Kapalama High School

 

Summary Daily Bulletin for Thursday, March 5, 2015

Block C

As a reminder to student drivers, students are NOT allowed to park in the Athletic parking structure during the school day. Violators face a 20-day driving revocation. Registered student drivers must park in their assigned parking zones with either a one-day parking pass or parking decal displayed.

Students must be in school for the entire day on the day of OR day before (if the event is on the weekend) a special event such as prom, dances, competitions, co and extra-curricular activities. This includes unscheduled periods.

Students will be allowed to wear a KS approved Athletic Polo (any sport), Class/Club/Dorm/Performing Arts Polo or any other KS-Sanctioned T-Shirt to school on Friday, March 6, 2015. Polo shirt/T-Shirts must be in compliance with Casual Dress requirements. All tops must be unaltered and have sleeves. Necklines must be modest and appropriate, and should not fall below the armpits. All clothing items must be in good taste. Clothing should not have rips, stains, or alterations of any sort. All other attire should be school uniform attire. Students who do not have a KS approved shirt as described above must be in full uniform. For all other Fridays students MUST be in full KS uniform. Non-compliance will result in detention issued.

Greetings from Annapolis! With winter halfway through and spring on the horizon, the Office of Admissions team at the United States Naval Academy is actively gearing up to host high school students from across the nation at our two marquis summer programs, Summer STEM Camp and Naval Academy Summer Seminar. Summer STEM Camp is designed to spark and cultivate interest in the many academic disciplines which make up science, technology, engineering and mathematics. A hands-on, design-based program, Naval Academy Summer STEM will challenge students to think scientifically, problem-solve creatively, and work cooperatively in teams. Open to rising 9th, 10th and 11th graders, Summer STEM is led by USNA faculty and currently enrolled midshipmen and is a great fit for students looking to broaden their understanding of STEM study and careers. The United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar is a fast-paced, six-day experience for high achievers who have completed their junior year in high school. Summer Seminar teaches students about life at the Naval Academy, where academics, athletics, and professional training play equally important roles in developing our nation's leaders. If you have students you feel would be interested in pursuing an appointment to one of the nation's service academies and serving the country as an officer, encourage them to consider attending the Naval Academy's Summer Seminar. We recognize your students have many options to fill their summer days and wish to thank you for bringing the opportunities at the Naval Academy to their attention. If you have questions about our programs or would like additional information or literature to share with your students, please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions at summerprograms@usna.edu, or (410) 293-1858

Come to the Midkiff Learning Center from March 2 through March 18, 2015, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to view all the amazing student art exhibitions.

Congratulations to MAVERIC ABELLA for winning the 1st place Grand Prize award at the 2015 HAIS District Science Fair held on February 21st at ‘Iolani School. Maveric will represent the HAIS District as she competes in the International Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (May 10-15). Congratulations also to KAIMI KAHIHIKOLO who won 3rd place and finalists SHAYLIN MARN and KALEHUA AH SOON. These 4 students, along with Stephanie Araki, Kahulu Nunokawa, Hope Ushiroda-Garma, Cedar Wilson, Hunter Rapoza, and ‘Eiwa Colburn, have qualified to compete at the Hawaii State Science and Engineering Fair (March 20-22). Mahalo to Kumu KAWIKA MAHELONA for his help and expertise at our Student Production Center and to Miss Ishimoto and Miss Kimokeo for their support.

Go For Broke National Education Center is a nonprofit organization that exists to preserve the legacy of the Japanese American WWII veterans through education. Through the generous support of our community, the organization has recorded the life stories of over 1,150 of these veterans; taught over 3,000 educators in Hawaii, Washington, Oregon, California, Texas, Maryland and Virginia; reached over 100,000 students through our teacher trainings and web-based digital curriculum; and welcomed over 100,000 visitors to the Go For Broke Monument near downtown Los Angeles. The organization is sponsoring a Student Essay and Video Contest that is open to high school students (grades 9-12) and college students (undergraduate and graduate). Cash prizes will be awarded to one dozen winners, with four top winners receiving $1,000 each. Plus, the top thirty qualified winners will receive two complimentary tickets to attend our 26thAnniversary Evening of Aloha Gala Dinner this fall at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites in Los Angeles. At this gala dinner, the winners will be able to meet the Japanese American WWII veterans whom they researched about! They will also be treated to an Awards Brunch the following day. For more information, please click here: click here

Do you have gently used clothes laying around and taking up space? Those of you who are in 9th, 10th or 11th grade, here is an opportunity for you to get rid of those clothes and for a great cause! The ASKS board will be hosting a clothes drive. ASKS will be taking these clothes to the River of Life Mission, which is a refuge for the poor, hungry and homeless citizens of Honolulu Hawai‘i. All underclassmen students who donate at least five pieces of gently used clothing (no rips, holes, or stains) will be able to get a casual attire pass for the whole week of finals! Seniors, you’ll get your chance for casual attire at the uniform collection drive in May. The collection date for the Freshmen is on March 9th, the Sophomore collection date is on March 16th and the Junior collection date is on March 17th . Clothes will be collected at the ‘Akahi Student Center during the lunch periods. Please help us contribute to those in need in our community!

Great job at Districts Speechies! Congratulations for your stellar performance at last weekend's Mid-Pacific Institute District Qualifier. Special congratulations to our newly qualified States competitors! Storytelling - 1st-Katie Sakys ('16), 4th-Cody Maglinty ('18) Program Reading - 1st-Maya Kaniaupio ('18) Humorous Interpretation - 4th-Douglas Finnegan ('17) Dramatic Interpretation - 1st-Hayley Cheyney Kane ('15) Duo Interpretation - 1st-Mallorie Aiwohi ('16) & Atheena Arasoo ('16), 2nd-Shay Nozoe ('17) & Maile Young ('17) Original Oratory - 2nd-Sara Sonomura ('18) U.S. Extemporaneous - 4th-Aramis Subee ('17) International Extemporaneous - 3rd-Kaleo Chang ('17) Good luck at States on April 11th! You're up next debaters ... Next stop, KAMEHAMEHA DISTRICT DEBATE!

Hey all you lady footballers! It’s time to don those football pads and show the guys how it’s done. Come to the Powder Puff Football sign up in ‘Akahi during the lunch blocks on Wednesday, March 11. The game will be held during the Yearbook Social at Kunuiakea Stadium. Spaces are limited so come sign up. First come, first served.

Buy a Bubble Drink this week and $1 for each drink will go towards saving an innocent dog or cat. Bubblelicious is selling Bubble drinks outside the auditorium this week.

For those of you traveling to London, Paris, Venice, and Rome with Mr. Metzger and Mr. Ernst, this is a reminder that you have a meeting tomorrow night in Bishop 200 at 6:00 PM. Please bring a copy of your Passport if you haven't sent yours in already. We're almost off and away!

All right travelers! For those of you who have enrolled in the awesome and amazing SPRING BREAK EUROPE TOUR with Mr. Metzger and Mr. Ernst, our last meeting before we gather to fly away is tonight at 6:00 PM in Bishop 200. See you there! Bring a copy passport if you have not yet submitted one.

Student Drivers: One-day parking passes are sold out for Thursday, March 5. Please plan ahead when purchasing one-day parking passes. If possible, do not wait until the day the pass is needed to purchase a pass because availability is not guaranteed. If passes are sold out for the day, you will need to park off-campus.