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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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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iCube – an idea with a great return on investment for Cardinal Gibbons High School

In 2015, Cardinal Gibbons High School embraced the entrepreneurial spirit that had long been present in its students and alumni by introducing “iCube”, the club for Innovative Crusaders Understanding Business Entrepreneurship. Now numbering 300 students strong, iCube “helps hone the students’ entrepreneurial skills, gain a competitive edge when applying to college, establish business relationships, and…

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A little snow doesn’t faze St. Helen’s School young gardeners!

A little (!) snow hasn’t stopped the students at St. Helen School in Newbury, OH from starting their vegetable garden. When the ground is nowhere in sight – use an indoor “tower garden” instead! The Tower Garden is a vertical, aeroponic growing system that allows the students to grow up to 20 vegetables, herbs, fruits…

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Double ARC – 25 years of incredible results

Double ARC, a SND educational ministry of the Toledo Province, celebrated its 25th anniversary at the Kaleidoscope of Children Breakfast, October 17 at the Pinnacle.  Over 325 people attended the celebration.  Kathy Mitchel, VP of the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS) related her personal story of the dangers of drinking while pregnant.  Sr.…

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Lessons of a different scale

Not sure how to teach young students complex religious ideas, Sr. Nanette Zeimet, SND of the Chardon Province turned to a childhood favorite – music and rhymes. Putting a new twist on something old, Sr. Nanette’s use of musical parodies proved to be a winning formula. Read about her parodies in the October issue of…

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Mid-Atlantic Affiliated Schools Meet for Share and Compare

On a recent bright spring day in our nation’s capital, leadership from two SND affiliated schools had an opportunity to exchange ideas over lunch. With a shared legacy of the Sisters of Notre Dame and “National Blue Ribbon School” designations the schools have a lot in common. This was the first time, however, that current…

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Northeast Ohio Students Receive Special Honors

Just in – two news items about greater Cleveland, OH area students …. “Cleveland Central Catholic High School senior Miryne Thomas is the recipient of the Youth of the Year Award given by the Boys and Girls Club of Cleveland at a special, “Breakfast of Champions” ceremony held the morning of March 10. Thomas is…

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