January 18, 2019

Mrs. Beauchesne's first grade class is all geared up for Sunday's AFC Championship Game between the New England Patriots and the Kansas City Chiefs. 

During the 2018-19 school year we will observe two Hallmarks: 
Hallmark 4 - We commit ourselves to community service.
Hallmark 6 - We create community among those with whom we work and with those we serve.

Contents below include:

ALL SCHOOL
UPPER SCHOOL
MIDDLE SCHOOL
LOWER SCHOOL

EARLY YEARS
EDP/ENRICHMENTS
ALUMNI
SPOTLIGHT

All School

Dear Academy Community,

On Friday, January 4th, NDA hosted a young alumnae panel. Twenty-five recent NDA graduates, ranging from freshmen to seniors in college, attended the event. The group had a wonderfully interactive discussion with NDA’s seniors, followed by lunch, and concluded with a smaller panel conversation with Alumnae Board President Alana Acquaviva ’98 and myself. Once again I found myself marveling at the maturity, confidence, and strength of character of these young women. They were so impressive. It was also reaffirming to hear them share how well prepared they were for college after their time at the Academy. Bravo!

God Bless,

Mark Your Calendar for Annual Golf Tournament

From Lauren Marquis, Director of Institutional Advancement:
We hope that our entire community will save the date of Monday, May 13, 2019, for our Annual Golf Tournament. This year’s event will take place at Vesper Country Club in Tyngsboro, one of New England’s premier private country clubs. Proceeds from the event will benefit tuition assistance and the Academy’s greatest needs. A formal invitation will be sent in March.
The Golf Committee, co-chaired by Fourth Grade Teacher Donna Acquaviva and NDA Parent Fred Ramseyer, has already begun their work. If you are interested in supporting our fundraising and planning efforts, can pull together a foursome, or can lend your time on the day of the event, please consider joining the Committee. Contact the Advancement Office at lmarquis@ndatyngsboro.org or 978-649-7611, Ext. 321 for more information.

Auction Goes Online in May; Bid Items Sought

From Kristen Stella,Institutional Advancement Coordinator:
We are looking for fabulous experiences, products and services to stock NDA's first ever online auction which will be held May 6th through 14th. Popular items include:

  • Tickets to sporting events or the theater
  • Vacation rentals or hotel stays
  • Unique and noteworthy crafts
  • Local community baskets
  • Professional services
  • Family fun packages
  • One of a kind experiences
  • Class or camp gift certificates
  • Golf outings
  • Brewery/wine tour and tastings
To name just a few! If you would like to donate to the auction or learn more, please email Kristen Bowes Stella '02, Institutional Advancement Coordinator.

Fun Abounds at Tykes and Tales Storytime

The Mitten by Jan Brett was the featured story at January's first Tykes and Tales event of the month. Lower School Principal Beth O'Connell was the special guest reader to impart the tale of woodland animals whose curiosity leads them to crawl into a discarded mitten setting up a wonderfully funny story. Each member of the rapt, yet active audience of children, had the opportunity to place a stuffed animal into the specially knit mitten before re-enacting the final scene. Following the story, our little guests were led to the craft table where they decorated their own paper mittens while munching on snacks. The next Tykes and Tales gathering will be held on Tuesday, January 22nd when STEAM Teacher Jen Holder will present a science story and lead the children in a special activity. NDA parents with young children at home are invited to attend and are encouraged to bring friends and neighbors. For a full schedule of events, click here. 

NDA Gears Up for Catholic Schools Week

From Hope Griffin, Director of Upper School Campus Ministry:
Catholic Schools Week is a national celebration during which all Catholic schools in the country celebrate our Catholic identity! Each day of the week has a specially designated theme that we celebrate and honor. The schedule of events for the week includes:

Monday, Jan. 28: Celebrate Your Community
When students take part in service activities they demonstrate the values and faith gained through Catholic education.

  • All School: Morning Prayer, Make cards for the elderly and Sisters at Ipswich and Worcester.
Tuesday, Jan. 29: Celebrate Your Students
Schools celebrate students with meaningful activities for students and recognition of their accomplishments.
  • All School:  Morning prayer and CSW gifts to all.
  • Upper School: Students have a free dress down day and a homework pass! Teachers make tasty treats to enjoy at lunch!
  • Lower School: Each class chooses a theme for their free dress down day! Tasty treats will be offered to the students during recess/lunch. No quizzes/tests or homework.
Wednesday, Jan. 30: Celebrate The Nation
On National Appreciation Day we communicate the value of Catholic education to government leaders. We pray for the nation and recognize all those who serve it.
  • All School: Morning prayer and activity to remind us to be grateful for the country we live in!
Thursday, Jan. 31: Celebrate Vocations
By focusing on faith, knowledge and service, Catholic schools prepare children to use their God-given talents to the fullest later in life.
  • All School: Morning prayer and liturgy at 11:00 a.m. with special tribute honoring SNDdeNs.
  • Upper School: 1804 Society hosts reception for Sisters and Board after liturgy.
Friday, Feb. 1: Celebrate Faculty, Staff, and Volunteers
On this day, we honor teachers, principals, administrators, staff, parents, grandparents, alumni, parishioners and school board members who work for or provide volunteer service to Catholic schools.
  • All School: Morning prayer and prayer cards distributed.
  • Upper School: Students write a thank you notes. Dress down day and catered luncheon for faculty and staff from 12:10-1:10 p.m. Visit to a local nursing home to distribute cards created on Monday.
  • Lower School: Students deliver letters of appreciation to faculty and staff. Teacher Appreciation Breakfast, Student vs. Teacher activities for grades 3-8, movies and other fun activities for grades Pre-K-2.

All on Deck for Tours & S'mores Open House

From Elisa Lellios, Director of Admissions: 
We all know that the best way to inspire us to try a new restaurant, store, or vacation spot is through a friend's recommendation. Word of mouth is by far the leader in driving interest in a school as well. The Academy will be holding an Open House on February 2nd from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Your recommendation may be all your neighbor, friend at dance class, or acquaintance from church needs to inspire a visit to NDA. So, spread the word about our great community and invite a friend to check us out for our Tours and S'mores Open House. If you would like to volunteer to be a parent ambassador during the event, please be in touch. We would love to have fans of NDA here to share the good news that is our amazing community. Feel free to reach out to me directly if you have any questions at 978-649-7611, Ext. 337 or admissions@ndatyngsboro.org.

FoNDA Hosts Trivia Night on Saturday

From Kim Curran, FoNDA:
The Friends of NDA (FoNDA)'s annual Trivia Night is tomorrow, Saturday, January 19th! Don't miss out on a great opportunity for a night of fun. It will be held at the American Legion Hall, 90 Groton Road, N. Chelmsford at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person or $120 for a table of eight. For more information, contact tinamarie.murguia@gmail.com. Click the button below to register online.

Register Online

From the Editor:

The Bi-Weekly Newsletter is produced by the Communications and Marketing Department. Submissions should be emailed to Cindy Boynton at cboynton@ndatyngsboro.org no later than noon on the Wednesday prior to the Friday publication date. All articles should include vital information, be kept brief and include photos whenever possible. Here is the schedule for the year:

Newsletter Dates and Deadlines 2018-2019

Article Deadlines

Noon, Wednesday, January 30
Noon, Wednesday, February 13
Noon, Wednesday, March 6
Noon, Wednesday, March 20
Noon, Wednesday, April 3
Noon, Wednesday, April 24
Noon, Wednesday, May 8
Noon, Wednesday, May 22
Noon, Wednesday, June 5

Newsletter Publish Date

Friday, February 1
Friday, February 15
Friday, March 8
Friday, March 22
Friday, April 5
Friday, April 26
Friday, May 10
Friday, May 24
Friday, June 7

Upper School

Two Seniors Receive 4-Year Nursing Scholarships

Seniors Julie Getchell and Victoria Bradley have been been awarded the Presidential Scholarship from Regis College. Both students have been accepted into Regis' Nursing Program.

The Regis College Presidential Catholic Schools Scholarship is a full-tuition, four-year (fall and spring semester) undergraduate scholarship for residential students who demonstrate the values of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Boston. These values include:  gracious hospitality, love and service of the dear neighbor without distinction, peaceful resolution of conflict, care for all God’s creation.

Recipients are chosen on the basis of their academic achievement, leadership ability, and dedication to community service. Congratulations to Julie and Victoria!

Former Math Teacher Turns Tragedy Into Lesson for Others

A collaboration from Marketing Student Cherry Jin and Cindy Boynton, Director of Marketing and Communications:
A very special guest speaker addressed sophomores and juniors on January 15th. Former Math Teacher Melissa Weiksnar, returned to campus 17 years after first teaching at NDA. Instead of demonstrating how to solve a complicated math problem, Ms. Weiksnar’s goal on this day was to discuss the complicated drug problem plaguing young people. She shared her own daughter’s personal battle that ended in her heartbreaking death to show how a young woman, much like those in the audience, with a loving family, the advantages of a comfortable upbringing, and dreams for the future could spiral out of control while in the grips of drug addiction. It was five years and five months from the time Amelia Frances Weiksnar Caruso ‘07, tried marijuana for the first time to her eventual overdose on heroin on December 26, 2009. Known as Amy to family and friends, her struggles began her first year here at NDA when she had a difficult time transitioning to a new high school setting. Over time, depression and anxiety set in and Amy’s choices became increasingly risky. 

While her story was powerful, it was the photo slideshow, set to the song “Amie” that touched students the most. It spanned Amy’s life and included pictures of her at an NDA cross country meet, senior prom and graduation. “At the beginning, students all had the sense that this topic is ‘not related to me,’ however, when Ms. Weiksnar started to play the slides of her daughter’s pictures, everyone became more serious,” reported Junior Cherry Jin. “She went on to warn more students and children not to choose the same path that her daughter chose.” Ms. Weiksnar offered three strategies to help students avoid the temptations of drugs: make friends with people who inspire and encourage you, find a person that you can confide in and whose opinion you trust and never underestimate the long term effects of drugs. To strengthen her points, she read chilling entries from Amy’s diary. The presentation left a lasting impression on students whose emotions were visible as they left the auditorium. Junior Annie Zhang commented, “Ms. Weiksnar did not keep her daughter’s experience to herself, instead she spreads her daughter’s story and warns more and more students.” Another student reflected, “Ms. Weiksnar’s story about her daughter gave me an intense feeling of sadness, but I think it’s the point of the speech because sadness makes us remember better!”

Melissa Weiksnar is the author of "It's Not Gunna Be an Addiction: The Adolescent Journals of Amelia F. W. Caruso (1989 - 2009)" published Dec 2014 and "Heroin's Puppet - Amy (and her disease)" published July 2012.

Lab Exchange Program Provides Opportunity for NDA

From Marketing Student  Danielle Wuerdeman
This week, students in Dr. Wang’s biology and forensics classes had the opportunity to work with research-grade molecular biology equipment and associated testing reagents. The equipment, which includes a micro centrifuge and a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) machine, was made available to the science department through the Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE) lab exchange program associated with the Life Science Outreach at Harvard University, which allows this equipment to be loaned out to schools like NDA. This outreach provides students the opportunity to participate in new molecular biology laboratory experiments that they would otherwise not have an opportunity to complete. “I’ve had a great experience working with the more advanced and delicate molecular biology equipment,” says Aleah DuBois, a junior in the AP Biology class. “It is also fun to have the opportunity to work on more complex labs."

Leach and Ryan Honored for their Contributions to NDA

Junior Nora Leach is the Student of the Month for December. Nora works towards forwarding the mission of the school with the coordination of the St. Pat's program every month. During the holidays she also initiated, organized, planned, and recruited a visit to The Atrium at Drum Hill for the Mission and Ministry Christmas Service Project. The Activities Director at the home was so impressed by her and the rest of the NDA girls that she invited us to make visiting The Atrium a monthly service project.

Caitlin Ryan was named the Designated Senior for December for her service, sports and leadership activity. In addition to representing the 1804 Society at leadership conferences at Emmanuel College every year, she is also a member of the National Honor and Spanish Honor Societies, vice president of her class for three years, and a 14 season athlete participating on the Swim, Basketball and Track teams. The school's first six-year swimmer also shares her talents in the pool volunteering with the Special Olympics as a swim teacher. She is a strong leader with an excellent work ethic; she sets a good example to the school with her willingness to pitch in and lend a hand when needed. 

Sophomore Skater Heads to U.S. Nationals

After Sophomore Arianna Concepcion finished her Theology final today, January 18th, she dashed off to catch a plane heading for Detroit, Michigan, where she is scheduled to compete in the U.S. National Figure Skating Championships. She will compete in the Ladies Novice division starting with the short program on Monday, January 21st followed by a free skate performance on Tuesday, January 22nd. All of NDA is rooting for you, Arianna!

Lancer's Hi-Five

From Lisa Zappala, Athletic Director:

Indoor Track:
The members of the Indoor Track team continue to set many personal bests this season. At a meet this past Wednesday, January 16th, Junior Rachel Deshaies finished first in all three of her events: 50 meter, hurdles and high jump. Other outstanding performances were achieved by Freshman Catie Johnson and 8th grader Mya Shanahan who placed first and third respectively in the mile, and 8th grader Bianca Bostwick was second in the two mile. Freshman Katie Vieira was second in the 300 meter and taking home third place finishes were Sophomores Krishna Patel in the 600 meter and Ishani Patel in the 1000 meter.

Basketball:
The Varsity and JV Basketball teams continue to do well. During the past two weeks the JV team picked up three wins and the Varsity team posted two wins and a loss despite a season high 19 points by Senior Natalie Kelleher last night, January 17th at Gr. Lawrence. Both teams have identical records of 6-4. Coach Armstrong and all members of the team would like to thank the DeNisco family for hosting the team at their house following their game in Chelsea on January 11th.

Coach's Simple Task Morphs into Total Refurb:
See article in Thank You Spotlight at the end of newsletter.

Middle School

8th Graders Explore STEAM Careers

Eighth graders were treated to four STEAM-career presentations held during two sessions in the past couple of weeks. Many of the presenters were NDA parents who work in related fields and volunteered time to speak about what they do.  Mr. Tim Stever and Mrs. Kristiferann Abraham both work at Zoll Medical and presented to the class on Thursday, January 10th. They demonstrated some of their products and explained their roles in the development of the technology. They even provided students with the opportunity to make their own temperature probes. Ms. Kerry Hughes, co-owner of Altitude Trampoline Park, also presented that day describing her background in private equity and manufacturing and how it led her to become an entrepreneur. 

On Tuesday, January 15th, Gladys Vélez Caicedo, an MIT Physics Professor, spoke to students about her work and involved students in a double slit experiment with lasers. She was followed by Steve DeYoreo from 4C Test Systems, a company that tests parts for Raytheon. Accompanying him were two graduate students, Sim Dy and Sanjeer Melita, from the UMass Lowell Center of Science and Space Technology, who are working on a satellite project to increase how fast data gets back to earth.  

Tim Stever & Kristiferann Abraham

Kerry Hughes

Gladys Vélez Caicedo

Steve DeYoreo

Sixth Graders Land on Mars Safely

From Jamie Glennie, Middle School Science Teacher:
The sixth grade visited the Challenger Center located at Framingham State University on January 15th to augment their recent study of astronomy. The field trip at the Challenger Center consists of two parts, the first being an expedition to Mars in which the students got to be astronauts for a day. Their mission was to land on Mars, build and launch a probe, and try to discover water or life on the planet. The second activity was visiting the planetarium and watching a movie on the planets. The students were able to see where the International Space station is located and learned many facts about it such as it takes 90 minutes to complete one orbit around the Earth. It was an exciting day for both teachers and students. We were welcomed enthusiastically and the students were very polite and respectful. Students were able to display all of the new found knowledge from their Google Slides project on the solar system as well as land on Mars safely. 

Lancer's Round-Up

From Nate Froment, Lower School Athletic Director:

Boys Varsity Basketball:
The Boys Varsity Basketball team lost a hard fought game this past Sunday, January 13th to Lowell Community Charter Public School, which put their record at 4-4. The team will be looking to get their fifth win of the season this Sunday, January 20th when they play Collegiate Charter School of Lowell.

Girls Varsity Basketball:
The Girls Varsity Basketball team lost a pair of games last week to Innovation Academy. The team has been working well together all season and continues to improve each week. The team will be looking to pick up two wins this week as they play St. Jeanne D'Arc and Collegiate Charter School of Lowell.

Boys JV Basketball:
The Boys JV Basketball team has been playing really well this season. Their current record is 5-1, and last week they were able to defeat Collegiate Charter School of Lowell in overtime. The team will be looking to pick up their sixth win this Saturday, January 19th when they play against Innovation Academy.

Girls JV Basketball:
The Girls JV Basketball team suffered their first loss of the season this past Saturday, January 12th to Collegiate Charter School of Lowell, which puts their overall record at 5-1. The team will be looking to pick up their sixth win of the season this Saturday, January 19th when they play against Innovation Academy.

Spring Sports Sign Ups:
Spring sports sign ups will begin on Tuesday, January 22nd. The sign up sheets will be located outside Mr. Froment's office. The spring sports offered are:

  • Tennis: JV: Grades 5-6, Varsity: Grades 7-8
  • Track and Field: Grades 5-8
  • Softball: Grades 6-8 
  • Baseball: Grades 7-8
Registration on the league website for spring sports will begin in February. Tryouts and practices will begin in April.

Lower School

Three NDA Faculty Members to be Recognized at EAA Event

From Elizabeth O'Connell, Principal:
The Ecumenical Athletic Association’s 2019 Teacher and Coach of the Year Awards dinner is an annual event where member schools come together for one night to acknowledge the professionalism, effort, and dedication made by our teachers and coaches.  Each nominee will be recognized at the dinner award ceremony. A $500 cash award and a “Teacher or Coach of the Year” plaque is presented to one teacher from Pre-K to Grade 3, one teacher from Grade 4-8 and one coach. This event will be held on April 26, 2019, at Lenzi’s Restaurant located in Dracut, MA.

I am very pleased and proud to announce the NDA nominees who will be recognized:

  • Mrs. Kathy Smith for Teacher Pre-K-3
  • Mrs. Shannon Walent for Teacher Grade 4-8 
  • Mr. Daniel Grejdus for Coach of the Year 

Congratulations to these very deserving faculty members.

Kathy Smith

Shannon Walent

Daniel Grejdus

Class Spelling Champs Gear Up for School Wide Bee

From Elizabeth O'Connell, Principal:
Congratulations to the following grade level spelling bee winners and runner ups. (In case a winner is unable to compete, the runner up takes the winner’s place.)   Best of luck to all on February 13th, the day of the grade 3 - grade 8 spelling bee competition.

Winner

Grade 3
Lalitshrey Dogiparthi
Viha Rane

Grade 4
Kyle Pho
William McNamara

Grade 5
Neha Kachappilly
Mael Huarcaya 

Grade 6
Ananya Pinnamaneni
Saanvi Wadhwa 

Grade 7
Allison Clark
Rianna Santra 

Grade 8
Virginia Martin
Meghna Sridhar 
Emma Juskalian

Runner Up

Grade 3
Selena Zhuo
Maeve Daniel-Yung

Grade 4
Natania Fernandez
Nolan Pitta

Grade 5
Krish Kalla
Khamani Maina

Grade 6
Shreeya Menon
Christian Neal

Grade 7
Lindsay Baquerizo
Molly Shanahan

Grade 8
Yesenia Collins

Second Graders Learn About Life in the Navy

From Danielle Crawford, 2nd Grade Assistant Teacher:
Second graders recently got a special visit from James Crawford, Ms. Crawford's brother. He is an active member of the Navy, who was on leave from Japan. The students learned a little bit about life in the Navy and what it is like living in Japan and working with people who do not speak the same language as you. They got to talk with him about his duties as a security force member, especially during Typhoon season. The students had a wonderful time learning about the differences in environment and culture between here and Japan, but also learned about some similarities as well! The students came up with great questions to ask him about various different topics and even got to share with him their favorite dance moves! We had a wonderful time during his visit to our classroom!

A Love of Fine Arts Peaked by Visit to MFA

From Shannon Walent, Fourth Grade Teacher:
Fourth and fifth graders had the pleasure of visiting the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston on January 9th. Students enjoyed a guided tour of the museum's world-renowned collections, while focusing on art of the Early Americas and Colonial America. Students experienced the breath-taking and detailed portraits of John Singleton Copley, which highlight many of our founding fathers, as well as paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts of early North, Central and South America. The discussions between our guides and students melded perfectly with our Social Studies curriculum here at the Academy. After an hour of touring, students had the opportunity to work with their hands. The fourth graders sculpted with clay, and the fifth graders painted self-portraits on canvas. They each created a work of art to take home at the end of the day. The museum staff had wonderful things to say about our students, including how respectful they were not only in words, but through their actions as they navigated the museum. One of our guides said, “I know personally that my group was just outstanding, so enthusiastic and so creative in their responses, and just so intelligent and insightful.” We only scratched the surface of the MFA during our visit, so many students expressed a desire to return!

Early Years

Pre-K is WILD about Animals!

From Melissa Janes, Director of Early Childhood Education:
Students in Pre-K have been busy roaring, hopping, and slithering through their latest theme...All About Animals! Each child was asked to kick off this new theme by bringing in a picture of their favorite animal and sharing any information they might know about it. Their choices ranged from farm animals such as pigs and bunnies, to pets such as cats and dogs, all the way to exotic wild animals like cheetahs and sea turtles! The class has also been working on identifying that each animal has a home where they can live and be safe, just like they do!

K2 Learns Healthy Habits

From Melissa Janes, Director of Early Childhood Education:
Cold and flu season has arrived in New England and the K2 class has been learning all about the ways to protect themselves from those nasty germs! The class read, Those Mean, Nasty, Dirty, Downright Disgusting but...Invisible Germs by Judith Anne Rice and used abstract collage shapes to create and name their own germs. They experimented using pepper to simulate germs and discovered that soap makes the pepper flakes scatter just like it does to germs! They also learned about germs in their Let’s Find Out magazine and its accompanying digital resource and were amazed to learn that germs from a sneeze can travel 100 miles per hour, which they saw in slow motion video! Finally, they learned about covering coughs and sneezes with their elbows and the correct way to wash hands to keep those germs away.

Extended Day Program/Enrichments

February Vacation Camp

Come spend one, two or all five fun days during February school vacation exploring our local NDA wilderness! In addition to traditional “indoor fun,” our awesome camp will be themed around developing our winter skills! Campers can expect sledding, wilderness exploration, shelter building, team building games, nature art, cooking, and tons of excitement!

The camp runs February 18th through 22nd from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $280 per child for the full week or $75 a day.

February Vacation Camp Registration

Registration for Camp NDA Opens February 15th

From Jocelyn Saltzman, Director of Camp NDA:
Camp NDA 2019 is going to be a blast! Children ages 3 to 5 are eligible for Tiny Campers while kids from 6 to 12 years old are eligible for Main Camp. Spring Into Summer, Let’s Get Campy, On-Site Adventures, Adventure Camp, Sports Camp, Science Camp, and two weeks of Wilderness Camp are all on the menu this summer! Registration will open February 15, 2019. To read descriptions and plan ahead, click the button below. 

Interested in working at Summer Camp? Contact Jocelyn Saltzman, Camp Director, at edp@ndatyngsboro.org.

Camp NDA Preview

EDP & Winter Enrichments are Heating Up

From Jocelyn Saltzman, Director of EDP:
EXTENDED DAY PROGRAM (EDP):
Our Extended Day Program is always a fun adventure; we try to play outside as much as possible! Please remind your student to bring warm gloves and a coat! 

ENRICHMENTS:
Winter Enrichments are underway! The picture features our team of Sensational Scientists mixing up some “fluffy slime!”

NDA Spotlight: Kenneth Najem

Coach's Simple Task Morphs into Total Refurb

From Lisa Zappala, Upper School Athletic Director:
In November, Varsity Soccer Coach Ken Najem asked if he could spruce up the weight room a bit. His initial thoughts were to just brighten up the space with a coat of paint and to organize some of the equipment. Well Coach Najem’s “sprucing up” actually turned into a total renovation; spending nearly a month volunteering his time on this project.

The weight room is located on the basement level of the school building in a room that was a science lab back in the 80’s and early 90’s. The room originally had counters and a large sink along the walls which did not make it an ideal space for a weight room. However,  coaches and athletes made the best of it. After painting the walls, Coach Najem decided to also paint the ceiling and then went on to paint figurine stencils representing every sport offered here at NDA. When that was completed, he removed the counters along the walls and tapped fellow coach and plumber Kevin Bailey, the Varsity Softball coach to remove and cap off the sink and pipes. As a finishing touch, Coach Najem requested that the floor be covered with rubber mats.

Thanks to FoNDA and Varsity Basketball Coach Wally Armstrong’s generous donations, 32 rubber mats were purchased. After determining which pieces of equipment should be kept and what needed to be thrown away, Coach Najem was able to set up the equipment keeping enough floor space for group exercise activities. In addition to all this, he also donated a piece of equipment as well as numerous weights. The NDA community would like to thank Coach Ken Najem for adding a first class weight room to our athletic facilities. We sincerely appreciate all that he did in order to complete this project! Coach said next up will be a refurbishment of the cardio room, which is next to the weight room. If anyone has any up to date, good working cardio equipment like a treadmill, stationary bike or elliptical that they would like to donate, please email Upper School Athletic Director Lisa Zappala.

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