As we enter our 4th quarter of the school year, we want to celebrate both school and student outcomes. Recent data placed Kauai High at 16th out of 55 DOE public High Schools according to Honolulu Magazine multi-criteria ranking based upon publicly available data. While there is still room for improvement, we are proud of what our students have accomplished academically. In addition we would like to highlight recent accomplishments outside of the traditional classroom data realm. Did you know that at Kauai High all these noteworthy events have happened in the 3rd quarter:
YMCA Youth of the Year (Kauai Island) is a KHS sophomore who competes March 30 for state level recognition
CTE Health Academy pathway- Nineteen students competed at the HOSA state competition (Health Occupations students of America). Five won at the State competition and are headed to the HOSA International Convention in Florida in June 2017
CTE Arts and Communication Academy pathway Olelo x-Change competition- KHS had 71 media entries and 5 of them are finalists, winners announced in April.
Student Reporting Lab from PBS Newshour- one Kauai High student is among 20 students from the entire US honored
PBS Hawaii Hiki No Program; KHS received First place for Best Writing High School Division and Third place for Best Franchise Piece
Kid Witness News a national program and KHS' entry is in the top 10 entries and we will find out in April
Teacher Leah Aiwohi; chosen as a PBS 2017 Digital Innovator, to represent the state of Hawaii at national summit
Art Department- Students enter many competitions and recently one KHS student’s oil painting became a finalist in the Shriners competition- we will know outcome in April
Science Department- Students competed at the district level and took 3rd, 4th and 5th place in the high school division
English Department-Students entered a Creative Writing Competition run by “Honolulu Havoc” and one grade 10 student won first place in the short story category
Its Academic Hawaii Team- has been very competitive and will be shown on KFIV TV on 4/2/17 @ 7pm (a rebroadcast on 4/8/17 @ 6:30 in case you miss the first one)
Mock Trial Teams – We were able to field two teams this year as interest in this activity grows
Peace Poetry contest - two students have ‘placed’ and will find out who got 1st place on April 17; Part of the Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Poetry Event celebration
There are many more events that students participate in, watch our Facebook. Please thank the teachers who encourage students to compete outside of the traditional school atmosphere; all part of a well-rounded High School experience which Engages and Empowers all to be successful.
As we enter 4th quarter and head to the summer. Please encourage your student to read, that is one area that students must practice outside of school. During our weekly homeroom time we are encouraging students to read a book of choice or a book we have supplied. However more “outside of school” reading time is needed and as school/ parent/guardian “team” that is our message.
We will be offering Summer Credit recovery. Credit Recovery will happen from June 13- July 13 in two sessions both morning and afternoon. Credit recovery is also available every day after school for two hours for FREE!!!. Encourage your student to start now, it’s tough and time consuming!
Grade 9 orientation will take place on August 7th. We are inviting parents of our new 9th graders (class of 2021) to come to orientation with their 9th grader, something new in SY 17-18. All other students will return Tuesday, August 8th for their first day.
The DOE implemented, a new food service lunch account tracking system. The entire state is having some implementation speed bumps. Questions; contact Laci Uyesono at the office. Again if you need anything please let us know.