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April 2017

High School Musical! Shows are April 21, 22, 23 and 28, 29, 30. Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm and Sunday matinees at 3pm. Students $6, Adults $8. Tickets are available at the door, which opens a half hour before show times. Or, tickets may be purchased in advance if Kekaulike students come to room F-103 during school hours, beginning April 7th.

Blood Drive, Mon, April 24, 9am-2:30pm in KKHS Gym Every 2 seconds someone needs blood! Blood donations are critical. The majority of people in Hawaii need blood, but only a small fraction - about 2% - actually give it. Donations are needed every day to maintain an adequate blood supply & fulfill Hawaii's needs. An hour of your time spent donating blood can mean a parent will see a child grow up. A son marry. A daughter graduate. It can mean a neighbor will come home from the hospital. A mother hold a newborn. A friend survive cancer. Click HERE to sign up!


Nominations 2017 King Kekaulike High School Alumni of the Year. For specifics go to http://kkhsalumni.org/ To nominate online go to http://kkhsalumni.org/nominations-being-accepted-for-2017-alumni-of-the-year/ Deadline for alumni nominations: Fri, April 21, 2017. (Sponsored by the KKHS Alumni Association, & not the Dept. of Education.)

Senior Obligations Letters were dstributed to Seniors. ...good reminder to clear all obligations so nothing interferes with commencement.

Best Buddies Car Wash, Sat, April 22nd from 7:30-1:30pm at Ceramic Tile + (across from Sears @ Kaahumanu Mall! You can purchase a $5 pre-sale ticket or pay $7 on the day of the car wash. Please see a Best Buddies member or Mrs. Nakashima in the Library for pre-sale tickets!

Mandatory JV & Varsity Football Meeting Th, April 13, During Lunch in T101: Students interested in playing football must attend this Th, April 13th meeting to get important information about Spring Ball & the Kekaulike Na Ali’i Football Combine, which will be on Mon, May 1. If you are still thinking about playing football, come anyway to meet the coaches & players. All are welcome. Please be prompt. Those grabbing lunch should hurry to get to the meeting ASAP

Performance Based Assessment (PBA) Event, Th, April 13: Some students will take tests in Clinical Health, Culinary, Digital Media, Graphics, or Natural Resources on Thursday. They will be eligible to receive the CTE Honors Certificate if they successfully pass the technical writing, performance task, & presentation portions of the event.

Students interested in playing football must attend this Th, April 13th meeting to get important information about Spring Ball & the Kekaulike Na Ali’i Football Combine, which will be on Mon, May 1. If you are still thinking about playing football, come anyway to meet the coaches & players. All are welcome. Please be prompt. Those grabbing lunch should hurry to get to the meeting ASAP

JV & Varsity Football Sign Up in T101, Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, during Lunch: There will be JV & Varsity football sign ups for the 2017 season every Monday, Wednesday, & Friday in Coach Saa Foster’s room, T-101, during lunch. There will be information you need to know for Football this upcoming season.

HACAC Spring 2017 College Fair, Mon, April 10th at Maui High School, 4:00-5:30pm: The Hawaii Association for college Admission Counseling (HACAC) is pleased to sponsor the Neighbor Island College Fairs. They encourage you to spend time with the representatives from the colleges participating. If you have specific questions about your options after high school or about financial aid, feel free to meet with a counselor at the advising table. Students & parents from all schools are welcome to attend this FREE event. Don’t miss this Spring College Fair. To see the list of colleges, CLICK HERE.

1st College Signing Day! Seniors! We are holding the first ever COLLEGE SIGNING DAY! As we start to embark on our new paths, we wanted to create a day to recognize Seniors for all of their hard work over the years. If you would like to participate, please see your KKHS email for more information! The deadline to sign up for this amazing event is Th, April 13, 2017.

Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) Testing: All students in Grade 11 will be taking the SBA.  Are You Prepared?  Can you beat last year's class?  The scores can be used to be placed in College level courses. Get lots of rest  Bring a healthy snack  Bring a pair of earbuds/headphones  Bring #2 pencils.


Mini College Fair, Mon, April 10th During Lunch at KKHS Quad! Kekaulike is privileged to host a Mini-College Fair on Monday during lunch from 11:45am to 12:45pm.  Universities from not only the United States, but Canada, Japan & Australia will be there.  So far, 25 colleges have confirmed their attendance with the possibility of more attending.  Due to Good Friday, next week, April 10-14, is a 4-day week so Monday is a Thursday Bell Schedule, which means a longer lunch!  Go to https://goo.gl/ppFtYc to see the colleges coming to our school, & encourage your teen to check it out!

3rd Quarter Report Cards & Parent Newsletter mailed on Fri, April 7!

KKHS Music Program's 20th Annual Spring Concert  will be held on Tuesday, April 4 from 7:00-9:00pm in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Castle Theater. Admission is free and the concert will include performances by both beginning and advanced jazz bands, the concert choir, and the symphonic band, as well as 2017 guest artist Dr. Daniel Henderson.

March 2017

Career Fair, Th, March 30, 9am-12:30pm at KKHS  Aloha Parents, please see information below about our upcoming Career Fair. We are looking for interested parents who can speak for their businesses & inform our students about different career opportunities on the island. The Maui Fire Department is coming & the Maui Police Department is trying to coordinate with personnel. Some hotels were contacted, & they recommended we ask parents who work in the hotel industry to represent them. We would also love to have some restaurant businesses, construction, agriculture, medical field- any & all occupations. Please let me know if you have any questions & how I can best accommodate you. If you can only attend for the career fair portion during advisory/study hall from 9:15-10:30am, no problem. We would love to have you join us!!  Mrs. Jamie Kovacic at jgomer@kkhs.k12.hi.us, College & Career Counselor

Volunteers! Career Fair, Th, March 30, 9am-12:30pm at KKHS: We are looking for interested parents who can speak for their businesses & inform our students about different career opportunities on the island. It’s okay if you can only attend part of it, 9:15-10:30am. For more information go to https://goo.gl/OWaEfc or have questions, contact Mrs. Jamie Kovacic at jgomer@kkhs.k12.hi.us

Update on Foodland Shop for Higher Education! Right now we’re in 7th place, but if we can move into 5th place, we will get (5) $2,000 scholarships for our seniors, instead of 3! And it is possible, because 1) Last week we were actually in 6th Place (system reporting problem was corrected), 2) Kapaa dropped from #1 to #2, & last week to #4 (better for us), 3) Most of the top 5 schools have over 35,000 designations (except Kapaa)….so please ask friends & family across our state to shop & designate Kekaulike at Foodland, Sack N Save & Foodland Farms. Every little bit helps! ...every little Maika’i Point counts! Remind friends & family to use their Maika’i Cards & designate Kekaulike! If you designated last year, you must designate again this year. SFHE program ends Tue, March 28, 2017...2 weeks remaining. THANK YOU!! Seniors, see Mrs. Kovacic in F204 to get the Foodland’s SFHE Scholarship application. (Completed application is due to Mrs. Kovacic by March 28, 2017.)

Spring Break, M-F, March 20-24 No School, but main offices are open. and Prince Kuhio Day Holiday 3/27 M – No School (offices closed)

Junior Prom Bids: Tickets for Junior Prom will be available at morning & lunch recess at Ms. Kihara's room (G206) on Th, Mar 30 & Fri, Mar 31. ALL obligations must be cleared before picking up bids! Junior Prom will be held on Sat, April 1st at the King Kamehameha Golf Course. Doors open at 5:00pm & close promptly at 5:30pm. ALL attendees need to make sure they have their bid as well as a photo ID to check-in.

For this year’s List of Donations and Teachers’ Wishes, go to http://tinyurl.com/j2uyn5b

IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO VOLUNTEER AS A JUDGE! Fri, March 17, 2-5pm at KKHS (Senior Project Presentation Day)! About 300 community volunteers (adults) are needed to serve as judges! We could use more judges in the 2-3pm slot! For more information on the judging go to https://sites.google.com/a/kkhs.k12.hi.us/kkhs-spt/judges To sign up to volunteer, go to http://bit.ly/kkhs_seniorproject

Island-Wide Best Buddies Dance, Sat, March 11, 5-8pm in Cafe: “Alice in Wonderland!” is the theme & ALL Best Buddies members are invited! Come dressed in formal or one of the Alice in Wonderfland character’s costume. There will be an awesome DJ, photo booth, activity table, Ono Food & "Tea Table" for desserts, & also great door prizes! (gift cards, free McDonalds, tshirts, & more!) Required: a permission slip to attend. (Permission slips are available from Mrs. Nakashima for members, or they will be provided at the door to the dance for parents to sign.) *Please DO NOT turn them in early! We must collect them at the dance with your $5. Questions? See Best Buddies advisor, Mrs. Nakashima, in the library.

Next Culinary Mandatory Meeting, Th, March 9th at Lunch: Meet Th, March 9, 15 minutes into lunch. To be discussed: Next catering event is the Senior Project Dinner - Prep on Th, March 16 (changed from 3/10), & service on Fri, Mar. 17. This event is MANDATORY for culinary club underclassmen. Remember, "Lazy is not an option."

6th Annual Upcountry Music Festival
, Th, March 11, 6:30-8:30pm at Kalama Intermediate School Cafeteria: Schools participating are Kekaulike, Kalama, & Seabury

Next Grad Night Planning Committee Meeting
, Wed, March 8th at 5:30pm in the KKHS staff dining room. Thanks for supporting underage drinking prevention

Extended Deadline for Junior Prom Form & Payment
: Today is the last day to pick up Junior Prom forms. Tomorrow, Wed, March 8th is the final deadline to turn all forms & payments in. No further extension.

Scholarship Bulletin #3 (1/17/17)
College & Career Counselor, Mrs. Jamie Gomer, sent out an updated Scholarship Bulletin for College Bound Seniors needing financial aid. Go to http://kkhspcnc.tripod.com/scholar.pdf

Cap & Gown Distribution,
Th, March 2: Commencement items, including cap & gowns, will be distributed during advisory on Th, March 2. Seniors will be escorted by their advisory teacher to the cafeteria during a designated time. Seniors who have not paid & submitted forms to participate in commencement, will not receive these items. Questions? Please see Ms. Kihara in G206.

February 2017

Kekaulike's Class of 2017 Luau
, Tue, Feb. 28, 8am-1:30pm: The luau is scheduled during the day while the underclassmen take the annual ACT test. Students who do not want to attend luau can come to school and will be housed in the chorus room for the day. Senior Luau Payments will be accepted Th, Feb. 23rd at morning recess.

Book Club
, Th, Feb. 23 at the Library Window Bench During Study Hall: They'll read & discuss up to page 91. Light snacks are served. Enrollment is open to new members. Please return your excursion forms for Senior Project Volunteers.

Boys Volleyball Tryouts, Th, Feb. 23 at 4pm in Gym: Tryouts for boys volleyball will begin this Thursday in Kekaulike Gym starting promptly at 4pm. A current physical & Parent/Guardian Assumption of Risk form needs to be on file with Athletic Trainers in order to actively participate. Questions? Please email Coach Chino at arikdadez@gmail.com or Coach Al at coachal@hawaiianstylevb.com

Junior Prom & High School Memory Pictures! The deadline to submit your high school memory pictures is Wed, March 1st to c/o2018@kkhs.k1.2hi.us The last day junior prom forms will be available is Th, Mar. 2 in G206 (only during recesses). Forms & payments are due Fri, Mar. 3. (Remember to clear all obligations & detentions)

KKHS Fried Rice Competition: The first 5 student teams & the first 5 staff teams get to compete! To sign-up & see rules, please refer to your KKHS Gmail. Sign up deadline: Fri, Feb. 24.

Join National Honor Society for Next School Year: For more info, see Ms. Arendale in G-205 during non-class time. The applicants must have a 3.7 GPA or higher & strong leadership skills in order to qualify. Students must be juniors or seniors in the upcoming school year. NHS app deadline: Wed, March 1.

Tue, Feb. 28: ACT Testing in Hawaii for Grades 9-11: Hawaii Dept. of Education students in grades 9, 10 & 11, will be tested on Tue, Feb. 28. All 9th and 10th grade students will be taking the ACT Aspire Test. All 11th grade students will be taking the actual ACT. Scores can be used for college admission.

Fri, Feb. 17 - Mid 3rd Quarter Progress Report & Parent Newsletter Mail Out

Help Kekaulike Earn Scholarships... Please help us by shopping & designating King Kekaulike starting next Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017! View the parent flyer at http://kkhspcnc.tripod.com/foodland.pflyr.pdf You can designate at any Foodland, Sack N Save & Foodland Farms. Thank you!

Senior Portrait Pick Up
: Seniors that ordered portrait packets may pick up their packets during morning & lunch recess ONLY in Mr. Ripani's room K203. No packets will be distributed during instructional time. Seniors need to bring an ID to verify pick up. Students will not be able to pick up packets for other students.

Student Government Candidate Forms Available Mon, Jan. 23: Student Government is for students who want to get involved, plan activities, make a difference, & have fun! Interested students should pick up candidate forms during non-class time from Ms. Kihara's room (G206) Packets are due by Fri, Feb. 10, 2017

SAVE THE DATE! Coming up! KKHS Varsity Football Valentine’s Craft Fair, Sat, Feb. 11, 9am-3pm in Cafe: Please support our Varsity Football team in their fundraiser. More information to come…

2017 Miss Maui Filipina Scholarship Pageant Requirements: be a single female Filipino between ages of 18 and 27 by Dec. 31, 2017. High school seniors may apply if they are 18 years old by Dec. 31, 2016. Please contact Dolores at 283-1605, if you are interested by Feb. 3, 2017.

1st Semester Grades & Parent Newsletter
were mailed yesterday, Wed, Jan. 18. Please check your mailboxes for the legal sized, white envelopes that should be arriving.

STEM Fundraiser - Marinated Chicken! Pick up Sat, Feb. 4, 9am-12pm at Kekaulike Bus Stop! Help our STEM students get to the Oahu STEM Conference in May. Buy tickets now from the STEM members for Marinated Yakitori Chicken ($10 per 1-lb bag) or ask their Advisor, Ms. Haines-Swatek at EHaines@kkhs.k12.hi.us. Pick up your ready-to-bake or grill chicken on Sat, Feb. 4, from 9am-12pm at the Kekaulike Bus Stop. (Enter through Haleakala Hwy back gate) Just in time for Super Bowl! Our Culinary Club will marinade it ...same great flavor folks raved about last year!

Mandatory Parent Meeting for Junior Prom, Wed, Feb. 1 in Cafe at 5:30pm: Aloha all Juniors! There will be a MANDATORY meeting for all parents of Juniors who are planning to attend Junior Prom on Sat, April 1, 2017. Following the prom meeting, there will also be information regarding planning for senior year & college.

Senior Project: These assignments are high stakes. Failure to complete any of them will jeopardize passing senior Social Studies or English classes. Please encourage your child to reach out for help from mentors & teachers if they are struggling. 1/30-2/2/17 Final Product Grading

Last Senior Expectations Meeting
: Monday Morning, Jan. 30th at 8AM in the Cafe: Two Senior Expectations Meetings for Parents were scheduled: Wed, Jan 18 at 6pm & Monday Morning, Jan 30th at 8am. A senior’s parents must attend one of these meetings to be able to participate in the Commencement Ceremony on Th, May 18, 2017

January 2017

Varsity Baseball
Try-Outs, Mon-Wed, Jan. 23-25, 3:30-6pm at KKHS Baseball Field: Off-season training: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday at 2:30pm at the weightroom & KKHS Baseball field

Intramural Volleyball Tournament Sign Up Starts Mon, Jan. 23. Interested students should pick up the required forms for participation starting on Mon, Jan. 23 during non-class time. See Ms. Kihara in G-206. All completed forms are due by Th, Feb 2. We are only accepting the first 8 teams that submit all completed paperwork. For more information, students please see the posted orange flyers or contact Ms. Kihara.

ASVAB Results: The Results are back from the Dec. 7th Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) Test. Students who took the Dec. 7th test should see College & Career counselor, Mrs. Gomer, in F-204 before school, lunch or after school, for their test results.

PTSA General Membership Meeting, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 6pm in Staff Dining Room: (Enter through Haleakala Hwy gate) Please come to our parent meeting! To be Discussed: Looking for new PTSA Executive Board members, PTSA sponsored Staff Appreciation & Get Together Luncheon on Wed, May 3, 2017, & Fundraising Ideas. (This is not a Dept. of Education sponsored event.)
Judo Team Sign-Up: Students that are interested in signing up for the Judo Team, should meet with Coach Claude Moreau either Fri, Jan. 13 or Wed, Jan. 18th in front of the Gym. Students need to have a current Physical in order to participate. Questions? Contact Coach Claude at 283-4145.

Last Chance! ONE WEEK ONLY YEARBOOK SALES, Mon-Fri, Jan. 23-27: There is a a one week sale only for those who would like to purchase a 2017 yearbook. Yearbooks are $50, or if purchasing with a check, please make it payable to King Kekaulike High School. Please pay at the main office during non-instructional time (morning recess, lunch recess, after school, etc...). Reminder: This is the last time to purchase this school year's yearbook.

Next Becca’s Closet Shopping Day
, Sat, Jan. 21st, 9am-12 Noon, & Fri, Jan. 27th, 3:00-4:30pm at K Bldg. Balcony: Required: a valid student ID. Limit: 1 dress per student. Questions? Contact Ms. Theresa Cabral in A Bldg, Counselor #4 or at (808) 727-3516 or theresa_cabral@notes.k12.hi.us

Kekaulike Matsuri, Sat, Jan. 21, 2017, 5-8:30pm in Cafe: Outside vendors that are interested in participating may get a table for $25. Questions, etc.? Contact Music Director, Casey Nagata at Casey_Nagata@notes.k12.hi.us

Understand Your PSAT Scores Tue, Jan. 17th at 6pm in Library!
Please join our College Counselor, Jamie Gomer, on Tuesday at 6pm in the library. (Enter through Kula Hwy. gate) PSAT score reports will be distributed. Everyone will create a College Board account & learn how to use the multiple tools & resources available. We will also create Khan Academy accounts & link them to your College Board for free personalized SAT prep. Don't miss this exciting opportunity. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to jgomer@kkhs.k12.hi.us

Bookmobile at KKHS, Tue, Jan. 17 during Lunch & Period 7: The Bookmobile will be on campus for lunch recess & Period 7 after lunch on Jan 17. There will be open tours at lunch. The public librarian will also be doing an outreach lesson for our AP students. (Students are able to apply for a public library card in order to borrow books1)

Sign Language Club Meeting
, Th, Jan. 12 During Lunch: Meeting to Discuss a visiting guest speaker this month & practice conversational skills. Bring your lunch and snacks will be provided. Advisor: Mrs. Taksony

Drama Club Meeting,
Fri, Jan. 13 in F-103: Drama Club members will meet Friday in the Drama Room 10 minutes into lunch.

Students in grades 9-11 received their pre-registration form and should be considering what courses to take next school.  Download or view the course catalogs for next year: KKHS Course Catalog 2017-2018   Freshman KKHS Course Catalog 2017-2018

Cafeteria Menu for January go to http://kkhspcnc.tripod.com/cafe.pdf
Football Japan Trip Parent Meeting, Th, Jan. 12 in Cafe at 6pm: Coach Dias announced that there will be a football meeting on Thursday in the Student Dining Room at 6pm.

Boys Volleyball Sign-Ups
, Fri, Jan. 13 during Lunch in Front of Gym: To all those interested in participating in Boys Volleyball this Spring, there will be a meeting on Friday, January 13, 2017 during lunch in front of the gym.

Mandatory Parent Meeting for Tue, Jan. 10, 2017 at 6pm in the student dining room. This is required meeting for parents of students planning on participating in Track & Field this spring.  Required:  A current physical & the consent form signed in order to participate. The forms can be picked up in Portable 1 before or after school at recess or lunch.  For any questions, contact Coach Jesse @ 808-250-1070, email: jthen99@gmail.com or see him in Portable 1


Boys & Girls Tennis - Mandatory Parent & Player Meeting, Wed, Jan. 11, 6-8pm in Cafe: There will be a mandatory parent & player meeting for those contemplating trying out for the KKHS Boys & Girls Tennis teams. The meeting will be in the Student Dining Room on Wednesday from 6-8pm. Please call Coach Reuben Dela Cruz if you have questions at 808-280-8685.

Come Support Our Student Athletes & a Senior Project! Two more events! Our KKHS senior is having a canned goods fundraiser. So, bring a canned good to donate & watch our teams!
  • KKHS Boys & Girls Basketball, Wed, Jan. 11, 5:30-8pm at Na Ali’i Gym: 
  • Our Students at the RODEO, Sat, Jan. 14, 9am-3pm at Kaonoulu Ranch in Makawao
All food donations will be given to the Maui Food Bank.

KKHS Varsity Soccer Boys Booster Club & Da Country Flavas at the 2017 "Fitness Party Jam", Sun, Jan. 15, at 3pm at KKHS Cafe:
See any Boys Soccer player or the KKHS Varsity Soccer Boys Bboster Club for your invitation TODAY! Donation of $5.00 per invitation.* For more information, contact Jena at 280-5598.
*All must present an invitation to attend. Children 5 years & under FREE! **No money will be exchanged. All additional donations may be given in an envelope & placed into the donation box at the door. See flyer at http://kkhspcnc.tripod.com/soccer-b-fit.pdf


Mock AP English Literature Exam, Wed, Jan. 11th in Library Mrs. Arendale’s AP English Literature will be taking a mock AP exam this Wednesday & will be missing periods 4, 5, 6 & possibly 7.

School-Wide Assembly, Th, Jan. 12 during Advisory/Study Hall:  KKHS welcomes special guest speakers, Alexander Muto & Veenu Keller on Thursday. Students will go to their Avisory class & be escorted with their techer to the gym after taking attendance. Alexander Muto is an international speaker, co-author of the best selling book, Voices of Inspiration, & the founder of the Hawaii Leaders Core. He will speak on overcoming challenges, the mission of the Hawaii Leaders Core & the scholarships that will be available for your students to attend the Global Youth Leadership Summit in San Diego, California in July of 2017. Veenu Keller is an inspirational speaker, preventionist, & the best selling author of two books, Numb & Bullyproof. Veenu will speak on bullying, self-harm, suicide prevention & cyber-bullying.

New Warriors Scholarships (Students with a 3.5 GPA or higher) Application Deadline- January 15th  http://www.hawaii.edu/fas/info/nws.php

Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
(APIASF) available for high school seniors & current college students! Application closes Jan. 11, 2017. For details, visit www.apiasf.org or contact them at outreach@apiasf.org or call them at 1-866-274-4677 Ext. 104.Quarterly Bus Payment is Due by Fri, Jan. 6: For your child to continue riding the bus after the break, your payment is due by Fri, Jan. 6, 2017. Payment to the school office may be made either in person or by mail (Do not mail cash). Payments made by check, money order or cashier's check should be made payable to "Department of Education." Questions? Please call our main office at 727-3500. (Reminder: $25 service fee for all returned checks, and a $5.00 fee to replace a permanent bus pass.) To view flyer, go to http://kkhspcnc.tripod.com/bus.pdf  3rd Quarter Costs: Due by: Fri, Jan. 6, 2017  Round-Trip = $72.00 One-Way = $36.00

KKHS Main Office Hours, 7am to 4pm, During Winter Break: During this holiday season our main office hours will be Monday to Friday, 7am to 4pm. Also, our office will be closed on:  1/ 2/17 M New Year’s Day Observed

Health Alert! A letter from our Baldwin-Kekaulike-Maui Complex Area Superintendent, Leila Hayashida, was distributed this morning to students through their Social Studies classes today.  Several cases of mumps have been detected at schools in our 3 school complexes. Please ask your child for this letter, or download it at http://kkhspcnc.tripod.com/mumps.pdfMrs. Hayashida gives this link at http://health.hawaii.gov/docd/dib/disease/mump/ for more information on symptoms.

Nisei Veterans Memorial Center’s Hero Awards for Courage & Leadership: This competition is open to any high school student and any adult in Maui County.  For the NVMC Miyake 2016 Leadership Award, go to http://kkhspcnc.tripod.com/scholar-nvmc-leader.pdf.  For the NVMC HouseMart Courage Award, go to http://kkhspcnc.tripod.com/scholar-nvmc-courage.pdf

December 2016

Advice from College & Career Counselor, Mrs. Jamie Gomer Kovacic:  If you are applying through any one of their multiple scholarship systems, I recommend that you complete your admissions application by the priority deadline of January 5. Please come see me if you are on free and reduced lunch as you qualify for a fee waiver. My mobile lab is available for anyone needing to work on an application these next couple of days. I will also be checking emails over winter break and responding to those in need.

Yearbook Purchase Deadline: 
Students & Staff: The final day to order a yearbook is Sat, Dec. 31, 2016. Cost per book is $50, & purchases can be made at the school's front office. For ordering at the office, exact change will be needed & purchases made during non-instructional time only.

Football Sign Up, Tue, Dec. 20 during Lunch Recess at Gym: There will be sign ups  for the 2017 footbabll season on Tues, Dec. 20 during lunch recess in front of the gym.  This is for both Varsity & JV.   Be a part o the change.


Hawaiian Language Immersion Grade 9 Students Alice in Wonderland Display in Library! Friendly Competition for Best/Creative Box...till Wed, Dec. 21: The 9th graders read the book, Na Hana Kupanaha a Aleka (Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll) as translated by Keao NeSmith for Quarter 2. They each created a diorama box for a scene from each of the 12 chapters, & can be viewed in our library from Friday afternoon, Dec. 16.

Just a Few Christmas Trees Left! If you know anyone who still needs a tree, please call Ms. Kihara at 727-3576 8am-3pm to purchase.
Upcoming KKHS Musical Performance: 12/20 Tu Winter Concert with Chop Suey & Na Ali'i jazz, 7pm at Queen Kaahumanu Center Go to http://kekaulikeband.weebly.com/ more musical upcoming events.

1st Annual Christmas Holiday Craft Fair & Gift Sale on Sun, Dec. 18, 8am-4pm in Cafe: Our KKHS Varsity Football Team & Coaches will host their First Annual Christmas Holiday Craft Fair & Gift Sale on the 3rd Sun, Dec. 18th from 8am to 4pm in our Cafeteria. (Enter through Haleakala Hwy gate) Get your last minute Christmas Gifts here: Local Artisan Crafters & Local Attire Designers, Silent Auction, Pog slush & Pucker Powder by Kawai, Shave Ice & Onolicious Grinds! Live Entertainment by Homestead & Various Artist! Nominal fee at door: $2.00 (Keiki under 12 FREE). See flyer at http://kkhspcnc.tripod.com/ftbl-craft-fair-flyer.pdf.

HLIP Car Wash Fundraiser, Sun, Dec. 18, 9am-2pm at K-Mart: The Hawaiian Language Immersion Program (HLIP) students in grades 10 & 11 are not pre-selling tickets, but hope you will stop by KMart to have your car washed this Sunday from 9am-2pm. The parent group is helping to facilite this fundraiser to help offset Kaho’olawe trip costs in January. Sugested Donation: $10+. If you have any questions, please call Vania at 264-4814.
Students Interested in the AVID Program? Application Deadline is Fri, Dec. 16: Any student who missed the informational meeting & is interested in being part of the AVID program, should pick up an application form from the Registrar’s office in Bldg. A. Completed applications should be dropped off at room D-103 by Fri, Dec. 16, 2016

$1 Candy Grams, Dec. 5-16: Students may spread the holiday spirit & send a note to their best friend! It also comes with a candy cane attached. (Writers are asked to keep notes appropriate) Find their cart from Dec. 5-16, & purchase a candy gram for $1 during lunch recess. ASKK will distribute the notes with a candy cane.

Ice Cream Fundraiser DAILY at Bus Stop after School! The Class of 2018 will be selling ice cream for $1 each at the bus stop in the back of the school everyday (started Mon, Nov. 28)Vendors & Crafters are invited to showcase their produts & services. Please go online to http://kkhspcnc.tripod.com/ftbl-crafter-info.pdf for forms & information. PLEASE NOTE: Application & Fee Deadline is changed to Fri, Dec. 9, 2016. Questions? Contact Event Coordinator, Nita Helgeson, at 808-298-1615 or email her at fhelgeson@kkhs.k12.hi.us, or Coach Dias at 808-419-0431.

Armed Services Vocational Apti-tude Battery (ASVAB), Wed., Dec.  7th, 8am in F-204:  The ASVAB is the most widely used multiple-aptitude test battery. It measures a student’s strengths, weaknesses & potential for future success.  Students may sign up with College & Career counselor, Ms. Gomer, in F-204.Senior Ball Bid Pick Up, Th-Fri, Dec. 8-9 in G206….Clear All Obligations: Seniors who are planning on attending Senior Ball & have paid for it, should make sure that all their obligations are cleared before Bid distribution. Distribution will be in G206, on Th-Fri, Dec. 8-9, during morning & lunch recess.

Drama Club Members Meeting, Fri, Dec. 9 in F103 during Lunch & Monthly Musical Wednesdays  Wed, Dec. 7th Musical Wednesdays start in Chorus Room.  They will gather for their monthly Musical Wednesdays. They will be watching "Mamma Mia!"   Drama clubbers interested in joining, should see Mr. Kepler in F-103 for a permission form. Fri, Dec. 9th Meeting - Beginning 10 minutes into Lunch, they start their discussions & distribute permission forms for their Winter/Christmas Social. 

Chess Club Meeting, Tue, Dec. 6 during Lunch in D204: Discussion on upcoming photo ops for yearbook.

NO Book Club - Club Resumes After Winter Break with the DVD, “Me Before You.” The club will also select their new book for the second semester at their next meeting. See you in the New Year!

Best Buddies December Events: Volunteering at Santa’s Workshop at Makawao Elementary, Fri, Dec. 9 to help students make crafts or help set-up/take-down. (Volunteers get free dinner, but deadline to sign up is Mon, Dec. 5 a 2:30pm on the sheet near Mrs. Nakashima’s office in library or email bestbuddies@kkhs.k12.hi.us or at The...  Best Buddies CHAPTER MEETING, Mon, Dec. 5th at lunch in front of the library.

For Scholarship Bulletin #2 (11/21/16): Go online to download at http://kkhspcnc.tripod.com/scholar2.pdf

College & Career Website: Check when the next college rep is coming, the Native Hawaiian Scholarship ‘Aha, etc.at https://sites.google.com/a/kkhs.k12.hi.us/kkhs-spt/counselor-corner

Becca's Closet Offers FREE Formal Wear for All High School Students on Maui. A valid student s ID is required. Limit: one dress per student.
Becca's Closet 2016-2017 Shopping Days are as follows:
  •  Saturdays 9am-noon: Jan 21st, Feb 11th, March 4th
  •  Fridays 3:pm to 4:30: Jan 27th, Feb 17th, March 10th
Use the Haleakala Hwy entrance (back gate). Becca's Closet is located on the top floor balcony of K building. Formal Wear donations are also welcomed. They may be dropped off at the KKHS front office, Mon-Fri, 7am-4pm, in care of Ms, Cabral. Questions? Contact Ms. Theresa Cabral at (808) 727-3516 or theresa_cabral@notes.k12.hi.us

Graduation Senior Class Song Nominations, Th, Dec. 1 during Advisory: Nomination forms will be distributed in Thursday’s Advisory & collected at the end of Study Hall. Songs need to be nominated by at least 3 different advisories to qualify. Questions? See Ms. Kihara.

Sign Up Deadline for Advisory Door Decorating Contest, Th, Dec. 1: Our annual winter door decorating is here! *Winners will get a pizza party* Encourage your advisory teacher to sign up!

Class of 2018 Ice Cream Fundraiser DAILY at Bus Stop after School!
I Scream, You Scream, We all scream for Ice Cream! The Class of 2018 will be selling ice cream for $1 each at the bus stop in the back of the school everyday (started Mon, Nov. 28)

Culinary Club Meeting, Th, Dec. 1 at 12:15pm during Lunch: Time to make some ono grinds for themselves, our Culinarians! Discussion & Permission Forms for Homemade Pizza Party, Party mix party & Holiday potluck for this months activities!

NHS Meeting, Th, Dec. 1 at Lunch in G205: A mandatory National Honor Society meeting will be held on Th, Dec. 1, 2016 at lunch in Ms. Arendale's room G-205. Members are asked to dress in holiday attire & bring a favorite dish to share for their holiday potluck….& be prompt because the yearbook students will be at G205 to take their picture.

Sign Language Club Meeting,
Th, Dec. 1 during Lunch: They will review & practice conversation skills. They should bring their lunch; other snacks will be provided. Questions? See Mrs. Charme’ Taksony in room K-103.

KKHS will be doing our first Christmas Tree Drive! Noble Fir Trees: 6-7' for $60 or 8-10' for $120. All funds will go toward our KKHS Commencement Ceremony Pick up date will be on Sat, Dec. 3, 8am-2pm at KKHS front parking lot. Order forms will be available through your student’s school email or in G206 or may be downloaded at http://kkhspcnc.tripod.com/tree-form.pdf

November 2016

First Draft of Senior Project Paper Due Wed, Nov. 23: Reminder to seniors….A draft of their research paper is due by Midnight on Wednesday. See the Senior Project Calendar at https://www.sites.google.com/a/kkhs.k12.hi.us/kkhs-spt/calendar

EXTENDED DEADLINE for Senior Ball Form & Payment, Wed, Nov. 23: Attention Seniors! They extended the deadline for Senior Ball papers & payments. Last day to pick up forms will be tomorrow, Tues, Nov. 22. The absolute last day to pay is on Wed, Nov. 23rd by the end of lunch. You may pick up forms & pay in G-206 during morning & lunch recesses ONLY!

Junior Prom Court Winners to be Announced, Wed, Nov. 23: On Wed, Nov. 23rd the names of 7 Boys & 7 Girls will be announced for this year’s Junior Prom Court. Junior Prom Bids will be sold March 30-31, 2017. Junior Prom is Sat, April 1. [Editor’s Note: Formal Wear too expensive? Check out Becca’s Closet - It’s FREE! Go online to http://kkhspcnc.tripod.com/becca.pdf]

Photo/Video Scavenger Hunt ends Wed, Nov. 23...Register in G206 During Lunch! To participate in this student government sponsored photo/video scavenger hunt, students need to register in G206 at the start of lunch until Nov 23. This is a class competition so participate & win your class some points!

 Best Buddies Thanksgiving Potluck & Crafts, Wed, Nov. 23, 5-7pm in Cafe

Junior Varsity and Varsity Baseball Parent Meeting and Try-outs: There will be a meeting for all players and parents interested in playing baseball this year on Tuesday, November 22 at 6:00 pm in room T-102, classroom above the baseball field.  Try-outs for JV Baseball start on Monday, November 28 at 2:45 pm at the KKHS Baseball field.  Updated physical and consent forms must be turned in prior to any workout.  Off-season training has been ongoing:  Mon, Tues and Thurs 2:30 at the weightroom. 

Paddling Team Needs Help! Aloha alumni & parents, our Na Ali'i padders are in need of your help. They are looking for donations of used paddles. If you have an old one to spare they would really appreciate it! Please contact Coach Marjie at (808) 269-8944, if you can help, Mahalo!

Missed Cap & Gown Orders? Group S&H Rate Deadline -Sun, Nov. 20, 2016. Seniors who plan to participate in this year's commencement ceremony, but did not order their cap & gown unit, should order the items by Sun, Nov. 20. Nov. 20th is the deadline to get the group Shipping & Handling (S&H) rate. You can place your order by mail or online at jostens.com. Any questions? Students may stop by G206 & ask Ms. Kihara. (Note: Please don’t wait until the deadline, when schedules are busier & your expenses loom larger with the upcoming holidays.)
All Curent 9th & 10th Graders, Join AVID by Th, Nov. 17 at Room D-103! Interested in attending college? If you are a freshman or sophomore with a 2.5 - 3.5 GPA, average to high HSA scores &/or benchmarks, have good study habits & a good attendance record, are willing to enroll in honors/AP classes, will be the first in your family to attend college, work well with peers, teachers, & staff members, & have the desire & determination to succeed,The AVID program is looking for YOU! Please stop by room D103 by Thursday, November 17th to find out more. Don't miss this opportunity of a lifetime!

Yearbook Picture Packets & Picture Retakes, Th, Nov. 17 in Cafe: If you ordered a picture packet, the pictures were distributed last week Th, Oct. 20th during Advisory. Questions about the packet? Please call Action Photos at 572-7081. Students who need extra picture packets for make up picture day on Nov. 17, should see Mr. Ripani in K203 during recess time. Picture retakes for Grades 9-11 will be on Nov. 17 during period 1 & Advisory/Study Hall in the cafe.

JV and Varsity Basketball Tryouts, Week of Nov. 14th, 5-7pm at KKHS Gym: Interested students need to be sure they have their physical form & consent form completed, & handed in to the athletic trainers prior to tryouts. Forms can be obtained from the front office or from kekaulikeathletics.com. For more information, please contact coach Jim Flavin at 727-3623

Fundraisers:  Best Buddies Selling Kalua Pork ($10): Tickets available from Best Buddies members or Mrs. Nakashima in library conference room. Band 2016-2017 Discount Card features 36 vendors around the island. Pick up from Bandroom (V-101) or any KKHS music student.

Infinite Campus (online grades) & Technology Responsible Use Form (TRUF): Students who have not turned in their TRUF have had their KKHS Google account suspended. Please encourage your student to turn in this form. Forms are available in the main office or you can print it at http://kkhspcnc.tripod.com/truf.pdf. Be sure to have signatures of both the student & at least one parent/guardian on the returned form.

11/6 Sun 4-6pm - UH Manoa - Manoa Experience at Maui Beach Hotel: See flyer at http://kkhspcnc.tripod.com/uhm-maui-exp.pdf; to reserve a ticket for yourself & family, go to http://www.eventbrite.com/e/manoa-experience-maui-tickets-28022460935. Attendance is free. Don’t miss this annual event to meet UH Manoa’s Admissions Counselors, students, & more.

Register for Dec. 3rd SAT or Subject Exams by Th, Nov. 3:  Cost: $45 for SAT only & $57 for SAT with essay. Students on Free & Reduced Lunch may get a fee waiver from Mrs Gomer in F-204. Deadline: Th, Nov. 3rd. Late registration goes through Nov. 22, & costs an additional $28. Fee waivers can be used for late registration with no additional fee. Register at collegeboard.org & pay on-line with a credit card. Our school code is 120218. Please click on the following link for step-by-step instructions, go online to http://kkhspcnc.tripod.com/sat-how-to-register.pdf

Halloween Costume Contest, Mon, Oct. 31 in front of Library: Halloween is right around the corner! This year's Halloween costume contest will be on Monday, October 31st in front of the library during lunch recess. Sign ups will be held in Ms.Kihara's room G206 on the day of the contest. Students will be able to enter ONE of the following categories: Best group costume (min. 3 people), most original costume, scariest costume, funniest costume, and best teacher impersonation. Winners will get prizes!!

Yearbook Picture Packets & Picture Retakes: The picture packets were distributed on Th, Oct. 20 during Advisory. Questions about the packet? Please call Action Photos at 572-7081. Students who need extra picture packets for make up picture day on Nov. 17, should see Mr. Ripani in K203 during recess time. Picture retakes for Grades 9-11 will be on Nov. 17 during period 1 & Advisory/Study Hall in the cafe.

Report Cards & Parent Newsletters
were mailed out Wed, Oct. 26. If your mailing address &/or contact phone number has changed, please inform our office by calling 727-3500. Thank you!

Join Na Ali’i Nation: Do you love spirit? Students are invited to Ms.Kihara's room to join Na Alii Nation!! Na Alii Nation is a spirit group that attends home games to cheer on our teams! With membership, you get a shirt, pompom, & megaphone! Memberships for students are $6, & $10 for staff. Discounts available if you sign-up with a group (5+) or have an MIL card! Students must have paid their school dues in order to be able to join. Students are encouraged to see Ms.Kihara in G-206 today to join or if they have any questions! Stop by during non-class time only.

October 2016

Junior Prom Court Nominations, Th, Oct. 27: Junior Prom Nominations will be held on Th, Oct. 27 during Advisory.  In order for someone to be on Prom court they must be nominated by three different advisories. Please also be aware, there will be a mandatory nominee meeting on Th, Nov. 3.  Good luck to all!


Free Scary Movie Night, Oct. 22, 5:30-8pm in Cafe: For all KKHS students, we will be showing "Insidious 3" on October 22nd in our cafeteria from 5:30 - 8:00pm. SA-1 forms will be distributed from Oct. 3 - 7 during morning & lunch recess in G206. Forms are due Oct. 18 - 21 in G206. In order to attend, you must have an SA-1 form submitted & must be cleared of all obligations.

The Native Hawaiian Scholarship 'Aha Maui, Mon, Oct. 24, 2016 at 6pm at UH Maui College Pilina Bldg.: The presentation is for high school students, parents, teachers, adult students, enrolled college students, counselors & anyone interested in finding out more about sources of financial aid with scholarship providers from: Kamehameha Schools, Pauahi Foundation, Hawaii Community Foundation, Native Hawaii Health Scholarship, & Alu Like

Project GradNight Committee Meeting, Th, Oct. 20, 5pm in the Staff Dining Room. Class of 2017 Project Gradnight Student Registration Forms were passed out to seniors during Sept. 22, 2016 cap & gown ordering. Forms can also be obtained from front office, Mrs. Sylvia Frerking's office and Ms. Kihara's room or email kkhsprojectgrad@gmail.com or call / text Fanchette Robinson 808-757-4621. Senior PTPs: Congratulations to the Class of 2017 who have broken the record for the most Personal Transition Plans (PTP) done during Quarter 1....and the quarter isn't over yet! Seniors want to be done with it before Senior Project gets busier...and it will! Questions? See Mrs. Kochi or Coach Dias in the library.

Kekaulike Parent Input Requested by Wed, Oct. 19: Go to our Survey Link at www.tinyurl.com/kkhsparent2016 As a part of our accreditation process, Kekaulike would greatly appreciate some feedback from our parents! If you currently have a child at KKHS or child recently graduated, please complete our survey by Wed, Oct. 19, 2016.

Paddling Season Meeting & Sign Up, Wed, Oct. 19 at Pukalani Park at 5pm: Paddling season is approaching & they will kick off with a meeting next Wednesday, Oct. 19 at Pukalani Park, 5pm - no later than 6pm on the DMV parking lot side. Click on link below to access all forms, & print & complete. Also, the Risk Forms & Physicals need to be turned in ASAP to one of the athletic trainers on campus prior to starting practice. Any questions? Please email Coach Marjorie-Ann L. Kahookele at paddling@kkhs.k12.hi.us or call/text 269-8944. Mahalo! Go to https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B4_Zqc0UYrRjdWRSR0NIY1JNY0k?usp=sharing

Girls Basketball:
Coach Cy Peters had a Girls Basketball meeting on Fri, Oct. 7th during lunch in front of the gym. If your girl is interested & missed the meeting, please contact Coach Cy Peters @ 870-5977.

FAFSA Workshop, TUESDAY, October 18, at 6pm in KKHS Library: Seniors & Parents! The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required for federal, college, private organization scholarships & financial aid. Join UH Maui's Financial Aid officers as they assist you line by line filling out your FAFSA. Parents, please bring any & all 2015 tax information. Parents & students will also need their FSA ID. Please let me know if you have any questions about the FSA ID, FAFSA process or the workshop. For general questions on FAFSA? Go to http://www.fafsa.ed.gov If you have not yet created your FSA ID, it is a simple process, & both student & parent need to create their own at https://fsaid.ed.gov Help is available throughout the FSA ID site by clicking the question marks next to every question. Additionally, answers to common questions can be found on this page, “Frequently Asked Questions” at https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/pub/faq.htm Please let Mrs. Gomer know if you have any questions.

Shop & Score at Times Supermarket or Big Save Till Oct. 18: Help support our teams! Eligible items purchased at Times or big Save between Sept. 7 to Oct 18 will earn our school points. The more points, the more credit we earn towards obtaining equipment for our teams. For the list of participating products, please go to http://kkhspcnc.tripod.com/times-list.pdf

10/19 W 4:30pm - Maui College Planning Workshops at Baldwin High Multipurpose Room

10/19 W 5:30-7:30pm - Annual Fall College Fair at War Memorial Gym -To see the College Fair flyer, go to http://kkhspcnc.tripod.com/college-fair10-19-16.pdf Any Questions? Please ask Mrs. Gomer.

See Mrs. Gomer’s College Scholarship Bulletin #1: Please go to http://kkhspcnc.tripod.com/scholar9-27-16.pdf to find many scholarships!

10/17 M Blood Drive, Help Save a Life, Give the Gift of Blood: Sign up online to donate blood at http://tinyurl.com/kekaulikeblooddrive Thank you!

Open Discussion, Th, Oct. 13, 5:30-6:30pm: Parents are also invited to meet with Curriculum & Accreditation Coordinator, Cindy Kochi, in our library on Thursday, Oct. 13, 5:30-6:30pm for an open discussion. If you have questions or are unable to attend but would like to provide input or have questions, please email Cindy at <cindy_kochi-asato@notes.k12.hi.us>

September 2016

Girls Soccer Meeting, Wed, Oct. 5th at 6:30pm in Student Dining Room: This meeting will be for new varsity players and all those interested in playing on the JV team. Required: A current physical & assumption of risk form on file with our Athletic Trainers. The Physical & assumption of risk forms are available at the front office or online at https://sites.google.com/a/kkhs.k12.hi.us/kekaulike-athletics/parents-corner

Boys Soccer Sign Ups: Please see Mr. Arakawa in K-101 to sign up if you are interested in playing high school soccer.

Fall Sports Rally, Th, Oct. 6 at Stadium: Students should report to their advisory first & then be escorted down to the stadium by their teacher. The senior Hawaiian Immersion class is hosting, "He Paio Pohili, A Battle of Bats,' Softball Tournament at the Keopuolani Field on October 28-30, 2016, to raise funds for their 'Aha Hemo Kula Graduation Ceremony. Please support our Papa Alaka'i as they prepare for their graduation! Contact Fedner or Ala at 808-264-4260 for Men's teams and Sherri at 808-344-5365 for Women's teams. Click on http://kkhspcnc.tripod.com/pa-sb.pdf to see flyer.

First Quarter Detentions: All quarter 1 detention hours must be served prior to the break. Fall Break starts on October 10, 2016. Students need to check their KKHS email regularly. Detention is afterschool in room H-202. Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday 2:15 - 3:15pm. Wednesday: 1:15 - 2:15pm.

Best Buddies Chapter Meeting, Mon, Oct. 3: ALL MEMBERS are invited to attend & find out details of their upcoming Halloween Matching Party! They meet the first Monday of each month, at the beginning of lunch, outside of the library by the benches. See you there! Questions? See Club Advisor, Melanie Nakashima.

Interactors will help clean up the stadium after our last two home football games on Oct. 1st & 7. Interactors need to pick up their SA-1 forms from Mr. Shimabuku’s room, H101, during recesses.

Project GradNight Student Registration Forms were passed out to seniors during cap & gown ordering on Sept 22. Project GradNight forms can also be obtained from front office, Mrs. Sylvia Frerking's office & Ms. Kihara's room or email kkhsprojectgrad@gmail.com, or you may download it at http://kkhspcnc.tripod.com/17gradnite-form.pdf

Foodland’s Give Aloha!
You can make a donation at any of the 33 Foodland, Sack N Save or Foodland Farms stores statewide. KKHS code # is 78060. The last day for Give Aloha is September 30, 2016. Foodland has a Give Aloha TV commercial that’s been playing this month. To see it on it on the direct Youtube link, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQBE8VaPsLM

Sign Language Club Meeting, Th, Sept. 29 at Lunch Recess in K-103: Students may feel free to bring their lunch, & snacks will be provided. New members are welcomed. Follow the club on instagram at @the_sign_club to view videos to learn and practice words & phrases.

To see the sy2016-2017 Bell Adjustment Weeks for the whole year, please go to http://kkhspcnc.tripod.com/sy17bell-adjust-wks.pdf

National Honor Society Students need to sign up for the Elections Fund-raiser asap. They will need the last 4 digits of their social security number & see Ms. Crawford (Portable 7) or Mrs. Arendale to sign up.

Christian Club Meeting, Every Thursday in T101: If students are buying lunch, please come as soon as they can to class.

Underclassmen Yearbook Picture Taking
, Th-Fri, Sept. 29-30: If your teen did not receive a picture packet, please see Mr. Ripani in K203 during recesses only. If you have questions about the packet information, please call Action Photos at (808) 572-7081. (Senior Portraits will be taken during Fall Break….more info to come.)

Culinary Club Next Mandatory Meeting
, Tue, Sept. 29 in F102 during Lunch: Members can bring their lunch. If they haven’t done so, they need to pick up their fundraising materials.

All Drama Club Members:
  • Th, Sept. 22 Deadline for permission forms for walking in Maui County Fair Parade. (No extensions)
  • Fri, Sat. 23: Follow-up meeting during lunch in Drama room, F-103.
  • Sat, Sept. 24: Mime workshop from 10:00-11:30am, in F-103. Permission forms may be turned in Saturday. Permission forms are available from Mr. Kepler.
Key Clubbers Next General Meeting, Tue, Sept. 27: Upcoming events/projects: 1) 9/22 Th - Mandatory Member Training; 2) 9/24 Sat - Child Safety Seat Sticker distribution; 3) Malasada ticket sales; 4) Malasada Booth; 5) 10/1 Sat - Stadium clean up. If clubbers have not received an email/text from them, they don't have your current contact information! See Mrs. Kochi or officers if you have questions.

Sign Language Club Meeting, Th, Sept. 22 During Lunch in K-103: Students may bring a lunch with them. Follow them at @the_sign_club to view tutorials to practice words & phrases.

Next Book Club Session, Th, Sept. 22 during Study Hall at Library Window Bench: They have read up to chapter 8 in Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, & will watch the movie before the Winter Break. Copies of the book will be available on a first come, first served basis (10 remaining copies left). New members are welcomed. See Librarian Mrs. Arcas for more details.

Th, Sept. 22 - Senior Cap & Gown Ordering: Seniors will order their Commencement Gear on Th, Sept. 22 during Advisory. Stop by G206 if your senior did not get an ordering packet. Questions? Contact Mrs. Kihara in G206.

TONIGHT! Th, Sept. 15 - Project GradNite Meeting at 6pm in Staff Dining Room: Don’t miss the Project Graduation aka GradNite’s planning meet. Note: Change in location from Student Dining Room to Staff Dining Room. All KKHS parents/guardians are invited to help plan. Underclassmen parents may learn & help so when it’s their turn, you will have experience. Enter through Haleakala Hwy gate. (This is not sponsored by the Dept. of Education; this event is sponsored by our Kekaulike PTSA.)

Please Return Federal Impact Aid Survey: Parents/Guardians, please complete & return the form ASAP. Monies received by our school from the federal government benefits all the students. For more information go to http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ParentsAndStudents/MilitaryFamilies/Pages/About-Impact-Aid.aspx

Benefits of Free & Reduced Meal Program: To apply for F/R Meal Program go online to https://ezmealapp.com Children who are in this federal program not only get free or reduced meals, but could also qualify for FREE bus transportation, FREE college application waivers, FREE ACT exam, FREE SAT exam, reduced AP test fees, FREE PSAT for Juniors… So, apply today.

Th, Sept. 22nd Deadline to Register for Wed, Oct. 19th PSAT at KKHS: The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT) costs $15. But there is no cost to 11th graders who qualify for free or reduced lunch. Students should see college & career counselor, Mrs. Gomer, in F-204 to sign-up during recess, lunch or after school. Deadline: Sept 22. Students who take the PSAT/NMSQT will receive free access to My College Quickstart, an online college & career planning tool. Juniors who score very high on their PSAT could become National Merit Scholar finalists, which means scholarship opportunities! For more information visit www.collegeboard.org or email Mrs. Gomer at jgomer@kkhs.k12.hi.us

Find the Athletics Website at https://sites.google.com/a/kkhs.k12.hi.us/kekaulike-athletics/

Fri, Sept. 16: No School - Teachers & EAs Only

Intramural Volleyball Tournament in Quad: KKHS students interested in playing intramural volleyball should pick up the required forms for participation starting on Mon, Sept 5th during non-class time from Ms. Kihara in G-206. Completed forms are due by Wed, Sept 14. Only the first 8 teams that submit all completed paperwork will be accepted. For more information, see the posted green flyers or contact Student Activities Coordinator, Ms. Kihara.

SAT Prep Classes Offered at KKHS, Sat-Sun, Sept. 17-18, 1-3pm: SAT Prep Classes will be offered at KKHS, just in time for the October SAT exam! Cost is $120, & includes 2 textbooks & sample tests. Students should see College & Career Counselor, Mrs. Gomer, in F-204 for a brochure or you can register online at www.test-prepHI.com or by phone at (808) 261-6666.

Na Ali'i School Store Opens Wed, Sept. 14 during Lunch in F101  Thanks to our sponsor, Pukalani Superette, we were able to purchase the Na Ali'i Kala Cards. These cards will be given out by teachers & staff to students who go above & beyond & act as role models at our school, & displaying "The Na Ali'i Way," good behaviors on campus. The Na Ali'i Kala cards can be used to trade for items such: pens, pencils, paper, stickers, snacks, art supplies, journals, sports equipment, books, etc. A huge MAHALO to those who have donated to our store already including: Target, Mrs. Shimabuku, Mrs. Arcas, Mrs. Camara, Barnes & Noble, KKHS Best Buddies Chapter, Pukalani Superette, & KKHS PTSA. If you have items you wish to donate or know a business interested in donating to our school for the Na Ali'i Store, please contact Mrs. Nakashima. 808-727-3530 or melanie_nakashima@notes.k12.hi.us


Free/Reduced Lunch Applications expire on September 13, 2016. Don't wait, get yours renewed today. It is simple to complete online at: https://secure.ezmealapp.com/

Help our Cafe! The Official Cafeteria Meal Count Ends Sept. 15: ​ ​The number of breakfasts & lunches our students eat during this period will determine the cafeteria’s budget & staffing. The larger the budget, the more our cafeteria can offer...the better for all! So please encourage your students to eat during this time! ...especially if your child is on the Free & Reduced Meal program. Thank you!Mid Quarter 1 Progress Reports & Parent Newsletter is scheduled to be mailed out on Fri, Sept. 9, 2016. If you have moved, please notify our office at (808) 727-3500 of your change of address. For their menu, go to http://kkhspcnc.tripod.com/cafe.pdf 

Senior Assembly, Th, Sept. 8 during Advisory: Important dates, senior portrait info, and cap & gown information will be discussed. Seniors must check in at their advisory class before being escorted down to the cafeteria.

Sign Language Meeting, Th, Sept. 8 at 12:15pm in K-103: Students may bring their lunch & come early. Follow them at @the_sign_club on Instagram to view words & phrases to learn & practice.

1st STEM Meeting, Th, Sept. 8 at Lunch in I-102: The meeting will start 10 minutes after the start of lunch. Students should be ready to pay their $10 club dues. Discussion: Projects, activities, competitions & community service.

KKHS Culinary Club Meeting, Th, Sept. 8 at F-102: Members are required to turn in permission forms, dues & t-shirt monies to chef Cathy ASAP. Also, a Oct. 7th catering gig has been added to the calendar & members are asked to get a permission form for that event. Also, a Cheeseburger Social is also on Th, Sept. 8th at 3pm in F-102. Unless dues & permission forms were submitted, the student will nto be able to attend. Remember - Anyone can cook!

Book Club Start Date, Th, Sept. 8 during Study Hall at Library Window Bench: The book for the first semester is Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. They’ll watch the accompanying DVD just before the Winter Break. Copies of the book will be available on a first come, first served basis so attendance at the first meeting is important. Students with a copy of the book should bring it as it will allow space for additional club members. Enrollment is open to all students. See Mrs. Arcas for more details.

Library Closed on Wed Sept. 14 from 8am-1:30pm due to Kekaulike hosting a Maui District Student Council Organization (MDSCO) meeting that day.

Christian Club Meets Every Thursday in T101: The Christian club will be meeting every Thursday in room T101. Students may grab a lunch, & head to T-101 asap. Hope see everybody there. Mahalo, Mr. Foster.

Best Buddies Application Due in Front Office ASAP & Chapter Meeting, Mon, Sept. 12 at Lunch: Best Buddies applications need to turned in to Mrs. Nakashima or placed in her front office box ASAP! Students can register at www.bestbuddiesonline.org to apply to be a buddy or peer buddy. All member Chapter Meeting, Mon, Sept. 12 at lunch. First event, "Speed Friending," Sept. 22 at lunch in K105

Juniors’ Class T-Shirts Available in E-204 at Lunch Recess: Class t-shirt’s are available in E-204 Ms.Yasana’s room at lunch recess. Available everyday until homecoming. T-shirts are $15 each. All profits go to the junior prom. ALL SHIRTS ARE FIRST COME FIRST SERVE.

JV Baseball Meeting, Th, Sept. 1st During Lunch at 12:15pm in Weight Room

Mandatory National Honor Society Meeting, Th, Sept. 1, 2016 During Lunch in G-205: New members need to bring their $10 dues, & $12 for a Polo Shirt to Mrs. Arendale’s room during Thursday’s lunch. To be Discussed: Upcoming Community Service events & after school tutoring.

All Culinary Club Member Meeting, Th, Sept. 1 at Lunch in F102: Needed: Club dues & t-shirt orders. Please return signed permission forms for:
  • Mandatory Sanitation / Kitchen safety class, Sept. 1st at 2:15pm
  • Cheeseburger Social Sept. 8th at 3pm
  • Hawaiian Plate fundraiser, Oct. 13,14 & 15
  • Kula Harvest Festival, November 18 & 19
  • See Chef Cathy Feiteira in F-102 any time for the paperwork for these events.

Photography Club Meeting, Fri, Sept. 2nd in K203 during Lunch Recess: For students who signed up for this club or would like to join, there will be an introduction meeting on Fri, Sept. 2, during lunch recess in K203. Information about the club will be presented by the club officers & attendance to be taken. Questions? Please see Mr. Ripani, in K203, during recess only.

Mandatory Parent Night for Fall 2016 Driver’s Education Class, Wed Aug. 31:  Only the selected applicants must attend the MANDATORY parent night with a parent or guardian on Wed, Aug. 31, from 6-8pm in the Cafe. Anyone who does not attend the mandatory parent night will be dropped from the course & a wait listed student will get the spot!

Wed, Aug. 31 - Deadline for Technology Responsible Use Guidelines & Form (TRUF): If this form isn’t signed by the student & his/her parent by Wed, Aug. 31, your student’s KKHS Google account will be suspended AND they will not be able to use any Dept. of Education device/service. Which means he/she will not be able to do any work requiring the use of computers/internet services. Forms are available in the main office or you can print it at http://kkhspcnc.tripod.com/truf.pdf. * The correct form has “RS 17-0051, July 2016" printed on the bottom right hand corner of the pages. Just turn in the one page form (not the 4 page guidelines). Be sure to have signatures of both the student & at least one parent/guardian on the returned form.

Census Verification Forms are Due by Th, Sept. 1:

Penny Wars, Aug. 15-Sept. 1: It's that time of the year again. Homecoming! The first Homecoming class competition has begun. From Aug. 15 - Sept.1, students can participate in Penny Wars! Pennies will give their class PLUS POINTS, & all other coins or bills will give the class MINUS POINTS. All donations will go toward The Maui Humane Society. Look for the jars during lunch recess!

August 2016

Would you like online access to your child’s grades? Be sure to complete the Census Verification form that your child received during Advisory class on Th, Aug. 25. Forms are due by Th, Sept. 1. Late forms will result in delayed access.

Fiber Arts Club: Students should stop by Ms Cabral's office (Admin Bldg. ACR4) to sign up for the Fiber Arts/Sewing Club. Meetings will be scheduled for Thursdays during Advisory, Study Hall & Recess.

Free School Supplies: KKHS students who need school supplies should check their KKHS gmail account to read & complete the online form to get free school supplies. Questions? Email the PCNC at June_Kaneshiro@notes.k12.hi.us


National Homeless Animals Awareness Day
, Th, Aug. 25 at Lunch: Do you LOVE animals?! We do! On Thursday, August 25th, 2016 @ lunch there will be a Homeless Animal Awareness Day in front of the cafeteria. JAM Club will be performing and there will be a Trivia Quiz for class points. Follow the school's instagram: @kekaulikehs for trivia daily until the 25th. The trivia posted on instagram will be used for the quiz.

Students Need to Check Their Gmail Daily! Detentions Deadline, Mon-Tue, Aug. 29 & 30: There are students who have detention due on Monday & Tuesday, Aug. 29 & 30. Vice Principal Alison Hess advises students to check their gmail as soon as possible. Students can serve detention afterschool in room H-202: 
  • Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Junior & Freshman Class Cheer Practice, Th, Aug. 25 during Advisory: Practice will be during Advisory & Study Hall on Thursday, August 25th. Juniors & Freshman must report to their advisory class first so their teacher can take roll. The sooner roll is taken the sooner your class can head to their designated area. Juniors will be practicing in the Gym & the Freshman will be practicing in the Cafeteria.

Fall 2016 Driver’s Education Class Applications Available in the KKHS office & online at the KKHS Driver Education Website at www.tinyurl.com/kkhsde, where more detailed information may be found. Applicants to be selected by lottery & a list will be posted the following day in the office courtyard.

FREE School Supplies Available, Tue, Aug. 16, & Wed, Aug. 17 during Recesses at Library Back Door: BHS Counselor & Keiki Cupboard Coordinator, Mr. Jim Flavin, & PCNC Mrs. June Kaneshiro will distribute FREE school supplies from the library’s back door (faces Bldg. A) during morning & lunch recesses. 

Mahalo Donors!! Keiki Cupboard, everyone who gave Campbell participating Labels for Education label & bar codes ($500 worth of school supplies), Jules Castillo, Iris & Tammy Ginoza, Realtors Association of Maui Wishing Well Program (Penni Egger & Kris Musto), anonymous, PCNC. 

Leo Club Meeting, Tue, Aug. 16 during Lunch in I-102: Interested in  Joining Leo Club? What is Leo Club? Kekaulike is the ONLY high school on Maui with one! We are a community service club participating in projects at our school & within the community! Students who’d like to learn more, may check them out at Club Day on Aug 11, & attend their First General Meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 16 during lunch (bring your lunch!) in Mr. Fisher's room, I102.

Technology Responsible Use Guidelines & Form (TRUF): The sheets that were inserted into your student's folders to replace the older Student Internet Forms have the "RS 17-0051, July 2016" printed at the bottom right hand corner of each page. This is the OFFICIAL form that must be turned in (to the office) to be able to use HIDOE devices & services. Turn in only the 1 page form (not the 4 page guidelines). Be sure to have signatures of the student & at least one parent/guardian on the returned form. Forms not returned will result in KKHS Google account suspensions. 

To Students: An email reminder was sent to accounts that still needs the TRUF turned in. Please check your KKHS Google email account if you received one. If you need a copy of the form you may pick one up at the Administration office during non-instructional times.

KKHS Boys Soccer Booster Club Fundraiser at Flatbread Company, Tue, Aug. 16, 5-10pm & Includes a Silent Auction: Flatbread will donate a portion of their pizza sales from 5-10pm to the booster club. Dine-in and take-out orders will be included. For reservations for groups of 10 or more, please call 579-8989. The club will also be holding a silent auction at the event. Those interested in helping the club with a donation or other inquiries may call Jules, 264-7066. The money raised at the Paia eatery will be used by the club to help with transportation expenses to an off-island soccer tournament. Mahalo to Flatbread Company, our auction donors, our pizza eating public & The Maui News for their support. 

Tuesday, Aug. 16 is the First PTSA General Membership Meeting, Tue, Aug. 16, 6pm in Staff Dining Room: You are all invited to join us in our 1st General Membership Meeting on Tuesday, August 16th at 6:00 PM in our Staff Dining Room. (Enter through Haleakala Hwy. Gate)  ****If you bring a friend and they sign up to become a member we will enter both names into a drawing to win prizes. So please, spread the word and bring a friend or two. 

Open House, Th, Aug. 18, 6-8pm: Join us for our annual Open House, 6-8pm. Remember to bring your student’s class schedule (class period, name of teacher, classroom number) & wear comfortable footwear. 

The Barnes & Noble Bookfair will be open before this event till 8am. The library will be offering pizza (first come/first served while supplies last). Folks can help our school by mentioning our school at their Lahaina store or giving them code: 1915691. Online orders maybe also be placed at BN.COM/bookfairs & benefit KKHS! After 8pm you can walk over to our stadium for our first home football game. (Note: Our Homecoming game is Sept. 2, 2016). 
Academic Counselors
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Schedule Problems - If your child has any problems with his/her class schedule, please direct them to their grade level counselor (see attachment above) as soon as possible. Also, our principal, Mark Elliott, created a new position. Mrs. Jamie (Gomer) Kovacic, who was formerly our 12th grade counselor, has been moved to Bldg. F, room 206, & has set up a College & Career Center to help our students pursue higher education after graduation.

BE INFORMED FOR THE UPCOMING YEAR:
  • Subscribe to eNotes at http://goo.gl/forms/qodiiop28IMVJr842 Communication between home and school is so important. Receive 5-12 emails a month to stay in touch and use the information you receive to talk about school, clubs, sports, & more with your child.
  • View the Calendar of Events at https://goo.gl/j9woQm
Mandatory Senior Parent Night, Th, Aug. 11, 6pm in Cafe: There is a mandatory senior parent night Thursday, August 11th at 6:00pm in the cafeteria. Important information about senior portraits, graduation requirements, graduation ceremony location, PTP, senior project, & college/career counseling services. (Enter through Haleakala Hwy gate)

Edline Use to be Discontinued at KKHS: The Hawaii DOE has moved to a new student information system called Infinite Campus which includes a online gradebook. Therefore, KKHS will no longer be using Edline for student/parent online access to grades. Student/parent access to grades via Infinite Campus will be coming soon!

Volunteers Needed for Barnes & Noble Book Fair, Mon-Th, Aug. 15-18 in Library: The KKHS library will host a Book Fair & our Librarian, Mrs. Arcas, is seeking adult volunteers, Monday through Thursday, August 15-18. Please email ketra_arcas@notes.k12.hi.us if you're available to volunteer during the following hours: Purpose: Parents assist with student supervision, organizing book displays, and questions about merchandise. The B&N staff will work the cash register.

Response to Intervention (RTI) Coordinator, Melanie Nakashima, is starting a PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports­ Reward System) store. She is seeking donations. See her request for donations letter at http://kkhspcnc.tripod.com/pbis-donation-ltr.pdf 

Lost Student ID Card? Students who lose their ID card can go to the main office (Bldg. A) during or before school or during morning/lunch recess to get a temporary lunch card. A limit of 3x during the school year will the office give temporary lunch cards, & then the students will need to purchase a new card ($5). Upon purchase the student needs to go to the Registrar office (Bldg. A) with their receipt to get another permanent ID/lunch card. 

Meal Monies Deposits
 can only be done before school and morning recess. Student ID cards must be used to make all meal purchases. It is not a credit card, so money must be deposited prior to card being debited. 

Bus Passes: Students may pick up their bus pass at the main office ONLY during morning & lunch recesses, or before & after school (until 3pm). Bus applications are available in the main office. You may pay by cash or check (payable to Dept. of Education). 

Lost Class Schedule? The Registrar’s office will reprint lost class schedules for 25 cents. All students should have picked up their colored class schedules. The white schedules given out this past summer were replaced with the colored paper ones on the first days of school. 


For the Cafeteria Menu for August, go online to http://kkhspcnc.tripod.com/cafe.pdf

The bell schedule is the same as last year.  Click on Bell Schedule Week Adjustment or go to http://kkhspcnc.tripod.com/sy17bell-adjust-wks.pdf for this year's week adjustments.

Student Activities Website: During the summer our Student Activities Coordinator, Ronnie Kihara created a site which you will find real useful. Check it out at https://sites.google.com/a/kkhs.k12.hi.us/kkhsstudentactivities/

General Class School Supply List for School Year 2016-2017 for Grades 9 & 10:

July 2016

Beginning tennis sessions now starting on Saturdays from 9:30 to 11:30 at KKHS tennis courts. Bring water, tennis shoes, racket if you have one. You must have completed sports physical to participate. Call Coach Reuben for more info. 808-280-8685.

Interested in Joining KKHS BAND? Any student interested in joining the KKHS Jazz Band, Marching Band, Symphonic Band, &/or Choir, please email Music Director, Mr. Nagata, at casey.nagata@gmail.com with your name, the group you are interested in, & your preferred instrument. Students do not need to have prior experience. (The bands practice after school twice a week & students receive credit at the end of the year.)

English 9 Summer Reading is available at: kkhssummerenglish.blogspot.com

July 27 W 6-7pm - New Student Parent Night in Cafe. See the flyer for more information.

Tues, July 12, 2016, 8a-12p is Schedule Pick Up & Payment of Fees Day at Bldg. A.  

GOT LABELS? Please save & drop off Labels for Education (LFE) & Box Tops for Education so we can get DOUBLE points this month of May! The LFE program is winding down & we could sure use your help. Mahalo for all your continued support & have a FUNtastic summer! -Gloria Lau, KKHS Coordinator

2016 SAME Honolulu Scholarship Application is for deserving recent high school graduates who will pursue OR to deserving college students who are currently enrolled & pursuing a degree in engineering or architecture at an accredited university. To download the application, go to http://kkhspcnc.tripod.com/2016same-app.pdf Application deadline: June 30, 2016 (postmarked). More information on the SAME Honolulu Scholarship Program can be found at their website at www.samehonolulu.org. Questions? Please contact Julie Chen, Communications & Scholarship Director, SAME Honolulu Post

Seniors: How to Transfer Your Files from School Gmail to a Personal Gmail. Mahalo to teacher Mrs. Emily Haines-Swatek who sent this link to seniors: https://docs.google.com/a/kkhs.k12.hi.us/presentation/d/1HikCwiK_lSraBc1JW-Sy7edqAqdeM5C95P5l4TtDMsk/edit?usp=sharing
Seniors have one year to transfer their files before their account is deleted. She suggests they do it sooner than later, so they don’t forget about it, & also says that it is easier to do it using a Mac or PC rather than a Chromebook. (Good info if anyone has gmail, & want to move files to another gmail account.)

Leftover Money in Lunch Accounts of Seniors
: Form letters were mailed home at the end of April to senior parents if they have any money in their senior’s lunch account. The letters indicated that the parent could do one of three things. Questions? Call the office at 727-3500.

Summer Band Events: The Jazz & Marching Band students will perform here & there throughout the summer. For more info, visit www.kekaulikeband.weebly.com!
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