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September 7, 2020

Photo of the Week

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Behind-the-scenes look at a new morning announcements broadcast

“Good morning, Chaminade-Madonna!” you hear as the daily announcements start. Picture this: you’re in a room full of computers. Mostly one giant computer, but computers, plural, nonetheless. Among these computers are lights that require precise placement, cameras capturing different angles, and microphones with dust jackets waiting to be removed, waiting to be spoken into again. 

While these relatively stationary objects remain still, the rest of the room is full of motion. Laughter booms loudly, cues flow softly, and the tapping away on computer keys click by into background noise. Looking back at this big, shiny computer, you may think that this is where the magic happens, and you wouldn't be completely incorrect. The computer displays students sitting behind an official-looking news anchor desk instead of behind a table and changes the classroom setting into something out of the nightly news. 
 
Let’s be clear, this computer is a beautiful piece of machinery, but the students run the show. With Mr. Catalano’s guidance, the students brainstorm daily ideas, write the script, vocalize the cues, time the intro and outro music, direct the lighting just so, and more. 
 
The students in TV Production really do experience a behind-the-scenes look at media production and have the opportunity to sit both in front of and behind the camera. With about 13 students in the class, there will be more than enough opportunity to experience all sides of the production.
 
We’re not sure just yet how announcements will run in the 2020-21 school year, but we do know that students will experience the same passion, interest, and tech-savviness they saw pre-COVID-19.  
 
After all the hustle and bustle and calls for “action” and “quiet on the set,“ you hear “and that’s the news for today,” as the visual effects roll in. The show goes on, and the planning for the next broadcast begins.
 

Wellness Center Update

The coronavirus has touched and altered nearly every aspect of our lives since the spring. It is not uncommon to experience anxiety or depression related to these stressors. Click here to read a resource published by the American Academy of Pediatrics that pertains to supporting teen mental health during the pandemic.

Admissions Office News

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Important Updates

The Community at Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory joins with the National Catholic Educational Association administration in condemning racism. Click here to continue reading
If you are not coming to school, do not fill out the Daily Screening Form - even if attending classes online. The Daily Screening Form should be completed by students who will be physically present on campus for that day.
 
Parent-Teacher Conferences will take place soon.
9th and 10th grade students: September 23, from 1PM-8PM. 
11th and 12th grade students: September 30th, from 1PM-8PM. 
Office hours/Extra help zoom meetings will not take place on these days. 
Conferences will take place from 1-5:15PM and from 6:00PM-8:00PM.
Parents: to attend the Parent-Teacher Conferences, you must sign the Waiver of Liability before entering our campus. Click here for more information.
 

Upcoming Events

L.I.F.E. Retreat
Sat. 9/5  |  8:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.   |  Chapel/Belanger Hall

L.I.F.E. Retreat
Sunday, 9/6  |  8:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.   |  Chapel/Belanger Hall

Labor Day - No Classes
Monday, 9/7 

Girls Soccer Interest Meeting 
Tuesday, 9/8  |  6:00 - 7:00 P.M.  |  Belanger Hall

Virtual College Visits
Wednesday, 9/9  |  Sign up on Naviance

UCF Application Workshop for Seniors
Wednesday, 9/9  |  12:00 - 1:30 P.M.  |  Belanger Hall

Baseball Interest Meeting
Wednesday, 9/9  |  6:00  - 7:00 P.M.  |  Belanger Hall 

Boys Soccer Interest Meeting
Thursday, 9/10  |  3:30 - 4:30 P.M.  |  Belanger Hall

ACT 
Saturday, 9/12  |  8:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.  |  CMCP

Campus Ministry News

This week, the first Mass of the 2020-21 school year took place during theology class both in-person and through Zoom. Additionally, S.A.L.T. leaders met with Mr. Mari on Wednesday to start their 3-day L.I.F.E. 2020 retreat. Visit the Campus Ministry page on our site to learn more! 

Athletics News

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