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Thursday, November 16, 2017

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

Dear God, please help me to treat everyone with respect and kindness. Amen.

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…



In today’s news…

Want a great way to kick start your day? Come to the upper room (aka The Brothers Chapel) located in Christian Brothers Hall on November 16, 30, and December 7th at 7:50am for a Lasallian Prayer. See you there!

All are invited to join De Parents in Prayer, which holds its next prayer meeting on Monday, from 8:30-9:30am in the Florance Center. This group of parents and family members gather together once a month to pray over the requests and praises of the DeLaSalle community. This is a very welcoming experience where blessings are not only given, but also received. We hope to see you there. Contact Jackie Schluter Johnson, with questions.

Around Christmas, for the past 25 years, DeLaSalle has spiritually adopted several families through Sponsor a Family Minnesota in addition to helping teenagers served by Sharing & Caring Hands and Avenues for Homeless Teens. These recipients have benefited greatly from our generous spirit; last year, students and staff brought in $4,000. Donations are accepted in 9th and 10th grade Theology classes or 11th and 12th grade English classes. Money collection begins November 8, is daily, and runs through December 1. Students will gather after school on December 1 to purchase gifts for the families.

DeLaSalle students who receive need-based financial aid must schedule and complete 10 hours of work-service each year in return for their grant. There are a few spaces left for the next couple of weeks. After school shifts are now being scheduled into the week of November 27. Five-hour daytime shifts are also available on Wednesday, November 22 (the day before Thanksgiving), from Tuesday, December 26 through Friday, December 29, and from Tuesday, January 2 through Friday, January 5. The daytime shifts are from 9:30am-3:00pm. To schedule work service, please contact Mr. Shelstad at 612.676.7614.

Please join us whether you are a beginning chess player or practically a pro! Drop in any time between 3:00-4:30 on Thursdays in room A208. See Ms. Kocourek if you have any questions.

Interested in Speech? Or just want to know what it’s all about?  Join us in the south end of D104 (the side closest to the windows by the front of school) tomorrow during lunches for a Speech Showcase. Bring your lunch and prepare to be informed and entertained!

Then, if you are interested in auditioning for Speech, there is an opportunity to do that Friday at 3:15pm in the same spot.

DeLaSalle Theatre is holding auditions for the spring musical and one-act plays on November 27th, 3:30 to 5:30, in D117 with singing auditions on the 28th and 29th. We’re auditioning for our musical, Les Misérables, our MSHSL Competition one-act, The Once and Future King, our ensemble created one-act, Violet, and one-act, The Red Shoes. Audition are open to all student and all skill levels. Any questions about auditions, song choice for the musical, or tech can email Mr. Buffington – On stage not your thing? Tech sign ups begin during the week of auditions too.

NAHS will be making Christmas cards and ornaments after school on Wednesday, November 29 in Room B110 from 3:00-5:00pm. If you are looking for hours please come and help!

Cheer on the best Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball teams in the state during our 2017-2018 Winter Sideline Cheer season! The first practice will be held on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 from 3:45pm – 5:15pm in the Florance Center. If you would like to know more about Cheer Team financial obligations, practices, attendance expectations, etc, please take a look at the 2017-2018 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. Please email Coach Veronica ( with any questions. Go Islanders!

DeLaSalle Theatre presents this original production, set in 1937, about Chicago’s lowest rated radio station, which is in trouble. The owners are selling and if they can’t find a buyer, they’re all out of work. All they need is one exclusive news story and they’ll be back on top. But when no story can be found, will they resort to inventing a story? Tickets are $15 for reserved seats; $10 for general admission; $8 for students and seniors; and free for De students with a current ID. The show runs November 17 & 18, at 7:30pm in the Florance Center.

Are you interested in earning Christian Service hours? If so, volunteer at Yinghua Academy after school Sports Sampler on Tuesdays from 3:35-5:00pm Nov. 28-Jan. 30. If you are interested, please sign up in Mr. CJ Hallman’s office. Please note, there is limited space available for volunteers.

PPL’s after-school youth program is looking for Tutor-Mentors (age 16+). Tutor-Mentors are matched 1:1 with youth in grades K-5th. Pairs will focus their time on literacy tutoring and relationship-building. The pairs meet twice a week, now through mid May commitment is required. All training will be provided. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact ​the Volunteer Coordinator, ​Caitlin Dougherty at / 612.455.5108 or apply online here.