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Freshmen recently strengthened their bonds of sisterhood through a day-long retreat experience at Santa Teresa Parish. They also spent a day exploring themes of environmental stewardship and personal responsibility at the Guadalupe River Park where they spent time weeding the orchard, removing invasive species and analyzing the various species living in the river.

More than 400 guests spent a beautiful sunny morning on the Notre Dame campus last weekend, coming together for the first time as the Class of 2022. Joined by their family members, our newest students met with faculty and staff to learn about life on campus and the many co-curricular opportunities.

Students applied their classroom learning about calories and energy to create Nutritional Care Packages for donation to St. Josephs. In the process, they learned what concepts of heat, energy and calories have to do with homelessness in our own downtown San Jose neighborhood.

Students from Notre Dame's Muslim Student Association participated in the 7th annual Muslim Day at the Capital this week. They were given the opportunity to lobby on behalf of bills addressing important current issues including school safety and immigration.

The author of Wherever There's a Fight: How Runaway Slaves, Strikers, Suffragists Immigrants, and Poets Shaped Civil Liberties in California recently spoke to the junior class, sharing stories of little-known activists that have fought for civil rights in California.

Students from more than ten Bay Area schools performed in Nazaara 2018, an annual dance showcase hosted by Notre Dame and Bellarmine high schools. Proceeds from this annual event benefits One School at a Time, or OSAAT, an organization that helps build schools in rural India.

Students, faculty and staff enjoyed a morning walk to our downtown place of worship, Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph for a Holy Week service. In his homily, Monsignor Cilia encouraged young people to raise their voices for those in need and for justice. The liturgy also included a blessing of immersion trip participants as well as all those who have taken action to rise up in leadership, justice and solidarity.

Representative Zoe Lofgren recently spoke to students at Notre Dame, encouraging them to volunteer, join campaigns and participate in demonstrations to make their voices heard. She also shared that the most important thing students can do to ensure a better future is to understand the power that they have as young people and the rights they have as Americans.

Upcoming Events

MAY 22

Join us as we celebrate the students who have participated in this year's speech and debate program at Notre Dame. All are welcome.

MAY 23

School Dismissed - 11:30 AM

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
MAY 23

Senior Recognition Night

6:45 PM - 8:15 PM

Students in the Class of 2018 will be recognized for their achievements. This event is open to everyone. Friends and family are encouraged to attend. The ceremony will be follow...

MAY 28
MAY 29

School Dismissed @ 12:20 PM

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
MAY 31

Baccalaureate Mass

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The experience of liturgy and communal prayer culminates for seniors and their families at the Baccalaureate Mass celebrated at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph.


Please note that a ticket is required to attend the graduation ceremony at the California Theater.