Kukui High Partners with KEAC

A movement born of a fictional high school has taken a first step in doing real good. Kukui High has entered into a financial sponsorship arrangement with the Koolauloa Educational Alliance Corporation (KEAC).

As a result of this partnership, a portion of proceeds generated through Kukui High merchandise and events will go toward supporting KEAC initiatives. Both parties will also collaborate on dedicated fundraising activities, and develop unique programs that embody the Kukui High spirit. Continue reading Kukui High Partners with KEAC

KHS All-Year Reunion on Nov. 13!

Calling All Nuts! The Kukui High School Alumni Association, in association with 94.7 KUMU, is thrilled to announce the Kukui High All-Year Class Reunion! Join us on Saturday, November 13 at Oceans 808 in Restaurant Row.

The fun-loving, creative, and talented KHS community has set off an amazing explosion of school pride, and we are way overdue for a real-life get together. So come on down to reconnect with old friends, make new ones, and relive (or reinvent) those high school days!

We’ll be playing your favorite old-school songs to bring back those KHS memories, and your $15 admission includes a great mix of delicious pupus. Of course, Oceans 808 will step things up with great food and drink available for purchase from the bar and sushi counter.

And if you haven’t yet picked up your cool Kukui High apparel, you’ll be able to pick some up at the reunion. This stuff makes great stocking stuffers!

This all-year reunion is for ages 21 and over. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the party goes all night! Stay tuned to KUMU for more details and your chance to win tickets and other prizes!

And yes, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to charity in support of educational initiatives. Details to be announced soon.

See you there, and… GO NUTS!

Alma Mater Performed by Jimmy Borges

Celebrated island entertainer Jimmy Borges is one of Kukui High School’s proud alumni. He penned the school’s controversial alma mater (who can forget the infamous nut-throwing incident of 1988?). Today, he recorded a rousing — if not arousing — personal performance of this infectiously catchy tune. It is our distinct honor and pleasure to share this brilliant piece with you. Go Nuts!


Winter Ball Planning Underway

The much-anticipated, long-overdue Kukui High School All Year Winter Ball is coming! Tentatively scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 4, the event will be a fun, semi-formal gala with live music, good food and drink, and of course great people from throughout the diverse KHS community.

We hope all alumni, friends, and fans will seize the opportunity to go out, dress up, and relive (or reinvent) their glory days. If you missed your high school prom, or wish you had, here’s your chance to do it right.

Even better, the Winter Ball will bring everyone together for both good times and for a good cause. In the next few weeks, we will be able to announce the details of our charity partners, which will specifically benefit youth and education in the Aloha State.

But a great event needs great people. Volunteers are now needed to help organize the Winter Ball. If you can help make the Winter Ball happen, please send an e-mail to info@kukuihigh.com. We’ll soon be looking to connect with vendors, sponsors, and other partners, but first we need people who are willing to work on the nuts and bolts behind the scenes.

Get Your KHS Tee at Butigroove!

On the brink of Kukui High School’s national television debut, the KHS Alumni Association is proud to announce that it has partnered with leading local apparel shop Butigroove to offer a striking, simple Kukui High T-shirt at its two retail locations as well as online.

Buoyed by the resurgence in school pride sparked by the recent appointment of two KHS grads to Gov. Pat Jameson’s newly formed crime task force, the Butigroove deal makes it easier for fans to get their hands on quality KHS gear.

“We printed a few on our own through a friend, but quickly sold out, and we were nearly overwhelmed with the challenges of inventory and fulfillment,” said lead designer Valentino Valdez. “Working with B.J. [Sabate] at Butigroove is ideal, as he’s got the talent and the cred to help take things to the next level.”

The first shirts are coming hot off the press today, just as the third episode of CBS’ “Hawaii Five-0” hits the airwaves. In tonight’s episode, the task force investigates a shocking crime on the KHS campus.

“While our football games do get heated at times, we’re sure the viewing public is smart enough to know that there aren’t shootings in the stands,” said Vice Principal Rap Bumatai. “If not, well, hopefully they’ll blame the ‘Kukui Kings’ instead of the ‘Fighting Nuts.’

The first run of “Kukui High 5-0” shirts are red on white, 100% alstyle preshrunk cotton tees and are available for $25. Plans are in the works for additional varieties, including sports apparel and other logo items. Butigroove has the first exclusive license to make and sell items under the KukuiHigh.com brand.

“We’ve already seen other Kukui High stuff out there, and to be sure, anyone can make a shirt,” Valdez said. “But we hope people look for officially licensed KukuiHigh.com gear as a sign of quality, school pride, and affection for nuts.”

For more information, contact Butigroove at (808) 589-2884. Store locations are at 500 Piikoi St., across from Ala Moana Center, and at 2960 Mokumoa St. in Mapunapuna.