While summer time may mean flip flops and sunglasses for students, hard hats have become a “must have” accessory for those working at CJ during the summer. Construction dust and noise - and a “safety first” attitude - are all part of the summer experience of witnessing improvements to the school’s academic building in 2013 and 2015, renovations of the auditorium in 2016, and completing the construction of Roger Glass Stadium - Home of the CJ Eagles in 2016.
Drug use in the nation and in the Dayton region is at unprecedented levels, with Montgomery County reaching a record number of heroin overdose deaths in 2016. In response, administrators at Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School convened an exploratory committee of counselors, faculty, staff and administrators at the beginning of the school year to take a closer look at the issue and to better understand the impact it had on the school community.
Roger Glass '60 never anticipated the rolling effect his namesake stadium would have.
“All I knew is the kids needed a stadium and that was my focus,” Glass said. “I never had any idea it would have this effect on the community or that it would start snowballing the way it has.”
The stadium was just the beginning as Chaminade Julienne dedicated the John Q. Sherman Field at Roger Glass Stadium - Home of the Chaminade Julienne Eagles on Saturday, May 6.
Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School was once again recognized by Niche.com as a 2017 Best School, with the school ranking in the top 5 in the state for diversity in a private high school and in the top 15 for the best Catholic high schools in Ohio.
On November 15, Dayton city leaders and members of the Downtown Dayton Partnership’s Special Improvement District came to Chaminade Julienne for the group’s annual meeting.
A week-long of festivities will be held to celebrate the opening of Roger Glass Stadium - Home of the Chaminade Julienne Eagles.
Festivities will begin on the night of the school’s traditional “Meet the Eagles” held Thursday, August 18 beginning at 7 p.m. This is the same event where just last year, news of the stadium was first announced. In addition to the pep rally-style introduction of participants in fall sports and performing arts activities, the new complex will be dedicated and blessed in the company of students, parents, teachers, coaches and staff.
A professional soccer team, that is calling Dayton home once again, has committed to playing at Roger Glass Stadium beginning in 2017.
The Cincinnati Saints announced they would be relocating to Dayton earlier this fall. On December 3, in the CJ Library, the owner of the soccer team, David Satterwhite, announced the new name for the organization, the Dayton Dynamo. The name is a homage to the Dayton Dynamo indoor professional soccer team that played in Dayton from 1988 to 1995 before moving to Cincinnati and becoming the Cincinnati Silverbacks.
For the second year in a row, Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School has been ranked as one of the top 15 Best Private High Schools in Ohio by k12.niche.com.
Each ranking was based upon academics, student culture and diversity, and surveys from parents and students based on overall experience.
On Sunday, November 1, Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School announced plans to renovate and expand the school’s performing arts rehearsal and performance spaces. The $1 million project, planned to open in the fall of 2016, will double the school’s performing arts rehearsal and classroom spaces, and rejuvenate the current 740 seat auditorium originally constructed in 1951.
With hundreds of CJ students, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters in attendance, President Dan Meixner '84 announced "what's next" for the CJ community with the development of Roger Glass Stadium, Home of the Chaminade Julienne Eagles.