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Fri Feb 22 KMS Dance Team competes Middle School Hip Hop Competition
Sat Feb 23 KMS Wrestling Team at King Intermediate 9:30 am
Fri Mar 1 Geographic Exception (GE) forms due (see below)
Fri Mar 1 Last study hall binder check for 3rd Qtr (see below)
Sat Mar 2 KMS Wrestling Team at King Intermediate 9:30 am
Thu Mar 7 Gr 8 Career Shadowing field trips
Fri Mar 8 Gr 8 Movie field trip
Sat Mar 9 KMS Wrestling Team at King Intermediate 9:30 am
Wed Mar 13 Student Talent Show
Thu Mar 14 Last day of school for 3rd Quarter
Fri Mar 15 No school – Teachers’ Planning/Collaboration day
Fri Mar 15 SQS parent survey due – must be postmarked no later than March 15
Sat Mar 16 KMS Wrestling Team at King Intermediate 9:30 am
Mon Mar 18 No school – Spring Break March 18 through 22
Mon Mar 25 First day of 4th Qtr
Tue Mar 26 No school – Prince Kuhio Day holiday
Mon Apr 1 – 25 SBA (Smarter Balanced Assessment) English and math testing
Fri Apr 5 PTSA – KMS Fest (more info to follow!)
Fri Apr 19 No school – Good Friday holiday
Fri Apr 26 Summer Programs Fair – Library (more info to follow)
Fri Apr 26 Title 1 STEAM Showcase – Cafeteria (more info to follow)
Mon Apr 29-30 Gr 8 HSA (Hawaii State Assessment) science testing
Sat May 25 PTSA Campus Beautification
Mon May 27 No school – Memorial Day holiday
Thu May 30 KMS Grade 8 Promotion Ceremony and Banquet
Fri May 31 Last day of school for students
GEOGRAPHIC EXCEPTION (GE) FORMS DUE – If you would like to requesta GE to another school for next school year 2019-20, applications are due byFriday, March 1, in the KMS main office. Parents, please be sure to sign the application, include a current proof of residence (electric, water, or cable billin a parent’s or guardian’s name), and provide a self-addressed stamped envelope.
Forms are available from our school main office (Building A, second floor) or go online to print a form GE Request Form.
WE’RE KAWANANAKOA – AND NO ONE COULD BE PROUDER!
Congratulations to our many hardworking students who have been participating in a variety of competitions with outstanding results and mahalo to the faculty members who have been guiding them.
– 2019 Honolulu District Science Fair – Six out of twelve KMS science projects developed by KMS students who competed in the District level fair, have been selected to move on to the State level competition. Go Ali’i Warriors!
Gabriela Ewart – “Clashin’ Trashin’ ”
Mana Harada and Sasha Kakuni – “Ecobutts” recognized as Best in Category
Michelle Liang and Emi Sampson – “The Effects of Oil Runoff on Aquatic Plants Photosynthesis”
Freddie Liang – “Get a Grip – Myo Electric”
Cindy Mo – “Facing the Future” recognized as Best in Category
Jaxon Poentis – “Finger Acceleration”
– Hawaii PTSA Reflections Arts Competition – KMS students had an outstanding showing at this state level program that will lead to national competition.
Photography – Middle School
1st Place – Kelly Wong advancing to National competition
2nd Place – Tina Nguyen
3rd Place – Trislyn Maeda
Literature – Middle School
2nd Place – Caitlyn Kekumu
3rd Place – Ellason Sakata
– MathCounts Chapter Competition – KMS Math-letes persevered and received
a “Special Recognition Award” for their efforts as they took 11th place out of 26
competing schools. Participating members included: Aileen Kekumu, Jayce
Labuguen, Jian Wei Liang, Stanley Lon, Anlon Mao and Mei Ting Shi. Xing
Hui Li was the team’s top scorer, finishing 60th out of 245 total participants.
BINDER CHECK REMINDER – Friday, March 1, will be the last study hall binder check
for the 3rd Quarter. See below – helpful hints for using a calendar/agenda (which
should be kept at the front of the binder).
KMS DANCE TEAM COMPETES today at the Blaisdell Concert Hall at 6:00 pm.
Cheer on our first-year team of 21 dancers coached by Ms. Izumoto. $10 admission at the box office.
KEEP ON CLIPPING – Box Tops Competition
Check all your market purchases for BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION coupons.
Have your child clip the Box Tops out and submit them to AA in an envelope
or zip lock bag, with student’s first and last name, number of Box Tops, and
AA classroom clearly noted. The AA class with the most BOX TOPS wins a
URGENT – SCHOOL QUALITY SURVEY (SQS) DUE – Please don’t delay!
Parent School Quality Survey (SQS) forms were distributed to all students.
As part of our on-going school improvement process, we need your input
and feedback about our school. Please complete the survey and submit it
in the postage-paid envelope – postmarked no later than March 15.
Your child also received an orange ticket that can be returned with your
child’s name, AA classroom#, and your signature indicating your completion
and mailing of the survey. Please have your child return the orange ticket
to the school office to qualify for a small appreciation prize.
If you need another SQS packet, please request one at our school main office.
Mahalo for your participation.
TEACHERS’ WISH LIST – Help our teachers, help our students! Mahalo to
the many KMS families who continue to support KMS in the classroom.
Team 7A teachers (Ms. Guardino, Mr. Reed, Ms. Togashi, Ms. Yamane,
Mr. Waterman-Reilly) are in need of bottles of hand sanitizer. Please bring
all donations to the school main office. Mahalo!
REFLECTION – “I always wondered why somebody doesn’t do something
about that. Then I realized I was somebody.”
– Lily Tomlin, American writer, actress and comedian
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Ka na`auao me ke aloha –Knowledge and wisdom with compassion
Enjoy the weekend!
Ann M. Yasui
Parent-Community Networking Center (PCNC) Facilitator
Kawananakoa Middle School
49 Funchal Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813