Kapalama High School


Summary Daily Bulletin for Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Block B

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, JANUARY 30TH. 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.

Immerse yourself in a dynamic, creative environment with other students who are passionate about art and design. This summer, build and develop your creative and artistic skills while exploring a specific medium or aspect of art and design. This intensive, four-week, pre-college program is for individuals 15 and older who wish to study at one of the top art and design colleges in the country. Serious young artists seeking to strengthen and enhance their art and design skills, as well as students with limited art training, are invited to participate. If you are interested please call (310)665-6864 or email: soa@otis.edu http://www.otis.edu/soa

Our very own Mandarin Class will be hosting a visit from UHM Chinese Language Flagship Program. They will be discussing their variety courses offered such as literature, history, politics, economics, religion, social sciences, and Art. Please come and join us on Wednesday, February 4th during period 4 from 9:50am to 10:30am, sign up on Naviance and come on down to Midkiff "REFERENCE AREA" Hope to see you there!

Don’t leave that "special someone" feeling hungry this Valentine’s Day. Instead...send them a candy gram! Come down to the International Relations Club booth in Pākī Breezeway, during the week of Feb. 2-6, to make your message! At just $2 a messsage, send a candy gram to all of your friends and show how much you love them. ​ The International Relations Club booth will be open during periods 4,5,6,7,8, Lunch & Homerorom. Don't wait 'till it's too late!! Thank you for supporting the International Relations Club & Happy Valentineʻs Day! ​

Congratulations to MAVERIC ABELLA and SHAYLIN MARN! Both were selected as Finalists for the Pacific Symposium in Science and Sustainability on January 17 at the John A. Burns Schools of Medicine. MAVERIC ABELLA (4th place) and SHAYLIN MARN (5th place) won expense-paid trips to compete at the National Junior Sciences and Humanities Symposium to be held in Hunt Valley, Maryland in late April. Congratulations also to STEPHANIE ARAKI and HOPE USHIRODA-GARMA for being selected as Semi-Finalists based on the quality of their written science research papers. Participants included students from throughout the State of Hawaii, American Samoa, and Micronesia. Mahalo to Honors Science Research instructor Miss Ishimoto, Speech teachers Mr. Ernst and Mrs. Reeves, and the English Department faculty for their support.

If you are interested in pursuing a career in medicine, biomedical research, biotechnology, genetics, microbial ecology, or natural products of native plants, then summer is a great time to explore your interests! This is a great opportunity to be immersed in hands-on biological research for 7 weeks. Applications for the Kamehameha Summer Science Institute in Molecular and Cell Biology (KSSI) are now available! See any science teacher for an application or contact Miss Ishimoto at gaishimo@ksbe.edu to let her know that you are interested. KSSI is open to qualified current 9th-11th grade students. If selected, you will earn one Honors Science Research credit as you learn techniques that will allow you to pursue your own independent science research project. You will be encouraged to enter your project in local science competitions and can earn additional Honors credit in Honors Science Research next school year. Your application must be submitted with a personal essay, unofficial transcript, and a teacher recommendation. Applications are due by Friday, February 6th.

Embry-Riddle Summer Programs has S.T.E.M.-based, six-day academic camps for high school students at the Prescott, AZ campus. These programs provide an incredible opportunity for distinguished high school students to learn and explore the field of their choice. Students work directly with college professors and experience collegiate life with peers who have similar interests. Any student who attends a six-day summer program will receive $1000 towards their freshman year tuition at Embry-Riddle. Additionally, Embry-Riddle has a scholarship program, courtesy of The Boeing Company, for 13 students to receive full-ride camp scholarships to any of the engineering summer programs. Early application is encouraged! You can view a more details about the summer offerings at http://www.prescott.erau.edu/summer. Registration is open, with an early bird discount of $100 available to anyone who registers online by March 1, 2015.

The Great Books Summer Program offers one, two, three and four-week summer sessions and is for students entering grades 9-12. The program provides participants from wide-ranging backgrounds the opportunity to help each other hone their creative instincts and intellectual risk-taking, plus every participant gets a Kindle Touch. Program attendees also meet with college professors and students from top universities to discuss college choices and experiences. For more information and to apply visit: http://www.greatbookssummer.com/

There will be an important meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 10 at 6pm in Paki 204 for all participants (including parents and anyone who may still be interested in joining us) on next year's spring break service learning trip to Peru. We will be discussing the latest trip updates and possible side-trip opportunities as well as fundraising activities. If you have any questions about the trip or how to enroll, please see Mrs. Glassco (Paki 204) or Mr. Ai (Paki 205).

Judging for the 52nd Hawaii Regional Scholastic Art Awards 2015 was recently completed and Kamehameha High School –Kapalama had 13 students who received awards. Congratulations goes to Sophomore Nainoa Fernandez; Juniors Kapahu Chow, Jordan Correa, Megan Harflinger, Kelia Kameenui-Backer, Justin Pajela; and Seniors Kalawaia Fano, Tehani Keith, Moriah Lee, Richard Rista, Brittney Akai, Kiana Goodwin, and Mariah Ng. The awards include 5 Gold Key Awards and 8 Silver Key Awards and represent artworks in Drawing, Painting, Creative Metals and Glass, Ceramics and Photography. The exhibition runs from February 20th to April 10th at the Hawai‘i State Art Museum.

MANDATORY MEETING FRIDAY 1/30/15. Students interested in traveling to Beijing, China or Hanoi, Vietnam this summer from July 16 - July 28 for the Global Positioning Summer Program should attend this important informational meeting on FRIDAY, JAN 30, 2015 at 10:40am - 11:20am in Midkiff (LVA). This is a great experience for students as you learn about globalization with other students from the US, Mexico, Aotearoa, China and Vietnam. Scholarships are available for students. 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). Video 3 (http://youtu.be/SLRkYmFKNJg). For an application, or if you have questions, email Kumu ‘Āina (aaakamu@ksbe.edu). Applications are due on Friday, February 6, 2015.

Student Drivers: One-day parking passes are sold out for Friday 1/30/15. 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.