Damien Campus Enhancement Day

Aloha Damien 'ohana.  We're asking parents, students, alumni, faculty, and staff to join us for "Damien Campus Enhancement Day" from 9 am to 12 noon Saturday, August 19.  Sign-up here.  Check-in starts at 8:45am in the school cafeteria.  Food and refreshments will be provided.

We need your help with numerous projects in the new Welcome Center, Music Building and around campus.  

Student volunteers will receive credit for Christian Service Hours or Community Service Hours.  For lunch and refreshment preparation, please register for this event by visiting:  Volunteer Sign-up page.

Back To School Night - Middle School

Damien Memorial School will be holding it's annual Back-To-School Night this Thursday evening, August 10, 2017 for middle school, grades 6-7-8. 

Please meet in the gym at 6:00 PM for general information.  Then, following an A-day schedule, visit your child's classes and meet each teacher.  You'll hear each teacher's expectations for the year, their course objectives and expectations.  Because of the short visits to each class throughout the evening, this event is not a time for individual conferences.  Student schedules will be available at the check-in tables.

Damien uniform polos can be ordered on Thursday evening, sample polos will be displayed. There won't be any stock on hand to purchase though you are able to complete online orders.

There will also be a Damien Logo pop-up store where you can purchase various Damien athletic branded items, as well as PE shirts.  Look for this pop up store in the gym near the stairwell.  

Should our main parking lot become full, there is additional parking available in our adjacent lot and at the Carpenter’s Union next door to Damien.  

There will be an upcoming Back To School Night for high school grades 9-10-11-12 on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 6:00 PM.  

New Information for our Parking Lot

Welcome back to a new school year!  Please look over our new parking and drop-off policies.  Our main parking lot is only for reserved faculty and staff parking stalls.  Students, if you are in need of a parking pass, please click here for information.  

There is no student parking in the main lot (yellow or white) or drop off circle in the mornings through 3:30 pm.  

Guests may use the guest stalls located in the main parking lot.  Please check in with the front office when you arrive.  

No morning drop off on the gym side of the parking lot. This part of the parking lot will be reserved for handicapped and others needing assisted entry only in the morning.

ALL morning drop offs in the turnaround in front of the mural and St. Damien statue. Students and guests should enter campus through this new space.

No drop off, pick up nor walking entry behind the Welcome Center from Kohou Street. This gate will be closed in the mornings.
 

1.  Main entrance to the parking lot, one way only.  

2.  Parking lot exit, one way only.

3.   No morning drop offs on the gym side of the parking lot. This is for handicapped and others needing assisted entry only in the morning.

4.  ALL morning drop offs will be in the turnaround in front of the mural and St. Damien statue. Students and guests should enter campus through this new space.

5.  No drop off, pick up nor walking entry behind the Welcome Center from Kohou Street. This gate will be closed in the mornings.

Student MacBook Distribution

If you have missed the "Early" pickup dates for your DMS issued MacBook do not worry. The rest of the student MacBooks will be distributed durning the first week of school in the Religion classes. 

Laptop Bags is required for the 2017-18 school year.  (***No sleeves, backpack, duffle bags) No one will be allowed to sign out for their MacBook without a laptop bag. The new requirements are to help prevent damages and ensure the safety/security of the DMS issued MacBooks.

 

BELOW ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF LAPTOP BAGS (REQUIRED) AND MACBOOK HARD CASES (OPTIONAL)

 

SHOE DRESS CODE REQUIREMENTS 2017 - 2018

Damien Memorial Uniform Shoe Examples - ALLOWED

Please scroll down for examples of shoes NOT ALLOWED

Please contact the Deans, Ms. Dani Checinski (dchecinski@damien.edu) or Mrs. Elle Zieser (ezieser@damien.edu), with any general uniform questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Damien Memorial Uniform Shoe Examples - NOT ALLOWED

Please scroll up for examples of shoes ALLOWED

Please contact the Deans, Ms. Dani Checinski (dchecinski@damien.edu) or Mrs. Elle Zieser (ezieser@damien.edu), with any general uniform questions.

DRESS CODE REQUIREMENTS for 2017 - 2018

DRESS CODE REQUIREMENTS

 All students on most days must wear a designated purple or black Damien polo shirt purchased through the school. Orders for these polos are placed on the damien.edu website.

All students on most days must wear khaki shorts or khaki slacks.  Girls may also choose to wear khaki skorts.  Girls may wear previous years’ plaid skorts for the 2017-2018 school year if they fit properly.  All shorts, slacks, and skorts must be purchased from Dennis Uniform Company.

For 2017-2018 school year, students may wear any Damien polo shirt on Mondays.  This option will eventually be phased out.

For the 2017-2018 school year, students may wear any appropriate aloha shirt or approved Damien polo shirt on Fridays. A newly-designed Damien aloha shirt will be available for order in the Spring.  Eventually, only this newly-designed Damien aloha shirt will be allowed as a Friday alternative to the approved Damien polos. 

On all-school liturgy days and other dress-up occasions, boys will be required to wear approved khaki slacks, any collared, white dress shirt, and a tie.  Girls will be required to wear approved khaki slacks or khaki skorts with any white, collared blouse; girls will not be required to wear a tie.  Students may not wear shorts on dress-up days.

Students may wear any approved Damien jacket or pullover.  For the 2018-2019 school year, outerwear will be limited to the Damien letterman’s jacket and two cotton-blend jackets.  One of the cotton-blend jackets will be available for all students, another will be for those in Damien activities: sports, clubs, etc.  This jacket will be the same for all activities except for limited design and lettering options to identify the activity.

Shoes on all days must be low-cut, solid white or solid black shoes, similar to Vans.  Vans will meet our low-cut, solid white or solid black requirement, but other brands can achieve that same look and will be allowed.  If students wear socks, they must be no-show socks or ankle socks, and must match the shoe color.  Uniform shoes may not be worn during PE and other athletic activities, as we will require school shoes remain clean and in good repair.  CLICK HERE for images of acceptable and not acceptable shoes.

 

All polo shirts, PE clothes, and locks can be purchased online on our Damien website. Please contact Mrs. Noreen Fox (nfox@damien.edu) with any order or fulfillment questions.

 

Please contact the Deans, Ms. Dani Checinski (dchecinski@damien.edu) or Mrs. Elle Zieser (ezieser@damien.edu), with any general uniform questions.

 

To recap:

· Every day, all students must have:

o Shoes: ALL black or ALL white low cut shoes. Socks must be all black or all white ankle or no-show socks.

o Student ID card.

o Males: Khaki pants or shorts from Dennis Uniforms

o Females: Khaki pants, shorts, or skorts from Dennis Uniforms (previous plaid skorts are OK for 2017-2018)

o Optional outerwear must be Damien affiliated

· Mondays: Any Damien polo is permitted.

· Tuesdays-Thursdays: New Damien polo (black or purple with D logo)

· Fridays: Any aloha shirt or any Damien approved polo.

· Liturgy Days: Khakis pants or skorts from Dennis Uniforms (no shorts allowed), shoes and ID cards.

o Males: button down white shirt and a tie

o Females: appropriate white, collared blouse

 

 

Student Parking Pass Application

Please click here to access the online application for student parking passes.  

Prior to completing the application form, you will need the following information:

-  Your Damien e-mail address

-  Your driver's license number

-  Insurance company and policy number

-  Vehicle year, make and model

-  License plate number

All Damien Memorial School students requesting to park on campus must sign up for and purchase a parking permit. Failure to provide a valid Damien permit will result in the towing of your vehicle. For the 2017-2018 school year, students will park in the adjacent lot (on the corner of Houghtailing St. and Kohou St.). All parking stalls in the main lot are reserved for Damien faculty and staff. Damien Memorial parking permits are non transferable.

Permit Fee:
$20 per quarter for parking in the adjacent lot.

Priority:
The class of 2018 is given priority for purchasing student parking permits. Seniors may sign up on this form and bring their payment to the Deans' Office after their Orientation session on August 4th. Seniors can continue with payment for their permits after school on August 7th-9th.

If there are remaining spots, we will open up access for the class of 2019 to purchase. Juniors can submit their payments to the Deans' Office August 10th-11th.

This link will be closed when there are no spots remaining.

Process:
1. Complete the online application with all of the required information.

2. Bring your Drivers License, Registration, and Proof of Insurance to the Deans Office to get a copy made for our records.

3. Bring your payment in cash, money order, cashier's check, or personal check ($80 for the school year) made out to Damien Memorial School.

4. Receive permit placard and payment receipt.

Please email Elle Zieser (ezieser@damien.edu) with any questions.

Damien Memorial School Orientation Day

Student Orientation Day - Friday, August 4, 2017

Parents do NOT need to be present for the orientation sessions on this day.

All students are expected to attend Orientation Day on Friday, August 4, 2017.  Please see the schedule below for what time each grade level is scheduled.  

Orientation usually takes about 1 hour to 1-1/2 hours.  During this time, the students will meet with the Administration, review the Parent/Student Handbook, and have their yearbook and student ID pictures taken.  

All students are to report in the new Damien Memorial Polo shirt uniform, either black or purple, to dress code (do NOT dress in "formal" dress code, as originally requested in the flyer that was mailed out earlier).  Please click here to view the DMS Dress Code Requirement.

All students are expected to have their textbooks for the first day of school on Monday, August 7, 2017.   

Orientation Day Schedule:  Friday, August 4, 2017

8:00 AM         SIXTH, SEVENTH and EIGHTH Graders report to the cafeteria

9:30 AM          FRESHMEN report to the cafeteria

11:00 AM         SOPHOMORES report to the cafeteria

12:00 PM         JUNIORS report to the cafeteria

1:00 PM           SENIORS report to the cafeteria

Parking Information

All parking spots in the main lot are reserved for faculty members on campus August 4th. Please park in the adjacent lot on the corner of Houghtailing and Kohou. Due to construction, parking is more limited than usual.

Please be efficient with parking and drop offs, and please be mindful of others filing in throughout the day. We appreciate your cooperation!

Parking Pass information is now online.  Click here to apply.  

Locker Assignments

Locker assignments will be posted on the school bulletin boards.  Please use the locker assigned to you.  If there are any problems, see Ms. Checinski or Mrs. Zieser.

2017-18 MacBook Early Pickup

Damien Memorial School MacBook Early Pickup/Distribution (Max 25 students per time slot)
All students must be present to pick up and sign for their Damien issued MacBook. Please arrive 10 min before your appointment. There will be a 30 min refresher on Acceptable use for the hardware and Internet on campus. Help with passwords (MacBook, Schoology, Damien Email, Microsoft Office).

All students picking up must have the following:
1. Up to date with Technology Fee agreement for the 2017-18 school year.
2. Laptop Bag is required for the 2017-18 school year.  (***No sleeves, backpack, duffle bags) No one will be allowed to sign out for their MacBook without a laptop bag.
3. Cleared of any financial obligations with the business office.

NOTE: This is an early pickup before school starts. If you are unable to make an appointment, the MacBook distribution will also be scheduled during specified religion classes the first week of school.

 

Pickup will be in Room 327

Any question please contact us at support@damien.edu

 

Below are some examples of laptop bags (required) and MacBook Hard Cases (Optional)

Pulitzer-Winning Reporter, Cybersecurity Expert Returns to Damien with Advice for Students

Byron V. Acohido, a Pulitzer-winning journalist and cybersecurity expert, visited his Damien Memorial School alma mater July 11 to inspire and offer career advice for Monarch students.

Acohido, a Hawaii native, received the 1997 Pulitzer Prize for Beat Reporting and 11 other national awards while covering aerospace issues for the Seattle Times. His investigative stories linked a dangerous defect in rudder controls of Boeing 737 jetliners to crashes that killed hundreds of passengers.

After graduating from Damien, Acohido earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Oregon. His academic training led to reporting and editing jobs with The Herald in Everett, Washington, and later the Dallas Times Herald and Seattle Times.

Today, Acohido serves as executive editor of Last Watchdog, a webzine that delivers news videos, analysis and guest essays for the global cybersecurity community. Acohido founded the webzine with the goal of improving Internet safety.

Acohido began focusing on cybersecurity and privacy issues in 2004 when he chronicled the evolution of cybercrime for USA Today.

Spider-Man’s Best Friend Spins His Own Tale

By Paige Takeya, Midweek

Local boy Jacob Batalon is on the cusp of a breakthrough thanks to a role in Marvel’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming”. But the Damien grad sees bigger things on the horizon. Photo by Gage Skidmore | Illustration by Mark Galacgac

Local boy Jacob Batalon is on the cusp of a breakthrough thanks to a role in Marvel’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming”. But the Damien grad sees bigger things on the horizon. Photo by Gage Skidmore | Illustration by Mark Galacgac

Local boy Jacob Batalon is on the cusp of a breakthrough thanks to a role in Marvel’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming”. But the Damien grad sees bigger things on the horizon.

Sometimes fame just happens.

Case in point: Jacob Batalon, a 2014 Damien Memorial School graduate who, to borrow from the immortal words of Drake, went from zero to 100 real quick.

In 2016, he appeared in indie short film North Woods, directed by a friend of his from their time at New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. It was his first-ever film credit. He had never acted while home in Hawai‘i.

His very next film credit comes this year as Peter Parker’s best friend in a little blockbuster-to-be called Spider-Man: Homecoming, which swings into theaters July 7.

“I met the right people at the right time,” Batalon says, humbly.

Tom Holland and Jacob Batalon chat during a cast visit to Egleston Children’s Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.  PHOTO COURTESY JACOB BATALON

Tom Holland and Jacob Batalon chat during a cast visit to Egleston Children’s Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. 
PHOTO COURTESY JACOB BATALON

But even as he sits on the cusp of a blossoming film career and bumps shoulders with the likes of stars Tom Holland and Zendaya, Batalon hasn’t forgotten his roots — or the importance of a helping hand.

“In film school, we had a limited amount of resources … Seeing a big-budgeted film being made with all these big stages and big lights and these fancy cameras and these wires and all these stunts was really breathtaking to watch.”

Batalon’s original dream was to be a musician — specifically, to sing and play the ukulele. After graduating high school, he enrolled at Kapi‘olani Community College in music theory, but he disliked school and soon dropped out.

“I tried making my own music,” Batalon explains, “and I basically got with this talent troupe from Los Angeles that came to Hawai‘i looking for talent, and through them I met my manager.”

He migrated to the Mainland and eventually ended up at NY-CDA. His manager, whose office happened to be nearby, sent him to different auditions.

Word eventually came around that Spider-Man: Homecoming casting director Sarah Finn was holding open auditions for a part in Marvel’s latest franchise: any ethnicity, any body type, as long as the actor “looks like he’s 15,” as Batalon describes it.

atalon speaks to students of his alma mater — Damien Memorial School — during a visit last November.  PHOTO COURTESY PAT BIGOLD

atalon speaks to students of his alma mater — Damien Memorial School — during a visit last November. 
PHOTO COURTESY PAT BIGOLD

Batalon’s manager encouraged him to submit a self-taped submission online. It was a long shot.

Two months later, the part was his.

It’s all been amazing, Batalon, who plays Ned Leeds (see accompanying sidebar), says with sincerity.

“In film school, we had a limited amount of resources,” he notes. “Seeing a big-budgeted film being made with all these big stages and big lights and these fancy cameras and these wires and all these stunts was really breathtaking to watch.

“It was really surreal for me just to even be there.”

Batalon’s scene-stealing moment in Spider-Man: Homecoming‘s trailer involves him shattering a 4,016-piece LEGO model of the iconic Star Wars Death Star when he discovers Peter Parker’s true identity as Spider-Man.

“They built seven or eight of them, and I broke every single one of them,” Batalon says cheerfully. “It was really, really fun. I felt really bad for the prop department, though, because they had to put it all together and clean it all up.”

Batalon says that he and Holland were actually tasked with building at least one of the Death Stars before filming began as a bonding exercise.

“At first we thought it was cool and really fun, but it got so hard,” Batalon remembers.

“We gave up a quarter of the way through.”

He says his cast members have all been fantastic.

“I love them to death. They’re like my family.”

He also has taken his new role as trailblazer in stride. Batalon is only the second actor of Filipino descent in the 15 Marvel Cinematic Universe movies released to date. (Dave Bautista, who plays Drax the Destroyer in Guardians of the Galaxy, is half-Filipino.) He’s also the films’ first Hawai‘i-born star.

“I always wanted to be the type of person to influence people to do great things,” Batalon says. “Diversity in the industry is a little sparse, a little scarce. I feel really honored to be part of that stepping stone to make the industry a lot more open.”

Funny that Batalon should say that, because he’s been quietly reaching out to upand-coming students on his jaunts back home in between projects.

He took time last November to visit the girls of The Priory after their production of Antigone.

“He couldn’t make the show, but he still kept to his word and showed up at the end to say hi, and that was really nice of him,” says Krista Chang, one of that night’s actresses.

“He stayed for a while to actually talk to us. He was telling us to keep working hard and follow your dreams.”

Batalon also stopped by his alma mater, where he answered questions about his experiences since leaving school, and even critiqued a performance by Damien’s freshly established drama program.

“He showed such an interest in (the students),” says Damien president Wes Reber Porter. “He gave them notes, he gave them real feedback.”

Damien did not have a performing arts division at the time that Batalon attended, but Porter is glad that the fledgling program has a mentor of sorts now.

“Now we have someone that’s come from our well-rounded education, that’s someone our students can look up to, can make contact with.”

Now that he has Marvel’s wind filling his sails, Batalon says that he’s just focused on establishing his presence. He just wrapped up filming his next project, playing Pancho in The True Don Quixotealongside Tim Blake Nelson.

Hopefully more things are ahead from here — as Marvel movies tend to go, it’s not unlikely that fans will catch Batalon in future Spider-Man installments. Batalon doesn’t know what’s next, but he’s open to just about anything that comes his way.

“It’s not enough to want to follow your dreams,” Batalon says. “A lot of people forget that everything you want comes with a price, and you have to be more than willing to accept the sacrifices and hardships and the hard work that you go through to get to where you want to be.

“Just always believe in yourself and your abilities because no one is going to believe in you more than yourself.

“At the end of the day, success is defined differently by everyone. I believe, truly, that if you are doing what you love, then you’re successful.”

By that standard, does he feel successful?

Batalon doesn’t hesitate before answering.

“I’m not satisfied.”

WHO IS NED LEEDS?

Past Spider-Man film franchises (namely those of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield) positioned Harry Osborn as Peter Parker’s best friend.

In this reimagining, Harry’s nowhere to be found, and Ned Leeds is the man of the hour.

“He’s this really nice, sweet, innocent kid who really loves Star Wars,” Batalon describes. “He’s the only one who knows (Peter’s) secret identity, and for the most part he wants to be his sidekick.

“They just go through everything together: having crushes, doing homework, trying to fit in, trying to be cool. He’s just a really insanely intelligent and extremely sweet kid.”

This Leeds is very different than the characters that previously shared the name.

In the comics, Ned Leeds is a reporter at The Daily Bugle who becomes one of several men to don the supervillain mantle of the Hobgoblin. An animated series also positioned an Asian “Ned Lee” as Peter’s skeptical coworker (minus any villainous flair).

Batalon assures MidWeek that his Leeds — this time, a classmate of Peter’s — bears little resemblance to his predecessors.

View the story as published in Midweek here. 

 

Hawaii's Spider-Man star 'found himself' during journey to Hollywood

 

By Ian Scheuring, Digital Executive Producer, KGMB

Image Courtesy: Sony/Columbia Pictures

Image Courtesy: Sony/Columbia Pictures

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA (HawaiiNewsNow)

Three years ago, in a classroom on the Kalihi campus of Damien Memorial School, Jacob Batalon was faced with the same daunting dilemma that thousands of high school students across the state must also embrace.  

Life after high school weighs heavy on the mind of any high school senior, though for most, dreaming about how best to own one's future – where to go, what to do, who to be – isn't usually the dilemma. Typically, it's more about trying to comprehend what will be required to realize that dream – and then having the willpower to actually do so.

For Batalon, the dream did not initially center around acting. There were no plans to embrace Hollywood, and there certainly weren't any plans to star as Ned Leeds – Peter Parker's best friend – in this summer's 'Spider-Man: Homecoming.'

"I wanted to be a musician," laughed Batalon, speaking to Hawaii News Now ahead of Wednesday's Hollywood premiere of the film. "Acting just sort of found its way to me. I was going to school in New York, and now I'm here doing what I love."

Batalon's post-Damien move from Hawaii to New York City was one he says was born out of necessity – the type of decision usually only made by those who are willing to take risks in order to realize personal goals. Hawaii is still home, he says, "but there were no opportunities for me there."

He found them instead in The Big Apple, where Batalon decided to set aside his musical aspirations and attend the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Art, a film school in Midtown Manhattan whose alumni include Matthew Fox and Miles Teller. 

It was a place, says Batalon – who admits to having been insecure about "the way I looked" – that allowed him to unlock his potential as more than just an actor.  

"At first, I would sell myself short a lot. But when you learn about filmmaking and acting, you actually learn a lot about yourself," said Batalon. "I learned so many things about myself that I hadn't known in the first place."

The experience made him stronger, more confident in himself, and more ready to embrace the opportunities he had left his home in Salt Lake to seek. Batalon's manager – who he linked up with while still in school – caught wind of the 'Spider-Man' audition and convinced him to attend, something he's unlikely to have done before obtaining the self-certainty the Conservatory provided.

Aside from an appearance in a movie he identified "more as a passion project," the 'Spider-Man' reboot – which critics project as one of the biggest blockbuster hits of the summer – is Batalon's first major acting gig.

"I believe that you can only find yourself when you apply yourself, and your environment has a lot to do with that," says Batalon. "If you're in a place you're accustomed to, then you're not growing. You need to be in a place where you can learn more and grow more."

He did plenty of both on the 'Homecoming' set, where he was able to learn from Hollywood legends Robert Downey, Jr. (who reprises his role as Tony Stark in yet another Marvel Universe movie), Michael Keaton (the villain Vulture) and Marissa Tomei (Peter Parker's beloved Aunt May), though his most profound piece of A-list advice came courtesy of veteran actor and director Jon Favreau.

"He told me, 'Jacob, look. I started out with the best friend roles, always the sidekick, but it opens up a lot of doors for you. You're doing a great job, and I can't wait to see you work,'" says Batalon. 

Batalon's Damien classmates and Hawaii-based fans will finally get to see his work on July 7 – the school is reserving several screens in a local movie theater in order to host a viewing party on the day the film releases – and though he says he's anxious for the world to see the movie, he knows better than to take the moment for granted.

"I've been blown away by everything we've been doing, from making the movie to traveling the world," Batalon says. "I've been appreciating everything since day one. It still amazes me how we get to do all these crazy things."

Copyright 2017 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved. 

Visit the original post on KGMB here.  

Brother Rice Awards 2017

Athletic Awards 2017

HI-Movement Sports, Advanced Performance Training Clinic

Athletic-based Movement Training with Kealoha Pilares
Bio: A proud Damien Alum, Kealoha Pilares ’06, played collegiate football at the University of Hawaii where he studied Kinesiology and rehabilitation sciences.  A four-year standout at UH, he was drafted to the Carolina Panthers in the 5th round of the 2011 NFL Draft, where he set a franchise record 101 yard KOR.  Kealoha is excited to share his training techniques that he has experienced throughout his professional career to help develop better overall athletes.  

MORR – Training Philosophy
Movement, Overspeed, Resistance, Reaction
Teaches fundamental movement pattern techniques
Movement performance program
Addresses key concepts of proper running mechanics
Lateral acceleration, linear speed, on field movement training to develop dynamic athletes.
Fun and challenging environment

This is a 6-week (6 sessions) introductory clinic to a training system designed to improve overall athlete-based movements.  Training sessions will help increase speed, strength, agility, explosiveness, power and quickness.
Dates: Sundays - June 4, 11, 25, July 2, 9, 16  
Clinic Location:  Damien Memorial School Gym

Coach V's HPU Basketball Camp at Damien Memorial

Coach Darren Vorderbruegge and the PacWest Conference Champion Hawai'i Pacific University Sharks will hold a two sessions of Coach V's HPU Basketball Camp in June at Damien Memorial School.
 
The camp is set for June 12-15 and June 19-22 and is for boys and girls ages 8-14 at the Damien Memorial gymnasium at 1401 Houghtailing Street. Morning sessions are from 8 a.m.-11 a.m. are for ages 8-11 (third to fifth grade). Afternoon sessions are from noon-3 p.m. for campers 12-14 (sixth through eighth grades).
 
The Clarence "Big House" Gaines Award winner as Division II Coach of the Year, Vorderbruegge led the Sharks to a 29-3 record on the way to winning the PacWest Championship and Tournament Championship. The PacWest Coach of the Year also directed HPU to the West Region Semifinals in the NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Tournament.
 
Campers will learn individual drills they can work on to improve ball handling, shooting, defense, rebounding, and passing. Speakers will provide instructional and motivational presentations. Skill competitions will foster competitiveness and enjoyment throughout the week, while 5-on-5 play will include instruction on moving without the ball and team defense.
 
Registration for the camp is open online at http://camps.jumpforward.com/HPUMBB. Cost for each session is $85 if paid before June 1, and $95 afterward. Additional children from the same family are $75 each.
 
For more information about the HPU Sharks Basketball Camp, contact Tyler Harris at (808) 753-8659 or by email at tharris9@my.hpu.edu.

Registration link