TO: KHS Parents & Ohana, Guardians, Friends (07/04/16)

TO: KHS Parents & Ohana, Guardians, Friends (07/04/16)

TO: KHS Parents & Ohana, Guardians, Friends (07/04/16)

KALANI High School




1) Wednesday, July 13Packet Pick-up for Seniors and Juniors @ Gym 8:00 – 11:00

2) Thursday, July 14Packet Pick-up for Sophomores and Freshmen @ Gym 8:00 – 11:00

3) Monday, August 1First Day for Freshmen only

4) Tuesday, August 2First Day for all other students

5) Friday, October 7End of First Quarter

6) Friday, December 21End of First Semester

Fall Break : October 10 – 14

Winter Break : December 22 – January 6

Spring Break : March 20 - 24

DEADLINE…Friday 9:00am is the deadline for your group’s input in next Parent Bulletin.

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Miss Hawaii Allison Chu – Kalani 2011

Congratulations to Kalani High School’s

Class of 2016


Darrell Huang – Harvard University Shin Chang – Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Tomoe Mizutani – Yale University Ting Hui Lin – University of California @ Berkley

Samantha Churchill – Wellesley College Jonathan Loi – University of Hawaii @ Manoa

Moana Kimura – University of Hawaii @ Manoa Corina Quach – University of Hawaii @ Manoa Mark Liu – Northwestern University Logan Uyeda – University of Hawaii @ Manoa

Kevin Costa – Brandies University Angelina Shi – Carnegie Mellon University

Yiju Huang – University of Michigan Alexis Luu – University of Hawaii @ Manoa

Peter Johnson – Harvey Mudd University Nicholas Yama – University of Hawaii @ Manoa

Laurel Hecker – University of Washington Rosetta Pendleton – University of California @ Irvine

Toshihiro Kosins – University of Redlands Yan Ran Lin – University of California @ San Diego

Julia Lee – University of Hawaii @ Manoa Jonathan Shiraki – University of Hawaii @ Manoa

Shane Xu – Boston University Cody Onishi – Purdue University

Meika Yada – University of Hawaii @ Manoa Christina Shin – University of Southern California

Christly Yoshizawa – Boston University Paris James – Northeastern University

Claire Shigeta – University of Hawaii @ Manoa Izumi Amemiya – Indiana University

Isis Harper – University of Hawaii @ Manoa Rika Okino – University of Hawaii @ Manoa

Tallas Goo – University of Hawaii @ Manoa Jason Yim – University of Hawaii @ Manoa

Kayla Watabu – University Of Hawaii @ Manoa Diana Huynh- University of San Francisco

Amy Liu – St. Johns University Yongqi Lin – University of Hawaii @ Manoa

Lina Zou – University of Washington Camelia Lai – University of Hawaii @ Manoa

Xiao Jing Chen – University of Hawaii @ Manoa Olivia Reano – University of Hawaii @ Manoa

Ended school year with a grade point average of 4.0 or higher

Morgan Ideoka ----- Kyle Sasano ----- Chelsea Tanaka

Principals Award

Izumi Amemiya

Accepted to Indiana University Class of 2020

Presidential Scholar Semi-FinalistNational Merit Finalists

Samantha Churchill Darrell Huang and Peter Johnson

John A Burns School of Medicine – undergrad program

Amity Tran

Takitani AwardCitizenship Award

Yiju Huang Izumi Amemiya

National Merit Commended Students

Samantha Churchill Kevin Costa Laurel Hecker Tomoe Mizutani Logan Uyeda

University of Hawaii Regents Scholars

Moana Kimura

University of Hawaii Chancellor Scholarship Awardees

Shin Chang Kevin Costa Tallas Goo Laurel Hecker Darrell Huang Yiju Huang

Peter Johnson Julia Lee Tinghui Lin Tomoe Mizutani Corina Quach Claire Shigeta Nicholas Yama

Kalani High School Class of 2016

Accepted to the following Colleges/Universities:

Arizona State University Azusa Pacific University Babson College Bentley University Biola University

Boston College Boston University Bodoin College Brandeis University Cal. Poly San Luis Obispo

CSU Los Angeles CSU Monterey Bay CSU Northridge CSU Sacramento CSU San Marcos

Carnegie Mellon University Case Western Reserve University Chaminade University Chapman University

Clark University College of the Desert College of the Siskiyous Colorado Mesa University

Columbia University Concordia University, Irvine Concordia University, Portland Cornell University

Creighton University DePaul University Dixie State University Drake University

Eastern Washington University Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Emory University Fordham University

Fresno Pacific University George Fox University Georgia Institute of Technology Gonzaga University

Harvard University Harvey Mudd College Hawaii Pacific University Honolulu Community College

Humboldt State University Illinois Institute of Technology Ithaca College Johns Hopkins University

Kapiolani Community College Kenyon College La Roche College Leeward Community College

Lewis and Clark College Linfield College Long Island University Marymount Manhattan College

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Menlo College Mills University Mount Saint Mary’s University

New York University Northern Eastern University Northern Arizona University Northwest University

Northwestern University Ohio State University Oregon State University Oxnard College Pacific University

Parsons School of Design Pennsylvania State University Point Loma Nazarene University Portland State University

Princeton University Purdue University Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Rice University

Rose Hulman Institute of Technology Saint Johns University Saint Leo University St. Louis College of Pharmacy

St. Martin’s University St. Mary’s College of California San Francisco State University Santa Barbara City College

Santa Clara University Seattle University Seattle Pacific University Southern Utah University

State University of New York, Buffalo Texas Christian University Union College University of California – Berkeley

University of California – Davis University of California – Irvine University of California – Los Angeles

University of California – San Diego University of California – Santa Barbara University of California – Santa Cruz

University of Coloroado – Boulder University of Colorado – Denver University of Findlay

University of Hawaii at Hilo University of Hawaii at Manoa University of Hawaii – West Oahu

University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign University of Indiana University of Michigan

University of Nebraska - Lincoln University of Nevada – Las Vegas University of Nevada – Reno

University of Oregon University of the Pacific University of Pennsylvania University of Portland

University of Puget Sound University of Redlands University of Rochester University of Rhode Island

University of St. Thomas University of San Francisco University of Southern California University of Texas

University of the Sciences University of Utah University of Virginia University of Washington

University of Madison Wisconsin Utah Valley University Warner Pacific College Washington State University

Wellesley College West Virginia University Western Washington University Westmount College

Whitman College Whittier College Willamette University Yale University


Class of 2017

Kacie KajiharaEmily Yang

ACT : Perfect Score 36 ACT : 35

SAT : 2310 740/770/800SAT : 2260 800/800/660

Pacific Asian Affairs Council

Global Natural History Day Competition

The following Kalani students were in the top five teams (teams of two) and won scholarships to go to the international round in Shanghai this July.

Ryan Bracamontes and Rovi PorterDaniel Huang (partner – a student from HPA)

Society of American Military Engineers

James Fitzgerald has been selected to participate in SAME (Society of American Military Engineers) summer program through the U.S. Marine Corps at Camp Lejeune-Jacksonville, NC

For over 30 years, before STEM was being promoted, the Society of American Military Engineers has been advancing events and activities and offering scholarships designed to excite students to become engineers. SAME, in collaboration with the military services, offers a series of week long, STEM Engineering & Camps designed for High School students who excel in math, science and technology courses and are interested in pursuing engineering, architecture, or related fields in college. Each of our camps have their unique curriculum, with the common threads being: challenging environment, all activities are hand-on, young engineer mentors assigned to the teams and providing long term resources for alumni.



Student Government Retreat : Tuesday, May 31 and Wednesday, June 1 in library

Class Activities


CLUB News :

List of clubs

Chinese ClubCORECreative Dance ClubFuture Farmers of America

Glee Club GSAHOSA Interact Club

Key ClubKHOTKorean ClubLEO Club

Math TeamMock TrialPolynesian ClubNHS

Robotics – Team 3008Science OlympiadSpeech and Debate Team

Club events

Marching Band

Moanalua Menehune ClassicOctober 22

TBDOctober 29

TBDNovember 5

UH Rainbow InvitationalNovember 10

TBDNovember 12



College Information

  • Please visit the College & Career Center link on Kalani's edline page <>.
  • Susan Arashiro / Yvette AchongCollege & Career Counselors (808)305-0556
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ATHLETICS – Go Falcons

Athletic Awards



Stay tuned for future activities

Alumni information

US News Best High Schools - 2016

There are 5 silver medal schools from Hawaii included in the 2016 rankings of U.S. News Best High Schools.

Kalani is ranked 2nd amongst all of the public schools in Hawaii

U.S. News & World Report, a nationally recognized publisher of education news and information, recently announced the 2016 Best High Schools. The U.S. News Best High Schools rankings and data offer the most comprehensive information available on public high schools in the U.S. The 2016 edition includes profiles on more than 21,000 high schools and rankings of the nation's 4,707 highest-scoring schools across all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Kalani High School is ranked 2nd within the State of Hawaii. Students have the opportunity to take

Advanced Placement® course work and exams. The AP® participation rate at Kalani High School is 54 percent.

The student body makeup is 52 percent male and 48 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 90 percent.

Kalani High School is 2nd of 49 high schools in the Hawaii Public Schools.

Washington Post List of Challenging Schools

Congratulations to Kalani High School for getting on the Washington Post's list of Challenging High Schools – one of 8 Hawaii High Schools (list includes private schools) so recognized based on index score.

Index score : Total number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school each year divided by the number of seniors who graduated in May or June. With a few exceptions, public schools that achieved a ratio of at least 1.000 were put on the national list at