Cav Nation Newsletter
December 1, 2017
The Winter Concert will be held in the De La Salle Dining Hall on Thursday, December 6, 2017 starting at 6:30 p.m. The concert will feature the De La Salle Concert Bands, the Jazz Band, and the String Orchestra.
The National Honor Society is having a winter drive for the homeless. We are collecting coats, blankets, hats, scarves, gloves, and socks for the homeless. Every item except for the socks can be recycled/used. The drive started on November 29th. This is a grade level competition, and the winning grade level will have a maroon and white dress down. The last day to donate is Friday, December 15th!
Until then, the bins will be in the CAVS Center before and after school, and in the cafeteria during lunch. 
La Troupe's Fall performance is the Song of a Man Coming Through , written by Andrew Doss and Joe Morris Doss. Performance dates are December 13-16. All performances start at 7:30 p.m., and doors open at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $8:00, and De La Salle students can attend free with ID.

On March 17, 1981, Earnest Knighton, Jr. shot and killed Ralph Schell at his Shreveport convenience store. On October 30, 1984, he was executed by the State of Louisiana.  Song of a Man Coming Through is the true story of Mr. Knighton’s struggle to live into the man he wanted to become even as his execution approached, pulling his legal appeal team and community into a journey of transformation with him. Finally, it is the story of life erupting out of death.

Before his execution Mr. Knighton asked Joe Morris Doss, one of his attorneys and an Episcopal priest, to share his story with society so that he might make a contribution even after his death. Bishop Doss (an author, death penalty expert, and expert in liturgical design) and his son Andrew (a former criminal prosecutor in his third year at Yale Divinity School and the Yale Institute of Sacred Music as a poet and liturgist) wrote the play together. In the Fall of 2015 the  Southern Rep Theater brought Earnest Knighton, Jr. to life on the stage. The play won the  Best Original Work of 2015 in New Orleans. 
De La Salle Service Club collects for Second Harvest and Hope House

Under the direction of math teacher Peggy St. John and guidance counselor Ana
Garcia, the De La Salle Service Club had a successful Thanksgiving Food Drive. They collected $1,200 and 1,600 cans of food for Second Harvest and Hope House. Second Harvest picked up 40 boxes of food, and Ms. St. John, maintenance men Phil Steib and Wilbert Brass, and senior Timothy Dupre delivered 25 boxes of food to Hope House. The director of Hope House, Don Everard, is a former Christian Brother and faculty member at De La Salle.

“When we arrived at Hope House, the shelves needed restocking,” St. John said, “and there were ladies waiting for food. I think we had great timing.”

The next project for the Service Club is “Sweet Treats for Police” on December 12. The school has been supporting this project since Katrina.
Please join us for this year's Breakfast with Santa and Holiday Boutique, this Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The wrestling team has started their season. Visit the team page to view their complete schedule.
The Cavalier girls' and boys' soccer teams have started their seasons. Visit the girls' team page, and the boys' team page to view their schedules.
De La Salle's girls' and boys' basketball teams have started their seasons. The girls are hosting a tournament on De La Salle's campus this Friday through Saturday, and the boys' team won their first two games in the CYO tournament this past Wednesday and Thursday. The team plays Hahnville tonight in a semi-final game at Jesuit beginning at 6:00 p.m. Visit the team pages to see their schedules and recent news.
Football State Championship
Friday, December 8, 2017
3:30 p.m. at the Superdome

Tickets will be available at De La Salle for purchase on Monday, December 4 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m through Thursday, December 7. Tickets will be on sale from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on game day, Friday, December 8. The Cav Shop will be open during these same hours.

Tickets are $13 each.
The Road to the Dome Fan T-shirt is $15

Make your plans to be at the Harbor Bar and Grill  in Metairie, on Monday for a Kickoff to Championship Week party from 6:30-8:30. Come celebrate with Cav Nation and hear Head Coach Ryan Manale address the crowd along with defensive coordinator Eddie Jaquillard. Cost of admission is $20.00 and free to 12 Man Club Members.
The De La Salle inaugural Battle for the Paddle Gumbo and Jambalaya Cook-off was a great success and delicious! 16 teams competed for the honor of the most delicious gumbo and jambalaya. Celebrity judges Travers Mackel, Fletcher Mackel, Kenneth Polite, Paul Kelly, Karla Morreale, Sammy Martin, and Garland Gillen selected Big Shane's Kitchen as the first place Jambalaya winner, and Rugaroux as the first place Gumbo winner. Congratulations to all of the teams on a great event!
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