Kaiser HS eNotes
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SENIOR GRADUATION CAP & GOWN ORDERS
Graduating seniors who plan to participate in the graduation ceremony must order a cap and gown package from Jostens. The early order deadline was December 15, 2019. Orders can still be placed online at jostens.com (search Kaiser High School). April 15, 2020 is the absolute deadline, please place your order as soon as possible. Various packages are still available, and the cost of the basic cap and gown unit is now $77.40. Contact Brad Bogard, Class of 2020 Advisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have any questions.
DRAMA SPRING PRODUCTION AUDITIONS
Auditions for our spring production, “A Festival of One Acts” will be held on Wednesday, January 29th at 2:00pm in G-103. Callbacks will be on Thursday, January 30th at 2:30pm.
CONGRATULATIONS COUGAR BOYS SOCCER! OIA EAST CHAMPIONS!
With a win over Kalaheo this past Saturday, Cougar soccer secured the #1 spot in the OIA East division! Read more below in the Athletics section.
SWIM TEAMS TAKE 2ND OIA EASTERN CHAMPIONSHIPS!
Congratulations to both the Women’s and Men’s’ teams which placed a close 2nd in the OIA Eastern Championships. Please see full results below in Athletics.
PARENT SQS SURVEY
The Parent SQS Survey was distributed to students in their KAP class on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. Please ask your child to follow-up with their KAP teacher if you did not receive it. Questions may be directed to Ms. Yano at email@example.com
On Tuesday, February 25th, Kaiser High School will be having its ACT Day. School will be on a special schedule. Most 9th and 10th grade students will be taking the PreACT. Most 11th grade students will be taking the ACT. Students in the 12th grade have the option of attending study hall on campus that day or planning other productive activities off campus.
Letters about ACT Day were to go home through KAP class on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. They are attached below. Contact Ms. Yano at firstname.lastname@example.org have any questions. Click here for ACT Day Letter; ACT Letter and PreACT Letter
Because of the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA), Kaiser High School administers the Smarter Balanced English Language Arts (ELA)/Literacy and Mathematics Assessments to all 11th grade students. Specific testing schedule will be forthcoming.
To meet science assessment requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA), Kaiser High School administers the Biology End of Course (EOC) exam to all Biology students. Testing schedule will be forthcoming.
Letters about Biology EOC testing were to go home through biology classes. It is attached below. Contact Ms. Yano at email@example.com if you have any questions. Click here for Biology EOC Letter
NHS BLOOD DRIVE, DEADLINE FOR FORMS EXTENDED TO FRIDAY, JAN. 24TH
For everyone 16 years of age and over! Community is welcome.
Did you know that one donation of blood can potentially save up to 3 lives? Also, every 2 seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. Less than 38% of the population is eligible to give blood or platelets, so your donation is very precious and important. Cougars, sign up to donate blood today. You have to be at least 16 years old to donate and meet proper age-weight requirements. If you are not 18, you must fill out a parental consent form along with the appointment form. Forms are due Friday, January 24th to Ms. Fernandes in H102, or her mailbox in the office. You may download forms here or pick them up in H102. Click here for: Blood Drive Form and here for: Blood Drive Parental Consent form.
VALENTINE'S DAY GRAMS!
Cougars, let someone know you're thinking of them by sending a Valentine's Day Gram. This is open to the whole school. Collection is now to Friday January 24th behind the library. Click here for flyer: Valentineʻs Day Grams
You may choose one of the following options:
$2.00 Red rose and gram
$1.00 chocolate and gram
FreshSoph BANQUET “STARRY NIGHT” IS COMING SOON! *TIME CHANGES*
Time changes were made to the schedule! Click new form below.
FreshSoph Banquet 2020 will be on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at Ke'alohi Point Banquet Hall on Kāne'ohe Bay. It will cost $35.00 and the event will be from 4:30 pm to 10:15 pm. Transportation by private bus from Kaiser High School to the event venue and back will be provided and is required for this event. Forms will be distributed in this week's KAP class. Please see Mr. Balazs in Room C303 for extra forms. Form and money collection will be from January 22nd to 31st. Hope to see you there!
HCC FIELD TRIP – FEBRUARY 21, 2020
For 11th and 12th grade students only
Interested in learning about automotive technology, carpentry, cosmetology, fashion technology, music and entertainment learning, sheet metal, welding and other career and technical education programs?
If so, sign up for the field trip to Honolulu Community College (HCC) scheduled for Friday, February 21, 2020. We will take a campus tour to visit a variety of the programs offered on campus.
Go to room H-101 or your grade-level counselor to pick up a field trip form.
Limited space available!
COLLEGE & CAREER
HOʻOLINA SCHOLARSHIP FUND, TRAVEL INDUSTRY MANAGEMENT
Deadline to apply, February 15, 2020
Eight – 4-year scholarships will be awarded, $12,000 per year, for Hawaiʻi public high school graduates who enroll at UHM and declare a major in Travel Industry Management. Seniors, please click here to apply: 2020 Cohort
KAPIʻOLANI COMMUNITY COLLEGE APPLICATION HELP FOR SENIORS
Two opportunities! Lots of hours!
Seniors - get help with the application. Check on your status. Learn about NSO.
Wednesday, February 5th: 10:15 AM to 2:30 PM
Tuesday, February 11th: 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Sign up on Naviance.
REED COLLEGE SPRING TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP
Deadline to Apply – January 27, 2019 For Juniors only.
Junior Scholars, Reed's spring travel scholarship, invites a highly qualified group of high school juniors from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds to visit Reed. All air travel, on-campus meals, and on-campus lodging will be covered by the college.
Visiting Reed is transformative. We have a saying here that "only Reed feels like Reed" and we make sure that all of our campus visitors have the opportunity to truly engage with our community.
As part of this program, Junior Scholars will be able to:
• stay two full days on campus including one overnight with a current Reed student in a residence hall;
• attend classes of interest;
• enjoy meals with current Reed students;
• learn more about Reed through an information session and campus tour.
Click here or the logos to apply.
YALE YOUNG GLOBAL SCHOLARS
Students in grades 10 or 11
Experience life as a university student at Yale's Old Campus
Sessions in the humanities, social sciences, STEM, and a new cross-disciplinary track that incorporates all of the above.
Meet peers from over 125 countries around the world (including all 50 U.S. states), and join discussions where students offer global perspectives.
$3.4 million USD in need-based financial aid equally to both domestic and international students, offered as discounts covering up to 100% of tuition costs.
Apply by our early action deadline and receive a reduced application fee. If the fee poses a financial burden, submit a fee waiver to make your application fee $0 USD.
Regular Decision Deadline: January 15, 2020 at 11:59PM ET
Apply Today: https://globalscholars.yale.edu/how-to-apply
Seniors and Juniors, a wealth of scholarships are awaiting for your application. Get a head start now so you don’t miss any deadlines! Click here: Scholarships
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
Jan 22 (B Day) – KUPU, 9:30 – 10:15am; S
Kupu (Learn. Serve. Restore) is looking for individuals to take part in the Hawai'i Youth Conservation Corps during the Summer of 2020. The ideal applicant is someone who is dedicated to improving and preserving Hawai‘i’s natural resources and cultural landscape, through hands-on service. Successful applicants will be paid, and connected with other like-minded young adults making a difference to their community and the environment.
OPPORTUNITIES AND CONTESTS
NATIONAL YOUTH SCIENCE CAMP FOR SENIORS
Deadline to apply, February 28, 2020
The National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp) is a no-cost residential honors program that encourages lifelong learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Two graduating high school students from each state are selected to participate each year. The program is designed to inspire lifelong engagement and ethical leadership in science and expand participants’ comfort zones with scientific and cultural aspects of the natural world.
The NYSCamp will occur from June 22, 2020 to July 15, 2020 in Thornwood, West Virginia, with travel to Washington, D.C. The camp includes an academic program with lectures and small-group studies with STEM professionals, field trips, and informal seminars. The outdoor program includes optional opportunities to go backpacking, caving, kayaking, mountain biking, and rock climbing.
Students must apply at apply.nysc.org by 1:00 PM HST February 28, 2020. All applicants must have graduated from high school between July 1, 2019, and June 30, 2020 and demonstrate high levels of achievement in academics, STEM, and leadership. Selected participants must commit to attending the entire NYSCamp program from June 22, 2020 to July 15, 2020 – no exceptions. NYSCamp is not sponsored by the State of Hawaii Department of Education. For more information, please visit NYSCampʻs website at www.nysc.org
For more details, visit: Apply Now
WRITE THE FUTURE – FOR ALL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Deadline to apply, February 29, 2020
The Write The Future Contest is a writing contest open to any high school student in the state of Hawaii. The focus of this contest is on the importance of strong values and action, and it is intended to create conversation around values held by individuals and communities. The prompt for participants in this contest is “Learn from the past, change your present, be our future.” The contest submissions will open January 1, 2020 and close February 29, 2020. Winners will be announced March 31, 2020. Submissions must be between 250 and 1,000 words. Any writing style will be accepted, and fiction or nonfiction are both appreciated. This contest is run by GoalSixteen, an organization of students dedicated to fostering strong values in order to create a more peaceful and just society. 20 submissions will be chosen to be published on GoalSixteen.org based on 3 criteria: originality, impact, and quality. Additional prizes have not yet been selected, but expect 1 grand prize and 2 honorable mentions to receive prizes that could include gift cards and/or official GoalSixteen clothing or merchandise. PRIZES: $150 grand prize with award plaque (1), $100 honorable mention with award ribbon (2)
For more details, visit: Learn More
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.
KAISER COUGAR ATHLETICS
CLICK HERE FOR: PHYSICAL FORM
CLICK HERE FOR: STUDENT PARTICIPATION FORM
VARSITY BASEBALL TRYOUTS AND CONDITIONING
Optional conditioning: Starting on January 27th at 3 pm, Coach Kila Kaaihue will have optional conditioning sessions for anyone interested in trying out for varsity baseball. Dates and times of additional conditioning sessions will be given on January 27th.
Varsity Tryouts: February 10th at 3:00pm at the baseball field.
Please bring all completed athletic forms to tryouts.
Please wear baseball pants and bring batting hemet, fielding glove and metal cleats.
Tryouts February 3rd – 5th
Lady Cougars who are interested in trying out for Varsity Softball should call or text Coach Mitch at 808-306-3610 for more information.
LADY COUGAR SOCCER UPDATE
Vs. Kapolei – Lady Cougars Won 1st round playoffs 1- 0!
Read more here from Scoring Live: Cougars edge Hurricanes to reach OIA D1 quarters
BOYS SOCCER UPDATE – OIA EAST CHAMPIONS!
Vs. Kalāheo, Varsity won 2-0, JV won 2-0
With this win on Saturday vs. Kalāheo, Cougars reign as OIA East Champions, Ranked 3rd in the State by Scoring Live and No.1 Seed in the OIA Playoffs. Wow!
Read more from Hawaii Prep World here: Last match of the regular season gives Kaiser No.1
And here from Scoring Live with great photos: Cougars win OIA East
JV BASEBALL UPDATE
Vs Farrington, lost 2 -4
BOYS BASKETBALL UPDATE
Vs. Kailua, Varsity won 43 – 39!
Read Scoring Live Article here: Kaiser weathers Kailua comeback in big road win
SWIM OIA EASTERN CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS
Womens 1 MTR Diving – 1st Place Jill Chaffee, 2nd Ashley Summers, 4th Channe Asuncion
Mens 200 Y Medley Relay – 1st Place – Sage Ibara, Frank Diaz, Sam Delgadillo, Dylan Kilpatrick
Womens 200 Y Free – 7th Place – Emma Chung, 10th Rachel Gorham
Mens 200 Y Free – 1st Place – Sam Delgadillo, 6th Ronin Veroza, 9th Isaiah Appasamy, 11th Garrick Shull
Womens 200 Y IM – 2nd Place – Leigh Farrah, 5th Katelyn Chua – Chiaco, 9th Keira Johnson, 12th Andie Hammel
Mens 200 Y IM – 2nd Place – Brennan Dompe, 3rd Sage Ibara, 6th Dylan Kilpatrick
Womens 50 Y Free – 6th Kyra Uchimura, 8th Mira Ako, 17th Elana Ingwers, 20th Hanna Lorenzo
Mens 50 Y Free – 2nd Brendan Hanaoka, 8th Frank Diaz, 20th Ingus Stegis,
Womens 100 Y Fly – 2nd Katelyn Chua-Chiaco, 4th Claudia Galaida, 7th Keira Johnson, 20th Claire Williams
Mens 100 Y Fly – 2nd Sam Delgadillo, 7th Ronin Veroza,
Womens 100 Y Free – 2nd Emma Chung, 5th Kyra Uchimura, 11th Emi Chrash, 19th Lindsey Fujimori
Mens 100 Y Free – 2nd Brendan Hanaoka, 7th Brett Berges,
Womens 100 Y Free – 1st Leigh Farrah, 5th Kristen Johnson, 9th Rachel Gorham, 10th Bella Mitchell,
Mens 500 Y Free – 1st Brennan Dompe. 7th Dylan Kilpatrick, 10th Isaiah Appasamy, 13th Thomas Osa
Womens 200 Y Free Relay – 5th Place – Kristen Johnson, Rachel Gorham, Katelyn Chia-Chiaco, Kyra Uchimura
Mens 200 Y Free Relay – 1st Place – Brendan Hanaoka, Ronin Veroza, Brennan Dompe, Dylan Kilpatrick
Womens 100 Y Back – 5th Place – Claudia Galaida, 6th Kristen Johnson, 7th Mira Ako
Mens 100 Y Back – 2nd Place – Sage Ibara, 11th Brett Berges, 12th Thomas Osa
Womens 100 Y Breast – 4th Place – Lindsey Fujimori, 8th Kylee Vallesteros, 19th Elana Ingwers, 20th Zara Komo
Men 200 Y Breast – 2nd Place – Frank Diaz, 9th Garrick Shull,
Womens 400 Y Free Relay – 2nd Place – Emma Chung, Kyra Uchimura, Leigh Farrah, Claudia Galaida
Mens 200 Y Free Relay – 1st Place – Sam Delgadillo, Brennan Dompe, Brendan Hanaoka, Frank Diaz
UPCOMING ATHLETIC EVENTS
JV Baseball vs. Kalani @ Kalani, 3:00pm
Swim OIA Championship Trials @ VMAC, 3:00pm
Wrestling OIA Varsity Dual Meet Championshps @ Campbell HS, 5:00pm
Boys Basketball vs. Farrington @ Farrington, 5:30pm
OIA JV Paddling Championships @ Keehi Lagoon, 8:30am
Diving OIA Championships @ VMAC, 10:00am
Wrestling Varsity Dual Meets Day 2 @ Campbell, 10:00am
JV Baseball vs. Moanalua @ Kaiser, 11:00am
Swim OIA Championship Finals @ VMAC, 2:00pm
Boys Basketball vs. Roosevelt @ Roosevelt, 5:30pm
Boys Basketball vs. Kahuku @ Kaiser. 5:30pm **Senior Night**
KAISER COMPLEX AND COMMUNITY NEWS
COOL OUR KEIKI COALITION NEEDS PARENT ACTION!
Good news! Senator Laura Thielen just agreed today to introduce the CIP bill for 3.3 million for Kaiser Complex to the Senate. She presides over Kaiser High School.
Our four East Honolulu legislators have until January 23rd to get on board to submit and then push this bill together as East Oahu coalition of legislators (so far Gene Ward and Laura Thielen are on board. Jury is still out on Senator Stanley Chang and Rep Mark Hashem).
Mark Hashem is the state representative that oversees Kaiser's CIP needs. He is aware of our mission and I have had several conversations with him. But I just have not gotten a clear and unequivocal response from him that yes, he will advocate for us on this CIP bill yet.
The Coalition needs help from as many Kaiser parents as possible to help flood Mark Hashem's email and phone calls (voicemail or leave a msg) so he knows that Kaiser constituents want this.
67 ACs for Kaiser is in our estimate, which means that once we install these, Kaiser will not have to go through infinite rounds of fundraising to cool the classrooms whenever the systems start failing (which I know some of them have failed). The state will have to be responsible for maintenance and repair.
To make this as easy as possible, please click on this drafted this form letter and just insert your name and date in the blanks provided. Then send to rephashem@Capitol.hawaii.gov., or call 808-586-6510 and leave a message asking Mark Hashem to support the Kaiser Complex CIP bill for cooling. Mahalo! Remember do it now, before January 23rd!
THE BELLA PROJECT
Saturday, January 25, 2020 9:45 – 12:00pm
Central Union Church, 1660 S. Beretania Street
For lady cougars who need a dress for prom but cannot find an affordable dress. The Bella project truly believes that every high school woman deserves to feel beautiful on the day of her prom, and they are there to make your dreams come true – for free! For more information , registration and guidelines, please click here: The Bella Project
FRIENDS OF KAISER PTSA SILENT AUCTION REQUESTS
Aloha, the Friends of Kaiser PTSA is now soliciting donations for their annual Silent Auction. If you have a business and would like to donate, or if you would just like to donate an item, gift card or other, please email Esther Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org for a donation form. Thank you SO much in advance for your support.
LOVING SOLUTIONS CLASSES FOR SPRING 2020
For parents with keiki aged 5 – 10, Kamiloʻiki Elementary
Free 10 session class to learn concrete solutions to; never argue with your child again; improve school performance; and stop unwanted behaviors with consistency. Spring session will start on January 21, 2020. Click here for flyer: Loving Solutions, contact Johnette.Maielua@k12.hi.us
CAR PARLOR , CAR WASH TICKETS! FRIENDS OF KAISER PTSA FUNDRAISER
Car Parlor is the best new car wash in town! They feature an easy to use Car Parlor App, 105 foot long tunnel, Cosmic Light Show, Rainbow Cascade and an Environmentally Friendly High Pressure wash system! No expiration date. Purchase car wash tickets for only $20 here: Car Parlor PTSA Your tickets will be mailed to you. Mahalo!
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!
Jan 25 – Hawaii Science Bowl, Honolulu Community College, 7:00am
Feb 04 - Kaiser HS Blood Drive, sponsored by the NHS in the Library.
Feb 05 – Friends of Kaiser PTSA, 6:00pm in the Admin Conference Room
Feb 07 – Kaiser Complex Fitness Day
Feb 08 - HONSEF Science Fair at Farrington High School, 8:00am
Feb 10 – Teacher’s Institute Day – No Students
Feb 17 – President’s Day – No Students
Parent Community Network Coordinator (PCNC)
Henry J. Kaiser Highschool
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
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Honolulu, HI 96804
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