Students sitting outside eating lunch around the statue of the Virgin Mary at the main entrance to the school at the Notre Dame Academy catholic all-girls school in Covington, Northern Kentucky.
Life At NDA

NDA Activities & Clubs

By taking healthy risks and trying new things, we believe that students become the best versions of themselves. At Notre Dame Academy, students are encouraged to find their passion and and get involved in high school. While many of our students participate in more than one team, club or activity, students are highly encouraged to join at least one club or activity each school year. 

Scroll down the page to find a full list of all Clubs & Organizations offered at NDA.

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Life At NDA

Student Council

The Notre Dame Academy Student Council has been recognized as a 
2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 NASC National Gold Council of Excellence

Student Council acts as a liaison between the student body and the administration and faculty at NDA. It also organizes activities for the entire school such as Catholic Schools Week and Club Orientation. Elected members represent the student body and plan events accordingly. Student Council also coordinates spirit stick events to promote school spirit and friendly competition among grade levels. Upper class women are elected by their peers at the end of the previous school year. 

Student Council meets every other Thursday after school. Freshmen are encouraged to come to meetings and participate in all committees and activities during the first quarter to learn more about Student Council. At the end of the first quarter, each freshman homeroom elects one representative. Any student who is not elected, however, is always welcome to come to the meetings and to participate in any way. 

NDA Clubs

Student Moderators: Samantha Mazzaro
Faculty Moderator: Mr. Michael Cerimele
Mission Statement: To encourage enthusiasm for learning in order to enrich the
academic lives of students
Meeting Days: Tuesday mornings and afternoons

Student Moderators: Grace Heberling, Kaitlyn Eberhart
Faculty Moderator: Mr. Michael Cerimele
Mission Statement: To help girls embrace their creativity through writing
Meeting Days: Mondays 3:05 – 4:00pm

Student Moderators: TBD
Faculty Moderator: Ms. Hope Pauly
Mission Statement: Dance Pandas is an auditioned group which performs at athletic and artistic events at both NDA and CCH throughout the year. Choreography includes a wide range of dance styles, including pom, jazz, contemporary, and kickline. Auditions are held in the summer each year for the upcoming school year
Meeting Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays after school

Student Moderators: Cathrine Ghazala, Jodi Lovensheimer, Mary Roebker, Gwen Brauch
Faculty Moderator: Mrs. Kathy Hildreth, Mrs. Erin Maggard
Mission Statement:Drug Free Club affirms, rewards, encourages, and inspires students to refrain from drug use by offering rewards, support, and education.
Meeting Days: 2nd  Wednesday of each month at 8:00am

Student Moderators: Ellie Scheffter, Kate Wainscott 
Faculty Moderator: Mr. Bill Stamm
Mission Statement: To educate and make our school more environmentally
conscientious as well as making NDA a greener, cleaner place.
Meeting Days: Thursdays after school

Student Moderators: Kora Hammersmith, Sydney Wright
Faculty Moderator: Mrs. Barb Benkert
Mission Statement: Our goal is to share and practice the arts of film and photography.

Student Moderators: Lizzie Lange, Ali Donnelly
Faculty Moderator: Mrs. Erica Otto
Mission Statement: The French Club sponsors activities that promote the French
language and culture for all interested students.
Meeting Days: 2nd Tuesday of the month 3:00-3:30

Student Moderators: Isabella Cottingham, Sarah Woodrum
Faculty Moderator: Mr. Goddard
Mission Statement: The mission of FBLA is to bring business and education
together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and
career development programs.
Meeting Days: Tuesday  mornings 7:30-7:55

Student Moderators: Drue Disken, Deasia VonHandorf
Faculty Moderator:  Mrs. Susan Colvin
Mission Statement: To grow as individuals and as a group through service to others and to promote positive school spirit.
Meeting Days: 2nd Monday of the month after school 3:10-4:00

Student Moderators:  Abby Hardin, Meredith Jones, Grace Autry
Faculty Moderator: Mrs. Chrissy Monohan
Mission Statement: The mission of Gold Ribbon club is to educate the students at Notre Dame and in the community about childhood diseases that their peers may face and to promote financial backing to organizations that may help with these diseases. 
Meeting Days: Every other Monday

Student Moderators:  Riley Maddox, Allison Knop
Faculty Moderator: Mrs. Erica Otto
Mission Statement: As a United Nations Foundation’s adolescent girl campaign,
Girl Up engages girls to take action. When girls are educated, healthy, and safe,
they transform their communities. It is our job to empower each other and
change the world.
Meeting Days: 1st Wednesday of the month 3:00-3:30pm

Student Moderators:Kennedy Oak, Kate Roesel, Adeline Stanley
Faculty Moderator: Mrs. Kathy Hildreth
Mission Statement: To promote strategies to keep all people safe from bullying, dating violence, and sexual assault.
Meeting Days: 3rd Wednesday of the month at 8:00 am

Student Moderator: Caroline Boehmer, Riley Maddox, Katie Thomas, Elissa romer, Holly Steimer
Faculty Moderator: Mr. Chris Goddard
Mission Statement: To give NDA students an opportunity to learn about stocks,
how the stock market operates and personal finance concepts.
Meeting Days: Thursday mornings @ 7:15am

Student Moderators: Charity Rassati, Dinithi Fernando
Faculty Moderator: Mrs. Diane Goldcamp
Mission Statement: To empower females in the STEM fields/compete in those fields
Meeting Days:Wednesday mornings @ 8:20am

Student Moderators: Annamae Martin, Ana Kothandram, Isabelle Minning
Faculty Moderator: Ms. Elizabeth Barnes
Mission Statement: The Latin Club endeavors to enhance students’ understanding of classical civilization and language through fun activities, competitions and service opportunities.
Meeting Days: 1 morning a month: TBD

Student Moderators: Cate Cullen
Faculty Moderator: Mrs. Theresa Van Auken
Mission Statement: We strive to support and uphold the dignity of every human
life at every age and stage.
Meeting Days: TBD

Student Moderators: Lauren Huepel, Grace Heberling, Megan Paolucci, Katie Crail
Faculty Moderator: Ms. Madeline Tucker
Mission Statement: Our mission is to provide an opportunity for students
interested or struggling with math to learn, teach, and engage in fun activities.
Meeting Days: Mondays TBD

Student Moderators: Katie Crail
Faculty Moderator: Mrs. Angie Middendorf
Mission Statement: To educate people about our legal system through preparing a defense and plaintiff side and compete against other schools at regional and state competitions.
Meeting Days: Mondays and Thursdays 5:00 – 7:00pm and Saturdays – Time TBD

Student Moderators: Sydney Allen
Faculty Moderator: Mrs. Kathy Hildreth
Mission Statement: 
Meeting Days: 2nd Monday of the month after school.

Student Moderators: Madelyn Cogswell, Celia Brungs
Faculty Moderator: Mr. Patrick Strickley
Mission Statement: Students will deepen their physics knowledge and appreciation for the subject of physics by doing fun activities and lessons. Everyone is welcome and we encourage participation and want everyone to have  a say.
Meeting Days: 2nd Wednesday of the month

Student Moderators: Mary Catherine Kelly
Faculty Moderator: Mr. Strickley & Mr. Stamm
Mission Statement: To teach others tactical approaches in the game and in life and to encourage new friendships.
Meeting Days: Thursdays 3:01 – 3:45

Student Moderators: Ava Orwig
Faculty Moderator: Ms. Meghan Dooling
Mission Statement: Empowering women to enjoy nature and get physical exercise.
Meeting Days: Thursdays after school.

Student Moderators: Cathrine Ghazala, Paige Donnelly
Faculty Moderator: Mrs. Stacey Bill
Mission Statement: To educate and celebrate the Spanish language and
culture through crafts, songs, cooking, and celebrations.
Meeting Days: Last Wednesday of the month 3:00-3:30

Student Moderators: Ellie Joyce, Clare Hooper, Katie McKeown, Jayden Otto, Addy Woeste
Faculty Moderator: Mrs.  Kimberly Wagner, Ms. Katie Hilbert
Mission Statement: Student Council acts as a liaison between the student
body and the administration and faculty at NDA. It also organizes activities for
the entire school such as Catholic Schools Week and Club Orientation. Elected
members represent the student body and plan events accordingly. Student
Council also coordinates spirit stick events to promote school spirit and friendly
competition among grade levels.
Meeting Days: 1st and 3rd Thursdays after school

Student Moderators: Piper Wenstrup, Bella Marita, Anne Heuker, Kiernan Wenstrup
Faculty Moderator: Mrs. Erin Maggard
Mission Statement: TLC promotes health and wellness through leadership in drug and alcohol prevention activities at NDA and offers support in community efforts. TLC also events for the Drug Free Club and sponsors Body Peace Week.
Meeting Days: Tuesday Mornings @ 7:30am

Student Moderators: Anne Heuker, Jenna Barlage
Faculty Moderator: Mrs. Tina Conradi
Mission Statement: Showing others dignity by expressing ourselves through our
hands and ideas.
Meeting Days: Thursdays at 3:00

Student Moderator: Katie Crail, Ellie Scheffter, Gretchen Wahoff, Ella Weitzel
Faculty Moderator: Mrs. Amber Grayson
Mission Statement: The group exists to form a stronger and lasting bond between
Notre Dame in Park Hills and Notre Dame in Uganda. Club activities are
centered around the students from each school learning more about each other.
Meeting Days: 3rd Wednesday of the month

NDA Activities

Student Moderators: Ellie Joyce, Reagan Elfers, Sophie Mattone, Kate Winscott
Faculty Moderator: Mr. Matt Eckerle

Student Moderators: Klaire Eckhardt, Zoe Rassati
Faculty Moderator: Mr. Michael Byrd

Student Moderators: Martine Hue, Katie Crail
Faculty Moderator: Mr. Patrick Strickley

Student Moderators: Gabrielle Baker
Faculty Moderator: Ms. Jen Ericson, Mr Greg Cerimele

Student Moderators: Kaitlyn Eberhart
Faculty Moderator: Mrs. Angie Middendorf

Student Moderators: Catie Scola, Jenna Barlage
Faculty Moderator: Mrs. Jackie Smith

Student Moderators: Abby Breeze, Jillian MacKnight
Faculty Moderator: Mr. Bill Stamm

Student Moderators: Julia Pfeiffer, Caroline Muck
Faculty Moderator: Mrs. Sue McLeod, Mr. Rory Glynn

Student Moderators: Emma Krallman
Faculty Moderator: Sr. Maria Francine 

Student Moderators: Ava Middendorf, Elissa Romer, Mia Bishop
Faculty Moderator: Mrs. Angie Middendorf

Student Moderators: Adele France, Megan Chun, Lizzie Chun
Faculty Moderator: Mrs. Erin Stanley

Student Moderators: Kora Hammersmith, Ana Reser
Faculty Moderator: Mr. Matt Eckerle