Activities
Notre Dame offers a wide range of activities throughout the entire school year. Join the ND Band, star in the Spring Musical or do charity work with the Key Club...It's all up to you! It is easy to get involved at ND because of its intimate setting, range of activities, committed faculty, and club moderators.

Key Club, Appalachia Club, and Care Club all promote awareness of the needs of the community, and provide members with opportunities for volunteerism in school and in the community. These include assistance with Kiwanis Club events, outreach to the needy in Neon, Kentucky for a week each summer, drives to collect food and clothing for local shelters, collection of funds for world disasters and an annual "senior prom" at a local nursing home.

The Art Club allows students who are unable to take an art class as part of their daily schedule to pursue their artistic talents. Club members, along with art classes, help with set design for the spring musical. Students' work is regularly displayed throughout the building.

The Band consists of instrumentalists and vocalists who perform classical, jazz and rock pieces at two school concerts. The Band also performs at local elementary schools, nursing homes, and malls. A choir is a recent addition to the Band. The Choir performs at school functions and is open to all students.

Human Rights Club works for the release of prisoners of conscience, provided they have neither used nor advocated violence. They also encourage fair and prompt trials for all political prisoners and an end to torture and executions in all cases.

The Spring Musical allows students to showcase their musical and acting abilities for the Notre Dame and local communities. The 2015 Spring Musical is The Drowsy Chaperone, and shows are Friday, May 8 @ 8 p.m., Saturday, May 9 @ 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. All shows are at Sacred Heart University.

The Literary Magazine encourages students to demonstrate their creative writing and artistic abilities in an annual publication for the school community.

The Student Council provides a student-leadership opportunity for all interested students. The group also provides activities for the ND student body as a whole including school dances, the Mr. N.D. pageant, karaoke night, the freshman social and seasonal pep rallies.

The Yearbook is an annual publication for the school community. Student contributions include lay-out, computer design, copy writing, and proofreading.

The National Honor Society is a nationwide organization that recognizes exceptional secondary school students. Students are chosen by a majority vote of a five-member faculty selection committee on the basis of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. The focus of activities involves service. In recent years, this club sponsored a Penny Wars competition between the classes and raised over $2,500 for victims of natural disasters.

The Language Honor Societies (French and Spanish) seek to enhance and promote excellence in their respective languages. Group members are encouraged to better understand the culture of each country and to participate in various activities throughout the year. The Spanish Honor Society students provide community out-reach by tutoring and collecting clothing for students in local elementary schools.

The French and Spanish Clubs promote a general awareness of the French and Spanish languages, cultures, customs and foods. This awareness is fostered through programs throughout the year.

The Debate Club allows students who are interested in politics, government, law and education to debate current issues. In its inaugural year, all four "bills" presented by Notre Dame student delegates for debate at a national conference passed the screening process. The teacher-moderator and sixteen students spent a three- day weekend in Washington, D.C., at the Junior State of America Northeast Congress. This gave them the opportunity to meet some of the nation's key public policy makers.

The Newspaper Club allows students to showcase their journalistic talents in the school newspaper, The Profile. Students write articles, edit the paper, design layouts and take photographs. All students are welcome to the join the newspaper staff.
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