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Tomorrow is the middle of the first quarter. Please see your email regarding progress reporting and Panda Prime Time.

Be sure to bring your food truck tickets tomorrow!

9-18-19 Announcements
Interested in earning a varsity letter?  Try out for the bowling team. 
Bowlers of all levels are welcome.  Don’t worry if you’ve never bowled before or don’t have equipment.  NDA can supply equipment (limited availability so first come, first served). You are welcome to attend a “meet and greet” practice – no commitment necessary (just an hour of free bowling to see if you are interested):
Day:  Monday September 23rd
Time:  7:00 – 8:45 pm
Where:  Walt’s Center Lanes (Newport, KY)
 Official tryouts will be held the first week of October. October 1, 7p at Walt's Center Lanes, October 3rd 5p at Walt's Center Lanes and October 4th 6p at Walt's Center Lanes. The season starts the first week of November and runs thru January.
JETS first meeting will occur on Wednesday September 25th at 8 am!  All students are welcome!
On Friday we will have our fall sports pep rally, and the adjusted schedule can be found on the student bulletin.  You are encouraged to wear your Playing for a Purpose t-shirt/pink attire and other pink accessories (socks, headbands, earrings) with your uniform skirt to get ready for the volleyball game at Thomas More Friday night.  Some reminders for the game on Friday:

  • Tickets are only sold at the door and will sell out fast!  
  • Clothing must provide proper coverage.
  • Body paint and glitter (even if it's in your hair) are not permitted at the game
  • Minimal face paint is permitted as well as the tattoos

Food truck day is this Friday. If you did not receive your tickets during homeroom, you can pick up your tickets from the front office during a free period, lunch or after school today.
A reminder that there will be mass at 7:20 tomorrow morning in the chapel.  All are welcome to join us.


Academic Team is having their kickoff meeting tomorrow, September 17th, 3:15 to 3:45 in Room 205! Come and check it out and see what all the "buzz" is about. We would love to have you join us! There will be snacks!

Attention all students that are going on the Health Career Fair Field Trip tomorrow:
Everyone needs to be here early before school at 7:35 in the school entry. The bus will leave at 7:40. You can bring a snack or drink if you want for the ride. If you have questions, please email Mrs. Monohan.

Just a reminder tomorrow is dress down day for $3 to benefit Hurricane Relief

9-13-19 Announcements
We hope seniors enjoy their day off on Monday. Thank you to Bishop Foys for making that happen.

Reminder to check your email at the start of PPT as you may have been requested to see a teacher.

Juniors and Seniors who drive - AND are a 4-year member of Drug Free Club - AND who would like to park in the BEST SPOT IN THE LOT - give your name to Mrs. Cox or Mrs. McLeod in the Office! We will draw for this next Monday!

StuCo's Hawaiian Mixer is this Saturday from 8-11pm.

The Writing Lab officially opens tomorrow, Thursday, September 12, during Panda Prime Time. No appointment is needed. Just drop in to room 301 for help on a writing assignment for any class. National English Honor Society writing tutors and Mrs. Hothem will be there to work with you.

Sophomore through Senior Student Council Homeroom Reps and Grade Level Presidents have created homeroom and grade level GroupMe accounts. Student Council hopes this will be an effective means to communicate between homerooms and grade levels. Please remember that the homeroom and grade level GroupMe are an approved school communication tool. In addition:
Communication using the app should not occur during class or pose as a distraction during instructional periods; students should turn the notifications off
Cell phones are still off and away during the school day, so students cannot access the app using cell phones at school.
Content will be monitored by faculty to make sure the tool is being used appropriately.

Parent Mini-Night is this Wednesday evening. All parents are invited to attend, and students are asked to complete their parents' schedule for them. The schedule template has been emailed to all students. Students should make a copy and complete the schedule for their parents based on the Monday classes. Parents will need this copy when they come to school Wednesday evening.

On Thursday during the lunches, we are having a mini college fair. Denison University, Eastern Kentucky University, Transylvania University, University of Alabama Huntsville, and Winthrop University will be here. This is a great opportunity to get information about these schools. You can find out about admissions, deadlines, scholarships, and about what the school has to offer.

Interested in earning a varsity letter? Try out for the bowling team.
All levels of bowlers are welcome. Don’t worry if you’ve never bowled before or don’t have equipment. NDA can supply equipment (limited availability so first come, first served).
You are welcome to attend a “meet and greet” practice – no commitment necessary (just an hour of free bowling to see if you are interested):
Day: Monday, September 9 and Monday September 22nd
Time: 7:00 – 8:45 pm
Where: Walt’s Center Lanes (Newport, KY)

Official tryouts will be held the first week of October. The season starts the first week of November and runs thru January. Please let me know if you can make it –

Want to check-out 10 colleges without even leaving NDA? The JET College Fair will be here next Tuesday after school in Alumnae Hall. This is open to all students. It will start at 3:15 and go until 4:30 pm. Stop in whenever you can! Some of the colleges that will be here include: St. Louis University, Spring Hill College, Xavier University, John Carroll University, Loyola Chicago, and Marquette University. See any of the counselors if you have questions!

Any student that wanted to participate in Teen Court and has NOT signed up in the Counseling Quad needs to do so by the end of the day. There are packets there for students to take to their first day of Teen court on September 10th at 6pm.

Remember picture day is tomorrow. Make sure to get your picture taken even if you are not ordering a package, so that you can get your new school id.
FR - JR don't forget your order forms if you will be purchasing pictures. Seniors do not order pictures on this day but are expected to take pictures for transcript purposes. Clothing should be tidy and appropriate and that of which provides proper coverage. Jeans with rips are permitted but also need to have proper coverage in exposed areas. Pants, shorts or jeans are appropriate as pictures are only head shots, and leggings are okay with a long top to provide appropriate cover. Teachers have been given the picture schedule, so you will report for pictures by class on Friday and your teachers will inform you of this tomorrow.

Club orientation information was emailed to all club and activity leaders yesterday. If you did not receive this information and feel you should have, please contact Mrs. Grayson. Club Orientation videos are due tomorrow as shared in the email.

Don't forget about the 20 question common reader assessment on Monday during homeroom.


Food truck orders are due next Monday. Check your email for the order form and take to the front office.

Club videos are due this Friday in preparation for Club Orientation next week. If doing a skit, you will be contacted about signing up for a preview.

This Friday is picture day. Be sure to bring your order form with you that day and give to the photographers.

Tomorrow we start the college reps visits. Please use this time to find out about their schools and scholarships, and make the reps feel welcome. Freshmen and sophomores are encouraged to check out information and find out the grades and test scores needed to get into the schools. Juniors and seniors need to take advantage of the opportunity of having the reps in our building to answer all their questions.
Tomorrow we have the rep from Depaul University. She will only be here for the first lunch.


A reminder that we will have mass tomorrow morning at 7:20 am in the chapel. All are welcome to attend.

Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors - if you have not set up your MobileServe Account yet or entered your grade level code when you signed up - you must do this by Friday. If you do not have an account created and linked to your class - then your hours from previous years will not be transferred over to Mobile Serve. At this point in time only 300 students have created their account. That means that not including Freshmen about 130 of you have either not created your account or you did not enter the code connecting you to NDA. Please make sure your account is set up by Friday.

Picture day is scheduled for next Friday, September 6. Order forms will be sent home this Friday. This will be an out of uniform day and dress code expectations will apply.

Club and Activity Registration forms are due this Friday.

Seniors your parent or guardian need to sign off on the Mass permissions for next Tuesday. This is in your FinalForms.