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Homecoming Week 2019

This week Notre Dame is celebrating Homecoming Week. This year's theme is HOLIDAYS.

Senior:  Christmas
Junior:  Chinese New Year
Sophomore:  Halloween
Freshman:  Fourth of July

Students decorated their hallways over the weekend and did a spectacular job of representing their Holiday! Classes will be judged on their hallway decor and each class will compete in games during our afternoon assemblies. The winning class will receive an off-campus double lunch.  
Seniors nominated an athlete from each sport for the Homecoming Court. The Court and Senior Class will be honored at the Senior Homecoming Assembly on Friday at 10:15am.
The week concludes with the girls basketball game on Thursday night, boys basketball on Friday, and the Homecoming dance following Friday night's game with the crowning of the King and Queen voted on by the student body. The varsity games can be viewed LIVE at

It's a fun week of bringing the students together and celebrating our Senior Class and our student athletes!

Schedule for Assemblies:
Monday, Jan. 14 - Dice Game (New) - 20 students per class will be preselected to play
Tuesday, Jan. 15 - Assembly – Tug of War
Wednesday, Jan. 16 - Assembly – student produced class videos
Thursday, Jan. 17 - Assembly – class dances / Girls Homecoming Game vs Jackson
Friday, Jan. 18 - Homecoming assembly honoring the senior class / Boys homecoming game vs Saxony / Dance in King Hall after the game, casual dress / Homecoming crowning at 10:15

Homecoming Court

Queen’s Court, Girls’ Sports
  • Bailey Beussink – Cross Country
  • Maddie Dill – Cheer
  • Rachel Essner – Volleyball
  • Clare Fennewald – Tennis
  • Caroline Heckemeyer – Swimming
  • Megan Heisserer – Basketball
  • Connor Overfield – Softball
  • Lily Parker – Dance 
  • Carly Pujol – Track
  • Grace Urhahn – Golf
  • Abby Wilson – Soccer

King’s Court, Boys’ Sports
  • Carter Dame – Basketball
  • Alex Dow – Cross Country
  • Evan Dowdy – Wrestling
  • Riley Harden – Track
  • Nate Hulshof – Golf
  • DJ Lynch – Soccer
  • Gabe Meadors – Track
  • Luke Riley – Swimming
  • John Scherer – Volleyball
  • Dawson Snider – Baseball
  • Andrew West – Tennis



Hallway Decor:


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Drury Southwest is hosting the 2019 North-South Parochial League Junior High Tournament at Notre Dame. 


View Updated Bracket

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AGB Delivers Food and Toys

Students in Athletes Give Back helped deliver food and toys over the weekend. 



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NDHS Coach Jeff Graviett is Inducted Into 2019 MHSBCA Hall of Fame

Notre Dame Regional High School‘s Athletic Director Jeff Graviett, has been inducted into the 2019 Missouri High School Baseball Coach Association (MHSBCA) Hall of Fame.  He also serves as the head baseball and softball coach at Notre Dame.

Graviett graduated from Chaffee High School in 1994 and later earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from Southeast Missouri State Univeristy followed by a Master of Arts in Administration from William Woods University.  He has been coaching at Notre Dame Regional High School since 1997, and took over as Athletic Director in 2017.

Graviett said he was just a teenager when he began his coaching experience.

“I started out about 15, and my dad coached my brother’s 9-10 year-old team.  I remember coming home from high school baseball practice one day, and my dad hollered at me, ‘Hey, come on out here!  I think you can do this,’” said Graviett.

Graviett brought what he had most recently learned out on the high school baseball field at his own practice to his younger brother’s team’s practice.  Graviett knew he loved to play the game, but he really loved teaching the game.

“I just started watching how my dad and the kids worked together, and he’d ask for my help more and more.  By the time I was 17, I was coaching with him,” said Graviett.  “I almost got more out of seeing kids succeed at something I helped them do.”

On the role of a baseball coach, Graviett said you want your kids to be laid back, and you want to be able to take the pressure off, first and foremost.  But, it’s also important for a coach to focus on your own mindset.

“You’ve got to have short-term memory, and you can’t dwell on everything.  That’s the mental part of it,” said Graviett.  “Try not to get too excited, too early.  I always say it’s harder to be a basketball coach than a baseball coach, because of the way you get your kids excited in basketball.  In baseball, it’s a little more laid back.”
Some of Graviett’s most memorable baseball memories include the first year his team made it into the state championship game in 1999, during which his team made an unbelievable run, just falling short.  This was also his first year as head coach at Notre Dame.  The two state championship games of 2009 and 2015 are also very notable for Graviett.

“The ’09 game was really special, because we got into the final four the year before in 2008 and got hammered in the semi-final game, and won the state championship the next year,” said Graviett.  “That was phenomenal.”  

Although Graviett has worked with many different coaches over the years, he was especially fond of his freshman baseball coach at Chaffee High School, Bob Coons.
“He was the guy who would come out every single day in the summertime, and do batting practice with the kids,” said Graviett.  “His dedication to the game and his drive to win had an impact on my life early on.”

Graviett will attend an induction ceremony for the MHSBCA on January 19th in Jefferson City.  In addition to the honor, he will receive a plaque and a “Hall of Fame” ring.  He is the only active coach in the region to be inducted into the MHSBCA Hall of Fame.

During almost 21 years as head coach at NDHS, his record is 405-130.  He has snagged 11 district titles, attended 6 final fours, and his team has won 2 state championships.  He was inducted into the Notre Dame High School Hall of Fame in 2016, and into the 2018 Missouri High School Fastpitch Coaches Association Hall of Fame.  He was named Missouri High School Baseball Coach of the Year by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Coaches Association in 2009.

In addition to his many successes professionally and on the field, Graviett mentioned his family.  He has been married to the love of his life, Angie, for over ten years.  Together they have been blessed with 4 wonderful children – Garrett, Kirstan, Miranda, and Blake, and two adorable grandsons - Luke and Colton.

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NDHS Girls Basketball will kick off the First State Community Bank Holiday Classic Tournament on Sunday, December 16 at 3:30pm against Cape Central. The Tournament continues through Wednesday, December 17. Games are played at the Show-Me Center

Girls Tournament Bracket


The 74th Annual Southeast Missourian Boys Basketball Tournament begins December 26 at the Show-Me Center.  Notre Dame will face Woodland at 4:30pm.  The games continue through December 29. 

Boys Tournament Bracket


Good luck to our Student Athletes and Coaches!

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JV Tournament

Boys and Girls JV Tournament is taking place this week at ND. 

Here are the brackets:

Girls Bracket

Boys Bracket

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Bulldog Madness tonight at 6pm on the Jerry Grim Court.  $1 donation at the door.

Come check out the 2018-19 Boys and Girls Basketball teams, Pep Band, Cheerleaders, and Dance Team. 

First 100 ND students will receive a free t-shirt. 

Let's Go Bulldogs!!

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Soccer Quarterfinals at ND

Notre Dame Boys Soccer will take on John Burroughs in quarterfinal action at the Brad Wittenborn Soccer Complex on Saturday, November 3, at 1pm.  Gate is $7 and passes can not be used.  

Good Luck Bulldogs!

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Notre Dame Regional High School is proud to announce our 2019 Athletic Hall of Fame inductees.  

Ryan Bass 09 - soccer/baseball
Austin Greer 09 - basketball/baseball
John Unterreiner 09 -soccer/basketball
Dylan Drury 09 - baseball
Logan Davis 09 - cross country/track
Erika (Reinagel) Westrich 09 - softball
Mark Himmelberg 08 - soccer/basketball/baseball

Bill Davis (Coach) - cross country/track

Hall of Fame game will be on Saturday February 16th at 2pm.  Congrats to this years amazing group of athletes and coaches.

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Winter Sports Stores OPEN

Winter Sports ATHLETES, FANS, PARENTS - BSN Team Sports Stores are OPEN for a limited time!

Stores Close Monday, October 29! ORDER NOW!


Girls Basketball Store


Girls Swimming Store


Wrestling Store

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