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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Date: 12/22/2016, 5:30 PM 10 PM
Location: Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki, 100 Holomoana St, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA

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

Juniors: Are you ready for the ACT and SBA?

Aloha Class of 2018!
You will be taking the ACT and Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) this school year. Your ACT score is an assessment that colleges, universities, and scholarship committees could use to determine acceptance and eligibility. All juniors will be taking the ACT on February 28, 2017, here at JCHS, at no cost. The ACT tests your skills in English, Reading, Writing, Science, and Math. It is important that you prepare yourself for the ACT by familiarizing yourself with the assessment. Here are some of the things that you could do to prepare yourself:
Register for an ACT account to gain access to information about the ACT, ACT question of the day, downloadable ACT Study Guide, and tips for taking the test:
Pick up a hard copy of the 2016-2017 ACT Study Guide from the College and Career Center
Register for the 21st Century Free ACT Prep Class by December 2nd. Application forms are available in the front office. Orientation will be on December 6th and classes will start on December 8th. See Mrs. Cassetta in D206 if you have any questions.
The Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) in Mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy (ELA) are aligned to the Hawaii Common Core Standards, and designed to measure whether students are "on track" for readiness in college and/or career. Based on your schedule, you will be either taking the SBA this Fall or in the Spring. If you are currently enrolled in a Math and/or ELA class, please ask your teacher for your assigned testing date.
The SBA consists of a computer adaptive test and performance task. SBA scores can be used by colleges and universities to determine placement into English and Math courses. Scoring proficient on the SBA can avoid remedial courses. To prepare for the SBA, please visit: and practice using the online tools and answer the practice questions.
The seniors have prepared a video message for you on what they wish they knew/did to prepare for the ACT and SBA:
(You must login to your school gmail account to view)
Thank you,
Curriculum Team

Senior Luau

Aloha Seniors!
Senior Luau will be at the Manoa Grand Ballroom on Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 5:00 to 10:00 PM.  BID DISTRIBUTION will be held in D-105 from 11/28-12/2  during lunch time.  SALES will be in D-305 from 12/5-12/9 during lunch.  After school sales will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays only from 2:15 - 2:45 pm.  As a bonus for the early birds, the cost will be only $45 dollars for those who pay by 12/9.  If you pay after, from 12/12-12/14,  during lunch in D-305 the cost will be $50.  Please let Mama V (Virtudazo), DJ Mats (Komatsu) or Gramps (Nakama) know if you have any questions.

Winterball Bid Sales

There will be no Winterball bid sales on November 8 and November 11, 2016 due to the Election day and Veteran's day. Remember that the last day to pick up bid forms is November 15, 2016 during lunch in G-107 and the last day to pay is November 16, 2016 during lunch in G-107. Thank you!

Winterball 2016

Winterball will be held on December 22, 2016 at the Hawaii Prince Hotel from 5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Semi formal attire. Cost of the bids will $55.00 for Campbell students and $65.00 for outside guest. Dress code strictly enforced. Students who are cleared of all obligations and have paid their dues for all years at JCHS will be able to purchase bids on a first come, first served basis. Students brining a guest from another high school will need to have their guest take a form back to their high school to be filled out by their respective Vice Principal/Principal before their bids can be purchased. All outside guest must submit a copy of a valid government issued photo I.D. with date of birth during the time of purchase to verify the guest age. Allowable age of guest are 9th grade to age 20. All dates and semi formal dress code are in your student planner. Bid forms will be available from November 1-15, 2016 during lunch only. November 15, 2016 is the last day to pick up bid forms during lunch only. Last day to pay for bids are November 16, 2016. If you are not sure if you have obligations, library obligations, or didn't pay your dues, please check at A-5 during the designate times.

Senior Agreements and Legal Name Forms

Senior Agreements (Contracts) and Legal Name Forms are due on November 10, 2016 and must be completed by all 2017 graduates who are planning to participate in the graduation ceremony.Turn forms in to the Front Office Service Window. Senior Agreements are available from the Front Office, Mrs. Young (A-9), Mr. Perreira (A-19), Mrs. Virtudazo (D305), or Ms. Tanaka (P-25). Legal Name Forms available from Ms. Tanaka only on P-25.

Cap and Gown Sales

Attention SENIORS!

Cap and Gown sales will be held on Friday, November 4th during periods 1 and 2 in the cafeteria. If you haven't received your packet you can pick one up from D-305. If you just want to just purchase the cap and gown the total cost will be $56.85. You may also add to your order or choose a variety of packages. We will accept cash, checks or credit cards (checks payable to Jostens). If you have any questions please see one of your Class Advisors (Komatsu, Virtudazo, or Nakama).

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