Liturgy - Friday, September 15, 2017

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Damien Memorial School will be holding a Vocations Liturgy this Friday, September 15, 2017. Students, please come to school dressed for liturgy.  On days we have all-school liturgies and other dress-up occasions, boys will be required to wear approved khaki slacks, any 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.

Give Aloha 2017

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Give Aloha, Foodland's Annual Community Matching Gifts Program, was created in 1999 to honor Foodland’s founder, Maurice J. "Sully" Sullivan, and continue his legacy of giving back to the community. Each year, during Sept.1 – 30 at all Foodland and Sack N Save stores statewide, customers are encouraged to make a donation at checkout to their favorite Hawaii non-profit organization. This year, Foodland and the Western Union Foundation will match each donation with more than $300,000 for all organizations combined. Since the program began in 1999, a grand total of more than $27.3 million has been raised for Hawaii’s charities.

How It Works:

During September, Maika`i members are invited to make donations up to $249 to their favorite participating Hawaii non-profit organizations at checkout.

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Donations to each organization are tracked, and Foodland’s matching gift is divided proportionately among all participating organizations based on customer donations to the organizations.

Organizations receive customer donations to their organization and Foodland’s matching gift by Oct. 31.

If you have questions about the Give Aloha program, please see Give Aloha FAQs.

For More Information:

For information, call Community Relations at (808) 732-0791 or email givealoha@foodland.com.

Click here to see the complete information for Give Aloha 2017.

Shop and Score

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WHAT IS SHOP AND SCORE?
SHOP AND SCORE is a program that allows high schools in Hawaii the opportunity to earn a share of $250,000 in Adidas® equipment and uniforms. You can help your favorite participating high school by earning points for them by purchasing participating products at TIMES / BIG SAVE Supermarkets.

Our annual SHOP AND SCORE program is in its 17th year and has donated over $2,500,000 in Adidas® equipment and uniforms to Hawaii’s high school athletic programs. This year’s program will again donate $250,000.

How to help Hawaii’s high school athletes to earn free uniforms and equipment?

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  1. SHOP at TIMES / BIG SAVE
  2. BUY participating products
  3. SCORE points for your schools’ share of $250,000

From September 6 through October 17, 2017, shoppers can help participating public and private high schools on Oahu, Kauai, Maui, and Molokai earn a share of the $250,000 by shopping at TIMES / BIG SAVE and designating a participating school of their choice. One SHOP AND SCORE point for each participating product purchased. Stay tuned for weekly scoreboard updates.

BONUS: American Savings Bank will award $25,000 in scholarships to outstanding students from participating SHOP AND SCORE schools.

For more information, please visit:  www.timessupermarkets.com/score/

Picture Re-Take Day - September 7, 2017

House of Photography will be on campus Thursday, September 7, 2017 for grades 6 - 11 for picture re-takes, and for those absent on Orientation Day. Please wear your new Damien polo uniform for retakes.    

If you were absent on Orientation Day:  You will need to take a photo for an ID and for yearbook.  Please complete the form below.

If you took a photo on Orientation Day:  If you took a photo on Orientation Day, ordered a photo packet and you want a retake, you will need to return your complete package along with a note from a parent or guardian explaining what House of Photography can do to improve the portrait.   Please read through the photo packet from House of Photography for further information.  Please complete the form below.  

If you took a photo and did not order a packet but would like a retake, please bring a note from a parent or guardian explaining what House of Photography can do to improve the portrait.  Please complete the form below.

All students who were absent on Orientation Day, or students who would like a retake, please complete the form below.  This form is available up until Wednesday, September 6, 2017 Noon:

Submssions are no longer being accepted.    Please contact Mr. Lewis via email here.  

Damien Memorial School - Women in Leadership

Dean of Students, Ms. Daniela Checinski and Mrs. Elle Zieser are piloting Damien Memorial School's very first Women in Leadership program. "While our young women have visible role models in our society, they do not always have the opportunity to truly connect with empowering women in their field of interest," explains Ms. Checinski. The program connects the students with real-life mentors to offer personal examples of resilience; successful moments and strategies to tackle the challenges and failures that are all part of their success story. On Friday, the students met with their mentors for a Meet and Greet and exchanged ideas on leadership. This event kicked off an exciting semester for the students involved. Stay tuned!

Back To School Night - High School

Damien Memorial School will be holding it's annual Back-To-School Night this Thursday evening, August 24, 2017 for high school, grades 9-10-11-12. 

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 that were ordered online can be picked up on Thursday evening.

There will also be a Damien Logo pop-up store where you can purchase various Damien athletic branded items, as well as PE shirts.  

We look forward to seeing everyone on Thursday evening!

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)