Aloha Aiea Parents, Guardians, and Community Members,
Aiea High School is a buzz with the start of a new school year. We are working to STRIVE HI once again this year through our thoughtful and comprehensive Academic Plan. Our staff and teachers are engaged in collaboration of ideas to make this year even more meaningful and challenging for our youth. Many changes have happened that make this school year different than the past. We have a new bell schedule that has longer days for our students and more opportunities for them to take a variety of courses. The staff has teamed up to work on our attendance policy and getting students in the classrooms on time. We will be making phone calls home and giving out detention for those students that don't adhere to this important issue. It is critical that we get support from home to make the improvements here at school. Attached in this newsletter are the clear guidelines that we will be following for unexcused and tardy students.
Here are the happenings:
We have two new Vice Principals - Mr. Michael Jose - Seniors, and Mr. Orlando Dona - Juniors and Sophomores. We will be hiring a third Vice Principal for the Freshmen class at the end of August.
We have ten new teachers to welcome as Na Ali'i - Ms. Susana Higa - Registra, Major (Ret) Daniel Leos and MSGT (Ret) Javier Martin-Vinas JROTC instructors, Ms. Kayla Schlaich- Math, Ms. Abbey Day - Social Studies/Math, Ms. Janella Myers and Ms. Quyen Anderson -Social Studies, Ms. Kristina Jamias -Read 180, Mrs. Pauahi Kazunaga- Testing Coordinator, and Mr. Mark Hadama - Physical Education.
Special thank you to PTSO and Sung Jun Yoon (96 AHS Alumni) for painting the stadium score board and goal posts. Mr. Yoon also donated a refrigerator to the faculty for their collaboration room. PTSO does so much for our school, please make sure that you join and become a part of the team.
Mark your calendars for August 28th at 6:00 P.M. for our Open House. We will be starting the evening in the cafeteria for a quick chat and then off to the classrooms to meet the teachers. Achieve 3000 will be set up in the library for parents to access the program. We will be offering it to English Second Language parents who would like to improve their reading skills.
Professional Development Day on August 29th is for teachers. This will be a day that students will not have school and teachers will be training in various areas on campus.
Na Ali'i PRIDE. Our goal this year is to show our pride for our school, academics, teachers, students, and in everything we do. Support our sports/club programs and volunteer to help out this year. Show the pride and pass it on to others. Your help and support is always appreciated.
Let's make this the start of something BIG at AIEA HIGH SCHOOL!
Principal, Aiea High School