Opening Week 2014 Comes Early at CJ

Opening Week is here!

The year began with an Opening Faculty & Staff retreat on August 11 followed by New Student Orientation on Wednesday, Aug. 13 and the first day of classes a day later.

Like many area schools, CJ started earlier than normal. Classes began eight days ahead of last year’s schedule. According to Principal John Marshall, the accelerated start and end dates allow the first semester to close before Christmas Break in December. Students also have more days of instruction before state assessments and AP exams are administered.

Washington Post Ranks CJ 68th in America

The Washington Post named Chaminade Julienne one the most rigorous high schools in America for a third consecutive year.

CJ is tops in the state when compared with other Ohio private schools and the 68th most challenging private high school in the nation according to columnist Jay Mathews’ annual “Challenge Index" list. The Catholic, co-educational institution in downtown Dayton is one of 38 in the state and four in the Miami Valley included on the list of more than 2,100 public and private schools.

Class of 2014 Celebrates Commencement

Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School celebrates its Commencement ceremony Monday, June 2 at 7 p.m. at the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center. Baccalaureate Mass was celebrated Thursday, May 29 at Emmanuel Church in Dayton. Graduating first in her class is Claire Meyers (St. Christopher, Washington and Lee University) followed by Salutatorian Thomas Weckesser (St. Albert the Great, University of Dayton).

Art and English Students Heading to State

This weekend, visual arts and English students take part in two state competitions Saturday, March 8. Good luck and go Eagles!

Poetry Out Loud Recitation Contest
For a third consecutive year, Rachel Strahorn will represent CJ in the state Poetry Out Loud Recitation Contest. The event, sponsored by the Ohio Arts Council (OAC), takes place from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Ohio Dominican University's Matesich Theatre (directions).

2014 Scholastic Art & Writing Winners

Eleven students earned regional recognition for their entries in the 2014 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards presented by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers.

Since 1923 the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards has been one of the country’s largest and most prestigious programs for creative high school students. All regional Gold Key award-winning work is automatically entered into the national contest for judging. Results of the national competition will be announced in March.

Congratulations to all of this year’s regional art and writing winners:

CJ Joins Catholic Library Consortium

In the spirit of Catholic Schools Week, CJ is proud to announce its partnership with the Dayton Deanery Libraries Consortium.

The Dayton Deanery Libraries Consortium consists of a coalition of six local grade schools and two area high schools. The group was formed by eight librarians from each school for the 2013-14 school year to promote collaboration and help better meet the needs of students.

Writers Get Creative at Grade Schools

Seniors at Chaminade Julienne spent the school day January 8 showing elementary students at two area Catholic schools that it is never too early to start honing their writing skills.

Ten students taking Mr. Jim Brooks’ fourth year Creative Writing class volunteered to become the teachers during field trips to St. Anthony in Dayton and St. Albert the Great in Kettering. At each school students engaged children in grades 1-3 and 7-8 in writing poetry and stories, Mr. Brooks said.


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