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. Our Cyber Patriot Team is currently in the gold tier; three tiers exist and we moved up one level in only our second year of involvement. With a dedicated mentor from KCC, this effort adds to our STEM focused academic curriculum. Students are working on Capstone projects involving coding with Unity 3D, 3D prototyping and manufacturing, Auto CAD, GIS mapping, and 3D modeling in Fusion 360. Check out Facebook Kauai High School to view student's robotics efforts as well as other accomplishments outside of the classroom.
Did you know:
KHS class of 2017 has many college acceptances already to places like Yale, Notre Dame, Creighton and many others; see Facebook for continuing updates
KHS received a grant to have Hawaii's poet laureate, Kealoha Wong conduct multiple poetry writing and performance workshops with 9 different classes in the English department. Over five different days, there were sessions, with students engaging in poetry experiences led by this amazing Hawaii State Poet Laureate.
Science Fair scheduled for Jan 25, 2017; past two years KHS students went all the way to the International Science Fair Competitions
KHS had 3 National Merit qualifiers in the class of 2017
Two of our KHS students have had their English class articles published in Education Week on-line magazine
A Kauai High student was featured on a special "What I Learned" edition of HIKI NO?
KHS has a Peer Mediation Program;just started in January 2017
KHS received a grant of $46,000 for teacher professional development re imbedding of technology into curriculum areas; these sessions build upon PD provided since sy 15-16 at multiple teacher work days; all to support your students education
Amazing students doing amazing things with support from teachers who care to push and promote our students in these different arenas outside the traditional classroom.
In an effort to enhance the academic focus at KHS, we are adding two new things during Quarter 3. During our homeroom class we will start doing Silent Sustained Reading (SSR} unless there is another event to attend or activity to be completed. We utilize our 30 minute "Home Room" for: assemblies, important speakers,required paperwork, completion of State required Personal Transition Plans (PTP's a re a semester one activity) and homeroom provides your student with a significant adult on campus. Adding in SSR reading will further highlight the literacy emphasis which accompanies the Common Core State Standards. Students may bring a book of choice from home, may read a book we supply schoolwide or may use the time to quietly study. This is a valuable 30 minutes 2x a week and these three options provide student choices which are academically focused.
A second change only applies to students tardy to school. Currently only after a student is tardy 3 times to a class does the teacher write a referral and the student gets three days after school detention; one day for each tardy. The lack of immediate consequences seems to make a certain population of students think they can "be tardy" without consequences. Thus beginning January 23, 2017, once all the students are warned at our January Positive Behavior Assemblies, we will start issuing immediate referrals of one day for each tardy infraction. This will be in effect for all class periods. If there is a reason for a first period tardy, please bring a parent/guardian signed note to the grade level VP within the three days. Students who are tardy miss valuable educational time; hence our focus on academics wants to discourage this "tardy" pattern of behavior. Students with excessive, repeated tardies will receive further consequences.
We strive to provide your students with everything they need to become college and career ready. Kauai High continues to be a full service High School providing your students a large Marching and Jazz Band, a Chorus Class, extensive Art programs, 3 different languages, early college courses,7 different AP classes as well as an agriculture program, Health Academy, Business /Tourism Academy and other programs to complement the traditional Academic required courses.
As always please let any member of the administrative team know if you have any questions and check us out on our Web site (Kauaihigh.org) and Facebook information.