Thank you members for your continued support of the Association and the students of the Castle Complex schools. Every donation, be it a dollar or a thousand is helpful to provide for the students.
As you consider making a donation to the Association, please know that, besides becoming a member and making a donation online, you can mail in your membership form with your donation. We will add your name to our membership database and add your donation toward our goal.
To mail a donation check to the Association rather than donate online, please download the membership form below and mail it with your check to the following address:
Castle Alumni/Community Association
P.O. Box 4432
Kaneohe, Hawaii 96744
Aloha! We hope you are all safe and well. The pandemic has changed all of our lives and your alumni association has been working through this to support the students in the Castle Complex schools. Given the safer-at-home restrictions, we will not be having an in-person annual meeting this year. Instead, we are reaching out to you with this newsletter.
We are always looking for new members, so if you know of classmates or anyone in the community who would like to support Castle High School and the other schools in the Castle Complex, please share our newsletter and our website and ask them to join our ohana. Our schools need community support more than ever! Please make a donation!
Please download the newsletter to read about our past activities and plans for the new fiscal year.
In this unprecedented time when everything and everyone is under lock down for COVID-19, the high school seniors are left with a sad way to end their final year at Castle. A family stepped up to the plate. Mahalo Cory for sharing this message for the Class of 2020 Watch the video.
When you shop on smile.amazon.com, this Black Friday, you’ll be getting the same Amazon prices you’ve been enjoying and will make a contribution at the same time to Castle Alumni/Community Association. Just follow this link.
We just had another successful General Board of Representatives meeting this past Wednesday, June 26, 2019. If you didn’t attend, it was held in the newly renovated cafeteria. For those who haven’t seen the changes, below are a few photos of the cafeteria.
Also attached to this post is an update to all members of the programs and activities the association has been a part of and about the meetings we have had.
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″
[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]