St. Joseph Notre Dame

This past summer, 17 students from St. Joseph Notre Dame High School (SJND) traveled to Imperial Beach, just north of the border between the United States and Mexico, for an exercise in service leadership. As participants in the Sierra Service Project (SSP), students had the opportunity to work on home-improvement projects for selected members of the community who could not afford to undertake these projects without assistance from SSP. 


Last Friday hundreds of students from Alameda High School, Encinal High School, Alameda Science and Technology Institute (ASTI), Island High School, Nea, ACLC and St. Joseph Notre Dame High School walked through the streets of Alameda to express their shared concerns about the future. 


The St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) men’s basketball team capped off its 2015-2016 season with a 55-50 victory over St. Bernard of Playa del Rey in the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Div. V. title game.

The Pilots won the back-and-forth tilt with a total team effort, including crucial made free throws from an unlikely source. SJND came out the gates firing from downtown. The Pilots scored 12 of its 14 first-quarter points off of four 3-pointers. The team would go on to make six 3-pointers. The Pilots held a slim 14-13 lead after the first quarter.

The St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) men’s and women’s cross country teams both finished second in the Bay County League East championship meet last Thursday, Nov. 7, at Joaquin Miller Park in Oakland.

The men’s team finished second to Head-Royce High School (HRHS) of Oakland. Nine teams total competed in the event. The Pilots finished with a team score of 51, while the Jayhawks scored 42 (the team with the lowest score wins).

Student poets from Alameda Community Learning Center (ACLC) and St. Joseph Notre Dame High School were featured together at the Alameda Island Poets reading at the Frank Bette Center for the Arts May 1. ACLC’s Poetry Club “The Mighty Pens” showed off their 2019 collection of poetry, featuring poems from more than 25 students. The enthusiastic crowd was highly impressed by the quality of poetry.

Eight St. Joseph Notre Dame student-athletes made their college choices final at a signing day ceremony on the school’s campus Wednesday, April 17.

Family, friends and school employees gathered at the school’s auditorium to celebrate the college choices of Marcus Abendanio, Caroline Bridges, Jason De Ocampo, Hudson Hennigh, Emily Perez, Richard Reid, Andrea Rodgers and Julian Vaughns.

Ruth Abebe, Emily Abundis-Alcala, Ginikachi Amuzie, William Anderer, Toni Anderson, John Asubar, Cameron Ba, Leonard Baron, Rebecca Bartley, Chanelle Bautista, Alma Becerra, Joshua Bernaldo, Chloe Campion, Jordan Carey, Jose Castaneda, Sofia Cervantes, Nathan Chin, Ryan De Castro, Julia De Leon, Paulo Del Rosario, Jamie Edgerly, Michaela Escorcio, Jose Esparza, Daisy Espinoza.


Alameda High School (AHS) student-athlete Ramir Smith won the men’s 100-meter dash competition at the Granada Distance and Sprint Festival Saturday, April 14, at Granada High in Livermore.

Smith, a senior, posted a time of 10.94 in the sprint. Junior Akil Riley of Oakland Tech came in second place at 11.08. Senior Danny Maguire of Monte Vista High in Danville placed third with a time of 11.19. His teammate Elijah Sheppard came in fourth place with a time of 11.20. Senior Trokon Johnson of James Logan in Union City rounded out the top five with a time of 11.25.

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 high school basketball season is underway and all six Alameda teams are playing well on the hardwood.