Kindergarten classes spend their religion period on Tuesday mornings experiencing the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd in the atrium...
Good Shepherd Program
Kindergarten classes spend their religion period on Tuesday mornings experiencing the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd in the atrium, a space for the children to spend quiet and peaceful time with Jesus. The program is based completely in scripture and liturgy. It uses carefully prepared materials to assist the children in prayerful reflection.
During the semester, the children will work with the sign of the cross, the altar and altar vessels, liturgical colors, the Parable of the Good Shepherd, the Parable of the Mustard Seed, the Prophecy of Light, the Prophecy of the Child, the Annunciation with the “Hail Mary” and the birth of Jesus. The children say that Tuesday is a favorite day of the week for them.
SND Chicken Barbecue
Spending the day with the Sisters at the chicken barbecue reminds the school community of how blessed it is to be part of the beautiful SND campus and the Notre Dame Village. By partnering with the Sisters of Notre Dame, NDES is enabled to blend the traditions of the Sisters of Notre Dame and the special calling to have inter-generational opportunities amongst everyone. The Notre Dame setting invites the young and old to come together, to learn together, and most importantly, to pray together.
Band Returns to NDES
NDES recently held an introductory meeting for its returning band program. Mr. Pysell from NDCL and his marching band students entertained NDES with a few songs before the students had an opportunity to examine instruments and talk to the NDCL students about their instruments and their marching band experiences.
Fourth-Grade Math Challenge
Fourth-graders were given the challenge to design a structure using rubber bands, tape and straws that would protect an egg from cracking when dropped from a distance. Students designed, evaluated and suggested improvements in their design. As the students created their design, one fourth-grader encouraged his classmates by saying, “Remember a scientist never gives up!”