National Junior Society Inductions:
On Saturday, June 12th, Camden Middle School inducted 42 members into the National Junior Honor Society. This is an incredible group of students and we are so proud of them.
Member, Annaka Stuaring wrote this original poem to commemorate the event:
Caring for someone,
However difficult it is.
Respect toward others.
Acting with the knowledge every
Choice you make has an effect on
Those around you.
Endlessly wondering how to
Recreate the world.
Letting others take over,
Even if you don’t want to.
Accommodating those who need help,
Dealing with problems that arise.
Eagerly taking any chance to learn.
Camden Middle School Marching Band on Memorial Day:
On Monday, 5/31/21, Camden Middle School Marching Band was a part of the annual Memorial Day Celebration at the Taberg American Legion. The 2021 Marching Band looked much different this year as band students needed to be socially distanced when playing instruments. Mrs. Chase, Mrs. Morehouse, and Mrs. Stowell Hollis decided to do a bucket drum ensemble with Colorguard so that interested musicians could have a way to serve their community safely this Spring!
This year, the band was comprised of 30 students across grades 5-8. Students represented Camden Middle School with pride. Marching Band students and directors would like to thank Angie Kirk, Legion Commander, for the invitation and support of our students.
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Growing with the Arts 2021:
Every year, we look forward to celebrating our students' successes in the visual arts. This year is no exception!!! Our students were able to create some amazing artwork despite the many challenges they faced this school year. Over the past few weeks, the art teachers within the district have been hard at work creating a "virtual" art show to highlight the wonderful talent of our students. Click on the graphic below to view the show. Enjoy!
Outstanding Junior Artist:
The Camden Art Department would like to announce this year’s OUTSTANDING JUNIOR ARTIST!!!!
To be considered for this award, junior art students were asked to submit a portfolio of 8-10 pieces. The submissions were then judged by the teachers of the art department, district principals and the superintendent. From the portfolios submitted, one junior was chosen to receive this amazing honor.
The winner of this year’s honor is Emma Bolster .
Emma will have her portfolio featured at the
Virtual K-12 Art Show this year.
Click here to view some of Emma's work
National Honor Society Virtual Induction Ceremony:
Camden High School's National Honor Society proudly presents the induction of its newest members for the 2020-2021 school year. The induction is shown virtually, due to Covid-19 restrictions, but we present it proudly, knowing the achievement is not diminished by the manner in which it is presented.
Please click the picture below to view the virtual ceremony.
Congratulations to all our newest members!
Digital Yearbook Archives:
Did you attend the Camden Central School District or know someone that did? If so, check out our digital yearbook archives starting from 1944! Click here to begin your journey back in time!
NYS Assessment Dates:
The following is the schedule for NYS 3-8 Assessments for ELA, Math, and Science for this school year.
English Language Arts (ELA) April 20, 2021
Mathematics (Math) May 5, 2021
Science Grade 8 June 9, 2021
Scholastic Art Awards:
Every year, students from Camden High School submit a select number of artworks to the CNY Scholastic Art Competition.
Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our nation’s youth, and provided opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated. Through the Awards, students receive opportunities for recognition, exhibition, publication, and scholarships. Students across America submitted more than 330,000 original works last year in 29 different categories of art and writing.
This year, at the regional level, there were thousands of entries from more than 90 Central New York area school districts. Several students from Camden have received awards ...
Camden High School Announces 2021 Top Ten:
Camden High School announces the Top Ten for the Class of 2021. Check out the video below!
10. - Daniel Bernabe
9. - Chloe Hite
8. - Katherine Ammann
7. - Kyle Kirk
6. - Molly Dunfield
5. - Holland Hawkes
4. - Evelyn Parker
3. - Emily Walker
2.- Autumn Kahler - Salutatorian
1.- Halie Lago - Valedictorian
CMS Performs "The Show Must Go Online":
The Camden Middle School Music Department is proud to present "The Show Must Go Online: A Virtual Children's Musical. We have been very busy working on the show since November. Many thanks and congratulations to our amazing cast and their families.
Mrs. Morehouse & Mrs. Chase
CHS Students Perform in Virtual Play:
Camden high school students perform in virtual play. Check out the video here:
Students were able to select monologues and sonnets from The English Speaking Union's High School monologue and sonnet selections used for the National High School Shakespeare Competition. These are a collection of all of Shakespeare's sonnets and some of his most mentionable monologues from his most famous plays. The students rehearsed virtually from October until February when we were finally able to record on stage, thanks to the help of several people mentioned below.
CHS Debuts "Power of Possibility":
Camden High School welcomed back students on January 19th with the "Power of Possibility" an initiative that conveys hope, growth, resilience and renewal. Possibility suggests that with belief and taking steps forward you can achieve whatever it is you desire. The word “power” implies that things can and will happen. When we focus on what is possible, we have hope. We have hope in ourselves and in others. As teachers we have hope that students will grow, thrive and bloom and will be empowered to take the action steps necessary to do so. As students, possibility gives them hope that they can thrive and bloom when they take the actions necessary to do so.
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CMS Coffee House:
Below is a link to 2020's Virtual Coffee House. The show is brought to you by our CMS Drama Club. The run time is just shy of 35 minutes and includes a variety of acts. Thank you students for your talents and parents for your support!
Coffee House Video
Happy Holidays from CHS Concert Band:
Beginning in September, CHS musicians have been preparing for a concert not knowing what was in store for the upcoming months. Around the end of October, concert band members began to prepare short musical arrangements as a backup plan in case school went fully remote. Students gained the experience of collaborating with each other, evaluating their effort, and repeating the necessary steps until their desired outcome was achieved. The following presentation represents these efforts and the band is excited to share them with you for the holiday season. Happy Holidays!
NJHS Gratitude Project:
Camden Middle School's National Junior Honor Society finished out 2020 by working on a gratitude project. Although it has been a year filled with many challenges and changes, the 8th grade students in NJHS focused on the fact that there is still a lot to be grateful for as 2020 comes to a close. CMS NJHS invites you to view their video project and wishes everyone in our community lots to be grateful for in 2021!
Click here to view the Gratitude Project
A special thank you to Kate and Nate Donaleski who oversaw this project.