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Clubs & Organizations

Adopt-a-Sister

This time-honored MND program matches MND students with retired Sisters of Notre Dame deNamur who live at the convent next to the school. Students and their “Sisters” meet a couple of times each month to chat, share and make a new friend. Membership is by application.

Ambassadors & Premier Ambassadors

Mount Notre Dame Ambassadors represent our school at functions, both in-school and out-of-school. The Ambassadors also serve as companions for students interested in transferring to MND. Membership is by application for sophomores, juniors and seniors or appointment by the school administration.

Premier Ambassadors are students who are specially trained by the Guidance Department. They help assist transfer students and international students during their transition to MND.

Membership in Premier Ambassadors: by application in the Spring. Must be a current Ambassador.

Big Sis Little Sis

The Big Sis Little Sis Program is designed to provide girls ages 6 to 10 with strong female role models. It fosters the development of a relationship between the “big sis ” and “li’l sis” that is instrumental in shaping strong, positive values for both girls and helps all students involved to grow.

Mount Notre Dame partners with Winton Hills Academy, Reading Hilltop and Reading Central. Juniors and seniors chosen to participate in the program are paired with a 1st, 2nd or 3rd grade girl from one of our partner schools to participate in monthly activities that foster a great bond between both the child and the Mount Notre Dame student mentor.

The MND students (or “big sisters”) are responsible for picking up their “little sisters” and bringing them to the group activity. Activities may include parties at MND, bowling, skating, visits to Sports Plus, the zoo and an end-of-the-year picnic!

Activities normally take place on Saturdays.

Contact Melanie Brinkmann (mbrinkmann@mndhs.org) if you have any questions.

Book Club

Meeting once a month a club for lovers of books to discuss a common book of choice.

Class Activities

Seniors: Commitment to the MND community through bonding events scheduled with each of the other classes and the faculty, leadership in connecting the rest of the school to the SNDdeN mission in Peru, Senior Picnic, Senior of the Month, Blood Drive, Dance Marathon for Legacy Scholarships, End-of-Year Senior Celebration event, Baccalaureate Mass, participation in school's Annual Fund Drive, and Graduation.
Juniors: Prom, time capsules, selection of SND mission focus for senior year, class T-shirt, and Junior/Senior Bridging Ceremony.
Sophomores: Class rings, time capsules, Sophomore class bonding experience, and Sophomore retreat days/service projects.

Class Officer Positions

Each year girls from each grade run to be elected for various leadership roles within their class. Class Officers serve as role models for their class and the whole MND community as well. Working closely with school officials, Class Officers coordinate different events and opportunities for their class members to bond, serve, and celebrate as one.

Community Service Program

Community Service is integrated into the Mount Notre Dame experience in such a way that every student participates in service during her four years at the school. Hours are not officially tracked and submitted as a separate graduation requirement. Service experiences are connected to and processed through various classes, clubs and programs.

Click here for MND's Community Service Program

Cougar Film Critics

Membership is open to all students who have an interest in looking at and/or discussing films and film clips with an eye to composition, entertainment value, stereotypes, and moral implications.

French Club

Students are given the opportunity to explore the French culture and cuisine through games, crafts, holiday celebrations and more. French Club is a great way to practice French conversation. MND periodically sponsors trips to France over the summer or during spring break for students wishing to have a French immersion experience. Membership is open to students currently enrolled in French classes and those who have taken French in the past.

Freshman Council

This group is open to all freshmen interested in shaping the class identity as new members of the Mount Notre Dame community. Members will provide leadership to the rest of the class by creating opportunities for students to bond, serve, and celebrate together. Activities include service projects, freshman fans events, and any other events that the group believes will help the freshman class grow in unity.

Girls' Athletic Association (GAA)

This group keeps the Cougar spirit alive! GAA plans pep rallies, spirit nights, State send-offs, big/little sister athletes and more. Membership is open to all students and is mandatory for those who participate in interscholastic sports.

Grace Group

This group is comprised of students who have experienced the death of a parent, brother or sister. The group meets for lunch during the school day six times each year and is a tremendous resource for those who have suffered through similar experiences.

Irish Club

Irish Club fosters an appreciation for the Irish culture through the enjoyment and exploration of Irish music, dance, film and food.

Knitting Club

Knitting Club activities include the introduction of new stitches, collaboration for possible group projects, spending time knitting and relaxing together, all of this and more are possible for the group. Members will determine the direction of the club's activities as the year unfolds.

Latin Club

This club explores Roman culture, practices and cuisine through events and holiday celebrations. The MND Latin Club is a member of the Junior Classical League. The leagues objective is to encourage an interest in and appreciation of the language, literature and culture of ancient Greece and Rome and to impress an understanding of the contributions of these classical cultures. Membership is open to all students currently enrolled in Latin or to those who have taken Latin in the past.

MND Academic Team (Greater Cincinnati Academic League)

GCAL is comprised of teams from area Catholic high schools that compete with each other in answering questions involving all academic subject areas as well as general knowledge and trivia; team wins and losses are recorded, and weekly standings are posted; the top two teams in the league qualify for regional and/or state competitions.

MND Cougar Dance Team

MND’s championship varsity dance team performs at pep rallies; MND, Moeller and Xavier University basketball games and other community events. The team competes nationally and consistently places in the top-ten in the country. MND’s dance program also offers junior-varsity (6th – 8th grade girls) and youth (3rd – 5th grade girls) teams. The program also offers a camp each summer for girls in kindergarten through eighth grades. Membership for the varsity and junior-varsity teams is by tryout, held each spring. A tryout is not required for the youth team.

MND Cougar Spirit

This group of trained junior/senior peer ministers assists with Freshman Orientation and introduces freshmen to MND life as homeroom mentors. Membership: by application in the fourth quarter.

MND Theatre (MNDT)

MND’s award-winning theatre program produces four full-length productions each school year, as well as a summer production that is open to all area high school students. More than 100 students from MND participate in the program both on and off stage. Gentlemen from Moeller, St. Xavier, Purcell Marian and other area schools partner with Mount Notre Dame for the male roles. MND’s Theatre Program also hosts two summer camps for elementary students in grades 3 – 8 each year. Membership is open to all students.

Model United Nations (MNDMUN)

This group studies international cooperation and global leadership. Through the Model UN, students become persuasive speakers, writers and critical thinkers. Students participating in this group cultivate an appreciation for the global community around them. Members are required to attend training sessions before participating in Model UN events off-campus. Each year MND’s delegation participates in conferences held at the University of Dayton and the University of Chicago, as well as international conferences. In 2010, MND sent a delegation to the University of Berlin. In 2011, the delegation attended a conference at the University of Genoa in Italy.

Moeller Cheerleading

This group of young women provide the cheerleading support for Moeller's Varsity football and basketball teams. Mount Notre Dame students have always provided a great representation on the squad! The program is a ten-month commitment.

Contact Debi Cass (dhcass@sbcglobal.com) for more information.

Mu Alpha Theta (Mathematics Honor Society)

This mathematical honors society empowers young women in the study and enjoyment of mathematics and to encourage creative thought. Membership is by application and members must maintain a 90% cumulative average in math.

National French Honor Society

Members of this select group practice French conversation, host culture discussions, organize and run events for Francophone week, organize and run the induction ceremony and other activities that promote French language and culture.

Membership: open to students who meet the National and MND requirements, and who maintain academic, behavioral, and service requirements.

National Honor Society (NHS)

This group provides peer tutoring, exam review, teacher assistance and underwrites activities like Fall Ball and Teacher Appreciation Day. Members must complete a 25-35-hour service plan for each academic year in which she is a member. Members are selected by the faculty council. Criteria for membership include academic average, evidence of leadership, character and service.

Parish Partners

This group invites students to have parish pride and participate in parish life, Celebrate Our Parishes Days, Terrific Teachers and Angel Educator awards and breakfast, Class Sunshine Girls, Christmas gifts and other recognition for parish ministers and parishes, Valentine’s Day treat for parishes, annual luncheon for pastors/youth ministers.

Respect For Life Club

This group of students promotes belief in the sanctity of human life and the inherent dignity of the human person.

Rho Kappa (Social Studies Honor Society)

This organization empowers MND women to study, understand and appreciate diversity in history and society through active civic engagement.

Science Club

This group fosters interest in science and encourages young women to pursue careers in the field. The Science Club sponsors speakers, films and other science activities. Membership is open to all students with an interest in science and a willingness to dedicate extra time to club activities.

Spanish Club and Spanish Honor Society

This club offers opportunities to explore the experiences and cultures of Spanish-speaking peoples. Membership is open to all students studying Spanish and to those who have taken Spanish in the past. There are also opportunities to be inducted into the National Spanish Honor Society. Eligible students are contacted in the second semester through their Spanish classes.

Student Government

Student Government is a great way to represent your fellow classmates. Each homeroom is represented by at least one delegate. Membership is by application and election. Student government organizes class and staff appreciation days, the all-school Fall Dance, Father-Daughter Dance, Mother-Daughter Brunch, Jeans Day and Spirit Week.

St. Vincent de Paul Conference

Mount Notre Dame works closely with St. Vincent de Paul through our own, school-based Conference. Activities include monthly meetings, assisting with emergency financial assistance through selecting recipients, participating in Urban Plunges with SVDP (January and July), work with SVDP for our Canned Food Drive, and help serve on Saturday mornings one day each month.

Contact Todd Forman (tforman@mndhs.org) or Matt Fletcher (mfletcher@mndhs.org) for more information.

TSA Teams Competition

The JETS Team program is an annual high school competition challenging students to work collaboratively and apply their math and science knowledge in practical, creative ways to solve real every day challenges.

Worship Commission

This group plans all-school Holy Day Masses, Leadership Prayer service, Grandparents' Appreciation Day, Catholic Schools Week Service, Holy Week Service, and Baccalaureate Mass; Advent & Lenten Reconciliation Services; decorate for seasons of Advent, Lent, and Easter; advises Director of Campus Ministry on morning prayer and assigns prayer leaders; plans Masses/prayer services for other school events as the need arises; and provides ministers for daily Scripture & Communion services. Membership is open to all students and faculty; student members bound by Honor Society member description in school handbook.

Writers' Cafe

The purpose of this group is to provide a casual, open forum through which students may share their creative writing and discuss it with one another. Some members also hope to pursue the publication of a student literary anthology. Membership is open to all students.

Youth Philanthropy Council (MND YPC)



Philanthropy, literally meaning "love of humanity", is alive and well at MND, and we are proud to be a regional leader in educating the next generation of philanthropists! The MND Youth Philanthropy Council is a student-directed organization committed to learning about philanthropy and the role it plays in a healthy and vibrant community. For the past ten years, MND has had an active, growing Youth Philanthropy Council. During this time, MND's YPC has granted over $65,000 to local, regional, national and international organizations. This year we are proud to have 65 students learning how to give of their time, talent and treasure. Click HERE to read about the history of MND YPC.

Contact Todd Forman (tforman@mndhs.org) if you have any questions.

YPC Members - Click HERE for membership links.

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