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Students Return to Cincinnati for Urban Plunge

On March 3, 4, and 5, 12 sophomores and juniors traveled to Cincinnati as part of the Urban Plunge learning experience.

“Going into Urban Plunge, I was hoping just to help others and give my time to those less fortunate than me,” Megan Piatt ‘19 shared.

“I was hoping to just gain more knowledge about poverty,” added Katie Bardine ‘19. “I have never come face to face with it, and I knew that going on this retreat  I would be. I really was looking forward to learning about different ways to serve those experiencing homelessness.”

Capstone Brings Together Police, Teens for Basketball Tournament

Teen boys from the Boys & Girls Club of Dayton, along with officers from the Dayton Police Department, spent an afternoon on the basketball court building up community and discussing the dangers of gun violence.

Seniors Jaime Cambron, Jacob Johns, and Jimmy Wittman brought the groups together for a basketball tournament with a purpose on Saturday, February 18 for their Senior Capstone Project.

Fair Trade Mission for Senior Capstone Group

On Valentine's Day, a Senior Capstone Group offered a fair trade to students - write a note thanking a Fair Trade cocoa farmer and receive a piece of chocolate produced by Fair Trade farmers.

The Senior Capstone Group of Erin Colbert, Danielle Ostendorf, Nate Reuter, and Maia Wagner had heard about Fair Trade prior to their senior year as CJ has been a Fair Trade school since 2014.

"I always knew what the concept of Fair Trade through previous Senior Capstone Projects on Fair Trade and through my dad who sells Fair Trade coffee at my Parish," said Reuter.  

Pro-Life Tradition Marches On in Washington, D.C.

With a blessing from members of the Chaminade Julienne and Carroll High School communities during a Mass in the CJ Chapel, students, faculty and staff from each school embarked to Washington, D.C. for the annual March for Life on Thursday, January 26.

“I have always wanted to go on the March for Life trip but never had the opportunity,” said Nate Reuter ‘17. “Fortunately, I got to go last year, however we didn't get to march due to the inclement weather so this year was the first time that I actually marched.”

CJ Celebrates Catholic Schools Week

Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service describes the foundation of Catholic schools. It also serves as the theme for this year’s Catholic Schools Week from Sunday, January 29 through Saturday, February 4.

"We are blessed to be part of  community that has strong academics, commitment to faith and service, and this week is an opportunity to celebrate those blessings," said Director of Ministry & Service Kelli Kinnear.

At CJ, the school is celebrating Catholic Schools Week in several ways throughout the week:

Seniors Target Mental Health and Depression for Capstone Project

Throughout the week of January 17, the Senior Capstone Group of Kayla Chumack, Brianna Gavin, Caroline Nevius, Hannah Schwager and Lydia Stamper held a Mental Health/Depression Awareness Week at CJ.

“There are so many teens who feel they are all alone with their mental illness and I wanted to show them that they are not alone,” shared Gavin.

Chumack agreed, “I don't want anyone to feel alone and I want them to know even the small things count, even the small wins are something we should appreciate.”

Each day throughout the week had its own theme:

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