Comprised of elected Executive Board Members (StuGo Navy), elected Class Officers (StuGo Columbia Blue), and Homeroom Representatives (Student Government White), this group of student leaders helps to organize many of our all-school activities and celebrations, including: Roo-Ha, Fall Ball, Jeans Day, Class Appreciation Days, Staff Appreciation Day, Mother Daughter Brunch, Father Daughter Dance, and Catholic Schools/Spirit Week.
Senior Class Officers
This group of leaders is elected by their classmates in the spring of their junior year. The senior class officers are tasked with focusing on 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 and Hallmarks, Spirit Week UWW Competition participation, Senior of the Month, Senior of the Year, Dance Marathon, Baccalaureate Mass, Senior Superlatives and Graduation.
Junior Class Officers
Junior Class Officers are elected by their classmates in the spring of their sophomore year. These leaders will organize Prom, time capsules, help to choose the class t-shirt for their senior year, and help coordinate Spirit Week UWW Competition participation for their class.
Sophomore Class Officers
Sophomore Class Officers are elected by their classmates in the spring of their freshman year. They are charged with organizing the sophomore class bonding experience, Sophomore retreat/day of service, time capsules, and the May Crowning service.
Freshman After School Service Team/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 in-school service projects, freshman fans events and any other event that the group believes will help the freshman class grow in unity. Freshman Homeroom Representatives will be required to attend these meetings as well as the StuGo White meetings.
Clubs and Organizations
MND Ambassadors are representatives of Mount Notre Dame, charged with hosting in-school and out-of-school events and serving as companions for students interested in transferring to our school. Ambassadors are sometimes the first people guests to our community meet; therefore, maintaining a profession decorum is expected as the Ambassador becomes the “face of Mount Notre Dame”.
The Art Club is a place for students to hone in on their skills, develop their techniques and portfolios, collaborate with other artists like themselves, create bonds with the community through the arts, and learn how to work together through group projects that will beautify the school and community.
The purpose of Book Club is to expand students’ horizons through literature by encountering different times, cultures, experiences, and ideas in a safe environment. Various genres are read throughout the school year to encourage a variety of interests. Monthly meetings consist of a large group discussion of a predetermined book (one book per month), and these discussions are led by students interested in taking on a leadership role. Meetings and potential future club activities aim to foster a lifelong enjoyment of reading.
Cougars Who Code
Members of the Cougars Who Code Club will “learn to see themselves as computer scientists.” Members will “learn the concepts of loops, variable, conditionals and functions that form the basis for all programming languages.” Members will “work in teams to design a computer science impact project that solves real world problems that girls care about.” Source: www.girlswhocode.com/club
Drug Free Club of America
“Making the right choice EASY!” – DFCA
DFCA is a club designed to reward students who are making drug-free choices and ensuring that these students have a solid plan to stand up to peer pressure when they may need it. It is designed to make the “right choice easy” and to reward students for choosing to live drug free. The leadership and members of the club will help plan educational opportunities for students and suggest incentives to motivate students to continue to make healthy, drug-free choices.
Members of the French Club will explore French culture and cuisine through games, crafts, holiday celebrations, treasure hunts, music, Mardi Gras party, and will practice French conversation.
Société Honoraire de Francais (National French Honor Society)
Members of this select group practice French conversation, host cultural discussions, organize and run events for Francopohne week, organize and run the induction ceremony and other activities that promote French language and culture.
Fun in Fitness
Members will participate in a variety of exciting sporting activities each month. Meeting dates will vary based upon MND Gymnasium & Field availability.
Girls Athletic Association (GAA)
This group of Cougar-enthusiasts plan and execute pep rallies, spirit nights, State send-offs, and other activities supportive of MND Athletics.
MND Academic League, (Greater Cincinnati Academic League GCAL)
GCAL is comprised of teams from area Catholic high schools that compete 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. Membership is based upon tryouts during the spring of the previous school year.
Japanese Culture Club
The Japanese Culture Club is open to all students who are wanting to learn more about the Japanese cultures, traditions, and language. Students will become pen-pals with an SND affiliated school in Japan and will have the opportunity to travel to Japan.
Latin Club members explore Roman culture, practices, and cuisine through events and holiday celebration, and bring awareness of Latin to the rest of the school community. The MND Latin Club is a member of the National Junior Classical League and Ohio Junior Classical League. The NJCL is sponsored by the American Classical League. The league’s objective is to encourage an interest in and an appreciation of the language, literature, and culture of ancient Greece and Rome and to impress an understanding of the debt of our culture to that of the Classical culture.
Latin Honor Society
The objectives of MND’s chapter of the Latin Honor Society are to recognize exemplary citizenship and high achievement in Latin and to stimulate interest in the study of Latin and classical culture. Latin Honor Society members actively promote the aims of our society. They serve as peer tutors for fellow Latin students, run activities at local middle schools to promote the study of the classics, and contribute to the knowledge and appreciate the contributions of the classical world.
A safe and open group for students wanting to engage in mental wellness topics and activities to further their own understanding of mental health and how they can become stronger individuals in mind, body and spirit. Students will be exposed to the practice of mindfulness, strength building, compassion & communication, maintaining healthy bodies and relationships, and various ways to celebrate.
Model United Nations (MNDMUN)
Model UN studies international cooperation and global leadership, and members host a Model UN Conference for area junior high school students. Through Model United Nations, students become persuasive speakers, writers, and critical thinkers. Students come to have a sense of the global community around them.
Membership: Membership is open to all. Meeting attendance is required for participation in all events, for both seasoned and new delegates. Participants for each event will be selected based on commitment, preparation, and training. Students bear their portion of the cost for the event they are attending.
Mu Alpha Theta (Mathematics Honor Society)
Membership: By application. Full members have completed four semesters of college prep mathematics and are enrolled in a fifth semester. Associate members have completed two semesters of college prep mathematics and are enrolled in a third semester. All members must maintain a 90% cumulative average in mathematics.
National Honor Society (NHS)
Activities: Scholar of the Month; peer tutoring; teacher assistance in August; Teacher Appreciation Day; various service projects for the benefit of the community. Each member must complete a 24-35-hour service plan for each academic year in which she is a member.
Membership: Any sophomore or junior student meeting the academic requirements in invited to apply in the spring of each year for membership during the next school year. Members are selected by a faculty council after submitting an information packet. Students must meet and maintain the criteria for members: academic average, and evidence of leadership, character, and service.
Rho Kappa (Social Studies Honor Society)
Purpose: To empower MND women to study, understand and appreciate diversity in history and society through active civic engagement.
Membership: By application. Full membership: students must have completed four semesters of college prep social studies classes and are prepared to complete at least six semesters, with a minimum GPA for these courses of an unweighted 3.0 or the numerical equivalent. Members must maintain an overall cumulative unweighted GPA of at least 3.0 or the numerical equivalent. Members must show participation in activities that demonstrate civic engagement in our school or community and the desire and aspiration to be a member of the organization.
The Science Club aims to foster an interest in science and encourage young women to pursue careers in science; to the end, it sponsors speakers, films, and indoor & outdoor science activities.
Membership: Open to all students with an interest in science and a willingness to devote extra time to club
This group provides students with opportunities to explore and experience cultures of Spanish-speaking peoples.
National Spanish Honor Society
Membership: By invitation to students who have completed three semesters of Spanish at MND with a minimum grade point average in each Spanish course. Students eligible for membership in the National Spanish Honor Society are contacted during the second semester through her Spanish class. Members agree to complete 5-hours of community service with the Hispanic community each year of membership.
Do you enjoy watching live theater? Do you enjoy discussing different works of theatrical art? If so, becoming a Theatre Enthusiast may be for you!! This group will provide the opportunity for students to see a theatrical production several times throughout the year at various community theaters, high schools, and regional show venues. At our meetings we will discuss various aspects of the show.
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 literacy anthology.
Membership: Open to all students.
Campus Ministry Organizations
Community Service Program
Mount Notre Dames offer dozens of student-led service programs, events and service immersion experiences. Visit www.mndhs.org/service to learn more about these opportunities.
This group is comprised primarily of students who have experienced the loss of a family member or close friend. Grace Group meets monthly for about one-hour for lunch. It offers students with similar situations an opportunity to get to know one another and to share their grief journey.
Membership: Open to all students who have experienced a loss. Contact Mrs. Albainy-Crosby, Director of Campus Ministry, for more information.
Moderators: Mrs. Jen Dodds & Mrs. Molly Sicking with assistance from Mrs. Sheila Munafo-Kanoza of Companions on a Journey
Multicultural Student Union
Learn a little. Change a lot. Grow together. The MSU advocates for the multiculturalism of the MND community. Established upon the Hallmarks of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, members of the MSU strive to spread knowledge, understanding, and acceptance of all cultures and ethnicities throughout the MND community, and provide a safe place for all people to come together in peace MSU focuses on educating members on the differences within our own communities, build community among its members and provide activities and fun facts for the entire MND community.
Moderators: Mr. Nick Hosmer & Mrs. Katherine Wiesenhahn
Parish Partners invites students to have parish pride and participate in parish life by sponsoring our Celebrate Our Parishes Week; hosting the annual brunch for pastors and youth ministers and the Terrific Teacher and Angel Educator Mass and breakfast. Parish Partners work with the homeroom teachers to organize the Class Sunshine Girl nominations and voting. Parish Partners also work to thank our parishes with Christmas gifts and other recognitions throughout the year.
Worship Commission plans all-school Masses and Prayer Services, including the Leadership Prayer service, the Catholic Schools Week Mass, Grandparents’ Appreciation Day Mass, and Baccalaureate Mass. This group also plans our Advent & Lenten Reconciliation Services; decorations for Advent, Lent and Easter; and works to recruit morning prayer leaders and ministers for the daily Scripture & Communion services. Objectives for the year also includes the coordination of instrumental & vocal leadership for our school prayer events and the development of the school-wide annual theme based on the Hallmarks of a Notre Dame de Namur Learning Community.
OPPORTUNITIES RELATED TO THE CLASSROOM
For more information regarding the opportunities listed below please contact the moderator listed via email.
Concert Choir: Mrs. Elizabeth Venia
Show Choir: Mrs. Elizabeth Venia
Mountain Lore Yearbook: Mrs. Krista Brehm
MND Moeller Band: Mr. Paul Kindt
Moeller Cheerleading: Contact Moeller High School
Dance Team & Program
Dance Teams for the 2020-2021 season
Varsity Team – open to grades 9-12. The team members must try-out and will be selected based on skill and technique. This team prepares for local, regional and national competitions.
Junior Varsity Team – open to grades 9-12. The team members try-out and will be selected based on skill and technique. One purpose of this team is to prepare dancers for the Varsity Team, but upper-classwomen may also participate even if they do not plan/expect to move on to Varsity. This team will compete locally and regionally.
Program Activities: Dance competitions in Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee, Michigan, and Kentucky; special appearances at MND and Xavier University basketball games; MND Pep Rallies; summer dance camp; MND Dance Competition in January. The Varsity Dance Team competes each year at the UDA Nationals in Orlando, Florida.
Varsity Coaches: Lauren Hawkins Crook (Head Coach) & Morgan Quatman
Junior Varsity Coaches: Leah Basil (Head Coach) & Kennedi Jefferson (Assistant Coach)
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. The theatre program offers opportunities for students to audition for four (4) shows, three musicals and one play. Auditions dates can be found in the MND Planner.
MNDT Director: Mr. Kyle Imbronyev