DIS DAT & DA KINE

Congratulations to freshmen Annabelle Stafford who was the only Damien runner to compete in the State Cross Country Championships on October 31 on Maui....and to the Intermediate Girls Cheerleading squad for placing second at the ILH championships, earning an exhibition spot at the State tournament....

Mahalo to all who participated in the Keoki’s Kalua Pig and Laulau, and, Pau Hana Lounge fundraisers last month....

If families of seniors missed the Senior Financial Aid Night on November 12 and have no clue how to apply for financial aid, have your senior speak to Mr. Fujishige as soon as possible, check your emails, and check out the following websites:  www.fafsa.ed.gov,  https://student.collegeboard.org/css-financial-aid-profile, and http://collegegoal808.org; and the websites of schools your student is interested in attending....

A big thank you goes out to Sgt. Kim Buffet from HPD Crimestoppers Division and Special Agents from the State’s Attorney General’s Office for enlightening students, faculty, and parents on the dangers of the internet and how to surf it securely and safely with their November 19 presentation; if you would like more information on the topic, visit the State of Hawaii Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force website at http://ag.hawaii.gov/hicac/overview-of-hicac/....

Congratulations to all the young men and their spiritual directors and advisers who participated in the Encounter Retreat a few weekends ago on the North Shore....

The always formidable Speech and Debate Team competed in a two-day Thanksgiving Tournament at Kamehameha Schools Kapalama on November 27-28 and fared well, qualifying for the State tournament...

Mahalo to all who supported and participated in Damien concert band’s Evening of the Arts on December 4 and to all who purchased fundraising tickets for the Stylistics Holiday Concert held on December 5 at the Blaisdell Concert Hal.l….

The blessing and dedication of the new Athletic Building on campus will be held for the student body, faculty, and invited guests on December 10, beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the gym for an assembly followed by the blessing and dedication at the site, ending with a light lunch and building tours....

Paddling practice has begun at Sand Island, and basketball season has already commenced for all teams with the exception of Boys Varsity which will begin soon…

Annual NHS Christmas Drive

What can I donate?
1. Small toys
2. Tooth brushes
3. Travel size tooth paste
4. Soap
5. Christmas snacks to be eaten on Christmas
6. Socks

When/where do I donate?
From Monday 12/7/15- Friday 12/11/15 in homerooms or to room 521

Where do the proceeds go?
Small toys go to the “Toys for Tots” foundation. All other goods go to Hawaii’s local homeless population in the St. Nick Project. Care packages will be created and distributed the night before Christmas so our local homeless community will wake up with presents on Christmas morning!

If you have any questions please email Mr. Freeman at bfreeman@damien.edu

Monarchs blaze through to an all-star season

Monarchs blaze through to an all-star season

Damien Memorial School spirit was on fire at the Homecoming Pep Rally on October 16 and at the following day’s Homecoming Game against Pac-5, igniting the Monarchs to a league title.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2015 INTERSCHOLASTIC LEAGUE OF HONOLULU DIVISION II FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS!!

Evening of the Arts

The "Evening of the Arts" is set for Friday, December 4, 2015. 6 pm - 10 pm in the Damien Memorial School Gymnasium. Holiday concert band performance conducted by band director Kent Sato. Art pieces from Mr. Souza's and Mr Pablo's Digital Photography classes will be showcased for your viewing pleasure.

Speech & Debate Qualifies for States at Invitational Tournament

This past Thanksgiving weekend, members of the Speech and Debate Team (Courtnee Elento, Thomas Allen, Ian Bento, Dominic Boland, Brock Vierra, Emanuele Muehlhauser, Caleb Caetano-Castro, and Emily Burke) participated in the Kamehameha Thanksgiving Invitational Tournament over the course of two days.  The Invitational Tournament included competitors from out of state in a round of six intense preliminaries as well as a final showdown.  A congratulations goes out to all members for participating in this tournament.  Courtnee Elento went into the finals in the newly introduced Program Oral Interpretation category, Thomas Allen represented Damien in the United States Extemporaneous final round (as an 8th grader nonetheless), and the team of Ian Bento and Dominic Boland earned their spot in the Varsity Policy Debate final round to challenge long time rivals Iolani.  Thomas placed fourth, Courtnee placed fourth and qualified for States, while Ian and Dominic placed second and will be going to States as well.  The next qualifying tournament Damien will be participating in will be in January, but you can join Damien's team at the McKinley Non-Qualifying Tournament in December.