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  Issue #304
 February 5, 2016 
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
Join us for Ash Wednesday afternoon liturgy
We invite parents and other relatives to join us in prayer as we begin the holy season of Lent with the celebration of the Eucharist on Wednesday at 1:20 PM in McGarry Gym.
To help us insure the safety of everyone on our campus, please enter through the McGarry Gym lobby to obtain a visitor's pass on Wednesday afternoon.

Offerings to include English, biology, Spanish, psychology
   NDCL to dramatically increase number
   of on-campus college courses this fall
This fall NDCL will dramatically increase the number of college-credit courses taught right here on our campus by offering seven courses in English, Spanish, psychology, and biology through our special partnership with Notre Dame College of Ohio.
These expanded offerings are part of Ohio's College Credit Plus (CCP) program, which enables academically qualified and ambitious students to earn both college credit and high school graduation credit for the same courses. Under the current funding structure, the State of Ohio pays the college tuition for nearly all students participating in the program.  

People often tell us that the NDCL campus looks like
a small college.
Well, now it is.
"By increasing the number of our College Credit Plus courses from two to seven, we're providing our students with the really incredible opportunity to challenge themselves academically and to save thousands of dollars in college tuition—all without ever having to step foot off our campus," explained Principal Mr. Joseph A. Waler.
"People often tell us that the NDCL campus looks like a small college. Well, now it is."  
Students and their parents can learn more about our on-campus College Credit Plus courses as well as other options in the program during a presentation on Thursday, February 18,  at 6:30 PM in the O’Brien Center. Our counselors and administrators will join representatives from several local colleges and universities to help students explore CCP possibilities and expectations.
"Participation in College Credit Plus requires careful academic assessment and planning," stressed Director of Counseling Mrs. Rachel Siegel. "NDCL counselors will work with interested students and their families to review college readiness standards before developing specific academic plans that include CCP courses and insure fulfilllment of high school graduation requirements."
"Attending the meeting on February 18 is a good start to this process," Mrs. Siegel concluded.

Science Olympiad competes against 47 teams from five states in Solon Invitational
Our Science Olympiad team fared well in the intensely competitive Solon Invitational on January 30. Out of 48 teams from five states, the Lions finished in 19th place.
These team members achieved honors in specific events:
Our of 48 teams
Team members
5th place
Junior Brendan Hyslop and sophomore Greg Owendoff
7th place
Air Trajectory
Senior Patrick Galaska and sophomore Nathan Lewandowski 
8th place
Cell Biology
Juniors Billy Martin and Brendan Hyslop
9th place
Geologic Mapping
Seniors Patrick Galaska and Justin Schlereth
10th place
Write It, Do It
Juniors Billy Martin and Brendan Hyslop

Science teachers Mrs. Pauline Cheeseman and Miss Rebecca Weinfurtner coach the team with assistance from academic tutor Mrs. Tammy Eicher.

Check out January Students of the Month
Each month our academic departments honor individual students for their outstanding performance in the classroom. Check out January's honorees here.

News-Herald names Pollutro
Basketball Player of the Week
News-Herald sports editors honored senior Camille Pollutro as Player of the Week in girls basketball for her outstanding performance in the Lions' 47-32 win over Beaumont. Camille had 20 points, four assists, five rebounds, and two steals while holding her opponent to two points. Congratulations!

Erica Kostelac

Ambre Pierce

Kostelac, Pierce earn
Prep Volleyball honors
Congratulations to senior Erica Kostelac for being named a PrepVolleyball.com Academic All-American. Only 150 players from 40 states earned this impressive national recognition.
Senior Ambre Pierce earned a high honorable mention in the ratings. Way to go, Lions!

Balogh signs with Denison University
On Wednesday's National Signing Day, senior Alex Balogh signed his official letter of intent to play football for the Big Red of Denison University. A crowd of relatives, teammates, and friends joined Alex for the signing ceremony in the O'Brien Center.