Message from the Principal
As you begin or continue your career as a high school student, you will be participating in one of the most rewarding phases of your life. In order to get the most out of your experience here at Cameron, you will want to take advantage of the excellent opportunities that will be offered. We expect that you will become a successful and contributing school citizen. We also expect you to accept with pride, the responsibility we share with you to develop concerned, well informed, and active young citizens in the Cameron community. You will be expected to set your goals and standards high. You can expect to be treated like young men and women and we expect similar behaviors from you. We will be tough, fair, consistent, and caring.
Our primary mission as staff members of Cameron High School is to help you help yourself. We want to feel confident in knowing that when young men and women leave Cameron they will be able to compete in our world and be productive citizens. One of the most important ingredients in the success of your school years is you. If you come to school each day ready, motivated, and willing to learn, you will be successful. Success at school will provide the basis for success after you graduate. We wish you much success.
Have a great year!
Physics students to the Pumpkin Patch
Mr. Whittenberger and the Physics students have been working on their annual pumpkin drop simulations and visited Mommsen’s Pumpkin Patch on October 24 to gather some additional classroom data. In Physics they have been using the iPad to collect data in physics. First they were able to record a pumpkin’s desent from the roof of the school. Using the iPad and a $.99 video app, students were able to project on the whiteboard the pumpkin dropping frame by frame (1/30 of a second) and collect data to later graph on Microsoft excel. Students then created a lab report with two objectives. The objectives were to show all objects, excluding air resistance, drop at the same rate, and the rate of acceleration on earth is 9.8 m/s^2. Students traveled to Mommsen’s pumpkin patch to collect data on pumpkins being launched from three different devices. They collected video data with their laptops and used the data to study projectile motion. They created a lab report and determined the mechanical energy, velocities, and acceleration of the pumpkins in flight.
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Class Rings and Graduation Announcements
Each year members of the sophomore and Senior classes meet with a representative from Jostens to pick out and order class rings and graduation announcements. Seniors are also fitted for caps and gowns. Students will receive information regarding the style and cost of these items on Thursday, November 1. Sophomores will meet at 8:20 a.m. for class rings and seniors will meet at 9:00 a.m. Students will place orders for class rings, announcements, caps, and gowns on Wednesday, November 7 at similar times in the high school commons.
Please have your senior picture taken soon if you haven’t done so already. It takes awhile for your photographer to get them back. Senior pictures are due in November to be included in the year book.
Military Recruiter Access to Student Information
The federal “No Child Left Behind Act of 2001” includes a provision that requires local school districts receiving federal assistance under the Act to provide, on request of military recruiters or an institution of higher education, access to secondary school students’ names, addressesand telephone listings. A secondary school student or the parent of the student may request that the student’s name, address, and telephone listing not be released to military recruiters or institutions of higher education without prior written approval. If you would like to make a request of this nature, please send a brief note to Cameron High School, 750 South First St. c/o Joe Leschisin.