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  Issue #281
  May 15, 2015 
Mission Statement
Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin is a Catholic,
co-educational, college preparatory school sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame.
Like Mary, who gave Christ to the world, NDCL educates leaders who transform the world, as Jesus did, by living the truth in love.
Core Values
Powerhouse of Prayer reaches out to Hawken
Senior Conner Washington leads students and staff in prayer for the Hawken School community on Friday morning in McGarry Gym. Two Hawken seniors were killed in a tragic auto accident in Gates Mills on Thursday afternoon.

Campaign for chapel renovation exceeds halfway mark
NDCL's chapel—the quiet space designed to lift our hearts and minds to God—desperately needs a facelift of its own. Aside from a few minor changes, the chapel has remained untouched for decades.
"I am happy to announce that this week we have achieved over 50% of our goal for the remodeling of the chapel," President Sister Jacquelyn Gusdane announced. The chapel project is a key priority of our current capital campaign.
Sister Jacquelyn explained that the renovated prayer and worship space will be named Annunciation Chapel in honor of Mary's "yes" to God's call to become the mother of Jesus. The Annunciation is the patronal feast of the Sisters of Notre Dame as well as the Marianists who staffed Cathedral Latin School.
Anyone interested in making a naming gift to Annunciation Chapel in honor or memory of a family or individual should email Advancement Director Mr. Keven Krajnak '98 or call him at 440.279.1068.


LET THERE BE LIGHT: A worker takes a sledge hammer to the wall that separated the library from the bus waiting area. Removing the wall is just one part of our vision to connect the natural beauty of the campus to the design of the new Learning Commons.
And the walls came tumbling down!
Progress on our new Sisters of Notre Dame Learning Commons is moving along at a brisk pace as crews have already:
  • demolished the front entrance to the former library
  • torn down many interior walls, including the one separating the library and the bus waiting area
  • removed the windows and window frames on the south wall  
The view to the south of the campus—long hidden by offices—is just spectacular. You can now see all the way from the entrance of the Learning Commons to the baseball field and beyond.  

On your next visit to campus, stop and look through our observation window to watch the workers as they transform the space into a 21st century center of teaching and learning. You can also check out our online photo gallery of the work in progress.

2015-2016 school calendar now online
NDCL's 2015-2016 academic calendar is now available online. Download the calendar to view opening and closing days, parent-teacher conferences, vacations, free days, blended learning days, and other important dates.  

Download semester examination schedules
Exam schedules for seniors and all other students are now online.
Vacations, college visits, and doctor appointments may not be scheduled during exam times. 
All questions regarding the exam schedules should be directed to Assistant Principal Mrs. Denice Teeples.

Celebrating a sweet end to the school year
Sophomores Emma Maestle, Erin Brownlee, and Caitlyn Legath enjoy East Coast Custard during lunch on Wednesday. The cool treat for the entire school community was Principal Mr. Joseph A. Waler's way to thank everyone for a successful year as we head into the final two weeks of school.

Travel to Washington DC, Williamsburg
with Close Up program this November

NDCL students will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn about the working of our federal government and our nation's colonial history by participating in the Close Up Foundation's Washington DC-Williamsburg program from November 8-14, 2015.
Students will spend most of their time in the capital, where they will visit monuments, memorials, and government buildings as they learn from experts about the importance of active citizenship. The group will journey to Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia for an overnight visit to America's most historic and well-preserved example of colonial government and culture.  
This program is open to all students who will be sophomores, juniors, or seniors next year. The cost is $1,567, which includes program tuition, hotel, food, transportation, airfare, and safety and security. The Close Up Foundation has sponsored safe and rewarding educational trips for high school students for more than 40 years.

The Close Up Foundation's website includes complete details on the trip, including a schedule and informational video. Questions? Contact social studies teacher Mr. Bill Scott.

Freshman cheerleading tryouts set for July 6
Incoming freshman girls will try out for cheerleading on Monday, July 6, at NDCL from 3:00-6:00 PM. Questions? Contact head cheer coach Ms. Katie Beach.

Earn tuition credits on your summertime purchases through NDCL’s TRIP program
Summertime . . . and the living is easy—and expensive! Most family budgets include a storm of expenses during the summer months because of graduation gifts, wedding gifts, vacations, car and home maintenance, and sports and recreation.
You can earn valuable tuition credits on all of these purchases through NDCL's Tuition Reduction Incentive Program (TRIP). Money-saving gift cards are available from dozens of merchants, including Home Depot, Lowe's, Speedway, BP, Shell, Southwest Airlines, and even Carnival and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.
You can order TRIP gift cards throughout the summer months. Complete details and an order form are available online.

NDCL to host 3-on-3 soccer tourney in June
NDCL will host a 3-on-3 soccer tournament on June 20 at Lion Stadium.The event, which is part of the national 3v3 Live Soccer Tour, is open to players of all skill levels from age six through adult.
Teams can include up to six players. Teams that participate in the NDCL tournament can qualify for the open division at the Disney 3v3 Soccer Championships at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando in January.
Register online by June 14. Registrations received by May 20 qualify for a $15 early-bird discount. Questions? Contact physical education teacher and soccer coach Mr. Marco DiFranco.

Pick up medications from clinic by May 28
Our health clinic personnel remind all parents whose children take medication at school to pick up all unused medicines no later than May 28. Questions? Call the clinic at 440.279.1128.

Register now for 15th Annual Golf Outing 
Parents, alumni, and friends will tee-off at the 15th Annual NDCL Golf Classic on August 7 at Fowler’s Mill Golf Course to benefit student scholarships.
The scramble begins at 9 a.m. with a shot gun start. Winking Lizard will cater snacks and BBQ lunch. The cost per golfer is $150 or $500 per foursome.
Golfers should register online. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Director of Alumni Liz Maier '06 for more details.