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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Feast of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini
God our Father, you called Frances Xavier Cabrini from Italy to serve the immigrants of America. By her example teach us concern for the stranger, the sick, and the frustrated. By her prayers help us to see Christ in all the men and women we meet. We ask in Jesus’ name, amen.

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.
Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!


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As the weather gets colder please remember the following uniform policies in order to help you stay warm:

  • For extra warmth, students need to wear a DeLaSalle uniform sweater, sweatshirt or quarter-zip sweatshirt. Students are not permitted to wear non-uniform sweatshirts, sweaters, jackets, scarves, gloves, hats or any other outdoor attire during the school day. All non-uniform items should be stored in your locker during the school day.
  • Students may wear black leggings and/or solid black or white tights or nylons underneath a uniform skirt. Students should refrain from wearing sweatpants or jogger style leggings.

November is Native American Heritage Month, or as it is commonly referred to, American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month.

The month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people and to learn more about the unique challenges Native people have faced both historically and in the present, and the ways in which tribal citizens have worked to conquer these challenges.

Lasallian Ministry invites you to celebrate Native American Heritage month with the following:

  • LEAP Video and Discussion: Friday, November 15 in D104 during all lunches; we will be viewing a TED talk about the history of the Lakota people at Pine Ridge and discussing ways that we can better understand and support the Lakota tribe.
  • Movie Night: Wednesday, November 20, “Dakota 38”; 3:15pm in D117
  • Posters: Check out posters posted around school highlighting Tribes of Native America and famous Native Americans
  • Check out these great events happening around town.

Estudiantes y Familias Hispanohablantes (9th-12th), los Consejeros de Universidad están emocionados para presentar una noche de información sobre universidad en Español.

Noche de Información Universitaria para Estudiantes y Familias

  • Hispanohablantes Costo de Universidad- Matrícula, Becas, y Subsidios
  • Applicaciones
  • FAFSA (Aplicación para Ayuda Financiera)
  • Acto de Sueno (DREAM Act)
  • Opciones Universitarias de 4 años, 2 años, y universidades técnicas

Fecha: Miércoles 13 de Noviembre

Hora: 6:30pm-8:00p

Lugar: Sala D104 (Schulze Learning Lab)

Esperamos verte en la reunion. Si tiene alguna pregunta, por favor viene a la oficina de consejo y habla con un consejero de universidad.

Spanish-Speaking Students & Families (9th-12th), your college advisors are very excited to host a college planning event in the Spanish language.

College Information Night for Spanish-Speaking Students & Families

  • Cost of College-Tuition, Grants, Scholarships
  • Applications
  • DREAM Act
  • 4-year, 2-year, and technical college options

Date: Wednesday, November 13

Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm

Location: Room D104 (Schulze Learning Lab)

We hope to see you there. If you have any questions, please feel free to stop by the Guidance Office and speak to a College Advisor.

Due to a non-DeLaSalle event, the Nicollet Island Pavilion overflow parking lot will not be available for parking on today. In any event, where students are not able to park in the Nicollet Island Pavilion overflow lot, students may NOT park in a DeLaSalle parking lot. Students without a valid DeLaSalle parking permit risk a restrictive boot or tow if they choose to park in the main school parking lot. Park Board permit holders are allowed to park at the Boom Island pay lot on days where Nicollet Island Pavilion events prevent them from parking in the overflow pay lot.

Come learn about coding in Python or using block in driving Robots and Speros. We meet on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in A213 (Mr. Pearson’s Room) from 3-4:30pm.

We will be meeting each day this week at 3:10pm to practice for Monday’s meet at Minnehaha. New participants welcome, especially 9th and 10th graders, where we are short of competitors.

Are you interested in doing readings during school Prayer Services and Masses? We need your help!

Lasallian Ministry will host a short, 15-minute training session for all students interested in reading during lunches on Thursday, November 14. Please come straight to the Lasallian Ministry office at the beginning of lunch. You will have time to get your lunch and eat in the Florance Center after the training.

DeLaSalle Theatre is pleased to announce auditions and tech crew sign-ups for its upcoming winter one-acts and spring musical. We encourage any interested students to audition, no preparation or previous experience is necessary. We’ll have Winter Information Meeting that will be held after school Thursday, November 14 in D117. Stop by if you’re interested in participating this winter to learn about the one-act plays and the musical. Get all your questions about auditions, tech sign-ups, pit band and everything else answered.

If you have questions, email Mr. Buffington.


  • Spring Musical: 42nd Street · Directed by Farrah Buffington · March 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28
    • A classic and beloved tale, 42nd Street tells the story of Peggy Sawyer, a talented young performer with stars in her eyes who gets her big break on Broadway. Peggy’s rise from showgirl to star is the stuff of show business dreams. This musical is full of crowd-pleasing tap dances, popular musical theatre standards, and show-stopping ensemble production numbers.
  • Competition One-Act: (TBD) · Directed by James Buffington·January 24 & 25th
    • This show will be DeLaSalle’s entry into the Minnesota State High School League Section 6AA State One-Act Play Festival
  • One-Act: (TBD) · Directed by Farrah Buffington · January 24 & 25th
  • Student-Directed One-Act: (TBD) · Directed by Jamie Wheeler · January 24 & 25th



  • Auditions will be held on Monday, November 18, Tuesday, November 19 and Wednesday, November 20, 3:30pm – 6pm.
  • Check-ins for these days will be D117 and or the stage door. Tech sign-ups will also be available these days.
  • Call Backs will be Monday, November 25, 4pm- 7pm


Rehearsal Dates:

  • 42nd Street Rehearsals will be 5-7:30 Monday – Friday, with Saturday 2pm – 6pm through mid-February.
  • One-Act Comp will be 4pm – 6pm 12/2 – 1/30
  • One-Act Rehearsal will be 3pm – 5:30pm 12/2 – 1/30
  • There maybe rehearsals for one-acts over Christmas Break


Musical Audition Information

  • Dance audition day – Tap Combo/Jazz Combo will be taught at the audition
  • Singing audition day – 16 Bars of two songs from this list (You may be asked to only sing one)
  • Reading audition – Sides will be provided Audition

Come see one of the best theatre programs in the state when DeLaSalle Theatre opens its fall play “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.” Performances are at 7:30pm each night this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and again on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of the following week. Your student ID gets you into the show for free! Learn more here.

Join LEAP, Friday, November 15 for a video, photo slide show, and group discussion about the history of the Lakota people at Pine Ridge. We’ll meet in D104 during all lunches. All are welcome!

There will be a Softball interest and information meeting on Friday, November 15 during the last 15-minutes of all lunch periods. If you are interested in playing softball in the spring, please come to B202 (Ms.Groenke Classroom) for one of the short informational meetings.  If you have any interest in playing this spring, please come sign up so you can receive emails about training, service, fundraising and bonding opportunities over the winter. See you on Friday!

When: Feb. 21-23, 2020

Who: 10th, 11th and 12th grade students

More info: 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.

Participants will be awarded 18 Christian Service hours upon completion of the retreat.

The cost of the retreat is $260. A $60 non-refundable deposit is due Dec. 10th and the final $200 payment will be due by January 15, 2019. See Ms. Stecklein if the cost is prohibitive.

Register online.

DeLaSalle students who wish to participate in a winter sport must register for the sport before it holds its first practice. Students received an email with a registration link and season start dates. As a reminder, DeLaSalle students must have a current physical (current within the last three years) and Minnesota State High School League eligibility statement on file with the Activities Office before they can participate in a sport. DeLaSalle offers winter sports in boys’ and girls’ basketball, JV competition cheer, boys’ and girls’ hockey, sideline cheer, boys’ swimming, and wrestling. Our hockey, wrestling, and swimming teams are co-op programs with other schools.

Learn more about our athletic programs here.

Practices for many winter sports start this week! Keep up to date with DeLaSalle’s Winter Sports Practice Information. Contact the Activities Office with questions.