The Chaminade Players Present The Secret Garden

secret-gardenOn Friday, March 10, the Chaminade Players open a six-show run of The Secret Garden on the Marilyn Simons Stage at the Tutor Family Center for the Performing Arts (West Hills).

Based on Frances Hodgson Burnett’s novel, and written for the stage by Marsha Norman, The Secret Garden tells the story of young Mary Lennox, who moves to a secluded British manor to live with her uncle after she loses her parents to a cholera outbreak in India.  Audiences are invited to follow Mary on her enchanting search for friendship, love, and understanding.

Performances will be held on the following dates:

  • Friday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 12 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m
  • Saturday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 19 at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets are $15 per student and $20 per adult, and may be purchased online.


Chaminade Film Festival 2017



The Chaminade Film Festival celebrated some of the best work of Chaminade’s filmmakers on Saturday, February 11. Twenty-seven finalists were selected from a record number of entries and showcased for an audience of more than 250 people in the Tutor Family Center for the Performing Arts. These films were produced by students enrolled in film classes at Chaminade, and the festival itself represents only a sampling of more than 500 films that are produced annually by the students each year. All of the winning films and finalists have been posted to the Chaminade Film YouTube Channel. See them here:

The evening concluded with an award ceremony to recognize the best film in each category and also the outstanding achievements in every part of the filmmaking process.

Best Short Short
Created by Cole Hanson ’17

Best Visual Poem
Created by Sarah Tang ’20

Best Documentary
Created by Jack Oswald ’19

Best Comedy
Produced by Jenna Perry ’17 with writer/director Cooper North, cinematographer Carter Williams ’18, editor Mike Mariano ’18, and primary cast Justin Thomas ’18, Andy Dyer ’18, and Louis Gerny ’18.

Best Drama
Written, directed, and edited by Isabelle Bryan ’17, with cinematographer Mark Alcasid ’17, and a crew and cast that included Dante Kargodorian ’17, Ariana Afradi ’17, Brendan Barlow ’18, Jenna Perry ’17, Colette Mendoza ’17, Cole Hanson ’17, Louis Gerny ’18, and  Alek Solter ’18.

Outstanding Achievement Awards

Outstanding Achievement: Original Concept
Aidan Hall ’19 for iSolated

Outstanding Achievement: Original Concept
Jareth Kirkham ’18 for Hot Dog Chase

Outstanding Achievement: Non-Dialogue Storytelling
Cherish Love by Sarah Tang ’20, Abe Eagle ’20, Jamal Huff ’17, Isaiah Richardson ’17, with primary actors Josh Thomas ’17, Isabella Romo ’19, and Blake Antzoulatos ’19.

Lent 2017: Amazing Grace


The Lenten season begins with Ash Wednesday, on March 1. Chaminade College Preparatory will host a prayer service at its Chatsworth campus, and a Mass at its West Hills campus.

8:00 a.m. 
Prayer Service
DeLong Center, Chatsworth

10:00 a.m. 
Mass with Fr. Rob Galea
Uribe Sports Center, West Hills

The theme for Lent this year is Amazing Grace. As a community, Chaminade will reflect on the amazing attributes of grace in our lives and allow the spirit of grace to enter our hearts through prayer, service, and forgiveness. “All these pieces, broken and scattered, in mercy gathered, mended and whole, empty handed, but not forsaken, I’ve been set free.” A list of Lenten activities is below.

Ash Wednesday is a day of fast and abstinence for Catholics. Abstinence from eating meat is to be observed on all Fridays during Lent. This applies to all persons 14 and older. The law of fast and abstinence on Ash Wednesday (March 1) and Good Friday (April 14) applies to all persons 18-years-old and younger than 59. Fast and abstinence mean that one full meatless meal per day may be eaten. Two other meatless meals may be taken sufficient to maintain strength, but together they should not equal a full meal. Liquids, including milk and fruit juice, may be taken between meals. If health or ability to work is affected, fasting does not oblige.


Middle School Schedule of Lenten Activities

March 1 at 8:00 a.m.
Ash Wednesday Prayer Service
Fr. Allen DeLong Center

March 18
Chaminade Day of Service
For location, please contact Campus Ministry

March 23 at 9:15 a.m.
Stations of the Cross
Fr. Allen DeLong Center

April 4 at 2:00 p.m.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Student Center

April 13 at 10:15 a.m.
Holy Thursday Paraliturgy
Fr. Allen DeLong Center


High School Schedule of Lenten Activities

March 1 at 10:00 a.m.
Ash Wednesday Mass with Fr. Rob Galea
Uribe Sports Center

March 5 at 5:00 p.m.
Blessed Chaminade Chapel (Condon Center)

March 9, 17, 28, and April 5 at 2:00 p.m.
Eucharistic Adoration
Blessed Chaminade Chapel (Condon Center)

March 18 at 7:30 a.m.
Chaminade Day of Service
For location, please contact Campus Ministry

March 30 at 1:30 p.m.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Blessed Chaminade Chapel (Condon Center)

April 11 at 10:00 a.m.
Stations of the Cross
Uribe Sports Center

Sophomore Wrestler Headed to States

osteen_erich-2017-02-25After two days of CIF-SS Masters Meet competition in Ontario, Chaminade College Preparatory sophomore, Erich Osteen qualified for the 2017 CIF State Championship. He placed 6th in the 220-pound weight class. The state tournament will be held on Friday and Saturday, March 3 and 4 at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield.

Jack  Cheney ’17 also competed at the Masters Meet, but came up just short of qualifying for states.

Eagle Wrestlers Move on to Next Round of CIF Masters Meet

cheney_jack-2017-02-24Chaminade wrestlers Jack Cheney ’17 and Erich Osteen ’19 competed at the CIF-SS Masters Meet at Citizens Bank Arena (Ontario)  today. After four rounds, both athletes finished the day with three wins and one loss each. Cheney and Osteen both qualified to wrestle tomorrow, Saturday, February 25.

Follow @NADEWRESTLING on Twitter for updates.