Week of February 6


We wanted to inform our school community that a new head football coach has been selected and will begin tomorrow- Jeff Phillips. Please view Coach Phillips' brief video below. A letter is also in the attachments entitled- Dear Spartan Family. Meetings with coaches, middle and high school players, parents/guardians, booster members, and CHS staff have been scheduled for this week. Please help welcome Coach Phillips to the Campbell community.   NEW FOOTBALL COACH VIDEO

As we begin to celebrate African American History Month, we look forward to our MLK Spirit Week and Impact Awards Ceremony. The flyer for the MLK Spirit Week festivities is below.  If your student needs support or assistance, please ensure that they attend our tutoring sessions called Power Surge. The flyer for Power Surge with all of the future dates and subjects are in the attachment below.  Contact Dr. Eaton for more information lisa.eaton@cobbk.12.org

Parents who are concerned about their student's absences may monitor them on Parentvue. Please contact Edward.Shaner@cobbk12.org if you have questions about your student's tardies to class.

For the safety of all students, we want to remind parents and students that all students are expected to leave the building each day no later than by 4 PM unless the student has tutoring or is involved in a club or sport. All students must be under the supervision of a teacher after 4 PM each day in order to remain in the building.

Thank you,
Dr. Watkins

Counselors' Corner

  • Please use this newsletter link for the Counseling Corner.  https://www.smore.com/7pzsw
  • VIRTUAL 9th and 10th Grade Advisement Night for Parents/Guardians.  Feb 7 @ 6:30pm via Teams.  Go to https://bit.ly/chs9and10.  Topics include: Promotion Requirements, Graduation Requirements, Types of GPAs, etc. 
  • College Tour in April - Please open the flyer below to register for the college tour being sponsored in our community. 
  • Campbell High School Dual Enrollment- Information Session for Dual Enrollment is a program created by the Georgia Department of Education where Georgia high school students can take college courses that can count for credit towards both high school graduation requirements and some college requirements.  Dual enrollment pays for tuition, books, and mandatory fees. • Thursday, February 9, 2023 • 6 p.m. • Virtual on Microsoft Teams: https://bit.ly/chsde23 or scan the QR code found in the flyer.  Session will be recorded and posted on the CHS Counseling website Dual Enrollment page. • If this will be your first time participating in Dual Enrollment, attending this session OR watching the recording is mandatory for participation in Summer 2023 or Fall 2023 dual enrollment (current or past dual enrollment students do not have to do this requirement).  Visit the CHS Counseling Office Dual Enrollment page for additional information: CHS Dual Enrollment Counselor: Jana Loftin jana.loftin@cobbk12.

Celebrating the CLASS OF 2023!!!

  • Kellen Dyson - Accepted to SCAD
  • Edwardo Harris - Accepted to The University of Alabama
  • Lindsey Sanders - Accepted to UGA, Xavier University, Tulane University (Academic Recognition Award=$56,000), Auburn University, North Carolina A&T, Spelman College, and The Ohio State University
  • Sapphire Johnson - Accepted to Bradley University (Presidential Excellence Scholarship= $100,000); School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC Recognition Scholarship=$76,000); and SCAD (SCAD Academic Honors Scholarship=$44,000); 1st Place Literature CHS Reflections contest
  • Nia Moon - Accepted to The University of Alabama at Birmingham (Out of State Provost Scholarship=$60,000)

Senior Recognitions can include things like scholarships, special recognitions, and acceptance to colleges, apprenticeship programs, trade schools, military, and the world of work. Dr. Watkins will spotlight seniors in her weekly newsletter and the counselors will recognize them on our Senior Recognition Wall, near the Counseling Office. Please UPLOAD a copy of your acceptance/award letters using the link below or DROP THEM OFF in the Counseling Office. You must be logged into your Office365 account to upload your letters.   You can submit as many letters as you want, even if you are not planning to attend. It will be fun to see where everyone applied. https://bit.ly/seniorspotlight23

Senior News

  • A meeting for parents/guardians of ALL seniors graduating in May will be held on Tuesday, February 28, at 8:30 AM in the Media Center. A link will be sent. Our administrators and senior teacher advisors will be present to answer questions about graduation and the senior trip. 
  • Our CHS graduation ceremonies have been scheduled for Wednesday, May 24 at 3:30 PM at the KSU Convocation Center.  Upcoming meetings are being planned to be held with parents of seniors. 

Campbell Academic Accolades News

  • Signing Day- Wednesday, February 1. Congratulations to all of these students, their families, and their coaches:  Elizabeth Fleck – Cheer – Georgia Tech, Susan Ruehle – Cheer – Georgia Tech, Olivia Phillip – Acrobatics & Tumbling – Morgan State University, Tywon Wray – Football – Oklahoma State University, Joey Martin – Soccer – Clemson University, Danielle Trovato – Soccer – Troy University, Lailah Stewart – Soccer – The American University, Lilla Kate Tucker – Soccer/Track & Field – Connecticut College, Ryan Gold – Baseball – University of Georgia, Alex Karst – Baseball – Kennesaw State University, Grant Fielder- Football- Florida State University.  SIGNING DAY VIDEO

We want to start highlighting our Campbell students, who are not a part of our IB program, in this section of our weekly newsletter. Please send a brief description of the award or recognition received and a picture of the student to one of the following persons- Lisa.MooreSparks@cobbk12.org, Amanda.Connell@cobbk12.org, or James.Crawley@cobbk12.org  A link will soon be provided with more detailed information.

Campbell IB News

  • Congratulations, to CHS IB seniors Foster Johnson and STAR Student Nico Lamps for securing a Congressional nomination to the United States Military Academy at West Point. This is a tremendous honor, and we hope the entire CHS family joins us in wishing Foster and Nico continued success as they await an offer of appointment later this year.
  • All grade levels:  A reminder that IB students will not need to participate in the elective registration this week.   If your student faces academic challenges this semester, encourage them to reach out to their teachers as well as attend tutoring sessions (sent via Remind). Students should come to tutoring on time and prepared with specific questions for the teacher. 
  • Freshmen Parents: THANK YOU to you and your students for attending advisement over the last two weeks. Students came prepared with questions, making for rich advisement experience. If students did not make an appointment, we pulled them Friday to advise them, so everyone has course requests in!
  • Junior Parents: Save the date for your advisement. Sign-up Genius link to come at the end of February: Class of 2025 (rising 11th) - 3/7-3/15
  • Juniors taking Spanish and French will begin the oral part of their Language B exams. We know this can be stressful for them, so making sure they get a good night's rest before the exam and trust that the teachers are there to guide them. It will all be just fine!
  • Senior Parents: Need a conversation starter? Ask your students about their English HL Essays and IAs.  Teachers have been working diligently on guiding students through the IA process and providing feedback on students' drafts.  
  • IB Parents: If you have not bought tickets to the IBBC Annual Fundraiser, here is the link: https://campbellib.membershiptoolkit.com/calendar/event/19958221. Can't attend? No problem. There will be many auction items available online for bidding. All proceeds go directly to the Campbell High School IB program's students and teachers. 

Announcements and Shoutouts

  • Five members of the Campbell Track Team traveled to Birmingham, AL to compete in the Last Chance Indoor Track meet.  Maleah Tidwell placed 3rd in the Girls long jump with a distance of 17ft-4in.  Maleah also placed 6th in the Girls 60m dash and set a new school indoor record with a time of 7.77 seconds.
  • On the boy’s side, Justin Walker finished 2nd in the Boys long jump and set a new Campbell Indoor school record with a leap of 22ft-5 inches.  Walker and teammates Roman Jones, Aveion Hayes and Elijah Charles finished 5th in the boys 4x200m with a time of 1:32.30.   Other Results:  Boys 60M Dash Justin Walker – 7.16 seconds , Aveion Hayes 7.19 seconds; Boys 400M dash Elijah Charles – 54:06 seconds; Congratulations, to the 2023 Campbell High Spartans Swim and Dive for holding their own in the GHSA 7A State Championship meet last week. Out of the 41 teams competing, the Women’s team placed 18th, and the Men’s team had their best ever finish, placing 16th. The women’s team was led by seniors Ava Lyon, Sophia Ishikawa, Evie Papenhagen, Savannah Trumble, Ann Davis and sophomores Betsey Dunn, Ava Jungers and Julia Hodgson who is the current school record holder in 200 free and 100 back. Hodgson led the Lady Spartans in points, scoring 18, qualified for finals in all four of her events and placed 10th in 100 back.  The men’s team was led by seniors Alan Lam, Harrison Leary, Pierce McCarthy, junior Noah Harper and sophomore Luke Watkins. Watkins led the team in scoring with 29 points, qualified for finals in all four of his events and placed 10th in 200 IM and 7th in 500 Free. Watkins broke two school records on the season: 200 free at 1:50.05 and 500 free at 4:39.02.  
  • The Cobb 4-H Consumer Judging team competed at the National 4-H Western Round Up earlier this month. Kshitij and Sandhya’s team placed 3rd in the nation!! We are so incredibly proud of this group, particularly of our Campbell students.  Attached is a picture of the team after their 3rd place win.
  • Junior/Senior Prom is coming- Saturday, March 18 from 7-11 PM at the Cobb Energy Center. More information to come about ticket sales. Please see the flyers below.