Kahuku High and Intermediate School

May Day is May 1st, 2015, from 9:30-11:30 PM at the Polynesian Cultural Center presale tickets are $3 for ages 5 and up...on the night they will be $5 per person---Please check the 'Daily Bulletin' for latest news, it's located in the "About" drop down menu....  

Kahuku News

Please complete this important Survey for Parents and Community
Aloha Parents and Community Members,
Our goal at Kahuku High and Intermediate School (KHIS) is to involve parents and community members in the school’s organizational process and the academic success of all our students. We have created a survey where you can provide your input. Thank you if you have filled out the paper survey (mailed with the 3rd quarter report cards). This survey is also available on-line at: http://tinyurl.com/KHISParentCommunity. Please fill out only one copy of the survey. Thank you for your support and feedback.
Para Professional Position ($ 13 per hour) to work with 7th and 8th grade students providing fun and active activities after school Tuesdays 3-5 pm . You will be working with other adults to support students positive experiences with school. Additional hours may be agreed to also working with other professionals to support the after school program, up to 19 hours a week.
Call Kahuku High at 305-7300 ext 321 Mrs. Ostrem, Vice Principal.
BYU Holomua Program (applications due May 1)
A rep from BYU Hawaii will be on campus on Wednesday, May 6th during Advisory to talk to all juniors about an awesome summer program: Holomua. This is a 6 day program for juniors to prepare for college with activities on campus and in the community. It is $185 including meals, dorms, materials and activities.

Apply directly online at admissions.byuh.edu/holomua Applications due May 1.
FREE Open House: Hawaii Youth Challenge Academy Th.4/23 9am-11am
The Hawaii Youth Challange Academy is hosting a free open house!
Thursday, April 29, 2015 from 9am-11am
Kalaeloa Campus
91-1001 Shangrila St. Bldg. 19

RSVP (808) 685-7139 or admissions@yca.hawaii.gov
WCC Scholarship (Due Mon. 4/27)
Any senior planning to attend WCC next year could be eligible to receive a scholarship from WCC, please come to the College & Career Center for more details. Applications are due Monday, April 27.
Scholarship for Students of PCC Employees (Due Wed. 4/29)
Each year the PCC offers two $500 scholarships to deserving high school seniors of PCC employees or to seniors who are working at the PCC. Below are the guidelines for seniors who are interested in applying for this scholarship. Applications and forms may be picked up at the Protocol Office located on the 2nd floor of the PCC Administration Building. The application deadline is Wednesday, April 29th and must be turned into to Bobby Akoi at PCC.

Polynesian Cultural Center High School Senior Scholarship


1. High School senior must be a child of a current PCC employee
or is a current employee of the PCC

2. Must submit a copy of the acceptance letter to attend a
University or Community College

3. Must submit a typed sheet describing how you have diligently
worked to:
· Achieved a standard of excellence in school and
· Achieved a standard of excellence in school activities

4. Must submit a typed sheet describing how you have:
· Overcome or faced a difficult or extraordinary challenge
in life

5. Must submit a written recommendation from your PCC manager
(if employed by PCC) stating that you have been an exemplary
employee (or received a 3 or better rating on your PCC

DEADLINE: Applications must be given to Bobby Akoi by Wednesday, April 29th.
Deadline for Fund 42 Scholarship is April 30 at 3pm.
Attention All Seniors! The FUND42 Deedee Tafuna memorial scholarship fund is now accepting applications. Apps are available on our school website, from Mrs. Vendiola in the office or in Q3. All seniors planning to continue their education after high school (2 yr or 4 yr college) are eligible to apply for one of the 8 categories worth $500. Deadline is April 30th! Don't delay, apply today!!!
Special WCC Presentation at KHIS Fri 5/1
WCC has amazing programs and opportunities for students who are Native Hawaiian, including a summer bridge program for this year's seniors.

Who: Juniors and Seniors who are interested in or plan to attend WCC
When: Friday, May 1st
Where: The College & Career Center Q3 at KHIS
Are you going to BYU Hawaii next year?
A rep from BYU Hawaii will be on KHIS campus on Wednesday, May 6th during Advisory to discuss next steps for all seniors who plan to attend BYUH next year. Please come to the College and Career Center Q3 for this special presentation of "Next Steps."
Longtime college coach named to lead Kahuku High football

Longtime college coach named to lead Kahuku High football Vavae Tata, Vanderbilt University Assistant Coach overseeing player development, has been named head football coach at Kahuku High and Intermediate effective immediately.

Tata’s career includes participation in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Bill Walsh Minority Coaching Fellowship Program, and assistant coach posts at UCLA, Stanford and San Jose State.

Tata was born and raised in Hawaii, graduated from St. Louis High and went on to play football at UCLA while earning a bachelor’s degree in sociology.

“I’m excited to be part of Kahuku’s powerhouse tradition on the gridiron,” Tata said. “People have asked, ‘Why Kahuku?’ My consistent answer is, ‘Why not?’ I plan to challenge our athletes to compete in the classroom and move forward with the continuing philosophy of faith, family, future and football. My primary focus will be student first, athlete second. I’ll also use my widespread resources to propel our students into college, and mentor them to be great men through college, career and family. This isn’t a one-, two- or four-year decision; this is a lifetime commitment from me.”

Kahuku High and Intermediate Principal Pauline Masaniai added, “Coach Tata has expansive experience at the college level, which will increase the linkage of our student-athletes to college opportunities while he prepares them physically and mentally for the next level. We’re excited to see the progression of our recognized football program under his leadership. We will do our best to make red his favorite color.”
Summer Sport Clinic Clinic Flyer
Fifteen Kahuku High and Intermediate students received college athletic scholarships for the upcoming school year – 13 for football and two for soccer – one of the highest number of academic-sports scholarships in the school’s 118-year history.

Fifteen Kahuku High and Intermediate students received college athletic scholarships for the upcoming school year – 13 for football and two for soccer – one of the highest number of academic-sports scholarships in the school’s 118-year history. Among the 13 is one girl – soccer scholarship recipient Maila Aluli, who will attend Fort Lewis College in Colorado. Classmate Alohi Gilman is the only student in Hawaii who was offered a scholarship to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., Gilman’s father confirmed. No more than two students per state receive scholarships from each military academy yearly.
Valued at around $500,000, Gilman’s scholarship spares him and his family from all out-of-pocket college-related expenses, said his father, Asai Gilman. After graduating from Annapolis, Gilman will start his first-year job at no less than an $80,000 salary. In his second year, his pay jumps to at least $130,000 annually, Gilman said.

The 17-year-old All-Star defensive back received six other scholarship offers, including one from the Army’s West Point. Gilman was picked for his leadership ability, grades and test scores.

The military panel also judged the teen’s communications based on his social media presence, text messages, emails, phone calls and in-person speaking. “They liked his professionalism and the way he presented himself,” Gilman added.
Alohi Gilman

“I’m very pleased with the number of college opportunities that are offered to our student-athletes,” said KHIS Principal Pauline Masaniai. “Congratulations to our graduating seniors, who are making college and career connections.”

Gilman leaves Hawaii in July. He will major in engineering and also focus on cyber warfare.
Community Recycling this Sat, April 25 from 9 am to noon at Kahuku High and Intermediate School
Colorado Universities Event in Honolulu Sat 4/18
Attention students interested in attending college in CO! Colorado Mesa University looks forward to sharing information about universities in Colorado on Saturday, April 18, 2015, 3:00-5:00PM at Dave & Buster’s in Honolulu. Open to all interested students and their families! RSVP at link below:
Rainbow School Scholarship (Due Friday 4/17)
Are you a college-bound senior who graduated from Rainbow Schools? Come to the College & Career Center Q3 for applications and more details. Also, see the College & Career Center webpage and click on "scholarships."
CIA Bright Future: A Symposium for Young Women in Hawaii Sun. 4/19
CIA Bright Future: A Symposium for Young Women in Hawaii
April 19, 2015 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Ala Moana Hotel - Garden Lanai Ballroom

As young women nearing high school graduation across Hawaii look towards their bright futures, they now have more educational and career choices than ever before. To help in the planning process, please join us for a very informative symposium. Hear about scholarships, internships, and career opportunities with the Central Intelligence Agency. In addition, participate in roundtable career discussions with local professionals in various fields. For more information, email us at naaaphawaii@gmail.com. This event is free but seating is limited, so RSVP via Eventbrite today!
Sports Calendars
Scholarship for Future Nurses (Due Tues. 6/30)
Nursing Schools Almanac has just launched its inaugural 2015 Aspiring Nurse Scholarship. The website will award a $1,000 scholarship to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates:
+ A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics
+ A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare
This scholarship competition is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs. Scholarship applications will be accepted until midnight on June 30.
All interested students need to visit www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com and click the banner on the right-hand side of the website's homepage. Here you'll find detailed scholarship information and the official application form.
If you have any questions, please contact Shawn Harrell, Outreach Manager Nursing Schools Almanac. www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com 
Newsletter 4th Quarter 2015
To view, click on PDF attachment
Off Season Football (8-11 grade)
Monday Weights 3-4 pm Conditioning 5-6:30 pm (Kahuku HS)

Tuesday Weights 2:30-3:30 pm Conditioning 5-6:30 pm (Kahuku HS)

Wednesday Weights 2:30-3:30 pm Conditioning 5-6:30 pm (Kahuku HS)

Thursday Weights 3-4 pm Conditioning 5-6:30 pm (Kahuku HS)

Friday No Weights Conditioning 5-6:30 pm (Laie Park)
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