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).

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:


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