The name Nike comes from the Greek goddess of victory. This name was chosen for shoe and apparel company Nike Incorporated and has existed for over 50 years since its founding in 1971. The company has experienced much success throughout the years especially through its shoe department. The Nike F5 Lite Run 3 is one of its many types of shoes that now are being sold in stores across the world. Continue reading “Review: Kill the shoe, not your feet”
As the holiday season approaches, students across grade levels are getting excited for Christmas break. It can be tempting to slack off on school work and become distracted by the glittering lights and activities of the season.
However, before the fun can begin, students at MND must face the reality that exam week comes first.
While nearly everyone dreads exam week, it doesn’t have to weigh you down. Consider some of these tips to reduce your stress level and increase your chances of scoring big.
Get focused. You may think you are an excellent multi-tasker, but binge-watching Gilmore Girls and snapchatting your friends while you look over your notes just isn’t a good idea. Turn off the distractions and maybe reach for them as a reward or when it’s time for a break. You’ll most likely end up spending less time staring at a screen and the information is more likely to stick. Continue reading “Free yourself of exam stress”
One young college graduate took a leap of faith that led her to join the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur almost 43 years ago. Just 7 years later she became a member of the Science Department at Mount Notre Dame, where she is known as beloved biology teacher, Sr. Ruth Bedinghaus.
“Sister Ruth encouraged me to work harder in science classes, and I enjoyed biology freshman year with her,” said senior, Hannah Gordon. Continue reading “Biology teacher’s journey in faith”
MND hosts their annual Open House on November 6 for grade school students and parents to explore the school more thoroughly.
According to the Admissions Department, this year the school expects to have around 325 grade school students attend. With accompanying family members, the total visitors could exceed 1,000 people.
The most grade school students to have attended MND’s open house is 377 which was in 2014. Continue reading “Large attendance expected at annual Open House”
Cailyn Kohus ’20
Multitasking, Cailyn Kohus, freshman, engages in conversation with her new friends during flex time. Kohus attended Western Brown for grade school and was the only person from her grade school to come to MND.
“I miss all of my friends because I came here knowing nobody,” Kohus explains.
Seniors and freshmen met after school in the courtyard on October 25 to decorate a pumpkin and converse with one another. Two seniors were paired with two freshman to decorate a small pumpkin using paint, stickers, sparkles, glue-on eyes and ribbon. Continue reading “Freshmen and seniors treated with bonding event”
Mrs. Darlene Santel, Main Office Manager
This summer, Pope Francis opened up discussion on women becoming deacons in the Catholic Church. In the August 2 press release, the Pope shared that he is creating a “Commission of Study on the Diaconate of Women.” This study consists of six women and six men to determine whether or not women should be allowed to be ordained as deacons within the Catholic Church. Continue reading “Pope opens discussion”
She jumped in the pool not quite knowing what she was getting herself into. Up and down she swam as her friend Luigi threw her the ball. She shoots, she scores!
Ms. Lindsey Stamer is the new Latin teacher, and few students know that in her free time she plays water polo on a local team, The Ohio Squirrels. She attended St. Joseph University where she immersed herself in lots of extracurricular activities, eventually influenced by her friend, Luigi, to join the water polo team. Continue reading “New teacher makes a splash”
Shannon Reel ’19
“What do you miss most about grade school?”
“Oh gosh, nothing. I guess I just miss how it wasn’t very hard and the classes were easier.”
“Do you miss any of your friends?
“Well, I had a lot of friends that are boys that I miss. But a lot of my friends that were girls came here. I don’t miss the co-ed part, because you can be yourself here. I really like the MND environment.”
Smiling big and bright every day, Ms. Rachel Klosterman loves coming back to the warm and welcoming hallways that she once walked through, but this time as the Alumnae Relations Manager. Ms. Klosterman plans events like the MND Fashion Show while maintaining an awesome style herself. She enjoys her job very much and loves being around all the students, faculty, and staff. Continue reading “Lively alumna brightens MND”
Tori Lyon ’18 and Leah Pillar ’19
Throughout the noise of the MND athletic hallway, Tori Lyon, junior, and Leah Pillar, sophomore, are nonstop laughing. These two girls met on the dance team and have become very close friends throughout the years. When asked what their favorite thing about each other was, Pillar responded, “Tori has the most positive attitude I have ever seen!”
Madi Mullinger ’18
Chatting with friends during her free time, Madi Mullinger, junior, always is trying to make people laugh. Madi attended All Saints for grade school and is involved in many clubs such as ambassadors.
“I think my best quality is being outgoing and making new friends,” exclaims Mullinger.
Fall Ball is just around the corner, and everyone is looking for the perfect hairstyle, the perfect nail color, and of course the perfect dress! Whether one wants a simple look, or something that stands out, it’s wise to consider how to achieve such things without paying a bundle. Continue reading “Fall Ball for less”
Over the summer administration made the decision to change the arrangement of the cafeteria tables in order to build community, however students have mixed opinions on the new setup.
In a survey at lunches a majority of seniors said they dislike the table arrangements and that it provides less seating. Senior, Abby Davis, suggests there is dislike because the seniors have grown to know each other better and have larger groups they would like to sit with at lunches. Continue reading “New arrangement stirs mixed reviews”
Kaelyn Bachman ’17
“What would you say is your greatest accomplishment?”
“Designing the set for Letters to Sala.”
”What was so big about that for you?”
“Whenever I would ask Mr. Hunt a question on what he thought, he would say ‘It’s your set; it’s your choice.’”
On August 29 alumna and 2016 Rio Olympic bronze medalist, Rachael Adams, visited MND to be congratulated on her success and to inspire current students to aspire to do great things. The school held an assembly in honor of Adams in which students wore red, white, and blue to show their support. Several media crews including WLWT attended the event.
Ms. Rachel Klosterman, Alumna Relations Manager and classmate of Adams, spoke to welcome Adams back to where her journey in volleyball began. Adams went on to play at the University of Texas after graduating in 2008 from MND.
In celebration of Adams, Mrs. Judy Back Gerwe, Head of School, along with the Board of Trustees declared September 2 to be Rachael Adams Day. Adams had the honor to assign her own rules for the day which included that the whole school be out of uniform later that week.
An important component of the welcoming speeches was that of head volleyball coach, Joe Burke, who was the assistant coach to Donna Mechley during Adams’ years at MND. During his speech he spoke so sincerely that many students teared up while listening to how honored he was to have coached Adams. Adams attributed much of her success on the court to him. The touching speech included a comment from the coach on how much impact players have had on his life. Continue reading “Community celebrates Olympian”
Joining the freshman class this semester, is International Student, Carr Navarro from Zaragoza, Spain. This is Navarro’s second trip to America following her stay with her host family, the Devolve’s as an eighth grader.
Reflecting back on her first trip to America, Navarro said that leaving her family was the hardest part for her. Navarro is an only child and is used to always having her parents around. Continue reading “Student visits America as freshman”
Kayla Manuel ’18
“What was the happiest day of your life?”
“When summer began. I had a lot of stuff planned and was really looking forward to visiting my friends that live in Florida.”
Home Economics is a class that teaches skills such as cooking, sewing, household management, maintenance, financial literacy and etiquette. The “Home Ec” class began in schools across the country in the early 1900s, and was originally a class to prepare young women to be homemakers.
The class began to lose popularity around the late 1980s, and is now rarely found in high-school curriculums.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that in 2014, more than 60% of children lived with 2 full-time employed parents. If the parents are too busy working to teach their kids basic life skills, how will they learn these important crafts and techniques? Continue reading “Consider Home Economics”
Administrators adopted a new cell phone policy that was executed for students during the 2016-2017 school year to help teach responsible phone usage.
According to the student handbook, students are now permitted to have their phones out in the hallways and in the lunch room during school hours. This new liberating policy prevents rebellious usage of the cell phone. Continue reading “Cell Phones Ring of Freedom with New Policy”
Five people joined the Mount Notre Dame teaching staff for the 2016-2017 school year from across five departments.
New teachers include Mrs. Kasey Jackson, Dr. Sandy Carroll, Mr. Nick Hosmer, Mrs. Elizabeth Venia, and Ms. Lindsey Stamer. Continue reading “New teachers for 2016-2017”