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NÅ'I GRASIA

  For the month of November and in the spirit of Thanksgiving, the Royals wanted to give thanks beyond one day out of the year. Spearheaded by the Student Council, special assemblies entitled "Nå'i Grasia" are just one way the Royal Family could honor and recognize those in our community who are doing their part to better our island.

 The first Nå'i Grasia honoree was Officer Paul Tapao of the Guam Police Department and the Guam Crime Stoppers for his tireless work to make our island home a safer place.



The second assembly honored those who dedicate their time and energy to local charities and businesses.  Honorees included Ms. Sallie Agsalud, head nurse and activities coordinator of St. Dominic's Senior Care Center, Ms. Diana Calvo, director of Catholic Social Services, Ms. Vanessa Estella and Ms. Kara Sexton from the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guam, Mr. Victor Camacho from the Make-a-Wish Foundation, Ms. Sara Pleadwell, Class of 1991, and Ms. Monique Genereux, Class of 1998, from MoSa's HotBox and MoSa's Joint, and Ms. Joyce Crisostomo, Class of 1976, from Cars Plus.




 

Students offer prayers and blessings to Nå'i Grasia honorees.

 During the week of Veterans Day, the Royal family welcomed members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart as well as two men currently serving as United States Marines.  
Charted by Congress in 1958, the Military Order of the Purple Heart is composed of military men and women who received the Purple Heart Medal for wounds suffered in combat.
Captain Rafiel Warfield and Sergeant Christopher Henderson of the United States Marines were also honored for their continuing service, with special recognition to their work done for the Toys for Tots program.

 

 

Royals personally thank members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart.

 

INTERACTORS SPRUCE UP BUS STOP

On Saturday, November 1, 2014, members of the NDHS Interact Club revitalized a bus stop in Windward Hills, Yona.  

 

 

 

 

LUJAN REPRESENTS IN GUAM YOUTH CONGRESS

 

 

Tihu Lujan, senior, was sworn in as a member of the 30th Guam Youth Congress on Saturday, November 15, 2014, at the Guam Legislature. The ceremony was officiated by Judge Robert Torres and was attended by island dignitaries, families and friends, and school administrators of the members. NDHS Youth Congress Representative Lujan was voted as the Chairman of the Committee on Economic Development, Labor, and Tourism.

 

 NOTRE DAME CELEBRATES FOUNDATION DAY

On October 24, 2014, we celebrate the efforts of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, who have transformed the world through education.

Junior Brian Barcinas leads the student body in prayer during a service honoring our foundress and School Sisters of Notre Dame on October 21, 2014.

 

BANK OF GUAM PRESENTS GET SMART ABOUT CREDIT DAY

Representatives from the Bank of Guam visited the Notre Dame campus on October 16, 2014, and educated the seniors on the importance of having good credit.

 

ND alumni Mariah Mafnas ('00), left, and Yolanda Muna Padrones ('90) were part of the visiting Bank of Guam team.

Thank you to the Bank of Guam representatives for taking the time out to speak to our seniors. 

 

 

 The Class of 2015 embarked on a pilgrimage to churches in central and northern Guam on October 15, 2014.  Students had the opportunity to educate their peers through group presentations on that particular parish.  The Royal family would like to thank all those who welcomed the senior class into their churches.

NOTRE DAME HIGH SCHOOL INSTALLS STUDENT LEADERS    

      

Student Council officers, elected by their peers, held their installation ceremony on Thursday, October 9, 2014.  Congratulations to our Royal student leaders and their advisors, Miss Santos and Mrs. Walsh!

 

ROYALS ATTEND LEADERSHIP CONFERENCES      

          Five Notre Dame High School students attended the National Student Leadership Conference (NSLC) and the National Young Leaders Conference (NYLC) in June 2014. The NSLC provides students with the opportunity to “experience life on a college campus, develop essential leadership skills, and explore a future career through exciting simulations, exclusive site visits and interactive meetings with renowned leaders in their chosen field.” Juniors Theana Lynn Aromin, Keleko Fejeran, and Charis Manibusan attended the NSLC focus on Medicine and Health Care at the University of California at Berkeley. Shelby Perez, junior, attended the NSLC focus on Mastering Leadership at American University in Washington, D.C. Maria Chafauros, sophomore, attended the NYLC Envision Program in Washington D.C. The NYLC summer program gave attendees the opportunity to “explore interests, enlarge [students’] perspective and hone the skills [they] need to become an influential leader in the 21st century.”

       The conference attendees presented their conference experiences to Notre Dame community at a school wide assembly in September. The presentation peaked the interests of their peers and encouraged them to participate in the program. While most attendees are nominated by their teachers to attend the conference, the programs are open to students who express interest.

         
Theana Lynn Aromin
 Keleko Fejeran
 Charis Manibusan
 Shelby Perez
 Maria Charfauros

 

Theana Lynn Aromin shares pictures and her experiences with the student body.


 

ROYALS PRAY FOR PEACE

       Notre Dame High School came together as a family and held their annual Peace Prayer Service on September 11, 2014 to pray for peace throughout the world and for the lives lost in tragedies such as 9/11.  During this service, students offered their prayers in different ways.  The Art and Chorus class presented a  performance and slideshow. The Spanish and Japanese classes recited prayers in their respective languages. 

 

Spanish teacher, Señor Sablan, lights a candle during prayer.

 

 Art and chorus students perform "Let It Be" by the Beatles and "Turn! Turn! Turn!" by the Byrds.

 

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 ROYALS GET SPIRITED

 Notre Dame students had the opportunity to display their spirit and creativity through various theme days during Spirit Week.  Themes included Emoji Monday, Traditional Tuesday, Walt Disney Wednesday, Howdy Doody Thursday, and Flashback Friday.

 Big Sister Shelby Perez, top, and Little Sister Olivia Ferguson get to know each other better during Traditional Tuesday festivities.

 

 ROYAL FAMILY THANKS DONORS


 

   

 

We would like to give a special Royal welcome to all new students! Welcome to our new faculty Mr. Goden, Ms. Crisostomo, Ms. Palmares, and Ms. Willter.

 

ROYALS TO CELEBRATE NEW HOME FIELD

 

The Notre Dame High School community will open the 2014-2015 school year with a new athletic field through the kindness of prominent local businessman Al Ysrael and the Ysrael Family. Construction of the Ysrael Athletic Field is underway and completion will take place this August. Additional donors of the field include, Duenas and Associates, John and Ray Camacho of Dirt Doktor, Tom D. Perez, Perez Brothers, and Hawaiian Rock Products.

During Notre Dame's accreditation process in 2011, the accreditation team from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA) recommended the creation of a multipurpose sports field on which the Notre Dame Physical Education students and athletes may practice and compete. Aside from being cost effective for NDHS, a playing field constructed on school property will provide a sense of ownership, give the students a home field advantage, and most importantly, boost school spirit and pride within the students of Notre Dame.

"Notre Dame High School is grateful to Mr. Ysrael, his family, and all donors for giving our students a place to excel in Physical Education and sports-related activities," says Sister Jean Ann Crisostomo, NDHS President.

 

2014 IIAAG Paddling Season - Race Series

1st Place - Manhoben Lalahi (JV Boys); 1st Place - Manhoben Mix (JV division); 2nd place - Manhoben Famalao'an (JV girls); 2nd place - Sotteru Mix (Varsity); 3rd place - Sottera Famalao'an (Varsity girls)

 


 

 KUAM's 2014 Hope for Tomorrow Honor Awardee

 

Congratulations, Jason Liu!

 

 Congratulations to Michaela Sablan and Amyra Tamayo!

 
Michaela Sablan - (top photo) - 2nd place - Chemistry Division
Amyra Tamayo - 3rd place - Ecology (High School) Division

 

 

Aloysius Dela Rojo - 2nd place - Guam History Day Competition

Individual Paper Category

 

Congratulations to the Boys Soccer Team, Coach Casilao, and Coach Denuyo! 

  

 The Boys Soccer Team participated in the 2014 Fair Play Cup Philippine Soccer Tournament in Manila, Philippines from April 13 - 17 and brought home the 3rd place trophy.The team members showcased their skills, talents, and sportsmanship internationally.

Perez places 3rd for the AFCEA Marianas Science Fair

Congratulations to Shelby Perez for her 3rd place win at the First Annual Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association Science Fair. Her project was about the Rhino Beetle Infestation.

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS, ROYALS!
LADY ROYALS WIN CHAMPIONSHIP GAME - SAIPAN FRIENDSHIP TOURNAMENT

SAIPAN SETTSU TOURNAMENT - MARCH 2014

CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM 

  

Kneeling: Casey, Agnes, Caley, and Destiny. Standing: Coach Sablan, Mr. San Nicolas, Demie, Kimberly, Corina, Kamalin, Bryanika, and Coach Pelkey. 
 

2nd Place Winners of the University of Guam Titration Group Competition

March 11, 2014

 

Vance, Andrea, Addie, and Nicole receive their 2nd place trophy. Not shown is their coach, Mr. Sablan.

 

Academically Prepared
ROYALS TAKE FIRST AND SECOND PLACE IN THE GHD BRIDGE DESIGN COMPETITION

The Notre Dame High School Royals took home first and second place in the 2nd Annual Harold Dean Gillham Bridge Design Competition held at the University of Guam on March 1, 2014. Participants were challenged to build bridges using only 15 pieces of balsa wood and 2/3 oz. of wood glue.  First place for “Highest Load Applied” went to Jessey Mendiola, Elisabeth Castro, and Christian Champaco, seniors, while second place for “Strength-to-Weight Ratio” was awarded to Jason Liu, Nathan Camacho, and Vandric Castro, also seniors. The other Notre Dame team that participated included Amanda Cruz, senior, James Javelosa, and Andrea Tarusan, both juniors.



From left: Mark Mendiola, Executive Director, UOG Endowment Foundation; Paul Baron, Pacific Business Group Manager, GHD, Inc.; Jessey Mendiola; Elisabeth Castro; Christian Champaco; and Terangue "Tiger" Gillham, President, GK2 Inc. From left: Mark Mendiola, Executive Director, UOG Endowment Foundation; Paul Baron, Pacific Business Group Manager, GHD, Inc.; Nathan Camacho; Jason Liu; Vandric Castro; and Terangue "Tiger" Gillham, President, GK2 Inc.

 

Spiritually Oriented and Globally Concerned
NOTRE DAME CELEBRATES THANKSGIVING MASS AND REMEMBERS DECEASED

Notre Dame High School celebrated Thanksgiving Mass with Father Felixberto Leon Guerrero as its presider on November 26, 2013. Students presented their gifts of canned goods which were collected as part of the Archdiocesan Annual Thanksgiving Food and Fund Drive, while the offertory was collected for the Haiyan victims in the Philippines. As part of the Royal Thanksgiving Celebration, Notre Dame remembered all students, graduates, faculty, staff, and administrators who have been called to rest throughout the past 45 years, during a special candle lighting ceremony.

 

Above: Nicole Raphael, junior, lights candles during the prayer service for members of Notre Dame’s Royal family who have passed away.

 

11/22/2014 Girls' Basketball - ND vs. AOLG at AOLG @ 5:30 p.m.

11/21/2014 Girls' Basketball - ND vs. Sanchez at Sanchez @ 5:30 p.m.

11/21/2014 Schedule C - Progress Report Distribution

11/20/2014 Schedule B - A.M. Event

11/19/2014 Schedule A

11/18/2014 Girls' Basketball - Harvest vs. ND at ND @ 5:30 p.m.

11/18/2014 Schedule B - A.M. Event

11/17/2014 Schedule A

11/15/2014 Girls Basketball - Southern vs. ND @ ND at 5:30 p.m.

11/14/2014 Schedule B - A.M.

11/14/2014 Girls Basketball - ND vs. Okkodo @ Okkodo at 5:30 p.m.

11/13/2014 Sophomore Parent/Guardian Meeting at 6:00 p.m. at NDHS

11/13/2014 Schedule B - A.M.

11/12/2014 Schedule A

11/11/2014 Veterans Day - No classes

11/11/2014 Girls Basketball - JFK vs. ND @ ND at 5:30 p.m.

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9/9/2014 - Bank of Guam Calendar Contest

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8/22/2014 - Spirit Week

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8/19/2014 - Girls Volleyball

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