Klahowya News - December 2, 2022

Klahowya News - December 2, 2022
Posted on 12/02/2022
KSS News

December 2, 2022

Upcoming Events

December 6 - KEPBA meeting 6:00 p.m.
December 7 - ASVAB
December 14 - All Band Concert
December 19 - 23 - Spirit Week
December 26 - January 6 - No School

Klahowya Calendar

Principal's Message

Hello Klahowya Families, 

We hope you stayed warm and were able to spend some time with family this week. While beautiful to see, the snowy and cold weather has not been cooperating with us. We apologize for the snow delays and cancellations. Information will be out soon regarding adjustments to the district calendar to make up missed days. We are also in the process of rescheduling missed athletic games for both Middle School and High School sports. 

With three weeks left until winter break, we are in the final stretch for students before a two-week vacation. This is a great time to connect with teachers and to ask what students can work on over break. Winter break is a great time to complete missing and incomplete work. We would love to see all students passing all classes!

Next week we have a food drive and a book drive happening to support our local community. This is a great time to clean out that pantry and thin the library at home. Please encourage your student to bring in non-perishable goods and/or new or used books. Our Associated Student Body appreciates your support! 

If you would like to help our local school community, please consider stopping by the Klahowya Main Office to help with the Giving Tree. Each year, staff and families join efforts in supporting some of our needy families by shopping, purchasing and/or donating for the holiday season. The giving tree has requests hanging on it if you are willing to help. Donations are dropped off at the Klahowya Student Service Center (SSC). 

As we get closer to winter break, there will be a spirit week for all students during the week of 12/19-12/23 and more information will be out soon regarding spirit day apparel. We are also scheduled to have a Middle School Pep Assembly at the end of the day on Friday 12/23.

As a reminder, all school events and athletics are cancelled for today (12/2) and tomorrow (12/3). We look forward to having students back on campus next week. 

Thank you, 

Scott McDaniel


The Klahowya Eagles Band Parent Association (KEBPA) is holding our second meeting on Tuesday, December 6th, at 6:00 p.m. in the band room.  We are a group of parents and guardians dedicated to supporting our student musicians, and the Klahowya band program.  We invite you to attend meetings and to learn more about us, the band programs, and to see what amazing things we can accomplish together for our musicians! 


What are the benefits of good attendance?

Good attendance habits pay off! More school days attended increases a child's academic success, improves their chances to earn a high school diploma and a college degree, so they can earn higher pay in their careers. 80% of success is showing up! School keeps you safe, it educates you, it prepares you for your future.

Please remember to call in at least 30 minutes in advance to have your student released early.

FAFSA and Financial Aid Specialist


Please welcome Chris Koebelin, Klahowya’s designated Financial Aid specialist from OC.  A lot of you may be familiar with Mr. Koebelin, who used to work here at KSS.  Mr. Koebelin will be here on Mondays and Wednesdays to work one on one with seniors who need to fill out their FAFSA or have questions about Financial Aid. Seniors, please stop by the SSC to chat with him or schedule an appointment.

Scholarships 101

Scholarships are a great resource to help students pay for career and college education. Come learn about the who, what, where, when, and how of applying for scholarships.

December 7, 2022: 12pm Zoom Workshop     OR     6pm  Zoom Workshop

Presented by Graduate Strong and the College Success Foundation.  Spanish interpreter channel available.

High School Social Studies Students of the Month for November

Civics--Shane P

AP Psychology--Shane P

APUS--Hannah B

US History--Grant S

APWH--Draven C

WH--Olivia T

AP Human Geography-William R

Ancient Civilizations--Izzy K

Yearbook Information

To GUARANTEE you receive a copy of the 2023 yearbook, please purchase one no later than December 15, 2022.  We will have some available after this date, but availability cannot be guaranteed.

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"
Click on the category "Yearbook"
Click on "Buy", then click on "Checkout" to complete the process.

Senior Yearbook Information

Senior photos should be turned in by January 8, 2023. With your computer, go to yearbookforever.com, click on Community Upload, search for Klahowya and click on Klahowya Secondary School, click on Yearbook Snap – Submit photos for your school’s yearbook, enter our code Eagles, and upload your photo. Please submit only one photo. With your cell phone, download the free Yearbook Snap app from the App Store or Google Play. Then search for Klahowya, enter our code Eagles, and follow the directions to upload your photos. please include Last Name, First Name of student in the Notes box, and be sure to click on the box “This is a portrait.”. It’s that simple!

If no senior portrait is turned in, we will use the school photo taken by OPG. If no photo was captured, students will not appear in the yearbook.

Senior Memory Pages (senior ads) will be due February 6, 2023. 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, follow the instructions at the top of this page and choose Senior Memory Page.


Go Eagles!

Federal Impact Aid Funds

Every year Central Kitsap School District must apply for Federal Impact Aid funds from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds compensate CKSD for the loss of local tax dollars from tax exempt federal property in the Silverdale and Bremerton area.  

CKSD must conduct a federal residence and employment survey on a yearly basis to obtain a current count of families in the district who live on/or work on federal property. The results of our Impact Aid survey help support our request for these federal funds. This survey is critical to our district’s resources for students. The results of our Impact Aid survey help support our request for these federal funds. 

Please return your student’s Purple card ASAP or fill it out on-line  https://www.ckschools.org/cms/one.aspx?portalid=11175&pageid=35098

If you have any issues accessing your account, email us at [email protected].

Klahowya Secondary School  |  (360) 662-4000  |  klahowya.ckschools.org

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