Castle Agriculture Science and Farm Maintenance Curriculum needs your help!

Help is needed for two of Castle’s curricula. The following message is from Carlos Kaukahi Labasan Severson, Castle High School, Hawaii, Hoʻoulu ʻOpio Academy of Natural Resources, Agriculture / FFA Advisor.

“Aloha, we are looking for last minute funding for both of our programs this summer: Agriculture Science and Farm Maintenance Curriculum. We understand that you may not be able to fund us but perhaps a contact in your network might be interested in a taxable donation to us. Please help us by getting the word out.

Ag Science Dates: June 4 – July 3, Monday – Friday 8:00am to 2:00 pm

Farm Maintenance Curriculum: 8 hrs per week on a varied schedule June / July. Students get paid Hawaii minimum wage

Why: We were counting on additional funding but we recently found out that our programs do not meet the funding requirements of the grantor.

Amounts we are looking to receive with description: (Any support is appreciated)

  • $1450 CASE AFNR Science Refill Kit (expendable and supplemental materials):
  • $600 Light Microscopes and prepared agar petri dishes
  • $900 Lead Teacher Salary Differential (salary shortage in current budget)
  • $750 To pay for a third student to participate in Farm Maintenance Curriculum (we had to drop two students –
  • $1500 to pay for two students, our original number)
  • $1900 For new rakes, wheel barrels, gasoline, diesel, weed whacking supplies, tractor grease, shovels, irrigation repair materials, etc.
  • $500 snacks for science
  • $3400 to pay for a supporting science teacher – we hoped to really increase retention and understanding by having two teachers for about 12 students.

Descriptions of the programs are in the link below:

Please feel free to contact me with any additional questions via phone, text or email (I respond much faster to text and phone calls).

Carlos Kaukahi Labasan Severson
Castle High School, Hawaii
Hoʻoulu ʻOpio Academy of Natural Resources
Agriculture / FFA Advisor
Cell: 808-227-5324″

Mahalo for your kokua!

New By-Laws

[vc_row bg_color=””][vc_column align=”left” width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Our General Board of Representatives met at the Castle High School Library March 20, 2019, to discuss and vote to make changes to our Association by-laws. The Representatives also had an opportunity to visit parts of our campus to observe changes. Attached are the minutes of that meeting.

To view the new by-laws, click here, or go to our Menu bar and select “About us/Association Articles of Incorporation and By Laws”.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING UPDATE!!

Aloha Knights!

The location of our next General Membership Meeting HAS BEEN MOVED!  The library will be undergoing reorganization during this time and will not be available.  Please take note that it will be held in the Little Theatre located in the Administration building (mauka side).


General Membership Meeting
LITTLE THEATRE (mauka side of Admin building)
Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 6:00 PM


See you there!

Another great General Membership Meeting

On October 25, 2017, the General Membership meeting was started off with the Castle Performing Arts Center (CPAC) performing a few numbers of their upcoming shows, Les Misérables. Here’s a peek of the performance at the meeting. It was an awesome performance.

Les Misérables will be showing at the Ronald E. Bright Theatre beginning November 3, through November 12, 2017. Shows are Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM and Sundays, 3:00 PM. You can call (808)235-5626 for more information. Tickets are available at showtix4u.com.

Shortly after that performance, Dr. Bernadette Tyrell, Principal of James B. Castle High School presented some information on programs at the school and how well the students were doing. It was very encouraging to hear the progress of the students of Castle. This helps the Association understand the needs of the school and how we can help.

Mr. Aaron Tsuha, presented to the membership a summary of a survey he did of the teachers’ needs. As we gear up as a charitable educational organization, it is important that we understand how we can assist the schools, so this was a very important tool. As President Paul Luersen pointed out, this is only the beginning. When we find that we can be successful with Castle, then we will branch out to assist the schools in the complex, such as King, Aliamanu, Ben Parker, etc.

We are soliciting the General Membership and the community to reach out and tell us how you can help the students achieve success. Very soon, we will be posting/emailing to you a form where you can indicate your participation in this project to help the school/students.

Another proud moment was close to my stomach. Elise Miura’s Culinary Arts students prepared some delicious morsels for everyone to demonstrate their skills in food preparation. Yum! From Broken Glass Jello to Chicken Salad Sliders with Apples and Cranberries.

Chicken Salad Sliders with Apples and Cranberries
Chicken Salad Sliders with Pesto and Mac Nuts
Imitation Crab Mandoo
Taco Dip for the Nachos


Dessert was special too!!

Broken Glass Jello

 

Butter Mochi
Double Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter

If you missed this meeting, there will be others, but please be sure to join us for the next meeting to see how you can be a part of a great organization to benefit the schools of the Castle Complex of schools.

Photos of Kaneohe

We’ve updated our landing page with some new photos of our beloved Kaneohe. The Castle Class of 1967 is blessed with a talented photographer, who graciously allowed us to use a few of his copyrighted photos on the home page of our website.

A resident of California, he recently returned to Hawaii and shot these photos with his DJI Mavic drone, over Kaneohe, Kaneohe Bay, Castle High School, and the Kualoa region.