Calendar of Events
Week of January 14-20
Monday, January 15
Martin Luther King Jr. Day-School Closed in Observance

Tuesday, January 16
Regular Schedule
 
Wednesday, January 17
Mass-AM Schedule
Exam Study Session 6-8 Information Commons

Thursday, January 18
Regular Schedule 
Exam Study Session 6-8 Information Commons

Friday, January 19
Regular Schedule
March for Life-Washington D.C. Trip

Saturday, January 20
Parents Association Chili Cook Off, Pisa Dining Hall, 7PM  CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS
A Message from the Principal

Dear Parents:

This is the time of year that CCHS starts to plan for the 2018-19 school year.  In the beginning of February, students will be provided information about course selection for the coming school year.  During the week of  February 5, we will have class assemblies to go over this process and provide students with worksheets to help them select courses.  We will also send home all of the necessary forms for the 2018-19 school year.

I will be providing you with updated information and more details in the coming weeks.  I ask that you continue to keep an eye on your emails as all directions for course selection come though email.  All forms for 2018-19 registration and a $300 fee will be due on February 23.  Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions.

Heather Crisci
Principal
Financial Aid Deadline Jan. 15
Please be sure to apply for financial aid by  January 15, 2018. Financial aid is awarded ONLY to those who apply and show need. FACTS accepts tax paperwork from the previous year. 
Exam Reminder
Students will begin preparation for midterm examinations this week. These assessments count for twenty percent of the semester grade, and should be approached seriously.  The midterm examination schedule is as follows:
January 23: Social Studies and English
January 24: Language and Religion
January 25: Science and Math

Each day we will follow a similar schedule . The first exam will start at 8:25. The second exam will start at 10:05. Dismissal will be at 11:30. Students who have already qualified for extended time accommodations will receive separate instructions. 

Students should make every effort to be in school each day for Midterms. Only an absolute emergency should keep a student from taking the midterm exam on the scheduled day. Parents should call the attendance office by 8:00 AM any day an emergency prevents a student from taking the exam.  Make-up exams will be given on January 26, 2018. 
EXAM STUDY SESSIONS
NHS Midterm Exam Study Sessions: Wednesday, January 17th and Thursday, January 18th in the Information Commons from 6pm to 8pm.
Support the Arts at CCHS: 
Anything Goes Ad & Patron Drive
One of Camden Catholic's most proud traditions is the annual spring musical. This year the department is pleased to present Anything Goes! We are always blessed with the support of so many during the Ad & Patron Drive. Please consider purchasing an ad in the program to support this production and congratulate the many students who spend countless hours to make it a success. 
Camden Catholic High School Retreat Program 
Flowing from our mission to develop leaders in a Catholic faith community, the retreat program at Camden Catholic High School is designed to help students engage with their peers in a meaningful way, to provide a spiritual experience outside the classroom, and demonstrate we can be living our faith in all aspects of our lives.   All students at CCHS are required to complete one retreat; many student will complete more than one retreat. 

Information about our retreat program has been sent home separately and reviewed in Religion classes. 
Sign-up sheets for the optional retreats are located in Rm 114. 

2017-18 RETREAT DATES
  • March for Life Retreat- January 19, 2018.  Cost $50.
  • J-Term Freshmen Retreats: 
    • January 29, 30, or 31, 2018  (scheduled during the school day) *required for all freshmen during J-Term
  • KAIROS:  February 8-11, 2018 at the John Paul II Retreat Center in Vineland, NJ.  Cost $175.  Open to juniors and seniors only.
  • Works of Mercy Retreat:  
    • March 7, 2018 
      from 3-6pm with follow up on April 19, 2018 
  • Catholic Athletes for Christ Spring Sports Retreat:  
    • March 11, 2018 9:30AM-1:00PM *required for all Spring Sports Athletes
  • Sacramental Awareness Retreat:  
    • March 23 - 24, 2018 
      at Camp Ockanickon.  Cost $95.00
  • All School Retreat:  
    • March 28, 2018 *required if student has not attended another retreat
Estrella Naciente Scholarship Opportunity
Attention all Latino students in the Class of 2021: scholarship applications are now being accepted for the Procacci Bros. Santa Sweets Scholarship. Applications are due by February 2, 2018. Click here for the full details and for click here for the application
From the Office of Student Services

PARENTS' ASSOCIATION MEETINGS-ALL ARE WELCOME! 
Next Meeting: Tuesday, January 23rd at 7 p.m. in Faculty Dining Room.
Next Meeting: Project Graduation, January 23rd at 6:30pm in Faculty Dining Rm.
 
SAVE THESE DATES
  • Chili Cook Off and Trivia Night- an adult only social- January 20, 2018 at 7PM. Please purchase tickets (here) by Tuesday 1/16!  
  • Joe's Pizza Dine and Donate- February 8, 2017 from 3pm to 8pm.  Just mention CCHS when ordering
Campus Ministry 
The Freshman Retreat that will take place during January 29-31, 2018 are to be completed and returned to homerooms on Monday, December 18, 2017.  This retreat is mandatory for all Freshmen who are not part of the Canada trip.  Students will wear their uniforms on retreat.  Thank you for your cooperation.  If you signed up to donate items for the service project that will be taking place during the retreat, please send in those items to Rm 114 to Ms. Clinton's Attention.
 
The March for Life retreat is January 19, 2018.  Permission slips were distributed and are past due.  Students making this retreat need to be at Camden Catholic at 6:30am and are expected to be back around 7:00pm.  Those attending are reminded to bring warm clothing such as coats, gloves, hats and scarves for the March.  They should also bring money to purchase lunch and dinner.  A pillow is suggested as they might want to sleep a bit on the way to Washington D.C.  We ask for your prayers for this group of students going to the March for Life!
 
Performing Arts
Congratulations to Dion Xia (flute) who was selected for Region III Wind Ensemble and Hannah Lankowski (alto clarinet) and Tom Marciano (French horn) who were selected for Region III Symphonic Band.  They worked with other great student musicians over the weekend and performed at the Region III concert at Rowan University on Sunday.  This is an amazing honor and the result of many hours of practice!
From the Office of Student Affairs

Parking:  As a reminder, s tudents who request permission to drive to school must do the following
  • Return the completed Student Parking Agreement and Vehicle Registration Form and pay the $50.00 parking fee to the Office of Student Affairs.  The fee will be 25.00 at the beginning of the second semester.
  • Park in their assigned parking spot.  Display their hangtag on their rear view mirror.
  • Observe the 15 mph speed limit in the parking lot and maintain safe driving habits at all times.
Students who park on school grounds without purchasing a parking space will be issued 5 demerits and must follow the above parking procedures.  Additionally, students who do not comply with the Parking Lot regulations may receive demerits, be towed at owner's expense, or lose their parking lot privileges.
 
Parking Lot Reminder:   The morning student drop off has been going very smoothly. Please continue to use the parent drop off lane in the rear of the building to drop off students in the morning to ensure the safety of all students.  Please pull forward to the top of the lane so that traffic does not back up into the side parking lot.  Students should not exit parent driven vehicles in the travel or bus lanes of the student parking area; this jeopardizes the safety of the students.
 
Note:  For safety reasons, students are not allowed to loiter in the parking lot in morning or in the afternoon.  Failure to comply with this directive, may result in the student lose of their parking lot privileges. 
CCHS Parents' Association Invite You:
CHILI COOK-OFF & TRIVIA NIGHT JANUARY 20, 2018 at 7PM
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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.  
From the Nurse's Office
Parents are reminded that all Juniors need a physical.  Please schedule appointments if physicals haven't been returned yet and return completed forms to the nurse's office.

If a sports physical becomes a year old during a sport season, there is a 10-day grace period from the date of the last physical to obtain a new one.  If no physical is returned at the end of the 10-day grace period, the athlete must sit out of sports until a new physical is returned and cleared.  If possible, a courtesy reminder will be sent from the nurse's office, but as noted in the student handbook, it is the responsibility of the student/parent to ensure sports physicals are current.

Please contact Mrs. Veneziani in the nurse's office with any questions.
From the Arts Department
Members of the stage crew won second place of the Advanced Tech Challenge at the 2018 New Jersey Thespian Festival last Saturday at Robbinsville High School. (picture) Emily Devereaux, Nick Hughes, Tim Lynch, John Marino, Mary Marino, Brett Russell, and Frank Schlegel

Congratulations to juniors Dion Xia and Hannah Lenkowski as well as senior Tom Marciano, who represented Camden Catholic at the South Jersey Band and Orchestra Association's 2018 festival Sunday at Rowan University.

The CCHS Band coupon book fundraiser ends  in two weeks  ( January 29 ). The funds raised are going toward transportation costs, and for orders or information, contact charles.hallahan@camdencatholic.org. Click here to see an online sample of the book.
FROM THE OFFICE OF GUIDANCE

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Save the Date: March 8, 2018-Education Career Fair
ATHLETICS

Tuesday, January 16
Girls Basketball @ PVI: JV 3:45, Varsity 5:15
Swimming vs Gateway (CCT) 6:30

Wednesday, January 17
Wrestling vs. Timber Creek: JV 6 & Varsity 7

Thursday, January 18
Boys Basketball @ Shawnee: Freshman 3:45, JV 4:15, Varsity 6
Girls Varsity Basketball vs. Shawnee: Freshman 3:45, JV 5:15, Varsity 7

Friday, January 19
Boys Freshman Basketball @ Pemberton 4:45

Saturday, January 20
Wrestling @ Washington Twp and Seneca: 10 a.m.
Swimming vs. Sterling (CCT) 3:15
Boys Varsity Basketball @ St. Augustine Showcase 5:30

Football Banquet
Sunday, January 28th-5:00-8:00PM
Maggiano's in Cherry Hill - $30 per person (players are free) 
Hopefully all families can attend as we end the 2017 Season and honor our Seniors.
Players can purchase tickets from Coach Strom. Checks made payable to Camden Catholic. 
SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
  • St. Rose of Lima (Haddon Heights) has opportunities for students to complete service hours by volunteering at our Friday night basketball games. We are looking for students to perform various tasks during the games such as selling 50/50s, working the snack stand, and monitoring young fans. Click here to sign up!
  • St. Rose of Lima Food Pantry in Haddon Heights is in need of volunteers. Large packing days are listed below. Contact Joan Kilpatrick for specifics (joantkilpatrick@netscape.net)
    Easter
    March 23rd  3-5pm- we arrange the food in our Parish Lounge located in the basement of the Rectory.
    March 24th 8:30 am-12pm- we bag and give out the food to the needy families located in our Parish Lounge located the basement of the rectory.
  • 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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