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Course Registration for Newly Accepted Freshmen (Class of 2018)
4/17/2014

Congratulations to the students who were recently accepted into Maryknoll School's Class of 2018! We are excited that you have joined the Maryknoll family and look forward to having you on campus in the fall.

Information on course registration for the 2014-2015 school year will be mailed home to you soon.

In the meantime, please follow the link below to learn more about selecting your courses for your freshman year. We encourage both students and parents to watch this video together.

Class of 2018 Course Registration Video

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Camille Michel, Vice Principal of Counseling & Guidance.

Again, welcome to Maryknoll School!

Thursday, April 10th is College & Career Day!
4/3/2014

 Read below for information on grade-level activities.

Class of 2017

Freshmen will participate in fun and engaging workshops that have been designed to promote self-discovery of their interests, strengths, and personal and professional goals.  Click here to read workshop descriptions.  Keynote speaker Carol Christen (career strategist and author of What Color is Your Parachute? For Teens) will inspire and teach students how to navigate their path to a meaningful and successful career.  Students are encouraged to bring a small snack and must report to advisory by 7:45am and will be dismissed at 12:15pm.

Class of 2016

Sophomores will begin the day at school with keynote speaker, Carol Christen, career strategist and author of What Color is Your Parachute? For Teens.  After learning about essential steps, strategies and tools for career preparation, sophomores will ride the school bus to the Hawaii Convention Center to apply what they learn at a career fair as well as the NACAC Honolulu College Fair.  Students will have an opportunity to learn first-hand about careers and colleges through engaging with industry professionals representing more than 20 different organizations and college representative from nearly 150 colleges and universities.  Students are encouraged to bring a compact bag with a small snack, water, and pen or pencil.  Students must report to advisory by 7:45am and will be dismissed from campus at 12:15pm.  Excursion forms must be received by the extended deadline, Wednesday, April 9. 

Class of 2015

 Juniors are travelling off-campus to attend the NACAC Honolulu National College Fair at the Hawaii Convention Center.  Students will have an opportunity to meet college representatives from nearly 150 schools.  Afterwards, they will depart in three groups to visit one of the following campuses: Chaminade University, Hawaii Pacific University (Downtown Campus), or University of Hawaii at Manoa.  This experience will help students identify their preferences as they discover their best-fit college.  Students are encouraged to bring a compact bag with a small snack, water, and pen or pencil.  Excursion forms must be received by the extended deadline, Wednesday, April 9th.

 Class of 2014

Seniors will donate their time and talents performing community service at various locations around the island as part of their Senior Service Day. In doing so, students are living Noblesse Oblige and helping to Make God’s Love Visible. They are also exposed to various cultures, causes, and communities thereby strengthening their cultural competence and global awareness. These service projects will further promote the development of important life and career skills.  Students will report to and be dismissed from their designated sites at various times.  For more information, please email Mr. Leo Delgado, Co-Director of Campus Ministry.

Questions? Email Raymi Faria, College & Career Program Coordinator.

Maryknoll and Damien offer the Readak Advanced Learning Skills Course
3/28/2014

The Readak advanced learning skills course is now available here in Honolulu. Sessions are being offered at both Maryknoll School and Damien Memorial School. Students from both schools may choose to attend the location that is most convenient for them.

Please read the following for more information: Readak - Letter to Parents

The registration form is available here: Readak Registration Form

The deadline to enroll is Friday, April 4th.

We encourage students to consider taking advantage of this opportunity to build stronger skills for creating their own academic success!

2014 Summer College Experience at Portland
3/20/2014

Seniors to Take the College and Work Readiness Assessment
1/23/2014

On Thursday, February 13, seniors will take the College and Work Readiness Assessment (CWRA+). This assessment is administered online and provides a measure of Maryknoll's contribution to the development of critical thinking and writing skills of its students.

What's different about the CWRA+ from more traditional standardized tests is the "Performance Task." Students have 60 minutes to complete this task, which is based on a hypothetical but realistic situation. Students will be given a role in this situation and will answer several open-ended questions. They will have access to a document library that includes a range of information such as letters, memos, photographs, charts, or newspaper articles.

The students may have to weigh different types of evidence, evaluate the credibility of the documents provided, spot possible bias, and identify questionable or critical assumptions. It's important to note that there is no single correct answer to a Performance Task. For more information about the CWRA, see the "Documents" section for the CWRA+ Student Guide.

Many Thanks to Advisors for PSAT Prep in Advisory!
9/10/2013

Freshmen, sophomores and juniors will be taking the PSAT on October 16. The PSAT is in indicator of how students will do on the SAT. When taken in junior year, the student's score will determine if he or she qualifies to be entered into the National Merit Scholarship Program.

On Monday, September 9 during advisory, students were showed a video that gave an overview of the PSAT and shared some test-taking strategies. (To view the video, please click here: http://youtu.be/hAvfLUiijzk)

In the next few weeks, advisory teachers will be devoting advisory time to further prepare their students for the PSAT by going through the Official Student Guide to the PSAT/NMSQT and working through practice questions.

This is just one example of the ways our amazing advisory teachers use advisory time to help their students create success in academics. The Counseling & Guidance team is grateful for the faculty's enthusiasm for working collaboratively to support our students by giving them opportunities to increase their chances of being accepted to the colleges of their choice. Great job, advisors!