Dear Nazareth Prep Families,
As a Catholic faith community we trust in God to guide us in uncertain times and use the gifts we have been given to meet today’s challenge. We want to provide an update regarding our plans around COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Campus administrators have continued to monitor official updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD), and the Diocese of Pittsburgh. The health, safety and well-being of our students, staff and families is a top priority. The situation is filled with ever-changing information, and we are committed to providing regular communications, with prompt updates, regarding important information for how we will manage the education of your children. In light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and with the guidance of the governor’s office, Nazareth Prep will be implementing Flexible Instruction Days from March 16 until March 30, 2020.
What does this mean?
Students will be required to use their chromebook to login to access instructional materials prepared by our teachers. Students will need to verify attendance by accessing the attendance form that will be sent to them each morning. This will need to be done by 9:00 am via their email each morning. Students who do not sign in will be marked as absent. Assignments given will be accessible online via Powerschool Unified Classroom or similar platform. Assignments will have a due date and this will be followed to hold students accountable for assignments and grades. Teachers will have office hours during the day to help accommodate any students who have questions about assignments.
All extra-curricular activities (including athletics) and all events at Nazareth Prep will be suspended, canceled or postponed beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 13, 2020 through, tentatively, Monday, March 30, 2020. We will notify all stakeholders when sponsored events and activities are rescheduled.
We are taking this action to protect our communities from the spread of the coronavirus. As we continue to monitor and take guidance from federal, state, and local agencies, our recommendations will evolve to best serve you.
We will send updates as information becomes available. Please also check this link to the coronavirus (COVID-19) page on the diocesan website: https://diopitt.org/coronavirus-safety-precautions
If you have any technology issues, please contact our IT Director Jenny McGrail- email@example.com
If your family is experiencing any hardships due to the pandemic, please reach out to our school counselor Emma Pellicanofirstname.lastname@example.org
As always, please contact us if you have any questions. Our prayers go out to all those around the world and here at home confronted by this virus.
Last Tuesday, Sakiya and Xavier, both ninth graders at Nazareth Prep and recipients of the Art Rooney Memorial Scholarship, presented a painting to Ryan Shazier, the 2018 Ed Block Courage Award recipient. The painting was a collaborative piece created by Nazareth Prep students and their Art Teacher, Amy Dimichele. The annual Courage House Luncheon is a fundraiser held in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Steelers and the support of Art and Greta Rooney. Shazier was selected by his teammates for the award that was given during the 26th annual Courage House Luncheon at Heinz Field.
During his remarks, Mr. Shazier said, “Less than one percent of people make the NFL, less than one percent of people make the Pro Bowl, less than one percent of people make All-Pro, and I was so grateful to make all these things, so when I got the opportunity and only 20 percent of people walk, I was like, ‘Hey, you don’t know who you’re talking to.'”
The Steelers and Holy Family Institute co-sponsor the event, with proceeds from the event benefiting Nazareth Prep.
The Pittsburgh Business Times wrote a short piece about our name change. Click the button below to read more!
"The name Nazareth Prep was chosen to 'reflect the sister's tradition of excellence in education, as well as the school's bright, motivated students.'"
Nazareth Prep is proud of our accomplished and experienced faculty. This week we profile Freshman Cultural Literacy teacher Marlee Flaherty.
Marlee Flaherty is second careering as a classroom teacher. She studied both at Columbia University and the London School of Economics to earn her BA. In addition, she has an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh and has worked both domestically and internationally in both for-profits and not-for-profits. This business background gives her a unique insight into many issues. When discussing goals, objectives, classroom strategies, and more, her background helps to guide concepts to become “doable” and not remain “theoretical”. Marlee Flaherty is not only an advisor for NCCP student council but she has been selected to participate in 2 Classroom Without Border experiences – a trip to Poland with a Holocaust Survivor and a trip to Spain to study Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. She truly enjoys bring all her life experiences into her classroom.
On Monday February 12th Bishop David Zubick visited Nazareth Prep. The Bishop celebrated mass at the campus chapel with the NCCP staff and students. His sermon focused on the importance of maintaining Christian faith and values in the face of public opposition.
After mass, the Bishop toured the school and visited several classrooms. He was very impressed with the innovative atmosphere of the classrooms as well as student engagement.
The visit ended with Bishop Zubick meeting with NCCP faculty to discuss the rapid growth of the school and the deeper learning philosophy.
Nazareth Prep students are employed as interns at companies throughout Pittsburgh. Here is a recent compilation of praise for the hard work our students are demonstrating at their worksites:
Adarian '18 "Adarian is a consistent pleasure to work with. We discovered that one our program ideas was not going to work and he spent some time researching alternatives and came up with several creative suggestions that we will explore further." - Robert Morris University
Hayden '19 "Hayden is very good at matching disparate data sets to provide more comprehensive information. Perseverance is another strong point for Hayden." - Peoples Natural Gas
Shauna '18 "Shauna assisted with fundraising letters and YWCA's social justice book club, Novel Ideas." - YWCA of Greater PGH
Riley '18 "Riley spent time out on site today with one of our carpenters. I followed up with him afterwards and he said Riley did great, he was engaged and showed interest. He helped out by hauling 2x4's around site and helping with staging/install." - Massaro Construction
Amarie ' 20 "We had Amarie help in the Business Office today with different office tasks. The Manager of the Business Office was surprised at how efficient Amarie was and how quick she was able to complete the tasks at hand. We are happy to see Amarie excelling in the internship." - Glen Hazel Kane Nursing
Devlin '19 "Devlin is such a hardworking intern. He comes into the warehouse and immediately starts working without waiting around for someone to tell him what to do. He is also very kind and respectful."- PGH Spice and Seasoning
William '20 "William had a great week. He worked really well today and was very involved" - Rosedale Tech
The Nazareth Prep internship program gives our students the rare opportunity to learn real-world skills working in some of Pittsburgh's top companies. The program partners with over 100 local businesses and non-profits. Our corporate partners work with NCCP students to enhance their talents while providing assistance to offset the cost of tuition. To find out more about being an internship sponsor contact our internship team (email@example.com) and someone from the team will be in touch.
Giant Eagle, one of the largest retailers in America, is thrilled with Rickayla, their Nazareth Prep intern.
"Rickayla is very intelligent. She is an asset to my department. She really focuses on understanding her work and asks great questions. We are fortunate to have her with us" Giant Eagle wrote in a statement to Nazareth Prep.
The Nazareth Prep internship program gives our students the rare opportunity to learn real-world skills working in some of Pittsburgh's top companies. The program partners with over 100 local businesses and non-profits. Our corporate partners work with NCCP students to enhance their talents while providing assistance to offset the cost of tuition. To find out more about being an internship sponsor contact our internship team (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Eighty four hard working students from Nazareth Prep received an early Christmas present last night at Ross Park Mall.
The students, who earned a place on the honor roll or were close to honor roll, were treated to a shopping spree at Champ's Sports. Each student received a $200 gift card to the store, which was delivered by Pittsburgh Steeler Antonio Brown. The gift cards were provided by the Steelers, United Way and Champs Sports.
Despite his torn calf muscle, Brown was all smiles as he interacted with the NCCP students. “It’s all about how you handle adversity,” said Brown. “If you play the game long enough you will experience adversity. You have to keep the right mentality. You have to hold true to your word. I made a commitment to the kids. I could have not been here, but I wanted to be here and share the experience and be hands on. It’s not the end of the world. I am still so blessed.”
“The fact that he is staying true to a commitment that he had to do this, even in the face of injury, shows that he is an amazing role model to our students,” said Lisa Abel-Palmieri, Head of School and Chief Learning Officer for Holy Family. “He showed resilience and servant leadership, two of the Nazareth Prep mindsets we seek to build in students. What he is able to do is help our students feel and look good to match the effort they put into their grades and internship programs.”
The Nazareth Prep Internship program partners with over 100 local businesses and non-profits to offer our students the chance to utilize and develop their skills and interests in a workplace environment. Our corporate partners work with NCCP students to enhance their talents while providing assistance to offset the cost of tuition. To find out more about being an internship sponsor contact our internship team (email@example.com).
On November 16, 2017 the nuclear medicine technology majors at Robert Morris University (RMU), junior class sponsored a day of celebration with the students and faculty at NCCP at a Thanksgiving Dinner. The RMU students wanted to make a difference in the community and wanted to support as many people as possible and create a positive impact on the lives of others. This service learning project was funded through weeks of organized events to pay for this dinner. This event included a prayer service and post dinner activities and conversations. We would like to thank Robert Morris for everything that they have done!