Kapalama High School


Summary Daily Bulletin for Thursday, October 22, 2020


All KS staff, visitors, volunteers and vendors must complete a brief online wellness check in prior to entering KS worksites. Individuals who do not enter KS buildings or visitors who are on-site for less than 15 minutes DO NOT have to complete the wellness check-in. Access the KS check-in form at wellness.ksbe.edu on your computer or digital device. The online form will ask simple questions to assess your health. In addition to completing the wellness check,all visitors are required to wear a face mask.

All KS staff, visitors, volunteers and vendors must complete a brief online wellness check in prior to entering KS worksites. Individuals who do not enter KS buildings or visitors who are on-site for less than 15 minutes DO NOT have to complete the wellness check-in. Access the KS check-in form at wellness.ksbe.edu on your computer or digital device. The online form will ask simple questions to assess your health. In addition to completing the wellness check,all visitors are required to wear a face mask.

As one of the nation's largest need-based college scholarship programs in the country, the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs specifically assists high school students who've exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, in addition to having critical financial need. The online application is now open for high school seniors. Only one application is needed for the National, State and Targeted scholarships ranging from $10,000 to $50,000. The application will close on October 25, 2020. For more information about the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs, please visit: https://scholars.horatioalger.org/?SFMC_cid=EM206130-&rid=167076126

Are you a student making a difference through volunteering? Then consider applying for the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. This program honors students for making meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service. Applications are now open for 2021 awards. To learn more about this program and to apply visit: https://spirit.prudential.com/apply/2021

Students who are Hawaii Government Employees Association (HGEA) dependents may apply for the Charles R. Kendall Scholarship, Russell K. Okata Scholarship and the AFSCME Family Scholarship. Deadlines vary - check website for more info and to access applications: https://www.hgea.org/benefits-programs/scholarships/

Log on to http://connect.ksbe.edu/features/bulletin/requestannouncement.php. Announcements must be received by 9:00 a.m. the day before they are to appear in the bulletin. If you are unable to send an announcement online, please email tekang@ksbe.edu.

Over 100 art colleges are participating in an in-person event where students can meet representatives from art colleges and share their portfolio for coaching and feedback. Interested students can meet with these colleges from now until December 5. Preregistration is required after which students can load a digital portfolio, OR they can screen share with reps during the event. For more information and to preregister visit: https://nationalportfolioday.org/

The UH Manoa school of Nursing and Dental Hygiene is hosting informational sessions on their direct entry and B.S. programs. Visit https://nursing.hawaii.edu/ for more information and to register.

Aloha Educators! Blue Planet Foundation is excited to announce that registration for the 2020 Student Energy Summit is now open! Since 2015, Blue Planet has hosted this event every November which educates and motivates students to find clean energy solutions within their own communities. The 2020 Student Energy Summit is free for all middle and high school students to attend! Register at the link below to reserve your spot. This year's summit, Road to Recovery: Working together towards a clean energy future, will take place virtually on November 14, 15, and 22. Due to the unique circumstances COVID-19 has brought upon us, we are looking forward to welcoming you and your students to our Summit in a hybrid-virtual format! Although we will not have the opportunity to be in person this year, we are excited to share with you a wealth of knowledge and resources curated by our esteemed speakers, presenters, and facilitators. For information and to register go to: https://blueplanetfoundation.org/student-energy-summit/

Join the USNA’s OPINFO Facebook group to participate in weekly sessions and learn more about the US Naval Academy. There will be opportunities to join live conversations with Midshipmen to hear about their Academy experience. You can even sign up for Navy swag giveaways. To learn more about sessions and dates visit: https://www.usna.edu/Admissions/a/Facebook.php

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. For more information and to apply visit: https://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/

The Performing Arts Parking Lot is a restricted area reserved for only faculty and staff. It is NOT a drop-off and pick-up area for students. For the safety of all students, faculty and staff, please feel free to utilize Smith Circle for any student drop-off or pick-up. Mahalo nui for your cooperation and understanding.

Voicing for Freshmen will be on Friday, October 23. Your attendance is MANDATORY. You have each been assigned a time slot for voicing. To check for your assigned time slot and more information please visit: https://sites.google.com/ksbe.edu/class-of-2024-voicing/home

Colorado State University, Colorado School of Mines, University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Denver are hoping you can join them to learn more about their campuses and programs. During this virtual event, you will hear from the Directors of Admission at each school as they provide an overview of their institution. You will also have the opportunity to ask a panel of admissions directors questions. There are two options to choose from, Thursday, October 22nd or Thursday, November 12th. For October 22nd session visit: https://ugrad.apply.colorado.edu/register/?id=3ca0221b-032b-4a75-becd-d5637d01de9f For the November 12th session visit: https://ugrad.apply.colorado.edu/register/?id=b495a322-d189-4752-adbb-67156e0c6572

Tue, Oct 27, 2:30 – 3:15 pm via Zoom: https://ksbe.zoom.us/j/4715918680 Meeting ID: 471 591 8680 US Ambassador Lauren Kahea Moriarty retired from a distinguished career of promoting global peace and prosperity, facilitating cooperation and assistance between nations to prevent famine and pandemics. Find out how to join the US Foreign Service, what the career is like, and discuss global affairs. This will be an interactive session so come prepared to ask questions! The session is open to all students, family members, teachers and staff. For more information about the Zoom session or request a recording of the session afterwards, contact Dr. Sally Nhomi, High School Internship Coordinator, at sanhomi@ksbe.edu. For more information about other KS Pacific and Asian Affairs Council activities led by globally-minded peers, contact club president Mālia Attocknie at maliaahonui.attocknie@imua.ksbe.edu.

Congratulations to our Honors Science Research students for representing Kamehameha Schools exceptionally well at the 43rd American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES) National Conference held virtually October 15-17. This prestigious STEM event showcases exceptional Native American, Native Alaskan, and Native Hawaiian talent throughout the United States and Canada. All four KS Seniors placed in the Pre-college Poster Presentation, which was held early morning on Friday, October 16 at 5AM Hawaiʻi time! Students won cash awards. 1st Place: TAYLOR MONIZ - “Ivermectin Induces Apoptosis, Cell Cycle Arrest, and Senescence in C4-2 Prostate Cancer Cells” 2nd Place: DAKOTA KAUPU - “Comparison of DNA Sequences of Different Rubus Plants” 3rd Place: JOSHUA PARKER - “Developing and Analyzing Hydropower Generators in Fishpond Mākāhā” Honorable Mention: CADE KANE - “Isolation and Characterization of Endophytes from Cordyline fruticosa” In addition, professional scientists and engineers from the Boeing Company awarded laptops to CADE KANE and DAKOTA KAUPU as winners of their Pre-College Competition. Mahalo to science Kumus Gail Ishimoto and Rob Hutchison for their work with our students and HSR instructors Dr. Ali Seyedali and Dr. Grant Yamashita for their support!

• Now that we are into quarter 2, all students who are currently enrolled in a DC class will NOT be allowed to drop the DC (college credit) from their class. The drop period for semester 1 has past. • Students, if you are having difficulties with the class work or keeping up for any reason, please speak with your kumu right away. The grade you earn for the semester will be the grade placed on your high school and HPU transcript. Also, students who earn an F for their class will need to repay for the class at $100/college credit. • If you have questions or concerns regarding your Dual Credit class please contact your counselor or you can email us at dualcredit@ksbe.edu.

Our annual tribute to Hawaii Astronaut Charles Lacy Veach which began 19 years ago has been pivoted to a virtual event in 2020 due to the pandemic…this has created unique opportunities as we have reached out for workshops and speakers from Hawaii and outside Hawaii. Participants will also be able to learn from 12 mini workshops and demonstrations, mini keynotes and participate in a Galaxy Treasure Hunt for answers posed by STEM professionals from Hawaii. Participants will also be able to apply for one of 50 STEM kits provided by Hardware Science and be invited to several live virtual field trips and laboratory workshops to be hosted in November and December. Thank you (mahalo) to the volunteers who have provided workshops, keynotes and “ads,” to Hawaiian Electric for their founding sponsorship, Hardware Science for providing the STEM challenge, and those organizations providing live virtual field trips. Highlights: no registration required When: October 24, 2020, 12:00 – 1:30 pm, Hawaii Standard time Login: https://protect2.fireeye.com/v1/url?k=7546a10c-2bc9212f-754691bb-86254b3f9600-1c21198b8139ce2d&q=1&e=edfb2a8e-96b8-499f-8a96-b3ae59e8beed&u=https%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F3i71sxp Mini keynotes and welcome messages…Astronaut Chris Cassidy from the International Space Station, Master Navigator Nainoa Thompson, Astronaut Stan Love (Veach Day keynote 2009), Educator Astronaut Joe Acaba (Veach day keynote, 2019), President/CEO Scott Seu, Hawaiian Electric, family of Astronaut Lacy Veach Mini workshops: make a Cartesian diver, a rotocopter, an air battery, a polymer bouncing ball, a balloon rocket car, learning coding to rendezvous a spacecraft with the International Space Station, use your cell phone camera to paint with light, take part in a galaxy cruise, see demonstrations on electrolysis, convection, density, center of gravity, elephant toothpaste and land your spacecraft on target. Take part of the Galaxy Treasure Hunt for answers with questions and answers provided in “ads” and in workshops and submit via google quiz for invitations to live Virtual Field Trips and Laboratory workshops in November and December 2020, and random drawings for a Veach Day face mask and/or a Veach Day toolbox pen. Register for one of 50 Hardware Science STEM kits and submit a video of your STEM challenge. For further information, contact art@higp.hawaii.edu ThinkTech Hawaii Astronaut Veach Day https://youtu.be/wsTL1iG8pWc Kupuna Life Astronaut Veach Day https://protect2.fireeye.com/v1/url?k=66185bae-3897db8d-66186b19-86254b3f9600-e4d01fbbd6e3b08b&q=1&e=edfb2a8e-96b8-499f-8a96-b3ae59e8beed&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.khon2.com%2Fkupuna-life%2Fkupuna-life-astronomical-duo-hopes-to-educate-students-to-get-interested-in-exploration-innovation%2F https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5KNdspAs6k -- Art Kimura Hawaii Space Grant Consortium http://www.spacegrant.hawaii.edu/

The Yearbook staff needs your yearbook senior picture google form by Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. The link was sent to your KS email. You must use your student KS email account to access the form. Don't forget to also submit your baby pic and a special quote for the page to the form. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe7SHCt5EmgGansQ4bQwyp358KUYOHRcUbgQraOzcBcs8IfBg/viewform?usp=pp_url

Reminder to parents: The Yearbook staff needs your senior's yearbook senior picture google form by Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. The link was sent to each senior's KS email. They must use their student KS email account to access the form. Don't forget to also submit their baby pic and a special quote for the page to the form.

The Native Hawaiian Education Association (NHEA) is sponsoring a scholarship ‘Aha where scholarship providers throughout the state will share information and resources available to students. The Native Hawaiian Scholarship ʻAha series will be held virtually this year on Thursday, Oct. 22, Tuesday, Nov. 10, and Wednesday, Dec. 9. Register at: https://nhea.net/

Dress code Guidelines Below, please READ: IT’S THE END OF SPOOKY SEASON It's time to scare it up, dress it up, do it up and go out with a bang! Get ready to spookify your Zoom backgrounds, spiffy up your Zoom locations, shnazzzy up your hair, face and whatever your Zoom watchers can see. Please see the guidelines below for appropriate attire. DRESS YOUR SELF, DRESS YOUR ZOOM BACKGROUND: Monday, 10/26: Mad Scientist Monday Show us your wangahz hair!! Embrace the mad scientist hair vibes and show off your craziest hair styles. Color your hair (TEMPORARILY), make it poofy, make it spooky, wear a wig, get creative and channel your inner Albert Einsten! KEEP IT CLEAN AND KEEP IT APPROPRIATE! Tuesday, 10/27: No dress-up since this is SAT day. Wear Regular School Uniform if you are checking in with Kumu. Wednesday, 10/28: Wacky Wednesday! It’s ALTER EGO day!! We want to see your wackiest ideas. Whether that’s the unicorn named Petunia you secretly turn into somtimes, a construction worker, a rainbow skeleton, or a bear shark?... Feel free to dress as whatever WACKY WEDNESDAY WEIRDO you want. KEEP IT CLEAN AND KEEP IT APPROPRIATE! Thursday, 10/29: Sports Day LET’S GO WARRIORS! We’re having a throwback Thursday to a time where we actually had sports and could go to games. Show off your favorite team jersey, dress up as a baseball, or show up in that cheer uniform! Break out the eye-black and show some team pride! KEEP IT CLEAN AND KEEP IT APPROPRIATE! Friday, 10/30: Day-Before-Halloween Day Let’s start Halloween early by showing your scary (or not-so-scary) side. Ghosts, ghouls, witches, dragons, jack-o-lanterns, fairies, Disney character, favorite hero/heroine, your tutu, the guy at the grocery store, tv character, etc. It’s a Day-Before-Halloween, dress it up! KEEP IT CLEAN AND KEEP IT APPROPRIATE! GUIDELINES FOR ALL DRESS UP DAYS (IF NOT DRESSING UP, YOU MUST BE IN YOUR UNIFORM TOP): 1. No masks (painted faces are acceptable.) 2. Temporary colored hair is also acceptable 3. No scanty attire. Be modest. Be appropriate. Be tasteful. Be respectful. 4. Upper and lower body must be fully clothed. 5. Outfits need to be appropriate for a high school and in good taste. 6. Necklines should fall no lower than the underarm area and tops should be long enough to tuck in (no bare midriffs). 7. T-shirts ARE allowed if part of your costume/outfit. 8. Spaghetti straps, tank tops, and strapless tops are NOT allowed. 9. NO profane and/or inappropriate images, slogans, or costume pieces. No obscene pictures, wording, inappropriate images, or promotion of alcohol, drugs, weapons, or gangs. 10. No props depicting alcohol, drugs, or weapons. This is highly inappropriate for high school, or anywhere for that matter.