Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Loving Father,
You grace each of us with equal measure in your love.
Let us learn to love our neighbors more deeply,
so that we can create
peaceful and just communities.
Inspire us to use our creative energies
to build the structures we need
to overcome the obstacles
of intolerance and indifference.

Amen

Saint John Baptist de La Salle – Pray for us! 
Live Jesus in our Hearts – Forever

 

Daily Digest

Students will participate in online learning and there are no formal classes scheduled. Please review these student expectations for online learning days. 

 

In the news…

Ninth graders will show off their Islander pride today! Islander Pride Day is from 12:00-3:00pm for those who have signed up. The day will begin with lunch and then include a mix of fun activities and community building. Students will earn 3 Christian Service hours. Students who are participating can wear Hawaiian theme or their DeLaSalle black and gold.

DeLaSalle students who were not present for Picture Day in November or who wish to have their picture retaken may do so during Picture Retake Day. The retake day for Silver Cohort students is tomorrow. Students in the Blue Cohort can have their picture retaken either day between 3:00-4:00pm. Retakes will occur in the Schulze Learning Lab (D104A) or the LL Gray Gym. Students who already placed an order but were not happy with their original photograph will have their package automatically updated with the retake photo. Students who missed the original Picture Day may order photos online before Picture Day or up to 48 hours after or wait until the photo proof arrives three weeks later.

DeLaSalle Theatre is excited to announce auditions for the winter plays MADAME EXECUTIONER and THE YETI. Both are written by James Buffington and directed by Farrah and James Buffington.

Auditions are today and Thursday, from 3:30-6:00pm, in D117. Callbacks are Friday, January 29 from 3:30-5:00pm in D117. Rehearsal dates are February 1-March 13, tech week is March 15-18, and performance dates are March 19, 20, 26, and 27.

Cast Sizes: The directors are looking for a total of 22 on-stage performers between both shows. All students are invited and encouraged to audition.

Audition Preparation: Both shows are comedies and the directors are looking for students to bring energy and fun to their audition. No need to prepare as audition sides will be available the day of the audition. If you prefer to prepare a monologue, please limit your piece to two minutes. 

For questions, email Mr. Buffington

DeLaSalle Theatre is actively seeking students for the tech crew for our winter plays MADAME EXECUTIONER and THE YETI. These productions are going to be full of practical and special effects and we’re looking to add to our award winning technical theatre team. 

Sign ups are open January 26 & Thursday, January 28 3:30pm – 4:00pm in D117. Stop by and scan the QR code to sign up and still make your bus. Stay to meet the tech managers and get a tour of the stage.

Email Mrs. Buffington with any questions: 

COVID-19 has shut down opportunities students previously had for visiting, and connecting with colleges. NACAC is bridging that gap through these special one-day events. At each virtual fair, you can attend college presentations, learn about their options, ask questions, and demonstrate interest… all without leaving home. The first NACAC Virtual College Fair of the year is this Sunday from 12:00-6:00pm. Other college fair dates are February 28, March 7 (STEM emphasis), Mar. 16 (Visual & Performing Arts Fair), Mar. 21, April 10 (Western US), April 20 (Southeastern US), and May 2. You can register for free here.

Sign up now for the annual DeLaSalle Dodgeball Tournament! The tournament will be held on Wednesday, February 3, from 1:00-3:00pm in the gym. Teams will be compiled of 10 students within your grade level (your class). If you want to participate and represent your class, please fill out this form. Transportation will not be provided. Sign up closes on Sunday, January 31 at 11:59pm.

Seniors, join your classmates to show off your Islander pride! The 12th grade Islander Pride Day is on Wednesday, February 3, from 10:00am-1:00pm, followed by an optional dodgeball tournament. Check your Islander Apps email for more information and a link to sign up!

Looking for something fun to do? Want to get to know your classmates and other students? Join the eSports Club during the second WIN session on Friday. Those who attend will register to participate in the club and get signed up for the applications that club members will use to play games. See Mr. Cote with questions.

All boys interested in participating for boys’ tennis this spring should sign up for the Remind App ASAP. Coach Barry will be checking in with all tennis players to prepare for the upcoming season. Remind App instructions can be found on the Office of Activities webpage.

New scholarships are added to Naviance often so check frequently.  This list is not comprehensive so we also recommend you use as many other scholarship databases as possible (as long as they’re free).

How do I find scholarships in Naviance?.  

  1. Go to naviance.com and log in (if you don’t remember your password you can say you forgot it and they will email you a new one)
  2. Go under colleges > Scholarships and Money > Scholarship List > Local & Regional Scholarships

You can sort by scholarship name, deadline, etc.  Each scholarship has a link to more information.

Contact your college counselor if you have questions.

DeLaSalle families may order a supply of healthy breakfast and lunches for the days when their student is not on campus because they are participating via distance learning.

  • Students participating in hybrid learning may order a meal kit that contains three breakfasts and three lunches each. Families may use this form to order the meal kits. Orders must be placed by noon on the first day the student attends in-person instruction (Monday or Thursday) and picked up outside the kitchen at the end of the school day on the last day they attend (Tuesday or Friday).
  • Students participating in full distance learning may also order a meal kit that contains five breakfasts and five lunches each. Orders should be placed by noon on Thursday for pickup at 3:00pm on Friday. Families may use this form to place the order.

The meals are provided at no cost to families through an extension of the federal Summer Food Service Program.