Notre Dame Regional High School

Cape Girardeau, MO

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Notre Dame had a big weekend. On Saturday, we helped host the Track and Field Conference in conjunction with Chaffee HS.  Thank you Coaches, parents and volunteers who worked so hard to make this happen successfully! 

Our student athletes had a great showing with many All-Conference awards and Personal Records! For full meet results visit momilesplit.com.

SEMO Conference North Individual Champions

  • Triple Jump
    • Evan Bruenderman
  • 1600
    • Blake Morris
  • 3200
    • Blake Morris
  • High Jump
    • Riley Burger
  • Pole Vault
    • Carly Pujol
  • Long Jump
    • Riley Burger
  • Triple Jump
    • Riley Burger
  • 100 Hurdles
    • Allie Burnett
  • 4x200 Relay
    • Riley Burger, Natalie Timpe, Delaney Dohogne, Carly Pujol
  • 400
    • Natalie Timpe
  • 300 Hurdles
    • Allie Burnett
 
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Bulldogs at Busch Win

It was a winner on Sunday - Cardinals topped the Reds 5-2 and NDHS prevailed over Collinsville HS 9-6. Even though the weather was a little chilly, it was a fun day to see so many families at Busch Stadium. And the HOT DOGS...!!

THANK YOU to all who purchased tickets and t-shirts! This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for our student athletes to play at Busch Stadium and it would not be possible without your support. Each successful outing at Busch Stadium allows this tradition to continue for future student athletes.

Go Cardinals - Go Bullodgs!

 

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2019 Bulldogs at Busch

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It’s the vision of Notre Dame Regional High School that their students will “Enter to learn, and leave to serve.” This ideal certainly reaches its zenith during Holy Week. 

Since Mark Koehler began the program in 1995, Notre Dame students have participated in numerous service projects and an organized retreat led by an outside group - such as the ‘REAP’ Team, or Southeast Missouri State University’s Newman Center - over a two-day period during Holy Week. But according to Paul Unterreiner, who instructs their Franciscan Leadership Class (FLC), they did things a bit differently this year. 

On Apr. 16 and 17, while service projects remained - nearly 45 projects were completed this year - over 42 seniors from the FLC volunteered to lead the retreat for the entire school, making it a student-led project for the first time. It was centered around the Stations of the Cross. 

“They worked the past month-and-a-half organizing it,” said Unterreiner. “They went through all 14 stations, with small activities tied into that.”

The stations were placed throughout the school with two stations per classroom, and two FLC leaders per station. 

Senior DJ Lynch served as a student supervisor for the retreat. He said FLC was excited to give the stations a ‘new era’ type of theme. 

“We wanted to get the message across in a way that the underclassmen would understand it more and relate to the events more,” said Lynch. “It was different from the typical Stations of the Cross we’ve done.”

As for Holy Week service, Lynch has participated in projects in the past at Christian School of the Young Years, canned food drives, and a trash pickup on Route K. FLC seniors are receiving their service fulfillment this year in planning the retreat. 

Lynch said he likes participating in the service projects, and that they allow him to reach out to the community in any way he can. 

“Sometimes it’s hard to find service projects on your own, and Holy Week makes them accessible.” said Lynch. “It allows me to have those opportunities and give back.”

Senior Paige Emmenderfer also assisted with the retreat. She said another goal in modernizing the Stations was to connect them with students’ daily lives, and how they might struggle. 

“We wanted to show them that Jesus went through the same things we do,” said Emmenderfer.

Unterreiner said he touched base with students for the retreat on a weekly basis to ensure they remained on track, but he still found difficulty in - and learned from - ‘letting go.’

“I’m not good at giving up control and delegating, if you will,” said Unterreiner. “But at the same time, I knew what our kids were capable of. Knowing that the Lord would work through these kids... that gave me a little inner peace.”

In the end, he said it was a very unique project that students loved. 

“It really tied into the heart of the pain and agony that our Lord went through during his passion,” said Unterreiner. 

Unterreiner said Holy Week is always an important time in our liturgical calendar to focus on Christ and his work of serving others. 

“It’s a great way for us to center ourselves around Him by getting out in the community, helping those in need, and seeing the face of Christ in others,” said Unterreiner.

 

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Retreat & Service Days 2019

 

Thank you to the following businesses for allowing our students to lend a helping hand.

Big Stuff Pre-School 
Cape Senior Center
Catholic Campus Ministry
Christian School for the Young Years
Cobden Elementary
Foutainbleau Lodge
Guardian Angel
Head Start - Chaffee
Head Start - Charleston
Head Start - New Madrid
Head Start - Sikeston
Horizon Enrichment Center
Immaculate Conception Church
Immaculate Conception School
Jackson Senior Center
Jesus in Disguise
Just Kids (Cape)
Kid's Academy (Chaffee)
Klaus Park
Knights of Columbus - Cape
Knights of Columbus - Kelso
Lutheran Home
Mac's Mission
Mississippi Therapeutic Horsemanship Assoc.
ND Art
ND Prom Storage
ND Route K Clean Up
ND Theatre Storage
Options for Women
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (IL)
Ratlif Nursing Home
Sack Lunches to Waiting Rooms
Sacred Heart (Dexter)
Sacred Heart (Poplar Bluff)
St. Ambrose
St. Andrew School (Murphysboro, IL)
St. Augustine
St. Denis
St. Francis Xavier
St. Francis Xavier (Carbondale)
St. Henry
St. Joseph Rectory (Cobden, IL)
St. Joseph School (Marion, IL)
St. Mary Cathedral School
St. Mary's (Anna)
St. Vincent School
Ugly Quilts

 

 

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Mrs. Maher’s Advanced English II classes reviewed Huckleberry Finn by playing Clothespin Bumper Cars. The students quizzed each other using their original questions. If a student answered incorrectly, he or she lost a clothespin. The student with the most clothespins received 2 bonus points. 

Fun idea, Mrs. Maher!!

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The Rotary Club recognized the top 10% of the Class of 2019 at their annual Academic Excellence Banquet. Notre Dame students joined Brother David at the event. Pictured are Andrew West, Brother David, Bailey Beussink, Kassidy Leimbach, Livia Wunderlich, Sarah Smith, Jamie Barnes, D.J. Lynch, Megan Engelen, Lily Parker, Hannah Dodson, Sydney McClintock, and Sierra Greaser. Not pictured, Linda Hu. 

Congratulations to these students for their hard work and dedication to academics!

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Congratulations to Kristen Barwick, Brent Glenzy, Austin McGill, Parker Pfeiffer, and Natalie Timpe for representing NDHS at the FBLA State Leadership Competition and Conference.  

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Math Field Day

Notre Dame math students competed with 570 other students from 27 schools from Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois in Math Field Day at Southeast Missouri State University on April 11, 2019.  Congratulations to the following Notre Dame students:

Medley Team—2nd place (Yanlin Hu, Rajan Marasini, Jinwoo Park, Lily Parker)
Trig Team—3rd place (Brayden Eftink, Nicholas Hux, Austin McGill, Paul Scherer)
Algebra II Team—1st place (Bradley Cleveland, Jihyun Kim, Claire Southard, Noel Keran)
Geometry Team—3rd place (Narine Berberian, Jonny Dohogne, Kristen Jansen, Avery Johnson)
                
Non-Routine Word Problems—Claire Southard, 2nd   
Word Problems—Kristen Jansen, 3rd   
Sets and Logic—Claire Southard, 2nd 
Exponents and Logarithms—Nicholas Hux, 2nd   
Number Theory—Yanlin Hu, 3rd and Claire Southard, 2nd  
Probability—Hannah Dodson, 3rd 
Algebra—Jinwoo Pard, 3rd and Hannah Dodson, 2nd 
Mental Arithmetic—Yanlin Hu, 3rd 
Data Analysis—Rajan Marasini, 2nd 

Problem Solving (all participants worked together on this event)—3rd  

Thank you to all our Notre Dame Math Teachers who make this possible!! Thank you Lily Parker for photos!

 

 
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This week is National Library Week and the Library is busy with lots of activities.  Scavenger hunts, Meme Contest, BINGO, and today's Edible Book Contest.  Students and Faculty were challenged with creating something edible representing a book.  Winner in the Faculty category was Miss Siebert's To Kill a Mockingbird.  Student winner was Skyler Robert's Scythe.

Thank you Mrs. Powderly and Mrs. Traxel for all you do in the Library for students and faculty!

 

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WinGS, Women in God's Service, painted faces at the Hope House Easter Egg Hunt over the weekend.  The event was held for foster children in Southeast Missouri.  WinGS is led by Mrs. Gail Timpe.

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During his time at Notre Dame, Michael Gummerscheimer was highly involved in the arts- a passion which has extended well past graduation.

 

 In high school, Gummerscheimer performed in three spring musicals; he was a member of the ensemble in Funny Girl, Captain ‘Big Jim’ Warrington in Little Mary Sunshine, and during his senior year, played the male lead, ‘Julian Marsh,’ in 42nd Street. Aside from stage productions, he involved his talents at the piano, guitar, and even the synthesizer with school performances and within the liturgy.

 

 A notable performance on the synthesizer was for the pop concert his sophomore year.

 

 “I would spend time in advance listening to recordings of the performers’ songs, and picking out the sounds,” said Gummerscheimer. “I would record some parts, and some I would play live along with the performers.”

 

 His senior year, Gummerscheimer said the school band had hit a rough patch: they were down to six people. Each of those students, aside from Gummerscheimer, played a brass instrument. He said they decided to switch it up that year, and turned it into a brass ensemble.

 

 “So, I learned to play the trombone that year,” said Gummerscheimer, adding yet another instrument to his toolbox.

 

 Following his graduation, Gummerscheimer attended Mizzou, where he was involved as a musician at the Newman Center on campus. He even wrote a psalm - at the request of their music director - to be played at mass, where it’s still in use.

 

 “The church allowed me to stay involved with music, and vice versa,” Gummerscheimer said. “[Music] really kept me involved with the church.”

 

 Wherever Gummersheimer has traveled, his dedication to music ministry has followed. This includes serving as a music leader for retreats, guitarist, cantor, pianist, drummer, and in choir and handbell ensembles in Irving, Texas, the St. Louis Cathedral Basilica, and churches in Maryland Heights and Des Peres.    

 

 Beyond the liturgy, Gummerscheimer has volunteered for many projects within music ministry. He has portrayed Jesus in two mime performances of The Passion in 2000 and 2003, and played the part of ‘Natpthali’ in St. Gabriel Parish’s production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

 

 Gummerscheimer currently works as a manager in technical accounting and financial reporting at Spire, a natural gas facility in St. Louis. He’s looking to take an early retirement at age 55. One reason: he would like to ‘get back into the stage’ in musical theatre. Music composition is also in mind.

 

 “Once I don’t have to worry about the working thing anymore, I’d like to spend some more time writing music again,” said Gummerscheimer.





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