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Today’s Black History announcement celebrates two students who are student body leaders at their respective institutions.  The first student is Sydney Barber, a 21-year-old midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy, who became the first African American woman to serve as a brigade commander when she stepped into that role last month. In her new role, Barber leads 4,000 midshipmen.  She says she is inspired by her dad, who graduated from the academy in 1991, and other black Academy graduates like Janie Mines.  Mines was the first black woman to graduate from the Naval Academy in 1980.  The second student is Noah Harris, a junior at Harvard University.  Harris is the first black man to serve as student body president in the 384-year history of the university.  He was elected to his new position in November 2020.  Harris says he is grateful for this opportunity and acknowledges the roles of others who paved the way for him, such as W.E.B. DuBois, the first African American to graduate from Harvard, and Fentrice Driskell, first black woman to serve as Harvard’s student body president.  Driskell currently serves in the Florida House of Representatives.

All students must complete the Student Covid Training in Canvas before March 1 to be able to come to campus for practices, meetings or any other purpose. You have been sent detailed information on this training from the Technology Office. Students will not be allowed back on campus for practice if the training is not completed by March 1st. 

Hi Knights! Need some guidance in navigating these next 40 days of Lent? Our Christian Leaders and Campus Ministry invite you to join us in our 40-day Lenten devotional called “Walk with Me: 40 Days with Jesus”. Follow our Instagram @ndhs.campusministry to follow along with our daily reflections which can be found on our Instagram story and “Lent” highlight. Have a blessed Lenten season Knights.”

Attention students and BSU Members! The Black Expo is back! It is bigger and better than ever! It is Virtual!  This year’s event will be held from 10:00 am-12:00 pm on Saturday, February 27, 2021. There will be several speakers from Filmmakers to STEM Presenters, plus two ND Alums. You don’t want to miss it. For more information, please email:

Math placement exams will be given online today during X-Period using ALEKS. Email Mr. Spelta at if you have any questions regarding the math placement exams.

Happy Birthday today to Jay Gragnani, and Elizabeth Zacky.

Club News


Win a $25 gift card in the BSU and Pre-Med Club fundraiser for the Black Women's Health Imperative (BWHI). BWHI addresses racial and gender-based health disparities and policies to improve the health outcomes for Black women and families. To participate in the fundraiser, donate at least $5 to BWHI, screenshot your receipt, and submit it via a Google form found here in the Daily Announcements Google document. Participants will be entered for a chance to win a $25 gift card to Target or Starbucks. The raffle closes on March 4th, so make sure you submit before then! Email or if you have any questions.
Join BSU club members during lunch today for a special presentation presented by ND Alum Naila Macias. Naila will talk to members about her career as a Musician and a Creative Influencer.  The presentation will take place during lunch from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm. For the Zoom Link to attend this special talk, email BSU at:
BSU members & students, looking for something fun to do this week? If you answered, “Yes,” then join BSU as they present a special Kahoot Game on Black Culture from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm, Thursday during lunch.  Please email: for the Zoom Link.
Make new friends and grow in authentic sisterhood at an info session for Zeal, ND's catholic women's group. We will talk about how to get involved and our goals for the year. Join us on Thursday, February 25 at lunch, check campus ministry canvas for the zoom link and reach out to Clare Plunkett at with any questions.

Class News


AP course information meetings for students thinking about taking an AP class next year continue this week. Tonight beginning at 7:00 are all AP Social Studies course sessions, and at 7:45 the sessions for all AP Languages and AP Music Theory. Information and Zoom links are posted in Canvas.

Seniors! The last day to RSVP for Kairos is February 26th. Please fill out the google form that was sent to you to RSVP. If you have any questions, please let Miss Morley know at

The last Holy Cross Household meeting of the year is February 25 at 7:30 am. Spend time with your classmates before you graduate in a few short months. You will receive a zoom link from your moderator. See you there!

Sports News


Girls interested in playing softball who have not been a part of the preseason training program, please email Coach Vasquez at by Friday, February 26 of your desire to play. Tryouts will take place beginning on Monday, March 1. Information about tryouts will be emailed to interested athletes.

Congratulations to the Notre Dame Girls Varsity tennis team who defeated the Oakwood School 18-0 in their first pre-season match. It was the first match that they have played since losing in the finals of Division 3 CIF last year. 
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