Students sort sweet Skittles

Teacher Lindsay Montague’s second graders at Notre Dame Elementary School learned to represent data on a graph using Skittles. Students counted, sorted and graphed using the sweet treat in class and used data sets to take apart and compare problems.

Mass of the Holy Spirit

The entire Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin School community gathered last week in Lion Stadium to pray for God’s blessing on the new school year during their annual Mass of the Holy Spirit.

In his remarks prior to the liturgy, Student Activities Board President Mark Petzing reflected on this year’s “Restore the Roar” theme to urge everyone to look beyond the pandemic’s limits in their lives.

“I believe that it is the students who bring their energy, excitement and love for their school and God that give this school its spirit and roar,” Mr. Petzing said. “The ‘Restore the Roar’ theme sparks in us the inspiration to push this school back to what it was before the pandemic took a toll on our spirit.”

Father Eric Garris, parochial vicar of Saint Gabriel Church, led the school in prayer during the Mass.

Stadium project taking shape

Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin School’s initiative to enhance the fan experience in Lion Stadium continues to take shape as workers poured the concrete slab at the entrance on Sept. 2.

The project, slated for completion next spring, will feature a spacious entry plaza with two new buildings that will house a full concession stand, spirit store, ticket booth and permanent restroom facilities.

To help with this project, contact Director of Development Keven Krajnak at 440-279-1068.

Golf classic nets $29,000 in rain

While Mother Nature forced the cancellation of the Annual Lions Golf Classic last week, golfers still showed up to enjoy each other’s company, according to the Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin School.

Despite flooded fairways and greens, the event was not a total wash-out, the school stated, as this year’s event raised approximately $29,000 for Notre Dame Schools as attendees enjoyed a prize drawing and lunch catered by Winking Lizard Tavern.

“We are grateful for everyone’s unwavering support,” said Director of Development Keven Krajnak. “While we were disappointed not to get out on the course this year, our guests were understanding and good-natured about the conditions.”

Grads win state scholarships

Three members of Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin’s Class of 2021 join nine students for winning top awards in this year’s Believe in Ohio state competition.

Zachary DeRespiris, Evan Fonash and Mario Misiti will share a $10,000 scholarship for their award-winning STEM commercialization plan for Aerobic Success Enhancement Masks (ASEM). These devices maximize athletic workouts by enabling users to adjust their aerobic capacity by controlling oxygen intake with a motorized ventilation system.

NDCL had more winners in the statewide competition than any other high school in Ohio, according to the school. Only 18 of more than 1,300 high schools in Ohio won awards this year.

Funded by the State of Ohio through the Department of Higher Education and operated as a program of The Ohio Academy of Science, Believe in Ohio is a STEM and entrepreneurship program that teaches students how to commercialize products and services and create innovation-driven business plans. Science teacher Evan Fritz coordinates NDCL’s participation in Believe in Ohio with assistance from academic coach Tony Hodun.

Retreat focuses on community

On Oct. 27, 180 freshmen focused on Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin’s core value of community by helping each other tackle the challenges of the low-ropes course on NDCL’s wooded campus.

Seniors from NDCL’s Certified Peer Educator program served as retreat leaders to break open scripture readings after each challenge activity. The seniors helped the freshmen reflect on the power of Christian community so that they can support each other for the next four years of high school.

The day ended with a celebration of Mass with Father Jay McPhillips, pastor of St. Helen Church in Newbury.

Director of Campus Ministry Halle McKeon and Director of Student Leadership Ben Lozar coordinated the retreat.

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