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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Labor Day Holiday - School Closed
Date: 9/1/2014
Tripod Survey Declination Form Due
Date: 9/5/2014
Location: Return form to student's first period teacher or the registrar's office in A17.
Last day of 1st Term
Date: 10/3/2014
Fall Break - No school
Date: 10/6/2014
Fall Break - No school
Date: 10/7/2014
Fall Break - No school
Date: 10/8/2014
Fall Break - No school
Date: 10/9/2014

Opting out of Tripod Survey form due September 5, 2014
If you want your child from participating in the Tripod Survey of his or her teacher(s), you must sign a declination form attached to the DOE letter. A letter explaining the survey is going to be given to students on the week of August 25, 2014. In case you need another copy, the click on the headline to download the form. The deadline to return the form the the Registrar's Office is September 5 or to any teacher before that date.
Daily Student Bulletin available online
The full version of the Daily Student Bulletin is available online on our school's website. Your child will be getting the login information from his/her first period teacher or you may contact any teacher directly for the login credentials.
Fall 2014 PSAT/SAT Prep Classes
Prepare for the SAT by attending these 4 class sessions thought

by Raymond Karelitz (Coach K). All students interested may pick up a registration form at the Career College Center (A-1).

Dates: September 23, 25, 30 & October 2
Time: 2:30 pm – 4:15 pm
Room: G-204
Cost: $60 (includes books)

If you are unable to attend the dates above, there will be other test prep classes offered at other high schools from October 6 – 10 at various high schools. The cost will be $180 (includes books) when you register online at www.test-prepHI.com. There will also be one ACT prep class on October 18 & 19 at Moanalua High School from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm for $100 (includes books) if registering online. Pick up a flyer at the Career College Center (A-1) for more information on these classes.
After School Tutoring is Open for Business
• English in S-102, Monday to Friday, 3pm to 5pm
• Math Alg I in D-106, Monday to Friday, 3pm to 5pm
• Math Alg II and above in S-101 Tuesday & Thursday, 3pm to 5pm
Saber Media Nominated for PBS Hawaii 2014 Best Profile Piece for Hiki No
Congratulations to Saber Media (made up of digital, broadcast media and Arts & Communications students) for being nominated by PBS Hawaii’s 2014 Best Profile Piece on Hiki No, The nation’s first statewide student news network! There will be a red carpet affair Wed Aug 27 at Ward Consolidated Theaters were nominees will be recognized in front of their peers and members of the community. This is now open to the public so feel free to invite friends, family and colleagues! Our Campbell students are competing against schools such as Iolani, Mid-Pacific Institute, Lahainaluna and Waiakea High Schools. There will be a student mixer at 5pm followed by the 6pm screening. Dress to impress!

For more information check out PBS Hawaii’s Hiki No Festival on KITV.com (http://www.kitv.com/news/thismorning/pbs-hawaiis-hiki-no-festival/27640928#!bIf4fX)
September 2014 - Teacher and Staff of the Month
Congratulations to Clarice Olayvar and Jelani Rolark. Click on headline for pictures and info.
Missed the Freshmen Parent Night on July 29th?
Download the PowerPoint Presentation, PDF, or show files of the meeting. Click on the headline to view file links.
Notice of Teacher Qualifications
Parents and guardians have the right to know the professional qualifications of their child(ren)'s teachers. To read the official notification letter from the school. Click on the headline link. You may also download the letter as a PDF below.
Hawaii State Department of Education (DOE) will close all public schools and DOE offices on Friday, August 8.
All inter-scholastic athletic events and student activities are canceled until schools reopen. The DOE will make another announcement regarding whether school will be in session on Monday. Updates on school closures are available at HawaiiPublicSchools.org.
At this time, County Civil Defense agencies have determined Campbell High School as a shelter.
Please do not trespass into Ilima Intermediate. Their school day is longer on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays.
Ilima Intermediate is adjusting to their new bell schedules and are trying to minimize the number of high school students who go on their campus after school. They finish late on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays (2:55pm), a full 40 minutes after Campbell finishes at 2:15pm. They are locking their gates on the cafeteria side to prevent the students from walking through campus, but already have issues with students who make it all the way to the businesses/restaurants and then want to come back to JCHS or to their homes behind their campus while their school is still in session.
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