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Vocation Awareness Week Roundtable

As a part of National Vocation Awareness Week, senior members of FLIGHT (Faith Leaders in God's Hands Today) heard from a panel of four CJ faculty and staff members and one guest speaker about their path in life and how they chose their vocation.

Educators Caitlin Bennett, Jama Badinghaus, Fr. Matt Robben, and Sr. Nicole Trahan, FMI, each shared their unique story on Nov. 4. Gabby Bibeau, a 2011 University of Dayton graduate, also spoke about her journey pursuing sisterhood with the Marianists.

CJ, Rosary Partner in Walk to the Kroc

Joining with various Dayton community partners, students from CJ and Our Lady of the Rosary made a memorable “Walk to the Kroc” together during this fall’s Red Ribbon Week.

Red Ribbon Week (Oct. 23-31, 2014) is meant to educate and galvanize communities in the fight against drugs and alcohol. The week has been sponsored by the National Family Partnership nonprofit organization since 1985.

JHMV Calls Students to Serve Dayton

Approximately 120 CJ students and 18 faculty and staff members joined the community in service during Join Hands Miami Valley the weekend of October 24-25.

Join Hands Miami Valley (JHMV) is a celebration of the United Way’s “Make a Difference Day,” which is a national day of community service that annually falls on the fourth Saturday in October. This community-wide service collaboration is an opportunity for students to work together throughout their own communities.

Rwandan Genocide Survivor Shares Story

Immaculée Ilibagiza shared her inspirational life story with all students in the auditorium Thursday morning.

Immaculée is a survivor of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, an atrocity which took the lives of approximately 800,000 people. Overcoming tragedy, Immaculée spent 91 days huddled silently together with seven other women in the cramped bathroom of a local pastor's house in order to avoid certain death at the hands of their fellow compatriots.

Teaching Students Servant Leadership

Five Eagles classmates attended a service leadership workshop hosted at the University of Cincinnati this September. The group joined more than 650 high school students and teachers from 72 area schools. CJ students were accompanied by teacher Sr. Nicole Trahan and Kelli Kinnear, director of ministry and service (pictured above).

Hear more about the day-long event from junior Emily Thie '16 as she reflects on participating for the first time this year:

VIDEO: Tour the Junior Service Fair

The office of ministry and service hosted the annual CJ Service Fair in Mary, Our Lady of Victory Gymnasium the afternoon of Thursday, Sept. 18.

The Junior Service Fair is an annual in-school event that provides students with an opportunity to become involved with a local community service agency. As part of their religion curriculum, all juniors are required to complete 25 hours of community service at one location.

Not Your Typical Abstinence Talk

Guest speaker Jason Evert of the Chastity Project does not give the typical abstinence talk that your parents probably heard years ago when they were in high school, and for good reason. The scare tactics synonymous with school presentations about sex simply do not work, he admitted to students at the opening of his whole-school presentation.

Capstone Groups Share Meal with Mentors

Projects are underway for all 50 Capstone groups! Seniors took advantage of a late-start block morning Wednesday, Sept. 3 to work with their mentors over breakfast.

Molly Bardine, Capstone coordinator, opened by welcoming guests and leading everyone in a prayer for justice. On hand were approximately 40 mentors who joined the 165 members of the Class of 2015 for a half-hour of preliminary discussion.

Challenging Students to Explore Faith

Whether or not class is in session, educators at CJ continue to advance the school’s mission by challenging students to seek out opportunities to deepen and explore their faith. This past summer was no different.

M&S Destination:

A group of a dozen girls spent a week in June working to revitalize an urban community center in a low income area of the city of East St. Louis. The retreat was organized and sponsored by the Young Neighbors in Action program.

CJ Parents are Partners in Mission

At Chaminade Julienne, all parents are considered Partners in Mission.

This philosophy was the driving force behind the school’s new parent and student orientation, which was held Tuesday evening in the cafeteria. Families beginning their first year as members of the CJ community were invited to meet one another, hear from faculty and staff, and take a closer look at the school’s guiding principles.


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