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Notre Dame students, led by Miss Mary Beth Vollink, competed in the bridge competition at Southeast Missouri State.  The competition is hosted by Missouri Department of Transportation and is in it's 15th year.  Students must design and build a model bridge using balsa wood, thread, and glue. They are awarded for the weight of their bridge and how much it can hold.  There is also an award for the most aesthetic bridge and for the computer-based electronic bridge. 

The students who participated were Dawson Compass, Emma Barnes, Addie Grim, Alex Harold, Linda Hu, Benton Keran, Brock Lange, Adam Moser, Julia Walker, and Andrew West. 

Notre Dame students took 3rd place based on overall performance! Dawson Compas took 2nd place for building the lightest bridge that carried the greatest load.  Congratulations!

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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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Wednesday, November 21
Liturgy at 10:15am, Reception following

It has become a tradition at Notre Dame Regional High School for alumni to return to the school for the annual Thanksgiving Mass. Brother David will bless all our returning alumni during the mass and the NDHS Education Fund Foundation will host a short reception for visiting alumni immediately following the Mass at Notre Dame.

We look forward to welcoming back our alumni!

We welcomed over 90 alumni during our Liturgy. We are thankful for all who were able to attend. Thank you for coming!!

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Poinsettias for Sale

Notre Dame Pro-Life Club is selling Poinsettias to help fund their trip to Washington DC for the March for Life rally in January. 

The $12 plants will come in 6.5" pots and are available in pink, red, white, and marbled colors. Delivery will be to NDHS on November 29th.

Poinsettias can be purchased until November 19th from any Pro-Life club member, online with a credit card, or by contacted Mrs. Laura Halter, laurahalter@notredamecape,org.

Thank you for your support!!



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Happy Thanksgiving

Notre Dame Regional High School wishes everyone a most Blessed and Safe Thanksgiving. 

The school will close at 1pm on Wednesday, November 21 and reopen on Monday, November 26. 


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November 27th, 2018

Our goal this #GivingTuesday is to fully fund the tuition of a Notre Dame student by raising $6,429.

Your support will allow a student to serve communities through mission trips, service clubs, and school-wide community service days. That student will be prepared for college with access to Dual-Credit & AP Testing options along with a College Preparatory Studies Certificate. The student you support will be attending a STREAM school offering a challenging curriculum in the fields of Science, Technology, Math, and Arts through the lens of faith.  They will be involved in extracurricular activities including Robotics Teams, Service Clubs, Honor Societies and more.  But most importantly, the student you support will experience Christ in the halls of Notre Dame each and every day. 

Say #igivecatholic this #GivingTuesday! Gifts of all sizes are greatly appreciated and will help us reach our goal of $6,429.

Help this student “Enter to Learn & Leave to Serve,” by making your gift today!


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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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While working on his undergrad degree, 2010 Notre Dame graduate Jacob Seyer released his EP of solo guitar music, “A Change In Season,” in 2013. Showing success locally, he knew it was something he wanted to turn into a full album someday. Five years later, he has just released his second album, has finished his Masters in classical guitar performance, and is enjoying life as a professional musician.

Much of the content for Seyer’s new album developed from a series of events, which occurred shortly before and after completing his Bachelor's at Southeast Missouri State University in 2014. Following graduation, he took a year off, and then moved to Vancouver, British Columbia in 2015 in pursuit of his graduate degree at the University of British Columbia School of Music. The move to Vancouver brought him closer to his fiancé at the time, Deavyn, who he met as a music major at Southeast. Regarding the inspiration for his new album, Seyer said there was plenty to share.

“There were so many stories to tell. Stories of tragedy, overcoming tragedy, happiness, getting married, and hurting from past experiences,” Seyer said.

After receiving his grad degree in 2017, Seyer built up ideas and motives that he wanted to include in his new album.

“With the momentum I had from school, I knew I wanted to proceed with it then,” Seyer said. “Also, it all just turned around when I moved to the northwest. There are mountains all around me; it’s so surreal! There’s so much inspiration.”

Until settling in Vancouver, he had never lived outside of Missouri. But, although moving to a different city was a big help, the biggest reason he was able to get through the process was having a set goal in front of him.

“I didn’t have a choice but to survive,” Seyer said. “Pursuing a goal forces you to focus on the thing you went there for. Or else you’ll lose your sense of ground.”

Over the next year, Seyer put hours of his time into practice. He’s the only musician featured on the album, but he wasn’t completely alone in the process. Deavyn, now his wife, aided him in rethinking various parts. His sister, 2016 Notre Dame graduate Jordan Seyer, created three different canvas prints, which would be laid behind her brother’s original artwork for the cover art. Seyer started closing his project in June of 2018.

The LP contains 18 tracks, which were all recorded within three days at Turtle Recording Studios in South Surrey, British Columbia. Seyer titled it “Migration,” and it was officially released July 9. Since the LP’s release, he estimates to have had 150 sales in-person and online.

He’s recently been picked up by Naz Music Inc., a local British Columbia publisher, who will distribute his album to all streaming platforms and to television and film producers in over 40 countries. They hope to have “Migration” streaming by Christmas this year.

Now out of school, Seyer is planning to take a year to tour with the new content on “Migration,” and with earlier music from his EP.

“With 80 minutes of music, I can really milk it with concerts and workshops,” says Seyer. “Also, since I’m an independent artist, performing really helps to get my name out there.”

In this regard, he’s already hit the ground running. Shortly after the release of “Migration,” Seyer completed a visit to Retiro in Antioquia, Colombia in August for a conference called “Semana de la Guitarra.” Here, he attended workshops, master classes, and participated in several concerts at the Culturo Center El Retiro.

Seyer’s plans for the future include transcribing his music from “Migration” into sheet music for guitarists to study and learn, and he also has his hopes set on a European tour for next summer.

During his time at Notre Dame, Seyer was involved in gaming club, light and sound crews for the spring musicals, and pep band, from whom he received a donation for the release of his album. He says pep band taught him to have fun with music before anything.

“When I saw that they had donated [to Kickstarter], I laughed and showed everybody I knew,” Seyer said. “I sent Profé [the pep band director] a big message on how important that was to me. I was floored; it was my biggest donation!”

Back home, he thanks his family, Cynthia King, who had a big influence on him, and Profe, who he says helped keep music fun.

To read more about “Migration,” visit:

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Open House November 12

Notre Dame is hosting an Open House on Monday, November 12 at 6:30pm. The evening is designed for parents and their children who are in grades 5 through 8.  All families interested in learning more about Notre Dame are invited to attend.  You share that interest with families from throughout Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois. The Open House is the best opportunity for parents and students to take a first-hand look at a one-of-a-kind high school. Come discover why Notre Dame has been named to the Catholic Education Honor Roll since 2005 by The Cardinal Newman Society.

Open House guests will learn about our Mission and Philosophy and see how we live out that Mission by spreading the gospel, one student at a time. The event will begin with a program in the gym followed by self- or guided-tours of the school. Guests will have the opportunity to meet and talk with current students, faculty and staff, and administrators. Classrooms will be open with demonstrations by our academic departments. Registration is not required.


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Notre Dame is being represented by 16 students among the 284 students in the Quad State Festival Choir at Murray State University.  They will sing John Rutter's "Requiem".   Lily Parker, senior, will perform the soprano solo.  The concert will take place at 6pm tonight rather than 6:30pm due to weather.

So proud of our students and Mrs. Ellen Seyer!!!


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