Your student has completed another school year and this letter provides information so you know all the quality work our students produce when they put their full effort into their education. This is a 3-way partnership; Students/Teachers/ Parents; with all of us working together our students will continue to excel. Start sy 17-18 by attending Open House on September 6, 2017 from 5-7PM. Enjoy the OPEN House teacher discussions and events before and after your grade level meeting. Grade level meetings happening during open house and parents with multiple students can attend multiple meetings (Gr 9 @ 5pm, Gr 10 @ 5:50pm, and Gr 11 @ 6:40 pm).
The KHS Vision includes the word “Empower”. Did you know that our students are provided the opportunity to earn college credit while still in at KHS? KHS is not your grandmother’s high school any more. KHS is a high school that provides a clear pathway to the next level of training needed for today’s jobs. Approximately 40 % of our student body took college coursework during this past school year. Students challenge themselves with college courses via; Advanced Placement classes (AP offered in 7 subjects); Early College courses (multiple subjects) and KCC taught -CTE courses all college credit opportunities. Students then earn “duel credit” at both high school and college level.
We want to share just a few of the amazing student accomplishments during 4th quarter (there are many more to see on Facebook) and provide some reminders going forward into the next schoolyear.
Class of 2017 earned over 2.2 million in scholarships and will be attending an array of top notch colleges such as Stanford, Yale, Univ. of Pennsylvania , Notre Dame, California Polytechnic Univ., Skidmore, Mills, Univ. of Hawaii, UNLV…. To name just a few schools.
Brooke Kanna recognized as a PBS Student Reporting Lab Fellow. She is one of 22 students in the entire nation to be chosen; over 2500 students applied. Brooke will go to Washington DC to work with media mentors. (see the Facebook post)
Brandon Marcos and Tiffany Sagucio won first place in Olelo Youth Video Competition “short video” category (see Facebook post)
Shane Takeuchi is one of 3 Kauai residents selected for the VERGE State Energy conference based on his Science Fair Project
Recognized at a STEM conference: Pag-asa Fulgencio’s entry about GIS qualified for Nationals in July 2017; KHS media program recognized for “Program Impact” Award (see Facebook post)
Key Club students garnered multiple awards as a club: Diamond distinguished Club; Distinguished Division newsletter (Kyle Morden); Outstanding Club newsletter (Charlene Tan); Key Club Member of the year was Kyle Morden
As part of our 3-way partnership; communication is key. Please look at our Facebook page and web site. We try to highlight all the accomplishments of students on the Facebook and place important information on the Website. On the web site front page there are the daily announcements (you need take to scroll down a bit on the front page below the Principal Message).
Facebook; look for the logo Web site: Kauaihigh.org
Awarding our students who succeed in multiple ways via the TARO awards will happen again in April 2018; to reward students with “no Tardies, no Absences, no Referrals, and no Obligations.” Students (and their parents) who qualify will receive an invitation in April 2018. Remember no Tardies, no absences all of Quarter 1, 2, 3… results in an award!!!
KHS will be offering Summer Credit recovery. Credit Recovery will happen from June 13- July 13 in two sessions both morning and afternoon. Late sign-up allowed if there is room available. Applications at the front office counter.
Schoolwear is available on-line from Island Image Hawaii. Please place your orders early. We will not be selling schoolwear at school any longer. You must order on line or via phone (808-246-8600). Links on the KHS Web Site: https://kauaihighstudent.secure-decoration.com
This is a busy newsletter and hopefully provides the information to assist everyone going forward. As always please feel free to contact me if there are further questions.