Rooted in the mission of Jesus, the SND National Education Office provides direction and support to sponsored and affiliated ministries in advancing the Educational Vision & Principles of the Sisters of Notre Dame.

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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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Congratulations to the 2018 National Blue Ribbon Schools!

Notre Dame – Cathedral Latin School (9 – 12) in Chardon, Ohio and St. Joseph School (K-8) in Cold Spring, Kentucky have joined the ranks of National Blue Ribbon Schools! Chosen for the honor in 2018, NDCL and St. Joseph are in good company with twelve other schools with the SND National Education Network who…

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Life is Good – in a very special way!

“Life is Good”. You’ve no doubt seen the T-shirts with the tag line. Maybe even own one or two. But you may be surprised to learn that behind the corporate business of selling colorful, light-hearted apparel and accessories is a non-profit foundation which helps children in need. Keep your eyes open for a T-shirt with…

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St. Francis Catholic School joins the Seton Blended Learning Network

Cleveland is joining the growing list of cities utilizing a novel approach to education with a track record of improved student learning. The Seton Blended Learning Initiative helps urban Catholic schools across the country ensure that students achieve at their highest level. Blended learning brings together small group, teacher-led instruction with high-tech computer software that…

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2018 Distinguished Graduates – and they are!

It’s not often that a recipient of the Distinguished Graduate Award gets to see their name in the album on the altar in Rome. But this year Rachel Massie from Notre Dame Academy in Park Hills, KY was fortunate to combine a family trip to Italy with a visit to the SND Generalate and Motherhouse.…

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Highlights from the 2018 National Education Summit

The 2018 Summit began with a rousing, inspiring greeting from Joseph Waler, Principal of Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin School who set down a challenge with his presentation theme “We’re the only SND educators our students will ever know!” Joe’s opening session was followed by a beautiful mass celebrated by the Most Reverend Nelson J. Perez, Bishop…

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