THE IRISH TIMES
Week of April 17-23
THIS WEEK AT CCHS

Friday, April 22
PM Schedule, Spring Sports Pep Rally

Saturday, April 23
Hall of Fame Inductions 6:30 Grandi Auditorium ( read about this year's amazing inductees here!)


CALENDAR CHANGE: 
APRIL 18 WILL BE A FULL DAY OF SCHOOL, NOT AN EARLY RELEASE DAY AS PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED.
heather crisci principal
FROM THE OFFICE OF THE PRINCIPAL:  

Dear Parents,

Happy Spring!  The weather definitely indicates that spring is here.  The junior class celebrated their prom this past  Friday evening.  The students looked wonderful and had a great time at this fabulous class event.  

The calendar only reads the middle of April, so there is much to do in school before summer arrives.  Please continue to encourage your students to work hard as we approach the end of the year.  As we get into this fourth quarter, work continues!  

This week, we will celebrate our annual Hall of Fame Inductions.  This is the 10th anniversary of the event that brings our alumni back to CCHS.  It is a great night here about their successes, and of course the role that CCHS has had in their lives.  Please see our website for details about this year's inductees.

I do hope that you will find time to visit campus this week to see our Fighting Irish Spring sports teams compete.  

Have a great week,
Heather Crisci
WELCOME DERRICK LEVINE, NEW ATHLETIC DIRECTOR

Camden Catholic is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Derrick Levine as Athletic Director. Mr. Levine has been working with Interim Athletic Director Joe Galliera throughout the 2015-16 school year as Assistant Athletic Director. He has a Master's in Education with experience as both a varsity coach and teacher. His experience spans the classroom and the court, including service work with youngsters in an after school basketball program and time as an assistant basketball coach at Rutgers University. 
The 2017 State Budget: Eliminated Security Funding, Reduced Nursing & Technology Funds, and Froze Transportation Aid

The Governor is proposing a 6.8% budget cut for non-public schools. Our Students Need Your Voice & Support.   Please Read Below & Act Today! CLICK HERE TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT
Specifically, the Nonpublic School Security Program was totally eliminated; the per pupil amounts for nursing services and technology were reduced. The per-pupil amount for nonpublic school transportation remained frozen at $884.00 - an amount that has been frozen for nine years.

We need your voice to tell the State Legislators who are on the Budget Committees to restore the funding for the Nonpublic School Security Program and to increase funding for nonpublic nursing services to $94.00 per pupil and nonpublic technology aid to $40.00 per pupil.

You will be directed to the Action Center with two template letters describing the issues. All you have to do is sign the letters. The letters will be directed to the state legislators that serve the district in which you live, according to your zip codes.
SPRING CLOTHING DRIVE A SUCCESS

Thanks to all who donated on Friday and Saturday to the Spring Clothing Drive, as well as participated in the "Breakfast Blitz" at Amy's Omelette House. Thanks especially to the many parent and student volunteers who planned  the drive and assisted throughout the day!


IMPORTANT: NJ TEXTBOOK LOAN FORM
All students in grades 9-11 must fill out the form ( click here for form) and return to their homeroom teachers. 
CONGRATULATIONS NATIONAL LATIN HONORS STUDENTS!
Latin I, cum laude: Samuel Kasilowski
Latin I, magna cum laude: Nathan Hughes and Jessica Clancy
Latin I, maxima cum laude: Kimberly Powers and Sara Otremsky
Latin II, cum laude: Veronica Cava, Maureen Dymond, Thomas Marciano
Latin II, maxima cum laude: Thomas Cava and Shannon McHugh
DONATIONS REQUESTED!
BAG BINGO BASKET BLOWOUT  
Anyone who is able to donate a gift card or item for the basket auction, please contact the Parents Association at  cchsparents@camdencatholic.org .  Thank you!
BASEBALL WINS BIG AT RV TOURNEY
Fighting Irish Baseball won the Rancocas Valley Invitational Tournament on Saturday with Nolan Gerold earning tournament MVP!

In the semifinal Jay Crusemire fired a complete game scattering 4 hits while striking out 5. Nolan Gerold and Jake Mackara each collected two hits to pace the Irish offense. 

In the final Nolan Gerold and Chris Holmes combined for 6 hits and 7 RBI's for the Irish.  Jake Brown contributed 2 hits also for the Irish.
HALL OF FAME SCHOLARSHIP IS OPEN!
This is a scholarship opportunity for current 9th, 10th and 11th graders. Click here for application details. Deadline is April 29! 
BAKING CLUB GOES "INTERNATIONAL"
The Baking Club cooked dinner at the Nazareth House last week, making meatloaf and pierogies. They enjoyed dinner with the Nazareth House residents following their time in the kitchen. Thank you Baking Club!

PROJECT GRADUATION SPONSORS
Thank you to our generous 2016 sponsors!

Magna Cum Laude Sponsor - $1,000
Kennedy University Hospital

Golden Tassel Sponsor - $500
Amy's Omelette House
Cherry Hill American Legion Post #372

One Gift, One Graduate Sponsor - $100
Cafe Aldo Lamberti
Hillman Bus Co.
Pepsi Cola
BAG BINGO BASKET BLOWOUT
FRIDAY, MAY 6 
Doors open at 6 p.m. | Games start at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $25 in advance and $30 at the door.  Ages 21+ only.
Click here and click on REGISTRATION to purchase tickets online.
Or, reserve to pickup at Will Call by emailing: noemi.merenyi@camdencatholic.org. You can also mail a check, payable to CCHS, (or send to school with your student) to CCHS, Attn: Basket Bingo, 300 Cuthbert Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002. 
BYOB and snacks, some refreshments will also be provided by the Parents Association
Ticket includes 10 game cards, 2 chances to win each game/card. Additional cards available for purchase.
50/50 Drawing and Basket Raffle
Prizes will be drawn throughout the event, make sure you arrive early to get your seat and put your tickets in!
IMPORTANT SAT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Juniors: i t is time to be thinking about the SAT.  You should plan on taking the SAT once during your Junior year.  The tests will be given in May and June.  STUDENTS SHOULD NOT WAIT TO TAKE THE SAT IN THE FALL, 2016.  It is very important that students/parents understand that with the new test, the official scores from the Fall test dates  may not be published in time to meet the Early Decision Deadlines or the individual College/University Scholarship Deadlines. 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact your Guidance Counselor.   You can register online at Collegeboard.com.  See your Guidance Counselor if you think you are eligible for a Fee Waiver for the test.  Fee Waivers are given based on Financial need.

KAPLAN FREE SAT/ACT PREP
For Juniors who would like extra help for the Spring SAT and ACT, Kaplan Test Prep will be hosting free online Cram sessions for the New SAT and ACT.  Space is limited.  To sign up, please visit  www.kaptest.com/freecramClick here for links to the May  and June  "New SAT" Prep Classes.
SPRING OPEN HOUSE: 
Please share with your sending schools and parishes!


COLLEGE ADMISSIONS WEBINAR FOR STUDENTS & PARENTS presented by GUIDED PATH

Seismic Shifting Sands: College Admissions Applications (Students/Parents)
2016 will see the launch of a new college application landscape. The college application process is experiencing seismic waves that will be felt for decades, with changes to the Common Application, the introduction of the Coalition College Application and major changes implemented in other systems such as the University of California. How will you get a firm footing in this shifting landscape? Two experienced college counselors, Cyndy McDonald and Rebecca Joseph, will discuss the shifting sands and give tips for parents and students to use to stay on firm ground.
Apr 19, 2016 4:00 PM 
FROM THE OFFICE OF GUIDANCE
  • SENIORS REMEMBER TO COMPLETE THE SENIOR SURVEY ON FAMILY CONNECTION.
  • Congratulations Seniors!
    • Acceptance Letters and Scholarship Offers are arriving daily, the seniors have done a great job! Please remember to bring copies of your letters to Mrs. Olt in the Guidance Office
  • NJ FAFSA Days: learn more about the college financial aid process. Click here for more information.
  • American Educational Guidance Center Announcement
    Please link to   http://www.college-scholarships.com/schools/new-jersey/ to view  lists and offers, contact information for virtually all post-secondary schools, colleges, and universities in your state.   Elsewhere on  http://www.college-scholarships.com  are links to 70 scholarship search data bases, GPA and student loan calculators, a guide to the FAFSA, information on online degree programs for adults, and dozens of helpful articles for college students of all ages.
Stockton College Urban Teacher Academy:  June 27- July 8.  Day Program, transportation required. 
Application Due Date  May 31, 2016.  Contact your Guidance Counselor for additional information.

Gettysburg College:
  • Camp Psych - Campers will get hands-on experiences that introduce them to research in psychology during this fun, challenging, and engaging introduction to the field.
  • Government Leadership Camp - This program is designed for students who have a passion for understanding American government to engage in small discussions, attend college-level lectures, and participate in debates, simulations, and field trips.
  • Writing Camp - Students gain an in-depth introduction to all four genres of creative writing: fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and writing for stage and screen.
  • 3D Object Modeling and Printing Camp - Students will study 3D object modeling and printing starting with the basics of a 3D printer. After learning the fundamentals, they will practice designing objects. 
Summer Discovery Sports Internships with the New England Patriots

FROM THE NURSE'S OFFICE
All Juniors need a physical exam.  If your child doesn't have a current physical on file in the nurse's office, please call your doctor to schedule an appointment. Please return completed forms as soon as possible.
ARAMARK SERVES BREAKFAST!

SERVICE HOURS OPPORTUNITIES
NOTE: 2ND SEMESTER SERVICE HOURS ACCEPTED THROUGH MAY 10
  • Maple Shade Soccer Club seeks volunteers for their TOPS Soccer Program. CLICK HERE FOR FLIER.
  • Mt. Ephraim TeenCERT (Community Emergency Response Team) CLICK HERE FOR FLIER
  • CHERRY HILL LIBRARY 
  • CROC Center: currently looking for teens who can commit to at least 20 hours of volunteer service/one shift per week in the Kroc Kids after-school program. Teens are needed after-school Monday through Thursday between the hours of 3:15pm to 8:00pm. Teens must be able to volunteer a minimum of two hours the day they volunteer. They help with sports, homework, serving meals, crafts, clean up and more. All teen volunteers have to be at least 16 years of age to be considered. In addition to a volunteer interview, volunteers are reference and background checked. Email Dawn Garlic, Volunteer Services Manager: dawn.garlic@use.salvationarmy.org
  • Mount Laurel Baseball, the community based non-profit baseball organization serving Mount Laurel, has community service hour opportunities, primarily involving volunteer work at our concession stand, every midweek evening beginning at 5:45 p.m. and all day on Saturdays. The season runs from April 11 through the beginning of June. They also will have two long weekends in June for summer hours if they work for students seeking service hours in the summer. The students would not be involved in opening or closing the concession, just help at the counter. Any time that can be provided by students will be greatly appreciated. Additionally, they have service opportunities, although not as many available hours, for field maintenance and repairs throughout the Spring. Having students providing community service will greatly unburden the parents who put in a substantial amount of time and effort with our other activities in keeping our organization alive and productive for the community.  Contact Tom Gallagher: tfgallagher12@comcast.net or 609 519-9954.
Christ the King Car Raffle
Win a Mitsubishi Valued at $24,500. Only $10/ticket. Click here for flier!

Knights of Columbus Open House at St. Peter Parish
Sunday, May 15th, after the 10:30 am Mass
Taking place in the Council room located under St. Pete's gym (43 W. Maple Ave., Merchantville NJ). Open to all Catholic men 18 years and older who wish to learn more about the Knights of Columbus. Light refreshments will be served.

St. Peters Council #6735 Knights of Columbus Texas Hold'em Poker Social
To be held Saturday, May 21, 2016 in the school gym
For further information please contact Bob Altenbach at 856-663-2115, or 410-336-2209, or Baltenbach@nbcllc.com.
FIGHTING IRISH ATHLETICS 
CCHS ATHLETICS IS NOW ON TWITTER AS _cchsathletics_ 
Follow for scores and updates!

Monday, April 18
JV Baseball @ Paul VI 3:45, Varsity Baseball home vs. Paul VI 3:45
Girls Freshman Lacrosse @ Eastern 3:45
JV Softball @ Paul VI 3:45, Varsity Softball home vs. Paul VI 3:45
Boys Lacrosse @ Paul VI, Varsity 4, JV 5:30
Girls Lacrosse @ Gateway, Varsity 4, JV 5:15

Tuesday, April 19
Freshman Baseball @ Paul VI 3:45 

Wednesday, April 20
Freshman Baseball vs. Winslow Twp 3:45
Varsity & JV Baseball @ Winslow Twp. 3:45 
Varsity & JV Softball @  Winslow Twp. 3:45 
Boys Lacrosse @ Father Judge, Varsity 4, JV 5:15

Thursday, April 21
Girls Freshman Lacrosse @ Lenape 3:45
Girls Lacrosse vs. Haddonfield, JV 3:45, Varsity 6:30
Boys Lacrosse vs. Woodstown, Varsity 4, JV 5:30

Friday, April 22
Freshman Baseball vs. Washington Twp. 3:45
Varsity & JV Baseball @ Washington Twp. 3:45
Varsity & JV Softball @ Washington Twp. 3:45
Girls Freshman Lacrosse @ Seneca 4 

Saturday, April 23
Varsity Baseball @ Cherry Hill West 9:30
Boys Lacrosse vs. Clearview, Varsity 10 a.m., JV 11:30 a.m.
Girls Varsity Lacrosse vs. Ocean City 1:15 p.m.