Chaminade’s counseling department is excited to offer the Pacific Northwest College Tour, March 31-April 3. A follow-up to their successful east coast tour in October, students in grades 9-11 are invited to travel to Oregon and Washington, where they will visit the University of Oregon, University of Washington, Oregon State University, Lewis and Clark College, Seattle University, Willamette University, and others! The tours offered on each campus provide students with valuable insight and perspective wherever they are in their college process.
Taking advantage of visiting a college campus helps students form their own feelings and opinions about a school. How did they feel being on campus? Were the students friendly? Did it seem like someplace they could see themselves? How did they feel walking into the Student Union Building or sitting in the university library? Students are choosing a ‘home away from home’ when they are exploring colleges. Nothing tells them more about a school, its opportunities and what they can expect, than being there themselves. Tours enable students to gather information directly from the source as they continue to learn about themselves and their needs and wants.
The benefit of touring colleges becomes evident when students begin applying to schools in the fall of their senior year. They will be well-informed about the kind of school they wish to attend and can see for themselves what sets one school apart from another.
Click here for more information about the Pacific Northwest College Tour, or contact the Director of Counseling, Laura Cuneo, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Over the last three weeks, Chaminade has been celebrating the Advent theme, “So We Wait.” As a community, we reflected on the coming of our Savior, Emmanuel, God-with-us, and are now ready to celebrate the fourth Sunday of Advent on December 22, which will mark the final week of prayer as we wait for the birth of Jesus Christ on the eve of Christmas. This final candle, the “Angel’s candle,” symbolizes peace. It reminds us of the message of the angels: “Peace on earth, goodwill to all people.” As a Chaminade family, let us unite in peace and hold each other in prayer, knowing that our God of peace will soon be born and will ring hope to a new year!
Jater Webb ’20 was named a winner of the 2020 National YoungArts Foundation honor for excellence in theater. Jater, a senior member of the Chaminade Players, was selected as one of the nation’s most accomplished young artists from a national pool of 7,000 applications.
In addition to a scholarship, Jater will be flown to Miami, Florida for YoungArts Week from January 5-12, 2020. There he will attend master classes with theater professionals, promotional events, and participate in a performance on Tuesday, January 7 at the New World Center Stage.
As a Finalist, the organization’s highest honor, Jater is qualified for nomination to the U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts Program.
YoungArts winners gain access to one of the most comprehensive programs for emerging artists in the United States, offering financial, professional, and artistic development opportunities over the course of their careers.
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)
For the past 27 years, during the Baccalaureate Mass, Chaminade has upheld the tradition of presenting a special award to Chaminade families who have made a long-standing commitment by sending three or more children to Chaminade throughout their tenure.
As a Marianist school, Chaminade strives to create a community that is truly a family, consisting of students, faculty, staff, and parents working together in the spirit of cooperation, respect, and honesty. There is no greater trust on the part of parents than to place their children in the hands of our school community.
On May 31, we proudly recognized 11 families with The Family of Mary Award, marking their exceptional involvement with the Chaminade family. Congratulations to The Family of Mary Award recipients:
Kim and Michael Akerson
Alexa ’08, Nicollette ’10, and Isabella ’19
Beth Albrecht and James Albrecht
Emily ’14, Hannah ’16, and Rachel ’19
Salve and Lukman Alli
Nicole ’07, Kimberly ’14, Diana ’15, and Oluwakemi ’19
Heather and Brian Angel
Alexandra ’15, Ben ’17, and William ’19
Maral and Eli Chorbajian
Abraham ’16, Arthur ’18, Maral ’19, and Sophia ’19
Yvette and Gavin Leaver
Jesse ’12, Aidan ’19, and Emily ’19
Yolanda and Hector Romo
Danielle ’08, Christopher ’09, and Isabella ’19
Julie and Andrew Rowlands
Taylor ’14, Emma ’16, and Lauren ’19
Anne Marie Svolos and James Svolos
Christina ’12, Julianna ’15, and Amanda ’19
Mona and James Thomas
Isaiah ’16, Joshua ’17, and Imani ’19
Mary and Richard Yerzyk
Nicholas ’09, Katherine ’11, Cameron ’15, and Meghan ’19