Klahowya News October 27, 2023

Klahowya News October 27, 2023
Posted on 10/30/2023
News HeaderUpcoming Events

  October 27, 28 and 30 - Klahowya Performing Arts Presents Dracula 6:30 p.m.

  November 10 - No School Veterans Day 

  November 13- Veterans Day Assembly during Academy

  November 22 - Half-Day Conferences

  November 23 & 24 - No School Thanksgiving Holiday

  November 28 - Native American Heritage Night at CK Middle School 6-7 p.m.


Principals Message

Hello Klahowya Families and Students, 

It has been great to see so many of you this week at conferences and we appreciate your involvement in your student's education! Hopefully you were able to attend one of our family workshop opportunities. If you missed these workshops, we hope to provide some additional opportunities later this year. 

Over the next couple of weeks, we will send out a conference feedback form in our newsletter for families to give input on conferences.  In talking to families who were on-site, many families have expressed that they enjoyed the student-led conference format with the Academy teacher. Many of our students were well prepared and did a great job of talking about their academic and behavioral goals. Nice job students! We also have families who have indicated they would prefer to meet with most or all of their student's teachers. As we plan for our Spring conference session, we would like to include your input in this planning. 

In keeping with tradition at Klahowya Secondary School, costumes will be allowed at school on Tuesday, October 31st with the following guidelines:

All costumes must follow the school dress code and district policy.

Students must come to school dressed in their costumes.

Hair and makeup must be done at home.

Minimal make-up – face paint may cover up to ½ of your face.

No full face masks – Covering the mouth and nose are okay.

Inflatable costumes must be deflated while in classrooms.

Costumes must not include blood, gore, weapons, or violence.

Costumes must not include any reference to drugs, alcohol or sexual innuendo.

Please do not wear costumes that are intended to make fun of others.

Wearing a costume to school is optional.

In prior years students have been very good about respecting the guidelines. This respect is what allows us to continue with this fun event at school. Please use common sense. (Students who come dressed inappropriately will have to change clothes. Administrators have the right to deem a costume inappropriate, unsafe, or distracting.)

As a reminder, there is no school on Friday, Nov. 10th in honor of Veterans Day.


Scott McDaniel Principal

Attendance/Tardies/Early Dismissals

Absence: Parents/guardian may call, 360-662-4031, the attendance office, 24 hours a day to report or excuse students’ absence.  If leaving a message, clearly state your student’s name, your relationship to the student, date(s) of absence and reason(s) for the absence.  Students may also give the Attendance Secretary a written note (from parent/guardian) with the same information signed by a parent/guardian.  A parent/guardian may also email the Attendance Secretary: ([email protected]).

We do have a callout system that places a call the evening to the homes of students who have missed 1 or more classes during the day.

Tardiness to school will be unexcused unless it is due to:

·         An emergency (power failure, car accident, etc.)

·         Doctor/Dental appointment

Sleeping in, missing the bus and "someone made me late" are not considered excused tardies. Tardy to class whether excused or unexcused interrupts the whole class.

Attention Middle School and High School Athletes and Families 

As our Fall Season is coming to an end, please make sure ALL uniform pieces have been returned to coaches. If a student athlete has an outstanding uniform fine on their account from this fall season or from a previous season, they will not be cleared to participate in their next sport. If you have any questions or would like to check the status of your account, please contact the bookkeeper or the coach of your specific sport. Thank you for returning your sports gear in a timely manner. We are looking forward to a great Winter Season and don't want any barriers to participation. Go Eagles!!!

Middle School Off Season Conditioning

Do you like to walk, jog, or run?  Do you like to spend time outside, on trails?  Then sign up for Middle School Off Season Conditioning.   We will meet every Wednesday to spend time on the beautiful trails surrounding our school, November 8-March 6, between 3 PM and 4 PM.  All paces are welcome!  Unlike a regular sports season, students are welcome to come every week, a couple of times a month, or before or after their Winter Sports season.  To sign up, go to Final Forms under Winter 1. While Off Season Conditioning is open to Middle School athletes, we are also looking for some High School Managers.   If you have any questions, contact Coach Leigh at [email protected]

Middle School Boys Basketball and Girls Soccer

Middle School Boys Basketball and Girls Soccer begins Oct 30th.

Sign up in Final Forms click here. Final Forms Registration must be completed, and a current Sports Physical uploaded to participate in tryouts. See you Monday!

Drama Club News!

Dracula performances are happening! Buy your tickets online for one of our three spooky performances: Friday, October 27; Saturday, October 28; and Monday, October 30. All performances start at 6:30pm. 

We are having a second round of auditions for Frozen, Jr.! If you missed the October audition you can come to the Klahowya auditorium at 1:30pm on Thursday, November 2nd to audition. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes for dancing. You will participate in learning a short dance and sing a song (any song!) of your choice as your audition. Invited callbacks will happen on November 7th at 5:30pm at the CKPAC. 

For more information about drama club happenings, contact Mrs. McAuley: [email protected].

SSC News

Counselor Availability During Conferences

If you have concerns that you'd like to talk with a counselor about, conference time may be a great time to schedule an appointment with your child's counselor. Schedule a time in person before or after your student-led conference or at another date in the future using the Counselor Booking Sites .

Linder Grants

The Paul Linder Educational Foundation provides grants designed to fund training for students and staff or to purchase unique equipment and materials to expand learning in the classroom.             All students and staff are eligible to apply! The grant writing process can be a wonderful lesson for students.

·         Student Grant Application (for CKSD students)

·         Staff Grant Application (open to all CKSD staff members)

Applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 29, 2023. Deliver or mail the Linder Foundation at the Teaching and Learning Center.

For more information, contact [email protected].

World Language Proficiency Test                                     

Can you fluently read, write, speak, and listen in a language other than English?

            If you are a student in grades 7 through 12 in Central Kitsap School District (fall testing is only for high school), you can earn high school credit in a world language by successfully passing district-approved assessments and demonstrating your language proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the language. Assessments are available for many different world languages, and every effort will be made to provide assessments in any language requested. Languages less common in our region will likely be offered in the Spring.

Are you ready to take this test?

            Students should reflect on whether or not they are ready to sit for the test. They should review the "I can..." statements on the student FAQ documents as well as visit the link at https://avantassessment.com/sample-tests to self assess if they have the level of proficiency needed to complete the test. 

What is the benefit of taking this test?

            Students may:

·         Earn proficiency-based high school credits and meet the world language credit requirement for graduation.

·         Qualify for the Seal of Biliteracy on their diploma.

Register by November 10 for the November 29th test

Registration:  Google Form

·         World Language Proficiency Test Flyer

·         World Language Proficiency Test Flyer (Spanish)

·         World Language Proficiency Test Flyer (Japanese)

Fall College Visits

We have a one more college visit scheduled for this fall.  Juniors and Seniors, please sign up in your Class Google classroom.

OCT 31                       Central Washington University


Photos can be uploaded using your computer or the Yearbook Snap app (instructions below). With your computer, go to www.yearbookforever.com, click on Community Upload, search for Klahowya, enter our code Eagles, and upload your photo. Choose “Portrait” as the photo type and enter the requested information to submit. 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. Choose “Portrait” as the photo type and enter the requested information to submit. If no senior portrait is turned in, we will use the school photo taken by the school photographer. If no photo was captured, students will not appear in the yearbook.


Senior ads are available on a first come, first serve basis, and should be purchased no later than January 21, 2024. All submissions for memory pages (photos, text, etc.) will be due February 11, 2024. Any ads purchased but not submitted by this deadline will be forfeited. We understand these ads are very important to students and parents alike, and the yearbook staff wants to make them as special as possible for both! However, there are many things to consider. These ads are to send messages and share memories with graduating students in their final yearbook. 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 adviser, 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 a memory page, 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 Students School"  Click on the category "Yearbook" Click on "Buy", then click on "Checkout" to complete the process.

September/October - Social Studies Students of the Month 

AP World - Ace Delaney  

AP Human Geography - Zachariah Pentz 

Civics -  Riley Carver 

US History – Amber Castro 

APUSH – Addison Leaf 

AP Gov – Franklin Morgan 

Modern World History -  Jacob Uhtoff 

KSS PTSA Reflections

It is that time of year again for the KSS PTSA Reflections Program.. This year's theme is "I AM HOPEFUL BECAUSE..." The deadline is Friday, November 17, 2023 and entries can be turned into the KSS Front Office. Click here for the entry packet.

Categories: Special Artist, Photography, Visual Arts, Music Composition, Literature, File Production and Dance Choreography. For official rules and student entry form can be found by clicking here.  If students have any questions they can contact KSS PTSA at [email protected].

Class of 2024 Parent Group

You can keep up to date on information & fundraising for Grad Night by making sure you are signed up in FINAL FORMS! You’ll find the Class of 2024 under “Activities.” Another great way is on Facebook by joining Klahowya Class of 2024 Parent Group, click here for that link. We have a couple of great upcoming KSS Booster fundraisers to save the date for with more in the works throughout the year. 

  • Sunday, October 29th from 6-8 pm will be Bingo Night at Maynard’s in Silverdale
  • Friday, November 17th at 6 pm is Comedy Night at the Cloverleaf. 

For Instagram, click here. Please share, tell & invite your other ‘24 Senior Parents about Final Forms, Facebook & Instagram! 

Senior Meeting

Tuesday, October 31st during Academy (10:40-11:10). This is a required meeting for ALL seniors. Jostens will be present to get students setup for ordering caps, gowns, class rings, etc. There will also be information on Grad Night as well as Senior Yard signs. Meeting will be held in the main gym. Running Start students, please make sure to check in with the main entrance when you arrive for the meeting.

Senior Morphs!!! It's that time of year! We need your photos for the Senior Morph video that will be unveiled during the Moving Up Assembly in June. We need four photos from you. A baby photo, an elementary photo, a middle school photo and a senior photo. It is best if these are in JPG format, but TIFF and PNG work as well. To have the highest quality morph, make sure your head is roughly the same size in each picture, you are alone in the photo and it is high quality. (Typically, these photos should each be larger than 1 MB in size. 2 MB or higher is preferred.) Make sure you label each photo with your first and last name!!! This is all due by Friday February 23rd. If you don't submit by then, you run the risk of not being in the Senior Morph Video. Click on this link. 

Community News

YMCA Childcare Central Kitsap - YMCA Childcare website, click here

Here is an informational flyer, click here

High School Athletics

The Fall sports season is coming to a close. Most teams are getting ready for post season. We will be hosting a few playoffs next week. Come on out and support your Eagles!

HS Home sports events

10/31 Girls Soccer playoff v TBD 530pm

11/1 JV Football v North Kitsap 5pm

11/2 Volleyball playoffs v Charles Wright 630pm

11/3 Football v Cascade Christian 630pm SENIOR NIGHT!!

11/4 Volleyball tournament games at 11, 1, 3, and 5pm 

Post Season

Girls Soccer playoffs will also play on Thursday 11/2 at Central Kitsap HS 530 and 730pm. 

Cross Country is heading off to State on 11/4 in Pasco. 

Boys Tennis will move on to the District tournament November 2 and 4. 

Girls Swim will head to Mercer Island for their district tournament on 11/3

Good luck to all Eagle Athletes heading to the post season!