Congratulations to our February 2015 Faculty of the Month - Special Education teacher Leina Yamaguchi and Staff of the Month - Educational Assistant Cliff Constantino. 

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: 3/14/2015
SAT Testing
Date: 3/14/2015
ACT Testing
Date: 4/18/2015
SAT Testing
Date: 5/2/2015

Boys and Girls Wrestling Teams are OIA Champions!!
Congratulations to the BOYS AND GIRLS WRESTLING TEAM on winning the OIA CHAMPIONSHIPS this past weekend. All wrestlers that placed in the top 6 spots for their individual weight class move on to the State Tournament this weekend; March 6th and 7th at the Blaisdale Arena. These athletes have been working hard since last year towards winning this year’s state tournament. Please congratulate them on their most recent achievement; and wish them luck on their quest for gold this coming weekend. The following wrestlers have qualified for the state tournament:
Leeward District Science Fair Results
Congratulations to all of our LDESF participants who represented JCHS! A special congratulations to Shanell Folger for being recognized as the #1 Individual Senior Researcher at the LDSEF! will be representing James Campbell High School and the Leeward District at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from May 10-16 at the end of this school year!

Click on headline to see winners.
CLASS of 2015 Parents: Sign-up for text notifications.
SENIOR PARENTS sign up for REMIND TEXT ALERT if you have unlimited texting with your carrier (additional fees may occur if you do not have unlimited texting) by texting: @8ae9e to the number: 81010 or (337)504-7336. You will receive text alerts/reminders about graduations, cap and gown and other events such as prom and fundraisers.
Science teacher Tritto and students earn $35,000 prize
Our very own Sam Tritto and his students were spotlighted in the Star Advertiser today. His students already won $35,000 and is in the running to win another $100,000. Please click on the link below to read the article and watch the video his students made.

Click on headline for newspaper article link.
Attention: 11th grade students (Including Hopefuls) and teachers with any 11th grader
On Friday, February 27, 2015, all 11th graders will report to the cafeteria at 8:00 am to participate in the ACT pre-registration process. The pre-registration will be during periods 1 and 2.

A pass is not required to enter the cafeteria. However, a photo ID is required in order to receive a test form for pre-registration. Counselors and NTP teachers will be present to check student ID. Attending this event will (1) answer your questions regarding the importance of taking the ACT, (2) provide you with information regarding the upcoming ACT, and (3) assist you in completing the registration required to take the ACT scheduled for Tuesday, March 3, 2015 on this campus. Prior to pre-registration, please consider your college major and occupational choices, in addition, three colleges and scholarship agencies you are interested in applying to. Any 11th grader unable to attend this pre-registration process and who are still interested in taking the ACT on March 3rd must contact Mrs. Cassetta before Friday, February 27th for more information.

Not completing the pre-registration this Friday means, no testing on March 3rd. Don't forget to bring your pencils for this event.
Yearbook Personal Pages on Sale!
Students and Parents, the yearbook staff has 22 pages available for you to place personal ads to celebrate and honor friendships, family, and graduates. Drop by J1 for details, or shoot us an email at pohakumakamae1415@gmail.com. Subject line: Personal Ads. Deadline for payment and completed advertisements is March 6.
Journalism Scholarships Available -
You don't have to be a journalism student to apply. Click on head link to view more information.
No School for Students- Professional Development Day for Teacher Monday, February 23, 2015
School is open, but no classes for student.
Campbell Science Olympiad Team Qualify for State
Campbell Science club competed at the regional Science Olympiad Tournament (the biggest science competition across the nation) and qualified for the state tournament on March 14, 2015 @ Leeward Community College. Though we didn't place in the top 3 teams at the regional tournament, many of the team members received top 3 medals in their individual events.

The state tournament is much more competitive and we've finished just outside of the top 3 for the past 3 years just behind schools like Iolani, Mililani, and HBA. Our goal this year is to breakthrough and place in the top 3 overall in the state!
No Parking for Students near Library
As of March 2, 2015 students are prohibited from parking in the lot between the Ewa Beach Public Library and Pohakea Elementary School. The area is designated parking for the faculty and staff.
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