Just one glimpse at the spin of her breaking pitches or hearing the whizzing sound of her heater, it’s easy to see why Merchantville resident and Haddon Heights HS freshman, Sophia Bordi, is so successful in the pitching circle. But to know the true meaning of her dominance is to watch a steady line of opposing hitters go to the plate with a plan, only to return to the dugout three strikes later, wondering what went wrong. That scenario played out 307 times this year as Bordi put together one of the best seasons by a freshman in South Jersey history, pitching the Haddon Heights High School team to conference, sectional, state and Tournament of Champions titles this spring. During states the freshman blasted three home runs and struck out 15 batters en route to a shutout during the Haddon Heights High School’s softball team’s 8-0 championship-clincher. An all-around player and teammate!
For parents in the Borough of Merchantville, the opportunity to send their kids to Haddon Heights High School was a welcome option after more than 40 years of trying. But since then, some say getting their kids there every morning has become a hardship among missed or late pick-ups. The bus should drop off students in the morning between 7:45 and 7:50 a.m. so students have enough time to get to their homerooms or 1st period and it's reached a breaking point this year amid a national bus driver shortage. The Merchantville School District is responsible to provide student transportation to and from Haddon Heights High School, as well as certain other out-of-district placements. The district utilizes the Camden County Educational Service Commission (CCESC) who directly contracts with various busing companies that can meet our student transportation needs. Nationally, death and illness from COVID-19 has resulted in massive bus driver shortages and in some cases the choice to supplement with National Guard. Read the article at NJ Pen.
The Haddon Heights High School Marching Band and Color Guard - one-third students from Merchantville - won the USBands State Championship on November 3rd. They also were awarded Best Guard, Best Percussion, Best Visual, and Best Effect with their show, Keys of Life. This is the 2nd year in a row winning they have won the title and look forward to the Independence Class Championships sponsored by the The Cavalcade of Bands, a non profit organization composed of over one hundred member schools coming together to compete on the interscholastic level at West Chester University next Saturday, November 9th.
Haddon Heights Course Information Night for 8th graders attending Haddon Heights High School next year as 9th graders will take place at Merchantville School on Wednesday, January 15th from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Haddon Heights Jr./Sr. High School continues to be proud of its tradition of excellent academic performance and high standards for all students. The high number of students who move on to post-secondary education and the military continues to be competitive nationally. Students and staff have access to current technology to assist teaching and learning. Students are participants in Google Classroom where they can share and interact with other students and teachers in a learning environment that opens up opportunities outside the classroom walls. Students, parents, and professional staff focus on the academic pursuits that prepare the students to enter high school as confident learners. Elective courses and our extra-curricular programs ultimately prepare each student to become a well-rounded learner, equipped to meet the challenges they will face in high school and the world. 2019-20 Program of Studies.
Camden Catholic offers a wide array of summer experiences for students in grammar and middle school. Each camper is required to complete a medical form, provide immunization records, and receive parent permission in order to participate. Summer Programs fees range from $150-450 and include: Theater, Theatre Tech Camp, High School Theatre Ensemble, Fine Art, Expressive Drawing & Painting, Digital Art, Study Skills, High School Placement Test (2 sessions) and High School Transition.