Kapalama High School


Summary Daily Bulletin for Thursday, November 20, 2014

Block A

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.

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 in grades 9-12 have the privilege of participating in Casual Dress Day on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21ST. Students are permitted to wear crew neck t-shirts or blouses, pants, jeans, capris, bermuda shorts, or board shorts, and slippers to school providing they adhere to the following guidelines: 1) T-shirts and collared shirts: All tops must be unaltered and have sleeves. Necklines must be modest and appropriate, and should not fall below the armpits. Tank tops and spaghetti straps of any kind are NOT to be worn even under sweaters or jackets. 2) All clothing items must be in good taste. Clothing should not have rips, stains, alterations of any sort, obscene pictures, or promotions of alcohol or drugs. 3) Scanty attire, pajamas, athletic shorts, sweat pants, and leggings/tights, even if worn under skirts, shorts, or dresses are not permitted. 4) All shorts, skirts, and dresses must be knee length. 5) Boys are permitted to wear board shorts, denim shorts, and dress shorts providing they fit properly and fall below the knee. Boys must be clean shaven and no earrings. ID’S MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES. Those not in casual dress must be in uniform dress code. Any infraction of the casual dress or uniform dress code guidelines will be referred to the Unit Office. Please note that the unit vice-principals have final discretion on determining appropriate attire.

The Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers recognizes outstanding young poets and is open to high school sophomores and juniors. The contest winner receives a full scholarship to the Kenyon Review Young Writers workshop. In addition, the winning poem and the poems of the two runners-up will be published in The Kenyon Review, one of the country’s most widely read literary magazines. The deadline for submission is November 30th. For more details and to enter the contest visit: http://www.kenyonreview.org/groddprize

National Honor Society application begins today for students in grades 10, 11 and 12. If you have a 3.5 cumulative grade point average or the potential to reach a 3.5 by the end of the first semester in December of 2014, please consider applying for acceptance to the Kamehameha Branch of the National Honor Society, an organization dedicated to academic excellence, leadership and school and community service. Applications are available from your counselor, Mr. Vinta or Ms. Chan. You can email shchan@ksbe.edu, and I will send you a digital application and brochure. Deadline for applications is January 21st, 2015 at 3:00. Completed applications are printed and turned into your counselor by the deadline.

Congratulations to Honors Science Research students Maveric Abella and Hope Ushiroda-Garma for representing Kamehameha Schools and all Native Hawaiians at the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) National Conference recently held in Orlando, Florida! MAVERIC ABELLA WON 1st PLACE in the Pre-College Poster Session for her research project on the "Identification of Cytotoxic Compounds in Kukui (Aleurites molucanna)" and HOPE USHIRODA-GARMA won a special award from The Boeing Company for her project on "The Antimicrobial Effect of Hāwa‘e (Tripneustes gratilla) Extract on Serratia marcescens." Maveric and Hope were the first Native Hawaiian high school students selected to present their science research at this national conference. Mahalo to Kumu Mahelona at SPC and Miss Ishimoto for their support.

Student Drivers: One-day parking passes are sold out for Friday, November 21st. 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.

Are you looking for volunteer hours? Do you need hours for your application or your quarterly report? Then look no further. The Honolulu Marathon is looking for Course Marshals. If you are interested please contact Mr. Vinta at alvinta@ksbe.edu to sign up.

Kamehameha Film Club will be showing Casablanca (trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJvlGh_FgcI&safe=active) next Monday after school, 11/24/14 in Konia 111 (Mrs. Razee’s room). Light snacks will be provided, but we encourage others to bring potluck snacks for variety. This showing will be open to all students. For any additional information, please contact Moriah.Lee@imua.ksbe.edu or Kaiulani.Sakaguchi@imua.ksbe.edu We hope to see you there.

If there are any students interested in joining the Key Club, and any teacher who is willing to advise the club, please contact Cheryl Yamamoto in the ‘Akahi Student Center at 842-8531.