Spirit Week 2020
Show your school spirit and earn spirit points for your Team just by dressing up! Earn even more spirit points by participating in the 5 Spirit Week Lunch Activities every day!
Spirit Points (Dress Up) - Each day, earn 5 spirit points (sp) for your team! On Instagram and Twitter make sure to tag @highlandscolts and #highlandscolts. Make sure to add your Team + First name on your Story or in the post itself. No social media? Email it directly to Mr. White (firstname.lastname@example.org)!
Spirit Points (Activity) - 1st - 100 sp | 2nd - 75 sp | 3rd - 50 sp
Monday - 9/28/20 - "Level Up!" Monday
Dress: dress up as your favorite video game character (costume, shirt, dress) like Mario, Animal Crossing, Link, Fortnight, Pokemon, Minecraft or any of the old school arcade games!
Activity: Minecraft Duels Tourney! Email email@example.com to register for your team. One player per team, on the hypixel server. PvP 1v1s. Game time is at Lunch starting at 11:47 am!
Tuesday - 9/29/20 - TikTok Tuesday
Dress: TikTok Stunnin school dress-up (athletic, nerdy, artsy, musical, hipster, class clown, scientific, math whiz etc..)
Activity: TikTok Stunnin' Challenge. Let’s see “What Would You Wear?”, Colts! Best Stunnin’ Challenge TikToks earn even more!
Wednesday - 9/30/20 - Wayback Wednesday
Dress: Dress up in style from any time period: 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s etc. Take it to the next level and do a comparison of you and the person you got your inspiration from! Take it even further by making it a video with music!!!
Activity: Wayback Wednesday Costume Contest - best costume wins big points for your team!!!
Thursday - 10/1/20 - Thankful Thursday
Activity: Spread the love and good vibes by writing a letter to someone you’re thankful or grateful for. Post the letter or post a pic with you and your letter. Better yet, post a video of your thank you!
Friday - 10/2/20 - Colt Pride Friday
Dress - Wear anything Highlands Colts related: Highlands intermediate uniform, wear purple, represent our mascot, Colts!
Activity - Colts Kahoot! Show how much you know about your school! We need 3 contestants per team - email Mr. White (firstname.lastname@example.org) to sign up!!!
Club Rush 2020 is finally here! All week long you'll be able to view all the available HIS Clubs 20-21 via our Club Rush Choice Board. See all the extra-curricular and co-curricular clubs Highlands has to offer you ;) Go ahead, go involved!
To join, fill out the club's Google Form. Club Advisors will contact you via email for an Info Meeting and later, regular Club Meetings.
The only way you're going to level up by the end of the year is if you go ahead and get in the game! What are you waiting for, Player 1?!?
Congratulations to the Highlands Intermediate School Science Olympiad Team that won the Hawaii State Science Olympiad in April, 2019. They will be representing the State of Hawaii at the National Science Olympiad at Cornell University on June 1, 2019. Good luck to the following students:
Anne Malig Antonio Velasco
The HIS FLL Robotics team traveled to Lawrence Technological University in Michigan to compete in the 2019 World Robofest Championship. The team placed 8th overall out of more than 50 teams from around the world. Team members are Kira Yoda, Kailyn Nagai, Samantha Nagai, and Wyatt Loo.
Congratulations to the HIS Media Club for receiving an Honorable Mention Award at the 2019 Student Television Network Convention in Seattle, Washington. The team competed nationally against the top media programs from around the country. Over 3,000 students participated in the event, and overall Hawaii represented by taking home a total of 34 awards! Team members are Sarah Gregory, Carly Miyamoto, Jasmine Hicks, Kira Yoda, Zachary Aguinaldo, and Brandon Galano.
Congratulations to Jasmine Quach for winning Honorable Mention and a monetary prize in the National Chemistry Week Illustrated Poem Contest. Winning posters will be on display at Kahala Mall across from California Pizza Kitchen on October 24-28. On Saturday 28 Oct. from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, there will be fourteen tables with exciting demonstrations and hands-on activities at Kahala Mall in the area between Longs and Macy's. Come and join the fun provided by students, educators and community representatives to celebrate National Chemistry Week.
Happy National Chemistry Week and congratulations again to Jasmine!
Congratulations to the HIS Robotics team for their amazing performance at the UH West Oahu VEX Tournament this weekend. Both teams 394A and 394B made it all the way to the finals before losing to the tournament champions. Team 394A was also 2nd place in the Robot Skills Challenge and is in the top 50 teams globally. Great job guys! Team members are: Ryden Omine, Mary Guzman, Noah Calbero, Toby Manmano, Alyssa Nakagawa, Arisa Fukushima, Camy Chigawa, Sean Delara, Mathew Faleafine, Ken Hirohata, Ethan Kishimori, Nathan Mones, Cody Nakamura, Brittany Nozaki, James Leapaga and Kaye, Tadaki.
Congratulations to the MATE Underwater Robotics teams for winning both the First and Second place at the 2017 Hawaii Underwater Robotics Challenge. Students on the teams were:
Good luck to the team as they travel to Long Beach, California for the International competition next month!
For its exemplary record of leadership, service, and activities that serve to improve the school and community, Highlands Intermediate Student Council has been awarded a 2017 National Gold Council of Excellence Award by the National Association of Student Councils (NASC). There are 9 schools in the state of Hawaii with this distinction, with Highlands Intermediate being the only middle school represented!
To meet the requirements for the NASC National Council of Excellence Award, a student council must meet a variety of criteria. In addition to basic requirements such as a written constitution, regular meetings, a democratic election process, and membership in NASC, councils demonstrate things such as leadership training for council members, teacher/staff appreciation activities, student recognition programs, school and community service projects, spirit activities, goal setting, financial planning, and active participation in state and national student council associations. Those councils awarded the gold level have successfully demonstrated the highest levels of leadership.
Highlands Intermediate provides a safe, healthy, and nurturing environment that reflects the school's purpose and is characterized by the respect for differences, trust, caring, professionalism, support, and high expectations for each student. This environment promotes high expectations for student learning, student behavior, and student engagement. Middle level teaming provide activities outside of the class to promote bonding between students. Activities include field trips, incentive days, and team service learning. The Student Government plans school wide activities such as dances, class days, staff appreciation, fall and spring fests, and fundraising events for charities that promote leadership skills and service learning. Clubs, committees, and other student organizations also facilitate growth in leadership, community service, sports, academics, and special talent/gift areas.