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  Issue #276
  March 27, 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
 Danya MacDonald
Cara Pannell
Madeline Spicer
Three win prestigious Clinic internships
In an intensely competitive application process, the Cleveland Clinic's Office of Civic Education Initiatives has selected three NDCL students for the Clinic's prestigious and highly competitive summer internship program.
Sophomore Madeline Spicer, who won a creative learning internship, will work with healthcare, arts, and education professionals to design, develop, and execute strategies for sharing groundbreaking medical research and important health information with the community at large.
Junior Danya MacDonald will interact and work with pulmonologists, allergists, immunologists, critical care specialists, and researchers in various clinical settings. She will also observe therapists perform a variety of procedures, tests, treatments, and prevention services.
Senior Cara Pannell, a public health intern, will join multidisciplinary teams of healthcare professionals specializing in public health, community medicine, infectious disease and organ donation and transplantation. Her mentors will include nationally-renowned Cleveland Clinic physicians, public health professionals and researchers.  
Eighteen NDCL students have been selected to participate in the Clinic's program over the last four years. The Clinic's intensive, paid internships provide top students throughout northeastern Ohio with the opportunity to work and learn alongside nationally renowned healthcare professionals in a variety of fields.    

Join us in Holy Week prayer on Wednesday
We warmly invite parents and other relatives to join the NDCL community as we pray during our Holy Week prayer service on Wednesday, April 1, at 9:15 a.m. in McGarry Gym.
The prayer service will parallel the events of Holy Week. We will begin with Jesus' triumphant arrival in Jerusalem before taking us through the Last Supper, the Passion, Jesus' death on the Cross, and the discovery of the empty tomb on Easter morning.
If you are joining us, please enter through the McGarry Lobby doors, where you will obtain a visitor pass. Thank you for helping us insure the safety of all of our students and staff.

Help us invite prospective students, families to Spring Open House on Tuesday, April 14
Our Spring Family Open House for prospective students and their families is set for Tuesday, April 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. Our students, parents, teachers, administrators, and coaches will be on hand to share the spirit, energy, and opportunities that are all part of the NDCL experience.

If you know friends, relatives, or co-workers with children in the sixth, seventh or eighth grades, encourage them to experience the NDCL difference for themselves by visiting us April 14. 
For more information about any aspect of the admissions process, please email Director of Admissions, Mr. Michael Suso ‘03 or call him at 440.279.1088.

Fr. Caddy opens ‘ER’
Chaplain Father Jim Caddy creatively announces the opening of his ER—short for Easter Reconciliation—with a sign that reads:
Open All Day
No appointment needed
Walk-ins welcome
No sins refused
No co-pays required
God's love is payment in full
Walk in a sinner
Walk out a saint 
Father will be available to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation with students and staff throughout Holy Week in the NDCL chapel.

Spring to bloom
with area college fairs
Our counselors encourage freshmen, sophomores, juniors and parents to attend these upcoming college fairs to network with admissions officers from schools across the nation and learn about their unique programs and offerings:

College Partnership Fair
Tuesday, April 7, 4:00 - 7:00 PM
Lakeland Holden Center
Learn more about learning a bachelor's or graduate degree through Lakeland Community College's eight college partnerships. Register online.

The Cleveland National College Fair
Sunday, April 12, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Cleveland Convention Center
Visit with more than 200 admission representatives from colleges throughout the country. Online registration required.

Ohio Association of College Admission Counselors Kickstart College Fair
Monday, April 27, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
West Geauga High School
Open to all students and parents, this fair will host admissions counselors from over 100 colleges and universities. No registration required.

Tuition assistance applications due April 15
Parents of current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors  who wish to apply for need-based tuition assistance for 2015-2016 must complete the online FACTS grant and aid application and submit their 2014 federal tax returns by April 15.
This application requirement applies to all families who seek aid, including those already receiving assistance. 

Jesuit College Fair to visit NDCL on April 15
NDCL will host the Jesuit College Fair on Wednesday, April 15, from 8:15 AM to 9:00 AM in Baker Gym, giving our sophomores and juniors the chance to learn about 16 outstanding colleges and universities from across the U.S.—all without leaving NDCL's campus!  

Participating schools include Canisius College, Fairfield University, John Carroll University, Le Moyne College, Loyola University Chicago, Loyola University Maryland, Marquette University, Regis University, St. Joseph's University, St. Louis University, Santa Clara University, Spring Hill College, University of Detroit Mercy, University of Scranton, Wheeling Jesuit University and Xavier University.


Annual Fine Arts Night set for April 14 
NDCL artists will showcase their works during our Annual Fine Arts Night in conjunction with our Family Open House for prospective students on Tuesday, April 14, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Please join us for an enjoyable evening of art, music, and food!

NHS induction rescheduled to April 29
We will induct new members of the National Honor Society on Wednesday, April 29, at 7:00 PM in the Pat and Janet O'Brien Center for the Performing Arts. This is a change from the date originally published on the school calendar. 

Now is the time to join Athletic Boosters
Joining the NDCL Athletic Boosters gives you the opportunity to support our successful athletic program and earn valuable benefits for yourself, including listing your name with other supporters in each season's program book and establishing your child's eligibility for the Boosters' college scholarship program.
Deadline for spring season memberships is April 1. For the membership form, click here.

Athletic Boosters offer senior scholarships
Each year the NDCL Athletic Boosters award scholarships to graduating student athletes. The scholarship application is available online. Deadline is April 1.      

Counselors encourage students to use Easter break to explore college search
NDCL's Office of College, Counseling and Support Services recommends that all high school students set aside a few hours during Easter vacation to engage in a college-related activity:
Do some light college research by perusing websites or guidebooks. 
Begin thinking critically about your academic and extra-curricular interests. Use Naviance to research career possibilities and work on your resume.
Schedule official college visits during the break, continue to generate a preliminary college list and update your resume on Naviance.
It's college decision time! Have open conversations with your parents about your college options and reflect on what college will the best fit for you. You must make your final decision and submit your deposit by May 1. 

On-Lion takes a holiday break
Because of the Easter holiday, there will be no issue of On-Lion until April 17.

May your celebration of Holy Week and Easter renew your faith and be a source of lasting joy for you and your loved ones.
Happy Easter to the entire NDCL family!