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Art and English Students Heading to State

This weekend, visual arts and English students take part in two state competitions Saturday, March 8. Good luck and go Eagles!

Poetry Out Loud Recitation Contest
For a third consecutive year, Rachel Strahorn will represent CJ in the state Poetry Out Loud Recitation Contest. The event, sponsored by the Ohio Arts Council (OAC), takes place from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Ohio Dominican University's Matesich Theatre (directions).

2014 Scholastic Art & Writing Winners

Eleven students earned regional recognition for their entries in the 2014 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards presented by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers.

Since 1923 the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards has been one of the country’s largest and most prestigious programs for creative high school students. All regional Gold Key award-winning work is automatically entered into the national contest for judging. Results of the national competition will be announced in March.

Congratulations to all of this year’s regional art and writing winners:

CJ Joins Catholic Library Consortium

In the spirit of Catholic Schools Week, CJ is proud to announce its partnership with the Dayton Deanery Libraries Consortium.

The Dayton Deanery Libraries Consortium consists of a coalition of six local grade schools and two area high schools. The group was formed by eight librarians from each school for the 2013-14 school year to promote collaboration and help better meet the needs of students.

Writers Get Creative at Grade Schools

Seniors at Chaminade Julienne spent the school day January 8 showing elementary students at two area Catholic schools that it is never too early to start honing their writing skills.

Ten students taking Mr. Jim Brooks’ fourth year Creative Writing class volunteered to become the teachers during field trips to St. Anthony in Dayton and St. Albert the Great in Kettering. At each school students engaged children in grades 1-3 and 7-8 in writing poetry and stories, Mr. Brooks said.

It begins!

On this first day of school, the building quickly filled with bright smiles, hugs and anticipation for the new year. Students were greeted by teachers and staff who prepared for their arrival by attending a retreat on Monday, which was directed by the ministry and service office. "Sewing Seeds of Faith" provided faculty and staff the opportunity to start the year off together in prayer and conversation that focused on the longterm impact they make on all students with each encounter.

Congrats Class of 2013: "Go Make Disciples"

Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School will hold its Commencement ceremony Friday, May 31 at 7 p.m. at the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center. Baccalaureate Mass was celebrated Thursday, May 30 at Emmanuel Church in Dayton. Graduating first in her class is Annemarie Krug (St. Christopher, Ohio State University) followed by Salutatorian Emily Shira (St. Christopher, University of Notre Dame).

Ohio Senators Commend CJ Science Teacher

State Senators Peggy Lehner (R-Kettering) and Bill Beagle (R-Tipp City) announced that Amanda Ooten, an AP Biology teacher at Chaminade Julienne, won for her school $1,000 and a microscope through the “Make My LabWoRx” contest. Her winning video and lesson plan demonstrate how nerves transmit signals through the body.

Make My LabWoRx is the latest initiative from Science WoRx, a mentoring and online resource network for science teachers sponsored by Astellas Pharma US, Inc. The 2013 Make My LabWoRx contest kicked off with seven qualifying rounds across the U.S.

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