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 […]Read More Uncovering Christmas
Pope Francis’ visit to the United States this week is a big deal. News outlets from coast to coast are covering the event. Nation-wide service efforts have been launched. Countless Pope tchotchkes—from bobble heads to life-size cut-outs to commemorative pens—have been created so anyone who wants a piece of Pope history can have it. Here […]Read More The Top Five Things NDP Students Are Doing to Celebrate Pope Francis’ Arrival in the U.S.
Our inaugural Bluenote Blog for the 2015-2016 school year is written by Haley Dick ’16, one of The Gateway co-editors. Here she reflects on how an unexpected change of plans transformed her. by Haley Dick, NDP Senior Being a sophomore at NDP, and not really knowing much about the different service camps that NDP had […]Read More My Summer Service Adventure
By Jill Bateman ‘15 Members of the General Council of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, based in Rome, Italy, visited NDP Tuesday, April 21. As part of the sisters’ visit, NDP hosted a special assembly featuring student speakers and musicians. Senior Jill Bateman opened up the ceremony with these remarks. One of the first […]Read More The Parable of the Blue Dress
By Catherine Sullivan, Middle Level Campus Minister It usually happens on a Wednesday. The rush of Middle Level students heading downstairs for lunch, followed by a brief calm. Then slowly, one by one, a girl in a blue dress and saddle shoes pops her head into my classroom. Each asks the same question, politely and […]Read More A Team Effort
This year, 2015, marks Sister Patricia McCarron’s “trifecta”: her 10th year as Notre Dame Preparatory School Headmistress, her 25th as a School Sister of Notre Dame, and her 30th as an educator (in fact, her very first teaching job right out of college was here at NDP!). Baltimore’s Daily Record, which included Sister Patricia in its 2013 “Circle of Excellence,” […]Read More She’s There for Everyone
By Morgan Peck ‘16 When December came up on the calendar, the countdowns kicked in to gear. Countdown to Christmas break – 16 days. Countdown to Christmas – 22 days. Countdown to summer (and warmer weather!) – 182 days. It’s a little hard to believe that Christmas is just around the corner, and I can’t […]Read More Keep Calm and Let the Countdown Begin
By Margaret R. Potter ’68, NDP Learning Specialist and SSND Associate On Friday, October 24, the NDP community joins with School Sister of Notre Dame sponsored institutions around the globe to celebrate Foundation Day and the beginnings of the SSNDs. This amazing community of women ministers on five continents all with a single focus—the […]Read More The Legacy of Foundation Day