KCS says aloha to a special volunteer

March 01, 2019
By KCS Staff

After bundling together dollar bills and sorting coins, volunteer Cynthia Hennessey wrapped up counting her final chapel offering. KCC/KCS staff bid Aunty Cynthia a fond aloha today as she retires after fifteen years of serving the KCS 'ohana.

Since 2004, she has faithfully committed several hours each week to help out in the KCS office. Aunty Cynthia has served in various ways, from delivering lunches to counting the chapel offering and organizing used uniforms and first aid kits. She initially connected to KCS as a KCC church member and continues to have strong ties to the school. One of her granddaughters attended KCS, and her son, Randy, serves as the KCC/KCS IT Manager.

Aunty Cynthia says she will miss working with the children and staff. As she reflects on her time spent at KCS, she says that coming to campus and getting to know everyone "gave [her] something to look forward to every week." Her upcoming plans include continuing her needlework, spending more time with family, and travelling.

Junior wins first place in "Inspired in Hawaii" essay contest

February 22, 2019
By KCS Staff

Congratulations to junior Paige Yuen! Her essay earned 1st place for her grade level division in the 9th annual Clarence T.C. Ching Foundation “Inspired in Hawaii” Essay, Poster, Digital Media Poster and Video Contest. Paige received a cash prize of $200, as she and high school literature teacher Mrs. Fong were recognized during an awards program on Tuesday evening.

The contest encourages students to “dream big and make Hawaii a better place” by identifying a significant problem in our islands and proposing a creative solution. Paige's articulate, well-researched essay proposes the creation of temporary homes with the necessary resources to aid girls escaping the horrors of sex trafficking in Hawaii. We applaud her effort to tackle this difficult issue and advocate for survivors.

Celebrating the 100th day of the school year!

February 01, 2019
By KCS Staff

"One hundred" was the theme of the day, as several elementary classes celebrated the 100th day of the school year! Kindergarteners practiced their counting skills by placing 10 items of 10 on counting mats and creating their very own snack mix of 100 items. Other fun activities incorporated different subjects, as 2nd graders enjoyed various "100 second" challenges that utilized their math, language arts, and science skills. What a festive way to commemorate this
milestone in the school year!

Upper school students visit Leahi Hospital

January 28, 2019
By KCS Staff

On January 25, students in middle school and high school chorus and band classes shared musical selections with patients at Leahi Hospital. The high school chorus performance of "Amazing Grace" brought several residents to tears. KCS has a long standing relationship with Leahi Hospital, visiting twice a year to bless patients with the gift of music!

Elementary students share the gift of fire safety

December 14, 2018
By KCS Staff

Santa's elves, wearing KCS blue, are out and about in Kaimuki this week! From December 11-17, elementary classes are visiting neighbors in the surrounding area to hand out free smoke detectors. The Youth Philanthropy Board awarded KCS a "Be the Change" grant, which provided the funds for the school to purchase 135 smoke detectors for this outreach opportunity.

Youth Service Hawaii funds projects that address an identified community need. For this service learning project, KCS was inspired to serve its Kaimuki neighborhood, as the largest population group is 65-84 years old. Because of the older population, KCS wanted to provide its neighbors with working smoke detectors and share information on fire safety and prevention.

Classes scheduled this week walked to their assigned houses to hand deliver the valuable gift. Accompanied by Mr. Kanakanui, pairs of students knocked on doors and rang doorbells, eager to present the smoke detector, a letter, and coloring sheet. Residents who were home greeted students with appreciative words and grateful smiles. What a blessing to meet our neighbors and share a little Christmas joy with them!

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