October 2018

Eagles Honor Hispanic Heritage Month

From September 15 to October 15, National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated. During the 30 days, the CJ community recognized those with Hispanic lineage and the Hispanic culture overall.

Each school day, a student with a Hispanic background was highlighted. The CJ community was asked to guess who the student was based upon clues focused on where the student’s family was from and traditions they would enjoy with relatives.

Other highlights throughout the month included Hispanic heritage trivia during lunch and a bilingual Mass.

“It feels really great to be recognized and to know that you’re important and so is your history,” said Juliana Yoss ‘20.

Maria Osnaya ‘19 agreed, “It is special to be recognized as a CJ Hispanic student and it makes us really appreciate our culture.”

Jack Nauseef ‘19 said in Spanish, “I love my Hispanic culture. I would never throw it away. I am also proud to be an American.”

Posted October 17, 2018

Three Reasons to Attend a CJ Parent Reception

Parents preparing for their child’s high school education can hear first hand what makes Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School an excellent option. Each fall, the CJ admissions office hosts parent receptions for those wishing to learn more about CJ — see the listing below.

Three reasons why parents should attend these sessions:

1. The receptions are in neighborhoods all over the Miami Valley.
Parents won’t have to travel far to find a parent reception near their home. Multiple receptions will be hosted throughout the fall, giving parents options to choose the best date that fits their schedule.

2. Receptions are held in a casual atmosphere.
No suit and tie required. These receptions are for parents to feel comfortable asking questions about the school, the community, and what students will gain from being an Eagle.

3. Parents can ask questions of current CJ parents.
Parents who have a child at CJ were once in the same positions as parents interested in learning more about the school. Those who attend a parent reception will hear why parents chose CJ for their child and how they are a part of the CJ Community.

Receptions for the fall of 2018 include:

Sunday, October 14 - 6:00pm
El Toro Bar & Grill
6770 Miller Lane
Dayton, OH 45414

Sunday, October 28 - 6:00pm
Fox & Hound Bar and Grill
2661 Fairfield Commons Blvd.
Beavercreek, OH 45431

Monday, October 29 - 6:00pm
10445 Innovation Drive,
Miamisburg, OH 45342

Sunday, November 11 - 6:00pm
Old Scratch Pizza
812 S Patterson Blvd
Dayton, OH 45402

Monday, November 12 - 6:00pm
Marion’s Piazza
8991 Kingsridge Dr,
Dayton, OH 45458

Wednesday, November 14 - 6:00pm
Marion's Piazza
1320 N Fairfield Rd.
Dayton, OH 45432

Monday, November 26 - 6:00pm
Marian Lanes
6170 Brandt Pike
Huber Heights, OH 45424

Sunday, December 2  - 6:00pm
Hickory River Smokehouse
135 S. Garber Dr.
Tipp City, OH 45371

RSVPs are not required, but help the admissions office plan for these events. RSVP here and contact Jeanne Spitizig, administrative assistant, with any questions.

Posted October 3, 2018


CJ Debuts Pro Artist Speaker Series

Four actors visited CJ as part of the school’s new initiative, the Pro Artist Speaker Series.

While all living in California for their careers, the actors were all in the Dayton area earlier this month for a family event. Liam Cronin and Kieran Cronin are the brothers of CJ drama and choir teacher, Caitlin Bennett. The Cronin brothers’ significant others, Angela Henderson and Stephanie Bignault, also came to speak with the students.

The actors have a variety of credits to their names including TV shows, commercials, and movie roles. They said, though, that some of their favorite time performing was on the stage.

“I feel most proud about the plays I did in high school and college,” Liam Cronin said. “That was my motivation to become an actor.”

“It’s an exciting feeling when you see people moved by what you do,” Kieran Cronin added.

“You quickly learn what fame is, and how empty it can be,” Bignault shared. “The art doesn’t come from that. The things we put our heart and soul in are what is special.”

Henderson agreed, “I’m most proud of is my short that I just put out. I paid to make it - I wrote it and produced it. I wanted to express myself. You can book these big jobs that make you money, but the things that you’re most proud of as an artist are the things where you can let your voice be heard.”

As part of the Pro Artist Speaker Series, the actors talked with the students about their careers and workshopped with the students in preparation for the CJ fall play, A Murder is Announced.

Are you interested in becoming a CJ Pro Artist presenter? Contact Mark Phillips, CJ PoPS President, at mphillips@cjeagles.org.

Posted October 15, 2018

CJ Performing Arts Presents: Autumn Overtures

The performing arts department's first concert of the 2018-2019 school year will be on Thursday, October 11 at 7 p.m. in the CJ Auditorium.

All are invited to attend this free event featuring the Concert Choir, Concert Band, Eagle Pride, Hands in Harmony, String Ensemble and Pop A Cappella Choirs.

CJ's fall production, A Murder is Announced, will show three times in November:

Friday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 18 at 2 p.m.

Posted October 9, 2018

STEMM Idol Speaker Series: Lauren Fievisohn, Ph.D.

On Thursday, October 9, students learned more about analytical work at the professional level during the STEMM Idol Speaker Series.

Lauren Fievisohn, Ph.D. has more than five years experience as a threat intelligence analyst. Dr. Fievisohn is currently an analyst for [redacted] LLC. and was previously a computer network exploitation analyst at the National Security Agency for three years.  Dr. Fievisohn earned her Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Tulsa, a MS in cyber operations from the Air Force Institute of Technology, and a BS in mathematics from The Ohio State University.

While in high school, Fievisohn said she knew she had a passion for math, but didn't know where it would lead her. Relatives pointed her in the direction of the NSA, and her interest in cyber security grew from there.

"What I am doing now is something you can do all over the country which is really nice," Fievisohn said. "Depending on what you get in to, you could be anywhere over the country because all companies are making cyber security a priority."

Are you interested in becoming a CJ STEMM Idol Speaker Series presenter? Contact Meg Draeger, CJ STEMM coordinator, at (937) 461-3740 x487, or at mdraeger@cjeagles.org.

Posted October 8, 2018

STEMM Idol: Mile Two, LLC

When focused on STEMM careers, students may not always think of psychology and its involvement with technology. However, Dr. John Flach, a former psychology professor with Wright State University, recently shared with students how he is using his passion with the local technology company, Mile Two, LLC.

Flach was joined by Mile Two’s Chief Technology Officer and software developer Jorge Sánchez during the STEMM Idol Speaker Series presentation on Tuesday, September 25. Mile Two was founded on the motto of creating technology to serve people, not replace people.

“When you’re designing technology, you’re making it to work with people,” Sánchez emphasized.

After his career at Wright State, Flach said he was intrigued by the opportunity to work with Mile Two because of their philosophy.

“Mile 2 recognizes that the human factor is an important thing,” Flach said. “In my job, I make sure the technology is meeting the needs of the consumer.”

You can learn more about Mile 2 here.

Are you interested in becoming a CJ STEMM Idol Speaker Series presenter? Contact Meg Draeger, CJ STEMM coordinator, at (937) 461-3740 x487, or at mdraeger@cjeagles.org.

Posted October 1, 2018