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IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
Thu Nov 22 Thanksgiving Holiday – No school
Fri Nov 23 No school
Fri Nov 23 KMS Band to march in the Liliha-Palama Christmas Parade 5:30 pm
Sat Nov 24 KMS Math Team @ HBA Middle School Math Challenge 9:00 am to
Tu Nov 27 McKinley HS Orchestra to perform at KMS
Wed Nov 28 McKinley HS Band to perform at KMS
Wed Nov 28 High school registration begins (see below)
Fri Nov 30 BRAT-free dress day
LETTER FROM OUR PRINCIPAL – Notification of Funchal Street Construction
A letter was distributed on Thursday, November 20, to all students, regarding
the road construction that will begin on Monday, November 26, on a portion
of Funchal Street that fronts our school. If your child did not share this letter
with you, please open and read the attachment below.
Please note that this construction project should not interfere with cars driving
into and exiting out of our school parking lot, but we urge all drivers to exercise
extreme caution and to remember to drive with aloha. Thank you for your
9TH GRADE REGISTRATION materials for current KMS 8th graders will be
distributed on Wednesday, November 28, to students who are currently projected
to attend a Honolulu district high school.
Registration materials will also be distributed to those who indicated that they
intend to apply for a GE (Geographic Exception) to McKinley and/or Farrington
High School. Please note that Roosevelt registration cards will not be provided to
students who are applying for a GE to Roosevelt at this time. They will receive
registration cards to complete if their GE is approved in April. Students who
are projected to attend high school in the Windward, Central, or Leeward districts
will receive their materials during the second semester.
All current 8th graders must register for their home district high school. Students
who are applying for a GE to McKinley or Farrington may submit a registration
card with their GE application. Please be aware that submitting a registration card
and GE application to these schools does not guarantee admission.
Completed and signed registration cards are due to AA teachers by
Friday, December 7.
Only current KMS 8th graders will be allowed to pick up GE application forms from
the school main office now. All other grades may pick up GE forms after January 1.
The GE application deadline is March 1, 2019.
BRING YOUR JINGLE BELLS AND CHEER ON KMS BAND!
When the leftover turkey is all put away, join the KMS Band as they march in
the holidays at:
Liliha-Palama Christmas Parade
Friday, November 23
5:30 in the evening
Parade route: Down Liliha Street; right on King Street until Kokea Street.
KEEP ON CLIPPING – KMS is a Box Tops School
Check all your Thanksgiving market purchases for BOX TOPS FOR
EDUCATION coupons. Have your child clip them out and turn them in
to their AA class now. The AA class with the most BOX TOPS wins a
BRAT FREE-DRESS DAY – Friday, November 30
All students with no Behavior Referrals, Absences, or Tardy days during
the month of November will be awarded a free-dress sticker which must
be placed on the back of their ID card.
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). Let’s all try to display good behavior and attain
REFLECTION – “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we
have into enough, and more.” – Melody Beattie
To all of our families and friends of Kawananakoa Middle School, please
enjoy a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!
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alternate email address, please advise us.
Ka na`auao me ke aloha – Knowledge and wisdom with compassion