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Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory to Host Second Annual Lions' Main Event Gala

Hollywood, FL
– Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory will host its second annual Lions' Main Event Gala on Saturday, November 11th at The Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina. It is presented by The Cambridge Network, Nativity School, and Nova Southeastern University.

The evening kicks-off with a cocktail reception and silent auction, with music entertainment provided by the C-M Jazz Ensemble. The evening will also include a special dance presentation by the nationally-accolated Lionesses Dance Team. Additionally, the gala will feature a Magic Mirror Photo booth that provides photographic fun and interactive excitement for all, and the DJ will be spinning tunes from across the decades as guests dance the night away.

Auction items will include resort stays, luxurious vacation getaways, fine dining experiences, exclusive professional sporting event experiences, signed memorabilia, local attraction passes, and much more.

The cost to attend is $135.00 per person or $270 per couple. This cost includes admission to the Gala and a chance to walk home with a cash prize. Sponsorship opportunities remain available, with marketing exposure and exclusive giveaways included in all sponsorship levels.

The proceeds from the 2017 Chaminade-Madonna Lions' Main Event Gala will provide financial support for Chaminade-Madonna's educational, art, and athletic programs and will directly benefit the students of Chaminade-Madonna.

To register or donate an auction item, please contact Elizabeth Doody, Alumni Relations & Special Events Director at edoody@cmlions.org.


Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory Student Kimberley Sookoo Named Commended Student in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program

Hollywood, FL –Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced that Kimberley Sookoo has been named a Commended Student in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from NMSC was presented to Ms. Sookoo by Dr. Judith Mucheck, Head of School at Chaminade-Madonna.

Approximately 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic performance. Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2018 competition by taking the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

"The young men and women being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success," commented a spokesperson for NMSC. "These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation. We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success."

NMSC, a not-for-profit organization that operates without government assistance, was established in 1955 specifically to conduct the annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory Holds 9th Annual C-M Cares Volleyball Tournament to Benefit Breast Cancer Research

Hollywood, FL –Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory will hold its 9th annual C-M Cares Volleyball Tournament on Friday, September 22nd through Saturday, September 23rd to benefit breast cancer research. The tournament will be hosted at Chaminade-Madonna and Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy High School.

Sixteen teams from across the state of Florida will compete on the court with the unified cause of raising funds dedicated to breast cancer research. Last year, the tournament assisted in raising approximately $4,000. In total, the tournament has raised approximately $30,000 since its formation.

Chaminade-Madonna's Volleyball Coach, Jason Johnson, noted that, "We believe that it is important for our student athletes to know that they can make a change in the world and that they can and should be a part of a larger cause. This tournament is one small way that we are able to give back. It is great to see our team and our school community rally together every year to support this event."

The tournament kicks off at 1:00 PM on Friday, September 22nd at Archbishop McCarthy and at 2:00 PM at Chaminade-Madonna, and will end with the championship match on Saturday, September 23rd at 5:45 PM at Chaminade-Madonna.

Tickets can be purchased at the door and cost $5. Additional information about the tournament can be found on www.cmcares.weebly.com.

Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory to Host Lock-In

Hollywood, FL – Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory today announced they will be hosting the school's first-ever lock-in for Women Engaged on Saturday, September 16th from 3 PM – 11 PM. The event is open to Chaminade-Madonna's female students. It will take place on campus and will feature Dr. Simone Alicia, best known as the 'The Self Esteem Doctor'.
Dr. Simone is a motivational speaker and coach who successfully helped countless people to improve the way they think and feel about themselves.

The Lock-In is the inaugural event for Women Engaged, a school program that seeks to empower female students. With Dr. Simone's assistance, the event will educate Chaminade-Madonna female students about the objectives of Women Engaged and will garner interest in the program through activities such as yoga and "The Confidence Walk," as well as a variety of games.

Caytie Lagrange and Luigina Billisi, the co-founders of the Women Engaged program, noted that, "We felt the need to offer something special to our young women, to inspire a growth of voice and the ability to reflect within themselves."

The co-founders of Women Engaged hope to achieve the following through the program:

  • Nurture and reinforce the development of positive attitudes towards oneself as a unique and worthy person;
  • Demonstrate and exercise effective communication skills and cooperative behavior in group settings;
  • Understand and embrace change as a part of growth; and
  • Identify and apply alternative solutions to problems and develop action plans to achieve realistic goals

Tickets to this event are $25 and can be purchased www.cmlions.org/lock-in.

About Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory

Chaminade-Madonna, a Catholic and Marianist high school, educates the heart and soul as well as the mind and body. It is a family-like community in which individuals of all backgrounds shape and share their faith, achieve excellence, and become caring participants and leaders in the service of community, church and those in need.

For 57 years, Chaminade-Madonna has provided a quality, Catholic education to the South Florida community. It is one of seventeen schools in the United States sponsored by the Marianist Province of the United States. The high school is accredited by

AdvancED, and has received recognition as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, the highest award given by the U.S. Department of Education. Chaminade-Madonna has been voted the "Best School in Hollywood" each year since 2010.

For more information about Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory, please visit www.cmlions.org.

August 4, 2017

Dear C-M Family,

The Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) requires that all school facilities be inspected on a three-year cycle to ensure that any asbestos which may be present is maintained in accordance with published environmental guidelines. Chaminade-Madonna takes this responsibility seriously and works to keep our community safe.

This letter is to inform you that our inspection for the current school year was completed on August 3, 2016 by A.R.S. Environmental, Inc. Our campus was found to be in full compliance with federal standards with no scheduled asbestos abatements scheduled to take place this year.

If you wish to view the management plan, please contact Carlton Preston, CFO who will provide an unrestricted copy for you to read on campus. This provision is offered in accord with AHERA 40 CFR 763.93(g).

Sincerely,

Judith Mucheck, Ph.D.
Head of School

2017-2018 ASBESTOS LETTER

Hollywood, FL – Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory today announced that AdvancED, the world's largest educational accrediting body, has recommended that the school be recertified for accreditation. The recommendation confirms that the school is fully invested in understanding and improving their student's learning and academic experience. Obtaining AdvancED Performance Accreditation requires that Chaminade-Madonna meet AdvancED standards and accreditation policies, demonstrate quality assurance through internal and external review and engage in continuous improvement.

AdvancED is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site school quality reviews of Pre-K through 12 schools and school systems to help educators and their communities ensure that all learners realize their full potential. The organization combines the knowledge and expertise of a research institute, the skills of a management consulting firm and the passion of a grassroots movement for educational change.

The accreditation process required Chaminade-Madonna to complete a self-study over the past year to help identify and implement school improvement needs as well as reflect on how it provides teaching and learning on a day-to-day basis. The questions of this study are based on AdvancED Standards for Quality, which serves as the foundation of the accreditation and continuous improvement process. These Standards are research-based, comprehensive quality statements that describe conditions and factors that contribute to a quality educational experience as well as operational effectiveness. Chaminade-Madonna rated their educational program against the following Standards:

  • Purpose and direction;
  • Governance and leadership;
  • Teaching and assessing for learning;
  • Resources and support systems; and
  • Utilizing results for continuous improvement


A 4-member team from AdvancED visited Chaminade-Madonna to assess the school's effectiveness in providing a quality education program, identify improvement areas and energize the accountability process.

As part of the accreditation process, the administration created and refined a schoolwide action plan, which will be implemented and further refined over the course of a five-year cycle. The top priorities reflected in Chaminade-Madonna's plan are:

  • Participation by all students in standardized test preparation;
  • Participation by all faculty in on-going curricular professional development; and
  • Development of a rubric for the use of instructional technology.

The accreditation will be up for renewal in April 2022.

The accreditation cements Chaminade-Madonna's ongoing commitment to delivering exceptional educational and support services to its students while providing professional development opportunities to its faculty and staff.

Hollywood, FL – Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory will host its 51st annual Golf Classic on Friday, April 28th at The Club at Emerald Hills in Hollywood.

The tournament will begin with a sponsored boxed lunch at 11 AM in the Emerald Hills clubhouse with giveaways for all participating golfers. Food and beverages for the Annual Golf Classic will be provided by participating sponsors and Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory Alumni Businesses.

Golf skills will be put to the test at the Putt Against the President contest against Head of School Dr. Judith Mucheck. The Golf Classic will also feature a pneumatic golf ball launching contest where players can enter for their chance to win a 7-day vacation. Additionally, players can shoot for their chance to win a 2017 Cadillac XT5 at the Hole-in-One Contest sponsored by Ed Morse Automotive Group. There will also be a dinner, Awards Ceremony and Silent Auction immediately following tournament play. Auction items will include resort stays, fine dining certificates, attraction passes, and many more items.

The cost to play is $212.50 for a single golfer or $850 for a foursome. This cost includes one goodie bag with a tournament shirt, boxed lunch, entry to the Awards Dinner and Silent Auction, and on-course refreshments. Attendees that do not wish to play golf can attend the Awards Dinner and Silent Auction for $50.

The proceeds from the 2017 Golf Classic will provide financial support for Chaminade-Madonna's educational, art, and athletic programs and will directly benefit students of Chaminade-Madonna.

To register or donate an auction item, please contact Elizabeth Doody, Alumni Relations & Special Events Director at edoody@cmlions.org.

Hollywood, FL – Top community leaders and athletes will be inducted into the Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory 26th Annual Alumni & Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, March 18th 2017.

To celebrate the accomplishments of former Chaminade-Madonna students, the school annually recognizes distinguished alumni with a mass and Awards dinner.

The following Chaminade-Madonna alumni will be inducted into this year's Hall of Fame and Sports Hall of Fame:

Karla Denise Currie '82

Posthumous

Karla attended Madonna Academy and graduated in 1982. After graduation, she enlisted in the United States Army on May 6, 1982 and served her country for 23 years. She received the following awards while serving her country: The Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Non-commissioned Officer's Professional Development Ribbon, Expert Field Medical Badge, Air Assault Badge, and the Explosive Ordinance Disposal Badge.

Jaymie Brooks '04

Jaymie serves as both a military member full-time with the Florida Air National Guard and as a triathlete. She is 1 of 25 in the United States to be a member of Team USA as an age-grouper (25-29 category) and will be competing at the 2015 ITU World Triathlon Championship in Chicago, IL. This will be a sprint distance race against 150 other countries from around the world. She is also 1 of 6 females in the USAF to be on the national 2014 USAF Triathlon Team and the sole member of the team to represent the Air National Guard. She participated in her first triathlon on October 2013 where she won first female overall. In the 2014 season she placed first female overall, first military female overall, and won multiple age-group awards. She is a part of the U.S. Military Endurance Sports Team and Team Red, White, and Blue (Team RWB). Team RWB gives back to the community by helping to raise awareness for veterans suffering from PTSD.

Greg Brown '98

Greg is the head baseball coach of the Nova Southeastern University Sharks, where he led the team to win various championships, including: 2016 National Champions, 2016 South Region Champions, and 2015 Sunshine State Conference Champions. He received the 2016 ABCA Division II National Coach of the Year, 2015 Sunshine State Coach of the Year Honors and 2015 NCAA South Region Coach of the Year Honors. Brown has averaged 35 wins a year. Brown has had ten players drafted in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft and has seen 17 of his players sign professional contracts. In 2015, the Sharks were ranked the No. 1 team in the country for five straight weeks. Brown has coached seven All-Americans, two Rawlings Gold Glove recipients, the 2015 NCAA South Region Player of the Year, 15 All-South Region selections, two SSC Players of the Year, one SSC Pitcher of the Year and 23 All-SCC selections. The NSU baseball program has volunteered at events such as the Miracle League, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Toy Drive, and Make-A-Wish, among other events.

Monica King '98

While at the Department of Children and Families, Monica was instrumental in the privatization of Broward's Child Welfare Services from the state to a community-based agency. Later with the Children's Services Council of Broward she spearheaded the countywide community "Plan for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect." Monica also served as the Executive Director for ChildNet, the leading agency responsible for child welfare services in Circuit 17. As the new Executive Director of the Healthy Start Coalition of Broward County, Monica is responsible for the maternal child health system of care to promote the well-being of babies to ensure they have a healthy start in life.

Henry Maklakiewicz '99

Henry is currently an Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at Broward College and an Adjunct Professor of Philosophy & Communication at Florida International University. He holds multiple graduate degrees in philosophy and theology from The Catholic University of America and is currently completing a doctoral degree in education administration from The University of Miami. He also serves as a television host of WPBT2 South Florida Public Media. Henry hosts/guest-hosts two shows dedicated to issues of public policy and ethics, both of which attempt to foster reasoned, dispassionate dialogue about pressing topics related to ethics, religion & politics.

Michael Maranzana '78

Michael played football and basketball for all four years during his time at Chaminade High School. In his junior and senior year, he received honorable mentions from the Hollywood Sun Tattler. He was the recipient of the 1978 Brian Piccolo Scholar Athlete award for his four years in basketball, where he averaged 11+ points per game his junior and senior year. Michael currently heads a local enterprise of 27 employees and 12 exclusive subcontractors that provide global supply chain solutions including worldwide transportation, warehousing and complete supply chain visibility. He is also a member of the SEKO Worldwide of Itasca, IL Board of Directors, Audit Committee and an Advisory Board Member since 2010. He volunteers his time by coaching for the YMCA and middle school programs including flag football, basketball, baseball and soccer. Michael is a 26-year sponsor of multiple children through World Vision Organization, multiple year sponsor for the March of Dimes annual walk, and a team sponsor for Susan B. Komen Annual Walk.

Hollywood, FL – Seven Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory student athletes signed letters of intent February 1 to play sports at the next level. Surrounded by family, friends, and coaches, the athletes signed their letters on National Signing Day, officially accepting athletic scholarships offered to them by various top-rated colleges and universities.

Congratulations to:

  • Josh Ali – University of Kentucky, Football
  • Hunter Bucknam – Jacksonville University, Football
  • Henry Colombi – Utah State University, Football
  • Steve Jean Baptiste – Florida A&M University, Football
  • Anthony Johnson – University of Louisville, Football
  • Brendan Tuttle – Bucknell University, Baseball
  • Chris Whittaker – University of Kentucky, Football

Congratulations to all the student athletes and their families.

Hollywood, FL – Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory will honor Ken Stover, Michael Galligan-Stierle and The Society of Mary, Province of the U.S., on Saturday, January 21st at the 2017 Founders' Dinner & Dance.

The Society of Mary will be celebrated in conjunction with their Bicentennial Anniversary. Along with the presence of Marianist Brothers, the bicentennial triptych, which includes a religious icon depicting a New Testament story of the wedding feast at Cana created by an Italian Marianist, Brother Salvatore Santaroce, as well as original letters penned by Venerable Adèle de Batz de Trenquellèon and Blessed William Joseph Chaminade, will be displayed at this year's event.

William Joseph Chaminade is the founder of the Marianist order.

Ken Stover will also receive a Founders' Award. Mr. Stover has devoted himself to Catholic education for 45 years. He accepted a teaching position at Chaminade High School in 1974 and remained at the school for 42 years. Mr. Stover also served as Chairperson for the Mission Integration Team on three separate occasions and coordinated the Silver Knight program. Mr. Stover retired from Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory at the end of the 2015-2016 academic year.

Micheal Galligan-Stierle will be honored for his 40+ years of building upon his Marianist foundation. Michael has shaped his success as a collaborative leader within the world of Catholic higher education through his studies and work experiences. He is also the recipient of The Archbishop Paul Hallinan Award & The Reverend Charles Forsyth Award.


Chaminade-Madonna's Head of School, Dr. Judith Mucheck, noted that, "The annual Founders' Dinner & Dance celebration provides us an opportunity to highlight the lives and service of those individuals who have demonstrated a full understanding of the Marianist charism. It is especially significant for us to recognize our founding religious community as they mark their bicentennial anniversary."

The 2017 Founders' Dinner & Dance will be held at The Club at Emerald Hills from 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Tickets are $135 per person or $1,300 for a table of 10 and may be purchased at www.cmlions.org/Founders.

About the Society of Mary

In the early years of the French Revolution (1789-1799), William Joseph Chaminade, a diocesan priest, continued a clandestine ministry in Bordeaux. In 1797 he was driven into exile in Saragossa, Spain. There he prayed daily at the Shire of Our Lady of the Pillar, continuing a devotion to the Blessed Mother that was formed in the earliest days of his childhood. Beginning with small faith communities, the Society of Mary was eventually formed in 1817 and spread across Europe. From these courageous and faithful roots, the Marianists came to the United States in 1849 to Cincinnati, Ohio. The first foundations were located in Dayton, OH (1850), San Antonio, TX (1852) and Honolulu, HI (1955).

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