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…

My Summer Service Adventure

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…

The Parable of the Blue Dress

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…

A Team Effort

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…

She’s There for Everyone

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,”…

Keep Calm and Let the Countdown Begin

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…

The Legacy of Foundation Day

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…