How Pain Becomes Hope

By Catherine Barthelme Miller ’06 I have no shame in admitting that I get butterflies every time I turn into the Notre Dame Prep driveway. Nine years later, the “Happy Birthday” signs, Gym Meet class color adorning cars, and the beautiful campus still hold a very special place in my heart. All NDP girls love […]

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At NDP, the Hits Just Keep on Comin’!

Earlier this month, NDP’s esteemed musical director, Mr. Alex Dzbinski, travelled to the annual Heritage Music Adjudication in Nashville, Tennessee, accompanied by several of his well-trained and finely tuned student ensembles where they competed against other schools from around the country, including some very elite music academies. Despite the stiff competition, NDP basically swept the […]

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Pick A Club, Any Club

File this one under: “Something for Everyone” or “Learning In and Outside the Classroom” or… “Pick a Club, Any Club.” In an era where cutbacks for even the bare essentials have been made throughout nearly every public school system in the country, any student who attends a school where those very same essentials are protected […]

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Stacy Burke Danko ’82 Helping Hands Fundraiser @ Mt. Washington Tavern- Saturday May 4th

Stacy Burke Danko graduated from NDP in 1982. She spent her time at NDP being Penny Queen, serving as Lacrosse Manager, and winning Gym Meet…twice! Stacy lost her life to cystic fibrosis in February of 2009. To honor Stacy’s memory The Stacy Burke Danko Helping Hands Fund was created.  The Fund assists NDP students whose families […]

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One Story: Lauren Tomasic

Can essence be quantified? And if so, what is its unit of measurement?  For NDP, the answer is easy. What is essentially Notre Dame can be calculated by an accounting of each individual girl. Take NDP junior, Lauren Tomasic, class of 2014, for example. While I was interviewing Mrs. Chris Kaiser, the Dean of Students, […]

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NDP After Hours

If you visit Notre Dame during normal school hours you’ll find yourself in the thick of things wherever you go. Every corner of the school hums with activity and there’s an urgency to every task. After hours the school has an entirely different vibe. It’s quieter, which is not to say dull. Still, walking the […]

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Blue Ribbon Year

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.    Aristotle. Does excellence matter? In an era where we give our kids trophies for striking out and kudos for feeling good about themselves (if not their actual skills) it begs the question…does excellence matter?  The U.S. Department of Education thinks […]

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