March 20, 2019

Wai'alae Elementary Public Charter School

WSB Meeting Agenda March 2019

Meeting Agenda March 2019

by WSB Secretary at March 20, 2019 05:34 PM

March 15, 2019

Island Pacific Academy

Pi Day Challenge Makes Math Fun

What could be better than learning about Pi in your PJ’s?

Yesterday, Grade 4-7 students got together to celebrate Pi Day (and Spirit Week Pajama Day) with a slew of fun math activities. This yearly event provides an opportunity for the Elementary and Middle school students to collaborate on solving fun and challenging math problems while also practicing social-emotional skills like empathy, patience, and resilience. It also allows the Middle school students to help teach the younger students math skills they may not have yet learned, while reinforcing their own knowledge of math.

This year, 8 activity stations were set up in classrooms in the Elementary and Secondary buildings, with students assigned to groups that rotated through the different stations. Each activity was based around solving math problems, or using math to solve real-world problems. Activities included understanding the relationship between pi and circles, a Hunger Games challenge for the fastest problem solving skills, cryptography and codes, and using the Golden Ratio to define “beauty” mathematically.

New this year were two activities designed to increase participation from IPA families and faculty and staff. The first activity invited faculty and staff to solve a math problem to earn a piece of pie. The difficulty of the problems ranged from basic algebra up to calculus, with no worry of failure. The focus was on effort and process, and everyone who participated enjoyed a slice!

The second activity was the Pi Day Social Media Contest for all IPA families, faculty, and staff to participate in. Grade levels were assigned different math problems involving pi to solve. The challenge was to create a 15 second video, involving at least one family member, explaining the process and accuracy of the solution. The challenging problems included calculating the cost per square inch of a favorite round food, determining how many spherical objects it would take to fill a room in your house, and writing a song about pi and making a music video for it.

One of the many great things about this year’s Pi Day was the fact that all of the math activities, and the problems for the Pi Day Social Media contest, were created by students in the IPA math honor society, Mu Alpha Theta. The honor students, and additional students in the high-level math class, also ran the activities for the younger students. It was a true collaboration between the Elementary, Middle, and Upper school students, resulting in a day of fun and meaningful math and problem solving. And everyone got a slice of pizza to end it all off!

Student doing math problem on white board

Student doing math problem on white board

Group of three boys collaborating on solving a math problem

Group of students measuring the diameter of circles

Two students work on deciphering a code

Two students working on solving a math problem

A senior student helps younger students with a math problem

Elementary students works on calculating the golden ratio

 

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by Tricia Murata at March 15, 2019 08:45 PM

March 14, 2019

Mililani Middle School

2019 MHS Freshman Class Officers Election Info

Outgoing 8th graders interested in running for MHS freshman class office are encouraged to pick up an election packet from Mrs. Aoki in the SAC office from March 14 to April 5.  Completed packets are due back to Mrs. Aoki no later than April 5.
• Parent Permission Form
• Essay of 100 words minimum of why you would like to run for your respective office
• Teacher recommendations

Click here to download the election packet.  Contact Mrs. Aoki for more information.

by Mililani Middle School (noreply@blogger.com) at March 14, 2019 07:27 AM

March 13, 2019

Wai'alae Elementary Public Charter School

The March 13, 2019 Wai’alae Weekly Packet

To download/print the contents of The Wai’alae Weekly packet for March 13, 2019, click on the title/link below the document. The March 13, 2019 Wai’alae Weekly Packet

by msumida at March 13, 2019 06:12 PM

March 11, 2019

Le Jardin Academy News

Blood Drive

Blood Drive Student leaders Riley Diersbock '19, Luciano Oliva '19, Kailey Suezaki '19, and Sean Lindell '19 are ramping up for their fourth Blood Drive on Thursday, March 21! Over the past two years these amazing students have lead three blood drives and collected a total of 108 units of blood for those in dire need.

Please help support the LJA Blood Drive and our student leaders in their final drive before they graduate. Any support that you are willing to provide is immeasurable. If you don't feel comfortable or can't donate, tell a family member or friend who can! It is easy to sign up and save up to 3 lives! Snacks and drinks will also be provided.

March 11, 2019 10:34 AM

Eight Students Win Scholastic Art Awards

Congratulations to the eight students who won Scholastic Art Awards this year!

Halle Hetzler '19: Gold Key - Painting

Claudia Rader '19: Gold Key Photography

Kailey Suezaki '19: Gold Key Pastel

Maya Martinez '19: Gold Key Pastel

Gianna Sbarbaro '19: Silver Key Pastel

Kiley Manser '20: Silver Key Oil Painting

Monroe Meinhardt '22: Silver Key Mixed Media

Kyla Korkowski '22: Silver Key Mixed Media

The ceremony to celebrate this achievement will be at the Honolulu State Art Museum on March 16 from 3-5 p.m. The Scholastic Art Awards is one of the oldest and most competitive art competitions of the nation and this is a wonderful accomplishment for our students.

March 11, 2019 10:32 AM

Student Art Unveiled On Electric Bus Fleet

The artwork of Le Jardin Academy seniors Kennedy-Anne Marx and Kailey Suezaki are displyed on the new electric busses that were unveiled last week Friday.

JTB Hawai'i and its subsidiary, Travel Plaza Transportation, introduced Hawai'i's first electric-powered commercial bus fleet in keeping with the company's commitment to be a leader at providing travelers with energy-efficient, environmentally clean ground transportation.

Three full-size buses were unveiled at a blessing ceremony at the Travel Plaza Transportation Bus Facility in central Honolulu, where they will be stored and powered utilizing a dedicated charging station installed for that purpose. The buses will initially operate routes provided by JTB in Waikīkī and downtown Honolulu, with service beginning in April.

Each bus can carry 77 passengers, reach a top speed of 65 miles per hour if needed, and can travel for 250 miles on a single charge.


March 11, 2019 10:30 AM

March 09, 2019

Kahuku High and Intermediate School

KHIS Athletic Schedule 3/4-3/9/2019 (updated)

March 09, 2019 10:12 PM

March 08, 2019

Kahuku High and Intermediate School

Sat, March 9, 10am-2pm We the People Plate Lunch Sale - Pulled pork sandwich, rice, salad, dessert $10. Drinks $1

Lee Ohana Home 56-635 Naniloa Loop, La'ie.

March 08, 2019 10:58 PM

March 06, 2019

Wai'alae Elementary Public Charter School

The March 6, 2019 Wai’alae Weekly Packet

To download/print the contents of The Wai’alae Weekly packet for March 6, 2019, click on the title/link below the document. The March 6, 2019 Wai’alae Weekly Packet

by msumida at March 06, 2019 03:50 PM

March 05, 2019

Mililani Middle School

Community Announcement: March 2019 Army Training

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SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (March 4, 2019) —Local military units are scheduled to conduct various training activities here in March that may be heard by surrounding communities.

For the community’s awareness, the training is as follows:
  • March 1-31 Army Lightning Academy training with blank ammunition and explosive simulators, Schofield Barracks East Range. Training will occur during daytime and nighttime hours.
  • March 9-14 Army and Marines mortar training, Schofield Barracks
  • March 13 Army Lightning Academy helicopter operations, Schofield Barracks East Range. Training will occur during daytime hours.
  • March 15 Army demolitions training, Schofield Barracks
  • March 23-24 Marines demolitions training, Schofield Barracks
  • March 25-31 Army artillery and mortar training, Schofield Barracks
  • March 28 Army Lightning Academy helicopter operations, Schofield Barracks East Range. Training will occur during daytime hours.

Training dates are subject to change based on environmental and other factors. Weather, such as overcast conditions, can increase noise and vibrations. Should individuals hear noise, there is no immediate danger.

The military appreciates the understanding and continued support of the local community. While sometimes loud, this training is critical to ensure military units and service members are ready to accomplish their mission and return home safely.

To report concerns related to noise or training, community members can call the U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii (USAG HI) Noise Concern Line at (808) 656-3487 or email usaghi.comrel@gmail.com. The USAG HI Public Affairs Office responds to all reported concerns during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

by Mililani Middle School (noreply@blogger.com) at March 05, 2019 02:17 AM

March 04, 2019

Kahuku High and Intermediate School

Football Optional Work Outs: All interested students who missed the informational meeting: To participate in optional work outs, you must sign up in P- 23 , to pick up a permission form, and the calendar. Coach Carvalho (click to view attach.)

March 04, 2019 10:53 PM

Voyager Public Charter School

March Menus

18-19 March Menu

Please see envelope sent home (blue paper) for important information on how to enroll in online meal account management!

by Evan Anderson at March 04, 2019 03:42 PM

March 01, 2019

Le Jardin Academy News

Maggie '21 Wins Poetry Out Loud Competition

Congratulations to Maggie Odom '21, who won the Hawaii State Poetry Out Loud competition at Tenney Theater. Maggie will travel to Washington, DC in April to compete as the Hawaii representative. She is the first LJA student to win this honor. This Saturday, Maggie will also compete at Punahou in the Hawaii State Shakespeare Monologue competition.

March 01, 2019 01:33 PM

Aya Lewis '22 Places 1st In Chinese Speech Contest

Congratulations to Aya Lewis '22 for taking 1st place in the non-heritage high school division at the 7th Annual Chinese Speech Contest for Hawaii Students at UH Manoa. Aya will represent Hawaii in the regional finals in San Diego. This is only the third time a student from Hawaii has been asked to represent Hawaii in the regional finals.

March 01, 2019 01:33 PM

February 28, 2019

Wai'alae Elementary Public Charter School

Meeting Minutes January 2019

Meeting Minutes January 2019

by WSB Secretary at February 28, 2019 05:51 PM

Kahuku High and Intermediate School

Letter from Complex Area Superintendent Matt Ho

February 28, 2019 03:28 AM

Mililani Middle School

Letter from Superintendent Kishimoto, 2/28


by Mililani Middle School (noreply@blogger.com) at February 28, 2019 02:25 AM

February 27, 2019

Wai'alae Elementary Public Charter School

The February 27, 2019 Wai’alae Weekly Packet

To download/print the contents of The Wai’alae Weekly packet for February 27, 2019, click on the title/link below the document. The February 27, 2019 Wai’alae Weekly Packet

by msumida at February 27, 2019 05:54 PM

February 26, 2019

Mililani Middle School

Letter from Principal, 2/26


by Mililani Middle School (noreply@blogger.com) at February 26, 2019 02:14 AM

February 25, 2019

Kahuku High and Intermediate School

KHIS Athletic Schedule 2/25/19-3/2/19

February 25, 2019 07:45 PM

Mililani Middle School

Blazerbots Team 96789B Brings Home the Hardware!

This past Saturday, Team 96789B of the BlazerBots competed in the State VEX IQ competition.  Forty middle school teams from across the state competed for 8 spots to represent Hawaii at the World competition.  Team 96789B did not win a bid to worlds, however, they did win the "Create Award" because of their robot design.  Team 96789B has 6 students: Marina E. (G6), Kieran F. (G6), Desmond R. (G6), Colt K. (Y6), Kadin K. (R6), and Joseph B. (B6).  Here is the award description:

The Create Award is presented to the team whose robot design incorporates a creative engineering solution to the design challenges of the season’s game. Key criteria:
•Robot has a well-crafted, unique design solution, which demonstrates creative thinking
•Team has demonstrated a highly creative design process and methodology
•Team has committed to ambitious and creative approaches to solving the game challenge

•Students understand and explain how they worked together to develop their robot

Team coaches are Ms. Sharilyn Pang and Mr. Anthony Taylor. 


by Mililani Middle School (noreply@blogger.com) at February 25, 2019 08:35 AM

February 23, 2019

Kahuku High and Intermediate School

Please see attached for the 2/22/19 letter from Superintendent Kishimoto regarding the recent threats.

February 23, 2019 04:35 AM

February 22, 2019

Kahuku High and Intermediate School

Our administration was made aware this evening of a threat to our campus on social media.

February 21, 2019 Aloha Kahuku High & Intermediate School Community Members, Our administration was made aware this evening of a threat to our campus on social media. The Honolulu Police Department (HPD) was notified and is currently investigating. All threats to our school and students are taken very seriously and are investigated thoroughly. Terroristic threats are considered Chapter 19 Class A student conduct offenses. Consequences can range from detention to dismissal with the possibility of arrest and serious criminal charges. Please refrain from reposting threats. According to HPD, reposting a threat is as good as making the threat itself and contributes to carrying on the initial threat, prolonging the problem. Out of an abundance of caution, HPD officers will be present on campus tomorrow. School will be open and there will be no change in the schedule. As with any emergency-type situation, we are striving to balance the need for safety with our overall commitment to provide students and families with every sense of normalcy. We appreciate your help as we work together to keep all of our students safe.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our administration at (808) 305-7372. Sincerely, Dr. Donna Lindsey Principal

February 22, 2019 07:58 PM

Le Jardin Academy News

You're Invited to LJA's Red Carpet Gala

We're rolling out the red carpet! Join us for a meaningful evening to support the students of LJA! There are lots of ways to get involved:

February 22, 2019 12:21 PM

Mililani Middle School

Letter from Superintendent Kishimoto, 02/22/19


by Mililani Middle School (noreply@blogger.com) at February 22, 2019 08:53 AM

Kahuku High and Intermediate School

Kahuku Library March Calendar

February 22, 2019 12:46 AM

February 21, 2019

Mililani Middle School

Bunkasai Cultural Festival, 3/1


by Mililani Middle School (noreply@blogger.com) at February 21, 2019 06:28 AM

February 20, 2019

Kahuku High and Intermediate School

Early College Grade 9

We are providing an awesome opportunity for 25 of next year’s ninth graders to start the school year as a college student. The Early College Program is free and offers courses taught by Windward Community College professors. This will give these students an opportunity to earn 37 or more college credits by the time they graduate. Preference will be given to Native Hawaiian students and those who will be the first in their family to attend college. Applications can be picked up from Mr. Mumma in Q2. If you have any questions you can see or call Mr. Mumma at 305-7360.

February 20, 2019 09:23 PM

Wai'alae Elementary Public Charter School

Meeting Agenda February 2019

Meeting Agenda February 2019

by WSB Secretary at February 20, 2019 08:01 PM

The February 20, 2019 Wai’alae Weekly Packet

To download/print the contents of The Wai’alae Weekly packet for February 20, 2019, click on the title/link below the document. The February 20, 2019 Wai’alae Weekly Packet

by msumida at February 20, 2019 02:09 PM

February 19, 2019

Kahuku High and Intermediate School

KHIS Athletic Schedule 2/19/2019-2/23/2019

February 19, 2019 08:56 PM

Island Pacific Academy

Eagle Scout Project Makes Parking Lot Safer for IPA Students

IPA junior Ashton Yamamura ’20 saw a potential safety issue on campus and took it upon himself to remedy it. Thanks to his efforts, all IPA students, faculty, and visitors now have a safe walkway from the Ala Kahawai back gate to the Secondary building without having to dodge the parking lot traffic.

As a Boy Scout working towards his Eagle award, Scouting’s highest honor, Yamamura worked with his Aloha Council Troop 32 and ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY Facilities to plan and construct a cement pathway as part of his requirements for the rank of Eagle Scout. Scouting has been a big part of Yamamura’s life, having started in first grade as a young Tiger Cub in the Cub Scouts and continuing on through the ranks of Boy Scout. The requirements involved in earning the Eagle award are many: the scout must serve in a Troop leadership position for at least six months, earn at least 21 Merit Badges plus all the required Eagle Merit Badges, complete an independent Eagle Scout project, and pass a board of review with the Eagle Council.

Yamamura has completed most of the requirements, and his independent project was one of his remaining ones. He said he got the idea for the walkway after considering other options for his Eagle Scout project.

“I was brainstorming a few ideas at the time. One of the things I thought of was a charity walk, but then I decided that might be a little difficult. But then I guess I chose something even more difficult – building a sidewalk!” laughed Yamamura.

Yamamura said the idea really came to him when he saw his fellow students having to walk in the parking lot while there was car line.

“All of the high schoolers who have cars would walk through the gate and then just walk on the road. So I thought that was dangerous because no doubt some people have almost been hit,” he said. The pathway was also a sort of campus beautification project as he thought it would also look better for the school instead of the gravel and dirt path that was there before.

He had the confidence and resolve to get it done. “I saw it as this issue is here and here’s how I would solve it so let’s do it,” Yamamura said.

The whole process from idea to execution was a long one, taking more than a year. He first needed to present a formal project proposal to his Troop leaders and then get permission from the school to build the walkway. He then needed to get the sign off from all parties involved: the beneficiary, the BSA Council, the District Council, and his Scout Master. Once all the approvals were in place, he needed to send out letters to community businesses to ask for donations for the project.

“I was lucky enough to get donated just the right amount of concrete needed to build the sidewalk from Island Ready-Mix,” explained Yamamura. “My 100% gratitude to them and their generous donations.” He also received materials and assistance from Dalinoc Landscaping.

The three-day project undertaken over the Thanksgiving weekend involved many helping hands to clear the path, lay the form, pour the concrete and bull-float it, and remove the form. Yamamura said he was especially grateful to Troop 32 parents John Kauhaʻahaʻa and Jeff Capron, who both had professional experience in construction, pouring concrete, and carpentry. Kauhaʻahaʻa also provided most of the wood and wire mesh for building the form, and brought in a bunch of his friends who helped lay the concrete.

“John was such a big help. He made it seem like ‘Oh, it’s no big deal we’re just laying a sidewalk down’ and it was just a huge confidence boost for me, and I was like ‘Yeah, yeah, this is easy, totally do-able’ and before I knew it we were laying the concrete and then the sidewalk was there,” shared Yamamura. “And I got to carve my name in it.”

Yamamura was thankful for all the support he received throughout the process. “Kent Nakata (IPA Director of Facilities) was a huge help to me,” noted Yamamura. “I just want to give thanks to everyone who came out to help. Everyone from the school, everyone from Scouts who supported me along the way and were patient with me.”

“Ashton demonstrated his commitment and excellence to become an Eagle Scout through his concrete walkway service project here at IPA. The walkway he created represents his strength of character, commitment, and confidence of a great leader, from creating the strong foundation, planning, organizing and coordinating this project to fulfill his dream that will last and impact others in the future,” said Nakata

Head of School, Gerald Teramae, expressed his gratitude and commended Yamamura on his work. “Through his Eagle Scout Project, Ashton has done a tremendous service to ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY. His conscientious planning and efforts in installing a concrete sidewalk for our entire school community will be lasting legacy for many years to come.Thank you Ashton!”

When asked what he hopes will come from his efforts, he said, “I just hope the students get safe passage.”

 

Ashton Yamamura with is troop members

Dirt pathway before laying concrete

Ashton helps with creating the wire form

Cement truck ready to pour

Workers spread concrete into the form

Troop members spread concrete

Ashton Yamamura smooths the wet concrete

Ashtonʻs name written in the concrete

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by Tricia Murata at February 19, 2019 08:16 PM

Kahuku High and Intermediate School

ACT TOMORROW - FEB 20! BE HERE EARLY

Testing students need to be prepared for tomorrow's ACT test.

February 19, 2019 12:55 PM

February 18, 2019

Island Pacific Academy

IPA Awarded $150,000 Grant from James & Abigail Campbell Family Foundation

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY had a chance to say thank you to the James & Abigail Campbell Family Foundation for a $150,000 grant they recently awarded the school. The grant, “Retooling Our Tool Boxes,” provides funding for “Tools for the School”, “Tools for the Faculty”, and “Tools for the Students.” These tools include support for technology upgrades and curriculum integration, faculty professional development and training, and the Elementary innovation incubator.

Members of the Campbell Family Foundation Board of Directors visited campus to learn more about the positive impact their generous support has on ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY faculty and students. IPA administrators, Gerald Teramae, Steven Caley, Michelle Bradley, Steve Ross, and Be-Jay Kodama, welcomed the directors to the school and led them to the innovation incubator on the second floor of the Elementary building to show them firsthand how their grant is being used by IPA students.

The innovation incubator space was designed and created this year by the Grade 4 students during a Design Thinking project lead by Elementary computer teacher, Debbie Yoshino. “The Lounge,” as they elected to name the space, is used for activities run by the Grade 4 and Grade 5 “Lounge Crew” for all Elementary students during morning recess. “Movie Thursdays”, “Just Dance Fridays”, chess, board games, crafts, and student-led coding workshops are just some of the activities that take place in The Lounge. Members of the “Lounge Crew” also stopped by to express their gratitude in person.

“This space provides students with the opportunity to organize, manage, plan, and lead activities that are meaningful to them. They are building leadership and collaboration skills that will help them succeed in life,” shared Yoshino, who also oversees the student crew.

The Lounge is also the new home of the student-run Navigator Credit Union & Cafe. The Navigator Credit Union, run by the Grade 4 students in partnership with the HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union, is a learning lab that provides authentic learning experiences for students to apply math, technology, and entrepreneurship skills and knowledge, while also providing a valuable service to the IPA community. With support from the Campbell Family Foundation, the students were able to add the cafe for their customers, providing them with coffee and pastries and comfortable seating while completing their transactions.

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY is fortunate and is grateful for the many amazing opportunities the James & Abigail Campbell Family Foundation provides for all our students and faculty. Gerald Teramae, Head of School, also shared his appreciation for the support. ”The Campbell Family Foundation has generously provided their unwavering support and encouragement for many years to ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY. We are extremely humbled and honored to consider the trustees of the Foundation a significant part of our IPA Community and ʻohana.”

 

Steve Ross speaking before a group of directors

Elementary Principal Steve Ross talks about how the grant supports the Elementary students.

 

Gerald Teramae speaking in front of a group.

Gerald Teramae, Head of School, speaks about his vision for the school.

 

Students speaking in front of group of adults.

Logan ’26 explains his responsibilities on the Lounge Crew.

 

Students speaking in front of group of adults.

Jayla ’27 explains Just Dance Fridays to the directors.

 

Steven Caley talking before a group of directors.

Steven Caley, Secondary Principal,  shares the successes of our Upper school students as Secondary Vice Principal Michelle Bradley looks on.

 

Group photo of the board of directors.

Campbell Family Foundation Board of Directors with Steven Caley, Michelle Bradley, Gerald Teramae, and Be-Jay Kodama.

 

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by Tricia Murata at February 18, 2019 01:00 PM

February 15, 2019

Mililani Middle School

2019 MMS Track Practice Begins 3/5


by Mililani Middle School (noreply@blogger.com) at February 15, 2019 04:05 AM

February 13, 2019

Wai'alae Elementary Public Charter School

The February 13, 2019 Wai’alae Weekly Packet

To download/print the contents of The Wai’alae Weekly packet for February 13, 2019, click on the title/link below the document. The February 13, 2019 Wai’alae Weekly Packet

by msumida at February 13, 2019 04:09 PM

Kahuku High and Intermediate School

Kahuku Library January 2019 Events

February 13, 2019 03:32 PM

FREE COMMUNITY EVENT - This event is open to all families in our area, come and learn ways to ALOHA Sust ĀINA bility. Tuesday Feb 19 Kahuku High School Cafeteria

February 13, 2019 03:23 PM

February 12, 2019

Island Pacific Academy

Four IPA Students Advance to Hawaiʻi State Science and Engineering Fair

Twenty-five ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY Middle School students spent their Saturday excitedly, and somewhat nervously, talking science at the Hawaiʻi Association of Independent Schools (HAIS) District Science Fair held on February 9, 2019. These students had the top 20 projects at the 12th Annual IPA Middle School Science Fair, held in January, earning them the opportunity represent IPA at the district-level fair. The all day event, hosted by Hanalani Schools, had students presenting their projects to judges in the morning, followed by an open viewing in the afternoon for the interested public.

There were nearly 100 junior projects from Oʻahu private schools on display, representing a diverse array of topics and research questions. Four IPA students finished in top place for their category and will be advancing to the Hawaiʻi State Science and Engineering Fair (HSSEF). Moving on are Lilja Anderson ʻ25 (“Hold the Mold”), Madeleine Arvman ʻ25 (“Plants on Mars”), Aidan Woodman ʻ25 (“Bust that Rust”), and Amelie Kitakis ʻ24 (“Breaking the Mold”). The HSSEF will be held at the Hawaiʻi Convention Center on April 8-10.

Congratulations and good luck, Navigators!

 

Aidan Woodman

Aidan Woodman ʻ25.

Lilja Anderson

Lilja Anderson ʻ25.

Amelie Kitakis

Amelie Kitakis ʻ24

Madeleine Arvman

Madeleine Arvman ʻ25.

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by Tricia Murata at February 12, 2019 09:18 PM

IPA Swimmer Finishes as State Runner-Up in Boys’ 100 Butterfly

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY varsity athlete Corbin Lofton ’20 competed in the K. Mark Takai Swimming and Diving State Championship on Saturday, February 9, 2019. The championship, held at the Veteran’s Memorial Aquatic Center, had swimmers from public and private schools from all islands competing against each other.
Lofton was a Hawaiʻi High School Athletics Association (HHSAA) state qualifier in six events, including the Boys’ 50 Freestyle, 100 Freestyle, 200 Freestyle, 500 Freestyle, 200 Individual Medley, and 100 Butterfly. For the state championship meet, Lofton had to choose two individual events, out of the six for which he qualified, to compete in per HHSAA rules. He chose the Boys’ 200 Freestyle and 100 Butterfly, his strongest events.

A large IPA fan contingent braved the blustery day to support Lofton and cheer him on, including his teammates, classmates, Director of Athletics, and his family.

In the 200 Freestyle event, Lofton entered the competition as the eighth seed out of 19 qualifying entrants. He advanced to the finals for his first time in this event, where he finished sixth overall and set a new personal best of 1:45.88, shaving 0.89 seconds off his entry time. In the 100 Butterfly, Lofton was seeded second out of 23 state qualifiers in the event. He advanced, for his second time, to become a state finalist in the event. He finished second overall as the state runner-up in the event, while achieving a new personal best of 50:99 by improving his time by 0.5 seconds.

“Each year I’m more proud of him. He’s more focused each year on the things he needs to work on to be better for the next event, the next season,” Head Coach, Alyssa Kuffel, said of Lofton. “I’m looking forward to next season, his senior year, and seeing how he continues to improve.”

Congratulations, Corbin, on a successful season and excellent championship performances!

Swimmer stretching on pool deck

Corbin Lofton ’20 warms up on deck.

Group of fans with swimmer

Navigator fans turned out to cheer for Lofton at the state championship.

Swimmers with medals around their necks.

Lofton (center) was runner-up in the 100 fly at the state championships.

Swimmer with his coach

Corbin Lofton ’20 with Head Swim Coach, Alyssa Kuffel.

 

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by Tricia Murata at February 12, 2019 07:35 PM

Le Jardin Academy News

SeaPerch Underwater Robotics

LJA hosted SeaPerch Underwater Robotics teams from Windward Oahu, which included four LJA teams. The build session was held on our campus with members of the Coast Guard who guided students in cutting and assembling pvc pipes, waterproofing motors, and soldering electronics to create their robots.

February 12, 2019 02:35 PM

HHSSA State Swimming Championships

Congratulations to all nine of the Bulldog competitors who swam at the HHSAA State Championships on Feb. 8-9. There were many highlights. Leading the charge was Alana Barthel '21 who won the girls 100 back event coming within a half second of the state record in the process. Luke Faurot '19 capped a fantastic career by placing runner up in the 100 breaststroke and Thomas Caps '22 just started his career by placing 4th in the 200 IM (he was the only freshman in the top 8 and the three who beat him were all seniors). Ethan Ravelo '21 had a huge drop in the 100 back to earn a medal. Caps, Faurot, and Ravelo teamed up with Scott Parrish '20 to place 3rd in the 200 free relay and 5th in the 400 free relay. On the girls side, India Spriggs '19 capped a fantastic career by teaming up with Skylar Webb '21 and Sarah Tarquin '22 and Lana Ravelo to take 7th place in the 200 free relay. Spriggs, Barthel, Tarquin and Ravelo teamed up for the 400 free relay to earn a medal. Great job to the Bulldog swim team. The boys team managed to walk away with a 6th place team finish with all the schools in front of us all having enrollments at least 5 times as much as us.

February 12, 2019 02:33 PM

Kahuku High and Intermediate School

KHIS Girls' Basketball, Swimming and Wrestling Results

February 12, 2019 04:25 AM

Congratulations to We The People for their State Championship victory and for bringing home Kahuku’s 20th State Championship! Mahalo to Colleen Spring, Amy Swiderski, and Team for supporting our students in this fantastic effort.

February 12, 2019 04:21 AM

KHIS Athletic Schedule 2/10/2019-2/13/2019

February 12, 2019 04:20 AM

ACT Pre-administration this Wednesday during Advisory!

February 12, 2019 12:17 AM

February 08, 2019

Island Pacific Academy

Elementary Multicultural Performance Celebrates Dances from Around the World

The ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY Elementary School held its annual Multicultural Performance on February 6, 2019. This special event brings together the Elementary ʻohana to celebrate different cultures through song and dance, as a reminder of our own special culture while honoring those with different traditions. The theme this year was “Wavinʻ Flag: Dancin’ Around The World,” with the students celebrating dances from around the globe, including the Caribbean, USA, China, Japan, the Philippines, and Samoa.

This year’s event was even more special than usual because so many people with connections to IPA were involved in helping to teach the students of each grade their special dances. The Kindergarteners were helped with their traditional Japanese Bon Dance by Mrs. Hazel Sumile, who happens to be the aunt of Debbie Yoshino, Elementary Computer teacher, and the former principal and superintendent of our Head of School, Gerald Teramae.

Katherine Jones, Elementary Sustainability Coordinator, shared her expertise in dance and theatre with the Grade 1 students as she taught them all the steps for the American Square Dance. Jones also paired up with Ruth Babas, Elementary music teacher, to choreograph a special dance from the Caribbean for the Grade 2 students.

Grade 3 was joined by Ráo Lăoshī, our Elementary Mandarin teacher, who helped choreograph their dance to “The Health Song” from China to get them moving and healthy. Saʻo Faulkner, Grade 4 teacher, and her husband Ashley shared their knowledge and alofa as they helped the Grade 4 student learn the Samoan Sāsā Dance. And the Grade 5 students performed the traditional Filipino folk dance, the Tinikling Dance, with the help of Mr. Gabe Torno.

The celebration finale was a whole-school performance of “Wavin’ Flag,” accompanied by members of the IPA Ukulele Club. Each student waved their individual flag representing their passion that they created and decorated during their art classes with Elementary Art teacher, Katie Davis.

The Elementary families gathered together in the Elementary foyer and MPR for a family-style potluck following the performance, with each family bringing in a dish from their culture to share with all. The Multicultural Performance brought together music and dance and food from around the world, as well as friends and family of the IPA community.

For more images from the performance, view IPA on Flickr.

 

Elementary students performing at Multicultural program

Elementary students performing at Multicultural program

Elementary students performing at Multicultural program

Elementary students performing at Multicultural program

Elementary students performing at Multicultural program

Elementary students performing at Multicultural program

Elementary students performing at Multicultural program

Elementary students performing at Multicultural program Elementary students performing at Multicultural program

 

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Elementary Mandarin Students Celebrate the “Year of the Pig”

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY’s Elementary students had a lot of special activities planned to welcome in the “Year of the Pig” in their Mandarin classes. This year, the lunar New Year fell on February 5 and in the days leading up to it, Mandarin teacher Ráo Lăoshī introduced the students to the many traditions associated with the Chinese New Year.

Students in Grades K – 2 learned the “Chinese New Year Gong Xi” song and performed mini-lion dances in class. They also had the opportunity to make the Chinese New Year’s cake, which is a sticky rice-red bean cake, and watch a demonstration on how to make dumplings. They even crafted their own “Year of the Pig” paper fans that they were able to take home with them.

The older students in Grades 3 – 5 participated in even more activities as part of their celebration. They practiced the Chinese calligraphy character “福“, which means good fortune and happiness, on special red paper with black ink and paint brush. They had a chance to make their own sample dumplings in class – rolling out the dough, adding filling, and crimping the edges. Probably the most exciting and challenging activity was the chopstick contest! The students competed against each other to see who could use their chopstick skills to transfer the most marshmallows, jellybeans, and Sweetheart candies from one plate to another in one minute. The items were worth different points, with the large, soft marshmallows worth only one point, and the slippery jellybeans worth four points each.

The Grade 5 students spent New Year’s eve on a learning trip to Chinatown. They started out at the Hawaiʻi Heritage Center where they got an historical overview of the Chinese and other Asian immigrants who settled in Hawaiʻi in the area now known as Chinatown. After viewing the exhibits at the center, the students were taken on a walking tour of Chinatown where they were able to practice their Mandarin by greeting shop owners and vendors on their tour. Their explorations took them to Char Hung Sut, a well-known manapua shop, and the Oʻahu Market, Honolulu’s oldest outdoor market. They also visited a “look funn” (flat noodle) factory, historic buildings, a Chinese herbal shop, a Chinese bakery, Chinese restaurants, and the Maunakea Marketplace.

Visiting these locations showed the students how immigrants bring their country’s customs, recipes, traditions, and beliefs with them to their new country, creating diversity and enriching their local communities. The students wrapped up their learning trip with a dim sum lunch from Royal Kitchen at the Chinese Cultural Plaza. The Grade 5 students, many of whom were born in the “Year of the Pig,” really enjoyed their learning trip, created some wonderful memories, and got a true taste of Chinese culture.

Student with lion head performing Chinese lion dance
Student in Mandarin practices calligraphy
Mandarin teacher showing student how to fold dumplings
Mandarin teacher helps student use chopsticks
Mandarin students compete in chopstick contest
Grade 5 students in front of a statue of Sun Yat-Sen
Grade 5 students on a walking tour of Chinatown
Grade 5 students visit O'ahu Market

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by Tricia Murata at February 06, 2019 09:08 PM

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Last night, MMS hosted our annual Spelling Bee.  We had 54 excellent spellers participate last night and almost ran out of words!  After 13 rounds of spelling, our 2019 school champion is Michael Hemlinger of Blue 8.  He will represent MMS next week in the District Spelling Bee at Moanalua Middle School cafeteria at 5:30pm. 

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IPA Students Get Top Honors at Hawaiʻi Regional Scholastic Art Awards

Five ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY students received honors for their work at the 2019 Hawaiʻi Regional Scholastic Art Awards. This annual award contest, now in its 56th year, is sponsored by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA) and the Hawai’i State Art Museum (HiSAM). It offers students in grades 7-12 an opportunity to showcase their artwork and talent, and is part of the national Scholastic Art and Writing Awards program sponsored by the non-profit organization, Alliance for Young Artists and Writers.

The ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY Upper school DP Art class submitted entries from five students and all five were recognized from among the more than 2000 works submitted from students around the state. The IPA students who received the top awards were:

Anne Uesugi (’19) – awarded the Gold Key in Digital Art for her piece, Birth of Aphrodite

Nhi Le (’19) – awarded the Silver Key in Painting for her piece, Huynh Tien

Chiara Smith (’19) – awarded the Silver Key in Digital Art for her piece, Captivity Kills

Also recognized for their work were Mina Cintron (’20), who received two Honorable Mentions (Drawing & Illustration), and Lina Finley (’20), who received an Honorable Mention in Mixed Media.

Diploma Program Art teacher, Jené Komine, encouraged the students to submit their work to the award contest. “I could not contain myself when I got the email stating that all 5 of our students who entered placed or got honorable mention! All year long they work hard technically and conceptually, so it’s the icing on the cake to be recognized, especially on the state level,” shared Komine.

The Gold and Silver Key winners will have their artwork displayed at the 2019 Hawaiʻi Regional Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition from February 16, 2019 through April 19, 2019 at the HiSAM. The exhibition is open to the public.

An awards ceremony honoring student nominees and their teachers will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at HiSAM from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.

 

Birth of Aphrodite – Anne Uesugi (’19)
Digital media (Sketchbook Pro)

Student art work

While all artists get their start in different places, many young artists who are coming into the age of the internet will stumble upon tutorials teaching them how to draw anime characters.  Many outgrow their styles as they become more serious in art, but the influence still lingers. Anime itself is shunned in the fine art community, and young artists trying to make it in the art world find that they are unable to receive valid criticism and judgement.  The style is deemed to childish, too foreign, too amateur. Art is about the bold, the new, the exciting, and has historically opened it arms to the things that the world has shunned. Why should anime and cartoons be any different?

I myself have been trying to develop my own style, I owe my routes to anime.  In this piece, I go back to the time where I saw the style as something beautiful and revered, not as something embarrassing.  This piece is a recreation of The Birth of Venus, created by Sandro Botticelli.  Using modern Japanese influences such as Takashi Murakami and YKBX, I turned this famous piece into something my own: a celebration of the differences that create art.

 

Huynh Tien – Nhi Le (’19)
Acrylic paint on canvas

Student art work

Last year, my mom was diagnosed with Stage II breast cancer in her right breast. Over months of chemotherapy, she slowly lost her hair, her strength, and her ability to carry out simple tasks both and home and at work. At her weakest point, she decided she did not want to continue chemo however, with continuous support from family and friends, she was able to finish all her sessions. This piece was made for her to acknowledge her strength and endurance and it became an opportunity for me to take a life changing experience to create something beautiful.

 

Captivity Kills – Chiara Smith (’19)
Digital media (Adobe Illustrator)

Student art work

SeaWorld has been responsible for the deaths of at least forty-eight orcas since the animal was first brought to the parks. The deaths are caused by a multitude of things, but they almost all come down to one fact, wild animals are not meant to be kept in captivity. They are confined to the human equivalent of a bathtub and often get intense sunburn because of how shallow the water is. On top of that, they are forced to spend hours of their day training unnatural tricks and spectacles for shows they gain nothing from. The average life span of an orca in the wild can be close to fifty years, when they are raised in SeaWorld, that number drops to thirteen. SeaWorld and its various animal shows are advertised as nothing short of spectacular, but many forget at what cost.

 

A Single Pale Rose – Mina Cintron (’20)
Graphite on Bristol paper

Student artwork - A Single Pale Rose

The roots of nature depends on the hand that takes it.
 

ʻO ke ola i loko o makou – Mina Cintron (’20)
Prisma colored pencil, acrylic paint, paper, and glue

Student artwork 'O ke ola i loko o makou

The connection people have with nature will always influence us. For as long as we live, the life of the Hawaiian Islands will always live within us.

 

Escaping Reality – Lina Finley (’20)
Graphite pencils, watercolors

Student artwork - Escaping Reality

Music has always been a huge part of my life and without it, I wouldn’t be the person I am today. Music can help you through tough times and help you connect with your thoughts. My piece shows how playing music can connect you with your soul and put you in a state of ease, as well as how music can help you escape reality. While I drew my portrait in graphite pencil to express how dull reality can be, I put the background and the background of instruments in color to show that simple instruments can create a world of imagination. The colors of music can also help a musician convey what they are feeling just by changing the tone of the notes a person is playing.

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