Welcome Back to CCHS!
Calendar of Events
Week of September 3-9

Monday, September 4

Labor Day-School Closed


Tuesday, September 5

Faculty & Staff Orientation 

Freshman Parent Orientation 7 p.m. Pisa Dining Hall


Wednesday, September 6

Grades 10, 11, 12 Report to School (in uniform)

Mass & Orientation | 11:57 a.m. Dismissal | Freshmen do NOT report to school

Senior Parents: Guidance Meeting 7 p.m. Auditorium

Thursday, September 7
Freshman Link Crew Orientation for all 9th graders
11:57 a.m. Dismissal
Students should wear casual clothes. We suggest sneakers, shorts and t-shirts.  Please do not bring bags, backpacks, or purses.

Friday, September 8
Freshman Full Day Orientation 
2:37 p.m. Dismissal
Mass and Orientation
Students must be in uniform.  Freshmen must bring their lunch, the dining hall will not serve lunch on September 8.

Monday, September 11
All students full day of school 2:37 p.m. Dismissal
From the Principal's Desk
Dear Camden Catholic Families:
Welcome to the 2017-18 school year!  As we welcome our students to this school year, I would like to thank our parents for your trust in our school as well as your partnership in educating your children.  August has always been one of my favorite times in summer when our students start to move back through the building attending activities and dropping by for visits.  September will bring the regularity of a school schedule and the buzz of our students ready for their fall classes.

As we enter this orientation week, please take note of the schedule included in this Irish Times.  Our orientation days are an important part to the beginning or our school year.  Please note the following important pieces of information:

1.  Read the summer mailing.  The summer mailing was sent out in early August.  It contained information important to the opening of school.  Students will report homeroom on orientation day.  Homerooms are listed in the newsletter.

2.  Order textbooks from Follett.  It is important that your students have all of their learning materials at the beginning of school.  Please do not wait order textbooks.

3.  Ren Web will be opened up for families next week.  We do limit some Ren Web access in the summer as we plan for the new school year.  Families will be able to access student information by the end of orientation week.

4.  Students will receive schedules from their homeroom teachers at orientation.   

5.  Complete summer assignments.  At a minimum, all students had a summer reading assignment.  The summer assignments are posted on the website and most were handed out in June.

I hope this school year will be rewarding for students and faculty.  Your students will challenged daily in a rigorous academic environment that will prepare them for college and the "real world" after high school.   We are blessed to be a part of this school where our community is one of a kind, opportunities are available for our students, and our Catholic faith is the guiding force in what we do on a daily basis.

Please be assured that you and your families are in my prayers,
Heather Crisci
From the Office of Student Services

Next Meeting: Tuesday, September 19th at 7 p.m. 

  • Freshman Parent Social- Friday September 15, 2017 @ 5:30pm in the Pisa Dining Hall
  • Fall Clothing Drive - Saturday, October 7, 2017
  • Designer Bag Bingo - Friday Oct 13, 2017 | Doors open 6:15, Bingo @ 7:00 pm
  • Family Mass- November 12, 2017 @ 10:00am
The Parents Association also hosts various "Dine & Donate" events throughout the year. This means that on a designated CCHS Spirit night, restaurants donate a portion of their proceeds back to CCHS.  You will be notified through the CCHS Irish Times and website for dates and details on 2017-18 Dine & Donates.  The first Dine and Donate is at Amy's Omelette House on October 7, 2017 from 8am to 12pm. 
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.
Thanks to the hard work of the 2016-2017 Parents' Association, they were able to donate funds for furniture to update the Information Commons which will be dedicated on September 15, 2017.  We thank all of those who helped support the Parents Association and their many endeavors throughout the year.  The Parents' Association raised over $17,000.00 during the 2016-2017 year.

Back to School Basket Raffle - $170
Dine and Donates- $530
Family Fun Fest - $800
Irish Party - $4,000
Bag Bingo Basket Blowout - $11,850
Freshman Transition
We look forward to welcoming the Class of 2021 this week.  Our student Link Crew leaders have been hard at work preparing for the Link Crew Orientation Day.  To help facilitate the transition to high school we will be holding Freshman Meetings regularly throughout the year to cover topics such as Catholic identity, CCHS traditions, behavioral expectations and study skills.  More information on the Freshman Transition Program can be found at http://www.camdencatholic.org/admissions-home/freshman-transition/.
Students will have the opportunity to sign up for Clubs and Activities at the Activity Fair which will take place during all lunch periods on September 25, 2017. 
The Senior Class is sponsoring a fundraiser of selling CCHS Water bottles for $5.00 each.  These will be available for sale at the Blarney Store during lunch periods.  Students will be permitted to have water with them during the school day using these CCHS water bottles.  The funds raised will help maintain the new water filling stations donated by the Class of 2017 which are located throughout the school.  The manufacture of the water bottles note hand washing only. 
Mandatory Information Session on  September 6 in the Auditorium at  7PM.
This session will walk senior families through the college application process: what to expect, strategies, how to submit, timelines and tracking information.
Freshman health office packets should have been returned by August 1st.  If your child's packet and physical have not been returned, please send the paperwork to school immediately or your child will not be permitted to participate in gym class, which may affect his/her grade.

Follow the Guidance Office on Social Media for important reminders and college visit schedule!
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PSAT Prep Live: Register today and gain instant access to online resources for the PSAT. Live lessons begin  September 23rd . Register at  www.kaptest.com/psatpreplive

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
The  Christmas Frenzy Raffle is back and under way! Tickets were sent home in mid-August with each student's summer mailing. This fundraiser directly supports the improvement of education materials and facilities, and it directly helps our families too!  Each group of 100 tickets sold helps pay down your registration fee for next year (9th - 11th grade students) or towards credit for seniors for the senior trip.  All sold ticket stubs with money are due back to their Homeroom teachers no later than Monday, September 25th. The first drawing will take place on  October 10th.  Think you can sell more than 30 tickets? just contact Jennifer Van Es in the Advancement Office for more tickets at  Jennifer.VanEs@camdencaholic.org or ext.133.
Thank you for participating and Good Luck CCHS families! 
Monday, September 11 at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome!
Camden Catholic's Model UN Club is always interested in new membership. It is a way to practice public speaking, learn about other counties and be aware of Global issues. See Miss Palazzo in Room 230 for more information.
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.
Freshman BBQ & Freshman Parent Social 
Friday, September 15 at 5:30 
Student BBQ in Courtyard | Parent Social in Pisa Dining Hall
Hang with new friends at the first official Class of 2021 gathering of the year! Stay for the Irish Football home opener at 7 p.m.
Irish Athletic 
Communion Breakfast
Sunday, September 17 @  10AM 

Mass followed by breakfast and special guest speaker Fr. Rob Hagan, Villanova University, chaplain of the Wildcats' NCAA Championship Basketball Team

Fr. Rob is the Assistant Athletic Director as well as the chaplain of the men's basketball team and football team at Villanova, and played an integral role in the Wildcats' 2016 NCAA National Championship. Basketball coach Jay Wright has said "The humility of this team, the spirit of this team, really comes from him. He gets what athletes are about, what students are about, about what we're trying to do. He has an incredible ability to mix his faith and religion into what we do."

His inspirational message is one of faith woven into the everyday, especially athletics. You don't want to miss this!

All CCHS athletes are FREE (submit Student-Athlete form online-CLICK HERE ) and are strongly encouraged to attend with your teams. Parents, CCHS Alumni and Families are also invited and can purchase tickets for $20/person by submitting your payment information and names at the same website. Tickets can also be reserved by emailing rebecca.crowell@camdencatholic.org.
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. 

Tuesday, September 5
Girls Soccer @ Eustace JV & Varsity 3:45
Boys Soccer vs. Seneca JV & Varsity 3:45

Wednesday, September 6
No games

Thursday, September 7
Field Hockey vs. Seneca: Varsity 4, JV 5:15, Freshmen away @ 4 p.m.
Girls Soccer @ Seneca: JV & Varsity 4 

Friday, September 8
Volleyball @ Camden Academy Charter: JV 3:45, Varsity 5
Football @ Camden: Varsity 6 p.m.

Saturday, September 9
Cross Country @ Cherokee Challenge 9 a.m.
Boys Soccer @ Eustace JV & Varsity 10 a.m.
Field Hockey @ Bishop Eustace Varsity 12 p.m. JV 1:15 p.m.

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.
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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