O Holy Night…

Tradition is one word that NDP knows well, and at Christmas time traditions abound. The campus is beautifully decorated, tree trim carols resound, advisories organize gifts for families in need and secret Santas stash secret gifts where you least expect to find them! Eleven years ago music teacher, Jerry Smith, came to NDP after a…

#MissionKindness in Action

At the opening prayer service for the Advent Season, the NDP community received a challenge: uncover kindness each and every day. Each morning in advisory, classes turn off the lights, quiet down, pray their Advent prayer, and select from a “grab bag” of ideas a challenge for the day. The challenges range from simple things…

Uncovering Christmas

By Erin Shoul ’16, Campus Minister The day after Thanksgiving the Christmas season seems to begin, complete with decorated trees in every home, a constant flow of gingerbread cookies, and red and green EVERYTHING.  Everyone gathers at night to watch ABC Family’s 25 ‘Til Christmas as they prepare for the busy traditions of Tree Trim…