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Kauai High School

Senior Koa Cierras teaching a Fusion360 course at UH Maui Campus

KHS Media students covering their PBS Newshour assignment at Haleakala National Park

Principal's Message

Principal's Message



November 17, 2016 

Dear Parents, Guardians and Community Members

There is plenty of news to share regarding the KHS effort to Educate, Engage and Empower all our students to be successful… with real-world experiences.  Did you know we are starting a Peer Mediation Program at Kauai High; 22 students going to training this month?  Did you know Kauai High’s CTE department has a senior student (arts/communication pathway) who has been invited by the Maui Economic Development Board to teach a STEMworks Lab course on 360 Fusion programing at a Maui conference?  Did you know KHS had 3 National Merit qualifiers? Did you know KHS is part of KidWitness News; we were recently 'invited' into this extremely selective network and global arena.  Did you know two of our students have had their English class articles published in Education Week on-line magazine?  Did you know for three years in a row a Kauai High student has won the grand prize in the KIUC calendar Art Contest? Did you know a Kauai High student was featured on a special “What I Learned” edition of HIKI NŌ?  Amazing students doing amazing things with support from teachers who care to push and promote our students in these different arenas outside the classroom.

Counselors are preparing students for SY 2017-18 course registration:  The time to register for school year 2017-18 starts on November 28 thru December 5.  Registration involves both an on-line submission and a hard copy “card” submission to make sure parents/guardians have officially acknowledged student choices.  Electives are important and enrich your students experience at High School.  It is of utmost importance that your student plan ahead and make sure pre-requisites are considered in advance; especially for electives students might want as a junior or senior:

*Many of our electives are in the CTE course of study. Students should all be taking two CTE type “core” classes during their grade 9, 10 and 11 years so that they can take advantage of a multitude of CTE (Career Technical Education) electives in Junior and Senior year:

  • We have a new Computer A+ certification class and Engineering Tech course; take the  IET Core class first (“industrial engineering technology”)
  • We offer Web Design,  Animation , Digital Media, Graphic Design; take the AC Core (“arts and communication” )
  • We offer Basic and Advanced Accounting, Travel Industry Management;   take the Business Core class first
  • We continue to offer Culinary Levels 1 and 2; take the PHS core class first (Public Human Services)
  • We are growing our Agriculture/ Natural Resources Program; take the Natural Resources core first
  • We continue to offer Metals,  Automotive Tech and Building Construction all with levels 1 and 2; take the IET Core class

*There are lots of “Fine Arts” electives; make sure to take the General Art 1 because it leads to Art electives like Drawing and Painting, Metalwork and Ceramics.

*Three different World Languages are offered (Spanish, Japanese and Hawaiian)  ; all have advanced levels

*Some electives can be taken multiple times; Band, Ukulele, Chorus, Polynesian dance, Piano, PE electives

Seniors in the graduation class of 2017 have lots of things to do to prepare for the “big day” on May 19, 2017.  First make sure your senior has their PTP plan done by December 20, 2016 or there will be no graduation with their class of 2017.  This is a Dept. of Education graduation requirement.  Second; make sure to order cap and gown.  Third; mandatory senior song practices occur during homeroom time in the spring and modified schedule students must arrange to attend to earn tickets to the graduation ceremony. Lastly; it is recommended that all families review the senior agreement specifics; especially the attendance requirement.

We strive to provide your students with everything they need to become college and career ready as you can see above.    Pleases let any member of the administrative team know if you have any questions.  Keep up with new information on our Web site (Kauaihigh.org) and Facebook.

Anne Kane, Principal

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