Wildfires in both northern and southern California have destroyed thousands of homes and killed over 40 people. Neither fire has been contained.
Let us center ourselves for prayer. God of Comfort and Protection, we lift up to you those people affected by the fires burning in our state. We pray for those who have died and for their families. Bless the survivors with the strength and resilience they need and keep the firefighters safe. We pray this in the name of all that is good and holy. Amen.

Solidarity Week - Supporting Justice Immersions & Our Sister Community in Yancolo 
Tuesday through MONDAY: ¢la$$ ¢a-¢hing ¢urrency ¢ompetition - Coins add to class totals and bills subtract from classes totals. Sponsored by ASB School Council and Class Councilsil
After Thanksgiving: $5 Boba Tea,  a Notre Dame staple of yumm! Sponsored by ASB Senior Class Council
Sunday, November 18: Solidarity Dinner sponsored by Campus Ministry and Justice Immersion Families RSVP

Bellarmine Movie Night - CANCELED
Will be rescheduled for December.

Costa Rica Trip
Sign up for the Costa Rica trip that is happening August 1 - August 12, 2019.  We'll spend 10 days experiencing the Costa Rican culture, learning and practicing the Spanish Language while taking adventures.  If you missed the parent meeting last week, you can view the information on the slide show .  If you are interested in signing up for the trip, please complete the Costa Rica 2019 Registration and Agreement Form.  Any questions? Ask Ms. Heigre or Sr. Nielsen.

Janksters’ 5th Annual Young Women’s Engineering Symposium (YWES)
On Saturday, November 17, from 9:00AM-12:30PM, Team 1967 - The Janksters will be hosting their 5th annual YWES in Manley Hall to fulfill their mission of empowering girls to pursue STEM careers. During this event, local high school girls have the opportunity to interact with professional women in various fields of engineering and science. Through 3 different workshops and an open panel discussion, students will hear about the women’s experience in the workplace and learn important career skills. REGISTER

Notre Dame Crab Fest Logo Request - Due Monday, November 19
Submit your Crab Fest logo design to Ms. Jackson by Monday, November 19.  Winning logo designer receives a $25.00 Gift Card for a Downtown restaurant of their choice, a t shirt with their logo and recognition in the CF program. Logo must be red and black, submitted on plain white 8.5 x 11” paper, include “Notre Dame High School” and “2019 Crab Fest”. All designs MUST BE ORIGINAL! Submit entry by Monday, November 19 to MS. Jackson (SLC 1st Floor, Room 109) Past Logos

Notre Dame Music & Dance Performance at San Jose's Caesar Chavez Park
It's Wednesday, December 5 from 6:00 to 7:00pm at the Community Stage in Caesar Chavez park. The performance will feature ND's Advanced Choir, Regent Harmonies, String Ensemble, and RCDC dance team, as well as the Bellarmine/ND Performance Choir. 

VAPA Showcase
Don't miss this year's VAPA Showcase on December 14. Visual Arts gallery and walk through is 5:30 to 6:45, and the Performance is in JB Hall from 7:00 to 8:30pm. 

Freshman Tie-dye Tuesdays 
Check the SCHEDULE to see when your homeroom is scheduled for the fun Tuesday lunchtime activities in the Manley Project Room. Bring a white t-shirt or pair of socks you want to tie-dye.

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Solidarity Dinner Is Coming!
Come celebrate our justice immersion trips on Sunday, November 18, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Learn more about the trips, hear from students who have gone, enjoy a bowl of homemade soup, and bid on some great auction items. Bring your bowl! REGISTER

Freshman Volunteer Opportunity
Help with the Martin Luther King Jr. Library's Santa Program, December 8, from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm. Volunteers are needed to set up, help with crafts, a book giveaway, crowd control and clean up. To volunteer, email Bridget Kowalczyk, bridget.kowalczyk@sjlibrary.org. Important: Put "Santa Program Volunteer" in the subject line. 

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Purchase Your Yearbook Now! 
Prices start at just $55 (plus tax) and go up by $10 on December 1. Order Form

Justice Immersion Trips - Spots Still Available
- Neighborhood Plunge (freshmen only): January 15, 2019 More Information
- Urban Plunge - San Francisco/Tenderloin (all grades): April 18-20, 2019 More Information 
- Central Coast Plunge (all grades): April 18-20, 2019 More Information 
- Sisters in El Salvador (sophomores, juniors and seniors): June 15-23, 2019 More Information. Please email Ms. Borromei as soon as possible for instructions on how to apply.

Join the Notre Dame/Bellarmine/Presentation Folklórico Dance Group 
Bellarmine has invited Notre Dame and Presentation to participate in their first Folklórico dance group - no experience needed. The group will perform at Notre Dame's Las Posadas, as well as Bellarmine and Presentation's events. There will be four practices held on Fridays: November 16 and December 7. Practices will be at 2:15 pm and will be held at Bellarmine. Email Questions

Make A Scarf For Those In Need
It's time for Ms. Bobst’s annual scarf making lessons. Sign up in the front office and grab yarn and knitting/crocheting needles. If you don’t know how to knit or crochet, Ms. Bobst will teach you.  The scarves will go to the National Association on Mental Illness (NAMI) and a shelter for low income and homeless people. 

Links to Sister Circle Donation Pages - Sister Circle Totals
Vipers Class of 2019 Donation Page : https://www.ndsj.org/support-nd/class-of-2019-sister-circle
Griffins Class of 2020 Donation Page: https://www.ndsj.org/support-nd/class-of-2020-sister-circle
Tigers Class of 2021 Donation Page: https://www.ndsj.org/support-nd/class-of-2021-sister-circle
Raptors Class of 2022 Donation Page: https://www.ndsj.org/support-nd/class-of-2022-sister-circle

Youth Climate Action Summit - THERE IS NO PLANET B.
On Saturday November 10, The Tech Museum of Innovation invites high school students to learn about the science and impact of climate change. In between engaging breakout sessions and activities, National Geographic Explorers and other celebrated experts will inspire action and share innovative approaches to tackling our climate crisis. TICKETS $10.00 admission includes continental breakfast, lunch, snacks, and a T-shirt. 

Notre Dame/Bellarmine Ultimate Frisbee Team - Schedule to come
No experience is necessary!  Questions email Coach Marrero.

Advanced Photo Group Exhibition: "Things Remembered: Objects of Memory"
Objects can give form to the significant moments and people that have come and gone in our lives. The photos in this exhibition are like pages from an open diary; they lay bare these artists' meaningful objects to share with others. We hope you will stop by and see this amazing work in the Learning Commons Art Space from October 8-26.

Freshman Service Opportunity
Help with face painting, crafts and games at our local South University Neighborhood (SUN)  annual Halloween Social on Saturday, October 27, from 12:30-4:30 pm. Get to know our neighborhood and earn some fun hours. Register on x2Vol under "Find Opportunities" on your Dashboard.  INFO 

Confirmation Preparation
The registration deadline for Confirmation preparation has passed but it still possible for Juniors & Seniors to register for the Notre Dame Confirmation Preparation.  INFO

Senior Retreat Registration
It's not too late to register for Senior Retreat! This is a three-day, two-night class retreat held at San Damiano Retreat Center in the hills of Danville, Ca. Registration fee is $325. INFO

Register for Interact FLC (Fall Leadership Conference)
Join the biggest Interact event that is held annually to foster leadership skills and ring in the new year for Interact District 5170 on October 14 from 8:15 am to 3:00 pm at Independence High School. Join over 4,000 Interactors from all over California in service and leadership. Our international and community project will be revealed. There will be food, music, and a community of driven leaders. . Be sure to register and buy our area shirt.  Register  / Video / Flyer 

London Theater Trip - Summer 2019
You'll explore theater's roots at Shakespeare's Globe and learn about its present and future during backstage tours and lectures. Of course, London and the surrounding areas are a show in their own right, with sightseeing and the rich history.  

Freshman Leadership Elections - Final List of Elected/Selected Leaders

Club Meeting Schedule & Club Spotlight Weeks 
  Club Meeting Schedule / Club Spotlight Weeks

Link to Notre Dame's Online Newspaper Crown & Shield 

Play Strings?
Attention any students who play STRINGS - (violin, viola, cello, bass): ND is starting a String Ensemble! This will be a low-intensity, high-fun group that meets only twice a month. Questions? Contact Ms. Paulson 

Text Reminders
Do you want an easy way to know about upcoming ND events and reminders? Join ASB's texting reminders that are compatible with any phone. Once you text the information described below for your class, answer the prompts that follow with your first name only and "s" for student. Remember to include the "@" when joining the reminders. Please note if you already signed up for your class's reminders last year, you do not need to sign up again. If you have any difficulties please feel free to email Samantha with your technology issues.
2019 VipersText "@2019vipe" to 81010
2020 Griffins Text "@2020gri" to 81010
2021 Tigers Text "@2021tige" to 81010
Class of 2022 Text "@clss2022" to 81010

Calling All Vocalists, Instrumentalists, and Anyone Who LOVES Music
It's not too late to get involved with music at ND! Check out this LINK to learn more about Ms. Paulson and the awesome music offerings getting underway this school year. Contact Ms. Paulson if you have any questions.

Elected/Selected Student Leader Meeting Schedule
If you are an elected/selected student leader, please review the Elected/Selected Meeting Schedule. At Notre Dame ALL leadership meetings are open meetings, everyone is welcome.

Student Election Officer Program
The Santa Clara County Student Election Officer Program provides High School students with the opportunity to serve their community, experience democracy first hand and earn up to $145.  Student Election Officers are required to attend a training class and work on Election Day as an official member of a Precinct Board. More Information  

Final Elected/Selected Leadership 2018-19 Final List 

DiversiTEAs Leader
Love the diversity of our Notre Dame? Interested in inter-faith sharing? Apply to be a DiversiTEAs leader for 2018-2019 to created opportunities on our campus for inter-faith dialogue and sharing of our diverse faith traditions. APPLY

Liturgical Ministers
Are you someone who loves to dance, sing, bake bread? Are you interested in being involved with liturgies throughout the year at ND? Depending on prior experience and faith traditions, minister training may be required in the fall. We welcome all faiths and backgrounds. Let us know your talents, availability and interest in supporting ND liturgies! Liturgical Ministry Sign Up Form


College Rep Visits - Full Calendar

Internship/Jobs/Enrichment Opportunities - most recent Internship/Jobs/Enrichment opportunities.

Check Out Notre Dame's Student Newspaper the Crown and Shield Online for the Latest ND NEWS  

NOV 17

The Young Women's Engineering Symposiums give high school girls the opportunity to meet with professional women engineers who work in various fields of engineering (such as biom...

NOV 18
Solidarity Dinner
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Notre Dame's Solidarity Dinner provides guests with an opportunity to learn more about our Global Education Program and the experiences our students have as they stand in solida...

NOV 21
Thanksgiving Holiday - No Classes
Start: Nov 21, 2018 End: Nov 23, 2018 Multi-Day Event
NOV 26
Classes resume
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
NOV 27

Having high expectations is a good thing right? Join Ms. Rolfson, Ms. Valentine, Ms. Battisti and Ms. Holohan for this session where we will be talking about how expectations sh...

NOV 29
Christmas in Pardini Park
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join us in Pardini Park for the lighting of over 40 trees decorated by classes, clubs and co-curricular programs! Taste cookies made by Notre Dame students and parents while enj...

NOV 29
ND/BCP Symphonic Band Concert
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Join family and friends at Bellarmine's Sobrato Center for a performance by the Notre Dame/Bellarmine College Prep Symphonic Band.


The Regent Harmonies, the Regent Collective Dance Company, and the Advanced Choir will be performing a selection of holiday pieces at the Community Stage at Christmas in the Par...

Out-of-State College Fair
11:30 AM - 12:05 PM

Freshman, sophomores and juniors will be attending this mini-college fair in JB Hall featuring many out-of-state colleges and universities during mentoring. Parents are welcome...


Join the Visual and Performing Arts department for an evening to celebrate and induct those who are eligible into International Thespian Society Troupe No. 8196. All are invited...