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14 July 2017

Notre Dame & St. Mary’s Fund Campaign Reaches Goal

The 2016-2017 Notre Dame & St. Mary’s Fund Campaign achieved the $165,000 goal by receiving just under 300 gifts. The campaign, which ended on June 30, provides funds for academic/extra-curricular programming and building maintenance and is the most successful annual campaign the schools have done. Total gifts received added up to $165,257. The administration, employees, and students would like to thank everyone who made one or more contributions to the campaign. Your investment in our schools is appreciated as we continue our mission of Education in Faith, Knowledge, and Service.

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Watch our video below and meet administrators, faculty and students of Notre Dame High School, and find out what makes NDHS such a special place to learn and grow.

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 the school and schedule a day to visit
  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


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
  • English Language & Comp
  • English Literature & Comp
  • Psychology
  • US History
  • Studio Art
  • 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


The Counseling Department at Notre Dame High School prides itself on meeting the needs of all students in a Christ-centered environment. From Individual Mental Health Counseling Services to College Applications, the Counselors truly have an open door policy.

Scholarship opportunities are extremely important to us! Our recent graduating classes have received an upward of 1.2 million dollars in scholarship offers.

Please feel free to contact us at anytime. Our email address is As proud Notre Dame High Alums, we want to create an atmosphere where your child can be successful

  • Angela Grisso, M.A. Counseling (School Certified)
  • Rebecca Korn, M.A. Counseling (School Certified)
  • Jacqueline Reed, M.A. Counseling (School Certified)

Seniors: The end of the first nine weeks is quickly approaching! The purpose of this newsletter is to keep you well informed of DATES and DEADLINES during this very busy year. Please take a few minutes and browse all of the information, highlight what applies/appeals to you. Then, see us for the information.

Click here to download a printable .pdf of this information

Important Reminders

  1. Request a transcript three days prior to mailing the information.
  2. If you apply online, remember to request a transcript on the red clipboard in the office. Your application is incomplete without the transcript.
  3. Please purchase a zip drive and accordion style folder for all of your important paperwork. * If cost is an issue, please see me.
  4. If your application requires a written recommendation, request the recommendation two weeks prior to mailing. You should also extend the same courtesy to faculty if you need a recommendation from a teacher.
  5. Register for the SAT and/or ACT ASAP! These exams are required for admission and for the PROMISE scholarship!!! In this newsletter, we have included the dates and deadlines for registration. Both testing companies recommend that you apply online.
  6. Take time to visit the schools in which you are interested. You should have visited or scheduled with Admissions for appointments.
  7. Included in the newsletter will be scholarship and college information. Check the deadlines and due dates. They are very important if you plan to apply for the scholarships.
  8. We recommend that you type the information requested on a “paper” application. First impressions are lasting!!!

Test Dates

Below is a list of the ACT test dates and deadlines. If you have not already registered for one of these exams, please do so ASAP!!!

Test Date Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required)
December 10, 2016 November 4, 2016 November 5-18, 2016
February 11, 2017 January 13, 2017 January 14-20, 2017
April 8, 2017 March 3, 2017 March 4-17, 2017
June 10, 2017 May 5, 2017 May 6-19, 2017

For SAT test dates: please visit

You may request a fee reduction twice for both the ACT & SAT if you qualify for free/reduced lunch. See us for the required form.

When you register for the exam/exams, include the writing exam. It is recommended for certain schools; see Guidance for details.

NDHS CEEB Code for both exams is: 490-265.

For test prep help check out:


The following scholarship applications are available in the Guidance Office or online:

The AXA Achievement Scholarships are now available on line. Please visit . Deadline is December 15, 2016.

Boston University Trustee Scholarship Competition: December 1, 2016 is the deadline. Visit:

Fairmont state University Scholarship Competition. Please see Guidance for these exciting opportunities!

The GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program: Application materials will be available Mid-October. Please continue to visit

The GKVF Scholarship applications will be available online at on November 1st, 2016.

WV high Schools Juried Exhibition for West Virginia Wesleyan. The amount $1,000-$4,000 (For 4 years up to $16,000) Deadline is Friday, October 28 Apply by visiting….

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards honors Youth for Outstanding Volunteer Service. The deadline is Tuesday, November 8. You must submit a completed application to Dr. Morrison or the head of an officially designated local organization by November 8. |877-525-8491

Elks – Most Valuable Student Scholarship. Amounts vary from $4,000-$50,000 Deadline November 30, 2016 or 773.755.4872 (apply on line)

Elks –Scholarship for Elks Families…deadline February 3, 2017. This is for a High School Senior who is a child or grandchild of a due paying Elks member. or 773.755.4732 or (apply on line)

The PROMISE Scholarship is a merit-based financial aid program for West Virginia residents. Students who achieve certain academic goals are eligible to receive funds to help pay for college. Eligible high school graduates will receive annual awards up to $4,750 to cover the cost of tuition and mandatory fees at public or independent institutions in West Virginia. We will be applying as a group in Senior Religion Classes.

PROMISE Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

Timeline for the Class of 2017

OCTOBER 1, 2016

The 2017-18 FAFSA will be available on .

The PROMISE Application will be available on October 1, 2016.

MARCH 1, 2017: PROMISE Application and FAFSA Filing Deadline

  • Students must complete the PROMISE Scholarship Application (Application for State-Level Financial Aid Programs) by this date. Students may use their eighth semester (typically the spring semester of their senior year) grades to achieve PROMISE eligibility (3.0 GPA in the core classes and overall), but must apply by March 1st.
  • In order to be considered for the PROMISE Scholarship, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be received by the Federal Student Aid Processing Center on or before March 1, 2017, and meet the conditions for processing.

APRIL 2017

Initial award letters are mailed to PROMISE Scholars.

JUNE 3, 2017: SAT

Last date to take the SAT to establish scholarship eligibility (reasoning test only). Scores will not be accepted for any SAT taken after June 3, 2017.

JUNE 10, 2017: ACT

Last date to take the ACT (national test only) to establish scholarship eligibility. Scores will not be accepted for any ACT taken after June 10, 20 Applications/College Catalogues

We have applications from a variety of colleges, universities, and technical schools.

CSS/Financial Aid Profile: A financial aid form required by several colleges/ universities. Check with the financial aid office if you need to complete this form.

Common Application: Apply once and send to several schools. Check it out on line at


Check out the following websites for college/scholarship information that provide free information to parents and students:

NCAA: If you are thinking about participating in a college sport, you MUST register with the NCAA Clearinghouse during your senior year. Visit


Notre Dame High School offers 27 different sports teams:

Fall Sports

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


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


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


Carroll Kelly Morrison : Principal

Carroll Kelly Morrison


  • Ed. D in Counseling Psychology – West Virginia University
  • MA in Guidance & Counseling – West Virginia University
  • BA in Psychology & Teaching Mathematics– Transylvania University
Julie Frosch : Assistant Principal, 7th grade Math, 7th grade English

Julie Frosch

Assistant Principal, 7th grade Math, 7th grade English

  • BS Elementary Education, University of Wisconsin
  • MS Educational Leadership, George Mason University
Jacqueline S. Reed : Guidance Counselor

Jacqueline S. Reed

Guidance Counselor

  • BS in Psychology – Fairmont State University
  • MA in Counseling (School Counselor Certification) – West Virginia University
Rebecca L. Korn : Guidance Counselor

Rebecca L. Korn

Guidance Counselor

  • BA in Psychology, West Virginia University
  • MA in Counseling, West Virginia University
Ian McAra : Director of Advancement

Ian McAra

Director of Advancement

  • BTEC in Sport & Leisure Management – Clarendon College, Nottingham, England
  • BS in Secondary Education – Alderson Broaddus College


Blaine A. Berkley : Art I & II, Exploratory Art, AP Studio Art, Yearbook, Theater

Blaine A. Berkley

Art I & II, Exploratory Art, AP Studio Art, Yearbook, Theater

  • BS in Elementary Education – Bob Jones University
  • MS in School Administration – Bob Jones University
Patty Lockard Dupont : Religion 7-12

Patty Lockard Dupont

Religion 7-12

  • BA in Education & Psychology – Fairmont State University
  • Advanced certificate in Religion Education – Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston
Dr. Ben L. Guido : Advanced Placement Social Studies

Dr. Ben L. Guido

Advanced Placement Social Studies

  • BA in Education, Fairmont State University
  • MA in Education Administration, West Virginia University
  • Ed. D in Curriculum and Instruction & Education Administration
David Maurer : Athletic Director

David Maurer

Athletic Director

  • BS in Animal Science – West Virginia University
  • MA in Secondary Education – West Virginia University
Andrelle McKinsey : English 9, 10, & 12, Honors English 9 & 10, AP English 12

Andrelle McKinsey

English 9, 10, & 12, Honors English 9 & 10, AP English 12

  • BS in Education, Major in English.
Jan Romain : Biology, Biology II, Anatomy & Physiology, AP Environmental Science, AP Biology

Jan Romain

Biology, Biology II, Anatomy & Physiology, AP Environmental Science, AP Biology

  • Key Club Advisor, WV District Key Club Advisor
  • BS in Chemistry & Biology, Fairmont State University
  • Microbiology Certificate
Theresa B. Musgrave : Health, Web Media, English 11 & 12

Theresa B. Musgrave

Health, Web Media, English 11 & 12

  • BS in English – West Virginia University
Darlene Heldreth O’Dell : Science 7 & 8, WV History, Geography, Physical Science

Darlene Heldreth O’Dell

Science 7 & 8, WV History, Geography, Physical Science

  • BA in Elementary Education (Multi-Subject K-8)
Mary Ann Tiano : English 7 & 9, Honors English 9 & 10, AP English Composition, AP English Literature

Mary Ann Tiano

English 7 & 9, Honors English 9 & 10, AP English Composition, AP English Literature

  • BA in English Education & Political Science – Duquesne University
  • MA in Guidance & Counseling – West Virginia University
Kevin Wright : Mathematics, AP Calculus, Algebra I & II, Math 8

Kevin Wright

Mathematics, AP Calculus, Algebra I & II, Math 8

  • BS in Math Education, West Virginia University
  • MS in Math Education, West Virginia University
Matt Poland : Band Director

Matt Poland

Band Director

  • BS in Music Education, Duquesne University
  • Masters of Music, University of Florida


Sally Hardman : Finance Manager & Administrative Assistant

Sally Hardman

Finance Manager & Administrative Assistant

Rose Nicholas : Administrative Assistant

Rose Nicholas

Administrative Assistant

Tommy Wilson : Maintenance

Tommy Wilson


Beth Mazzei : Head Cook

Beth Mazzei

Head Cook

Krystyn Woofter : Cook

Krystyn Woofter


Patty A. Rieser : Line Point of Service & Cafeteria Assistant

Patty A. Rieser

Line Point of Service & Cafeteria Assistant


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: Ian McAra Director of Advancement 304-623-1026

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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