What Did I Learn in School Today?

It has been nearly two years since I was first invited to create a blog for Notre Dame Prep. What began as a marketing tool for NDP quickly became a labor of love for me. What a great gig. I spent the better part of the past 24 months interviewing those people who represent the…

The Pursuit of Knowledge

It’s true what they say. Knowledge is power. It’s something those who believe in the value of a good education take for granted. Knowledge takes you where you want to go. But at Notre Dame Prep, knowledge is something far more than that.  It’s a source of joy and a gift to be shared. This…

Girls and Science: Fully Capable

Those involved in the nurture, training, and education of children sooner or later refer to the concept of a child’s potential: ‘Every child has great potential.’ Or, ‘Every child should be given opportunities to reach his or her full potential.’  It’s a noble concept and a worthwhile goal. But it has echoed out there for…

This Year’s Theme: Women of the Word

Every summer, the NDP religion department creates a theme for the upcoming academic year. It is not just a clever phrase used to kick off the new year in style. The theme is displayed on bulletin boards and easels throughout the school as a sort of “thought for the day”…every day. It is also woven into…

On Leadership: Sr. Patricia McCarron

Don’t hold onto words or gestures as if they were realities. They are hints. The way I can point my finger towards the moon. My finger is not the moon. To look at the moon, it is necessary to gaze beyond the finger. Ancient Proverb On Monday, May 6th at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, the Daily…

Project Greenway: Fashion History

Scheduled conveniently between New York Fashion Week in mid-February and Paris Fashion Week in early March is every fashionista’s favorite: the second annual Project Greenway Fashion Show at Notre Dame Prep. Sponsored by NDP’s Art Department, organized by the Art Honor Society, and open to all students, Project Greenway is an event in which student…

NDP Nerve Center

It’s an unpretentious little outpost. If you were to take a tour of Notre Dame, it’d be easy to miss. But tucked away on the lower level of the West Wing – in what used to be the old exercise room (and before that, the girls’ locker room) – is the very nerve center of…

Excellence By Design

 ‘Peer evaluation’. There’s a term that’ll send a shudder down the spine of any garden-variety neurotic: Employer questionnaire: Please evaluate your co-worker, Susie B.  Employee answer: I’m so glad you asked. I’ve been wanting to bring this to your attention for some time now. I feel that Susie B. can be very insensitive (I wouldn’t…