Week of February 12th

Week of February 12th

Spartan News  |  Week of February 12, 2024    

Hybrid Senior Class Parent Meeting -  Thursday,  February 15- 8:30-9:30- A link will be sent. Please plan to come to the Media Center if you plan to attend in person. We will have another meeting in March in the evening. The information will be about tickets and the Commencement Ceremony.

Winter Break- Week of February 19- 23. School closed

For more information about Campbell sports and other news, please visit our website www.campbellhs.net


Principal's Message


Good afternoon, Spartan Families, 

Elective registration make-ups for the 2024-2025 school year will take place Monday & Tuesday next week. This is the final opportunity for students to make elective choices. It is important for all students to make informed decisions about their course selections for the year. The schedule is created, and class section needs identified based on the course requests submitted during this registration window. Requests for changes will not be honored in the fall.  Students are expected to keep their initial course selections. Students received a copy of the Elective Registration Worksheet on Friday, February 2, during Advisement, as well as a copy of their transcript. To register for electives, students will select eight (8) elective courses in order of preference. Please review selections with your student. Keep in mind students can be placed in any of their (8) elective choices.

 Message from the Attendance Office 

Excused vs. Unexcused Absences: Students are required to obtain a pass from their teacher and report to the school nurse if they are feeling ill during the instructional day.  The school nurse will contact the parent if it is determined the student should go home for the day. These absences are considered excused and coded AEC.  If a student calls/texts a parent for pick up and does not report to the clinic first, the absence from class(es) is unexcused. Students will not have the option to visit the clinic for the nurse to assess after the parent has arrived and have the absence excused.


On special occasions, such as Valentine’s Day or the upcoming MLK Humanitarian Awards Ceremony, all early checkouts will require a doctor’s excuse to have the absence coded excused. We encourage all students to remain in school for the full day unless they are not feeling well. We want to limit early checkouts and maximize instructional time.

Information about tickets for graduation may be found below in the senior section of the newsletter. 
All Juniors and Seniors are encouraged to check the information in the Campbell News below for the Junior/Senior Prom. 

 Parents are reminded that students should not be dropped off before 7:30 AM unless it has been requested by a teacher or coach and they will remain with that adult. Students are also expected to leave the building no later than 4 PM unless they are under the supervision of a teacher or coach. 

Best regards,
Dr. Watkins

Counseling Corner 


Above are the upcoming Skilled Trade Talks topics and dates and times. Please scan the QR code above to complete the Student Interest Form. 

Counselor's February Newsletter linkhttps://www.smore.com/bcqpe

Please review SAT Testing dates flyers below. 

We have had some changes to our counseling department and caseloads, please use the list below to find your child’s assigned school counselor.






Dawn Holmgren

Dept Chair & DE  (Technical Colleges)



Laura Potts




Kimberly West




Candice Goldman

Gon-Lat & DE  (2-Year & 4-Year Colleges)



Jana Loftin




Yolanda Wright




Rotarsha Jackson




Counselors are assigned based on the student’s last na

PTSA Corner

Call for Volunteers! CHS is hosting a College & Career Fair on Friday, March 1st and they need some volunteers to help it run smoothly.  Please click here to volunteer: College & Career Fair Volunteer Sign Up

Join the Nominating Committee! The Campbell High School PTSA is forming a nominating committee for the upcoming 2024-2025 school year. If you are interested in joining the committee, please email campbellptsapresident@gmail.com.

Campbell News

Luke Watkins placed third in the 500 freestyle at the state championship

The Swim and Dive Team competed in the STATE CHAMPIONSHIP this weekend! They did amazing and had a lot of top 20 finishes and many school records broken! 

The Swim and Dive team had a stellar season and a lot to be proud of! They competed with the best of the best in high school swimming and diving this weekend. The state team was led by Coaches Jonathan Laird (Women) Spencer Tolbert (Men) and Bekah Stewart. 

Out of the 38 teams competing, the Women’s team placed 21st, and the Men’s team had their best ever finish, placing 12th!

The women’s team was led by juniors Betsey Dunn and Julia Hodgson. Hodgson led the Lady Spartans in points, scoring 17, qualified for finals in all four of her events and placed 8th in 100 back!  The ladies 200 medley relay (Julia Hodgson, Hannah Saladyga, Mady Kay McCormick, Ava Jungers) and the 200 yard free relay ( Avery Winchester, Ava Jungers, Pauli Rios, Julia Hodgson) both finished in the top 20 as did Betsey Dunn in the Diving competition earlier in the week.

The men’s team was led by senior Noah Harper with 28 points and junior Luke Watkins with 38 points. Both qualified for finals in all four of their events. Harper placed 11th in the 100 free and 6th in the 100 breast breaking the CHS school record in both events! Watkins placed 5th in the 200 IM and 3rd in the 500 free, also breaking the CHS school record in both events as well as breaking the school record for the 200 free during the 500! Both men's freestyle relays (Cooper Watkins, Stephen Mendoza, Luke Watkins, Noah Harper) finished in the top 20, with the 200 yard free relay placing 10th.

State Highlights


  • Finished 21st overall

  • The ladies 200 medley relay (Julia Hodgson, Hannah Saladyga, Mady Kay McCormick, Ava Jungers) and the 200 yard free relay ( Avery Winchester, Ava Jungers, Pauli Rios, Julia Hodgson) both qualified for finals, finishing in the top 20 

  • 2 qualified for finals in their Individual events:

Betsey Dunn(Dive) placing 15th

Julia Hodgson placing 8th in 100 back and 19th in 200 free


  • Finished 12th overall

  • Both men's freestyle relays qualified for finals and finished in the top 20, with the 200 yard free relay placing 10th (Cooper Watkins, Stephen Mendoza, Luke Watkins, Noah Harper)

  • 2 qualified for finals in their Individual events:

Noah Harper placing 11th in 100 Free and 6th in 100 Breast

Luke Watkins placing 5th in 200 IM and 3rd in 500 free

  • 5 school records broken (Noah Harper - 100 Free and 100 Breast, Luke Watkins - 200 IM, 200 free and 500 free)

  • 1 podium, Luke Watkins 500 free, 3rd place

Please review the CAPS Criteria & Requirements: Course Registration Helpful Tips to ensure that you and your student are selecting the classes that will allow them to continue progressing towards completion of this advanced learning program.  Dr. Dorrough will be in the cafeteria each morning during February to answer questions about academic and elective courses.  Per the information shared by Ms. Andrews, there will be NO schedule changes next year if a student does not select the courses necessary to meet the CAPS criteria/requirements.

Georgia Parent Survey
Parents/Guardians, please complete the survey above. All parents throughout the state are being asked to complete this survey. We would like to have at least 200 parents complete the survey by March 1. 

Attention Freshman Parents: Is your student interested in being an entrepreneur? We encourage all future entrepreneurs to participate in the EPIC program. This is a program that allows students to focus on the importance of marketing and language arts skills in a yearlong class. Students get to build a business, receive one-on-one coaching with an entrepreneur and participate in a shark tank competition. An EPICS flyer is attached below. 

There is an End of Course flyer below to inform parents and students about the EOCs occurring later on this semester. If you have any questions, please contact Antwane.Nelson@cobbk12.org

Additionally, there is an AP Exam registration flyer in the attachments below. If you have questions, please contact John. Armour@cobbk12.org 

Junior and Senior Prom Tickets are now on Sale. 
Don't wait too late to purchase yours on Mypaymentsplus.
Fall 2023 Power Surge (Tutoring support for our students) dates, subjects, and times.   See Dr. Eaton in room 312 if you have any questions. There is a Power Surge flyer below with the dates and times for future after school tutoring. 

Campbell IB News

Thank you to the IB Booster Club, parents, and student volunteers who organized Community Meet and Greets for prospective 8th grade families on Saturday and Sunday. 

All IB Families: Don't forget to get your tickets for our Annual Fundraiser. It's going to be a great time! Can't make it? You can still bid on the live auction that night! If you can support wih auction items,  please reach out to  simonandsan@yahoo.com

9th grade families: We are finishing rising 10th grade advisement this week.  Carefully read the details on the Signup Genius and review the course selections sent via Remind prior to your appointment: 

10th grade - We will have rising 11th grade advisement when we return from break. We will meet with all 10th grade students prior to advisement to explain course options. Look for a sign-up in the next newsletter. 

11th grade - Great job to IB juniors who completed their IB Language Orals last week. See, everything was fine!  

12th grade - This is the tough part - keeping the focus on school and finishing strong, even when many have been accepted to college. Most students are doing great, but some students are still behind on the student-led components for their IB Diploma- the IAs and Extended Essay (deadlines are in Managebac). These components are required for students to sit for exams and potentially receive their IB Diploma/course credit. Students can show you their progress and deadlines in Managebac. 

Senior News

There will be a Hybrid Senior Class Parent Meeting about Graduation on Thursday, February 15th from 8:30-9:30.  Parents of seniors are encouraged to attend in person in the Learning Commons or virtually to receive important updates about this year's Commencement Ceremony. This is one of two meetings for parents/ guardians. There will be another meeting in March in the evening. 

Campbell's Commencement Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 25th, 2024 @10am at the KSU Convocation Center.  
Seniors who are December graduates will be able to request tickets for our commencement ceremony beginning on November 28th through December 15th.  Counseling and Dr. Dorrough will communicate the process to graduates this week.  Seniors who are May graduates will be able to request tickets for our commencement ceremony beginning on January 16th through February 29th.  This is a ticket request for graduates and is not a guarantee of the number of tickets graduates will receive.  Graduates that do not complete the request will only receive two tickets.  If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Dorrough (Jennifer.Dorrough@cobbk12.org).

Beginning on January 16th, May Graduates will have the opportunity to request tickets for graduation.  Directions for requesting tickets are included in the attachments.  Students must make the request through their Student Portal.  The window to request tickets will close on February 29th.  **Please remember this is a request for tickets for Campbell's Graduation Ceremony and does not guarantee that you will receive the number of graduation tickets requested.  If you have questions, please contact Dr. Dorrough (Jennifer.Dorrough@cobbk12.org)."  

A Senior Gear flyer is below from the senior advisors- Ms. Hermansen and Ms. Ontingco, explaining the distribution of senior gear that has been purchased. 



We want to congratulate our Ethics Bowl Team who competed in a single-elimination divisional round against the Alabama State Champions and won! Congratulations to our team which was represented by Marina Flegel, Nolan Rockwell, Mason Simmons, Violet Thaiss, Juliette Whaley, Jojo Winter, and Jacob Podolski, all led and supported by club president, Alexis Cannon. Wish our team good luck as they begin preparing for the national competition at UNC Chapel Hill in April! 

Congratulations to our Varsity Boys Soccer Team for their win over Harrison on Friday of 3-1. This is a big win over Harrison which hasn't happened in many years. They eliminated us from the final four two years ago, so it is a sweet victory.