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Monday, January 16, 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day-School Closed ......................... Thursday, January 19, 2017 Fall Semester Ends and Friday, January 20, 2017 Spring Semester Begins-Minimum Days .........................

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The Port of Long Beach scholarship is an annual award for Long Beach high school seniors who plan to pursue careers in international trade, goods movement or other port-related industries. It is the Port’s goal to provide financial assistance to deserving students and to support them in their quest to become successful professionals and future leaders. Scholarship awards range from $1,000 to $8,000. The award will be disbursed over four years.


Eligibility- To qualify as an applicant for the Port of Long Beach scholarship, candidates must:

  • Be a senior at a public or private high school within LBUSD
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0.
  • Enroll full-time at an accredited college, university, community or junior college or vocational/technical program in the fall of 2017.
  • Plan to major in a field related to international trade, goods movement or other port-related industries. These industries include, but may not be limited to, international business, maritime law, global logistics, engineering, environmental science and security.

The TOMODACHI Toshiba Science & Technology Leadership Academy is an annual one-week, cross-cultural Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) exchange and leadership program for 16 high school students and eight teachers from Japan and the U.S. In August, program participants from both countries will work together in Tokyo to develop a disaster-resilient, smart community of the future. With counsel from Toshiba engineers and a visit to the Toshiba Science Museum and the Smart Community building, the students and teachers will work in teams to develop proposed solutions to these problems using learning experiences that are central to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the engineering design process.


Who is eligible?


Students entering the TOMODACHI Toshiba Science & Technology Leadership Academy must be:

  • In grades 8-11 as of April 24th, 2017
  • Currently enrolled in and attending a public, private, or home school in the United States

Teacher participants in the Toshiba TOMODACHI Leadership Academy must have all of the following requirements:

  • Current NSTA members
  • High school science teachers who currently teach at a public, private or home school in the United States (grades 9-12)

If CAMS students are interested in putting together a team, please contact Ms. O'Neill




The RSI application is Now Open!
The Center for Excellence in Education (CEE) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) co-sponsor the Research Science Institute (RSI) and are looking for talented 11th Grade or equivalent STEM Students! Do you have an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics and a desire to complete a research program with other very talented young scholars?

Apply to the (RSI) program to be held on the MIT campus June 25 - August 5, 2017.  RSI is free of cost to students except for travel to and from MIT.  Visit the CEE website for RSI application materials.  See application information at:

Please contact Maite Ballestero, Executive Vice President, Programs & Administration, If you have questions.  Visit CEE on Facebook - look for Center for Excellence in Education, or Follow CEE1983 on Twitter!


USA Biology Olympiad (USABO)Registration Is Open!

As the premiere US biology competition for high school, students the USA Biology Olympiad (USABO) enriches the life science education of nearly 10,000 talented students annually.  It provides the motivation, curricular resources, and skills training to take them beyond their classroom experience to the level of international competitiveness.  After two rounds of challenging exams, twenty Finalists are invited to a residential training program where they learn advanced biological concepts and exacting lab skills at the USABO National Finals.  Ultimately, four students are competitively selected for Team USA to represent the USA at the International Biology Olympiad (IBO) in a worldwide competition involving student teams from over sixty countries.  The IBO will be held in Coventry, United Kingdom, July 23 - 30, 2017 (

The 2017 Registration is now open for teachers and their respective schools.  To register, please visit the USABO website sure to check out the Biology Story of the day and to “friend” the USABO on Facebook.

Students should check Student Info for study resources.Registration closes January 16, 2017.  Contact Kathy Frame, USABO Director, at if you have any questions.  We look forward to your students participating!

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The Teacher Enrichment Program (TEP)

The Teacher Enrichment Program (TEP) is CEE’s program for middle and high school STEM teachers.  TEP provides opportunities for rural and urban teachers to connect with experts from industry, academia, government, and STEM organizations to explore cutting edge research and make meaningful professional links with direct benefits for themselves and their students.  TEP events are planned in California, Florida, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia for this school year.  We invite interested teachers to visit the program website at to find out how to connect with scientists and engineers in your community through Bite of Science sessions and Teacher Roundtables and to explore a variety of online STEM resources. All online resources and events are cost-free for all participants.

Thank You All!







Admissions to CAMS

Thank you for your interest in applying to CAMS.  At this time the application window has closed for the 2017-2018 school year.


January 2017

CAMS Families -

Happy New Year!

Thank you for your continued support,

Dr. Poffenberger

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Daily School Bulletin


Many students are playing the bottle flipping game on campus.  While popular, this game is creating a safety concern on campus and will no longer be allowed.  The staff have removed several water bottles from the beams and awnings above the lunch tables and other walkways.  These bottles have the potential to fall on students and staff, creating a safety hazard on campus.  Students are to refrain from playing this game on campus. Students found playing this game on campus will be referred to Ms. Shipman for discipline. 


Early outs need to be requested BEFORE school with parent note including exact release time. This includes Dr./Dentist appointments.


Remember to go to the Attendance office for ALL early outs/approvals.


Please Note: College or Scholarship visits / Interviews need 2 days prior approval from the principal for the absence to be excused.


Permisos para salidas temprano de la escuela tienen que ser solicitados ANTES del comienzo de la escuela con la nota de los padres incluyendo el tiempo de liberación exacto. Esto incluye citas al Doctor /Dentista.

Recuerde que su estudiante debe ir a la oficina de asistencia para todas las salidas tempranas / aprobaciones.

Tenga En Cuenta: Visitas a la Universidad o para Becas / Entrevistas necesitan 2 días para la aprobación previa por la Directora para que la ausencia sea justificada.


Reminder- When students leave their belongings in a classroom, they must ask the teacher to open the class to access their forgotten items.  When teachers are not available to open their classroom, students may request the office staff to open the door.  This request will only be granted if the item is necessary (i.e. keys, cell phone, medication) to leave campus.  Forgotten clothes, notebooks, or other items will need to wait until the teacher is present.