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Foods Classes, under the direction of Mrs. Davis, participated in the Annual Swiss Roll Bake-Off Challenge. Each "kitchen" group competed in baking and decorating their Swiss Rolls. Thank you to our esteemed judges: Mrs. Worley, Mrs. Menz, Mrs. Timpe, Mr. Schweain and guest judge Mr. Jim Noon. 

The winning team baked a Tiramisu Swiss Cake Roll. Congratulations Grace Lemons, Graciana Helman, Winnie Pickett, and Kaitlin Campbell. 

Happy Valentine's Day!!

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FBLA competed at Southeast Missouri State University in a variety of business and career-related areas. Congratulations to the FBLA students and Faculty moderator, Mrs. Gail Timpe!

Moving on to State for placing first in performance events: 
Business Plan: Maggie Eby & Mollie Jennings
Client Services: Selena Priggle
Public Service Announcement: Selena Priggle and Natalie Timpe
Management Decision Making: Hudson McVay, Austin McGill, Kristen Barwick 
Hospitality Management: Alice Burge and Madelyn Elledge

Moving on to state in objective tests:
Parker Pfeiffer
Paige Barber
Paul Scherer
Kristen Barwick
Elizabeth Raines
Kathryn Taylor
Vincent Klueppel
Gabe Hurley
Jordan Gunn Dunn

Also receiving medals at district competition: 
Electronic Career Portfolio; Parker Pfeiffer 3rd
Graphic Design: Avri O'Daniel 2nd
Job Interview: Jasmin Maisuria 4th
Sports and Entertainment Management: John Essner, Paul Scherer, Gabe Hurley 4th 



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Sophomores in Mrs. Menz's Biology Class learned about mitosis in a creative way! Students were asked to model the phases of mitosis by using Oreos, sprinkles and tooth picks.


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Angela Schaefer is the Head of the Science Department at NDHS. She teaches Chemistry and Advanced Chemistry. Angela has served Notre Dame students in the classroom for 33 years. In addition to her classes, Angela is the Chairperson for Students Against Drunk Drivers and the Substance Abuse Prevention Team.Thank you Angela for being Christ to so many!

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Angela Schaefer felt God’s call several years ago when she made a pilgrimage to Assisi, Italy, to learn more about St. Francis of Assisi, who gave up a life of privilege to live a simpler life of poverty.

“I heard the call then – that God was calling me to help feed the needy,” said the Notre Dame Regional High School science teacher.

She didn’t act on the call right away, but said God “has a way of pushing me.”

When she learned about Jesus in Disguise Food Pantry in Benton through a fellow teacher, she started volunteering. After a while, she asked about how the pantry acquired food. It sparked an idea of how she and her students could help.

Today Schaefer and her students are among the pantry’s major contributors. Their most recent contribution was cereal – nine tables of boxes stacked three feet high.

“She brings us a lot of food,” said Frank Glueck, who helps oversee the pantry. “She’ll ask, ‘What do you need?’ and then she brings it.”

Schaefer’s action plan is a simple one. She offers opportunities for Notre Dame students in various classes to earn extra credit by bringing in peanut butter, cereal, tuna – whatever the current need may be. Students also help deliver the items to the food pantry.

“Some kids would sell their mother to get extra credit,” she said and laughed. “I tell their parents I’m saving their grades and their souls at the same time.”


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ND Robotics Team Hosts Meet

Notre Dame hosted two FTC Skystone meets on Saturday, December 14.  Teams earn points towards advancement to the First Tech Challenge State Qualifier.  Team MotorDame finished 7th out of 11 teams in the morning.    The team finished 7th out of 9 teams in the afternoon. Team members are Eli Youngblood, Abigail Michael, Victor Thomas, Glenn Keesee, Joe Prost, Riley Baird, Zach Graham, Sam Brucker, and Nichole Mattes. They are coached by Ben Hinton, Jeff Worley, Mary Beth Vollink and Robert Michael.

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Yearbook Staff Wins Award

Notre Dame Regional High School's Yearbook Class was recently awarded the Jostens 2018-2019 National Yearbook Program of Excellence.  This award is in recognition of outstanding performance of advisor and staff for 2018-2019.  Left to right: Pictured with the award: Juniors Nathan Karnes, Slaten Vowels, Audrey Jaco; seniors Abigail Roark, editor, and Mason Galemore; and junior Macey Ives. Congratulations Mrs. Dinah Seabaugh and students!
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F.A.C.S. has busy week

Students in the Family and Consumer Science Department have been busy! The Life Skills class showed off their new sewing skills by making pillowcases with personal touches!

Foods classes competed in the annual Pie Contest. Groups of students made pumpkin, pecan, apple, cherry, and mixed berry, learning how to mix and roll out the crust as well as adding cutout designs, braids and other creative touches. Expert faculty judges tested all the pies and judged on taste and presentation. The winning pies and bakers are shown below.

FCCLA Club sponsored a pancake breakfast for students and faculty. Club members arrived early to decorate, make coffee and prepare the batter. Students were given choice of pumpkin, plain, chocolate chip, or blueberry pancakes. They were delicious!

Room 501 is a busy classroom!

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Music Students Excel

Congratulations to Band and Choir Students!


Notre Dame Junior, Claire Southard was named to the All-District Band for her skill on the flute. Claire will audition for the All- State Band in December.




Seniors, Connor Missey & Molly Sellers were named to the All-State Honor Choir.  Connor performs as a Bass and Molly is a Soprano. They will perform at the State Music Convention in January.   

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Famous Poets Coffeehouse

Mrs. Maher’s Poetry class went to My Daddy’s Cheesecake for a Famous Poets Coffeehouse. The students enjoyed coffee and sweets while sharing poems and research about famous poets such as Ezra Pound, Lord Tennyson, Robert Frost, and Walt Whitman. 
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Notre Dame has two new programs for seniors this year.  One of those is the connectCAPE Program and the other is the A+ Program. 

ConnectCAPE consists of senior job shadowing provided by the Cape Chamber of Commerce. 

The student participating gives their top three areas of career interest and then the Cape Chamber of Commerce connects them with a chamber member in that area who is willing to have them shadow their job. 

This program allows students access to real-world settings, an opportunity to explore career options, and the ability to learn from someone who is currently working in the student’s area of interest.

The main requirements are good school attendance and a good disciplinary record. Although, certain fields do require students to be 18 or older.

There are two four-hour sessions with each  shadowing experience, along with a post-shadow survey. The deadline to sign up has already passed, but the program is an annual program which means it will be available next year.

The A+ Program,  offers scholarship money toward community colleges and many other Missouri schools. A full list of schools is available from Mrs. Mueth in Guidance. 

The requirements include: a 2.5 GPA, a 15-17 on the math portion of the ACT (varies with the student’s GPA), and 50 hours of tutoring or mentoring another student. The 50 hours must be supervised by a member of the Notre Dame faculty or staff.
Students are able to start tutoring or mentoring once they finish their sophomore year and have until three weeks before graduation to earn hours.  If interested in either of these programs, see Mrs. Mueth in the Guidance Office.

by Bryson Kielhofner, Staff Writer for the ND student newspaper The Hi-Lites

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