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Ho'okāko'o Corporation appoints new principal to lead O'ahu charter school Kamaile Academy 

Pacific Business News

March 17, 2014

Anna Winslow has been named principal of the Kamaile Academy public charter school in Leeward O'ahu, which is on track to graduate its first senior class this spring.


Winslow, who has been with the Wai'anae charter school for the past 10 years in various leadership roles, will take the reins on July 1.  She is replacing Emma Weiss, who has been leading the school since 2010 but is returning to the Mainland at the end of this school year.


"I am very excited to begin a new chapter at Kamaile Academy," Winslow, current associate principal, said in a statement.  "It has been very rewarding to help establish a strong foundation for student success here at Kamaile, and I am honored to be able to build upon that foundation."


Canoe in the classroom

North Hawaii News 

December 26, 2013


Hokulea navigators help teachers integrate math, science and more at Waimea Middle School


"Navigating and wayfinding have all the different types of life skills and sciences you can teach," said Celeste Ha‛o, programs assistant at 'Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii.  "Math, technology, art...and so much more, all fall within the canoe."


Ha‛o, along with Pwo Navigators Chadd Onohi Paishon and Chad Kalepa Babayan, visited Waimea Middle School on Dec. 18 as part of the 'Imiloa Astronomy Center's Mobile Science Outreach.  


A 'promise' to the Polynesian Voyaging Society

Hawaii News Now -- by Chris Tanaka

November 2013


"How can the voyage capture the imagination and the spirit and the creativity of children?"

The answer, he says, is to inspire students with hands on education, something far more valuable than lessons
learned from a book.

Proof of success can already be seen in two Kamaile Academy students, Isaiah Pule and Daniel Corpuz. They
have apprenticed on the ship through their school's navigator's club.



Writer's Corner by Darien Gee

North Hawaii News  

November 21, 2013

Waimea Middle School eighth graders, I'm talking to you.  


That's right, I'm calling you out.


Last month you were writing memoir.  I came by, we talked story, words traveled from your mind to the paper.  By writing it down, you have left your mark.  Those six-word memoirs cannot be erased.  I have pictures.  There's no undoing it now.  You can't pretend you didn't write what you wrote, because not only did you write it, we all read it.  It was up in those windows for the wide world to see.



School of Thought

Mana Magazine -- by Kathryn Drury Wagner 

July / August 2013


Kualapu‛u Elementary School on Moloka‘i began its conversion from public to charter in 2004, and immediately added a pre-K to its K-6th-grade school. “The younger we can get children, the better,” says principal Lydia Trinidad. The conversion to charter “felt like a leap of faith, but I think it’s the best thing. The school is now more student-focused. We have a longer school day than most traditional schools, and physical education every day. We have been making our academic targets, but balancing that with enrichment programs.” For example, an after-school gardening program has students tending plants in container gardens, not just to consume, but
also as a lesson in business: They market and sell their produce.

Student Spotlight: Kira


A Kamaile Academy student who shares her journey of the school lottery for a spot in middle school.

Kualapu‛u Receives Initial Accreditation

July 2013

Kualapu‛u School has earned the distinction of Initial Accredition!  Kualapu‛u School is the only school of the 16 in the HAIS-WASC cohort to receive this distinction.  Everyone at the school is to be congratulated for their hard work and dedication to school improvement. This high mark is clearly a reflection of their commitment to the school improvement process. Special thanks goes to Katina Soares who led the accreditation process for the school, and Lydia Trinidad for her continued, outstanding leadership of the school.

Waimea Middle School Welcomes New Vice Principal To Help Solidify Schoolwide Student Support Programs
July 29, 2013

Amy Kendziorski has joined Waimea Middle School as Vice Principal to help solidify schoolwide student support programs, said Principal Matt Horne.   


An experienced school administrator who grew up in Wisconsin and who has 23 years experience in public education, Kendziorski began her teaching career at Wai'anae High School in 1990, where, in addition to teaching, she coached track and cross country and chaperoned three student trips to Kaho'olawe...

Waimea Middle School ‘Gear Up’ Gets Students And Families Ready For August 5 First Day Of School   

Families of Waimea Middle School’s 6th to 8th grade students are invited to campus any day next week Monday, July 29 , through Friday, Aug. 2 for “Gear Up” to pick up their child’s class schedule, purchase mandatory student uniforms, pay fees as needed for bus, food service, yearbook, class dues and student activities, and also to sign up for free after-school Homework Help+ and athletics...

Waimea's Mala‛ai School Garden Weekly 'Farm Stand' Resumes

For the next six Wednesdays, beginning March 6, 2013, from 1:30 to 3:15 p.m., the Waimea community is invited back to Mala‛ai: The Culinary Garden of Waimea Middle School for a weekly student-run “Farm Stand.”  Located in the back—or south side—of the school campus near the entry to the ¾-acre organic Mala’ai learning garden, the Farm Stand will offer a variety of fresh produce – most of which is grown...

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