NOTRE DAME HS NOTES-Noting fall accomplishments by Aniela Verbin
As the winter season approaches, students reflect on the great accomplishments they have done for Notre Dame HS. On the sports side of things, senior Danny Leary’s hat trick helped the boys’ soccer team make history by bringing home a District XI 2A title. For girls cross country, freshman Grace Medei placed fifth at Districts and 33rd place at PIAA 2A State Cross Country Championships. Junior John Koons placed 14th at the PIAA 2A State Cross Country Championships. As for tennis, juniors Emma Anmolsingh and Logan Lencheski placed fourth in the PIAA State Doubles Tournament. Since Notre Dame does not offer a field hockey team, those students who want to participate can join the Moravian Academy team, which won a District XI A title this year.
A huge highlight from the fall season happened to be the bonfire. With the help of the Tuskes family, the senior class worked together to build the first bonfire in the last 30 years. On Oct. 26, the Crusaders gathered in the gym to watch a pep rally presented by the cheerleaders, band, football players and their mothers, and then walked over to the bonfire. The students enjoyed the bonfire and are looking forward to continuing the tradition.
Notre Dame had a Barnes and Noble night Nov. 15. The choir performed a few songs and those who came to the event got to receive a dress down day with a purchase of an item. This event allowed students to get into the holiday spirit and enjoy a day surrounded by friends and books.
On Nov. 17 and 18, the theater program put on a wonderful performance of “Arsenic and Old Lace.” Actors, actresses and stage crew put a lot of work in over the course of several weeks. Those who attended enjoyed the comedic drama, which was the first show at Notre Dame directed by Shauna Khan.
As for upcoming news, those seniors who signed up are looking forward to Kairos, which is a four-day retreat Nov. 28 to Dec.1. The sophomores will be having their own retreat Dec. 14 and 15.
News about feeder schools includes fifth graders attending a math bingo at Notre Dame Dec. 5 and Holy Family seventh grade students will be coming to the high school to shadow Dec. 8. Shadowing consists of seventh grade students each being assigned to a high school student who takes them around to classes and gives information about the school. Students who shadow get to experience what it is like to be a Notre Dame student for a day.
Midterm exams will be taken place Jan. 12 and Jan. 16 through Jan. 18. Students take one to two exams per day, depending on what classes they take, and then they will get dismissed at 11:30. Upperclassmen have the privilege of leaving early or coming in late depending on what time they have their exams.
Then, on the last week of January, Catholic Schools Week begins.
Students are very much looking forward to the upcoming events Notre Dame has to offer, and are very proud of the achievements so far this school year. For more information please visit the school website at www.ndcrusaders.org.