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Thursday, November 8, 2018

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

Lord, I thank You for looking beyond my faults and for loving me unconditionally. Forgive me when I fail to love others in the same way. Give me eyes to see the needs of the difficult people in my life, and show me how to meet those needs in a way that pleases You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…


We will follow this adjusted class schedule, due to the late start.

  • Period 1: 10:30-11:02
  • Period 2: 11:07-11:36
  • Period 3: 11:41-12:10
  • Period 4: 12:15-12:44
  • Period 5: 12:49-1:18
  • Period 6: 1:23-1:52
  • Period 7: 1:57-2:26
  • Period 8: 2:31-3:00

  • 5:30pm Swim & Dive: Girls All Prelims vs. Stillwater @ Stillwater Junior High School

In today’s news…

Classes today will start at 10:30am, two hours later than normal, as staff participate in professional development. Morning transportation routes will also run two hours later than normal.

DeLaSalle Theatre presents its fall musical “Evita” with six shows over the next two weekends. The production is based on the historical story of María Eva Duarte de Perón, a poor Argentinian girl who grows up to be the wife of the president of Argentina, worshipped by her people. As First Lady of Argentina, she aligns herself with the poor, winning herself, and Perón, popularity among Argentinians. Evita becomes a hero to the poor and the working class—and an enemy to the rich. A young and unknown revolutionary, Ché, narrates the rise and fall of the beloved matriarch of the Argentinian people.

Performances are November 9, 10, 15, 16, and 17 at 7:30pm and November 11 at 4:00pm in the Florance Center. Tickets are $15 for reserved seats, $10 for general admission; $8 for non-DeLaSalle students and seniors; and free for DeLaSalle students with school ID. Purchase your reserved tickets here.

Our wrestling head coach Ernie McNeal will be at lunches today to meet with potential wrestlers. Feel free to stop by and ask any questions on Islander wrestling!

Did you miss the Speech Audition date? Still want to join a fun winter activity? You have ONE LAST CHANCE – today after school in the Schulz Lab (North side, by the blue wall). Bring something to read/perform, or use one of ours! First come first served.

Questions? Email Coach James or Coach Schu.

There is a mandatory info meeting for ALL Speech Team members and parents tonight from 6:30-8:30pm in D117. Please bring a treat to share! See you all there.

Join us for LEAP on Friday during lunch periods in the Thies Lab. John Emery, a former translator and interrogator in the US Army, from the Islamic Resource Group will be speaking about building bridges of understanding between Minnesota Muslims and the broader Minnesota community.

The Darst Center Urban Immersion is a workshop retreat that serves as a tool to explore issues of justice and the reality of oppression. Through partnerships with local agencies, retreat participants get to know people served by these agencies, challenge stereotypes, confront fears, and break down barriers. Daily communal prayer, meal preparation, recreational and educational sessions are designed to reflect on the work and observations conducted at agencies. Examples of social agencies that will be used as the sites for the field experiences include, The Chicago Food Depository, Su Casa, The Port, San Miguel Schools, Chicago Youth Centers, St. Martin DePorres. The retreat will take place at the Darst Center in Chicago, IL from January 25-27, 2018.

Participants will be awarded 20 Christian Service hours upon completion of the retreat. The cost of the retreat is $250. A $50 deposit is required to reserve your spot and final $200 payment will be due by January 11, 2019. See Ms. Stecklein if the cost is prohibitive. Space is limited. Should the trip fill, priority will go to juniors and seniors. To register, please fill out this form.

Applications are due this Friday for current sophomores or juniors who wish to participate in a student exchange next summer at a partner school in Argentina, Austria, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Germany, Italy, or Slovakia. Students should check their Islander Apps email for the application link.

All current 10th and 11th grade students are eligible to apply for this summer’s Global Advantage Program (GAP) trip to the diverse country of Costa Rica. This academic trip will focus on Biological and Cultural Studies and take place from June 16 to June 26, 2019. Students will be led by DeLaSalle staff members Mr. Paul Sczepanski, Ms. Mary Lenz, and Ms. Lucienne Nagel. Please read the Costa Rica-2019 Travel Brochure for more specific details and contact Mr. Sczepanski, if you have any questions regarding this learning opportunity. Your first step in the application process would be to respond to the email you received that includes a link to an online application and complete it. Applications and recommendations are due by Friday, November 23, 2018. Please note that this trip is limited to a maximum of 22 students plus the 3 DeLaSalle teachers/chaperones.