On Thursday, November 10th, Camden Catholic High School celebrates its 135th anniversary. To show our appreciation to the alumni, donors, and friends that continue to make innovative education possible, Camden Catholic is hosting a reception to show all of its generous supporters how the school has grown since the shutdown of March 2020. When asked about the importance of this event, Director of Advancement, Angelo Milicia said, “It's our opportunity to show alumni and donors all that has been accomplished since the shutdown in March of 2020. There have been so many capital improvements to the facilities here and none of that would be possible without the support of our extended Irish family.” At the event, supporters are invited to a wine and cheese reception, followed by a tour of the school, showcasing improvements such as the Innovation Lab, the Piano Lab, and the Classroom of the Future. Milicia says, “Schools like CCHS rely so much upon the generosity of our loyal benefactors. Since tuition alone only covers about 80% of the school's expenses, we rely on alumni, parents, and friends of CCHS to help us meet our budgetary needs and continue to improve the school for generations to come. Spaces like the Innovation Lab, and Mr. Martin's redesigned classroom don't happen without the support of our donors, and we wouldn't be able to continue to innovate with new classes like Genetics, Data Analytics, Piano Lab, and Cybersecurity without the support of benefactors.” We are proud to showcase what’s new at CCHS, so join us on Thursday to see all that Camden Catholic has accomplished!
over 1 year ago, Ryan Mullin
The invitation to the event
Camden Catholic President Mary Whipkey has announced her retirement, effective June 30, 2023. The entire CCHS community, alumni, students, past and present faculty and staff, past and present parents, and our many donors, are honored to have been a part of Mrs. Whipkey's journey at CCHS, from a school parent herself to Advancement & Admissions Director and as Camden Catholic President for the past six years. Please see link for the official announcement. (Photo credit: Sophia Hudec '24, CCHS InSpire Media Intern) https://www.camdencatholic.org/2022/11/09/mary-whipkey-cchs-president-announces-retirement/
over 1 year ago, Camden Catholic High School
Mary Whipkey CCHS President
Congratulations to our Class of 2023 NCAA Signees! 16 Members of the senior class committed to continue their academic and athletic endevours at the next level today, and we are so proud of how they have represented Camden Catholic during their four years here. We wish them the very best of luck as they complete their senior year and move onto this next chapter! CCHS CLASS OF 2023 COLLEGE-ATHLETE COMMITMENTS DIVISION I Wayne Rold, Wrestling, Virginia Military Institute Aaryn Battle, Basketball, University of Massachusetts Olivia Bent-Cole, Field Hockey, Northwestern University Riley Dundee, Lacrosse, Radford University Lily McBride, Soccer, American University Isabella Miller, Soccer, American University Ava Moore, Field Hockey, Wake Forest University Sofia Stafford, Rowing, Northeastern University Kassidy Thompson, Basketball, Quinnipiac University DIVISION II Natalie Belz, Soccer, Chestnut Hill College Alexandria DeAngelis, Acrobatics & Tumbling, Gannon University Reily McGough, Lacrosse, Kutztown University Reya Taylor, Volleyball, Alliance University (formerly Nyack College) DIVISION III Sofia Granieri, Volleyball, Rutgers Camden Ronald Kopcho, Baseball, Alvernia University Jordyn Rendfrey, Soccer & Track, Alvernia University
over 1 year ago, Camden Catholic High School
2023 NCAA Signing Day
Camden Catholic mourns the loss of Rev. Msgr. Michael Doyle, "the heart of Camden," who served at CCHS from 1963-1966 during his early years as a priest. Msgr. Doyle would eventually become "known around the world as an advocate for life and pillar of faith and hope to South Camden’s community." Click through for the full story from the Catholic Star Herald: https://catholicstarherald.org/msgr-michael-doyle-the-heart-of-camden-dies/
over 1 year ago, Camden Catholic High School
Rev. Msgr. Michael Doyle 1963 CCHS
The migration of monarch butterflies to Mexico coincides with the Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead on November 1st and 2nd) celebration each year. This is a special holiday to honor and celebrate loved ones who are no longer with us. "For people in the state of Michoacán and the State of Mexico, monarchs hold a special place in their traditions. Monarchs represent the souls of their ancestors returning to visit them for Día de Muertos. This belief comes from the Purépecha, as well as the Mazahua, two indigenous peoples of the area (Fernandez, 2017; National Geographic en Español, 2018). The Purépecha have tracked the monarch’s return to Mexico for centuries. The arrival of the butterfly, known as la parakata in Purépecha, meant that it was time for the corn harvest. The parakatas were also believed to be the souls of the dead visiting for the night of Día de Muertos (Lewis, 2019). The swaths of captivating monarchs flying overhead have continued to be an important connection between the living and the dead." In the Catholic faith, we pause on All Saints Day (November 1st) and All Souls Day (November 2nd) to remember those who have passed away. In honor of Día de los Muertos, All Saints Day, and All Souls Day, students in the Spanish 1 classes were invited to color butterflies in honor of loved ones who have passed away. The butterflies will be up all through November and will be the class' special intentions during their opening prayer each day.
over 1 year ago, Camden Catholic High School
Dios 1 butterfly
Dios 2 butterflies
Dios butterfly wall
Congratulations to Track Mania Week 1 Winners! Tickets are still available in the Main Office, or from any CCHS student, and there are 15 more chances to win $100-$1,000. Help us build an on-campus practice track and take a chance at winning cash!
over 1 year ago, Camden Catholic High School
Track mania week 1 winners
Congrats to CCHS Girls Volleyball who upset the higher seeded Montclair Kimberly Academy on Wednesday in the first round of NJSIAA Playoffs to move onto the quarterfinals of the state tournament! The team will travel to Donovan Catholic on Saturday. GO IRISH!
over 1 year ago, Camden Catholic High School
Volleyball playoff win
volleyball playoff win
Today is the Feast of St. Martin de Porres, known for his charity and care for those in need. He is the first Black saint from the Americas. Camden Catholic is proud to have our very own St. Martin de Porres Society, whose goal is to replicate the intentions of St. Martin de Porres and create a space to discuss and implement cultural diversity, equity, and inclusion at Camden Catholic High School. Their sole mission is to come together to pursue racial harmony and social justice. We pray together to St. Martin de Porres today and gratefully acknowledge the work our students are doing as they are inspired by his life and works.
over 1 year ago, Camden Catholic High School
St. Martin de Porres Invite
SMP Society
SMP Society Members
The CCHS Choir had an incredible experience at the Marian Pilgrimage to Washington D.C. on October 29 as they sang at Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, toured the Basilica and participated in the Procession of Parishes and Crowning of Mary. They were also privileged to be a part of the Mass Choir for the 3PM service celebrated by Bishop Dennis Sullivan.
over 1 year ago, Camden Catholic High School
Bishop Sullivan and Choir
Camden Catholic students and adminstrators were honored to be a part of the annual Catholic Charities of South Jersey Dinner and Awards Ceremony with Bishop Dennis Sullivan and event emcee/CCHS 1996 Alumnus Siafa Lewis! This event has the dual purpose of honoring the extraordinary service performed by the individuals receiving awards for their demonstrated commitment to social justice and needs of the poor, and raising funds that allow Catholic Charities to provide direct assistance to those they serve. It was an incredible event for our students to witness to show how much their service related to the CCHS Mission of Mercy can help others around our community.
over 1 year ago, Camden Catholic High School
CC Students at Catholic Charities Dinner
Students with Siafa Lewis at Catholic Charities Dinner
Congratulations to both the Boys and Girls Irish Soccer Teams for keeping the Rudderow Cup at CCHS! This is the 15th consecutive year for Irish Girls, who won 7-0 and the fourth consecutive year for boys who won 3-0. GO IRISH!
over 1 year ago, Camden Catholic High School
Boys Rudderow Cup Win
Girls Rudderow Cup Win
Track Mania Raffle launches today! Help us to build an on-campus practice track by selling 10 $10 Raffle Tickets, each one offers 18 chances to win cash prizes! Sell 10 tickets & get a Dress Down Day December 6. Contact Mr. Milicia for more information and extra tickets.
over 1 year ago, Camden Catholic High School
Track Mania
Throwback Thursday to past Courtyard Cabarets...Our 2022-23 Cabaret Season kicks off tonight at 6! Be sure to come out to hear some of the most amazing talent in South Jersey from Camden Catholic's very own students, and perhaps some faculty. #ArtsAtCCHS #CourtyardCabaret
over 1 year ago, Camden Catholic High School
Cabaret 1
Cabaret 2
Cabaret 3
Cabaret 4
A beautiful day for CCHS Student Government members, Mrs. LaRosa and Fr. Robbins to be special guests at the Diocesan Blue Mass for first responders. Bishop Sullivan was kind enough to smile for a selfie after Mass. #BlueMass #HonoringFirstResponders #CamdenCatholicCares #HonorFaithLoyalty #SouthJerseyCatholicSchools
over 1 year ago, Camden Catholic High School
Blue Mass students
Blue Mass students with Bishop
Bishop Sullivan selfie