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  Issue #258
  October 17, 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
Justice
Respect
Integrity
Community
Excellence
 
Transforming the world by living the truth in love 
   Campus Ministry to sponsor local, national,
   global service opportunities next summer
Although many of us are still having a hard time saying goodbye to summer as the leaves fall and temperatures drop, our campus ministers are already heating up exciting plans for three mission trips for Summer 2015.
 
Campus ministers Mrs. Beth Davis and Miss Christie Fleming have prepared an informative YouTube video to share important details about these trips, which include:
  • Sisters of Notre Dame Summer Service Experience: June 15-18
    Volunteer at Cleveland-area shelters and other organizations promoting social justice with students and adults from NDCL and other SND schools around the country
      
  • Wayne County, West Virginia, Work Camp: June 7-13
    Join NDCL students and staff as we return to Appalachia to help families have safer, warmer, and drier homes through all sorts of construction and repair projects.

  • Mustard Seed Communities in Jamaica: May 30-June 6
    We'll take our "hands of servants and hearts of Lions" to the Caribbean for the very first time to serve the needs of orphaned and abandoned children who struggle with mental and physical disabilities.
Applications for all three experiences are available online or in the campus ministry office. Deadline to submit completed applications is November 6. Spaces are limited on all trips, so get your application in now!
 
Questions? Contact Mrs. Davis or Miss Fleming at the email addresses listed in the video.
  

 
 Olivia Jereb
Mary Kus
Olivia Jereb, Mary Kus
are News-Herald’s
Players of the Week

This week two Lions caught the attention of the News-Herald's sports editors for the newspaper's Player of the Week honors.
 
Senior Olivia Jereb was named girls golf Player of the Week for her impressive performance in the state tournament in Columbus. She shot a 149, which placed her fifth overall and earned her a spot on the All-Ohio First Team.
 
Junior Mary Kus earned the editors' nod as girls tennis Player of the Week for going 4-0 in first doubles, including three wins at the Brush Tournament. Mary and doubles partner Andreja Didovic qualified for the state tournament.

Look for report cards in your mailbox soon

We mailed report cards for the first quarter on Friday. Those that did not arrive at home this weekend will surely be in your mailbox early next week.

Parents with specific questions about one or more particular classes should contact teachers directly. Parents may also contact their child’s guidance counselor if they have questions or general concerns about academic performance.  
  
We continue to encourage students and parents to continue using NetClassroom to track academic progress. Be sure to reset your home page to show information for Quarter 2. To do this, click My Settings in the upper right of the home page and then use the drop-down box for Customize Home Page to enable Quarter 2.
    
If you have any questions about NetClassroom, our online academic progress reporting system, please email Assistant Principal Mrs. Denice Teeples or call her at 440-279-1065.


Conference RSVP system closes Tuesday
Parents and teachers will meet for conferences on Thursday, October 23, from 3:00 to 5:00 PM and again in the evening from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. There are no classes on that day because it is a blended learning day.
 
All appointment scheduling will be managed through an online system. Parents must make appointments to meet with teachers on conference day. The appointment system will remain open until Tuesday, October 21, at 6:00 PM.
  
Of course, conferences are only one way to connect with teachers. Parents should always feel free to contact them by calling, emailing, or scheduling mutually convenient personal appointments, especially if they expect their conversations will last longer than the 15 minutes allotted for each appointment on conference day.
    

Although the online appointment system is straightforward and easy-to-use, Principal Mr. Joseph A. Waler has prepared a brief online video tutorial to guide parents through the process. If you have questions about the system, please call Mrs. Jenny Backos, our registrar and guidance secretary, at 440.279.1055.
    

As previously published on our school calendar, there will be no classes on Friday, October 24.
   


Buy tickets online now
for The Curious Savage
on November 6-8
NDCL’s Performing Arts Department will present The Curious Savage by John Patrick in three performances on November 6, 7, and 8 in the Pat and Janet O’Brien Center for the Performing Arts. All performances begin at 7:00 p.m.
    
All tickets are $8.00 and must be reserved and purchased through NDCL's online system.The ticketing website features a theater seating diagram so you can choose from available seats. 
   
You can pick up your tickets at the box office on the evening of the performance or at the school office during regular school hours. Please allow 24 hours for your ticket order to be processed. 
 
The Curious Savage is presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.  
   

Christian Leadership students sponsor
Dress Down for Down Syndrome on Oct. 20
Students in our Christian Leadership classes are sponsoring a Dress Down for Down Syndrome on Monday, October 20, as part of an area-wide effort to raise awareness of the syndrome and to help those affected by it achieve their full potential.
 
We encourage students and staff to donate at least $2.00 on Monday. Because generous donors have pledged to add funds to our collection  if we reach donation targets, please consider donating more than the minimum.

As always, the normal dress down guidelines in the Parent-Student Handbook apply. Remember that October 20 is a 9:40 AM start. We reverse the order of the blocks on these days so that lunch occurs at a reasonable hour.
   

Junior Recognition RSVP due October 23
Our juniors and their families will share in the annual Junior Recognition Prayer Service on Thursday, October 30, at 7:00 p.m. in the chapel of the Notre Dame Educational Center.
 
Each junior will be called by name to assume a greater role of leadership in the NDCL community. We expect all juniors to attend this service. Families should RSVP online by Thursday, October 23.
 

Evergreen fundraiser supports band trip
To help fund their planned trip to Disney World during Easter vacation, marching band members are selling evergreen wreaths, centerpieces, sprays, garlands, and other items. These holiday decorations make wonderful gifts that can be shipped directly to relatives, friends, and others on your Christmas gift list.

Orders can be placed electronically as late as December 18 for delivery by Christmas. If you order online, please enter the school’s customer code— NOTREDOH001—in order for the NDCL Marching Band to receive credit. 
 
Of course, you can always place your order through any band member. Deadline for these in-person orders is October 27. Individual band members earn fundraising credit for the items they sell.
 
Questions? Please contact either Stacy Kresic (440.639.8776) or Bonnie Spangler (440.223.4534).
  

Ohio State among colleges coming to campus 
Here's this week's schedule of college visits to our campus. All visits begin at 10:50 AM unless otherwise noted.
   
Tuesday, October 21
Ursuline College
University of Findlay
Wabash College
Tuesday, October 22
The Ohio State University