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It begins!

On this first day of school, the building quickly filled with bright smiles, hugs and anticipation for the new year. Students were greeted by teachers and staff who prepared for their arrival by attending a retreat on Monday, which was directed by the ministry and service office. "Sewing Seeds of Faith" provided faculty and staff the opportunity to start the year off together in prayer and conversation that focused on the longterm impact they make on all students with each encounter.

Congrats Class of 2013: "Go Make Disciples"

Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School will hold its Commencement ceremony Friday, May 31 at 7 p.m. at the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center. Baccalaureate Mass was celebrated Thursday, May 30 at Emmanuel Church in Dayton. Graduating first in her class is Annemarie Krug (St. Christopher, Ohio State University) followed by Salutatorian Emily Shira (St. Christopher, University of Notre Dame).

Ohio Senators Commend CJ Science Teacher

State Senators Peggy Lehner (R-Kettering) and Bill Beagle (R-Tipp City) announced that Amanda Ooten, an AP Biology teacher at Chaminade Julienne, won for her school $1,000 and a microscope through the “Make My LabWoRx” contest. Her winning video and lesson plan demonstrate how nerves transmit signals through the body.

Make My LabWoRx is the latest initiative from Science WoRx, a mentoring and online resource network for science teachers sponsored by Astellas Pharma US, Inc. The 2013 Make My LabWoRx contest kicked off with seven qualifying rounds across the U.S.

Montgomery Co. Recognizes Recyclers

The Montgomery County Solid Waste District recognized recycling efforts by the CJ community and fellow Miami Valley students at its 2013 spring Awards Ceremony.

Area elementary, middle and high school students were recognized for their participation in three county-wide contests, each aimed at raising environmental awareness, on May 18 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. Among honorees, nine CJ students placed or won two of the three contest. Winners walked away with award plaques and tickets to a Dayton Dragons game.

Expanding the Classroom: English

Every day, CJ teachers are finding ways to expand the classroom for the benefit of students and colleagues. Through class trips, co-curricular competitions and clubs, guest presentations, professional development opportunities and more, faculty and staff are broadening horizons and pushing boundaries on the educational experience.

Take a closer look at what the English department is doing:

CJ Presents City Connects to Ohio Senate

Administration and staff at Chaminade Julienne testified before members of the Ohio Senate Feb. 26 about the effectiveness of the school’s dynamic student support program, known as City Connects.

The Tuesday evening hearing -- organized by Senate Education Chair Peggy Lehner (R-Kettering) and Senate Public Safety, Local Government & Veterans Affairs Chair Frank LaRose (R-Copley) -- was the second of two Statehouse sessions focused on addressing school safety.

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