KMS Update 1/25/19




Thu Jan 31     BRAT-Free Dress Day

Sat Feb 9       KMS Math Team competes in MathCounts at Kamehameha Schools  8:15 am to 2:00 pm

Mon Feb 11    No school – Teachers’ Institute day

Sat Feb 16     Honolulu District Science Fair – Farrington HS 7:00 am to 3:00 pm

Mon Feb 18   No school – Presidents’ Day holiday

Fri Mar 1        Last study hall binder check for 3rd Qtr (see below)

Thu Mar 14    End of 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

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

Fri Apr 19      No school – Good Friday holiday

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

SO MUCH TO CHEER ABOUT! Congratulations to our KMS teams and their faculty advisors for their outstanding preparation and effort that resulted in recent special awards and recognitions:

  • CyberPatriots – Three KMS teams took 1st, 3rd and 6th place in the recent third round of competition in this national youth cyber defense competition.  The KMS team’s outstanding showing over three rounds  resulted in an impressive State 2nd place finish in the middle school division. The teams will continue to compete with a goal of participating  in the national finals.
  • Speech Team finished their season with a strong showing at the Hawaii Speech League Middle School Division speech meet at Punahou School. Earning 17 superior marks (out of 24 ballots) gave them an admirable 3rd Place finish.
  • Math Team is currently working hard to prepare for the MathCounts Chapter Competition on February 9.  Eighth grader, Karen Li, led her  team in scoring at the recent Wahiawa MS scrimmage. 

Read more about our super teams and their achievements in the next KMS Quarterly Newsletter.

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.


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.

DOE PARENT SCHOOL QUALITY SURVEY (SQS) forms were distributed to students on Friday, 01/11 in AA class (in a white, window envelope). Please complete and_mail back the survey by March 15.

As part of our on-going school improvement process, we greatly appreciate your input and feedback about our school’s progress in addressing your child’s learning. Please complete the survey and drop it in the mail using the postage-paid envelope.
Your child will also receive an orange ticket that can be returned with your child’s name and AA#, and your signature indicating your completion and submittal of the survey. Please have your child return the orange ticket to the school office. This will qualify 
your child for a small appreciation prize. Thank you very much for your participation.

BRAT FREE-DRESS DAY  Thursday, January 31
All students with no 
Behavior Referrals, Absences, or Tardy days during the month of January will be awarded a BRAT-free dress sticker which must be placed on the back of their ID card.

BRAT-free dress day students are not required to wear their KMS uniform t-shirt, but must still adhere to the KMS dress code (see pages 14-15 of the Student Planner). Congratulations to all students who continue to try to display good behavior and attain perfect   attendance. 

KMS WEBSITE – Remember to check out our KMS website for school resource information such as: lunch/breakfast menus, bell schedule, Infinite Campus portal, School Planner, school news and upcoming events.  See also Tweets

REFLECTION – “You’re much stronger than you think you are.  Trust me.”
                                                                             – Superman

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