On Saturday, Feb. 10, St. Joseph Notre Dame High School (SJND) will welcome approximately 180 sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students from 28 participating schools to compete in the Ninth Annual Diocese of Oakland Science Fair. The annual event, which began in 2010, continues to thrive thanks to the generous contribution of a SJND alumnus Rick Fischer, class of ’61, a senior partner and attorney at Morrison & Foerster law firm in Washington, D.C.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) recently dropped by St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) High School. A team of five FBI special agents from San Francisco’s Evidence Response Team made a special visit to Chand Desai’s forensic science class and gave students the inside scoop on what their jobs entail. The students also got a crash course on a few forensics procedures.
St. Joseph Notre Dame High School (SJND) has named Beatrice Levy the school’s 2017-2018 Poet Laureate. The school made the announcement at Prisms’ annual Evening of Readings and Music. Prisms is the school’s literary art magazine.
English workshop teacher Elizabeth Norris noted that she’s had Levy in mind as a potential Poet Laureate since she taught her in the sixth-grade poetry workshop. That same workshop opened a new world for Levy.
The St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) baseball team won the North Coast Section (NCS) Div. IV championship with a 4-1 victory over St. Patrick-St. Vincent of Vallejo Saturday, June 3. The NCS final was played at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill.
The Pilots drew first blood with two runs in the bottom of the first inning. The Bruins rebounded with a run in the top of the second, but that was the only run they would score. The Pilots came back in the fifth inning with two insurance runs that proved to be unnecessary.
Gisele Araujo, St. Joseph Notre Dame High School, Class of 2019, represented the school at the annual EDGE Youth Leadership Conference held May 26 to 28 at the University of California Berkeley’s Clark Kerr Campus.
Over the past 15 years, EDGE has trained and encouraged thousands of young leaders in the region. This year, approximately 160 high school sophomores from all around California attended the three-day conference.
During the Easter break, a group of Saint Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) students traveled to Thailand to study, explore and volunteer. SJND provides opportunities to do immersion experiences and field studies in a foreign country each year. Studies alternate between the science and social studies departments.
Science Department Chair Kristina Taylor hosted this year’s trip with support from chaperones Jennifer Stein and Angelica Bailon.
SJND grad Cooper Teare takes first, breaks 42-year Arcadia speed record
St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) long-distance runner Cooper Teare continued his impressive 2017 track-and-field season with a pair of first-place finishes earlier this month.
The first came at the Arcadia Invitational at Arcadia High on Saturday, April 8. Teare blew past the other participants in the 3,200-meter meet. He finished with a time of 8:41.46. Not only was it a personal record for the senior, he broke an Arcadia Invitational record that stood for more than 40 years.
St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) long-distance runner Kiera Marshall finished fourth in the Dublin Distance Fiesta 3,200-meter competition Saturday, March 18.
Marshall completed the trek at Dublin High in 10:52.63. Her fourth place finish was faster than 198 other competitors in the massive race. Alexandra Beitia from Granite Bay won the race. The senior finished with a time of 10:44.36. Sydney Vandegrift from St. Francis of Sacramento came in second place with a time of 10:49.68. Isabella Chao from Campolindo of Moraga rounded out the top three with a time of 10:51.01.