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Monday, November 25, 2019

Feast of Saint Catherine of Alexandria
Glorious St. Catherine, virgin and martyr, help me to imitate your love of purity. Give me strength and courage in fighting off the temptations of the world and evil desires. Help me to love God with my whole heart and serve Him faithfully. O St. Catherine, through your glorious martrydom for the love of Christ, help me to be loyal to my faith and my God as long as I live. Amen.

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


Daily Digest





In the news…

The DeLaSalle community will gather for a prayer service after first period on Tuesday, November 26 to reflect and give thanks we enter the Thanksgiving season.

During the liturgy, students will learn more about our annual Christmas Basket Drive that raises money to buy Christmas gifts for families whom DeLaSalle spiritually adopts. This year’s recipients include families through Sponsor A Family Minnesota as well as families from the Cheyenne River Reservation with whom DeLaSalle connected during a weeklong service project this summer.

Donations are accepted November 25-December 5 in 9th and 10th grade Theology classes or 11th and 12th grade English classes.

All are welcome to join Lasallian Ministry for Mass with Father Bruno on Tuesday mornings at 8:00AM in the school chapel. The chapel is located in Christian Brothers Hall through the Lasallian Ministry office.

The 2020 Yearbook senior ad deadline has been extended until December 1. Please remind families to either order their ads (if they wish) through or a paper copy is available in the Tech Office.

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

Ms. Stipkovits from the Guidance Office will go into 9th grade English classes during the weeks of December 2 and December 9 to help students interpret their ITED (Iowa test) scores and complete a career activity on Naviance.  Naviance is a college preparation program that helps students connect academic achievement to post-secondary goals and assists with college and career planning.

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 & 25
    • 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 & 25
  • Student-Directed One-Act: (TBD) · Directed by Jamie Wheeler · January 24 & 25



  • 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 the musical audition) – Jazz Combo will be taught at the audition
  • Singing (for the 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.

Do you enjoy the outdoors? Come see what the green team is doing to become Urban Environmentalists in the winter months.

Join us for a trip to the Bell Museum on December 3 to see Wicked Plants, create natural ice globes, take a winter hike, tour the St Anthony Falls Laboratory on January 21, and explore Urban environmental areas around DeLaSalle.

We meet every Tuesday at 3:15 in B110 (Art Room)

Are you a chess player? Do you want to learn how to play chess? Students of all abilities are welcome to come to Chess Club every Tuesday from 3:00-4:15 in Room A208.

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, December 2.

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 December 10 and the final $200 payment will be due by January 15, 2019. See Ms. Stecklein if the cost is prohibitive.

Register online.

Students are invited to consider participating in a weeklong service immersion trip to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. The trip is July 19-24 and costs $450. Students will connect with and better understand the Lakota culture through projects such as home repair, painting, and gardening, hosting a daily children’s program, and partnering with local organizations already serving the Lakota. Students will earn 40 Christian Service hours. You can learn more about the trip here.

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.