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Notre Dame School Ministries

Human Concerns

Seton/NDSM Partnership

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish has been partners with Notre Dame Middle School, a sponsored ministry of the School Sisters of Notre Dame since 1996. The school has grown from a small school serving 26 Latino middle school aged girls to presently serving over 650 Latino students and expanding to three separate campuses comprising of grades 5 – 8 girls school, grades 5-8 boys school and grades K3-4 primary co-ed school. Since it is no longer only a Girls Middle School, the school was renamed Notre Dame School of Milwaukee (NDSM) to encompass the whole K3-8 school community. Learn more about the school here.

Contact: Therese Fennelly, 414-704-9348 or send us a message


Seton's Support Over the Years

As the school has grown, so has the support from the Seton community. Our parish members have generously offered their time, talent, and treasure.

Seton parishioners have volunteered at Notre Dame in various ways, including:

  • Tutoring students during the day and for the after school program

  • Helping in the library

  • Assisting with fundraising events

  • Donating food and serving at the Annual Spaghetti Dinner (temporarily discontinued)

  • Providing after-school snacks (see more information below)

  • Donating to the school supplies drive each Fall

  • Participating in the Graduate Mentor Program

Seton has financially supported Notre Dame through:

  • Seton’s outreach resources and grant’s program which has provided funds for educational items such as lap tops, and whiteboards

  • St Elizabeth Ann Seton’s Scholarship Fund which provides scholarships for deserving Notre Dame Graduates to attend high schools of their choice

  • Sponsoring graduates to join Seton’s youth group on mission trips such as Guatemala and Costa Rica


After School Snack Program - 2023/24

The After School Program at NDSM is a critical wraparound service that supports the needs of students and families, helping keep students safe and supervised while offering programming to ensure students’ academic success and personal growth. After the end of the traditional school day, middle school students participate in different opportunities, including artistic, educational, and athletic programs. During their break, students receive a snack before they attend the planned activities. Seton has been providing snacks for over 20 years. As the number of middle school girls and boys increase so the need for additional volunteers to help continue the program.

Be a part of the SETON/NDSM Snack team

How the Seton/NDSM Snack program works:

Our goal is to provide healthy individually sized snacks for these students during the 2023/24 school year.

  • Snacks preferred: The Pirates Booty Popcorn, Vegetable Straws, Fruit Snacks, Cheez-its, Goldfish crackers, and cheese peanut butter crackers or similar to these. Bulk quantities are best found at Costco, Sam’s Club, Walmart and Target.

  • Snacks can either be purchased and dropped off at Seton during the assigned dates or can be ordered online and have them sent directly to NDSM.

Volunteers are invited to help with one month or additional months, whatever their preference. One month’s donation = a minimum of 160 snacks averaging in cost approximately $65.

Join the snack team

  • 18-20 volunteers are needed each month (a total of 7 months)

  • Donating snacks is made easy through the SignUpGenius Program

  • Contact: Therese Fennelly, 414-704-9348 or send us a message

Your support of NDSM is greatly appreciated!


More Information coming soon

Upcoming Events:

  • October 21/22 - Notre Dame Schools of Milwaukee Partnership Weekend

  • November 9 - Seton/NDSM Lend a Hand Day

  • Additional Volunteer Opportunities

  • SETON/NDSM Graduate Scholarship and Mentor Program Update


Volunteer Opportunities

Mentors and volunteers are critical members of the NDSM school community who support their students and ensure their success at NDSM and beyond. Volunteers help NDSM in a variety of ways, including by serving as tutors, library aides, and after school activity leaders.

Mentors are caring, compassionate adults who devote their time to a middle school student, offering them support, guidance and encouragement as they transition to high school. Seton has three women who have been mentoring our scholarship recipients during their time in high school. To learn more about the mentor program, contact Anne Kelly, one of our parish mentors at 262-844-9930. To learn more about other volunteer opportunities, send us a message or contact Therese Fennelly at 414-704-9348.


NDSM Graduate Scholarship Program

In 2017, the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton/Notre Dame School Scholarship was established to assist NDSM graduates with attending the high school of their choice. Since then, we have helped 7 graduates. Our first two recipients, Kayla and Eliana graduated from DHS High School and are pursuing higher education. In 2021 we granted a scholarship to a graduate from the boy’s middle school, Eli Prado.

Contact: Therese Fennelly, 414-704-9348 or send us a message

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