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Upon returning from a Mission trip to Haiti Mrs. Barb Glockner asked students of Notre Dame Elementary to get involved in helping the Haitian people. She showed the students a power point presentation of the village they visited. Mrs. Glockner also made mud cookies for the students to see. These cookies are actually made of mud and are used to supplement the Haitian children food when supplies run low. Students have been asked to donate gently used backpacks, shoes, and coins or dollars to help. Several hundred shoes and backpacks have already been donated. Money is being collected in a large container in the school main hallway to purchase Bibles and song books.

Elementary Haiti Project

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Boy’s and Girl’s basketball on top of the SOC 1 standings.

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Oberlings Make A Donation. UCAN Scholarship receives $10,000 donation from Henry and Ann Oberling.

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New Elementary principal? Simon Harting (5th grade) is pictured at his desk as he performed his duties as Principal for the Day.

Rising To the Top.

7th Annual Bid Your Heart Out This years Annual Bid Your Heart Out helped raise over $115,000 for The Notre Dame Schools.

ND Mobile Notre Dame Development Office has developed a mobile website that allows Notre Dame students, faculty, and parents with smart phones to conveniently connect to school resources.





Rising to the Top - SOC Champs 2011-2012 basketball season will be one that can’t be forgotten. Coming in to the season Notre Dame had high expectations for both the boy’s and girl’s program to succeed and compete in the Southern Ohio Conference. What unfolded was more than any fan, player or coach could describe or ask for. It had been 27 years since the Lady Titans had cut down the nets and 31 years for the boys basketball. For the first time ever both boys and girls clinched SOC 1 titles, and in the same year. Both programs went on to win their Sectional Championship game but were defeated in the next round of tournament play; completing the most successful seasons in Notre Dame school history. Girls lose seniors Katie Kayser and Leigh Ann Morgan next year and boys lose Tyler Noel, Brad Pierron, Joey Storey and Corey Stevens. Both look to repeat their success and return an SOC title back to Notre Dame next season.

Golf team captures SOC crown. David Medley named SOC Player of the Year. The Notre Dame golf team reached heights the program had not seen in a decade this year, but the season came to an end Tuesday afternoon as the team fell short of qualifying to advance past the Div. III Southeastern District tournament in Circleville. Notre Dame had a team score of 360 which was beyond the limit for advancement to the State Tournament. The Titans’ low scorer was Weston Craig with an 86 final tally. Despite the tournament exit, it is hard to say Notre Dame has had anything less than a phenomenal season placing third at sectionals, winning the SOC and sporting the SOC player of the year in David Medley. The Titans notched a team score of 367 at sectionals and saw Medley continue his year of domination with the second lowest score at the tournament with a 79. It is the first time a Notre Dame golf team has advanced to districts in 10 years and the coach noted the different level of competition once his golfers hit the links.

Fall All-SOC Teams Announced The Southern Ohio Conference Football All-Star team was announced at the end of the season. The Notre Titans, who finished 7-3 overall and 2-2 in the SOC Division I, garnered seven players on the team, which included four first-team selections and three second-team picks. Among the list were, SOC First Team - Brad Pierron, Matt Malone, Austin Born, Kevin Lewis. Second Team - Jacob Milani, Michael Mader and Jack Kayser.

District Coaches of the Year JD McKenzie (Girl’s basketball), Matt Mader (Boy’s Basketball) and Kevin Noel (Baseball) were selected as District Coaches of the Year this season after leading their teams to the best seasons in school history. Notre Dame becomes the first school since the 2008-2009 Oak Hill basketball teams to win their division for both boys and girls basketball in the same season. Coach Noel finishes the season 21-6 (career best).

The Southern Ohio Conference released its list of 2011 All-Stars. Notre Dame had three selected for first team and two for second team. Lady Titans finished second overall with a 11-3 record. SOC First Team - Erin Monroe, Libby Welsh and Katie Kayser. Second Team - Andrea Marchyn, Leigh Ann Morgan.

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High School gym receives a major remodel.

Notre Dame will be selling pieces of the floor as well as auctioning off the center court featuring the interlocking ND that has been on the floor for 60 years at next years Bid Your Heart Out Auction, February 16, 2013

Since 1952 the Notre Dame High School has remained untouched to a certain extent until this year. 60 years have passed and this year the gym will receive a major overhaul. Through the hard work of Mike Gampp, The Notre Dame Athletic Association and Notre Dame High School and donors, the reality of a “new” gym is all but a reality. The remodel will include an all new gym floor featuring a newly designed look and wood. New lights that are more energy efficient will be taking the place of the current halogen lights that hang. New basketball rims and backboards as well as scoreboards will be added to complete the update. Construction will begin June 4 and continue for 3 months and be ready for the start of the 2012-2013 school year.

J. Arzen named All-District Player of the Year.

Lady Titans softball making history. NDHS Launches new Athletic website Notre Dame introduces official Athletics webpage that features past, present and future Titan sports. The result of a joint effort between Notre Dame Athletic Association of ND Development Department. With up to date scores and schedules; fans, parents and students are able to stay in touch with athletics with the easy to use navigation. Users are able download their favorite desktop background to the computer or mobile phone. “This is the next step for us in keeping up with the constantlychanging culture that is 21st century communications,” Notre Dame Assistant Director of Development Andrew Mader said. “We feel the Notre Dame Athletics and all of our supporters will enjoy this new and easier way to access information about their favorite teams.” Users are able to receive mobile updates for sports via NDmobile that is offered on the Apple iPhone and Android Marketplace. New updates and mobile athletic website to be available next school year. To visit the new athletic site please visit

Notre Dame saw their season end in a loss to reigning Division IV State Champion Strasburg-Franklin, but the Lady Titans never stopped battling. Coming into a season with a new head coach the Lady Titans looked to continue their success from last year. JD McKenzie stepped into the role of head coach and led the Titans to a remarkable season. The 2012 season of Notre Dame softball elevated the program to new heights it had never reached and finished as Regional Runners-up and claiming a back to back District Title. The Titans finish the season with a record of 19-8 and see seniors Katie Kayser, Leigh Ann Morgan, Catherine Binns and Danielle White graduate. Thursday’s win marked the first time the Lady Titans had won a regional tournament game and Friday’s loss gives Notre Dame the first Regional Runner-up prize to grace the Notre Dame trophy case.

T. Noel named All-District Player of the Year.




Fall Sports Records


2011-2012 Notre Dame Titans Athletics

Football - 7-3 (SOC 3-1) Volleyball - 16-6 (SOC 11-3) Golf - SOC 1st Place David Medley- Named SOC Golf Player of the Year.


Winter Sports Records B Basketball - 19-3 (SOC 13-1)


G Basketball - 19-4 (SOC 13-1) Swimming - SOC 2nd Place JV Basketball - 22-0 Jen Arnzen - SOC Player of the Year. Coach JD McKenzie - Named All-District & SOC Coach of the Year


Coach Matt Mader - Named All-District & SOC Coach of the Year

Spring Sports Records


Baseball - 21-4 (SOC 12-2) Track - N/A Tennis - 6-6 (SOC 3-3) Tyler Noel - All District Player of the Year. Coach Kevin Noel - Named SOC Coach of the Year


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Fall Sports AllSOC Teams SWIMMING

Football - First Team Brad Pierron Matt Malone Austin Born Kevin Lewis Second Team Jacob Milani Michael Mader Jack Kayser


Volleyball - First Team Erin Monroe Libby Welsh Katie Kayser Second Team Andrew Marchyn Leigh Ann Morgan

Winter Sports All-SOC Teams BASKETBALL

Basketball - First Team Brad Pierron Tyler Noel Kevin Lewis Second Team JP Kayser Michael Mader


SOC Coach of the Year Matt Mader Girls Basketball - First Team Jen Arnzen Katie Kayser Sammie Marting Second Team Raigan Sammons Katie Stevenson SOC Player of the Year Jen Arnzen SOC Coach of the Year JD McKenzie


Spring Sports All-SOC Teams Baseball- First Team Brad Pierron Tyler Noel Michael Mader Honorable Mention Jacob Milani SOC Coach of the Year Kevin Noel Softball - First Team Katie Kayser Maddi Phillips


Second Team Katie Stevenson Miranda Pauley





Celebrating 60 Years! In August 2012, we will commemorate Notre Dame High School 60th anniversary and celebrate the remarkable journey that has transformed Notre Dame into what it is today. But you need not wait until August 2012 for the celebration to begin. Between now and then, there will be numerous opportunities for you to celebrate our journey throughout the last 60 years - and to set the stage for the next 60 years.

Students impress Catholic Foundation. The Catholic Foundation staff and board of trustees recently boarded a bus in Columbus and took a two-hour trip to Portsmouth to visit Notre Dame Junior and Senior High School, where they were greeted by students, teachers and staff of the area Catholic Social Services and clergy from the area’s churches. The Catholic Foundation serves the 23 counties, mainly in southeastern Ohio, of the Columbus Diocese. Mike Gampp of Scioto County serves on the Catholic Foundation board, and after seeing a presentation in the fall of the efforts to raise food by the Notre Dame students, he contacted the Foundation to offer to bring some of the students to Columbus to make a presentation. He was surprised when he learned the Foundation board decided instead to come to Portsmouth. “The kids at Notre Dame every year do a canned food drive,” Gampp said. “And every year they collect more and more cans. Last year they set a goal of 10,000 cans and they exceeded it. And this is a school of about 150 children from grades 7 to 12, who went out and collected that many cans of food.” Gampp said the teachers at Notre Dame decided last year that instead of just collecting canned goods, students should go out and learn about the community and meet the people who are needy. “A lot of the kids at Notre Dame live in a world that is somewhat insulated from what other people have,” Gampp said. “So they wanted to go out and see what is this need that we are raising this food for.” Gampp said teachers sent students out on a project to do a study over the

last 20 years about what has happened in Portsmouth in the realm of unemployment and poverty. The students knocked on the doors of area food pantries, including the Salvation Army, where they learned that the needs have grown considerably in recent years. Gampp said some free food services have had to cut back because the need is outstripping the supply.

Lauren Angelos wins Art Scholarship

“The kids went out and also took pictures of buildings and properties they saw in the community,” Gampp said. “They went back and put it into a presentation of Portsmouth, Ohio.” The students presented members of the Catholic Foundation with a PowerPoint production of their project. “The needs are great and the fact that these students are putting a face on poverty is the first step,” Catholic Social Services Regional Director Barbara McKenzie said. “These are kids who do a lot of wonderful things,” Gampp said. “What they took away from it was that they did not have a real appreciation for the staggering amount of need within the community where they live. So they came away from that more energized to do more good things.” The Catholic Foundation has provided more than $1.1 million over the last 12 years to the Scioto County area. “We exist to serve the needs of the people,” said Amy Parker, vice president of Grants Administration. “We even provide free grants workshops, share current needs on our website and work to unite parishes, schools and ministries of need with those who can help.”

2012 Art Show Winners - Megan McHugh, Maddie Freeman, Hailey Burchett, Libby Welsh, Lauren Angelos, Michael Medley, Miss Harr (High School Art Instructor)

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UCAN/Oberling Scholarship awarded Dogs in the Classroom

Mrs. Jones, fourth grade teacher has scheduled therapy dogs to come to read with students on Tuesday mornings from 8-9 and Thursday afternoons at 1:30. The owners have brought in all the necessary insurance, shots, papers that are needed on file. Students of varying different reading levels enjoy reading to the dogs on the cafeteria stage and the dogs seem to like it too.

Missoula Jungle Book The Missoula Theatre Company from Missoula Missouri spent an entire week at Notre Dame Elementary. On Monday, March 19th 70 Notre Dame Elementary students tried out for 55 parts in the performance of The Jungle Book. Students along with the Missoula Company practiced all week learning lines and songs. The Production was then held on Saturday, March 24 at the Vern Riffe Center. As always the production was Amazing!! We look forward to next year’s visit!

Notre Dame High School announces the 2012 winners of the UCAN/Oberling Family Scholarship: Leigh Ann Morgan and David Medley. Leigh Ann plans to attend Xavier University where she will study pre-dentistry. David will be attending Ohio State University, majoring in nursing. This year the scholarships were in the amount of $1,750.00 each. The UCAN/Oberling Family Scholarship was established in 2007 by Henry and Ann Oberling to help Notre Dame Students with the funds to help pay their college tuition. The UCAN scholarship program was established by the Scioto Foundation to help ensure that all students from Scioto County can afford to attend college. The Oberlings pledged $10,000 per year for a total of five years, which will be matched by the Scioto Foundation. At the end of five years, Notre Dame High School will have a $100,000 endowment from which to draw returns and fund the scholarship. Henry and Ann Oberling are pictured in the chapel at Notre Dame High School. The Oberlings just donated $10,000 to the UCAN/Oberling Family Scholarship that helps Notre Dame graduating seniors with college tuition. This is the fourth year of a five year pledge by the Oberlings. They have now donated $40,000 to this endowment. With the Scioto County Foundation matching the pledge dollar for dollar, the endowment fund is now at over $93,000.

Sr. Lorenzo Award

This year’s Sr. Lorenzo Thieken award was presented to Michael Haskins, junior and senior high school Spanish teacher.

Spanish Essay Winners

Notre Dame Schools announce that two of their high school Spanish students were winners in the Ohio University Southern Hispanic Cultural Essay Contest. The theme of this year’s contest was “Celebrating Hispanic Artists: Past, Present and Future”. Students were to choose one artist from the Hispanic world and reflect on how his/her work has contributed to their community or society in general. The essay must be written in Spanish. 1st place winner was Ashlyn Cassidy and Trista Davis was 2nd place winner.

Elementary Spelling Bee Winners

Principal for the Day

Congratulations to Clare Hash who was this years Elementary Spelling Bee winner and runnerup Paeytn Collins.

Michael has taught at Notre Dame High School for 15 years. The award, which is made possible by the Rodney and Jeanne Kinskey Family Foundation, was started in memory of former St. Mary’s principal, the late Sr. Lorenzo Thieken. The recipient of the award is nominated by the seniors to honor the person who

was most influential in their lives during their years in Notre Dame Schools. After the nominations are received, the school board presidents vote on the person they feel best meets the criteria of the award. Mr. Haskins was honored for his guidance and leadership both in and out of his classroom

Simon Harting is pictured at his desk at Notre Dame Elementary as he performed his duties as Principal for a Day. Simon won the right to be Principal as high bidder at Notre Dame’s Bid Your Heart Out auction fundraiser. When not serving as principal, Simon is a 5th grader at Notre Dame Elementary.





2012 Bid Your Heart Out Raises $115,000 for The Notre Dame Schools Since 2006 the Bid Your Heart Out Auction has continued its success each year by raising money for The Notre Dame Schools. 2012 marked a new year and a very successful auction by raising over $115,000. The auction would not be possibly without the help of volunteers, staff, community, business and the Notre Dame family. The “Bid Your Heart Out” committee will begin meeting in September to prepare for next years auction. If you would like to volunteer to be on the committee or would like to donate an item for the auction, please contact the Notre Dame Development office, 740-353-2354. With your help we are looking forward to making next years auction a success. Mark your calendars, next year’s auction date has been set. FEBRUARY 16, 2013.

Knights of Columbus donate to Notre Dame.

Pictured are members of the Portsmouth Knights of Columbus Council 741, Dave Ferrell, Dr. Robert Nelson, Larry Boren and Dave Stump. The Knights of Columbus donated two $500 scholarships at the high school and one $500 scholarship to the elementary. The Portsmouth Council continues to generously support Notre Dame Schools.

The Notre Dame Schools Annual Fund As The Notre Dame Schools continue to build upon our successes, we ask for your support. We are so grateful for faithful and generous alumni and friends like you who contribute time, talent and treasure to further Notre Dame. Your kind and sacrificial gifts allow us to continue developing leaders marked with a passion to succeed. Financial support is crucial to continuing Notre Dame’s calling to anchor students and ourselves with faith based values to guide a lifetime. Your gift to the Annual Fund helps The Notre Dame Schools maintain small classes, give personal attention, and utilize the best equipment available to education technology while offering programs activities that educate and inspire students. Give online today or contact us for more information on how you can get involved. Fill out the form and press submit to send direct to Notre Dame Development, or print and mail in to: Notre Dame High School Attn: ND Development 2220 Sunrise Ave. Portsmouth, Ohio 45662

St. Monica/St. Peter Knights of Columbus Council 14346 recently made a donation to Notre Dame High School as part of the Fr. William Patterson scholarship fund. Pictured are the Knights from this Council.

Key Club collects over 10,000 cans.

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The Notre Dame High School Key Club collected over 10,000 cans of food that was dispersed to the local food pantries in Scioto County.

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Congratulations 2012 Graduates! Notre Dame High School held its graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 1:00 pm in the school gymnasium. Guest speaker for this year’s commencement was former Physical Education teacher and assistant coach of football Dave Owens. Valedictorian was Weston Craig, and Salutatorian was Brad Pierron. 2012 Graduates were offered 1.2 million dollars in scholarships*

2012 Graduating Class The Class of 2012 was the 60th class to graduate from Notre Dame High School. This years seniors were offered over 1.1 million dollars in scholarships To view pictures from this years commencement, visit

Hannah Katherine Storey Berea College Joseph Andrew Storey The University of Cincinnati Danielle Alexandra-Nichole White Shawnee State University

2012 Class of 2012 list and College Matthew Joseph Malone Shawnee State University Christian Quentin Mault Ohio University David William Medley The Ohio State University Erin Mikel Monroe Ohio University Leigh Ann Morgan Xavier University Kevin Tyler Noel Allen Community College John Bradley Pierron The Ohio State University Corey Michael Stevens Shawnee State University

Lauren Rose Angelos Ithaca College Katherin Lorraine Binns Marshall University Brooksie Kayhydean Blue Ohio State - Newark Austin Thomas Born Shawnee State University Hayley Dawn Burchett Shawnee State University Weston Howard Craig Miami (Ohio) University Brian Christopher Delabar Columbus State Jessica Katherine Harting Wittenberg University

Maria Camila Hernandez Martinez Young Bin Hong Brendan Tabor Hoover US Army Katherine Victoria Kayser Miami (Ohio) University




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