NHIS Highlights from the 2016-2017 School Year:
Graduating Class Achievements:
Class of 2017 students received $1.5 million in Scholarships (most ever, beating previous record set by class of 2016).
Class of 2017 had 153 graduates, highest number of graduates since 1986.
61% applied for financial aid, winning our school a first-place FAFSA completion rate prize, and 2nd place award based on greatest percent change.
Five students got Kapolei Foundation Scholarships
Highest ever rate of application for Na Hookama A Pauahi Scholarships to fund college going seniors.
Every CSAP student graduated earned enough credits to graduate with their class through project and community based education.
Achievements in academic excellence:
Three students won telescope time at the observatory through Maunakea Scholars Astronomy program
Culinary Arts Marketing Award (first place win over Punahou!)
Journalism awards for the staff of Ka Leo `o Nanakuli:
Best Editorial Public School written by Kylie Butler and Lahela Kaeo, 2nd in State.
Best Blog Public School written by Rosalie Hobbs, 2nd in State.
Best Portrait Photography Public School taken by Alysia Kepa, 2nd in State.
Rosalie Hobbs was also was awarded “Most Valuable Staffer.”
3rd in the public school division for Best On-Line Newspaper.
Very successful first year Accelerated Reader program, thanks to our middle school team:
These students read a million words or more:
Sua’ava, Janet 3,770,470
Waiamau-Gomes, Christenny 2,613,387
Soto, Justin 2,457,123
Kamanao, Jalin 1,442,408
Cabang, Cayla 1,382,588
Kaleleiki, Victoria-Alexandria 1,340,966
Yiu Lin, Alic’cia 1,248,743
Borreta-Cacho, Destiny 1,185,604
Collado, Christian Dave 1,148,883
Kauweloa, Hailey 1,140,667
Matautia, Melelene 1,081,933
Davis-Paishon, Uilani 1,053,709
Every middle school student read multiple books this year.
Dimension U tournament – 1st & 3rd Place Student Competition – 1st Place Educator Competition
Improvements in proficiency in ELA and math (so far) according to preliminary SBA scores
ACT: 17 kids have a composite score of 19 or better (versus eight kids last year)
74 AP examinees this year for ELA and Science (only 50 took it last year.)
Upward trends for early college course enrollment, dual credit, and AP!
School Events and Community partnerships:
Our students engaged in newly established cross age tutoring programs and prestigious internships at Makaha studios, Waianae Coast Comprehensive health center, and other partners courtesy of AVID!
14th Annual Health Fair was incredibly successful with…
Excellent community partnerships with UH JABSOM
New CTE health topics were highlighted in the health fair.
Attended by all middle school students and all health pathway students
Great booths and presentations by created by students for the event.
Extremely successful first-ever Hearts for the Arts showcase.
Many great NHIS assemblies this year, especially the most recent Awards and Aloha assemblies.
High attendance at community events like Homecoming, SongFest, May Day
Very meaningful Senior and Junior class-wide assemblies.
First ever Junior Transition Day and a new summer program for rising juniors
Senior Transition day with highest participation ever in history of the school.
Gave 12 musical touring performances over the school year.
Produced 4 productions this school year
Over 9000 people this school year have seen NPAC perform live
Produced Ka Leo `O Nanakuli On-line Newspaper
Produced Daily Morning Bulletin
Produced 2 video segments for Hiki No PBS Student News Show
“Dream Big, Nanakuli at the Fringe” documentary was broadcast in over 30 cities across the nation on National PBS stations this school year
Lower teacher turnover rate, with only four teachers departing this year.
First ever faculty Book study with 100% teacher participation.
Successful Tier-1 MTSS implementation
Five focus strategies (with further expansion on all 17 proactive classroom management strategies)
Consistent meetings throughout the year.
Increase in team conversations through grade level collaboration efforts.
The fewest number of initial SPED referrals we’ve ever had.
Fewer chapter 19 referrals than last year.
Fuel Ed, a new and more user-friendly online learning platform, will enhance our education efforts next year.
The most positive WASC report we’ve received in the last decade
National (RAMP) Certification for NHIS Counselors
Collection of 80% of teachers’ pacing guides into school document. (During the original Synergy school review, we had only 40%. High achieving schools have 100%)