December Announcements


9 December 2019

Sch. 1 (Announcements at 9:48)

What’s cooking at NDA? Spaghetti and Meatballs, Zucchini and Squash.

Class Level News

Attention Juniors: There will be a Juniors Cocoa and Cookies Study Session Tuesday and Thursday after school in Fitz Commons from 3:05-4:30. Come hangout, study, and eat a snack!

Club News

Today Asian club will be having a meeting in room 104. There will be snacks as well as a fun arts and craft activity of making Asian fans. Everyone is welcome!  Please bring your friends as well as the $2 club fee. Hope to see you there.

Speech Team News

In Speech & Debate Team News… NDA won 3rd place overall at the Perrysburg tournament this weekend! Congratulations to the entire team, and to the following girls:

  • Lily Rieman for 3rd place in Lincoln Douglas debate
  • Nikita Nel and Sarah Faisal took 1st, and Maddie Piscopo and Tina Maly took 6th in Public Forum Debate
  • Seyoung Ree for 3rd place in International Extemp
  • Cimran Naik for 5th place in US Extemp
  • Lauren Dionyssiou for 1st place in Declamation
  • Chloe Knapp for 1st place and Ava Bowers for 2nd place in Dramatic Interpretation
  • Aleigha Parrack and Eliana Peron for 2nd place in Duo

There will be an all-team meeting Tuesday during lunch on the PAC stage to discuss tournament details, workshops, and other awesome and important business. If you cannot make it, please see Ms. Napoli in room 203 or Mrs. Sanders in the Green Room.  


The varsity basketball team was victorious Saturday beating Magnificat 59-31. The Eagles were led in scoring by Olivia Sims with 22 points and Ray Armstrong and Grace VanSlooten with 12 points each. 

The JV basketball team lost to Magnificat 37-49. Tai Garrison and Alex Wolfe led with 8 points each.

The freshman basketball team battled a very good Magnificat team and came up a little short losing by 3 on Saturday.  

The teams are all back in action at home tonight in a league tripled header vs. Whitmer.

Good luck to our high school basketball games today in their home TRAC triple header vs. Whitmer.  The freshmen game starts at 4:30 pm, followed by JV and varsity.  Come cheer on our basketball teams today!  Go Eagles!


6 December 2019

Sch. 1 (Announcements at 9:48)

What’s cooking at NDA?  Baked Ziti and Garlic Breadstick.

From the Campus Ministry Office

There are still seat open for anyone interested in going on the March for Life. If you would like to attend, please see Mrs. Jakubisin.

Campus Ministry invites you to join them for Fellowship Friday today.

Are you a poet and want the world to know it? Then the Literary Magazine is for you.

The deadline to submit work is Tuesday, Dec. 10. See Mrs. Walker with any questions.

Club News

Monday is another big game for the basketball program as the teams take on Whitmer. Pep Club announces it will be a white out.

Last night, Isabel Nester, Katie Seewar, Claire Hoyt, Katie Hoyt, and Mary Gryzbowski of NDA’s Quiz Bowl team beat Anthony Wayne in the first round of the WNWO Academic Challenge! They then went on to also beat Northwood. NDA’s Quiz Bowl Team now goes on to play in the semifinals in the spring.

The Makers Club will meet in the Resource Center today. Grab your packed lunch and join them for some coloring.  Please note that the Resource Center will be closed at lunch due to this event.

Don’t forget the Mr. NDA event on January 4.

From Mrs. Sanders

Advanced Drama is presenting the play The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man in The Moon Marigolds Friday night only at 7 p.m. This drama tells the story of a daughter who finds an escape from her emotionally abusive home through her love of science. Admission is free, but they are asking you can to donate a canned good, if possible. 


The varsity basketball team defeated Clay last night 66-26.  The Eagles were led in scoring by Ray Armstrong with 17 points, Grace VanSlooten with 12 points and Olivia Sims with 10 points. 

The JV team defeated Clay 48-21. Tai Garrison and Jai’Lynne Hitt-Swartz led with 14 points each.

The freshman team defeated Clay 27-11.

The swim and dive team finished up the week by defeating the Trojans of Findlay 103-82. Leading the way for the Eagles was Lauren Chytil and Paige Chaffee. Chytil winning two individual events in the 200 (2:06.98) and 500 (5:46.15) yard freestyles. Junior Paige Chaffee took the 200-yard individual medley ((2:17.31) and the 100-yard breaststroke (1:09.56). Michaela Desmond also added another 1st place finish in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:04.38. The team of Desmond, Chaffee, Paige Reese and Chytil (1:58.56) also took the 200-yard medley relay. Lauren Deutschman took home 2nd in the 500-yard freestyle. Sophomores Victoria Barkhimer and Parker Boyd took 2nd and 3rd respectively in the 100-yard breaststroke.

Good luck to our basketball teams this weekend.  On Saturday, our high school teams host Magnificat with the Freshmen game at 11:30 am, the JV game at 1 pm, and the varsity game at 2:30 pm.  Our 7th grade team opens up their CYO season on Saturday and our 8th grade team plays a CYO league game on Sunday.  Go Eagles!


5 December 2019

Sch. 1 (Announcements at 9:48)

What’s cooking at NDA? Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, and Vegetable Medley.

From Mrs. Smithers

The Resource Center will be closed after school today. Math lab will still meet in the fish bowl.

Class Level News

Today is the LAST day to buy your Christmas Dance bid during lunch. Mrs. Gallaher and Mrs. Sells will be in the front of the Dining Commons. The line is usually long, so please have your bid form filled out beforehand. 

You may get forms from your TCB teacher or in 105, Mrs. Gallaher’s room.

Attention freshmen: Link Crew is offering you an opportunity to prepare for exams.

Next Tuesday and Thursday after school from 3:15 to 4:30 is an event called Cocoa and Cram.

The Link Leaders will be there to help you study, whether in groups or individual tutoring, for all subject areas, such as math, social studies. biology and more.

Come to one or both days of Cocoa and Cram. Get a jump start on studying for your exams AND do it while enjoying some Hot Cocoa and some delicious cookies. Mark you planner now!

Club News

Current Events Club members: Don’t miss your Christmas celebration today during lunch in room 305. Christmas current events will be discussed and a Christmas kahoot will be played! Tasty treats provided! Also new shirts are in!

There will be a Vegan Club meeting in room 104 today during lunch to finish the movie and discuss t-shirts! Please bring your lunch!

From Mrs. Sanders

Advanced Drama is presenting the play The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man in The Moon Marigolds Friday night only at 7 p.m. Admission is free.  We ask if you can to donate a canned good. This drama tells the story of a daughter who finds an escape from her emotionally abusive home through her love of science.  


Attention 8th grade basketball players:  please report to the athletic office today immediately after announcements.

Good luck to our swimming and diving team today vs. Findlay at the University of Findlay! 

Good luck to our basketball teams today in their home games vs. Clay.  The freshmen game starts at 4:30 pm followed by the JV at 6, and the varsity at 7:30.  Remember, all NDA 7th through 12th grade students, faculty, and staff get in free to all regular season home games.  We hope to see you at the game!  Go Eagles!


4 December 2019

Sch. 4 (Announcements at 10:10)

What’s cooking at NDA? Italian Chicken, Roasted Red Potatoes, Green Beans.

From Mrs. Smithers

Do you want to try your hand at computer coding?  Join Mrs. Smithers Wednesday, December 11th from 8-9 a.m. in the Resource Center for Hour of Code!  Programmers from Hart Inc., a local marketing and advertising firm, will lead this exciting event.  All experience levels are welcome, even if you’ve never coded before, and there will be donuts for everyone who attends!  Contact Mrs. Smithers today to reserve your spot!

Club News

NDJA Writing Club will meet today during lunch in room 203. T-shirts are in, and there is creative writing to be done! If you are interested in joining the club but haven’t attended a meeting, that is okay. Join them today, and remember, members are not obligated to attend weekend events; they are only optional fun opportunities.

Film Studies Club will meet today at lunch in room 309 to continue Little Miss Sunshine.

Korean Club will meet during lunch in room 111 to finish the Korean drama and discuss the annual Christmas party.

SEAL Team (The Pro-Life Club) will meet during lunch tomorrow (Dec. 5) in Mr. Kay’s room 205. Bring your lunch.   

Latin Club will meet Thursday in Room 304 to celebrate Saturnalia, the ancient Roman Festival of Lights. Join them to make a construction paper candle, make your own Play Doh figurine to sacrifice to the gods, and enjoy some treats!


The Notre Dame Eagles fell to the Indians of Wauseon Tuesday night 93-92. Junior Paige Chaffee and sophomore Michaela Desmond each had two individual first place finishes. Paige in the 100-yard butterfly (1:03.21) and 100-yard breaststroke (1:10.43). Michaela in the 200-yard individual medley (2:24.36) and 100-yard backstroke (1:04.70). Junior Katherine Stapleton took first place in the 1M diving with a score of 151.65. Senior Lauren Deutschman took second place in the girls 500-yard freestyle with a season best 5:45.49. The team of Michaela Desmond, Paige Chaffee, Paige Reece and Lauren Chytil took the top spot in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:53.44. The Eagles will head to Findlay on Thursday to take on the Trojans.  


3 December 2019

Sch. 1 (Announcements at 9:48)

What’s cooking at NDA? Sweet and Sour Chicken, Steamed Rice, and Fortune Cookie

From the Campus Ministry Office

We will be celebrating the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Thursday, Dec. 12. If you are interested in helping, please contact Mrs. Jakubisin.


The varsity basketball team was victorious last night, beating St. Ursula 63-38.  The Eagles were led in scoring by Olivia Sims with 19 points, Grace VanSlooten with 17 points and Ray Armstrong with 13 points. 

The team would like to thank all of the students, faculty and staff that came out last night and made it such a great atmosphere. We would love to see you Thursday as we take on Clay at home.  

The JV team defeated SUA by a score of 39-20. Jai’Lynne Hitt-Swartz led with 16 points.

The freshman basketball team came up clutch last night defeating SUA 28-24. The team will be back in action Thursday to host Clay. 

Good luck to our swimming and diving team today at Wauseon at 5:30 pm!  Go Eagles!


2 December 2019

Sch. 1 (Announcements at 9:48)

What’s cooking at NDA? Chicken Alfredo and Steamed Broccoli

From Mrs. Smithers

The Resource Center will be closed after school today.  Please plan accordingly.

Class Level News

Juniors and Seniors, The Christmas Dance, Winter Wonderland, is just around the corner on Saturday, Dec. 7!

Bids will go on sale during the second half of lunch on Tuesday, Dec. 3 and Wednesday, Dec. 4 and will be sold during the entire lunch period on Thursday, Dec. 5.

The cost is $10 for a single and $20 for a couple. You must fill in a form and turn it in with your cash or check made out to Notre Dame Academy. Forms will be available in your TCB beginning Monday, Dec. 2 or in Mrs. Gallaher’s room 105.

Club News

Pep Club reminds you that today’s first home basketball game against SUA is an Orange Out.


The Aqua Eagles started their competition season this past holiday weekend in Napoleon for the NWOAC Relays. Three 1st place finishes helped push the Eagles to a second-place finish.

The team of Michaela Desmond, Paige Chaffee, Lauren Deutschman and Lauren Chytil took the top spot in the 800-freestyle relay with a time of 8:41.09.

In the 300-yard butterfly relay the team of Lauren Chytil, Paige Reese, Paige Chaffee and Michaela Desmond also placed first with a final time of 3:08.94.

Finishing up the meet was the team of Ava Lutz, Samantha Drzewiecki, Lauren Deutschman and Michaela Desmond winning the 300-yard backstroke relay with a time of 3:17.05.

Freshman Samantha Drzewieski also had a personal best in the girls 500-yard freestyle with a final time of 5:58.88.

The team will continue competition this week with meets against Wauseon and Findlay.

Today our basketball teams host rival St. Ursula in a triple-header with the freshmen at 4:30, JV at 6, and varsity at 7:30.  Come out to cheer on our Eagle basketball teams in their home openers! All NDA students, faculty, and staff get in free to all regular season home games. Go Eagles!

Mr. NDA 2020 Tickets on Sale Now!

MR. NDA is Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.Tickets are $10 and are expected to sell out quickly.  Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this beloved NDA tradition!

VOTE for NDA as BEST Private School and BEST High School in Toledo!

You did it! Now let’s do it AGAIN! Please. 😁 YOU nominated NDA as the BEST Private School and the BEST high School in the Toledo City Paper BEST of Toledo 2019! Follow the link below to put your final vote in for NDA in both categories!

Summer Academy Offers Gift Certificates!

Give the gift of a great summer. Purchase a gift certificate today!

Summer is meant for having fun and the place Toledo girls go in summer to have fun is NDA Summer Academy! We’re the largest summer program for girls in the Toledo area with an amazing choice of over 60 discovery, academics, and sports camps for girls in grades K-12. Give a girl you know a happy summer by giving her a gift certificate for a NDA discovery camp. To purchase, contact Summer Academy Director, Travis Galloway at /419.725.6205.

NDA Collecting Donations for Appalachian Christmas Mission Trip!

NDA is currently collecting gifts for men, women, and children for the annual Christmas in Appalachia Mission Trip. NDA is accepting small, new, unwrapped items such as: clothes, gloves, hats, blankets, toys, children’s books,school supplies, and boots! You are welcome to drop gifts at Notre Dame Academy at the main office by Wednesday, December 11, 2019. For over thirty years, NDA students and faculty have traveled to Harlan, Kentucky in December to celebrate Christmas with the residents of this small Appalachian community. The highlight of this trip is to provide a Christmas meal, entertainment (including a special visit from a jolly old man in a red suit) and of course giving gifts! Thousands of gifts are collected and wrapped by students, parents, and faculty and staff members of NDA.

Harlan County, wedged in a valley between two tree-lined ridge mountains in the Appalachian region of Kentucky, is a beautiful place. However, it is also one of the poorest communities in the United States as poverty and unemployment rates more than double the national average. The party put on by NDA now has over 500 guests. It includes a talent show and sing-song performed by students as well as a special visit from Santa. Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of families, community members and local
businesses donate gifts, food, services and equipment, each child and adult receives two gifts.

NDA Resource Center and Makerspace Newsletter, November 2019

The latest NDA Makerspace Newsletter is here! Check out all of the news on coding and 3D printing classes that offered after school for students and how coding students created their own websites during class!

Click the picture below to read the latest issue!