Kapaa High School PTSA | Kapaa High School 4695 Mailihuna Rd. Kapaa, HI 96746 | kapaahighptsa@gmail.com

Thursday, September 10, 2015

REFLECTIONS 2015 - Calling All Students - REFLECT on a THEME and CREATE an original work!!

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 as it not only develops the whole person, it nurtures ones creativity, builds teamwork, and it connects families and schools to one another and their community.  It is also proven to enhance students reading, language, math and social skills.

PTSA Reflections Program is a way to support arts in education and student learning by advocating arts in education.  The program has 6 categories in which students will reflect on the common theme "LET YOUR IMAGINATION FLY" and create original works of art in the categories of dance choreographyfilm productionliteraturemusic compositionphotography and visual arts.  Entries can be completed at home or in school, but most be the original work of one individual.  This year there is also an added special artist division, for students with disabilities whose physical, cognitive or mental health challenges meet ADA guidelines.

For more information, entry forms and rules for each category please visit our Reflections page.

All entries are due by October 30.  Students have the opportunity to win awards within the school, the region, the state and even nationally!  

We hope to make this a strong program that will grow over the years with increased participation that will acknowledge the creativity of our students by having an annual Art Night which would exhibit students work and talent or any kind of event that will celebrate arts in education and support our student artists.  If you would like to be part of our Reflections Committee please EMAIL the PTSA or attend one of our monthly meetings.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Reflections Winners!!

Kapa'a High School students showed their artistic side and many placed at the state level in their division in tthe 2014-2015 REFLECTIONS Program!  Students' artwork, music, film, dance and literature were all part of the National PTSA contest which encourages schools to support the arts and students to explore their artistic talents by creating works art for fun and recognition.  This year's theme was "The world would be a better place if..."

Ryemin Liddle received 1st place honors for his essay "A New World." As a first place winner his piece will move onto the National PTA Reflections competition to be announced in May.

In the Visual Arts High School Division Kapa'a High School had two winners, Jack Zhusone Zhou in 2nd place for his graphite pencil portrait and in 3rd place Sierra Hernandez for her painting "Equal Love". 

In the Film Production category, Emily Faretta's film about the world needing more passion, creativity and individuality placed second.

Aretha Matsushima's original song about friendship, which she wrote the music, lyrics and performed, received an honorable mention in the Music Composition category.

All winners were invited to attend the Reflections Award Banquet on Oahu, April 18th at the Ala Moana Hotel.  The Hawaii State PTSA will be honoring all winners at the event.

We are very proud of our Kapa'a High Students and their artistic contributions!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013


Thank you to everyone who helped in making last night's Back to School Barbecue a success! Robert Perdue cooked another awesome meal. Debbie, our cafeteria manager, once again allowed us to use (and mess up) her kitchen! We had so many great volunteers who helped to serve food as well as clean up after the parents left for the grade level meetings.

The PTSA is here to support all of our students in their education at Kapaa High School. Please become a PTSA member and an Escrip supporter! In signing up your Safeway Card with Escrip you are helping to financially support many Kapaa High School activities every time you shop. It's easy and it's free!

Teacher's and staff, please remember that we are willing to support many different requests for funding. Stop by the office and pick up a request form from the PTSA box. Along with submitting your request have your students each get one new Escrip member! Attach those to your request and submit!

Lastly, please come join us for our monthly meetings in the SAC room. We will be meeting at 5:00 on the third Monday of each month. If there is a change in the schedule we will note it here on the blog. Thanks again to everyone who joined us last night!

Heather Devin

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

President's Message 05 March 2013

On May 21st 2012 we were scheduled to have our monthly PTSA meeting to wind up the school year and plan for next year, that meeting never happened because on that day at 2:30 in the morning my 23 year old son Bruce was in a fatal car crash.  A few weeks later my board asked me if I still wanted to serve my upcoming term as PTSA president which I did because in my mind I wanted for my life to be as... normal as possible.

At the end of this school year we will need to find a new treasurer, vice president and president. What does the job entail and how much of a time commitment is it?
We meet once a month usually for an hour on the third Monday of the month at 6:30 pm in the SAC Four times a year we do an ice cream give away to students who are on the honor roll and achieve perfect attendance.room and thoughout the year we sponsor the Back-to-School BBQ which is our biggest annual event.
As an organization we provide help to students, teachers, administration, coaches and parents by helping with funding for our sports teams that travel to other islands along with ROTC when they travel. We also support our students who are involved in science projects and teachers often approach us to help with projects and extra-curricular activities that the DOE doesn't cover.  

We do no fundraising because all our funding comes from-scrip which mostly comes from when supporters shop at Safeway. We are blessed to be able to work with a very committed group of administrators and teachers and as a alumni I am proud to say that good things are happening here at Kapaa high school.

The end of the school year is approaching rapidly and part of my duty is to try and find new board members to help out next school year. I can tell you that one of the best ways to help insure your your children’s success is to take an active role in your child’s school. So please step up and insure that the PTSA can continue to do good things for our kids, it’s a small time commitment with great rewards.

If you would be willing to help out next year please call me at 6FIVE2-758ZERO or email me at robertperdue@hotmail.com.

Mahalo, Robert

Nominations for PTSA Officers Sought for SY2013-14

Nominations are now being accepted for the offices of President, Vice-President and Teasurer.  Please contact PTSA President Robert Perdue if you are interested. You may contact any board member if you have questions or would like more detailed information about becoming more active in the Kapaa High PTSA. Mahalo!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

SAT Prep course offered

Mr. Mireles is offering an SAT prep course.
Saturdays from September 8th until October 27th
2:00 pm until 5:30pm.

The cost is
$275 for registration,
$12.00 for the Official SAT study guide
$10.00 for the Princeton Review SAT Vocabulary Flashcards.

Students will also need a 1 inch 3 -ring binder, college-ruled paper, #2 pencils, eraser, and a scientific or graphing calculator. 

The registration and payment deadline is this Friday, August 31st! Please see Mr. Mireles OR your counselor for registration forms ASAP! Thanks!

FYI: Picture Taking

In case you also didn't know...

Just a friendly reminder that picture taking for all underclassmen, faculty and staff will be Wed. Aug. 29 – Fri. Aug. 31 in the library. Students have been scheduled through their English classes. Please remind students to bring another top as they take pictures twice – once for the Yearbook with their school wear, and then another time for their picture package. Changing rooms are available in the library.