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Happy Spring Break!

 

SPRING BREAK MARCH 18 – 22

Cougars, Have a Wonderful, Safe and Relaxing Spring Break. It’s only one more quarter after this! If you would like to take break from your Netflix, please take a moment to watch these short films from our uber talented Film students.

The Last Check - 2017 Winner of the All American High School Film Festival

Orange Collar - 2018 All American High School Film Festival Selection 

 

 

JUNIOR PROM, ‘TALE AS OLD AS TIME’, APRIL 13th

Kaiser High School Junior Prom will take place on Saturday, April 13, from 5:00 to 10:00pm at Hilton Waikiki Beach Hotel. Permission forms and payment of $65 (cash or check made payable to Kaiser High School) will be collected March 27-29 and April 1-2, during lunch behind the library. Join us for a great evening of entertainment, dinner, and dancing! Further information and the permission form are attached. Hard copies of the forms were given out in KAP and are also available in the front office and the library.

Click here for permission form: Junior Prom

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS JAROD TAGUDAN – ISLANDER SCHOLAR AWARDEE!

Islander Scholars is a statewide, one-of-a-kind award for one Junior classperson per school. Island Scholars is a reminder that that there is more to success than grades, test scores or potential earned income. It is valuing our ʻaina, our ʻohana and our communities, culture and character.

Congratulations to Jarod Tagudan for being selected as KHS’s Island Scholar awardee as he represents the very best of Hawaiʻi. Jarod was chosen for his active involvement in AVID, AFJROTC and the Air Riflery team.

As part of this award, Jarod will join 47 other students for a 3-day Academy in Kohala, Hawaiʻi where he will meet other distinguished students and leaders, and have an unforgettable weekend of fun and fellowship.

Please click here for picture of: Jarod with our Central Area Superintendent, Dr. Mahoe, and Prinicpal Mew

 

 

KAISER WINTER GUARD IS OFF TO COMPETE IN WGI’S IN TEXAS!

Our Winter Guard has landed in Denton, Texas, preparing to compete in the Winter Guard International, Southwest Power Regional. In their Scholastic A division, they will be competing against 56 other high schools from around the nation. Of which, 25 will advance to the semi-finals. Sending our best wishes and thoughts to our Cougars as they prepare to perform on Saturday.

This past Sunday, the Winter Guard had a send-off performance for friends and family.

Please click on the video link to get a sneak peek, and watch hours of hard work all culminate into a fantabulous 5 minutes: WG Rose Colored Boy

Or, scroll down to the bottom of KHS website to watch the video. GO COUGARS!

 

 

TEIKYO NAGAOKA HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADERS VISITS KHS!

Last Friday, March 8th, members of our sister school in Japan, Teikyo Nagaoka visited…click to read more with: Teikyo/Kaiser Cheer

 

 

IBMYP PERSONAL PROJECT NIGHT, APRIL 4TH

Each year, every Sophomore is tasked to create a Personal Project. This project is something that the student is passionate about. Through investigation, planning, action and reflection, students are able to extend their knowledge and understanding while developing vital academic ad personal skills.

Please join us on Thursday, April 4th at 6:00pm in the cafeteria to view the over 100 projects produced by our Class of 2021. Prepare to be amazed. Light refreshments will be served and an award program will conclude the evening.

 

 

**TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY** PAWSOME PET DRIVE

The Pet Food and Supply Drive ends tomorrow. If you have any of your pet's belongings that they no longer use or just love caring for animals, please bring in any pet food, toys or necessities (suggestions are on the attached flyer). There will be collection in the front office from 7:30 am - 7:55 am, every day of the drive. If you can't make it in the morning, feel free to drop donations off in the office or at A103 during non-instructional time. Any questions or concerns feel free to call (808) 485-7597. Hope to see you there! Mahalo for your support!

Click here for flyer: Pawsome Drive

 

 

GATHERING PLACE CONSTURCTION

Construction of the Gathering Place Project will begin shortly.  Barricades will be erected March 6-9 with construction to begin March 11. Barricaded sections located in front of the cafeteria will be off limits to students.  Please pardon the inconvenience ~ your cooperation & support is greatly appreciated! Construction updates will be provided.

 

 

PTSA/PROJECT GRAD OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE FUNDRAISER

Outback Steakhouse has generously paired with the Friends of Kaiser PTSA for a Down Under Fundraiser!

For only $17.00 you will have your choice of:

1 - Outback Special 8oz. Sirloin Steak with a side and salad

2 - Alice Springs Chicken with a side and salad

3 - No Rules Parmesan Pasta with Chicken with a salad

Purchase now and use throughout the month of April.  Tickets are limited! You will be able to pick up your tickets from March 18 – 29th at the PCNC office (located in the front office).

Ticket pick-up times:

March 18 – 29th 

Monday - Thursday

8:00am – 11:30am and

2:00pm - 2:30pm 

You may also email PCNC Ann Olson to schedule your pick-up.

Click here to Purchase: PTSA Outback Fundraiser – Mahalo!

 

**MENʻS WAREHOUSE PROJECT GRADUATION FUNDRAISER**

Open to all classes! Fire Sale! Only ONE tuxedo package available!

 Project Graduation has ONE tuxedo left at Menʻs Warehouse for only $85.00!  This is a $100.00 - $179.00 value. (Exlcludes Vera Wang and Joseph Abboud’s #1140). Click on this link to view tuxedo packages being offered: Men’s Warehouse PG 2019

Please respond to: mailto:kaiserprojectgrad2019@gmail.com, The winner will be notified and will need to pay for package within 2 days of notification or the next applicant will be given the opportunity to buy the package. Tuxedo rental is only applicable to $99.99 tuxedos. Once payment has been made, we will email you a code which you can take to Men’s Warehouse by April 12th to be fitted and to complete your rental agreement.

 

CLASS OF 2019 – GRADUATION FEE

For the class of 2019, the Graduation Fee this year is $40.00. The fee will cover security, sound system, decorations, backdrops and more. Please submit your payment (cash or check) directly to the office, with a copy of the attached form, by Friday, March 29th. Please make checks payable to “Kaiser High School”. Forms are available at the office. Mahalo! 

Graduation Fee Form

 

 

 

 

CLASSROOM CLEANERS NEEDED

 

Need to earn extra money? Hardworking and responsible Students who are interested in earning money as a room cleaner, please see VP Lisa Mendonca. Earn $10.10 an hour, one to three hours per day available!

 

 

FOODLAND – SHOP FOR HIGHER EDUCATION – KAISER’S CODE - #7539

Now until March 19th

We are still #29.

Shop at Foodland and your purchases will go towards scholarship opportunities for our school. Inform the cashier upon check out to use code #7539. The more we shop at Foodland, the more scholarship opportunities will be made available. Funds are also available to help Project Grad!

 

 

FOR SY 2019 – 2020  STUDENTS TAKING AP LITERATURE AND AP LANGUAGE

For students taking AP Literature next year (current juniors), the AP Lit meeting is on Tuesday, April 23 in C304.

For students taking AP Language next year (current sophomores), the AP Lang meeting is on Tuesday, April 30 in the Black Box (G103)

 

 

CLASS OF 2019 REMINDERS:

Seniors: Required Graduation Attire:

The required graduation attire will be as follows: 

- All graduates must have the Jostens cap, gown, tassel, and lei (to be distributed in the gym before graduation) on a hanger when they report to the gym the night of graduation.

- Refrain from wearing any big/flashy jewelry.

- All graduates must obey Kaiser's dress code and the requirements below.  Graduates whose attire does not meet the dress code/requirements will be sent home to change. 

- Girls: Completely black dress that meets the dress code.  Dress should be either a scoop or v-neck that does not show over the neckline of the gown.  Dress should be longer than the fingertips when hands are placed at sides and shorter than the gown.  Shoes must be completely black.  Wedges no higher than 3 inches and flats are acceptable; please bring chunky heels in person to be approved by Ms. Oyama in C204 by May 1, 2019.  No stilettos or spiky heels.

- Boys: Completely white, long-sleeved collared dress shirt, black dress slacks, black tie, black dress socks, and black dress shoes.  No athletic shoes/sneakers, printed ties/shirts/etc, bowties.

 

Graduation Announcements:

We have just been notified by Jostens that the supply company, due to its own reasons, may not deliver graduation announcements ordered through Jostens until early April.  We will notify of updates as we receive them.  In the meantime, we recommend letting intended invitees know our graduation date, time, and location.   Kaiser's Graduation Ceremony will take place on Friday, May 24, 2019 in the Kaiser High School Stadium.  The ceremony will begin at 6:00 PM.

 

Cap and Gown Orders: 

Aloha families-please note that the previous announcement regarding Cap and Gown orders applies only to families who have not yet placed an order.  If you have already placed an order with Jostens, you have ordered the necessary Cap and Gown Unit.  I apologize for any confusion! If you have not yet ordered, please do so ASAP at www.jostens.com or see Ms. Oyama in C204 to pick up an order form.  If you have any questions, please email Ms. Oyama at joyama@kaiserhs.k12.hi.us.

 

Seniors: College Decision Letters 

Seniors, please remember to submit a pdf or hard copy of ALL your decision letters and financial aid award letters (whether admitted, or denied, or deferred, or wait listed) to Mr. McCutcheon in H101. You may email him at:Eric_McCutcheon@notes.k12.hi.us

 

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PROJECT GRADUATION ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

PROJECT GRADUATION CLASS OF 2019

December 22nd through graduation - $300.00

Download your registration form here: ProjectGrad 2019. Forms are also available at the front office. Please fill them out completely and return with your payment to the front office.

Parents... please email kaiserprojectgrad2019@gmail.com if you would like to join the committee and to stay informed.  

 

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COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS: 

 

 COLLEGE VISITS sign up on Naviance

3/14 - Hawaiʻi Medical College, 10:00 – 10:47am

3/27 – UH Mānoa for Admitted students only, 9:15 – 10:15am

3/29 – Hawaii High School Academy, 10:00 – 10:47am (Click College Visits to learn more about this fantastic opportunity!)

4/1 – Northern Arizona University, 8:30 – 9:16am

 

 

ASVAB TESTING, THURSDAY, APRIL 4TH

Registration forms are available in H-101 to take the ASVAB test on Thursday, April 4th 7:50am – 12noon. The ASVAB is a timed multi-aptitude test, which is given at over 14,000 schools and Military Entrance Processing Stations (MEPS) nationwide and is developed and maintained by the Department of Defense. Click here for more information and sample tests: ASVAB

Forms are due by 3:00pm on March 28 to H-101. Test is FREE!

 

STEAM/ EDUCATION INTERSHIP AT BISHOP MUSEUM

A fantastic opportunity awaits at the Bishop Museum. Learn how to care for the extensive collection from the Hawaiʻi and Pacific regions in nine areas: Archaeology, Botany, Entomology, Ichthyology, Invertebrate Zoology, Library & Archilve, Malacology and Vertbrate Zoology.

Click here for more details: Bishop Museum

Application is due March 31, 2019

 

 

SCHOLARSHIPS:

 

FRIENDS OF KAISER PTSA SCHOLARSHIPS

This year, the Friends of Kaiser PTSA is giving out four scholarships to deserving Seniors who exemplify being a Kaiser Cougar.

$1,000 – 1 male and 1 female

$500 – 1 male and 1 female.

Please click on the following link to apply: KHS PTSA Scholarship

Application Deadline is April 7, 2019

 

HOʻOILINA SCHOLARSHIP – HTA & HLTA

The Hawai‘i Tourism Authority and Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Association is pleased to announce a new scholarship.   On March 12, we are introducing the Ho‘oilina Scholarship.  It will be open exclusively to Hawai‘i public high school graduates who are planning to pursue degrees in the tourism, hospitality, or culinary fields.  Our goal is to support and encourage young people to pursue their college degrees in these tourism fields and soon fill the ranks of our industry in productive and fulfilling careers.   For high school graduates attending a Hawai‘i university, we will be awarding a total of five, four-year scholarships of $12,000 per person per year for those admitted to the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa’s School of Travel Industry Management or the hospitality programs at Brigham Young University Hawai‘i or Hawai‘i Pacific University.   Beyond having a commendable GPA, leadership skills, volunteer service, and internship experience, prospective candidates must agree to enroll in ‘Ōlelo Hawaiian language and culture classes.  We expect this program will incentivize and reward these future tourism and hospitality leaders and establish them as pillars of our community.   The Ho‘oilina Scholarship recipient selection committee will be co-chaired by Chris Tatum, President & CEO of  the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority and me in my capacity as President & CEO of the Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Association.  Committee members will include leaders from across the state in the fields of hospitality, culinary arts, and education, as well as labor representatives and Hawaiian culture specialists.   Applications are now available on the HLTA website:              http://www.hawaiilodging.org/scholarship-opportunities.html and are due by 12:00 noon on Tuesday, April 9, 2019.

 

 Many, many scholarships are available here: Scholarships. View the many opportunities which are available to you.

 

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CONTESTS: 

 

ROTARY CLUB OF HONOLULU – 4-WAY SPEECH CONTEST

Present a speech of 3-5 minutes. Speech must be original in content and apply Rotary's Four-Way Test (1. Is it the TRUTH? 2. Is it FAIR to all concerned? 3. Will it build GOODWILL & BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? 4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?).

Email to: administrator@honolulurotary.com or postmark by deadline to 4-Way Test Speech Contest Committee: Rotary Club of Honolulu 705 Queen Street Honolulu, HI 96813.

Entries are due no later than March 25, 2019. In-person semi-final judging at Na Lama Kukui on April 6, 2019. Finalists will present their speeches at the Rotary Club of Honolulu Meeting at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel on April 9, 2019.

1st place: $1,700.00

2nd Place: $900.00

3rd Place: $500.00

See flyer and information: Rotary Club Contest Rules

 

CANCER UNWRAPPED WRITING CONTEST

Experiencing a cancer diagnosis can cause a storm of emotions. Whether cancer has made you feel angry, sad, lonely, or even grateful, we want to hear about it. The Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing Contest invites high school students to submit essays about their experience with cancer for the opportunity to win cash prizes. Since the contest began in 2006, we have received more than 2,900 submissions and handed out over $135,000 in prize money.

Click here or the graphic to apply. See the flyer for more information.

Deadline - April 15, 2019

 

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KAISER ATHLETICS ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

CLICK HERE FOR PARTICIPATION/PARENT CONSENT FORM:

CLICK HERE FOR PHYSICAL EXAM/CONCULSSION RISK ACK FORM

CLICK HERE FOR PARENT ATHLETE HANDBOOK

CLICK HERE FOR KAISER ATHLETICS WEBSITE

 

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BOYS BASKETBALL ALL OIA EAST SELECTIONS

A Big Congratulations to the following Cougars for being named to the All OIA East Team. Both D1 and D2 teams are combined to make this list:

Second Team: Kenji Toyama

Honorable Mention: Mario Drummer and Dre Falls

 

LADY COUGAR ALL OIA EAST SELECTIONS

A round of applause to our Lady Cougars for being named to the All OIA East Team. Again, both D1 and D2 teams are combined to make this list:

First Team: Taeya Blakeney

Second Team: Trinidee Kahunahana

Honorable Mention: Stephanie Cannon, Macy Hill, Kylee Mahiko and Dacee Tsue

 

Congratulations to Cougar Basketball for a tremendous season!

 

 

LADY COUGAR WATER POLO UPDATE

Win vs. Roosevelt, 9 - 4

 

BOYS BASEBALL UPDATE

Lost vs. Farrington, 6-5

 

BOYS VOLLEYBALL UPDATE

Lost vs. Moanalua, 0 – 2

 

LADY COUGAR SOFTBALL UPDATE

Win vs. Castle, 2 – 1

 

TENNIS UPDATE

Win over Kailua, 7- 1

 

UPCOMING ATHLETIC EVENTS

Friday, March 15

Girls Softball vs. Kaimuki @ Kaimuki

 

Saturday, March 16

Varsity Tennis vs. Kalani @ Kaiser, 9:00am

Girls Water Polo vs. Moanalua @ Kaimuki, 11:00am

Track & Field Qualifying Meet #3 @ Kaiser, 1:00pm

 

Monday, March 18

Golf @ Ted Makalena Golf Course, 9:00am

Girls Softball vs. Roosevelt @ Roosevelt, 3:00pm

Boys Volleyball vs. Kalani @ Kalani, 5:30pm

 

Wednesday, March 20

Golf @ Barber’s Point Golf Course, 11:00am

Varsity Tennis vs. Kaimuki @ Kaimuki, 1:00pm

Baseball vs. Castle @ Kaiser, 3:00pm

Girls Water Polo vs. Leilehua @ CORP, 3:30pm

Boys Volleyball vs Anuenue @ Kaiser, 5:30pm

 

Saturday, March 23

Varsity Tennis vs. Roosevelt @ Kaiser, 9:00am

Girls Softball vs. Kailua @ Kaiser, 10:00am

Judo @ Castle, 10:30am

Baseball vs. Roosevelt @ Stevenson Middle School, 11:00am

Girls Water Polo vs. Waialua @ Kaimuki, 2:00pm

 

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COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

PARENT PROJECT IS COMING TO KAISER THIS SUMMER!

A workshop geared for parents of teens. Parent project will help you learn techniques to influence and motivate your teen to make better choices, change unwanted behaviors, create a discipline structure that works and prepare your teen for a succesful middle or high school experience. Sessions are every Wednesday start June 5th – July 25 (except July 17 and 25 (Thursday). Cost is only $35 for the workbook which is paid at the start of class.

Please see attached flyer or contact Joanne Imada at: Joanne_Imada@notes.k12.hi.us for more information. Click here for flyer: Parent Project

 

ZUMABATHON CHARITY EVENT FOR ALS! SUNDAY, MARCH 31st

Kaiser Cougar student Kryn Valenti is holding a Zumbathon to raise awareness and support for ALS here at Kaiser High School. The event will be held in Cafeteria on Sunday, March 31st from 3:00pm – 5:30pm, with Zumba Instructor, Deb Azama. Presale tickets are $10, at the door $20. Students are $5 with a vaild High School ID. To purchase tickets, or for more information, please contact Jennifer at Jschack@alsagoldenwest.org or 808-888-9627. Or purchase online: ALS ZUMBA – join Team DebZumba, Debbie Azama-Park.

Wear RED to show our support! There will be prizes, fun music, snacks and fellowship. All proceeds will go towards the ALS Walk which will be held on Saturday, September 14th.

Click here for flyer: ALS Zumbathon

 

KAPIOLANI COMMUNITY TECH FAIR, SATURDAY, APRIL 7TH, 1:00PM – 4:00PM

A free family event about everyday technology. Enjoy hands-on activities, demos, and prizes! Learn how to take better pictures, make a 3D print, recycle your electronics or papers and so much more. Click here for more info: KCC Tech Fair

 

KAISER HIGH SCHOOL FARMER'S MARKET

Farmer’s every Tuesday, from 4:00 until sunset. Come on out for tasty treats at the Farmer’s Market held in the Kaiser High School parking lot.

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IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES (Click here for link to: KHS CALENDAR

 

Mar 15   Quarter 3 Ends

Mar 18 – 22 – Spring Break

Mar 21   SCC Meeting in Admin Conference Room, 5:00pm

Mar 26   Holiday – Kuhio Day

Apr  4    IBMYP Personal Project Night at Cafeteria, 6:00pm

Apr  13  Junior Prom @ Hilton Waikiki Hotel, 5:00pm

Apr  17  Drama Spring Production @ Black Box Theater, 7:00pm

Apr  18  Earth Fest

 

 

Mahalo, 

Ann Olson 

Parent Community Network Coordinator (PCNC)

Henry J. Kaiser High School

An International Baccalaureate World School,

AVID Certified, Advanced Placement and Dual Credit School

511 Lunalilo Home Road

Honolulu, HI 96825

Phone: (808) 394-1200 ext. 2241

aolson@kaiserhs.k12.hi.us

www.kaiserhighschoolhawaii.org

Twitter: @KaiserHigh