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After School Academic Assistance Homework Assistance Center:
Open to all interested students 2:30 - 4:00 P.M. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the School Cafetorium

SPED Homework Assistance Center in R202:
Open to all students receiving SPED services 2:15-3:15 P.M. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Homework assistance and instruction needed for math skills development.

Math Navigator Classes:
Open to 6th graders identified as needing additional help with basic math skills. 2:15-3:15 P.M. on Tuesdays and Thursdays for two classes, on Mondays and Tuesdays for one class

Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Tutoring:
Open to all non-proficient students in the free or reduced lunch program who sign up for tutoring with one of the State – recognized private service providers. For more information call the SES Coordinator, Lisa Fonseca, at 832-3130 ext. 245.

After School Art and Music for-Credit Classes:
Ceramic class: 2:15-3:45 P.M. Thursdays and Fridays in L104
Craft class: 2:30-3:45 P.M. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in K102
Chorus class: 2:30-4:00 P.M. on Mondays and Fridays in U101
Beg./Inter. Band: 2:30-4:00 P.M. on Mondays and Fridays in U102

Clubs on Campus:

Math Club/Math Athletes:
Meets 2:15-3:15 P.M. on Mondays and Thursdays and participates in inter-school math competitions.

The Kalakaua Hi-Lites was established in 1985 as Kalakaua Middle School’s chapter of the National Junior Honor Society. The Kalakaua Hi-Lites have been devoted to service in both the school and the community. Some examples of our service projects are our monthly read-a-loud to kindergartners at Kalihi Kai Elementary School, volunteering our time at the Convalescent Center of Honolulu, making Thanksgiving cards and crafts for the residents at Beverly Manor Convalescent Home, volunteering at the open-house PTSO meetings, and making leis or welcoming the guest speakers who come to our school for career and vocational lab day.

In 2005 the Kalakaua Hi-Lites celebrated its 20th year here at Kalakaua Middle School. We are still very proud of the achievements of our students and their continued commitment to excellence. To be a member of the Kalakaua Hi-Lites, the student must have good grades (be on the honor roll), be committed to service, show good leadership qualities, show good citizenship qualities, and have great character. To find out more please contact Mr. Fung in the counselor’s office.

Science Club:
Grade 6 thru 8 Lego Robotics League participants meet on Thursdays from 2:30-4:00 P.M. to prepare for the State Lego competition in December. Invention Factory participants will meet starting on September 10 on Mondays from 2:15-4:00 P.M. Science Fair focus in the 2nd Semester Each club meets in the Science Resource Room, L204

Book Club:
Starts September 20th, meeting Thursdays, 2:15-3:15 P.M. Reads fun books and responds to them in various ways: crafts, drama, newspapers, etc.

Members of the club meet once a week to share their thoughts and feelings about a novel that they read together. Members range from sixth grade students to a student who is even in college. Even though members come from different grades or backgrounds, the book club is a place where we can all meet and share our thoughts equally and confidently. So, if you like books and like talking about them feel free to drop buy and check us out!

Find out for yourself about the exciting adventures books can take you on, come and join the book club today!

K-Styles GEAR UP Club:
Open to any interested 8th graders.
Focus: provide a college preparation enrichment program that increases student skills in English Language Arts and Multi-Media technology. 1:30-3:30 P.M. on Wednesdays.

Victory Club:
Open to students interested in becoming leaders, peacemakers, and bridge-builders. Meets Tuesdays from 2:15 – 3:15 P.M. in R201.

Drill Team:
A fun way to learn about the military, self discipline and drill routines, from 4:00 – 5:00 P.M. Tuesdays, Thursdays, and on alternating Mondays from 3:30 – 5:00 P.M.
Philosophy: Introduce middle school students to the JROTC program through military drill competition. Competitive fun, teamwork, and sportsmanship will be emphasized.
Teams will be limited to students taking part in the Farrington High School JROTC mentoring program. Misbehavior and profanity will not be tolerated. Team members are required to wear their school uniform and shoes. All students/cadets must have a 2.0 or higher grade point average (GPA) to participate.

Video Broadcast Crew:
A group of 10 students who make the news, feature, and PSA broadcast for the school’s Morning Broadcast from 7:00 – 8:00 A.M. every morning. The “KMS Ke Ali’i Headlines” puts on the school-wide closed circuit news show, reporting important news, events, and reminders. We have anchors, typists, sound technicians, and camera people…just like a real broadcast station!

Safety Net Activities, Lunch, After School and/or Weekends:
After School Tutoring:
This is a general tutoring session held in the Cafeteria after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays every week from 2:30 – 3:30 P.M. The students have adult supervisors and tutors working with them in a safe environment where they can study, catch-up on classroom assignments, or do past due assignments to assure their success here at Kalakaua Middle School.

Saturday Computer Lab:
The Saturday Computer Lab is open to students who need additional time to catch up with their academic/classroom requirements from 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 noon each Saturday, except Holidays, until May 26, 2008. The Computer Lab can be used for Internet research, papers that need to be typed and printed, papers that need to be typed and saved (bring your own floppy disk), Word documents, Excel documents, Power Point presentations, Drawing documents, or other computer related school work. This time is for computer related schoolwork only, NO GAMES will be allowed!

Saturday Tutoring:
Saturday Homework Assistance is in partnership with UH Manoa GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) University of Hawaii; students and Kalakaua Teachers provide one-on-one and small group homework assistance from 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 noon in the Kalakaua School Cafeteria. In addition to the homework assistance, GEAR UP gives presentations on college, financial aid information, and the benefits of going to college.

The Saturday Homework Assistance program runs every Saturday until May 20th, 2006, except on holidays.

Weekend Readers Program:
Weekend Reader sessions provide students with a place and time to catch up on their reading requirements. The sessions are held on Saturdays from 8:00 A.M. -11:30 A.M. in the school's library. Students are referred by their AA or ELA teachers. Students who just want a quiet and cool place to read are also welcome and may attend as "volunteers."

Intramural and Extramural Sports:
Intramural Sports:
No doubt, the students at Kalakaua Middle School flow with energy. One means to channel their energy is through participation in intramural sports during lunch recess. Three times a week energetic students engage in basketball, ping-pong, or volleyball games. Last semester (Fall Semester 2006), about 200 students from various advisory classes battled it out on the basketball courts. This Spring Semester (2006) the students are serving it up on the volleyball courts. On the other hand, those who feel more comfortable with a paddle, can hone their ping-pong skills in J102 on Wednesdays. It is not too late to stop on by and get into the groove.

Extramural Sports:
Boys and Girls Extramural Basketball:
Kalakaua Middle School has recently joined a number of other schools in Honolulu to form a youth basketball league for boys and girls. Kalakaua Middle School will be represented by three teams: a 7th grade boys team, an 8th grade boys team, and a 7th/8th grade girls team.

The emphasis of these teams will be on sportsmanship, hard work, and academic achievement. Mr. Mabazza, Ms. Young, and Mr. Andrews will all be participating as coaches and as facilitators of the GLOs. We look forward to a fun and exciting season.

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