November 21, 2017

UPDATES – WEEK OF OCT. 31st

GOAL 1:   STUDENT SUCCESS: Student Data: All teachers & support staff should take time to access the Hawaii DOE’s (LDS) Longitudinal Database System in learning more of the updates and how it can support you especially per Student Support meetings.  The LDS provides classroom teachers, support personnel, and administrators that comprehensive view about our students.  Strategically, I utilize the LDS to focus on attendance and grades as it provides good predictors of potential high risk students.   LDS site can be found at http://lds.k12.hi.us and you need to use your PDE3 password. SY 2016-17  PSAT:   Reminder that approximately 80 Juniors will…

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UPDATES – WEEK OF OCT. 24th

Want to acknowledge the positive instruction/learning happening in the majority of classrooms!  Clearly evident that many students are focused, rigorous learning taking place, and teachers have their students focused bell-to-bell.  At the same time, there are few classrooms where students have too much free time, eating in class and behaviors/noise levels not reflecting that quality learning environment.   Let’s continue our collective work in providing that quality of education here at Kapaa High and show what we mean to prepare “ALL” students for college, career and citizenship!   GOAL 1:   STUDENT SUCCESS: Senior Expo:  The Senior Expo will take…

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UPDATE – WEEKS OF SEPTEMBER 26th & OCTOBER 3rd

Congratulations Dave Mireles!  Kapaa High School is honored that Dave has been selected as the 2017 Kauai District Teacher of the Year. State Superintendent Matayoshi announced that Dave will be recognized at the District of the Year ceremony on Friday, Oct. 7th at Washington Place on Oahu.  Thank you Mr. Mireles for your dedicated efforts and professionalism for our students, staff and community.  We are very proud of you! GOAL 1:   STUDENT SUCCESS: Financial Aid Workshop Session: Thank you for reminding seniors and parents about the upcoming Financial Aid Workshop in our school’s library Monday, October 3, 2016 at 6:00…

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UPDATES – WEEK OF SEPT. 19th

GOAL 1:   STUDENT SUCCESS: CAS Classroom Visits: Complex Area Superintendent Arakaki and his team will be visiting classrooms on Monday, September 19th starting around 8:15 a.m.  They will be utilizing the Danielson’s framework in looking at what standards are being addressed, types of classroom learning activities, classroom environment, etc.  Attached checklist provides guidance. (See attached file: KCACASWalkthroughLookFors.pdf) Financial Aid Workshop Session: Please remind your students about the upcoming Financial Aid Workshop for seniors and parents to be held in our school’s library Monday, October 3, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.  This Financial Aid Workshop is very helpful for  students planning to attend…

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UPDATES – WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12th

GOAL 1:   STUDENT SUCCESS: Academic/Financial Plans Beginning SY 2017-18:                                                                                                                                                                                    …

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UPDATES – WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 5th

GOAL 1:   STUDENT SUCCESS: Infinite Campus Updates: Data continues to show that a good percentage of teachers with strong understanding of Infinite Campus as we monitor daily attendance and other data such as mid-term quarter grades.  Appreciate everyone willingness to learn/support each other.   Parent letters have been mailed and a special “MAHALO” to Registrar Todd Barcial for his hard work in making this happen.   Let’s now support our parents so they can be better informed of their child(ren)’s education.   Academic/Financial Plans for SY 2017-18:                        …

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