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Calendar of Events
Week of October 8-14
Monday, October 9
Columbus Day-school closed 
 
Tuesday, October 10
Guest Day for 8th Graders
RenWeb Posting, Deficiency Day
 
Wednesday, October 11
PSATs for Grades 9, 10, 11- Noon Dismissal
No School for Seniors

Thursday, October 12
Guest Day for 8th Graders

Friday, October 13
Bag Bingo, Doors Open at 6:30, Dining Hall

Saturday, October 14
Boys Lacrosse Fundraiser Cornhole & Football Tailgate 12-7 p.m. Courtyard, Ages 21+
FROM THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT:
THANK YOU!

Dear Parents,

Many thanks for your support in the  Christmas  Frenzy  Raffle this year. I appreciate your participation as this does help in two important ways:  to help contribute to the operation of the school and  to help give those that participate a break on their fee.   Thank you for your participation to make this event such a success. We will announce the first set of winners this week. May the luck of the Irish be with you!

Sincerely,
Mary Whipkey
President
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Dylan and Logan Sexton, local brothers who are dealing with a rare syndrome-MED14L, joined the Irish football team for practice this week and led the team onto Shamrock Field on Friday evening for their big game against Pennsauken. Their dad Ryan is a 1998 graduate of CCHS. Thank you Dylan and Logan-you are an inspiration to the entire CCHS family!
 

From the Office of the Principal

Dear Parents:

This week marks the mid-point of our first academic quarter.  Our teachers will be updating grades  on Tuesday, and I advise you to sit with your students to discuss their progress.  This would be the time to review study strategies and preparation for academic work.  We would consider any student who has a grade of 75 or below in a class to be "in danger of failing" for the quarter.  This would give students the remaining four weeks in the quarter to make necessary adjustments for academic success.  Please reach out to your student's teachers with any questions.

This week, students in grades 9-11 will be taking College Board assessments.  Students in grade 9 will be taking the PSAT 8/9.  This is a test designed for 9th graders as part of the College Board battery of tests.  The results serve as an indicator of progress as students move to the PSAT.  Students in grades 10-11 will take the PSAT.  These tests are all taken  on Wednesday.  There are no classes.  Seniors do not report to school but are expected to use the time for college applications and visits.

We hope you have a great week,
Heather Crisci
Principal
From the Office of Student Services

PARENTS' ASSOCIATION MEETINGS-ALL ARE WELCOME! 
Next Meeting: Tuesday, November 7th at 7 p.m.
Next Meeting for Project Graduation: Tuesday, November 7th at 6:30p.m.
 
SAVE THESE DATES
  • Designer Bag Bingo - Friday Oct 13, 2017 | Doors open 6:15, Bingo @ 7:00 pm
  • Panera Bread Dine and Donate- November 8, 2017 from 4pm to 8pm
Boscov's 25% Off Shopping Passes for Tuesday October 17, 2017 
are available for $5.00 each.  Please see Ms. Clinton, Vice Principal of Student Services in Rm 114.
 
STUDENT SERVICES
 
Homecoming Dance
Homecoming Dance information will be distributed to students this upcoming week.  Tickets will be $20 and must be purchased in advance.
A few reminders:  as stated in the CCHS handbook: Guests not be in grammar/middle school or more than two years older than the CCHS student host but not older than twenty (20) at the time of the dance.
 
The Homecoming Dance is semi-formal.  Appropriate attire for a semi-formal event at a Catholic school is required.  The following guidelines should be followed:
Boys: Dress shirt, tie, dress pants, shoes (no sneakers), jacket (optional)
Girls: Knee length dress (or no more than two inches above knee).  Avoid excess- excessively high slits, excessively plunging necklines, excessively short skirts.
 
Campus Ministry
We ask for your prayers for our Kairos team and the seniors who will be making the Kairos retreat on October 9-11th.  We know the Spirit will grace these students with a powerful and meaningful faith filled experience.
Reminders From the Office of Student Affairs:
 
Student/Family Vacations: As we have stressed on numerous occasions since the beginning of the school year, daily attendance is an essential key to the successful academic and social development of all students.  With that in mind, we continue to encourage parents and guardians from taking family vacations during the school year.
 
AM Student Dropoff:   The new process in place for dropping off students in the morning seems to be working quite well.  The drop off lines seem to be working much more efficiently.  By increasing the efficiency of the process we have created a safer environment for the students. This would not have been possible without your cooperation. Thank you

Important Note on Bus Transportation:
If you have a bus issue regarding a bus that is late or a no show please contact the bus company directly. This is the most efficient way to handle the situation. Bus companies can radio drivers about whereabouts or issues immediately. Most bus company numbers can be found on bus passes or letters sent out at the end of the summer.
Catholics Fight Racism: Annual Diocese of Camden Life & Justice Gathering  

Saturday, November 11, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
St. Charles Borromeo Church, 
176 Stagecoach Road, 
Sicklerville, NJ 08081

This year's annual Diocese of Camden Life & Justice Gathering is designed to help Catholics throughout South Jersey reflect on how they can fight racism in their parishes, schools, homes, and hearts. Through a process of reflection, dialogue, prayer, and education, the day will begin to equip you to work for racial justice.

The program will be led by Michael Jordan Laskey, diocesan director of Life & Justice Ministries, and a team of leaders from Aquinas Center in Philadelphia, a multiethnic community center based at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish.
Lunch and coffee will be provided.

From the Office of Academic Affairs:
PSAT and PSAT 8/9
CCHS students in grades 9, 10, and 11 will take the PSAT on October 11.2017. Students are reminded to arrive on time for school in full uniform, and to bring several pencils and a calculator.

Like other assessments in from the College Board, the PSAT 8/9 includes a Reading Test, a Writing and Language Test, and a Math Test. Many questions on the PSAT 8/9 focus on important, widely used words and phrases found in texts in many different subjects. Some questions ask you to figure out a word's meaning based on context. 

The words are ones that you will probably encounter in college or in the workplace long after test day.

Like the PSAT 8/9 the   PSAT/NMSQT also includes a Reading Test, a Writing and Language Test, and a Math Test. The  Writing and Language Test focuses on command of evidence. It asks you to do things like analyze a series of sentences or paragraphs and decide if it makes sense. Other questions ask you to interpret graphics and to edit a part of the accompanying passage so that it clearly and accurately communicates the information in the graphics.

Additional information, including practice questions can be found at the links below.
 
Mid-quarter Progress Reporting/ Deficiency  Notices 
Teachers will post grades on October 10, 2017 and notify the Guidance Department of any student with a grade of 75 or lower who is in danger of failing. Parents/guardians are reminded to check RenWeb after October 10th to see updated grades. The first quarter closes on November 10th. Teachers will be giving more tests, quizzes, and other assessments. This may provide the opportunity for students to improve their grades. Questions about particular classes should be addressed to the individual teacher who may be reached by email. Any parent who is having trouble accessing RenWeb should contact Anne Buroojy at anne.buroojy@camdencatholic.org.
IMPORTANT RENWEB INFORMATION
RenWeb School Management Software gives you, the student, an opportunity to get more involved in your academic progress and future success - all via the Internet!

RenWeb's ParentsWeb is a private and secure student portal that will allow you to view your grades, attendance, homework and conduct, as well as other useful school information.


FROM THE OFFICE OF GUIDANCE

a non-profit that provides mentoring and scholarships for students who have faced economic hardship and other adversity-including the incarceration of a parent or placement in the foster care system-is currently accepting applications from high-achieving, ninth grade students who meet our income requirements. If accepted into our program, the students attend one of Give Back's partner universities in New Jersey, where they have the opportunity to graduate in four years with little or no debt.

To begin the application process, current ninth graders are asked to complete an  inquiry form andattend one of the following mandatory information sessions this fall:
October 12 at The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ from 7:00pm - 8:30pm
October 21 at Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ from 10:00am - 11:30am

Follow the Guidance Office on Social Media for important reminders and college visit schedule!
Follow us on Twitter  View on Instagram  

The Truth About Gap Years
Join Kaplan's panel of experts for this month's free, live online parent event, "The Truth About Gap Years," on Thursday, October 19 at 8 PM ET(5 PM PT). If your students are considering a gap year parents won't want to miss this event featuring Danielle Purtell, a current medical student who took a gap year, and Charlie Taibi, CEO of Gap Year Global.
 
PSAT Prep Live: Register today and gain instant access to online resources for the PSAT . Register at  www.kaptest.com/psatpreplive
SAT and ACT TEST PREP brought to you by Kaplan Test Prep:
Attention Seniors & Juniors  Taking the November 4th SAT
What:  Kaplan SAT course (10 sessions)
When:  Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - Thursday, November 2, 2017
Time:  Tuesdays & Thursdays from 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Moorestown High School 
Class Code:   SAIKS17901
 
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What:  Kaplan SAT course (10 sessions)
When:  Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - Thursday, November 2, 2017
Time:  Tuesdays & Thursdays from 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Katz JCC of Cherry Hill
Class Code:   SAIKS17901

Attention Seniors & Juniors  Taking the December 2nd SAT
What:  Kaplan SAT course (10 sessions)
When: Wednesday , November 1, 2017 - Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Time:   Mondays & Wednesdays from 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: Moorestown High School 
Class Code:   SAIKS17903
  •  6 three-hour sessions with a Kaplan expert teaching the best test-taking strategies.
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National College Fair in Atlantic City, NJ | November 2, 2017
9:00 am to 12:00 pm;  6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Workshops are conducted in the morning and evening sessions during the college fair.
Atlantic City Convention Center

Save the Date: March 8, 2018-Education Career Fair
CELL PHONES & COLLEGE STUDENTS
Thank you for your continued support of our cell phone policy. We wanted to share this article on the affects of cell phone use on college students based on recent studies on this issue.
SAVE THE DATE
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2 @ 7:30
BENEFITS THE SOUTH JERSEY SCHOLARSHIP FUND FOR CATHOLIC EDUCATION
FRESHMAN PARENTS
Mandatory Freshman Parent Meeting  November 9 @ 7PM,  Auditorium
JOB OPPORTUNITY
Part-time office position at Panaia Chiropractic, hours are  3-7PM possibly  7:30, two days/week . Must be  outgoing and good phone skills. Able to  handle making appointment and answering the  phones also collecting copay.
JUSTICE FOR ALL DINNER
14th Annual Justice for All Dinner & Awards Ceremony
Wednesday, October 11 at 5:30 P.M. Resorts Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey 
CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS AND SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
GAME DAY CREW NEEDED!
The athletic department is looking for a game day crew for home football games.  Please email Mr. Levine at  derrick.levine@camdencatholic.org  if you are interested.
SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
  • Our Lady of Hope Religious Ed Program is in need of volunteers to be aids to our catechist. Classes are Mondays 4:30 to 5:45PM and Wednesdays 5:15 to 6:30PM(late September to early April). Classes will start on Mon Sept. 25th and Wed. Sept. 27th. Classes are held in the Parish Center. Interested volunteers can call the Faith Formation Office 856-227-0555.
  • 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
Bag Bingo
Friday, October 13 
Doors open 6:30PM
Games begin 7PM
Tickets $25/advance and $35 at the door. Ages 21+ only.
Tickets include 10 games and 50/50. One purse winner each game! And door prizes! One special purse will be raffled off. Bring your own appetizers and refreshments.

CLICK HERE to securely purchase tickets online. No actual tickets will be issued. You will receive an email receipt and your name will be placed on the event guest list. You can also CLICK HERE to download the form to send into Ms. Clinton in Room 114. 
SUPPORT IRISH LACROSSE
ATHLETICS
Support the Class of 2018 at upcoming Senior Nights:
Boys' Soccer- 10/16 @  6:30,  Girls' Soccer-10/18 @  6,  Football/Cheerleading-10/20 @ 7,  Field Hockey-10/23 @ 6
VB-10/25 @ 5

Monday, October 9
Field Hockey vs. Ocean City: Varsity 12, JV 1:30
Girls Volleyball vs. Washington Twp: Varsity 3:45, JV 5
JV Football @ Pennsauken 4
 
Tuesday, October 10
Girls Volleyball vs. Camden Academy Charter  Varsity   3:45, JV 5
Freshman Field Hockey @ Kingsway 4

Thursday, October 12
Girls Volleyball @ Woodrow Wilson Varsity 3:45, JV 5
Girls Soccer vs. Timber Creek JV & Varsity 3:45
Boys Soccer @ Timber Creek  JV & Varsity 3:45
Freshman Football vs. Shawnee @ 6
Field Hockey @ Timber Creek Varsity 3:45, JV 5

Friday, October 13
Cross Country Camden Co. Meet @ GCIT
Football @ Shawnee 7

Saturday, October 14
Girls Varsity Soccer vs. Cherry Hill East JV & Varsity 10 a.m.
Freshman Field Hockey vs. Cherry Hill East 11:15 a.m.
SUPPORT IRISH BASEBALL
The Irish Baseball program is fundraising for field improvements. Show your support for the team with a season sponsorship and memorialize your gift/recognize your player with the "Buy a Brick" program! Bricks are available with a donation of $125, featuring up to four lines of text.
COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • Saint Peter's Parish Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament to be held on Saturday, October 14th, at 7:00 pm, at the parish gym in Pennsauken, NJ. (St. Peters, 43 Maple Avenue, Merchantville, NJ 08110).  Proceeds will be given to the Saint Peter's 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.  If you want to play, please send/give a $35.00 check payable to "Knights of Columbus Council #6735" to 7409 Githens Avenue, Pennsauken, NJ 08109.  Feel free to pass this along to your own social circles as this event is open to anyone 21 years of age and older. If you have any questions, please call Bob Altenbach: mobile phone 410 336-2209, home phone 856-663-2115.   
  • FINANCIAL PLANNING FOR YOUNG FAMILIES 1847Financial and The Begley Law Group present a workshop to promote financial and estate planning literacy. Click here for additional details.
  • Proud Neighbors of Collingswood upcoming Architectural History Walking Tour. This is a  docent-led  exterior description about historic features of three Collingswood residential areas on Sunday, October 15 (Rain date: Sunday October 22.) Enjoy all three routes for one price of $10 per person for a wristband. (Students free, if accompanied by paying adult).  Docents will provide an enlightened overview of architectural style and history of exterior sites along the walking tours. 
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. 
Camden Catholic High School | 856-663-2247 | www.camdencatholic.org
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