Dear Colleagues,

So we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Romans 12:5

Our spiritual theme for the 2014-2015 school year at Archbishop Curley Notre Dame is our recognition that we represent FAMILY here at ACND. We are all interconnected as one body. More importantly as one body we represent the body of Christ here on Earth and must act accordingly. This FAMILY at ACND which was recognized by both the AdvancED and Catapult team that visited our school last April is something special that we are and represent. Faith, Family, Excellence has been our calling card for the last three years. This year we want to celebrate the feeling of family that we enjoy here at ACND. We will strengthen our familial bonds with one another in our school community but also reach out to the surrounding communities to exhibit who we are and why ACND represents what it is to be the body of Christ.

As a family we have high expectations of our ACND community. We will continue to advance our quality academic tradition that advances the scholars of tomorrow, field athletic teams that are champions not just by winning but moreover by the behavior and class of our athletes, nurture a spirit of community and family that instills compassion for one another inside and outside our community. We the ACND FAMILY continue to offer a great example of how a diverse group of people can work together to affect positive change in the world.

As we enter or third year of “individualized instruction”, teachers and students must work together to create an engaging atmosphere that encourages autonomy and responsibility for all. Positive relationships between adults and students will continue to be forged allowing for better learning environments and better teaching strategies. Our efforts to transform education will not waver this year as we create positive learning environments for all learners.

Each member of our ACND Family, parents, students, faculty and administration, must work together to continue to improve our school culture. Not only in how we view academics and engagement, but also in how we act and dress. We must work together to create an atmosphere where doing the “right thing” is the norm

School begins for the class of 2019, our cherished Freshman on Friday August 21 at 2PM for Freshman orientation. Freshman orientation will run from 2-5 PM on Friday, August 21, regular school for middle school and high school begins August 24th at 8:00 AM. Remember to read your summer reading book “Left to Tell” as part of our “ONE BOOK, ONE SCHOOL” initiative. Enjoy what remains of your summer vacation.

I look forward to a great year. Let us recognize that WE are the body of Christ not only in our ACND community but also in the world around us.

Very Truly Yours,

Mr. Romanik
Archbishop Curley Notre Dame High School