Kapalama High School


Summary Daily Bulletin for Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Block B

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.

On or before Thursday, December 3, students in grades 9-12 who qualified for 2015-2016 First Quarter Student Recognition should inquire with their homeroom teacher to receive their packet. Homeroom teachers in grade 9 may check out their packets with Brenda Mendiola, and grade 10 with U‘i Cameron. Unit 11/12 homeroom teachers, please see Carol Anguay for grade 11, and Kahala Rowe for grade 12. Please safeguard your packets, as lost ice cream tickets cannot be replaced. Students are required to check their packets for discrepancies BEFORE LEAVING HOMEROOM. Homeroom teachers should report all discrepancies to the ‘Akahi Student Center at ext. 28531. Congratulations!

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

As a reminder for student drivers, THERE IS NO STUDENT PARKING AT THE PARKING STRUCTURE during final exam periods and on Founder's Day. Student drivers must park in their designated parking zones.

Beginning November 16, 2015, Monday through May 20, 2016, students will not be allowed in Midkiff Learning Center without a pass from 10:40AM-12:05PM. This includes students who are coming up from lunch (‘Akahi). A pass will be required of them by any teacher who is sending them to work on their classroom assignments. Homeroom teachers - please hold your students in your classroom/homeroom. The overflow of students in Midkiff is exorbitant and many times unruly. Mahalo no!

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.

Congratulations to 9 Honors Science Research students for representing Kamehameha Schools and all Native Hawaiian high school students extremely well at the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) National Conference recently held in Phoenix, Arizona! SHAYLIN MARN won 1st Place in the Pre-College Poster Session for her research project on “The Antibacterial and Cytotoxic Effects of Wiliwili.” HOPE USHIRODA-GARMA won 2nd place for her project on “Pseudovibrio species within Collector Sea Urchin inhibits Coral Pathogen Serratia marcescens,” and she was also awarded a college scholarship from Boeing Company. STEPHANIE ARAKI won 3rd place with her project on “The Role of Cyclin D1 in Arsenic-Induced Cardiovascular Disease.” HOLLY KA’APU’s project on “Peltier Energy Harvesting” received an AISES Energy Challenge award. Danielle Pascua, Duke Mailolo, Kahulu Nunokawa, 'Āla'i Takushi, and Cedar Wilson were also selected to present their original science research at this prestigious event and impressed the judges with their original research projects. Over 1800 Native American, Native Alaskans, and Native Hawaiians participated in this indigenous STEM conference. Mahalo to Kumu Mahelona at SPC and Miss Ishimoto for their support.

The National Honor Society (NHS) is an organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Students with a 3.5 cumulative grade point average, who have leadership experience and who are willing to complete eight hours of community service by January 15th, 2016 are eligible to apply. For an application or more information, please email the advisors: Shari Chan at shchan@ksbe.edu or Allen Vinta at alvinta@ksbe.edu. Deadline for applications is January 29th, 2016.

If you want to participate in our annual inter-school exchange with 'Iolani School, pick up an application form at the 'Akahi Student Center from Ms. Teszra Rodrigues. Kamehameha will go to 'Iolani on Friday January 22 (D day) and 'Iolani will come on campus Monday January 25 (Reg. day). Applications will be due Wednesday December 2. If you have any questions, feel free to email Jordan Bayudan at jordan.bayudan@imua.ksbe.edu.

The STEP-UP Program provides hands-on summer research experience for high school juniors and seniors interested in exploring research careers. STEP-UP is particularly interested in increasing the participation of students from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical research. Interested students can apply at: http://stepup.niddk.nih.gov

Auditions for Keaka Kamehameha’s spring musical, AIDA will be held in the drama room on December 9th and 10th from 3:30 until 6:00. Please prepare the verse and chorus of a song as well as a one-minute monologue. There will also be a dance section where you will learn choreography. Call backs will be on Friday Dec. 11 from 3:30 until 6:00. Everyone needs to complete all three areas in order to be considered for a part. Contact Mr. Fujioka in the drama room if you have any questions. See you there!