Kapalama High School

 

Summary Daily Bulletin for Friday, February 5, 2016

Block D

Students in Grades 9-12 are reminded that elementary and middle school campuses are off limits. Students are also reminded that you are to catch buses from either middle or upper campus only. Thank you.

Limited one-day parking spaces are available on a first come, first served basis. PASSES MUST BE PURCHASED FROM THE ‘AKAHI STUDENT CENTER BEFORE THE DAY THEY ARE NEEDED. The cost of a one-day pass is $2.00 a day. A student must have his/her driver's license, current registration, proof of insurance, and safety check for the vehicle(s) which will be driven when purchasing a one-day pass for the first time. REMEMBER: THE VEHICLE MUST BELONG TO AN IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBER (MOTHER, FATHER, SISTER, BROTHER). The ‘Akahi Student Center normally opens at 7:00 a.m. One-day passes will be sold in the morning if spaces are still available and if there is an emergency. STUDENTS WHO FIND IT NECESSARY TO PURCHASE A ONE-DAY PASS BEFORE 7:30 A.M. THE DAY THEY NEED IT ARE NOT GUARANTEED A SPACE. SO, PLAN AHEAD. AN ALTERNATIVE IS TO PARK AT THE TERMINAL AND CATCH THE TERMINAL BUS TO CAMPUS. If a student parks on campus without a parking pass, driving privileges will be revoked for five days. If you have any questions, please call Ext. 28531.

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.

The 2015-2016 High School Activities Calendar can be found at: http://kapalama.ksbe.edu/high/home/

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, February 5. 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.

Students are reminded that appropriate behavior is required when riding KS buses. Please be reminded that there is no eating or drinking on the bus and nothing should be thrown out of the bus window. Failure to comply with bus rules may result in suspension or loss of bus privileges. Mahalo for your kōkua.

As a reminder to registered student drivers, you are not allowed to move your vehicle during school hours. Your vehicle must remain in your assigned parking zone until the END of the last period of the school day. Violators will be issued citations for a moving violation.

Before committing to the long journey towards an M.D. degree, you might want to consider applying for the Medical Problem Solving course offered this summer, to see if this is truly the career for you. It is a three week course, taken at the University of Hawaii's John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM). The course runs from June 14 - July 1,from 8 am - 12 pm. You can earn a 0.5 science elective credit upon successful completion, build relationships with the professors that teach at JABSOM, and work at getting that foot in the door to medical school. The course will give you a good idea of what medical school is like. Some of the activities include the following: problem-based learning tutorials (same teaching method taught in medical school), visit to the anatomy lab, learn how to take vitals, learn how to listen to the heart and lungs, manikin and laparoscopic simulations, and standardized patient encounters. If interested, see Kumu Akana in Konia 208 or email her at niakana@ksbe.edu. Space is limited and competitive.

Join the Kamehameha Rugby Team! Practices are Monday-Friday from 3:30-5:30pm at Kekuanaoa (Keoua) field. Girls and boys of all skill levels are invited to join. Come to practice ready to work hard and have fun as we start preparing for rugby games against other teams in the state! Cleats/running shoes and a water bottle are needed. Don't forget to bring a friend! If you have any questions please e-mail Coach Billy @ kahaaheo91@gmail.com or Club Advisor Mrs. Peaua @ hipeaua@ksbe.edu. See you at practice!

Hawaii Pacific University is pleased to announce the distinguished speakers of the University’s inaugural Presidential Lecture Series on Global Leadership and Sustainability; featured speakers are Drs. Inger Andersen and Neal Lane. The series provides a unique opportunity for members of the Hawai‘i Pacific University and greater Hawai‘i communities to engage with international thought leaders and hear their insights on topics especially important to island communities. The event date is Tuesday, February 8th at 5:30pm in the Aloha Tower Marketplace – Multipurpose Room 3. For more information and to RSVP visit: http://www.hpu.edu/About_HPU/presidential.html

This summer's (2016) program will be an intensive six-week program providing selected Hawaii high school juniors and seniors (as of Fall 2016) with hands on education and research experiences in environmental science. The program, modeled after the DOE's Summer Program for the Enhancement of Basic Education, will provide a college-like experience for these students. The first few weeks of the program will emphasize classroom, laboratory, and field instruction in environmental science using facilities at Windward Community College and the Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology. The latter half would emphasize the development and implementation of environmental science research projects by the students under the supervision of research mentors. These projects will evaluate various aspects of how a watershed impacts the adjacent coral reef environment. Thus anahupua'a, or ridge-to-reef, approach will be embraced. Students will complete a formal research paper describing their research. The end of the program will culminate in a symposium in which the students present their research to a broader audience. More information/flyers are available from Robert Hutchison (rohutchi@ksbe.edu) in Konia 211 and in the Haleakala Counseling office. A downloadable application is also available. Please visit http://www.wcc.hawaii.edu/paces/highschoolprg.html or contact Dave Krupp (krupp@hawaii.edu , 808-236-9121).

MANDATORY INFO MEETING FRIDAY 2/5/16 in Kōnia 113 @ 10:40am. Get permission from your HR teacher to attend if needed. Students interested in traveling to Beijing, China (July 7-21) or Hanoi, Vietnam this summer (July 15-30) for the Global Positioning Summer (GPS) Program should attend this important informational meeting on FRIDAY, FEB 5, 2016 (10:40am - 11:20am Kōnia 113). This is a great experience for students as you learn about globalization with other students from the US, Mexico, Aotearoa, China and Vietnam. Check out these links to videos made by past KS students who have participated to get a sense of the experience. Video 1 (http://youtu.be/v6T92IeiJM8). Video 2 (http://youtu.be/WJFyD5zv09A). For an application, or if you have questions, email Kumu ‘Āina (aaakamu@ksbe.edu). Applications are due on Thursday, February 11, 2016.

Each year, U.S. military organizations host a one week long engineering camp in cooperation with the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME). These construction camps are designed for high school students who excel in math, science, and technical courses, and are interested in pursuing an engineering degree in college. For more information, including full eligibility requirements and applications visit: http://samecamps.org/. Applications should be sent electronically to Wilfred Cassidy at wnlcass@gmail.com. Applicants will know their application has been received when they get a confirmatory email. Please contact 808-308-0010 if there are any questions.

Aloha Kamehameha Schools `Ohana, any assistance you can lend in helping Kapālama to earn the Foodland’s Shop for Higher Education scholarship would be greatly appreciated. Beginning February 3rd through March 15th, when shoppers link their Maika'i card to Kapālama's code #7542 we earn points that can translate into scholarships for our students. The more points we earn the more scholarships we can award.

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Short-Term Research Experience for Underrepresented Persons (STEP-UP) is a national program designed to provide opportunities in individualized research for high school students from racial/ethnic groups underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral research, as well as students from disadvantaged backgrounds. The goal of this program is to expose students to hands-on laboratory, clinical or social/behavioral research with the hope of igniting and fostering their interests in scientific research and investigation. The research internship spans 8 weeks over the summer months. Each student participant will receive a participation stipend, and may be eligible to travel to Washington, D.C. to present their summer research at the NIH/NIDDK High School STEP-UP Summer Research Symposium held each year in August. For more information and to access an application visit: http://stepup.jabsom.hawaii.edu/

Remember to Mahalo your counselor today for National School Counselor Appreciation Week. Feb. 1-5, 2016

This annual university preview day brings prospective students and their families to the beautiful University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Campus. Attendees have the opportunity to meet with engaging faculty and staff from over 180 programs at informational booths, visit with student services, participate in activities, take tours and more. The event is scheduled for Saturday, April 2, 2016, registration is encouraged. Interested students can register at: manoa.hawaii.edu/admissions/experience You will receive a ticket attached to your email and a downloadable parking pass will be available to you after registering for the event. Students Accepted to UH Mānoa by April 2, 2016 are encouraged to bring their acceptance letter to the event for a special gift and enter to win an UH-mazing prize!

Cupid, and ASKS, hopes to see you at the Valentine's Dance this Friday, 2/5. Doors open at 6:30pm and close at 8pm. If you are going to be late, you need to obtain a late pass from ‘Akahi Student Center prior to Friday. Dance ends promptly at 10pm. Cost is $3 which includes entry, food, dessert and use of photo booth. Must have your current school ID. No ID = $5 + $3 admission or 2 hours of detention + $3 admission fee. Parking for the dance is at Performing Arts parking lot, Smith parking lot, and/or Ka'ahumanu parking lot. Please follow Casual Attire dress code guidelines. To facilitate entry and to control the flow of people, entry to the dance will be up the stairs located by the elevator and ‘Akahi Student Center. Bag check will be at ‘Akahi Student Center classroom.

If so, please come to an informational meeting on Monday from 3:15 until 3:30. Some of the crew positions include lights, sound and deck crew. We hope to see you there!!

Please join us for a presentation and book-signing event featuring Hānau Ka Ua – Hawaiian Rain Names. Written by Collette Leimomi Akana and daughter-collaborator Kiele Gonzalez, this highly anticipated book will take you on a journey across the archipelago to explore the rains in mele, hula, and moʻolelo. This event will take place on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 7:00-8:30pm, at Kaʻiwakīloumoku Hawaiian Cultural Center at Kamehameha Schools Kapālama. Books will be available for purchase at $24 each. Cash, credit card and checks will be accepted. For more information, please contact Jamie Fong at 842-8655 or jafong@ksbe.edu.

Student Drivers: One-day parking passes are sold out for Friday, February 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.

Please join the Teen Alert Program (TAP) and help raise awareness and help prevent dating violence this month by participating in some or all of TAPʻs contests and activities. Check out the opportunities to win prizes, including TAP swag and gift cards. Writing Contests include a Haiku Contest and Blog Contest. There is also a contest called #chalkaboutlove on instagram. Please check out specific details on Teen Alert Programʻs (TAP) website: http://www.TAP808.org/TDVAM. Letʻs all help to raise awareness and prevent teen violence!

Various water bottles have been turned in to Smith Office very recently, some not so recent. If you are able to describe distinguishing features/writing/accessories/ engraving, etc please see Mrs. Akiona, Mrs. Anguay or Miss Kahala in the Unit 11/12 Office and claim your water bottle.