Kahuku High and Intermediate School

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Final OFFICIAL Transcripts
Seniors-in order to get your final official transcripts sent to the college you plan to attend next year, you must fill out a transcript request form and pay the registrar, Ms. Ostermiller, in Q1. Transcript request forms are available in Q1 or online at kahukuhigh.org. (Click "Academics" and see the link for transcript request.
SENIORS-Submit Proof of College Acceptance, Scholarships &/or Military by 5/26
Seniors, in order to be recognized at graduation for your scholarships and where you will attend next year, you must bring a PRINTED copy of proof no later than Tuesday, 5/26. Please provide proof for the following:

1. scholarship awards you are accepting
2. college acceptance letter for where to plan to attend next year
3. proof of which military branch you plan to join

Tuition discounts and benefits do not qualify as a scholarship and monies earned. Also, do not submit any offers of scholarships or colleges you are NOT accepting.

Please make a photocopy of your letters and bring them to the College and Career Center Q3 to Ms. Kellert and Mrs. Fonoimoana.
KHIS Scholarship Awards Night 5/14
There will be a Scholarship Awards Night to recognize those graduating seniors who applied for and received the KHIS in-house scholarships. There will also be awards given out by grade level by counselors and for students participating the JROTC program given out by Col. Jackson. Students will be notified in advance if they have received an award. Families are encouraged to attend!

Who: Seniors who received a scholarship, class level award, JROTC award
What: Scholarship Award Night
When: Thursday, May 14 6-8:30pm
Where: KHIS cafe
Attire: Aloha or dress to impress!

All scholarship award recipients are kindly asked to bring a hand-written Thank You card for their scholarship donor. See Ms. Kellert or Mrs. Fonoimoana for details.
WCC Scholarship-New Deadline Friday, May 15
WCC is awarding only TWO scholarships to KHIS graduating seniors who plan to attend WCC next year.Please come to the College & Career Center for an application packet. Applications are now due Friday, May 15 to Q3.
Kahuku Wins OIA Water Polo Title

Kahuku Wins OIA Water Polo Title
Kahuku rugby team headed to nationals
After completing its second consecutive season as Hawaii's undefeated state champion, the Kahuku Rugby Club will compete for the nation's top spot at the Pacific Coast Cup Championship on May 7-9 in San Diego.
Kahuku’s Hau’oli Kikaha drafted by New Orleans Saints

Kahuku’s Hau’oli Kikaha drafted by New Orleans Saints Kahuku High School graduate Hau’oli Kikaha has been drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the second round of the NFL Draft Friday.

Kikaha was the 12th pick in the second round and 44th overall.

The University of Washington outside linebacker was the nation’s leader in sacks with 19.0, as well as a unanimous first team All-American selection.
Kahuku High and Intermediate School Students Job Shadow

Kahuku High and Intermediate School Students Job Shadow Dozens of Kahuku High School students checked-in to check out careers at Turtle Bay.

"The great thing is most of the employees shadowed are graduates of Kahuku, so the kids may know them from their neighborhoods, churches - they are family members. It's just a great community program," said Human Resources Manager Grace Kamae.

Students were found in the baking and prepping in the kitchen, at front desk and helping guests in the lobby.

Turtle Bay has been opening its doors for the job shadow program for more than ten years now. Students have to actually apply for the program and be in good standing to attend the half day event. After the shadow, they are required to write a paper about the experience.

"We have actually had people apply for jobs here and say they attended our job shadow program in high school," said Kamae.

It's only natural for Turtle Bay to reach out to the community. The resort opened in 1972 to help keep jobs on the North Shore after the shutter of the Kahuku sugarmill.

"I was born and raised in Kahuku, and I feel blessed to have the opportunity to work in Kahuku, said Ina Taea, a Sales Admin who graduated from Kahuku High School in 2003. "Turtle Bay gives me the opportunity to dodge the traffic to town and enjoy a five minute country drive to work every day. I love how Turtle Bay likes to hire people from the North Shore community and I look foward to seeing the students who shadowed us today be part of our team in the future."
Basketball clinic open for 8- to 18-year-olds from beginners to advanced

Basketball clinic open for 8- to 18-year-olds from beginners to advanced Dennis Agena, former University of Hawaii and current Kalakaua Clinic basketball coach, and Marlene Zeug, head coach of Kahuku High and Intermediate girls basketball, are holding a fundraiser basketball clinic for two months at KHIS.

For $150, participants will receive eight two-hour sessions of instruction – specifically geared to their skill level – from May 9 to July 4. Participants may attend all eight sessions or pay $25 each. Everyone receives a clinic T-shirt.

Beginners’ sessions run from 8-10am; intermediate, 10am-12pm; and advanced, 12-2pm. There is no clinic on May 16.

Players must bring their own basketball, and they should also bring water and wear appropriate clothing.

Proceeds benefit the Kahuku girls basketball program. To register, go to www.kahukugirlsbasketball.eventbrite.com. For more information, call 256-2268 or email coachmarz808@gmail.com.
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.
LCC Scholarship New Due Date Thursday, April 30
LCC is awarding only THREE scholarships to KHIS graduating seniors who plan to attend LCC next year. Must have at least a 3.0 GPA and volunteer service. Please come to the College & Career Center for an application packet. Applications are now due Thursday, April 30 to Q3.
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!!!
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.
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
Undefeated Kahuku wins state title, first-ever HI rugby team to qualify for nationals

Undefeated Kahuku wins state title, first-ever HI rugby team to qualify for nationals Kahuku Rugby rules: two consecutive seasons as Hawaii’s unbeaten team; repeat state champs; crushed its Canadian foe 70-0 at Aloha Stadium’s first-ever high school rugby game; and the Islands’ first club to earn invites to national tournaments.
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.
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
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.”
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