Notre Dame Elementary School News

Introducing Notre Dame Middle School 

We are excited to announce the restructuring of our school to include a middle school. We are going to introduce our new middle school in August 2022. Notre Dame Middle School will: 

  • honor the educational vision of the Sisters of Notre Dame to promote Catholic education and identity 
  • embody the core values found at NDES and NDCL 
  • meet and exceed the academic and social-emotional needs of the middle school student
  • prepare the middle school students for high school
  • allow middle school student enrichment in both academic and special classes.

Notre Dame Middle School will feature dedicated space exclusively for our sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students. The Sisters of Notre Dame have generously allowed us to extend our school to the third floor of our building, which will become the new home to our seventh and eighth grade students, as well as provide a dining room space to be used exclusively by our middle school students. The current “specials” hall will house our three sixth-grade classrooms, as well as the seventh and eighth grade science classroom and lab.   

The middle school curriculum will continue to rigorously prepare our students to be successful in high school. We will be offering honors classes in all three grades in ELA and math, as well as the opportunity to earn a high school Spanish credit. Enriched learning opportunities will be offered in academic core classes, as well as the special classes, to offer the middle school students a rich and wide variety of learning experiences. With this new launch of Notre Dame Middle School, we will extend the opportunities for our sixth, seventh and eighth grade students to truly…Belong, Believe, and Become.  

Junior High Campus Ministry


(Students in attached photo left to right: Maddie Printz, Sophie Hoge, Mikah Weber, Theo Trem, Paul Williams, Jack Sonby, Jakob Henderson)


What a great group of students who found ways to serve, help build community, and enjoy the process of being God’s Light in our World. Whether it was reading in Liturgy, making reindeer ornaments, writing letters back and forth with our pen pals, practicing and chatting with fourth graders while doing math on Fridays, planning and running a basketball camp for our third graders, helping put together Christmas snowmen for the bus drivers, or working with the fifth grade class to present and make pinecone turkeys with the second graders – we had fun as we learned about each other and what it meant to work together to build connections and to love one another through actions and interactions.  We are grateful to all the teachers and students who let us help and who said, “yes” to trying some new projects together.  What a great group of people we have at NDES! 

3rd Grade Math


As part of their Measurement and Fractions unit, students in third grade decorated snowmen to represent fractions with denominators of 2, 4, 3, 6, and 8 as part of a set and a whole. Students also played a game called Hexagon Spin and Fill to practice identifying equivalent fractions by comparing their size. 


Geauga News
Author: Geauga News