Sunday, October 23, 2016

Art Day - This Friday - October 28

We are excited about Art Day 2016, which is this Friday, October 28th.  Between 8:00 and noon students in kindergarten through high school will be engaged in twenty-three different workshops that focus on the visual and performing arts. 

Students will create many types of paintings, as well as collages, multi-media art installations, embroidered bookmarks, panoramic pinhole photographs, Pop Art paintings on panels, silk screen T-shirts, tribal masks, Native American talking sticks, and chocolate candies. They will sculpt, stencil, dance, cook, juggle, act, drum, and play music.  Our campus will be temporarily transformed into a hub of artistic activity!

After lunch the Art Walk will provide wonderful entertainment and will display all of the artwork the students have produced that morning. 

A couple more parent volunteers are needed to help in workshops. No art experience is necessary to be an assistant in one of these exciting creative experiences.  If you would like to help out, email Penny at

Sign Up for the Artists' Luncheon
Artists and helpers are invited to the Artists' Luncheon, immediately following the last workshop. Volunteers are needed to set up, prepare a dish (international cuisine), serve food and clean up. Please sign up on Volunteer Spot: .

OK - you forgot to order your 40th Birthday Shirts -  Last Chance
Order going in Tuesday!

Island School turns 40 this January! Celebrations are in the planning stages and include a Birthday Bash on Friday, January 27th, during school, for students, parents, friends, and the community.

We would love for everyone to wear this special edition Island School t-shirt or polo, which are ready for ordering.

Shirts are approved attire for Island School students. Please visit this link to place your order: After you order, you will be directed to a payment link.

After entering your payment information, scroll down to the 'Payment' section, and type "40th Shirt' in the 'Other' field. Please do not use the IS Logo Wear field.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Island School Theatre Company Presents "The Last Day of School"

Friday/Saturday, November 4 & 5, 7:00 pm
Sunday, November 5, 4:00 pm

"The Last Day of School," by Ian McWethy; directed by Peggy Ellenburg

On the final day of classes at Rochester High School, a renegade student takes over the morning announcements and proposes that everyone do something bold. Or unexpected. Or brave. Or stupid. The point is, you may not have another chance, so now's the time to stop being a wallflower and kiss the girl (or guy!). To let your enemies know that you have always hated their guts. Or to do something as simple as climb the rope in gym without throwing up. Through a series of interconnected scenes, misconceptions, grudges, and secret crushes come out into the open in hilarious and surprisingly touching ways. A comedy with a lot of heart, and no regrets.

At the Island School "Theatre." Rated PG (by Peggy - has some swear words)
Tickets $5 in advance, $7 at the door Call 246-0233 ext. 262

Cast (in order of appearance): Sophia Riley, Max Movaghar, Luke Sullivan, Eli Smart, Sydney Agudong, Sierra Jonas, Noah Howard, Kenna Shafter, Leimomi Rosa, Julia Randolph-Flagg,  Maria Grigorova, Sierra Dias, Luke Reynolds

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Join the Exclusive Hui Kokui Lawn Society

Mike Goto has announced that we are resurrecting Island School's Hui Kokua Lawn Society.  He is looking for twelve good volunteers to provide their yard maintenance services on the upper 20 acres for a couple of hours once every 12 weeks on Saturdays. The job involves operating the rider mower and weed whacking. Training and first meeting will be held on our Family Workday, October 22nd at 10 am.  Riding mower lessons are planned.  

Please contact Mike if you are interested:

Free Workshop for Middle & HS Students

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Second Grader Writes "My Horrible Day"

Here's a story by La‘iku Carvalho, grade 2.

Gift Wrap Orders Due Monday, Sept. 26th

Elementary students should return their order forms and checks made payable to “Great American” to their teachers and and Middle School students to the table at the front steps. Room parents will collect the orders and give them to Monica King or Heather Biedermann. 

Online orders will continue all year. If you missed out on this opportunity to participate, help your school and raise chicks for those in need around the world, go online to and use school ID: 2198281 to set up a student account and place your orders.