Thursday, November 6, 2014

Booster Golf Tournament Mahalos

The 4th annual Booster Club Golf Tournament was a success.  Many thanks to the 42 golfers who supported the Voyager Booster Club by playing an entertaining nine holes at Pua Kea Golf Course. A Big Mahalo to Kaipo Kealalio, Athletic Director, Jen Pomroy, Assistant Athletic Director, Donna King, Booster Club President, and Noe Pomroy for their efforts in preparing food for the awards ceremony. A special thanks also goes out to Sam Pratt and Alan King for their help with planning and implementing the event as well as sponsorship. Other sponsors we would like to thank are Kymry Perez, Realtor(s), Re/Max Kauai Living, RE3 LLC, the Ebesu family, and the Richardson 'Ohana.

High School Play Planned for Trimester 2

Students in grades 9-12 interested in being in this year's high school play should sign up with Katie Magoun. The play, directed by Peggy Ellenburg, has not yet been finalized and depends on the number of interested students and the rehearsal schedule.

Contact Peggy for more information - - or stop by her office.

Winter Sports Sign-Ups Underway

The Winter sports season is upon us and with that comes the start of winter sports practices. There are several sports being offered and students are encouraged to participate:

Varsity Girls Soccer is coached by Colby and Maja Ayonon. Practices are open to all girls in grades in 9-12, daily from 3:15- 5 pm.
Varsity Boys Soccer is being coached by Gino Quintana, Milo Spindt, Wallis Punua, and Sean Magoun and practices are open to all boys in grades in 9-12, daily from 3:15- 5:15 pm.
Swimming: Coaches Mary Holzman and Napu Jaurequi are having swim practices at the YMCA pool daily from 3:30 to 5:15 pm.  All swimmers are required to join the YMCA as student members for the duration of the swim season.
Wrestling: Coach Erin Cobb-Adams practices presently 3 days a week: Monday 3-5 pm, Wednesday 4-6 pm, Thursday 4-6 pm, in the Wilcox Gym.
Girls JV Basketball: Will be held in the Wilcox Gym tentatively from 3:15- 4:30 pm and will be coached by Guy Higa, Stephen Pascual and Kaipo Kealalio.

Contact Athletic Director, Kaipo Kealalio for more information.

Classified Ads/Community News for Nov. 6

Island School Fifth Grade Play

  • Leather sleeper sofa, made by American Furniture.  Not your typical sleeper, nice firm futon like mattress. Selling for $800 or best offer.  Please contact Kori King, 808-635-4420.
  • Astrolight massage table for sale, excellent condition, $300 or best offer. Please contact Kori King at 808-635-4420.

  • Changing table & Bookshelf. Selling both pieces for $200, in excellent condition.  Please contact Emiko Meyers at 808-639-2190.

Kaua‘i Winter Math Enrichment Program
Math Enrichment Classes for students currently in grades 2 (more advanced students only), 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8 this fall of 2014.This math enrichment program will involve using math manipulatives to explore math concepts and will involve solving math problems and math puzzles. Students who are fluent in math facts are welcomed to attend the program.

Dates*: December 29, 2014 to January 8, 2015 (no classes January 1, 2015)
Place: Wilcox Elementary School
Time: 9:00am - 1:30pm
Cost: $320 for 8 days sessions and $20 non-refundable registration fee

*One week session: December 29, 2014 to January 2 may be available. Email Gloria at or call Gloria at (845) 558-1823 if interested.

This program is designed to reinforce the math concepts and skills through use of math manipulatives and puzzles. State certified and experienced math teachers will teach students the strategies to use critical thinking skills to solve rigorous math problems, which may or may not address the Common Core Math Standards. To motivate students and allow them to have fun learning, cooperative learning and playing math games will be part of this program.

Tutoring  --  Study Skills  -- Organization and Time Management
ALL iSchool subjects except Spanish, plus programming and Latin
Individual or Small Group          Lihu‘e to North Shore
Lexa Mink-Flacco, IS ’11 and now studying Computer Science and Classics at UH Manoa, is on-island this year and offering tutoring services.

While at IS, she took and did well in 4 classes with Mr. Bray, 7 science classes, and 3 years of Chinese; plus Creative Writing, AutoCAD, a year of Calculus at KCC. She’s also worked with children and adults with Asperger’s and autism spectrum disorder.

Individual instruction is $30 an hour with a 1-hour minimum.

Coming soon  -  very inexpensive small-group supervised and assisted study sessions afternoons at Island School and evenings in Princeville.

You can reach Lexa at 808.652.9896 or by email to

Janet Powell - Welcome to Island School

Eight years ago, Janet Powell came from Virginia Beach, Virginia, for a six month visit and ended up staying! She came to help her sister, Liz Hubbard (Student Activities Director), with her newborn twins, who are now 3rd graders.

Janet earned her bachelor's in elementary education from UH Manoa, and is currently working on a masters in educational technology. She taught at King Kaumual‘i Elementary last year before joining our faculty this year as the tech teacher for grades K-6 and the middle school computer science teacher. She is also homeroom teacher for 6th grade girls.

Besides the plus of working with her sister and family, Janet likes the small school atmosphere of Island School. She has attended school events for several years now as Auntie Janet and enjoys the strong sense of community here.

"Shrek" to be Performed Two Weekends in November

Island School is well- represented in Hawai‘i Childrenʻs Theatreʻs fall production, "Shrek, the Musical."

Get your tickets from our students: Emma Schneck ʻ16, Sydney Agudong ʻ18, Athena Alexander ʻ18, Manu Trujillo ʻ19, Callie Yavinsky ʻ21, and elementary students Maddison, Savannah and Tanner Hubbard.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

More Senior Updates

Amber Hopkins was accepted at University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado. Ashley Larkin has been accepted at University of Mississippi ("Ole Miss") in Oxford, Mississippi.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

National Honor Society Members Offer Tutoring

Our members of the National Honor Society have organized themselves by subject to provide tutoring. They have tutors available in the following subjects: English, Math/Algebra/Calculus, Sciences/Technology, History/Government, Economics, Chinese and Spanish. There is no fee for this; it is offered as community service.

If you have a student that needs tutorial assistance, please contact NHS adviser Dr. Barele at to make arrangements.

Hula Students Make Maile Lei

Kumu Kauka led her students in a maile lei-making workshop.

Thanksgiving Feasts Being Planned in Elementary

Elementary classes are planning a big Thanksgiving Feast, to be held in the Main Hall on Friday, Nov. 21. Each family is asked to sign up to bring a dish to share. Sign up sheets are posted outside elementary classrooms.

Families with more than one elementary-aged child should sign up with their youngest child's class. An exception to this is if your youngest child is in PK. In that case, you need to sign up with Ms. Sue as well as with your second youngest child's class. PK will have a separate Feast in their classroom.

Soccer Camp During Winter Break for Ages 5-17

Notice "Featured Instructors" Mary Castelanelli & Mariko Strickland!

Island School Film Featured on HIKI NŌ

If you missed last week's episode of HIKI NŌ, below is a link to where you can view it online. The story about Josh Miller '16, and was shot and edited by Jacob Dysinger '15, and Ziko Quintana '16. The intro to the story featuring David Caminos '15, was shot by Zach Beydoun '15.

It is the first story of the episode. It is an all Kaua‘i show and really has some great stories from around our island.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Senior Update

Imara Joroff was accepted at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon. Congratulations!

PA Meets This Tuesday (Tomorrow)

Please join us for our PA meeting this Tuesday (tomorrow), November 4, at 1:00 p.m. in the Teachers' Workroom.

The PA coordinated Gift Wrap Fundraiser items are scheduled to arrive this Thursday, November 6, at about 9:00 am. If you are available to help sort & deliver items/boxes, please inform Monica King. Your help is greatly appreciated!

The PA Staff Appreciation Breakfast is set for Thursday, November 13. Detailed information will be posted in meeting notes.

Imu Turkey Fund Raiser for Kaua‘iBots

 Get your Thanksgiving turkey cooked for you in the Imu! Follow the directions below.