A MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD OF SECONDARY DIVISION
I hope everyone had a relaxing and healthy Fall Break! I was in Canada visiting family and had a delightful time!
This week, I thought I might discuss Theory of Knowledge which is a vital part of the Diploma Program. Students are taught to ask questions such as how we "know" anything, and, importantly, to acknowledge that two people looking at the same situation can conclude differently and both still be right. The IB goes further and strives for our students to:
- be aware of themselves as thinkers, encouraging them to become more acquainted with the complexity of knowledge
- recognize the need to act responsibly in an increasingly interconnected but uncertain world
In our Secondary program, we seek to incorporate these challenging ideas into many aspects of our teaching, giving our students a nuanced understanding of the world around them.
Have a wonderful weekend,
A MESSAGE FROM THE SECONDARY ACADEMIC DEANS
We hope fall break was a relaxing time with family and friends. Many students appear refreshed and ready to tackle the rest of the first semester. By the time this Weekly is released, midterm marks will have been emailed to families. These interim marks will not be reported on transcripts; instead, they are designed as a mid-semester progress check. In other words, these marks are a snapshot of academic performance to date. We publish midterm marks each semester to help parents and students better understand progress between formal semester report cards.
Please use the midterm grades as an opportunity to discuss your child's perceived strengths and areas of growth. Reflecting on study habits – including accessing teachers for extra support – can help when setting goals for the remainder of the semester. After reviewing midterm grades, please contact your child's teachers if there are questions or concerns.
Rachel Dominic and Lindsey Schiffler
IMPORTANT TRAFFIC ADVISORY!
CAMPUS WILL BE CLOSED ON OCTOBER 23
EXPECT TRAFFIC DELAYS ON OCTOBER 27
A production company will be filming scenes for an upcoming movie on Kapa'a Quarry Road. Campus will be closed on Sunday, October 23.
Thursday, October 27, 2022
Morning Entry via Mokapu Boulevard:
On Thursday, Kapa'a Quarry Road from Kalaniana'ole Highway will be closed to all traffic from 6:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Vehicles must enter from Mokapu Boulevard to access the campus. Campus traffic will be one-way only for morning drop-off. Please drop-off your children promptly at their normal drop-off time with the exception of grades 9-12, who will begin the day 10 minutes later than normal to mitigate congestion. On Thursday morning, there will be no city bus service. Please consider carpooling to and from school.
Afternoon Entry via Kalaniana'ole Highway:
After 12:30 p.m. Kapa'a Quarry Road from Mokapu Boulevard will be closed to all traffic. Vehicles must enter from Kalaniana'ole Highway to access the campus. Should you experience a traffic delay at pick up time, rest assured that staff are prepared to supervise your student until you can arrive safely.
HPD will be helping to direct traffic in the area. Photography is strictly prohibited. We appreciate your patience and cooperation in the week ahead!
Save the Date- College Night
Class of 2024 (Students and Parents)
October 25 at 6:00 p.m. RSVP here
NAVIGATING THE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS MAZE
Each year, more than a million students across the country go through college planning. Many students and their families find the college search enjoyable and easy to manage. Many do not. In fact, finding and seeking admission to colleges that meet individual needs, interests, and abilities can be a maze filled with missteps and pitfalls for some. But information is power; therefore, making sure that you are informed is the key to handling the college planning process successfully.
In the interest of making the college planning process as stress-free and rewarding for you as possible, we offer the following tips and advice:
Know yourself and your needs, interests, and abilities, realistically.
- Understand the basic language of college admissions.
- Discover what types of colleges are available as post-secondary options.
- Learn the basic criteria for admission to college.
- Understand the various types of college entrance exams and what they measure.
- Understand the concept of "selectivity" as it relates to acceptance to college.
- Understand what it means to find colleges that are a "good match" for you.
- Get an overview of the entire college admissions process and how admissions committees make the decision to admit or deny students.
- Understand the financial aid process.
-MyCollegeOptions (Resource Center)
And my added bonus tip....
Introduce yourself to Mr. Liedtke
GRADES 6-8 FALL DANCE
Date: Friday, October 28, 2022
Time: 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. Students must be picked by 9:15 p.m.
Location: Middle School Courtyard
Pick-up/Drop off: Middle School Lane
Cost: $5 for students
A Dance Participation Form is required for all participants. Sign up to help the PFA with snacks, supplies, drinks and volunteering at the Fall dance.
Check out the project grad page to see what they have for sale to support them.
6:00-9:00 p.m. Fall Dance
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Homecoming Game
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Homecoming Dance
For help while on campus, call 808-491-7909, 6:30 a.m.- 8:45 p.m., seven days a week.
Spirit Store Questions:
All tech questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
LOST AND FOUND NEWS
Items will be cleared out regularly on or about the first and third Friday of each month.