Klahowya News December 15, 2023

Klahowya News December 15, 2023
Posted on 12/15/2023
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Upcoming Events

 December 15 - Winter Eagle Pride Night 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

 December 19 - American Sign Language Concert 6 p.m.

 December 20 - Regularly Scheduled Full School Day

 December 21 - January 3 - Winter Break 

 January 15 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day No School

Principals Message

Hello Klahowya Families and Students, 

Tonight is our Winter Eagle Pride Night from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. After that, the girls and the boys basketball teams will be playing at Klahowya against Charles Wright Academy. Come check out the booths and games in the commons. This is a great opportunity for our community to get together on a Friday night and cheer on our basketball teams after.

Next week is a short week and Wednesday the 20th is a regularly scheduled full school day. Winter break begins on Thursday, December 21st and runs through January 3rd.  We return to school on Thursday, January 4th on a Thursday early release schedule.

Please keep in mind that weather conditions could result in changes to school or bus schedules. In inclement weather, we will announce changes by 6 a.m. Soon after, we communicate with families. If you don't hear from us, it means schools and buses are operating normally. The following is a link to our safety and procedures page on the CKSD website, click here for that link. 


Scott McDaniel

Attendance/Tardies/Early Dismissals

Reminder that the Attendance line, 360-662-4031 is open 24/7. You can also email me at [email protected].

We ask that you give us at least 30 minutes to get your student out for an Early Release. If your student will be coming in late and you call we will have a late pass waiting for them.

Lost and Found

Are you missing a clothing item, lunchbox, water bottle or something else? Please stop by our lost and found area by the main office to see if something belongs to you. There are several tables set up with lost and found items on them. The remaining items will be donated to Stand Up For Kids  on December 21st or soon there after. 

AVID "Future Ready" T-Shirts 

AVID "Future Ready" t-shirts are now on sale! Students may purchase them through the bookkeeper's office with cash, card or check. They are $18 and come in a variety of colors and sizes. Order forms are available through AVID classes, the library or the bookkeeper. 


Winter Family Fun Night Has Been CANCELED

Unfortunately, Middle School ASB is canceling the Winter Family Fun Night due to low ticket sales.  We are busy planning for 2024, though, and are excited to announce the second Middle School Social is scheduled for Wednesday, March 13, at 2:45.  

Warm Things Drive

Please consider donating to the Warm Things Drive which runs from December 1st through December 20th. New and gently used items are needed in both youth and adult sizes. Drop items off in the bins outside the Activities Office. Needed items include gloves, sweaters, coats, socks and hats. Additionally, hand warmer packets, waterproof shoes/boots, umbrellas, rain ponchos, towels and wash cloths are needed. 

Some common hygiene items needed include travel size shampoo/conditioner, soap, razors, combs, toothbrush and toothpaste. This is sponsored by our Cooking and Community Club!  See attached flyer.  

Klahowya Performing Arts Parents Association (KPAPA)

We are looking for parents that are interested in being involved with performing arts at KSS. Do you have a student who is in choir or likes to perform in the talent shows or in theater productions? We would love it if you volunteered with KPAPA! There are so many opportunities to help and it is very rewarding when you see the students perform knowing that you had a part in it. Please consider coming to our next meeting at KSS in the choir room on January 18th at 6 p.m. Email Mandy Watland or Maggie Haydock for more details. 

SSC News

Scholarship Newsletter

Please see this week’s Scholarship Newsletter for information on scholarships, financial aid, and colleges. 


OSPI is looking for student members for an advisory group on a safety tip line. HearMeWA is a statewide program for receiving and responding to tips regarding risks or potential risks to the safety and well-being of youth, with plans to launch in early 2024. Click here for more information:  Hear Me Wa Youth Advisory Seeking Members

Holiday Stress and Crisis Support

With the holidays upon us, there are many reasons to be joyful, however it can also be a time of stress. Whether visiting family or managing a budget for gifts, National Stress-Free Family Holidays month brings awareness to the negative effects of stress and how we can prioritize self-care during this time. Here are some helpful tips for a more stress-free holiday season. Here is information on the Holiday Crisis Line.

West Sound Tech “Explore Your Future”

10th and 11th graders, come out to the "Explore Your Future" free community event on FEB 26 from 5-7pm at the Kitsap Pavilion. (Please note that this is an updated date and place). Experience what WST classes are offered, talk to current students meet prospective employers

Learn about YOUR post-secondary options including 2-year, 4-year schools, technical schools, apprenticeships, military, and more.

Receive an early registration code to register before open enrollment begins. 

Please note that there will be no WST Summer School this year due to construction. 

WA State 2024 Constitutional Speech Contest

The American Legion Oratorical Contest is dedicated to cultivating a profound understanding and appreciation of the US Constitution among high school students. 

Open to all students in grades 9-12.  This is a multi-step process working with the local American Legion members in preparing and memorizing speeches of various lengths. Please contact Mrs. Welch in the SSC by Jan 10 if you are interested in this opportunity or have questions. 

Please read through the below information:

Contest Website: https://waconstitutionalspeechcontest.org/

Quick Reference Guide: Reference  

Prepared Oration: 2024 Prepared Oration

Parenting: The Love and Logic Way

This class will provide simple and easy to learn tools during a 6 week program. You will see immediate and positive effects that will increase the odds that you will enjoy lifelong positive relationships with your kids. In person and Zoom options available. 

Sign up here: Click here.

YEARBOOK SENIOR PHOTOS DUE in one month – January 7, 2024! 

As of today, we have 5 photos.  Please submit your senior photo (1 only please) using the following directions:

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 Memory Pages (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 yearbook or a memory page, go to this URL:


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. BUY YOUR YEARBOOK TODAY!

Grad Night Info 2024 Boosters Club

Happy Holidays! Here is a copy of the grad night flyer with just a reminder that tickets are still selling for $100.00 until Dec 31st. Click here.  Our next class of 24 Parent meeting will be Jan 9th at 5pm with a Booster Club meeting at 6 pm.

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

Senior Morphs Seniors! Have you sent in your Senior Morph for the Senior Morph video that will be unveiled during the Moving Up Assembly in June? We need four photos from you including 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.

Middle School Off Season Conditioning

Do you like to walk, jog, or run?  Do you like to spend time outside on the beautiful trails surrounding our school? Are you coming to the end of your Winter 1 sports season and looking for something new to do? Middle School Off Season Conditioning might be for you.  We meet every Wednesday, from 3 PM to 4 PM, and all paces are welcome! Athletes can come every week or drop in when it's convenient.  To sign up, go to Final Forms under Winter 1. Off Season Conditioning is open to Middle School students.  Contact Coach Leigh if you have any questions.

High School Athletics

HS Sports 

Wed. Dec 20 - Boys Basketball JV @ 5:30 PM and V at 7:00 PM

Fri. Dec 22 - Girls Basketball JV @ 5:30 PM and V @ 7:00 PM

MS Sports - 

Girls Basketball and Coed Wrestling begin January 4, 2024

Athletes must be signed up in Final Forms with a current sports physical on file in order to participate.