News and Announcements
School Bus Handbook and Application Form
When sending money for bus payments and coupons, bring exact cash or check. Coupons (sheet of 10 for $12.50) is CASH ONLY. The office does not carry cash or change, please review the School Bus Handbook and application form (last page) for more information. All checks are to be made out to "HIDOE" for "student transportation" (include student's name). Hard copies of the application form are available in the main office. Mahalo.
PLEASE READ: Letter From Complex Area Superintendent Arthur Souza Regarding Social Media MOMO Challenge
Complex Area Superintedent Art Souza addresses the "Momo Challenge" that is played over a social media platform and directs children and teens to complete challenges that can include self-harm and even suicide.
HIDOE is Transitioning to SchoolMessenger Text-Messaging System
Kohala Middle School is excited to announce that we will be using SchoolMessenger, a text-messaging system to alert parents of notifications. Initial alerts went out Monday, August 27th, 2018. To opt-in simply reply "Y" or "Yes". Read the full story for the official announcement sent out Tuesday, August 28, 2018.
Important Message from Superintendent Kishimoto: Threats against School Are Serious
Hawaii Department of Education's Superintendent Kishimoto shares with all students, parents and guardians the seriousness of terrorist threats to our public schools. In this notice she informs how such threats are handled and provides additional resources for parents and guardians.
KMS Now Has Access to the Shared Online Library Reserve! Sign in Today : )
Kohala Middle School students can now access the Shared eBook Collection of over 6,000 items providing them with 24/7 access to thousands of eBooks, audiobooks, and Read Alongs that can be enjoyed on all major platforms and devices. We want to encourage our students and staff to check out this sweet resource! No worries on losing or damaging books, or having overdue fees. With the eBooks students can highlight, take notes, look up dictionary definitions and look up characters, words and phrases to see where else they occur in the book, directly in the eBook. Log-in today with your Student ID number and get started : )