Open House was a huge success and it was wonderful to see all the parents/guardians touring the campus. We really love to see all our parents/guardians involved at school events and functions. Thank you for taking the time to support the high school. The mid-quarter grades went out last week to the students. Please take the time to check Jupiter grades and email teachers as needed. This month we had many successes:
Congratulations to Mr. Thomas Rodrigues, our food services manager, on being selected as "The Manager of the Year" for the Department of Education. He will now compete at state level. His dedication to the students and staff here at AHS is phenomenal.
Congratulations to our Academic Review Team, also honored at the DOE awards as a runner up for Team of the Year. They work hard behind the scenes to create the Academic and Financial Plan.
Please welcome our newest Vice Principal, Ms. Larisa Gadach, she will be working with the freshmen class this year. We are thrilled she in on the A TEAM.
Our counselors are training on Naviance and will be rolling that out soon. This will help you and your student to look at colleges and careers for the future. It is a program that you will be able to access at home.
Homecoming was a great week of fun and competition. The seniors came out on top for all events. Thank you parents/guardians for helping in the background and providing support. Our class advisors are amazing. They do a lot of work in the four years with each class and volunteer many hours to make it special. Please be sure and thank them for their time and energy.
Our attendance policy is getting better. Less students are tardy and absent from class. Thank you parents/guardians for helping us to make sure they are in class on time. Not only is it disruptive for the late students, but it affects the whole class's learning when students arrive late.
Dress code is another issue that we will need to look at more closely. Many other high schools have gone to uniforms. Please insure that your male/female student is wearing appropriate attire to school. If the midriff is showing then it isn't appropriate. If there are any shirts with bad words, advertising drugs or alcohol, or sexy pictures then it is out of dress code. It you don't buy it, they can't wear it.
Kudos to Ms. Doreen Seaton for creating learning opportunities for our Health Occupations students. They are now shadowing nurses and doctors at Pali Momi and Kaiser.
Fall Break is coming soon, Oct. 6-10th. The first quarter of school is going fast. As always, PTSO needs your support and we have a great time, so join us. Until next month, stay safe and see you at the games showing your Na Ali'i Pride!
Principal, Aiea High School