January 27 - January 31, 2020
Monday: Periods 1-6
Tuesday: Periods 1-6
Wednesday/Early Release: Periods 2,4,6
Thursday: Periods 1,3,5
Friday: No School - Grading/Professional Development Day
- The KHS Yearbook Staff are hosting a senior recognition/grad ad night on Tuesday, January 28th, in room 239 from 5pm-6:30pm. The staff can help scan photos and custom design an ad in the yearbook. Or you can design your ad from home at https://www.jostens.com/apps/jcom/router.mvc?affiliatedID=1661843. Remember space is limited and the deadline is January 31st.
- A recruiter from the Navy will be at KHS during both lunches on Thursday, January30th. Stop by their table for more information about a career in the Navy!
- Seniors!! Senior quote papers are in the first floor office. Make a statement and get your quote in by February 7th.
- Honor Society Officers: There will be an officers meeting today during both lunches in the front office.
- Key Club will meet Wednesday in the red pod after school.
- Kingston High School Winter Dance is Friday, February 14th, 7pm-10pm in the Commons. Tickets are $10 or $8 with ASB card. Purchase your tickets now at the student store.
- Have you seen @bucbooks, the KHS library Instagram account, lately? If you haven’t, you’re missing our New Year’s Resolution challenge. Follow @bucbooks and comment on any post during January--and you just may win a goody bag! Stop by the library if you need more details.
- Hey Bucs! The end of the semester is a great time to unload any of those textbooks and class novels that you no longer need for class. The library will be sending out notices if any of our books have gone to fines. Helpful hint: everyone should have turned in Outliers, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Animal Farm, and Curious Incident o f the Dog in the Nighttime by now.
- Did you take the PSAT test this past fall? Stop by the front office and pick up your test results and booklet.
- AP TestingTimeline:
- November 8 - Deadline for students with year-long or semester-one AP classes to sign up to take AP tests on the My AP website before tests are ordered. Once the test has been ordered, after November 13, a $40 fee is applied for exams ordered or canceled.
- December - AP Bulletin for Students and Parents will be distributed in AP classes.
- January 17 - Last day for students with an IEP or 504 plan to request test day accomodations.
- March 12 - Deadline for students with semester-two AP classes to sign up to take AP tests on the My AP website before tests are ordered. Once the test has been ordered, after March 12, a $40 fee is applied for exams ordered or canceled.
- April 30 - Last day to pay AP testing cost or fee.
- May 4-15 - AP Testing
- July 2020 - Scores will be made available online by College Board.
- There is ASL Tutoring Tuesdays during first lunch in the Restoration Center. Come by and practice your skills.
- LEO Club meets Tuesdays, after school, in Room 163. LEO club is a service club connected with the Lions Club focusing on sight, hearing, and promoting a positive atmosphere within the high school and the greater Kitsap community. LEO club organizes blood drives, food drives, and fundraisers, as well as making posters and promoting community improvement starting in the high school by supporting recycling, composting, anti-bullying campaigns, and kindness. Join LEO club Today!
- Join KHS Interact! KHS Interact is a student lead service club that organizes and carries out projects helping both the local community and international issues. Sponsored by KNK Rotary and sharing their Rotary motto, “Service above self”, Interact projects help local food banks, maintain parks, bring holiday celebrations to elementary schools, participate in community events, and address women’s empowerment issues in Africa. If you want to help, come to a meeting. Wednesday, 1:40pm, Commons, Donuts.
- Learn to cook, crochet, and knit! KHS now has a “Home Arts” club that meets on Thursday afternoons in Orange Pod. Any questions? Ask Ms. Landvatter in room 219.
- Need extra academic help? Come to the Restoration Center after school for Homework Club from 2:30-3:30pm Monday, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Teachers are there to support you in your academic success.
- Students that remain after school for academic support, sports or clubs must be supervised by authorized adults or staff. Unsupervised students not participating in official school activities must leave the buildings by 3pm.
- Off Campus Passes: If you do not have an Off Campus Pass, you may not leave campus during lunch. Leaving Campus without one is considered Truancy. Permit forms may be picked up and turned back into the first floor office for approval.
- Worksite Learning - KHS is offering Worksite Learning credit this year! If you are currently working and would like to get signed up for Worksite Learning please see Mrs. Bjarnson in room 204 in the library.
- Hey Bucs! If you’re looking for a job check out our job posting board located on the 2nd floor across from the Blue Pod bathrooms.
Scholarships and Colleges
- Merit Awards are offered to Native American High School Seniors each spring. Awards are presented to students planning on attending an accredited two or four year college, tribal college or university, to include vocational or technical institutes. Recipients must be Native American, have a minimum GPA of 2.00 and enrolled in a school where Native Education Counselor is a member of WWNAEC. WWNAEC is an organization dedicated to furthering the educational goals of Native Youth in Western Washington. WWNAEC offers several awards at $574.00 each. Exact dollar amount and number of awards are contingent on that year’s fundraising efforts.
- The Greater Hansville Community Center is offering scholarships to selected individuals who wish to pursue continuing education or job training as a means of improving their opportunity for employment. See Ms. Daniels in the front office for an application.
- The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) is offering two scholarships for students on different academic pathways. The Baccalaureate Scholarship is designed to support students who intend to earn a bachelor’s degree. The Career and Technical Scholarship (CTS) is for individuals who intend to earn a certificate, apprenticeship or associate credential from a community or technical college. If you have questions stop by the counseling office. Deadline February 6.
- The Poulsbo Garden Club Grant application is available in the front office. Deadline February 29.
- The Cancer Unwrapped High School Writing Contest invites students to submit essays about their experience with cancer for the opportunity to win one of several $1,000 cash prizes. To enter, visit www.cancerpathways.org/cancer-unwrapped/. Deadline March 3.
- Poulsbo Noon Lions Club Scholarship will award up to a $2,500 scholarship to each of the selected recipients. Pick up an application in the front office. Deadline is April 30.
- Are you interested in a Nursing Career? There are many scholarships available to help fund your schooling. Check out Financial Aid Guide for Nurses: https://www.nursing.org/resources/financial-aid/ or Financial Aid Guide for Minority Students: https://www.nursing.org/resources/financial-aid-for-minority-students/.
- The Kelly Foundation of Washington is offering $2,500 awards for its scholarship program, the Ewing C. Kelly Scholarship. Application is available at http://kellyfoundationwashington.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Official-Ewing-C-Kelly-Scholarship-Application-10-03-2019.pdf. Deadline March 10.
- Are you a Washington State high school student with a disability? Are you a sophomore or junior in high school? Apply to be a DO-IT Scholar at the University of Washington. DO-IT Scholars is a competitive program that prepares students with disabilities for college and careers. For more information go to uw.edu/doit/programs/do-it-scholars.
- Are you interested in Criminal Justice as your major in college? Check out the Anderson Criminal Justice Scholarship at https://thefairfoundation.awardspring.com/Home/ScholarshipDetails/110154. Scholarship is $5,000. Deadline January 31.
- PLU is a great school for College Bound students. PLU offers a scholarship for students who are College Bound eligible, attend a high school in Washington state, and have a 3.30 or higher weighted cumulative GPA. Students who qualify will be awarded full tuition for their four years at PLU through a combination of federal, state, PLU grants and scholarships, and the College Bound Scholarship. www.plu.edu/admission-first-year/financial-aid/scholarships/253-plu-bound-scholarships/.
- The Elks National Foundation Legacy Awards application is online at www.enf.elks.ort/Leg. Legacy Awards provide $4,000 scholarships for children and grandchildren of dues-paying Elk members. Deadline January 31.
- Women’s University Club of Seattle Foundation Scholarship - Selection is based on a young woman’s character, scholarship, and achievements related to school and community service. Each scholarship will be for $10,000. Application available at www.washboard.org Deadline is February 12.
- Vic Schiavone Memorial Scholarship - Eligible recipients will be children/grandchildren and spouses of Veterans residing in Kitsap County who have enrolled or have a letter of acceptance to an institution of higher learning, or vocational or technical school. Application available in the Front Office. Deadline May 1.
- FAFSA is open for submission starting October 1st! The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) should be filled out by every senior. The FAFSA helps determine financial and given at colleges, universities and tech schools around the country. It is encouraged to fill out the FAFSA as early as possible to guarantee student aid. Please visit https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/about/announcements/fafsa-changes.
- Juniors - Apply now for the 2019 QuestBridge College Prep Scholars Program. The College Prep Scholars Program equips academically outstanding, low-income students with the knowledge, confidence, and resources to apply to the nation’s best colleges. Details and application at: www.questbridge.org.
- Aspiring High School Writers - The Reynolds Young Writers Workshop is an eight-day residential summer program in creative writing for current high school sophomores and juniors who love to write. One-on-one interaction with writers from The New Yorker, The Atlantic and SB Nation. Online application opens January 6th. Application deadline March 1st. www.reynolds.denison.edu.
- Olympic College Foundation scholarships are now open! The Foundation has more than $600,000 available, with a maximum award of $4,500. Scholarship deadlines vary so apply before it is too late! Apply at www.olympic.awardspring.com. Questions? See your KHS counselor.
- A National Guard recruiter will be at KHS during lunches the 1st Thursday of every month. Stop by and get your questions answered!
- Collegecovered.com - Sign up for emails to get helpful college tips and resources on planning and paying for college.
- The College Board and Khan Academy have teamed up to create free practice resources for the new SAT, making it easier than ever for all students to achieve their personal best. Visit www.satpractice.org.
- Visit the KHS Scholarship page for additional information about all available scholarships.
- Visit the Career Center in the Library and receive pertinent information on college, Military and Career Events at KHS.
Tobacco 21 - A new law is now in effect making it illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to purchase, attempt to purchase, possess, or obtain tobacco products. Washington’s Tobacco 21 law also applies to e-cigarettes and vaping products.
The research shows that nearly all people who smoke begin before age 21 when their brains are more vulnerable to nicotine and addiction. The new law is intended to slow the use of vaping products in schools, where 18-year-old students are able to purchase products for classmates who are still minors.
In addition, most vaping flavors have been banned. The flavor restrictions follow a nationwide outbreak of lung injury associated with e-cigarettes and vapor products.
If you are concerned about your child’s substance use, you may contact your school’s Student Assistance Professional, Renee Partsch, who can be reached by calling 360-396-3498 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information go to https://www.doh.wa.gov/YouandYourFamily/Tobacco/TobaccoanVapor21
- December Athletes of the Month:
- Emily Ramirez, Co-Captain of Speech & Debate Team, is leading the Debate Team and already earning State spots in 2 events. Emily also competes with and participates in tennis, ASB, and Interact Club while keeping up her grades and holding down a part time job! Emily is amazing!
- Charlie Near is a strong leadership presence and Charlie brings everyone together in a positive and team motivating way. Charlie is a hard worker and will not settle for anything less than his best effort.
- Girls Tennis pre-season meeting will be Wednesday, January 29th, in the red pod, 2:35-3:30pm.
- The Track & Field coaching staff will be conducting conditioning for spring sports to open to everyone starting Monday, February 3rd. We will meet Monday through Friday at 2:45pm at the track and on bad weather days we will meet in the weight room.
- There will be a Track & Field interest day on Wednesday, February 5th at 1:45pm in the Commons. There are events for everyone - throwing, jumping and running. Come and get information on this year’s season which starts on March 2nd.
- Fastpitch Softball has open gyms on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7pm-8:30pm, at Kingston Middle School.
- Weight Room is open mornings 6:45-7:30am Monday through Thursday, and afternoons 2:45-4pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Weight Room will not be open on non-school days.
Monday, January 27
C/JV/V Boys Basketball vs Bremerton 3:30pm/ 5:15pm/ 7pm - Home
JV/V Girls Basketball @ Bremerton 5:15pm/ 7pm - Away
Tuesday, January 28
V Boys Swim @ Port Angeles 3pm - Away
Thursday, January 30
V Boys Swim vs North Kitsap 3pm - Home (NK Pool)
V Boys Wrestling vs Klahowya/Port Townsend 5pm - Home
Friday, January 31
V Boys Swim @ Olympic 12pm - Away
JV/V Boys Basketball vs Klahowya 5:15pm/ 7pm - Home
Saturday, February 1
V Gymnastics vs NK 6pm - Home (Breidablick Elementary)
MONDAY, TUESDAY PERIODS 1–6
1st PERIOD 7:55-8:50 AM
2nd PERIOD 8:55-9:50 AM
3rd PERIOD 9:55-10:50 AM
LUNCH 10:55-11:25 AM
4th PERIOD 11:30-12:25 PM
4th PERIOD 10:55-11:50 AM
LUNCH 11:55-12:25 PM
5th PERIOD 12:30-1:25 PM
6th PERIOD 1:30-2:25 PM
WEDNESDAY PERIODS 2,4,6
1st PERIOD 7:55-9:20 AM
HSB 9:25-10:05 AM
3rd PERIOD 10:10-11:35 AM
LUNCH 11:40-12:10 PM
HSB 12:15-12:55 PM
3rd PERIOD 10:10-11:35 AM
HSB 11:40-12:20 PM
LUNCH 12:25-12:55 PM
5th PERIOD 1:00-2:25 PM
THURSDAY PERIODS 1,3,5
2nd PERIOD 7:55-9:20 AM
HSB 9:25-10:05 AM
LUNCH 10:05-10:35 AM
4th PERIOD 10:40-12:05 PM
4th PERIOD 10:10-11:35 AM
LUNCH 11:35-12:05 PM
6th PERIOD 12:10-1:35 PM
FRIDAY NO SCHOOL-GRADING/PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY