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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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

God of Love,
I thank You for the people in my life who are easy to love.
I thank You for my family and friends
who understand my actions,
who support me in my decisions,
and whose presence can lift the burden of a thorny day.
In this we ask 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 schedule today.

Period 1: 8:30-9:08
Assembly: 9:13-10:17
Period 2: 10:25-11:00
Period 3: 11:05-11:40
Period 4: 11:45-12:20
Period 5: 12:25-1:00
Period 6: 1:05-1:40
Period 7: 1:45-2:20
Period 8: 2:25-3:00

In today’s news…

We gather as a community between first and second period today for our Thanksgiving Prayer Service. Our prayer leaders for the day are Christian rapper, Agape (David Scherer) and Poet/Performer Joe Davis. Come prepared to worship and praise God.

There are no classes November 21-23 because of Thanksgiving. The school will be closed November 22 and 23.

Around Christmas Time, for the past 26 years, DeLaSalle High School has “adopted” several families through Sponsor a Family Minnesota and the Aliveness Project. This year we will be adding gifts for homeless youth through Sharing and Caring Hands and the YMCA Youth Intervention Services. Our “adoptees” have benefited greatly from our generous spirit. Last year the students and staff brought in over $4,000 and we hope to beat that number this year.

We invite students and staff to contribute in 9th and 10th grade Theology Classes and 11th and 12th grade English Classes. Money collection is daily and begins on Monday, November 26 and runs through Friday, November 30. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

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.

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.

For boys’ basketball, tryouts for JV and varsity are November 19-21, from 6:00-8:00am. Ninth graders try out November 19-21, from 3:15-5:15pm. Tryouts are in the main gym.

For wrestling, tryouts are in the Columbia Heights wrestling room November 19-23, from 4:30-6:30pm.

Boys’ swimming and diving will start next week – with tryouts Monday-Friday from 4:00-6:00pm at the swimming pool at St. Anthony.

For the most updated version of tryouts and practices, please see the DeLaSalle Athletic Website.

Join Lasallian Ministry for lunch today, during all lunches in Ms. Megan’s room – B110 (right next to the cafeteria). All freshman are welcome!

All students and staff are invited to join Lasallian Ministry for Mass every Tuesday at 3:15pm in the chapel in Christian Brothers Hall, located near the Lasallian Ministry office.

End your day on a strong note by taking time to reflect and pray with your fellow community members.

In preparation for the upcoming one-act and musical auditions, DeLaSalle Theatre will hold a theatre information meeting today, from 3:30pm – 4:30pm in D117. We’ll cover the audition process, tech crew sign-up and all the ways you can get involved. We want to get everyone up to speed before we begin the next round of shows. All are welcome. Please bring your questions.

Auditions for our Winter One-Acts and our Spring Musical, Newsies, are the week of November 26*. Tuesday, November 27 is the singing audition. Wednesday, November 28, is the dance audition. Thursday, November 29, is the reading audition. Call backs will be November, 30, as needed.
*We have a theatre information meeting on Tuesday, November 20th, from 3:30pm – 4:30pm to get everyone up to speed before auditions.

Please email Mr.Buffington with any questions.

Results from Tsuro of the Seas? Well, sometimes the dragons win. 🙁

DeLaSalle parents are invited to Coffee with the Counselors on Wednesday, November 28, from 8:15-9:15am in B102. Learn from DeLaSalle’s college advisers about how to shepherd your students’ scholarship search.

Project for Pride in Living is looking for tutors. Tutor-Mentors (age 16+) are matched 1:1 with PPL resident youth in grades K-5th. Pairs focus their time on building a strong relationship as well as literacy tutoring and activities such as games or crafts. Youth program takes place in PPL’s supportive housing sites which serve families transitioning from chronic homelessness.

Twice/week, now-mid May commitment required. Training provided. Accepting applicants until all positions are filled.

  • New Foundations: St. Paul – East Side – Tue & Thu, 4:30-6:45pm
  • Fort Road Flats: St. Paul – Highland Park – Tue & Thu, 5:30-7:45pm
  • Camden: North Minneapolis – Mon & Wed, 5:30-7:45pm
  • CVI: South Minneapolis – Mon & Wed, 5:30-7:45pm

If you are interested, please contact Caitlin directly: / 612.455.5108 or you can apply online here.