Congratulations to: November Staff of the Month - Gail Cullen AND November Faculty of the Month - Brandon Komatsu!

Saber Community,

As we continue to push forward, it is important to initially ground ourselves in data so we firmly know where our strength and growth areas are. After careful analysis of our assessment data, it has been determined that our school-wide focus will be on speaking and listening with precision and fluency. We would like all of our stakeholders to help support and develop this very critical skill that is essential in the ongoing quest to become college and career ready.

To be able to speak and listen with precision and fluency, one must be fully prepared to thoughtfully and eloquently convey a message -- which means determining what information is critical, developing a coherent message, and being bold enough to ask essential questions of yourself and others. This is the only way to ensure that every aspect is covered. Precision often is the only difference that distinguishes good from great and we want our students to clearly exhibit that next level of cognition that sets them apart from the rest.

So please join us as we push our students, your children, the next generation Sabers to be critical thinkers and analyzers. I am confident that it is time and effort well spent and will result in young adults we all can be proud of.

Jon Henry Lee

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SBA and ACT Testing Guides for Juniors

Aloha Class of 2018 students and parents!
Thank you for attending the first junior parent night last week Thursday. As mentioned, the juniors will be taking the ACT and Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) this semester. These assessments can be used for the college/university application process, college course placement, and scholarships. The ACT will be administered to all juniors on Tuesday, February 28, 2016. The ACT Study Guide is attached to help you prepare for the ACT. You can pick up a free hard copy at the College and Career Center in Saber Hall. The SBA will be administered starting in April. Attached you will find information about the SBA and the University of Hawaii SBA Placement Policy. Please visit the link: to take the practice assessment.
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Class of 2018: Junior Prom

Class of 2018: Junior Prom will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 5:00-10:00 pm at Koolau Ballrooms. Form pick-ups and obligation checks will be done from February 1-7, bid sales from February 8-22, and seat selections from February 27-March 3 during lunch in D106, Ms. Koide's room. The cost will be $80 for JCHS students and $85 for non-JCHS students. You must have your school ID at all times. All obligations must be clear in order to attend the prom. There will be no extensions for bid sales. If you have any questions please email Mrs. Valencia at or Ms. Koide at

Class of 2018 Parent Night January 12, 2017

Aloha Class of 2018 parents and students, we will be having our first Class of 2018 Parent Night on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 6:30 pm in the gym. We will be sharing very important information about upcoming events, college and career readiness, testing, yearbook, and ordering of class rings. Please mark your calendars. We'll see you there!

2016 Winterball Information

Date: December 22, 2016
Time: 5:30PM - 10:00PM
Place: Hawaii Prince Hotel
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Tsunami Watch Canceled

Aloha Sabers,
The tsunami watch issued due to the earthquake in the Solomon Islands has been canceled according to the Pacific Tsumami Warning Center.

Registration Deadline

The deadline to turn in Registration Cards for next school year is WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2016. Please turn your completed Registration Card in to your Period 1 teacher by Wednesday, December 14, 2016.
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Winterball Lip Sync Contest

Interested in participating in the lip sync contest at winter ball? You can do either solo or in a group with costumes, etc...All acts will perform at winter ball and winners in each category will win a prize. Come to G-107 if you are interested in participating.

Winterball Attire

Please make sure that your attire is within the semi formal dress code that was sent out to with your bid forms and in your student planner book. Please make sure you are not wear any denim/jeans type outfits or casual/canvas type/athletic/slipper type of shoes. Attendees should be wearing dress shoes (leather or leather like), dress pants, collared dress shirts (should be tucked in) with ties,. Those choosing to use dress/gowns/skirts should not have any shorter than 1" to 2" above the knee. Midriffs and undergarments should not be exposed. Plunging necklines, cut out sides, slits higher than mid thigh, and backs descending below the waistline are unacceptable attire. Please make sure you and your guest have a valid government or school issue picture I.D. and that you are all following the semi formal dress code. Thank you!

The Secondary Student Conference

The Secondary Student Conference will be held on Monday, February 13, 2017, at the Hawaii State Capitol Auditorium from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. The purpose of the conference is to bring together high school students to discuss current youth issues and explore ideas for possible change. Students will also be provided with an overview of the governmental process. There is no cost to participate and attendance is optional. Registration is limited to the first 100 participants state-wide. Please see Mrs. Kimura-Tung in G-107 to register by December 12, 2016.

Academies At Campbell Lunch Time Assemblies

Come check out the Academies coming to JCHS next year!
Monday 11/28 - Academy of Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEAM)
Tuesday 11/29 - Academy of Global and Environmental Studies (AGES)
Wednesday 12/1 - Academy of Public Human Services (PHS)
Thursday 12/2 - Academy of Creative Media
Friday 12/3 - Academy of Health Science

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