The Office of Advancement and the Chaminade Parents’ Association will host the school’s annual volunteer mixers on Tuesday and Thursday, August 20 and 22. The mixers are a chance to meet committee chairs of special events, find out more about available volunteer opportunities, and meet other parents, grandparents, and Chaminade’s Advancement team.
Both mixers are open to all parents and are not campus-specific. Parents of middle and high school students at Chaminade may attend either event, and everyone is encouraged to bring a friend.
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Wine and Cheese Reception
Tutor Center Amphitheater (West Hills)
Thursday, August 22, 2019 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Coffee and Continental Breakfast
Oak Room, Chaminade Hall (Chatsworth)
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.
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.
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.
On 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.