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Reflecting on the 2012 SNDdeN Conference

Have you ever wondered what faculty and staff are up to during the late-start period between 8 and 9:37 a.m. on block Wednesdays?

Unlike students who may choose to catch up on sleep, teachers and other employees at CJ schedule different gatherings for the hour and a half before school starts. Their morning “Block Wednesday” calendar includes time for things like technology training, strategic planning meetings and bi-monthly Faith Sharing sessions.

South American Students Stay Over

Several CJ families hosted teenagers from Marianist high schools in Peru and Argentina this summer as a component of a three-week course put on by the University of Dayton's Center for International Programs.

During the weekend of July 20, host families and visiting students performed service at sites around the Dayton area, enjoyed a variety of leisure activities together, and shared dinner at a group cookout after attending Mass.

Spirit of Sr. Stang Shines Through at CJ

For the third consecutive school year, a member of the Chaminade Julienne community was recognized by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati for living out the legacy of one of its own.

Guidance counselor Susan Eichenauer was named one of 10 recipients of the 2012 Spirit of Sister Dorothy Stang Award. The award is given to Catholic faculty members, parish lay ministers, and graduating high school seniors who work to advance social justice by demonstrating the values of Sr. Stang, SNDdeN, a 1949 graduate of Julienne High School.

CJ's St. Luke Grads Honor Beloved Teacher

Twenty former St. Luke students, now Eagles, attended a special Mass at their alma mater May 15 to pay homage to legendary staff member Fran Bruns, who retired this spring.

“When I received the invitation from St. Luke principal Leslie Vondrell I knew our students would be grateful for the opportunity to attend.” said Dan Meixner, CJ President.

After leaving from CJ Tuesday morning, the St. Luke grads arrived early to greet and thank Ms. Bruns, their junior high reading and language arts teacher, for all of the lessons she taught inside and outside the classroom.

Service Awards Recognize Impact for Change

For the sixth consecutive spring, Chaminade Julienne students, faculty and staff gathered together to celebrate the impact of their service and charity on the local and global community at the annual Service Awards assembly Wednesday, May 2.

“This is a day of celebration and recognition of accomplishment for change that each of us can make in our world,” said Kelli Kinnear, director of ministry and service. A total of 10,386 volunteer hours, over and above religion curriculum requirements, was recorded by members of the CJ community during the 2011-12 school year.

CJ Recovers Julienne Stained Glass

Chaminade Julienne has preserved some of the history of one of its predecessor schools by recovering the stained glass windows that once adorned the interior of the building at 325 Homewood Avenue, formerly the home of Julienne High School.

The leadership team of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur joined alumnae from Julienne and members of the CJ alumni office Saturday, March 24 in blessing the first of the school’s new stained glass windows, installed for display on the first floor outside the Welcome Center.

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