2021

  • 2L Bottles Needed for 7th Grade Science

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  • 8th Grade Field Trip to Makauwahi Cave

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  • Annual Report Correction

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  • December Lunch Menu

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  • Fall Sports Congratulations!

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  • Gift Cards for Hanai Students through GSA

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  • GlobalX Online Classes Over Winter Break

    Virtual Global Exchange Academy course sign up.
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  • High School Celebrates Giving Tuesday!

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  • Late Bus over Winter Break

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  • Paper Cranes in Middle School Art

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  • Student Absences

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  • Voyagers in the News

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  • Winter Fun over Break

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  • 6th Grade Practices Laulima

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  • 7th Grade Trip to Alekoko Fishpond

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  • Alekoko Fishpond Protected for Community

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  • Elementary Art - lei and surfboards!

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  • Friday, December 17 school ends at 11:00am

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  • Island School Leads Middle School XC

     
     
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  • No school next week - enjoy a lovely Thanksgiving Break!

     
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  • Taro Harvest in Pat Gegen's Sustainability Class

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  • Updates to the Lunch Menu

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  • 5th Grade Science Fair

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  • Middle School Cross Country

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  • No School November 22-26

    There is no school for the week of Thanksgiving. The Front Office will be open Monday, November 22-Wednesday, November 24, but will be closed that Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving.
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  • Printing Shirts for Aloha Ambassadors

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  • Thanksgiving Imu

    There are still spaces open to place an order for the Thanksgiving Imu! Order forms are due Friday, November 19th. Click here for more information.
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  • Toy Drive

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  • 4th Grade Play

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  • Celebrating Dia de los Muertos

    5th Grade classes reflected on Dia de los Muertos by creating “stained glass” tissue collages and engraved foil skulls to commemorate loved ones (and pets) who have passed on.
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  • Cross Country Meet Volunteers Needed

    Island School will be hosting the KIF Cross Country Championship meet on Saturday, November 13th.  We are seeking adult volunteers to assist from 7:00am until approximately 10:00am.  Volunteers will be placed on various spots along the course to observe and create a safe environment for all of the runners.  
     
    Please email jenp@ischool.org if you have any questions or if you are able to help.
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  • Dia de los Muertos in High School Art

    High School Students in Intro to painting and Drawing (Periods 1, 5, 6) also explored Dia de los Muertos by exploring the work of Mexican printmaker Jose Posada and honoring his role in creation of the popular “Calaveras” (skull) images which are most commonly associated with the popularization of this cultural holiday. In homage to the art of Jose Posada, students create a formal (symmetrical) black and white Calaveras design to celebrate "Day of the Dead". In this project, students engaged with personal symbolism to create a unique and personal skull that celebrated life and death. Design elements students explored and utilized included: Graphic uses of Line and Line Variation, Shapes and Shape Variation, Personal Symbolism, Symmetry.
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  • From the Sport's Deck

    Our athletes continue to play hard on the field! Click here for a sports review from our Athletic Director, Jerry Jona, which includes dates and times for our next sports matches, notes from pervious matches, as well as an alumni highlight.
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  • High School Play this Weekend!

    The high school play, The Brunch Club, will be performed on November 5th-7th, at 7pm on Friday and Saturday, and 4pm on Sunday. Tickets are sold out, but the play can be viewed from the comfort of your own home via live stream. The link can be found here. We are so proud of our Voyagers performing this weekend!
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  • High School Yearbook Project

    Click here to view a slideshow made by Peter King's high school yearbook class, and view Halloween through the eyes of our students!
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  • Revised Lunch Menu

    Please see the revised lunch menu that takes into account our Veterans Day holiday on November 11. The menu can be found here.
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  • Science Experiments in 8th Grade

    Students performed lab experiments in their Earth Space Science class. In one experiment, students learned of the relationship of viscosity (how sticky or smooth a liquid is) to the flow rate of different liquids. They measured the time it took for different types of liquid (water, corn syrup, honey) to flow through a straw. Honey took 25 minutes and students were thrilled once it finally dropped. Their second lab taught students that each mineral has its own specific gravity, which they calculated with a triple beam balance.
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  • SCUBA Club Meeting 11/9

    The Makana O Kauai SCUBA club will host a general meeting on campus at Island School next Tuesday at 11:30am during lunch in Room A. 
     
    At the meeting we will discuss:
     
    - Boat Diving with Garden Isle Divers (Saturdays Nov 27 and Dec 4)
    - SCUBA Voyage
    - Club T-Shirts
    - "Invite a non-certified friend"
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  • Cell Models in Middle School!

    Students in Ms. Steagall’s Life Science classes have been discovering cells, the basic unit of structure and function in living things!  Tiny structures called organelles, carry out specific functions within the cell for the overall productivity of the cell. We are all unique because of our cell composition and our exact DNA which makes us who we are. Students were challenged with designing and creating a unique 3D-model of a eukaryotic cell, either a plant or animal cell. In addition to the creation of their model, students presented their model to the class. In the presentations, students talked about each of the organelles and their function. They also discussed cell theory and the differences between plant and animal cells.
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  • Halloween Celebrations!

    On Thursday, Elementary School celebrated Halloween with class parties and by showing off their costumes in the quad. During Morning Circle, Kindergarten performed Three Little Pumpkins for the upper grades. We wish all of our Voyagers a safe and fun Halloween!
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  • High School Model UN represented at Punahou MUN Conference

    Island School Model UN (United Nations) club members Madeline Winsley and Clara Eriksson Clay participated in the Punahou Model UN Conference on Oahu on Saturday October 22. Clara represented Northern Ireland while Madeline was the representative from Mexico in their quest to find an acceptable resolution that would help protect copyrights and regional products from being counterfeited and sold in illegal markets.
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  • High School Play Announcement

    The high school play, The Brunch Club, will be performed on November 5th-7th, at 7pm on Friday and Saturday, and 4pm on Sunday. Tickets are extremely limited and are only open to cast families at the moment. Tickets will be available to the Island School ʻOhana next week. The show will also be recorded to stream via YouTube at a later date, link forthcoming.
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  • Join Isle Hoops Basketball Club!

    All students in 5th through 8th grade are welcome to join. Students will learn & play basketball with their Island School classmates. Info sessions are Wednesday November 3rd and Monday November 8th at 3pm on the outdoor basketball courts next to the front parking lot. 
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  • No School November 11

    A reminder that school will be fully closed on Thursday, November 11 to observe Veterans’ Day. We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday.
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  • Spirit Week

    This week, Elementary students celebrated Spirit Week by dressing up in a different theme each day. Students celebrated Crazy Hair Day, Sports Day, Pajama Day, and Orange & Black day. Teachers also participated in Spirit Week celebrations!
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  • Sustainability Trip to Anahola

    The High School Sustainability Class went to the shoreline in the Anahola Hawaiian Homes area to learn about ocean and land sustainability. The first half of the day was spent focusing on biological and land/weather changes that the Anahola area has experienced over the last 100 years. The class then assisted in helping with the propagation of native species that were brought in to help reclaim the shoreline, and collected the opala (trash) along the shoreline. In the afternoon, students explored the ocean garden, identifying various Limu (seaweeds), small animals  and crustaceans. Discussions regarding the sustainability of harvesting fish and Opihi continued at the shoreline with attention paid to traditional Hawaiian practices and comparing them to our limits set by our state DLNR. This excursion was a great opportunity to understand how sustainability issues are present in our local environment.
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  • Volleyball Tickets

    Per KIF guidelines, tickets are required to attend all volleyball games this season. Tickets are not available at the door, and must be purchased prior to the game. Tickets are $5 per person, and ticket sales are every Monday, through the Athletic Department from 9am - 6pm.

    Students will be allowed free admission to home games, but will still need tickets to enter.
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  • School Picture Retake Day November 10

    Picture retakes will take place on Wednesday, November 10 in the Weinberg Gym. Students must return their original package on Picture Retake Day. If you did not order photos and wish to do so, you can  on mylifetouch.com with Island Schoolʻs Picture Day ID: EVTQCK3HP
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  • A Painting Frenzy in Kindergarten!

    In Ms. Kara's art class, Kindergarten students practiced printmaking. Students used rollers to cover their carved linoleum blocks in paint, and then used the linoleum blocks as stamps to create beautiful art on colorful pages! Students got to see how the colors of the paint changed when printed on different colored paper.
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  • Elementary Student Council Results

    This week, the Elementary School elected members of their student council, and results are as follows,

    President: Aula’i Naihe- Ching
    Vice President: Raegan Baldwin
    Secretary:  Sofia Lewis
    Public Relations: Mateo Bollman

    Photo from left to right: Aula’i, Raegan, Sofia, Mateo

    25 candidates ran for 4 positions within the Elementary Student Government. Speeches and campaigns were great! We are proud of all the students who took a risk and had courage to run!
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  • Lunch Update

    Thank you for your patience as we worked out new staffing for the kitchen. We are very excited to have Art Rosqueta and Moani Kalima join the team in preparing delicious and nutritious lunches. We give a huge mahalo to Alice Pajela, Chiko Kalima, Kehau Kaiwi, Anna Viloria, Ricardo Nuno, Valerie Rivera, Michelle Jona, and Daniel Bicciche for going above and beyond their regular duties to keep lunch going these past few weeks.
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  • Return of Athletics!

    Our Voyagers are so excited for the return of athletics this year, and can't wait to show their stuff on the field! Last week, Island School hosted the first Cross Country meet, Air Riflery match, and Girls Volleyball games of the fall season. Click here for stats from last week's Air Riflery match, Cross Country meet, and Volleyball games, as well as dates for upcoming meets and matches.
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  • School Photos

    If you purchased school pictures they were distributed today.  Please check with your child for their photos.  If students were absent, or if you are unsatisfied with the photo, retake day will be on Wednesday, November 10th from 8am-12pm. 
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  • Second Grade Excursion

    The class visited the Sacred Forest, which is part of the Hindu Monastery, had a scavenger hunt on the Kuilau Trail where they searched for the different parts of the life cycle of plants, and had lunch at Ms. Connie's house, where Ms. Liana grew up. The children now know so much more about their teachers!
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  • Spirit Day

    Island School celebrated Spirit Day on October 21! On Spirit Day, students all over the world wear purple to support LGBTQ youth. It is the most visible LGBTQ anti-bullying campaign in the world. For more information on how to get involved or other ways to show support, students from grades 6-12 are free to attend GSA (gay-straight alliance) meetings, which are held every Thursday at lunch in Room A.
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  • Student Council Speeches

    The Elementary School is electing members of student council! On Thursday, Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grade gathered to listen to speeches given by students running for Public Relations representatives. These speeches were creative, and the students giving them were confident in their ability to lead! On Friday, they listened to speeches of the students running for President and Vice President. 
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  • Tickets for Volleyball Games

    Regarding volleyball ticket sales Per KIF guidelines, for you to attend any volleyball games this year, you will be required to purchase tickets in advance.  There will be no ticket sales at the gate.  If you do not purchase a ticket in advance, you will not be allowed to watch the game in person.  Tickets are $5 per person.  Ticket sales are every Monday, through the Athletic Department from 9am - 6:00pm. 
     
    All IS Students, Faculty and Staff will be allowed free admission to home games.  You will still need a ticket for admission.  Tickets are limited and available on a first come first serve basis at the AD office
     
    You will be required to wear a mask when you are at the games.  IS will also require a temperature check at the door along with wearing your mask while attending all home games.
     
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  • Welcome New Faculty and Staff

    We are excited to welcome the following newcomers to the Island School ‘ohana:
    Moani Kalima - Kitchen Assistant
    Derrick Little - High School Art teacher
    Art Rosqueta - Lead Cook
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  • Biography Projects in Second Grade

    Today, Miss Connie's Second Grade class presented their biography projects to one another. Students created posters and dressed up as the historical figures they have studied, including Amelia Earhart, Rosa Parks, Abraham Lincoln, Squanto and more!
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  • Collaboration between Grade Levels

    This week the 8th, 11th and 12th Grade English classes came together for a writing evaluation and feedback collaboration. The students were able to connect with peers in different grade levels, and get feedback from many new voices. Students were able to practice giving and receiving feedback, and discover new ways to improve their writing. 
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  • Congratulations!

    A huge congratulations to Ava Anderton and Spencer Summerhays for being commended by the National Merit Scholars Program.

    About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2022 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 students who entered the 2022 competition by taking the 2020 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

    "Those being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success," commented a spokesperson for NMC. "These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation. We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success."
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  • Elements of a Story with Fifth Grade

    For the past several weeks, Caitlin Ka'aihue's Fifth Grade class has been studying the elements of a story and plot. Students learned about how different elements can affect the outcome of a story. Students then worked hard on creating and publishing their own picture books to demonstrate their understanding of plot and story elements. On Thursday, student were able to share their creative stories with their classmates.
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  • Fall Break

    We all hope you enjoy a lovely week off, and we’ll see you back on Monday, October 18!
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  • Family Fun Day Dinner

    The Booster Club is offering family meals! Place orders from now until the 25th of October to pick up your ready made dinner on October 30th. Choose between lasagna (vegetarian option available) and tri-tip, both serving a family of four. Forms can be printed here, and are available in the front office. Return completed forms to the front office. All proceeds go to supporting the Booster Club and Island School Athletics.
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  • National Honors Society Presentations

    This week, National Honors Society students presented their proposed projects to NHS advisor Joe Walsh, and Head of School Kate Conway. Zooey Johnson ('22) and Ava Anderton ('22)  are hoping to collect diapers and distribute them to those most in need throughout the island.
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  • Sails Needed For Hawaiian Studies

    Sabra Kauka is looking for a sail to use in her Hawaiian Studies class next week. If you have a sail that can be used in a class demonstration, please email Sabra at sabra@ischool.org.
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  • Senior Capstone Lessons

    Pamela Varma, author of Kauai Stories, Kauai Stories 2 and other local biographies joined the Senior Capstone classes this week to help better prepare the seniors to conduct the required interviews for their Capstone Projects. Pamela shared three of her biographies with the students, described the different interviewing techniques, as well as the challenges she faced when interviewing these unique community members. Pamela's descriptions and insights from her years of interviewing combined with the questions from the students created an enjoyable and insightful discussion.
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  • This Week in Place Based Inquiry

    Peter King's Place Based Inquiry class spent time this week thinking about how they can malama - care for - and pilina - connect with - different spots on campus. We are all very lucky to have a campus that offers us an opportunity for exploration and connection.
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  • Yearbook

    The Yearbook class this first quarter focused primarily on pictures, picture taking but also how to operate our DSLR cameras and the workflows of transferring, editing, naming and archiving photo's onto our schools media shared drive. Take a look at this "Best of Quarter 1" slide presentation to see some of their favorite photos from the first 9 weeks of school. For anyone interested in purchasing a Yearbook you can access the 2021-2022 Yearbook link. If you have any questions please contact our Yearbook advisor Mr King  (Peter@ischool.org)
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  • 4th Grade Art!

    This week, 4th grade students made paintings in the contemporary style of the Spanish painter and sculptor, Okuda San Miguel! Students used watercolors to imitate Miguel's bright, playful colors.

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  • Academic Support for Middle School

    Middle School teachers, in order to offer additional support to students 6-8th Grade, are offering office hours officially beginning October 18, 2021. Children who earned grades of C- or below are strongly encouraged to attend and use this resource. Click here for the Academic Support Schedule.
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  • Middle School Student Council

    On Wednesday, Middle School had their second Student Council meeting. The meeting was run by Eighth Graders Lea Meyers & Makalapua Blake. Members shared moments in their lives where they made a difference. Responses ranged from babysitting for a teacher, feeding homeless, and planning a rally for women's rights. Members also worked in committees to plan a Spirit Week, a Breakfast Bond, and an advisory lesson.
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  • SCUBA Meeting 10/5

    Next Tuesday at 11:30am (lunch time), any middle or high school certified SCUBA diver interested in doing the SCUBA Advance class, meet Mr. King in the Maile Lab. Details, cost and calendar will be discussed at this meeting. For those interested and certified, the first dive will be on October 9, 10am-12:30pm at Koloa Landing. More information will be circulated at the Tuesday meeting.
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  • Spirit Day Oct. 21

    Each year on Spirit Day, missions all over the world wear purple to support LGBTQ youth. Island School will be participating in Spirit Day, the most visible LGBTQ anti-bullying campaign in the world, on Thursday October 21, and encourage everyone to wear purple in solidarity. Click here for more information on Spirit Day and here for an anti-bullying resource kit.
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  • Updated Lunch Menu

    An updated lunch menu is available for the first week of October. Click here to view the menu.
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  • Volunteers Needed

    About 20 Volunteers are needed for the October 16 island school hosted KIF Cross Country meet. All volunteers must be vaccinated or have tested negative test within 72 hours of the event.

    This meet will begin at 7:30 am and runners from all KIF schools will be represented at the race. 

    Please email jerry@ischool.org to sign up to help with the meet.
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  • We're Hiring

    We are in great need of a Lead Cook and an Accounts Receivable Clerk. Please see our website for open positions, or click here.
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  • 1st Grade & Sustainability

    The first graders have started their plant unit this week.
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  • Global Connections in Spanish 5

    Paula Abbottʻs Spanish 5 class participated in Global Connection Day on Thursday! 
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  • Booster Club Fundraiser

    The Booster Club is putting on an Imu Kalua Pork Fundraiser. 1 lb containers for $12 each will be available for pickup on September 25th, from 11am to 1pm. Tickets can be purchased at the main office through September 24th by noon. Each year the Voyager Booster Club helps support the athletic programs and student athletes at Island School. We believe that athletics is a vital part of a broad educational experience, a part where lessons are learned about teamwork, competition, commitment to goals and individual character. Island School now fields male and female athletes in 12 KIF sports and is growing the program with the addition sports and junior varsity teams. 
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  • First Middle School Student Council Meeting

    We had 24 students, almost one quarter of the Middle School student body, attend the first Student Council Meeting held last Friday September 17th. At the meeting, students broke into groups to discuss the first spirit week of the school year, brainstorm ways in which to introduce the Quarter 2 Hawaiian Values in their Advisory groups, and planned a breakfast bond for their peers. 

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  • High School Art Mural

    Miss Penny's three high school classes have finished their project, a new "puzzle reproduction" of Van Gogh's Cafe Terrace At Night. 
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  • Mask Clarification

    Please note that masks with exhale valves and gators/kerchiefs/bandannas are not acceptable face coverings. Thank you for choosing a face mask with three layers, ear loops or ties, and that fits snugly but comfortably on the sides of the face and under the chin.
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  • SCUBA Club Meetings This Year

    SCUBA club will meet every Thursday after school from 3:15 - 5:00pm. If you have any questions please contact:
     
    Scott Bacon SCUBA Club Coordinator/Leader
    808-482-0683 
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  • Updated Lunch Menu

    Thank you for your understanding as we have been managing a change in kitchen staffing. Please find the updated lunch menu for next week attached.
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  • 8th Grade Study World Religions

    The eighth grade World History class is currently studying World Religions. As part of this unit, last Friday, 8th grade students took a field trip to a variety of religious and sacred sites from Wailua to Lihue.  During the excursion students learned about the Hindu, Jewish and Christian Religious traditions along with Hawaiian Spirituality and pre-missionary beliefs.
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  • Debate in Spanish 5

    Today, Paula Abbottʻs Spanish 5 class conducted a debate done entirely in Spanish. The class split in half, and each side had an opportunity to make an argument for their case. Themes of this debate included the questions of whether or not memorial statues should be removed or changed, what constitutes a hero, and who should be memorialized.
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  • Fall Fun with Mrs. Rachelle Asuncion

    Sign up for Fall Fun through the front office. Fall Fun is childcare for 5 to 10 year olds during Fall Break, October 11 - 15 from 8am to 4pm. Children will participate in arts and crafts activities, indoor and outdoor play, outdoor exploration, reading and science. Click here for more information!
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  • Family Work Day Mahalo

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  • Newspapers Needed in 1st Grade

    Miss Janet of 1st Grade needs newspapers for a planting project. Drop them off at the 1st Grade classroom or email janet@ischool.org for more information.
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  • Rainbow Day Art with Kindergarten

    Last Friday on Rainbow Day, Kindergarten students painted their own rainbow shirts with Ms. Kara! All of the Elementary school teachers wore their own rainbow shirts, made by Ms. Kara herself, and their students were excited to match.
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  • Reminder: No School September 24

    A reminder that  Island School's Staff Development Day is on September 24th, and that there will be no school for students. The front office will be open from 9am-12pm.
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  • Scuba Club Meeting 09/21

    The next Scuba Club meeting for certified divers will take place on Tuesday, September 21 at 3:15pm. Email Peter King at peter@ischool.org with any questions.
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  • Shop & Score

    Shop at Time's and Big Save between September 8th and October 19th to help Island School earn a share of $250,000 in athletic uniforms and equipment. 
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  • Tie-Dye, Fish and Mice with 3rd Grade!

    This week, 3rd graders tie-dyed their own masks! Each student was able to dye 5 masks of their own. Third grade also made fish art and hung them up outside of their class after learning about the class of vertebrates. Finally, 3rd Grade has four class pets - mice! The kids have named the mice Coco, Flash, Buttercup and Shadow.
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  • Voyaging with Captain Steve

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  • Welcome New Faculty and Staff

    We are excited to welcome three new staff and faculty members to our ʻOhana!
    Laura Lee - Middle and High School Science
    Heike Lill - Middle and High School Math and Science
    Kelly Morris-Aguon - Kitchen Support
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  • Big Mahalo!

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  • Booster Club Fundraiser

    Support our student athletes through this Booster Club Fundraiser!
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  • Community Helpers with First Grade!

    Last week, first grade was visited by the Kauai Police Department, as part of their unit on Community Helpers.
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  • Community Service & Acts of Kindness

    The 6th grade girls are dedicating one class period a week to community service and acts of kindness. Projects have included weeding the school garden, picking up campus rubbish and this week the girls made cards to welcome all new Island School faculty and staff. The cards were filled with beautiful artwork and heartfelt messages.
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  • Elementary Art - What a Wonderful World

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  • Middle and High School Club Fair

    Last Friday, Middle and High School students attended a Club Fair during their advisory period.
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  • Middle School Library Hours

    The Middle School Library has just reopened!  The opening times will be from 11:30 - 12:00 on Y and E days.  The Library is located in the Noni classroom, and Ms. Christine will be supervising.
     

     
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  • School Picture Day

    School pictures will be taken on Tuesday, September 28, 2021. Please mark your calendar!
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  • 5th Grade Ancestral Quilt

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  • Communicating with Kate

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  • Distance Learning Plan

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  • Family Work Day

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  • Hawaiian Values in Middle School

     
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  • L. Shannon Graves Scholarship Awarded

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  • Place Based Inquiry Week 3

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  • Singing in Second Grade!

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  • Student Led Discussion in English 9

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  • Sustainability Trip to Alekoko

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  • Colors in Kindergarten

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  • Congratulations!

    Congratulations to Island School alumni and current English teacher, Sara Graves for finishing her Master’s thesis focused on post-colonialism in secondary English education in Hawaiʻi.
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  • Fundraising Reminder

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  • Housing for a Teacher with a Dog

    We have a new teacher who is in need of housing that will accept a dog. If you have any leads on housing, especially a place that will accept a dog, please email hr@ischool.org. Thank you!
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  • Reduction Prints in Art Class

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  • What Would You Fight For?

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  • School Picture Day

    School picture day this year will be Tuesday, September 28th.
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  • Creative Epiphanies in Elementary Art!

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  • Drop Off Lane Lines

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  • Gardening with Mr. G's High School Class

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  • Island School Students in the News

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  • K-1 Parent Work Day Tomorrow

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  • Morning Circle

    Each day, the elementary school participates in Morning Circle together, where they share announcements with other classes and prepare for the day ahead of them. Each Morning Circle has a different theme, depending on the day! Monday is Mindful Monday, followed by Talented Tuesday, where one student is able to share a special talent with their peers. Wonderful Wednesday is lead by Principal Kate, followed by Thoughtful Thursday and Fun Dance Friday, where everyone can celebrate the weekend with a dance party!
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  • Place Based Inquiry

    Students in Mr. King's Place Based Inquiry class created maps in their journals, and learned about the essential parts of a map, including how to make a locator and how to calculate scale. Each student was asked to make a map based on their Campus perimeter walk about with Mr. King, and learned how they can be important tools for understanding place.

    Students in Period 3 of Mr. King's Place Based Inquiry class also had the unique opportunity to learn about gardening with Pat Gegan’s Sustainability class. This lesson helped students understand what resources we have available on campus (our Place) to feed and sustain ourselves. The lesson also helped students make the connection of how the value of Malama can be used whereby caring for the land in turn helps us care for ourselves. Students were introduced to the planting beds between Wilcox Gym and the Elementary quad, and spent a few minutes weeding the beds in order to prepare them for planting. They then enjoyed a sample of freshly made pesto, made from basil harvested during Mr. Gegan’s Sustainability Class. One student commented “I wish we had done cool things like this in our old school." Food can be used in a very powerful way to connect students to place.
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  • Recycling and Composting in High School

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  • Sixth Grade Boys Out Recycling!

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  • Sixth Grade Gardening Girls!

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  • Updated School Calendar

    We have updated the school calendar for PSAT and SAT dates. Please click here to access the updated version.
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  • Ms. Penny's New Kiln

    Campus Expansion

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  • Sixth Graders And Their Final Activities

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  • Third Graders Create Campus Treasures

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  • The Kauai Humane Society brought

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