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July 2010

Missed the Schedule Pick Up?  If your teen missed the Schedule Pick Up, ID photo, Lunch Deposit & Fee Payment, please have them come to the Administration building Mon-Wed, July 26, 27, & 28, from 8:30am to 3:00pm.  Don’t wait till the first day of school! Registration Fees: Fees should be made payable to KKHS, cash is preferred & include:

  • Class & Student Government dues: $18.00
  • AP Exam: $82.00 per AP class scheduled
  • Athletic card (Mandatory for athletes): $25.00
  • Yearbook (optional): $50.00
  • PE Uniform: Information will be distributed
  • PTSA: A representative will be available.
  • Lunch account deposits (Payable to DOE) Note: For lunch payments during registration, we will only be accepting cash only and it needs to be exact amount only (no change will be given). Checks will only be accepted at the start of the school year.
  • ID pictures will be done.
  • Bus applications distributed & received but no payments taken at registration.

Class of 2011's Yearbook Portrait: If you have not made an appointment for senior portrait, please call Nagamine Photo Studios as soon as possible. Nagamine’s form may be downloaded here.  Seniors who miss their portrait will not have their photo in the yearbook.

New Students Parent Night, Tue., July 26th at 6:30 p.m. in Student Dining Room:  King Kekaulike High School (KKHS) will host a Parent Night for parents & guardians of incoming freshmen & students new to KKHS on Tuesday, July 26, 2010.  The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Dining Room.  (Enter through the Haleakala Highway gate)  Information to be shared includes smaller learning communities & the freshmen houses, the freshman orientation “Frosh Start” Day, appropriate student behavior & expectations, academic courses & grades, co-curricular activities, fees & dues, bus application information, bell schedules & the meal debit system.  A dress code fashion show will also be presented & a freshman parent handbook will be distributed.  PTSA dues may be paid after the meeting. ***Please bring cash. If using checks, you may need 3 to make separate purchases.

Voc Ed Scholarships available for 2010-2011 at the Hawai`i Community Foundation. Apply by Thursday, July 1, 2010 Applications for this scholarship must be postmarked or hand delivered to the Hawai`i Community Foundation office in Honolulu at 1164 Bishop Street, Suite 800 by 5:00 p.m. Thursday, July 1, 2010. For more information about this scholarship and to apply, please visit their website.

Summer tennis starting in July! Beginners must have sports physicals done. Pick up at the school office. Call Coach Reuben for info! 280-8685.

Schedule Pick Up, Tu-W, July 13-14, 8am-12 Noon in Bldg. A

  • Tue, July 13: Seniors & Juniors
  • Wed, July 14: Sophomores & Freshmen
  • If you do not make the Schedule Pick Up days, you may come between 8:30am-3pm starting Mon., July 19, 2010. We will not be accepting any payments on Fridays.

Girls Volleyball Pre-Season Meeting, will be Tue., July 6 at 6pm in Gym: The Girls Volleyball coaching staff & Athletic Director will hold a pre-season meeting for girls interested in participating in the KKHS volleyball program. Required athletic forms, information & schedules on try-outs, & fitness schedules, will be distributed at this meeting. For more information, call coaches at 344-9810 or 757-0112 (Aunty Ti).


2010-2011 School Community Council Tentative Meeting Dates (Scheduled Meetings: 3rd Thursday of each month), 5:30-7:30 pm in our KKHS Library: Aug 19, Sept 16, Oct. 21, Nov. 18, Dec 16, Jan 20, Feb. 17, Mar 24, April 14, May 26, June 16

Bus Pass             Annual                Quarterly
Round Trip               $225.00               $60.00
One-Way                $112.50                $30.00
Coupons              $7.50 per sheet of 10 coupons


Diplomas: Available June 1st. Call Registrar’s office at 573-8710 if NOT picking up own diploma.


June 2010

Project Step-Up Deadline:  If you missed the May 26th deadline, you may mail the pledge directly to Kami Kato by May 31 at Kami Kato, Hawaii P-20 Partnerships for Education, Sinclair Library, Rom 504, 2425 Campus Road, Honolulu, Hi 96822

Hawai`i Department of Education’s eSchool’s Summer Session 2010 - June 1, 2010 - July 14, 2010.  Summer Session Registration is now OPEN until May 28, 2010 (5:00 PM).  To find out more information, go to Email Allen Cole at: for questions or concerns.

May 2010

Teachers & counselors are available til Th., May 27, 2010, before Noon only. From noon, teachers will also be on their summer break.  The Registrar, Student Services Coordinator & Student Activities Coordinator will be available during the summer unless they take vacation.  Call the office (573-8710) to inquire if they are on campus.

Wed., May 26:  Students will be dismissed at 1:15pm. Report cards will be mailed along with other information needed for the new school year.

Wed., May 26: Deadline to Submit School Bus Application Form for Next Year Questions? Go to or call Chantel in the office at 573-8710.  

Final Yearbook Pick Up Day is Wed., May 26th.  If there are any extra yearbooks, students may purchase one in the office for $50.00 cash starting today (5/24/10).

1. All leis should be made from fresh flowers or ti leaves and measure 20-24 inches before tying. All leis must be tied.
2. Drop off Lei at Main Office: Th., May 26 See flyer for details.

AP Biology Summer Work:   All students who are registered for AP Biology need to stop by room I-102 (Mrs Mossman's room), to pick up their summer reading assignments on Mon., May 24. All signed forms are due by Tue, May 25, 2010 or you will be dropped from this class.

Summer Driver Education: Applications are available for the KKHS summer driver education class in room G-101 during recesses, & before & after school, or can be downloaded here. To apply, students will need to have their Hawaii Driver License Permit, clear all detention hours, have their parents' permission, & a minimum GPA of 2.0 & no "F" grades on their 3rd quarter report card.  Classes will run from 8-10am, Mon-Fri from June 1-23.  The application can ONLY be submitted on Mon., May 24th in G101, between 2:01-3:00 pm.

Mon., May 24:  Deadline for all lockers to be cleaned out & padlocks removed

Parents of Freshmen (Class of 2013): Is your teen struggling in school?  Does going to college or entering the workforce seem too distant a future?  Many a freshman have changed over their 4 years in high school.  Please encourage your teen to sign up for the Step Up Diploma so he/she will have these opportunities when he/she graduates.
        a.        Step Up is a program available to students in the Classes of 2013 and 2014 at public school statewide.  Step Up scholars make a commitment to graduate with the classes needed for success after high school, whether they choose to enter college or the workforce.  
        b.        Incentive: Win an iPod Shuffle!  8th & 9th grade students are eligible to win a free iPod Shuffle when they submit a valid pledge form to “step up” to earn the Board of Education Step Up (Recognition) Diploma..  Students who already submitted a valid pledge form are automatically entered to win.  Pledge forms are available from Ms. Cabral or at  Please have it postmarked by Saturday, May 29, 2010. (Mon., May 31st is a holiday)
        c.        Questions?  Go to or call Kami Kato at 1-866-808-4327

AP Statistics Summer Work: All the students who signed up for AP Statistics next year should pick up their summer work packet from Mr. Ayresman in room H-202 this week.

View the Graduation page for updates, schedules, & information related to the 2010 graduation

Find KKHS Library’s Calendar Online at

Mentor Applications Available: Sophomores & juniors are invited to serve as mentors on Frosh Start Day.  Interested students may pick up an application form in room G-206 during morning & lunch recess.  Completed forms are due to Ms. Grimley by Wed., May 19.

Late Registration for June 5th SAT, Wed, May 19: *Please note there is an additional $23 fee for late registration. Sign up at

Girls Varsity & JV Basketball Meeting, Tue., May 18th During Lunch Recess at Gym:  For girls interested in playing Varsity or JV basketball next school year. Questions? Contact Coach Cramer at 870-0023.

Yearbook Distribution in room G-206 during recesses.  All obligations must be cleared and a photo ID is required.  Students may only pick up their own yearbook. Pick up days: Mon., May 17 for Sophomores and Tue,. May 18 for Freshmen.

AP Calculus Students Meeting, Mon., May 17 at 2:15pm in Room F204 for students registered for next year's AP Calculus with Mr. Ancheta. Students unable to make the meeting should see Mr. Ancheta before then. Requirements, summer work, & textbooks will be discussed.

AP/HONORS SUMMER WORK:  All students registered for AP/Honors 12th grade English need to stop by G-205 (Ms. Arendale's room) to pick up summer reading assignments.  All signed forms are due by Mon., May 17th or the student will be dropped from this class.

Drama Club Members Emergency Mtg, Mon., May 17, at Lunch Recess in F103.

Boys Varsity & JV Basketball Meeting, Mon., May 17th during Lunch Recess at Gym:   Boys interested in participating in Varsity & JV Boys Basketball, should meet at the gym on Mon., May 17, during lunch recess to meet with Coach Naylor to talk story on the upcoming school year.

Mon., May 17: Seniors last instructional day.  Make sure all assignments have been turned in to teachers

Symphonic Band Performance at KKHS Gym: Fri., May 14 at 7pm. This will be the Seniors' final concert as members of the KKHS Band, and I hope that many of you will be there to say goodbye to the Seniors. Admission is free. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding the concert. Thank you! Sincerely, Mitchell Ota, Music Instructor

Kula Kaiapuni, Class of 2010, Graduation Ceremony in KKHS gym.  (Hawaiian Language Immersion Program, HLIP,  ‘Aha Hemo Kula) will be held on Sunday, May 16th at 12 Noon.

Library Closed, May 4-13: AP testing will be held in the library.  By AP mandate, we must minimize disruptions during testing, so the library will be closed, May 4-13, for this Testing.  The library will wheel out collection bins for Book Returns during recesses only.

Advanced Placement (AP) Exam Schedule in the Library:

  • Tue., May 11th at 12 Noon: AP Psychology
  • W., May 12th at 8am:   AP English Language & Composition
  • W., May 12th at 12 Noon:  AP Art History
  • Th., May 13th at 8am:   AP World History

Wed., May 12: Return all Library Books to the Library

Th., May 13: Payment of Lost/Damaged Textbooks, Library Books & other Financial Obligations such as class dues, fundraising, student government dues, lost uniforms, etc.

May 13: Seniors must clear all financial obligations by May 13 by cash or money order ONLY to the main office.

Clearing Student Obligations: Please direct any questions to the following:

  • Questions about dues should be directed to the office staff (Ph. 573-8710).
  • Questions about library books/textbooks should be directed to Mrs. Alueta & Mrs Ribucan (Library Ph. 573-8700 Ext. 1146)
  • Questions about AP Exam Fees should be directed to Mrs. Okazaki (See Bldg. A Counselor #3 or Ph. 573-8700 Ext. 1126 or
  • Questions about clubs should be directed to the specific club adviser.
  • Questions about athletics should be directed to the specific coach.
  • Questions about referrals and tardies should be directed to Mrs. Hoff (Ph. 573-8710).
  • Questions about Auto Lab Fee should be directed to Mr. Masters (Ph. 573-8710 or email

MIL Girls Tennis Team Champions!  Congratulations Girls Tennis Team & Coach Reuben Del Cruz!.  Our KKHS girls won the MIL Team Championship this year with a 11-1 record!


Mon., May 10, PTP Deadline for Grades 9, 10, & 11: Please remind your teen that MONDAY, MAY 10th is the last day to turn in any PTP (Personal Transition Plan) documents. They must submit all PTP documents to their Advisory Teacher or to Mrs. Uyehara in D101. The Personal Transition Plan (PTP) is a new graduation requirement. If your teen does not complete ALL the required documents, he/she will NOT graduate! For more information about the PTP, or to print missing documents, go to our school website: For questions, please contact your son/daughter's Advisory Teacher.

Senior Personal Transition Plan (PTP) Pick-up: This will be the last chance for seniors to pick up their completed Personal Transition Plan folders from the Library Workroom on Tuesday (5/4), Wednesday (5/5), or Thursday (5/6).

Juniors who want to take Senior Yearbook Photos:  If you are a junior and  plan to have your photo taken for the 2011 yearbook, and you did not fill out a contact information form in your English class, please see Ms. Grimley in room G-206 during morning and lunch recess today, May 6th.

Graduation Committee Meeting, Th., May 6th at lunch time at Mrs. Ostermiller’s Office, Bldg. A Registrar’s Office.

May 6: Detention hours for seniors must be cleared with the vice principals Th., May 6.

KKHS Staff  Appreciation Week, Mon-Th., May 3-6, 2010

Congratulations KKHS driving team! Two students, a junior and a senior from King Kekaulike High School took first-place at the Operation Driver Excellence contest on Oahu April 16 and 17. They were the best driving team out of the 36 drivers from 17 schools statewide and earned $1,000 for the school driver education program. The students were coached by Ron Pisciotto, driver education instructor at the school.

Key Club!  Congratulations to the Key Club for an awesome year of service!  They won 2nd place for Outstanding Single Service Award at our Regional Convention on Oahu & was also recognized for the first time at the District Convention in Sacramento for District Tree Award, Outstanding Single Service Award, Outstanding UNICEF Participant, & Membership Retention Award!  

April 2010

Cheerleading Try-Outs in gym April 29-31 M-W (Questions? Call Coach Michelle Stroman at 298-7012)

Football Spring Practice Starts April 28. Any questions please contact either coach PK Higa or Stephen Ripani at 573-8710.  

Last Chance: Project Graduation Deadline, Mon., May 3, at 8AM: Project Graduation is sponsored by the PTSA to celebrate & keep our graduates safe after commencement. However, unless your senior submits his/her form & pays for it by 8AM on May 3, they will be unable to further extensions will be offered.   If you have questions, contact Michael Kawagishi at

The 29th annual Maui District High School Band Festival will provide another venue for young musicians to perform at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the King Kekaulike High School gymnasium. The first night will showcase performances of bands from King Kekaulike, Maui, Lahainaluna and Baldwin high schools. The second night will feature music by a mass band conducted by Gregg Abe of Roosevelt High School on Oahu, and by an honor band conducted by Keith Higaki of the University of Hawaii at Manoa. A two-night pass costs $3 for individuals or $5 for families.

E-School Summer Classes: A listing of e-school summer classes is available at the on-line site. Please contact the e-school administrator directly for more information:

4/28/10 Final Inter Club Council Meeting of the year will be held at lunch tomorrow (4/28) during lunch in G206.  All club Vice Presidents must attend to get information about closing the school year.  Agenda includes:  update information for next year's club, end of the year procedures for clubs & service project ideas for summer and next fall

An Attitude of Gratitude: National Teacher Appreciation Week is May 3-7.   We traditionally thank all our staff during this week.

  • Appreciation Note:  Be an example of gratitude for your teen & encourage him/her to send a note(s) to an administrator, faculty member, support staff, etc.  A kind word goes a long way!
  • Gifts: If you would like do contribute other things, such as school/office supplies, $5 gift cards, commercially & individually wrapped snacks, for staff, please drop them off at our office with a note, “Staff Appreciation” by Th., April 29.  The PCNC will give them as door prizes to staff during the week.
  • Questions?  Email  Mahalo!

Learn what it takes to become a collegiate athlete from recruiting expert Cecil Martin, Wed., Apr. 28 at 6:30pm in KKHS Gym:   All athletes wanted & bring your parents.

Students Interested in Being a Thespian or Thespian Pledge, there will be a meeting on Th., April 29 during lunch recess in Mr. Kepler's room, F-103.

Class Officer Candidate Packets:   Offices available are President, Vice President, Secretary, & Treasurer for the Classes of 2011, 2012, 2013.  Packets available in room G-206 during both recesses until April 28.

PARENTS OF GRADUATES:  A letter from Principal Scofield along with Expectations and Understanding For Participation in Commencement Exercises can be downloaded here. This document is from state interim superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi. The last page must be signed & returned to the main office by THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 2010, 2:30 PM for students to participate in the graduation ceremony.

HSA Reward Day, Monday, April 26, 2010: It will be a Friday schedule during period 2 (starting at 8:30 am), advisory, and period 4 (ending at 12:00 pm).  

"The Lady Pirates of Captain Bree" (Drama musical) in cafeteria on Friday, April 23 at 7pm, Saturday, April 24 at 7pm, and Sunday, April 25 at 3pm.

Football Workouts Mon-Th, April 12-27, 2:45-5:30pm, for all current KKHS students who have signed up to play.  A current physical, shirts (no tank tops), shorts, & shoes (no cleats) required.

Football Managers: Students interested in being a Football manager for the 2010 season may pick up an application form from Kumu Kehau in H-206. Applications are due on Th., April 22.

Football:  Mandatory Parent/Student Meeting, Tue., April 20 at 6:30pm in Café: This mandatory meeting is for players participating in the upcoming football season & their parents. Although sign ups are done, if students are still interested in joining the team, they are more than welcome.  They can sign up at the mandatory meeting on Tue., April 20 at 6:30pm in café.

Spring College Fair, Mon., April 19, 5-7pm at Maui High School (MHS) Gym:  Maui High will again host the Spring College Fair on Mon. April 19th from 5 - 7 pm in their Maui High School gym.  Last year there were 350 who attended.  Questions? Call MHS Post-Secondary Counselor, Tad Iwata at 873-3000 Ext. 2274.

Teddy Bear Drive Extended to Apr. 20: Stuffed animals will go to the Children’s Miracle Network to be given to children in hospitals in Hawaii. Please drop off all stuffed animals in excellent condition to room G-206 in designated class bags for class points!

AVID Program Seeking a Few Good Student Tutors!  Tue., Apr. 20th at 12:15pm in D101: If your teen will be a Junior or Senior next school year & might be interested in tutoring AVID students, please encourage him/her to attend the informational meeting on Tuesday, April 20th in Mrs. Uyehara's room D-101 at 12:15 pm.

SAT Prep Class, Sat-Sun, April 17-18: Registration: $70 for the 2 day class. Classes run from 10am-12:30 pm. Log on to to register or see Mrs. Okazaki for a flyer. Space is limited, so seating is on a first come first serve basis.

Softball Game Schedule Change: Yesterday’s (4/14) softball game between Baldwin & KKHS was postponed due to the weather & field conditions.  The game will be rescheduled to Monday, April 19th, 4:00pm at Eddie Tam.  

Senior Class T-Shirts, $7: Last chance to purchase a class shirt in Ms. Donahue’s room, F104.

Fundraiser:  Smoothies will be sold whenever signs are posted outside the gym.  The Athletic Dept. will be selling fruit smoothies at the concession stand inside the gym after school.  Cost: $2 or $3 with ice cream.

Varisty & JV Football Signups were held on April 1. Interested students should see coach PK or Coach Ripani.

April 15th is the Late Registration Deadline for the May 1st SAT Test: See Mrs. Okazaki for the registration fee waiver if your student is on Free/Reduced Lunch Program &/or go to to register. Besides the registration fee, there is also the late fee of $23.

Charity Week:  It is not too late to contribute to Charity Week! Students can help out those in need by bringing in gently used suitcases & backpacks on Th., April 15, and things to benefit animals in need on Fri., April 16. These items are worth class points so please do not forget to bring in your items to Ms. Grimley's room G-206.  You can still bring in nonperishable food & toiletries, too.

The Mid 4th Quarter Progress Reports & the 7th & Last Parent Newsletter will be mailed out on Wed., April 14, 2010, which will give students 4 weeks if they need to make up grades. Please call 573-8710 if you have made any address changes.

Symphonic Band’s Annual Spring Concert at Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Tue., April 13 at 7pm: The band students are definitely excited to put on this concert & we are looking forward to their performance of some very classic wind band literature. The program includes works by Gustav Holst, Percy Grainger, & Clifton Williams. The concert begins at 7pm, & admission is free. We hope to see you there!


3rd Quarter Report Cards & Parent Newsletter to be Mailed, Wed., April 1, 2010

Cheerleading Try-Outs, Mon-Wed., Mar. 29-31 in Gym For more information contact Coach Michelle Stroman at 298-7012.

Foodland Shop for Higher Education Results: KKHS to receive (3) $2,000 scholarships: Please encourage your senior to turn in his/her completed Foodland scholarship application to Mrs. Okazaki ASAP.

Senior Project Deadlines: Senior Project Presentation Date: 3/25

March 2010

Few Volunteers Needed for Staff Appreciation Lunch, Th., Mar. 25, 10am-2pm:  If you are not serving as a panelist for the Senior Project Presentation, but would like to volunteer to set up/clean up for the luncheon for our staff, please contact PCNC June Kaneshiro at 573-8700 ext. 1121 or email her at  Mahalo!

Cheerleading Mandatory Parent/Student Meeting, Mon, Mar. 22, 6:30-7pm in Café:

ASKK Officer Candidate Packets Available til Wed., Mar 24 in G206 During Recesses: Offices available are President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Sergeant-At-Arms, Historian, MDSCO representative.  Interested students with ideas on how to improve the school, & will commit their time, should pick up a packet to run for an ASKK office for next year.

Sophomore Bash has been moved to March 27

MCC New Student Orientation (NSO), Mon-Wed: Teacher, Ms. Amy Kuhns, has University of Hawaii-Maui College representatives at our school from today to Wednesday, giving New Student Orientation presentations to her classes.  If your senior is interested, he or she will need to get a pass from their teacher to attend.

Personal Transition Plan (PTP) Help is available to ALL students during Study Hall on Wednesdays in the Library Workroom. Students need to ask their 2nd period teacher to write a pass to see Ms. Kaneshiro for PTP assistance. See the Students section for the required documents and corresponding due dates for 10th & 11th Graders.

University of Hawaii Maui College: Any Liberal Arts pre-nursing or pre-dental assistant students should sign up for a Nursing or Dental Assistant orientation session.  This is separate from Maui College’s New Student Orientation (NSO). Students can sign up by calling the Nursing department at 984-3250 (give name, phone number).

SAT Testing for Juniors:  The next SAT is May 1, deadline to apply is March 25. Final SAT will be on June 5th, deadline to apply is April 29.  See Mrs. Okazaki for questions, or to register.

Becca’s Closet Shopping Day, Sat., Mar. 20, 9am-Noon: Enter through Haleakala Hwy. Upstairs of K Building.

School Community Council meeting  will be on Thursday, March 18, from 5:30 - 7:30 PM in the library.

Panelists Needed:  Seniors will present their Senior Project on Th., March 25, & we need parents & community members to serve on panels.  For more information or if you wish to volunteer during the hours of 7:45am-2:45pm, please email Senior Project Coordinator at or call Mrs. Alueta at 573-8700 Ext. 1146.    

Help Needed for Staff Appreciation Lunch: The PTSA & PCNC is also planning a Staff Appreciation Luncheon on Th., Mar. 25.  If you are available from 10am to 2pm to help, please contact or call her at 573-8700 Ext. 1121.

Mahalo From the KKHS Baseball Team!!!  The King Keaulike HS Baseball program would like to thank everyone who supported the 12th Annual Pe-Season Tournament. 

Special thanks to County of Maui Parks & Recreation, Maui Baseball Umpires Hui, Wade & Jill Orikasa, Tyler Orikasa, Carol Ross, Mike Molina, KKHS Staff & Faculty, KKHS Baseball Parents & Players, Toguchi Body Shop, all ad sponsors, fans & supporters for attending the event, & all participating teams:  Radford HS, Hawaii Prep, Baldwin HS, Maui HS, Lahainaluna, Kamehameha Maui, for making this tournament a success.

Riflery Fundraiser:  2nd Annual Friends of NRA Dinner Auction, Fri., Mar. 12, 5:30pm at King Kamehameha Golf Club: The dinner auction is the day before Spring Break & tickets are $45 online at  The NRA gives auction items, but the team also requests donations.  Corporate sponsorships & underwriting of auction items as well as table sponsorships are available.

Senior Project Deadlines
a. Power Point presentations due 3/3 electronically to social studies teacher
b. Practice Presentations 3/8-3/12
c. Portfolio Check for 3rd quarter due 3/11-3/12 to Social Studies Teacher

May Day 2010: Students interested in being a part of the 2010 May Day Court, need to sign up in room H-206.  We are looking for 2 wahine & 2 kane per grade level. Requirements:  a 2.5 GPA with no Fs in required courses for the 3rd  quarter, have no financial obligations to the school, have no detention hours, & have not been suspended this school year.  Students must also be willing to dance hula in the May Day Program.  Last day to sign up is Thursday, March 11th.

TRANSFER STUDENTS (10th & 11th GRADE): PTP documents are due on Monday, March 8.

Project Graduation 2010 needs assistance from parents to solicit donations from individuals, the community, businesses, etc. If you are able to help by soliciting donations, please contact Also application forms are available for download in the Special Events area.

Seniors Needing to Make Up Credit for Graduation!  The last day to order correspondence credit for credit recovery is Th, March 11.  Seniors need to see Mrs Okazaki immediately if they still need to make up credit for graduation.

Congratulations to the Special Education Department Staff, Students & Parents!  Of Maui’s high schools KKHS had the most represented & received the perpetual plaque for the highest attendance at the Feb. 10th Big M.A.C. Transition Affair, which is designed to inform parents of programs & services available beyond the DOE for people with special needs. The more parents know what is available, the easier the transition is for our adult youngsters.

Cheerleading: Students interested in cheerleading for next school year 2010-2011, should sign up with Kumu Kehau Kahoohanohano in room H-206, The Registrar’s Office, or with Mrs. Spalding in room I-103.  

KKHS Pre-Season Baseball Tournament, March 4-6:  Our 12th Annual Pre-Season Baseball Tournament will be at the Iron Maehara Baseball Stadium, in Wailuku, March 4-6, 2010.  Teams participating from the MIL-Baldwin, Maui High, Kamehameha, Lahainaluna & KKHS, OIA-Radford, BIIF-Hawaii Preparatory Academy.  All students & staff members with a high school ID card get in FREE!  T-shirts, caps & ono food will be sold.  Cost: $5 per day...12 & younger are free!  Come & check out a game.  

King Kekaulike School Community Council will be taking public testimony for or against the establishment of a uniform dress code for the next school year.  The meeting will be held on Thursday, March 4th at 5:30pm - 7:30pm in the library.  Request to Speak form must have been received by the chairman on March 2.

Last Year’s Yearbook Not Picked Up: Ms. Grimley emailed KKHS staff the list of students from the Class of 2010, 2011, & 2012, who paid, but did not pick up their yearbook last school year.  Some have obligations they need to clear, before picking them up, but some just need to pick theirs up.  Students have a March 4, 2010 deadline to pick up their 2008-2009 yearbooks in G206.

HELP 5 OF OUR SENIORS RECEIVE A FOODLAND SCHOLARSHIP:  The top five schools with the most points will be awarded 5 scholarships for 5 lucky seniors. You must tell the cashier that the points of purchased items are for King Kekaulike High School.  Mahalo!!

9th and 11th grade Parents: Deadline to mail in your School Quality Surveys is March 1.

Mandatory Parent Meeting for Boys Volleyball, Feb. 26, 5:30pm in Gym:  There will be a mandatory parents meeting today, Feb. 26 at 5:30p in the gym.

Late Registration for March 13th SAT Test Date is Feb. 24.  Please note there is an additional $23 fee for late registration

"Realities of College Athletic Recruiting" Presented by Jack Renkens - Tuesday, February 23 at 7:00 pm in cafeteria Former college coach and recruiting expert, Jack Renkens has helped thousands of families around the country head down the right path of finding scholarships. Often it's down a path they didn't know existed. Any doubts or reservations about attending? Simply check out the Recruiting Realities website at

Visit the Softball page to see the change to schedule

February 2010

Jan. 25th Power Minute = $700 for Haiti!   Students gave their change to help the Haiti people through the American Red Cross. ASKK student government officers officially handed over a $700 check to Jaclynn Sabado of the American Red Cross, Maui Chapter, which is designated for the Haiti earthquake victims.

Project Graduation Applications: Seniors can pick up Project Grad Nite applications during morning & lunch recess on Friday, 2/19, in the cafe & outside the library. The first 40 seniors who submit their forms & are paid in full will receive a gift card.

12th GRADERS:  If you did not receive official confirmation that you have completed your PTP (Orange notes were sent home with 2nd Quarter grades), please contact Mrs. Uyehara or Ms. Kaneshiro to find your PTP status.  The final deadline for Seniors to complete all PTP documents is Friday, February 19.  You may see Mrs. Uyehara (PTP Coordinator) in D101 or Ms. Kaneshiro (Part-Time PTP Teacher) in the Library Workroom during school hours.  Or, parents may contact Mrs. Uyehara by phone 573-8700 ext. 2001 or by email at Kim_Uyehara

Senior Ball, Feb. 20, 5:30-9:30pm in the Nahele Ballroom at king Kamehameha Golf Course.   The theme is Red Carpet/Hollywood.  Students with decorating ideas, or would like to help set up, should contact Ms. Sarah Donahue at 573-8700 Ext. 2304.

COMPASS Placement Testing will be taking place every Wednesday on campus after school. To sign up, students must complete their registration forms, & turn them into Ms. Roderick-Cook's box in the office (contact Ms. Roderick-Cook at )


Questions About Financial Aid? Students may see Mrs Okazaki's office on Thursdays at lunch.  Mrs. Haley Rabago from Maui Community College will help you fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aide (FAFSA).  Not going to MCC?  She’ll still help!

Senior Football Players & Yearbook Football Page/Picture:  Football players were asked to go to Ms. Grimley’s room, G206, today or tomorrow (2/11) during lunch if they would like their picture on the senior's football page in the yearbook.

Boys Volleyball Try-outs are being held until Wed.,  Feb 17, Monday through Friday, from 2:15 - 4:00p.m, except for Wednesday, from 1:30 - 3:45p.m.

Girls Water Polo:   For girls interested in playing water polo, the first day of practice is Tue., Feb. 16  at the Pukalani Pool.  Practice starts at 2:45 pm.  Practice is mandatory. Questions? Please call Coach Taryn Ripani at 264-7485.

Testing for English Language Learners (ELL), Feb 16-18:  ELL students will be released from classes to be tested in H205 from 7:50am to lunch from Feb. 16-18.

Formal 2010-2011 Registration Ends Feb. 16:

  • No Forms, No Class Schedule Next Year: Students who did not turn in their registration form will find the class selections will be very limited to what classes have space, & will not receive a class schedule for next year.
  • Not Register?  See Counselor: KKHS students who have not registered, need to see their academic counselor as soon as possible to register.  Those interested in Advanced Placement (AP) classes may obtain the AP form their counselor.
  • Class schedules will be ready for pick up during the summer when we have our payment of fees, usually during the month of July.

10th & 11th GRADERS:  The deadline to turn in missing PTP documents from last year is Friday, February 19.  Purple or Green Checklists were sent to Advisory Teachers the beginning of January to pass out to students.  If you have not received one, please see Mrs. Uyehara in D101 or Ms. Kaneshiro in the Library Workroom to find out what s/he is missing.

REGISTRATION for Next Year’s Classes: Course catalogs are available through the registrar's office & in Admin section.  

PTSA’s Project Graduation 2010 Planning Meeting, Wed., Feb. 10, 6:30pm in Café! (Enter through Haleakala Hwy gate).  Be a part of the best party to celebrate your senior’s end of high school on May 20, after commencement! Come learn how to offset your Senior's cost to attend! Questions? Email Michael Kawagishi at or call 264-8839.

Senior Project Due Dates (per Ms. Foster)

  • Evidence Check #4 Feb 4-5 to Social Studies teacher with mentor signature
  • Final product Feb 12 to mentor
  • Journal #4 Feb 18-19 to Social Studies teacher

Junior Prom: Juniors attending the prom on Sat., Feb. 12, were told to pick up their prom bid either today, Feb. 10, or tomorrow, Feb. 11 in Mrs. Spalding's room I-103, during morning or lunch recess.  Students who do not have their bids will not be admitted to prom on that night.  

Becca’s Closet Shopping Day, Feb. 6, 9am-Noon:   Our PTSA is hosting another Shopping Day at Becca’s Closet on February 6 from 9:00 a.m. to noon.  Dresses & a few suits are available free of charge to any high school student with a valid student ID.  Private fitting rooms are located upstairs in K Building.

Registration for sy2010-2011, Mon-Wed, Feb. 8-10 for Grades 9-11: Students need to have their registration forms completed. Make Up Days will be this Wed., & next Tue., Feb. 16.   Course catalogs are available through the registrar's office & in Admin section.  All teachers will also have copies of the course catalogs.

Progress Reports/PCNC Newsletter Mailed Wed., Feb. 10: Watch your mail for the Mid 3rd Quarter Progress Reports & parent newsletter which will be mailed on Wed., Feb. 10.

Deadline for SCC Survey on Uniform, Tues., Feb. 9:  Mahalo to the 60+ parents, staff, student, community people who responded to our School Community Council’s Survey on Uniforms..

Varsity Tennis tryouts at Tennis Courts Feb 1 - Feb 5 Boys at 2:30pm to 4:00pm. Girls at 4:00pm to 5:30pm Call Coach Reuben for info - 280-8685

Varsity Baseball Tryouts, M-F, Feb. 1-5, 3:30pm at KKHS Baseball Field:  Varsity Baseball workout times have changed to Monday, Tuesday & Thursday, from 4:30 to 6:30pm at the KKHS weight room/baseball field.

REGISTRATION for Next Year’s Classes: Course catalogs are available through the registrar's office & in Admin section.  All teachers will also have copies of the course catalogs.

  • Colored registration forms will go home with students where they should discuss their class choices with parents/guardians & have it signed before Feb.8, 2010.
  • Registration will occur during Social Studies class from Feb.8 - 16.
  • Students will meet with counselors & other staff to input their class choices for next year.
  • We will do our best to get first choices into the schedules, however, classes may be cancelled or downsized due to staff or budget cuts.
  • Schedule will be ready for pick up during the summer when we have our payment of fees, usually during the month of July.

Register for ACT at ACT DATES: Feb 6, Apr 10, June 12

SAT Registration TESTS: Jan 23, Mar 13, May 1, June 5

Class of 2013 BOE Step Up Diploma pledges are due January 31, 2010.  Pledge forms should be turned in to 9th grade counselor, Ms. Theresa Cabral, by Friday January 29th 2010.

ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) Test, Wed., Jan. 20, 8- 11am in Café:The ASVAB is the most widely-used multiple aptitude test in the world. Get to know yourself. Think about what you are good at, what you enjoy, what kind of personality you have, & the values you possess. Students should see 11th grade counselor, Jamie Gomer, for sign-ups. For free ASVAB practice tests & more information, visit

January 2010

Freshmen! Join the Step Up Movement! The community & some Hawaii schools of higher education are committed to helping our Hawaii students get the best education so they will succeed after graduating from high school.  They have partnered with the DOE to offer an opportunity to work towards a Board of Education Step Up Diploma...different from a Board of Education Diploma.  Freshmen who graduate with this Step Up diploma have greater benefits: money for college, admission to Hawaii colleges (UH, HPU & Chaminade), & test exam waivers (Carpenters/Drywall, Apprenticeship Program, City Mill).  For  more information on the Student Pledge, please go to or call Ms. Theresa Cabral at 573-8700 Ext. 1127.

SAT Registration
TESTS: Jan 23, Mar 13, May 1, June 5

Driver Education Class: Applications available in room G-101 or can be downloaded here Applicants must be 15-1/2 years old, have a valid Hawaii State Learners Permit, no pending detention hours, & a 2.0 GPA and no "F" grades on their First Semester 2009-10 report card. Attendance at all classroom sessions is mandatory (school days, Feb 2-March 9, 2:30-4:30pm on M, T, Th, F and 3-4:30pm on Wed)

Check out the Scholarship Update at the Scholarships section.

PTSA General Membership Meeting, Wed., Jan. 20, 6:30-8:30pm in KKHS LIBRARY: Parents, DO NOT MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY! The meeting includes a Becca’s Closet Fashion Show of Junior Prom formal wear AND our KKHS staff presentation of the important, new graduation requirements that begin with the Class of 2013 (Freshmen)!  Be sure to enter through the Kula Hwy entrance.

AVID interviews will be Tue-Th, Jan. 19-21, & Wed, Jan. 27th after school. Contact Jan Matsushita at 573-8700 Ext. 2003 or

Mandatory Pre Season Track & Field Parent & Player Meeting, Jan. 20, at 6:30pm in the Café.  Teens interested in participating must attend this meeting with their parent.  Questions? See Coach Jesse Henderson or call him at 250-1070.

Paddling Team:  Support our paddling team & visit the concession on Race Day, Sat., Jan. 16, tentatively to be held in Kihei.  This will help with costs to state.

Next Project Graduation Meeting: Wed., January 13, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.  For information, contact KKHS parent, Michael Kawagishi, at or 264-8839.

Report Cards & Parent Newsletters to be Mailed TODAY, (Th., Jan. 14):

  • Change of Address:  The labels are already printed for this mail out, but if you’ve changed your mailing address, please do inform our office.
  • SCC SURVEY: The School Community Council (SCC) has a survey in the newsletter regarding student uniforms.  Please complete & return the survey to the office by Feb. 9.

TODAY!  Native Hawaiian Scholarship ‘Aha, Jan. 14, 5:30-8pm at MCC Pilina Bldg:  This free presentation is for finding out sources for financial aid for education for Native Hawaiians, including eligibility, criteria, & qualification requirements. This is not a DOE sponsored event.

MCC Dental Assisting Program’s Career Shadowing: The UH MCC Dental Assisting Program’s career shadowing program is offering an inside look at a day in the life of a Dental Assisting student. Under the guidance of the MCC instructors, high schoolers will observe students in the lab & in the classroom.  The Dental Career Shadowing is offered on select Mondays & Wednesdays.  Call 276-1199 for registration & program information.

Mandatory Boys Varsity & JV Tennis Teams’ Parent & Player Meeting, Tue., Jan. 12th at 6:30pm in the Cafe.  Questions?  Call Coach Reuben at 280-8685.

Mandatory Girls Varsity & JV Tennis Teams’ Parent & Player Meeting, Tue., Jan. 12th at 7:00pm in the Café.    Questions?  Call Coach Reuben for more info. 280-8685.

New School Lunch Prices:


  • Regular student  $.95
  • Reduced price student  $.30
  • 2nd & subsequent student  $1.90
  • Adult   $1.90


  • Regular student    $2.20
  • Reduced price student   $.40
  • Second student entrée    $1.75
  • 2nd & subsequent student $4.40
  • Adult    $4.40

New Schedules:   Students were handed their schedules in period 1 today.  Some students' schedules have changed, especially some advisories.  Teachers will hold them til Th., Jan. 7th, & then return them to the Registrar’s office.

School Bus Changes: Parents with teens that ride the school bus should go online to  Besides price changes, there is a change in the minimum qualifying distance for grades 6-12. Two letters from the Dept. Of Education, regarding the bus changes are: the Bus policy changes document and 3rd QTR Payment Reminder Notice

Bus payments may be made at the school office between 7:15am & 3:00pm.  Payments may be made by cash, checks, money order & cashier's checks (payable to "Department of Education").

Next Project Graduation Meeting, Wed., Jan. 13th at 6:30pm in Café. The latest edition of the Directory of Native Hawaiian Student Programs across the University of Hawai‘i system is now available for distribution. This edition contains an abundance of information about scholarships, student support services, academic programs, and pre-college opportunities that Native Hawaiian students can access throughout the UH system.

Advisory Changes for 2nd Semester: According to Registrar, Mrs. Ostermiller, there will be changes in advisories for many 9th, 10th & 11th graders. Students will receive a new schedule in period 1 upon returning from Winter Break.  This will help reduce the large class sizes in advisory.   Period 1 teachers will have the updated 2nd semester schedules on Jan. 5, 2010

Gates Millennium Scholarship Deadline, Jan. 11:  It’s based on needs & the scholarship usually fills in what's needed for their whole academic years, from bachelors to masters through doctorate programs.  Our Scholarship Bulletin says it is “offered to students of Asian Pacific Islander American [most of our Hawaii students], African American, American Indian/Alaskan Native or Hispanic American heritage with a cumulative GPA's of 3.3-4.0, have demonstrated leadership abilities, & meet the Federal Pell Grant criteria. Student must enroll at a US accredited college or university as a full time student.”  It’d be a lot of work to make the Jan. 11th deadline, but go to to check it out.  (Underclassmen parents, check it out for next year.)

Junior Prom’s Friday Deadline: The deadline to turn in forms & pay for the Junior Prom is this Fri., Jan. 8 in G206 during recesses.  There are no more exceptions... & no more forms are available.  Yes!  We have school this Friday, Jan. 8.

Today (1/7)!  Basketball Games in our KKHS Gym: Come! Support our teams as they play against Baldwin today!
        a.        4:00pm:         Boys JV Basketball
        b.        5:30pm:         Girls Varsity Basketball
        c.        7:00pm:         Boys Varsity Basketball

KKHS School Community Council (SCC) Meeting, Th., Jan. 7th at 5:30pm in Library.

Seniors are invited to attend the best graduation party on Maui - Project Graduation! Parents, please download the Student Packet information sheet for parents & seniors which includes ALL paper work to be filled out. The committee is looking forward to celebrating our seniors' last high school event in a safe, parent chaperoned, drug-, alcohol-, and tobacco-free setting.

Final SAT for Seniors, Jan. 23:  “The SAT is the one test that shows colleges what students know & what they know they can do.”  The January SAT late registration deadline has been extended to 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time), Fri., January 8, 2010, for online & phone registrations. (Additional $23 fee for late registration).  Please see Mrs Okazaki with any questions, or if you qualify for free & reduced lunch.  Go to to register.

Wed., Jan. 6th College Presentation During Study Hall:  The National Honor Society is sponsoring a College Presentation tomorrow, Wed., Jan. 6 during Study Hall.  Recent KKHS graduates, back for their Winter Break, will discuss the importance of college preparation in high school & college life in general.  A Question & Answer time for your teen will be offered.  Our alumni are attending Maui Community College, University of Hawaii, & a range of schools across the USA.  This one to one opportunity will allow your teen to get a glimpse into college life & motivate them to pursue further education.  Students will need to get a PASS from the LIBRARY BEFORE SCHOOL BEGINS.

School Bus Riders who are on the Quarterly Payment Plan must purchase their new bus pass prior to the start of the 3rd quarter if they wish to continue riding the school bus. 3rd Quarter:  Due by Mon, Jan. 4, 2010 Round Trip = $60.00 One-Way = $30.00. Optional: 2nd Semester:  Due Mon, Jan. 4, 2010 Round Trip = $120.00 One-Way = $60.00

Make Payments at School Office, Between 7:15am & 3:00pm.  We accept payments made by cash, checks, money order & cashier's checks made payable to "Department of Education." Questions?  Go to for more information on the new school bus policy changes, effective January 2010.

School Meal Prices Change  (start 1/1/10) Breakfast Regular student breakfast: .95 Reduced price student breakfast .30 2nd & subsequent student breakfasts $1.90 Adult breakfast:   $1.90
Lunch Regular student lunch     $2.20 Reduced price student lunch    $0.40 Second student entree $1.75 2nd & subsequent student lunches  $4.40 Adult lunch     $4.40

December 2009

College Bound?  TWO Helpful MCC Flyers: Look for these MCC flyers in our MCC page in the Counselor's section. both our websites, and, to help your student head to MCC or college.  Note:  The Educational Opportunity Center’s (EOC) Money Guide needs to be printed on larger paper.

School Office Closed on 2 Fridays: Though students & faculty are on Winter Break, our school office will be open from 7am to 4:30pm on weekdays except these Fridays, Dec. 25 (Christmas) & Jan. 1 (New Year).

Weekly Events

  • Mon, Wed & Th  JV & Varsity Baseball Workouts3:30-6pm in KKHS weight room/baseball field
  • M-Tu-Th-F 3:30-6:45pm-Wrestling Study Hall & Practices
  • Wednesdays 1:45-2pm-Fruit Smoothies ($2) sold at the gym concession to benefit Athletics

Bus Fare To Increase:  Bus riders will see an increase to the student fare from $.25 per ride to $.75 per ride effective January 1, 2010.

Reflections Deadline Extended to Th., Dec. 17: Drop off entries with the completed entry form to the Library by Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009.

Furlough Day (School Closed): Friday, Dec. 18

Christmas Wish List:   A Golf Cart for security

Kekaulike Complex Band Concert at 7pm at KKHS Gym, Th., Dec. 17!  The KKHS & Kalama Bands join together to perform at 7pm in our KKHS gym. It’s FREE!  Come enjoy a delightful evening of holiday music!

Cap & Gown Orders!  Seniors need to order their cap & gown asap for graduation if they want the best prices.  See Mrs. Ostermiller, Registrar, for help & information, NOW!

COMPASS Placement Testing, for admission to Maui Community College (MCC), is taking place Wednesdays after school in K201.  

  • To sign up, students need to fill out the COMPASS Placement Test registration form & return it to the office.  Students will receive a reminder slip in class when a test date is assigned.  Forms may be downloaded from here or picked up in the library, office, or from Ms. Roderick-Cook in the library workroom.

  • Not a Timed Test:  The test is not timed & can be continued.  Students usually take about 2 hours.

  • Questions?

Seniors & Financial Aid Night, Tue., Dec. 15, 6-8pm in Library: This session is highly recommended for any senior who will be applying for financial aid for college, including Maui Community College.  Paul Levinson will be here to go over the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aide) line by line. Please remember to bring tax information from last year so we can estimate for this upcoming year.  

Important Senior Project Reminder:  Final deadline for 1st semester, Tue-Wed., Dec. 15-16. See social studies teacher for portfolio checklist

PTSA Reflections Program:  Entries due by December 11th.  If you have any questions or need any help Email Marcia Wilmore-Aroyan at

Board of Education Newsletter recognizes our own Emily Haines-Swatek as District Teacher of the Year! See the newsletter here

Updated Approved Community Sponsored Activities available. The most recent list of approved activities available for Furlough Fridays can be viewed or downloaded through here.

Board of Education Community Meeting, Tue., Dec. 8, 6pm at Lihikai Elementary

Rummage Sale, Sat. Dec 5, 7am-3pm in café! This rummage sale benefits the Class of 2010 &  with their graduation!

Mandatory Parent & Student Meeting for Varsity Girls Golf, Th, Dec. 3, 7pm in Gym:  A mandatory parent meeting for any student interested in trying out for the Varsity Girls Golf team will be held Thur., Dec. 3rd at 7:00 pm in the KKHS gym.  Coach Norman will cover risk issues, team policies, try-out procedures & other information.  A parent or guardian must attend along with the student if they want to try-out for the team.  A player will not be able to try-out for the team until information is discussed with parent & student.  Questions?  Call Coach Ralph Norman at 281-5617.

Reminder: Boys Varsity BASKETBALL Tryouts M-F, Nov 30 - Dec. 4, 7pm in Gym: (Although school will be closed for Furlough Friday, tryouts will still be held at 7pm in the gym that night.  Questions? Contact Coach Mike Fernandez at 276-5813.

Junior Prom & Obligations List: Just a heads up...Juniors will be distributing Prom permission forms later this week.  If your student has any obligations, it must all be cleared in order to attend.

LET’S CELEBRATE! 2010 HAWAII BLUE RIBBON WINNERS (from Superintendent’s InfoEXCHANGE newsletter) -- Two schools, Haiku Elementary and King Kekaulike High, were presented with Continuous Improvement Awards for achieving a growth rate of five percent each year since 2007 in both reading and math. Read the InfoEXCHANGE

JUNIOR PROM: Mandatory Parent Meeting: If your child is planning on attending the Junior Prom, parents must attend a Parent Meeting in order to pick up their student’s bid.  Enter through Haleakala Hwy. entrance gate on Thursday, Dec. 3rd at 6:00 pm in cafeteria.

Important Boys VOLLEYBALL Meeting, Th., Dec. 3rd During Lunch in I-101:  To those who are interested in playing for the Boys Volleyball Team, there will be an important team meeting in Room I-101 (Mr. Fisher), Thur., Dec. 3rd during lunch.  Bring your lunch to the meeting.

Fundraiser: The Class of 2012 are selling wristbands & rubber bracelets.  Cost: $3 or two for $5. King Kekaulike Na Ali’i and Country Pride are engraved on teal & black wristbands. Sales are held in E102 before school, during morning & lunch recesses & after school.

AVID APPLICATIONS DUE: All students interested in the AVID [Advancement Via Individual Determination] program for the 2010-2011 school year must turn in their completed application forms on Th., Dec. 3, 2009.  Drop off forms to Mr. Shimabuku [E102], Mrs. Uyehara [D101], or Ms. Matsushita [D-103].

Baseball Parent Meeting, Wed. Dec. 2, 2009 at 7pm in Café:  There will be a mandatory parent meeting for students interested in trying out for JV or Varsity baseball.  Meeting will be on Wednesday December 2, 2009 at 7:00 pm in the KKHS student dining room. Coaches will cover risk issues, team policies, try-out procedures & any other information.  A parent or guardian must attend along with the student if they want to try-out for the team.  A player will not be able to try-out for the team until information is discussed with parent & student.  Notify Coach Mark Makimoto at 573-6722, if you have any questions.

November 2009

California State (public) Universities Application Deadline: Senior Counselor, Mrs. Okazaki, wants to remind parents & students that Mon., Nov. 30, is the last day to apply for California State (public) Universities. Questions?  See Mrs. Okazaki.

Yearbook Twins Page: Twins interested in being on the Twins page in the yearbook, need to go to G206 during morning or lunch recess from Dec. 1-3.
Yearbook Tattoo Page: KKHS people interested in having their tattoos featured in the yearbook, need to go to G206 during morning or lunch recess from Dec. 1-3 for picture taking.

Mandatory Girls Softball Parent Meeting, Mon., Nov. 30, 2009, 6pm in T101:  It is mandatory for at least one parent of each player to be present.  Please pick up a form from Mrs. Ribucan in the library.

The MCC Career Shadowing Program is available to students on Waiver days & Furlough Fridays.  To sign up, students need to pick up the form from their counselor and have their parents sign the waiver.  Also, a reminder about Maui CC's mandatory New Student Orientation for all 2010 Maui County high school graduates. Contact Karla Okazaki for the Fall 2010 MCC Kama'aina application.

Deadline to Buy a Senior Page in the Yearbook, Wed., Nov. 25:  Seniors who want to purchase a page in the yearbook must order & pay for it by Wed., Nov. 25.  Cost: $160/full page.  (That's only $40 each if 4 friends create one page, or $20. if 8 friends create 1 page.)  Questions? Students may ask Ms. Grimley in G206. Order & pay in G206 during recesses.

School Community Council, Th., Nov. 19, 5:30pm in Library: Discussion will be focused on the Academic and Financial Plan, & the public (as always) is invited to attend.

Wrestling’s Mandatory Study Hall & Practices:  Mandatory study hall & practices have already begun for all students interested in wrestling.  Meet at Coach Yamaguchi's room (Poly Room) at 3:30pm every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday.  All student athletes must have a current physical.  Bring workout clothes: 2 shirts, shorts, jacket, running shoes, & a workout towel.  Practices will run from 3:30pm to 6:45pm.  If you have any questions contact Coach Yamaguchi.

E-School Registration CORRECTION: Our apologies, but the E-School registration does not begin until Mon., Nov. 16!   See Mrs. Ostermiller at that time.

December SAT Registration Late Deadline Extended to Fri., Nov. 13:  The December SAT late registration deadline has been extended to 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time), Friday, November 13, 2009, for online, phone, & mailed registrations.  Cost: $45 reg. Fee + additional $23 late fee.  Check with senior counselor, Mrs. Okazaki, if your teen is on the Free/Reduced Meal Program, to receive a waiver of the regular $45 test fee.  The SAT is the one test that shows colleges what students know and what they know they can do.

Hawaii’s 35th Annual College & Career Fair, Tue., Nov. 17: Students interested in learning more about college should sign up to go with Mrs. Okazaki to Kamehameha Schools-Maui.  Please see Mrs Okazaki for a permission form.  Cost of bus:  $4 per person. Deadline to turn in the form is Mon., Nov. 16.

Mid 2nd Quarter Progress Reports & Parent Newsletter Mailout, Fri., Nov. 13: In order to ensure that you receive this mailout, please notify our office if you have changed your mailing address.  This will be the 3rd PCNC newsletter to be mailed home this school year.

AVID Informational Meeting, Th, Nov. 12, 6pm in KKHS Library: The AVID [Advancement Via Individual Determination] Program is looking for current 8th, 9th, & 10th grade students. If your student has the desire & determination to attend a four-year college, maintains a 2.5-3.5 GPA, has good study habits & good attendance record, is willing to enroll in honors & AP classes, &/or is the first in your family to attend college, check out AVID.  An informational parent meeting will be held on Th., Nov. 12, at 6pm in the KKHS library.  For more information go to or email or call 573-8710 Ext. 2003. Applications may be downloaded from that website.  Turn in applications to Ms. Matsushita in D103. Application deadline: Th, Dec. 3, 2009.

Varsity & Junior Varsity Boys Soccer Tryouts Varsity Tryouts start Mon., Nov. 9th at Eddie Tam Lower Field at 3:00pm. Students planning on playing Junior Varsity soccer only, practice starts on Tue., Nov. 10th at Eddie Tam at 3:00pm.  Questions? See Mr. Arakawa.

King Kekaulike will be hosting the MIL Cheerleading Competition Championships at our school gym on November 14 from 2-4:30pm in the gym. General admission is $ 6.00. No MIL cards honored because it is an MIL Championship.

Varsity Girls Basketball Tryouts Nov. 16-20 Mon., Nov. 9, at 6:30 p.m. in café, there will be a  Mandatory Parent/Student Meeting for 11th  & 12th grade girls interested in playing Varsity Girls Basketball.  Questions? Call Head Coach Steve Dumlao at 870-3776 or 572-6128.

Rotary Youth Leadership Award Camp Informational Meeting, Mon, Nov. 9th During Lunch:   Sophomores & Juniors interested in a leadership training camp should attend an informational meeting in G-206 during lunch on Mon., Nov. 9, to learn more about this camp & pick up an application form.  

Bell Schedule Changes: Mon., Nov. 9: Friday Schedule: Periods 2, Advisory, 4,6 (due to Veterans’ Day Holiday, Nov. 11)

JV Basketball:  Boys interested in playing on the JV Basketball team, tryouts will be held until November 6th , from 5:00 – 7:00 pm in the school gym.  For more information, please see Mr. Ripani in room D-204.

Junior Varsity & Varsity Baseball Change in Workout Times: JV & Varsity Baseball workout times have changed to Monday, Wednesday & Thursday, from 3:30 to 6pm at the KKHS weight room/baseball field.  Interested players can sign up by attending one of the workouts.  All participants are required to have a current physical & emergency card completed prior to working out.  

Girls Junior Varsity Basketball Tryouts, Nov. 2-6, 4:30-6:30pm.  Please contact Head Coach Steve Dumlao at 870-3776 or 572-6128. Aloha Santiago will be the JV Girls Basketball coach.

Boys JV Basketball Tryouts, Mon-Fri, Nov. 2-6, 5-7pm at KKHS Gym: For more information, see Mr. Ripani in room D-204.

Senior Signature Page in Yearbook: Mon., Nov. 9:  Seniors will have a chance to provide their signature for the Senior Sign Out page in the yearbook during the first few minutes of advisory on Monday, Nov. 9.  Index cards will be given to seniors at the beginning of advisory & seniors must sign their name in black ink. (No pens will be provided.)  Cards will be collected in the gym before the senior class photo.


October 2009

Senior Luau Committee Meeting, Wed., Oct. 28 at lunch in F104:  Students who signed up for the activity committee, should attend this meeting.  Questions? See Ms. Donahue in room F-104.

Senior Luau Permission Forms/Payment
due by Th., Oct. 29.  Interested students need to plan to pick up permission forms & return payment for Senior Luau by this Th., Oct. 29. They can also buy a t-shirt while there!!

Senior Sibling Photos for Yearbook: Bring your sibling(s) to G206 during recesses to have your photo taken. The last day to take photos is Thursday, October 29.

KKHS teachers have voted to cancel the October 30, 2009 waiver day as it is scheduled on a furlough day.  This waiver day will NOT be rescheduled. However the waiver and planning/collaboration dates of Nov. 2, 2009,  February 1, 2010 and March 25, 2010 will be held as planned.  Students do not report to school on Nov. 2, 2009, February 1, 2010 and March 25, 2010. Please view a letter from Superintendent Patricia Hamamoto about Furlough Fridays.

Career Shadowing is Available at Maui Community College for Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors:  Call Becky Speere at 984-3209 or email her at  to sign your teen up for a MCC Career Shadowing Day during one of the Furlough Fridays.

Mandatory Monthly Inter Club Council Meeting, Wed., Oct. 28:  This Wed., Oct. 28, is the mandatory monthly Inter Club Council meeting required of all club Vice Presidents.  The meeting will be held in G206 at lunch.

E-School for Spring, 2010: Students interested in taking an additional class for credit, registration for on-line classes are happening right now with Mrs. Ostermiller, Registrar's office.  This is a Hawaii Dept of Education E-School program.   Selected classes only & seats fill up fast.  See Mrs. Ostermiller, our Registrar, in Bldg. A asap.   Classes fill up quickly.

Athletic Parent Handbook is available for downloading or printing in the Athletics section

Mandatory Parent/Student Meeting for Boys Soccer in cafe: There is a mandatory parent meeting for Boys Soccer Wed., night, Oct. 28 at 6pm in the café.  The student & a parent must attend in order to participate in any soccer related activities.  
Girls Soccer Player/Parent Meeting, Oct. 28 at 6pm in cafe:  For students interested in playing Girls Soccer this year, & missed the last player/parent meeting, there will be another meeting tomorrow, October 28 at 6:00 pm along with the boys' soccer meeting.  If you have any questions please contact Coach Gundi at 357-4873.


October College Speakers: Students must see Mrs. Okazaki (Bldg. A, Counselor #3) for a pass to the library. (Presentations marked **, are by invitation only.) View Schedule

Dec. SAT:  The deadline for the December 5th SAT is Friday, October 30th. Log on to to register. If you qualify for free and reduced lunch please see Mrs. Okazaki for a fee waiver.  

Reminder:  Haratio Alger National Scholarship Application Deadline, Fri., Oct. 30, 2009:  High school seniors interested in applying for a Horatio Alger National Scholarship must complete the online application by October 30, 2009 Go to Horatio Alger Association at, for the online scholarship application.

Reminder: Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Deadline, Sat., Oct 31, 2009: Over 200 scholarships for college bound seniors with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Please log on to to apply.  Deadline: October 31, 2009

Picture Retake Day:   Students who need to have their school photos retaken must get a pass from Ms. Grimley or  their period 1 or 3 teacher to come to the cafe on Tuesday, October 27.   Nagamine Photo Studio will be here from 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM only to take photo retakes.  The retake photos will not be in the yearbook.

After School COMPASS Placement Testing for admission to Maui Community College will begin on campus soon. Interested students may pick up registration forms & information at the library. Contact part time KKHS teacher, Melissa Roderick Cook, at Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays.

Sign-ups for Junior Varsity & Varsity Baseball:  All players interested in JV & Varsity Baseball this year can sign up by attending one of our off-season training days.  Off-season training started Oct. 12, & runs weekly Monday, Wednesday & Thursday, 5-6:30 p.m. at the KKHS weight room.   All participants must have a current physical & emergency card completed prior to working out.  Off-season training emphasizes building strength, improve conditioning, speed & quickness, & sport specific funda-mentals.  By attending the off-season training we are preventing injuries & will ensure proper preparation for the regular season.  Anyone interested in playing baseball this year is strongly encouraged to attend.

Oct. 23: No School (Furlough Friday)

Report Card/Newsletter Mail Out will be Thursday, Oct. 22.

3 Part Educational Series for 7-9th Graders (12-15 yrs old) on Furlough Fridays, Oct. 23, 30 & Nov. 6, 8am-2:20pm at Maui Community College:  Students have fun with math & science through hands on learning experiences in food science, food safety & nutrition.  Cost: $75 for 3 sessions.  *Limited scholarships available for students on free/reduced lunch.  Questions about this 3 part educational series? Call 244-3242 Ext. 226 or email Heather at <>

College Night:  Do you have questions about how to get into college?  How do you know what college is right for you?  How are you going to pay for it?   For the answers to these questions and more, please come to "College Night" this Thursday, October 22nd from 6-7:30 in the Library. See you there!

Sat., Oct.. 17:  Free PSAT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test): Close to 200 students signed up for the PSAT, which will be given this Sat., Oct. 17th at 7:45am in our cafe.  It’s not too late. Sign up with Ms. Gomes.

After School Tutoring, 2-4pm in Library Beginning M, Oct. 19:  Tutoring will be available in the library from 2:00 to 4:00 starting October 19th.  Students need to see their counselor to pick up an application.

Free PSAT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test), Sat., Oct. 17: Students should see Ms. Gomer, to sign-up for the free PSAT exam, which is open to 9th, 10th & 11th graders. Over 160 students have already signed up! If they all take the PSAT/NMSQT, they will all receive free access to My College Quickstart, an online college & career planning tool!  More info see Ms. Gomer or

Boys & Girls Wrestling Mandatory Meeting, W, Oct. 14 During Lunch: There was a lunch meeting today for students interested in wrestling this year in Coach Yamaguchi's room (VCHOR) near the bandroom.  All returning wrestlers should have attended.  If your teen was unable to attend, they must see Coach Yamaguchi before the end of the week.

Mandatory Parent/Student Paddling Meeting, W, Oct. 14, 6pm in Cafe:  There will be a Mandatory Parent/Student meeting for Boys & Girls JV & Varsity Paddling tonight in the cafeteria starting at 6 pm.  There will be a video that needs to be reviewed before students are allowed to start practicing.

Girls Junior Varsity Basketball Tryouts, Nov. 2-6, 4:30-6:30pm & Mandatory Parents/Students Info Meeting, Mon., Oct. 19, 6:30pm in cafe: Tryouts are open to KKHS girls in grades 9 & 10.  All parents & students must attend an important information meeting, Mon., Oct. 19th at 6:30pm in the school cafeteria in order for girls to tryout.  All emergency forms including a current medical physical are required to participate.  Questions? Contact Head Coach Steve Dumlao at 870-3776 or 572-6128.

Project Graduation Meeting, Wed., Oct. 14th in Café at 6:30pm  [Future meetings: 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the café.  Contact: or call KKHS parent, Michael Kawagishi at 572-2702.

School Community Council Meeting, Th., Oct. 15, 5:30-7:30pm in Library: Thirteen council members represent administration, teachers, classified, parents, students.

CORRECTION: First PTSA General Membership Meeting, Wed., Nov. 11th at 6pm in Cafe: Please note the first meeting will be Nov. 11, & not in October as stated in 9/30/09 eNote.

Teacher Furlough Days are scheduled for the following (17) Fridays: Oct. 23, 30; Nov. 6, 20; Dec. 4, 11, 18; Jan. 15, 29; Feb. 5, 12; Mar. 5, 12; Apr. 23, 30; and May 7, 14.  

Nova Net Starts Mon., Oct. 12:   Students needing to make up credits, should see their counselors to pick up an application for the Nova Net credit recovery program, which will start Mon., Oct.12.

Battle of the Bands:  Willie K is holding a Battle of the Bands for all high schools on Maui.  Teens with a band that are interested in competing, should contact ASAP to find out what they need to do to enter.  The event itself will be held in Kaanapali on October 18.  The only stipulation is that the band must perform original material.  The winner of the contest will win a recording session with Willie K in his own studio!  The contest is open to ALL high school students.

Is Your Student Interested in Becoming a Teacher either in Elementary Education, Secondary Education, or Special Education? Would he/she like to earn a degree from Maui County or any of our neighbor islands?  If so, please email Tom Benjamin at  Dr. Benjamin is from the College of Education at the University of Hawaii Manoa, in the Office of Student Academic Services (OSAS).  You may call him at 984-3526, a local calling number.

Flatbread Pizza in Paia, Tue., Oct. 6, 5-10pm:  This benefit event includes live music (by students), hula dancing, & a silent auction (massage certificates, 2 tickets to Aerosmith, etc.).  It’s during our fall break, so please consider joining us for some good food & support the Senior Class.  You can also order take out.  (Please note time change from last eNote.) The Flatbread Company is at 89 Hana Hwy.  If you’re driving towards Hana, it’s before the Baldwin light.

Nov. 7th SAT Deadline to Register is Oct. 1: Seniors should take note that the deadline to register for the November 7th SAT is Th., Oct. 1, 2009.  Late registration begins on Oct.  2, but is an extra $23.  Please see Mrs Okazaki for a fee waiver if you qualify for free and reduced lunch.  Go to to register online or see Mrs. Okazaki for an application.

MCC Career Shadowing Days in October. View or download the Career Shadowing Proceduredocument

Girls Soccer Sign Up & Informational Meeting, Tonight (9/30) at 6:30pm in cafe: Freshman & Sophomore girls may sign up for the Junior Varsity squad.  Practice begins Nov. 9.  Varsity squad tryouts: Nov. 2-6.  All participants will need to have their physicals & attend a follow up meeting (TBA) before they will be able to participate in training. (Coach Gundi Dancil)

Swim Team Mandatory Meeting, Th., Oct. 1st at 6pm in Staff Dining Room:  Students interested in joining the Swim Team, need to be at this meeting.  Parents & students need to attend. (Coach Taryn Ripani)

County Fair & Key Club: Key Club is one of our service organizations that does community service for our school & community. Please support the Malasada Food Booth at our County Fair, Oct. 1 - 4.

County Fair & School Art Winners:  This year we have had the most winners ever from our school, & we took the top prizes as well! Please stop the School Art display at the Fair.

Jamba Juice will be for sale in front of D-Building on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school in front of D-building.  Cost: $4.  All monies raised will be used for our school!

September 2009

MIL Games’ “No Re-Entry” Policy:  All MIL games have a "No Re-Entry" policy, no matter where the game is played & even entering with an MIL card.  If you leave the facility &d want to return to the game, you need to pay for admission.  Please be mindful of this policy.  Mahalo!!

Girls Softball Sign-Ups in Library: Girls Softball sign-ups will be held during recess & lunch from 9/15/09 thru 9/25/09.  Students, who already had their physical, need to bring a copy with them.

Yearbook & Senior Baby Pictures: Seniors may submit their baby picture in the yearbook by turning in a photo to Ms. Grimley in G206 during recesses.  The senior’s first & last name & their advisory teacher's name should be printed on the back of the photo.  Requirement to have the baby photo in the yearbook: Seniors must have had their senior portrait taken & made the yearbook deadline. Deadline to turn in baby photos is September 25.

News from Maui Community College (MCC) Equal Opportunity Center (EOC) Visit the MCC page for updates and news from Maui Community College.

Scholarship Bulletin #2 Check it Out!!


Reminder to check College Speakers Schedule

Reminder:  No PTP Study Hall until Sept. 30:  We will resume Personal Transition Plan (PTP) Study Hall on Sept. 30.  Students with questions or need help, should see Mrs. Uyehara in D-101 during recesses.

AVID Club:  The first AVID club meeting will be held on Mon, Sept. 21 at 12:15 in room D-103.  Interested students need to bring $6.00 for the club dues.

Christian Club:  
Due to their large group, the Christian Club is now meeting in the POLY room every Tuesday at lunch.

Japanese Club
Members have until Th., Sept. 17 to turn in their $5 dues to room D101 during morning recess.  This is the absolute last day for payments.

Foodland’s Give Aloha: Donate to our PTSA through Foodland & Sack N Save & Foodland will add a certain amount to your donation.

Cafeteria & School Food Service: Please encourage students to eat during September as the state Food Service uses the breakfast & lunch counts to calculate how much the café staffing or funding the cafeteria will receive.

Fri., Sept. 18th Deadline to Nominate Teacher to Be Grand Marshal of the Maui County:  Friday is the last day for students to nominate a Kekaulike teacher to be the Grand Marshal of the Maui County Fair Parade.  All that is needed is to send a letter describing their favorite teacher’s hard work, dedication & caring to: Maui County Fair  Attn: Parade Marshal Contest  P.O. Box 95 Kahului, HI 96733. for info.

Campbell’s Labels for Education’s Busload of Arts, Athletics & Academic Gear Sweepstake for KKHS!  If you are at least 13 years old & a legal resident of the 50 USA or District Columbia, you can help our school win!  Go to until September 31, the Promotion Period to enter the sweepstakes. First time entrants will complete the registration page including their name, address, birth date, email address, school name &  telephone. Once completed, click "submit" & you will receive one entry in the sweepstakes.  You can return daily to their website & just type your email address to help us win the Grand Prize of a "busload" of arts, athletics & academics gear.

Digital Photography Club Meeting, Tue. Sept. 15 during Lunch in D102: The meeting will start promptly at 12:15, so students need to bring their lunch & not be late, because the door will close at 12:20 pm!

(9/15/09) is Make-up Day for Yearbook Photos:   9th, 10th & 11th grade students who did not take a photo for the yearbook can take one Tue., Sept.  15, between 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM.  Passes will be available to excuse students from their classes to come to the cafe to take the photo.  Newly enrolled students should ask their teacher for a pass in order to take their picture during this time. Students must bring their picture package envelope if they are purchasing photos.  Parents may go to the Announcement page of to see picture packages/prices.  Make checks payable to Nagamine Photo Studio.

Homecoming Class Cheer Practice Schedule: Sep. 11, 18, 25; Oct. 2, 5-9; Fall Recess; Oct.

Make Up Day for Yearbook Photos, Tue., Sept. 15, 7:30-10:30am:  9th, 10th & 11th grade students who did not take a photo for the yearbook must take one on Tue., Sept. 15, between 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM.  Passes will be available to excuse students from their classes to come to the cafe to take the photo.  Students must bring their picture package envelope if they are purchasing photos.  Although the printed envelope cannot be downloaded, parents may go to for flyer information.

Schedule of College Speakers to Visit Kekaulike: Opportunities to learn about different colleges presents itself whenever college representatives visits KKHS.  Encourage your teen to see 12th grade counselor, Mrs. Okazaki in A-CR3, for a pass to attend the presentations in the library.  (As of 9/3/09)

Personal Transition Plan (PTP):   If you need help with the PTP, ask your period 2 teacher to write a pass during study hall for the Library Conference Room on Wednedays.  If you have any questions about the PTP, please email Mrs. Uyehara at: kim_uyehara/KEKAULIKE/HIDOE

Needed Leis:  Our 12th grade counselor, Mrs. Karla Okazaki, always tries to greet the college speakers with a lei.  So, If you have extra leis or if you would like to volunteer to make & donate leis, please let her know at

PTSA:   Our PTSA is looking for new board members to fill positions.  Meetings are held once per month.  Please contact Carol DePonte at 283-6220 for more information.

Project Graduation, aka “Grad Nite” Meeting, Tue., Sept. 15 at 7pm in Café:  Senior parents are encouraged to attend an informational meeting on Tue., Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. in the café (enter through Haleakala Hwy. gate) for Project Graduation.  This all night alcohol/drug free party right after the graduation ceremony is also known as “Grad Nite.”  Chairpersons & committees need to be established so planning can get underway.  Please email last year’s chairperson, Kim Mahoney, at <>, or call 870-8680, if you wish to have any information  prior to the meeting.

The Voyaging Together To A New Life: A Handbook for Newcomers to Hawaii has just been released and is available in an English Version, Chuukese Version, Marshallese Version, and Spanish Version.

No Maui BOE Meeting on Sept. 17: Due to budget restrictions this meeting was moved to Oahu.


Boys and Girls Paddling:  For those interested in Paddling this year, there will be a meeting in the Gym tomorrow, Sept. 9th during Lunch recess.

Reminder: Volleyball Game Tonight at Kamehameha!!!   Come & support our girls! It’s very exciting!  5:00 &  6:30pm

Fall Driver Education Class:  Applications for the Fall Driver Education Class are available in room G101 before school, after school, & during recesses. Applicants must be between the ages of 15 1/2 and 17 1/2 years of age, possess their Hawaii Driver License Permit, have cleared their detention hours, and have no "F" grades in the Year/Semester column of their 2008-9 year end report card. Completed applications will be accepted only on September 8, 2009  from 2:01-3:00pm in front of room G101. (The applications may also be downloaded application here.

Graduation Committee: Students who signed up to help with the grad announcements, should go to Mrs. Ostermiller's office on WED., Sept. 9th at lunch.

Boys Golf Sign Ups:  All boys, interested in signing up for golf, may sign up in any of these 3 locations: Registrar’s office, Kumu Kahoohanohano’s Room H-206, & Mrs. Spalding’s Room I-103.  For more information please contact Coach Paul Pagay at 757-1345.

Project Graduation, aka “Grad Nite” Meeting, Tue., Sept. 15 at 7pm in Café:  Senior parents are encouraged to attend an informational meeting on Tue., Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. in the café (enter through Haleakala Hwy. gate) for Project Graduation.  This all night alcohol/drug free party right after the graduation ceremony is also known as “Grad Nite.”  Chairpersons & committees need to be established so planning can get underway.  Please email last year’s chairperson, Kim Mahoney, at <>, or call 870-8680, if you wish to have any information  prior to the meeting.

Mandatory Parent & Player Off-Season Tennis Meeting, Sept. 2 at 6:30pm in Cafe: There is a mandatory parent & player meeting for those who participate in the off season tennis sessions (beginner & advance), on Wed., Sept. 2 at the Student Dining Room at 6:30pm.  Students must have completed their sport physical to participate.  For more information, call Coach Reuben at 280-8685.

Change in Student Athlete Workshop, Tue., Sept. 1 in Cafe:  The workshop is not mandatory for all student athletes.  Only those student athletes selected by their coaches are expected to attend this meeting in the cafeteria (enter through Haleakala Hwy gate).  These selected student leaders & their coaches will then share with the rest of the team at another time.  We apologize for the mis-information.

MCC Career Shadowing & KKHS:  In its 4th year, Career Shadowing during KKHS Waiver Days continues to draw interested students to explore the many post secondary options at Maui Community College. See more details here.


August 2009

Submit Homecoming Tee Shirt Designs by Fri., Aug. 28 to Ms. Grimley in G206: Interested students may submit a design to be considered for the 2009 Homecoming tee shirt. Specifics: Design must be submitted on 8½" x 11" white paper to Ms. Grimley in G206 by Fri., Aug. 28.  The Homecoming Theme this year is "Board Games".  Questions? Students see Ms. Grimley during recesses.

Help Needed!  Adult Volunteers Needed for Challenge Day, Wed., Sept. 2, 7:30am-2:30pm at KKHS:  Adult Volunteer Facilitators are needed to guide youth through a series of experiential learning processes to increase personal power & self esteem.  Program Goals are to shift dangerous peer pressure to positive peer support & to eliminate the acceptability of teasing, violence & other forms of oppression. For more info or to sign up, please contact Theresa Cabral, 9th grade Counselor at 573-8710 Ex.t 234

All sports schedules have been uploaded to the Athletic section. Choose a season, then click on the sport for the detailed schedule and news.

Study Hall for JV Football Players Mondays & Fridays, 2-2:45pm:  Study Hall for JV Football Players will be held in the library on Mondays and Fridays from 2:00 to 2:45 with Coach Kawika.

Student Athlete Workshop, Mon., Sept. 1, 6-8pm in Café:  There will be a Student Athlete Workshop on Mon, Sept. 1st from 6-8pm. in the cafe for all students who are participating in athletics in the Fall, Winter & Spring sports season. Call Athletic Director, Mr. Saiki, at 573-8700 Ext. 1, for more information.

Reminder!  Yearbook Picture Taking for Grades 9-11, Th-F, Aug. 27-28: Everyone will be photographed for the yearbook regardless of purchase at no charge.  However, only students who have prepaid will receive portrait packages.  Students were given the Nagamine Photo Studio flyers. To view the package information, go to main page.

Personal Transition Plan (PTP):  Parents, please ask your student about the status of his/her PTP.  If he/she does not know, have your student see Mrs. Uyehara in D-101 or Ms. Kaneshiro in the Library Workroom.  The PTP is a new graduation requirement.   If your student does not complete ALL the required documents, he/she will NOT graduate! All PTP documents are on the school website on the PTP page.

Pep Rally on Fri., Aug.  28: Fall sports teams will be recognized this Friday during a pep rally the last half of advisory.  Bring your spirit and friendly competition to the gym to support our teams and classes.  Study Hall will be available for those who do not want to participate.

Graduation Planning Committee Meeting, Fri., Aug. 28 at 12:10pm in Registrar’s Office:  Seniors & other class members are needed to help make this year’s graduation a memorable ceremony.  There will be a mandatory meeting on Friday, Aug. 28, in the Registrar's office.  Meeting begins at 12:10 p.m. Students should bring their lunch with them.

Fri,. Aug. 28 is Mid Quarter: How is your teen doing in school?  FYI:  Teachers will be turning in their mid-quarter grades to the Registrar’s Office after this date.  The target date to mail out the Mid-Quarter Progress Reports & the Parent Newsletter is Wed., Sept. 2.  The newsletters (7 issues) are mailed home to parents with the mid-quarter progress reports & the report cards.

Basketball Video Technician & Statisticians: The Girls Basketball Program is looking for energetic students for Video Technicians & Statisticians.  Interested students should sign up @ Coach Jesse Henderson's office (Cafeteria) or contact Steve Dumlao @ 870-3776 or

Senior Sale of Jamba Juice, Starting Tue., Aug. 25: The Senior Class will sell JAMBA JUICE on Tuesdays & Thursdays after school in front of Bldg. D, from Aug. 25 to Winter Break. Cost: $4/cup.

Inter Club Council Meeting for All Club Vice Presidents, Wed., Aug. 26: All club vice presidents are required to attend the Inter Club Council meetings held once a month during lunch in G206. The meetings are the 4th Wednesday of the month, so our first meeting is this Wed., Aug. 26. This is a required meeting for all club vice presidents.

Seniors’ New Job Listing: 12th graders interested in employment, may check with senior counselor, Mrs. Okazaki, (Bldg A Counselor 3) for information.

Girls Varsity & JV Basketball Sign-Ups & Mandatory Parent/Player Meeting, Aug. 26, 6:30pm in Cafe:  Girls Basketball Sign-ups is in Jesse Henderson's office located on the corner of café (nearest gym entrance).  Also, there will be a Mandatory Parent & Player Informational Meeting on August 26, 6:30-7:15pm in the café. We will be discussing our programs’ off season workouts, open gym & other information. All KKHS girls, grades 9-12,  are eligible to sign up. All students & parents must attend this meeting & complete all required paper work prior to participate in any activities. Any questions or concerns please contact Steve Dumlao @870-3776 or

Parents...Substitute Heath Aides Needed:Mrs. Spencer, our Health Aide, says if parents are looking for a job, they are in need of substitute school health aides.  They will be fully trained by the Public Health Nurses, both clinically and clerical.  This is an exciting, rewarding career! For more information on requirements, etc., please contact Tane' Kaili at 873-3527 ext 254 or 344-4896.

Students interested in WYO Tech, Th, Aug. 20: On Th., Aug. 20th WYO Tech representatives will be on  campus all day, presenting information on Wyo Tech's training programs in the Auto Shop. If any student is interested in attending, they need to get permission from their scheduled teachers to attend a session, & contact Auto teacher, Mr. Dave Masters, in O-101 to obtain a Hall Pass for a particular session, so he can plan how many students will attend each period.

New Phone Installation, Aug. 17-21: A new phone system will be installed & staff trained to use it during this week.  Please be patient, if you experience any phone difficulties.  This week long process will begin on Monday, Aug. 17.  As technicians go from phone to phone, teachers and staff will experience a temporary inconvenience when they change out your phone. If everything is on schedule, the complete transition to the new phone system will be on Monday, Aug. 24.

RED, WHITE & BLUE...Statehood Day Celebration & School Spirit, Th., Aug. 20: Students are encouraged to wear red, white & blue on Th., Aug. 20, in honor of the state of Hawaii turning 50 years old. Spirit points will be counted at the beginning of period 1 for students & staff, who are wearing at least 50% of two of the colors.

Cheerleading Tryouts & Parent Meeting Tonight, Mon, 8/17, @6pm in Cafe!  We need to fill a couple more spots.  Important parent meeting for all interested students and their parents TONIGHT, 6:00pm at the café.

JV Football, Wed., Aug. 19th at 3pm: To all interested 9th & 10th grade students.......last day to show up for JV Football will be Wed., Aug. 19.  Practice begins at 3:00 daily. See Library Asst., Mrs. Ribucan, in the library for more information.

Mandatory Parent/Players Meeting for Varsity Girls Golf, Wed., Aug 19th at 6:30pm in Cafe:  All girls interested in trying out for the Varsity Girls Golf Team, there will be a mandatory meeting on Wed., Aug. 19, in the cafeteria starting at 6:30pm.  This meeting is also mandatory for Parents or Guardians.

Club Day Postponed to Wed., Aug. 19.  Due to the weather, our Club Day has been rescheduled for next Wed., Aug. 19 during the latter half of Study Hall.

Parking Decals for Student Vehicles... Deadline, Fri., Aug. 14, 2009 : Students who drive to school need to purchase a Parking Decal from the office by Friday, August 14, 2009.  Students will not be able to park on campus without a parking decal.   Requirements: Student Parking Application - signed by both student and parent. Copy of Vehicle Registration and Current Insurance Card. Fee: $2.00

The first KKHS School Community Council meeting will be on Thursday, August 20th at 5:30pm-7:30pm in the library. They will be welcoming new members and revisting the roles and responsibilies of the School Community Council. All are welcome to attend.

Last Chance for Senior Portraits for Yearbook:   Please check if your senior took his/her senior portrait at Nagamine Photo Studio.  If not, call 244-3636 to schedule an appointment as soon as possible. The last day is Saturday, August 15.

For the College Bound: Most colleges send out representatives to do presentations & meet students.  Please encourage your child to get a pass from Senior Counselor, Mrs. Karla Okazaki, to attend these sessions. Students are responsible to make up any missed work. See schedule  (More colleges & dates to come)

Class Schedule Changes Deadline, Fri., Aug. 14: Students wishing to change their schedule must do so by Fri., Aug. 14. Students may see their academic counselors in Bldg. A. (See below)

Friday, Aug 14th Pep Rally at lunch in the quad will promote the Friday night football game against Kalaheo (7:00 PM in our stadium).

Early Release Deadline, Fri., Aug. 14: The last day to turn in Early Release paperwork to the Senior Counselor, Mrs. Okazaki, is this Friday, August 14.  Early Release is only for seniors who have a minimum 2.0 GPA, and are either taking classes at Maui Community College, or have a part time job.

Rifle Team Sign Up, Th., Aug. 6th between 2-3pm with w/Coach Wilcox at the Rifle Range (vacant lot by the AG Building).

Wed. August 12 - Open House Begins in the Student Dining Room at 6pm & ends at 8pm: It's important you bring your teen's class schedule or just bring your teenager to guide you. The campus is large, so wear comfortable footwear, have rain protection, & a flashlight (just in case)

Official Student Count , Aug. 12: Please be sure your student attends school on the Official Student Count day, Aug. 12.  Schools are allocated funds based on the number of students that attend, so we want every student present on Wednesday.

Missed the Freshmen Orientation Night? View the Parent Handbook here.

School Cafeteria Menus are updated!

Student Photo ID : If you did not pick up a new Student ID/Lunch Card this year, you need to stop by the Registrar's office. Old ID's will not work for buying school lunch.

Tue., August 11: Band Boosters Meeting at 5:45pm in Band Room

Re: School Closures:   Parents should be listening to the radio or watching the news on TV for further developments.  You may also go to the DOE webpage, <>, under “School Closures” for the official list of daily school closures.  (Reload page to be certain of having the most current list/information.)

Monday's After School Activities Are Cancelled All after school activities including athletics, etc. have been cancelled today (8/10/09).

2009-2010 SOCIAL ACTIVITY DATES Please visit the Student Government pages for dates and information on upcoming social events this year. Also be sure to check out the Student Activities Coordinator page for what's happening on campus.

Sound Crew:  Students interested in setting up, operating and taking down the sound system at pep rallies and assemblies must sign up with Ms. Grimley in G206 during recesses through Friday, August 7.

Reading Daily Bulletin on PA: Students interested in regularly reading the bulletin over the PA system, must sign up with Ms. Grimley in G206 during recesses by Friday, August 7, 2009.

Mandatory Football Parent Meeting, Wed., Aug 5 at 6pm in Cafe: There will be a mandatory parent meeting in the cafeteria on Wednesday, August 5 at 6 pm for those parents who weren't in attendance at last weeks meetings. A parent needs to be present in order for their child to be eligible to play.

Parent Signatures Required on 5 Documents Parents, please pay special attention to read & sign these 5 papers & return them to the period 1 teacher on Wed or Th, Aug. 4-5: Principal's Letter to Students, Parents and Guardians dated Aug. 4, 2009. (Signature on back of letter), Emergency "Card" (Complete front & back of sheet), Free & Reduced Price Meal Benefits Application  (If you qualify, complete front & back, & return.  If you choose not to apply, just print "INELIGIBLE" across the paper & return), Internet Access Parent/Guardian Permission & School Release for Electronically Displayed Student Work Form (Complete front & back & sign), Student Publication/Video Release Form (Complete & sign)

Counselors & Schedules:  On Tue-Wed., Aug. 4-5, counselors will only be seeing students if they are: Missing a class in their schedule, Do not have a schedule at all, or Do not have an English, Social Studies, or other required class. For other issues students can try to see their counselor (Bldg. A) at recess or lunch, and beginning Thursday.

Please view our Teacher's Wish List for the upcoming 2009-2010 year to see if there are any items that you are able to donate. We appreciate your support.

Bus Payments can also be made in the main office starting Monday, July 20, between  8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. provided that application was processed and bus route is assigned. Please check the website for status at

Payments to Office: Any payments to the school office (Bus payments, etc.) should be made by 3 p.m.  

Fees & Obligations: Students who do not pay their fees each year, may be limited in participating in Student Activities, including graduation ceremonies.

Mahalo!  KKHS placed 2nd in the Hawaiian Yellow Pages Tel Com Recycling Contest Last School Year!   KKHS Key Club turned in a total of  6,120 lbs phonebooks, placing 2nd among Maui participating schools & winning $500!

Thank you again for all who contributed to the recycling drives & for helping to teach and model for our students the value of environmental responsibility!

Freshman & New Parent Orientation, Tue., July 28, 6-7pm in the Student Dining Room : Please enter through the Haleakala Hwy. gate & park in the large parking lot.  The Student Dining Room is in the Cafeteria, which is the building with a small parking lot. View Handbook

Lower Enrollment Affects School Budget: The student enrollment is lower than we expected it to be at this time. And the entire school budget is based on the number of students that come to school. So, not only is enrollment important, but also student attendance. A lower enrollment AND attendance will mean budget cuts, which affects the number of teachers, etc. Please be sure your teen is enrolled & attends school.

Schedule Pick Up & Fee Payment: Tue - Wed, July 14-15, 2009 at Administration Bldg. (Enter through Kula Hwy Gate). Tue., July 14, 8am-12pm: Seniors & Juniors. Wed., July 15, 8am-12pm: Sophomores & Freshmen. Siblings may come together. e.g. Your 12th & 9th graders may pick up their schedules tomorrow.

Class Schedule Errors: If there is an error in a schedule, your student may turn in it to the Registrar, who will check it later.

Lunch Deposits may be made on a cash basis and exact amount only. No change will be given.

Payment: There will be a line for CHECK PAYMENTS ONLY for fees. Two other lines will be for CASH PAYMENTS ONLY for fees at the register.

Updated: 8/26/13