As the Baccalaureate Mass & Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2018 nears, please mark down the following dates that are essential for our senior students and families.

May 15-21: Special Dress Days

Tuesday, May 15
Lunch - Distribution of senior send-off shirts
Deadline to complete senior exit survey

Wednesday, May 16
Senior Special Dress Day (senior send-off shirt)

Thursday, May 17
9:20 a.m. - Senior Awards Assembly
Regular Dress Code Day

Friday, May 18
Senior Special Dress Day (College Day)
Lunches - Collection of used uniforms

Monday, May 21
Senior Special Dress Day (free day if used uniforms were collected)
Before School - Collection of used uniforms

May 17: Senior Awards Ceremony

The Senior Awards Ceremony will be held in the NDA Auditorium on Thursday, May 17 at 9:20 a.m. Many scholarships and awards will be presented. Parents are welcome to attend, and a special seating section will be provided for them.

May 18 & 21: Uniform Collection

Seniors who turn in a used uniform item are eligible for the special dress day on Monday, May 21. Used uniform items can be dropped off in the commons (under the clock) before school on Friday, May 18 and Monday, May 21. Please turn in your used uniforms and ensure your name is marked off the list by the volunteers who are there.

If the senior is passing along used uniform items to a family member or friend, the senior's parent needs to send a signed note with the student indicating this detail on May 18 or May 21. Turn in the signed notes before school in the commons to be eligible for the free dress day.

May 22-24: Final Exams

Tuesday, May 22
Period 1: 8-9:40
Period 2: 10-11:35
Period 3: 11:55-1:30

Wednesday, May 23
Period 4: 8-9:40
Period 5: 10-11:35
Period 6: 11:55-1:30

Thursday, May 24
Period 8: 8-9:40
Period 7: 9:50-11:05

*Exam periods are 95 minutes in length. The first 75 minutes is scheduled for the exam with the remaining 20 minutes as a quiet study period. Students are to remain in their exam classroom for the full 95 minutes and may not leave.

May 24: Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal

Seniors must be present for graduation rehearsal during the scheduled 8th period exam and should meet in the auditorium on Thursday, May 24 at 8 a.m.

May 26: Baccalaureate Mass & Commencement

The Baccalaureate Mass & Commencement Ceremony will be held Saturday, May 26 beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the Schneider Triton Center at Notre Dame Academy. Graduates will meet in the auditorium at 8:45 a.m. Caps and gowns are to be worn. Seniors are expected to dress up for this event (no shorts, jeans, sandals, etc.). The Mass & Commencement Ceremony are expected to last approximately two hours.

  • Seating
    • No reservations are required. There will be open seating for the Baccalaureate Mass & Commencement Ceremony. Chairs will be set up on the gym floor or you may sit in the bleachers. There is also a specified handicap area at the end of the bleachers on the right side of the Triton Center.
  • Diplomas
    • During the Commencement Ceremony, seniors will receive only a cover for their diploma. After graduation, seniors will be directed to proceed to the auditorium hallway to pick up their actual diploma.
  • Pictures
    • Ambrosius Studios will be taking the senior class portrait on May 11 and will also take an individual picture of each graduate as he/she receives a diploma at the Commencement Ceremony.
An order form will be sent to your home from Ambrosius Studios prior to these pictures being taken. If you do not receive a letter and order form, feel free to contact Ambrosius Studios at (920) 494-2294. Picture orders must be returned to Ambrosius Studios. Parents may also take pictures during the awarding of diplomas in the designated area, which is facing the stage on the left.

May 26: Senior Send Off

A post-graduation celebration is planned for the evening of the Commencement Ceremony at NDA. Senior Send Off runs from 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Doors for entry close at 9 p.m.

The purpose of this event is to provide a fun and safe place for the graduates to celebrate and spend time with all of their classmates one last time. Parents are welcome to come any time during this celebration. Stay tuned to NDA News & Information for information regarding this event.

To donate an item, click here
Food & Beverage sign up - click here
Volunteer to work the party - click here

Year End Deadlines

There are many items and fees that must be turned in and paid before the end of the 2017-18 academic year. The Board of Education policy directs the administration to disallow any student from taking final exams if all tuition has not been paid, unless a special arrangement has been approved by the Finance Committee.

Tuition accounts must be paid in full by Friday, May 18, in order for students to take final exams. Final transcripts to colleges will be withheld until all fees are paid, athletic uniforms are returned, and lost library books and textbooks are paid for.