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

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!

C-Notes and C7 Perform at the Heritage Festival

Chaminade College Preparatory’s C-Notes performed in the Heritage Festival in Anaheim, California from March 9 to 11. The C-Notes performed at the Rose Center Theater (Westminster) in front of three choral adjudicators. They sang songs in three contrasting choral genres and in three languages, Latin, French and Spanish. Middle school teachers, Kathleen Baucom-Acker and Miguel Solis who helped with pronunciation in French and Spanish.

The C-Notes won first place Gold in the Concert Choir division. Lauren Effertz ’23, solo soprano and Tim Brustinov ’24, boy soprano, were recognized by the judges for their outstanding solo performance and received the Maestro award. Chaminade’s a cappella group C7, directed by Denise Enrique ’20 and Brendan Teehan ’21, earned Gold in the Vocal Jazz division. The C-Notes have been invited to the 2019-2020 National Youth Choir Festival at Carnegie Hall. This is their fifth consecutive invitation.

Choir Director, Kathy Rohrs thanks her colleagues who were practice adjudicators for this festival: John Apablasa, Jen Bader, Heather Eaton, Joe Norton and Mike Russ. She also extends a huge thank you to Charisse Enrique and Jill Teehan for their support and many hours of preparation.

Lent 2018: Hope Will Rise

The Lenten season began with Ash Wednesday, on February 14. Chaminade College Preparatory hosted a prayer service at its Chatsworth campus, and a Mass at its West Hills campus

The theme for Lent this year is Hope Will Rise. As a community, Chaminade will focus on the graces God offers to us. This requires the habits of silence and reflection in order to discover the way in which we have accepted God working in us, loving us, and helping us see the beauty of our inner-self.  To celebrate hope during the Lenten season, the Office of Campus Ministry will provide prayerful events to help the Chaminade family experience God’s loving grace. A list of these activities is below.

Middle School Schedule of Lenten Activities

March 14 at 9:15 a.m.
Stations of the Cross
Fr. Allen DeLong Center

March 28 at 10:15 a.m.
Holy Thursday Paraliturgy
Fr. Allen DeLong Center

Date and Time TBD
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Location TBD

 

High School Schedule of Lenten Activities

March 4 at 5:00 p.m.
LIFE Mass
Blessed Chaminade Chapel

March 7 at 10:00 a.m.
Stations of the Cross
Uribe Sports Center

Date and Time TBD
Eucharistic Adoration
Blessed Chaminade Chapel

Date and Time TBD
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Blessed Chaminade Chapel

Catholic Schools Week Celebration Continues

 

The celebration of Catholic School Week continued today with the middle school’s National Junior Honor Society lunchtime bake sale in support of Together in Mission (of the Los Angeles Archdiocese). Together in Mission helps the poorest parishes and schools, and works to improve the lives of the poor in Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.

The SHINE team sponsored a faith-sharing session in the gym. Students read a reading from the bible and shared what their ideal super hero of service would represent.

On the West Hills campus, students played Hoop Heroes during lunch and participated in a comment contest on Instagram, sharing who their everyday super heroes are and why they are inspiring. You can follow Campus Ministry’s Instagram contest on @campusminccp.

Click here for a schedule of events on the Chatsworth campus.
Click here for a schedule of events on the West Hills campus.