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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Seven refugees from Burundi, Africa are now calling Dayton home after coming to the area last year. On Wednesday, May 13, four men from Burundi visited CJ to talk to students in Tony Ricciuto’s freshmen International World Cultures Honors Class.
The refugees were connected to CJ because of Herb Schwendeman ’71. He has been helping teach English to non-English speaking refugees for more than two-and-a-half years.
It's been 70 years after the end of the Holocaust and World War II, but we're still learning about prejudice and racism today.
That was the theme provided by the Dayton Holocaust Resource Center for this year's Max May Memorial Holocaust Art Contest and Lydia May Memorial Holocaust Writing Contest. Eight students from CJ were selected winners this year in each of those contests.
In the art contest, Natalie Davis won first place, Adela Leon-Witt won third place, and Courtney Morah and Claire Armstrong received honorable mentions.