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KOHALA HIGH SCHOOL
PARENT NEWSLETTER
MARCH/APRIL 2004

Thank you for taking the time to show you care! Approximately 485 people participated in the Feb. 19, 2004 anti-ice sign waving campaign.

KAHULI'AU (CHANGING TIDES)
April 23, 2004 KHS Campus 1-7 PM. Join us in our annual Ho'ike'ana celebration! Come! Celebrate our student's accomplishments. Food, fun and entertainment by local artists.

REMINDER PARENTS
for those students going on to college. Some colleges require students to have 3 HEP B vaccines, a 2nd MMR, and a current TB test. Make sure its done now! It takes 6 months to complete the HEP B series.

Jr./Sr. PROM
will be held at the Hapuna Prince Hotel Ballroom on Saturday March 6, 2004. Reigning on this years court are Queen Tia Kalaau-Catrett and King Douglas Sanchez. Senior attendants are Blake Gutierres. Kaimi Rivera, Tiffany Arakaki, and Nanea Davis-Lim. Junior attendants are Chase Cazimero, Micah Rivera, Brandee Alcoran, and Jessica Freeman.

ART NEWS
Congratulations to the following students selected as Big Island finalists in the "My Island and Me" Exhibition at the Convention Center in Honolulu. Precious Arraujo, Roger Ventura, Anten Matsuda, Kelson Obina, and Joshua Whinery.
Youth Art Month participant, Mari Nickl, will have her watercolor painting, "Hawaiian Garden" displayed at the East Hawaii Cultural Center in Hilo the entire month of March. Some students in the courses Drawing and Painting and General Art will be submitting art works to the Congressional Art Competition at the Lyman Museum April 6-April 14.

Student Council Fundraiser (Laulau)
The student council executive board members did their annual fundraiser. In doing so, they went through the process described in Standard # 3 Skills of Life and Work, Benchmark "Nature and Systems." Students designed and implemented a plan to accomplish a complex task (i.e. fund raiser). The plan included: plan objectives, resource management (allocation of time, money, materials, facilities, and human resources). Making and selling laulau is a rigorous venture requiring good organization, networking and teamwork. When considering the relevance of this kind of complex activity in relation to today's world of life and work, this fundraiser became one of the most meaningful learning activities of the year. The student council would especially like to thank Mr. and Mrs. Earl Veloria, Mr. Alvin Kawamoto, Mr. Lindel Matsu, Mrs. Diane Pasalo, Mrs. Elma Bruno, Mrs. Doreen Paro, Mrs. Priscilla Galan, Mrs. Gert Yamasaki, Mr. David Fuertes, Mr. Steven Olson, Mrs. Billie Brown, Kohala High School Administration and Custodial Staff, Takata Store and particularly all of you who supported our efforts! MAHALO!

Rosie Comes to Kohala High
Television personality Rosie Rosenthal will visit Kohala High School on Friday March 19th to film a feature on "What makes Kohala special!" The film will spotlight some of the innovative programs at our school including: Reading Buddies (reading lessons with Kindergartners), Amigos (Spanish lessons with elementary students), Electric Car, Mock Trial, a student created video-"Ice: The Big Lie," a sample of our community service projects: Pennies for Patients, and other exciting hand-on lessons. The day will culminate with a special assembly featuring our talented students participating in the "Big Island American Idol" competition.

MADD's School Assembly
A multimedia assembly presentation, "Face," sponsored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving will be held on Tuesday, April 27th. Messages included are: making the right choice is hard; there are long term consequences of alcohol, tobacco and drug use; everyone makes mistakes; leadership isn't a gift. . .it's a pursuit; and car crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers.

Feeding the Hungry has its Rewards!
The Hawaii Island Food Bank and KWXX have teamed up once again to stomp out hunger in Hawaii. They are offering a challenge to all Big Island high schools: which ever high school collects the most pounds of non-perishable and canned goods between February 13th and March 12th will get a free concert from one of the island's most popular groups, SUDDEN RUSH! So please help KHS win and feed the hungry at the same time. Food items may be dropped off at the student activities center.

State Assesment Testing 2004
During the weeks of March 15-19, sophomores will be participating in the Hawaii State Assesment mandatory testing. April 12-16, the entire school will participate. This test measures skills in reading, writing, and mathematics and is used by the state to measure progress toward academic standards. Parents, you can help us prepare your children for testing by making sure they get a good night's sleep and a healthy breakfast during that week. Although the test and standards are challenging, we feel our students will do their best by remembering a few test taking tips: 1) Keep a positive attitude throughout the whole test and try to stay relaxed, if you start to feel nervous take a few deep breaths to relax. 2) Do the easiest problems first, don't stay on a problem that you are stuck on especially when time is a factor. 3) Read the entire question and look for keywords. 4) When you are finished, if you have time left look over your test, make sure that you have answered all the questions, only change an answer if you misread or misinterpreted the question because the first answer that you put is usually the correct one. Watch out for careless mistakes. 5) Write legibly, if the grader can't read what you wrote they'll most likely mark it wrong. 6) If you don't know an answer skip it, go on with the rest of the test and come back to it later.

Kohala High Hosts BIASC
The Big Island Association of Student Councils will meet at Kohala High School on March 11th in the school library. Big Island Chairperson, Marissa Yanos and HSSC member, Raymond Kanehailua will preside over the meeting where student leaders from around the island will select next year's representatives to the Hawaii State Student Council. Student leaders will also address HSSC agenda items including BOE student elections, general election voter drives, and service projects.

Electric Car Team
The KHS Electric Car team has completed fabrication of their vehicle and will head to Oahu for the 9th Annual Hawaiian Electric Company's Electron marathon. Fans may attend the race but will need to adhere to strict security and be on site before 10:00AM. Students who will go to the race are Captain Sharon Ketchum, Driver Wes Brum, Pit Crew: Nick Derasin, Eddie Dudulao, Jared Pasalo, Chris Usman and Melany Ventura. Jay Vega will partner with Sharon Ketchum for the Oral presentation portion. The lead mentor is Eric DelaCruz. Assisting Lead teacher Fern White are Colleen Pasco, Documentation and Alan Brown , Financial reporting. Jim Bell, Jason Chin and Laura Kraft mentors of Keck Observatory. The wonderful community support is so appreciated. Mahalo Kohala for the continued support from the school and community towards success in this performance based project that integrates Math, Science, Language Arts and Technology.

KHS Mock Trial team, part of the KHS Speech Club, fielded a group of eight very brave KHS students who competed in Court for Mock Trial on Wed Feb 25th against Hilo High. Returning team member Colleen Moriarty lead the team comprised of Seniors: Robbie Manoske, Kim Mulanix and Tyler Morris; Juniors Beth Moreno & Rudy Roquemore, Sophomore- Leilani Fallau and Freshman- XiZhi Wong. The team forfeited on Feb. 25 to Pahoa due to illnesses. A minimum of 6 is required on the roster. These students gained experience with courtroom decorum, language and law. We congratulate their efforts and participation. Attorney Robert Butch Rodrigues volunteers his time and energy to coach our team advised by Ms Fern White. Students interested in law or courtroom procedures should consider participating next year.

Speech Club
Kohala High School Speech Club (KHSSC)will particiapte in District competition set for Monday, March 15th . State Competitions sanctioned by the Hawaii Speech League wherein winners go to the National Forensic League's National Championships are scheduled for April 15-17th on Oahu. A small group went to participate on Maui at Baldwin High school February 13- 15. The competitiors included DUO- Kim Mulanix & XiZhi Wong, Public Forum Debate- Ron Nakahara & Michael Burley, Impromptu - Jay Vega, Humororus Interp- Chris Ansel. Chaperones were Diane Sebring and Jenny Vega. Our students gained great insight and experience while having a fun time on a neighbor island. Members of the club are selling Good Deeds coupon booklets at $5 each. The coupon booklets contain eight each Pizza Hut and Taco Bell discount coupons valued over $60. This is the club's only fundraising activity this year and will conclude March 10th. See a member for a great deal.

Close Up
Washington, D.C. becomes a classroom, and some of its leading experts serve as educators when students participate in the Close Up Foundation government studies program in Spring 2004. Students signed up for the program include: Monika Alvarez, Kallan Angelo, Leilani Fallau, Tina Galan, Zerin Gambill, Cameron Kawai, Kaulana Leialoha, Lila Liebmann, Adam Lundberg, Kepono Marquez, Amy Pang, Samantha Pine, Shannon Smith, Sachi Uehara and Leinani Yamamoto. They meet twice weekly during lunch recesses at school. Kohala's Close Up group will depart for Washington D.C. on the afternoon of April 2nd. Traveling with the students will be advisor Fern White. Mahalo to the many businesses, family members and generous community ohana who have helped our students have a very special experience.

Principal's List (4.0+) Keola Leialoha, Marissa Yanos, Christopher Anjo, Chardelle Yamamoto, Luana Akamu, Christopher Ansel, Vergil Bruno, Jaymee Beverly Buen, Sheryl Cubangbang, Mai Fujii, Kristen Kaneshiro, Lila Liebmann, Colleen Moriarty, Kimberly Mulanix, Ashly Pang, Jared Pasalo, Richard Pitcher, Shannon Smith, Krystal Suenaga, Jaquelyn Sunderland, Roger Ventura, Shelly Williams

Honor Roll (3.5+) Nicole Davis-Lim, Andrea Leitner, Sheldon Marquiz, Mari Nickl, Olivia Steinhoff, Raynard Torres, Sarah Uehara, Sherry Fujii, Kelson Obina, Tyler Alcoran, Randy Carpio, Jowen Coito, Daisy Garcia, Adam Lundberg, Brianna Marr, Nicole Pasalo, Rudy Roquemore, Shawn Sutherland, Rena Veloria, Xi-Zhi Wong, Harmony Hoopai, Monika Alvarez, Jason Batino, Michael Burley, Nicole Caravalho, Shanda Carvalho, Geraldine Gilboy, Chelsi Hood, Ron Nakahara, Zemira Robitaille, Brittany Ann Rocha, Bryce Valenzuela, Leinani Yamamoto, Jessica Bliss, Sarah Bueno, Joy Duldulao

Honorable Mention (3.0+) Precious Arraujo, Wesley Brum, Applelynne Campollo, Chase Cazimero, Shaylyn Coito, Leianna Desilva, Stephanie Diaz, Raymond Kanehailua, Robert Manoske, Chiya Mock Chew, Shelli-Ann Rocha, Andrew Sheehan-Rivera, Sarah Sullivan, Bruce Ventura, Nicole Hayes, James Ku, Helena Santos, Renee Bautista, Arlene Bruno, Erin Cutter, Edhelrose Duldulao, Drew Fernandez, Tina Galan, Anita Hunt, Savannah Kahoopii, Gierly Macalma, Landry Matsu, Bethany Moreno, Ravyn Poliahu, Eric Steinhoff, Casey Cornillez, Devin Javillo, Tamara Adams, Jokhrisner Arellano, Amy Baskett, Jed Brown, Hermin Gantala, Joey Giltner, Renee Gironella, Tricia Gorman, Melynie Ii, Kara Kapeliela, Krystal Kapuras, Sharon Ketchum, David Ku, Shaun Matsuo, Tyler Morris, Cheryl Rae Perez, Ezra Santos, Chelsey Yamamoto, Tiffany Arakaki, Bertjim Badua, Ryan Bautista, Nicholas Derasin, Chandi Dunhour, Dillon Fernandez, Blake Gutierres, Chelsea-Marie Hasegawa, Timothy Holschuh, John Joseph Kuhaiki, Malia Lajala, Simone Nakada, Kanoe Paio, Erika Saragosa, Alanna Souza, Melany Ventura, Joshua Whinery


MARCH /APRIL CALENDAR

2/25 Deficiency Notices Mailed
3/6 JR/SR Prom-Hapuna Prince Hotel
Boy's/Girl's Tennis vs. Kau
3/9 SCBM mtg. KHS library 6:00 PM
Boy's Baseball vs. Kamehameha
3/10 Golf Naniloa
3/11-12 Gr. 11 Talent Search "College Campus Tour" Oahu
3/13 Sr. Class Plate Lunch/Car Wash
Boy's/Girl's Tennis @ Hilo
Boy's Baseball vs. Pahoa
3/15-19 Hawaii State Assesment Testing (Gr.10)
3/17 Boy's/Girl's Tennis @ Honokaa
Boy's Baseball @ Laupahoehoe
3/18 Golf Waimea CC
3/19-20 Electric Car Marathon Oahu
3/20 Boy's/Girl's Tennis vs. Pahoa
Boys Baseball @ Hilo
Boy's/Girl's Track & Field North Div. @ Konawaena
3/22-26 SPRING BREAK-NO SCHOOL
3/23 Boy's Baseball @ Konawaena
Golf @ Hilo Municipal
3/26 Girl's Basketball vs. Laupahoehoe (Var. Only)
3/27 Boy's/Girl's Tennis @ Kamehameha
Girl's Basketball @ Kau
Boy's Baseball vs. Waiakea
Boy's/Girl's Track & Field All Comers @ Keaau
3/29 VICA Steak Fry Fundraiser
3/30 Boys Baseball vs. Honokaa
Golf @ Volcano CC
3/31 Boy's/Girl's Tennis @ Parker




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