Klahowya News - October 1, 2021

Klahowya News - October 1, 2021
Posted on 10/01/2021
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Upcoming Events

October 1 - Impact Aid Survey available online
October 11 - Non-Student Day
October 13 - PSAT ALL Juniors - Freshmen & Sophomores may sign up in SSC
October 13 & 14 - SBA Testing
October 14 - PTSA / Boosters Meetings
October 20 - Picture Retakes
October 21-22 - Conferences

A message from Principal McDaniel

Hello Klahowya Families and Students,

With days getting a little shorter and wet weather approaching...it’s hard to believe it's already October! Thank you for reconnecting with us in September. We appreciate all our families who participated virtually or in person with our Open House event. In October, we have number of upcoming events:

  • Federal Impact Aid surveys are being conducted online this year. This survey helps our district obtain additional funding from the federal government to support our schools. An email was sent with information and a link to families of every student today. It is important to complete a survey for each child in your family. If you have any questions, detailed instructions are available online. If you didn’t receive an email, please contact the main office 360-662-4000.
  • Please don't forget that there is no school on Monday October 11th.
  • On October 13th, 11th grade students and some underclassmen will take the PSAT. This test will occur from 8:00-11:30 and helps students prepare for the SAT.
  • The Healthy Youth survey will be given to students in grades 6, 8, 10 and 12 during the second week in October. The Healthy Youth Survey includes questions related to physical activity and diet, unintentional and intentional injury, substance use, sexual behaviors, abuse, risk and protective factors, and access to school-based services. Survey results are used by schools, communities and state agencies to plan programs to support our youth and reduce their risks. Participation in the survey is voluntary and the students’ answers are anonymous. For additional information please read the Parent and Student Notification Letter for more information about the Healthy Youth Survey.
  • The Smarter Balanced Assessment will be administered on October 13, 19th and 26th for students in grades 6,7,8,9,11 and for some 12th graders. The Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) measures how well students meet state learning standards in math and English/Language Arts. The standards help keep students on track for college or careers. The fall Smarter Balanced Assessment will measure student achievement based on the prior year standards. (For example, 6th grade students will complete the 5th grade assessment.) You can take a practice test at http://wa.portal.airast.org/students-and-families/  Additional information on the SBA will be sent out via a separate email.
  • Your Klahowya teachers and staff are getting ready for conferences! Conferences will be scheduled with teachers, families and students around October 21 & 22. During October 21st and 22nd there is no school for students. We will be offering a choice between virtual or in-person conferencing. Details will be sent home via email on October 8th with links to sign up for teacher conferences.
  • Our staff is asking for feedback from our families and students this month! Students will have a couple of surveys that will help us respond to student needs. Near the end of October, we will also send a survey out to families to collect your input on how we are doing.

Please remember, after school tutoring is available Monday through Wednesday in the library. We have staff members available to help tutor students! Activity buses pick up students at 4:15 p.m. Activity bus routes are available online .

Go Eagles!

Scott McDaniel

Counseling & Career Corner

As we are settling into the groove of in person school again, students are invited to see their counselor if they are struggling with academics, social/emotional issues or want college and career planning support. To schedule an appointment, contact your counselor.

In the upcoming weeks, counselors look forward to meeting with each senior to help plan for their life after high school, whatever those plans may be. Come prepared to share your hopes and dreams and ask questions so you have a solid plan after you fly the eagle's nest!

Financial Aid Night & Free Workshop for Seniors and Families

Thursday, October 28th, 2021 @ 6:30 PM  in the  Klahowya SS Library

Guest  Speaker from Olympic College, Director Frank McNeilly

What to bring to the workshop: Name, address, SSN #s of student and parents. 

There will be a presentation, Q & A, and a workshop for filling out your FAFSA.

Hosted by the SSC Counseling team, for more questions. 360-662-4040


College Fair

Pacific Northwest Association for College Admission Counseling (PNACAC) is hosting an in-person College Fair this Sunday, October 3 at Saint Martin's University in Lacey. Fair hours are 1:00 - 3:00 PM. This event is a wonderful opportunity to visit with representatives from northwest area four-year colleges and universities, gain insights about their programs, and collect application materials. PNACAC represents college admissions in Alaska, Montana, Oregon, and Washington state.

College and Career Night

CKSD College and Career Night is Tuesday, October 5th, being hosted by CKHS from 5:00-7:00pm starting in their Commons. At this event you can talk with local employers, military recruiters, ROTC/Academy representatives, and various technical/community/4 year colleges about the opportunities available to you. All grade levels and their families are welcome, so please join us for this event to help you plan for your future!

Later in October, our virtual "It's Your Future Fair" will be made available for students, along with a region-wide "live chat" with representatives from colleges and universities across the Northwest. Watch for further details on these events. 

Washington State University (WSU) Regents Scholarship

Hey Seniors! Are you seriously considering attending Washington State University next year? If so, we have a scholarship opportunity you will NOT want to miss. WSU is looking for students with outstanding academic potential who have demonstrated leadership through contribution to community, family and/or school activities. WSU encourages consideration of underrepresented students who show resilience, leadership, and commitment to academics while balancing responsibilities in their home and community. Students must have a minimum 3.6 cumulative GPA to qualify and are eligible for a $4,000 scholarship per year for 4 years. That’s $16,000!

If you would like to be considered for this scholarship, please fill out the interest questionnaire no later than Monday, October 11th including your Activities Resume and Letter of Recommendation Request Form . Questions, talk with your counselor in the Student Service Center.


All juniors will be taking the PSAT.  Sign-ups are now open to Freshman and Sophomores.   If you did not sign up for the PSAT during flight path, please go to the bookkeeper – cost is $18.00, then come to the SSC to get your admit ticket and prep book. 

The test will be held Wednesday, October 13th from 7:45-11:30 here at KSS.

  Questions?  Call 360-662-4042 or email [email protected]

Yearbook Information

Need a way to make this a special senior year for your graduate?  How about a Senior Memory Page in the yearbook?  Details below.  Contact Yearbook Advisor Laurie Shaw ([email protected]) with any questions.

Senior Memory Pages (senior ads) will be due February 28, 2022. We understand these ads are very important to students and parents alike, and the yearbook staff wants to make them as perfect as possible for both! However, there are many things to know and understand about ads. These ads are to send messages and share memories with graduating students in their final yearbook. Our space for senior ads is limited, so orders will be taken on a first come, first served basis. Once your ad is designed, a proof will be sent to you for final approval. You will have five (5) days to respond with any corrections. Please keep in mind that we may not be able to use all the photos submitted. Each photo should be at least 300 dpi or higher to ensure prints are of the highest quality. Images must also be submitted digitally. Photos that are deemed unacceptable will not be used. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact the yearbook advisor, Ms. Shaw at [email protected] . Ad prices are as follows: Quarter page is $50, half page is $100, and full page is $150. To purchase, Go to this URL: https://wa-centralkitsap.intouchreceipting.com/signin.aspx

User Name = Student ID number
Password = Student's last name with the first letter capitalized
After logging in, click on student's name
Click on "Items At Student's School Including Food Service"
Click on the category "Yearbook"
Click on "Buy", then click on "Checkout" to complete the process.

School Picture Retakes

Olympic Photo Group will be at Klahowya on Oct. 20. This is for students who haven’t had their pictures taken for School IDs, all students who started after September 1, and those who want to purchase.  This will also be the time for students who need to have their picture retaken for some reason.  Students will have to sign up before Oct. 18 to be able to have their picture taken.

Please fill out this Google Form


Place your order by October 3rd to receive free shipping


Middle School

The Middle School Fastpitch team 3-0 this season. Come out and root on this amazing group of athletes! They play at 3:30 on Tuesday, Oct. 5th at Cedar Heights and the next home game is 3:30 on Thursday, Oct. 7th vs Mountain View. 


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