Aloha Vikings! This is your K-V-I-K-S Morning Bulletin, my name is King James and here are your announcements for Thursday, September 30th, 2021. Today’s periods are 1-3-5-7.
Before we begin, please give your attention to this message from Principal Urasaki.
Aloha Vikings, good morning. Unfortunately, it’s time for another serious talk. Disorderly conduct and fighting on campus is out of control and not only does it need to be controlled, it needs to stop. There is no reason for violence on campus, you come to school to learn, get your education and make yourself a better person, so you can have a good future. We all have differences, we may not like each other but we need to learn to coexist in peace. If you have nothing nice to say, then don’t say it. If you have hakaka or problems see your counselor, any administrator, any adult on campus for help. That’s the mature, wise and right thing to do. We are one school, our heart, our heritage, our home, show your Viking pride.
Thank you Principal Urasaki.
Here’s what’s happening today!
Attention all new and returning LEO Club members! If you are interested in joining the LEO club, please come to A-19, Ms. Tanaka's room, to pick up and drop off your forms and club dues. Club dues are $11. Our next meeting is TODAY September 30th. As a reminder, meetings are held on the last Thursday of every month in Ms. Frias’s room, A-18. See you there!
WHAT’S NEW ANCHOR: NATHAN RAGASA
VIDEO: Homecoming Court Application
Are you ready for our homecoming season? Be excited and join us to celebrate the Hilo high school’s homecoming with this year’s theme of “Viking Blast to the Past: Celebrating 115 Years.” Our homecoming week will run from November 2nd to the 6th, 2021. On November 6th our Viking football team will face off with Waiakea to be followed by the lighting of the letters. If you are interested in running for our Homecoming Court, you can pick up an application form from Mrs. Masuhara in room A-16. The application forms are due on Friday, Oct. 1st, 2021. Let's have a blast homecoming, Vikings!
Aloha Class of 2022! Friday, October 1st is the day that your FAFSA application opens up, as well as the Kamehameha Schools College Scholarship Application!==ll, everyone planning to attend college next year has created your F-S-A-I-D, as well as helped your parent or guardian to create theirs. Please see Mrs. Frias if you have any questions about the application or financial aid process along the way. Let's finish the first quarter strong, seniors!
Hey, Seniors! Are you still working on your PTP? The LRC will be open to SENIORS WORKING ON PTP ONLY for the following Mondays and Wednesdays during lunch: October 4th, 6th, 18th, 20th, 25th, and 27th No need to sign up - just have your school ID with you and come on in! If we work on it together, you can get it done!
Fall Break PTP Work Sessions
Here’s another PTP work session Vikings! Join Hilo High and GearUP during Fall Break, Oct. 11, 12th, and 13th to work on your PTP! Sessions available only to Seniors, Juniors, and Sophomores. Monday (Oct. 11) is strictly reserved for seniors, Tuesday (Oct. 12th) and Wednesday (Oct. 13th) are open to both sophomores and juniors. This is an opportunity to work on your PTPs. Registration is open, and can be accessed through the links and QR codes on your screen, or through GEAR UP Hilo's Instagram @gumhilo, and flyers around campus. For questions or more information, please email Mr. Rosas at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit him in room B-35. Spots are limited, registration ends Wednesday Oct. 6. Parent/Guardian Consent required.
For student-athletes interested in participating in cross country, practices are being conducted on: Mondays, Wednesdays and EVEN Fridays at 2pm and Tuesdays,Thursdays and ODD Fridays at 3pm. Athletes can meet near the track and field.
For student-athletes interested in participating in cheer, tryouts are being conducted next week Monday-Friday from 4-6pm in the new gym wrestling room.
The boys and girls Golf team sign-ups will be conducted during the week of October 4th through October 8th. Interested student-athletes can sign up with Coach Gary Cooper in room F-85. All questions can be addressed to Coach Randy Pak at 808-934-0049. Players of all experience levels are encouraged to sign-up.
All interested athletes will need an updated/current physical, proof of vaccination or proof of medical or religious accommodation. For those with accommodations, please bring proof of a negative test within 72 hours of the day of the first practice you’ll be attending. Thereafter, those with accommodations will need to test twice per week for the duration of the season.
In case you missed it Vikings…
TOMORROW, October 1st 2021, we will be celebrating Aloha Friday. Join us in front of the Auditorium for entertainment featuring the HHS Hula Club and band "Media". You could earn 10 hero points if you wear aloha attire.
For wiki, Cinnamon Roll, Apple Chips, and Fresh Fruit
For Lunch: Hot Dog in a Bun, Tater Tots, Baby Carrots, Veggie Sticks, Pineapple Chunks, and Diced Pears.
Thank you for watching, this concludes today’s announcements. Have a great day Vikings!
Kaukau Card Fundraiser
KauKau cards are available for purchase in front of Ma’s room (A -16) every Monday and Friday during the lunch periods until October 1st.
Early Childhood Education
Hawai‘i Community College is offering a new opportunity for high school students to pursue college credentials and careers in the field of Early Childhood Education. There's a new opportunity for Hilo High School students who are interested in pursuing college credentials and careers in the field of Early Childhood Education. The new program is called the “Hilo Early Learning Career Pathway Project.” It will allow students to earn a Certificate of Competence from Hawai‘i CC’s Early Childhood Education program while they are still in high school. The classes will be free and the program includes paid internships for eligible seniors. Interested students should talk to their college and career counselors.
Attention Vikings! The Learning Resource Center (LRC) also known as the library is open for students.The LRC is open during morning, first recess and lunch. ID’s will be required for entry. In addition, the Hilo High School Student Credit Union will open on Tuesdays and Fridays during lunch at the LRC. And beginning next week, it will be open everyday during LUNCH at the LRC. So come visit us and open an account with our Hilo High School Student Credit Union, where you could do your banking on campus.
Coloring Book Design Contest
The Youth Arts Series is turning 5 years old next month! To celebrate this milestone, The East Hawai'i Cultural Center is inviting keiki and teens to participate in our coloring book design contest. For more details, visit www.EHCC.org and submit your artwork by October 1st!
Religious Accommodation for COVID-19 Vaccine
Posted on the Hilo High School website is the Religious Accommodation for COVID-19 Vaccine Memo as well as the request form itself. All student-athletes parent(s)/guardian requesting a religious accommodation MUST complete this form and submit the form directly to DOE Civil Rights Compliance Branch or CRCB Equity Specialist Dee Sugihara at Dee.Sugihara@k12.hi.us. ALL accommodation requests will be decided by the CRCB and NOT by the school itself. The CRCB will be contacting each parent/guardian directly for additional information prior to making a determination. Once a determination is made by CRCB, CRCB will notify the school as well as each family of the decision. ALL CRCB religious accommodations decisions will be FINAL and there will be NO appeals process regarding the decision. If a religious accommodation is granted, each student-athlete will have to provide two negative covid tests per week. Test results must be submitted to the athletics head coach or to the athletic director. Failure to stay up to date with two weekly negative covid tests will result in student-athletes being prohibited from participating in athletics until test results are brought back up to date.
Student-Athlete Medical Exemption for COVID-19 Vaccination
On August 4, 2021, the Hawaii State Department of Education issued a notice outlining the “new safety guidelines with vaccination requirements for athletes and adults to participate in sports.” The notice states that all student-athletes, athletic staff and volunteers will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by September 24, 2021, to participate in school-sanctioned athletic activities for the 2021-2022 school year. Full vaccination is defined as two weeks after the second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine.
Students who request a medical exemption from the COVID-19 vaccine may submit a completed COVID-19 Medical Exemption Form to the principal of their schools. Students who are granted an exemption will be required to take a COVID-19 test two times a week and test negative in order to participate.
Should you have any questions, please contact Raymond Fujino, Educational Administrative Services Director for the Extended Learning Branch, at (808) 305-9641 or via email at email@example.com.
To access the COVID safety guidelines and the COVID-19 Medical Exemption Form, please visit our website, hilohigh.org.
LRC Upcoming College/Career Visitations:
Olivet Nazarene University
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021 at 8:30am during (Pd. 2)
Washington State University
Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 10:05am during (Pd. 3)
Northern Arizona University (NAU)
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 8:30am during (Pd. 1) Speaker Tyler C.
If interested in any of these presentations see Ms. Lawrence or Mrs. Frias in the LRC to sign up.