JBN: Student of the Week

When you walk into CJ at 8:05 Monday morning, you hear the Student of the Week being announced throughout the entire building. This “JBN Student of the Week” program takes time to show appreciation for small or large acts of kindness reflected by a student in the building.

Mock Trial

CJ’s Mock Trial "Green Team" earned the right to advance to Regional competition after placing as a top team in the Montgomery County District competition, held January 30. Twenty-three students on three different Eagle teams have been preparing since October for the competition held in the Montgomery County Courthouse.

Key Club's Snow Day Challenge

It was a cold winter's day Jan. 7. Classes were canceled at CJ and across the Miami Valley, so many students enjoyed the morning off in the comfort of a warm bed, sleeping in without worrying about weather.

Key Club, however, treated the snow day as an opportunity to help the less fortunate members of our community who are braving the unbearable elements, facing freezing conditions, and battling hunger.

Mock Trial Makes its Return, Again

Chaminade Julienne’s Mock Trial Club is making its return again this year as an opportunity for students to gain experience and insight into the legal system, while also improving their public speaking and research skills.

“Mock Trial is essentially a mock case and it always centers around the Bill of Rights,” said Tony Ricciuto '74, who teaches Honors World Cultures, AP European History and moderates the club. A case last year focused on freedom of speech, and this year’s case focuses on the Eighth Amendment's interpretation of cruel and unusual punishment (see video below).

Quiz Bowl Combines Competition, Smarts

Answer: An Eagles team, looking for enthusiastic newcomers, that is poised to compete for championships behind a veteran coach and the leadership of its returning members.

If you buzzed in with, “What is the Chaminade Julienne Quiz Bowl Team?” you'd be in control of the board.

But this is not your favorite TV game show; it's Quiz Bowl. In addition to learning how to answer in the form of a question, students also show off their knowledge and quick responses by participating in this popular extra-curricular activity at CJ.

CJ Super Fans Crowd the Stands

Look, up in the stands! Is it a bird? (Well, kind of.) Is it a plane?


Thanks to a new initiative by the Spirit Committee, more than a dozen of the most fanatical upperclassmen have been chosen to lead the student section at home games and help give their classmates something to cheer about.

According to Gretchen Theil ‘15, committee co-president, the CJ Super Fans are dedicated to being loud, proud and positive. “We wanted to get a group of very excited, very passionate fans together to go out and support their classmates at competitions.

Philanthropy Club Awards 2014 Grant

Students at CJ teamed up with a local non-profit organization this year to help give grade school children a soft place to lay their heads.

Sixteen members of the school’s Philanthropy Club will grant $1,500 to Trisha Baxter, founder of Snuggled Up, Inc. The local non-profit company provides bedding to children who do not have a comfortable place to sleep.

CJ Group Rocks the Battle For Life May 9

Waiting for Jefferson wants YOU to be at the Battle for Life this Friday, May 9.

The high school rock band made up of four CJ seniors will take the stage at the Nutter Center at 7 p.m. This pro-life rally and battle of the bands competition is hosted by Elizabeth's New Life Center.

The group from CJ will compete against three other finalist groups. Waiting for Jefferson features Chris Babal on rhythm guitar, William Howard on drums, Patrick Zopff on vocals and bass, and Vaughn Martin on lead guitar (pictured above, left to right).

Dayton, Augsburg Celebrate Anniversary

Mayor Nan Whaley and city officials welcomed German exchange students from sister city Augsburg to Dayton during a morning reception in the library April 28.

Those on hand at CJ for the reception included Dayton Sister City Committee members Hunt Brown, chair; Ariel Walker, vice chair; Andrew Waldholtz, secretary; and John McCance, general member. Principal John Marshall and President Dan Meixner also addressed guests with a welcome and a thank you.


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