Expanding already instilled leadership skills was a common theme for many of the students who attended the Sisters of Notre Dame Student Leadership Conference at the end of June. Eight rising juniors and seniors attended the conference with students from other Notre Dame schools around the world.
On Friday, May 24, the CJ community came together to pray for peace and justice. This was in correlation with the City of Dayton’s “United Against Hate” campaign.
“I think it’s important that CJ is doing whatever they can to counteract hatred,” said Ella Waldspurger ‘20.
Prior to the first class of the day, dozens came together for a special Mass in the CJ chapel. The chapel was also where students had the option to come during their homeroom period to pray, reflect, and share messages of hope on posters provided by the City.
Hundreds of students crossed the stage in the CJ auditorium on Wednesday, May 1 to be honored for their current and future service to the Dayton community and beyond.
The annual Service Awards recognized groups of students including F.L.I.G.H.T. (Faith Leaders in God’s Hands Today), L.I.F.E. (Living In Faith Experience), and Big Sibs/Little Sibs.
The Class of 2019 will present their findings from their Senior Capstone Projects during the Sister Stang Symposium on Tuesday, March 26 at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
The Sister Stang Symposium is named in honor of Sister Dorothy Stang, SNDdeN ‘49 whose work among the farmers in Brazil served to raise awareness of human dignity and justice for the poor and of sustaining the balance of the rainforest. On February 12, 2005, she was murdered in Anapu, Para, Brazil.
All are welcome to CJ for the Feast of St. Joseph Mass being held in the CJ Chapel on Tuesday, March 19 at 8:15 a.m.
Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed. That is the theme for the 2019 Catholic Schools Week, being celebrated January 27 - February 2.
At CJ, celebrations of Catholic Schools Week are taking place each day.
On Monday, select seniors spoke with Archbishop Dennis Schnurr as part of a teleconference he holds with area high schools during Catholic Schools Week. In the afternoon, students said a special 3 o’clock in conjunction with the other Dayton-area high schools as a sign of unity.
Eagles bundled in hats, gloves, and walking shoes held signs of hope to end abortion as they marched in Washington, D.C. as part of the annual March for Life on January 18.
“It's amazing to see how many people share the same belief as you and who are willing to go out in the middle of winter and march in a huge crowd to stand up for something so important,” said Alex Camp ‘19.
Earlier this month, students spent part of their weekend engaging with students from other Marianist high schools for a Marianist LIFE Summit. For some of the students, it was an opportunity to reconnect with others they met over the summer during Marianist Summer LIFE week.
Social media has connected people all around the world like never before. Students of today have also never not known a world without social media, and many would say it’s a very important part of their lives. That’s one of the reasons behind CJ’s 2018 Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week campaign, “Social media CAN make a difference.”
Make a Difference Day is one of the largest service days of the year for CJ students. All are encouraged to help in the Dayton community by spreading their love and support by volunteering. The two-day event is part of a combined area-wide effort with the United Way of Greater Dayton. Students volunteering include several Eagle sports teams, clubs, and student-led organizations. Make a Difference Day was showcased to the CJ community through posters around the school encouraging others to attend and volunteer.