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AP Students Attend Biology Seminar

As new scientific discoveries are made every day, it's difficult to quickly pass that information on in a classroom setting. That's why when teacher Amanda Ooten was presented information about a seminar focusing on recent findings in biology, she and four AP biology students were eager for the opportunity.

Ooten along with Abby Arestides '17, Jillian Hammerly '16, Kelly Pleiman '16, and Megan Stefan '17 attended the "Top Biotechnology Discoveries and Applications of 2015" seminar at Kettering College earlier this school year.

CJ Group Wins Financial Investing Competition

$100,000 is a lot of money for any one. While if given the opportunity, some may choose to spend it, a recent assignment in Don MacLeod’s financial investing class had students looking for ways to invest that amount of money and make a profit.

The assignment was in conjunction with the University of Dayton’s Davis Center portfolio high school competition.

“We went to the Davis Center to present in front of college students and professors,” explained Jalen Sheeler '18.

A senior vice president from Merrill Lynch was also in the audience for the final presentations.

Ludlow Street Journal Goes Digital

Students do not have to wait once a month anymore to get their copy of the school newspaper, the Ludlow Street Journal. On Tuesday, October 27, the student publication made its online debut.
 
“I am most excited about how students will be reading the articles and exploring the website that the Ludlow Street Journal staff put so much work into,” said Caitlin Erbacher ‘16.
 

College Representatives Coming to CJ

Juniors and seniors have the opportunity to learn more about colleges that interest them during their school day at CJ.

As in years past and again this year, representatives from colleges throughout the country will come to CJ for in-school visits.

"Generally speaking, the person who is coming from the college is the person who may reading a student's application," explained Charlene Wheeler, director of guidance. "For our students, this is their first direct contact with that admissions office at the school where they are interested in going."

2015 Back-to-School Guide

There are a few short weeks left before the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year. To help prepare for this exciting time, below are the Top 10 items parents and students need to know.

1. New Student Orientation and First Day of School
Orientation for students new to CJ is Wednesday, August 12. All students will report for classes on Thursday, August 13. Check the School Calendar and Community Events pages often for things like Out of Uniform and Block Days as well as events for the whole family such as Meet the Eagles Night on August 19.

K12 Gallery/TEJAS Expanded Partnership

The 2015-2016 school year will be a new, but familiar experience for students who take visual arts courses.

Principal John Marshall '86 recently announced that CJ will enhance its partnership with K12 Gallery/TEJAS this year with all visual art classes being taught by K12 Gallery staff at both CJ and the art center.

"Over the past two years, CJ and K12 Gallery/TEJAS have been in planning discussions on potential partnership programming to enhance the fine arts programming at CJ and in the Dayton area," said Marshall.

Celebrating Barr and Colas' Service to CJ

With more than 60 years of combined service to CJ, Diana Barr and Linda Colas retired at the end of the 2014-2015 school year. Barr, an art teacher, had been at CJ for 29 years and Colas, a foreign languages teacher, had been at CJ for 32 years.

“I think anytime anyone retires with this amount of experience it’s bittersweet because the journey may not end, but it changes for everybody,” expressed Principal John Marshall ‘86.

Biology Students Present Research Topic

Cryonics, stem cells, rising rates of childhood obesity and cosmetic testing on animals were just a few of the topics biology students focused on for a Position Poster Symposium.

Honors and AP Biology students were recently given the assignment to look into issues that have varying opinions, and to explore all sides of the subject, which included the Catholic perspective. Along with the research, students created an informational poster board and gave a presentation in front of students from other science classes.

CJ among America's "Most Challenging"

For the fourth consecutive year, Chaminade Julienne has been named as one of America’s Most Challenging High Schools on the private high school list  by The Washington Post. The ranking is used to identify schools that challenge all students, according to Jay Matthews, author of the rankings and journalist for the newspaper.

Principal John Marshall ’86 said that while the recognition for Chaminade Julienne is rewarding, all ranking should be understood within context and perspective.

Class of 2015 Celebrates Commencement

Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School celebrates its Commencement ceremony Tuesday, May 26 at 7 p.m. at the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center.  Chaminade Julienne's Class of 2015 has 165 students and nearly 99% of the class has applied for post-secondary education.

Graduating first in her class is Caroline Chick (Holy Angels, The Ohio State University) followed by Grace Saunders (Holy Angels, Miami University.) Margot Duffy will deliver the welcome speech and Elizabeth Sinnathamby will deliver the farewell speech during the graduation ceremony.

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