Klahowya Newsletter March 29, 2024 (1)

Klahowya News March 29, 2024
Posted on 03/30/2024
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March 29, 2024

Upcoming Events
April 1-5 - Spring Break April 10 - ASVAB 8-11 a.m. Multi-Purpose Room April 18 - Choir Jazz Night 7 p.m. CKHS May 6 - Incoming 6th Grade Info Night KSS 6-7 p.m. (This is a new date, previously in April.) May 17 - Klahowya Talent Show 6 p.m. Auditorium

Principal's Message

Hello Klahowya Families and Students, Spring Break has finally arrived! There will be no school from April 1st through April 5th. This is a great time to get out and have some fun. I hope you can take this opportunity to enjoy friends and family. Some of you may be taking classwork home to complete. Be sure to turn that work in as soon as you return. 

Parents, if you want to review your child’s grades, you will find the information in PowerSchool. Here is a link to the PowerSchool parent portal, click here. Also, Course Registration for the 2024-2025 school year is complete for grades 8-11. Please check PowerSchool to review their course selections. Have your student log in on the far left side of the screen and choose “Class Registration”. Their 24/25 schedule requests should appear. If for some reason your student missed registration, we will be holding registration make-ups after Spring Break.

I look forward to seeing you relaxed and refreshed when you return April 8th and we will head into the home stretch of this 2023-2024 school year!

Enjoy your Spring Break!


Scott McDaniel

Attendance/Tardies/Early Dismissals

Athletic Code

The student must be in attendance at school the full day on the day of the practice or contest unless they have a note verifying the absence was due to an appointment with a physician and/or this physician approves their participation. The student must participate in all courses and classroom activities. Exceptions must be made with the coach and a representative of the building eligibility board.

Extended Absences (3 or more days)

If your student will be gone for an extended period,  please notify the Attendance Office several days ahead of time if possible and the Attendance Office will provide a form for the student to take around to their teachers as well as bring a form home to get a parent signature. Your student can reach out to their teachers via Google Classroom to get any assignments.  If you are requesting work, please ask the teacher to bring it to the office.

When to Stay Home

Check out our webpage for when to stay home. When to Stay Home - Central Kitsap Schools (ckschools.org)

Thank you, Ms. T. your attendance secretary. [email protected].

Yearbooks Are on Sale Now!

YEARBOOKS available for purchase beginning April 1st until we run out.  Get yours before they’re gone.  Purchases can be made at the bookkeeper’s window or online using the following instructions.  Cost is $50.

Go to this URL: https://wa-centralkitsap.intouchreceipting.com/signin.aspx

Username = 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 student school"

Click on the category "yearbook"

Click on "buy", then click on "checkout" to complete the process.

Klahowya Knowledge Bowl Team Places Third In State!
KSS Knowledge Bowl wins 3rd in State

Our Knowledge Bowl team placed third at State this weekend! Here is a great picture of them. Please congratulate the following students if you see them:

  • Kyle Bardwell
  • Alison Fletcher
  • Maggie Keenan
  • Myles Peterson
  • Blake Robinson
  • Quinn Roger
    ~Ms. O'Boyle

Klahowya Hosts National History Day Competition

On March 20th, KSS hosted the Regional Competition for the National History Day. This was an opportunity for 7th and 8th graders to share the learning they did in Mr. Witte's Magnet class. We have a good group of individuals who are moving onto the State Level being held on April 27th at Lake Washington High School.


Congratulations go out to:

  • Bryce Y. for placing 1st in the Individual Website category 
  • Megan B. and Faith T.  for placing 1st in the Group Website category
  • Elliot M. and Nixon P.   for placing 1st in the Group Documentary category
  • Eleanor T. and Violet W.  for placing 2nd in the Group Documentary category
  • Karina Z. and Sophie W. for placing 3rd in the Group Documentary category
  • Evlyn E. for placing 1st in the Individual Exhibit category
  • Addison J.  for placing 2nd in the Individual Exhibit category
  • Chase B., Indy R., and Colton S. for placing 1st in the Group Exhibit category
  • Ben N., Ivann L., and Gabe G. for placing 2nd in the Group Exhibit category
  • Elliot S., Jack L., and Jordan C.  for placing first Alt. in the Group Exhibit category (if a group drops out, then they will be invited to compete)

    Way to go to all that competed and I can't wait to see this
    large contingency be successful at the next level too!

~Mr. Witte

Klahowya Eagles Band Parents Association (KEBPA)

The Klahowya Eagles Band Parent Association (KEBPA) is holding our April general meeting on Tuesday, April 9th, at 6:00 p.m. in the band room.  We are a group of parents and guardians dedicated to supporting our student musicians and the Klahowya band program.  We invite you to attend meetings and to learn more about us, the band programs, and to see what amazing things we can accomplish together for our musicians!


Cooking and Community Club Small Things Drive

Our annual toiletries drive is underway! All proceeds will go to our CK Food Bank, where they make to-go hygiene baggies for those in need within our community.

From: April 8th to April 19th

Drop–off bins are in front of the activities office!

Click here for the attached flyer.

Boosters and Class of 2024 Parents Info

Klahowya Boosters Instagram is now live!  Follow us at https://www.instagram.com/klahowyaboosters?igsh=Znd6ZXJ1c2NtYTI4. Next Boosters meeting is on May 7th at 5pm in the library. Next Class of 2024 Parents meeting is May 7th at 6pm in the library. Grad Nite tickets are available now at https://grad-night-2024-tickets.cheddarup.com


SSC News

Scholarship Newsletter

Please see this week’s Scholarship Newsletter for information on scholarships, financial aid, and colleges. The Klahowya Foundation Scholarship is now open.


KSS Running Start Info Sessions

  • Have you considered applying to Olympic College's Running Start program for 2024-2025?
  • Are you a current 10th or 11th grader who is on track with high school credits?
  • Do you have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 - 3.0?

If you answered YES to each of these questions, please attend one of the KSS Running Start information sessions that will be held on the following dates in Room 125:

  • APR 10
  • APR 13
  • APR 17
  • APR 20

Counselors will provide students with an overview and answer your questions. 

Prior to your session, please be sure to complete the following application steps to make the most of your experience.

1. Review Olympic College's "Running Start New Students" page.

2. Apply to OC using your legal name, and list "Running Start" as your "Student Type."

3. Setup a Parchment account using your personal email address to obtain a transcript.

Course Selection for 2024-25 School Year

  • Current 8-11th graders, please turn in your signed AP Forms to the SSC.
  • Parents, you are able to view your student’s course selections in your student’s PowerSchool.
  • Our current 6th and 7th graders will be selecting courses in April after Spring Break.
  • Summer School Information will be published after Spring Break.

Kitsap County Public Works Summer Employment Program

Earn money, build your resume, and get your foot in the door!

Must be 18 by May 1, 2024.

Learn more and apply here:  https://www.kitsap.gov/pw/Pages/summeremployment.aspx


PNW Kiwanis Youth Law Enforcement Camp

Hosted at WSP Academy in Shelton. 

Open to current sophomores and juniors who have a strong interest in a law enforcement career.

Camp dates: AUG 11-17, 2024

Applications due: MAY 10

For more info:  https://www.kiwanislawenforcementcamp.com/

Middle School Cross Country

Do you like to walk, jog, or run? Do you like to spend time outside on the beautiful trails surrounding our school? It's not too late to join the Middle School Cross Country team. There is a place on the team for runners of all paces and levels of experience. To sign up, go to Final Forms under Spring Sports. Questions? Contact Coach Nigel [email protected] or Coach Leigh [email protected].


Middle School Social Theme Survey

Attention, Class of 2029 & 2030.  Our next Middle School Social will be on Friday, May 31.  The MS ASB Officers want to give YOU an opportunity to help choose the theme.  For a chance to share your ideas, go to your “Class of….” Google Classroom and fill out the survey.  The survey will remain open until Wednesday, April 10.

High School And Middle School Athletics

I would like to start off with an apology.  With the transition from Winter to Spring sports I missed recognizing our All-League Winter Athletes.  Please Congratulate our Nisqually League athletes.


Boys Basketball 

1st Team All League- Eli Kraft

Honorable Mentions- Grant Solvie and Carson Langguth


Girls Basketball

2nd Team All League- Bailey O' Brien

Honorable Mentions- Paige Spandler and Shyanne Kilmer



1st Team All League- Deacon Wintch and Linley Wolfard-Henry

2nd Team All League- Wilson Zeigler, Carson Wintch and Reece deCourval

Honorable Mention- Sean Price



All League- Salina Stroup and Nevaeh Glance

Sportsmanship Award- Allie Corn


Congratulations to our Boys Swim team for being the WIAA 1A Academic State Champions! We have no Home events over Spring Break. Enjoy some time off and we will see you all after Spring break!!




Geniqua Harris, MS, LAT, ATC

Athletic Director