Aloha Vikings! This is your K-V-I-K-S Morning Bulletin, my name is Tammi, and here are your announcements for Tuesday, October 5th, 2021. Today’s periods are 1-3-5-7.
Here’s what’s happening today Vikings…
For student-athletes interested in participating in cheer, tryouts are being conducted this week on 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.
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 3 pm. Athletes can meet near the track and field.
Here’s what’s new Vikings!
WHAT’S NEW ANCHOR: Clara Steele
Hilo High Pride Empowerment Club
October is LGBTQ+ History Month, and October 11 is National Coming Out Day! It's a perfect time to just be brave and be yourself. Make new friends and positive vibes! The Hilo High Pride Empowerment Club invites EVERYONE to come to club meetings. Straight friends and allies are welcome too! Meetings are held every Thursday at lunch recess in Ms. Crowl's room, R-21.
Aloha Senior Vikings! Last call! Last call to have your portrait in the yearbook, last call for baby pictures, last call to place a senior Ad! We are wrapping it up, so if you don't have a senior portrait yet, go to Mrs. Mant's room during first recess on Tuesday or Thursday, and she will take your pictures. Everything is due by this Thursday, October 7th at 3pm. Mahalo!
Class of 2024 Class T-shirts
Attention Class of 2024 Phoenixes!
Your class shirts are in! Please come to Mr. Yamamoto's Room, B-44 (2nd Floor of B-Building) starting Wednesday October 6 through Friday October 8 during lunch ONLY. If you did not purchase a shirt, we have a few extra. This year's shirt is $10 and we have a few extra from last year going for $5. First come, first serve. If you have any questions or if you don't know if you bought one, please see Mr. Yamamoto in B44. Thank you!
[Can you understand this? In Marshallese and Chuukese]
If you are a Senior this year, and understand another language other than English, you should consider applying for the Seal of Biliteracy.
What is the Seal of Biliteracy?
The Seal of Biliteracy is an award given by the Hawai‘i State Department of Education (HIDOE) in recognition of students who have demonstrated a high level of proficiency in English and at least one additional language by high school graduation.
Seal of Biliteracy Honorees will receive:
A medal - which can be worn at the graduation ceremony
Seal of Biliteracy added to the transcript
Between January 2017 and December 2018, how many job postings in Hawai‘i had a bilingual or proficiency in an additional language requirement?
Answer: 21,212 jobs!
Here are the requirements:
To receive the Seal of Biliteracy, you must meet the following criteria:
- Must be a graduating senior enrolled in a Hawai‘i public or charter school
- Demonstrate a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA upon graduation.
- Successfully complete courses required for English Language Arts for a high school graduation diploma with a minimum 3.0 GPA upon graduation
- Attain the requisite score for one or more of the world language proficiency assessments.
How to Apply?
Online Application Deadline: Monday, November 8, 2021, at 12:00 p.m.(noon)
Warning, Before you fill out the online application form, please consult with your counselor and/or World Language teacher.
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Kellie Frias or Shehata Sensei for more information.
In case you missed it Vikings…
Aloha Class of 2022! The FAFSA application is now open, as well as the Kamehameha Schools College Scholarship Application! 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!
For wiki, Chicken Patty w/ Rice, Craisins, and Sliced Peaches
For Lunch: Tuna Sandwich w/ Corn Chowder, Green Salad,
Tomato Wedge, Edamame, POG Juice,and Fresh Fruit
Thank you for watching, this concludes today’s announcements. Have a great day Vikings!
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!
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.
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 email@example.com or visit him in room B-35. Spots are limited, registration ends Wednesday Oct. 6. Parent/Guardian Consent required.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.