Welcome to Mount Notre Dame High School!
I am sure you will find that there are great things happening here! I encourage you to explore our website, come visit our school, and talk to current students and graduates so you can learn more about us.
I am a graduate of MND and am thrilled to be back “home”. I am continually amazed at the excellent opportunities that are available for the young women who attend our school – in academic offerings, service opportunities, sports teams, and many clubs and organizations. My responsibility as President is to ensure that the mission and vision of Mount Notre Dame is carried out in all these areas. Please feel free to contact me via phone or e-mail if you ever have a question or concern about this.
We are grateful to be partners with parents in the education and development of the students. It is an honor and a true blessing! Please be assured that we take this opportunity very seriously and will always look out for what is best for the student. I encourage you to stop by and introduce yourself sometime.
Mrs. Judy Back Gerwe ’78
President’s Monthly Message – July 2022
Dear Friends of Mount Notre Dame,
I hope you are enjoying your summer with family and friends! We are excited to welcome our faculty and students back to the building next month and have been busy preparing for their arrival. I want to extend a special welcome to new faculty and staff members as well as our 183 new freshmen and 10 new transfer students. We are excited to have each of you join the MND sisterhood and hope you feel welcome and at home here.
We were able to welcome back our 5-year (Cougar Club),10-year (Sunflower Society) and 25-year (Sterling Society) alumnae last month with an induction ceremony and cocktail party celebration at MND. They even requested some past and present faculty and staff to serve as guest bartenders. It was wonderful seeing these ladies return to their alma mater!
Our summer camp programs are winding down and we are very grateful to all those who entrusted their children to our care through a variety of sports and special interest camps. This week and next, we will be offering some sports camps and there is a dance camp scheduled for next week. It has been a very busy summer at MND!
Several sessions of our HSPT Test Prep Program are being offered during the first two weeks of August to incoming eighth graders taking the test in November. Two MND teachers offer this program and there are still some open spaces if you or someone you know is interested. Please visit https://www.mndhs.org/summer-camps-2022/ for more information.
Our current students have been busy at MND also this summer! Several of them have helped in the various camps, shared a first-ever Lil Sis Day with their little sisters, and our student-athletes are conditioning as they prepare for tryouts. We also have some camps coming up for current students – a Leadership Camp and “Getting the Edge” Camp for our incoming freshmen and Common App Camp for our seniors – as well as a Freshman Service Day at Gorman Farm on August 11.
Next week is the opening of our summer production of The Wizard of Oz. The shows begin on July 29 and run for two consecutive weekends. Please check your calendars and support our MNDT program by purchasing tickets at https://mndt.booktix.com. It is sure to delight folks of all ages!
Faculty and staff will be gathering on August 15 for our opening In-Service and will have the opportunity to celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of Mary with a group mass. New student orientation, which includes freshmen and transfer students, is scheduled for August 18 and 19 and our first day of school with all students is on August 22. The Development Office will be offering a special Legacy Breakfast to our freshmen moms who are MND Alumnae on August 18 and our seniors will celebrate the start of their final year with a Senior Lunch on August 21. Our new Parent Volunteer Corp is also planning a Parent Social Evening to start off the school year. Stay tuned for additional information that should be coming out soon!
The summer Developments magazine should arrive in your homes sometime in August and will include our Honor Roll of Donors. I hope you take some time to read about all the great things that have been happening at MND and pray for all our benefactors who support our school financially each year.
Please stay connected with MND through our webpage, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts. We have so much good news to share with you!
I look forward to communicating with you on the third Monday of each month. As always, you are welcome to contact me for a visit or conversation anytime. I can be reached at 821-3044 x101 or at email@example.com.
Judy Back Gerwe ’78
President’s Address 2019