Carrots, Camels, Salads, and Silver Cups: Gym Meet Memories

It’s hard to explain, amazing to see, and unforgettable to all. Yes, we’re talking about NDP’s beloved tradition Gym Meet! Alumnae from all decades point to this 80-plus year-old competition and its many components—Calisthenics, then aerobics, marching, dance, and song! Larger-than-life props! Costumes made from trash bags! Left-left-left-right-left!—among their dearest recollections of NDP. The Silver…

The 7 Best Things about Attending NDP

The number seven is pretty special at Notre Dame Prep, from our seven grades—sixth through twelfth—to the seven columns marking the front entrance to the school. So in that spirit of seven, here are the seven best reasons to attend NDP, as identified by those individuals who can develop such a list…NDP students! The uniform—Briana…

Always Impressed

by Kara Lipinski, NDP Science teacher Ms. Lipinski’s reflects on one of NDP’s most cherished traditions, Gym Meet. She is not a Notre Dame Prep alumna. I attended Catholic schools for twelve years and I have been teaching in private schools for 15 years. When I first started teaching at NDP, all I heard about…

You Can Go Home Again!

By Laura Kerney Mackle ’99, NDP Spanish teacher and recent celebrator at her 15th high school reunion Never did I imagine at graduation in 1999, that 15 years later I would be back at Notre Dame not as “Laura Kerney”, but as a faculty member in the Language Department. In August, I began teaching Spanish…

The First of the Lasts

by Natalie Pucillo ’15 I don’t know about the rest of my sisters of pink and orange, but I walked into the first day of school absolutely terrified. It wasn’t that I thought I was going to get lost; three years of navigating the halls kept me feeling confident about my ability to make it…

The Class of 2000: Paying It Forward and Then Some

It’s true what they say. You really can pick out the NDP girl in a crowd. And no, not because of the iconic blue dress. I’m talking about long after the uniform’s been traded in for individual style. Long after graduation. I’m talking about NDP alum. Case in point: Bluenote made a deal with the…

G _ _ M _ _ _

What does ‘GM’ stand for?  General Motors? Good manners? Gooey marshmallow?  Nope. None of those. At Notre Dame, GM can only mean one thing: Gym Meet. And who better to explain what it all means than present day Gym Meeters? So without further ado, Bluenote welcomes guest bloggers, junior, Natalie Pucillo, Class of 2015 and…