House Topics

  • The theme for January is Responsibility
  • Taking Ownership 
  • Goal Setting 
  • Being Responsible While Online


Christian Service

  • K2 Adventures Aravaipa Farms Service Trip, March 4-6 is now full.
  • Fall semester service hours were due 1/4, please contact Ms. Dinges if you need help logging hours.
  • At-Home Service For St. Vincent de Paul
    • Check out the opportunities here.
  • National Testing Day Service Opportunities for Freshmen and Seniors 1/26
    • Blankets for the homeless
      • Ms. Dinges will continue to collect homemade fleece blankets for the homeless up to Wednesday, Jan. 27. Read more here.
    • Sack lunches for homeless teens.
      • Pack peanut butter sandwich lunches and Ms. Dinges will collect the lunches on Jan. 26 from 12-2 p.m. at the front office and take them Aris Foundation
    • Busy Bags for HopeKids
      • Pick up supplies from Mrs. Beers in the COMM on Monday, Jan. 25, to make bags for very sick children to help them pass the time in the hospital or while receiving treatment for their illnesses.

Athletic Notes

  • Freshman Ava Pautz scored a game-high 17 points and senior Alivia Pautz added 16 in a 58-46 win over Peoria in the season opener for both teams Tuesday, Jan. 19. It was the first NDP win for new Head Coach Dell Mims.

  • The AIA has reversed its decision to cancel winter sports. The winter sports schedule will begin Jan. 19.

  • The next National Football Letter of Intent signing day is set for Wednesday, Feb. 3.

  • BOYS VOLLEYBALL / Head Coach Andrew Clark will hold Open Gyms on Jan. 19, 22, 29 and Feb. 2 from 7 to 8:30 p.m., and Jan. 16, and 23
    (all Saturdays) from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

  • SOFTBALL / The NDP Athletics Department will introduce Head Coach Emily Moran to newly interested and returning players at a program meeting on Jan. 14 at 3 p.m. on the softball field.

  • TRACK AND FIELD/ There will be a Track & Field Interest meeting Thursday 1/21 in Coach Brown’s room 708 right after school at 2:40 p.m. Track and Field offers 18 events, something for everyone and no cuts.   

  • NDP junior Gavin Smith was recognized at Ed Doherty Award Luncheon on  Smith was among the top players in the state recognized at the luncheon hosted by the Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club.

Diversity Student Union (DSU)

  • Happy New Year! DSU will continue to bring our community together by celebrating and educating our students about various cultures and traditions.


  • The cast list for Little Women was announced early Friday, Jan. 15. Congratulations to the cast and thank you to all who auditioned.

  • Contact Ms. Sequeira at esequeira@ndpsaints.org if you have any questions or would like to join the stage crew doing hair, makeup, sound engineering, lighting, set design, props or costuming.


Other Important Happenings

  • Mrs. Beers is currently accepting applications for Saints Ambassadors for the 2021-22 school year. Applications are due on or before Feb. 11.
  • Need Math Help? Math Homework Labs, every Monday, Tuesday and Thurs, 2:40-3:30. See flyer
  • Scholarship Opportunities
  • Free SAT and ACT Practice thru Albert. See Flyer
  • Any junior who wishes to apply to be a House Captain needs to attend an informational meeting on either Thursday, Jan. 28 or Friday, Jan. 29 during break in the COMM.  
  • Any freshman, sophomore or junior who would like to apply to be a Grade Level Captain must attend an informational meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 10 or Thursday, Feb. 11 during break in the COMM. The informational meetings are the first mandatory step in applying for a House Leadership position.
  • Catholic School Week is coming up Jan. 31-Feb 5. We will celebrate our wonderful NDP community in many ways. Stay Tuned!

Alumni Scoop

  • Alumni Speaker Series Forever Seeking…Episode 3 released on 1/4
    • It features former NDP faculty member Tom Mar
    • Hosted by Cadie Naquin '12 
    • All Forever Seeking podcasts are available in video format on our NDP YouTube page, as well as in podcast format on Spotify and Apple Podcasts

Senior Scoop

  • When you are accepted to a college/university:
    • Please update your Scoir account 
    • Come to the Counseling Department to pin your college logo on the class of 2021 acceptance board
    • If you received any scholarship awards such as a merit or athletic, please bring a copy to Mrs. Jean or email it to her, and she will update your scholarship awards in Scoir 
  • Please fill out this senior information Google Form ASAP! Submit photos in jpeg, png or pdf to Mrs. Strolic
  • UPDATE: Due to COVID, Mrs. Strolic extended the deadline and is still accepting baby/toddler photos of seniors until 2/15
  • Senior yearbook ads are due up to 2/15
  • Seniors wanting a personalized senior/graduate yard sign may order one here between Jan. 21 and April 30. These are optional and paid for by the family. All seniors will receive a senior yard (not customized) from NDP.