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Teachers and students are rising to the occasion and making the best of the new distance learning model. From Spanish, to honors math, to reading resources, to computer, to homeroom teachers, everyone is committed to delivering a quality education to our students. In the process both students and teachers are becoming Zoom experts. Mr. Ponce is at the school every day working, cleaning, fixing, and polishing. Teachers have offices hours every single morning from 8:00 to 8:30 to help students and answer parent questions. Everyone in the Chapel family is doing their part to keep our students engaged, learning, growing, and achieving, We are thankful for the strong, steady leadership of Father Truc and Miss Kipp. God bless our parents for their support. We are in this together, and we'll come out of it together-Chapel Strong!
On Thursday, March 5th, Taylor Wilkey, a 2005 Chapel grad, returned to our school to share a very important presentation from the Museum of Tolerance. The program is entitled "Combat Hate: A Digital Empowerment Workshop." The interactive presentation was an eye-opener to the students in junior high who were engaged from the minute the lesson began. Thank you to Taylor, her mother, the Museum of Tolerance, and Miss Kipp for making this happen. The students were provided important information that will help them make good decisions while on the Internet and beyond.
LAPD's Wilshire Divison has certaingly gone above and beyond to show apprecciation to the classes who reached out to salute the local heros on Community Appreciation Day during Catholic Schools' Week this year. Students in grades two, three, and four made cards and sent an assortment of edible goodies to thank the officers for their service and bravery. The officers were so moved by the students' gesture that they came to the school with their patrol cars, parked in the yard, and visited with the students. If that weren't enough, every single fourth grader also received a personal thank-you letter from one of the police officers. Chapel is lucky to be protected by such kind and caring men and women. God bless the LAPD.
Chapel 8th graders participated in an action-packed program at Pali Institute in Big Bear over the weekend. They left their phones behind and spent the time appreciating God's gift of nature as they reflected on their lives and challenged themselves to be their best. One of the most impactful activities was held on Saturday night when the students read personal letters from their parents. Thank you Mr. del Pozo for making this memoralble event happen.
The 8th graders led the school in the Stations of the Cross on Thursday, March 5th in the school auditorium. It was the first of our weekly Lenten services for the 2020 LIturgical Year. The students prayed for several special intentions including an end to the coronavirus. Samantha Ayala, Evelyn Song, and Yu Hyun served as the honor guard for the Cross while Mark Kim, Megan David, and Patrick Holloway led the formal prayers. God bless our CCS family during this solemn time of the Church year.
Joaquin Recinos (8th) and Cliff Connors (7th) took first in their individuals at the Los Angeles AJHD competition this year in Long Beach, Each bested 92 other students to take the top prize. Cliff will compete in English and Joaquin will compete in Social Studies on April 4th in San Bernardino. They have one month to prepare to compete against the best of the best. Congratulations and God bless these hard-working students.