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  • Ka Leo Nā ʻOpio Staff for 2016-2017

    Ka Leo Nā ʻOpio Staff for 2016-2017

    August 16, 2016

    Ka Leo Nā ʻOpio staff members Bradlee Estabilio, Jaycie Lewis, and Keiko Yamura welcome new members Kalia Emeliano, Brenton Jardine, Kuhaʻo Kawaauhau, Steven Medeiros, and Destiny Souze.

    The staff poses outside of the new broadcast room within the Naʻau ʻŌiwi Academy. Members are: Brenton Jardin, Steven Medeiros, Keiko Yamura, Bradlee Estabilio, Kalia Emeliano, Destiny Souze, (seated) Jaycie Lewis, and Kuhaʻo Kawaauhau.

    Colleen Pasco

  • SPED/ AVID Teacher Debbie Okubo Retiring After 20+ Years

    SPED/ AVID Teacher Debbie Okubo Retiring After 20+ Years

    Kaid Nickl, Reporter

    May 17, 2016

    Kohala High School teacher Debbie Okubo (Or Mrs. Okubo) is retiring after more than 20 years of service to our school. Ask anyone, Mrs. Okubo is a loving, kind-hearted, hard working, professional teacher. She isn't afraid to chastise either; several students know of her "Excuse me!" scolding. She's... READ MORE »»

    Mrs. Debbie Okubo retires after more than 20 years at Kohala High School. photo courtesy of 2016 Makahiki

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Driver’s Ed Meetings to be held August 23 and Sept. 6

Keiko Yamura, Reporter

Attention all students who are ready to take Driver's Ed: There will be a meeting Tuesday, August 23rd during 1st recess in Mr. Kealoha's room. Mr. Kealoha will ensure that those who turned in their applications for...  Read More »

August 18, 2016 • 0 comments

Boys falling behind in school?

Angelique Kokal, Reporter

In local and national schools, girls are beating boys in about every data point that's measured. That's been the case for years in fact, with the gap in achievement constantly growing. Throughout the Hawaiian islands,...  Read More »

May 19, 2016 • 0 comments

Poisonous Granola Bars?!?

Jonard Asencion, Reporter

Two varieties of Quaker Oats granola bars are being recalled because they may be contaminated with listeria. According to the Food and Drug Administration, the Quaker Quinoa Granola Bars Chocolate Nut Medley and Quaker Quinoa...  Read More »

May 17, 2016 • 0 comments

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Athlete of the Year awards announced

Kaid Nickl, Reporter

Awards for Kohala athletes and for Athlete of the Year were announced at the Athletic Awards Banquet that occurred on the night of May 16th. Among the the MVPs and MIPs,...  Read More »

May 17, 2016 • 0 comments

HHSAA Track and Field State Championship Results

May 12, 2016

Kohala Emerges Victorious In Round 1 of Volleyball Playoffs

April 27, 2016

Athletic Awards Banquet to be held May 16

April 19, 2016

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Transgender Bathroom law – hurt or help?

Donna Botelho, Reporter

Obama has ordered all public schools in the US to allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice. He continued by saying, "They are vulnerable, and I think it’s part of our obligation as a society to make...  Read More »

May 19, 2016 • 0 comments

  • Students React to Finals Week Being Cancelled May 12, 2016
  • Yearbook mistake or not? May 12, 2016
  • Trump Wins Hawaii??? March 14, 2016
  • Trump Wins? No Problem! Canada has room February 25, 2016

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The One That Got Away

Indica Michaelis, Reporter

Don't make the same mistake Robert Ross made last week fishing in the waters off of Loreto, Mexico.  Robert caught a record-breaking 430 pound yellow-finned tuna.  It would...  Read More »

May 17, 2016 • 0 comments

Have Selfies Gone Too Far?

May 3, 2016

Chelsea transfer news: Rome Player Radja Nainggolan

April 5, 2016

Former First Lady Nancy Reagan died

March 10, 2016

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Standards Based Grading comes to Kohala High

Destiny Souze, Reporter

Kohala High School has officially switched over to Standards Based Grading. Standards Based Grading is comprised of 4 grades, A - exceeds state standards, B - meets state standards, C - approaching towards stat...  Read More »

August 18, 2016 • 0 comments

He Ho’ailona Ke Kapu Ka Pahu

August 16, 2016

SPED/ AVID Teacher Debbie Okubo Retiring After 20+ Years

May 17, 2016

Finals are approaching

May 12, 2016

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Spirit Week Points deduction

Next week Kohala High School will, for the first time in it’s history, be deducting points from classes as a disciplinary action. On the first day of school students where...  Read More »

September 18, 2014 • 0 comments

2014 Tennis States Spotlight

May 6, 2014

Kohala Learning Abroad Spotlight

April 21, 2014

25 Years Down for KHS Tennis Coach

March 9, 2014

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  • International Animation Festival to show footage of ‘Moana’ in June

    International Animation Festival to show footage of ‘Moana’ in June

  • Prince’s family starts dividing his assets

    The family of the late pop star Prince have just started dividing up the singers assets. Prince Rogers Nelson left no known will and his assets are wo...

  • Netflix Prices Going Up

    Back in October, Netflix announced they would be raising the price of their standard HD plan to $10 per month. The new rate of $10 was expected to be ...

  • Texting at the Movies?!?

    Yes, the AMC CEO actually wants to allow texting in movie theaters. It's unbelievable. The CEO says that he is looking for a way to attract more peopl...

  • Messenger for Companies!

    Mark Zuckerberg has recently announced a new form of Messenger on Facebook which allows you to message buisnesses using bots. Messenger Platform is an...

  • Merrie Monarch Parade

    It is the week right after Easter, which means it's time for the Merrie Monarch Parade!  The festival is a week long and ran from March 27th -April 2...

  • iPhone SE and IPad Pro 9.7 Inch, Worth it?

    Apple, king of innovation or nah? The self proclaimed innovation company seems to have just rushed out a new phone and a better version of the iPad Pr...

  • 2016 Grammy Award winners

    This year's Grammy Awards was the 58th to ever take place. The first being in 1959. The Grammy's has become a musical phenomenon. The Grammy's is t...

  • Samurai Jack Is Back!

    "Long ago in a distant land, I, Aku, the shape-shifting Master of Darkness, unleashed an unspeakable evil! But a foolish samurai warrior wielding a ma...

  • Golden Globe Awards 2016

    Sunday was an interesting day for the Golden Globe Awards. Why you may ask? Well for one Matt Damon won a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Acto...

The student news site of Kohala High School
The student news site of Kohala High School