Notre Dame students have a rich and varied selection of extra curricular clubs, sports and activities to engage their interests and broaden their perspectives throughout the high school years.
Student participation in extracurricular activities is encouraged to round out a student's personal development. Student interest largely determines the range of extracurricular activities.
A partial listing of activities for this academic year follows:
- Anne' Leaders
- National Honor Society
- Art Club
- Running Club
- C'est le Vie
- Student Council
- Entrepreneurship Workshop
- Tennis Club
- History by Hollywood
- Liturgy Schola
- Women's Issues
- The Liturgy Club (TLC)
- Math Club
Participation in extracurricular activities is a privilege granted by the school to students in good standing both academically and in their conduct. In order to participate in extracurricular activities at Notre Dame School, students must maintain certain academic standards.
Anne’s leaders are in eleventh and twelfth grade. They are selected based on the following criteria: academic success and commitment to live Anne’s values. These students commit to being trained as peer leaders and they lead small group meetings throughout the year. Anne’s values include the following: Prayer, Trust, Gratitude, Hope, Perseverance, Conversatio, Magis, Friendship, Courage, Service, Respect, and Responsibility.
C'est La Vie
C'est La Viemeans "That's Life" in French and relates to our chez nous French connection. It is a pro-active club that invites students to participate in areas of concern involving life-giving activities from womb to tomb. We raise funds for victims of hurricane and natural disasters, for moms and tots at Christmastime, for homeless and poor families at Thanksgiving. We ask guest speakers to come and inform us of needs and we take trips to shelters and places where people are lonely and eager to have visitors
Chez Nous Singers
A group of able and dedicated singers prepare for the yearly Christmas Concert. Students work on refining their vocal techniques in a constructive atmosphere.
Chez Nous Yearbook
Students work towards the production of the Chez Nous yearbook. They learn techniques such as cropping, designing layouts, generating themes, etc. while working cooperatively with their peers.
Students perform at Christmas and in the spring in various theatrical pieces with the Magis Theatre Company.
Students continue to expand their knowledge of the French language and are exposed to the French culture in literature, art, music, philosophy, science, film, and theater.
History by Hollywood
Students share companionship and snacks while learning something of the past by watching films (many of them classics) that depict historic periods or events.
Students meet to learn and/or rehearse songs and service music for our regular school liturgies.
National Honor Society
The Aquinas Chapter of the National Honor Society recognizes the academic excellence of Notre Dame Students. Members must have a grade point average of 88% or above. They must also manifest qualities of leadership, character, service and scholarship.
The faculty committee uses the following criteria in approving students for membership:
- Leadership: evidence of demonstrated leadership in and out of the classroom--elected, appointed or informal.
- Character: evidence of the following: meeting pledges and responsibilities, honesty and reliability, cooperation with school practices, concern for others.
- Service: evidence of the following: service to the school or community through formal and informal organizations, willingness to cooperate and to do committee work, participation in school activities.
- Scholarship: evidence of the following: academic motivation and discipline, critical thinking, ability to establish goals and complete tasks.
Students work in pairs to solve puzzles, problems, and brain teasers of various kinds. Their activities include math-in-art projects, other hands-on activities and origami figures. At the close of each meeting, solutions to the puzzles worked on during the meeting are explained and discussed.
Notre Dame's Student Council serves the school community. The council is committed to achieving and maintaining school spirit, unity, and respect for all. By demonstrating leadership, dedication and responsibility, the members aim to promote trust, open communication and enthusiasm in the school environment. The candidate's academic and performance record will be reviewed to determine her qualifications.
Qualifications for office:
- Passing average in each subject
- Good attendance and conduct record
- Commitment to mission of Notre Dame School
- Submission statement of purpose prior to election
- A history of positive leadership, commitment and responsibility
- Attendance at the orientation session for candidates
Student Council Membership
The student council consists of an executive council whose members are the president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer. Each homeroom elects two representatives. The term of office is one academic year. Executive council membership may be limited to juniors and seniors.
Provides students with the opportunity to develop their personal running potential in the supportive company of their ND sisters. Students will focus on form, conditioning, and nutrition. We will introduce speed drills and hill training to improve speed and endurance.
Club members learn and perform various step dancing routines.