Klahowya News - March 10, 2023

Klahowya News - March 10, 2023
Posted on 03/10/2023
KSS News

March 10, 2023

Upcoming Events

March 11 - HS Knowledge Bowl Team @ State Tournament

March 11 - HS TOLO Dance 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

March 14 - Pi Day

March 17 - Senior Meeting during academy

March 17 - MS Social 2:45 - 4:30

March 20 - Middle School Athletics Spring Season Begins

March 22 - Navigating High School 6:00 p.m.

March 22 - Dual Credit Night 7:00 p.m.

Principal's Message

Hello Klahowya students and families,

Reminder to High School students attending TOLO, please don’t forget to bring your ID. If you do not bring ID, you will not be allowed into the dance.  We hope you have a good time at this long awaited event!

Tuesday, March 14th is Pi day and I'm going to irrationally allow students to Pie the Principal to help raise funds for the Class of 2024!  An extra dollop of whipped cream on the pie of anyone who can remember Pi to the 10th character without the use of a notecard, calculator or call-a-friend. Cost is $5 per pie, we hope to earn some funds for the Class of 2024.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Scott McDaniel



Feb Super Citizen Bryson P
Feb Super Citizen Colton D
Math Students of the Month

Algebra I

Avrie Herr

Noel Ly

Lily Schramek

Devin Richard

Elizabeth Wells

Josh Wood

Algebra II

Kyle Bardwell

Ashlee Hicks


Isabella Kirkpatrick

Ronan Means


Delaney Hobbs

AP Statistics

Hannah Solvie


Quinn Rogers

Salina Stroup


On Pi day, next Tuesday,  the class of 2024 will have the opportunity for YOU to Pie your Principal in the face! It will be during all lunches.  $5 for each plate you throw!

Pie the Principal

YEARBOOK FAMILY TREE Are you part of a long line of Klahowya attendees? Did your parents attend KSS? Your older siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins? Did or do your parents or grandparents work here? We want to include some of our KSS ancestors in this year’s book. Check your Class of Google classroom and submit one form for each relative you’ve had attend or work at Klahowya in the past. Deadline for submission is Monday, March 20th.

Middle School Students, have you stopped by the Bookkeeper´s Office and picked up your contract yet? The deadline to purchase tickets for the first Middle School Social of the year is Wednesday, March 15, and completed contracts must be turned in when you pay! The cost is $10 with an ASB card/$12 without. The Social is on March 17, directly after school until 4:30 PM. There will be music, dancing, and games, and a slice of pizza and chips are included in the price. Come have fun hanging out with your friends, as we get ready to say good-bye to winter and welcome in spring!


Class of 2023

Hey seniors! If you started at Klahowya in the 6th grade, please check the newest announcement from the yearbook in the Class of 2023 Google Classroom. We have a special spot in the book for you this year and we need your help. Deadline is Sunday, March 12th.

Mark your calendars for the following important dates:

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)

KSS Senior Awards Ceremony - 5/30 6:00 p.m.- Save the date!

Save the Date May 30 Senior Awards

News from our Student Service Center

2023-2024 High School Course Selection kicks off next week!

On Monday, March 13th during Academy students in grades 8-11 will be getting 2023-2024 Course Selection Materials and a video instructional lesson. In the next few weeks, they will be making thoughtful course choices for next year. Over these upcoming weeks, counselors will be roaming academy classes to answer questions and will be available at lunches on March 17, 20 and 22 for questions. All 8-11th grade students have created a 4-year High School and Beyond Plan with Mr. Miles that has been updated each year. Students can visit the SSC and ask Mrs. Haydock for a copy of their High School and Beyond Plan to review when making course selection choices. Unfortunately, counselors are unable to meet individually for appointments with students during this time but will be able to answer questions during Academy, at lunches and at our Navigating High School and Dual Credit Informational Night. 

Families are invited to attend our Navigating High School and Dual Credit Informational Night here at KSS on Wednesday, March 22nd at 6:00 pm. All 8th grade students and families are encouraged to attend Navigating High School event to learn more about selecting the right classes for a smooth transition to high school. Students in high school who need more detailed information about selecting courses should also attend.

Klahowya has many opportunities for students to get college credits while in high school. If you are interested in learning more, please attend Dual Credit Informational Night on Wednesday, March 22 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 in the KSS Auditorium.

All high school course selection information can be found at our KSS website at bit.ly/ksscourseselection starting on Monday 3/13 at 2:00 pm. Please refer to this link for more detailed information or if your student missed the lesson in Academy or if you have further questions.

Completed Course Selection forms with REQUIRED Parent/Guardian Signature are due on the following dates:

      Current 8th grade—Monday, March 27 in Science

      Current 9th grade—Tuesday, March 28 in English

      Current 10th grade—Wednesday, March 29 in English

      Current 11th grade—Thursday, March 30 in English

Current 6th and 7th graders will be completing their 2023-2024 Course selection after Spring Break April 11th - 19th. Academy Lesson and Course Selection sheets will be delivered in Academy on Tuesday, April 11th. More information will be posted on the course selection website after Spring Break. 

Completed Course Selection forms for 6th and 7th grade students with REQUIRED Parent/Guardian Signature are due on the following dates:

      6th grade: Tuesday, April 18 in Science class

      7th grade: Wednesday, April 19 in Science class

Have an incoming 6th grader? Mark your calendars for 5th grade family information night at KSS on Monday, April 24th in the evening; time TBD. Middle School Counselors will be visiting CKSD elementary schools the weeks prior and students will be given information about selecting their 6th grade elective course.

I've Filed for Financial Aid...What's Next?

Please see the attached flyer  for Graduate Strong's upcoming online workshop.  

"I Filed for Financial Aid...What's Next?" will support students and families to interpret their financial aid award letters and prepare for enrollment at their chosen college or program. Spanish language interpretation will be provided. 

March 20th at 6 pm via Zoom: bit.ly/financialaidwhatsnext (no registration required).

Summer Opportunities

CKSD Online Summer Academy

Students currently in grades 8-12 can earn 0.5 initial credit per course through Summer Academy. Students with incompletes can earn recovery credits through our Completion Academy. A second course may be started if you complete your first course by July 7. You must register for your second course by July 7.

            Information Flyer:  Summer Academy

            Register Here:  https://ckschools.org/cms/one.aspx?portalId=11175&pageId=45909302

Scholarship Newsletter

Please check out the many local scholarships available in this week’s scholarship newsletter.  Seniors, as your admission offers and financial aid offers come through, don’t miss out on the local scholarships. That money often goes unused if no one applies.

The scholarship list has been reorganized to emphasize the local scholarships:   Scholarship Newsletter 3.10.23

UW Nurse Camp                                                                                                       Due APR 15

Open to current Sophomores and Juniors    

UW Nurse Camp is an annual, week-long day camp located on UW’s Seattle campus, which aims to introduce high school students of various backgrounds to career paths in nursing and pursuing a plan towards nursing school! Over 5 days of hands-on skills training, on-site nurse shadowing, and lots of supportive and engaging networking with nurses and nursing students, Nurse Camp can be a valuable experience for students to gain confidence in their goals to become health professionals. Students from all backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to apply. 

UW Nurse Camp:  https://nursing.uw.edu/community/nurse-camp/

How to Apply and FAQ:  Application and FAQ

Horizon Air PAID Summer Internships                                                      Due APR 10-23

CK School students have new internship opportunities thanks to our partnership with Horizon Air and its parent company Alaska Airlines. Horizon Air is offering 90-hour PAID summer internships exclusively for CK Schools students

Students who have taken or are enrolled in any of the CKSD Aviation Program courses are eligible (minimum age of 16 by June 1, 2023).  Students should use the QR code (on the attached flyer) to register today and begin receiving information with regards to the application/interview process. 

Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group

Seniors                                                                                                            Due APR 28

The Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group is a local nonprofit that has been conducting salmon research, restoration and education around the Hood Canal watershed for over 30 years. 

Every summer we have our StreamTeam internship, where students learn valuable skills for any career related to fisheries, environmental science, biology, and ecology. They get hands-on monitoring experience on several Hood Canal rivers and streams, and the data they collect helps our organization with future habitat restoration and fish research programs. 

This program is only available to local students! It's a great program where students are working outside gaining valuable experience in the field - plus they get a stipend.


Cascade Warbirds Aviation Scholarships                                                             Due MAR 17

Cascade Warbirds, an organization that promotes the restoration, preservation, operation and public display of historically significant military aircraft, is offering scholarships for Private Pilot Ground School with Introductory Flights to inspire today's young people to become the aviation pioneers of tomorrow.   The awards will be made so that students may begin with the first opportunities of the season with flight schools in April.

Cascade Warbirds has teamed with several flight schools in the Puget Sound area to provide scholarship recipients with tuition, books and supplies, and two introductory instructional flights.  

This scholarship is available for students between the ages of 16 and 21 at the time of award. 

Click here for more info:  https://www.cascadewarbirds.org/youth/

World Citizen Essay Contest                                                                                  Due MAR 19

Washington students in grades 3-12 are welcome to submit an essay of 1000 words or less that addresses a global issue they are passionate about.  Find more information here:  https://www.world-affairs.org/event/2023-world-citizen-essay-contest/


Does attendance affect GPA?

Results reveal that attendance patterns, such as missing one class per week or three days of school per month, can negatively affect a student's GPA.

The weather is getting nicer, and some classes are being held outside.  We ask that you call at least 30 minutes prior to needed your student released.  If you need a bus note for your student, you are welcome to send a note with them to school and/or you may call 360-662-4031

The mornings are the busiest times for the office staff.  If you get a voice message please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

  ~ Terri McKinnis [email protected]


Middle School Athletics

Middle School Spring Season starts Monday, March 20th!  

Football -open to 7th & 8th graders

View Schedule Information HERE

View Practice Schedule HERE

Volleyball -open to 7th & 8th grade girls

View schedule information HERE 

Cross Country -open to 6th, 7th & 8th graders

View schedule information HERE

Register now in Final Forms

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


High School Athletics

Our Spring sports season has gotten off to a fun but wet start.  Please check https://www.arbiterlive.com/ or https://klahowyaeagles.com/ for scheduled game information.

Upcoming Home events

Monday 3/13 Softball 415pm (if raining game may move to Olympic Lobe #3 at 6pm)

Tuesday 3/14 Boys and Girls Golf @ Gold Mountain 3pm

Wednesday 3/15 JV Baseball 4pm

Thursday 3/16 Girls Tennis 4pm and Boys Soccer JV 5pm and Varsity 645pm

Friday 3/17 Varsity Baseball 4pm

Saturday 3/18 Boys Soccer JV 12pm and Varsity 2pm

Come out and cheer on your Eagles!!

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


Go Eagles!
PTSA Flower Sale

This year Klahowya PTSA will be holding our annual Hanging Basket Fundraiser.

We are excited to offer our donors a beautiful Van Wingerden Greenhouses premium 12 inch hanging basket.  Since 1980, Van Wingerden has a well-known reputation for growing the most beautiful hanging baskets here in the Pacific Northwest.

1 basket $35

2 baskets $65

3 baskets $90

By purchasing a flower basket, you are helping to support the Klahowya PTSA.  Your donation helps our students, teachers and staff.  KSS PTSA also sponsors scholarships for Klahowya graduating seniors.

More information available here



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

Tutor Me

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!
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.

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