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With a history of spiritual and academic excellence dating back to 1904, Notre Dame Catholic School strives to prepare young people for the world they will inherit and shape. Knowledge, relationship skills, Catholic-Christian values, community life and spiritually intertwine at Notre Dame Catholic School. From the creative learning environment of the 3K,4K, and 5K classes to the rigorous college preparatory curriculum of its high school, Notre Dame Catholic School offers a faith centered, comprehensive academic program that challenges each student to succeed. Notre Dame Catholic School offers every student a variety of opportunities for involvement and leadership -in the school community and on its playing fields- that promote a balanced development of mind, body and character that unites students and improves their social skills.
BOOK FAIR UPDATES: We have earned $1400 at our Upper Campus Book Fair. We need to reach $2200 in order to be able to keep 25% of the money. If we earn under $2200, we take 50% in books. We are wanting to purchase new library furniture so we are aiming for the $2200. Please help us reach our goal. We just have ONE MORE DAY! The book fair will be open after the all level choir concert, so please come by and do some Christmas shopping. You can also visit with Clifford and his friends.
Our Knight Pride Assembly to celebrate our theme of "Loyalty" is Thursday morning at 8:15 a.m., followed by "La Posada," a beautiful Christmas play. At 10 a.m. our local firemen will be here to pick up all the toys you have brought for the "Toys for Tots" program.
Come on out to the Varsity HOME basketball games tonight! The girls start at 6 p.m. and the boys start at 7:30 p.m. GO KNIGHTS AND LADY KNIGHTS!
The All School Christmas Program is tomorrow night at 6:30 p.m. in the NDHS Gym! Can't wait for this!!! All students are asked to be in the upper campus cafeteria by 6:10 p.m.
Notre Dame takes second in Muenster Tournament! MUENSTER — Notre Dame finished the Red River Shootout with a 61-30 victory against Gold-Burg, giving the Lady Knights second place in the round-robin tournament. The Lady Knights only lost one game — by one point to champion Slidell — over the weekend. Alex Parkey and Tori Harney were named to the all-tournament team. Keeley Johnston and Sydnee Chapa led Notre Dame with 17 points each in Saturday's win, while Parkey added 13. A 23-6 advantage in the second period gave the Lady Knights the lead they needed to win. Saturday girl results Red River Shootout Notre Dame 61, Gold-Burg 30 Gold-Burg — Gerlach 12, Hand 8, Davis 6, S. Edwards 2, M. Edwards 2. Notre Dame (8-7) — Keeley Johnston 17, Sydnee Chapa 17, Alex Parkey 13, Harney 8, Honkomp 4, McCurrin 2. Gold-Burg 10 6 11 3 —30 Notre Dame 12 23 13 13 —61
ATTENTION: Cookie Dough Orders will be ready for pick up today at 12 p.m. in the Parish Hall at the Lower Campus. We will be there until all orders have been picked up or arrangements have been made. These products are delivered frozen. Please pick up orders as soon as you can. Again, we are sorry for the delay. Thank you kindly, NDCS PTO
ATTENTION: There has been a delay in cookie dough orders. The shipment should be delivered tomorrow, but possibly Friday. Updates will be e-mailed and posted here. as soon as we hear back with an update from the transportation company this afternoon. The truck carrying our orders broke down last night. Our order is at the nose of the truck, so there is a large load in front of ours that has to be delivered before they can deliver our order. We apologize for the delay, but thank everyone for your continued patience -- NDCS PTO
"Simply blessing your children every night before bed can speak volumes to them of who you are and what you treasure." ...from the Word Among Us Happy Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary! Never underestimate the effect of a consistent witness! Jesus’ life as a boy was in part defined by his parents’ yearly trip to Jerusalem for Passover. The trip, which was sixty-five miles and probably took four days, provided a certain rhythm to Jesus’ boyhood. It was something his family did; it was part of their identity. Yes, it was Jesus himself who impressed the teachers at the Temple, but it was his regular trips to the holy city that made him comfortable at the Temple and spiked his interest in what the teachers were talking about. What do you do as a family to make your children more comfortable with their faith? Do you pray together? Some families say morning or evening prayer, others say the rosary together, and others go to daily Mass. Some families read Scripture or do Bible studies together. Others make it a point to give time on the weekends to service opportunities like donating meals to the poor, visiting nursing homes, or giving “angel tree” gifts at Christmastime. It doesn’t have to involve a big commitment of time or money, either. Simply blessing your children every night before bed can speak volumes to them of who you are and what you treasure. Practices like these, while not an end in themselves, are clearly signs of our faith, signs that our children will read and understand, even if they don’t always appreciate them! Remember that what you do, and the priorities that you set for yourself and your family, speak volumes about who you are and what is important to you. Children instintively pick that up. No matter what you do, know that it will make a difference in your family! Your faith traditions, whatever they are, will send the message that God plays an important role in your life. And these messages, lived out consistently, always have a positive effect. “Thank you, Father, that your grace can transform us even in small ways. Thank you that the power of a consistent witness can be like drops of water flowing into a river!” Luke 2:41-51 2 Corinthians 5:14-21 Psalm 103:1-4, 9-12
UPDATE: The school advisory council meeting scheduled for June 22nd is cancelled.
A MESSAGE FROM NDCS PRINCIPAL DOUG JONES: Dear Notre Dame Catholic School Community, This will be my final Principal Letter to you as I have accepted a new position as Associate Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth. I begin my new duties on July 1st. I will be in the office sporadically through June 30. Additionally, I will be assisting in the process of finding a new Principal for Notre Dame Catholic School. There are so many people to thank for these last three years! Please know that I am very grateful to all of you for everything that you have done to make our school community such a wonderful place for me and for our families. Though I am leaving the school, Notre Dame will remain in a special place in my heart among the 20 schools in our diocese. I am glad that my new role still includes this school! I urge all of you to get behind your new Principal and continue to grow as a school community. Notre Dame is surging ahead with a great faculty and staff. Keep it going! May God bless you richly always. GO KNIGHTS! Yours in Christ, Doug Jones
Notre Dame Knights Boys Basketball Preview....from the Times Record News: Summary: Experience will be a huge part of how well the Knights compete this season. The majority of the players have played similar roles all through their years playing together. Notre Dame has more size than usual, as it has more big men than normal. Controlling the boards should be a primary goal of the team game in and game out. Last year: 8-17 Returning Starters: Dylan Smith (1st Team All-District), Clayton McElroy (1st Team All-District), Sam Ozier (1st Team All-District), Jake Abernathy, James Brady (2nd Team All-District), Skyler Whitten (2nd Team All-District) Top new players: Jack Trivette Strengths: Experience, Size, Rebounding Keys to success: The players accept their roles on the team. Tournaments: Archer City, Bryson Coach's comments: "This is an energetic group of young men that love to compete during practice just as much as in games, and we are all expecting a season of goal achieving. Their familiarity with one another and with their system will play a huge role in how things run this season." — Jason McCoy
Thank you to all who came out to our Open House on Sunday. And a reminder, Notre Dame Catholic School offers year-round enrollment. If you or someone you know is interested in a personal tour of our school, please contact Matt Ledesma at 940-692-6041 or email@example.com.
"One Thousand Gifts" ...from the Magnificat. EXCELLENT! A friend dared me to start counting one thousand things I loved. I took the dare, accepted the challenge, kept track of one thousand things, one thousand gifts - a thousand graces. Before I knew it, thankfulness to God began fully to change me. What I actually found - startling! - was more daily wonder and surprising beauty than I ever expected. And in a few short years, this daily hunt for God's grace, his glory, and ushered me into a fuller life. A life of joy! II decided to try to live this giving thanks as ai believe Jesus did each day, regardless of his circumstances. And what I found was that in giving thanks for each moment and savoring it as bread from his hand, I'd find sustenance and the grace of God himself in it... Even when I am sometimes impatient or unwilling, when I face conflice and heartache, I've begun to accept that even the impossible is a possible opportunity to thank God, to experience the goodness and grace of the Giver of all! There is always only more grace. And it's always more than I expect. And you? You in the midst, you in the mire, are you too thinking about counting one thousand gifts, about making your life all about joy in Christ, about loving God and enjoying him forever? There is so much joy in seeing how he uses our simple act of noting the blessings her bestows all around us to transform our lives and the lives of those we touch..... Praise him for the unexpected and the unlikely, for the daily and the difficult, and the graces in disguise. The more you count, the more gifts you will see. Do not disdain the small. The moments add up, and we might come to believe it - the whole earth is full of his glory! Whatever you do, the practice is intended to be a way of cultivating a habit of learning to live praise, to make gratitude and joy your default, to move thanksgiving away from the holiday to a LIFESTYLE - that all the days might be holy and set apart for real joy.... God is waiting to reveal so much through your desire to know him more deeply and completely. Ann Voskamp, author of "One Thousand Gifts," a New York Times best seller."
"Some people came to Calcutta and begged me: Tell us something that will help us to live our lives better. And I said, "Smile at each other; smile at your wife; smile at your children, smile at each other - it doesn't matter who it is and that will help you to grow in greater love for each other." ....from Mother Teresa, "The Joy in Loving."