May 22, 2019

Mililani Middle School

FIRST LEGO Team Competes in Arkansas

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The FIRST LEGO League Razorback Invitational in Arkansas with a team of 7 students.  The kids had an outstanding experience at the competition - meeting new people from around the world and challenging themselves.   They also enjoyed bonding with each other and staying in the dorms at the University of Arkansas campus.  The team was a finalist for the Innovative Solution Award and brought home a trophy.  

Congratulations to the following members and their trip advisors Mrs. Kimberly Hose' and Mr. Scott Muraoka:
G8 - Micah D.
R7 - Courtney H.
Y7 - Malia M.
G7 - Dmitry P.
R6 - Lauren T.
B6 - Kara U.
R6 - Matthew Y.

by Mililani Middle School (noreply@blogger.com) at May 22, 2019 04:45 AM

May 16, 2019

Aiea High School

Message from Aiea High School Administration - Possible Threat and Social Media

May 16, 2019 07:25 PM

May 14, 2019

Mililani Middle School

2019-20 School Bus Info and Application



Applications and payment for school bus transportation for School Year 2019-20 are now being accepted in the Mililani Middle School office.  Please download a copy of the information and application. 

School Bus Application
School Bus Neighborhood Stops
School Bus Pick Up and Departure Times
School Bus Payment Schedule

Contact Vice Principal Joel Shiroma at 627-9000 if you have any questions.

by Mililani Middle School (noreply@blogger.com) at May 14, 2019 11:30 AM

May 08, 2019

Mililani Middle School

Innovation Day@Leilehua HS Library, 5/11


by Mililani Middle School (noreply@blogger.com) at May 08, 2019 03:52 AM

May 07, 2019

Mililani Middle School

Community Announcement: May 2019 US Army Training

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May training advisory for Army ranges on Oahu

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (May 1, 2019) —Local military units are scheduled to conduct various training activities here in May that may be heard by surrounding communities.

For the community’s awareness, the training is as follows:

•May 1-3 - Army Lightning Academy training with blank ammunition and explosive simulators, Schofield Barracks East Range. Training will occur during daytime and nighttime hours.
•May 1-3  Army and Marines artillery training, Schofield Barracks. Training will occur during daytime and nighttime hours.
•May 8 and 9 Army Lightning Academy helicopter operations, Schofield Barracks East Range. Training will occur during daytime hours.
•May 13-17 Army artillery and mortar training, Schofield Barracks
•May 13 and 15 Army Lightning Academy helicopter operations, Schofield Barracks East Range. Training will occur during daytime hours.
•May 18 and 19 Army mortar training, Schofield Barracks
•May 23 Army Lightning Academy helicopter operations, Schofield Barracks East Range. Training will occur during daytime hours.
•May 20-June 7 The 25th Infantry Division will be conducting a large-scale training exercise called Lightning Forge in the following Army training areas: Schofield Barracks East Range, Dillingham Army Airfield and Kahuku Training Area.

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 usarmy.hawaii.comrel@mail.mil. The USAG HI Public Affairs Office responds to all reported concerns during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

The Army produces this monthly schedule to alert neighbors of upcoming training activities that are louder in nature and may be heard outside the military installation. This schedule is subject to change and is not inclusive of all Army aviation/unmanned aircraft system (UAS) activities, or East Range training activities (between Wahiawa and Mililani Mauka). To receive Army training advisories directly, email usarmy.hawaii.comrel@mail.mil with “Subscribe Training”in the subject line.  

by Mililani Middle School (noreply@blogger.com) at May 07, 2019 04:55 AM

Community Announcement: Emergency Preparedness Fair, 05/11



by Mililani Middle School (noreply@blogger.com) at May 07, 2019 04:30 AM

May 02, 2019

Aiea High School

PARENT NEWSLETTER

Our monthly newsletter is here! This newsletter will be used to communicate to our families on whatʻs happening on campus, any upcoming events, and provide you with information to support your child as they progress through ‘Aiea High School. This newsletter will be available via the schoolʻs website. A limited supply of hard copy of the newsletters will also be available in the front office. We look forward to providing you with the most up to date information.

May 02, 2019 05:34 PM

Mililani Middle School

Principal's Coffee Hour for Incoming 6th Grade Parents, 5/23


Principal’s Coffee Hour Welcoming Incoming 6thGrade Parents
“Building a Solid Foundation for MMS Students”

Date: Thursday, May 23, 2019
Time: 8:45-9:45 a.m.
Place:  Cafeteria

I. Introductions: Ms. Chung
A.     MMS Vision:  Making Connections…
B.     MMS Mission:  Develop life-long learners who respect themselves and others, value excellence, and positively contribute to our world.
C.     MMS Helpful Staff Info- See Back

II. School Improvement/Operations
A.     Infinite Campus Information: Connecting to your child’s academic progress
VP Nakasone
B.     Curriculum: English Language Arts/Social Studies
Lynn Yoshioka
C.     Curriculum: Math & Science
Kristen Kato
D.     Special Education
                              Hannah Chapman
E.     English Learner (EL)
               Zachary Wood
F.      High Interest Program
                           VP Jacob Kardash
G.     Security
                           VP Greg Nakasone
H.     Advisory Curriculum Overview
Jeff Horstman, Counselor

III.  Student Support and Discipline/Chapter 19
A.     Counseling & Academic Inquiries
              Jeff Horstman, Counselor
B.     Student Support/Tutoring
Hannah Chapman
C.     Chapter 19
VP Greg Nakasone
D.     Field Trips/Incentive Nights
               VP Errol Hahn

III.  Upcoming Events
A.     Facilities/Emergency Drills/School Community Council
VP Jacob Kardash
B.     PTSO Fundraising
VP Joel Shiroma
C.     School Community Council
                           VP Kardash

IV. Question and Answer Session

Helpful Staff:
How to contact:
Email:  firstname_lastname@notes.k12.hi.us or
Phone: 627-9000

Administration:
Elynne Chung – Principal
Greg Nakasone – Vice Principal
Jacob Kardash – Vice Principal
Joel Shiroma – Vice Principal
Errol Hahn – Vice Principal

Registrar:
Dawn Shimabukuro, Registrar

Counseling Department:
Daniel Tanioka – Green Track Counselor
Lois Lozano – Red Track Counselor
Aimee Nakaguma – Blue Track Counselor
Clarisse Mau – Yellow Track Counselor
Jeffrey Horstman – Student Success Counselor

Student Activities Coordinator:
Kory Aoki, Student Activities Coordinator (SAC)

Curriculum Coach:
Kristen Kato – Math/ Algebra I/ Science
Lynn Yoshioka – ELA/ Social Studies

Student Support:
Hannah Chapman – Special Education Department Head/SSC
Russ Onizuka – Student Services Coordinator (SSC)
Zachary Wood – English Language Learner (ELL) Coordinator

Note:  Our first priority for the school day is the safety and academic learning of our students.  E-mail works best when contacting teachers, counselors, or staff.  A reply will be sent to you.  Should you call, we will make every effort to speak with you…or return your call within 48 hours. 

by Mililani Middle School (noreply@blogger.com) at May 02, 2019 05:38 AM

The Ripple Effect: My Mindset, My Choices, My Character Week


Blue and Yellow Tracks:  May 6 - 10
Red and Green Tracks:  May 13 - 17

by Mililani Middle School (noreply@blogger.com) at May 02, 2019 04:21 AM

April 30, 2019

Island Pacific Academy

IPA Athletics Hosts Third Annual Athletic Banquet

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY held its third annual Athletic Banquet on April 28, 2019 at the Kroc Center Hawaiʻi in Kapolei. The yearly banquet recognizes all student athletes in grades 7-12 for their participation and athletic achievements during the 2018-2019 school year. Nearly 350 student athletes and their immediate families turned out for the event, which included a buffet dinner, certificate presentations, and prize give-aways.

IPA Director of Athletics, Greg Terhune, hosted the evening’s program and kept things lively and fun with entertaining anecdotes and raffle prizes interspersed with the certificate presentations. All 145 athletes from the Fall, Winter, and Spring sports were called up individually to the stage to receive their recognition from their respective coaches.

As with previous years, the raffle prizes were a big hit with the students. Each student athlete was given entry to the raffle prize drawing, with a chance to win one of the many great prizes including Bluetooth speakers, wireless headphones, an Amazon Fire Stick, a surfboard from Surfboard Factory Hawaiʻi, a classic Atari game console, and gift certificates from Coral Crater, Dolphin Quest, and Ka Makana Ali’i. A couple of lucky parents even got a chance to take something home this year through the parents’ raffle.

The highlight of the night was a special appearance by UFC mixed martial artist, Yancy Medeiros, who is also an IPA parent to Kaya Gabriele-Medeiros ’24. Medeiros shared some inspiring words with the student athletes about growing up on the West side, the importance of commitment and work ethic, and the necessity of stepping outside your comfort zone in order to grow and move forward – in sports, and in life. He was also gracious enough to pose with the long line of students (and parents) excited to get a photo with the UFC welterweight fighter.

“It was such a fun evening for everyone. Recognizing the student athletes for their hard work, accomplishments, and commitment to IPA is always special,” said Terhune. “Having Yancy here to talk to the athletes and families just made the entire evening better.”

Special thanks to the Kroc Center Hawaiʻi and their banquet staff for hosting a beautiful event, Hawaiʻi Surfboard Factory, Dolphin Quest Oʻahu, Target, Coral Crater, BSN Sports, and an anonymous parent for their donations of prizes. Thank you to Yancy Medeiros for bringing your aloha spirit to our families, and a special thank you to Lisa Dalida for her amazing craft work on the centerpieces.

Each student athlete received a special certificate of participation, letter, and pin for their sport at the end of the banquet. Some of the athletes and coaches who earned special recognition this year were:

  • Girls’ Varsity Volleyball team – ILH Division III Champions
  • Boys’ Intermediate Basketball team – ILH Division III Champions
  • Kira Merl (’19) – Spectrum OC 16 Impact Player of the Match, September 20
  • Stan Vincent (Coach) – Girls’ Volleyball, ILH Division III Coach of the Year
  • Kristin Chun (’22, Bowling) – HHSAA Bowling Representative
  • Denton Chun (Coach) – KSSK Coach of the Week, September 17-23
  • Luke Garcia (’21, Football) – HHSAA Football Representative (PAC-5)
  • Chad Schmidt (’22, Football) – HHSAA Football Representative (PAC-5)
  • Corbin Lofton (’20, Swimming) – HHSAA Swimming Representative; Hawai’i State Runner-Up (100 fly); ILH Swimming Second Team
  • Caysee Aki (’21, Basketball) – ILH Division III Girls’ First Team
  • Sydni Manuel (’19, Soccer) – HHSAA Soccer Representative (PAC-5)
  • Steven Cleveland, Jr. (’19, Volleyball) –ILH Division III Boys’ Volleyball MVP
  • Breana Higa-Alexander (’21, Track & Field) – HHSAA Track & Field Representative

 

Guests wait in registration line

Student athletes and their families arrive at the banquet.

 

Guests seated at tables in banquet hall

It was a full house with nearly 350 guests attending.

 

Director of Athletics, Greg Terhune, talking to the crowd

Director of Athletics, Greg Terhune, hosted the evening event.

 

Girlsʻ varsity volleyball team showing off their certificates.

Girlsʻ varsity volleyball team, ILH Division III Champions.

 

Coaches and parents at banquet table

Coaches and IPA parents spent an enjoyable evening together.

 

Student athletes around the banquet table

IPA student athletes had fun celebrating with their teammates.

 

Boysʻ basketball team with certificates

Boysʻ intermediate basketball team, ILH Division III Champions.

 

Girlsʻ varsity basketball team with certificates

Girlsʻ varsity basketball team.

 

Swimmer with coach showing off certificate

Corbin Lofton ʻ20 with Coach Alyssa Kuffel.

 

Boysʻ varsity volleyball team with certificates

Boysʻ varsity volleyball team.

 

Student stands next to surfboard prize

Izaiah ʻ22 was the lucky winner of the surfboard.

 

UFC MMA fighter Yancy Medeiros

UFC MMA fighter Yancy Medeiros was the special guest of the evening.

 

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by Tricia Murata at April 30, 2019 09:00 PM

Mililani Middle School

MMS Yearbook Wins Award

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The MMS 2019 yearbook won 1st place in the ADOBE PHOTOSHOP category by Herff Jones, Hawaii Region and the Perfect Performance on deadlines.
These awards were presented by the Herff Jones Yearbook company at Dave & Busters on April 23 and judged on the mainland by a staff of yearbook experts. 

Our MMS 2018 yearbook was also honored at the awards event for making it into “PORTFOLIO”volume 24, saluting outstanding work nation-wide in 2018 yearbooks.  
This is the 1st time that a Hawaii middle school has made it into this publication.

Congratulations to all of the yearbook staff and yearbook teacher and advisor Mr. Paul Stanley on a job well done.



by Mililani Middle School (noreply@blogger.com) at April 30, 2019 09:30 AM

April 29, 2019

Voyager Public Charter School

May Menus

MAY 2019 MENU

by Evan Anderson at April 29, 2019 07:30 PM

Le Jardin Academy News

Robotics Team Receive Generous Grants

With a relatively small rookie team, LJA demonstrated the core value of gracious professionalism at this year's First Robotics Hawaii Regional competition. The team sacrificed spring break plans to compete against schools from around the state, as well as Taipei, China, and Japan in the Deep Space themed event. Taking 15th place out of 34, LJA was the recipient of the Rookie Inspiration Award. In addition to the award, the robotics program was also the recipient of grants from NASA, Hawaiian Telcom, McDonald's, and the Batra Charitable Fund totaling nearly $12,000 to cover the operation of the entire program. Congratulations!

April 29, 2019 09:14 AM

Bronson '23 Makes National Water Polo Team

Bronson B. '23 will represent LJA and the nation as a member of the 2019 Water polo Junior Olympic and Men's Developmental National Team! Good job Bronson!

April 29, 2019 09:12 AM

Mililani Middle School

Y8 Student's Video Production Wins Olelo Award


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The 16th annual Olelo Youth Exchange Challenge (YXC) awards ceremony took place at the Hawaii Convention Center on April 25.  There were a record-breaking 1062 entries this year and it is an honor just to make it to the finals.
We've been entering for several years now and the last few years have made it to the finals but this is the first year that we've won.

LEVI KAOPUIKI, Y8 was the winner of the Middle/Inter. School division for the FOREST INSPIRED category.  His video entitled "Mililani Middle & Wai'anae Kai Mountain Watershed Partnership" highlights how the good work between Mililani Middle School Yellow 7th graders and the Wai‘anae Mountains Watershed Partnership brings real work experience to students as they make a difference in our island's environment.

View Levi's award-winning video here.

by Mililani Middle School (noreply@blogger.com) at April 29, 2019 05:44 AM

April 25, 2019

Mililani Middle School

Letter from Principal Chung - Unidentified Campus Threat, 04/25


by Mililani Middle School (noreply@blogger.com) at April 25, 2019 11:00 AM

April 24, 2019

Kahuku High and Intermediate School

AP Preadministration next Tuesday during Period 7

April 24, 2019 06:00 PM

April 23, 2019

Kahuku High and Intermediate School

KHIS Athletics Schedule 4/22-4/27/2019

April 23, 2019 08:41 PM

Voyager Public Charter School

REVISED 2018-2019 Calendar

Aloha, Voyager Families! Our current school year calendar (2018-2019) was revised in September, with some changes to the last week of school. Please make sure to refer to the attached version, which is now posted on the website on the “calendar” page.  Mahalo!

2018-2019 Voyager Calendar – 9.28.2018

 

by Evan Anderson at April 23, 2019 08:05 PM

Kahuku High and Intermediate School

Kahuku Library MAY 2019 Newsletter and Month-at-a-Glance calendar of events

April 23, 2019 04:57 PM

April 17, 2019

Kahuku High and Intermediate School

Important year-end lunch notice

April 17, 2019 05:18 PM

Wai'alae Elementary Public Charter School

The April 17, 2019 Wai’alae Weekly Packet

To download/print the contents of The Wai’alae Weekly packet for April 17, 2019, click on the title/link below the document. The April 17, 2019 Wai’alae Weekly Packet

by msumida at April 17, 2019 04:48 PM

April 15, 2019

Kahuku High and Intermediate School

Congratulations to all of the State Science Fair, History Day, and Speech and Debate participants, award winners, and students heading to the Nationals.

Mahalo teachers for your expertise, effective feedback, and endless hours spent helping our students to yield exemplary projects/products/performances. The assistance of other faculty and staff in the area of judging, SLC planning/alignment, providing resources/spaces, etc. are also greatly appreciated. HUGE KAHUKU KUDOS to Mrs. Oshima for being an integral part of our students’ success. Her infinite knowledge, experience, and passion are unparalleled!

April 15, 2019 03:38 PM

Le Jardin Academy News

Aya Places Second at National Competition

Congratulations to Aya '22 who represented LJA and Hawaii at the 2019 Chinese Bridge Chinese Language Proficiency regional finals in San Diego. Aya won second place in the high school competition, which is the highest a student from Hawaii has placed in this annual competition.

April 15, 2019 08:24 AM

Boys Intermediate DII Champs

LJA's Boys Intermediate Volleyball team is this year's DII champions! Congrats Coach Lee Lamb and the team: Vincent, Reid, Jordan, Bronson, Terrin, Myles, Kainalu, Connor, Raymond, Abraham, Noah, Shore, Kameron and Alika!

April 15, 2019 08:24 AM

Academic Excellence Award Recipients

Congratulations to this year's Academic Excellence Award recipients!

  • Excellence in Primary Years Education: Kate Beres
  • Excellence in Middle Years Education: Jessica Kreye
  • Excellence in High School Education: Isabelle Pualoa
  • Excellence in Supporting Teaching & Learning: Leslie Witten

Join us at the Red Carpet Gala on April 27 at The Pacific Club as we celebrate our award recipient. Click here for tickets and additional information.

April 15, 2019 08:22 AM

Mililani Middle School

Mililani Middle Breaks Ground On New Classroom Building

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Mililani Middle breaks ground on new classroom building, will allow single-track school year when completed



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MILILANI, OAHU –Construction on Mililani Middle School’s New Classroom Building project was launched today in a groundbreaking ceremony with students, parents, staff and community members.  The new three-story structure will house 15 classrooms to serve Mililani Middle’s nearly 1,900 students.  When complete, the new facility will provide the expanded classroom capacity needed to allow the school to adopt a single-track school year to replace its current multi-track calendar.

“The new classrooms will be a significant expansion and allow Mililani Middle to accommodate its entire student body,”said Superintendent Dr. Christina Kishimoto.  “They will provide our students enhanced learning opportunities and resources to prepare them for the local and global challenges of the 21st century.”

Mililani Middle School currently serves 1,866 students in grades 6 through 8 who come from five elementary feeder schools in the Mililani Complex.  Since its opening in 1998, the middle school has operated on a year-round, multi-track calendar to allow the large number of students equitable access to classrooms, teachers and facilities.  Students are divided into four groups called tracks that allow instructional time and breaks periods at regular intervals to be distributed among the tracks independently throughout the year.  These different instructional schedules currently allow three-fourths of the student body to be in school at any given time.

“The new classroom facilities will expand students’academic opportunities here at the state’s largest middle school and help them to achieve their potentials,”said Senator Michelle Kidani.  “The single-track calendar will also assist parents by keeping children on the same timetable, making it much easier to plan daily schedules, extra-curricular activities and family trips.” 

“Additional classrooms will enable the transition to a single track calendar and provide Mililani families with a better quality of life,”said Senator Donovan Dela Cruz.  “We appreciate the Department of Education and City and County of Honolulu for prioritizing this project for the community.”

The new three-story building will provide 15 classrooms (five per floor) and over 34,000 square feet of space, along with a new parking area and utilities.  It will be built over approximately one acre of land, previously owned by the City & County of Honolulu’s Department of Parks and Recreation, that was formerly part of the adjacent Mililani Mauka Community Park.  The new building is anticipated to be ready for use by the spring of 2021 at an approximate construction cost of $14 million.  

“Now in our twenty-first year, the multi-track calendar has served us well and has allowed us to stay a step ahead of population growth in the Mililani community,”said Principal Elynne Chung.  “When our new building is completed, moving to a single-track calendar will help us to ease the transition between the elementary, middle and high school levels by keeping our students on a regular schedule throughout their academic development.”

Mililani Middle is currently the state’s largest middle school and has the eighth largest enrollment among public schools statewide, following seven high schools.  Two other public schools, Kapolei Middle and Holomua Elementary, are also on multi-track calendars. 






Source:  Hawaii Department of Education

by Mililani Middle School (noreply@blogger.com) at April 15, 2019 08:47 AM

Kahuku High and Intermediate School

KHIS Athletic Schedule 4/14-4/20

April 15, 2019 05:50 AM

April 13, 2019

Island Pacific Academy

Grade 4 Inaugural Luau Provides Authentic Learning Experiences

The Grade 4 students wrapped up their project-based learning (PBL) integrating units on Hawaiʻi/Hawaiian Culture and Business/Finance with their inaugural Grade 4 Luau. The luau was conceived as a business venture, completely planned and organized by the Grade 4 students. To start, the students defined and organized the needs of the business into various committees, including Leadership, Marketing, Finance, Food, Entertainment, and Decorations. Then, just as with a real business, each student was required to apply for the job of their choice.

The application process was authentic. Each student applied for two positions by completing an employment application. Once their applications were submitted and reviewed, the students were invited in for an individual job interview with either Steve Ross, Elementary Principal, or Katherine Jones, Elementary Sustainability and Innovation Coordinator. The students were prepared for what to expect by IPA’s Director of Human Resources, Camille Pinard. She provided them with tips on how to prepare and conduct themselves effectively and professionally in a job interview. The students took the tips to heart, as many arrived at their interview with letter of reference in hand and greeted their interviewer with a handshake and eye contact. The students were poised throughout their interviews, confidently answering questions pertaining to their desired job position.

“In being able to interview for the Committee positions, the students were able to not only have a real-world experience, but they were also able to really showcase themselves by sharing with with us their individual strengths during their personal interview,” explained Jones.

With the hiring completed and committees formed, the students created action plans for their responsibilities for the luau. The finance committee members developed a budget and determined how to meet their fundraising goals based on ticket price and projected sales. They worked with Accounts Receivable Manager, Lisa Dalida, who helped them with the financial aspects of the event. The marketing committee designed flyers with order forms, which were advertised around campus and sent home in Friday Folders, and created and printed the tickets for the events. Students on the entertainment committee were responsible for the performances during the dinner show, from choreography and music to lighting and production. And the decorations committee members worked on gathering decorative greenery prior to the event and putting together the floral arrangements, hanging the streamers, and blowing up the balloons on the day of the luau.

“The luau project integrates nicely with our hoʻomau (economics) unit of inquiry,” explained Nicole Ogimi, Grade 4 teacher. “This project allowed the students to learn, first hand, how to put on a cultural event for the community. When they all worked together and did their part, the whole event came together beautifully.”

The students also learned about Hawaiian and Polynesian culture, food, and cooking techniques in their preparation for the luau. Under the direction of Sa’o Faulkner, Grade 4 teacher, and her family, the students constructed an umu, or an above-ground imu, on the Big Field, which was used to cook traditional Samoan foods for the luau guests to sample.

“The umu demonstration was an activity to connect what takes place in preparation for a feast. We decided to demonstrate the umu because it is a cooking method used in Polynesia,” shared Faulkner. “It was an opportunity for the students to experience what early Hawaiians or Islanders did to cook food for a feast. We also used many of the food resources that were commonly used by Islanders and what was brought along with the voyagers as they settled the Polynesian Islands.”

The students helped to create the umu frame of banana tree trunks, fill it with river rocks, and cover it with wood pieces and coconut husks to set on fire. After the combustible materials had burned away and the heated river rocks were ready for cooking, Ashley Faulkner and his family placed the foods to be cooked on the hot rocks. Everything was covered over with banana leaves and other greens to trap in the heat, and the whole umu was covered with wet canvas to seal it during cooking. Everyone at the luau had a chance to sample baked taro, banana, sweet potatoes, palusami (taro leaves with coconut cream), faiʻai pilikaki (canned mackerel with coconut milk), moa (whole chicken), and luau puaʻa (pork with taro leaves) cooked in the umu, in addition to their luau plates of kalua pig and cabbage, laulau, rice, salad, haupia, and a drink.

“I am so pleased at the great learning happening throughout this learning experience – from the collaboration, critical thinking and problem-solving skills to the real-world job preparation experience,” said Ross. “And there were also many opportunities for students to meaningfully use and develop their math and language arts skills as they prepared for the luau. I’m so proud of all of them.”

Nearly 200 tickets were sold for the luau, and the proceeds from the event will go towards learning trips for next year’s Grade 4 students.

The Grade 4 Luau program created by the Marketing Committee.

The Grade 4 Luau program created by the Marketing Committee.

Grade 4 students learn how to construct an umu

Grade 4 students learn how to construct an umu.

Grade 4 students help to build the umu.

Grade 4 students help to build the umu.

Grade 4 students help to build the umu

Grade 4 students help to build the umu.

The umu burns to heat the underlying rocks for cooking

The umu burns to heat the underlying rocks for cooking.

Saʻo, Ashley, and their son cover the food with banana leaves to insulate the umu

Saʻo, Ashley, and their son cover the food with banana leaves to insulate the umu.

 

“Slack Key” by Mikejames 718 is licensed under CC BY 3.0.

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by Tricia Murata at April 13, 2019 11:36 PM

April 10, 2019

Island Pacific Academy

New National Honor Society Members Inducted into Chapter

The newest members of the National Honor Society (NHS) were inducted into the ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY NHS chapter during a special ceremony on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Current IPA NHS members, faculty, staff, families, and friends were in attendance to celebrate the occasion.

The NHS is a prestigious, national organization, established in 1921, that recognizes outstanding high school students who have demonstrated excellence in the four pillars of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. To be eligible to become a member of the ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY NHS chapter, students must be in grades 10-12 and hold a GPA of at least 3.5; show meaningful examples of volunteer work or voluntary contributions to the school or community; demonstrate leadership skills through roles in the school and community; and exhibit strength of character.

NHS is an active society in that individuals are not only recognized for past accomplishments, but are also challenged to develop further through involvement in school activities and community service. As such, IPA NHS members are required to plan, organize, and execute an individual service project (ISP) in the school or greater community. Past ISP’s have included a Blood Drive, Food Drive, Kindness Carnations, Sports Equipment Drive, beach cleanups, and other projects that serve the community.

“This year we inducted ten new members to NHS,” shared Andrew Marchetto-Ryan, IPA NHS Chapter faculty adviser. “Each new member brings different strengths into our organization and will help us reach our goals of completing service projects to better our community while maintaining excellence in scholarship, leadership, and character.”

The selection process includes completing an application as well as a panel interview with the IPA NHS Selection Committee, comprised of five Secondary faculty and administration members. It is a daunting and rigorous process, but a valuable experience for the applicants.

“The NHS selection process brought forth some of the best and brightest students that IPA has to offer. This years group of candidates had some amazing and unique ideas for their Individual Service Projects,” said Greg Terhune, Director of Athletics and a selection committee member. “I look forward to seeing those ideas come to life over the 2019-2020 school year.”

Jene Komine, Secondary art teacher and committee member, shared a similar sentiment at the induction ceremony. “The students that are accepted into NHS are truly outstanding and had to undergo a rigorous process to demonstrate their accomplishments. These are the students that would be serving, leading, and attaining their best regardless of the title. As a faculty council member, I am inspired more and more every year by these students.  I am excited to be celebrating them!”

Congratulations to the new National Honor Society inductees!

 

 

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by Tricia Murata at April 10, 2019 05:20 PM

Wai'alae Elementary Public Charter School

The April 10, 2019 Wai’alae Weekly Packet

To download/print the contents of The Wai’alae Weekly packet for April 10, 2019, click on the title/link below the document. The April 10, 2019 Wai’alae Weekly Packet

by msumida at April 10, 2019 03:19 PM

April 07, 2019

Kahuku High and Intermediate School

Athletic Schedule 4/1-4/8

April 07, 2019 09:48 PM

April 04, 2019

Kahuku High and Intermediate School

Songfest

April 04, 2019 12:25 PM

April 03, 2019

Wai'alae Elementary Public Charter School

The April 3, 2019 Wai’alae Weekly Packet

To download/print the contents of The Wai’alae Weekly packet for April 3, 2019, click on the title/link below the document. The April 3, 2019 Wai’alae Weekly Packet

by msumida at April 03, 2019 05:04 PM

April 01, 2019

Voyager Public Charter School

April Menus

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by Evan Anderson at April 01, 2019 08:01 PM

Island Pacific Academy

Boys’ Varsity Volleyball Celebrates Senior Night with Win

The ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY boys’ varsity volleyball team honored their senior players on Thursday, March 28, following their match against Christian Academy. Five seniors played their second to last match of their high school careers in front of a cheering crowd of Navigator fans and family at the Hanalani School gym.

The match up against Christian Academy (CA), their third face-off this season, provided the excitement and thrills worthy of Senior Night. CA went in to the match undefeated and quickly showed their dominance in the first game, taking IPA 25-12. But under the leadership of Coach Stan Vincent, and with the energy the IPA fans behind them, the Navigators fought back to take a close second game at 25-21. With momentum on their side, they continued their coordinated, aggressive team play to roll over CA 25-15 in the third game. With a best-three-out-of-five format, the Navigators needed one more game to win the match. CA was not going to let their undefeated title slip away so easily. They regrouped and pushed hard to take the fourth game 22-25. The Navigators came out swinging in the final fifth game and jumped ahead to a 10-1 lead, but some Navigator errors and strong playing by CA quickly erased their lead to a 14-14 tie. In an exciting end to the match with a key block and kills by IPA senior Steven Cleveland (’19), the Navigators defeated CA 16-14 in the final game.

Coach Stan Vincent was more than pleased with the team’s performance and resilience. “This boys’ varsity volleyball season has been remarkable. Though we won’t play for the championship, the victories we achieved have been exciting and satisfying,” said Vincent. “This group of senior boys has been spectacular and has made the season a success.”

Following the match, seniors Connor Carson, Steven Cleveland, Michael Murakami, Nalu Paz, and Roman Gehrich were honored with lei and gifts from their families and friends. They each got to take their final solo kill at the net, fed by Coach Vincent, and had a chance to express their gratitude to their coach, friends, families, and fans.

Carson, who plays the position of libero, shared his thoughts on the season. “Co-captaining this team with Steven for our senior year has really made my athletic career at IPA come full circle. I am so proud and grateful to have been a part of the team this (and every) year, and can’t wait to see the future successes our boysʻ volleyball team will have under Coach Stan,” said Carson.

“IPA volleyball has been the source of some of my most beloved memories,” said Cleveland, team co-captain. “With each of my four years of volleyball, it never ceases to bring forward new people, challenges, and situations. One benefit of new players each year is that it always brings excitement and an opportunity to grow as a team. Having the chance to be team captain three years in a row has been an honor and I never wish to change what I have learned throughout. I wish the best of the team in the coming years and I hope we can continue the same trend of greatness.”

The final boys’ varsity volleyball match of the season is at 6:15 PM on Tuesday, April 4, against Lanakila Baptist School at the Hawaiʻi Mission Academy gym.

 

High school boys' varsity volleyball game

High school boys' varsity volleyball game

High school boys' varsity volleyball game

High school boys' varsity volleyball game

High school boys' varsity volleyball game

High school boys' varsity volleyball game

High school boys' varsity volleyball game

High school boys' varsity volleyball game

High school boys' varsity volleyball game

High school boys' varsity volleyball game

High school boys' varsity volleyball game

High school boys' varsity volleyball game

High school boys' varsity volleyball game

High school boys' varsity volleyball game

High school boys' varsity volleyball game

High school boys' varsity volleyball game

High school boys' varsity volleyball game

High school boys' varsity volleyball game

High school boys' varsity volleyball game

 

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by Tricia Murata at April 01, 2019 02:22 PM

Le Jardin Academy News

MUN Team Returns from New York

LJA's Model United Nations (MUN) Club attended the National High School Model United Nations (NHSMUN). The Hawaii MUN League had a total of 17 students participating in 6 committees where they wrote resolutions and engaged in speeches and forum. LJA's 4 students represented the Vietnamese delegation. Sidney and India participated in the UNCTAD committee on trade and development while Cole and Hannah joined the UNPFII forum on indigenous issues.

During their trip they toured New York City and visited many of its landmarks: Ground Zero, Wall Street, Trinity Church, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, and Central Park.

LJA's MUN Club is preparing for the second annual conference on April 6.

April 01, 2019 12:45 PM

Common Ground Summit

The LJA Wild Kids Stewardship Council hosted the fourth annual Common Grounds Summit, an opportunity for youth to connect over the one thing we all have in common: the planet. This year's focus was on indigenous wisdom, looking to indigenous cultures for answers to the environmental crises we face. Six representatives from the Blackfeet Nation in Montana attended the summit, sharing their culture and insights, and building friendships through games, stories, and service. The summit opened on Friday evening with an incredible exchange between Blackfeet elders and Hawaiian kumu. They blessed the campus and the community, asking for healing and guidance for all summit participants. On Saturday, students woke up early to contribute to native plant restoration efforts at the Na Pohaku site in Kawainui and to clear a new taro patch at the Ho'okua'aina lo'i. Saturday afternoon students met with representatives from various non-profits to help solve pressing issues that each organization currently faces. After two nights of camping on LJA's beautiful campus, working in the mud, playing together on the field, singing around the campfire, and collaborating to solve critical issues, students finished the summit with gratitude, thankful for the relationships they built with each other and with the land.

April 01, 2019 12:44 PM

Kahuku High and Intermediate School

Congratulations to all of the HOSA participants. Awardees Kimiko Wong (2nd place) and Sanoe Marsh (3rd place).

Both qualified to represent us at the National competition in Florida in June.

April 01, 2019 01:59 AM

March 29, 2019

Wai'alae Elementary Public Charter School

Meeting Minutes February 2019

Meeting Minutes February 2019

by WSB Secretary at March 29, 2019 03:03 AM

March 28, 2019

Kahuku High and Intermediate School

The Kahuku High and Intermediate School Athletics Department is now accepting applications for the following positions:

Cheerleading Head Coach Cross Country Head Coach The following qualifications will be given priority: Head Coaching experience Collegiate or Club playing experience NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching Certification Please submit resumes via email to both Athletic Directors, Gillian Yamagata and Wendy Anae at Gillian_yamagata@notes.k12.hi.us and wanae@kahukuhs.k12.hi.us, by April 11, 2019 before 5:00pm HST. Interviews will be scheduled for April 23, 2019.

March 28, 2019 11:44 PM

March 27, 2019

Kahuku High and Intermediate School

APRIL 2019 Newsletter and Month At A Glance calendar of events for Kahuku Public and School Library.

March 27, 2019 08:30 PM

Wai'alae Elementary Public Charter School

The March 27, 2019 Wai’alae Weekly Packet

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

by msumida at March 27, 2019 05:48 PM

March 22, 2019

Voyager Public Charter School

Admissions Lottery Results Available Online!

Continuously updated lottery results–students admitted and positions on waitlist–can be viewed here.

Link is also posted on our Enrollment page.

Thank you for your interest in Voyager!

by Evan Anderson at March 22, 2019 11:18 PM

Kahuku High and Intermediate School

AP Exams being Ordered on March 25th!

AP Exam Fees are Overdue!

March 22, 2019 10:23 PM

Voyager Public Charter School

LOTTERY STATUS LINK

Click here to view google docs spreadsheet –> LOTTERY STATUS

Click here to view pdf file –> LOTTERY STATUS – as of 03-27-19

by Deb Nishihira at March 22, 2019 06:32 PM

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.

“One of the goals of Pi Day is to get students excited about math,” explained Jorge Ochoa, Middle school math teacher and one of the organizers of the Pi Day activities.

With that in mind, two new activities were designed this year 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, everyone’s favorite pie, 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

Island Pacific Academy

JNHS Students Get Involved at the Honolulu Festival

On Sunday, March 10, 2019, members of the Japanese National Honor Society (JNHS) of ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY volunteered at the annual Honolulu Festival in Waikīkī. This cultural festival promotes mutual understanding, economic cooperation, and ethnic harmony between the people of Hawaiʻi and the Pacific Rim region. The educational programs and activities that make up the festival showcase the rich blend of Asia, Pacific, and Hawaiian cultures. The Honolulu Festival runs for three days in March every year, with each day focusing on a different event.

For Sunday’s event, IPAʻs JNHS members helped out with Ekiden, which in English is “running race.” This activity reflects the Japanese culture where eki means station, and den means to convey. It was the name given to the old Japanese transportation system by the relay of horses or men. Ekiden events are popular in Japan and have now spread to different parts of the world.

Since the Honolulu Ekiden is very popular among Japanese visitors, or anyone who is willing to be active, it was the perfect event for the JNHS members to practice their Japanese language skills. JNHS members cheered on the runners from Japan in Japanese. Ganbare! is “Go for it!” Moo chotto! means “Just a little more!” The IPA students had a wonderful opportunity to watch the runners powering through with long-lasting stamina while they stood alongside the route cheering them on. Some of the students also assisted with the Keiki Race and Family Race.

All the runners and our IPA students had a great time at the Honolulu Ekiden, and it was a great opportunity for the students to enrich their study of the Japanese language and culture while also helping to give back to the community with their time and effort.

Guest post contributed by Fionna Yuan (ʻ20)

 

JNHS students cheer on the runners at the Honolulu Festival

JNHS students cheer on the runners at the Honolulu Festival

JNHS students cheer on the runners at the Honolulu Festival

JNHS students volunteer at the Honolulu Festival

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by Tricia Murata at March 14, 2019 02:25 PM

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 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