Advent Love, Justice and Wisdom

By Sarah Myers, Language Department Chairperson At NDP quiet Advent joy crescendos into Tree Trim, Concerts and Christmas Liturgy At NDP the girls are waiting and watching, witnessing and learning. The celebration of Advent has begun and laptops display countdown clocks that tick over the days until Christmas. Teachers, staff and administrators move students forward […]

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Stone Soup and Other Tales of Advent

It is December, and the noise level is deafening. Not even a major snowstorm could muffle the holiday clamor. Everywhere, Christmas has been cranked up and marked down, blared and blasted, misappropriated and misunderstood. Hark! The herald… If somewhere an angel sings, it is impossible to hear above the din. These are the darkest days of the […]

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The Age of Innocence

It’s getting harder to believe in innocence anymore. I’ve seen too many 6 year olds going on 16 and 16 year olds going on 30. What’s the hurry? The most popular TV shows among teenagers have titles like Pretty Little Liars, Gossip Girls, and The Secret Life of an American Teenager.  Each has a plotline […]

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Penny Queen

Let’s face it; if you are or have a school age child, chances are you’ve been recruited to do more than your fair share of fundraising. I know this because, more than likely, I’m your biggest customer. Personally speaking, I have enough Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies in my freezer to open my own bakery […]

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Kindness for Grace

On April 8th of this year, Easter Sunday, young Grace McComas – a sophomore at Glenelg High School in Howard County, Maryland – committed suicide. As stark as that sentence is for readers, the reality behind it is infinitely starker, more heartbreaking, and far more unbearable for Grace’s parents, sisters, family and friends. Grace took […]

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