January 20, 2018

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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UPDATES – WEEK OF MARCH 27th

GOAL 1:   STUDENT SUCCESS:  Quarter 3 Grade Marks:   Reminder that the Quarter 3  grading window is now open in Infinite Campus.  Attached provides guidance and the deadline for posting marks is Monday April 3, 2017 @3:00 p.m.  (See attached file: Quarter 3 Grades Memo SY 2016-2017.docx) Senior Project Expo: The next 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…

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UPDATES – WEEK OF MARCH 13th Daniel S. Hamada

GOAL 1:   STUDENT SUCCESS: 2017 Hiki No Awards – Best Overall Story – High School Division: Congratulations to our students Brandi Baligad, Mikela Griffen, Maya Clark, Haley Gokan, Leila Nelson, and  Kiara Wetherington as their work was recognized as the winning Best Overall Story-High School Division!!!   They won with their story about the Iloreta Brothers. They represented Kapaa High School outstandingly well and will be receiving $1,000 award credit for media equipment to support our media program.   Another team of 9th grade students  Preston Hayden, Raiden Kurisu, Kynan Lydee, and Tim Blum won the Bronze for the…

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UPDATES – WEEK OF MARCH 6th

GOAL 1:   STUDENT SUCCESS: SY 2017-18 Early College Courses: Tentative plans are in the works to offer the following Early College courses.  KCC Vice-Chancellor, James Dire is currently meeting with his staff to confirm.  Pleased to also share that the Early College legislative bill is doing quite well in the legislative process as there’s strong consensus support.   1st Semester:  Art 100;  Math 103;  Math 205;  Horticulture 200;  Physics 151;  and Psych 100 2nd Semester:  Business 120;  English 100; Horticulture 200;  Math 140;  Math 206;  and Speech 151 Student Support Sessions: As each Hui/Academy team conducts their student support…

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UPDATES – WEEK OF FEBRUARY 27th:

Want to acknowledge the increased use of student data per student support conversations and at other meetings.   As professionals, take pride as an increasing number of teachers are crafting their practices, decisions & actions based on credible information such as students’ learning styles, lexiles, differentiation strategies, etc.  Thank you for your collaborative work as that antiquated non-focused pedagogy is nearly non-existent.   GOAL 1:   STUDENT SUCCESS: ACT Testing – Tuesday, Feb. 28th @8:00 a.m.: Reminder that all 9th & 10th grade students will be taking the ACT Aspire (online) assessment.   Grade 11 students will be taking the…

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UPDATES – WEEK OF FEBRUARY 20th

GOAL 1:   STUDENT SUCCESS: Computer Science: Per students’ feedback & requests,  tremendous interest for “Computer Science” courses.  In fact, “Computer Science” classes may become part of our school’s  “regular” course offerings outpacing some other courses.  In discussions with our State Curriculum Offices (OCISS),  they are currently working on various computer science options such as being it’s own course or linked with content areas.  Per Chandra Rivers helping to facilitate our school’s first computer science course, administration is aware of the growing students’ interests as they share how science, technology, engineering and mathematics is more relevant.   “Coding” is drawing…

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