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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Eternal Father, whose compassion and justice are without end, give us compassion for all who are in poverty and need. Your wish is for all of your children to live with dignity, with adequate food, shelter, health care and education. Inspire us as we take up your work as a Lasallian community of faith and guide us as we seek to bring justice and sow peace in our world. Amen.

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


Daily Digest





In the news…

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: Friday, November 22, Nicollet Island in Native American History
  • Posters: Check out posters posted around school highlighting Tribes of Native America and famous Native Americans
  • Check out these great events happening around town.

Join LEAP (Lasallians for Equity and Peace) this Friday, Nov. 22nd for a presentation, brief history and discussion of the significance of Nicollet Island in Native American history. LEAP meets in room D104 during all lunches. Hope to see you there!

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 on November 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23. Your student ID gets you into the show for free! Learn more here.

To help students put the puzzle pieces together and approach the ACT with confidence, DeLaSalle is offering two optional prep classes for juniors. The classes will give students the opportunity to take 5 full ACTs and review their errors. During class, students will review topics tested on the exam and learn testing skills to improve their pacing and scores.

The exact times and dates for classes are listed here. To register, complete the online Registration Form by December 13, 2019.

If you have any questions, please see Ms. McAdams

Islanders, we’ve changed our spring musical to Catch Me If You Can and since we’ve changed musicals, we’re giving students who might have missed out a chance to audition on our call back day, Monday, November 25 from 3pm – 7pm.

The shows we’re casting: our winter one-act Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar and spring musical to Catch Me If You Can.

  • Spring Musical: Catch Me If You Can · Directed by Farrah Buffington · March 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28
    • Based on the unbelievable true story of one of the most famous con artists in history, Frank Abagnale Jr., Catch Me If You Can is a rousing musical set in the 1960’s. A fast, rollicking musical by the creative team behind Hairspray, Catch Me If You Can tells the tale of an ingenious, yet lonely, boy looking for his place in the world.
  • Competition One-Act: Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar · Directed by James Buffington · January 24 & 25th
    • Set in Rome in 44 BC, the play depicts the moral dilemma of Brutus as he joins a conspiracy led by Cassius to stop Julius Caesar to prevent him from becoming dictator of Rome.
    • 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 25. 3:30pm – 7pm.
  • Check-in for auditions are D117 and or the stage door. Tech sign-ups will also be available.


Audition Information

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


Rehearsal Dates:

  • 42nd Street Rehearsals will be 5:00-7:30pm 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


If you have questions, email Mr. Buffington.

Current sophomores and juniors can apply now to study in Italy this summer through Global Advantage Program.

DeLaSalle will host a class in Italy from June 7-19 that will explore “Studio Art and European History.” The trip costs $3,500 and students can apply here. With your application, remember to get three letters of recommendation. If you have any questions please see Ms. Megan or Mr. Casey. If you would like a brochure, stop by B110.

Applications are due by Monday, November 25.

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.

Learn more about our athletic programs here.

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

Fireside Catholic Publishing is hosting an essay contest for seniors who “put their faith into action” daily.

Only 1 student per school may enter this national contest for $1,000. Theology Faculty will choose one essay to represent DeLaSalle from the essays submitted. If you are interested please submit a 2-page maximum essay with no mention of your school or location on the following topic: “How is your Religious Education Influencing your Life?”

Submissions are due to Brother Dylan in Room B214 no later than November 25.