11/7/19 US Letter

Aloha Upper School Families,

November is upon us which means we are at the beginning of the holiday season. To kick things off, our students showed their school pride and creativity during Spirit Week. Each student put forth their best to help their class come out on top as "most spirited." I was so impressed with the creativity and the joy that they expressed. View photos here.

This week, the annual HSSC Food Drive began and will run until November 21. Such efforts provide students with a way to live our school's theme of "kindness." Last year, we raised 1,156 lbs. of food for the Hawaiʻi Food Bank - how wonderful would be if we raise the same or more pounds as last year! The Upper School grade that brings in the most food will receive spirit points and a surprise treat. See flyer for more information. The winner will be revealed at the Upper School Assembly at the end of the month.

Seniors, sophomores and juniors continue to move full steam ahead in their exploration of the college world with the many college recruiter visitations here on campus. The Priory is happy to announce that we will be running an SAT Prep Course beginning in January and is aligned with the SAT scheduled on May 2. The course is open to students in grades 10 and 11, please see the attached flyer for details and information on how to register. Space is limited to 30 students.

Our Priory in the City students have been on the move, taking career trips to gain a better understanding of the workplace environments in Downtown, Honolulu. A couple of examples that students have been able to experience this year include Philpotts Interiors and Hawaiʻi National Bank. This past week, the junior class visited with Allison Ide Structural Engineers LLC. Each of these trips was made possible by the generosity of our fabulous Priory parents who were willing to take the time to invite our girls into their workplace and to teach them about the careers they hold. We are so thankful for the generosity with their time and openness to host our students, and for our Life Coach, Marcie Uyehara-Herring, for curating these experiences for our students through our Priory in the City program.

We have some exciting opportunities for travel that will take place in the 2019-20 school year. If you are interested in learning more about upcoming trips to Fiji or India that will be taking place this summer, contact Ms. Watts.



-"Finding Nemo" is taking place soon! Please reserve your tickets for this special pilot production which is a musical stage adaption of the beloved movie.

-Lunch with Your Daughter for 6th grade families is on Thursday, November 14.


 Me ke aloha pumehana,