Why should she begin her NDA academic in 8th grade? One of the many reasons is the introduction of the 8th grade International Baccalaureate (IB) Capstone Project! As part of NDA’s Pre-IB academic program, students will be mentored through a semester long-project preparing them for their academic future. Watch the video below and find our what the Capstone Project is and what it will do for your daughter!
Parents of girls in the 6th and 7th grade who have applied or will apply to NDJA to begin classes in the fall of 2018 are invited to a Parent Informational Breakfast on Tuesday, February20 from 7:30 – 8:30 am. We are blessed to be able to showcase all the wonders and excellence of NDA and our students. This casual breakfast is the perfect time for parents to meet with NDA faculty, staff, students, parents, and alumnae ask questions about NDA its affordability, academic courses, the Pre-International Baccalaureate Program, and the admission process.
The student-centered block scheduling gives our students the advantage of flex-time to meet with teachers, more in-depth class work, and classes that run the full year so students retain material. Our students are enriched with faith through masses, retreats, and service trips. NDA is the All-Sports Champion 14 years in a row, and our Speech and Debate Team has been district champions eight years in a row! We also invite your daughter to spend time with us as an Eagle for a day! Contact Liz Pelz at email@example.com.
Come and see why we are BOLD, BRILLIANT, BEAUTIFUL, and BLESSED!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!