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Summary Daily Bulletin for Wednesday, November 26, 2014


7th Grade Bishop Memorial Chapel Services on 10/24 and 11/21. 8th Grade Bishop Memorial Chapel Services on 10/17, 11/14, and 12/5.

Would the world's first cellphones fit in your back pocket? What is a manual typewriter? Is an 8-track like a CD? Come to the LC to find out! Mrs. Samson has arranged an awesome display of old technology! You will feel grateful for all of your new technology provided by Kamehameha Schools! Come and be amazed and inspired by man's ingenuity. Thank you to Mr. Takano, Mrs. Decastro, Mr. Cooper, Ms. Teraoka, Ms. Ozaki, and Mrs. Yamane for their contributions.


MOYA – Month Of the Young Adolescent (Nov 21)

MOYA is coming!  What is MOYA?  It is the Month Of the Young Adolescent.  The Association of Middle Level Educators (AMLE) recognizes this event which celebrates healthy minds and healthy bodies.  Students leaders have planned an afternoon of fun, good food and fellowship.  The activity will be held on Nov 21 from 1:55pm to 4:00pm on the middle school campus.  Students who intend to remain until the end of the activity are responsible for their own ride home. 


Source: KMS Student Activities | 14 Nov 2014 | 9:57 am HST

Mahalo! Make A Difference Day Volunteers

On November 8, KMS students and family members went into the Kalihi Community to provide community service at our two City and County Adopt-a-Blocks.  Mahalo! to the many hands that helped to make a difference. 


Source: KMS Student Activities | 14 Nov 2014 | 9:42 am HST

Veteran’s Day Assembly

Mahalo to our family and staff members who participated in our Veteran’s Day Assembly.  Father of a KMS student, Dale Akeo, shared a memorable message.   We are thankful for all veterans and active duty military personnel for their service to our country.  Students wrote letters during Advisory period for the Wonded Warriors organization. 

Source: KMS Student Activities | 14 Nov 2014 | 9:27 am HST

Middle Years – November 2014

Attached is a PDF of the Middle Years Newsletter for November 2014.

Middle Years – November 2014

Source: Kapālama Middle School | 3 Nov 2014 | 9:14 am HST

Mana’o from this morning’s wehena

I want to share the mana’o from this morning’s wehena. Mr. Palani Williams (7th grade exploratory teacher in visual art) shared a most poignant and meaningful message for us to start off the week. My wish is that we can all reinforce his good words.

Did you know Princess Pauahi was a samurai? Not in the sense that she wore armor and swung a sword, but the way she lived her life in service of others. The term samurai, in Japanese and Chinese, means “those who serve”. The samurai lived by a code called Bushido. The following are the virtues of a samurai:
• Rectitude or Righteousness (Gi)(Pono): living a life pleasing to God
• Courage (Yu)(Koa): not only physical but moral – do the right thing in the face of popular opposition, shame, scandal or discouragement
• Benevolence or Charity (Jin)(Aloha): giving of help to those in need
• Respect (Rei)(Ho’ihi)
• Honesty (Makoto)(Ku’I’o): embodies attributes such as integrity and truthfulness along with the absence of lying, cheating, and theft.
• Honor (Meiyo)
• Loyalty (Chugi): Faithfulness in a person, group, country or cause.
• Filial Piety: Be good to your parents, take care of your parents, and conduct yourself so as to bring a good name to your parents and ancestors
• Wisdom: Think and act using knowledge, experience, understanding, common sense
In 1990 I was a 21 year old Sergaent of a mortar platoon. I found myself in the desert of Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Storm. We were about to start the ground war and invade Iraq. I thought I was going to die. I remember praying to God to bless me and the men I commanded. I made a promise to God at that time that if He would bring me and my men home safely, I would dedicate the rest of my life to making a difference to others. God held up his end of the promise, and ever since then I have been doing my best to hold up mine. That is the reason why I am a teacher, coach, club advisor, father, mentor and Police Officer.
My challenge to you everyday this week is to exemplify the samurai virtues, the Hawaiian virtues that Princess Pauahi lived by and wanted all of us to live by. Live a life pleasing to God, do the right thing, help others, be respectful, don’t lie, be good to your parents, and act in a way to bring honor to your family.

Source: Pua Kaai | 27 Oct 2014 | 9:16 am HST

Fall Activities Benefit the Palolo Chinese Home

Mahalo! to the many hands that decorated pumpkins and cards for the seniors at the Palolo Chinese Home.  The cards and pumpkin were well received by the seniors. 


Source: KMS Student Activities | 20 Oct 2014 | 9:27 am HST