Congratulations to the December Faculty of the Month: Counselor Rebecca McLenithan; Staff of the Month: SSC Clerk Venus Abihai.  The last day for students before winter break is on Friday, December 19, 2014. School resumes on Monday, January 12, 2015.

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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Resumption of School: Start date for Term 3, Session 2
Date: 1/12/2015
Location: James Campbell High School
SAT Testing
Date: 1/24/2015
ACT Testing
Date: 2/7/2015
ACT Testing
Date: 2/7/2015
SAT Testing
Date: 3/14/2015
SAT Testing
Date: 3/14/2015

Winterball is on Sunday, December 21, 2014 - View Important Reminders
Parents and attendees: Click on the link for important reminders. You may also download the original Winterball bid guidelines and photo packages below the letter (image).
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.
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.
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