Chaminade Basketball Earns Win Against Beijing #4

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For their first game in China, the Chaminade Boy’s Varsity Basketball team faced off against Beijing #4, and came away with a 66-59 win. This puts the team at 4-2 on the season.

The basketball team traveled to Beijing for the International Youth Basketball Spectacular over the weekend. Before the tournament began, they had the opportunity visit the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, and learn how to make dumplings.

Middle School Mock Trial Repeats as LA County Champions

By Jennifer Bader

Chaminade Mock Trial once again proved why it is one of the top programs in California at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse Monday night. The middle school team successfully defended their title defeating John Adams from Santa Monica and winning the 2017 Los Angeles County Championship. This is the 6th county championship for the middle school Legal Eagles. The 2015 and 2016 champion high school team also earned a return trip to the finals, their third consecutive appearance. The team finished second to iLead of North Hollywood.

Sophia Nations ‘22 was awarded the MVP for her portrayal of the Defendant Casey Davidson, and Defense Attorney Samantha Bader ’18 received the award for the high school final. Freshman Armen Ajemian ’21 won Outstanding Defense Attorney for the entire high school competition.

Los Angeles is the largest county competition in the nation with over 150 teams and more than 2,600 competitors. Every year, the teams start in August to prepare all of the elements of a criminal case which they will argue in front of sitting judges and practicing attorneys. This year’s case, The People vs. Davidson, focused on a murder investigation at a political rally in Acorn, CA.

The members of the 2017 Los Angeles County Champions are Madison Cheramie ‘22, Sophia Goldsmith ’22, Maddie Gutshall ’22, Emma Heafner ’22, Rachel Lee ’22, Luke McNulty ’22, Gabby Munoz ’22 Noelle Nashed ’22, Jonathan Park ’22, Sofia Piolanti ’22, Katie Santourian ’22, Samai Srinivasan ’22, Madison Teopaco ’22, and Sam Woznica ’22.

The members of the 2017 Los Angeles County Runner Up are Samantha Bader ’18, Dario Cardenas ’21, Chris Collins ’19, Matthew Delgado ’19, Spencer Delgado ’18, Claire Fairtlough ’19, Louis Gerny ’18, Shane Scarpace ’18, Rebecca Steinberg ’18, Skylar Takac ’21, and Julia Wilson ’19. The teams are coached by Jennifer and Bert Bader.


The Season of Advent

Bro. Adam Becerra, fsp, DMin
Director of Mission Integration & Ministry

Next week Chaminade transitions into the season of Advent. This is a time of waiting in joyful hope for the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. Campus Ministry has chosen Awaken Hope as our Advent theme for 2017. We recall the wonderful story of the angel Gabriel appearing to Mary saying, “You shall bear a son and name him Emmanuel.”  With Mary’s profound “yes,” we are invited to prepare our hearts for the Incarnate God-with-us, Jesus Christ. This is what sets us apart from other Catholic schools – our call to ponder upon Mary’s yes in bringing Jesus Christ to a waiting world – a mandate from Blessed William Joseph Chaminade.

In order to prepare the way of our Lord, we will celebrate two prayer services that will be led by our very own SHINE and LIFE Teams on each of our campuses. These services will include scripture, music and personal testimonies given by students and faculty.  The dates and times are as follows:

  • Chatsworth: November 28 at 9:15 a.m. (DeLong Center)
  • West Hills: November 30 at 10:00 a.m. (Uribe Sports Center)

On December 8, we will also celebrate the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception Mass which deepens our understanding of Mary’s birth and how God acted upon her soul, keeping it “immaculate.” The Masses are scheduled as follows:

  • Chatsworth: 9:15 a.m. (DeLong Center) – Priest Celebrant, Fr. Ted Ley, SM
  • West Hills: 10:00 a.m. (Uribe Sports Center )- Priest Celebrant, Msgr. Raymond East (Pastor of St. Teresa of Avila, Washington D.C.)

Campus Ministry will also schedule times for our students to participate in the Sacrament of Reconciliation throughout the Advent season.

All of our parents are invited to attend one of our prayer services and Mass as we journey together in joyful hope for the birth of our Savior!

Chaminade Welcomes Grandparents to its Middle School Campus

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Welcoming grandparents and grand-friends to Chaminade College Preparatory’s Chatsworth campus the Tuesday of Thanksgiving is a well-loved, annual tradition.

Today the tradition continued as hundreds of our grandest guests arrived in the morning to celebrate a Grandparents Mass with middle school students, faculty, and staff. Concelebrants Fr. Ted Ley ’58 and Fr. Joseph Raj led a beautiful Mass which reflected on the importance of grandparents. After Mass, guests and students enjoyed snacks and had the opportunity to pose for photos.

Join us for High School Open House

HS Open House 2On Sunday, November 19, Chaminade College Preparatory welcomes families to Open House. This is the perfect opportunity to learn about our high school program, which combines a rigorous academic curriculum with robust course offerings and extra-curricular activities. Open House will be held at our West Hills campus from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

During Open House you can:

  • Take a campus tour and see our facilities
  • Talk to faculty, students, and current parents
  • Learn about our one-to-one tablet technology
  • Visit academic departments and learn more about our innovative learning program
  • Explore our arts and athletics programs
  • Talk to our admissions team and administration

Don’t miss a special performance of Macbeth by William Shakespeare in the Tutor Family Center for the Performing Arts. Families are invited to drop in anytime during Open house and stay for a Q& A after the performance.

If you can’t make it to Open House, please call 818-347-8300 to schedule a tour or visit our website.