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Principal's Message- January 2022

As we begin a new semester I would like to wish Hau’oli Lā Hānau to our Razorback Ohana! Happy New Year! I trust you had a wonderful break and connected with family and friends. As we turn the corner into 2022 it’s a good time to reflect on the past and look forward to the coming year. I’ve written about growth mindsets - that talent, even in subjects like math and art, can be developed through hard work - in past newsletters because I believe that keeping an open mind is a teachable skill. 

Through our Period 8 classes we were able to capitalize on student interests while helping our young people build growth mindsets about acquiring new skills. Log on to see our Period 8 Showcase at https://bit.ly/8-Showcase for highlights of activities that stretched our students' thinking about their capabilities. You’ll get to see a snippet from each of our ten Period 8 classes where students got to do everything from ride horses, hike with drones, practice mind calming strategies, create murals, intern at a car stereo installation shop, shape surfboards, broadcast videos, write and act in plays, repair cars, and learn about history while playing video games to walking in the paths of their ancestors while learning Hawaiian arts and agricultural practices. A few longer videos that go into more depth on classes are also posted at this site. Enjoy!
 
Along with a growth mindset, having an internal locus of control can help students achieve in school. Locus of control refers to the extent to which people feel that they have control over the events that influence their lives. If I didn’t get my paper finished for a class I can blame the teacher (external locus of control) or I can reflect on how I could have asked for help sooner, turned in my homework, or studied for the test (internal locus of control). Having an internal locus of control goes hand-in-hand with a growth mindset. I wish our Razorback Ohana flexible thinking and much success in 2022!

News & Upcoming Events

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'Ohana Support Services

‘Ohana Support Services is offering virtual nurturing families parent support groups via Zoom. Please read the linked flyer for dates and additional information. If you have any questions, please call ‘Ohana Support Services at (808) 681-1438.
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COVID-19 Testing at Kailua High School

Kailua High School is offering COVID-19 testing beginning August 24, 2021. Testing days and times are as follows: Tuesdays 7:30 am - 11:30 am Wednesdays 8:00 am - 2:00 pm Thursdays 8:00 am - 2:00 pm