Kahuku High and Intermediate School

Seniors and Parents of Seniors, please check "Senior Alerts!!" link in the Student and/or Links section for IMPORTANT DEADLINES! To read the latest news, read the 'Parent Bulletin' located in the 'About' menu. For the latest news on sporting events, please check the 'Athletics' menu for game times and scores. To contact the School Community Council, click on the 'Parents' drop down menu and look for the 'School Community Council' link.  

Jack Johnson

Kahuku alum



Homecoming Queen and King

Lives of great men all remind us; we can make our lives sublime, 
And, departing, leave behind us; footprints on the sands of time.



May Night Queen Keleane Tapusoa

Kahuku High Rugby Team Defeats Snow Canyon in St. George, Utah

Photo Credit: Jonathan Canlas

May Night King- Alaifatu Tito and Queen- Keleane Tapusoa

May Night Queen Keleane Tapusoa

Photo Credit: Jonathan Canlas

Sariah Howard, manager of kahuku.org

Penina Lefau, 

Photo Credit: Jonathan Canlas

Congratulations to our awesome athletes for all their effort, hard work, and success1

Homecoming Court


2015 KHIS Faculty and Staff

Turtle Bay Resort

Most people don't want to be part of the process, 

just the outcome. But the process is where you find 

out who should be part of the outcome.

Manti Te'o

Kahuku Alum

KHIS alum with the Oscar Temaru, president of French Polynesia.

She selected President Temaru for her 7th grade History Day project

and met him in person 8 years later as Miss Tahiti.

Kahuku High and Intermediate School

Pride of the North Shore

Hau'oli Kikaha, alum of KHIS, now an
NFL linebacker for the New Orlean Saints.

Cheerfest!

"We the People" Champion Team led by Jan Harney


Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi, Aolele Taulapapa and Former Governor Ariyoshi

Aolele Taulapapa won 1st Place in "Hawaii Next 50" Competition


Photo Credit: Jonathan Canlas

Kaua'i Princess- Jasmine Niutupuivaha

Photo Credit: Jonathan Canlas

Kahuku Green Team service project at

Loko Ea Ancient Fishpond, Haleiwa, Oahu 

(left) 7th grader Shon Reid, 9th graders Rachel Shumway 

and Jay Phung are NHD bound at the University of Maryland 

this June.

Congratulations to Kahuhu National Honor Society members 

and new inductees. Wonderful ceremony! You make us all proud! RR4L!

We the People team led by Jan Harney

Hawaiian Immersion, the Kahuku Green Team and Hawaiian

Language students helped restore Loko Ea, an ancient Hawaiian

fishpond located in Haleiwa. Mahalo for your service!

2015 Hawaii State Champions

Photo Credit: Jonathan Canlas

Kahuku High Rugby Team Defeats Snow Canyon in St. George, Utah

Photo Credit: Jonathan Canlas


2013 Kahuku Green Team Summit at

Sunset Ranch, Pupukea, Oahu

Aolele Taulapapa wins 1st Place in "Hawaii Next 50" Competition

Hawaiian Immersion, the Kahuku Green Team and Hawaiian 

Language students helped restore Loko Ea, an ancient Hawaiian

fishpond located in Haleiwa. Mahalo for your volunteer service!

NCAA senior signing day.

Job shadowing at Turtle Bay Resort

Kahuku students meet the United Nation's Ambassador of Peace

at the University of Hawaii Manoa Campus

Authors of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant meet with 

Kahuku High and Intermediate School officials. Mahalo for your passionate

interest of our students living in Ko'olauloa!

Photo Credit: Jonathan Canlas

Photo Credit: Jonathan Canlas

Senior Alex Walsh winning a $1,500 scholarship from

kahuku.org!

Photo Credit: Jonathan Canlas

Kahuku History Day Competition

Photo Credit: Jonathan Canlas

Kaua'i Princess- Jasmine Niutupuivaha

KHIS Students visit Iolani Palace.

Tui Roberts

Kahuku Women's Rugby


Water Polo

Photo Credit: Jonathan Canlas

Photo Credit: Jonathan Canlas

Big Island Princess- Jessica Lessary, Maui Princess- Amber Sorenson, O'ahu Princess- Mia Miller Kaua'i Princess- Jasmine Niutupuivaha, 

Moloka'iPrincess- Sandra Whitfield, Lana'i Princess- Alyssa Veras, Ni'ihau Princess- Nati Oloa, Kaho'olawe Princess- Camilla Falatea 

Ladies in Waiting- Isabelle Kamaka, Paula Taosoga and Brianna Toelupe

kahuku.org selling gear at the 

Polynesian Cultural Center

Laie, Hawaii

Senator Jessica Woolsey with Kahuku High students

Eden Uyehara

Tonga

Vocal Motion wins Gold Award in California!

Brothers Ma'ake Kemoeatu, an ex-Baltimore Raven, and

Chris Kemoeatu, an ex-Pittsburgh Steeler, with Coach Tata

Photo Credit: Jonathan Canlas

Hawaiian Immersion, the Kahuku Green Team and Hawaiian

Language students helped restore Loko Ea, an ancient Hawaiian

fishpond located in Haleiwa. Mahalo for your service!

Kahuku High and Intermediate's Model UN Program held at Turtle Bay Resort

We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, 

it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.

                                                                                              - Jesse Owens


May Night Queen Keleane Tapusoa

Hundreds of KHIS students created 5,000 origami sculptures

to raise $10,000 for the Red Cross for Fukushima tsunami survivors.

2016 Senior Prom

Jack Johnson inspires our Kahuku Green Team 

during the 2015 Food Summit.

May Night Queen Keleane Tapusoa

3 Kahuku High students compete in the 2012

International Science and Engineering Fair

Reno, Nevada

Kahuku Computer Repair Club 

The Kahuku Red Raider Football Team welcomes both

of the NFL Pro Bowl teams on January 27, 2016 


Student volunteers at kahuku.org

History Day Competition



Photo Credit: Jonathan Canlas

State Senator Feki Pouha visits with KHIS students

Girls Water Polo - 2016 OIA Champs!

John John Florence, alum of Kahuku High, 

crowned best of big-wave event dubbed 'The Eddie'

KHIS students visiting Washington D.C., after winning 

1st place in the National History Day competition.

Kahuku Band

Kahuku News

ESSAY CONTEST OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS

Prizes will be awarded by 524th CSSB US Army -What are some of the biggest challenges facing KHIS and in what ways could the US Army help improve the educational experience at our school?

Submit completed essays to Mr. Plunkett. Deadline is May 15.
- I. Plunkett

For Teachers: 21st Century Classroom PD Courses summer courses now available!

The new Summer and Fall HSTA PD Courses are available!! Sign-up for a 21st Century Classroom PD course, offering 3 pd credits.

Shauna Hirota will be teaching a fall course at Kailua Intermediate School on 7/30, 8/6 & 8/13 from 8:00-3:00pm. As you know, this is a great hands-on learning opportunity for educators who would like to learn more about using technology and Google Apps at KHIS. Last year, both workshops sold out quickly!

Here is the link to register with HSTA: https://pd.hsta.org/courses/test-cource/

CONGRATULATIONS RED RAIDER HISTORY DAY PARTICIPANTS GOING TO NATIONALS!!!

All State History Day Participants who took the time to improve projects and attend the contest this past Saturday..... YOU ROCK!!! Congratulations to Mrs Coleman and student Shon Reed and Mrs. Lessing and students Rachel Shumway and Jay Phung who will represent KHIS at the National History Day this June! Good luck at National History Day 2016!!!
- L. Ishihara

(left) 7th grade Shon Reid, 9th graders Rachel Shumway and Jay Phung are NHD bound at the University of Maryland this June.

Great Summer Programs for Juniors

Below are some college summer programs that may be of interest to your current Kahuku High School Junior:

UH Manoa's Summer Scholar Program for high school juniors and sophomores, application is due Friday April 15th.
Link: http://www.outreach.hawaii.edu/summerscholar/info.asp

BYU's (in Provo) SOAR (Summer of Academic Refinement) program, application is due Friday April 15th.
Link: https://multicultural.byu.edu/content/soar-application

BYU-Hawaii's Holomua summer enrichment program, application is due Friday April 29th.
Link: https://admissions.byuh.edu/holomua

Scholarship Due dates!!

Upcoming local KHIS Scholarship applications due Tues April 19th. All scholarships are for
graduating seniors in good academic standing planning to attend a two or four year college. Don't miss out on money for your future! Apply, apply, apply! Application in Q2 or visit College & Career Center school website.
Holmes Fund Scholarship for a student from the Windward 'Oahu complex pursing Post-Secondary Education - Due: April 18, 2016
Defend Oahu coalition Scholarship for a student planning to study agriculture, environmental
sciences or natural resources - Due: April 20, 2016
Harry Kahuanui Scholarship for a female student athlete - Due: April 20, 2016
North Shore Life Guard Association Scholarships for one female and one male athlete of a water sport (paddling, water polo, swimming, surfing) at KHIS - Due: April 20, 2016.
Rainbow Schools Scholarship for a student who attended Rainbow Schools -Due: April 20, 2016
Ramos Memorial Scholarship for a student of Filipino ancestry and in good academic standings - Due: April 22, 2016
Guava Shop Scholarship for a student attending college outside of Oahu - April 25, 2016
Hamashige Endownment Scholarship for graduates of Kahuku High & Intermediate School Due: April 27, 2016 (recipient's are informed during graduation)
Bright Beginnings Pre-School for a student who attended Bright Beginnings Pre-School - Due: April 27, 2016
- R. Fonoimoana
UPCOMING SCHOLARSHIPS
Lucky Fonoimoana Memorial Scholarship for a student who exemplifies leadership and community service - Due: April 15, 2016
David S. Ishii for a graduating senior on our Golf Team who exemplifies academic achievement -
Due: April 15, 2016
- R. Fonoimoana

CONGRATULATIONS TO SPEECH AND DEBATE STATE CHAMPIONS AND RUNNERS UP....

1st Place Dramatic Interpretation Zoe Sher
(State Champion! Will represent Hawaii at the National Tournament in Salt Lake City Utah)
2nd Place Humorous Interpretation Andrew Hunter
(State Runner up! Will represent Hawaii at the National Tournament in Salt Lake City Utah)
2nd Place Storytelling Andrew Hunter (State Runner up!)
4th Place Storytelling Zoe Sher
6th Place Storytelling Alex Walsh
3rd Place Novice Lincoln Douglas Truman Spring
- K. Kalama

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR STUDENT BODY GOVERNMENT OFFICERS FOR NEXT YEAR...

Student Body President- Kanani Uluave, Vice president of Student Activities- Ko'uipo Aumua,
Vice President of Clubs- Zamic Sullivan, Vice President of Service- Tiffany Lee Rabaino, VP of Publicity- Jordan Chang

Senior Class President- Keaunui Ah You

Junior Class President- Amberae Falemalu, VP- Leving Jinadasa, Secretary- Sky Weiss, Treasurer- Jadelyn Lopez and Historian- Kacie Taea

Sophomore Class Vice President- Jay Phung,

Freshmen Class President- Whitney Johanson, Vice President- Tea Daniel, Treasurer- Noah Jaussi, and Secretary- Gabrielle Bowden

8th grade class president- Maddy Jaussi, VP- Makenna Johanson, Secretary- Isabella Kester.

There are still a few spots open and those of you who took paperwork and
haven't turned it in yet need to do that ASAP.

PROJECT GRAD 2016

Aloha Parents, Guardians, and Students: If you still have an outstanding balance for project grad and you pay your balance by 4/8/16 there will be no late fee added to your account but if you are paying the balance after that date a $25 late fee will be added to your account. Please make all payments ASAP to Mrs. Raynae Fonoimoana in Q2 (305-7371) or Ms. Tiare Fonoimoana-Lessary (426-8745). Mahalo the project grad committee!!

Kahuku High School is accepting head coaching applications for the following sports:

Basketball Boys, Basketball Girls, Cross Country, Cheerleading
Priority will be given to those who have the following qualifications:

1. NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching Certification.
2. Prior Head or Assistant Coaching experience at the High School or College level.
3. Attended an institution of Higher Learning.
4. Prior College Level playing experience.
Email resumes with at least 3 references to:

Kahuku High School Athletic Director:
gillian_yamagata@notes.k12.hi.us

Deadline: 4/15/16, 5:00pm HST

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