Monday, June 8, 2015

General Announcements: Week of June 8th

One More Voyager Voice on Monday

The Voyager Voice will be mailed out one more time before summer break - on June 15th. We hope the VV has been a successful way to communicate with you. Look for a survey from us this summer asking for your feedback and suggestions. We are always looking for ways to make this better.

Farm Fair Food Booth - Another I.S. Tradition

Mark your calendars for good times and 'ono grindz at the 2015 KCFB Farm Fair Food Booth! August 13-16, 2015, at Vidinha Stadium in Lihu‘e. We'll be putting a call out for volunteers. Save the date and keep an eye out for more information to be distributed over the summer. See you there!

Logo Wear & PE Uniform Orders Due June 26

This information is also available on our website:

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Tropical Foliage Needed for Graduation

The Graduation Committee is asking for donations of tropical flowers and foliage to decorate the Wilcox Gym for graduation.
Donations of lau'ae fern, ginger, bird-of-paradise, monstera, haleconia, ti (all colors), etc.

Please deliver anytime on Friday, June 12, or Saturday morning to Wilcox Gym Mahalo.

Island School Sends a big MAHALO to All our Volunteers

This video is for YOU!

Going to O‘ahu This Summer?

 June 24th the Schaefer Portrait Challenge opens at the Honolulu Museum of Art, First Hawaiian
Center, where it will be on display through September 25th. The fifth Schaefer Portrait Challenge, a juried triennial exhibit, features 55 portraits by artists from across the state, among them our own Penny Nichols.  
Nichols' portrait of artist teacher Geraldine Tam
      pastel on board, 24" x 36"
detail of "Geraldine"
It is sponsored by the Maui Arts and Cultural Center, where it opened in January, and traditionally travels to Honolulu Museum for the summer months. Honolulu Museum at First Hawaiian Center is located downtown at Bishop and Merchant Streets.



Parent Association Needs Officers & Room Parents

The Island School Parent Association is looking for parents to step up to the plate and become officers and Room Parents. These positions are open for the 2015-2016 school year:
Mahalo Leah Edwards, PA Presdent 2012-2015 - your leadership is greatly appreciated!
  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Room Parents needed for grades:
  • PreK
  • K
  • 2
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6 grade girls
  • 8 grade boys & girls
  • 11
  • 12
Please contact outgoing president, Leah Edwards, to volunteer and for more information:

Bus Schedule Through End of School

For High School & Middle School students: This Tuesday, June 9th & Wednesday, June 10th, students will be picked up in the morning at the following adjusted times:
Kapa‘a Bus AM Tuesday/Wednesday:Kapa‘a Skate Rink.........8:00 amOlohena/581.................8:10 amMelia/Koali...................8:15 amArrive at school.............8:35 am
Northshore Bus AM Tuesday/Wednesday:
Princeville....................7:35 amKilauea........................7:45 amAnahola.......................7:55 amArrive at school............8:35 am
The afternoon school bus will leave campus at 2:10 pm on Tuesday & at 3:10 pm on Wednesday.
The late van service will end on Thursday, June 4.  Late van/bus service will no longer be provided after June 4th.  
If you have any questions, please call the front office at 246-0233.  Mahalo!

Annual Giving Goal Almost Reached!

A letter from the Advancement Team: Sean Magoun, Joan Shaw, Daryl Edwards, and Deatri Nakea

Aloha IS 'Ohana,

What a year! It's been a whirlwind of growth and productivity, and we are grateful for the support we have received from many generous friends of the school.

We are in the FINAL SPRINT to the end of the school year - and to the close of the 2014-15 Annual Giving Campaign. Just $7,000 is needed for us to meet our $70,000 goal! That's just $25 per family currently enrolled. If you haven't made your contribution, please join us. If you have given, please consider making another donation. Each and every gift makes a difference! Together, we can finish the year strong.

To give, visit or call us at (808) 246-0233. You may also stop by the office between 7:30 am and 4:00 pm Monday through Friday.

Donations to Island School are used for everything from classroom supplies to professional development - wherever the school needs it most. They are tax deductible, and are a great way for members of the community to show support for Island School's people, programs, and principles.

Mahalo nui loa for being a part of our 'ohana. We are deeply grateful, and wish you a good summer!

Sophmores Taking Orders for Graduation Lei

The Sophomore Class will be selling lei at graduation again this year. The price for the lei will range from $10 - $20.  If you are purchasing flowers for your favorite graduate, please consider buying from the sophomores. Email Traci Sullivan to pre-order ( or take your chances on the lanai before graduation.

The Class of 2015 - who they are and their plans

  • Zacheria Beydoun: Colby College, Aptos, CA - business entrepreneurship
  • David Caminos: Kaua‘i Community College, with plans to transfer to University of Hawai‘i, Hilo - fire science
  • Kira Catlin: Adams State University, Alamosa, CO - metalworks  & jewelry, art history
  • Ian Cowden: accepted at University of Colorado at Denver, is taking a Gap Year - music business
  • Allison Culliney: Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA - geoscience or engineering
  • Kaitlin Davidson: Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA - biology or environmental engineering
  • Shawna Dinnan: Kaua‘i Community College - culinary arts & business management
  • Jacob Dysinger: Emerson College, Boston, MA - film
  • Genevieve Foster: Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA - journalism or communications
  • Stephen Foster: Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR - education
  • Moeko Fukada: Soka University of America, Aliso Viejo, CA - behavioral sciences, medical school
  • Francis Green: Grande Sports Academy, Phoenix, AZ - soccer, business management
  • Madison Gregor: University of San Diego, San Diego, CA - business, economics, finance, biochemistry, neuroscience and possibly medical school
  • Khayman Hamilton: Utah Valley University, Orem, UT- aviation
  • David Harris: University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa - computer engineering
  • Whitney Hay: American University of Paris, then University of Southern California, Los Angeles - international business, French
  • Amber Hopkins: Chapman University, Orange, CA - psychology, foreign languages
  • Davis Huffman: Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA - engineering
  • Imara Joroff: Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY - management & business, psychology
  • Micah Kimi: Utah Valley University, Orem, UT - aviation
  • Ashley Larkin: University of Colorado, Boulder - international relations, political science,  business, economics
  • Michael Miller: California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, CA- exercise science, piano performance, aviation
  • Madison Moore: California State University, Long Beach, CA - mathematics, soccer
  • James Papa: Kaua‘i Community College - Hawaiian Studies
  • Ally Pascual: California Polyechnic State University, San Louis Obispo, CA - pre-med, kinesiology
  • Kyle Riddle: University of Colorado, Boulder - mechanical engineering
  •  Carlei Rutt: will take a gap year - photography, film, graphic arts
  • Adam Sclafani: University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada - mechanical engineering and aviation
  • Deanna Sloger: Simpson University, Redding, CA - biology & outdoor leadership
  • Hannah Stone: Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, CA  - interior design
  • Whitney Summerhays: Brigham Young University, Provo, UT - political science and law
  • Autumn Warnock: Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT - international politics & economics, global studies & philosophy

Everyone is invited to our graduation ceremony on June 13, 5:00 p.m. in the Wilcox Gymnasium. Congratulations to the Class of 2015!