Klahowya News - February 17, 2023

Klahowya News - February 17, 2023
Posted on 02/17/2023
KSS News

February 17, 2023

Upcoming Events

February 20 - Presidents' Day - No School

February 21-24 - Spirit Wars (see days below)

February 23 - Orchestra Concert 6:30 p.m.

February 23 - PCHS Vaccine Clinic @ OHS 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.

February 25 - HS TOLO Dance 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

February 28 - Choir Concert 7:00 p.m.

March 4 - Destination Imagination

March 7 - Senior Picture during academy

March 7 - MS Band Concert - 7:00 p.m.

March 8 - HS Band Concert - 7:00 p.m. CKHS

March 17 - Senior Meeting during academy

Klahowya Calendar

Presidents' Day

No School Monday, February 20th

Presidents’ Day helps us to reflect on the founding of our nation, its values, union and constitution.

Spirit Week
Knowledge Bowl

Congratulations to our Knowledge Bowl team who placed second at their State qualifying competition.  They will compete at the State tournament Saturday, March 11, in Wenatchee. Our Team 3 consisted of Annabel Day, Maggie Keenan, Alison Fletcher and Kyle Bardwell.  

Go Eagles!


The spirit wars are coming. Starting next week, dress up and participate in the winter spirit week. Check in each day with the spirit shack to get your points. Tuesday is 70's v 80's, Wednesday is Soccer Mom v BBQ Dad, Thursday is Ski v Beach, and finally, Friday is class wars. That’s when you wear your class color.

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 March 6 and will meet Tuesdays & Fridays 2:45 - 4:15 p.m. This is for middle school girls. Join us for a 10-week program that will empower you to tap into your strengths and learn new life skills. If you would like more information, stop by Ms.Batchelor's room, 108, for more information! Keep Saturday, May 20th open for our End of Season 5K at Kitsap County Fairgrounds. (www.girlsontherunwestsound.org)

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. The last day to purchase a guest pass is Wednesday, February 22nd unless previously sold out.

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.


Take a look at this quick tutorial video then contact Mr. Ziz if you are interested in the online TutorMe program.

Tutor Me

News from our Student Service Center

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 2.17.23

Notification of Offers and Decisions


   Not only do we want to celebrate your accomplishments, but we want to make sure we have the correct details.  Please fill out this short survey (Click Here) to let us know of college acceptances, scholarship offers, job offers, military service, and other training opportunities.  

   The time is quickly coming for final decisions.  You can fill this out more than once as you get more information or make decisions.  

   Come check out the Celebrate Success wall by the SSC!

Olympic College Foundation Scholarships

Are you attending Olympic College next year? If you have already applied and have a student ID number, you are ready to apply to more than 64 OC Foundation scholarships (plus many other non-OC scholarships) with one simple application process!  You will need to create an AwardSpring account to apply for these scholarships.

OC Foundation:           https://olympiccollegefoundation.org/scholarships/how-to-apply/

Award Spring:             https://olympic.awardspring.com/

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.

Also, check the Class of 2023 Google Classroom for an important announcement about senior quotes in the yearbook. Make note of the specific parameters for your quote before submitting one.

Mark your calendars for the following important dates:

Senior Picture – 3/7 during academy in the gym (seniors need to dress in white and go to the gym to create the number 23 for the yearbook)

Senior Meeting – 3/17 during academy in the gym (go over upcoming events and dates you need to know about)

Cap & Gown delivery - 4/20 during 1st & 3rd lunches

Senior Meeting – 5/12  during academy in the gym (go over graduation information, fines and tickets)

Class of 2023
Clinica de Vacunas


What is the impact of poor school attendance?

Miss out on the social side of school life. Poor attendance can affect children's ability to make and keep friendships; a vital part of growing up. Setting good attendance patterns from an early age, from nursery through primary school will also help your child later on in their life.

The weather is getting nicer out and there are some classes that will be out taking walks.  Please notify the office 30 minutes prior to you wanting them released in a timely matter. The phone lines are open 24/7 for you to call in and report an absence, early dismissal and/or a late arrival 360-662-4031.  Remember, if you have a student that is involved in sports, please remember to get a doctor’s note so your student will be able to participate for that day.

  ~ Terri McKinnis [email protected]


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.

High School Spring Open Gym is this week and next week from 6:45 - 7:30. If you have any questions please ask Mr. Beloate.

State Bound Wrestlers Kano Clare, Reece deCourval, Maryon Stewart, Logan Wallis, Logan Weaver, Carson Wintch, Deacon Wintch, Mya Young and Sean Price headed to the Tacoma Dome Friday, for the WIAA Mat Classic.  So far, Logan Wallis and Deacon Wintch have made it to the 3rd round of the winners' bracket.  - Go Eagles!

Congratulations to our Boys Swim team for a great showing at the District meet last weekend.  A good ending to a great season.

High School Spring Sports begin on Monday Feb 27th.  Make sure to sign up for your Spring sport now.  https://centralkitsap-wa.finalforms.com/


Go Eagles!

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.

No Food Deliveries!
The Music Man

The Central Kitsap Performing Arts Center presents their first-ever ALL AGES summer musical... Meredith Willson's THE MUSIC MAN! This summer, make the family memories of a lifetime in a fully-produced, Broadway musical! Perform with a live orchestra, gorgeous scenery, lavish costumes, and plenty of fun for everyone!

Join us at our Sing-Along & Kickoff Meeting to learn how to participate on March 20, 2023, at 5:30 p.m. at the CK Performing Arts Center. Auditions for leading and supporting roles (optional) will start at 6:30 p.m., with callbacks on March 21, 2023, at 6:30 p.m.

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.

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

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