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Teaching Students Servant Leadership

Five Eagles classmates attended a service leadership workshop hosted at the University of Cincinnati this September. The group joined more than 650 high school students and teachers from 72 area schools. CJ students were accompanied by teacher Sr. Nicole Trahan and Kelli Kinnear, director of ministry and service (pictured above).

Hear more about the day-long event from junior Emily Thie '16 as she reflects on participating for the first time this year:

VIDEO: Tour the Junior Service Fair

The office of ministry and service hosted the annual CJ Service Fair in Mary, Our Lady of Victory Gymnasium the afternoon of Thursday, Sept. 18.

The Junior Service Fair is an annual in-school event that provides students with an opportunity to become involved with a local community service agency. As part of their religion curriculum, all juniors are required to complete 25 hours of community service at one location.

Not Your Typical Abstinence Talk

Guest speaker Jason Evert of the Chastity Project does not give the typical abstinence talk that your parents probably heard years ago when they were in high school, and for good reason. The scare tactics synonymous with school presentations about sex simply do not work, he admitted to students at the opening of his whole-school presentation.

Capstone Groups Share Meal with Mentors

Projects are underway for all 50 Capstone groups! Seniors took advantage of a late-start block morning Wednesday, Sept. 3 to work with their mentors over breakfast.

Molly Bardine, Capstone coordinator, opened by welcoming guests and leading everyone in a prayer for justice. On hand were approximately 40 mentors who joined the 165 members of the Class of 2015 for a half-hour of preliminary discussion.

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.


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