Friday, August 15, 2014

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Parent Association Meeting Tuesday

Island School Parent Association meeting next week on Tuesday, August 19th at 1:00 p.m. in the teacher workroom. All parents are invited.

Volunteers Help Students Plant Plumeria Trees

On Wednesday, a crew of volunteers came to school to help members of the Class of 2014 plant their class gift of plumeria trees on the east side of the Wilcox Gymnasium. The six trees, will provide a colorful addition to this area of campus as well as much-used flowers for Island School events. The Class of 2014 would like to thank the following for helping them make their gift to Island School:
  • Brett Tourigny, Josh Bowen & Bill Cowern of Hawaiian Mahogany, Inc. for digging holes;
  • Sandy Nishek and Kaua‘i Nursery and Landscaping for bringing the trees to the site and helping with the planting;
  • Senior dads, Terrill Pratt and Lon Malapit who helped dig the holes;
  • Senior moms, Jeri Cook and Lianne Malapit for bringing refreshments
  • Eddie Acierto of Acierto Construction for cementing the plaque post in place.
 "Da Crew" finished the job.

 Austin Cook, Makali‘i Pratt, Kellan Wortmann and Lansen Eto represented their class.

Eddie Acierto of Acierto Construction, placed the plaque with the names of the Class of 2014.

Makalii Pratt
Lansen Eto
Kellan wortmann
Austin cook  dug holes

Reserved Parking for Auction Winners

Each year at our Annual Auction, several parking stalls are up for bid. There are four reserved parking stalls this year - three in the small parking lot behind the kitchen, and one on the high school side of the campus near the Senior Lounge/gazebo. Each is clearly marked. We need to ask everyone to please respect the reserved parking spaces, even if it is after school hours. Mahalo.

Still Time To Sign Up For Lunch Plan

The due date to join the lunch program for Trimester 1 has been extended. Call the front Office by noon tomorrowFriday, August 15th to sign up. 

If you need a copy of the different meal plan options or need clarification of the new program, please visit or call the Office. 808-245-0233.

Island School Featured Tonight on HIKI NO

Tonight Island School's (by Gabe Figueroa, class of '13) story on "Living Off the Grid" is featured in a HIKI NO special: "Focus on the Environment," which airs at 7:30 p.m. on PBS Hawaii. The story is about Luke Evslin, class of 2003, 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Relay for Life Volunteers Needed Friday

Community Service Opportunity for students and adults:
The Relay for Life is an annual fundraiser on behalf of the American Cancer Society, and is also a chance to recognize and celebrate local cancer survivors. All proceeds from the fundraiser go towards cancer research and support for local community members affected by cancer. This year's Relay is from August 15 @ 6:00pm - August 16 @ 6:00am and will be hosted at the Kaua‘i Christian Academy in Kilauea. It is a volunteer driven activity, so help is needed with a number of activities, including: setup, takedown, parking control, security (doing rounds around the parking lot/ stage areas) and litter collection among a few other tasks. Note that set up will be the morning of the 15th before the event starts (roughly 9am-5pm) and takedown will occur after the event end from roughly 6am-10am, depending on how many people are helping out. 

Note that volunteers will be provided with a Relay for Life volunteer t-shirt and food depending on when and how long they help out for. 

Those interested can email Teddy Rose '12, at

High School KIF Practices Begin

Girls Varsity and JV Volleyball are practicing from 4:00 to 6:30 this week and will change when school starts.
Boys and Girls XC are practicing at 8:30am this week M,W,F, and will change next week to every day at 3:00pm, meeting at Wilcox Gym.
Air Rifle for both boys and girls will begin soon. Watch this space for days and times.

Contact Kaipo for more information at

Middle School Students Get Ready For the First Day of School

 Alice, Valerie & Melissa are ready in the LRC.

  PA President ,Leah Edwards, and new middle schooler, Nahe, at registration.

 7th grader, Kailey Masters, introduces her mom, Debbie, at MS Orientation.

Seventh graders head to the Noni Classroom for orientation.

High School Students Register for Classes

 Ian Cowden discusses his schedule with Joan Shaw.
 Amber Hopkins and Genevieve Foster hear about this year's social studies and English classes from Ms. Barale and Mr. Reynolds.
 Traci Sullivan talks with Davis Huffman about his science classes.
Seniors crowd in the door during registration.

Class of 2014 Plant Their Gift of Plumeria Trees

Four members of the Island School Class of 2014 woke up early this morning to make good on their senior gift to Island School. They met up with volunteers from Kaua‘i Nursery and Hawaiian Mahogany, Inc., who brought the trees and dug the holes. Mahalo to everyone who helped with this project. The trees, which are planted on the east side of the Wilcox Gymnasium, will beautify our campus and provide the lovely plumeria flowers we use for so many special occasions.
 Austin Cook, Makali‘i Pratt, Kellan Wortmann and Lansen Eto planted the trees.

Their gift included a plaque listing the names of the Class of 2014.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Welcome Back Teachers!

Monday, Aug. 11, marks the first official day of the 2014-2015 school year for our faculty! It's gonna be a terrific year! Go, Voyagers!