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  Issue #283
  June 5, 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
105 colleges, universities throughout U.S.
offer admission to NDCL Class of 2015

The 167 members of the Class of 2015 have been accepted by 105 colleges and universities from coast to coast and nearly everywhere in between, according to a report prepared by our Office of College, Counseling, and Support Services.
"99.4% of our recent graduates intend to enroll in a college or university this fall," noted Director of Counseling Mrs. Rachel Siegel. "And of that number, more than two-thirds have been awarded college scholarships."

SETTING THEIR SIGHTS ON SUCCESS: Diplomas in hand, Ben Pinzone (left) and Ben Wozniak are ready for the challenges of college. Pinzone is headed to Case Western Reserve University. Wozniak will attend the University of Cincinnati.
Mrs. Siegel credits student initiative, parental support, and NDCL's comprehensive college counseling program for these strong results. Our counselors work with students and their parents on the college selection process from freshman registration through commencement four years later.
Our college counseling program features individual and small-group meetings, parent information sessions, ACT and SAT preparation sessions, college representative visits, and the innovative App Fest, which gives seniors a jumpstart on the college application process just before the senior year begins.
Admissions representatives from 8-10 colleges and universities participate in App Fest to give our students timely, specific feedback on their college essays and interviewing skills. In addition, representatives of 68 schools from 18 states visited the NDCL campus this year to meet with prospective students.
The list of schools that offered admission to members of our Class of 2015 appears below. Schools that accepted more than five NDCL applicants appear in bold, with the number of students accepted in parentheses following the school name.
Allegheny College
Ashland University (7)
Austin Peay State University
Ave Maria University
Baldwin Wallace University
Belmont University
Boston College
Bowling Green (28)
Bradley University
Calvin College
Capital University
Case Western Reserve (11)
Centre College
Cleveland State (25)
Coastal Carolina University
Concord University
Denison University
DePaul University
Drexel University
Duquesne University
Eastern Michigan University
Edinboro University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical
Florida Gulf Coast University
Florida Southern College
Franciscan University
Gannon University
George Mason University
Georgia Institute of Technology
High Point University
Hofstra University
Howard University
Indiana University
Ithaca College
John Carroll University (35)

Kent State University (26)
Kent State University (Geauga)
Lake Erie College
Lakeland Community College
Lipscomb University
Loyola of Chicago (6)
Marquette University
Mercyhurst University (14)
Miami University (20)

Michigan State University
Northern Illinois University
Notre Dame College (11)
Ohio Dominican University
Ohio Northern University

Ohio University (42)
Ohio Wesleyan University
Otterbein University
Pacific Lutheran University
Pennsylvania State University
Polk State College
Purdue University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rochester Inst. of Technology
Saint Leo University
Sinclair Community College
Slippery Rock University
Southeast Missouri State
Spring Arbor University
St. Bonaventure University
State University of New York
Syracuse University
The College of Wooster
The George Washington Univ.
The Ohio State Univ. (26)
The Ohio State Univ. (Lima)
Ohio State Univ. (Mansfield) (8)
The University of Akron (21)

The University of Arizona
The University of Findlay
The University of Tampa
Thiel College
Towson University
Tulane University
University of Cincinnati (24)
University of Dayton (49
University of Delaware
University of Denver
University of Kentucky (11)
University of Massachusetts
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of Mount Union
University of Notre Dame
University of Oregon
University of Pittsburgh (7)
University of Rochester
University of South Alabama
University of Tennessee
University of Toledo
University of Vermont
University of Washington
University of Wyoming
Ursuline College
Villanova University
Walsh University (7)
Washington and Jefferson
West Virginia University
Wheeling Jesuit University
Wilmington College
Xavier University (20) 

Learning Commons begins to take shape
Work on our new Sisters of Notre Dame Learning Commons continues at a brisk pace.
In recent days, workers have installed the metal drywall frames, making it easier to visualize the layout of this high-tech learning environment. The Learning Commons will open this fall.
Be sure to follow the construction process throughout the summer by regularly visiting our online photo gallery.

Stanovsek takes 3rd, 4th place at state meet
Recent graduate Mick Stanovsek finished third in the 1600m run and fourth in the 800m run in state track and field tournament competition at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on the campus of The Ohio State University on June 5-6.
You can check Mick's times as well the performance of all other athletes in the state meet on the Ohio High School Athletic Association's real-time tournament results website.

Prom photos now
available online

Professional photographs taken at Prom are now available for purchase online. Browse through the collection to recapture your memories of a great night!

Rediscover our Catholic heritage with trip
to Paris, Rome, Florence in June 2016

Plan now to join us for a European tour of our Catholic heritage in June 2016.  This 11-day adventure will take participants to Paris, Rome, and Florence—three cities renowned for their significance in the history of Catholicism.
In Paris, the group will admire the architecture from the top of the Eiffel Tower,  stroll down the Champs-Elysées, and take a cruise on the Seine River.  They will participate in Mass at Notre Dame Cathedral and tour San Chapelle, where the relic of Crown of Thorns is enshrined.  
From Paris, the group will sojourn to Rome, where they'll share in a liturgy at St. Peter's Basilica and tour Vatican City.  They'll also tour the Coliseum, Pantheon, and Spanish Steps before heading to Florence, where the Medici family dominated for centuries.
The tour brochure includes the complete itinerary and costs. Look for details about an informational meeting when school resumes. All sophomores, juniors, and seniors are eligible to participate.  Questions? Contact French teacher Mrs. Vinka Hartman, English teacher Ms. Victoria Frabotta, or Theology Department chairperson Mrs. Michelle Nowak.

Lion Pride grows outside with new garden
Thanks to a $500.00 grant from the Geauga County Master Gardeners Association and the creative vision of science teachers Mrs. Adrienne Fox and Mr. Nathan Smith, our students have built and planted a small garden on the west side of the school building near Baker Gym.
PLANTING POSSIBILITIES: Garden Club members Megan Elersich, Emily Ambrose, Molly Goergen, Stephanie Hetki, Madeline Spicer, and Abigail Heublein, lay out the grid for the pollinator garden. All of the girls are sophomores.
In March, students constructed wooden frames for the raised beds, artificially exposed milkweed seed to cold and moist conditions to stimulate germination, and nurtured seedlings for eventual planting in the new garden.
"Our hope is to create an interactive learning experience for the students and ourselves, a habitat for pollinators, and a functional garden to produce food," Mrs. Fox explained.
Depending upon the success of the crops, food may be used by our Family and Consumer Science classes, our school cafeteria, and local food banks.

Notre Dame Education Center seeks
summer help in food service, health care
Students looking for a summer job in a safe, supportive, and caring environment should apply now for positions available at the Notre Dame Education Center, just up the hill from NDCL.
The Center needs summer help in food service, including serving for summer events, bussing dishes, and assisting with the preparation and serving of meals for our sisters who live in the Health Care Center. Contact Mr. Tony Pona, Director of Food Service, at 440.279.1189 for more information or to apply. 
The Health Care Center is also looking for nursing assistants to help the professional staff care for our sisters.  Contact Ms. Caralyn Treharne, Director of Nursing, at 440.279.1144 for more information.

Honor Roll, Students of the Month posted
We've recently posted our second semester Honor Roll and May's Students of the Month on the NDCL website. Congratulations to all of these students for their outstanding academic achievement!

Seniors should register now for App Fest 
Members of our Class of 2016 should register now for our popular College App Fest, scheduled for August 3-5 from 9:00-11:30 AM right here at NDCL.
App Fest gives seniors a jump start on these aspects of the college application process:
  • complete online college applications under the careful guidance of NDCL's counselors
  • brainstorm college essay topics
  • meet one-on-one with admissions counselors from 8-10 colleges and universities for personalized feedback on their essays
Questions? Email Director of Counseling Mrs. Rachel Siegel or call her at 440.279.1061.

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.

Spread the good word about NDCL by serving
as a parent admissions ambassador this fall
Admissions Director Mr. Michael S. Suso ’03 seeks current parents to share their NDCL experiences with prospective parents and students as admissions ambassadors next year. The work is fun, the hours are few, and the impact on our admissions effort is invaluable.
To volunteer, click here now. Questions? Email Mr. Suso or call him at 440.279.1088.

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On-Lion takes a summer break
This edition marks the last regular issue of On-Lion for the 2014-2015 school year. While we may publish special issues from time to time during the summer months, look for the next regular installment in your inbox when school resumes in August.
May you and your family enjoy the summertime blessings of rest, recreation, and renewed relationships!