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November 27, 2012 | 5:31 am

World AIDS Day: Awareness Activity Tomorrow

World AIDS Awareness will be recognized tomorrow as an Advisory Activity, with red ribbons being distributed to all students. The Red Ribbon is an international symbol of AIDS awareness and is meant to demonstrate care and concern about those people who are infected and those who are affected with this world-wide pandemic. World AIDS Day on December 1st brings together people from around the world to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and demonstrate international solidarity in the face of the pandemic. Between 2011-2015, World AIDS Days will have the theme of "Getting to zero: Zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS related deaths".

November 25, 2012 | 10:30 am

Posse Alert: Graffiti Vandals Hit Building C This Weekend. HPD Report Filed: 12-428907 CPD 3rd

Staff coming in to work today found graffiti on the exterior of Building C. The graffiti had satanic overtones. Please report to the Honolulu Police Department (HPD) if you have any knowledge of this. The HPD Report Number: 12-428 907. It was classified as a Criminal Property Damage, 3rd Degree. Protect this House! Our Wounded Warriors and Fallen Soldiers did not give of themselves for this act.

November 22, 2012 | 8:31 am

Happy Thanksgiving, World!

It was during my IB certification training in Montreal, Canada that it hit me: Thanksgiving is an American tradition. There were signs of Halloween, but no hint of "Thanksgiving." At this time of the year, we pause, set aside differences, and look for things to be grateful for. For example, I am grateful for the parents and legal guardians who send their children to Niu Valley Middle School for their middle years education. Students are achieving on schedule, as indicated by Round 1 of the HSA science, mathematics and reading. They are participating in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities in record numbers. Parents are re-kindling their support for our school--after being burnt out by the elementary schools. I am also sensitive to those who are finding this Thanksgiving to be difficult. May you find peace in the last few lines of Desiderata (M. Ehrmann, 1927): And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should... whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its shams, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

November 21, 2012 | 11:02 am

Dog Owner Located by Hawaiian Humane Society. Reunites with Lani

Great news. The Hawaiian Humane Society arrived a few minutes ago. The animal officer (NVMS alumnus!) scanned the chip, learned that the dog was named, Lani, and called her owner! They were just reunited. Apparently, Lani escaped from their Wailupe Circle home, now under reconstruction, which is about 1.5 miles away, ACROSS Kalanianaole Highway. As they drove off, Lani barked her thanks to my staff. 'Tis the season to be thankful!

November 21, 2012 | 9:03 am

Owner Lost, Dog Waiting for You on Campus

A German Shepard wandered into our Administrative Offices. It is collared and leashed (LV brand name). We have secured it in the shade and notified the Hawaiian Humane Society. She(?) has a wonderful disposition and appears worried about her owner.

November 19, 2012 | 9:58 am

Download Link Up Again. Menus and Kaiser High Flyer Posted

Upload issues have been resolved. We have posted the following documents for your information: November and December 2012 Menu (also posted on PCNC site). Flyer from Kaiser High School on their information night to be held on our campus on November 28, 2012. (Informational sessions dedicated to Kaiser’s incoming students and parents [Grade 8, Class of 2017]. For informed decision-making on registration activities.)

November 16, 2012 | 11:26 am

Teamwork Traps Truants Today. HPD Documents Violation

HPD vehicles were on campus this afternoon to process three students who were apprehended for truancy. These students were not living the IB Learner Profile, nor the NVMS Schoolwide Behavior Expectations. From a legal viewpoint, they committed a Status Offense, Truancy, which is applicable only to school-aged students. They now have a police record. Alert students and faculty saw them climbing up the mountainside at the end of lunch recess. Custodians, security and school administrators searched the trails. They were flushed out and seen sneaking eastward down the drainage ditch. We caught them emerging from under the bridge. School was in session at the time. Their parents and HPD were notified.

November 16, 2012 | 5:44 am

NO Tsunami Threat. Repeat NO Tsunami Threat to Hawaii from Russia’s Kuril Islands Earthquake

A severe Magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck the Russian Kuril Islands during Period 2 this morning. These islands are located north of Japan in the Pacific Ocean. BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA A DESTRUCTIVE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI IS NOT EXPECTED AND THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII. REPEAT. A DESTRUCTIVE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI IS NOT EXPECTED AND THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII.

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