KMS Update 05/11/18




Sat     May    12      34th Annual Aloha Concert – KMS Orchestra, 
                                 Ala Moana Hotel 1:00 pm
Sat     May    12      Futsal tournament at King Intermediate 8:15 am

Mon   May    14      8th Grade HSA Science testing through Thursday,
                                 May 17
Mon   May    14      All library books are due

Mon   May    21      KMS Talent Show (student audience only)
Mon   May    21      School Community Council (SCC) meeting 5:00 pm
                                 in the KMS library

Tu     May     22     6th Grade Class Day

Wed   May    23     Advanced and Chamber Orchestra Concert, KMS Auditorium
                                 (student audience only)
Th     May    24     7th Grade Class Day 

Fri     May    25     KMS Student Exchange Trip to Uwajima, Japan
Fri     May    25     BRAT free-dress day

Mon  May    28     Memorial Day holiday – No school

Tu     May    29      Rehearsal for 8th grade Promotion Ceremony
Wed  May    30      8th Grade Promotion Ceremony and Banquet (an 
                                informational letter will be sent home with students 

Th     May    31      End of 4th Quarter – last day of school!  

View the YouTube video of two of KMS’ shining stars,  Johnathan Le and 
Anson Liang, as they discuss how they used Arduino (open-source electronics 
platform) as the basis for their State Science and Engineering Fair projects.
Anson and Johnathan, who were featured guests on Think Tech Hawaii, did an
outstanding job of explaining, their passion for science and learning, their science
projects and their upcoming participation in the e-ICON competition. 

Click here to view YouTube – Think Tech Hawaii.

Congratulations Anson and Johnathan and thank you for being such great 
representatives of Kawananakoa Middle School!

KMS SOCCER TEAM – Go Ali’i Warriors!
Coming off of a win over Stevenson Middle School, our 
KMS Soccer Team
will compete in their last tournament of the season at the King Intermediate
Futsal tournament this Saturday, May 12, from 8:15 am to noon.  Please join 
coach, Channing-Marie Galutira, and her players at this fast paced and exciting 
sports event.

HAWAII STATE ASSESSMENT – 8TH Grade Science Testing (2nd Opportunity)
8th graders will continue HSA Science testing on Monday, May 14 through Thursday,
May 17.   Please help us ensure that your child does well on the test by having them
get sufficient rest the night before, encouraging them to eat a nutritious breakfast 
and making sure that they come to school on time.  Mahalo

Parents, please use the new meal account system to make 
payments to your child’s meal account and monitorthe account balance.  
Please see the attached letter for more information
(See attached file: EZSchoolPay Letter.pdf)

Register to use this new system by clicking here EZSchoolPay

If you are unable or prefer not to use this online system, direct payments 
in cash only, may still be brought to our school main office (A bldg, 2nd floor).

Reminder: Students should bring a home lunch if their negative meal balance 
cannot be cleared.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Any student who:

  • will be  attending a private school,
  • will be attending a public school outside of the Honolulu District,
  • will be moving to another island, the mainland or abroad,

during the next school year, should notify the KMS registrar immediately.

These students will receive a Request for Release form for  his/her parent to
complete.  During the last week of school, these students will receive a release
packet which they will need to take to their next school.

If you have any questions or concerns about this matter,  please contact the
registrar, Mr. Oumi,  at (808)307-0300 or email,

Thank you for your cooperation.
CYBER CAMP – FREE!  Apply Now! 
Applications for Summer CyberCamp are currently being accepted. Students 
will learn about  proper computer usage and cyber defense including protecting 
computers and computer networks from hacking.   

Students from last year’s class participated in the statewide competition of
CyberPatriot teams and earned second place state honors! 

Tentative schedule  for the camp:
Tuesday, June 12 – Friday June 15
8:00 am – 1:30 pm Tues – Thursday
8:00 am – 12:00 noon Friday

Monday, June 25 – Friday June 29
8:00 am – 12:00 noon

CyberCamp is FREE, and open only to KMS Students.  Students are expected 
to attend all sessions .  Students who are  also be enrolled in KMS Summer 
School Enrichment programs will be excused from their enrichment classes 
during CyberCamp days.  

Please see Mr. Hankins in K302 or Mrs. Miyata in K301 during non-class 
time for more information and application forms.

In order to participate in upcoming student events, student fees ($30) and 
other financial obligations (lost/overdue library and text books, negative 
meal accounts) must be paid in full and kept up to date.  Please come in to 
the school main officeto settle your account in  cash before the day of the 
student event.

May  22      6th grade class day
May  24      7th grade class day      
May  30      8th grade Promotion Ceremony and Banquet

Mahalo for your cooperation.

Current KMS 8th grade boys who will be attending McKinley High School
next school year and who are interested in the basketball program,
you and your parents are invited to attend:

                                 MHS Boys Basketball Open House
                                       Wednesday, May 16, 2018
                                           6:00 pm  to 7:30 pm
                             Hirata Hall on the McKinley HS campus
      Attendance required of BOTH student and parent(s)

REFLECTION – Our thoughts are with our local communities who were so
devastatingly affected by the recent floods and volcanic eruptions. Thank 
you to the many volunteers and first responders who tirelessly work to 
assist them.

Happy Mother’s Day to the many mothers and grandmothers 
of our Kawananakoa ohana.  Have a wonderful weekend. 

Please let us know if you prefer not to receive our weekly KMS UPDATE.
If you would like the KMS UPDATE to be sent to an additional or
alternate email address, please advise us.

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
(808) 307-0300

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