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Chapel Celebrates Black History

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.

Math Bowl Adds Up to Great Achievement at Chapel

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.

Theater Works USA Comes to Chapel for We the People

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.

Chapel Students Thank LAPD for Their Service

This year students in 1st, 2nd, and 4th chose to join forces during Catholic Schools Week to show their gratitude to our loacal heroes. Students made beautiful cards and brought in goodies to let our police officers at the Wilshire Division know how much they matter. May God bless them and keep them safe.

Catholic Schools Week Has Begun....Let's Learn Lead Serve and Succeed

The 8th graders showed everyone in attendance at Mass on Sunday the value of a Catholic education at Cathedral Chapel School. Students shared posters they'd made that represented the pillars of Catholic Schools Week. When team leaders matched the beautiful art work with their powerful words, the congregation was uplifted and teachers in attendance were filled with pride.

Father Truc Celebrates Silver Anniversary of His Ordination!

On January 15, 2020 Father Truc will have been a Catholic priest for 20 years. The parish celebrated the milestone with a beautiful Mass and reception on Sunday the 12th. Father's parents and family (He is one of 10 siblings.) came to celebrate the big day and wore traditional Vietnamese clothing in honor of the anniversary. The Mass included prayers in English, Latin, and Vietnamese. The choir outdid themselves with beautiful songs and harmonies. Congratulations, Father Truc, and thank you for all you do for our school and parish.

Chapel Remembers the Real Meaning of Christmas

Christmas is a time for giving, and that is just what the Chapel family is doing once again. The fourth graders collected blankets for the homeless and donated them to Sisters Poor of Jesus Christ. Once the word spread, students from other classes joined the fourth graders and added their gifts at the Offetory during our Mass celebrating Our Lady of Guadalupe. Students have also brought in toys for children at Alexandria House. Each class was assigned an item to give to those in need. Parents helped deliver them to the different charitable organizations. Thank you to all for participating in our holiday drives. May God bless us all and keep our families safe during the Christmas break.

God's Blessings Inspire Thanksgiving Prayers and Art for Sunday Mass

First and eighth grade students and their families participated in a beautiful Thanksgiving Mass on Sunday, November 24, 2019. The Class of 2020 wrote prayers of gratitude, and the Class of 2027 created amazing posters celebrating the season. Father Truc brought the eighth grades up to the altar during the Mass to make the experience more personal for them. Chapel's choir reminded us all how beautiful music can increase the depth of the spiritual experience of the Mass. Thank you to all who made the celebration so meaningful and joyous. Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Everybody Wins at Chapel!

Thanks to another great idea by our incredible student council, Chapel scholars enjoyed a day of free dress on Thursday, and the local food banks will have an ample supply of Thanksgiving supplies for next week's holiday. Anyone who brought in five items for the needy got to give their uniform a rest and show support for their favoirite team. (In Chapel speak, that's a WIN-WIN!) According to our results, the Bruins will be downing the Trojans this weekend.

Cathedral Chapel Shines at Larchmont Fair

Student council, student ambassadors, smiling students and proud parents showed everyone at the Larchmont Fair on Sunday, October 27th, exactly what our school is all about. Chapel is the Diamond of the Diocese. We cherish our diversity; we believe in God; we value hard work, and we strive for our students to become faithful Christians, responsible citizens, life-long learners, integrated individuals, and effective communicators. On Sunday our booth was filled with members of our school family celebrating our school and honoring its mission. Thanks to all who helped get our message out on this busy weekend that included a speech tournament and sports' playoffs. Gooooo Chapel!
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