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Clubs and Organizations


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. 

Academic Team
Student Moderators: Samantha Mazzaro
Faculty Moderator: Mrs. Terri Perrino
Mission Statement: To encourage enthusiasm for learning in order to enrich the
academic lives of students
Meeting Days: Tuesday mornings and afternoons

Art Club
Student Moderators: Katherine Donaghy, Carenna Bhola
Faculty Moderator: Mr. Matt Eckerle 

Big Sisters
Student Moderators: Lauren Zalla, Sarah Davis
Faculty Moderator: Mr. Patrick Strickley
Mission Statement: Big sisters from NDA are matched with Little Sisters from the
Kenton County Boys/Girls Club and the Big Sisters act as mentors to the Little
Meeting Days: Tuesdays after school

Color Guard
Student Moderators: Sarah Witt, Ty Fay
Faculty Moderator: Jen Ericson
Mission Statement: To promote school spirit and the values of the Sisters of Notre Dame. Our service is to be the positive face of Notre Dame Academy in parades and selected sporting events in our community.
Meeting Days: TBD

Creative Writing Club
Student Moderators: Hannah Miller, Alaina Lawrence, Ginger Rose
Faculty Moderator: Mr. Michael Cerimele
Mission Statement: To help girls embrace their creativity through writing
Meeting Days: Mondays 3:05 - 4:00pm

Culture Club
Student Moderators: Kaitlyn Eberhart, Ana Reser
Faculty Moderator: Ms. Hillary Johnson

Dance Pandas
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

Drug Free Club

Student Moderators: Sophia Ghazala, Kenzie Eberhart, Anna Tranter, Josie Lawrie,

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: 1 Wednesday a month at 8:00am

Environmental Club

Student Moderators: Noel Baker, 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: Wednesdays after school, Recycling Mondays after school

Farm Club/FFA
Student Moderators: Madilyn Adamchik, Paige Neuhaus
Faculty Moderator: Mr. Bill Stamm

Fashion Club

Student Moderators: Grace Winstel, Anna Fischer
Faculty Moderator: Mr. Matt Eckerle

French Club

Student Moderators: Amelia Coomes, Ceceilagh Pitstick
Faculty Moderator: Mrs. Mary Ann Greife
Mission Statement: The French Club sponsors activities that promote the French
language and culture for all interested students.
Meeting Days: 1st Tuesday of the month after school

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)

Student Moderators: Kate Joyce, Sophia Ghazala, Briana Seibert, Isabelle Bailey
Faculty Moderator: Ms. Hillary Johnson
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: Wednesday mornings

Girl Up

Student Moderators:  Amelia Coomes, Emelia Campbell
Faculty Moderator: Mrs. Stacey Bill
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

Girls Athletic Association (GAA)

Student Moderators: Alexis Diebold, Sommer Shields
Faculty Moderator: Mrs. Myanna Webster
Mission Statement: To grow as individuals and as a group through service to others and to promote positive school spirit.
Meeting Days: 1st and 3rd Monday of the month after school

Green Dot

Student Moderators:Megan Leonard, Nina Simkonis, Kate Joyce, Kenzie Eberhart, Jenna Shriver
Faculty Moderator: Mrs. Kathy Hildreth, Mr. Patrick Strickley, Mrs. Rita Tucker, Ms. Katie Hilbert, Ms. Myanna Webster
Mission Statement: To promote strategies to keep all people safe from bullying, dating violence, and sexual assault.
Meeting Days: Monthly; Rotating Wednesdays at 8:00 am

 Interact Club

Student Moderators: Mara Schutt, MC Hagen
Faculty Moderator: Mr. Michael Byrd 
Mission Statement: To help others. Our motto is "service above self." Through service activities we learn the importance of developing leadership skills and personal integrity, demonstrating helpfulness and respect for others in our community and internationally.
Meeting Days: Tuesday once a month

Investment Club

Student Moderator: Gwyneth Thomas, Grace Siemer, Nicole Andrew, Annie Kleier, Dani Shoemake
Faculty Moderator: Ms. Hillary Johnson
Mission Statement: To give NDA students an opportunity to learn about stocks,
how the stock market operates and personal finance concepts.
Meeting Days: Friday mornings @ 7:00am

Japan Club

Student Moderator: Kay Suganuma, Nicole Arkenau
Faculty Moderator: Sr. Maria Francine Stacy

Jump Rope Club

Student Moderator: Kearra Epping
Faculty Moderator: Mrs. Kathy Hildreth 
Mission Statement:To improve physical fitness, increase friendship, and have fun through the activity and art of jumping rope.
Meeting Days: Thursdays after school

Junior Engineering Technical Society (JETS)

Student Moderators: Charity Kincaid, Dinithi Fernando
Faculty Moderator: Mrs. Diane Goldcamp
Mission Statement: To empower females in the STEM fields/compete in those fields
Meeting Days:Wednesday mornings @ 8:10am

Latin Club

Student Moderators: Riley Jordan, Macy Feagan
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: 1st Tuesday of the month before school

L.I.F.E. Club (Life Is For Everyone)

Student Moderators: Ava Quigley, Olivia Voelker
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

Math Club

Student Moderators: Maddie Prospero, Shelby Wohlwender, Laney Ratterman
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: 1st Monday of the month after school

Mock Trial

Student Moderators: Mara Schutt, Emma Scharstein
Faculty Moderator: Ms. Hillary Johnson
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

NPH (Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos)

Student Moderators: Nina Simkonis
Faculty Moderator: Sr. Maria Francine Stacy

Panda Eating Team

Student Moderators: Caroline Stegman, Sarah Davis
Faculty Moderator: Mr. Matt Eckerle

Physics Club

Student Moderators: Laura Neltner, Gabby Weber
Faculty Moderator: Mr. Patrick Strickley
Mission Statement: To explore the universe scientifically and to educate ourselves about science topics.
Meeting Days: Thursdays after school

Sign Language Club

Student Moderators: Sydney McMain, Savannah Puglisi
Faculty Moderator: Mrs. Nancy Stratman
Mission Statement: To support learning of the deaf culture and language through learning basic American Sign Language.
Meeting Days: Every other Tuesday 3:15 - 4:00pm

Spanish Club

Student Moderators: Emelia Campbell, Nina Simkonis
Faculty Moderator: Mrs. Stacey Bill
Mission Statement: To educate and celebrate the Spanish language and
culture through crafts, songs, cooking, and celebrations.
Meeting Days: 1st Thursday of the month 3:00 - 3:30pm

Speech and Drama Team

Student Moderators: Emma Bresser, Ella Hageman
Faculty Moderator: Dr. David Jackson, Mrs. Gurrie Frisbie 
Mission Statement: To help young women express themselves through
speech and drama to make a difference in the world.
Meeting Days: Tuesday afternoons

Student Council

Student Moderators: Emma Neuhaus, Ashley Nerswick, Becky Hammill, Chloe Collins
Faculty Moderator: Mrs. Amber Grayson, Mrs. Kimberly Wagner
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

Teen Leadership Club for Health & Wellness (TLC)

Student Moderators: Jenna Shriver, Anne Heuker
Faculty Moderator: Mrs. Erin Maggard, Mrs. Kathy Hildreth,
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 sponsors Body Peace Week and collaborates on various events with Drug Free Club.
Meeting Days: Tuesday Mornings @ 7:30am

Textiles Club

Student Moderators: Ellen Barlage, Gracyn Wyman, Annie Heuker
Faculty Moderator: Mrs. Pat Brennan
Mission Statement: Showing others dignity by expressing ourselves through our
hands and ideas.
Meeting Days: Thursdays 


Student Moderator: Katy Magary, Lexi Rezelj, Emma Jennings
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: 4th Monday of the month

World Affairs Club

Student Moderators: Emma Jennings, Becky Hammill
Faculty Moderator: Mr. Ron Greife
Mission Statement: The purpose of the club is to promote interest in international affairs both today and in the past through a variety of fun activities.