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MND Start-Up For Junior High Students

MND Start-Up is geared to the inquisitive 6th, 7th and 8th grade girl who is seeking opportunities to expand her learning. Sessions are taught by leading Mount Notre Dame faculty members, experts in their particular fields of study and in engaging students in applied learning. Each session requires a separate registration, which opens exactly one month prior to the event. Space is limited - first come, first serve.



Saturday, March 10, 2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost: FREE!
Limited to 30 participants

Explore the mysterious world of cryptography with us! Participants will learn about various kinds of cyphers and codes as well as their applications in history and today’s world. We will start off by practicing creating and breaking codes and the day will end with each participant using their skills to solve a mystery! Registration opens February 10, 2018 and will close once filled.


Mount Notre Dame is pleased to announce that it was selected to host a 3D Printers Club, a specialized after-school program. This club is open to girls in 5th and 6th grade.The club is made possible by the assistance and support of local community partners, including the Greater Cincinnati STEM Collaborative (GCSC), P&G, the University of Cincinnati, and many more.

MND’s 3D Printers Club will meet at MND on Saturdays from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM on the following dates: February 10 | March 3 | March 24

Students will also participate in a showcase on Monday, April 9th from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Students will design and print 3D objects in the club. The club curriculum reinforces math and science principles taught during the school day and teaches computer modeling and problem-solving skills.

Through the involvement of volunteer coaches and STEM professionals who use 3D printing in the workplace, the club also exposes students to STEM career possibilities. At the end of the course, students will be able to show their and keep their new creations (along with other goodies)!

Students must be able to attend all three sessions to be part of the club. The club will also require the students to bring a computer with them to complete the activities.

Questions about the 3D Printers Club can be directed to MND STEM Coordinator, Mrs. Michelle Shafer at mshafer@mndhs.org