Welcome back to a new school year.  This year the bell schedule changed for the state mandate on increased instructional time.  School ends at 2:15pm every day.

Happy New Year 2014!

Dear Parents and Friends of James Campbell High School,

We welcome in the New Year and the 2nd Term of the 2013-12 school year. Time flies when you’re having fun!

We are preparing for the events and activities that fill this term and anticipating them with a mixture of trepidation and excitement. These social activities are undoubtedly meaningful to many students. However, the first priority for students is that they fulfill their academic responsibilities by maintaining good grades and progress toward graduation.

There are the proms and banquets to look forward to and these rites of passage are reminders that one of the reasons for our existence is to provide these social opportunities. Our students enjoy the dinner, the dancing and games and a reason to dress up. The events are student-planned and executed and we insist that everyone complies with school policy and rules. Our students always come through with shining colors and participate with enthusiasm and good behavior.

The second semester also will see the effort by the Administration and Staff to enforce our School Community Council's mandate to continue the Dress Top Policy and School Dress Code BOE Policy 4410.). We have planned a system of encouragement and consequences to persuade students to comply with school rules of attire. We count on parents to support the dress top policy because this practice speaks to the deeper issues of material values, equity, perceptions and safety.

Please be aware of the many tests that are state mandated, totaling more than 10 during the upcoming months for the different grade levels and programs in which your child is participating. We ask that you help your child(ren) to do the best she/he can by giving them moral support, a positive attitude and sustenance to perform optimally.

    Grades 9-11, ACT, March 4th
    Grades 9 and 10---Reading Test (TeenBiz), Jan and April
    Grade 10---HSA, Round 1, Nov-Jan; Round 2, March-April
    Grade 11---Smarter Balance Assessment Consortium Test (SBAC), Feb-March
    Expository Writing Students--- End of Course Test, March
    World History Students--- End of Course, April
    Algebra 1 Students--- End of Course Test, May
    Algebra 2 Students--- End of Course Test, May
    Biology Students--- End of Course, May
    AP Students--- May
    IB Students---May

We face many, many different situations in a normal day at Campbell. We learn from each occurrence and try to continually improve. We also make it a point to keep you informed and aware of issues, especially as it concerns your child(ren.) Please work together with us to ensure the best interest of all our students and to afford them a good experience at Campbell High School.

Reminder: We ask that you tell your child(ren) that they are not allowed to loiter in the Park across Campbell in lieu of attending classes. And contrary to what some people have accused the school of doing, we do not allow our students to go to the park during school hours. Nor do we allow them to do activities that are inappropriate, illegal and unacceptable. We have our hands full with structuring and controlling the 5 ½ acres that comprise our campus, so it would be folly for us to be responsible for the park. Parents and Guardians, please let your child(ren) know that the park is off limits to them during school hours. Thank you for your support.

Naomi Takamori, Principal


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We're on TV tomorrow morning and evening.
Tomorrow, September 19, 2014 - Tune in to KHON2 at 6 am to watch a camera crew broadcast live every 15 to 30 minutes during the news segment.

Tomorrow is also our homecoming game against Mililani. If you can't be here in person, watch the game on OC16 or online at OC16.tv
Yearbook Picture Retakes - September 25, 2014
Reminder: Re-takes for Yearbook Pictures will be on Thursday, September 25 in K1 from 8 to 2:15. Only two cameras will be available. If you're interested in purchasing a package, forms are available in J1. Don't forget to be in your uniform for the yearbook photo.

Teachers, please don't forget send your students who missed their grade level picture days with a pass. It should take no more than 15 minutes.
PSAT Testing for 9th to 11th Grade & Senior Assembly - Wednesday, October 15;
Campbell PTSA to host Race for The Cure Saber Fun Run/Walk
1st Annual Walk/Run "Saber Walk for the Cure" - Sunday, October 19, 2014

Portion of the proceeds go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. View the flyer and download the registration form by clicking on headline.
Add to your calendar: Open House is on September 17, 2014 starting at 6pm in the Cafeteria
Shop and Score with Times Supermarket:
Get money for athletic equipment for our school visit http://www.timessupermarkets.com/scores.
College Visits
Westmont College (Santa Barbara, California)
Date: September 15, 2014
Time: 9:45am – 10:45am (2nd period)
Room: G-204 (Everett)
*Students who are interested in attending this presentation may pick up a borrow form at the Career College Center (A-1).


Bentley University (Waltham, Massachusetts)
Date: September 16, 2014
Time: 8:30am – 9:30am (1st period)
Room: O-203 (Mateo)
*Students who are interested in attending this presentation may pick up a borrow form at the Career College Center (A-1).

University of Hawaii – Hilo (Hilo, Hawaii)
Date: September 17, 2014
Time: 9:45am – 10:45am (2nd period)
Room: G-204 (Everett)
*Students who are interested in attending this presentation may pick up a borrow form at the Career College Center (A-1).
Scholarships:
Zinch New School Year’s Resolution Scholarship - New Year's Resolutions are a great way to start the year off right by setting clear, tangible goals! Answer in three sentences (or fewer) of what your new school year’s resolution is for a chance to win a $500 scholarship! Go to http://www.zinch.com/new-year-scholarship to sign up today! Deadline: September 30, 2014

Zinch Weekly “Three Sentence Essay” Scholarship - A $1,000 scholarship is awarded every week to one super student and the winner based on their 2-3 sentence response to the week's question. Go to http://www.zinch.com/Weekly-Three-Sentence-Essay-Scholarship for more information.
To all students: This week is homecoming and spirit week.
Come out and support your class Olympians and Olympic cheerleaders during lunch. Help your class earn class points by dressing up and encouraging your teachers to dress up. Remember in order to get counted you must be at Saber Hall stage during lunch and must have an official dress top with official dress top logo underneath your dress up items.
Theme: #Schoollife

September 15, 2014 - Athletic dress up day & Olympic game
September 16, 2014 - Artistic dress up day & Olympic game
September 17, 2014 - Preppy dress up day & Olympic game
September 18, 2014 - Trendsetters dress up day & Olympic game
September 19, 2014 - Class colors day/class shirts, modified double assembly schedule, float & banner judging, and 1/2 time show.
Teacher and Assistant Football Coach Passes Away.
The passing of one of our faculty members saddens our school community. Mr. David Wojcik was an inclusion teacher and learning specialist in a Social Studies classroom. He was also an assistant junior varsity football coach.

Our counselors are available for grief counseling and various groups have held moments of reflection and sharing in memory of Mr. Wojcik. Our principal is sending letters to the families of current and former students of Mr. Wojcik. Even though he was at James Campbell High School for only two years, he has left an impact on students, colleagues, and community members. Click on headline to view pictures.
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