Students from kinder through eighth outdid themselves this year with their beautiful art. Miss Elberg and our amazing parent volunteers spent days decorating the halls of Chapel with student artwork for our annual CCS Art Show on Friday May 10, 2019. It is incredible to walk down the hall and witness that much beauty and color and imagination in one place. God bless CCS! Thank you Ms. Elberg for your talent, guidance and energy. Thank you parents for putting it all together so beautifully.
Eighth grader Andrew Lee has earned the Gold Key Award from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards of 2019 for his orignal ceramic art entitled "Obesity Serum." Andrew worked for over four months before submitting the piece for consideration by the panel. He has made it into the finals and been invited to the live awards at Carnegie Hall in New York. Chapel couldn't be prouder of Andrew.
On January 26, 2019, Chapel graduate Christina Arguello took 1st place for Humorous Interpretation at her qualifying tournament at Narbonne High School , which earned her an invitation to UC Berkeley. At UC Berkeley, she competed against hundreds of high school students from all over California and other states. She made it up to the semi-finals as a freshman. This was her first time competing at the state level. She’s working to qualify next for the Wisconsin Invitational. Let's keep her in our prayers.
This year's math competition was one of the best ever. In the 3rd to 5th grade division, Aden Lee (4th) took 1st place; Isabella Diaz (4th) placed second, and Noah Ha (3rd) placed 3rd. In the junior high competition, Andrew Lee (8th) earned the 1st place trophy; Michael Kim (6th) took 2nd, and Skye Connors (8th) placed 3rd. One teacher was heard saying, "It's amazing what these students can do! I don't even understand some of the questions-let alone understand how to solve the equations." Good job, Mr. del Pozo and Mr. Pham, and Congratulations Students!!
Thanks to our amazing parents and energetic eighth graders, including Eva, Colin, Jade, and Sophia, the book fair is open, stocked, and ready for previews and next weeks big sales. Don't forget to check out all the books and educational resources.
On Saturday, January 5, 2018, our very own L. Simpson (Class of 2015) took the floor with his teammates at Sierra Canyon High School as the reigning state basketball champions in the open division. Some former teachers of his from Chapel decided to surprise L. at his game. It was a night to remember with Sierra Canyon dominationg the game and earning the team its second win in as many days. L. was all heart and energy. We thank him for hittting a 3-pointer right in front of his loyal Chapel fans. Good luck, L.!
What do you do if it's Halloween, your last Halloween with your Chapel classmates, and you want to do something memorable? Well you could do what Jade, Maya, Sophia, and Eva did-find a theme that symbolized both friendship and the path they traveled together. Then there's the way Brianna and Alyssa celebrated....sticking on mustaches and showing off their muscles with Mr. D.
Eva Coleman plans to walk in the Rose Bowl 5K for the cure of Childhood Diabetes. This year she set a goal for herself of raising $1,000. With still a week to go, she's exceeded her goal by nearly $400.
Congratulations to the Griswold family for taking first place at the Knoxville Film Festival this month for their documentary short Belief. It's about the power of a young girl's belief in the Loch Ness Monster. Fourth grader Eva plays a starring role, and her younger sister Zoe can be seen in the film too. What a wonderful accomplishment.
Innara Alcaraz, an incredibly talented artist, created an amazing likeness of Harry Potter live in the time it takes for an audience to hear some of that old rock and roll music. It is hard to describe since it was almost closer to magic than anything else, but she did it right before our eyes. I pity anyone who wasn't there to witness her brilliance.