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Dr. Laura Koehl Recognized as Champion of Education

Dr. Laura Koehl, President of Notre Dame Academy in Park Hills, KY, was recognized Wednesday, May 15 with the Helen Carroll Champion of Education Award by the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Initiative at the Outstanding Women of Northern Kentucky 2019 Awards luncheon.  This award is presented annually to a woman that is a…

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Notre Dame Cathedral Latin School Offers Labre Ministry

NDCL School in Chardon, Ohio recently organized the Labre Ministry, named after St. Benedict Joseph Labre, the patron saint of the homeless, to provide weekly, year-round food and necessities to Cleveland’s homeless.  Students participating in the Labre Ministry help prepare meals and meet and serve the homeless by visiting them where they live on the…

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Keeping the Charism Alive

Watch the video below to see how Clearwater Central Catholic High School in Clearwater, FL (an affiliated SND school) keeps the spirit and the Charism of the Sisters of Notre Dame alive in their school. In what ways has your school kept the SND Charism Alive? Tell us how your school is a part of…

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NDA Park Hills Opens “Mary, Mother of the World” Chapel

From a April 22, 2019 letter from NDA Park Hills President, Laura Koehl: God’s goodness certainly abounds in our school each and every day. The faith formation of our students is central to the holistic Notre Dame Academy education and is infused throughout our daily, weekly and annual events. This was ever apparent in recent…

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Thank you to all who welcomed our Indonesian visitors!

The SND National Education office welcomed Sr. Maria Kharita, SND, Sr. Maria Eufrasia, SND, and Mr. Sigit Setyawan from Indonesia on March 23 – April 11.  They visited the U.S. in hopes of achieving three goals: gain insight into how the SND Charism is manifested in everyday school life; learn how to apply successful management…

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Metro Catholic’s Drama Club Tells SND Story

April 2019 The Drama Club at Metro Catholic School in Cleveland, Ohio opted for an original production this year titled “If Only”, which helps to celebrate the school’s 30-year history. “If Only”, directed by Sr. Mary Jean Strathern, tells the story of Metro Catholic School’s beginning, reminding the audience of the three Sisters of Notre Dame who dreamed of something greater for the…

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Notre Dame Educators “Can Do Great Things!”

If you attended Joe Waler’s opening session at the 2018 SND National Education Summit, then you are familiar with the mnemonic Notre Dame Educators Can Do Great Things! Mr. Waler found an easy way to remember the SND Educational Principles while also reminding each educator of the tremendous influence they hold to affect students’ lives.…

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Celebrate Catholic Schools Week with SND Connections!

January 27 – February 2 is Catholic Schools Week, a national, annual celebration providing the opportunity to recognize the importance, value and contributions of a Catholic Education to the Church and to the world. The theme this year is Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed. This year’s daily themes can be easily fused with the…

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NEH Summer Learning Opportunities

Are you or anyone on your staff looking to deepen your knowledge or explore new topics this summer? The National Endowment for the Humanities offers tuition-free opportunities for K-12 educators and higher education faculty to study a variety of humanities topics in one- to four-week programs in June and July. Topics offered in these summer…

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New Collaborative Learning Center Celebration for NDA, KY

It was a day filled with smiles, balloons, and joyful voices! After a long journey of fundraising, designing and building Notre Dame Academy’s new state-of-the art learning space was officially dedicated on Sunday, October 29th. Christened “21st Century Excellence without Boundaries”, the Collaborative Learning Center (CLC) transformed a traditional 20th century library into a high-tech…

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