KMS Update 10/26/18




Sat Oct 27    KMS Flag Football vs. Jarrett Middle School 9:00 am @ Kalihi Valley District Park

Sat Oct 27    KMS Math Team @ ‘Iolani Intermediate Math Meet, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Sun Oct 28   Final day to purchase your Christmas tree online and support KMS PTSA  (please see below for more info).

Wed Oct 31  BRAT-free dress day

Wed Oct 31  KSA organized activities – Fall Dance/Movie/Games

Thu Nov 1    Flu shot clinic – Only those students who previously turned in a flu shot form will receive a shot.

Sat Nov 3    KMS Volleyball Teams (Advanced and Developmental) @ King Intermediate 8:30 am to 1:00 pm – actual game times to be determined later.                   

Mon Nov 5  KMS Flag Football vs. Central Middle School Black 6:30 pm @ Kalihi Valley District Park

Tu Nov 6     Election Day – No school

Fri Nov 9     School photo retakes (please see info below)

Sat Nov 10  KMS Flag Football vs. Central Middle School Red 10:30 am @ Kalihi Valley District Park

Sat Nov 10  KMS Volleyball Teams (Advanced and Developmental) @ King Intermediate 8:30 am to 1:00 pm – actual game times to be determined later.  Beginner Team @ Kaiser High School 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Mon Nov 12  Veterans’ Day – No school
Mon Nov 12  KMS Robotics Teams @ Kalani High School 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

Wed Nov 14 Florida Science Trip 2019 – Parent Meeting
Thu Nov 15  Florida Science Trip 2019 – Parent Meeting

Thu Nov 15  High School Information Meeting (for current 8th grade parents) 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm in the auditorium.  More info
will follow.

Sat Nov 17 KMS Speech Team @ Maryknoll Middle School 8:00 am to 11:00 am

Sat Nov 17 Final Flag Football  game @ CORP (Central Oahu Regional Park) in Waipio

REPORT CARDS were distributed to all students in their AA class, on Wednesday, October 24.

SUPPORT PTSA – We need your help!
If you are planning to purchase a Christmas tree this year, please support our KMS PTSA .  We are offering you the chance to pre-order fresh Christmas treesonline until Sunday, October 28. Just click on the link below now and show your support.

After you make your online order, a ticket will be mailed to you in mid November. You will be able to go to the convenient tree lot of your choice on December 1to pick up your tree. 

This fundraiser is in partnership with Habilitat, a local non-profit organization.They will help you select, trim and load your tree into your car.  Habilitat has been providing Hawaii’s homes, schools and businesses with beautiful trees for over 40 years.

Mahalo from KMS PTSA!

BRAT FREE-DRESS DAY – Wednesday, October 31
Congratulations to all students with no Behavior Referrals, Absences, or Tardies for the month of October!  These students will be rewarded with a BRAT-freedress sticker which should be placed on the back of their ID card.

BRAT-free dress day students are not required to wear their KMS uniform t-shirt and may opt to wear a Halloween costume or other top or shirt. All students must follow the guidelines listed below:

  • No masks, props, weapon look-alikes
  • Make-up and hair must be done before coming to school
  • All school dress code guidelines as stated in the Student Planner, page 14-15, must be followed.
  • No SLIME please!

SCHOOL PHOTO RETAKES are scheduled for Friday, November 9, 2018, from 8:30 am to10:30 am in the library.  Students who were unable to be at the original picture taking day, forgot to pay, or don’t like their original photo, may do a retake.

Students who are retaking because they do not like their original photo, must bring in the original photo package and let the photographer know the reason they do not like the original photo so that they can create a better image.


Each year, the Kawananakoa Science Department organizes a school year-end tripto the mainland.   This year, the group will adventuring to Orlando, Florida – Kennedy Space Center, Universal Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Sea World and more!

All students received information and sign up forms last week.  If your child did not share this with you, please see the attachment below and attend one of the Parent Meetings scheduled in November.  
Florida Trip Summer 2019

Parents and students can now use the new mobile device portal apps to access grades and attendance.  Visit Google Play or the App Store and search for Campus Student or Campus Parent. Enter “Hawaii” in the District Name and select “Hawaii” in the State field.

Please see the attached instructions on how to properly use the new apps.
Portal Changes after Campus upgrade

We encourage you to use the news apps as the old mobile app, Campus Portal, will soon be retired.

TEACHERS’ WISH LIST – Help our teachers, help our students
Team 7A (Mr. Marlin, Ms. Togashi, Mr. Waterman-Reilly, and  Ms. Yamane) request donations of boxes of facial tissue (Kleenex, Scotties or other) as the flu and cold season approaches.

Please label all donations with your name and the name of the recipient, and then bring them to the school main office.  Mahalo!

MAHALO to the many business and community leaders who gave their valuable time and shared their expertise  with our 6th grade students at last week’s Career FairMayor Kirk Caldwell, media personality Billy V.Captain Alton Farm of Aloha Airlines, and Lauryn Chin of Ellemsee Media were just a few of the many friends of KMS who made the day so successful.

LOST AND FOUND items are piling up in the school main office – backpacks, lunch bags, water bottles, folders, sports items, jackets and more.  Please encourage your students to be more mindful of their personal items. If they have lost anything, please have them come to the school main office to determine if it has been found.

REFLECTION – “Unite for kindness, acceptance and Aloha!”

The Hawai’i DOE encourages students, families and staff to join a national movement for inclusive and nurturing learning environments for all.

In recognition of National Bullying Prevention Month, the DOE distributed orange bracelets with the above message, to all students, faculty and staff,and asked them to wear it in a show of solidarity and support of  safe and caring schools for all students. 

Go Orange!


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Ka na`auao me ke aloha – Knowledge and wisdom with compassion 

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