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OCTOBER-NOVEMBER 2003

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PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE
In our September issue, we forgot to mention another new addition to our teaching staff, Tammy Cornillez. Tammy comes to us from Kahuku High School and joins our special education faculty. Besides being a teacher, Tammy is also our new head coach for Girls' Volleyball. Before coming to Kohala, Tammy coached the Kahuku Boys' team. Besides her interest in volleyball, Tammy also has already started up a new service club at the school--"Make a Difference Club". We all welcome Tammy to our Kohala Ohana.

Homecoming 2003-04"Take 'em for a Ride!"
This year's homecoming game will be held on Friday, October 17th at 6:00 p.m. at Kamehameha Park. The Kohala Cowboys will challenge the Kealakehe Waveriders. Students and fans will be treated to a half time parade led by the homecoming court and featuring floats from each class. Leading the parade will be King Cody Perez and Queen Krystalyn Franco, followed by Senior Attendants Wesley Brum and Lindsey Matsu. Junior Attendants are Devin Javillo and Kristen Kaneshiro, Sophomore Attendants are Matt Gonzales and Tina Galan, and Freshmen Attendants are Devin Marquez and Renee Bautista. M.C.'s for the program are Rena Veloria and Marissa Yanos. The court will also perform at the Homecoming Dance held in the school gym following the football game. Guests are welcome for the performance. After the performance, the gym will be cleared and students and guests with permission forms will be re-admitted to the dance, which will end at 10:30 p.m. Permission forms are available in the Student Activities Center.

The Kohala High Student Council would like to thank the class officers and advisors for participating in Homecoming Spirit Week and Parade. We would especially like to thank the parents, administration, front office staff and athletic department for their support, and our willing judges for selecting the best banners and floats. We would also like to acknowledge the County Parks and Recreation for their help in supporting these events.

Audition Opportunity for Freshmen and Sophomores
Kohala High Freshmen and Sophomores have been given an opportunity to audition for the TV series "Girls V Boys." Selected teens will participate in a series of mental and physical challenges in order to better understand how the opposite sex works together and makes decisions. Interested students will take place in a 5 to 10 minute video taped interview. The shooting of the show will be held on December 27th and will be completed on January 15th. Selected teens will be on location for the entire duration, all expenses are paid for and chaperones will be present at all times. Audition permission forms are available from Ms. D. Smith, SAC.

Work Study-Internship Program
Kohala High School is proud to present our new Work Study-Internship Program. This program provides students with opportunities to acquire necessary skills and knowledge to attain the Hawaii Content Performance Standards while being exposed to the world of work in areas compatible to their vocational interests and choices. If you or your child want to learn more about this program, contact Gina Rocha or David De Carvalho at 889-7117 for more information.

SCBM Meeting
Our next SCBM meeting will be on Tuesday October 14. It will be held in the High School Library at 6:00 p.m. On the agenda: Review of School-wide Action Plan (Draft). Voting on amendments to the dress code. Any questions, please contact Janette Snelling at 889-7117.

PSAT
The PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test) will be given to participating Sophomores and Juniors on October 21st. It is an optional test which measures verbal and math reasoning. It is a practice test for the college admission test the SAT. Students who score well will be eligible for the National Merit Scholarships. On Oct 28th, students will be participating in a statewide health survey. The results will be used by the Department of Education and Health to strengthen health education, assess substance abuse and treatment needs. The college/career fair for seniors will be held Nov 21st at the Mauna Lani.

Kohala High Craft Fair Benefit for Electric Car & Close Up
Nov. 15 Saturday at Kohala High
Get ready for the Holidays... Booths to include jewelry, holiday items and more.
Entertainment and a Silent Auction are being planned.
For info contact Fern White 889-0926

Electric Car
The Electric Car team wants to thank all those who supported our Bake Goods and T-shirt Sales at the Kohala Country Fair. We still have some T-shirts. If you are interested, call Ms White 889-0926. Fabrication of the electric car is underway and students have already had welding classes with Gaspro, mentoring with Engineer Eric Dela Cruz and Keck Mentors and Machinists. This year's team is comprised of: Captain, Sharon Ketchum; Seniors: Wesley Brum, Nick Derasin, Eddie Duldulao, Jared Pasalo, Jay Vega; Juniors: Kimo Ku, Chris Usman, Josh Whinery, Sophomores: Jowen Coito, Brendan Matsu and Melany Ventura.

Speech Club
Speech Club is off and running with 35 members! Officer this year are President-Jay Vega. Vice President- Colleen Moriarty, Secretary- Zemira Robitaille and Treasurer- Randy Carpio. Members meet regularly every Thursday during Lunch Recess. Specialty meetings are being held this week for Interps, Debaters, and Mock Trial. This year's Neighbor Island Tournament will be held on Maui February 13-14, 2004. State competitions are scheduled for April. We are looking forward to a great year of participation in both of these large tournaments.

Close Up
Is a citizenship education for high school students that culminates in a week long field trip to Washington D.C. Tuition includes airfare, ground transportation, hotel, meals, theater performance and a banquet. 20 students have already signed up. Fundraising activities will begin with the Nov. 15th Craft Fair. If your child is interested and has not yet signed up, there is still time. Deposits of $100 are due on Nov. 24th.


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