Mother’s Day

In honor of Mother’s Day, we threw it back to when the girls were five and had simple questions to answer. Here are some of the responses that we got from the girls!

#ThankATeacher

Last week in celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week, we asked the girls to write about one of their teachers that they were thankful for here at NDP. These were just a few of the responses we received.

Moving from the Page to Stage

Guest contributor–Maggie Ward, NDP Drama Teacher The Ellen Norton Cullen Library Week has been around for as long as I can remember, and since I have been teaching here at NDP for more than 30 years, that’s a very long time!!  Years ago Library Week featured prom makeovers, raffles, and guest speakers. More recently, one…

The bond of Sisterhood – #NationalSiblingsDay

Every year on April 10th social media explodes with images of siblings in celebration of National Siblings Day. To mark this special day, we asked seven sets of Notre Dame Prep siblings to describe what it is like to have their sisters with them in the same building every day. Battaglia Sisters—Katherine, a senior, and…

SSND delegation to the UN

Last week, Elena Benassi and Maddie Tewey, both members of the Class of 2017, took part in the School Sisters of Notre Dame delegation that participated in the UN Commission on Status of Women. The girls created Vlogs for their visit.

Social Media and Teenagers

   Girls between the ages of 15 to 19 spend at least three hours a day on social media, and most can’t go a couple of hours without checking their Instagram or Snapchat. This near-constant use of social media have inspired researcher to delve into the addictive nature of social media and the emotional damage it…

Parents: Staying Close Means Staying Smart During Springtime Celebrations

by Rus VanWestervelt Rus VanWestervelt is a career educator, guest Bluenote blogger, and NDP parent. In his latest blog, he writes about a topic that is both personally and professionally important to him—parents “staying smart” during springtime celebrations. For those of us blessed to work with, live with, or have teens in our lives, the…

Love from our girls

The newly coordinated NDP G.I.V.E.S. student club recently coordinated sending Valentine’s Day postcards “sending love” to our donors! The girls’ notes were so meaningful and insightful. We wanted to share a few with you. It is clear that our students love NDP and their teachers!     I love NDP because….. “I love the small…

Love Notes

By Haley Metzger ‘18 February is the month of cancer prevention. In 2017, an estimated 1.7 million people will be diagnosed with cancer, and in the US there will be about 600,000 deaths from cancer. The American Institute for Cancer Research estimates that approximately one-third of the cases of the most common cancers in the…

Catholic Schools Week – Call to Worship

Last week during Catholic Schools Week, the Battaglia sisters did the Call to Worship. Below you can read the script of the awesome speech they gave about their time in Catholic Schools and NDP.  Good morning, my name is Katherine Battaglia, I’m a senior and this is my sister; Hello, I’m Christina Battaglia. I’m a…

Top Ten Reasons to Attend Catholic Schools

It is Catholic School Week and reasons abound to celebrate the wonderful faith-based institutions of which Notre Dame Preparatory is part. At this time, we celebrate with our students, faculty/staff, and families all of the reasons why Catholic education is great. Here is our Top 10 at NDP! 10. Uniforms Who wants to get up…

Considering Courses For Next Year: Begin With Wellness

By Rus VanWestervelt, NDP Dad to Maddie, class of 2020 We’re in a tough place, aren’t we? As parents, we want what is best for our daughters. We attend the winter meetings about course registration, and our heads start spinning with anxiety and dread. Will her grades be good enough for college? Is she taking…