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Week of 10/16/17 (**Each of the underlined, italicized, red bold text below is a link )

Welcome back everyone!  Hard to believe we’re down one quarter already this year…. Only three more to go!  :)  Grades for quarter 1 are due this Thursday; please be sure to double check each of your classes before submitting to Wendi.  Next week we have an articulation day with WCMS teachers after school Tuesday; we’ll spend some time this week working on the agenda.  Also happening next week -- Mr. Arakaki begins his community meetings regarding the Kalaheo boundary changes.  If you are able to attend any of the meetings and show your support of our school and programs (Tuesday at Kalaheo El, Thursday at CKMS cafe, and Friday at Kauai HS), I’d really appreciate it.


Announcements:

  1. Senior class meeting this Tuesday during advisory in the cafeteria re: cap and gowns.  Senior advisors -- please walk your class down to the cafe and stay to help monitor.
  2. School Community Council meeting Monday 6 pm in the LRC.  If you are interested in being a part of the SCC, please see Vince Nitta.
  3. Extended Faculty meeting on Tuesday in LRC
  4. Admin walk throughs/walk bys  for this week:
    1. Walk through -- Science, SS, SPED Dalton, Liko, Dino, Swain
    2. Walk by -- all others

*** we didn’t finish our previous walk-through before the break and will complete those in     addition to these new ones

  1.  Thank you to those who have completed this task but I still need 20 of you to set up your Advisory Google Classroom as per my email last week and invite Wendi, counselors, and myself as collaborators with you.  If you need help setting it up, please let me know and I’ll send someone to help you.
  2.  Early release for athletes’ lunch -- girls VB, bowling, cross country

Advisory notes

  1. TUESDAY/THURSDAY -- Homework/study hall this week (except for seniors on Tuesday who have class meeting in cafe).   Please have your reps present the slide show and solicit suggestions from their class to the 3 questions on the last slide (#5)

     Advisory reps -- presentation #2


MEETINGS this week

  1. CORE meeting on Monday, period 6 -7
  2. EXTENDED faculty meeting on Tuesday, 1:30 - 3:45 pm
  3. FAFSA/Title 1 Parent Night on Wednesday
  4. DH meeting on Thursday, period 6
  5. Department meeting after school on Thursday

Have a great week everyone!


Announcements:

Monday

  • CORE team meeting after lunch - LRC small conference room
  • 6 pm, SCC meeting in the LRC

Tuesday:

  • ADVISORY -- Seniors have class meeting in cafe; grades 9-11 have study hall
  • After school:  EXTENDED faculty meeting in LRC
  • Evening tutoring in LRC 6-8 pm
  • Girls’ VB playoff game against Kapaa HS at WHS gym, 6:30 pm!

Wednesday:

  • FAFSA/Title 1 Parent Night
  • Dickinson class -- Kokee Discovery Center

Thursday:

  • END quarter 1 grading period
  • ADVISORY -- study hall,  Advisory presentation
  • After school:  Department meetings
  • Evening tutoring in LRC 6-8 pm
  • KIF cheer competition, 7:30 pm

Friday:

  • Athletes lunch -- bowling, cross country, girls VB

Campus Supervision:

For the purpose of campus supervision/safety and security, the campus will continue to be broken out into sections that are assigned to teams.  Each team is responsible for supervising their area of campus during morning recess—S/T/U courtyard, the front lawn, the library, and upper campus.  Please be visible while walking around your assigned area and spot check the restrooms in your areas.

Recess duty will be assigned for three (3) consecutive school days.  Teams are as follows:

                             Monday                    Tu, Wed, Thur                 Friday

Assigned campus area

Team 2

Team 3

Team 4

  • Upper campus
  • (preschool/J/I)

Harding

Rita

Acoba

Messer

Shigematsu

Dickinson

  • library

Barber

Meyer

Davalos

Swain

Kakuda

Stengel

  • front lawn/outside cafe

Foulks

Daligcon

Altomare

  • S/T/U courtyard

Nitta

Ueunten

Kajiwara

 

Week of 10/2/17

Last week of the quarter everyone…. No admin meetings this week after school; that time on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons should be used for tutoring, calling parents, etc.

  1. Admin walk throughs/walk bys  for this week:  CTE, English, and Math are Walk-by; all others are Walk-through.  
  2. I’m off campus on Oahu Monday (10/2), and Wednesday to Friday (10/4-10/6) for eye surgery.  If you have anything that you need to talk about or check on, please email or text and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.
  3. Monday is our pre-fire inspection; individual deficiencies/corrections will be distributed as soon as we receive them.  Our official fire inspection by KFD will be next month, November 29th
  4. Please set up your Advisory Google Classroom as per my email last week and invite Wendi, counselors, and myself as collaborators with you.  If you need help setting it up, please let me know and I’ll send someone to help you.
  5. Early release for athletes’ lunch -- football, girls VB, bowling, cross country, air riflery

Have a great week everyone!

**Each of the underlined, italicized, red bold text below is a link

Advisory notes

  1. TUESDAY/THURSDAY -- Homework/study hall this week.  Please have your students take the Google Form survey re: Homecoming as only 245 students have completed it so far.  Also, please give time to your advisory rep to present last week’s slideshow to their peers.  They need to come back with suggestions from their class to the 3 questions on the last slide (#5), which should lead to an interesting discussion.

                           Homecoming  2017 student survey

     Advisory reps -- presentation #2

MEETINGS this week

  1. NO afternoon admin meetings this week
  2. CORE meeting on Monday, period 6 -7
  3. DH meeting on Tuesday, period 6

Announcements:

Monday

  • Anguay off campus
  • CORE team meeting after lunch - LRC small conference room
  • 6 pm, (make up session) senior parent meeting at LRC

Tuesday:

  • DH meeting, period 6
  • ADVISORY -- study hall, Homecoming survey, Advisory presentation
  • After school:  tutoring
  • Evening tutoring in LRC 6-8 pm

Wednesday:

  • Air riflery match/early release

Thursday:

  • ADVISORY -- study hall, Homecoming survey, Advisory presentation
  • After school:  tutoring
  • Evening tutoring in LRC 6-8 pm
  • Q1 grading period opens on Infinite Campus

Friday:

  • End Q1
  • Athletes lunch -- football, bowling, cross country, girls VB, air riflery

Campus Supervision:

For the purpose of campus supervision/safety and security, the campus will continue to be broken out into sections that are assigned to teams.  Each team is responsible for supervising their area of campus during morning recess—S/T/U courtyard, the front lawn, the library, and upper campus.  Please be visible while walking around your assigned area and spot check the restrooms in your areas.

Recess duty will be assigned for three (3) consecutive school days.  Teams are as follows:

                             MONDAY, TUES, WED                       THUR, FRIDAY

Assigned campus area

Team 1

Team 2

  • Upper campus
  • (preschool/J/I)

Pereira

Thompson

Harding

Rita

  • library

Saligumba

Leota

Barber

Meyer

  • front lawn/outside cafe

Pabre

Foulks

  • S/T/U courtyard

Camara

Nitta




 

Week of 9/25/2017

Again, thank you everyone for all of your hard work and energy to make Homecoming week memorable for our students.  I know it takes a lot of your personal time but also know that the kids really appreciate it.

This week Tuesday and Thursday are extended meetings; next week we will have NO admin meetings in the afternoon.  Please read below carefully so you know where to report and what you need to bring with you.

The first quarter is rapidly winding down -- be sure you’ve contacted parents of each of your failing or in danger of failing students.  Also please be sure that you’re providing work for any of your students who have been suspended; see email from counselors for specifics.

Have a great week everyone!


**Each of the underlined, italicized, red bold text below is a link

Advisory notes

  1. TUESDAY -- Please have your students take the Google Form survey re: Homecoming that was sent to your school gmail account and talk to them about their impression/feedback.  What do they feel went well and what do they feel could be improved…. If you cannot find it, it’s also here:

                           Homecoming  2017 student survey

  1. THURSDAY -- advisory rep meeting with Anguay in LRC; study hall for others

MEETINGS this week

  1. Extended meetings til 3:45 pm on both Tuesday and Thursday this week.. Faculty meeting on Tuesday is a differentiation training that begins at 1:35 in the following rooms:
    1. New teachers -- meet in Robyn’s room for the entire period; bring laptops, pacing guides, curriculum materials
    2. Everyone else will rotate through 2 stations.
      1. NEUVEL’S CLASSROOM -- CTE, Math, Science

Happy Homecoming week everyone!  Every day is a theme-dress day and lunch time activity leading to Friday’s Homecoming assembly and Powder Puff football game in afternoon.  Please come out (with your umbrella), have fun with the kids, and support your class!

Each of the underlined, italicized, red bold text below is a link

Advisory notes

  1. Tuesday/Thursday this week - super short time because of modified bell schedules…. they should just do HW in advisory.  If they didn’t already do so, have your advisory representative share the powerpoint presentation from last week’s meeting with their classmates.  It was an abbreviated version of what we did at our opening meetings… wanted to give the reps background information so they be able to understand the importance of their role as we continue implementing the WASC recommendations-- to address the perception gap between adults and students.  The learning objective was to learn about the school/what we’ve been doing as a staff over last few years -- it is a lot of information and your representative may need help relaying it to other students.

  2. Please let your rep know that our next meeting is Thursday 9/28/17

MEETINGS this week

**NO meetings this afternoon during admin time -- giving this time to teachers to help support Homecoming and/or to do tutoring for students who are failing at mid-quarter.  

Reminders:

  1. Flu clinic on Monday, 2:30 pm in the LRC small conference…. If you are one of the 16 staff members who signed up, please be there.

  2. if you are on EES cycle, your SLO needs to be submitted to your admin by Monday (Sept 25).

  3. All teachers --- your IPDP needs to be loaded into PDE3 by next Friday (Sept. 29).  

  4. Please collect federal survey cards from your period 4 class; mark off who has turned in/not turned in.  Cards can be dropped off at the front office.

  5. Admin walk throughs/walk bys  for this week: Science, SPED, SS, Dalton, Liko, Keala Swain, and Dino are walk throughs; all others = walk bys

  6. I’m attaching the fire safety classroom checklist.  We will have our school pre-fire inspection on Monday October 2nd.  Please use the checklist to gauge if your room is compliant; if it’s not or your have any questions or concerns, see one of your admin asap.

  7. Anguay, both counselors off island Friday for training.

Have a great week everyone!


Announcements:

Monday

  • Anguay off campus til 10 am, meeting in Lihue

  • CORE team meeting after lunch - LRC small conference room

Tuesday:

  • After school:  NO admin meetings; please use this time to support Homecoming class activities OR tutor, help students who are failing at mid-quarter

  • Evening tutoring in LRC 6-8 pm

Wednesday:

  • 1 pm, KCFCU meeting with Keala Lindsey Meyer

  • 6 pm, MEP Parent Night, LRC

Thursday:

  • DH meeting, period 6 (10 am) in Robyn’s room

  • After school:  NO admin meetings; please use this time to support Homecoming class activities OR tutor, help students who are failing at mid-quarter

  • Evening tutoring in LRC 6-8 pm

  • Homecoming gym/section decorations, beginning at 6 pm

Friday:

  • Anguay, both counselors on Oahu for training

  • Homecoming Assembly -- special assembly bell schedule (9:25 am), powder puff (12:40 pm)

 

Campus Supervision:

For the purpose of campus supervision/safety and security, the campus will continue to be broken out into sections that are assigned to teams.  Each team is responsible for supervising their area of campus during morning recess—S/T/U courtyard, the front lawn, the library, and upper campus.  Please be visible while walking around your assigned area and spot check the restrooms in your areas.

Recess duty will be assigned for three (3) consecutive school days.  Teams are as follows:

                             MONDAY                         TUES, WED, THUR              FRIDAY

Assigned campus area

Team 3

Team 4

Team 5

  • Upper campus

  • (preschool/J/I)

Acoba

Messer

Shigematsu

Dickinson

Neuvel

Lecroix

  • library

Davalos

Swain

Kakuda

Stengel

K. Souza

Freitag

  • front lawn/outside cafe

Daligcon

Altomare

Sagawa-Pananganan

  • S/T/U courtyard

Ueunten

Kajiwara

Shyles

 

Each of the underlined, italicized, red bold text below is a link

Advisory notes

  1. Tuesday/Thursday this week - students do HW in advisory.  Please have your advisory representative share the powerpoint presentation from last week’s meeting with their classmates.  It was an abbreviated version of what we did at our opening meetings… wanted to give the reps background information so they be able to understand the importance of their role as we continue implementing the WASC recommendations-- to address the perception gap between adults and students.  The learning objective was to learn about the school/what we’ve been doing as a staff over last few years -- it is a lot of information and your representative may need help relaying it to other students.

  2. Do you have any free/reduced lunch forms?  Do you think any of your students for benefits under the McKinney Vento Act (MVA) for homeless students? Please let an admin know ASAP so we can follow up and ensure all students receive supports; MVA students automatically qualify for free lunch and bus transportation.   It’s imperative that all lunch forms be returned as we depend heavily on Title 1 funding to keep WHS going -- this year we’re receiving $180,000.  Without that money, we will not be able to run programs, purchase equipment and supplies, conduct PD, keep our PTT or evening tutoring.  Please help us by helping us chase down every student’s form this year.  

MEETINGS this week

  1. EXTENDED faculty meeting on Tuesday in LRC -- please bring laptops.

  2. Department meetings on Thursday -- DH to set meeting location

  3. 9th grade Parent Conferences on Wednesday night -- K bldg.

  4. ELA teachers at Secondary CC Institute training in Lihue on Friday

A few more reminders:

  1. Please collect federal survey cards from your period 4 class; mark off who has turned in/not turned in.  Cards can be dropped off at the front office.

  2. Admin walk throughs/walk bys  for this week: CTE, English, Math are walk throughs; all others = walk bys

  3. I’m attaching the fire safety classroom checklist.  We will have our school pre-fire inspection on Monday October 2nd

    .  Please use the checklist to gauge if your room is compliant; if it’s not or your have any questions or concerns, see one of your admin asap.

     

  4. Anguay off island Wednesday/Thursday for training.

Have a great week everyone!

Each of the underlined, italicized, red bold text below is a link

Advisory notes

  1. Tuesday/Thursday this week - students do HW in advisory.  Thursday -- advisory reps report to LRC for first meeting with Anguay (during advisory time).

  2. Please continue collecting signed paperwork from your advisory students and submitting asap to the office, especially those free and reduced meal applications.  We will continue calling in students this week to individually follow up and push for forms to be returned.  It’s imperative that all lunch forms be returned as we depend heavily on Title 1 funding to keep WHS going -- this year we’re receiving $180,000.  Without that money, we will not be able to run programs, purchase equipment and supplies, conduct PD, keep our PTT or evening tutoring.  Please help us by helping us chase down every student’s form this year.  

  3. As mentioned earlier, please remember to save all student work from advisory lessons and bring it with you to your first Admin Data Team meeting --  these meetings will count as extended meeting times until 3:45 pm.  Please bring your laptops to the meeting.


MEETINGS this week

  1. Admin data teams #3 --Thursday, extended meeting times.  Here’s the master list -- please be sure to report to your assigned meeting time/location.

A few more reminders:

  1. Admin walk throughs/walk bys  for the next 2 weeks: CTE, English, Math are walk throughs; all others = walk bys

  2. TUESDAY -- after school = school wide tutoring in your classrooms, complete mid-quarter grades/update Infinite Campus grades

  3. THURSDAY----If you are not assigned to attend an admin data team meeting, use this admin time to tutor students in your classroom

  4. I’m attaching the fire safety classroom checklist.  We will have our school pre-fire inspection on Monday October 2nd.  Please use the checklist to gauge if your room is compliant; if it’s not or your have any questions or concerns, see one of your admin asap.

  5. Also, attaching information from Pete re: yearbook pictures for this year.  Students are scheduled to take their YB pictures this week (Sept 5-8) during their social studies classes.  Seniors who are taking Early College Philosophy 100 after school report to the LRC and take their pictures during non-instructional time.  Please remind students to dress appropriately.

Have a great week everyone!


Announcements:

Tuesday:

  • Teachers verify rosters for tripod -- please see email/info from Robyn

  • Yearbook picture taking - Dalton’s room

  • After school:  school wide tutoring in your classrooms

  • Anguay out (Oahu)

Wednesday:

  • Teachers verify rosters for tripod -- please see email/info from Robyn

  • Yearbook picture taking - Dalton’s room

  • 6 pm, ELL Parent Night @ LRC

Thursday:

  • Yearbook picture taking - Dalton’s room

  • After school:

    • Admin data team #3 teams meet with your admin (extended time til 3:45 pm)

      • (Anguay) in LRC: Melissa H., B. Herbig, Sharleen, Karen, Brandon, Helga, Darlene, Wendi,

      • (Carveiro) in her office: Dino, Tiani, Major, Liko, Rita, Stengel, Keala L-M, Pete, Shigematsu


  • School wide tutoring after school for all other teachers (1:20-2:45 pm)

Friday:

  • Yearbook picture taking - Dalton’s room

  • Fall Sports Assembly -- special afternoon assembly bell schedule

  • 12 pm -- Truancy meeting w/admin, counselors

 

Campus Supervision:

For the purpose of campus supervision/safety and security, the campus will continue to be broken out into sections that are assigned to teams.  Each team is responsible for supervising their area of campus during morning recess—S/T/U courtyard, the front lawn, the library, and upper campus.  Please be visible while walking around your assigned area and spot check the restrooms in your areas.

Recess duty will be assigned for three (3) consecutive school days.  Teams are as follows:

                                        MONDAY                   TUE, WED, THUR             FRIDAY

Assigned campus area

Team 6

Team 1

Team 2

  • Upper campus

  • (preschool/J/I)

Moises

Casillas

Pereira

Thompson

Harding

Rita

  • library

Evens

Erdmann

Saligumba

Leota

Barber

Meyer

  • front lawn/outside cafe

Matsuyama

Pabre

Foulks

  • S/T/U courtyard

Kidd

Camara

Nitta


 

Busy, busy next 2 weeks; please ready very carefully to ensure you know what’s going on and what you’re responsible for following up on.  Each of the underlined, italicized, red bold text below is a link to a document -- please read very carefully and print a copy for yourself.

 

We are doing the school set up of teacher rosters for tripod this week.  From Friday, September 1 - Tuesday, September 6 you will need to verify your class roster for your period 3 classes; we’ve selected this group of students to complete the tripod survey this year.  If you have prep during period 3, you will survey your period 4 class.  Liko/Gayle T./Nalani will roster verify and survey their period 6 classes. Erdmann,Davalos, Swain, Casillas, Neuvell, Sagawa, Messer, LeCroix, and Moises -- we will give you specific instructions on how your rosters/survey will be done this year with your period 4 classes.  Instructions will be placed in your boxes this week; if you have any questions, please see Robyn for assistance.

Admin walk throughs/walk bys will continue this week with the same groups as last week.


Advisory notes

  1. This Tuesday (8/29) please keep your period 5 students in so we can do Menehune Matters discipline presentation via MTV3.  All TVs must be turned on during advisory time; if you do not have a working TV please come and see Mahina immediately.

  2. please continue collecting signed paperwork from your advisory students and submitting asap to the office, especially those free and reduced meal applications.  We will begin calling in students this week to individually follow up and push for forms to be returned.  It’s imperative that all lunch forms be returned as we depend heavily on Title 1 funding to keep WHS going -- this year we’re receiving $180,000.  Without that money, we will not be able to run programs, purchase equipment and supplies, conduct PD, keep our PTT or evening tutoring.  Please help us by helping us chase down every student’s form this year.  Thank you.

  3. As mentioned earlier, please remember to save all student work from advisory lessons and bring it with you to your first Admin Data Team meeting which depending upon your group assignment, will be either Tuesday August 29th, Thursday August 31st, or Thursday, September 7th after school-- these meetings will count as extended meeting times until 3:45 pm.  Please bring your laptops to the meeting.

  4. Homecoming voting will continue this week

  5. Please send me your advisory representative’s name; I’ve only received a few so far.  Our first meeting will be Sept. 7th during advisory.

MEETINGS this week

  1. Admin data teams begin this week after school, Tuesday or Thursday, extended meeting times.  Here’s the master list -- please be sure to report to your assigned meeting time/location.

A few more reminders:

  1. TUESDAY/THURSDAY----If you are not assigned to attend an admin data team meeting, use this admin time to tutor students in your classroom

  2. I’m attaching the fire safety classroom checklist.  We will have our school pre-fire inspection on Monday September 18th.  Please use the checklist to gauge if your room is compliant; if it’s not or your have any questions or concerns, see one of your admin asap.

  3. Also, attaching information from Pete re: yearbook pictures for this year.  Students are scheduled to take their YB pictures the week after Labor Day (Sept 5-8) during their social studies classes.  Please remind students to dress appropriately.

Have a great week everyone!

 

Announcements:

Monday:   

  • Data snapshot of our school taken for tripod survey by state -- to verify students are enrolled

  • Period 6/7 – CORE team meeting

  • 5 pm; Anguay meeting with mayor re: KIF night games this season

Tuesday:

  • MENEHUNE MATTERS discipline presentation during advisory.  Keep your period 5 class in and turn on your TV at the start of advisory

  • Herbig, Sato set-up teachers’ rosters for period 3,4, or 6 to verify for tripod survey

  • Period 6 (10 am): DH/Leadership meeting -- Robyn’s room

  • After school:

    • admin data team #1 meet in VP Vess’ office (Robyn, Joyce, Bob, John,  Kui, Hari, Heather, Greg, Keala S.) -- extended time

    • New teachers meet with VP Carveiro to work on SLO for this year

    • all others do school wide tutoring in your classrooms

  • 4 pm, Anguay meeting w/Arakaki re: Kalaheo boundary line

Wednesday:

  • Herbig, Sato set up teachers’ rosters for period 3,4, or 6 to verify for tripod survey

  • AVID site team PLC at Chiefess, 8-3:30 pm

  • 6:30 pm; MANDATORY SENIOR PARENT MEETING in the cafeteria

  • First KIF girls’ VB game v. Kauai HS at WHS gym (JV begins at 5 pm, varsity to follow)

Thursday:

  • Herbig, Sato set-up teachers’ rosters for period 3,4, or 6 to verify for tripod survey

  • Carveiro (½ day), Muraoka at Title 1 workshop

  • After school:

    • Admin data team #2 teams meet with your admin (extended time til 3:45 pm)

      • (Anguay) in LRC: 9th grade team- Erdman, Davalos, LeCroix, Matsuyama, Daligcon, Casillas, SGM

      • (Vess) in her office: 11th grade team -- Keiko, Ryan, Jasmin, Vince, Daniel, Teri

      • (Carveiro) in her office: 10th Grade Team - Leota, Neuval, Thompson, Jojo, Charles, Carlene, Amy


  • School wide tutoring after school for all other teachers (1:20-2:45 pm)

Friday:

  • All teachers begin roster verification of period 3, 4 or 6 for tripod survey.  Please refer to handouts placed in your mailbox or see Robyn for assistance asap

 

 

Campus Supervision:

For the purpose of campus supervision/safety and security, the campus will continue to be broken out into sections that are assigned to teams.  Each team is responsible for supervising their area of campus during morning recess—S/T/U courtyard, the front lawn, the library, and upper campus.  Please be visible while walking around your assigned area and spot check the restrooms in your areas.

Recess duty will be assigned for three (3) consecutive school days.  Teams are as follows:

                                        MON, TUE, WED                               THUR, FRIDAY

Assigned campus area

Team 5

Team 6

  • Upper campus

  • (preschool/J/I)

Neuvel

Lecroix

Moises

Casillas

  • library

K. Souza

Freitag

Evens

Erdmann

  • front lawn/outside cafe

Sagawa-Pananganan

Matsuyama

  • S/T/U courtyard

Shyles

Kidd