Klahowya News - October 13, 2023

Klahowya News October 13, 2023
Posted on 10/13/2023
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Upcoming Events

  October 17 - "It's Your Future" Fair 1:15 - 2:30

  October 19 - PCH Vaccine Clinic at The Learning Center at BCCS 2:00-6:00 p.m. 

  October 20 - Homecoming Football Game

  October 21 - High School Homecoming Dance 

  October 23 - Healthy Youth Survey

  October 24 - Middle School Haunted Social 2:45-4:45

  October 24 - Life Skills Screener

  October 24 - Picture Retake Day 7:30-9:30 a.m. in the Commons

  October 25 - ASVAB

  October 26-27 - Student Conferences

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


Principals Message

Hello Klahowya Families and Students, 

I apologize for sending out our newsletter a day later than usual... we decided to delay distribution to ensure the inclusion of some exciting opportunities for you during conferences. 

This week is an exciting week for our students! With the Homecoming Football Game on Friday and the High School Homecoming Dance on Saturday, our students are excited to show their spirit this week! Please see below for spirit day apparel.  As a reminder, our school is on a modified schedule on both Tuesday 10/17 and on Friday 10/20. 

On Tuesday 10/17, students will be in school from 7:50 -2:35. On Tuesday, High school students will attend the It's Your Future Fair to learn more about College and post High School Career opportunities. During this same time, 9th grade students will learn about personal finances, and middle school students will be exploring potential careers. On Tuesday, Klahowya will operate on the regular Thursday bell schedule. The It's Your Future Fair will run from 1:10 - 2:35. Students will be dismissed at 2:35 on Tuesday. 

On Friday 10/20, our school will host a Homecoming Assembly at the end of the day. This means that we will be on a modified schedule. You can view the modified schedule HERE

During Conferences next week, our school is excited to host several mini classes for parents and guardians. If you are wondering about the College Application process,  how to set limits on your student's Chromebook and even finding Mental Health supports for your student... you should check out these exciting opportunities HEREFor your convenience, these are also included in the newsletter below. this year we are switching back to our student-led conference model. This model enables all families to have a longer conference where students will help explain their goals, achievements and areas of focus. If you have not yet scheduled a conference, please contact your student's academy teacher for more information. We hope to see you on campus next week!

As a reminder - On Tuesday 10/24, Picture Retakes (7:30-9:00) and the Middle School Social (2:45-4:45) both occur. We also do not have school on Thursday 10/26 and Friday 10/27 for conferences. 

We hope you have a great week! GO EAGLES!

Scott McDaniel Principal

Attendance/Tardies/Early Dismissals

Regular and prompt attendance is essential to the learning process. If your child will be late or cannot attend school due to illness or family emergency, please call our 24-hour attendance line at (360) 662-4031 or email our attendance secretary [email protected].

Why attendance matters for kids?

A habit of attendance IS a school readiness skill. Along with social-emotional and readiness skills, consistent on-time attendance is a habit that lasts. Children who are chronically absent in preschool are far more likely to be chronically absent in later grades. Good attendance reflects strong parent engagement.

It’s Your Future” College and Career Fair

Klahowya is hosting the annual “It’s Your Future" College and Career Fair on October 17th from 1:05 – 2:30 p.m. Students will have the opportunity to visit with over 70 Colleges, Universities, Career Technical Schools and Trades. 

Grades 10-12 will have the opportunity to visit 60+ College and Career opportunities, along with presentations on Trade/Technical Colleges, Community Colleges and Universities.  Freshman students will participate in Kitsap Strong's Welcome to Your Future activity where students create a real-life budget and career. Middle Schoolers will have career exploration activities.

All this takes place during the school day. Please contact Mr. James Miles, Career Counselor, [email protected] with any questions.

The College and Career Fair will be  part of the regular school day, see below schedule.

First Bell — 7:40

Period 1 — 7:50 - 8:35

Period 2 — 8:40 - 9:20

Period 3 — 9:25 - 10:05
Lunch / 4th  — 10:05 - 11:35 

1st Lunch — 10:05 - 10:35 (4th period — 10:40 - 11:35)

2nd Lunch — 10:35 - 11:05 (4th period — 10:10 - 10:35 |  11:10 - 11:35)

3rd Lunch — 11:05 - 11:35 (4th period — 10:10 - 11:05)

Period 5 — 11:40 - 12:20
Period 6 —12:25 - 1:05

"It's Your Future" Fair — 1:05 - 2:35

Grades 6, 7, 8 report to their academy teachers for a career exploration / digital safety lesson

Grade 9 reports to Auxiliary Gym for their "Welcome to Your Future" workshop.

Grades 10, 11, 12 will receive their "It's Your Future" Fair passport during 6th period. At the end of 6th period, they will report to the Main Gym or one of four "pull out" sessions to rotate into the main gym when announced.

Buses will pick students up at usual time (2:35 p.m. dismissal)

We are so happy to be holding this event in person so all students can attend!  

Peninsula Health Vaccine Clinic

Peninsula Community Health Services is having a vaccine catch up event at the TLC on 10/19/23 from 2:00 – 6:00pm in the Fir Conference Room. See the attached flyer.

Cooking and Community Club

We are in need of boxed cake mixes for the MS Social. We are collecting from now until October 21st. Please drop off in Mr. Lindberg or Mrs. Steedman’s rooms.

Attention, Middle School Students

Tickets for the Haunted Social go on sale Tuesday, October 10.  The cost is $6 with an ASB card/$8 without.  There will be music, games, a Cake Walk and Selfie Station, and ice cream.  Quiet tables will also be available for those who want to get away from the crowds.  You can get your Social contract from your “Class of…” classroom, or from Mrs. Gotchall in the Bookkeeper’s Office. Middle School ASB is seeking candy donations for the Social. Donations can be turned in to the main office October 16-20.

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]

News from Klahowya Drama Club


Mark your calendars for our fall production, "Dracula." Performances will be October 27, 28, and 30th at 6:30pm.

High School Homecoming tickets are now on sale!

High School Homecoming is on Saturday, October 21st from 7-10 pm the theme is "Out of this world". This dance is open to all Klahowya 9th-12th graders. Guest passes and Student Behavior Contracts are available in student’s “Class of…” Google Classroom as well as the Bookkeeper’s office. Tickets are $12 with ASB and $15 without ASB, see the Bookkeeper. There are a limited amount of guest passes, and it can take some time to complete, so make sure to start this process soon if you are bringing a guest. Middle Schoolers don't forget you have a Middle School Social on October 24th. Go Eagles!

Students of the Month/American Sign Language and AVID

Our High School AVID class chooses staff and support staff of the month too! They are chosen if they are using or supporting WICOR strategies. W-writing, I-inquiry, C- collaboration, O-organization and R-reading. 

ASL 1st Year: Layla Weiderman, Savanna Hartman, Alex Rebernigg, Nathan Pratt

ASL 2nd Year: Grace Ehresman, Addison Burt

ASL 3rd Year: Lily Schramek

ASL 4th Year: Draven Cook

AVID 9th Meg Branson, AVID 10th Mercedez Williams, AVID 12th Eli Kraft

Staff Ms. B and Ms. Davis 

SSC News

Scholarship Newsletter

Click here for the weekly Scholarship Newsletter: Scholarship Newsletter 10.13.23

In this newsletter you will find information on Financial Aid, Letters of Recommendation, Scholarship information, and future college visits. 

Cascade Warbirds Aviation Scholarship Program

Cascade Warbirds, an organization that promotes the restoration, preservation, operation, and public display of historically significant military aircraft, is pleased to offer scholarships for Private Pilot Ground School with Introductory Flights to inspire today's young people to become the aviation pioneers of tomorrow.

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.  Recognizing the cost of the flight training required for a pilot’s license, the scholarship program offers an additional $2,500 Continuing Aviation Education Grant to one scholarship recipient who intends to earn their FAA private pilot certificate within the following year.  

This scholarship is available for students between the ages of 16 and 21 at the time of award.  This scholarship is valued at $1,350.  Applications are due FEB 29, 2024.

Find out more information click here.

Join us on October 26th & 27th at our Conference Workshops!

Link: Fall Conference Workshops

Bremerton Elks Essay Contest

Greetings from the Bremerton Elks Lodge 1181! I am happy to announce the topic for our 2023-24 Americanism Essay Contest:  "What the Bill of Rights Means to Me." The contest starts with local lodges, progresses through district and state levels, and ends with the naming of national winners in July of 2024.  

Open to students in 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. The entry can be dropped off in person or mailed to the address in the link.  If you have any questions, please email Anne Lawrence, Bremerton Elks Americanism Chair, at [email protected]. She may also be reached by text or phone at 609-500-0026.

Click here for more information:  Elks Essay Contest

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)

Kitsap Youth Forum                                                

Are you 12-20 with a passion for solving community issues? Are you interested in voicing your concerns to your local elected officials? Join us at the 2nd annual Kitsap Youth Forum, Tuesday, OCT 17 4:30 - 7pm!

From substance use to climate change, from mental health to homelessness, from community safety to racial equity, youth voices can make a difference. If you’re a teen and you would like to submit a question to be read at the forum, please email us at [email protected].

Sign up to attend the forum:   EventBright

Fall College Visits

College Visits take place during Academy, and students can sign up to attend in their “Class of . . . “ Google Classroom. Juniors and Seniors are highly encouraged to explore their possibilities!

OCT 16                       University of Washington - Tacoma

OCT 20                       Central Washington University

OCT 23                       WSU Bremerton Engineering 

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 memory page, click here

The password  is the student's last name with the first letter capitalized.

After logging in, click on "Student's Name"

Click on "Items At Students School & Business Office" (the first link is fewer steps than the second)

Click on the category "Yearbook"

Click on "Buy", then click on "Checkout" to complete the process.

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 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. 

Class of 2025 Parent Group

Parents of Class of '25,  join our parents Facebook page "Klahowya's Class of 2025 Parents Group". Our next meeting will be Oct. 17th, 5pm here in the KSS Library. Hope to see you there. 

Questions?  email [email protected]

Picture Retake Day Is Coming Soon

Quality School Portraits will be here on Tuesday, October 24th from 7:30 - 9:30 a.m. to complete student photos.  If your student has not had their picture taken yet, please have them listen for the announcement and get their photo taken.  If you are unhappy with the photos you previously ordered,  please have your student bring the complete photo packet with them on that day for retakes.

It is imperative that we capture a photo for each student for identification and yearbook purposes. Thank you!

Life Skills Screener

We thank you and your family for being our valued partners as we work together to educate students in our district. As you may already be aware, last school year we asked students to complete a Life Skills Screener so they could tell us what skills they feel confident about and which ones they need additional help with. We will be giving the same Life Skills Screener again this Fall on Tuesday, October 24th.

You can find links to preview the survey content on the Central Kitsap School District website located here. If you have any questions about the Student Life Skills Screener, please don’t hesitate to contact us. For more information, please visit Central Kitsap Schools

Le damos las gracias a usted ya su familia por ser nuestros compañero valuable mientras trabajamos juntos para educar a los niños de nuestro distrito. Como ya sabrá, el otoño pasado le pedimos a los estudiantes que respondieran a una encuesta de habilidades para la vida, para dejarnos saber en qué habilidades se sienten seguros y en cuáles necesitan ayuda adicional. Para obtener más información sobre cómo nuestro distrito utilizó los resultados de la encuesta del año pasado, revise nuestro Plan de acción de la encuesta

Volveremos a dar la misma encuesta de habilidades para la vida este otoño del 10 al 25 de octubre.Puede encontrar enlaces para obtener una vista previa del contenido de la encuesta en nuestro sitio web de CKSD. Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre la encuesta 

Habilidades Para la Vida Estudiantil, por favor póngase en contacto con nosotros. Para obtener más información, visite Escuelas de Central Kitsap.

Healthy Youth Survey

Schools in Central Kitsap School District are participating in the Washington State Healthy Youth Survey during Fall 2023. The survey will be given to Klahowya Secondary students in Grades 6, 8, 10 and 12 on Monday, October 23rd.

The Healthy Youth Survey for CKSD students includes questions related to physical activity and diet, unintentional and intentional injury, substance use, abuse, risk and protective factors, and access to school-based services. Survey results are used by schools, communities, and state agencies to plan programs to support our youth and reduce their risks. 

PLEASE NOTE: For the 2023 Healthy Youth Survey, no students will receive questions about sexual behaviors. CKSD has opted out of these questions for this survey window. 

Participation in the survey is voluntary and the students’ answers are anonymous. There are no codes or information used to match a survey to a student.

Please read the attached Parent and Student Notification Letter for more information about the Healthy Youth Survey

If you would like to opt out please indicate in Powerschool Parent Portal.   

Parent and Student Information Letter CKSD Version

Community News

Ghost Train 2023. South Kitsap Regional Park Sautrday, October 28th from 5:00-9:00 p.m.

See more details, click here.

High School Athletics

It's HOMECOMING WEEK!!  School spirit will be high this week and we look forward to seeing support for all of our teams.

HS Home events

Monday 10/16- Girls Soccer v. Gig Harbor @ 5 p.m. JV ONLY

Wednesday 10/18- Girls Swim v. Bainbridge 330 p.m. @ Olympic Pool.

Girls Soccer v Central Kitsap HS @ 5 p.m. JV ONLY!!

Thursday 10/19- Girls Soccer v East Jefferson 5 p.m. VARSITY ONLY!!

Friday 10/20- Football v East Jefferson @ 630 p.m. HOMECOMING!!!!

Saturday 10/21- Girls Soccer v Cedar Park Christian JV 10 a.m. and Varsity 1130 a.m.

HS Winter sports season is starting soon.  Girls Bowling begins on Monday Oct 30th and Basketball and Wrestling begin on Nov 13th.  Make sure to register on Final Forms click here.



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