FHS Health Academy wins $29,600.00 Harold K.L. Castle Foundation Award

Harold K.L. Castle Grant Award
On April 1, 2017, Farrington High School’s Health Academy received a grant award of $29,600.00 from the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation to meet National Standards of Practice and achieve National Certification as a model academy. Among the expected outcomes is to increase the number of graduates that complete post-secondary training and enter health occupations. Our gratitude to the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation for their continued support in making improvements to our program.

 

 

FHS After-School Orchestra Registration form for Fall 2017

PACKET CAN BE DOWNLOADED HERE (CLICKABLE)

FARRINGTON HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA, JUNIOR ORCHESTRA

FALL REGISTRATION PACKET 2017

  1. KAREN MIYAMOTO, INSTRUCTOR

Karen_miyamoto@notes.k12.hi.us

Program DatesPrograms Start the week of 8/7/17 and ends the week ending 5/21/18.

 

Program Information:

  1. Farrington High School is offering High School & Junior OrchestraBeginning Orchestra and Intermediate & Advanced Orchestra for the 2016-17 School Year.
  2. The program will be taught by Dr. Karen Miyamoto (Farrington High School) and Mr. Micah Masuno (Puuhale Elementary School) & other volunteer assistants.
  3. Beginning Orchestra is a class geared for students entering Grades 1-12 with little or no playing experience. Attendance at all classes and performances is required.  Students will learn to play a String Instrument (Violin, Viola, Cello, or Double Bass).  Any interested student may join.  Course objectives are to learn their instrument history, posture, hand position, stick & bow position, parts of the instrument, music reading, and simple repertoire consisting of a varied repertoire of music.  Instruments will be provided as inventory allows.  [Meets Mondays and Fridays from 5-6 P.M. Starting 8/10/17 in the FHS Orchestra Room; Ford Hall Room 2]
  4. Intermediate & Advanced Orchestra is a class geared for students entering Grades 1-12 with playing experience. Students should be able to play the D Major Scale and read music notation playing on an instrument.  This class will further the playing skills and will entail playing a varied genre of music with increased levels of difficulty.  Instruments will be provided as inventory allows. [Meets Mondays and Fridays from 3-5 P.M. and Thursdays from 2:15-3:45 P.M. Starting 8/7/17 in the FHS Orchestra Room; Ford Hall Room 2]
  5. All Participants are required to purchase the Orchestra Uniform (same as the previous year Black Formals).
  6. The classes are FREE of charge. All registrants are highly encouraged to make a donation and join the Orchestra Booster Club.  Booster Club donations will enable the Orchestra Programs to continue.   
  7. Please feel free to email Dr. Miyamoto with any questions: Karen_miyamoto@notes.k12.hi.us.
  8. Afterschool Credit is available to High School Students. Please see Dr. Miyamoto if interested.

 

Program Requirements:  (All Payments are Non-Refundable)

  1. Signed and completed “Contract & Registration Forms.”
  2. Optional, but Highly Recommended Booster Club Membership and Donation.
  3. Purchase of the Orchestra Uniform—Black Formal Attire.  Students must purchase on their own:  Black, covered dress shoes (no sports shoes), Black Dress Sandals (Girls & Ladies), Black calf-length socks (if wearing pants), or Nude stockings (if wearing dress).  No White or Colored Socks.
  4. All payments are Non-Refundable.
  5. Learning to play an instrument requires regular and consistent attendance at all classes and attendance at the performance(s).  Failure to attend class may result in being dismissed from the program(s) and/or being ineligible to perform.
  6. Students with chronic excused absences may be dismissed if the class attendance is less than 60%.  Please contact Dr. Miyamoto if you have any urgent family emergencies.  Attendance is important!
  7. All students should bring a Music 2” Black ring binder (with sheet protectors) and a pencil to each class meeting.
  8. In order to ensure student safety and well-being, all students must be picked up promptly or leave campus after classes.  Students left waiting for longer than 15 minutes following the classes on 3 occasions will be dismissed from the program. (Please call if there is an emergency).
  9. Please send a note, email, or leave a phone message in advance if your child will be absent from class.  (Email is best.)
  10. Orchestral instruments are available for class use (as inventory allows, first-come, first-served basis).
  11. Students may also purchase their own instruments (see attachment).
  12. Enjoy learning Music!
  13. Everyone can succeed!

 

Why Study Music?

  1. Success in School: Students with coursework in music performance and music appreciation scored higher on the SAT:  53 points higher on the verbal and 39 points higher on the math for music performance, and 61 points higher on the verbal and 42 points higher on the math for music appreciation than students with no arts participation.
  2. Success in Developing Intelligence: A research team exploring the link between music and intelligence reported that music training is far superior to computer instruction in dramatically enhancing children’s abstract reasoning skills, the skills necessary for learning math and science.
  3. Success in Society: The College Board identifies the arts as one of the six basic academic subject areas students should study in order to succeed in college.
  4. Success in Life: Music is about communication, creativity, and cooperation, and, by studying music in school, students have the opportunity to build on these skills, enrich their lives, and experience the world from a new perspective.
  5. Musical Experience: Music is a worthwhile endeavor in and of itself.  It allows for self-expression, appreciation of aesthetic beauty, and a life-long skill for personal enjoyment.

 

Awards:

Awards will be presented at the end of the year for the following categories:

  1. Attendance Award (Attended all rehearsals & performances)
  2. Certificate of Participation for all students.
  3. Music Booster Club Member recognition award. [General Booster Membership—Ribbon Award; Golden Circle Booster Membership—Large Ribbon Award; Presidential Booster Membership—Larger Ribbon Award; Honorary Booster Membership—Large Trophy]

 

Instrument Rental:

School instruments are available for school use (no additional charge).  Instruments may be borrowed and taken home if there are a sufficient number of instruments.  Students are encouraged to purchase their own instrument if they are certain that instrument is a suitable and desirable choice.

Students who wish to rent their own instruments to practice with at home may do so from various vendors of your choice.

  • Music Center of Hawaii, Inc. 851F Pohukaina Street, Honolulu, HI 96813 808.596.8742; musiccenterofhawaii.net; Instrument Rentals; Call for pricing on stringed instruments.
  • Strings For Tomorrow; Email: contact@stringsfortomorrow.com; To send surface mail, please send to: Strings for Tomorrow LLC; Waikiki Landmark; 1888 Kalakaua Avenue, C-312; Honolulu, HI 96815 USA; Telephone: (808) 447-0570

 

  • CK Violins; 1888 Kalakaua Avenue; Honolulu, HI 96815; (808); 589-1188 (Violins, violas, cellos, basses; retail & rental)

 

  • Harry’s Music Store; 3457 Waialae Avenue; Honolulu, HI 96816; (808) 735-2866 (Band & String instrument retail, repair, & rentals)

 

Private Lessons:  Please contact Dr. Miyamoto if you are interested in taking private lessons on your instrument.  The cost of private lessons are anywhere from $10-$35 per half hour for a private lesson once a week.  The cost varies per instructor.

 

Orchestra Booster Club:

Each Orchestra Student may become a member of the Orchestra Booster Club by contributing $10 or more.  The Booster Club helps to support Orchestra program expenses such as repair and maintenance, purchase of new instruments, music, clinics & clinicians, travel expenses, and more.  Booster club members will receive special recognition in the Concert Programs and will receive special recognition at the Awards Concert.  Golden Circle Music Booster Club Members are those who contribute more than $11-49.  Presidential Music Booster Club Members contribute $50-99.  Honorary Music Booster Club Members Contribute $100 or more.  (Thank you!)

FARRINGTON HIGH SCHOOL

ORCHESTRA PROGRAMS 2017-18

CONTRACT & REGISTRATION FORM

 

We read and understand the Farrington High School Orchestra Program Information.  We agree to follow and abide by the rules, policies, and procedures set forth and understand that failure to do so may result in being dismissed from the program(s).  Students who are dismissed from any music program will forfeit the nonrefundable payment of the uniform fee and any donations.

Student’s Name:_____________________________________Grade (2017-18):______

                                     First                               Last

PROGRAM I WISH TO ENROLL IN: (Check Below)

____ Beginning Orchestra is a class geared for students entering Grades 1-12 with little or no playing experience.  Attendance at all classes and performances is required.  Students will learn to play a String Instrument (Violin, Viola, Cello, or Double Bass).  Any interested student may join.  Course objectives are to learn their instrument history, posture, hand position, stick & bow position, parts of the instrument, music reading, and simple repertoire consisting of a varied repertoire of music.  Instruments will be provided as inventory allows.  [Meets Mondays and Fridays from 5-6 P.M. Starting 8/7/17 in the FHS Orchestra Room; Ford Hall Room 2]

____ Intermediate & Advanced Orchestra is a class geared for students entering Grades 1-12 with playing experience.  Students should be able to play the D Major Scale and read music notation playing on an instrument.  This class will further the playing skills and will entail playing a varied genre of music with increased levels of difficulty.  Instruments will be provided as inventory allows on a first-come, first-served basis. [Meets Mondays and Fridays from 3:00-5:00 P.M. and Thursdays 2:15-3:45 P.M. Starting 8/7/17 in the FHS Orchestra Room; Ford Hall Room 2]

 

Parent’s/Legal Guardian’s Signature/Date:

__________________________________________

Student’s Signature/Date:

___________________________________________

FARRINGTON HIGH SCHOOL

ORCHESTRA BOOSTER CLUB MEMBERSHIP FORM

Please be sure that payments are included if submitting this form.  Thank you!

SCHOOL-YEAR 2017-2018

 

Student’s Name:_____________________________________________________

                                                  First                                           Last

Grade:__________________  Email Address:  ___________________________

All Orchestra Booster Club Monies go directly to the orchestra programs to help defer the costs for awards, music, materials and other expenses directly related to the program. [All donations to the Orchestra Booster Club are nonrefundable.]

____Yes, we would like to become members of the Farrington High School Orchestra       Booster Club for the 2017-18 School Year.

            ____We are submitting $10 (General Membership).

            ____ We are submitting $11-49 (Golden Circle Membership).

____ We are submitting $50-99 (Presidential Membership).

____ We are submitting $100 or more (Honorary Membership).

Parents’/Legal Guardians’ Names:

________________________________________________

________________________________________________

Thank you for supporting the Orchestra Programs!

______________________________________________________

Parent’s/Legal Guardian’s Signature/Date

FARRINGTON HIGH SCHOOL CONCERT ORCHESTRA

UNIFORM ORDER FORM

MEN’S TUXEDO ENSEMBLE:  ($120)

Sizing InformationPrint Size Chart

Chart P1-Notch & Peak Tux Coats
Chest Sizes 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56
5’7”-5’11”/Regular X X X X X X X X X X X X X
5’11”-6’3”/Long X X X X X X X X X X X X
5’6’ & under/Short X X X X X X X X X
Sizes in shades area, add $4.00/each.
Youth Size: Size 18 (34” chest) available in B732 only.
For Youth Notch Lapel Tuxedo Coat see Youth Chart P2.
No “Special Cuts” available
Chart N1-Men’s Tux Shirts
Men’s Sizes* XS S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL
Neck 13-13½ 14-14½ 15-15½ 16-16½ 17-17½ 18-18½ 20 21-22
Sleeve 30/31 X X X X X
Sleeve 32/33 X X X X X X X X
Sleeve 34/35 X X X X X X X
Sleeve 36/37 X X X X X X X
Sleeve 38/39 X X X X X X
*Please provide neck and sleeve measurements.
No “Special Cuts” available
Chart V1-Adjustable Pleated & Adjustable Flat Front Pants
Waist Size* 25 28 31 34 37 40 43 46 49 52 55 58
Regular** X X X X X X X X X X X X
5’11” & overlong** X X X X X X X X X X
Order the size that is closest to your actual waist measurement.
Pants will adjust “up an inch” or “down an inch” to fit.
**Regular or long Length 34” inseam,unhemmed.
Sizes in shades area, add $3.00/each.
No “Special Cuts” available

 

BOYS TUXEDO ENSEMBLE:  ($120)

 

Sizing InformationPrint Size Chart

Chart P2-Youth Notch Tuxedo Coat
Order Size 08 10 12 14 16 18
Chest 29 30 31 32 33 34

 

No “Special Cuts” available

 

 

Chart N2-Youth Tuxedo Shirts & Dress Shirts
Youth Sizes* BXS BS BM BL
Age 3-4 6-8 10-12 14-16
Neck 10-10½ 11-11½ 12-12½ 13-13½
Chest 21-23 24-27 28-30 31-34
Sleeve 19½ 23½ 27½ 31½

 

*Please provide neck and sleeve measurements.
No “Special Cuts” available

 

Chart V2-Youth Adjustable Tuxedo Pants
Waist 20 22 24 26 28
Length 23 26 30 34 36

 

Pants will adjust “up an inch” to fit.
All trousers delivered unhemmed.
No “Special Cuts” available

– See more at: http://sepapparel.com/youth-boys-full-tuxedo-ensemble-package-bow-tie.html#sthash.4drpAuns.dpuf

 

FULL TUXEDO ENSEMBLE:  $120.00  (All Sales Final)  [Checks payable to FHS Orchestra Booster Club]

Circle Sizes Above

 

 

YOUTH CONCERTO DRESS (BLACK) ($67.00)

 

Youth Chart E (Stretch Fabric)
Order Size 7 8 10 12 14 10½ 12½ 14½ 16½
Bust 27 28 29½ 31 32 31 32½ 34 35½ 37
Waist 22 23 24½ 26 27½ 28 29 30 31 32
Hips 27 28 30 32 34 33 34½ 36 37½ 39
Approx. Height 50 52 56 58½ 61 52 56 58½ 61 63½
Skirt Length 36 36½ 37 38 38½ 38 38½ 39 40 40½
”Talls” add $3.00/each. (See “For TALLS Only”)
”Special Cut” Dresses add $30.00/each. (See “For SPECIAL CUTS Only” Instructions)

 

Student’s Name:___________________________________________________

                                     First                                          Last

Grade:_______________

 

Amount Paid:______________________      [___Check    ____Cash]

 

 

List what you are ordering and size:

______________________________________________________

 

Cost:  $____________________

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FARRINGTON HIGH SCHOOL

INSTRUMENT & EQUIPMENT RENTAL & ASSIGNMENT FORM

(Orchestra)

School Year 2017-18

 

Student’s Name:________________________________________________________

                                               First                                             Last

Please check the following:

____My child has his/her own instrument or rental and will not need to borrow one to use             in class or at home.

____My child will need to borrow an instrument for the 2017-18 School Year.  We           understand that we will need to pay for any damages due to negligence or lost          instrument.

            Type of Instrument:__________________________________________

            Brand:____________________________________________________

            Serial Number:_____________________________________________

            State of Hawaii ID Number:  __________________________________

            Condition of the         instrument:________________________________________________________            __________________________________________________________________            __________________________________________________________________            __________________________________________________________________            __________________________________________________________________

____Other Equipment:_____________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________

Parent’s/Legal Guardians Signature/Date

I received the above instrument:

_________________________________________________________________

Student’s Signature/Date

[The Instrument has not been returned unless signed below.]

Return Date:  ____________________________________

Director’s Signature:_______________________________

FARRINGTON HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA PROGRAM

STUDENT INFORMATION 2017-18

 

 

Student’s First Name:________________________Last Name:________________

Orchestra Program Enrolled:  _____________________________________________

Grade in 2017-18 School Year:_________  School:__________________________

Birthdate:________________________  Gender (Circle):  Boy     or      Girl

Mailing Address:_____________________________________________________

City:________________________  State:_______________  Zip Code:_________

Home Phone:________________________Student’s Cell Number:_____________

Student’s Email Address:_______________________________________________

——————————————————————————————————

Primary Guardian’s Name:________________________________Relationship:_______

                                                 First                             Last

Email Address:_______________________________Cell Number:______________

Work Number:____________________________

Secondary Guardian’s Name:______________________________Relationship:_______

Email Address:_______________________________Cell Number:______________

Work Number:____________________________

———————————————————————————————————-

Allergies/Medical Conditions:_______________________________________________

Other musical instruments you play:__________________________________________

How will your child go home after class (Afterschool):  ____Parent Pick Up  ____Student Walk Home

 ____Other:__________________________________

How will your child be signed out after class:  ____Parent Sign Out____Student self-check out

All elementary/intermediate orchestra students must be picked up promptly or leave campus after classes.  Students left waiting for longer than 15 minutes following the rehearsals for 3 days may be dismissed from the program.  Above students must not wait unsupervised prior to the start of class. Thank you!

 

 

Our Stories Matter IG: @crowdofktown

https://www.instagram.com/crowdofktown/
@crowdofktown

Sherman Alexie once stated, “I firmly believe in the power of stories to change the world, and I firmly believe in the power of one story to change one life at a time. I see it all the time with my work.”

Using this bold statement as an impetus, our class went on a journey to discover why we tell stories and why we share them publicly. We concluded that we tell stories: to carry culture, to relate to and connect with others, to avoid repeating history, to remember our ancestors, to change perspectives, to comfort and help those that are struggling, to celebrate our origins, to entertain, and to heal ourselves.

With many of the above purposes in mind, we extracted oral stories from our caretakers and other family members through interviews and crafted them in the style of those on the blog Humans of New York.

Because we believe that our stories matter and that they have power, we are sharing them publicly for you to enjoy on our Instagram site: crowdofktown.

We hope that you will enjoy these stories about cherished members of the Kalihi community and that our stories will inspire you to tell your own.

Thanks for visiting and enjoy!

–Ms. Ritti’s 2017 9th Grade English classes

Feb 23, 2017 FHS FEATURED IN THE NEWS! Edward Skippa’ Diaz Stadium at Kusunoki Field COMMUNITY EVENT

Opening of Edward Skippa’ Diaz Stadium at Kusunoki Field
COMMUNITY EVENT
“Celebrating 80 Years of Governor Pride”
Thursday, February 23, 2017

KITV Feature (Links to External Site)

KHON2 Feature (Links to External Site)

Hawaii News Now Feature (Links to External Site)

Hawaii News Now Sunrise Feature Series! (Links to External Site)

Interview with Student Activities Coordinator

Interview with Principal Carganilla

T-Shirt Theatre

FHS Cheerleaders

Interview with Mary Diaz

Interview with Lady Govs Basketball Team

Interview with Ben Cayetano

Interview with Al Torco

Interview with Randall Okimoto

Interview with JROTC

Interview with Mazie Hirono

Interview with Joey Manahan

Interview with Dann Carlson

Interview with Scott Higashi


Opening of Edward Skippa’ Diaz Stadium at Kusunoki Field
COMMUNITY EVENT
“Celebrating 80 Years of Governor Pride”
Thursday, February 23, 2017


5:00 – 7:00pm
5:00pm
Joseph Rider Auditorium opens for public viewing of informational event video
All guests will receive an event wristband for admission into the stadium
5:00 – 6:00pm
Video presentation every 20 minutes
Goal: Promote education & awareness for max of 3,000 attendees
6:00 – 7:00pm
Gates to stadium open
Official program:
● Opening‘Oli by Hawaiian Language Class
● Presentation of Colors by JROTC Color Guard
○ FHS Band: National Anthem
○ FHS Band: Hawaii Pono I
● Emcee Welcome & Overview
● Sing Happy 80th Birthday to Farrington High School
● FHS Band & FHS Cheerleader performances
● Banner Parade
● JROTC Armed Drill Team performance
● Dancer’s Delite performance
● JROTC Unarmed Drill Team performance
● Closing:
Singing of Alma Mater (FHS cheerleaders & alumni songleaders)
Event Notes:
● (2) ATM’s will be on site (Mahalo ATM’s Unlimited!)
● (2) Food vendors: Ono’ Kine’ Grindz (pastele stew bowls, BBQ chicken
plates) & 808 Steak & Shrimp (Steak & Shrimp played + Filipino food)
● Drink vendor will be posted in Concession Stand: Tea Girls (Vaifala,
Lemonade & Tea)

● (3) Dessert Vendors: Sammy’s Sweets HI (baked goods), Uncle Lani’s Poi
Mochi & Orange Leaf (gelato)
● Free Maroon & White balloons for keiki & keiki at heart (student led)
● Free Face painting for keiki (student led)

Farrington selected as a Model School for 2017 by International Center for Leadership in Education

Farrington High School has been selected as a Model School for 2017 by the International Center for Leadership in Education, whose mission is to challenge, inspire and equip today’s educators to prepare students for lifelong success. Farrington is among one of the 25 chosen schools that will share best practices at the 25th Annual Model Schools Conference, June 25-28 in Nashville.  “This year, we celebrate 25 years of empowering educators to implement effective best practices rooted in rigor, relevance, and relationships,” said Dr. Daggett. “At the Model School Conference, Farrington will have the unique opportunity to share inspiring ideas for innovating and transforming teaching and learning to better prepare students for the world in which they will work and live.”

Farrington High School “Cool the School Campaign”

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Aloha!  “Cool the School Campaign” fundraising campaign aims to create optimal learning experience by raising  funds to install air conditioning units in our portable classrooms and other capital improvement projects at Farrington High School campus.  “Cool the School Campaign” will start in the Fall of 2016.  By contributing to our campaign, you become a part of the development of our future. We need you and our community to join together and make the changes we want to see. Please share our cause by inviting your friends, neighbors, and family to play a part in our growing future.

You can support us in three ways:

1.  Donate cash

2.  Purchase Discount Membership & save money nationwide

3.  Purchase Farrington High School Apparel

Mahalo in advance for your generous support!  (Please scroll down)