Congratulations to the January Faculty of the Month: Science teacher Caroline Young; Staff of the Month: Cafeteria Manager Harold Ferwerda. 

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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ACT Testing
Date: 2/7/2015
ACT Testing
Date: 2/7/2015
SAT Testing
Date: 3/14/2015
SAT Testing
Date: 3/14/2015
ACT Testing
Date: 4/18/2015

School lockdown is over.
Campbell High School was placed into a lockdown as a precaution to ensure everyone's safety this afternoon for a brief time after Honolulu Police were called to the school to investigate a safety threat to the campus. Classes resumed at 12:55 p.m.

A letter is also being sent home with your child this afternoon regarding the incident. If you have any questions, please feel free to call me. Mahalo.
Online gradebook, Standards Score, has new look.
FYI - Our vendor, Collaborative Inc., recently changed the login page of their website. All login credentials are the same.
Football Field Closed for Renovations.
Welcome Back! For your information:

The Campbell High School football facility will be closed and off-limits during the renovation period. This closure will remain in effect until the project has been completed.
All entry and exits to the football field will remain closed until further notice. Please use alternate routes to access the school during this time period.
We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your support during the construction. Thank you and Happy New Year.
January 2015 - Staff and Faculty of the Month
Congratulations to Caroline Young, Science teacher and Harold Ferwerda, Cafeteria Manager for being selected as this month's recipients.
Program/Schedule Changes:
Deadline has passed. Click on headline for details.
Smarter Balanced Assessment Parent Meeting - January 29, 2015 at Kapolei High School
Learn about this state-wide assessment for grades 3-8 and 11. Click on headline to view flyer.
December 2014 - Staff and Faculty of the Month
Student Services Coordinator Clerk Venus Abihai and Counselor Rebecca McLenithan, are this month's award recipients.

Students are integral part of cafeteria operations.
Recently some community members have asked about using students for cafeteria service. Read the BOE policy on that matter below:

§8-37-10 Use of student help in the cafeteria. Students shall assist in the cafeteria as part of their duties in school services. Not more than one full day of cafeteria duty in any one month or more than a total of seven full days in one school year shall be required of any student. Any exception must be approved by the complex area superintendent. [Eff. 11/2/81; comp and ren §8-37-6 8/28/95; am and comp 6/15/09] (Auth: HRS §302A-1112) (Imp: HRS §302A-1112)
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program is a rigorous two-year course of study that meets the needs of highly motivated juniors and seniors. It is a challenging program designed as a comprehensive and balanced curriculum that seeks to educate the whole person through an international and interdisciplinary approach.

Are you ready to take the challenge? There is an information meeting at S205 on Wednesday 12/10 after school. This meeting is led by current IB students. IB application forms will be distributed at that meeting. Please join us!
Take the challenge and enroll in Advanced Placement Courses at JCHS.
Download and view the AP courses we offer at Campbell High School. The packet explains our program and gives an example of a typical class schedule.
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