstal ’17 – 4th place Extemp. Reading
  • Jo Phillipe ’18 – 3rd place Prose
  • Charlie Dykstal – 1st place Prose

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:

  • 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:

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:

  • Today, 7pm-8:30pm: St. John the Baptist Catholic School (Savage)
  • Tomorrow, 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.