On Wednesday afternoon, Notre Dame High School honored the late Mr. Haskins. Mr. Haskins (Senor) passed away on March 14, following a brief illness. Haskins taught Psychology as well as Spanish and served as the Advisor for the National Honor Society and Quiz Bowl. He was employed at The Notre Dame Schools for nearly 20 years. Father David Young presented a few remarks and blessed the new tree, the Haskins Family members including Matthew Haskins, a junior at ND, and the faculty and students present for the brief ceremony.
A Notre Dame High School (NDHS) alumnus made a quick stop recently to his alma mater and its feeder school, Notre Dame Elementary (NDE) during a brief visit home. Kyle Tennant, a seminarian at the Pontifical College Josephinum (PCJ) in Worthington, Ohio, was invited to speak to the students on both campuses about his discernment to the priesthood. Tennant visited several classrooms during his visits sharing his experiences and answering questions students had about his vocation. Kyle Tennant, a seminarian at the Pontifical College Josephinum (PCJ) in Worthington, Ohio, was invited to speak to the students on both campuses about his discernment to the priesthood. Tennant visited several classrooms during his visits sharing his experiences and answering questions students had about his vocation. Tennant was a National Merit Scholarship Finalist while he was at NDHS. He received the honor after meeting the requirements and scores of the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test the fall of his junior year. More than a million students take the PSAT (Preliminary SAT) each year which is a scholastic assessment test. Only 3.3 percent of the 1.6 million students who take the PSAT earn the recognition of Commended Scholar. An even smaller percentage are recognized as Finalists. Tennant graduated at the top of his class at NDHS in 2007 and went on to the University of Notre Dame (UND) in South Bend, Indiana to earn a mechanical engineering degree from that institution in 2011. After graduating from UND, Tennant joined Accenture, a cutting-edge, innovative, global professional services company in Chicago. He worked for the firm from 2011 to 2013, earning a capacious income associated with a young urban professional. However, Tennant was determined to not allow his salary to define [...]
Notre Dame is proud to offer the Tuition Discount Program for the 2017-2018 school year. The tuition discount will be pro-rated for both parties over the entire school term and is only good for the 2017-18 school year. The treasurer of the school will issue the referrer's tuition voucher(s) after the newly enrolled student returns this coupon to the school office. If a family is enrolling more than one child, each child is eligible for the $750.00 coupon. The referrer will also receive a $750.00 voucher per child as well. Please find the downloadable link below. Please complete the form and turn into the office of the appropriate school. Any questions please call Karen Lasswell, 740-353-2354. Download the Tuition Discount Program Form
Madison Isaac and Viviana Wheeler were among 12 local students who qualified for the state exhibition at the 2017 Southern Ohio District 14 Science Day, held at the University of Rio Grande on March 25. Both students earned superior ratings, including, Viviana Wheeler being awarded a B-WISER Science Camp Scholarship. Madison was one of 12 students who qualified to participate in the Buckeye Science and Engineering Fair - State Science Day, April 1. Both students will be representing Notre Dame at State in Columbus on May 13.
This year's Pot of Gold is set! Join us May 13th at Notre Dame High School to enjoy a night of dinner, dance and gambling as Notre Dame Athletics hosts the 2017 Pot of Gold event. Each year the events sells out fast and tickets are $135 (includes 2 admissions, dinner by The Scioto Ribber and drinks). Tickets can be purchased at the Notre Dame High School main office. Please call 740-353-2354 or stop in to the office to purchase.
Condolences for Michael Haskins - A Letter form the Board of Directors March 15, 2017 Dear Notre Dame Family and Friends, We learned yesterday morning that a dear friend and colleague, Mr. Michael Haskins, passed away. Mr. Haskins was a Spanish and Psychology teacher at Notre Dame Junior and Senior High School. In addition to these important roles he served as the advisor for the Quiz Bowl teams and National Honor Society and worked during and after hours in other support roles to help the school and our children reach their fullest potential. He will be sadly missed. The members of the Board of Trustees and the priests of Notre Dame Schools want to express our deepest sympathy to the Haskins family, his wife, Melissa, and their sons, Colin and Matthew. Our condolences and prayers are with each of them and with each of you who know them. Our hope is that they take comfort and pride in the lasting impact their husband and father has had on so many former and current students. We have been blessed by having him in our Notre Dame family. Fr. Yokum and the priests led a prayer service at the high school in honor of Mr. Haskins yesterday. Grief counselors were also made available to the students and staff. Our appreciation goes out to the area priests; to Mrs. Arms, NDHS counselor; and to the Portsmouth City Schools for providing additional counseling support. Please keep the Haskins family and the entire Notre Dame family in your prayers. Matthew 5:4 tells us, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” On behalf of the Notre Dame Schools Board of Trustees, I ask God’s blessing on [...]
The Vern Riffe School Cardinal Cheerleaders are sporting a new look this season thanks to a little help from some friends. “When I heard that Vern Riffe (School) didn’t have a cheer squad because they didn’t have uniforms, I felt like my school could help,” said Notre Dame High School student Emma Lauder. “I feel that students at Vern Riffe deserve to cheer and if uniforms are all that’s holding them back, then we could help them fill that need.” Students at Notre Dame raised more than $600 to outfit the squad with new red, white, and blue uniforms. The VRS cheerleaders wore the new uniforms for the first time at the Cardinals’ first home game of the season on Jan. 12 against Jackson City. It’s a big deal, according to VRS teacher and cheer adviser Missi Wolfenbarker, who started the squad in 2012 with simple outfits of T-shirts, skorts, shoes, and pompoms. “The girls were so excited to get their new uniforms. Once I passed them out, they tried them on and came down to my classroom to show me how they fit. One of them walked in with their uniform on and did a jump,” Wolfenbarker said. “The pride, excitement, and smiles on their faces were just priceless.” Modeling them for the first time, VRS student and cheerleader Jaycee Yearwood called the new uniforms: “Perfection.” Emma and her classmates raised money through donations and staged a beauty contest for senior boys at their school. Students voted with donations. “Our students love interacting with their peers from other schools, and we are honored that Emma and Notre Dame’s student body took this on as a project,” said VRS Principal Tammy Guthrie. “This is a [...]
On Friday, December 16th, NDHS held its annual National Honor Society induction ceremony where 13 new inductees were presented. Senior NHS members greeted all those in attendance, which included students, faculty and family members of the inductees. The inductees were presented with pins. Following the induction service, the celebration continued in the NDHS Innovation Center for lunch. New inductees include: Chase Matiz, Jocelyn Grube, Spencer Wilcox, Drew Cassidy, Aubrey Boland, Ali Smith, Elizabeth Cassidy, Tyler Speas, Lexi Smith, Maggie Whitman, Connor Madden, Matthew Haskins and Joseph Beckett.
Thirty students from Notre Dame High School attended the annual Ohio Model United Nations competition in Columbus, November 27-29th. These students represented the countries of Vietnam, Iraq, Iran and the United States of America. The students presented their resolutions for their countries, which identified a problem within the country and made a recommendation for a solution to the mock United Nations. The goal is to come out a small council session and be passed on to General Assembly. Notre Dame had Team USA represent at the General Assembly this year. The students performed very well and received great feedback on their resolutions. Senior, Aaron Bazler was chosen as an Outstanding Delegate. Background info on the OMUN Program. Ohio Model United Nations is a three-day global education simulation experience that allows students in grades 6-12 to learn about the complete operations of the United Nations and its role as the world’s largest international peacekeeping and humanitarian organization. Through the process of role-playing, students become delegates of a selected nation in order to write, present and debate issues affecting the nations and peoples of the world. Additionally, students present culturally based talent, participate in global education contests and debate current issues from the agenda of the United Nations. Ohio Model United Nations provides students an opportunity to: Learn about cultures, governments and peoples of nations throughout the world. Use research skills, writing skills and written & oral communications skills. Develop critical thinking skills, problem solving skills and evaluative skills. Debate current global issues and world problems. Practice and use leadership skills in a real life global simulation. Understand the need for peace and conflict resolution throughout the world.
Over the next few weeks, the Daily Times will be doing a series of stories about some remarkable young men in the area. These gentlemen have been striving to reach the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest scouting honor. Through their hard work, these young men have set out to make our community a better place. Becoming an Eagle Scout is no easy task, the Scout must fulfill requirements in the areas of leadership, service, and outdoor skills before his eighteenth birthday. Part of becoming an Eagle Scout is completing an Eagle Scout Service Project. The project provides an opportunity for the Scout to demonstrate leadership of others while performing a project for the benefit of his community. This is the culmination of the Scout’s leadership training, and it requires a significant effort on his part. For his Eagle Project, Aaron Bazler of Simon Kenton Council Troop 12, set up a new wooden bench swing set at the Nature Center in the Shawnee State Forest, where patrons can sit down and relax, enjoying the sights and sounds the park has to offer. The area features five bench swings, centered around a fire pit, which was constructed prior to Bazler’s swings. Bazler said he was partly inspired by a similar structure located at the Greenbo Lodge. “I have always enjoyed the outdoors,” said Bazler. “Jenny Richards, our local naturalist, inspired me to construct a project near the Nature Center for nature lovers to enjoy while also providing a natural setting for educational opportunities. I spoke to my parents and we all agreed this would be a great project to take before the BSA committee.” Bazler says that securing $1,500 in funds to purchase the wood, swings [...]