Calendar of Events
Week of April 15-21
Monday, April 16
Regular Schedule

Tuesday, April 17
Regular Schedule
Project Graduation Meeting
Parents Association Meeting

Wednesday, April 18
Regular Schedule

Thursday, April 19
All School Assembly during Activity Period
Regular Schedule

Friday, April 20
Prayer Service during Activity Period
Prom Safety Assembly (Juniors & Seniors Only)
Junior Prom 7 p.m. Adventure Aquarium

Saturday, April 21
Mock AP Psychology Exam 8 a.m.
12th Annual Hall of Fame 6:30 p.m.
BAG BINGO BASKET BLOWOUT MAY 11
Doors Open 6 p.m. | Bingo Starts 7 p.m. | Tickets $25 in advance & $35 at the door | Ages 21+. Purchase tickets online or reserve through Mrs. Merenyi: noemi.merenyi@camdencatholic.org. Tickets include 10 boards for 10 games of Bingo, additional boards can be purchased. BYOB & Bring appetizers to share with your table!
Get your tickets now to have the chance to win gorgeous handbags (Michael Kors, Kate Spade and more!), amazing raffle prize baskets and the 50/50.
HOST AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT: 
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JUNIORS:
Monday  is the FINAL CHANCE to turn in forms and money for the Junior Prom. Tickets are $70/each. Click here for the form. Everything must be turned in to Mr. Henderson in Room 232 by  2:45   on Monday
POST-J-TERM REFLECTION REMINDER:
All sophomores, juniors, and seniors are required to complete the post J-Term questionnaire/reflection posted to the CCHS website (click here). Students will receive credit for their J-Term course upon completion of the questionnaire and reflection. See Mr. Bruckner with any questions.
SENIORS:
Camden Catholic receives many generous College Scholarship Opportunities from local organizations and businesses.  Information and applications for these Scholarships are posted in Naviance.  Please take advantage of these opportunities.  
If you have any questions please contact Ms. Barry or Ms Sullivan.
BASKET DONATION REQUEST

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As you know the Parents Association auctions off many FABULOUS BASKETS at our Bag Bingo and we are looking for donations of any kind to fill our baskets with FUN items!
Suggestions include: CASH - Gift cards for Restaurants, Movies or Retailers -Gift certificates for services such as Salons & Spas, Lawn services, Bike shops, Florists & Gyms - Lottery tickets - Sporting event tickets - Sporting or Music memorabilia - Anything Disney - Technical / Electronic devices - Wine / liquor, chocolate, coffee Pet supplies - Hand bags and wallets - Summer & beach, Bath & body, Grilling Golfing, Car care, Gardening items - ANYTHING IRISH.

Donations may be sent into school and given to Mrs Merenyi or to the front office.
Please clearly label your donation for bag bingo and note who the donation is from.

THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO!
From the Office of Student Services

PARENTS' ASSOCIATION MEETINGS-ALL ARE WELCOME! 
Next Meeting: Tuesday, April 17th at 7 p.m. in Faculty Dining Room.
Next Meeting: Project Graduation, April 17th at 6:30pm in Faculty Dining Room.
 
Amy's Omelette House Dine & Donate 
May 5, 2018 from 8am to Noon

Clothing/Toy/Housewares Goods Drive to support Project Graduation
May 5, 2018 from 8am to Noon, CCHS parking lot

NEW DATE FOR WORKS OF MERCY RETREAT
The Works of Mercy Retreat part 2 will be Monday, May 7th from 3:00- 6:00 p.m. in the Information Commons. For student to meet the school retreat requirement they most attend both retreat sessions.
 
Make Up Retreat
The only make up retreat opportunity for students who have not fulfilled their annual retreat requirement is to attend and assist at the Diocese of Camden, iRace for Vocations on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at Washington Lake Park (626 Hurffville Crosskeys Rd, Sewell NJ 08080). Students will attend Mass celebrated by Bishop Sullivan and assist with cleaning up from Mass, helping with the actual race at water stations and helping to clean up the event. The schedule of the day is listed below and responsible for providing their own transportation to the event and expected to stay until 4:30pm. Students who are required to attend received a letter and permission slip in homerooms on Friday, April 13th and permission slips are due to Rm 114 by April 19th.
12:00pm- Registration and Check-in
1:00pm- Mass
2:00pm- Registration and Check-in
3:00pm- 5K Run/1 mile Family Walk
4:00pm- Picnic and Family Entertainment

Senior Prom
The Senior Class Prom will be at The Merion in Cinnaminson, NJ on May 23, 2018 from 8pm to Midnight. Tickets are on sale and prom paperwork was included in packet of information at the Senior Parent Meeting. The cost is $65 per person up to April 13th and $75 per person from April 14th- May 4th.

Water Bottles
As the weather gets warmer we want to reiterate the water bottle policy in the Student Handbook.
 
Students may carry approved CCHS water bottles sold in the Blarney Store for $5. This clear plastic water bottle is the only approved bottle and is for water only. Juice, soda, fruit infused water, etc. are not permitted. Students should write their name on the bottle with a marker for identification. Non-authorized bottles and beverages will be confiscated and students will be subject to disciplinary action.

Project Graduation Fundraiser
The Project Graduation committee of the Parent Association is selling Class of 2018 yard signs for $15. Mrs. Merenyi has them available for sale in Rm 109.

KHAN ACADEMY-
FREE ONLINE RESOURCE FOR STUDENTS
Salman Khan was living in in Boston and tutoring his cousins in New Orleans. In an all-too frequent story, these children had gaps in their learning that made them believe that they could not do math. Khan set out to fill in those gaps. Along the way, he developed videos and posted them to YouTube. It turned out that his cousins like the videos better than the live Salman Khan. The reason was obvious. The cousins could pause the video, but not the live Salman Khan. Khan Academy was born from that experience and now has over 2000 videos that reach over a million students each month. These videos are now linked to practice problems that allow students to practice a skill until they truly understand it. Khan's premise this that students should keep practicing a topic until they master it. 


Recently, the College Board has collaborated with Khan Academy to provide free, online SAT and AP test prep. The College Board reports that last year, 16,000 students saw gains of 200 points on their SATs when they dedicated 20 hours to this online prep. Students can click on the College Board's website to customize their online tutorial. However, these resources are not just for SAT and AP prep. Students can use these resources to review even basic concepts. We at Camden Catholic want our students to tap into this powerful resource. The Guidance Department and Office of Academic Affairs will encourage students to use this resource. Salman Khan encourages families to watch the same video, and talk about it. Together, we can all benefit from this resource.
SENIOR REMINDERS:
College Application Transcript Requests
Just a reminder that there is a fee charged for transcripts sent to colleges.  The first 3 are free, additional transcripts are $2 each.  Please monitor Naviance for fees.  Students can submit payment to the guidance office.  
College Acceptances
Seniors should be bringing in all acceptance emails, letters, scholarships etc.  They should be brought to Mrs. Powell in the Guidance Office and we will make copies to keep in their file.  
iRACE FOR VOCATIONS APRIL 22
Support the Diocese of Camden Office of Vocations by running/walking this FREE race with fellow diocesan parishioners and students. 
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM FR. JOE:
Any students still needing to fulfill their retreat requirement for this year can use this opportunity to do so.  They simply need to sign up outside of my office prior to the event on  April 22nd  and then see me on that day as I will be there.  

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Alumnus Dominic Paoletti is looking for workers this summer to sell ice cream on the beaches of Sea Isle City, Wildwood, and Wildwood Crest. Anyone interested please email  dompaoletti@gmail.com.

Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA, based in Camden NJ, is seeking coaches for the Soccer for Success program through the US Soccer Foundation. Click here for details.
PARISH EVENTS:
Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament to be held on Friday, May 4th, at 7:00 pm, at St. Pete's parish gym.  Benefits Knights of Columbus council to help fund many charitable causes throughout the year.  The cost to enter this tournament will be $35.00 per person. Beverages will be BYO. Please send $35.00 check payable to "Knights of Columbus Council #6735" to Bob Altenbach at  7409 Githens Avenue, Pennsauken, NJ 08109.  Open to anyone 21 years of age and older. If you have any questions, please call Bob Altenbach at 410 336-2209.     
FROM THE OFFICE OF GUIDANCE
Join admission representatives from  Emory University, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Notre Dame, the University of Virginia, and Washington University in St. Louis  for a group presentation. Learn more about  academic programs, student life, admission, and financial aid at these institutions. There will be time for questions and to meet representatives at the end. Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 07:00 PM until 09:00 PM at Germantown Academy. Click here to RSVP and for directions. 
Rutgers School of Engineering will hold its final Knight for a Day tour of the spring semester on Friday, April 20 at 10 a.m. This prospective student tour begins at the  Visitor Center with an admissions information session, followed by a five-campus bus tour.  After the bus tour, families will break for lunch (on their own) and head to the school-specific portion of the day at 1 p.m. A detailed itinerary will be provided once  registered
Department options include one of the following:
  • Biomedical & Chemical/Biochemical
  • Civil/Environmental & Materials Science
  • Electrical/Computer & Industrial Systems
  • Mechanical/Aerospace & Applied Science/Packaging
Families can  register while space is available. If you have questions, please write to  tours@soe.rutgers.edu.


Don't forget about Pi Day:
We decided to celebrate Pi Day a little differently this year. Using pi as our inspiration, we've put together a video about memorization techniques that can be used to remember everything from math formulas and vocabulary to the many digits of pi. Check out it and see how it can help your students.

PSAT 10 Free Prep Help:
Does your school have a specific date when students are taking the PSAT 10 this spring? We're here to help them get ready for it. Check out our  PSAT 10 Preppage for test and prep information.

Follow the Guidance Office on Social Media for important reminders and college visit schedule!
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GAMES THIS WEEK

Monday, April 16
Golf vs. CH West and Timber Creek 3:45
Baseball vs. CH West: Varsity home 3:45, Freshman & JV away 3:45
Softball vs. Paul VI: JV & Varsity 3:45
Boys Lacrosse @ Paul VI: Varsity 3:45, JV 5:30
Girls Lacrosse @ Paul VI:  Varsity 3:45, JV 5:30
Girls Freshman Lacrosse vs. Cherokee 3:45 

Tuesday, April 17
Girls Varsity Lacrosse @ Gloucester Catholic 3:45

Wednesday, April 18
Baseball @ Shawnee: JV & Varsity 3:45, Freshman home @ 3:45
Softball vs. Eastern: JV & Varsity 3:45
Boys Lacrosse vs. Haddon Township: Varsity 3:45, JV 5:30
Girls Freshman Lacrosse vs. Washington Twp. 3:45

Thursday, April 19
Boys Varsity Lacrosse vs. Winslow 3:45
Girls Lacrosse @ Seneca: Varsity 3:45, JV 5:30, Freshman home 3:45

Friday, April 20
Track Freshman Novice Meet 9AM
Freshman Baseball vs. Paul VI 3:45

Saturday, April 21
Track Woodbury Relays 9AM
Varsity Baseball @ Oakcrest High School (Hedelt Tournament) 9:30AM
SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
  • St. Vincent de Paul Food Distribution: 4th Saturday and 2nd Tuesday of every month from 9am-1pm. Our Lady of Mercy Rectory, White Horse Pike, Somerdale, NJ 08083
    Must contact Mrs. Donna Frieling  856-842-2378.
  • Swim Instructors @ Croc Center: accepting teens who are at least 14 years of age and are experienced swimmers. All Salvation Army volunteers are interviewed and reference checked upon acceptance of a Salvation Army volunteer position.  Click here for position description.
  • Animal Welfare Association, Voorhees: offering high school service weeks the entire school year!  Please visit the following link to better familiarize yourself with what our program entails, as well as the new dates:
  • Service Hours available  4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays working with a special needs child at St. Mary's Church in Cherry Hill.  Please see the guidance office for details.
  • Cherry Hill Library: click here for available opportunities
Our Mission
Camden Catholic High School is a suburban, college preparatory, day and boarding school. It educates young men and women spiritually, academically, socially, and physically in a faith community to develop as life-long learners and leaders in a global society in the Catholic tradition. 
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