Thursday, October 9, 2014

Mr. Steinbacher Featured in National Music Publication

Philip Steinbacher was featured in the National Association of Music Education's professional journal. It's a wonderful article and a testament to Mr. Steinbacher's passion and dedication to his teaching. Read it here:

Please Bring a Dish For The Artists' Luncheon

Please sign up to bring a dish for Art Day's Artists' Luncheon. After our Art Day volunteers have finished sharing their creative talents with our students, we traditionally treat them to a delicious lunch, prepared by our parents. 

We're using VolunteerSpot (the leading online signup and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming signups.

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our Sign-Up on VolunteerSpot:
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot.

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Daryl Edwards at 246-0233 so she can sign you up manually.

Many Thanks!

Parent Association Meets Tuesday

All parents are invited to the PA monthly meeting this coming Tuesday, Oct. 14th at 1:00, in the Teachers' Workroom.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Van Gogh Inspires 2nd Graders

Ms. Deatri's students were inspired by Van Gogh's sunflowers to create these lovely still lifes. They used oil and chalk pastels with glue, on black paper. Watch the Voyager Voice next week for more of these as they are completed.

by Ashley Chun

by Hannah Pearson

by Kaedyn Santiago

by Luisa Junquiera

by Misa Mycynek

by Selah Snowden

Kindergaren Artists Study Color

Kindergarten artists practiced mixing secondary colors, shades and tints with Ms. Deatri. Here are samples of their colorful pieces with their bug-like details. More will be added next week as they are completed.

by Avani Keahiolalo

by La'iku Carvalho

by Mohalapua Silverston

by Sadie Stiglmeier

First Graders Paint Self-Portraits

First graders studied portraiture last week in Ms. Deatri's art class. They used water color to paint these great self-portraits. Here are a few of their finished pieces. The rest will be posted next week when they are finished!

Alina Lin

Chloe Ayonon

Kaeleb Santiago

Lea Meyers

Lily Glick

Maddie Halladay

Max Evslin

Mia Javellana

Saebrie Pegeder

Zachary Bennett

Penny Nichols - Selected for Schaefer Portrait Challenge 2015

Our art teacher, Penny Nichols, was recently notified that her painting has been accepted in the Schaefer Portrait Challenge, a triennial, statewide exhibition sponsored by the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. This is the third year that Penny's submission has been accepted to this prestigious exhibit.

The Challenge, held since 2003, is open to Hawai'i artists. The MACC usually select fifty to sixty portraits from the State. Four Kaua'i artists were selected for the Schaefer 2015. 

All works entered must be original one-of-a- kind and newly-created specifically for this exhibition. Selected portraits in the Schaefer Portrait Challenge 2015 will be on exhibit at Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Schaefer International Gallery, January 13 – March 22, 2015. Now in its fifth round, this popular exhibit has captivated crowds since the first signature exhibition in 2003. The exhibit features two prestigious awards: the $15,000 Jurors’ Choice Award and the $5,000 Marian Freeman People’s Choice Award.

After the exhibit on Maui, it travels to Honolulu Museum's First Hawaiian Center Gallery, downtown, where it will hang for the summer.

Penny's theme was "artist teachers." She chose as her subject the well-known botanical artist, Geraldine King Tam. Gerry taught art for over thirty years at the Dalton School, a famous prep school in Manhattan, before moving to Kaua'i in the '70s. Portraits in the exhibit are not shown until the show opens in January, so we can't post it here.

"The Schaefer is a kind of self-imposed "challenge" I like - a personal goal," said Penny. "I try to keep growing as an artist, but juried shows like this one require a thick skin and nerves of steel!" 

Congratulations, Miss Penny!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Island School Students Participate in Model UN on O‘ahu

Island School students, Andy Andertonʻ17, Emma Schneck ʻ16, and Daniel Wu 16, participated in the Model UN Climate Change Conference at 'Iolani this past weekend with 100 students from schools around Hawai‘i. Emma and Andy received Honorable Mention for their research.
100 students from across the state participated in the Model UN conference.

Model UN Student Awardees: Daniel Wu is 5th from right, standing; Emma Schneck is kneeling, 1st on right.

Na Pua Keiki Enjoy Hanchett Ranch

Hayrides, Pumpkin Patch, and horseback riding last Friday with family and friends at Hanchett Ranch in Moloa'a. Mahalo Keana Oliveira and the Hanchett 'ohana.

MS Chorus Students Learn About the Koto

On Friday, Miss Rosie taught middle school students in the Island School
'Opio Chorus about the koto.The koto is a six foot stringed instrument,
similar to the Chinese zheng. The koto, with thirteen strings, is the
national instrument of Japan. Miss Rosie taught students about the history
of the instrument and its usage as well as specific techniques for tuning
and playing it. Miss Rosie learned to play the koto when she attended
school in Japan as part of a Rotary Club exchange program during her junior
year in high school. Many middle school students took advantage of the
opportunity to compose their own songs using a basic pentatonic scale.

Vote VOYAGERS for Grove Farm Team of the Week

Please vote for the Voyagers for Grove Farm's Team of the Week. Grove Farm will donate $50 each week to the team with the most votes. This is for all KIF sports. Currently we have Girls Volleyball, Air Rifle and Cross Country.

From Grove Farm's website:

Each week, team supporters are allowed to nominate and vote for their favorite "Team of the Week."  Teams from Island School, Kapaa High School, Kauai High School, and Waimea High School are eligible for consideration.  Similar to our "Play of the Game" highlights, Grove Farm will donate $50 to the respective high school honored with the Grove Farm "Team of the Week."  Grove Farm will present the awards to school representatives at the end of the KIF season.

To vote, go to this site:

One nomination per e-mail address, per week, will be counted.

Voyager Runners in First Place

Both the boys and girls teams were victorious at the final regular-season cross country meet held at Island School. Both teams go into the league finals in first place! The league championship race will be held on Saturday, October 18 at Island School  at 8 AM. Please come out and support both the teams as they race to finish off on the season.