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Friday, November 9, 2018

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

Dear God, Thank You for Your unfailing love for me, Your blessings, and goodness. Thank You for Your faithfulness to guide me and see me through times of uncertainty. Amen.

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…

BREAKFAST PIZZA, FRUIT OR FRUIT JUICE, MILK

ENTREE: BUILD YOUR OWN BAKED POTATO BAR (CHILI, BROCCOLI WITH CHEESE SAUCE); A LA CARTE: CAESAR SALAD; ITALIAN STYLE HOAGIES

We will follow this adjusted class schedule today:

  • Period 1: 8:30-9:31
  • Period 2: 9:36-10:18
  • Period 3: 10:23-11:05
  • Period 4: 11:10-11:52
  • Period 5: 11:57-12:39
  • Period 6: 12:44-1:26
  • Period 7: 1:31-2:13
  • Period 8: 2:18-3:00

  • 5:15pm Swim & Dive: Girls All Diving vs. Stillwater @ Stillwater Junior High School

In today’s news…

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.

Join us for LEAP 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.

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 9th graders will be gathering on Tuesday, November 13 for their class retreat. This is a full day event where they will have the opportunity to meet with classmates, build class unity and share. Attendance is mandatory for all class retreats. If you miss a retreat day, you are required to make up your absence through the guidance of the Lasallian Ministry department. Students must be in uniform on retreat day. Please leave all books, bags, headphones, cell phones, iPads, etc. at home or school. These items are not allowed on retreat. Bring a bag lunch, one beverage will be provided. The retreat will run during the school day only. You will check in to first hour for attendance and will move to the Albers Atrium to board buses, which will bring you to the retreat site. Please come with an open and positive attitude and you will have fun. Please see Ms. Hodapp in Lasallian Ministry with any questions.

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.

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.

Do you enjoy playing chess? Do you want to learn how to play chess? Please join us for drop-in chess games on Tuesdays 3:00-4:15 in Room A208. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Kocourek.

The Robotics Team will meet every week on Wednesday from 3:00-4:00 in room B314. If you would like to join the team, feel free to come by or speak to Mr. Banas.