On February 22nd, Damien Memorial School joined the national effort to fight bullying in schools. We are aware that the world can be a negative place sometimes, lowering self esteem and causing bullying behavior. We hope to change that by bringing the issue to the forefront of our school, and opening up student dialogue about changes we can make to keep our campus safe from bullies.
Many anti-bullying activities took place today to support our effort. The Damien Ohana Project met this morning and offered their pledges to make Damien a bully free school.
Fat Tuesday (Damien's Malasada Day) is on Tuesday, February 28th. This will be our 10th year and we are expecting a very good turnout again this year.
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Application Link: http://augustinefoundation.org/scholarships.html
Deadline: March 6, 2017
AEF Application Announcement is attached – use this to distribute to families and advertise the program.
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We can’t wait to celebrate Catholic Schools Week… so the office of Hawaii Catholic Schools is launching a contest and chance for both one classroom to win $200 towards technology support and a pizza party!
The “Why I love my Catholic School” contest begins January 9, 2016 and ends January 30, 2016.
All students (grades preK to 12) currently attending a Hawaii Catholic School AND teachers are eligible to enter.
The rules are simple:
1. Any student or teacher can submit a photo of the students and teacher (does NOT have to include all students in that class).
2. Teacher/Student or the student’s parent/guardian logs onto our Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/HawaiiCatholicSchools and clicks on the “Why I love my Catholic School” contest tab at the left side.
3. Complete the entry form, upload photo and write a short caption describing why he/she loves his/her respective Catholic School.
*The key to this contest is a TEAM EFFORT. The more submissions per class, increases that class’s chance of winning.
Please print out the flyer (attached) and share it with all of your students, teachers and on the internet.
We hope to generate a large archive photos of our outstanding educators to feature on our social media through this contest.
The official terms and conditions can be found on our website: http://catholicschoolshawaii.org/why-i-love-my-catholic-school-contest
Performing Arts Classes SATURDAYS AT DAMIEN MEMORIAL SCHOOL in the T.C. Ching Athletic Building (behind the athletic field in back of the school). Attendees will park in the main parking lot at 1401 Houghtailing St.
9am-10am — CLASS FOR GRADES 3-5th
10am-11am — CLASS FOR GRADES 6-9th
11am-12pm — CLASS for GRADES 10-12th
Each class is limited to 15 students, with a waitlist
Session one: 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25
Get out there and Shine! in this class, Students will be introduced to the world of performing arts through acting exercises and games, movement and dance, as well as singing. Come join in the fun of performing, and gain creative confidence! all levels welcome.
Sarah Halford is a Hawaii-born artist who has been acting professionally in Los Angeles for the last few years. She holds her Masters in Acting from one of the top grad schools in the country, UC San Diego. While in Los Angeles, she starred as Heather Chandler in the world premiere of Heathers: The Musical. Other professional TV and Film Credits include: “Anger Management,” “Cristela,” “Road Hard,” with comedian Adam Carolla, and numerous national commercials. Sarah has had experiences testing for top network pilots, and circulating with the most prominent casting directors in Los Angeles and New York. Since moving home, she was featured in the Hawaii premiere of Mamma Mia! at Diamond Head Theatre, and received a Po’okela award for her performance. She also enjoyed filming a virtual reality short film “Escape to Calypso Island” this Summer with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson for his You Tube channel. Sarah Halford has taught a variety of classes including Acting for Adults and Young Adults, Viewpoints Movement Technique, Public Speaking, Audition Technique, and Musical Theatre. Currently she teaches young creative minds at Mid-Pacific, and has an ongoing adult acting for TV/Film class weekly. Sarah is passionate in investing in other actors and creating a network of strong local artists.
The first trailer for the upcoming Spiderman: Homecoming is out. Damien graduate Jacob Batalon is Peter Parker's high school friend Ned Leeds. The movie is scheduled to come out in the summer of 2017.
Damien Memorial School student body and faculty stood at a moment of silence looking over Pearl Harbor at 7:55 a.m. Wednesday, December 7, 2017. Marking 75 years to the minute when the first Japanese war planes filled the skies on Dec. 7, 1941.
A short program led by the Damien Color Guard, Quinn Fukawa 21' performing Taps and a prayer service by Mr. Jeramiah Carter, Caleb Burnett 17' and Courtnee Elento 18'.
As students and faculty walk back to the classrooms, it is instructive to remember to pay respect for those who sacrificed, honor their bravery of this epic event.
The Damien Debate Team did extremely well at the Punahou Debate Tournament. They participated in Beginning Public Forum Debate - a fast paced style that is similar to the exchanges you see in news/media debates. Even though it was the team's first time competing in this style of debate they presented their arguments persuasively and eloquently. Senior Dominic Boland (not in the picture) and Junior Emanuele Muehlhauser went 6-0 ending with the best record in the event. Junior Courtnee Elento continued to pile on her certificates for superior performances with first time debater 8th grader Ryan Fitzgerald. Overall, even though our team was one of the smallest, we earned the highest overall win percentage (83%).
On October 10th, 2016 a group of eager participants from Damien Memorial School traveled to Molokai for the 2nd annual Kalaupapa Immersion Trip. As with last year The mission of the group was to be immersed into the experiences of Kalaupapa’s rich history, the ministry of Saints Damien & Marianne Cope, as well as the lives of the settlement’s community affected by Hansen’s disease. This year Damien Memorial partnered up and was hosted by the National Park Service which was a change from last year’s immersion trip. With an emphasis on giving back to the community our services projects included beach clean up, historic grave sites, St. Francis Church, Bishop home (Franciscan women’s convent where St. Marianne Cope and sisters ministered and provided health care to residents), Marian grotto, Kalaupapa Social Hall, sorting stamp collections of former patients for the National Park Service archive, among many others. Participants also attended morning Mass together, prepared meals and ate in community, nightly journaling and group sharing of each day, various recreation excursions, swimming, volleyball, & games. Each participant had their own unique personal experience and all were truly blessed once again by the spirit of Kalaupapa and its community.
On behalf of Campus Ministry, we give a sincere “MAHALO” to the wonderful residents of Kalaupapa’s settlement, Aunty Mele, Fr. Patrick Killilea SS.CC., Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity , Ms. Miki’ala Pescaia National Park Service Volunteer Coordinator, Mr. Richard Schuman & Makani Kai Air, Damien Memorial Administration, Cafeteria Staff, Athletic Department, the amazing student participants and all supporters who made this immersion experience possible.
Please continue to support this opportunity for our Damien Memorial students and again Mahalo for the help in making this immersion experience a possibility for future participants. For more information or questions regarding this immersion trip please contact Mr. Jeremiah Carter at email@example.com Aloha!
Homecoming spirit week donations by students:
322 cans of spam
144 cans of corned beef hash
126 cans of corned beef
373 bottles of shampoo
373 boxes of toothpaste
Over 30 packed boxes delivered by the Lions Club of Honolulu to the Hawaii Food Bank and the River of Life Missions.
Thank you to everyone who helped by donating and collecting all of the items during the week.
Damien participated in the first Speech tournament of the year at Kahuku this past Saturday. 8th graders Ryan Fitzgerald and Michael Okoh tried their hand at Humorous Interpretation, while Junior Courtnee Elento moved the audience with her Dramatic Interpretation. Courtnee's superior performance of a woman's tragic loss during the 9/11 attacks earned her a certificate and recognition at the tournament. Good job Ryan and Michael and of course, congratulations Courtnee!