Cathedral Chapel School Home
The classrooms have been filled with lessons focusing on Black History since even before the special month began. Lessons have included Brainpops on Martin Luther King, Jr., Bass Reeves, Barak Obama, Brown v. Board of Education and more. Students have watched and discussed Flocabulary lessons on John Lewis and Voting Rights, the March on Selma, and the Bus Boycott to name but a few. Inspirational words from the Civil Rights movement can be seen on bulletin boards throughout the school. On Friday night, thanks to the hard work and creativity of many, a beautiful event, the 2020 African American History Celebration, was held in our auditorium. The evening included an interactive lesson on the evolution of the musical influence on the African American culture. It was a wonderful event filled with delicious food, beautiful decorations, incredible music, and lively dancing. Thanks to all involved for such a memorable celebration. A special thanks goes out to Alex Langley and Oyikien Iniya Jacobs for their rendition of an excerpt from Maya Anjelou's "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings." Patirick Holloway, Amalia Hodge, adn Elsie Hodge deserve to be commended for reminding the audience of the important words of MLK, Jr. in his "I Have a Dream" speech. Thank you to the parents, teachers, students, and staff who made the evening possible.
Mr. del Pozo did it again! He challenged the students in 3rd through 8th to show what they learned in the Math Class Challenge. The top five students in each grade were then invited to compete for a trophy in their grade level division. The bees were intense, and students proved themselves to be well up for the challenge. In the 6-8th bee, 6th grader Aaron Kim outstripped the competition and took the top prize. (No wonder he will be representing Chapel in the math individual at the AJHD in Long Beach on March 1st!) Congratulations to all the students who competed and a special "thank you" to Mr. D for his hard work and dedication to Chapel and expecially our math program.
On Monday, February 10th Chapel stduents in 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th participated in an incredible civics lesson- musical style. Students were rivetted to their seats as they learned about our Constitution, Founding Fathers, and branches of government via music, song, and dance. When the orignial venue was no longer feasible, instead of cancelling the event, Chapel turned the auditoriam into a staging area, invited another Catholic school to join the fun, and hosted the production in our own auditorium. The students were able to enjoy the learning experience as they were entertained by an extremely talented cast. Thank you to Miss Kipp, Mr. Ponce, and Mrs. Hall for turning a disappointment into such a memorable event.
Miss Mitchell's Breakfast Club is helping junior high students start the day off right. Whether students need nourishment for their tummies or for their minds, either can be found in Miss Mitchell's classroom in the early morning before the regular school day begins. She calls it "The Breakfast Club," but it's really more about math and growth and achievement. Students who are looking for some extra help in math can find it in the seventh grade classroom. They can also find a bagel or pancake or sausage or..... It's easy to find....one simply follows the incredible aromas floating through the 2nd floor hall. Thank you Miss Mitchell for offering Chapel students such a delicious way to start the day, and God bless the students who are investing in their furture by taking advantage of this delicious, morning option.
The news of the tragic helicopter crash that took the lives of nine people hit our Chapel family hard. The magnitude of the loss was and is incomprehensible. All we know to do is pray. Mr. del Pozo built a memorial wall outside of the counselor's office on the second floor of the school. Post it notes with prayers for the souls of the victims and for the strength of the survivors are added every day. Junior high students wrote letters to the family and poems to honor Kobe's memory. God bless Kobe, Gianna, and everyone touched by this catastrophic crash.
Chapel's AJHD team competed in their first event of the year on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Cathedral High School. The team took 1sts in science, fine arts, and English; 2nd in relgion; 5th in literature, and 3rd in social studies. The team came in 3rd in logic and 2nd in the super quiz-just one question behind the 1st place team. On Tuesday, the team will participate in a scrimmage with the best teams in the state. The Los Angeles event takes place in Long Beach on March 1st. Please keep our decathletes and coaches in your prayers. These last few weeks of preparation are critical.