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.

Get Your Chaminade Gala Tickets Today

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Chaminade Gala tickets are on sale! This year’s event, Carnevale, will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at the Warner Center Marriott in Woodland Hills.

The evening begins at 6:00 p.m. with a cocktail reception and silent auction. At 7:30 p.m., dinner begins, along with the live auction and entertainment. The Carnevale continues at 10:30 p.m. with a DJ, dancing, and small bites.

Early bird pricing at $150 per person is in effect February 12 to 18. After February 18, tickets are $200 per person. Reservations are accepted online.

Chaminade Celebrates Founders Day

On Founders Day, Chaminade’s two campuses come together as one to celebrate Mass and remember Blessed William Joseph Chaminade, whose feast day is January 22. Also at this Mass, individuals who have made significant contributions to the school are honored. This year, Chaminade recognized four employees as Founders, Andrea Burman (English teacher), Janet Koller (vice president of finance and operations), June Martin (administrative assistant), and Fr. Ted Ley, S.M.’58 (chaplain).

This year’s principal celebrant was Fr. Martin Solma, who is serving his last year as provincial of the Marianist Province of the United States. He was joined by concelebrants Fr. Andrew Chung from St. Genevieve in Panorama City, Fr. John-Mario Garcia and Fr. Preston Passos from St. Mary Magdalene in Camarillo, Fr. Anthony Garcias from St. John Chrysostom in Inglewood, and Chaminade chaplains Fr. Ted Ley ’58 and Fr. Josephraj Rymond.

During Founders Day, Fr. Solma also led our Marianist community in a renewal of their vows, including Bro. David Betz, Bro. Jack Dempsey, Bro. Kumar Kambhampati, Fr. Ted Ley ’58, Bro. Tom Oles, and Fr. Josephraj Rymond.

After Mass, in recognition for being a model Marianist school, Fr. Solma presented President Robert S. Webb, on behalf of Chaminade, with an exceptional framed image of the shrine of Our Lady of the Pillar. Located in Zaragoza, Spain, this is where Blessed William Joseph Chaminade received his inspiration to start the Marianists. Prior to Founders Day, only the three Marianist universities – Chaminade University (Honolulu), St. Mary’s University (San Antonio), and the University of Dayton – had received such an honor.

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.