Spirit Point Competition! 1st - Fantastic 4 | 2nd - Hui Mana'o | 3rd - Laulima | 4th - Na Koa | 5th - 'Ekahi | 6th - Hui Ha'aheo | 7th - Ho'oko | 8th - Laule'a

April 26, 2017

Highlands Intermediate Receives National Student Council Award!

Pearl City, HI—For its exemplary record of leadership, service, and activities that serve to improve the school and community, Highlands Intermediate Student Council has been awarded a 2017 National Gold Council of Excellence Award by the National Association of Student Councils (NASC).  There are 9 schools in the state of Hawaii with this distinction, with Highlands Intermediate being the only middle school represented!

“Receiving an NASC National Gold Council of Excellence Award reflects the highest dedication on the part of the school to providing a strong, well-rounded student council program,” said Ann Postlewaite, National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) student programs director. “NASC applauds the work of the National Gold Councils of Excellence and challenges them to continue their leadership and service to their schools and communities.”

“I couldn’t be more proud of this group of student leaders in creating such an awesome and energizing environment that reverberated throughout the 2016-17 school year!  Even more amazing was the way our student leaders incorporated this year’s school theme “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter!” into all the activities the entire school year, turning Highlands into Hogwarts, our teachers in Professors and our Gym into the pitch for our inaugural Highlands Quidditch Cup! This Highlands Student Council 16-17 is the best I’ve ever had the privilege of working with in my 10 years at Highlands Intermediate School!” — Mr. Eric White

To meet the requirements for the NASC National Council of Excellence Award, a student council must meet a variety of criteria. In addition to basic requirements such as a written constitution, regular meetings, a democratic election process, and membership in NASC, councils demonstrate things such as leadership training for council members, teacher/staff appreciation activities, student recognition programs, school and community service projects, spirit activities, goal setting, financial planning, and active participation in state and national student council associations. Those councils awarded the gold level have successfully demonstrated the highest levels of leadership.

To learn more about the National Council of Excellence Award, visit www.nasc.us/ncoe.

April 22, 2017

Highlands Student Council Induction Ceremony 2017

Well, it's finally time to say goodbye to the old student council and welcome in the new...it was bittersweet to say the least! The Highlands StuCo Induction Ceremony took place on Saturday 4/22/17 at Dave & Buster’s in downtown Honolulu 5 weeks before the end of the 16-17 sy. Our special guest was City Councilman Brandon Elefante who had some insightful and encouraging words for both the current and incoming members in the audience. Later, we congratulated the current student council for an amazing job this year and then had a candle lighting ceremony where the new student council members agreed to a pledge, an oath of their new offices. After the official ceremony we planned on lightening things up with some team building activities...like the Ultimate D&B Scavenger Hunt. We got into 3 groups and intimidated each other with some group cheers to start off with. From getting signatures on a napkin to finding the year the venue opened, we all had fun so much fun! The Highlands StuCo Induction Ceremony was an amazing event never to be forgotten.  Kiley, Student Government Treasurer

March 17, 2017

Highlands Talent Showcase 2017

Do you have talent? Of course you do! All that talent was on full display at this year’s Highlands Talent Show 2017! In the end, The Reflections won it all and are going to Brown Bags to Stardom to represent HIghlands Intermediate in the “Musical Group” category . The Reflections performed the mega hit “7 Years” by Lukas Graham making it unique with their own local take on it . There were also wonderful performances throughout the Talent Show.... Taking 2nd place was a Highlands first -- a lip sync battle performance by The Misfits to “The Internet is Here/Stressed Out.”  The Misfits will be competing in the “Variety Act” category in this year’s BBTS as well!  All performers were all well prepared and gave it their all during the show -- the whole school loved it! We even had special guest judges and performances by  Highlands alumni, Brandon Ron, his friend Blue who came in all the way from California, and Brown Bags to Stardom executive producer Johnny Kai! If you enjoyed the performances, be sure to catch Brown Bags to Stardom on OC16 on May 13 and cheer Highlands on to victory! Steph, Assembly Committee Co-Chair

March 16, 2017

Valentine's Day Dance 2017 "Beauty & The Beast"...More Pics!

Here are some additional pictures from an unbelievably fun day!  It seemed the entire campus was looking forward to this event, and the Valentine's Day Dance "Beauty & the Beast' did not disappoint!!  Look at all the smiles, the fun, the excitement, the love in the air -- yes, it was so sweet ;)  These memories will not easily be forgotten, mixed into the an already unbelievable year...