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IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
Mon May 28 Memorial Day holiday – No school
Tu May 29 Rehearsal for 8th grade Promotion Ceremony
Tu May 29 BRAT free-dress day (please note this change in date)
Wed May 30 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony and Banquet – Please
see below for more information.
Th May 31 End of 4th Quarter – last day of school!
Dismissal at 1:55
Tu June 5 First day of KMS Summer School
Tu July 3 Last day of KMS Summer School
Th July 19 Student Prep Day (A-L) in the KMS cafeteria
Fri July 20 Student Prep Day (M-Z)in the KMS cafeteria
Fri Aug 3 New parent orientation
Mon Aug 6 New student orientation – first day of school for all
incoming 6th graders and any new 7th and 8th graders
Tu Aug 8 First day of school for all other students
PARENT VOLUNTEERS, we need your help directing cars on the school campus
during this year’s promotion ceremony on Wednesday 5/30 from 7:30 am to 10:00 am.
If you are able to help, please call Vice Principal Aimoto at 307-0342 on Tuesday, 5/29.
8TH GRADE PROMOTION CEREMONY and BANQUET REMINDERS
Aloha and congratulations to the parents and guardians of our
Kawananakoa Middle School 8th graders who will be participating in the
Promotion Ceremony and Banquet on Wednesday, May 30.
Please see the attached memo for information and reminders that
should be helpful as you join us on campus for this final student event.
Please open and read the attachment below:
Promotion Reminders – Revised
If you have any questions or concerns, please reply to this KMS Update
email or call our school office at (808)307-0300.
The faculty, administration and staff of KMS all look forward to greeting
you at this memorable event.
KMS eICON STUDENTS RECOGNIZED BY GOVERNOR IGE
Governor and Mrs. Ige, along with Ms. Kim (eICON coordinator), extended
their best wishes for success to the KMS team of Jun Jie Huang, Paul Legaspi,
Matthew Fujioka, Johnathn Le and Anson Liang as they represent the U.S.
in the 8th Annual eICON World Contest to be held for the first time in Hawaii
on the UH Manoa campus.
Last year’s team from KMS, traveled all the way to South Korea for this prestigious
international mobile apps development competition and proudly brought home
outstanding 2nd Place honors.
Go Ali’i Warriors – you make us proud!
YEARBOOKS were distributed to students on Wednesday, May 23
during AA class. Mahalo to Ms. Yanity and her yearbook student staff
for creating such a wonderful book of Kawananakoa MS memories.
REPORT CARDS – 4th quarter report cards will be mailed to each
student’s home address early in June. If your child has had a change of
home address, please contact our main office (808) 307-0300 as soon
as possible or email our registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BOX TOPS – And the winning AA Class is…
Mr. Mew’s AA class won the Box Tops competition and enjoyed a
delicious pizza party! Thank you to all students, faculty and staff who
brought in their clipped box tops to help raise funds for book purchases.
KMS UNIFORM T-SHIRT DONATIONS
Has your student outgrown their KMS t-shirts or has no use for them
as they move on to high school? Please bring gently used and laundered
t-shirts to the school main office to be used as loaner uniforms for students
who need them. We especially need medium and larger sizes. Mahalo!
BRAT FREE-DRESS DAY – Tuesday, May 29
Congratulations to all students with no Behavior Referrals, Absences,or
Tardies during the month of February. These students 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 page 10 of
the Student Planner). Again, congratulations for displaying good
behavior and perfect attendance.
KMS TRAVELS TO JAPAN
Twelve KMS students along with teachers, Mr. Chin and Mr. T. Lum,
will be traveling to Uwajima, Japan to visit our sister school, Uwajima
Minami Junior High School from May 25 through June 6.
Follow along on their adventures at https://kmsuwajimaminami.
Mr. Chin will be blogging and the students will contribute as well.
Participating 7th grade students are: Hailey Facuri, Jacie Lee, Trislyn
Maeda and Logan Otani.
Participating 8th grade students are: Cody Chen, Dylan Chen, Jordan Fong,
Julia Hutchison, Abigail Kiyosaki, Brendan Kuwabara, Tyler Kuwabara, and
Have a safe and fun trip!
SUMMER SCHOOL – NO MEAL SERVICE AVAILABLE
The school cafeteria will be closed for the summer. Summer school
students are advised to bring a home lunch/snack.
FROM OUR FACULTY AND STAFF TO OUR KMS FAMILIES
Ms. Guardino (English Language Learners) – “Thank you so much families
for donating supplies to our classes AND for donating your time and energy
in supporting our school through participating in our many school activities
Mr. Hosoda (Vice Principal) – “KMS Ohana, thank you very much for allowing
me to be part of the Kawananakoa Middle School family for this year. It was an
honor and privilege working with all of you. I can’t believe how fast this year
went by. May you all have an incredible summer!”
Ms. Shaw (Special Education) – “I am excited to attend National Educators
Association (NEA) this year by representing Hawaii State Teachers Association
(HSTA) in Minneapolis. Good bye to my 8th grade students Kalvin, Logan,
Matthew, Shirley, Tiffany and Tyler. You will be missed!”
Mr. Soares (Special Education) – “I would like to thank everyone who welcomed
me to Kawananakoa for my first time teaching on island. It has been an incredible
Ms. Ullian (Math) – “Students, I hope you have a wonderful and safe summer!”
Ms. Yasui (PCNC) – “The year went by so quickly, because of the many, many
accomplishments of our students that we were able to celebrate. Thank you
to everyone for supporting excellence in our school.”
REFLECTION – “Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It
flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it.”
On this Memorial Day, let us thank and honor the men and
women of our armed forces who gave their lives in the
service of our country.
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