January 2016 Staff of the Month is Johnelle Kelley! January 2016 Faculty of the Month is Glenn Flores!  Congratulations!!!

Hello Saber Community,

We are heading down the home stretch of the 2014-15 school year. Many exciting things have been happening in our classrooms, on the playing fields, in the community and even off island that have displayed the high level of talent that our students possess as well as the dedication of our staff members. I am very excited to have joined the James Campbell High School family in late January. My name is Jon Henry Lee and I have been given the honor of becoming the principal after Mrs. Takamori retired at the end of December. The learning curve has been steep and the job is immense, but the faculty, staff and students have only inspired me. They have shown nothing but hard work and a passion for constantly bettering themselves.

The future for our students is only as bright as the number of opportunities we give them. We ask for you to embrace our efforts to take our school to the next level. Support can come in many forms and in many different ways. We are your school, and you are our community. Let’s all show our pride, Go Sabers!

- Jon Henry Lee


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JCHS Graduation
Date: 5/14/2016
Location: Aloha Stadium

JCHS and the AVID program has been selected as an AVID Site of Distinction!

We are pleased to announce that JCHS and the AVID program has received the honor being selected as an AVID Site of Distinction. This places us in the top 1% of AVID schools worldwide. The AVID Ohana wishes to thank the admin, faculty and staff for their assistance helping spread AVID "best practices" school wide.

Summer School on your mind?

If you are thinking of attending summer school at JCHS, this is a reminder that registration with payment must be received by 4:00 PM, Friday, May 6. Summer school dates are June 1-July 6, 8:00 - 1:30 daily. Anyone under 18 years of age, whether attending summer school or not, is invited to eat breakfast and lunch at no charge. The child must be able to independently carry their own breakfast and or lunch to receive this benefit. The meals will be served daily beginning June 6. (Note: June 1-3, no breakfast but snacks will be prepared by Saber Grill for a nominal amount, menu/cost to be announced shortly)

ATTENTION SENIORS!!! Cap and Gown Information

ATTENTION SENIORS!!! If you ordered your Cap & Gown before Spring Break and have not picked it up yet, come to D-210 on Thursday, APRIL 21 or Tuesday, APRIL 26 after school (2:20pm-3pm ONLY) to pick them up. You must have your photo ID with you. Orders will only be released to the student who ordered them.

IF your order does not fit or you were given the wrong color, Cap & Gown exchange day is on Thursday, April 28 in G-107 during lunch ONLY. You must bring your cap & gown (and the packaging it came in) with you to exchange. Orders placed after Spring Break should be available for pick up on this day as well.

IF you did not order your Cap & Gown yet and plan on participating in the graduation ceremony, orders must be placed online at www.jostens.com by April 29. There will be a rush charge added to your order. No orders will be taken on any of the pick up or exchange days.

IF there is a problem with the order you received (besides your cap & gown not fitting or it being the wrong color), please direct all questions to Jostens directly. Jostens Customer Service may be reached at 1-877-475-7027. Thank you!!"

Attention Seniors!! Cap & Gown distribution will be on Tuesday, April 19 from 8:15am to 9am in the cafeteria

Come down with your first period teacher or ask your period one teacher to write you a pass. Students without a period one class may pick up their orders anytime between 8:15am - 9am. All students must have a photo ID to pick-up their order and all students must be present to pick up their own orders. Cap & gown orders placed in person, on the phone or online will be available for pick-up.

If you are unable to make it during this time, graduation orders will be available for pick-up after school from 2:20pm to 3pm on Thursday, April 21 and Tuesday, April 26 in room D-210. If your cap and/or gown does not fit, exchange day will be on Thursday, April 28 during lunch only - location TBA. Orders placed after Spring Break will be available for pick-up on Thursday, April 28 during lunch. - Senior Council"

James Campbell High School Student Association receives national student council award!

James Campbell High School Student Association receives national student council award! For its exemplary record of leadership, service, and activities that serve to improve the school and community, James Campbell High School student association has been awarded a 2016 National Gold Council of Excellence Award by the National Association of Student Councils (NASC).

Congratulations to 10th grade student Sherine M. for being a 1st place winner for the Dr. Martin Luther King Peace Poetry contest!

Congratulations to 10th grade student Sherine M. for being a 1st place winner for the Dr. Martin Luther King Peace Poetry contest. She was able to represent JCHS this past Saturday, April 2, for a ceremony at the Mission Memorial Auditorium where she was able to read her poem out loud along with other winners from grades K-12. She was also selected for a special Golden Circle award in which she received a special certificate signed by Governor Ige. Good job Sherine! *Click on the headline for Sherine's poem*

Smarter Balanced Assessment Information

Parents, the administration of the Smarter Balanced Assessments has begun. For more information about the assessments and about which colleges and universities endorses SBA as a measurement of readiness for credit-bearing courses access the following link:

http://www.smarterbalanced.org/about/higher-education/

Proficiency on these assessments will allow students to begin with credit-bearing courses at those schools listed.

Class of 2017 Parent Night

Aloha
If your child is a junior this year, we will be having our parent night to discuss information about senior year. This meeting will be held on Monday, April 11th in the gym at 6:00 p.m. Please come to this meeting because important information regarding Senior year will be presented. We will talk about credits, Project Grad, graduation, fees and events that will take place that year. Please come on time and we look forward to meeting you!
Class of 2017 Advisors
Mr. Komatsu, Mrs. Virtudazo and Mr. Nakama

Graduation 2016 Performers

Seniors! Graduation is just around the corner. If you are interested in singing the National Anthem or Hawai'i Pono'i during the graduation ceremony, please pick up a performance contract from Ms. Caraang in D210 during lunch or after school. Last day to pick up a form is April 4. Performance contracts are due on Tuesday, April 5 by 3:00 p.m.after school. Auditions will be on Wednesday, April 6 at 1:30 p.m. in D210. Thanks

Summer School Information

Aloha Sabers,
Summer school information for 2016 has been posted! Please click on the "Summer School" tab on the right side of our homepage to download the information.

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