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 […]

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The Top Five Things NDP Students Are Doing to Celebrate Pope Francis’ Arrival in the U.S.

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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,” […]

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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 […]

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