Thursday, May 14, 2015

Middle & Elementary Excursions Coming Up

  • The entire Middle School will be on end-of-the year excursions next week Friday, May 22.
  • 6th Grade will be going to Hanchett Ranch in Moloa‘a.
  • 7th Grade will be going to Kaua‘i Mini Golf in Kilauea.
  • 8th Grade will be sailing and snorkeling with Captain Andy along the Napali coast.
  • The kindergarten class will take their annual overnight to Camp Naue on May 28 & 29.

Getting Ready for Eye on Art - Friday, May 15

Students and teachers have been gearing up for tomorrow's opening of the Eye on Art Exihbit at Kukui Grove Center. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. in the Kaua‘i Society of Artists' gallery, next to Claire's in the mall. Middle and high school student art will be displayed from May 15-19th.

All are welcome to the Grand Opening on Friday, beginning at 5:00 p.m. Student entertainment will feature music, Hawaiian & Tahitian dance, singing, theatre and poetry readings.

Anyone wishing to assist by bringing refreshments should contact Penny Nichols. She is also looking for show sitters to fill a few more slots.

Freshmen, Ethan Jeal and Haley Sharp were very helpful Wednesday, painting the pedestals at the gallery.

May Day Photos on Shutterfly

Check out Peggy & Sean's May Day photos on our Shutterfly site:
Feel free to share this link with relatives and friends. Password = islandschool

Here's a sample!

Our Faculty & Staff Feel Sooooo Appreciated! Thank You!

 The Staff Appreciation Luncheon was a huge success! Everyone savored flavors from Around The World: palusami, chilli rellenos, chicken tikka marsala, baklava, Caribbean rum cake, samosas, & mochi just to name a few.

Mahalo to our generous families who contributed to our worldly menu.

Also many thanks to the parent volunteers who coordinated this much-appreciated event:

Heather Biederman
Kori King
Sandy Catlin
Krystal Bedwell
Sam Suttell
Monica King
Leah Edwards

Ceramics Students Learn Raku Firing

High school ceramics classes went on a field trip this week to Kilohana Clayworks where they participated in a raku workshop. The students brought the ceramic masks they made in their classroom. At Clayworks they applied special raku glazes and helped fire them, using this ancient Japanese technique.
Susan Pittman of Clayworks adds oxygen to the raku masks.
Reilley Gorman and Maya Rivera, class of 2018, apply raku glazes to their masks.

Can you guess who's behind these raku masks?

Can you guess who's behind these raku masks?


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Senior Update

Now that May 1st has come and gone, colleges are notifying wait-listed students about their status.

The news is that Genevieve Foster has been accepted at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, and Michael Miller has been accepted at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California.

These schools were Gen and Michael's first choice schools.

More good news: Both Shawna Dinnan and David Caminos have been awarded Wai'ale'ale Scholarships at Kaua'i Community College, which will completely fund their first two years of college.


Eye On Art - Grand Opening Friday, May 15

Monday, May 11, 2015

Community Service Opportunity for Students

Penny is looking for one or two high school students to help set up the Eye on Art show at Kukui Grove Center.
  • Wednesday and Thursday, May 13 & 14,  after school - 3:30 - 5:30, to set up
  • Wednesday, May 20, after school, 3:30 - 5:30, to help break everything down
Please email Penny ( if you want to sign up. Mahalo.

2nd Annual I.S. Student Art Exhibit Opens Friday, May 15

This Friday is the GRAND OPENING of our 2nd annual Island School student art exhibit. Please join us if you can - just stop by between 5:--7:00 p.m. Kaua‘i Society of Artists Gallery - Kukui Grove. Student entertainment includes:
  • Amber Asuncion, Nahe Edwards, Kahana Heen, Sydney Jona, Veda Parker - dancing hula and Tahitian
  • Kahana Heen singing
  • Ian Cowden & Niklas Hirsch singing/playing
  • Lexy Warnock & Olivia Gegan singing/playing
  • Deanna Sloger - monolog
  • Sydney & Siena Agudong - duet
  • several poetry readings (Jade Murphy, Saige Akana, Gabri LaFratta, Julia Randolph-Flagg and others)

Interact Food Drive Collects 204 lbs. of Food

Congratulations to the Interact Club for a successful food drive. Together with the middle school, the high school collected over 200 lbs. of food and donated it to the Kaua‘i Food Bank. Special kudos to the Junior Class, who won the contest for bringing in the most food.