02/26/2024

Congratulations to Alexa McClure and Callie Fedders whose names were drawn for students who talked with College Reps! Stop by the Quad to pick out your prize from Mrs. Stanley." ______________________ Hi Junior Pandas! Today in HR I will be giving y'all a presentation regarding YouScience and career exploration. I've linked the presentation below and the questions for the "scavenger hunt" are included as well. Happy career hunting!. Continue reading

Donate a Bike Today!

Do you have a gently used bike gathering dust in your garage? Put it to good use by donating it to NDA’s bike drive! We’re on a mission to provide transportation to those in need! If you have a bike to donate or you would like to make a monetary donation to this cause, please fill out the form at the link below. https://docs.google.com/.../1FAIpQLSeZUEKE6YT.../viewform... Continue reading

02/15/2024

For Hope Week, Stickers with positive messages promoting wellness and good mental health were available during lunches today. If you didn't get a sticker, you can pick one up tomorrow before school. Don't forget tomorrow is a dress down day for $3 that goes toward Ethan's Purpose, a local organization that works to raise awareness surrounding suicide prevention by offering QPR training to parents and students, group counseling in the schools, and providing scholarships to students who support the cause. In addition to a dress down day, Hope Squad will be hosting "Good Mental Health is for Everyone" trivia during... Continue reading

02/14/2024

Happy Valentine's Day from Hope Squad! Hopefully today for Hope Week you were able to write a Valentine for a friend before school. Think about other people in your life that give you strength, bring you joy, lift you up, and make you feel connected. Try to get in the habit of telling people in your life how important they are to you! Don't forget to keep looking for "Hope Hearts" throughout the school you can turn into Mrs. Stanley for a Panda Buck!"  _______________________________________   Attention Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors - Thursday during PPT, we will offer another opportunity... Continue reading

02/13/2024

This week in Black History Month we celebrate amazing black performers! To catch us up, we will mention two today: Regina King and Beyonce. Regina King is a top-tier actress who has a new film coming out soon - Shirley. In this film, Regina Kings plays Shirley Chisholm, who in 1972, was the first black candidate for the Presidency. A quote of hers we liked is:  "Just because someone doesn't understand, doesn't mean they don't want to." We also must celebrate Beyonce, who is still one of the best-selling music artists of all time! She once said, "If everything was... Continue reading

02/12/2024

Happy Monday and Happy HOPE Week! The Black American author and poet we celebrate today is Amanda Gorman. She was born in 1998, so she is now 25 years old. While she was an award-winning writer at Harvard, Gorman became the first person to be named National Youth Poet Laureate. Gorman rose to fame in 2021 for writing and delivering her poem "The Hill We Climb" at President Joe Biden’s inauguration; you can listen to this poem by clicking the QR code on the display case. Fun fact: she was inspired by the writings of Toni Morrison and Maya Angelou.... Continue reading

02/09/2024

In honor of another famous Black American: The Black American author and poet we celebrate today is Amanda Gorman. She was born in 1998, so she is now 25 years old. While she was an award-winning writer at Harvard, Gorman became the first person to be named National Youth Poet Laureate. Gorman rose to fame in 2021 for writing and delivering her poem "The Hill We Climb" at President Joe Biden’s inauguration; you can listen to this poem by clicking the QR code on the display case. Fun fact: she was inspired by the writings of Toni Morrison and Maya... Continue reading

2/08/2024

Today we celebrate Toni Morrison, the First African-American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. She was an award-winning novelist, essayist, book editor, and college professor. Toni Morrison's work inspired a generation of writers to follow in her footsteps. A quote of hers is: “Make a difference about something other  than yourselves.” __________________________________ Thank you to everyone who contributed to the fundraiser for the Emergency Cold Shelter.  With the Student Council's volleyball game & the Family System's penny war we are able to donate $2646.43 to the cold shelter. Great job Pandas!  ________________________________ PaNDAs, this is a very special... Continue reading

02/07/2024

Happy Birthday Mr. Schlosser !! The Black American artist we highlight today is Maya Angelou. She never went to college but she spoke 6 languages and received over 50 honorary degrees. She was an award-winning author and a civil rights activist. She was the first black woman to recite a poem at the inauguration of a United States President, in 1993. You can hear Maya Angelou speak for 2 minutes about how to be a rainbow in somebody's cloud by clicking on the QR code on the display case.  A quote of hers is: “Do the best you can until... Continue reading

2/6/2024

Throughout February, Notre Dame Academy will celebrate Black History Month. An informative timeline illustrating Black History in America will be running continuously in the CLC. Each week we will highlight Black American Artists who used their artistic gifts to uplift the race and inspire a nation. Important facts and accomplishments of inspirational Black Americans are posted on the Display Case in the front of the building. We will also share a quote from a different inspirational artist each day. This week's focus is Literature and Poetry.   Today's quote is from Frederick Douglass, an Author who was born a slave in... Continue reading