Pick A Club, Any Club

File this one under: “Something for Everyone” or “Learning In and Outside the Classroom” or… “Pick a Club, Any Club.”

CURIOSITYIn an era where cutbacks for even the bare essentials have been made throughout nearly every public school system in the country, any student who attends a school where those very same essentials are protected and cultivated is truly blessed. If a student is lucky enough to go to Notre Dame Prep, she is endowed with a veritable abundance of riches in the form of opportunity both in and outside the classroom. Notre Dame is dedicated to educating the whole person. To that end, it not only provides a depth and breadth of course offerings that prepare each student for college and the world beyond academia, but it also offers a wealth of extracurricular activities through which a girl can pursue an interest, stimulate her curiosity, and develop her talent. It is virtually impossible not to become meaningfully engaged as a student at IDEANotre Dame. Or to feel a sense of belonging. There is a team, club, or organization to satisfy every member of the extremely diverse, interesting and interested student population. In other words…there is something for everyone. And if a student has a burning interest in an area for which there currently is no outlet to channel that curiosity, she is not only given the opportunity and responsibility to develop an outlet, but is encouraged to do so. While key organizations like Student Council, the Athletic Association, and Christian Community Awareness Programs are firmly rooted, as student interest develops and evolves through the years, some clubs or organizations come and go. That is beside the point. They are developed when needed. Here then, is a list of (most or all) upper school extracurricular opportunities (we’ll just have to do a Part Two for the middle school):

CLUBS WITH ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES:

CCAP 2

 Christian Community Awareness Program (CCAP)
Service based organization

 

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Athletic Association
Supports all athletic programs

 

Gavel 2 copy

Student Council
Student Government organization

SADD copyStudents Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)
Focuses on preventive education

 

LITURGY copy

Campus Ministry
Involved in prayer services and liturgies

 

 

COMPETITIVE CLUBS:

MOCK TR 2 copyMock Trial
Team presents a legal case; competes against other schools

 

DEBATE copySpeech and Debate

 

 

US CAP copy

Youth in Government
Plan and participate in mock legislative session.
Compete to have bills passed.

 

 

IT'S ACAD 2 SMALL It’s Academic
Competitive academic team. Competes against other schools.

 

 

CLUBS THAT PROVIDE A SERVICE:

 

STARs copy Student Technology Advisors (STArs) Aid and advance the use of      technology

 

 

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Habitat for Humanity
Renovates old row homes in Baltimore City

 

 
9717350_lClub Umoja
Continues relationship with kids from Camp Umoja
Tutoring and mentoring city kids

 

HONOR SOCIETIES:

 

ART copy Art Honor Society
Promotes art appreciation

 

 

MATH copyMath Honor Society
Promotes joy & creativity of mathematics
There is also a Md. Math League Club which holds math contests

 

MUSIC copyMusic Honor Society
Explores joy of music;performs. NDP also has
Band, choral arts, vocal groups, and musical ensembles

 

SCIENCE copy

Science National Honor Society
Encourages Science Literacy and exploration

 

 

 

THESPIAN copy

International Thespian Society
Explores theatre and drama;
Supports school production

 

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Social Studies Honor Society
Explores connectivity of society

 

SPECIAL INTEREST CLUBS:

 

FRENCH copy French Club
Explores French language and culture

 

 

SPANISH copy Spanish Club
Explores Spanish language and cultures

 

 

Screen Shot 2013-10-16 at 7.05.09 AM Sewing & Fashion Club
Explores the art of design and creates new fashions

 

 

EQUINE copy Equine Club
Enjoys the love of horses and riding

 

 

ARCH & ENGI copy Architecture & Engineering Club
Promotes love of design and building arts

 

 

GATEWAY copyGateway Club
Publishes school newspaper

 

 

 

WRITING copyWriting Club
Enjoys creative writing

 

 

ENVIRON copyEnvironmental Club
Explores environmental issues
Promotes care of the earth

 

 

MAR BIO copy Marine Biology Club
Studies and explores coral reefs, marine mammals
and issues surrounding them

 

 

PHOTOG 2 copy Photography Club
Explores the art of photography through
first hand experience

 

 

FILMOG copyFilmography Club
Explores the art of filming;
Produces a short film

 

BOOK CLUB copy Book Club
Book discussion group

 

 

BAKING copy Baking Club
Promotes the love and art of baking

 

 

PAW copy Partnership for Animal Welfare Club  (PAW)
Promotes animal welfare

 

 

DIVERSITY copyCultural Awareness Club
Promotes diversity in community

 

 

DANCE copy Dance Troupe
Ballet, modern, tap and more

 

 

CHEERL copyCheerleading
Now a sport in its own right

 

 

THEATRE 2 copyTheatre Production Club & Theatre Tech Crew
Formerly the drama club; casts and stages productions
throughout the year

 

 

SPORTS copy Team and Intramural Sports, including:
Field Hockey, lacrosse, soccer, badminton, volleyball, tennis,
Softball, Rowing, basketball, swimming, and others…

 

 

Bluenote is exhilarated just reading the list! Imagine how engaged and stimulated any given NDP student must be. So many choices, so little time! Did we miss one? Let us know!

NDP GIRL

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