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The Notre Dame Athletic Hall of Fame Game tomorrow has been cancelled. Unfortunately, Carbondale High School is unable to travel to Notre Dame tomorrow due to weather conditions. We will have a Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at 2:00 p.m. in the Notre Dame High School Gymnasium tomorrow in place of the game to honor our newest Hall of Fame members.
The First State Community Bank Matching Gift Challenge & Brother David Bobblehead giveaway are being moved to Tuesday, February 19, when the Bulldogs play against Dexter High School. The Junior Varsity game begins at 6:00 p.m.
We hope you can make it to the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. and to the game against Dexter on Tuesday.


The Notre Dame Athletic Hall of Fame Game is on February 16 and is presented by First State Community Bank (FSCB).  FSCB is sponsoring a limited edition giveaway to the first 500 people who come to the game.  This top secret item will be revealed the week of the event. Make a gift of $250 to the Booster Club now at and get one mailed to you! FSCB will also be issuing a $2,500 challenge to all our fans during the varsity game.  FSCB will match all donations up to $2,500! Gifts to the Booster Club can be made at  

Notre Dame Regional High School will be inducting Ryan Bass '09, Austin Greer '09, John Unterreiner '09, Dylan Drury '09, Logan Davis '09, Erika (Reinagel) Westrich '09, Mark Himmelberg '08, and Bill Davis (Coach) into the Notre Dame Athletic Hall of Fame.  

The Hall of Fame presentation will follow the conclusion of the junior varsity game which starts at 2:00 p.m.  First State Community Bank is issuing a $2,500 matching gift challenge to all our fans both at home and away during the varsity halftime.  Come out and cheer for the Notre Dame Bulldogs and show your support for our new Athletic Hall of Fame inductees!

Join us for a family-friendly gathering following the varsity game at Dogwood Social House, 80 South Plaza Way, Cape.


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Thank You

The Winter Extravaganza brought in over $85,000 this past weekend. THANK YOU to our presenting sponsor Saint Francis Healthcare and all our sponsors, donors, and volunteers! Here is a video from our students letting you know that all our technology wouldn't be possible without your support! Give now at!.


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Catholic Schools Week 2019

View pictures of the week's events!

Monday - Future Day

-College shirt day.  Wear college apparel with dress code bottoms or Dress for your future occupation.
-Home and School hosts breakfast for the Faculty.

The Guidance Office hosted its biennial Career Day on January 28th.  Thirty-one professionals from the local community volunteered to spend the afternoon with our students, providing them with a glimpse into a typical day in their respective career field.  We are so grateful to everyone who gave of their time and talents! 
A big THANK YOU to:
Geri Beussink ‘77
Natalie Brewer ‘11
Kevin Brost ‘13
Kyle Campbell ‘12
Brad Deken
Dr. Rob Dodson ‘91
Ryan Eftink ‘95
David Enderle
Lindsay Grojean ‘14
Kim Hagedorn
Darin Halter
Tanner Hiett ‘10
Mike Higgins ‘95
Jamie Koehler ‘77 & Jeanie Haertling
Lana Lange
Teresa Machicao-Hopkins
Daniel Mansker
Del McKinney
Kevin McMeel
Katie Michael ‘98
Brian Rhodes & Alan Long
Taylor Seyer ‘13
Dr. Kelly Smith
Amy Sutherlin
Ben Traxel
Madawn Traxel
Dennis Vollink
Lindsey Wagoner
Dr. Timothy Wencewicz ‘02

Tuesday - Student Appreciation Day 

-ND Dress down day - wear blue/white/black/gray ND shirt
-Pep Assembly Schedule @ 2pm

Wednesday - Academic Excellence 

-A celebration of the academic accomplishments of our students.
-A top student is recognized in each academic discipline with an award from Marian Charities
-NAHS (National Art Honor society) and Tri-M (Music honor society) inductions.

Thursday - Grandparent’s Day 

-Students invite their grandparents to lunch here at school, chili and beef vegetable soup is on the menu.

Friday - Faculty Appreciation Day 

-All school mass with Bishop Rice at 10:15am
-Student council sponsors and hosts a lunch for the faculty.

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Mark Himmelberg was a top-tier athlete during his time at Notre Dame High School, splitting his talents between soccer, basketball, and most notably, baseball. If he had to recall his favorite memories of playing sports at Notre Dame, he would likely choose his involvement in two soccer state championship games in 2006 and 2007, and a baseball playoff in 2008.

“The games were all so fun, and so were the seasons leading up to them,” said Himmelberg.

But the 2007 soccer season stands out to him more than any. This was the year the team dedicated their season to Bruce Brinkmeyer, who passed away while they were entering the playoffs.

“That was a great season, and we ended up coming out on top,” Himmelberg said, in reference to the 2006 soccer state championship. “And, I was fortunate enough to score the winning run at the state championship game that year.”

Himmelberg  also received all-state honors for baseball in 2008.

But, Himmelberg humbly admitted he didn’t do a single sport very well, and that he just happened to be part of several very skilled teams during his high school career.

“I was passionate about being an athlete at Notre Dame, and I was just happy to be a part of it all,” said Himmelberg.

After graduating Notre Dame, Himmelberg attended Rockhurst University in Indiana, where he played baseball for four years as a starting pitcher. After a fifth year in college, he received his Masters in business administration, and his license as a certified public accountant (CPA). He then moved to Bentonville, AR to work at the company headquarters for Walmart. He is now married with two kids, and works as a pharmacy consultant.

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Bulldog and Lady Bulldog Basketball will play in Memphis at the Fedex Forum against the St. Louis Blue Knights.  
February 9, 2019

The boys will take the court at 1pm and the girls at 2:30pm. The Cheerleaders and Dance Team will also participate! We will be asked to leave the stadium after our games while they prepare for the Grizzlies game against the New Orleans Pelicans. The doors will reopen at 5pm for the 7pm game.


TICKETS: In order to attend our games, you must purchase your ticket from us. You can not purchase on stubhub or other secondary sellers and gain entrance to the high school games.  Your ticket DOES give you admission to our games AND the NBA Grizzlies. It will be a full day of basketball and fun! If you are a 
season ticket holder in Memphis, your ticket WILL get you into the high school game. All of our players/cheer/dance will need to purchase a ticket. Talk to your coach about the arrangements for tickets.

We have three price levels available - $85, $35, and $25. Actual tickets will arrive the beginning of February and will be distributed at that time. Tickets are selling fast so get yours now! 

Let's paint the Fedex Forum BLUE - pre-order your gameday t-shirt for $10 by January 27.   Pre-Order T-shirts

If you have any questions, please talk to your coach, Jeff Graviett, or Betsy Anders,

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March for Life 2019

Notre Dame was represented by eleven students and two faculty members at the March for Life in Washington DC.  Students joined Bishop Rice and others from the Springfield-Catholic Diocese. 

The March for Life began in 1973 and coincides with the anniversary of the Supreme Court case Roe vs. Wade.  The Mission of March for Life is to "End abortion by uniting, educating, and mobilizing pro-life people in the public square". Visit for more information.

Thank you to all who supported these students on this pilgrimage and for your prayers for their safe travel.

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Friday of Homecoming Week was another busy day!

The assembly honoring the Senior Class was so special. Thank you Brayden Noel and Abby Wilson for sharing your stories and inspiring the underclassman. Coach Kirk Boeller shared memories of his time as an athlete at NDHS and SEMO with words of wisdom for all in attendance. Brother David spoke directly to the Class of 2019. The ceremony concluded with a sweet rendition of "Forever Young" by Eli Oberle, Hannah Dodson, Lily Parker, and Nick Kelly.  

Homecoming came to a close Friday night with a win against Saxony Lutheran. 

The Senior Class won the class competition by a narrow 1.5pt margin to the Sophomores.  Seniors Megan Heisserer and Carter Dame were crowned Queen and King. 

Dress Down day on Monday for a job well done, NDHS! Great memories!!

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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Notre Dame Regional High School Placement Exam for the Class of 2023 is scheduled for Saturday, January 26th. There is no cost and it is given only once a year.  All eighth graders interested in taking the exam should report to Notre Dame at 8:00 a.m.  Please bring two #2 pencils and a calculator.  The test is not intimidating and should last about 30 minutes.

Principal Brother David Anthony Migliorino, OSF, Faculty, and staff will be present to answer any questions for parents or give tours of the building.  Students or parents interested in Notre Dame should call the school office for information (573-335-6772).
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Elite Car Wash ND Promotion

Enjoy a CLEAN CAR and ND receives $5!

Elite Car Wash is now open behind Wal-Mart.  Purchase the Notre Dame Platinum Membership at $29.99 per month and ND will receive $5 each month! The Platinum package gives you unlimited car washes during the month. Wash your car every day! The package is tied to one vehicle. An RFID placed on windshield allows the vehicle to pass into the car wash. 

Stop by Elite Car Wash and ask for the Notre Dame Platinum Membership TODAY. Thank you for your support!



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Early Prevention Impacts Community (EPIC) is a non-profit organization formed in 2000 to address the issue of youth substance abuse in our community.  Notre Dame has been awarded the designation of being an EPIC School.  The EPIC School designation is a way to recognize area schools for their efforts in building a healthy and safe school community.  For a school to receive this distinction, the following criteria must be met:  written policies and procedures related to alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use, age appropriate prevention programming on campus, empowering students to lead and participate in activities beneficial to the school and/or community, and teacher and staff professional development training opportunities related to substance abuse prevention.

Pictured are SADD Club Moderators Angie Schaefer and Ruth Ann Hester receiving the EPIC award plaque and check from EPIC Coordinator Jessica Belanger.

For more information, visit the EPIC website:


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