It’s time for nominations for Family Favorites for Toledo Area Parent magazine. Nominate a NDA Teacher, School Principal, Middle School, Private/Parochial School, NDA Sports Camps, and/or NDA Summer Day Camps! Here is the link:(under Child Care/ Education) http://toledoparent.com/2017-family-favorites-ballot/#//

3D Printing Technology Introduced at NDA

Notre Dame Academy is excited to present the addition of a 3D printer to the NDA Resource Center. After being trained on the mechanics, the printer is available to all students, faculty, and staff. The addition of this printer into the Maker’s Space is another addition of STEAM resources, courses, clubs, and events that NDA offers to inspire our girls to develop confidence in STEAM fields and endeavors.

3D printing is technology that help students gain a deeper understanding of engineering, architecture, and sciences. It makes technology visible, engages reluctant learners, and creates inventors! 3D printing gives NDA students access to technologies that impact career fields such as scientific research, architecture, manufacturing, engineering,and healthcare.

3D Printer works on a project

Notre Dame Academy is excited to present the addition of a 3D printer to the NDA Resource Center. After being trained on the mechanics, the printer is available to all students, faculty, and staff. The addition of this printer into the Maker's Space is another addition of STEAM resources, courses, clubs, and events that NDA offers to inspire our girls to develop confidence in STEAM fields and endeavors.3D printing is technology that help students gain a deeper understanding of engineering, architecture, and sciences. It makes technology visible, engages reluctant learners, and creates inventors! 3D printing gives NDA students access to technologies that impact career fields such as scientific research, architecture, manufacturing, engineering,and healthcare. #3D #STEAM #BOLD #GIRLSANDSCIENCE

Posted by Notre Dame Academy on Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Bid on Mad for Plaid Silent Auction Items Remotely

Can’t make it to NDA’s Mad for Plaid this weekend? Guess what?! You can still bid on the silent auction packages. Here’s just a few of the over 75 silent auction items: 2018 Graduation Package, Vacations, Toledo Zoo & Aquarium Behind the Scenes Tour, Mud Hens Tickets and First Pitch Package, Chef’s Dinner for 8 at The Pinnacle and much more. Let the bidding begin. All proceeds benefit NDA Scholarship fund! https://qtego.net/qlink/nda/register

Receive $25 off Discovery & Academic Summer Camps NOW!

Click on the picture below to be directed to the NDA Summer Academy information and registration page!

Bowling Teams Sweep NDA Athletes of the Week

All of our AOTW are from NDA Bowling Teams. Congratulations to junior Syndey Fahrer, sophomore Jazmine Burkes, and 4-year bowler and senior Dana Kaminski! #strike!

Sneha Mashalkar and Audrey Chisolm attend STEAM Code-A-Thon

Two NDA students took part in a Code-A-Thon with other middle and high school students from Toledo to Fremont staying overnight at Terra State Community College to learn about coding as they worked in small groups and built their own websites.

(Photos via www.connectthedots.com)

NDA 8th grader Sneha Mashalkar and senior Audrey Chisolm were both on the Sandusky winning team.

Teams were formed and members collaborated on how to code, program and build their own web site. We Connect the Dots is a non-profit organization that through partnerships with technology industry leaders will help to populate STEAM related fields with focused and driven students who are drawn to these industries. Their mission is to excite, inform, and educate students about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) careers.

When asked about her Cod-A-Thon weekend, Sneha Mashalkar said, “One of the things I’ve learned about STEAM, from attending this weekend, is how to compromise and work as a team to solve problems. STEAM is our future and I am hoping that I when I become a doctor I can take my coding skills with me and apply it to my profession.”

“Learning coding and the language in a short period was a lot,” Audrey Chisolm said. “They packed HTML, JavaScript, and CSS into a few hours, but they made the learning very manageable. I want to be involved in video game design and electronic arts. Being able to understand the abilities and limitations of coding is vital to working with programmers in a team setting or even when working on my own.”

For more information on We Connect the Dots or to view photos of the award winning teams and projects, visit: http://we-connect-the-dots.org/2018-sanduskysite-projects or http://we-connect-the-dots.org/2018-codeathon-winners

Twenty-Three Students Qualify to State Speech Competition

Notre Dame Academy is pleased to announce that 23 students qualified in the Ohio Speech and Debate Association District Competition!

NDA students who qualified to state competition are:

Declamation:  Lauren Dionyssiou and Abby Rose
Dramatic Intep:  Ada Ogbonna and Chloe Kanpp
Duo Interp:  Mary Gerhardinger and Elisabeth Burchfield, Renee Marting and Maria Evola, Jinsi Wang and Sky Wu
Humorus Interp;  Ashley Keane
Informative Speaking:  Hope Thayer and Claire Kohler
International Extemp:  Sarah Watson
Lincoln Douglas Debate:  Sophie Nijakowski, Sarah Faisal, Anika Singhania, and Lily Rieman
Original Oratory:  Maddy Vesoulis
Program Interp:  Ahniya Jones and Hannah Dailey
Public Forum Debate:  Manar Kashk and Nikita Nel
Click on the following link to see all results: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IKohB0H-8IQ3EgnVVBLFxWw_sBK4CJGD/

Student’s Poetry About Invisible Illnesses To Be Published

Senior Emily Manner is now a published poet! She entered one of her poems in the Appelley Publishing National Student Poetry Contest and was chosen to be published in the Appelley Publishing 2017 Rising Stars Collection!
 
The poem, Silently Suffering, reflects Emily’s daily struggle with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS). “I unfortunately suffer from four invisible chronic illnesses,” she said. “This poem speaks specially about dealing daily with my diagnosis of POTS. My poem helps to describe the struggles I deal with because of my illnesses that most people might not know are happening.”
 
Emily has been dabbling in poetry since grade school but really become passionate about poetry in high school. After hearing about this contest, she thought about all of the poems that she had written and decided this poem had the best message and could help others if it was published.
 
Emily takes AP English courses, IB Music, and is an Honors Choir and Honors Molecular Genetics student. She hopes to attend Bowling Green State University and study Environmental Science. She also plans on continuing to serve others and explore her passion of music.
 
She is involved in the Honors’ Choir, president of the NDA Knitting Club, a varsity bowler, and in the St. Francis deSales musical. Emily serves on the Migrant Ministry and Appalachia Mission Teams. She is also deeply involved in her parish St. Catherine of Sienna Parish. We invite you to read her winning poem:
 
 
Silently Suffering
Silently Suffering is what I do
I lay in pain in bed all night
Longing for sleep while my insomnia fights
Only to get up the next morning, grab breakfast and pills
While yet again my nausea kills
At lunch I must eat a good amount
Otherwise I might pass out
I cannot forget to eat some salt
For my blood pressure would drop without
I eat mints like kids do candy
And always have a water bottle handy
I stand and sit all day
While my joints cry out in pain
I do homework till my meds wear out
And my brain starts to shout
I’ll take a shower but I cannot dwell
For my body starts to swell
And go to bed puzzling
Why no one will see my suffering
For it is done silently
But violently

NDA Celebrates “Embracing Your Feminine Genius” with Student-Led Symposium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Toledo area women leaders shared their thoughts on leadership and “Feminine Genius” at Notre Dame Academy as part of the student-led symposium “Embracing Our Feminine Genius”!on  A leadership panel shared their experiences with students on how they overcame obstacles in order to become the leaders of today. Leaders who spoke were:

  • Dr. Sharon L. Gaber ​- President of UT
  • Zobaida Falah – ​Business Owner
  • Dr. Mary Ann Gawelek – ​President of Lourdes
  • Nina Corder – ​ Founder and Managing Director of Women of Toledo
  • Rashmi Agnihotri – Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Development at Andersons
  • Kristin Kelley – ​ Vice President, Global and Corporate Communications at O-I
  • Tasha Hussein Black – ​Vice President of Marketing, Andersons

NDA students developed and implemented the entire symposium from presentation proposals to logistics. Session topics included Let’s Lead, Mindfulness Yoga, Negative Self-Talk, Healthy Relationships & Respect. Notre Dame Academy’s Building Bridges Club also lead participants in creating a community project that visually expressed how we are all unique but also are interwoven as a community.

The symposium’s keynote speaker was artist and poet Sara Abou Rashed. In 2013, Ms. Abou Rashed ran away with her family from the war in Syria, moving to the US, searching for peace and a more hopeful future. At the age of 8, she wrote her first ever poem and has been writing since. Ms. Abou Rashed was the 2015 Columbus District Poetry Slam Champion and the 2016 First Runner-Up, won the OPA High School contest, the 2016 Denison Book Award and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize at the age of sixteen.

The closing speaker was Diana Patton, author of the book Inspiration in My Shoes. She also is a speaker, Social Justice and Integrative Health Advocate coach, author and attorney.  Mrs. Patton engages audiences with real stories and messages about self-identity, self-care and living a life that matters!

For the past three years, NDA has selected an overarching theme for the school year as well as a school wide read that connects to that theme. This year’s theme is, “Embracing Our Feminine Genius” and our community read is I am Malala.