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.
During the annual Meet the Eagles event on Wednesday, August 19, benefactors of the LIFT- Leading in Faith Today campaign, along with CJ students, faculty and staff, participated in the official ribbon-cutting of Building One.
"This evening is a testament to what can be accomplished when you create a plan, when you invite the community to support that, and you showcase the wonderful students that we have," said Dan Meixner '84, president.
The new school year ushered in new faces to the CJ community. This year, three of the eleven new faculty and staff members are CJ alumni. And while some new members were a part of the CJ community before the school year started, manyt are taking on expanded roles. Learn more about all our new faculty and staff below, and welcome them to CJ!
The first day of school for the 2015-2016 school year was also a day to celebrate the opening of Building One. Renovations to Building One, originally constructed in 1951, were unveiled as the continuation of major capital improvements planned for the school through LIFT — Leading in Faith Today, a $20 million initiative.
After several rain delays, the weather finally cooperated on Wednesday for construction crews to place the new air conditioning unit onto the roof of Building One.
"This is a big step forward of progress in this renovation project," said CJ President Dan Meixner '84. "Being able to create a more conducive learning environment for our teachers and our students is really exciting."
The air conditioning unit was delivered to CJ in seven pieces and each piece had to be lifted onto the roof by a crane. The largest piece of the unit weighed 7,000 pounds.
With the whole school assembled pep rally style in Mary, Our Lady of Victory Gym, Dan Meixner '84, president, announced the next project to be completed through the effort of LIFT — Leading In Faith Today, the school’s $20 million capital campaign. With an additional $3.1 million raised since the LIFT’s public announcement on January 30, 2014, the school Board of Trustees green-lighted plans to fortify and renovate the oldest building on campus.
Christmas came early for one Chaminade Julienne student.
Madison Grothouse ‘18, a freshman from Huber Heights, was sitting in 5th period biology class Tuesday, Dec. 9 when in walked an unexpected surprise — her brother, Nick Grothouse, a Specialist with the Ohio Army National Guard.
According to the latest Niche Rankings, Chaminade Julienne is among the top 15 Best Private High Schools in Ohio for 2015.
The rating system takes into account three factors: Academics, Student Culture & Diversity, and Parent/Student Surveys on Overall Experience.
"Best Private High Schools ranks 3,880 high schools based on key student statistics and more than 120,000 opinions from 16,000 students and parents," according to k12.niche.com.