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Looking Ahead at DeLaSalle

Friday, November 9, 2018

In this issue…
  • Fall Musical “Evita” Opens This Weekend
  • Students Inducted into National Honor Society, Recognized for Academic Accomplishments
  • Certified Prevention Specialist Presents at Monday Parent Association Meeting
  • Ninth Graders Go on Retreat
  • DeLaSalle Presents at Huether Lasallian Conference
  • Ninth Grade Parents Invited to Parent Party
  • Important Upcoming Dates & Events
  • DeLaSalle Earns Building Energy Challenge Award
  • Boys’ Swimming Welcomes New Coach
  • DeLaSalle’s School Nurse Named Best in State
  • De La Salle Christian Brother to be Beatified
Fall Musical “Evita” Opens This Weekend

This is opening weekend for DeLaSalle Theatre’s fall musical “Evita,” which 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. Performances are tonight and tomorrow at  7:30pm and on Sunday at 4:00pm. Performances continue again next Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30pm. Find tickets and more information here.

Students Inducted Into National Honor Society, Recognized for Academic Accomplishments

DeLaSalle congratulates those students who earned academic recognition and induction into the National Honor Society at the November 7 Academic Awards ceremony. We also thank Janet Dolan, past president and chief executive officer of Tennant Company, who provided the keynote address. Dolan shared her 10 tips for a successful life. Continue reading to see which students were honored..

Certified Prevention Specialist Presents at Monday Parent Association Meeting

Join the DeLaSale Parent Association on Monday, November 12, as we discuss the topic of “keeping our students healthy and chemical free.” We will hear from a certified prevention specialist with Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge who will speak about teen chemical health and prevention. Learn more about the current drug trends facing our youth, the warning signs that parents should be looking for, and resources that are available. As always, there will be good treats and great company. Join us at 6:30pm in the Schulze Learning Lab (D104).

Ninth Graders Go on Retreat

Each year, students participate in a grade level retreat that is planned through the Lasallian Ministry department. The retreat program is an integral component of the student’s complete educational experience. Ninth grade students will participate in their first class retreat on Tuesday, November 13. This is a full day retreat that will help build class unity, deepen connection with classmates, and focus on a particular theme, which for ninth graders is respect. Students are reminded to dress in school uniform, leave their iPad and other belongings at home or school, and bring a bag lunch.

DeLaSalle Presents at Huether Lasallian Conference

Two DeLaSalle teachers will lead a breakout session next weekend about addressing a global problem from an international perspective at the Huether Lasallian Conference, an annual national gathering of Lasallian educators that will be held for the first time in Minneapolis. Social Studies teacher Brad Casey and Science teacher Marta Vazquez will present about the Global Advantage Problem Solving Skills course they initiated and how other Lasallian schools can implement a similar model. Casey and Vazquez are among several presenters who will help attendees understand the conference theme “Limitless Potential: Transforming Lasallian Communities” by exploring the critical role Lasallians play in transforming communities by going beyond geographical and societal borders. The conference is named after Brother Frank Huether, who first organized the gathering as a way to address educational concerns. DeLaSalle will host a dinner for conference participants on November 16.

Ninth Grade Parents Invited to Parent Party

Ninth grade parents are invited to a parent party on Saturday, November 17. Come join other ninth grade parents for wine, appetizers, fun, and conversation with hosts Carrie and Tim Sellner.  This is a night designed to get to know other families. You’re new, you may not know your way around and want some advice here and there…you are not alone! This evening is guaranteed to bring lots of laughter and new friendships. Register here.

Important Upcoming Dates & Events

Find the most up-to-date school events on the School Calendar webpage

Parents in Prayer

Friday, November 16, 1:45-2:45pm

Each month, a group of DeLaSalle parents and family members gather on campus to lift up our community in prayer. All parents, family members, friends, and alumni are welcome to participate. We hope students, staff, families and friends at DeLaSalle will feel encouraged by the knowledge that people care about them, are excited for them and are PRAYING FOR THEM! You may submit prayer requests, which may remain anonymous, to prayer boxes located in the main office, Lasallian Ministry, or Theology classrooms.

Thanksgiving Prayer Service

Tuesday, November 20

The school community will gather for a prayer service to give thanks for the many blessings in our lives.

Thanksgiving Break

November 21-23

There are no classes November 21-23 as DeLaSalle observes Thanksgiving.

Academic Mentor Meetings

Tuesday, November 27

Students will meet with their academic mentor following first period to discuss how they are doing in their classes as we approach the final weeks of the first semester.

Out of Uniform Day

Thursday, November 29

Students may purchase a wristband for the privilege to dress out of uniform. Wristbands will be sold during lunches before the out of uniform day and before school that morning. Students must follow the out of uniform guidelines in the Student-Parent Handbook.

Immaculate Conception Mass

Friday, December 7

Students, faculty, and staff will gather for a Mass to celebrate the traditional December 8 holy day, which recognizes that the Blessed Virgin Mary was conceived without original sin. The Mass will also celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Around DeLaSalle

DeLaSalle students and staff stood in solidarity November 1 for Zach Zarembinski, a Hill-Murray football player who was placed in a medically induced coma following a head injury he sustained in a playoff game. Islanders joined other schools that day in wearing green to show their support for Zach and the Hill-Murray community. You can follow updates on Zach’s recovery on his Caring Bridge site. (Photo courtesy: Kristin Lundstrum, DeLaSalle staff)

DeLaSalle Earns Building Energy Challenge Award

The City of Minneapolis recognized DeLaSalle this week as one of its 2018 Building Energy Challenge award winners for reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by more than 15 percent. DeLaSalle has reduced its emissions by 17 percent through measures like installing compact fluorescent and LED lights, replacing an aging boiler, and adding occupancy sensors, skylights and a building automation system. President Barry Lieske accepted the award at a City Hall ceremony.

Boys’ Swimming Welcomes New Coach

An accomplished high school and collegiate swimmer will lead the boys’ swimming program as its new head coach. Molly Hebzynski will oversee the co-op program in which DeLaSalle participates, along with St. Anthony and St. Agnes. Continue reading

DeLaSalle’s School Nurse Named Best in State

DeLaSalle’s school nurse has been recognized as the best in Minnesota. Ann Lumbar Bendson earned the School Nurse Organization of Minnesota’s 2018 School Nurse of the Year award. Her nominator described Ann as a quiet hero who consistently demonstrates leadership and impacts the well-being of all children. Congratulations, Nurse Ann!

De La Salle Christian Brother Beatified

Pope Francis this week cleared the way for the first De La Salle Christian Brother from the United States to be beatified. The Holy Father recognized the martyrdom of Brother James Miller, who was shot to death in Guatemala in 1982. The Vatican has not yet announced when and where Miller will be beatified. Miller could be canonized as a saint if the Vatican attributes a miracle to him.

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