A new 10.41 million dollar gymnasium is being built for Campbell High School. Initially, completion was
expected by October 2017 in the front parking lot of the present Nash gym. But with early summer steady
rains the realistic completion may be pushed into 2018.
Like other IB World Schools, Campbell High School attracts students with its Diploma Programme (DP).
Then it goes a step further by supporting them with a system designed to make sure they succeed.
In order to attract and retain DP students, Campbell takes a two-pronged approach. First, it reaches out
across the entire school district, meeting with parent groups, visiting middle schools, hosting information
nights, attending community events and finding any other avenue possible to share information about the
IB DP at Campbell. Campbell also strengthened its support systems for 9th - and 10th graders to help
them approach DP subjects more confidently in grades 11 and 12. Older students mentor the younger
ones, and both teachers and students offer tutoring to provide extra help. After all, academics come first!
You are only as good as the educational fundamentals you have to fall back on!
This bodes well for the future of Campbell basketball! With housing selling at a rate not
seen in the past 14 years due to the influx of the Braves and business interest in the area,
now is a great time to call yourself a proud member of Spartan Basketball. The Spartans
compete at the highest level of competition in the state and are normally represented in
the state playoffs. Coach James Gwyn is excited about his boys team sharing a new facility
after spending 20+ years as the head Boys Basketball coach. "I am very excited," said
Coach Gwyn "If a lot of our young guys continue to work hard on their skills and improve,
they could help themselves."
Two middle school players in particular took a futuriistic stance and dedicated an amount
of time to working out with the program, competing and getting confidence in games in
summer of 2017 with the JV boys team during the month of June. Artavious (Tae) Philpot
and Emmanuel "Manny" Duaney will be 2 of the key pieces for Coach Terence Bridgeforth
during the 2017-2018 Campbell CCJBC season as rising 8th graders. Both have caught
the attention of Coach Gwyn. "Manny is a solid student and has a lot of potential. He is
playing in national tournaments and is dunking. I see Tae working hard on his game and
is improving. If he continues to improve and keep his focus, by the time he gets to high
school he may be able to help us."
When asked about the high basketball turnover rate at the middle school level in general
and how it affects them, Tae's mom Diane says 'Oh, we are coming to Campbell!'
And with the upcoming excitement and solid futuristic educational and basketball foundation
they can get, why not?