Archives - April 2016

Over $20K Raised for Kyle-Lenn-Joey Scholarship Fund

April 29, 2016
By KCS Staff

Today was a beautiful day to celebrate the lives of Kyle Schumacher, Lenn Kawamura, and Joey Yoshikawa.  While younger students walked/ran around campus, older students enjoyed the grassy field at Kapaolono Park.

Many students worked hard to share the stories of Kyle, Lenn, and Joey and collect pledges from family and friends.  Thanks to everyone’s collective effort, over $20,500 will be added to the scholarship fund.  The scholarship fund continues to impact the lives of many current KCS families.  Ms. Yokomizo (K2 Teacher), who has been at KCS for every Walkathon, reflected on this 36th annual event:  “I’m sure the 3 boys were cheering for us at KCS.  The monies collected will help those who will always remember KCS as a place of ‘ohana and love.”
The Walkathon would not be possible without a true team effort.  KCS is thankful for the generous outpouring of funds for its scholarship program. Special thanks to the parent/grandparent volunteers that pitched in to make today’s event a huge success! 

College Acceptances for KCS Seniors

April 26, 2016
By KCS Staff

Congratulations to the pioneering KCS May 2016 graduates on their acceptance to the following colleges:

Biola U.
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Creighton U.
Fordham U.
Fort Lewis College
Honolulu Community College
Kapiolani Community College
St. Martin’s U.
Santa Clara U.
Seattle Pacific U.
UC Irvine
UC Santa Barbara
UH Manoa
U. of Portland
Westmont College
Wheaton College (IL)
Whitworth U.

Toshiba ExploraVision Contest

April 25, 2016
By KCS Staff

Under the guidance of Mr. Kurian and Mrs. Takahashi, a team of four freshmen submitted an entry to the Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision program, a national K-12 science competition.  Their project, the Desalinating Extracting Water (DEW) filter, earned them Honorable Mention in the middle level (Grades 7-9) division.  The Honorable Mention award places the team’s project among the top 10% of all ExploraVision projects submitted this year. 

The DEW filter was inspired by the students’ Philippines Mission Trip in October, as Justus Ahn, Elise Kuwaye, Emily Kuwaye, and Grant Welham witnessed the country’s huge need for clean water. According to their abstract, the DEW “aims to accomplish the goal of cleaning both dirty and salty water on a global and personal scale.” The team invested many hours outside of class on the 11-page project, researching scientific principles and current technology, discussing ideas with one another, and writing their proposal for this innovative system.  

As well as receiving certificates from ExploraVision, local representatives from Toshiba presented gifts to the team during chapel on April 8.  The secondary science department hopes to use this accomplishment as a stepping stone to success in future science competitions! 

Barnstorming Tour

April 01, 2016
By KCS Staff

A specially trained team of Barnstormers visited KCS on Wednesday, as they shared the science of flight with 6th grade students.  This unique program offered by the Pacific Aviation Museum gives students an opportunity to learn aviation concepts through hands-on activities. In the MPR, students rotated through several stations, from viewing a portable wind tunnel to conducting tabletop experiments that demonstrated Newton’s 3rd Law of Motion and the Bernoulli Principle. With guidance from a Barnstormer, students took turns “flying” a World War II era P-40 model airplane.  What a neat opportunity for students to explore the world of aviation!

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