Klahowya News - February 10, 2023

Klahowya News - February 10, 2023
Posted on 02/10/2023
KSS News

February 10, 2023

Upcoming Events

February 10 - Cornhole Tournament 5:00 p.m.
ruary 13 - Start of Second Semester
February 15 - HS ASVAB Testing 
February 15 - CKSD Black History Celebration 6:30 p.m. CKHS
February 15 - HS GSA Jamboree 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
February 20 - Presidents' Day - No School
February 23 - PCHS Vaccine Clinic @ OHS 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
February 25 - HS TOLO (Spring Dance) 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
March 4 - Destination Imagination
March 7 - MS Band Concert - 7:00 p.m.
March 8 - HS Band Concert - 7:00 p.m. CKHS

Klahowya Calendar

Principal's Message

Hello Klahowya Families and Students, 

Semester 1 is behind us and we're looking forward to a fresh start on Semester 2.Thank you for all your hard work this past semester. Report cards will be handed out Friday, February 24 during Academy class. Check PowerSchool for your Semester 2 schedule, and we'll see you bright and early on Monday.

Come to the Class of 2025 Cornhole Tournament tonight and cheer on your favorite team(s). It is guaranteed to be a fun night for all.  Festivities start at 5:00 p.m.  Entrance is free, but you are welcome to make a donation to the Class of 2025 via this link.  Please use USER NAME & PASSWORD: KSSNS

Enjoy your weekend!

Scott McDaniel 

Go Eagles! 

Students of the Month

ASL3 Kaylin Howard

ASL2 Kaitlyn Connolly, Peyton Steele, Colton Dell

ASL1 Samantha Schofield, Mariah Fessler, Kyrstin Sipniewski

AVID 10 Kelsey Oakes

AVID 11 Silver Bright Cloud

AVID 12 Hayden Moore

Staff selected by AVID students for their support

Mr. Ziz, Ms. Tresch, Mr. Miles


Did you know that Cornhole is a spectator sport? Bring your family and friends to the Class of 2025 Cornhole tournament tonight Friday Feb. 10th from 5-8pm. Food and snacks are available for purchase. 

March 4th, a Saturday, Klahowya Secondary School will be hosting the Regional Destination Imagination Tournament. Klahowya's National Honor Society will be running a fun Cakewalk experience to raise money for the DI teams going to Global competition. If you love to bake or love to purchase baked goods please consider making/buying us a cake and delivering it to Mr. Seidel's room on March 3rd so that it can be used for the cakewalk. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Seidel (360) 662-4052.

Girls on the Run, Heart and Sole program, is starting at Klahowya in March. This is for middle school girls. If you would like more information, stop by Ms.Batchelor's room, 108, for more information!

Attention all 9th - 12th graders! Tolo is scheduled for Saturday, February 25th and tickets are on sale. You will be able to purchase your tickets at the bookkeeper's window before or after school or during lunch. There will be a limited number of guest passes sold and those will be on a first come, first served basis - don't wait until the last minute!! Remember, attending a high school dance is a privilege and ANY discipline referrals within 30 days of the dance may result in you being unable to attend. This means that you should be on your best behavior.

High School Academy "Math Squad" Tutor support is available to students during Academy period every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Tutors are located on the 500-level of the high school wing in the common space. Please see Mr. Ziz or Ms. Varnum if you have questions or are interested in becoming a High School Academy Tutor.


You are invited to a special Black History Month event organized by the Kitsap Black Student Union.

"We Belong" A Celebration of African American Culture

and "Unspoken Truths"
February 15, 2023, from 6:30-9:00 pm
Central Kitsap High School

Black History Month

News from our Student Service Center


We will be offering the ASVAB on Wednesday, 2/15/23 from 8-11 in the multi-purpose room next to the weight room. Students may sign up in the SSC.  Test takers will be receiving an email today and they will receive a pass in 5th or  6th period on Wednesday 2/14/23 for the following morning. Next testing date will be the last opportunity to take the ASVAB at KSS, April 19, 2023.

Scholarship Newsletter

At this time of year, many local scholarships are available, as well as scholarships for community college and technical schools.  Please check out the long list of scholarships and see which ones you qualify for.  

Click here for the weekly Scholarship Newsletter: Scholarship Newsletter 2.10.23

Celebrate Success

Seniors,  We want to congratulate you on the opportunities you are being offered for your life after high school.  Please fill out this short survey (Click Here) to let us know of college acceptances, scholarships awarded, job placements, military service, and other training opportunities. We are so excited for your future!  (This survey can be filled out more than once as you are accepted to and decide on different opportunities). 

Running Start

Running Start is a program that gives high school juniors and seniors the chance to take classes at Olympic College tuition free.  Students earn both high school and college credits for each class. And they can still participate in all high school activities.  

To find out more:

 - Running Start Information Nights

 - Click here for a Info Night Flyer

 - 2/22, 3/8, 3/22

 - Olympic College Website:      Running Start


Hey Seniors, if you have not ordered your cap & gown for graduation there is still time. Please place your order with Jostens by Mar. 1 to make sure you get it in time for graduation. There are order forms in the stand by the Main Office.

No Food Deliveries!

Klahowya Secondary School does NOT allow food deliveries from paid delivery services such as Doordash, Grub Hub, Uber Eats, Starbucks, McDonalds, Etc.  All deliveries will be denied.  Students can charge one school lunch to their school account and pay later.


Why do we need to check the attendance of students?

Research has shown that regular attendance and academic achievement are closely linked, and many universities find that by monitoring student attendance they are able to identify students who need support at an early stage and put in place measures to help them continue their studies.

The weather is getting nicer and there will be classes that head outside for the period, please remember to call in AT LEAST 30 minutes in advance to have your student in the office within a timely manner.

Mornings are very busy in the office, if you reach the attendance voicemail, please leave a message.  I will clear your students’ late arrivals and /or absence by the end of the day or sooner.

360-662-4031 is the attendance line and is open 24 hours a day/7 days a week. ~ Terri McKinnis [email protected]

When to Stay Home from School

These guidelines have been established to maintain the health and safety of our students and staff.


With fever of 100.4°F or greater OR 100°F with other signs or symptoms of illness.  Student may return when fever-free for 24 hours WITHOUT the use of fever-reducing medicine.


Any unexplained vomiting episode.  Student may return 24 hours after last episode and when tolerating a normal diet.


Three or more unexplained episodes of watery or loose stool in 24 hours OR sudden onset of loose stool and feeling unwell.  Student may return 24 hours after last episode.


Serious, sustained coughing, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing.


Any new rash accompanied by a fever or other signs of illness.  Student may return after rash goes away and free of fever for 24 hours without medication or with written clearance from a health care provider.

Skin Lesions/Sores

Drainage from a sore that cannot be contained within a bandage OR sores are increasing in size OR new sores are developing OR student continues to touch sores.


If your student has any health-related needs or accommodations following hospitalization, surgery, or injury, please contact the school office or school nurse prior to reentry.


Symptoms that prevent the student from active participation in usual school activities OR student is requiring more care than school can safely provide OR at the directive of the Kitsap Public Health District.


       CDC – www.cdc.gov

       Washington State Department of Health – www.doh.wa.gov/youandyourfamily/illnessanddisease/flu

       OSPI – www.k12.wa.us/healthservices/pubdocs/infectiousdiseasecontrolguide.pdf

       KPHD – www.kitsappublichealth.org


Middle School Athletics

Check Arbiter's Middle School website for up to date schedule of practices and games.


High School Athletics

Check Arbiter's High School website for up to date schedule of practices and games.

There will be a meeting for HS Girls Tennis in Coach Davison's Room, #204 on February 15th at 2:45 p.m. Please come if you are interested in joining the team.  Season begins 2/27/23 and ends 5/27/23    Coach: Janice Davison   |   Assistant Coach:   Chelsea Davison   |  Schedules & Standings 

Congratulations to the Klahowya Bowling team for placing 4th in the WIAA State Bowling tournament.  They also the WIAA State Academic champions for a second year in a row.

Hailey Johnson placed 6th and Lucy Mitchell placed 2nd in the individual titles.

Good luck to Boys wrestling as they head off to Bellingham for the Regional Wrestling tournament

Good Luck to our Girls Wrestlers heading to Sedro Woolley this weekend for their Regional Wrestling tournament

Boys Swim is heading off to the District Swim meet at Mt Tahoma.  Good Luck!!

Klahowya Boys and Girls basketball have completed their seasons.  Both teams played hard and made a great effort.  Thank you for showing your Klahowya PRIDE on and off the court.

Klahowya's baseball team has some great gear if you interested in KSS Baseball apparel!  Use this link: 


Baseball Gear


Go Eagles!

The Central Kitsap School Board approved the dates to make up snow closures from late November and early December. All three days were previously scheduled as a possible make-up days.  Schools will be in session February 3, February 17, and March 3. The end of first semester for middle and high schools will now be February 3.  For updated calendar information, visit our calendar page at CKschools.org/Calendar. Make up days for snow closures December 20 -  23 have not yet been determined.

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