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  Issue #313
 April 22, 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
Justice
Respect
Integrity
Community
Excellence
 
Notre Dame Schools Day at Progressive Field: May 14
    Slider scores big during surprise visit 
Slider, the mascot of the Cleveland Indians, was a big hit with students and staff when he made a surprise visit to campus on Friday morning to promote Lions Day at Progressive Field on Saturday, May 14.
   
This first-ever community event for NDCL and NDES students, families, friends, staff, and alumni will feature a t-shirt giveaway, a pre-game on-field parade, and chances to hold the finish line for the popular "hot dog race" and to steal second base during the seventh inning.
    
Online bidding is open now for for VIP batting practice viewing  as well as the once-in-a-lifetime chance to be the Indians' bat kid.
 
For more information, including how to order tickets, click the flyer below. Deadline for placing ticket orders is April 29.
 
   

DID HE BLESS THE SEASON? Even Bishop Emeritus Anthony Pilla '51 got into the act when Slider stopped in during Friday's Legacy Day Luncheon in McGarry Gym. Enjoying the fun with the bishop and Slider are senior Katie Znidarsic; her grandmother, Mrs. Madeline Grdina Znidarsic '53; NDS board member Mr. Joe Nista '64; and Katie's grandfather, Dr. Adolph Znidarsic '45.
   
 
MASCOT LOVE: Tuffy gives Slider a warm NDCL welcome during his visit to campus on Friday morning.
 
FAN FAVORITE: Sophomores Grace Perry and Cayleigh Megyesi greet Slider upon his arrival in the west lobby. 
       

Monday is deadline for president survey
With Sister Jacquelyn Gusdane's recent announcement that she intends to leave her role as president of Notre Dame Schools in June 2017, our Board of Directors has engaged Educational Directions, Inc., (EDI) to conduct a nationwide search for our next president.
  
The board's search committee and the consultants from EDI are seeking input from NDCL parents through an online survey. The succinct survey includes just seven open-ended questions, so you should be able to complete it in only a few minutes. Deadline for survey submissions is Monday, April 25.
 
Your input will help the board and EDI identify and attract the most promising candidates to lead Notre Dame Elementary and Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin into the future.
   

Download May semester exam schedules 
Exam schedules for seniors and all other students are now online. 
        
Final exams account for 20% of each semester grade. Because of the importance of these assessments, now is a good time for parents and students to plan study schedules that devote adequate time to studying. 
     
Students are required to report to school for all exam days. Vacations, college visits, and doctor appointments may not be scheduled during exam times. 
    
All questions regarding the exam schedules should be directed to Assistant Principal Mrs. Denice Teeples.
            

 
Senior Emily Suppel and her parents, Janet and John Suppel
 
 
Senior Austin Vanderhoof and his parents, Richard and Sandy Vanderhoof 
Suppel, Vanderhoof sign letters of intent
Seniors Emily Suppel and Austin Vanderhoof signed their national letters of intent during a ceremony on Wednesday morning in the Pat and Janet O'Brien Center for the Performing Arts.
   
Emily, a four-year member of NDCL's back-to-back state championship volleyball team, will play for the Fighting Falcons of West Virginia's Fairmont State University. Austin, who has been playing lacrosse since the fourth grade, will take the field with the Pioneers of Tusculum College in Greeneville, Tennessee.
  
Congratulations, Emily and Austin!
            

MUY BIEN! Sophomores enjoy a moment on the campus of Cleveland State University after participating in Spanish 101 and 102 classes.
   
Spanish students explore college-level
language learning at Cleveland State
Twenty-seven sophomores and Spanish teachers Mrs. Denise Troha and Mrs. Andrea Denny visited Cleveland State University last week to get firsthand experience with language learning at the college level.
   
Our students were paired with CSU students to work together on course material.  The CSU professors treated the NDCL students as part of class, calling on them to answer and even inviting them to come to the front to present their learning.  
  
"Sitting in on a college-level Spanish class really helped me know what to expect when I go to college," said sophomore Alyssa Rice. "The experience helped me to figure out what I already know and what I need to work on before college."
  
"I felt I could understand most of the what the teacher said," added sophomore Hailey Oppenlander. "I feel prepared for college-level Spanish classes."
  
Following the classroom experience, the group toured the CSU campus and ate lunch in the Viking Marketplace Buffet. 
            

Jim Tressel to open college fair on Monday
Jim Tressel, president of Youngstown State University and former Ohio State football coach, will deliver the keynote address to open the OACAC Geauga Kickstart College Fair at West Geauga High School on Monday, April 25, at 6:30 PM.
   
A college fair featuring admissions counselors over 100 colleges and universities will follow until 8:30 PM. All students and parents are welcome. No registration is required.
            

15 Jesuit colleges visit campus this week
All sophomores and juniors had the opportunity to speak with admissions representatives from 15 Jesuit colleges and universities across the country during the Jesuit College Fair at NDCL on Thursday morning. Our Counseling Department sponsored this convenient and informative event.