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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Kapaa High School PTSA Treasurer Needed!

Seeking a new Treasurer asap to join our Kapaa High PTSA Board!  Please email us at kapaahighptsa@gmail.com or come to our meeting this Tuesday November 13th at 6pm in the SAC room.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Next PTSA Meeting is November 13th

Please join us on Tuesday November 13th at 6pm in the SAC Room for our PTSA Meeting. All are welcome! 

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Reflections Art Contest Deadline is November 2

2018-2019 Reflections in Art Contest Deadline is Nov. 2
Calling all ArtistsPhotographersWritersCinematographersChoreographers and Musicians:  Enter to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card and the chance to be recognized at the regional, state and national levels for your artistic ability!

The National PTA Reflections Program and Contest is a way to support the arts and student learning by advocating for arts in education.  The program has 6 categories in which students can enter utilizing the common theme "Heroes Around Me" and create original works of art in the categories of visual arts, dance choreographyfilm productionliteraturemusic composition, and photography .  Entries can be completed at home or in school, but most be the original work of one individual.  There is also an added special artist division, for students with disabilities whose physical, cognitive or mental health challenges meet ADA guidelines.

Arts Education entails a wide array of disciplines including theater, media arts, literature, visual arts, dance and music.  It is an essential element of a complete and balanced education and plays a critical role in students' success in school and in life.  The PTSA is a strong supporter of Arts in Education.


Use the following guidelines and official program rules to enter. Submissions are due to the Kapaa High PTSA Mail Box in the office by November 2nd, 2018. All entries must have an official entry form attached. Experienced artists will evaluate your work for interpretation of theme, creativity and technique. We look forward to celebrating your artistry and achievement in the arts!  All student entries will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card. Winning entries from each category will advance to the Regional level of judging.        Please see Mr. Sanderl or Ms Owens for an entry form!  Email kapaahighptsa@gmail.com with any questions. 

Students who identify as having a disability and may receive services under IDEA or ADA: Section 504 may enter in the Special Artist Division or grade division most closely aligned to their functional abilities. See Official Rules for details.
_________________________________________________________________________________________Students can enter in one or more of the following categories but each entry must have a separate entry form attached:

Dance Choreography: Solo and ensemble works of all dance styles are accepted. Entrant must be the choreographer and may also be the performer, or one of the performers. If background music is used, cite it on the entry form. Video file must not exceed 5 min. and 1 GB in size. Accepted formats: AVI, FLV, WMV, MOV, MP4.

Film Production: Accepted short film styles include: Animation, narrative, documentary, experimental or media presentation. Use of PowerPoint is prohibited. Entrant must be the screenwriter, cinematographer, editor and producer. If background music is used, cite it on the entry form. Video file must not exceed 5 min. and 1 GB in size. Accepted formats: AVI, FLV, WMV, MOV, MP4.

LiteratureAccepted forms of fiction and nonfiction include: Prose, poetry, reflective essay, screen play and play script, narrative and short story. Entrants may write in their primary language as long as an interpretive English translation is also attached. Use of copyrighted material is prohibited. Writing must not exceed 2,000 words and may be handwritten or typed. Accepted formats: Single-sided print on 8 ½x11” paper, PDF file.

Music Composition: All music styles and combinations of instrumentation are accepted. Entrant must be the composer and may also be the performer, or one of the performers. Use of copyrighted material is prohibited. Audio file must not exceed 5 min. and 1 GB in size. Accepted formats: MP3, WMA, WAV, ACC, FLAC. Notation (score/tablature) in PDF format is only required for middle and high school divisions.

Photography: Photo must be a single print/digital image. Collages and collections of photos are not accepted. Entrant must be the photographer and may use a variety of digital editing techniques including but not limited to, multiple exposure, negative sandwich and photogram. Use of copyrighted material is prohibited. Print image dimensions must be no smaller than 3x5 inches and no larger than 8x10 inches. Accepted print formats: Mounted on mat or poster board no larger than 11x14 inches. Framed prints are not accepted. Digital image dimensions must be at least 640x960 (pixels) and 300 dpi (resolution). Accepted file formats: JPEG, JPG, GIF, PNG.

Visual Arts: Works of both fine and design arts are accepted, including but not limited to: architectural drawing and models, ceramics, collage, computer generated images and graphics, crafts, drawing, fashion clothes and jewelry, fiber work, mixed media, painting, printmaking and sculpture. Use of copyrighted material is prohibited. 2D artworks must be mounted on sturdy material and no larger than 24x30 inches with matting. Framed entries are not accepted. Include one digital image of artwork with your submission. 3D artwork submissions must contain 3 digital images of artwork at different angles. Image(s) are used for artwork identification, judging and exhibition purposes.


By submitting an artwork to the “National PTA Reflections Program,” entrants accept and agree to be bound by the official rules for participation as well as the entry requirements for their specific arts category and division. Additional state program requirements may apply. Any violation of these rules may, at PTA’s discretion, result in disqualification. All decisions of the reviewers regarding this program are final and binding in all respects. (The “PTA” referred to in these rules include all PTAs reviewing the submission).

1.       ELIGIBILITY. Students must participate through a local PTA/PTSA. Each student’s eligibility is determined by the state and local PTA/PTSA. A student may develop an entry inside or outside of school.
2.       ARTS CATEGORIES. There are six arts categories—dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. Students may enter the National PTA Reflections Program in one or more arts categories. See each arts category rules for additional entry requirements.
3.       GRADE DIVISIONS. Students may enter in the appropriate division for their grade (Primary: Preschool-Grade 2; Intermediate: Grades 3-5; Middle School: Grades 6-8; High School: Grades 9-12; Special Artist: All grades welcome).
The Special Artist Division welcomes students from all grades and abilities and offers non-artistic accommodations (e.g. adaptive technology; transcribing; holding a camera) for students to participate fully in PTA Reflections. Assistants must refrain from being involved in the artistic process (e.g. developing an artist statement, choreography, music lyrics, storyboards, etc.) Student recognition and awards are announced as part of the Special Artist Division.
4.       HOW TO ENTER. Entrants must submit their artwork and student entry form to their local PTA/PTSA program according to local and state PTA procedures. Entrants must follow requirements and instructions specific to each arts category and division. Contact local PTA programs for deadlines and additional information.
5.       ENTRY REQUIREMENTS. (All participants must also follow arts category and if applicable, Special Artist Division rules)
·         Only new pieces of artwork inspired by the current year’s theme may be submitted.
  • Each entry must be the original work of one student only.  An adult may not alter the creative integrity of a student’s work. Because the program is designed to encourage and recognize each student’s individual creativity, help from an adult or collaboration with other students is not allowed except in the Special Artist Division. Other individuals may appear in or perform a student’s work, but the work itself must be the creative product of one student only. Only one student may be recognized as the award recipient for each entry. See the specific arts category rules and special artist division rules for details.
  • Each entry must contain a title and all entries must include an artist statement. The artist statement communicates what inspired the work, how it relates to the theme, and the content of the work. The statement must include at least 10 words and not exceed 100 words.
  • Use of copyrighted material is prohibited, except for background music in dance choreography and film production entries. If used in dance choreography and film production entries, background music must be cited on the entry form. Plagiarized entries will be disqualified. Use of PowerPoint templates are prohibited.
6.       FINALIST SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION. Entries are reviewed at local, regional, state and national levels. Each PTA determines its own reviewers for the program. Entries will be reviewed primarily on how well the student uses their artistic vision to portray the theme, their originality and creativity. The National PTA Reflections® program makes no restrictions on content or subject matter in artwork. Under no condition may parents or students contact a reviewer to dispute the status/score of any entry. Each PTA in its sole discretion will select finalists for exhibition and provide awards/prizes. Awards are announced per local and state procedures. National awards and events are announced May 1, 2019 at PTA.org/Reflections.
7.       OWNERSHIP AND LICENSE. Ownership in any submission shall remain the property of the entrant, but entry into this program constitutes entrant’s irrevocable permission and consent that PTA may display, copy, reproduce, enhance, print, sub license, publish, distribute and create derivative works for PTA purposes. PTA is not responsible for lost or damaged entries. Submission of entry into the PTA Reflections program constitutes acceptance of all rules and conditions.
8.       PARTICIPATING ENTITIES. This program is administered by the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and PTA affiliates. Parent groups not affiliated with National PTA are not eligible to sponsor this program.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Essential skills college students need to succeed

Results of a recent survey handed out to Kapaa High School parents during Open House indicated that many parents wanted to know more about the essential skills students need to be a successful college student.  Here is a helpful list from Clarke University regarding those skills that students need:

1.) Time Management:
2.) Stress Management
3.) Study Skills
4.) Money Management
5.) Assertiveness Skills
6.) Well-Developed Self Care Skills
7.)  Keeping Safe and Avoiding Risky Behaviors
8. ) Seeking Assistance When Needed
9. ) Respecting the Rules & Policies
10) Displaying Honesty, Integrity & Perseverance

For more information about each skill identified above, please check out the link attached.


Wednesday, September 12, 2018

College Financial Aid Planning Night is October 16

Come learn about any changes to filling out the FAFSA form to apply for college financial aid. and get help with starting the process. Meeting starts at 5:30pm on Tuesday, October 16th in the library at Kapaa High.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

PTSA Meeting Tuesday Sept. 11th at 6pm in SAC Room

                                        Join Us for Our Next  PTSA Meeting on September 11th
             Where:  SAC Room (directly across from entrance to the gym)
When:  6pm to 7pm
Who: All are welcome!
           What:  Meet other parents, discuss upcoming events, learn about opportunities
See You There!

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Kapaa High School Open House: September 5th @ 5pm

Kapaa High School Open House September 5th 

Come join us for free Pizza and Open House / Back to School Night at Kapaa High on Wednesday September 5th starting at 5pm in the cafeteria. See you there!