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02 June 2021

Class of 2021

Congratulations to the class of 2021: Cole Bryson, Danielle Drummond, Santino Earl, McKenzie Fittro, Elijah Goodman, Abigail Lanham, Madalyn Lehosit, Caden Leonette, Benjamin Long, Gabriel Lopez, Gracie Marsh, Clay Martino, Gianna Martino, Kobe Martino, Kathryn Mason, Michael Mazza, Michael McAra, Patrick Mehr, Cole Mullins, Dylan O’Sullivan, Elizabeth Renzelli, Paige Rinschler, Savon Rogers, Vasa Ruble Osborne, Fiona Smith, Sydney Stump, and Alexandria Witt.

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10 Reasons to Attend NDHS

  • Faith and Family First
  • High Academic Achievement
  • Wide Variety of Athletic and Extra-Curricular Activities
  • 100% Graduation Rate and 98% Pursuing Higher Education
  • Nationally Accredited
  • Numerous Service Projects and Outreach to Community
  • Small Class Sizes
  • 12 Advancement Placement Courses Available
  • Safe and Secure Environment
  • Affordable Tuition with Financial Assistance available

Notre Dame High School not only addresses the academic but also the spiritual, moral, and emotional needs of their students. Notre Dame educates the total person, carrying out its ministry through development of character, integrity and personal conscience. Students in grades 7-12 attend the school where critical thinking skills are paired with basic skills and knowledge in the fine arts.

About Us

Our Mission

Education in Faith, Knowledge and Service Notre Dame High School is an academic, secondary school dedicated to the education and development of the total person. The school, unique in the area, carries out its ministry in the context of gospel values. The total curriculum aims to achieve the following:

  • Development of character
  • Maturing of critical thinking skills
  • Imparting of better basic skills and knowledge in the arts and sciences
  • Promotion of better understanding of respect for the human body through Religion classes and athletics
  • Deepening the aesthetic sense and appreciation
  • Preparing for responsible American citizenship and active participation in democracy
  • Expectation of active, responsible learning by all students

In its desire to contribute to the educational mission of the Roman Catholic Church, Notre Dame High School also seeks to foster the understanding of the dignity of the human person within the vision of Jesus, to build Christian community and to relate all knowledge to the News of Salvation and the Light of Faith.

Our History

Catholic education in Harrison County has a solid tradition of academic excellence. The long and rich history began in 1866 as St Joseph’s Academy for girls. St. Mary’s opened in 1914 as a boys’ preparatory school. The two schools consolidated in 1928. Notre Dame High School opened in 1955 with St. Mary’s becoming a grade school. Today St. Mary’s Grade School and Notre Dame High School are the only Catholic schools in Harrison County.

Our Catholic Identity

The Religion Curriculum includes The Creed, Old Testament, New Testament, Church History, Social Justice, Morality, Sacraments, Living a Christian Lifestyle, and Comparative World Religions. Special Liturgical Celebration

  • Opening School Mass
  • Homecoming Mass
  • Mass of Thanksgiving
  • Advent Penance Service
  • Lessons in Carols
  • Lenten Penance Service
  • Rose and Candle
  • Baccalaureate Mass

The Student Body:

  • Attends Mass weekly at Immaculate Conception Church
  • Prays together every morning with focus on the Liturgical calendar
  • Participates in Pro-Life unit in January focusing on diverse pro-life issues.

Class and Organization Sponsored Service Projects

  • School-wide paper recycling
  • Christmas Adopt-a-Family
  • Mentorship to St. Mary’s Grade School Students
  • Easter family sponsorships
  • Annual Thanksgiving food and coat drive
  • Red Cross blood drives
  • NDHS Memorial Garden
  • Shrove Tuesday pancake breakfast

Admissions Process

  1. Contact Counselor of Admissions, Jackie Reed to express your interest in attending Notre Dame. Call 304-623-1026 x114 or email jacqueline.reed@notredamewv.org. Mrs. Reed can answer any initial questions that you may have.
  2. Complete the application – Click here to download the application
  3. Request transcripts, test scores, and any special needs information from current school be sent to Notre Dame High School, attn: Admission
  4. Prospective students and parents meet with the Principal
  5. Admissions testing (if required)
  6. Complete financial agreement

Academics

Graduation Requirements

To graduate from Notre Dame High School, students must comply with all regulations set forth by the North Central Association for the accrediting of high schools in West Virginia. These regulations change from time to time, and Notre Dame’s policies will reflect these changes.

The following are required units that must be completed by students.

Religion 4 units

English 4 units

Mathematics (Algebra1 and above) 4 units

Science (2 lab sciences) 4 units

Social Studies 4 units

Physical Education/Health 2 units

Foreign Language (same language) 2 units

Fine Arts (Art, Music, Theatre) 1 unit

Electives (any of above) 2 units

Honors Classes

Advanced Placement (weighted 5.0)

  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science Principles
  • English Language & Comp
  • English Literature & Comp
  • Psychology
  • US History
  • AP Environmental Science
  • Government & Politics
  • Human Geography

Honors Courses (weighted 4.5)

  • Advanced Biology
  • Anatomy & Physiology 1 & 2
  • Chemistry 2
  • Environmental Science
  • English 9 & 10
  • Physics
  • Spanish 3 & 4
  • Trig/Pre Calculus
  • Geometry
  • Algebra II

Note: Algebra I is not an honors course, but it is offered to qualified 8th grade students which allows for progression through AP Calculus BC

Athletics

Notre Dame High School offers 27 different sports teams:

Fall Sports

Varsity & Middle School Co-Ed Soccer
Varsity & Middle School Cheerleading
Varsity & MS Boys & Girls Cross Country
Varsity & Middle School Volleyball
Varsity Boys & Girls Golf

Winter

Varsity & Middle School Boys Basketball
Varsity & Middle School Girls Basketball
Varsity Boys & Girls Swimming

Spring

Varsity Baseball
Varsity & Middle School Softball
Varsity & Middle School Boys Track
Varsity & Middle School Girls Track
Varsity Boys & Girls Tennis

Our People Make Us Great

Administration

Fr. Joe Konikattil : Designated Pastor

Fr. Joe Konikattil

Designated Pastor

Kelly Light ’06 : Principal

Kelly Light ’06

Principal

Loria Cavallo : Assistant Principal

Loria Cavallo

Assistant Principal

Rebecca Korn ’89 : Guidance Counselor

Rebecca Korn ’89

Guidance Counselor

Jacqueline Reed ’94 : Admissions

Jacqueline Reed ’94

Admissions

Claudine Rogers ’86 : Administrative Assistant & Athletic Director

Claudine Rogers ’86

Administrative Assistant & Athletic Director

Adaire Snyder : Finance & Administrative Assistant

Adaire Snyder

Finance & Administrative Assistant

Teachers

Albert Altovilla : Technology Specialist & Yearbook

Albert Altovilla

Technology Specialist & Yearbook

Abbigail Blosser : Trigonometry / Algebra / Geometry

Abbigail Blosser

Trigonometry / Algebra / Geometry

Melissa Butera : English / Advanced Literature

Melissa Butera

English / Advanced Literature

Patricia Dupont ’77 : Religion / Theology

Patricia Dupont ’77

Religion / Theology

Diane Kinney : Chemistry & Assistant Athletic Director

Diane Kinney

Chemistry & Assistant Athletic Director

Jason Lake : History / Geology / Psychology

Jason Lake

History / Geology / Psychology

Melissa McAra ’94 : Religion / Religious Artifacts

Melissa McAra ’94

Religion / Religious Artifacts

Dr. Angela McKeen : Chemistry / Physics

Dr. Angela McKeen

Chemistry / Physics

Krista Power : School Nurse & Health

Krista Power

School Nurse & Health

Michelle Riggs : Academic Support & Virtual School Classroom

Michelle Riggs

Academic Support & Virtual School Classroom

Janice Romain : Biology / Physiology / Anatomy

Janice Romain

Biology / Physiology / Anatomy

Christy Smith : History / Civics

Christy Smith

History / Civics

Craig Snider : English

Craig Snider

English

Gloria Strauss : Spanish

Gloria Strauss

Spanish

Jason Young : Performing Arts Conservatory

Jason Young

Performing Arts Conservatory

Amber Goldizen : Middle School Social Studies / STEAM

Amber Goldizen

Middle School Social Studies / STEAM

Carrington Riggs : Middle School Language Arts

Carrington Riggs

Middle School Language Arts

Cindy Yazvac : Middle School Mathematics

Cindy Yazvac

Middle School Mathematics

Rose Nicholas ’74 : Administrative and Classroom Assistant

Rose Nicholas ’74

Administrative and Classroom Assistant

Staff

Patty Rieser : Cafeteria Point of Service

Patty Rieser

Cafeteria Point of Service

Krystyn Woofter : Cook

Krystyn Woofter

Cook

Donna Nutter ’63 : Cook

Donna Nutter ’63

Cook

David Maurer : Facilities / Maintenance & Transportation

David Maurer

Facilities / Maintenance & Transportation

Bub Squires : Maintenance

Bub Squires

Maintenance

Tommy Wilson : Maintenance

Tommy Wilson

Maintenance

Giving

Msgr. O’Brien Planned Giving Society

Monsignor John J. O'Brien

Monsignor John J. O’Brien

Membership to the Monsignor John J. O’Brien Planned Giving Society goes to those who have made Notre Dame & St. Mary’s a beneficiary in their estate plans. Monsignor O’Brien was instrumental in the planning and building of Notre Dame High School. To discuss leaving your legacy with a planned gift contact: Kelly Light ( 304-623-1026 ) klight@notredamewv.org

Notre Dame & St. Mary’s Fund

The Notre Dame & St. Mary’s Fund is an annual campaign which provides funds for academic and extra-curricular programs, building maintenance and improvement, and allows administration to keep tuition costs as low as possible. Everyone is asked to consider a gift to the Notre Dame & St. Mary’s Fund. In order for yearly campaigns to be successful and for financial growth to occur gifts received should reflect a balance between leadership gifts ($1,000+) and broad participation. Gifts to the fund directly benefit our students and are greatly appreciated. To make a gift to the Notre Dame & St. Mary’s Fund, please send checks to: Notre Dame & St. Mary’s Fund,127 East Pike St., Clarksburg, WV  26301

 

 

 

 

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Notre Dame High School 127 East Pike St. Clarksburg, WV 26301
304-623-1026 info@notredamewv.org

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