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May 2, 2018
Notre Dame Academy in Waterdown, Ontario, opened in 1927. The academy served as both a boarding school and a day school, although grade-school children were not allowed to board after 1931 (this rule was lifted during World War II because many mothers had to take on war-time work to support their families). In the early years, the boarders were allowed...Read more
May 1, 2018
St. Mary’s Institute was an SSND school of higher learning for young women. It established by Mother Caroline Friess in 1851 and was located at the Notre Dame Motherhouse in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Each year, the school published a catalog that included information about the school (cost, course of studies, required text books, fees, etc.), a list of students and graduates...Read more
April 23, 2018
The National Weather Service (NWS), in 2018, recognized SSND-sponsored Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for 50 years of service. But the SSND connection actually goes back much farther. Sister Felice Vaudreuil, SSND, chair of the Mathematics Department, was the first to operate the campus weather station, which was started in 1946 after the NWS realized that temperatures collected at...Read more