Q&A with CJ National Merit Achievers

Congratulations to six seniors who have been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

Matthew Boudinot ’15, Erin Carmody ‘15, Emily Meyer ‘15, Monica Rains ‘15, and Grace Saunders ‘15 were named Commended Students in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. In addition, classmate Aaron Talib ’15 was recognized as an Outstanding Participant in the National Achievement Scholarship Program.

Senior to Spend Year Studying Abroad

As a German language teacher, Jacob Browning tries to build confidence and impart life lessons in his students even when the lesson or road ahead seems foreign: “Find your own path,” he urges them.

The path senior Grace Klosterman discovered now points to Europe.

Grace, who attended St. Rita and Mother Brunner, is one of just 250 students nationwide to be awarded the prestigious Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) scholarship. The award covers an academic year of study and cultural immersion in Germany.

Catholic Chinese Bishop Pays a Visit

Catholic Bishop Francis Lu Xinping of Nanjing, China visited with students, teachers and staff the morning of September 11 to learn about CJ's innovative support programs designed to meet the needs of all students.

The international visit was sponsored by the University of Dayton Office of the President. Ascension Catholic School, St. Albert the Great Catholic School and Fairmont High School also hosted visits throughout the day.

Guest Speakers Talk Colleges, Careers

If you could take a peek at what your future might hold, would you? That opportunity, in theory, awaits students at CJ on a nearly weekly basis.

Professionals and college representatives who are eager to share their knowledge, experiences and expertise visit campus regularly to speak with tomorrow’s generation of young leaders here at CJ. All students are encouraged to attend these talks to get a feel for possible college and career paths.

New Faculty and Staff Join the CJ Family

You could say that welcoming new faculty and staff to CJ this fall has been a bit of a family affair.

Almost a third of the school’s new employees have direct family ties, including husband and wife Eric and A.J. Grimm (pictured above). The couple officially signed their contracts with Principal John Marshall and their two boys Owen (2) and Dominic (10 months) on June 20. They are members of the Roots Lay Marianist community.

Opening Week 2014 Comes Early at CJ

Opening Week is here!

The year began with an Opening Faculty & Staff retreat on August 11 followed by New Student Orientation on Wednesday, Aug. 13 and the first day of classes a day later.

Like many area schools, CJ started earlier than normal. Classes began eight days ahead of last year’s schedule. According to Principal John Marshall, the accelerated start and end dates allow the first semester to close before Christmas Break in December. Students also have more days of instruction before state assessments and AP exams are administered.

Washington Post Ranks CJ 68th in America

The Washington Post named Chaminade Julienne one the most rigorous high schools in America for a third consecutive year.

CJ is tops in the state when compared with other Ohio private schools and the 68th most challenging private high school in the nation according to columnist Jay Mathews’ annual “Challenge Index" list. The Catholic, co-educational institution in downtown Dayton is one of 38 in the state and four in the Miami Valley included on the list of more than 2,100 public and private schools.

Class of 2014 Celebrates Commencement

Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School celebrates its Commencement ceremony Monday, June 2 at 7 p.m. at the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center. Baccalaureate Mass was celebrated Thursday, May 29 at Emmanuel Church in Dayton. Graduating first in her class is Claire Meyers (St. Christopher, Washington and Lee University) followed by Salutatorian Thomas Weckesser (St. Albert the Great, University of Dayton).


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