Dear Parents and Guardians,
First Quarter is over and report cards were distributed to students on Friday, October 24th. Please take the time to talk to your student about their goals and aspirations for the future. If we have a goal, then we have something to reach for in the future. If you need help or have questions, please contact your counselor or teachers.
Congratulations to Terrance Lewis for being an outstanding academic student on the National Merit test. We are proud of you!
Congratulations to Mrs. Susan Gonsalves for being selected to represent teachers of Hawaii in the Teacher Leadership Initiative.
Thank you to the Bank of Hawaii and the 235 volunteers we had beautifying the campus on October 11th. We had staff and students join in and the amount of work that was accomplished is phenomenal. We still have a lot of work to do, so if you have a group that would like to come out and paint or clean-up, just let me know.
Oceanic Time Warner will be highlighting our Career Pathways Health Occupations this year. They will be showing our partnership with Pali Momi and the wonderful support the hospital gives to our students. Special thank you to Ms. Doreen Seaton for setting up this shadowing program for the students.
Thank you to Pali Momi for inviting our school to see the "No Barriers" lecture by Eric Weihenmayer. His story was inspirational as a blind man that climbed the 7 highest peaks in the world. He stressed how we need to live a life with no barriers and strive to do our best no matter what the challenges may be in front of us. It is all about growth mindset and creating a positive culture of learning.
Thank you to Ms. Christine Uchida and her crew for hosting 320 Japanese visitors this past week. We had a wonderful time sharing our American and Hawaiian traditions with our Inokuchi visitors. Thank you to all the staff that took time out to help host them in their classrooms.
We have had many building assessments on campus and we will be having many renovations and improvements to the campus over the next few years. Because of this we will not be having summer school this year. Some of the roofs and structures will be under construction and we want everyone to be safe during these times.
November 1st will be our Annual Craft Fair and we need many volunteers and help to make it successful. Please take the time to support our PTSO and their fundraising efforts.
A special thank you goes out to the parents/guardians and family members that are working hard behind the scenes. The Debate Team parents/guardians are engaged every weekend. The Band Booster and Athletic Booster Clubs are supporting events weekly. Our PTSO needs your support, the more the merrier! We are really a fun group and need more ideas and manpower. Show your student how much you value their education by volunteering your time to support their school. I know from experience that my own children valued my time and support at their high schools. Come be a part of the A-Team!
Principal, Aiea High School