In honor of elections for leadership positions beginning to happen, let us take this moment to pray for all of the leaders here among us. Be it in a position in ASB, Campus Ministry, a club, an extracurricular group here on campus, or a group outside of school, take this time to think about the impact you have made on everyone around you. And if you don't have a formal position, remember that leadership is more than a title, and that we are all leaders in our own ways.
Let us pray, God, we ask that you bless all the leaders here with us, especially those who do not see the true impact of their work. We ask that you continue to guide us and give us strength as we grow and develop our skills. May we be the inspiration for the leaders of tomorrow, as those who came before us inspired us. We pray this in the name of all that is good and holy. AMEN
►Congratulations to the 2017-18 ASB School Council
Sapna Ramappa, President
Simrin Bhargava, Vice President
Samantha Lee, Secretary
Sarah Babar, Big/Little Sister Coordinator
Mary Diemer, Commissioner of Athletic
Anissa Kumar, Commissioner of Publicity
Carolyn Chen, Commissioner of Service
Isha Pandya, Commissioner of Spirit
►Alliance Spotlight Week
Wednesday: Come hear Adrienne from the LGBTQ Youth Space speak on her experience as a member of the LGBT community at lunch in D105
Thursday: Mandatory meeting for anyone who would like to participate in the Day of Silence at lunch in M315 Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have further questions regarding school rules for DoS.
Friday: Stand in solidarity with those in the LGBTQ+ community whose voices have been silenced by participating in the Day of Silence.
►Support the Janksters at Silicon Valley Regional
On Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1 from 9:00am to 5:00pm, ND's robotics team, the Janksters, will be competing at at San Jose State University Event Center. Come watch their new robot, Pepper Ann, as well as the other 59 high school robotics' teams accumulate points for their alliance. These other teams are as close as downtown and as far away as China and Turkey. MORE INFORMATION
►Juniors & Seniors Vote on Prom Theme Closes TODAY at 3:00pm - Check email for ballot
►Tickets for our Spring Musical "A Little Princess"
Journey with Sara Crewe and her band of misfit followers as they take on a wicked headmistress, an imperiled father, and a mysterious doll that….talks? A Little Princess, featuring music by the Tony-nominated Andrew Lippa, runs from April 6-8 in Julie Billiart Hall. Tickets start at just $5, and it’s sure to be a must-see! Tickets range in price from $5 - $25.
►Sports For the Week:
Thursday: 4:00 - Varsity Softball @ Pinewood (Pinewood High School) & 4:00 - Swimming @ Jamboree #2 (Castilleja)
Friday: 4:00 - Varsity Lacrosse @ Notre Dame Belmont (Notre Dame Belmont)
►Red Cross Blood Drive 2017 - Students, Faculty/Staff, Family, & Friends
Do you know one pint of blood can save three lives? On April 7 from 11:00am- 5:00pm, in the Chapel, the Red Cross club is hosting the annual blood drive. All it takes is 15 minutes to give blood plus another 45 minutes of prep and recovery time. You can not donate during brunch or mentoring. You may donate during 6 block if you have it free. Please view this presentation before booking an appointment. Book an Appointment / review your Eligibility / Items to bring to your appointment / Questions email Likitha
►News From Campus Ministry
- Lenten Prayer Group will meet Tuesday, March 28 at lunch in Ms. Quiazon's office.
- The Sacrament of Reconciliation will take place in the Chapel the morning of Wednesday, March 29 with a prayer service at 7:15am and individual confessions to follow into block 6. Sign up HERE to reserve your spot.
- The Cathedral is holding a special altar server training on Saturday, April 8 from 9:00-11:30am. This is for students who have served with ND before and those who would like to participate. Training will include the specifics of serving at the Cathedral as well as with the bishop. Sign up with Ms. Quiazon by Monday, April 3.
- Check out x2VOL for TWO upcoming service opportunities:
- Veterans Resources Fair (April 8--for sophomores and juniors)
- Kids Carnival with ND/BCP students (April 8--for freshmen)
►Yogurtland on San Carlos is Offering $5 Unlimited Cup this Friday, March 31 from 2:00pm to 8:00pm.
Educate & Empower - Video
Registure now for the "Educate and Empower" teach-in on Saturday, April 1 from 9:00am-2:30pm at Notre Dame. Notre Dame's Facing History Student Leadership Group (SLG) has been working on building a cross-school network of students to increase civic participation and community dialogue between our San Jose schools. Their efforts have created a new group called San Jose Schools for Justice (SJ Squared). The schools involved are Leland, Lincoln, Mitty, Bellarmine, and Presentation. If you are interested in being part of a cross-school conversation, registure now. The teach-in is free and lunch is provided, but space is limited so registure soon. More Information / Registration
Teen Science Cafe
Teens and STEM experts engage in lively conversation and activities to explore a wide range of STEM-related topics, such as our upcoming presentation on April 7 at the Tech Museum, all about antibiotic resistance in E-coli, hosted by Dr. Craig Stephens. RSVP or contact us at email@example.com .
Urban Plunge Immersion Trip is now a One Day Trip – Thursday, April 13
San Francisco Urban Plunge of the Tenderloin is now a one day trip (no overnight) and only $35. Go up on the train, serve at St. Anthony's dining room and explore the neighborhood while gaining a better understanding of homeless issues. All grade levels welcome. Thursday, April 13 (excused absence from school). Registration / Questions email Ms. Savino
Sophomores & Juniors - Sisterhood in El Salvador
Start your summer with your sisters! From June 16 - 25, students and parents alike are invited to join Sisters in El Salvador. Delegates will stay in the homes of our friends in Yancolo, sleep in hammocks, and explore the countryside. Visit historic spots such as the San Salvador Cathedral, San Salvador government offices, and the Museo de la Revolución in Perquín. Enjoy the native foods and come back with the love for pupusas. Financial Aid Available. Registration / Questions email Ms. Savino
Sophomore - Prom Decoration Committee Meetings
Tuesday, April 4 - Lunch in RS Room - Brainstorm on Decorations & Activities
Tuesday, April 25 - Lunch in RS Room - Divide into interest groups: greeter costumes, table top decorations, entrance decorations, ballroom decorations & activity room decorations
Tuesday, May 9 - Lunch in RS Room - Finalize work in interest groups
Exploring Program Post
Are you currently participating or have participated in an Exploring Program Post? If so, please contact Ms.Perkins so that you can learn how to use this to begin updating your career resume.
Juniors & Seniors Dressing for Prom
The Prom is an elegant event for juniors and seniors. Attendees should be in dressy clothing, i.e. dresses, dress pants, button-down shirts with a tie, etc. and follow the following guidelines: Shoes must be worn at all times during the dance. Strapless, halter, and spaghetti strap dress styles are permitted. Dresses/skirts/tops must not be too short, too tight, or too revealing (ie no cut-outs or plunging necklines). Dresses must have a back. However, there are many tasteful dresses out there with a lower back than a traditional dress. If you are uncertain if your choice meets any of these requirements, please email Ms. McGovern ASAP so you can talk about it together.
Different Ways to Participate in the Lenten Journey - Calendar
Freshman & Sophomores Volunteer with Special Needs Kids
AYSO VIP Soccer needs volunteers to help special needs kids play soccer this Spring! The season kicks off on Sunday, March 19, and will run from 1:30pm - 3:00pm at Creekside Park in Cupertino. Sessions will continue every Sunday through the end of May. After your first session, you can decide whether or not you would like to continue volunteering (no commitment required!), and you can pick and choose which sessions to go to based on your schedule. Volunteers need to contact Vance Nelson.
Yearbook - Buy it Now!
2017 Driver Education Class At Notre Damen 2017 DRIVER EDUCATION CLASS AT NOTRE DAME HIGH SCHOOL
Driver Education, the four day course will be offered at Notre Dame High School June 12 - 15 from 8:30am - 3:30pm. This is the state required class students must take to receive their permit from the Calif. Department of Motor Vehicles. Students that complete the class will receive a state completion certificate. Registration For further questions check out the website or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Online Driver Education
Students with busy schedules and extra curricular activities sometimes choose to fulfill their state-required Driver Education requirement by taking the course online. The Online Drivers Education course is approved by the California Department of Motor Vehicles. Reading, flash graphics, videos, quizzes, and practice tests will prepare the reader to pass the written DMV test. Part of the tuition goes directly to Notre Dame High School. The course is easy to use. You simply log into the web site, enroll, and you can begin immediately! For more information about the course and to register go to: http://www.economicdrivingschool.com/online When registering make sure to complete the question that says: How did you hear about us by choosing School: Enter Code: 1113. Cost: $68.50 VIEW THE ONLINE COURSE VIDEO
ND Model United Nations
Model UN will be holding a mock conference during our spotlight week, April 24. If this sounds like something you would like to participate in or even just watch, please fill out this SURVEY. No prior experience is needed. This is really about having fun and learning about the process though which the United Nations makes important global decisions.
Diocesan Youth Retreat
Registration for the Diocesan Youth Retreat is now open. This 5 day retreat at Lake Tahoe is an amazing experience of fun, faith and friendship. Registration is available on a first come first serve basis. Financial Aid is available. Check out this VIDEO of last year's retreat. MORE INFORMATION
Dream Big: Girls Day @ The Tech
an event devoted to providing girls with opportunity, inspiration and fun with STEM learning. Explore coding while designing an animated picture book, harness the power of wind, learn the basics of soldering and more. INFORMATION
Juniors - Energy Resources Summer Camp
The Frontiers of Energy Resources Summer Camp offers a preparatory, interactive training program focusing on various energy resources including fossil fuels, solar, biofuel,wind, nuclear energy, and information technologies for energy efficient operations. A project with USC and Chevron. Applications due April 7. More Information
Junior Dragons Travel to ElSavador - more information
Travel with Notre Dame to meet your Sisters in El Salvador, explore the city and countryside, and make memories that will last a lifetime! The trip is in June, 2017. Apply today! Application Form
Stanford School of Design
Design the Future is a week long, fully immersive design thinking summer program in which students work to design solutions to problems faced by individuals with physical disabilities using the principles of Design Thinking. Program runs June 19-June 25. Cost is $2,000. More Information
Summer 2018 Global Student Leadership Summit
You'll visit Helsinki and Stockholm to learn how those countries have harnessed technology to improve their communities, and then you'll attend a global youth leadership summit in Berlin, where you'll use design thinking to contemplate how our community can more sustainably utilize technology. Questions see Ms. Pfaff. MORE INFORMATION & SIGN-UP
Interested in printing on our school 3D printer? Complete this interest form to participate in this 3D printing opportunity for ND students. You do not need to have any prior experience with 3D modeling to use the 3D printer. Stop by the Learning Commons to see the 3D printer in action!
Driver's Education Class
Economic Driving School will once again be hosting their weeklong driver's education class on the Notre Dame campus from June 12-June 15. This is an all-day class; please contact them directly with questions. You can register by printing the form at this website.
City of San Jose The Young Placemakers (YP) Accepting Applications
Identify neglected spaces within San José and implement your own placemaking “activation”. Application due January 31, 2017 by 5:00 PM. Selected participants must be available to meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from mid February through June 30 at San Jose City Hall from 6:00PM - 8:00PM. More Information
Juniors & Seniors - innov@te ND Honors Seminar
Make a 5 minute video about something that interests you and earn 2.5 units of credit! Only 3 required meetings (over 5 weeks). Optional highly-collaborative workshops planned around your schedule. Co-taught by: Mr. Nielsen, Ms. Heigre, and an ND student. More Information / Sign-up Now
1. Please remember that all students must be off the class floors and out of the SLC by 3:30pm every day; at 4:30pm, all students must be checked into the Learning Commons for the remainder of their time on campus, unless in a supervised co-curricular activity.
2. Please remember that the gated patio area outside of the Learning Commons (parallel to Third Street) is for seniors during lunch only. Students, of any grade, may not sit in this area during the school day.
Monthly Community Liturgy
Gather for Monthly Prayer with students, faculty, staff and family at the Community Liturgy, every 2nd Tuesday at 7:15am in the NDSJ Chapel.
Mar 29 (New Date): Reconciliation
April 11: All School Holy Week Liturgy at 8:30am
May 16: Mass
Engineering Programs at Santa Clara University
Sophomores and juniors interested in learning more about the field of engineering may apply for one of three engeneering programs at Santa Clara University.
Buy Notre Dame Uniforms and Other Apparel from Lands End
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Respect for the earth is lowering our carbon footprint. Join the "VTA pool", like a carpool, but with students who ride the VTA together to get to school. Please fill out this FORM if you are at all interested!
Details can also be found on pages 18-19 of the handbook. If you have questions, please see Mrs. McGovern.
Apply for the Santa Clara County Youth Task Force (YTF)
YTF is the official youth-led commission for the County of Santa Clara. The YTF strives to improve children’s lives by reviewing and analyzing policies and programs that impact children and youth, providing informed advice to local policy-makers and supporting community service activities throughout the county. MORE INFORMATION.
Juniors & Seniors - Join CSF California Scholarship Federation
Serve the Notre Dame community as a peer tutor. Check out the ND CSF website to start the membership process and to sign-up to peer tutor. Contact Ms. Hogan with any questions.