Chaminade Equestrian is the 2017-2018 Overall High-Point School Champion

Equestrian

photo: Deborah Kananen

For the first time in school history, Chaminade College Preparatory’s Equestrian team has won the Interscholastic Equestrian League (IEL). Specifically, they are the Overall High-Point School Team Champion, which is the equestrian equivalent to a CIF championship.

Chaminade’s team of 15 riders (from both the middle school and high school) defeated 80 schools, and a total of 400 riders to win the IEL. In addition, the team won:

  • High-Point Novice Team Reserve
  • High-Point Freshman Team Champion

Individual riders were recognized in Freshman award categories:

  • Charlotte Holtke ’23: Freshman Hunter Third Place
  • Chloe Costell ’22:  Freshman Equitation Reserve
  • Grace Carson ’21: Freshman Equitation Third Place
  • Raylee Gennaro ’19: Freshman Dressage/First Level Reserve

Three Seniors Sign National Letters of Intent

Maddie Khoury ’18, Samantha Abbinanti’18, and Mirey Kurkcuoglu ’18

Maddie Khoury ’18, Samantha Abbinanti ’18, and Mirey Kurkcuoglu ’18 signed their National Letter of Intent on Wednesday, April 11.

Khoury will swim for Willamette University in Oregon, Abbinanti will play field hockey for Marywood University in Pennsylvania, and Kurkcuoglu will join the equestrian team at Delaware State University.

Easter Message

Lent is a liturgical season that reminds Christians of the importance of service, sacrifice and dedicating our lives to Christ. As we approach Easter, we enter into the holiest times of our Catholic tradition: Holy Week. This is a time in which we reflect upon and enter deeper into the paschal mystery of Jesus Christ: his life, death, and resurrection.

We pray that each of you may experience the love and joy that comes with Jesus’ resurrection as you rejuvenate your life and bring hope to others. May God’s blessings be upon each of you and your families as you celebrate the gift of God’s amazing grace!

Chaminade Acquires Shopping Center Adjacent to West Hills Campus

The president of Chaminade College Preparatory announced today that it has acquired the shopping center adjacent to its high school campus in West Hills. The property is one of the last significant parcels of nearby land that has not been developed for residential use.

“The Saticoy property is a rare find for ­our school community,” said Chaminade President Robert S. Webb. “Over the past several years, our board of directors and administration have focused on our financial health in the event that an opportunity like this would present itself.”­­

As part of the purchase, Chaminade acquired 23211-23233 Saticoy Street and 7629 Woodlake Avenue from West Hills Market, LLC and Leimert/Saticoy, L.P. The 4.8-acre shopping center currently houses 16 businesses, including Field’s Market. Chaminade has not yet formalized plans for the future of the shopping center, but it intends to consider possibilities as part of its soon-to-launch master plan process.

“The acquisition of this property allows us to think boldly and creatively about our future facility and programmatic needs of our students,” said Webb. “We look forward to hearing from the community—faculty, staff, parents, students, alumni, neighbors, and others—about how this property can factor into our educational future and neighborhood.  In concert with our new strategic plan, we will envision our school on a bigger canvas of opportunity and dreams as we continue to carry out our Catholic, Marianist mission.”

As part of the master plan process, Chaminade intends to solicit input from a wide-range of stakeholders. Through the process, Chaminade seeks to identify the most beneficial use for the property moving forward.

For more information, please visit www.chaminade.org/saticoyproperty. Additionally, the community can call (818) 347-5723 x500.

Join the Chaminade Players for Guys and Dolls

Guys and Dolls Poster

The Chaminade Players bring a classic Broadway musical to the Marilyn Simon Stage at the Tutor Family Center for the Performing Arts (West Hills) this March. Guys and Dolls opens on Friday, March 9 for a six-performance run.

Audiences can see the show on the following dates:

  • Friday, March 9
  • Saturday, March 10
  • Sunday, March 11, 2:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 16
  • Saturday, March 17
  • Sunday, March 18, 2:00 p.m.

All performances begin at 8:00 p.m., unless indicated otherwise. Tickets are $20 per adult and $15 per student, and may be purchased online.