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Auction: OZ: The Emerald City - There are positions available on the Auction committee for acquisitions on the Westside (Kalaheo and beyond). Use the following link to volunteer for set-up, break-down and follow-up with Auction winners. Please feel free to sign up for more than 1 spot if you are available to help. Meals will be provided for those volunteering for full day and snacks and beverages for all volunteers. We greatly appreciate everyone’s help. Families with trucks will be greatly appreciated on Friday and Sunday! https://signup.com/go/ZzvBTxn

The Hawai‘i Youth Conservation Corps Summer Program, offers an intensive hands-on experience into the world of conservation. Kupu invites applicants on Kauaʻi, Molokaʻi, Oʻahu, Maui, and Hawaiʻi Island to take part in their June-July 2020 Summer program.

There are two ways in which to participate, either as a Team Member (Must be 17 years and older) or as a Team Leader (Must be 21 years and older). No prior environmental experience is necessary, instead the ideal applicant is someone with a positive attitude, that is interested in learning, curious about nature and has a desire to assist their community through hands-on service.

Successful members will be partnered with a team of 5-7 others, and serve alongside one another for the duration of the 7-weeks (8th of June- 28th of July). Locations of the service sites will change weekly, bringing with it new adventures, challenges and opportunities for personal growth.

Members will be exposed to a variety of ecosystems, natural resource management techniques and cultural practices. Participants can expect to gain valuable experiential education, to build close relationships with their peers and industry professionals, to further develop their own personal skills in the areas of leadership, organization, team work, and decision-making. Better preparing them for the future, no matter the industry or profession they decide to pursue.

This experience is a unique opportunity to grow, spending a summer outdoors within some of the most stunning natural locations that Hawai‘i has to offer and making a positive impact on that community and it’s environment. 

For more information click here.

Application Deadline: February 28th

Trip to France and Switzerland! Island School parent Katie Johnson and World History teacher Pat Gegen are organizing a trip to France and Switzerland for the Island School Community during October break 2020 (Oct 3-14) through Explorica Educational Tours. We will explore the historic sites and culture  of Paris and then go to other amazing destinations in France where we will visit castles, seaport villages, and the D-day beaches. We will then take a high speed train to Switzerland where we will explore towns in the Swiss Alps and then summit Mt. Titlis by cable car to learn about glaciers and explore a glacier ice cave. 
As opposed to learning voyages which are student-centered, this trip is more family orientated and open to all members of the Island School Community (students, parents/family members, staff, alumni are welcome). While middle and high school students are very welcome to travel without a parent, this trip provides a unique opportunity for parents/family members to come learn about and explore other countries alongside their child and other members of the IS community.
Students who are interested in learning more, please stop into Mr. Gegan's classroom and sign up on the tour interest contact list (as space will be limited and the tour is first come, first served). All interested community members (students, parents/family members, staff, alumni are welcome) should plan to attend the informational meeting next Wednesday, January 29 at 6pm in Mr. Gegen’s room, classroom A (the old pre-k), in the Elementary Quad.  If you are an adult who would like to add your name or your child's name to the tour interest contact list, have questions beforehand, or are unable to attend the meeting, please contact Katie Johnson at ktngarrett1@hotmail.com for more information. Registration deadline is February 7, 2020.

Foodland Scholarship - Foodland's Shop for Higher Education program awards (100) $2,000 college scholarships to deserving high school seniors across the state each year. Customers are encouraged to select their favorite Hawaii high school from among the list of participating schools when they check out at any Foodland and Sack N Save store. Then, every time they shop through the end of the program, they earn Maika'i points for themselves and matching points for their designated schools. The more points a school earns, the more scholarships it receives. Shop for Higher Education will run from February 19 to March 31, 2020. Island School's code is: 7532