November 21, 2017

UPDATES – WEEK OF MAY 8th

GOAL 1:   STUDENT SUCCESS:   Senior Project Presentations: Thank you for supporting our seniors as they share their Senior Projects on Wednesday, May 10th.   Remaining Focused: Re-sharing the importance to remain focused.  Students need that consistent learning environment as no instructional day should be considered unimportant or expendable.  These last school days are just as important as the first days and have an enormous impact upon a student’s impression of a course and teacher.  Your efforts, hard work and achievement for SY 2016-17 can be dissipated in the final days of a semester if these next few weeks are…

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UPDATES – WEEK OF MAY 1st

GOAL 1:   STUDENT SUCCESS:   Warrior JROTC Annual Celebration and Awards Banquet: Congratulations to our JROTC students for a successful school year and especially for a wonderful awards banquet this past Saturday.  The many local, national, and special awards earned, speaks directly to the outstanding students’ work under the leadership of both Col. Levoit and Sgt. Verasammy.   Perhaps the strongest validation was earlier this year as Kapaa High’s JROTC program accreditation review received a scored above 98%…..an achievement very few JROTC programs can claim too.  Awesome Job! Remaining Focused: With 20 instructional days remaining (15 days for seniors), let’s…

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UPDATES – WEEK OF 24th

GOAL 1:   STUDENT SUCCESS:   Staying Focused: With five weeks remaining….four until graduation,  important that every classroom reflects that high level of instruction.  Students need that consistent quality academic learning environment as no instructional day should be considered unimportant or expendable.  The last school days are just as important as the first days and have an enormous impact upon a student’s impression of a course and teacher.  The efforts and achievement of our entire team can be dissipated in the final days of a semester if those days are devoted to idleness or frivolous instruction.  With everyone’s commitment and resolve,…

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UPDATES -WEEK OF APRIL 17th

GOAL 1:   STUDENT SUCCESS:   C2C (Connect to Careers): As shared in our last faculty meeting, the Hawaii Department of Education, along with the University of Hawaii campuses,  Camber of Commerce and other partners have begun promoting the C2C (Connect to Careers) initiative designed to support each high school’s academy programs.  The major difference is that C2C is an industry led coalition to collaboratively prepare students for success in high-skill, in-demand careers.  Attached fact sheet provides more information and also sharing some updated C2C partnerships already happening: (See attached file: C2C fact sheet.pdf) Costco:   Kapaa High will be participating in…

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UPDATES – WEEK OF APRIL 10th

GOAL 1:   STUDENT SUCCESS:  Costco:  Kapaa High will be participating in a pilot project where interested (current grade 11) students can apply for a part time jobs at the Lihue Costco aligned with our Academy focus.  This partnership will be the first of its kind nationally involving all three Kauai high schools.   Interested students will need to submit a resume, employment eligibility form, and signed approval signatures from school counselor, administrator and parent/guardian.  There are additional incentives for students no matter where their plans take them per post-high school.  SLC coordinator Waianela Boiser and Counselor Alanna Potter will…

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UPDATES – WEEK OF April 3rd:

GOAL 1:   STUDENT SUCCESS:  Senior Project Expo: The final Senior Project Expo is planned for Wednesday, April 5th during periods 3 & 4 at the cafeteria.  Great way to support our seniors so they can strengthen their presentation skills and for grades 9, 10 & 11 students to learn what a senior project entails.  Reminder that teachers must accompany their students to help monitor.  Janis Gowan shared an e-mail with the specific times for the Senior Expo. SY 2017-18 Academic Plan: Our draft for SY 2017-18 is attached.   As schools are required to align with the new Hawaii…

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