Kapaa High School

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Coordinates: 22°5.508′N 159°18.793′W / 22.091800°N 159.313217°W / 22.091800; -159.313217

Kapaa High School
Address
4695 Mailihuna Rd
Kapaa, Hawaii 96746
Information
School type Public, Comprehensive high school
Established 1883
School district Hawaii School District
Oversight Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Schools
Principal Daniel Hamada
Grades 9–12
Language English
Campus Suburban
Area Kapaa, Hawaii
Color(s) Green and White
         
Athletics conference Kauai Interscholastic Federation (KIF)
Team name Warriors
Rivals Waimea High School, Kauai High School
Communities served Kapaa, Hawaii
Feeder schools Hawaii School District
Website

Kapaa High School is a public high school in Kapaa, Hawaii on the island of Kauai.

History[edit]

Established in 1883 under the reign of King David Kalakaua, the school was first built directly above Kealia River and then moved up the hill to where it currently stands on Mailihuna Hill. In 1938, the school was officially declared a Junior High School and graduated its first 66 twelfth-grade students in 1946.

In 1997, the school was split due to the growing population. In addition to the expansion of the Kapaa schools such as Kapaa Elementary School, supporting K through 5th grade, Kapaa Middle School was newly created only a few miles away and was planned for grades 6, 7, and 8th. Kapaa High School and Intermediate had been serving grades 7 through 12. With the break off, the school became only 9th through 12th grade and renamed simply Kapaa High School.

In 2004, Kapaa High School decided, given the success of Kapaa Middle School's uniform dress code, that it would also implement its own uniforms. A line of green and white shirts, jackets and sweaters were designed to help create unity and safety at the school.

Campus[edit]

The campus boasts the stainless steel sculpture Hukilau by Wayne Zebzda and the mixed media sculpture Seven Pillars of Wisdom by Carol Kouchi Yotsuda.

Mascots and School Pride[edit]

Kapaa High School is home to one of the original Warriors mascot in Hawaii. The school sported the colors of green and white, which is reflected in the campus buildings, art, uniforms, and banners. Very much like in the University of Hawaii at Manoa, the terms "Warrior Pride" and "We Believe in Our Warriors" have been some of the common catch phrases.

On top of the school mascots each class picks its own mascot to represent their particular incoming year. For example, the mascot for the class of 2002 was the seal, class of 2003 was the dragon, 2004 was the "honu" or turtle, 2005 was the tiger, 2006 was the turtle, and 2007 was the "mo'o" or gecko . These mascots were often the main symbols in the class banners for assemblies and class competitions.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Sports[edit]

Fall Season:
– Varsity Boys & Girls Air Riflery
– Varsity Boys & Girls Bowling
– Varsity Boys & Girls Cross-Country
– Junior Varsity & Varsity Co-Ed Football
– Junior Varsity & Varsity Girls Volleyball

Winter Season:
– Varsity Girls Softball
– Varsity Boys & Girls Swimming
– Junior Varsity & Varsity Boys Basketball
– Junior Varsity & Varsity Boys & Girls Paddling
– Junior Varsity & Varsity Boys & Girls Soccer

Spring Season:
– Varsity Boys Baseball
– Varsity Boys & Girls Golf
– Varsity Boys & Girls Tennis
– Varsity Boys & Girls Track & Field
– Junior Varsity & Varsity Girls Basketball _ Junior Varsity & Varsity Boys Volleyball

Clubs[edit]

  • Interact Club – Provides school & community service through various activities, i.e. fundraising for UNICEF, school campus & beach clean-ups, etc.; Kapaa High's largest club; A convention is held every April, where the various Interact Clubs across the state of Hawaii come together to learn & participate in various service projects; The only Interact Club in existence on the island of Kauai.
  • Japanese Club – Provides school & community service through various activities in an effort to help preserve the Japanese culture.
  • Key Club – Provides school & community service through various activities, i.e. fundraising for UNICEF, school campus & beach clean-ups, etc.; A convention is held every February, where the various Key Clubs across the state of Hawaii come together to learn & participate in various service projects.
  • National Honors Society – Club devoted to learning leadership and helping the community through various service projects; Composed of only juniors and seniors who hold a GPA of 3.5 or above; Club does at least one community service project per quarter, i.e. after-school tutoring for High school & Elementary school students, school campus clean-up, etc.
  • Spanish Club – Provides school & community service through various activities in an effort to help preserve the Spanish culture.
  • Photography Art Club – Created in 2016, this club allows students to participate in art projects to help the community and spread awareness of environmental issues across the island.

Student council[edit]

Associated Student Body:
– President
– 1st Vice-President
– 2nd Vice-President
– Recording Secretary
– Corresponding Secretary
– Treasurer
– Historian
– Head Kauai District Student Council Representative
– Hawaii State Student Council Representative
– Sound Technicians

Kauai District Student Council:
– President
– Vice-President
– Secretary/Treasurer
– Head Kauai District Student Council Representative
– Hawaii State Student Council Representative
– Senior Class Kauai District Student Council Representative
– Junior Class Kauai District Student Council Representative
– Sophomore Class Kauai District Student Council Representative
– Freshman Class Kauai District Student Council Representative

Senior Class Council:
– President
– Vice-President
– Secretary
– Treasurer
– Kauai District Student Council Representative
– Student County Council Representative
– Parent Teacher Student Association Representative
– Class Representative

Junior Class Council:
– President
– Vice-President
– Secretary
– Treasurer
– Kauai District Student Council Representative
– Student County Council Representative
– Parent Teacher Student Association Representative
– Class Representative

Sophomore Class Council:
– President
– Vice-President
– Secretary
– Treasurer
– Kauai District Student Council Representative
– Student County Council Representative
– Parent Teacher Student Association Representative
– Class Representative

Freshman Class Council:
– President
– Vice-President
– Secretary
– Treasurer
– Kauai District Student Council Representative
– Student County Council Representative
– Parent Teacher Student Association Representative
– Class Representative

Advisor: Harriet Watanabe

Music Department[edit]

Instrumental Program: Concert Band, Marching Band, Drum Line, Swing Band, Dance Band, Percussion Ensemble, Piano

Vocal Program: Choir, Show Choir, Color Guard, Dance Band

Pacific Music Program: Polynesian Music, Polynesian Dance

Clubs: Tri-M Music Honor Society (MENC), Electronic Music

Music Director: Catherine Paleka

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