Calendar of Events
Week of May 13-19
Monday, May 14
AP Biology Exam
Project Graduation Parents Meeting 6:30 Faculty Dining Room
Tuesday, May 15
AP Calculus Exam
Guidance College Tour Information Meeting 7-8 p.m. Dining Hall
Wednesday, May 16
AP English Literature Exam
Friday, May 18-Arts Weekend Kickoff
AP European History Exam 12 p.m.
Courtyard Cabaret 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 19
Arts Weekend Events
Art Show 6 p.m.
Sunday, May 20
Spring Concert and Art Show 2 p.m.
THANK YOU PARENTS ASSOCIATION
Thank you to all who helped plan and attended the annual Bag Bingo Basket Blowout event. We appreciate the support of our awesome Parents Association and thank those who helped make it a sell out!
CONGRATULATIONS L.U.C.Y. GRADUATES
Congratulations to all of the CCHS L.U.C.Y. seniors who were celebrated at last month's Dinner Dance. And special congrats to
Melissa Rodriguez and
Lesley Reyes Piña, who were honored with Senior Scholarships.
ADVOCATE FOR TRANSPORTATION, TECH & NURSING FUNDING IN CATHOLIC SCHOOLS
Our students are at risk for loss of hard-fought state funding! Ask NJ legislators to fight for our students!
Just months after funding for bus transportation was increased from $884 to $1,000 - the first increase in seven years - Governor Murphy's 2019 budget calls for a reduction back to $884 per pupil for non-public school students. The proposed budget also calls for cuts in nursing and technology funds.
Please go to
and ask our legislators to make sure all students have access to essential services!
HALL OF FAME SCHOLARSHIP
The Hall of Fame Scholarship is a one-time $1,000 award for students who demonstrate the exceptional qualities of the Camden Catholic Hall of Fame inductees such as leadership, determination, and a Camden Catholic spirit. All current 9th, 10th and 11th grade students in good academic standing are eligible to apply.
Applicants must write a 400-500 word essay. Essay topic: Choose one of the Camden Catholic founding principles, Honor, Faith or Loyalty, and write about how you have been influenced by that ideology during your time here at CCHS. How do you hope to build on that ideal as you move forward in your high school career and beyond?
Essays must be typed, double-spaced and include your name and class year at the top. The applications will be reviewed by an alumni committee.
Students should email their application information in one attachment file to Mrs. Bieg (
Friday, May 18th at 8:00am.
Your application file should include:
1. Your essay
2. A list of your activities for each year at CCHS
3. Your January semester grades (please copy and paste a screen shot from RenWeb, do not attach separately)
4. Your document's file name should include your first and last name for easy identification
; you will receive a reply email to confirm receipt of your application. If you do not receive a reply it is your responsibility to contact Mrs. Bieg and try submitting again if it was not received.
Scholarship winners will be announced on
SPRING ARTS WEEKEND: MAY 18-20
The CCHS Band welcomed Mr. George Pinchock, Assistant Director of Music Activities and Band Director at Villanova University, to their
evening rehearsal last week. Mr. Pinchock worked with the band on some of their repertoire for the upcoming spring concert (
May 20 at 2 pm
) as well as shared stories from his travels as a band director. Be sure to join us this weekend for the annual concert, art show and additional performances and presentations!
FRESHMEN & SOPHOMORES: SPRING 2019 COLLEGE TOUR MEETING
Tuesday May 15 at 7 p.m.
in the Dining Hall. The Spring 2019 College Tour will take place next April and take us on campus tours in D.C., Virginia and North Carolina. Come to the meeting on Tuesday to find out more. Any questions can be directed to M
s. Barry in Guidance.
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.
From the Office of Student Services
PARENTS' ASSOCIATION MEETINGS-ALL ARE WELCOME!
Next Meeting: Tuesday, June 19th at 7pm in Faculty Dining Room.
Next Meeting: Project Graduation, Monday, May 14th at 6:30pm in Faculty Dining Room.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR PARENTS ON NUTRIKIDS ACCOUNTS
As the end of the school year approaches we want to advise parents that any funds remaining on Nutrikids accounts do not transfer to the next school year. We advise all current funds on the account are used prior to the end of the school year. Cash can be used for food service if you do not wish to add additional funds on your students Nutrikids account as we approach the end of the school year. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO TURN OFF THE AUTOMATIC REFILL ON THE ACCOUNT to avoid additional funds being added.
CAMDEN COUNTY BEST OF THE CLASS
Congratulations to the following seniors who were honored at the Camden County Best of the Class event held at Camden County College on Monday, May 7th. We are proud of all of you.
Best Leadership- Annie Del Colombo
Best in Performing Arts- Theresa Gardner
Best in Community Service- Skylar Jones
Most Improved- Da'Juan Feliciano
Most Courageous- Shane Costello
Most School Spirit- Angela Ebbert
Best of the Best- Cecelia Ensell
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.
Dress Code Guidance: the prom is a formal event and formal attire which is appropriate for a Catholic school is required. Gentlemen are to be dressed in tuxedo/suit and have dress shoes. Ladies are to dress in formal attire. Avoid excess- excessively high slits, plunging necklines and/or fabric cut outs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
FROM THE OFFICE OF GUIDANCE
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 Prep
page for test and prep information.
Follow the Guidance Office on Social Media for important reminders and college visit schedule!
GAMES THIS WEEK
Monday, May 14
Boys & Girls JV Track Cherokee Invitational
Baseball vs. Paul VI: Varsity home 3:45, JV away 3:45
Girls Freshman Lacrosse vs. N. Burlington 3:45
Tuesday, May 15
Freshman Baseball @ Paul VI 3:45
Softball vs. Paul VI: Varsity away 3:45, JV home 3:45
Track Olympic Conference Meet 3:45
Boys Lacrosse vs. Woodstown: Varsity 4, JV 5:30
Wednesday, May 16
Softball @ Cherry Hill West: JV & Varsity 3:45
Baseball @ Eustace:
JV & Varsity 3:45, Freshman home 3:45
Golf Olympic Conference Match 3:45
Boys Varsity Lacrosse @ Winslow 3:45
Thursday, May 17
Golf @ Shawnee 3:45
Friday, May 18
Baseball @ Cherry Hill East: JV & Varsity 3:45, Freshman home 3:45
Softball @ Shawnee:
JV & Varsity 4
- The Strawbridge Lake Beautician Committee, Inc. in Moorestown is seeking
a student to help with social media to promote a fundraising event. Also seeking volunteers for their fundraiser on
Saturday, May 19th in the morning. Each volunteer student would receive service hours for their time.
- JusticeWorx Mission Opportunity: click here for flier
Paws Discovery Farm
is seeking volunteers for
the Magical Unicorn Festival. The dates are May, 19th and 20th from
Berlin AA concession stand volunteers needed. Duties include but are not limited to: serve food, snacks, and beverages to customers to fill their orders, totaling the customer's order and making change in the cash register, making sure counters, metal and glass surfaces are cleaned as needed, check and stock supplies in counter area, display area, and display refrigerators, perform other related duties, tasks and responsibilities as required. ***Please no flip flops, sandals, or open toe shoes. Sneakers or enclosed shoes are permitted only!***
Please click here for Sign Up Genius.
Located behind the Berlin Community School's Middle School parking lot. Address: 215 N. Franklin Ave. Berlin, NJ 08009. All dates are subject to change due to weather, there may or may not be make-up dates.
- 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
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
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