Monday, May 4, 2015

Congratulations Olelo Video Award Winners and Finalists!

Olelo Awards Banquet

            The Olelo Awards Banquet is where students from all over Hawaii come together to share and compete in the create videos that they created to address specific topics important to our community.  The students at this banquet have the opportunity to be recognized for their creative thoughts flowing and put  video.  It’s also not just a place to share and compete but get influenced by the messages behind each video.  The videos that each student creates have a positive message about the mistakes people all around us make but we could stop it if we spread the message around.  Also with this banquet, it gives you an idea of all the new and interesting content that could be made and there’s not just only one specific way to do it.

           This year Kawananakoa Media Students produced videos and were selected as State Finalists in four categories.  Jayna Benito, Rachel Inouye, and Lauren Kam produced a video titled, "Don't let the keyboard take the wheel," in the Traffic Safety category.  Chloe Chan, Chanelle Junio, and Lauren Jay were finalists in the Animation category for their video, "You don't get a second chance." 

           Annie Wong, Man Ian Woo, and Ann Wu were the video competition winners in the  Start Living Healthy Category for their video, "Be Active!," which focused on the importance of PE classes in schools.

Celina Bhandari video contest winner in the Malama `Aina category for her video, " Love, Appreciate, and take care of the Land."

            With the experience I had at Olelo Banquet, it opened my eyes that at any age and place, anyone could create a fascinating video.  There’s children at the age of 8 creating all this content that I wouldn’t have thought of.  It’s a community where everyone has a passion of making videos and seeing what everyone else has created.  There’s a “wow” factor to the videos that won and you’ll be amazed at the quality that was produced at a young age.  But, everyone that was gathered in the room wasn’t focused just about winning, they were all proud of the content that was created just with a mind and a camera.
-Jayna Benito

Friday, March 27, 2015

2015 State Career and Technical Education Showcase awards

Here are the results for this years 2015 STATEWIDE CTE SHOWCASE. These students worked really hard on their projects and the results are outstanding!

Caliana FORTIN           1st + Best in Show    framed mosaic

Maya Nakamura         2nd                          framed mosaic
Stephanie Matsuda     3rd                          framed mosaic
Ke Xin He                   HM                          framed mosaic
Krista Shoda              1st                          framed etch mirror
Rachael Yun               2nd                         framed etch mirror
Wei Qi Hu                  3rd                          framed etch mirror
Anya Miranda             HM                          framed etch mirror
Lyneah Flores             1st                         dustpan
Khol Santos                2nd                        dustpan
Deja Lono                  3rd                         dustpan
Lyneah Flores            1st                          mechanical drawing
Khol Santos               2nd                         mechanical drawing
Koko Tamai               1st                          koa turned mirror
Hunter Nahooikaika    3rd                          koa turned mirror
Lauren Casey            HM                           koa turned mirror
Maya Nakamura          2nd                        etched koi vase
Stephanie Matsuda     3rd                         etched kanji vase
Maya Nakamura         2nd                         koa fish hook
Jacinda Chen             HM                          koa music note
Rachael Yun               HM                         koa heart pendant
Krista Shoda              HM                         koa sakura pendant
Maya Nakamura         2nd                        copper tear drop earrings
Stephanie Matsuda    HM                         copper oval earrings
Evelyn Ramos           2nd                        copper lamp wall sconce
Kohl Santos              3rd                        copper lamp wall sconce
Tiana Thompson       HM                         copper lamp wall sconce
Maya Nakamura        2nd                        framed etched mirror

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Congratulations Man Ian!

Congratulations 8th Grader Man Ian Woo and her teacher, Mr. Sam Hankins.
Man Ian received the Davis Young Scientist award and $25 at this year's Hawaii State
Science and Engineers Fair, which was held at the Hawaii Convention center . Her experiment was on the salinity levels of Oahu's beaches. She needed to advance through the Honolulu District Science Fair which was held on February 14th at Kapiolani Community College.   Keely Leung and Krista Shoda's project, "Bugs or Bones also won second place ant the Honolulu District Science Fair.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Return to School January 3rd

The first day back to school will be Thursday, January 3rd, 2013.  The class rotation will be Periods 3, 4, 5, 6, & 7.

Monday, December 10, 2012


AVID FUNDRAISER McDonald's Night @ Liliha McDonald's on School Street
(414 North School Street).
Wednesday, December 12, 2012. 4-7pm.

Liliha Mc'Donald's is hosting McTeacher Night for KMS AVID program.
A portion of the proceeds made between 4-7pm will be donated to KMS AVID program.
Please come and join us on 12/12 and eat at Liliha McDonald's between 4-7pm.

Friday, November 2, 2012

No School 11/12

Monday, November 12th is Veterans' Day. There will be no school on this day. School will resume on Tuesday, November 13 and the class rotation that day will be 5, 6, 7, 1, and 2.

No School 11/6

It's election day on Tuesday November 11.  There will be no school. School will be back on Wednesday. The class rotation for Wednesday will be periods 5, 6, 7, and 1.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

AVID parent workshop

We will be having our AVID parent workshop on Monday, November 5, at 6:00pm in the KMS Library. Please come down to learn more about what AVID is, the benefits of the the AVID program, and how your child cant become a part out our AVID program. We look forward to seeing you there.