Kaiser HS eNotes
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PROJECT GRAD 2020 POINSETTIA FUNDRAISER!
Ready for the holidays? Pre-order your beautiful, vibrant and full holiday poinsettia’s today!
Small - $12 6 inch base
Medium $15 8 inch base
Large $20 10 inch base
Pick up will be on Saturday, December 7th in the Kaiser High School Parking lot. Please see attached order form and turn it into the Project Graduation box at school. Online ordering will be available soon! These make terrific gifts for families, friends and neighbors. Click here for form: PG20 Poinsettias
KAISER MARCHING BAND SHINES AT KAMEHAMEHA TOB
Kaiser Cougar Marching Band performed this past Saturday as an Exhibition team at the Kamehameha Tournament of Bands. To watch their performance, click here: I Went to the Dance. They are also preparing to perform on Monday, November 11th at the Rainbow Invitational. They will set to go onstage around 7:30pm. Go Cougar Band!
BREAKFAST CAFETERIA ASSISTANCE IS NEEDED
Cougar ‘Ohana, our cafeteria is seeking volunteers to scan our morning breakfast meal from 7:15 – 7:50am, Monday thru Friday. You will be provided with a free breakfast. Please contact our TA VP at: firstname.lastname@example.org . Mahalo, we greatly appreciate your time.
ILLEGAL DUMPING IS PROHIBITED ON CAMPUS
Cougar ʻOhana, we need your help. There has been occurances of illegal dumping happening at the Big Brother’s -Big Sister’s container when they are not operating. Items can be dropped off only when they are present and open for business. Please spread the word, it could be anyone in the community. There is a $10,000 fine for illegal dumping.
REGISTRATION MATERIALS HAVE BEEN DISTRIBUTED
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 during KAP
Online registration will take place on November 20 – 27th. If your teen was absent yesterday please have them see their advisory teacher for their registration packet. To view courses and information, please click here: 2020 -2021 Registration
SEMESTER 1 ASSESSMENT WEEK BELL SCHEDULE
For your planning purposes, the end of semester assessment schedule is out. Please click here to access it: Semester 1 Assessment. You will find it right under our regular bell schedule.
MAGNUM PI ON CAMPUS – NOVEMBER 6TH – 7TH
The large grassy lower lot and the bottom tier of the parking lot will be reserved for Magnum PI on November 6th (6:00pm) – November 7th (10:00pm). This will not conflict with school operations and there will be ample parking for faculty, staff and students on the 7th. Additional security will be posted during the morning drop off on Nov. 7th. Mahalo!
SENIORS WHO DID NOT TAKE A STUDIO PORTRAIT OR SCHOOL PHOTO ID
The Yearbook has a space for the Seniors who did not take a senior portrait and it is their last chance to be in the Yearbook. Seniors may come into A202 to take their picture if they did not take a school ID photo. The deadline is December 13th, please email them at: (email@example.com) you would like to be in the ‘Not to be Forgotten’ section.
WINTER FANTASY @ JAPANESE CULTURAL CENTER
Friday, December 6th, 5:30pm – 10:00pm
Permission forms are now available for our Winter Fantasy. Cost is $35.00 and will be collected from November 12 – 15 behind the library during lunch. Open to everyone grades 9 – 12, a date is not required and guests must be high school age and no older than 20 years of age. A photo ID is required. This is a Non- Floral event, no gowns, prom dresses, tuxedos, flowers, leis, t-shirts, shorts, rubber slippers, etc. Allowed: collared shirts, aloha shirts, skirts, blouses, dresses, shoes, sandals etc… Click here for more information and permission form: 2019 Winter Fantasy
2020-2021 REGISTRATION WILL BE ONLINE
Kaiser High School’s registration for the next school year will be done completely online in November. Students will need to input their own course selections and alternate choices into their Infinite Campus Student Portal. Therefore, please ensure that your teen is able to access their Infinite Campus account.
For assistance with Infinite Campus (IC) access:
- Students – Go to the registrar’s office during non-class time. The registrar is located at the back of the main building.
- Parents – Email Kaiser’s registrar: firstname.lastname@example.org to request assistance with IC login. Please include your teen’s and your name with your request.
CLASS OF 2022 IB DIPLOMA PROGRAMME and CAREER-RELATED PROGRAMME APPLICATIONS DUE BY NOVEMBER 12th
Sophomores who would like to enter the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme or Career-related Programme next school year need to submit a completed application to the front office or to Mr. Bogard, IBDP Coordinator, or Ms. Murayama, IBCP Coodinator, in the upstairs library by Tuesday, November 12. The application is attached and is also available at www.kaiseribdp.org or www.kaiseribcp.org along with information about these programs. If you missed the AP/IBDP/IBCP Information Night, and are still interested in entering the IBDP, then please contact Brad Bogard at (808) 436-1860 or email@example.com, and if interested in the IBCP, contact Shareen Murayama at (808) 372-6461 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information about these programs can also be found on the IB's public website at www.ibo.org.
Click here for: IBCP and IBDP Application
HONOLULU DISTRICT SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FAIR
Calling all student scientists and engineers! Last year, Kaiser sent 15 participants to the district fair, and over half went on to compete at the state level for monetary prizes and scholarships. Kaiser has even sent students to represent at the International Science and Engineering Fair in the past several years. If you are interested in doing a Science or Engineering project, please see Mr. Hatakenaka in K207 during lunch recess, or email him at email@example.com
KAISER’S GOT TALENT!
The 2019 Kaiser Talent Showcase is coming up! The talent showcase will be on December 6, 2019. This year we’re looking for a variety of acts, so all students are welcome. Applications will be available this Wednesday, 10/23 during lunch in the KSG Room (H-102). There’s also a mandatory informational meeting next week Wednesday (10/30) in the KSG Room (H-102)
HAWAII SEAL OF BILITERACY for the CLASS OF 2020
The Board of Education established the Seal of Biliteracy. Its purpose is to recognize the importance of:
(1) enabling students to be college, career, and community ready in today’s global society;
(2) establishing an educational culture that recognizes and values the wealth of linguistic and cultural diversity students bring to the classroom;
(3) supporting opportunities for study of and increasing proficiency in ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi, an official language of the State of Hawaii; and
(4) encouraging partnerships with institutions of higher education and community organizations to increase access to language instruction in a variety of languages.
To receive the Seal of Biliteracy, one must receive a minimum GPA of 3.0 in required English Language Arts courses, a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, and receive a minimum world language assessment score: Advanced Placement score of 3 or above, IB language exam score of 4 or above, Hawaii State Department of Education-approved online language assessment score of 5 or above, HIDOE-approved ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi assessment rating of intermediate-mid level or above, or American Sign Language Proficiency Interview score yet to be determined.
Members of the Class of 2020 may apply for the Hawaii Seal of Biliteracy. Application deadline is Friday, November 15, 2019, at 11:59 pm.
Click here for application – HIDOE Seal of Biliteracy
Click here for flyer – Seal of Biliteracy
For any questions, please contact Marilyn Yano at: firstname.lastname@example.org
ATTENTION SOPHOMORE CLASS DEADLINE EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 1ST
Class Day will be on November 8th, 2019 from 9:10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Join us for a water day held on the baseball and softball field. There will be waterslides, tie dye, dodgeball, refreshments, live music, and more. Form collection will be from October 21st through November 1st during lunch, behind the library. The cost for participation is only $10.00 and should be turned in with your permission form. Thank you and we hope to see you there! Click here for: Sophomore Day Permission Form -
COLLEGE & CAREER
Sunday November 24, 2019 1:00pm – 4:00pm UH Campus Center
Click here for flyer: Explore Mānoa
TEEN HEALTH CAMP 2019
Saturday, November 9, 2019 8:00am – 2:00pm
Spend an exciting day participating in healthcare activities lead by Medical Students and other health profession students. The camp is FREE and lunch is provided. Hele mai and spend the day learning from medical students, health professionals and community organizations. Register for the FREE event held at John A. Burns School of Medicine here: Teen Health Camp 2019
15TH ANNUAL HAWAII FUTURE PHYSICIAN’S SYPOSIUM
Saturday, November 16, 2019 8:45am – 12:00pm
Eyesight Hawaii, 650 Iwalei Road, Suite 210, Honolulu 96817
RSVP here: Physician’s Symposium
COMING SOON FOR KAISER STUDENTS – SCOIR
A future planning tool for Kaiser students will help to expand college access and improve collegiate outcomes. And understand a students unique talents and pursue interesting career paths well-suited to those abilities. See flyer here: SCOIR
COLLEGE APPLICATION WORKSHOPS FOR SENIORS ONLY!
After school in H-101, 2:30 -3:30pm
November 5 , 15 Apply to the UH System
Sign up on Naviance
COLLEGE VISITS please sign up on Naviance
For more information, register for off campus visits, and to see a full list of visits, click here: College Visits
11/9 – Saturday
HPU Preview Day, Aloha Tower Marketplace, 8:00 – 1:00pm
11/10 – Southern Oregon University, Ala Moana Hotel, 1:00 – 4:00pm
11/14 B Day – UH Mānoa, College of Engineering
ʻŌLELO’S VIDEO & FILM MAGIC OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Deadline: February 7, 2020
Research shows that there is a powerful connection between family and community engagement and student achievement. As a result of positive engagement, we know that students: Earn higher grades and test scores, Enroll in higher level academic programs, are promoted on time and earn more credits, adapt better to school and attend more regularly and more.
Now, tell us Your story of the Magic of Community Engagement. Novice and Expert Categories available for high school students. Video must be 2 -5 minutes in length. Apply your creativity to tell a story of how community and family engagement makes a real and positive difference with students and your school. What does community and family engagement look like – feel like – at your school?
Award ceremony will be hosted by ʻOlelo, including a grand prize of a Sony A& III. Please click here for details: ʻOlelo Video Contest Sponsored by the HIDOE Community Engagement Branch.
2020 HAWAII REGIONAL SCHOLASTIC ART AWARDS
Deadline Thursday, December 12, 2019
Calling all students in grades 7 -12 to enter the 2020 Hawaii Regional Scholastic Art Awards. There are 18 Art catergories you can enter, from Achitecture & Design to Film & Animation. And 11 Writing Categories ranging from Humor, Dramatic Script to Poetry. Please see complete list here: SA&WA Categories and How to Enter Last year, Cougar Alumni Shannon Takahashi, won the Gold Key award for her film.
TORI RICHARDS ART CONTEST “ALOHA SPIRIT”
Deadline, November 20, 2019
Open to all DOE students grade 9 – 12. Create an artwork no bigger than 18” x 24” that depicts what “Aloha Spirit” means to you using traditional drawing and painting materials. The top two winners and their schools will receive a prize! Please click here for flyer: Tori Richards Art Contest and Entry Form. More details to follow.
10th ANNUAL INSPIRED IN HAWAIʻI CONTEST
Deadline, November 8, 2019
The Clarence T. C. Ching Foundation is pleased to announce its 10th ANNUAL “INSPIRED IN HAWAIʻI” ESSAY, POSTER, DIGITAL MEDIA POSTER, AND VIDEO CONTEST FOR 2019!
We are awarding over $20,000 in cash prizes to winning students and their teachers. In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the contest, an additional $10,000 will be awarded in a prize drawing to the winning schools.
Please visit our website at www.clarencetcchingfoundation.org to view and download this year’s contest rules, contest entry and release forms, to see last year’s winners, and to learn more about the Foundation and our benefactor, Clarence T. C. Ching. Please click here for flyer: Inspired in Hawaiʻi
KAISER COUGAR ATHLETICS
CLICK HERE FOR: PHYSICAL FORM
CLICK HERE FOR: STUDENT PARTICIPATION FORM
BOYS SOCCER PARENT MEETING
Parent meeting will be on Friday, November 15, at 6:30pm in the Library
JV & Varsity Boys Soccer Tryouts will be November 11,12 & 13. 6:00pm – 8:00pm @ Kaiser Stadium.
JV BASEBALL PARENT MEETING AND TRYOUTS
Parent meeting for both JV & Varsity parents will be held on Friday
11/8/19, 5pm at the baseball bleachers.
JV Baseball Info:
Please bring all completed athletic forms at the time of JV tryouts.
JV Baseball Tryouts will be held on November 11th (10am-12pm),
12th & 13th (3pm-5pm) at baseball field.
GIRLS SOCCER ANNOUNCEMENTS
November 4 – 8, Tryouts 4:00 – 6:00pm
November 8th – Parent Meeting, 6:30pm in the Library
VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL
Conditioning has started this past Monday in the gym. Please meet Monday – Thursday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm in the gym from October 21 – October 31st.
WRESTLING CONDITIONING HAS STARTED
If you are interested in joining the Wresting team, please contact Coach Nick via email: email@example.com. Please have your forms completed. See above.
CLOSING THE BOOK: 2019 KAISER COUGARS
It has been an incredible and memorable football season. Click here to read the summary of an amazing season by Hawaii Prep World: Kaiser Cougars Then vote below for our Cougars!
VOTE VOTE VOTE! 2019 COVER 2 HAWAII HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL AWARDS
Vote until November 25th!
The following players have been nominated for Cover 2 Awards:
Kaulukukui Award – Offensive Player of the Year Award : MASON YOSHINO
Wedemeyer Award – Two-Way Player of the Year Award : DRE FALLS
Owens Award – Special Teams Player of the Year: KYLER HALVORSEN
Coach of the Year Award – COACH TIM SEAMAN
Please vote, click here for the link: Cover 2 Player of the Year Awards
UPCOMING ATHLETIC EVENTS
11/9 – JV Girls Tennis vs. Roosevelt & Kalani @ Kalani. 9:00am
KAISER COMPLEX AND COMMUNITY NEWS
JUDGES NEEDED FOR REFLECTIONS CONTEST
Thursday, November 7th 5:30pm in the Library
Aloha Cougar ʻOhana, the PTSA is seeking your assistance in judging our annual Reflection’s Contest. No experience necessary. Judging is completely blind (all student’s names are hidden) and anonymous (your name is hidden as well). The more judges the better. Plan on spending about an hour and a half, depending on the number of entries we receive. If you are interested or have any questions, please leave me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Mahalo!
KAPENA, KARLIE G & MICAH GANIRON in concert in Hawai’i Kai? I’ll be there!!! Koko Head's 65th Anniversary Lu'au
Saturday, November 16th 5:00 – 9:00pm
Pink order forms still being accepted, or order online here! All are invited to come join Kapena, Karlie G, Micah Ganiron, Leimomi Ho's Hula Halau, Koko Head Keiki and the entire Koko Head 'ohana on the front lawn! Cultural activities for families, a silent auction, and 'ono Hawaiian food by the Paiva family! See you at the party!
ALOHA ʻĀINA, RECYCLING DRIVE - SAVE THE DATE!
Saturday, December 7, 2019
We will be accepting:
All types of scrap metal, washers, dryers, fencing but NO refrigerators, AC units or compressed gas cylinders.
Batteries: Automotiv, UPS and lead acid batteries ONLY
TVʻs Computers, printers, scanners, monitors
Confidential documents collected in locked bins & shredded off site
HI-5 aluminum cans, plastic & glass bottles
Printer cartridges and toner
Laptops, game systems, cameras, cell phones
Reusable clothing & household items
Used cooking oil in sealed containers
New and gently used furniture, building materials, appliances, tools and cabinets!
Please see flyer for details: Aloha ʻĀina
THANKSGIVING IMU AT LUNALILO HOME
Drop Off – Wednesday, November 27, 5:00 – 7:00pm
Pick up – Thursday, November 28, 9:00 – 10:00am
It’s that time of year again! Have your Thanksgiving meal baked Kalua style for an over the top tasty experience! Cost is $25 per item. For an extra $75.00, you can get all the extras to go with your protein; stuffing, gravy, poi biscuits, pumpkin crunch and ʻuala (Hawaiian sweet potato) ! Please see flyer for details: Hoʻomaikaʻi Kalua Benefit.
FARMER’S MARKET SEEKING VENDORS EVERY TUESDAY!
Please spread the word! If you would like a booth at our Tuesday Farmer’s Market, please contact David Clyne at 779-4117. They are seeking new vendors! Mahalo.
Reminder, plant exchange is every 2nd Tuesday at Farmer’s Market.
Farmer’s Market every Tuesday from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. See you there!
Nov 7 Reflectionʻs Contest Judging, 5:30pm in the Library
Nov 8 Senior Class Day @ Wet ʻnʻ Wild
Nov 8 Sophomore Class Day
Nov 13 NVMS 8th Grade visit to Kaiser
Nov 14 Reflections Contest Award Ceremony, 6:00pm in the Library
Nov 21 SCC Meeting, 5:00pm in the Admin Conference Room
Nov 24 Hui Nalu KaʻIwi Coast Run
Nov 28 – 29 – Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 30 Hawaiʻi Kai Christmas Parade
Parent Community Network Coordinator (PCNC)
Henry J. Kaiser High School
An International Baccalaureate World School,
AVID Certified, Advanced Placement and Dual Credit School
Phone: (808) 394-1200 ext. 2241
Continuous Notice of Nondiscrimination
The Hawaii State Department of Education (HSDOE) and its schools do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, national origin, religion or disability in its programs and activities and provides equal access to designated youth groups, including the Boy Scouts. Please direct further inquiries regarding HSDOE nondiscrimination polices to:
ADA/Section 504 Inquires
Krysti Sukita, ADA/504 Specialist
Civil Rights Compliance Office
Hawaii State Department of Education
P.O. BOX 2360
Honolulu, HI 96804
(808) 586-3322 or relay
Title VI, Title IX, and other Inquiries
Anne Marie Puglisi, Director
Civil Rights Compliance Office
Hawaii State Department of Education
P.O. BOX 2360
Honolulu, HI 96804
(808) 586-3322 or relay