Service Learning Strategy Works for NDA Biology Students

The term “service learning” is more than an educational buzzword at Notre Dame Academy, it’s a learning strategy that works. These hands-on projects teach students about the practical as well as the intellectual aspects of their curriculum and challenge the students to put their learning into action. Service learning is teaching students in Molly Proudfit’s … Read more

NDA Student Named Kentucky Stockholm Junior Water Prize Winner

On May 1, the Kentucky-Tennessee Water Environment Association identified Monica McFadden as the Kentucky winner of the Stockholm Junior Water Prize. She will represent the commonwealth at the U.S. competition in Portland, Oregon, on June 14 and 15. The Water Environment Federation sponsors the competition on the local, state, national and international levels in order … Read more

Science Research Students Place at KJAS

Several Notre Dame Academy science research students participated in the Kentucky Junior Academy of Science Symposium at the University of Kentucky on April 27. Szofia Komaromy-Hiller placed first in the Engineering & Physics category and third overall in all the physical science categories. Other students placed second in their categories: Kelsey Sucher in Chemistry and … Read more

NDA JETS Teams Score Well at Competition

NDA’s two Junior Engineering Technical Society (JETS) teams recently participated in the annual TEAMS Competition and scored very well.  The Freshman-Sophomore Team placed first in the University of Cincinnati rankings and second in the state of Kentucky rankings in their division.  The Junior-Senior JETS Team came in sixth place in the University of Cincinnati rankings … Read more

NDA’s Science Research Students Excel at State Competition

Over the spring break, Notre Dame science research students competed in the Kentucky Science and Engineering Fair in Richmond, Kentucky.  Monica McFadden placed third overall and earned one of the spots to the International Science and Engineering Fair.  Since she had already qualified through the regional fair, Emily Walter was awarded the regional slot and … Read more

NDA Hosts Annual Baby Day!

The NDA Psychology classes held their annual “Baby Day” activities on Tuesday, March 26. Newborn through kindergarten age children of faculty, staff, school parents and alumnae were welcomed to NDA to participate. There were three 1-hour sessions to choose from and all were held in the school library.  This opportunity allowed students who have studied child development … Read more

NDA Science Research Student Advances to National Junior Science & Humanities Symposium

Szofia Komaromy-Hiller, Monica McFadden, and Cassidy Ryan were among the 21 students invited to present their original research at the Kentucky Junior Science and Humanities Symposium. The event was held at the University of Louisville March 15 and 16.   Cassidy Ryan placed second with her project on biological effects of sugar substitutes on aquatic … Read more

Tradition of Success Continues for NDA Science Research Students

Science and Engineering Fair of Northern Kentucky Awards 2013  Monica McFadden won the “best of fair” award at the Science and Engineering Fair of Northern Kentucky (SEFNK) on Saturday, February 23. Monica and her teacher, Sister Mary Ethel Parrott, receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).  The Intel ISEF  will … Read more

NCEA Honors NDA’s Sr. Mary Ethel Parrott

The National Catholic Educational Association has announced that Sister Mary Ethel Parrott, SND, Notre Dame Academy Science Department Chair and longtime faculty member, has been selected to receive the NCEA Educational Excellence Award. Sister Mary Ethel is one of six educators in the nation to be honored with this award in 2012-13. According to the … Read more