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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Memories of the Waldorf

Soliciting business from East Coast schools, executives at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel extended an invitation to Sister Helen Marie Duffy and Sister Ellis Denny, former NDP headmistress and principal, to take a weekend getaway at the hotel.  The ladies accepted and enjoyed the royal treatment at this most esteemed destination. When Sister Helen Marie asked […]

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