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Challenging Students to Explore Faith

Whether or not class is in session, educators at CJ continue to advance the school’s mission by challenging students to seek out opportunities to deepen and explore their faith. This past summer was no different.

M&S Destination:

A group of a dozen girls spent a week in June working to revitalize an urban community center in a low income area of the city of East St. Louis. The retreat was organized and sponsored by the Young Neighbors in Action program.

CJ Parents are Partners in Mission

At Chaminade Julienne, all parents are considered Partners in Mission.

This philosophy was the driving force behind the school’s new parent and student orientation, which was held Tuesday evening in the cafeteria. Families beginning their first year as members of the CJ community were invited to meet one another, hear from faculty and staff, and take a closer look at the school’s guiding principles.

18 Celebrate Catholic Career Milestones

Eighteen members of the faculty and staff celebrated anniversaries in Catholic education during the 2013-14 school year, but perhaps none more impressive than the 40 years Charlene Wheeler ‘65 has dedicated to her alma mater.

Her relationship with the CJ community actually dates back more than 50 years when Charlene started as a freshman at Julienne High School. Since that time, she has proudly been a cheerleader, alumna, parent (to graduates Mollie ‘90 and Mark ‘94), and valued employee.

2014 Service Awards by the Numbers

Each year since 2007, the Chaminade Julienne community has uniquely taken time to recognize its own for their volunteerism at the annual Service Awards Assembly. The office of ministry and service hosted the celebration again this year on May 7.

“This morning’s celebration is an example of being centered in our mission to honor those students who hear and answer their call to be people of ‘compassion, integrity and service,’” said Kelli Kinnear, director of ministry and service, in her opening address.

CJ is Dayton's First Fair Trade School

Chaminade Julienne officially became the first internationally recognized Fair Trade School in southwest Ohio on April 14.

Students Cari Zahn, Will Howard, Annelise Wilimitis and Isabela Rougeux earned official recognition from Fair Trade Campaigns, a grassroots movement that recognizes advocates throughout the United States, upon completing their Senior Capstone project.

Symposium Showcases Senior Capstone

Members of the Class of 2014 presented their final Capstone projects April 30 at the Sister Stang Symposium, named in honor of Dayton native and martyr Sr. Dorothy Stang.

"The Senior Capstone is not just a graduation requirement or something to put on a resume. It is, at its core, about building the Kingdom of God," religion teacher Sr. Nicole Trahan, FMI, told the audience in her keynote address.

Juniors Learn to C.O.P.E. with Poverty

The cover story of the spring 2014 issue of Vision, Chaminade Julienne’s alumni magazine, highlights a unique learning experience had by juniors through their religion classes.

On April 1, CJ hosted a Cost of Poverty Experience (C.O.P.E.) simulation in the Student Conditioning Center. The two hour role-playing activity allowed students to experience the pressures felt by real-life families living in poverty in Montgomery County.

Seniors Plan Moms' Night at The Glen

One Senior Capstone group donated time and effort to provide a relaxing night for single mothers and their children.

Amanda Bertke, Erin Berberich, and Sarah Chapman collaborated with The Glen at St. Joseph to bring awareness to the issue of single mothers living in poverty.

The Glen is a Dayton organization that provides assistance to single mothers who are transitioning out of poverty. Kelli Kinnear, project mentor and director of ministry and service, said CJ has maintained a good working relationship with this organization for a number of years.

Student E-cycling Event at CJ April 5

Members of the CJ STEMM Special Ops Club and a Senior Capstone group teamed up with Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley (GESMV) to offer the community an environmentally friendly option for getting started on spring cleaning.

On April 5, students and volunteers staffed a GESMV donation truck at CJ from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. accepting working and non-working cell phones, computers, monitors, printers, speakers and other devices. By afternoon, nearly 14,000 pounds of unwanted electronics was collected for safe disposal.


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