Events the Week of November 25-December 1
Monday, November 26
School Closed-Rector's Holiday
Tuesday, November 27
Regular Schedule

Wednesday, November 28
Regular Schedule

Thursday, November 29
Guest Day
Parent-Teacher Conferences 6:30-8:30PM

Friday, November 30
Regular Schedule

Saturday, December 1
SAT Date

Sunday, December 2
First Sunday in Advent
Students should never be dropped off in front of the building or on the side of the building.  In the morning before school, students must be dropped off in the car lane behind school.  When a student arrives late to school, the student must be dropped off a the C2 door and will be buzzed in by 114 and must report directly to 114 to officially check in.  Parents should not attempt to enter the building with the student.  A note is sufficient.
Congratulations to all of the classes and moderators for a job well-done! From the Coin Wars to the Canned Food Drive to Powder Puff and Gym Decorations, every class did an incredible job. GO IRISH!
The following students/student groups were recognized at the Thanksgiving Prayer Service last Wednesday for being exemplary members of the Camden Catholic community. Congratulations!  
  • Model UN 
  • Ethics Bowl Team
  • Fall Play - Three successful shows and a lot of hard work that went into each performance 
  • Cheer leading Squad - please stand and be recognized for your participation in two cheer competitions where you placed 1st and 2nd.  This is the first team to compete in nearly 10 years
  • Cross Country Team - first team to go to the meet of champions (top 3 in state championship, Rich Castaneda ran the 20th best time in the state)
  • Lily Smith - 1st place in juried photo contest by Pinelands Preservation Alliance
  • Braeden McHugh - selected to be an event volunteer at Ryder Cup in France
  • 38 students who had distinguished honors
  • 251 students who earned grades 85 or better

Reminder: Freshman Retreat December 4, 5 and 6
Each freshman will attend the retreat on only one of the days with their religion class. Our Freshman retreat will focus on the history of CCHS and the charism of Mercy, instilled by the Sisters of Mercy who founded the school. We will travel back to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Camden, the location of the original CCHS building and engage in works of service for Cathedral Kitchen and Joseph's House during the day. Seniors in our Christian ministry class will also be facilitating sessions throughout the day. We ask for your prayers for this retreat. We are asking for donation of supplies for some of our service projects via the following SignUp Genius link:
Students will wear their uniforms and will need to bring a packed lunch on the day of their retreat.
We greatly appreciate your prayers and support.

The freshman meeting on Monday was an overview of the Freshman Retreat. The presentation can be found on the Freshman Transition page of the CCHS website:

Campus Ministry
Service hours for the first semester are coming due on Dec 10th.  At that time students will need to have turned in the following number of hours.
9th grade- 4 hours
10th grade- 6 hours
11th grade- 8 hours
12th grade- 10 hours
As a reminder Christian service is an annual school requirement and students will not be eligible to participate fully in other extracurricular activities and events if they have not fulfilled their service obligations. 

Upcoming Winter Sport Catholic Athletes for Christ Retreat
The Catholic Athletes for Christ retreat is for all athletes on a winter athletic team. It will be held on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at Camden Catholic H.S. from 9am to 1pm. This retreat is mandatory for all students on a team for the winter season even it they already have attended another retreat. Retreat will include Mass for their Sunday obligation. Students should enter the school in the back by the dining hall. They are encouraged to bring a snack to share with their teammates. We ask for your prayers for the success of this retreat.

Attendance- Excessive Absence Policy
Because regular attendance is so important, students whose unexcused absences are excessive will receive failing grades in each of his/her courses for the current semester.  A student who is absent ten (10) days in one semester without providing acceptable verification of those days will receive a grade of 65 for each course.  Each additional absence will result in a further deduction of 5 points for the semester.  

A student who is absent ten (10) days in one semester and has provided acceptable verification of those days will be permitted to make up missed time and missed work.  The student and parent/guardian will meet with the Vice Principal of Academic Affairs to review missed work, and establish a schedule for making up missed time after school or on designated days in the school calendar.  Two hours will be required for each absence beyond day 10.  Examples of acceptable verification of absence are doctor's note for illness, court documents for legal appointments, funeral card or obituary for bereavement days, official college notes for college visits, and school-sanctioned activities.  Students may forfeit the privilege of participation in school-sanctioned activities that would result in missed classes due to excessive absence (excused or unexcused). (Student Handbook Page 24-25)

Just as a reminder, whether the absence is excused or not, excessive absence is defined as 10 days in a semester.  The policy for excused absence is not meant to be punitive but rather supportive to a student academically.  We encourage you to reach out to the Vice Principal of Academic Affairs, Ms. Wilkinson if your child needs assistance making up missed coursework due to missing school.    

Camden Catholic offers a wide array of tutoring opportunities for students both during the daily Activity Period and/or after school. Below is the tutoring schedule for the 2018-2019 school year. 

Help support bill 
A4597 in the State Assembly and bill S3080 in the State Senate.  Both bills have the same purpose, which is increasing the current security aid from the current $75. To $150. per K-12 student. Please contact your State Senator and Assembly members for your state legislative district.  Ask your Senator to support S3080, and your Assembly members to support A4597. CLICK HERE FOR FURTHER DETAILS
All families that receive financial aid must reapply every year. If you do not complete the application, you will not receive financial aid. Please remember to apply. 

ENTRUSTED: December 8 from 9AM-12PM at OLPH Assumption Catholic Church. Featuring author and speaker Dr. John R. Wood. Your child is a child of the light, and that light has been entrusted to you. Come rediscover how Catholicism is the greatest gift we can five to our children and grandchildren, and learn practical ideas of how we can all pass on the faith in the modern world and help keep the flame of faith alive. Questions, call 609-652-0009. CLICK HERE FOR FLIER.

Our Lady of Perpetual Hope: Christmas Concert with the Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale  ~ December 1st at OLPH Church, Maple Shade ~ TICKETS: Adults $20.00, Children and Seniors $15.00, Family 4 Pack $50.00 (2 Adults & 2 children). Doors open at 7 p.m. and Concert begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at the Rectory and online at

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