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.

Center for Excellence Registration is Open

Registration for Chaminade College Preparatory’s Center for Excellence (CCE) is now open. It is the perfect place for students to spend their summer learning and growing. With classes in the morning and afternoon, CCE offers programs, for students entering grades 1-12, designed to inspire, engage, and empower young minds.

Students entering grades 1 through 12 will enjoy expanding their horizons through the Center for Excellence summer programming. For students entering Chaminade’s 6th grade, Eagles Take Flight will prepare them academically and introduce them to Chaminade’s middle school community; while students entering high school grades can acquire valuable skills in High School Study and Success Skills, and students entering 12th grade can prepare for college applications in the College Application Bootcamp. CCE also offers robotics programs on both campuses with a brand-new class on the West Hills campus focusing on electronics and programming.

This year, CCEs summer Ste[+a]m Academy, for grades K-5, will once again be powered by STEMscopes. With a different curriculum each week, there is no repetition. Each STEMscope module engages students in cross-disciplinary activities that build knowledge and skills in areas including computer science, engineering, and biomedical science. Students can come for one week, or all five weeks.

The Great Books Academy, for grades K-5, is one of CCEs most popular programs aimed at educating the whole child. The Great Books curriculum is the cornerstone of the academy and is specially designed to help students become independent readers and thinkers by focusing on reading comprehension, critical thinking, vocabulary, and writing.

Summer is also an excellent time for students of all ages to pursue their creative passions in visual and performing arts. And children ages 5 to 15 can join CCEs Sports Camps and explore athletics from football to basketball as well as soccer, baseball, volleyball, fencing, and more. The West Hills campus also hosts Varsity Camps, which gives students the chance to work with Chaminade’s varsity head coaches, players, and former athletes with college and professional experience.

For more information visit chaminade.org/centerforexcellence or click here to register today.

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.

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