Eagles Around Town

From poetry contests to club service projects like the Adopt-An-Area Litter Clean-Up pictured above, the Eagles have been active this fall participating in a variety of community events outside the classroom. Take a look at just some of the things CJ students have been involved with during this past month:

Who:  More than 25 CJ students participated
Where:  Good Samaritan North Health Center
When:  Wednesday, Oct. 20 from 6:30 to 8:30
What:  Students had the opportunity to talk one-on-one with professionals about how they got where they are today, what their jobs entail, and how to prepare for those careers from high school through college and beyond. The event, in its second year, is made possible through CJ’s partnership with Good Sam which supports the Project Lead the Way Biomedical Science programs at our school.

Who:  20 members of the Environmental Club along with club advisers Mrs. Draeger and Mrs. Eloe
Where: On approximately 1 ½ miles of street sidewalks in the CJ neighborhood
When:  Thursday, Nov. 4 after school
What:  In conjunction with the Montgomery County Adopt-An-Area program, members of the Environmental Club walked the area bounded by Washington, Fifth, Ludlow, and Longworth Streets, picking up litter. The student group, donning bright yellow fluorescent vests and work gloves, filled 15 large trash bags with an estimated 150 pounds of garbage and recyclables.

Who:  Three CJ students and one teacher received recognition for their submissions
Where:  Dayton Metro Library
When:  Sunday, Nov. 14
What:  In the High School category, Cari Meixner, '12, took third place for her work Origami Dragon while Tiarra Comer, '12, and Kyle Foley, '12, each earned Honorable Mention for their poems This Black Dress and Heart. In the Adult category, English teacher Mr. Jim Brooks placed third for Till the Cows Come Home.

Who:  Five CJ students and 15 elementary school students
Where:  Kodak Inkjet Printing Solutions plant
When:  Thursday, Nov. 11 from 3:15 to 6 p.m.
What:  Students toured the plant with Curt Zahn, ’73, Director of Sustainability and Health & Safety, and were able to see their large, high speed printer used for printing customizable items such as lottery tickets and magazine inserts in 40 different countries around the world. Students also learned about Kodak’s sustainable ink manufacturing process and the plant’s recycling program in which 96 percent of hazardous material is treated and reused.


Who:  Students in Ms. Andary's 1st and 4th period environmental science classes
Where:  Dayton City Hall
When:  Wednesday, Nov. 17
What:  Hosts Felicia Graham '86, Michele Simmons, and Leslie Tipton of the City of Dayton Department of Water Environmental Management division presented to students and gave tours of City Hall's Green Roof.


Who:  Six CJ students in grades 9 and 10.
Where:  Sinclair Community College
When:  Friday, Nov. 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
What:  The girls had a great time learning about IT and hearing from guest speakers, including Mikki Clancy, the CIO of Premier Health Partners. Each attended two breakout sessions where they got to try their hand at information technology tools and techniques, such as using Microsoft Excel spreadsheets to plan a budget to buy a car and a house, designing a web page with HTML, using PhotoShop to create "Wow!" graphic effects, helping Kroger design the next customer-focused technology tool, and more. During lunch, each table of girls was seated with at least one local IT female professional, who shared her experiences and engaged the girls in a conversation about their plans for the future.