A Quarterfinal Win for the Eagles

Chaminade C -on white- Eagles V2Chaminade Softball faced off against La Cañada High School in the quarterfinals of the CIF-SS Division 5 Softball Championships on Thursday, May 24. The Eagles came away with a 2-1 victory, at home.

The win puts Chaminade in the semifinals on Tuesday, May 29. They will play Culver City in an away match-up.

Chaminade’s Commitment to Student Wellness

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AP Psych students during Mental Health Awareness Week helped classmates alleviate stress with smoothies and dancing. (photo by: High School Counseling)

Today’s students feel immense amounts of pressure and stress. Since 2013, teens have reported stress levels which exceed those of adults.

  • 61% of teens say stress and anxiety have a large impact on their lives.
  • 42% of teens say they are not doing enough to manage their stress.
  • 22% of teens actively seek support to reduce, manage, and eliminate stress.

Chaminade College Preparatory wants to help alleviate the stress, and during Chaminade Gala in March, Heather Eaton and Juliana Gallant, heads of the middle school and high school counseling departments, announced the creation of a Wellness Program.

It is a priority of the school to help students achieve school/life balance, manage stress, and prepare students for success, and is directly addressed in Chaminade’s new strategic plan. The idea of making emotional health and overall well-being a priority is not a new concept for Chaminade. This is an expansion of the school’s vision to develop resilient young women and young men who are adaptable self-advocates who successfully balance school and life.

To make this important initiative a reality, Chaminade parents, alumni faculty, staff, and friends were asked to invest in the newly created Wellness Program during the fund-a-need portion of the gala. Together they raised more than $111,000 to jump-start the program. Additional gifts are needed, and will help sustain and grow the Wellness Program, and give Chaminade the tools it needs to fulfill its promise to its students. Contributions can be given online; and any questions can be answered by the Advancement Office at (818) 360-0615.

As May 31 Approaches

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There’s just one week left to support the 2017-2018 Chaminade Fund campaign, and help us reach 100% participation among parents, alumni, and faculty and staff by May 31, 2018. To help us finish the year on a powerful note, please give your gift today. The easiest, quickest way is to give online, or you can call (818) 360-0615 to make your gift over the phone.

The Chaminade Fund is our highest fundraising priority, and allows us to fulfill our promise as a Catholic Marianist school to a Chaminade education affordable to a socioecnomically diverse community. Gifts to Chaminade’s Greatest Needs provide the most flexible funding, and allow Chaminade to respond to learning opportunities as they arise. Gifts may also be designated to support programs that are the most meaningful to you, such as the Wellness Program, financial aid, the arts, athletics, or other student programs.

Eagles Move on to Softball Quarterfinals

Chaminade C -on white- Eagles V2Chaminade Softball just chalked up another CIF playoff win with a 9-0 defeat of Aquinas High School during the second round of the CIF-SS Softball Division 5 Championships. Junior pitcher, Tessa Magnanimo struck out 18 of 21 batters.

Next, Chaminade faces La Cañada High School in the quarterfinals on Thursday, May 24. The 3:15 p.m. game is at home for the Eagles (Chatsworth campus).

CIF Playoff Update: Softball and Baseball

Chaminade C -on white- Eagles V2Chaminade’s Varsity Softball and Baseball teams are in CIF Southern Section playoffs. The softball team faced Wilson during Round One of the CIF-SS Ford Division 5 Championships on Thursday, May 17. A three-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning by Sarah Dady ’18 gave the Eagles a 5-3 victory. They face Aquinas on Tuesday, May 22 in the second round.

Baseball will play away, at Gahr High School (Cerritos) on Friday, May 18 in a first round match-up of the CIF-SS Ford Division 1 Baseball Championships. First pitch is at 3:15 p.m.

Sarah Dady’s May 17 home run (video courtesy of Chaminade Athletics):