3 Up, 3 Down: December 1 Edition

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Speech and Debate Princeton Tournament (December 1-3)

After second period this morning (around 11:00 a.m.), the Speech and Debate team journeyed to Princeton for its annual tournament. Thirty Chaminade students will be competing against various schools from up and down the east coast. This tournament is highly competitive, and the team is hoping for a strong performance.


Advent Prayer Service (December 7)

Next Thursday (December 7) the Flyers will gather in Darby Auditorium during an extended morning assembly period. Under the direction of the Head of Campus Ministry, Mr. Michael Foley ‘99, students will further prepare themselves for the Advent season. The morning will open will all students watching a thank you video from the head of Colegio San Jose in Puerto Rico for our donations after Hurricane Maria. Then juniors and seniors will head down to Darby Auditorium for the service, which will include videos, a performance by the glee club, and stage presentations. The theme is to “fear not.” Once the first presentation is finished, freshmen and sophomores will proceed to Darby for their viewing.  


Mass for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception (December 8)

On Friday, December 8, students will have the opportunity to attend Mass in Darby Auditorium at 9:00 a.m. The school’s chaplain, Fr. Garrett Long ’62, will lead the Mass as we remember the Immaculate Conception of Mary, our Mother. This day is of particular significance to Chaminade as a Marianist school. All athletes participating in sports practices or games on Friday afternoon are required to attend. Enjoy the Mass!


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Varsity Swimming vs Msgr. Farrell (November 27)

This past Monday (November 27), the varsity swimming and diving team competed in their second duel meet of the season. This contest was supposed to be the team’s first test of the season, but was rescheduled due to travel issues. Nonetheless, the Flyers swam well, with state-qualifying times posted by Nikolas Daly ’19 in the 100-yard breaststroke and Christian Sztolcman ’18 in the 50-yard freestyle.


Reconciliation (November 27 and 28)

This week, during their science periods, students had the opportunity to attend confession at the start of the Advent season. Students gathered in Darby Auditorium for a short prayer service, followed by the option of attending confession with one of multiple priests from all over Long Island who had traveled to Chaminade and congregated in the library to meet with students. The event served a time for the Chaminade community to reflect and prepare our hearts for the birth of Jesus at the start of Christmas season.


Christmas Tree Decorations and GSO Toy Drive (November 29)

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, as the Flyers decorated their homerooms’ Christmas trees with ornaments, lights, and linens in homeroom on Wednesday morning (November 29). The ETV crew traveled from homeroom to homeroom to document the festivities on the TVs in each homeroom. Classic Christmas music played in the background as students watched themselves on the screen in homeroom.