Friday, December 18, 2020
As we end our semester and make plans to spend Christmas with our loved ones, protect us, our students, and all who will be traveling in the coming days. Nourished and fulfilled by your grace, we give you thanks and await with joyful expectation the birth of your Son, the One who dwells in and among us. We ask this and all things in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Saint John Baptist de La Salle – Pray for us!
Live Jesus in our Hearts – Forever
- Period 5: 9:00-10:00
- Period 6/WIN: 10:10-11:10
- BREAK: 11:10-11:40
- Period 7: 11:40-12:40
- Period 8: 12:50-1:50
In the news…
A popular Christmas tradition at DeLaSalle will take on a new twist this year because of the pandemic. Join us this Saturday at 7:00pm at delasalle.com for a virtual “Christmas at DeLaSalle.” This first-of-its-kind broadcast combines the annual Christmas concert and DeLaSalle Theatre’s performance of “A Christmas Carol” into a virtual event instead of drawing hundreds of students, alumni, family and friends into the Florance Center for a live on-campus event.
We are excited to showcase the work of nearly 200 students involved in the fine arts! Students in the a cappella choir, concert band, chamber orchestra, and symphonic band are using the free music creation app Bandlab to prepare several songs for the concert. The cast and crew of DeLaSalle Theatre are using Zoom to record their performance of “A Christmas Carol.” Join us Saturday at 7pm at delasalle.com. The production will be available on demand following the broadcast.
Students may now register for a seven-week ACT test preparation class offered at DeLaSalle in January and February. DeLaSalle is partnering with Breakaway Test Prep to offer the 14-hour class starting January 12. The class will be taught on Tuesdays and Fridays during WIN sessions from 10:10-11:10am. The course includes unlimited full-length, proctored online practice exams and feedback on your student’s strengths and weaknesses. The course costs $645. Financial grants are available; contact Barbara McAdams at 612-676-7621 for more information. Learn more here and register here. The Guidance Office offers additional ACT test preparation resources, which you can find here.
Students should update to iOS 14 over Christmas break to ensure app functionality. App updates will be pushed out periodically over break. Please make sure this update is completed before January 4, 2021. Make sure your device is backed up to the iCloud before updating. The update can be found by going to Settings > General > Software Update. If you do not have enough storage available on your device, please delete any non school apps and/or apps you do not need for school to make room for the update.
If you are a student who lost your job this year because of COVID-19, you can now apply for unemployment benefits, according to a court ruling this week. You can learn how to apply for the unemployment benefits here. Applications must be submitted by December 25.