Kealakehe High students’ class schedules available Monday, Tuesday
Students enrolled at Kealakehe High School may pay fees and pick up a copy of their class schedule from 7 to 11 a.m. Monday or 3 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the school’s library. Required fees include: class dues, $10, and student association dues, $10. There are optional fees for locker rentals, busing, yearbooks, parking permits, and athletic cards.
A schedule will be available for new students who completed a course request form during registration. A counselor will be available to address general questions, not to make schedule changes. To verify a student is enrolled, call 327-4300, ext. 2448. Schedules were issued to currently enrolled students; the available copy should reflect no changes.
If a student is not enrolled, enroll them at the school’s Student Services office between 7:45 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays. For information on enrollment requirements, visit doe.k12.hi.us/register.
Students cannot attend school or participate in any scheduled activity without a tuberculosis clearance. Students who live outside the school’s district must process a “Geographic Exception” form, available at ge.k12.hi.us.
Various applications, including those for busing and free or reduced lunch, will be available at the school. Each can be paid with a separate cash, check, credit or debit card transaction. The lunch and bus fees transactions are separate from required and optional fees.
Bus applications may be downloaded at iportal.k12.hi.us/SBT/downloadapp.aspx. Free and reduced lunch applications can be downloaded or submitted online at ezmealapp.com. Students also must deposit money in their lunch accounts ahead of time.
Only freshmen report to school Aug. 5 from 8:13 a.m. to 3:13 p.m. All students report Aug. 6 at 8:13 a.m. A new student orientation is slated for 6 p.m. Tuesday in the school cafeteria. Parents can pay fees before or after the orientation.
For more information, contact Linda Jeffrey, Parent-Community Center, 327-4300, ext. 2432, or visit khswaveriders.org.
Hawaii Prepatory Academy has new K-8 assistant principal
Patricia Walker has been named the K-8 assistant principal at Hawaii Preparatory Academy, according to headmaster Lindsay Barnes.
Walker brings extensive education and administrative experience to the academy. She most recently was an adjunct faculty member in the education department at Westminster College in Salt Lake City. She previously served as director of children’s education, principal and preschool director at Guadalupe Charter School in Salt Lake City. She also worked as a teacher and early childhood consultant for the Salt Lake City School District.
Walker also is a member of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and was recognized as “Instructional Leader of the Year” by the Utah Association of Elementary School Principals. She earned her bachelor’s degree in early education from Westminster College and holds a master’s degree in education from Utah State University.
Hawaiian-focused public charter schools receive extra funding
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs’ Board of Trustees, for the fourth consecutive year, approved $1.5 million in supplemental funding for 17 Hawaiian-focused public charter schools for 2012-2013 to address budgetary shortfalls they have already faced.
OHA’s funding will support more than 4,000 students at at the public charter schools located on Kauai, Oahu, Molokai and Hawaii Island where enrollment is 91 percent Hawaiian.
Buddhist society grants scholarships
The Hilo Buddhist Friendship Society of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin recently named 2013 graduates Grayson Mento and Amanda Agdeppa as recipients of $1,000 scholarships.
Mento, a Hilo High School valedictorian, is the son of Quince and Joanne Mento. A four-year student government officer, band leader, drum major and member of the Ambassadors, Mento also is an Eagle Scout. He also possesses a black belt in karate and plays in the county band. He has been active in temple activities with more than a decade of attendance at Hilo Hongwanji. He is planning to study music education in college, with a goal of earning his doctorate. He also hopes to teach at the college level and direct its band.
A Honokaa High School valedictorian, Agdeppa plans to study biomedical and robotics engineering in college. She has held numerous leadership positions, including president of the National Honor Society, Math League, Robotics Club, Science Club and Health Occupations Club, and has served as a mentor for the Paauilo Robotics Team. She has been a karate instructor for six years and participated in the Young Buddhist International Cultural Student Exchange to Japan. Agdeppa is the daughter of Federico and Sherry Agdeppa.
Arellano wins $10,000 Hawaii Rotary Youth Foundation scholarship
Jayvimar Arellano, a 2013 graduate of Kohala High School, has received one of two $10,000 Hawaii Rotary Youth Foundation 2013 scholarship awards.
Arellano received the Joanna L. Sullivan Award. The Maurice J. Sullivan Award, also worth $10,000, went to Tashawna R. L. Wright from Waianae High School on Oahu.
A total of $250,000 in college scholarships was awarded. In addition to the two $10,000 winners, 46 other Hawaii high school seniors received $5,000 each.
Hualalai Academy wins Kaimana Award for the third straight year
Hualalai Academy recently won the 2012-2013 Kaimana Award as the best athletics program of the 20 private, charter and public schools in Division II of the BIIF.
This is the third straight year the school has won this award.
Sponsored by HMSA, the Kaimana Awards recognize Hawaii high schools where student athletes excel both on and off the field.
Schools earn points for their students’ athletic achievements, academic performance, sportsmanship and service to the community.