by Rus VanWestervelt, father of Maddie VW, class of 2020 Now that my daughter is a sophomore, I’ve spent some time reflecting on her freshmen year and the experiences we had as parents. Everything we heard, were told, witnessed, and experienced in the months, weeks, and days leading up to our daughter’s first day at […]
Read More The NDP Nine: Opportunities to Get Involved and Make a Difference!
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 […]
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Guilty pleasures. Admit it, readers. We all have them. Sex and the City, French mimes, chocolate in the glove compartment (you know who you are). A guilty pleasure is something you enjoy despite feeling guilty about it. Sometimes the guilt is really just fear. Fear of being found out. Of others discovering your plebeian tastes […]
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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 […]
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Life in the OR By Olivia Kaiss ‘15 and Kaitlyn Griffin ‘15 Last evening, 76 students were inducted into the National Science Honor Society. Kaitlin and Olivia, members of this elite group, participated in the Summer Medical Internship Program (SMIP), a hallmark of NDP’s Science-Technology-Engineering-Art-Math (STEAM) program. Everyone has his or her own perception of […]
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By Patty Lagator Knott ’86, co-chairperson of NDP’s Honor Tradition…Value Change…Fund Her Future Capital Campaign Who is SHE? SHE is Notre Dame. SHE is your daughter, your neighbor, your granddaughter, and your friend. SHE is a future Engineer, Lawyer, Professor, Scientist, Inventor, and Author. SHE can be anything! SHE is the NDP girl who will […]
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Below is a re-print with updates of a post about the annual Crabs for Chas event at NDP in honor of 2006 alum and White Blazer girl, Chastity Dunnaville: The Person She Was, The People We Are In 2006 I had the distinct honor of delivering the commencement speech at Notre Dame. In preparation for […]
Read More The Second Annual Crabs for Chas: Saturday, July 19th at NDP
It has been nearly two years since I was first invited to create a blog for Notre Dame Prep. What began as a marketing tool for NDP quickly became a labor of love for me. What a great gig. I spent the better part of the past 24 months interviewing those people who represent the […]
Read More What Did I Learn in School Today?
There are certain questions one expects to hear bandied about in an academic environment. “What is the square root of 125? Why is the sky blue? How many lines in a sonnet?… Where’s your homework? …Will this be on the test?” As a student progresses through school the questions get harder and the answers more […]
Read More Divine Mystery Revealed?
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 […]
Read More The Class of 2000: Paying It Forward and Then Some