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In the words of Ms. Fontan following the unjust killing of George Floyd, "Our world is so broken and hurting. We need Jesus more than the air we breathe." Miss Kipp shared a beautiful prayer for peace at our weekly faculty meeting. The text is attached to this post. Chapel would like to share that prayer with our whole school family. Miss Elberg has created a moving tribute to George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, three victims of senseless brutality. We acknowledge that all Black Lives Matter. We are proud to share her tribute on this site. We are outraged, saddened, confused, and shocked by the cruelty that led to the tragic death of Mr. Floyd and so many others. At Chapel we embrace our diversity and refuse to tolerate bigotry or racism. On the early nights of the protests, we watched as our city burned and our beloved firefighters at Station 61 fought the flames under dangerous circumstances. We know that one of our families experienced damage to their restaurant in The Grove. We know that the same LAPD officers that we honored in January were called up to respond to looting. Please join us in condemning injustice and racism. Please join us in supporting peaceful protests. Help us search for a way to defeat racism and ensure justice and equality for all. Stay safe and well.
Spirit Week is upon us, and it's a time for us to stop a moment and reflect on how far we've come and the amazing growth we're so privileged to witness at Chapel. As they say, "Time marches on," and hopefully we are moving forward with the parade. Although we try to hold on to our special memories, sometimes it feels as though, we blink and everything, everyone has changed. It seems like only yesterday that we welcomed the Class of 2020 to their kinder class. These pictures of some of our students through the years, remind us of our past and give us hope about tomorrow. God bless CCS!
Congratulations to 7th grader Cliff Connors for coming in first in English at the Los Angeles Academic Decathlon Finals and finishing with the highest score in the entire nation. Cliff took the top honors in the nation in English, and 8th grader Joaquin Recinos came in 2nd in the nation in his event, social studies. In addition to preparing for their events, these two, young men maintained "A" Honors in their regular subjects and became masters of logic. The diligence, teamwork, and effort they showed is a credit to them and their families. This is the first time in the school's long and envied history that members have earned national honors. Their coaches and the entire CCS family could not be prouder. We commend them for their success and thank them for their dedication.
Sophia Reyes was given the honor of crowning the Virgin Mary at the Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral on Monday morning. She then led the congregation in the praying of the Rosary. She was the epitome of grace and beauty as she accompanied Archbishop Gomez in the inspirational service. We are so proud of Sophia. God bless her and her family.
Back in the day, meaning last year and each year before this , our kinders would visit the 8th graders near the end of the year to wish them well as they closed in on their last days as Chapel students. Often the classes would share little mementos of their time together in school families. There was no way we could let that time-honored tradition be skipped due to a pandemic. On Thursday, the last day of Spirit Week, the Class of 2029 and the Class of 2020 made and decorated heartfelt cards for each other and shared them in Zoom rooms. It was sweet, funny, precious, and loving. I think I heard and saw some tears here and there. Thank you Miss Seanez and Ms. Cendejas for making this such a wonderful and memorable experience. Thank you too, Students, for creating such magic with your beautiful cards and warm words. God bless our kinder parents for making the experience work so well.
Showing their great, school spirit, our fourth graders joined their classes on Wednesday, May 15th, all dressed up as chefs. On Monday students were encouraged to attend class in their pajamas, and yesterday was color day. Each class wore a different color of the rainbow, and then some. We may be away for our campus, but we can still show our school and class spirit. God bless our students.