Attention all Juniors and Seniors: Prom forms are now available in front of S103 during first and second recess. This year's prom will be at Nani Mau Gardens on April 15. All forms are due April 3. Please grab your forms as soon as possible and pay ahead of time. If you have any questions regarding prom, please see a Junior Class Officer or Mr. Bumanglag.
Hawaii District FFA Contest. On Saturday (12/10/16), the Pahoa FFA Chapter attended the Hawaii District FFA Conference, along with Honokaa HS, Keaau HS, Konawaena HS, and Waiakea HS. This year, our students competed in 5 of the 10 Hawaii FFA Career Development Events. All students who placed 1st or 2nd in their event are qualified to compete at the State level on Kauai in March 2017. Below are the official results. Please congratulate our Pahoa FFA students on a job well done! Their hard work, dedication and commitment to preparing for their contests really paid off!
Corsage – Taisha Nakatsu and Dylan Salmo, 2nd Place
Creed Speaking – Caeden Kadarusman, 1st Place and Carlo Daquioag, 2nd Place
Extemporaneous Public Speaking – Jerryl John Bernardo, 1st Place
Parliamentary Procedure – 1st Place Kaydelynn Alejandro, Shentel Pacheco, Harvey Tagalicud, CJ Julian and Adrian Kizanis
Three Pahoa FFA students attended the 89th National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis, IN, during the week of October 17. Jeryll John Bernardo (gr. 11), Albert Pattarachote (gr. 10), and Charlie Julian (gr. 10) were among nine students who represented the state of Hawaii. During the convention, students attended workshops and were challenged to Transform their Purpose into Action. Jeryll John also competed in the National Prepared Public Speaking Career Development Event and received a bronze pin. Congratulations, Jay-Jay!
Students who have their driving permit may register for the course to be taught over the Christmas break until December 9. The cost for both the classroom session and the behind-the wheel sessions is only $10 which can be paid at the mandatory parent meeting which will be held in December. New drivers will be taught all of the new rules and laws of the highway system as well as learn about the impacts on the driving experience of all new automotive technologies. Classes will be two hours long and the driving lessons will be three hours long with two partners. The total number of students per class is limited to those who are committed to make all classes and driving lessons; no absences allowed.
See Mrs. Rodgers to pick up a registration form.
Attention Seniors! Please pick up your cap and gown order form and packet in Ms. Harbaugh's room (U-201) during lunch recess August 30th and 31st. Balfour will be on campus October 19th at 8:00 am to collect your form and payment. The minimum cost to participate in your graduation ceremony is $52.36 which includes a cap, gown, tassel, and diploma cover. You can also choose to order a class ring, shirts, hoodies, and various other items if you would like to. Please go to balfour.com for more details about these other ordering options.
All Students interested in Cross Country, we have extended try-outs until August 19. Practice will start today and will be Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday for the first half of the season, and then Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for the second half of the season. Physical forms can be pick up at the Athletic Directors office and from the coaches. Good luck and happy trails.
List of students who score 19 or higher composite score on their ACT Exams.
Tyler Boromeo, Kiana Cohen, Ariel Colobong, Christian Cornwell, Philllip Daniels, William Daniels, James Iaukea, Poerava Lucas Waters, Kealii Luis, Faith Mauel Kamakeeaina, Tevake Mclaren, Jesse Meyer, Tapenga Orevillo, Mishayla Paresa, Daecee Subia, Regie Tadeo, Matthew Yaplag
The Pahoa High School Boys' Volleyball Team has qualified for the State Tournament which will be held on Oahu starting this Wednesday 5/4/2016. Their victory over the Kohala Boys' Volleyball Team on Friday evening April 29th gave them a birth to the State Tournament.
Please congratulate our boys and encourage them on to victory as they represent Our Pahoa Daggers of the BIIF Division II in the State Volleyball Tournament.
Also we have a Senior Kilinahe Oliveira of Pahoa and Junior Stella Javier of HAAS, that will be competing in the States Track Meet on Oahu as well. Lets encourage our teams and show them how much we appreciate their hard work and dedication and wish them success as they go forth to make us proud.
School Highlight - Student Leaders attends Leadership, Exploration, Inspiration (LEI) Program 4/15-4/16
I had the privilege to take four of our Junior Class Officers (Poerava Lucas-Waters, Daecee Subia, Tapenga Orevillo, and Ariel Colobong) to a leadership conference at the Hapuna Prince Hotel this past Friday and Saturday. They were joined by other student leaders from other schools to be exposed to the hospitality and visitor industry.
On Friday, students attended a session with a motivational speech by Mayor Billy Kenoi, learned about the culture of the hotel, then attended a luau during the evening. Students gained first hand experience on the ins and outs of running a luau, from the set up to the clean up phase. Students also had the task to escort costumers to their seats while showing their aloha and hospitality skills that they had learned during the day.
On Saturday, students were given a tour of the hotel and visited 5 departments: Front Desk, Food and Beverage, Pool/Beach, Sales and Events, and Engineering/Repair. Each department provided information to the students on the importance of their department and they were able ask questions to the employees.
The students’ said their biggest take away from this experience was learning about the different degrees and backgrounds that are needed to work in the different departments of the hotel. This was the 1st annual overnight event of the Leadership, Exploration, Inspiration (LEI) program. It was a great learning experience for myself and for my students to participate in.
- Jay Bumanglag, PHIS' Math Teacher and Student Activities Coordinator