Eagles Claim Victory Over Vikings

 

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In a non-league match-up at home, the Chaminade Eagles defeated the Valencia Vikings, 42-15.

This is the second win of the season for the Varsity team. At halftime, Valencia led by a score of 15-14. The Eagles returned to the game and held the Vikings scoreless for the entire second half.

Next week, Chaminade travels to Bakersfield for a Thursday night game. The September 15 game kicks off at 7:00 p.m.

 

Campus Ministry Renovations Completed

When students and faculty returned to Chaminade College Preparatory in August, they found updated and renovated Campus Ministry spaces. Thanks to fundraising efforts during Chaminade Gala in April 2016, the school was blessed with much-needed updates to two of the most popular spots on its campuses.

Campus Ministry at the middle school has moved to a more central location and is now across the library. The office space has been transformed into an area where students spend their free time, and during lunch, they fill it wall-to-wall! Multiple sitting areas offer comfortable spots for lounging, homework, board games, and more.

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In addition, middle school student clubs and teachers use the new Campus Ministry office as a meeting space. From SHINE gatherings to prayer opportunities and movie club meetings, to a place for family spirit and community building, in a matter of weeks, the office has added significant value to the school community. Faith, fellowship, and fun continue to flourish in Chatsworth.

image1The high school Campus Ministry office was also transformed over the summer. While it remains in its same spot (near the Cohasset entrance), the space feels and looks different. Affectionately known as Chaminade’s West Hills “living room,” Campus Ministry was repainted, and new furniture and flooring were installed.

Like a true living room, students relax here after a hectic day, watch movies, play heated battles of Madden or FIFA on the Xbox360, or catch-up with one another. The LIFE Team has more planning space in which to better build small faith communities on campus, and as retreat season approaches, the whole of Campus Ministry looks forward to many reunions during which retreatants can relive their memories and experiences.

Renovations for the Campus Ministry rooms at both campuses were made possible by a campaign known as fund-a-need during Chaminade Gala. In a matter of minutes, 88 donors raised their bid paddles and contributed more than $76,000 to this transformational project.

Eagles Defeat Seraphs

IMG_9921The Eagle football season has kicked off, and Chaminade won its home opener against St. Bonaventure on Friday night. A 49-7 victory, the game was a decisive win for the Eagles, and puts them at 1-1 for the season.

Next up, Chaminade faces Valenica on Friday, September 9 at home. The game kicks off at 7:00 p.m. at Booster Stadium.

The Volunteer Mixers Came and Went but You Can Still Sign-up

IMG_1068Volunteer Mixers have become part of the back-to-school tradition at Chaminade College Preparatory, and last week more than 200 parents attended one both events.

The mixers are an opportunity for new and returning parents to learn more about the different ways they can volunteer at the school. Representatives from various committees were on-hand to answer questions and encourage people to sign-up for an activity.

Thanks to the help of parents, grandparents, alumni, and friends, Chaminade has a robust group of supporters who help to plan events such as the Golf Tournament, Holly Berry, and Chaminade Gala. In addition, volunteers work with Chaminade Boosters to sell uniforms and spirit wear, as well as to cook and sell food at various sporting events throughout the year. Beyond events and Boosters, parents can also help with specific groups such as Robotics, the Performing Arts, The Chaminade Fund, and more.

There are always many opportunities available for all levels of time commitment. For more information on volunteering, please contact the Advancement Office at (818) 360-0615. The parent volunteer form can be filled out and returned to the Advancement Office on the Chatsworth campus.

Welcome to the 2016-2017 School Year

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Dear Chaminade Families,

It is wonderful to see students and teachers walking and talking in our hallways again, and it gives me great joy to welcome all our families to a new school year.

While I’d like to be mindful and enjoy being in the first-day-of-school-moment, I can’t help but look forward to the next 10 months. In keeping with tradition, we celebrate one of the five Characteristics of Marianist Education, and this year we set our focus on all that it means for Chaminade College Preparatory to educate in the family spirit. We also join with the Marianist Province of the United States to celebrate the Marianist bicentennial.

Every year of I am surprised and amazed by our students and all that they accomplish. They are truly God’s masterpiece. I also see the challenges they face, but I know that as a faculty, we will support your children. We will empathize, listen, love, pray, and observe.

As we go through the 180 days which make up a Chaminade school year, there will be a great deal of news and stories to share. I invite you to keep up with our 2,030 students, and join us online, and on social media:

I look forward to meeting you at a Chaminade event in the near future! In addition to the various concerts and competitions parents always support, you are always welcome to attend Mass at either of our campuses. Thank you for joining us.

God Bless and Go Eagles!
Robert S. Webb P ’18 ’20
President