Cougar News


Check out this beautiful magazine rack donated by the Hawaiʻi Kai Lion's Club. Custom made just for our library. We couldn't be more grateful. Mahalo HK Lions! 

magazine rack with eraser board

Hawaii Kai lions club




A bldg bathrooms
Cougar Tiles A bldg
We are so proud to show off our newly renovated bathrooms, complete with Cougar Blue and Gold tiling. Here are a couple of photos of the almost completed A building bathrooms. E building will be completed by September 4th. 



Did you know...

...Kaiser had a Sailing Team? 
It was back in 1984, Kaiser High School was the only public school to have a sail team. With 14 students to make up the Kaiser Yacht Club, they were coached by Stafford Morse Sr.. According to the article, they raced Sunfishes around the Maunalua Bay. 
In a recent email conversation, Coach Morse added that the girls were just as good as the boys! The team couldn't wait until school finished and they would eat cookies from Mrs. Morse and go off sailing. Two of the team members made it to Nationals held on the East Coast. 
Mahalo to Coach Stafford for sharing these memories with us as we gear up for our 50th Anniversary! 
Kaiser Sail Team photos from 1984
Kaiser high Sail Team photo and sailboat


Kaiser Culinary Tops Radford in 'Best Loco Moco' Competition 

On February 8th, four members of our Kaiser Culinary class went face-to-face with Radford Culinary program in an epic cookout. The task? Which team can make the Best Loco Moco and Dessert in the 2020 Cook-Off, sponsored by HMS Host and La Tour Cafe. 
The Cook-off is part of a joint effort with @makers.explorium, a fair where Imagine, Create and Share are at the heart of this community event at Radford High School. Teams consisted of two members each. Radford had three teams and Kaiser, two. 
Our Cougars were assisted by Exective Chef Lindsey Simone of Roys Hawaii, created two onolicious dishes. Teams were then asked to present their dishes to a panel of judges. In the end,   Cougars took home the gold with the Best Loco Moco - Thai Loco Moco; and the best Dessert - Lychee Cheesecake. Yummy! 
Congratulations to our Cougars: Caitlin Segawa, Ben Taylor, Tamo Wong and Amaya Hammer and to their amazing teacher - Ms. Justine Perkins!
loco moco group photo
chef lindsey simone presenting to the judges
winning loco loco winning dessert
Mahalo Realtor Action Day (RAD)! 
RAD is a community service event that encourages REALTOR volunteerism across the state. This year's goal is to assist schools in need with campus improvement projects. Thirteen schools across the state have been chosen to receive RAD attention and Kaiser High School was one of them! 
Volunteers assisted with painting the bus stop, cleaning the grassy areas and power washing buildings E & F! Over 113 bags of trash was filled. 
Mahalo Realtor Action Day for making our school more beautiful!
Austin Tong and crew created beautiful bench seating to enhance the gardens near the gardens maintained by the Special Education department, for his Eagle Scout project. These tables also turn into lunch tables for special outdoor eating. Mahalo Austin for making Kaiser campus more beautiful and creating a much needed useful space.  


Congratulations to the following students who qualified to participate:

Ryan Nguyen

Brandon Nguyen

Sean Bocirnea

Haley Lenander

Grayson Taeza-Gutter

Shelby Boyd

Jacob Bernstein

Kai Koyama

Jeong Woo Yun

Awards Won: (combined over $500 in special and agency awards)

Brandon: American Public Works, 2nd place Best of Category

Ryan: 2nd place, Best of Category

Sean: 3rd place, Best of Category

Haley: Engineering Architects of Hawaii, Yale Science and Engineering, 3rd place Best of Category

Shelby: American Society of Civil Engineers, Society of American Military Engineers


Best of luck to Brandon Nguyen as he represents Kaiser High School in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix.

Great job, Cougars!  
Kaiser Students at HSSEF
Update photos on the Gathering Place. 

Teikyo Nagaoka High School Cheerleaders visits Kaiser High! 

Our Japan sister school, Teikyo Nagaoka High Cheerleaders, came down to share cheers and drills with our Kaiser Cheer squad last Friday, March 8th. Teikyo HS was here in Hawai'i to participate in the Honolulu Festival. Principal Akasawa, sporting the infamous Kaiser Cougar shirt, and a film crew from Japan was also here to record the festive event! Mahalo to our Kaiser Cheer team for putting together a fun and interactive cheer session and being such great hosts to our international guests. #khsglobalcitizens 



Our AFJROTC cadets were inspected yesterday by the Regional Manager of the Air Force Headquarters, Mr. Ben Young. Throughout the day, Mr. Young visited with the cadets and their classes. During a gym assembly where the cadets all gathered and he provided some words of wisdom, “AFJROTC is about you,” he told the cadets, “itʻs about you as an individual and being a part of something larger than yourself.” He stressed that it was important to recognize important people in their lives and how they are there to help support them and achieve their successes. At the end, Mr. Young presented two Top Performer Awards. This award is given to only 2% of all AFJROTC cadets. Congratulations to Jaden Keith and Shelby Boyd for being Kaiserʻs Top Performers. Outstanding!


Over 438 JROTC teams across the nation, and Belgium and Japan, participated in the AFJROTC Academic Bowl – Level 1. The Cougar cadets advanced with 123 other schools to Level 2 in their division. Next round for our cadets will be held in February. The top 8 teams will the travel to the Washington DC, to participate in the Championship which will be held in June. Congratulations to the following cadets: Rosscer Tucker, Marisa Van Duyne, Raine McAngus, Emerson Erb, Shelby Boyd and Ingus Stegis.AFJROTC Academic Bowl team members



Congratulations to Brooke Lin (11) and Aisley Waldrop (9) for winning the Extreme7D Mural Contest! 
Two out of three mural winners hailed from Kaiser High School. The contest asked artists to design a 'photo wall' which would encourage people to want to take a photo in front of. The art needed to be digital and brand specific. 
The reveal of the 5' x 7' murals will take place at Extreme7D Ala Moana location on December 23rd, and at the Kapolei location on December 22nd. Brooke and Aisley will win 10 free 7D rides, publicity and other prizes. 
To follow more of their artwork, check out their Instagram pages: 
Brooke Lin - @blue.winter.queen
Ailsey Waldrop - 
Hoʻomaikaʻi Brooke and Aisley! #cougarnationproud 
Kaiser Wins 4th Annual Chinese Diction Contest! 
Created by the Confucius Institute at the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa to promote enthusiasm for Chinese characters and increase the understanding the culture behind them, the Chinese Diction Contest took place this past Sunday, October 28th
Four students represented Kaiser High, the only public school participant; Nicolas Okazaki, Hanna Chen, Deborah Yuan and Carlyn Kagamida. Using a white board, teams had only 25 seconds to write  their dictated character. If it was incorrect, they were immediately eliminated. 
What adds interest to this contest, the rules state that; 1) Chinese citizens are not eligible, and 2) Students who have completed their primary education in schools using Chinese as one of the languages of instruction are not eligible.  
At the end of round, Kaiser and Punahou tied for 1st place. Congratulations Cougars! 
Nā Hoahānao Mele Aloha, meaning Cousins Together in Music, concert was held on Saturday, August 16, 2018 at Central Union Church. 
Kaiser High School Band along with the Nagaoka Boys and Girls Choir performed side-by-side to promote the harmony of two nations coming together. Most recently, Kaiser High School Band traveled to Nagaoka to play in a joint concert over the Spring Break. 
Eagle Scout Adam Tong organizes beautification project at Kaiser High School. 
Freshman AdamTong from Boy Scout - Troop 4 organized and implemented the cleaning and painting of the back parking lot, by the cafeteria, at Kaiser High School. He had 14 volunteers on Thursday night, and 20 volunteers on Friday morning. And the result is amazing!  Mahalo Adan and the volunteers for keeping Kaiser looking great!