NDA Students Participate in French Student Exchange!

NDA partnered with St. Francis DeSales High School to not only host students from France, but to also send NDA and SFS students to travel to France and visit a French school. Julia, a french student from Annecy, France, spent ten days with freshman Riley Shelnick’s family to attend NDA daily as a student. Julia, on her last day at NDA, was emotional about her experience as a student of NDA  and her visit to the U.S.

“I have seen so many things in Toledo,” she said. “I love NDA. All of the students are so friendly and kind, and the teachers are so nice to you!” Julia really enjoyed the student-centered block scheduling that NDA uses as her french school follows another schedule pattern.

Pictured: Riley, Julia and Mrs. Shelnick leaving NDA to take Julia to the airport to go back to France. 

Au revoir, Julia. Nous allons te manquer…(we will miss you)

NDA students Meghan Wertz, Shannon Mack and Cate Orchard left yesterday for their France experience and will return on November 26th! They will visit Julia’s school in Annecy, along with students from St. Francis who are participating in this exchange!

Emily Vining, Iris Rodriguez, and Valeria Ponce, NDA’s Athletes of the Week!

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!

Summer Academy Camp Registration is Open & Waiting For You – CSI Camp Needs You to Investigate!

Do you know a gril who loves CSI shows on television, and imagines herself at the scene of the crime? We have just the camp for her! In the CSI summer camp students will take on the role of a Crime Scene Investigator. They will learn new vocabulary and skills such as fingerprint classification and environment observation that will enable them to successfully investigate a crime scene. Students will integrate concepts from math, law and science to navigate case scenarios and develop critical thinking and problem solving skills. The last day of camp the students will be divided into teams that will investigate a crime scene and determine the culprit.

Some activities include:
 Basic Terminology and Skills Workshops
 Fingerprint Identification Lab
 Hair & Fiber Lab
 Crime Scene Observation Practice
 Impression Evidence Lab
 Entomological Evidence Lab
 Mock Crime Scene Investigation ….and More!

Please click the following link to register:  I want to sign up for NDA Summer Academy!

BWW Bracket Challenge vs SUA- See you there Wednesday Feb 1!

Meet us at Buffalo Wild Wings on Central Ave this Wed. 2/1 and help NDA win round 1 of the Bracket Challenge vs SUA!

#luvmesomewings  #honeyBBQ

Do You Pray? Have you Felt God Around You? Theology Students Share Their Answers

Students in Mrs. Shikwana’s Theology class answered some tough and sometimes personal questions about their faith.  We appreciate their honestly and humbleness in their answers, we bet you will too!

Cheer on our teams playing in championships this weekend!


Volleyball Regional Semi-Finals at Norwalk H.S. tonight at 7:30pm!
Cross Country State Championships in Hebron, OH Saturday at 3pm!
Soccer Regional Finals at Sandusky Perkins H.S. Saturday at 3pm!

Open House this Sunday 11am-2pm

Come to Open House THIS SUNDAY 11am-2pm to learn from parents, students, alumnae, and faculty why NDA girls are Bold Brilliant Beautiful and Blessed!

NDA Announces Junior Induction Ceremony

Parents and Guardians of the NDA Class of 2018!

Mrs. Kim Grilliot, faculty, and staff of NDA invite you to attend the Junior Induction ceremony on Tuesday evening, October 25, 2 016, at 7:00 p.m. at Notre Dame Academy in the Ava Maria Performing Arts Center.

This traditional ceremony recognizes your daughter’s status as an upperclasswoman at NDA and encourages her continued growth in leadership and service. Juniors should be in their assigned rooms by 6:30 p.m. The prayer service will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. followed by the Induction ceremony.

All students will receive a certificate indicating their induction as upperclasswomen as well as rings and/or pins for those who ordered them. A reception in the Dining Hall will follow the ceremony. Family, relatives and friends are welcome to attend. Alumnae mothers and grandmothers will be specially honored during the ceremony. Please check with your daughter that she has turned in the form, located on the back of this letter, to Mrs. Merideth Wagoner, Director of Alumnae Engagement and Special Events , if her mother and/or grandmother is an alumna. The due date for this information is Wednesday, October 11. The Class of 2018 and I are looking forward to seeing you at the ceremony.