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  Issue #251
                       August 29, 2014
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
College Board recognizes 35 students
with Advanced Placement Scholar Awards
The College Board recently announced that 34 members of the Class of 2014 and a current senior have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on last May's Advanced Placement exams.
Recent graduates Jaclyn Breier, Joseph Cermak and Kathleen Moorman qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average grade of at least a 3.5 on all AP exams, with scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. Scores on AP exams range from 1-5.
Katelyn Avsec, Joseph Crouse, Zachary Geizer, Matthew Lenk, Tyra McKnight, Mark Mullinger, Michael Rowane, Maria Salomone, Brett Skursha, Madeline Wenzler, Rachel Zbiegien, and Aemilee Ziganti—all members of our Class of 2014—qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average grade of  at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken, with scores of 3 or higher on four or more exams.
These NDCL graduates qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams, with grades of 3 or higher: Erin Berschig, Mary Boslett, Sarah Eusanio, Rachel Galaska, Stephanie Kresic, Jordan Liff, Jonathan Malish, Michalena Mezzopera, Kelsey O'Hara, Christian Olivier, Laura Paganini, Kaitlyn Rayl, Zachary Shipley, Wesley Stanovsek, Alec Stewart, Melissa Tannous, Alyssa Tyransky, Steven Virost, and Katherine Wodyka. Senior Mick Stanovsek also qualified for the AP Scholar Award.
The College Board's Advanced Placement Program (AP) provides motivated and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses high school. Students can earn college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP exams.

Freshmen experience faith, community,
friendship during annual retreat
Trained seniors and Link Crew members guided freshmen in their first class retreat on Tuesday, August 26.
The retreat focused on NDCL's core value of community through a series of group activities relying on teamwork and trust in one another. Leaders guided the freshmen through prayerful reflection after each activity, and everyone joined in the celebration of the Eucharist at the end of the action-packed, exciting day.

TRUSTING EACH OTHER, COUNTING ON GOD: Freshmen learn to rely on each other and God during their annual retreat on the NDCL campus last week.

Student Council seeks freshman reps
Freshmen interested in serving on Student Council should attend an informational meeting Wednesday, September 3, in the O'Brien Center during study hall.
Student Council leaders and advisers will explain the roles and responsibilities of Student Council members, which include planning and implementing a wide range of exciting, creative activities to promote NDCL's mission and core values.
For details on Student Council membership, contact advisers Miss Susan Ancheta or Miss Ericka Bella.

Counselors kick off college app process 
Our Office of College, Counseling and Support Services kicked off college application season by hosting a college information night  for seniors and parents on Monday night.
Counselors also worked closely with seniors in Theology classes this week, highlighting the ways in which Naviance will help them manage the college application process. Please feel free to schedule an individual appointment with your child's counselor to discuss college plans.

Nearly 80 colleges visited NDCL last year
   College visits to NDCL help students
   connect personally with admission reps
Last year representatives from nearly 80 colleges and universities visited NDCL, offering our students the chance to learn more about their many college options in a personalized, comfortable setting.
All NDCL students, especially juniors and seniors, are welcome to attend these sessions, especially juniors and seniors. The visits are particularly advantageous for seniors because they will often be meeting with the admission officers who will review their college applications.
Students interested in attending the informational presentations should sign up via Naviance.  All presentations will take place during the activity block unless otherwise noted.
Next week's college visit schedule:
Friday 9/5 Baldwin Wallace University (www.bw.edu)

ACT prep seminar slated for Sept. 24-25
Back by popular demand! ZAPS Learning Company is offering a two-day ACT prep seminar at NDCL on Wednesday, September 24 and Thursday, September 25.
For $79.99, students will learn essential ACT test-taking tips and receive comprehensive study materials from an experienced instructor. Sessions run from 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM.  Interested participants must register online.

Students, staff, parents make their mark
on McGarry’s new floor with signatures
This week students and staff put their signature on NDCL for years to come by autographing some of the new floor boards prior to their installation in McGarry Gym. Even parents got involved in the fun by signing the boards during Thursday's Meet the Teacher Night.
"The damage to McGarry has caused huge expenses and major inconveniences, but we've decided to transform all of that into a community-building experience," explained Principal Mr. Joseph A. Waler. 
Although the colorful signatures won't be visible in the finished floor, all who signed the boards will always know that they had a personal hand in the reconstruction of McGarry after this summer's storm damage. 

MIT, Tulane sponsor Cleveland info sessions
Interested in learning more about Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) or Tulane University without leaving Cleveland? Then plan on attending the following information sessions to meet with admissions counselors from these outstanding institutions:
Tulane University: Wednesday, September 17, at 7:00 PM at the Doubletree Cleveland East-Beachwood. RSVP online.
MIT: Sunday, September 28, at 2:00 PM at Orange High School. No registration required.

Don’t miss NDCL band, cheerleaders perform at Great Geauga County Fair on Sunday
NDCL's marching band and cheerleaders will once again perform in the annual Geauga County Fair Band-O-Rama on Sunday, August 31. The show begins at 1:30 PM, with NDCL scheduled to appear at 2:15 PM.

Sisters seek volunteers for annual Barbeque
Thanks to all who have already returned the volunteer form for the Annual Barbeque and Boutique sponsored by our Sisters of Notre Dame. If you haven't already done so, our sisters want you to know that there is still time to volunteer.
The Barbeque and Boutique usually raises over $100,000 for the Sisters each year. This popular and fun community event cannot succeed without the help of dedicated volunteers.
Please complete the volunteer form and return to Mrs. Marilou Strathern, Coordinator of Volunteers. Remember this form is for adult volunteers only. Student volunteers will be invited to sign up at school in the coming weeks.
Questions? Email Mrs. Strathern or call her at (440) 279-1174.

Close Up Washington program returns
NDCL sophomores, juniors, and seniors can get an insider's view of Washington, DC, and our nation's federal government by participating in the Close Up program this spring.
Close Up consists of a six-day visit to Washington, DC, from March 15-20, 2015.  Students will experience Washington with much more depth than could ever be gained as a tourist. They will learn about our current government, politics and history, but also visit the wonderful monuments and memorials. They also will participate in exciting debates and discussions.
Students stay in quality hotels with students from across the nation. The  $1747 program fee includes flights, buses, lodging, all food, learning materials, and an evening of live theater. If you know DC area hotel prices, this is a bargain!
Social Studies teacher Mr. William Scott is organizing the trip and will accompany our students to Washington. For further information, email Mr. Scott or call him at 440-286.6226. Look soon for information about a Close Up parent night, hosted by a Close Up representative from Washington.