Congratulations to the November Faculty of the Month: Counselor Shannon Takushi; Staff of the Month: Janice Quang.

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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SAT Testing
Date: 12/6/2014
ACT Testing
Date: 12/13/2014
Deadline for Spring 2015 Schedule changes
Date: 12/15/2014
Location: Deadline for schedule changes is December 15th by 12p.m to your counselor.
SAT Testing
Date: 1/24/2015
ACT Testing
Date: 2/7/2015
ACT Testing
Date: 2/7/2015

Schedule Changes for Spring 2015
Deadline for schedule changes is December 15th by 12p.m to your counselor. Schedule changes are ONLY allowed if student:
• has no classes to their schedule or incomplete schedule
• failed a semester/term course required for graduation
• are seniors requesting off campus pass (see your counselor if you meet the criteria for off campus)

Program change form must be completed and signed by parent before making any schedule changes. See counselor or registrar's office for program change form. Requested classes are based on availability and is not guaranteed.
November Staff and Faculty of the Month
Congratulations to Janice Quang and Shannon Takushi as Staff and Faculty of the Month.
Our awesome band at the Mililani Band Festival - November 14, 2014
Watch it on YouTube. Recorded and edit by Alumnus Bryce Kim.
Learn IB
International Baccalaureate Informational Meeting for those students entering 11th grade next year. Come hear from students currently in the IB program about the entire program, ask questions, and see if this opportunity is for you. There are two meetings scheduled at 2:30 in S205 on Thursday Nov 13 and Friday Nov 14. See you there.
Interested in taking an E-School course?
Registration for Spring 2015 Registration will open on Monday November 17, 2014 to January 14, 2015. We will open this General Registration on Monday, November 17, 2014.
You can access the Course Offerings Page here:

Please review the course offerings and if you would like to register for a course please see Mrs. N. Young in A-1 for an E-School Student Agreement form.
On Wednesday, November 5, around 3pm, a Campbell High female student was followed by a small, black, 4-door sedan with dark tinted windows. The vehicle made several passes and followed the student from the Papipi Road vicinity to her home.

Teachers, Parents, and Guardians: Please take a moment and to speak with our students/your children about pedestrian safety. Also remind our children to consider the following:

• Being aware of the surrounding environment.
• When possible, walk with a friend.
• If you are being followed, do not hesitate to use your cell phones and call 911. Otherwise, scream for help and get the attention of other pedestrians or drivers.
• As much as possible, try to remember the vehicle’s license plate numbers, make, and model.
• Report all such incidents to a parent/guardian and school administration, who can inform law enforcement personnel if necessary.
Winterball bids are now available!
Click on headline for important information, deadlines, and guideline.
Senior Contract due Friday, November 7, 2014.
2015 Graduates: Senior contract paperwork is due tomorrow, Friday, November 7, 2015 to Saber Hall Service Window, 2nd floor. If you do not have a copy of the contract, please go to P22 (next to Pohakea) or P24 (across the cafe) during non-class hours to pick-up.
Honor Roll and Principal's List
958 students are on the Honor Roll & Principal's List. This is the largest List ever, CONGRATULATIONS! Certificates will be issued during Honors Night on Wednesday, November 19th at 6pm in the cafeteria.
New scholarships!
Marlboro College Beautiful Minds Challenge – This year’s challenge prompt is “Create something out of destruction. Share what you learn.” Students age 14 through 19 are eligible to apply. Students are challenged to submit a creative project on their “creation out of destruction.” A team can consist of up to three (3) members. Prizes include tuition scholarships to Malboro College and cash prizes of up to $1,000. For more information come to the Career College Center (A-1).

The University of Kansas Self Engineering Leadership Fellows (SELF) Program – This program will expand and refine leadership, managerial, business, interpersonal, entrepreneurial, communication, and engineering skills. Engineering and computing students will be offered a $24,000 4-year financial package paired with an enrichment program. For more information come to the Career College Center (A-1).

Colorado Mesa University New Freshmen Scholarships – Colorado Mesa University offers various scholarships for incoming freshman based on GPA and test scores. Award amounts range from $1,000 to $5,000 per year. For more information come to the Career College Center (A-1).

Colorado Mesa University Ambassador Scholarship – The Colorado Mesa University Ambassador Program is designed to attract top student leaders, providing students the opportunity to further develop leadership skills through a variety of activities involving recruitment, campus outreach, and much more. The Ambassador Program requires a significant amount of time (15-25+ hours per week) as the Ambassadors are involved in many aspects of admission and recruitment activities. For more information come to the Career College Center (A-1).
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