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Celebrating Catholic Schools Week

From January 31 - February 6, 2016, Catholic schools across the nation are celebrating Catholic Schools Week. This annual event honors the value of a Catholic education and is observed with activities for students, families and the community. The theme for this year's Catholic Schools Week is, "Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service."

Capstone Teaches About 5-2-1-0 Plan

5-2-1-0 more than a math problem. It's the name of a campaign to help stop childhood obesity and the focus behind a Senior Capstone Project.

Seniors Carlos Estrada-Sanchez, Anna Miller, Colin Monroe and Natalie Murray said, "Moving into college we understand that it will be difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle. We wanted to get into the habit now so that we can avoid that dreaded freshman 15. Research on 5-2-1-0 really helped teach us about our upcoming lifestyle choices."

Capstones Work To Help SNDdeN Photovoltaic Project Expand

It was a dream more than 10 years ago by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur (SNDdeN) to bring solar panels to Africa to create electricity, provide internet communication and access to clean water. That dream has since become a reality in several parts of the continent, and now, the Sisters are training to become experts in how to repair solar panels used overseas. Two senior capstone groups are hoping they can assist the Sisters with their goal as part of their senior capstone projects.

Capstone Group Makes, Gives Blankets To Cincinnati Students

The cutting of scissors could be heard as dozens of students divided material to make blankets after school earlier this month. The blankets weren't going home with the CJ students, they were being made for students in preschool and kindergarten classes at Ethel M. Taylor Academy in Cincinnati.

The project was initiated by Brooke Cartone, Ellie Cronin, Manisha Kullar, Allison Huffman, and Lauren Peltier's Senior Capstone group.

SNDdeN 175th Anniversary Celebration Held at CJ

On Thursday, December 3, the Chaminade Julienne school community, along with representatives from the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, gathered to commemorate and celebrate the 175th anniversary of the Sisters’ arrival in the U.S. The celebration also served as the unveiling of the Sr. Dorothy Stang '49, SNDdeN Ohio Historical Marker.

"The marker will be a great addition to the city and community," said Sr. Judi Clemens '58, SNDdeN.

Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week: Nov. 16 - 23

It's a competition, where everyone, especially those in need, win.

The CJ Hunger Games II: The Fight To End Hunger and Homelessness, will be held Monday, November 16 through Monday, November 23. This year, the week has a theme modeled off "The Hunger Games" movie franchise.

"It's been a couple years since we did a 'Hunger Games' theme," said Jenna Mathile '16. "People had a lot of fun and it got them excited about the week."

The week also correlates with Pope Francis' call to end hunger by 2025.

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