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Announcements

May 12, 2017

 ALANA and KYLIE

What’s Cooking at NDA: Spaghetti and Meatballs.

IB

All sophomores who are taking an IB course next year. You are reminded to report to the PAC right after announcements for a mandatory IB meeting today. If you are still interested in taking an IB and have not seen Ms. Joseph please do so by the end of next week.

Club News

Asian club will meet today at lunch time. We will be listening to music from different Asian countries. New members are always welcome!”

Sports

The Varsity Softball team won their 17th game of the season last night, a 7-0 victory over Central Catholic.  Mikayla Grajczyk pitched the complete game for the win.
The Eagles offense was led by Hannah Rubel who had three hits and an RBI, KT Rex who had a double to go with her 8th home run of the season.  Also knocking in runs were Mady Zoltowski, Erin Bollin and August Miller.  The Eagles travel to Fremont today to take on the Ross Little Giants at 5.

JV Softball defeated Central Catholic 16-3 last night. Mia Laytart led the offense with 4 hits, including a home run, 4 runs scored and 4 RBI’s. Our next game is tonight at home vs Fremont Ross. Game time is 5.

Sports Schedule

Good luck to our sports teams in action this weekend.  Today, our varsity track and field team competes in Day 2 of the Three Rivers Athletic Conference Championship at Whitmer High School.  Field events start at 4 pm and running finals start at 5:30 pm.  Also, our softball teams play Fremont Ross today at 5 pm.  The JV is home and the varsity is away.

On Saturday and Sunday our rowing team competes in the Midwest Scholastic Rowing Championship at Dillon Lake for a chance to make it to Nationals.

On Saturday, our JV track and field team competes in the TRAC Championship at Lima Senior and our 7th & 8th grade track and field team competes in a meet at St. John’s.

Go Eagles!

And now to Mr. Snyder with the last Athletes of the Week for this school year…

We have three Athletes of the Week.  First up is varsity track and field athlete and sophomore Emily Vining.  At the Dayton Roosevelt track meet, Emily Vining ran the 2000-meter steeplechase. In the winning the event by a wide margin, Emily set a new NDA school record.  According to Head Varsity Track & Field Coach Ray Strassner:  “Emily is willing to run in whatever events the team needs her.  Whether it be a race from the 400m to the 1600m, the relays, or the 300 hurdles.  She is an extremely hard worker and a very coachable athlete.”

Next up is track and field athlete and junior Iris Rodriguez.  In her first year in the pole vault, Iris successfully cleared the height of 8 feet and gave the team some valuable points at the Dayton meet.  This is a huge accomplishment for an athlete new to the sport of pole vaulting.  According to Head Varsity Track & Field Coach Ray Strassner:  “Iris is very coachable, and strives to succeed.  We love having her as a member of our track & field team.”

Next up is Novice rower and freshman Valeria Ponce.  Valeria rows in the Novice 8 and 4 boats and she leads by example by staying focused and working hard during practice.  According to Rowing Coach Emily Mills: “”Valeria has a good, positive attitude and makes an effort to push herself to be better every practice.”

Congratulations to Emily Vining, Iris Rodriguez, and Valeria Ponce, this week’s Athletes of the Week!

Announcements

May 11, 2017

MARY and MERCY

What’s Cooking at NDA: The Eagle Bowl.

Class Level News

Attention sophomores:  You are invited to a class breakfast tomorrow morning in Fitz Commons.  Beginning at 7:45 am, you may enjoy donuts, bagels, juice, and hot beverages while visiting with your classmates.  Everyone must be there by 8:15 for TCB.  Be sure to check in with your TCB teacher when you arrive. Also, this means Fitz Commons will be closed to the rest of the school Friday morning.

Congratulations to sophomore Katie Geldien.  She is the winner of the free class ring contest this year!

Attention juniors: Mrs. Sells sent your entire class an email yesterday giving you the guidelines for your senior pictures. If you did not receive the email, please email her at jsells@nda.org to let her know so that she can send you the letter and add you to the email.

Attention All Juniors who have signed up for Link Crew for 2017-18:

May Development Day is Monday from 3:00-5:00.

This event is MANDATORY if you want to be in Link Crew next year.

Miss Cousino and Mrs. Edgell look forward to meeting with you on Monday.

If you are on the varsity lacrosse or softball team, please watch for an email for further directives.

Club News

Attention African American Club members.  If you purchased a T-shirt, please pick it up in room 207 this week.

Sports

If you are interested in playing tennis or basketball next school year, be sure to attend the meetings tonight. Basketball will meet in the Dining Commons tonight at 7, and tennis will meet tonight at 7:30 in Fitz Commons. The meetings will cover all the summer conditioning, programming, and try out information for each sport. If you have questions, please ask Mr. Snyder or Mrs. Clark.

Good luck to our softball teams tomorrow against Central Catholic!  Varsity is home for its final home game of the season, and JV plays at the CYO Complex.  Both games start at 5 pm.

Go Eagles!

Announcements

May 10, 2017

 What’s Cooking at NDA:

Please Note: All of Mrs. Edgell’s physical education classes will meet in the gym the rest of this week. Do NOT go to a classroom.

From the Guidance Counselors

The ACT scores from the in-school test juniors took will be available 3-8 weeks after testing.  Students will have scores mailed to the address they included on their testing form.  Approximately one week after printed reports are sent out, the student can access the scores online at www.actstudent.org.  If a student does not already have an ACT web account, they will need to create one.  The student must enter the ACT ID from the printed score report to view the state scores.

Please contact your counselor if you have any questions.

Class Level News

Sophomores may still order class rings.  Please turn in your order form and deposit to the Business Office by Thursday. Make checks payable to Jostens.

Club News

Archery Club Moderator Mrs. Edgell congratulates Gabriella Baker for winning the archery shooting contest for the second week in a row. Second place goes to Mia Kim. Next week’s shooting will be Wednesday, and all are welcome.

Sports

Good luck to our varsity softball team today as they host St. Ursula in a Sectional Tournament game at 5 pm.  Since this is a tournament game, admission will be charged to all spectators, including NDA students, faculty, and staff.   The admission charge is $4 for students and $6 for adults.  Be sure to come out to our softball field to root on our varsity softball team against our rival today!

Good luck to our varsity track and field team today as they compete in the first day of the Three Rivers Athletic Conference Championships today at Whitmer High School.  Field events start at 4 pm and running events start at 5:30 pm.

Go Eagles!

Announcements

May 9, 2017

 

What’s Cooking at NDA: Walking Taco

Please Note: Any athlete who has their bags and equipment stored in the locker room you will not be able to retrieve it before 3:15 pm today. You must go at 11:50 today during lunch if you need it before 3:15.

From the Counseling Center

Summer Health Class Video

From the Campus Ministry Office

Adoration will be in the chapel during flex time today for anyone who is interested.

Color for Camo is this Saturday and we still really need volunteers to direct cars for parking, clean up, and to throw powder. Junior Libby Stupica is helping to organize and run this event and would love to have NDA students to help make it a success! If you would like to sign up, please come see Mrs. Smith during flex or lunch time today.

IB

All sophomores who are signed up to take any IB course next year have a mandatory IB meeting Friday in the PAC.

International Students

Ms. Joseph is looking for host families for international students next year.

She said, “We have some of our own returners needing homes as placements are only for one year at a time. These students do not require assistance as much because they have been here for one year and already love NDA.

We also have new students arriving for the first time in the US.

We have a student who loves sports and would like a family who attends Catholic Church and loves their faith. She loves doing things with family.

We have another student who also loves sports and theater and getting out to do any new thing. She is excited to share and learn with her new experience.

Class Level News

Sophomores may still order class rings.  Please turn in your order form and deposit to the Business Office by Thursday. Make checks payable to Jostens.

Trip

Any students who missed the informational meeting for the summer of 2018 travel to Spain, France and Italy should see Ms. Denos in room 104 as soon as possible to get the necessary information regarding the trip. Your questions can be answered at this time as well.

Club News

Anime Club will meet today in the music room during lunch to watch Five Centimeters
Per Second.

Archery Club will shoot today 3:10-4:10. Pick up archery equipment in Sister Carol Hall.

Sports

The Varsity Softball team bounced back from a rain-forced layoff to win their 15th game of the season last night 18-0 over Lima Senior. Mikayla Grajczyk got the pitching victory combining with Caity Kowalski for the shutout.
KT Rex started the offensive assault with a long home run to the lacrosse field.  Jordan Diggins also homered for the Eagles and totaled four runs batted in.
Other offensive stars were Mycala Duhart with two runs scored, Meg Miller with three hits and four runs scored, Hannah Rubel with two hits and two runs, Caity Kowalski with three hits, four RBI and four runs, Lauren Sasala and Erin Bollin each had two runs and two RBI, while Melanie Faltys had two hits and Mady Zoltowski had two RBI.
Varsity’s next game is a home sectional playoff game vs. St. Ursula on Wednesday at 5.

Last night the Varsity lacrosse team celebrated senior night with a win over Central Catholic, 16-1. Goals were scored by Maddi humbles, Alaina Hamady, Isabelle Tucker, Kathryn Brennan, Liv Kraus, Lauren Myers, and Katherine Garver. The Eagle defense kept the Irish out, resulting in only one save by Goalkeeper Emily Pawlecki.

If you are interested in playing Golf , Tennis, or basketball next school year, please be aware that those meetings are this week.

The golf meeting is tonight at 5:30 in the Resource Center.

Thursday evening, the basketball meeting will begin at 7 in the Dining Commons, and tennis will begin at 7:30 in Fitz Commons.

Please plan on being at the meetings as they will go over all the summer conditioning, programming, and try out information for each sport. If you have questions, please see Mr. Snyder or Mrs. Clark.

Closing

Members of the Rowing Team who are leaving early on Friday, please come down to the Attendance window to pick up your green slip.

Announcements

May 5, 2017

 

J1 Girls will anchor.

What’s Cooking at NDA: Baked Ziti.

From the Campus Ministry Office

Next week, flex time adoration will be on Tuesday. Please feel free to be there for part or all of flex time to spend time de-stressing with the Lord in the chapel.

IB

All juniors who presently take an IB Course have a mandatory meeting Monday in the PAC during FLEX immediately following announcements. All information pertaining to next year will be covered.

From the Main Office

Today is the last day to go through the “Lost and Found” in the dining hall if you are missing something.  Everything that is not claimed will be taken to Goodwill tonight after school.

Club News

Euchre Club will be having a meeting today in room 311 during lunch. New member are always welcome! Snacks will be provided.

Current Events Club will meet today in room 305.  Bring your lunch and join the lively discussion of national and global events.

Attention 7th and 8th grade Craft Club members.  Get out your planners and mark your calendars.  The last Craft Club will be Monday, and it will be in the Faculty Lunch Room.

Attention Dancers! Tryouts for next year’s dance team will be Sunday May at 4 in the gym.

Be ready to demonstrate your skills and land a spot on next year’s team.

The Notre Dame Hip Hop Team auditions are Saturday from 10 to Noon in the gym.  Anyone interested in Hip Hop is invited to attend.

Musical

Audition packets for BRING IT ON:  THE MUSICAL are available on the table in front of the office–there are packets labeled for “girls”-pick one up for you and packets labeled “boy.”  Pick some of those up for young men you know who might be interested!

There will be an informational meeting Monday and Tuesday after school at 3:30.

According to Mrs. Sanders, it’s not mandatory, but they will sing a little and talk about the show, the parts, and the process. You can still audition even if you do not attend; this is to help relieve stress. Even if you have never auditioned or been in a show before, go for it!  The worst thing that can happen is that you will be better at auditioning the next time!

Sports

If you are interested in playing a Fall Sport or the winter sport of basketball or the club sport of equestrian, please be aware that those meeting will take place this week.

Equestrian Club will meet Monday will meet in Fitz Commons at 6:30 pm.

The Soccer meeting is Mondays at 6:30 pm. in the Dining Commons.

The golf meeting is Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in the Resource Center

Please plan on being there, as coaches will go over all the summer and try out information for each sport. If you have questions, ask Mr. Snyder or Mrs. Clark.

Good luck to our sports teams in action this weekend.

Today and tomorrow, our track and field team competes at the Mitchell Roosevelt Memorial Invitational in Dayton.

On Saturday, our lacrosse teams host Olentangy and Stow and our 7th & 8th grade track and field team is at St. Francis for a meet.

On Sunday, our rowing team is at the Indianapolis Junior Sprints.

Also, our softball teams are scheduled to play Central Catholic today and play a double header with Northview on Saturday, but those games are unlikely due to the rain.

Go Eagles!

And now to Mr. Snyder with this week’s Athletes of the Week.

We have two Athletes of the Week.  First up is JV softball player and freshman Alyssa Grajczyk.  Alyssa is a pitcher and leads the team with a .458 batting average, including 5 doubles, 4 home runs, and 27 RBI’s. Alyssa has been exceptional in the circle as well; allowing only 2.23 earned runs per game, while striking out 84 opposing hitters so far this season with only 20 walks allowed.  According to Head JV Softball Coach Jaime Sirmans: “Alyssa commands the circle and her confidence playing her position carries over to her teammates.  She works hard to improve every day and leads by example in all areas of the game.”

Next up is JV lacrosse player and sophomore Katelyn Schoen.  Katelyn is a midfielder and has 12 shots on goal for 6 goals which give her an 1.2 points per game average.    According to Head JV Lacrosse Coach Weezie Stoddard:  ” Katie is very dependable, quick, and positive.  She is a great leader and captain on JV team.”

Congratulations to Alyssa Grajczyk and Katelyn Schoen, this week’s Athletes of the Week!

And now to the JA video for Faculty Staff Appreciation Week

Announcements

May 4, 2017

 What’s Cooking at NDA: The Eagle Bowl.

Please check the lost and found items on the table when you first go into the dining hall and claim what is yours.  Whatever is left on Friday at 3:05 will go to Goodwill.

All juniors who want to be trained as Eucharistic Ministers please come to room 103 on Thursday during FLEX time for a short meeting! Please be prompt!

Italy Trip

Now is your chance to find out about a visit to Barcelona, the French Riviera, or Rome, Italy.

There will be a short, but important informational meeting about a trip for the summer of 2018 on Thursday at the beginning of lunch in room 104.

Club News

The Notre Dame Hip Hop Team will hold spring auditions next Saturday, May 6 from 10:00 to Noon in the gym.  Anyone interested in Hip Hop is invited to attend. We look forward to seeing you.   Please come in the back door

Sports

The Varsity Softball Team travelled to Oregon last night for a matchup between two of the TRAC’s best teams. It was a very hard fought pitchers’ duel, but the team lost be a score of

1-2. Caity Kowalski suffered her first defeat of the season.  The only Notre Dame run was scored by Mady Zoltowski on a Meg Miller grounder.  Lauren Sasala did her best to tie the game with a triple to deep center field only to be thrown out at home. The team plays Lima Senior tonight, Central Catholic on Friday, and Sylvania on Saturday.

Good luck to our varsity and JV lacrosse teams at St. Ursula today.  The varsity starts at 5 followed by the JV.

Go Eagles!

Announcements

May 3, 2017

Schedule 4 (Announcements at 10:14)

 Mercy and Kylie are anchors

What’s Cooking at NDA: Turkey and Mashed Potatoes

Mrs. Edgell’s period 3 Physical Education class will meet in room 103 today.

Mrs. Edgell’s Flex will be in Lobby D at the west end by the athletic office. Her Flex will be there this week and next week. All girls that need to pick up pep club shirts should meet her there TODAY.

Class Level News

All juniors who want to be trained as Eucharistic Ministers please come to room 103 on Thursday during FLEX time for a short meeting! Please be prompt!

Main Office

Please check the lost and found items on the table when you first go into the dining hall and claim what is yours.  Whatever is left on Friday at 3:05 will go to Goodwill.

Italy Trip

Now is your chance to find out about a visit to Barcelona, the French Riviera, or Rome, Italy.

There will be a short, but important informational meeting about a trip for the summer of 2018 on Thursday at the beginning of lunch in room 104.

ClubNews

The Notre Dame Hip Hop Team will hold spring auditions Saturday from 10-noon in the gym. Anyone interested in Hip Hop is invited to attend. Please come in the back door.

Archery Club will shoot Thursday from 3:10-4:10. All are invited to shoot an Easter Egg and win a bunny.

Sports

JV Softball defeated the Whitmer Panthers 9-6 last night in 8 innings! Trailing 5-1 in the 6th inning, a solo home run by Alyssa Grajczyk captured the momentum for the Eagles, who scored 4 more runs in the 7th inning and another 3 runs in the 8th to complete the comeback win. The go ahead run was driven in by junior Ally Huffman.

Good luck to our varsity and JV softball teams today against Clay at 5 pm.  The varsity is home and the JV is away.  Go Eagles!

Announcements

May 2, 2017

Schedule 8 (Announcements at 9:44)

What’s Cooking at NDA: Create Your Own Taco Salad

From the Campus Ministry Office

There will be no more service mornings this year. They have been canceled.

Adoration during flex time will take place once a week for the rest of the year. This week, adoration will be on Thursday in the chapel during flex time. Feel free to stop by for some prayer with Jesus.

Tons of new service opportunities have opened up over the summer at local organizations- see the Campus Ministry office door for more details.

Testing

Due to AP and IB Testing, students are not permitted to enter the building in the back in the morning; instead, everyone must enter through Lobby D. Also, Athletes will need to store their things on the stage because they will not have access to the gym during testing dates.

FLEX

Mrs. Edgell’s flex is in the Resource Center Today

PE LOCATION CHANGE

Mrs. Edgell’s 3rd period Physical Education class will be in room 104 today. PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE TO 104.

Class Level News

Attention sophomores: Jostens will be back tomorrow before school in the Main Lobby to take care of class ring ordering.

Attention Seniors: We are still in need of Eucharistic Ministers and Gift Bearers for you Baccalaureate Mass. If you are interested, please contact Mrs. Jakubisin.

Art Awards

The Art department would like to congratulate all of our student artists here at NDA as we had another successful annual art show this past weekend.  With 440 artworks on display, the visitors who came to the show had a difficult decision to make for the People’s Choice award. ​​  This year’s People’s Choice award goes to Junior Paige Wojcik for her sculpture entitled “Merlin.”

SHOW MERLIN PICTURE OVERLAY

Also, the art department would like to recognize ​​Senior, Erin Sasala, for her winning design for the Foodie Card Design contest.  Erin’s design has been selected by the owners of Foodie Cards for the Toledo card decks for the 2018 year.  Congratulations, Erin!

SHOW FOODIE PICTURE OVERLAY

SPEECH CONTEST

Congratulations to junior Ada Ogbonna!  Despite a mix-up in communication that forced her to perform with only forty minutes warning Ada snagged second at the Flower Hospital Speech Contest–winnning a five hundred dollar scholarship!

Italy Trip

Now is your chance to find out about a visit to Barcelona, the French Riviera, or Rome, Italy.

There will be a short, but important informational meeting about a trip for the summer of 2018 on Thursday at the beginning of lunch in room 104.

Sports

Any student interested in running Cross Country next year, your meeting to find out all about summer running,conditioning and try-out info will be tonight in the Dining Commons at 6:30 pm.  Plan on attending to find out any and all info about Cross Country for next year!  Questions? Please ask Mr. Snyder or Mrs. Clark

Good luck to our track and field team today as they compete in a weekly meet at Central Catholic at 4:30.  Also, good luck to our JV softball team as they play at Whitmer at 5 pm.  Go Eagles!

The Varsity Softball team came up short on Senior-Parent Day yesterday losing a close game to Whitmer 3-2.  Both Eagles runs were knocked in by Erin Bollin.  The team will look to rebound on Wednesday as they travel to Clay.

Faculty Staff Appreciation

 Announcements

May 1, 2017

 

LIV and JUSTICE

What’s Cooking at NDA: BBQ Popcorn Chicken and Mac and Cheese

From the Campus Ministry Office

Attention Seniors: Mrs. Jakubisin needs Eucharistic Ministers and Gift Bearers for your Baccalaureate Mass. If you are interested, please contact Mrs. Jakubisin.

PCT Spirituality does NOT have a meeting today!

A and IB Testing

Just a reminder to students that AP and IB testing starts today and goes until May 18th. Most exams start by 8 a.m. and will take place in the Back of the PAC area and the gym areas. This means students will need to walk around to Lobby D entrance every day. Also, athletes will need to store their bags on the stage area.

Also, for this afternoon only– testing will be taking place in Fitz Commons until 4:30pm. Students are asked to not sit outside or convene outside the Common Fitz area from 12:15—4:30pm today only. Please be aware when moving through this area and in the cafeteria after school that students will be testing in Fitz Commons

Ms. Joseph apologizes for the inconvenience and thanks you for your patience and support!

Class Level

Attention Sophomores: Jostens will be here Wednesday before school in the Main Lobby for anyone who still needs to order her class ring and for anyone who has already turned in her order form and needs to put down a deposit.

Club News

Minds Matter Club will be meeting in room 105 during lunch today to choose officers for next year and close out this year. Bring your lunch… dessert will be provided.

Pep Club Moderator Mrs. Edgell reminds everyone today is the Pep Club Tailgate starting at 3:30 in the Eagles’ Nest with food and fun, including painting signs for the games and face painting. After the tailgate, stay for the softball game, its senior night, and the lacrosse game.

Remember, today is the last opportunity for pep points because ALMA will be presented at tomorrow’s assembly.

Sports

In Rowing news from The Grand Rapids High School Invitational Regatta this past weekend, all NDA boats raced competitively in their heats.

The Varsity 4, which was Marissa Dzotsi, Julian Denker, Carly Szymanski, Aubrey Mishler, and Chloe Patterson, made it to finals and came in fourth.

The JV8, which was Alexis Dunbar, Mallory Mishler, Claire Holtyn, Abigail Firsdon, Lily Bunker, Mazey Smaciarz, Chloe Patterson, and Bella Mazur, also made it to finals and came in fourth place.

The JV4, which was Alexis Dunbar, Mallory Mishler, Claire Holtyn, Abigail Firsdon, and Anika Singhania, came in third in their finals.

Way to row hard, Eagles!

The Varsity Softball team defeated the high powered Springfield Blue Devils 4-2 Thursday. Mikayla Grajczyk spread out eight hits and kept the Springfield offense off balance for pitching victory.
Knocking in runs for the Eagles was Mycala Duhart, Meg Miller, Hannah Rubel and Caity Kowalski. Jordan Diggins scored two runs while Meg Miller and Rubel also scored.  KT Rex had three hits. The team is now 13-2 on the season.

For track practice today, Coach Strassner expects the weather to clear by midday, so practice will be at Start High school from 5-6:30 today.

Any student interested in running Cross Country next year should attend the meeting to learn about summer running, conditioning and try-out information. The meeting will be Tuesday evening at 6:30 in the Dining Commons. If you have questions, please ask Mr. Snyder or Mrs. Clark.

It’s a busy day for home spring sports.

Good luck to our varsity and JV softball teams today against Whitmer.  The JV is away and the varsity is home.  It’s also senior-parent day and that recognition will start around 4:45 pm.

Good luck to our varsity and JV lacrosse teams today as they host Perrysburg.  The JV starts at 4:30 followed by the varsity at 5:45.

Go Eagles!

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