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Wednesday March 8, 2017

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

God, may be I generous with the gifts you have given me. Amen

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…



  • 7:00pm: Boys’ varsity basketball sections vs. Mound Westonka @ DeLaSalle

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.

Several priests, including school chaplain, Fr. Joe Kuharski, will be available during the school day Monday, March 13 and March 20 to offer the Sacrament of Reconciliation to DeLaSalle students and staff. Students who are not Catholic are also welcome to meet with a priest. You can learn more about the sacrament via this U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops webpage.

Today marks the start of National Catholic Sisters Week, whose goal is to raise awareness about the contributions of Catholic sisters, whose lives and ministries often remain behind the scenes. By learning more about women religious, we can all be inspired and compelled to engage in self-reflection, service and simple acts of kindness. To learn more about Catholic sisters and women religious, click here.

The DeLaSlale School Store, now located inside the A Building entrance, will hold special hours this week because of Parent-Student-Teacher conferences and boys’ basketball section games. The School Store is regularly open Monday-Thursday from 3:00-5:00pm. This week, the store will also follow these hours:

  • Today: 3:00-8:00pm
  • Thursday: 3:00-8:00pm
  • Friday: 11:00am-5:00pm
  • Saturday: 5:30-8:30pm

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 tonight 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.

DeLaSalle could host two major school events Saturday night. If the varsity boys’ basketball team wins its opening section playoff game tonight, the Islanders will play Saturday at 7pm. That same night, DeLaSalle Theatre performs its spring musical “Urinetown” at 7:30pm in the Florance Center.

We anticipate a large crowd for these events and wanted to let you know that additional free parking will be available in the parking lot at 301 on Main (301 Main Street NE). A shuttle bus will be available to shuttle passengers from the 301 on Main parking lot to DeLaSalle starting at 6:30pm. The last shuttle will leave DeLaSalle at 10:15pm, after the theatre performance. You may also choose to walk from the parking lot to DeLaSalle; the walk is about 5 minutes.

Auditions for ‘All Together Now’ wrap up today 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.

Today is the last day for students to clean out their activity locker and secure it with the school-issued lock. 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 today 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 today from 3:20 to 5:00 in room B215.

Are classes stressing you out? Need a great way to cap off the week and start your Friday? Come by D117 on Fridays at 7:45am for Meditation Club. Mindfulness techniques and some light relaxation yoga are some of the activities available.

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

The DeLaSalle Parent Association will meet Monday, March 13, from 6:30-8:00pm in D104. De parents are invited to join us as a panel of local experts will help lead a conversation about adolescent mental health. You may submit questions in advance to Stacey Carter.

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:

  • 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: