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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Entertainment and a Silent Auction are being planned.
For info contact Fern White 889-0926
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 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.
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
See September Newsletter