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Looking Ahead at DeLaSalle

Friday, November 16, 2018

In this issue…
  • “Evita” Closes This Weekend; Auditions Soon for Upcoming Shows
  • Annual Huether Lasallian Conference Underway in Minneapolis
  • November 23 Deadline to Apply for Academic Trip to Costa Rica
  • DeLaSalle Celebrates Thanksgiving; Christmas Basket Drive Begins
  • Important Upcoming Dates & Events
  • Young Alumni Invited to Participate in Survey
  • Student Activities Seeks Feedback on Fall Programs
“Evita” Closes This Weekend; Auditions Soon for Upcoming Shows

DeLaSalle Theatre offers the final performances this weekend of its fall musical “Evita.” Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7;30pm in the Florance Center. Tickets are available for purchase at the door. General admission tickets do remain and cost $10; non-DeLaSalle students and seniors pay $8, and DeLaSalle students enter free with their school ID.

Meanwhile, auditions will happen after Thanksgiving for the winter one-acts and the spring musical “Newsies”. The singing audition is Tuesday, November 27; the dance audition is Wednesday, November 28; and the reading audition is Thursday, November 29. Interested students can learn more at a theatre information meeting on Tuesday, November 20, from 3:30-4:30pm.

Annual Huether Lasallian Conference Underway in Minneapolis

The annual Huether Lasallian Conference is underway. Hundreds of Lasallian educators from around the country have gathered for the first time in Minneapolis to explore the critical role Lasallians play in transforming communities by going beyond geographical and societal borders. DeLaSalle teachers Brad Casey and Marta Vazquez led a breakout session that examined how the Global Advantage Problem Solving Skills course they implemented this year can help address a global problem from an international perspective. DeLaSalle will also host a dinner reception for Lasallians attending the conference from the Midwest District.

November 23 Deadline to Apply for Academic Trip to Costa Rica 

The deadline to apply for an academic trip to Costa Rica next summer through the Global Advantage Program is Friday, November 23. Eligible tenth and eleventh grade students have received a link to the application in their student Islander Apps email. This brochure includes more information about the June 16-26, 2019 trip, which will be led by DeLaSalle teachers Mary Lenz, Lucienne Nagel, and Paul Sczepanski and will focus on biological and cultural studies.

The deadline to apply for a student exchange in the summer of 2019 has passed. Families with questions about student exchanges may contact Global Advantage Program coordinator, Brad Casey.

DeLaSalle Celebrates Thanksgiving; Christmas Basket Drive Begins 

Lasallian Ministry is planning a liturgy for Tuesday, November 20 that will help the DeLaSalle community reflect and give thanks as we enter the Thanksgiving season. The liturgy will also launch the start of our annual Christmas Basket Drive.

Money donations will be collected and used to purchase Christmas gifts for families that De spiritually adopts through Sponsor A Family Minnesota, in addition to the Aliveness Project, YMCA Youth Intervention Services, and Sharing and Caring Hands.

A reminder that there are no classes November 21-23 because of Thanksgiving. The school will be closed November 22 and 23. The next edition of “Looking Ahead at DeLaSalle” will be published on Friday, November 30.

Important Upcoming Dates & Events

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

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.

Coffee with the Counselors

Wednesday, November 28, 8:15-9:15am, B102

DeLaSalle parents are invited to enjoy coffee and treats with college advisers and learn how to shepherd your students’ scholarship search.

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. Our guest celebrant will be Fr. Kevin Kenney ’78, pastor of Divine Mercy in Fairbault and a member of the DeLaSalle Board of Trustees.

Christmas Concert

Wednesday, December 12, 7:00pm, Florance Center (doors open at 6:30pm)

You are invited to join us for one of the most popular traditions of the Christmas season. Students in the Bel Canto and A Cappella Choirs, Chamber Orchestra, Concert Band, and Symphonic Band present their Christmas Concert. DeLaSalle will again broadcast a livestream of the event and will publish a link in an upcoming eblast.

Christmas Liturgy and Program

Thursday, December 13

Scripture, prayer, and song (and a visit from Santa) will help the Islander community reflect on the birth of Christ.

Around DeLaSalle

Four student athletes this week signed a national letter of intent, indicating where they plan to continue their education and compete athletically after they graduate from DeLaSalle. Congratulations to Jamison Battle who signed at George Washington University; Elaina Jones at Idaho State University; Tyrell Terry at Stanford University; and Julian Wright at Marquette University. (Photo courtesy: Matt Lehman, DeLaSalle staff)

Young Alumni Invited to Participate in Survey

DeLaSalle regularly evaluates its curriculum and student experience – and a grant this year from the GHR Foundation will help the school conduct a comprehensive survey of recent alumni. Graduates from the Classes of 2004-2017 are invited to take a five-minute survey and share information about college completion and career selection. The survey is available here. Please contact Christian Glanville with questions.

Student Activities Seeks Feedback on Fall Programs

Each season, the Student Activities office asks DeLaSalle families to take about five minutes and provide feedback for our athletic and activity programs. This valuable information will help administrators, coaches, and moderators continue to create excellent programming and positive experiences for all. Click here for the survey.

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