NDES School News
October 28, 2021 by Staff Report

Staff and students dressed in green to recognize Dwarfism Awareness Month on Oct. 13

Dwarfism Awareness Month

Staff and students dressed in green to recognize Dwarfism Awareness Month on Oct. 13. Students new to the school had the opportunity to hear from Max Platz and his mom, Dr. Michelle Platz, about dwarfism and learn about the different types of dwarfism while getting to know Max. They also learned about how to address little people and the modifications that need to be made by dwarfs in routine daily activities to make life easier.

Most Holy Rosary

October is dedicated to the Most Holy Rosary. On Oct. 7, NDES celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary in honor of the Blessed Mother. October was also the month in which Mary appeared for the last time to shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal, urging them to “say the rosary every day to obtain peace for the world.”

Junior High Academic Electives

The career exploration academic elective this quarter gave students a chance to think about what career or jobs they might be interested in doing in the future through conversations, research and listening to speakers who either visited class or zoomed with students.

Students were asked to interview family or friends and listen to speakers who explained their career path. Most of the career paths that were shared began with realizing something that each speaker enjoyed or found interesting as early as middle or high school. The class focused on listening to one another and thinking about asking questions that lead students to consider what they enjoy doing or are good at and what purpose that might play in leading them to a career that they will enjoy in the future.