Saturday, August 8, 2015

Cleaning Services Needed

Island School is accepting proposals for janitorial services to begin at the end of the month. Please share this with your friends. Contact the office to submit bids. Deadline: August 14th. 246-0233 or

Friday, August 7, 2015

Digital Photo Challenge for Middle & High School Students

The Digital Photo Challenge and Community Dialogue for youth in grades 6-12. Photo entrees must answer one f the following questions:
“What would you like to see MORE of on Kaua`i?”
“What would you like to see LESS of on Kaua`i?”

The photos will be used as a basis for Talk Story Sessions around issues that our young people see as important. Their perspectives will be factored into Keiki to Career Kaua`i strategies to improve community support and education opportunities for all youth.

· Top 50 photos will be selected for a photo exhibit at Kaua'i Community College in October.

· Prizes will be awarded to the top three photos in two divisions: Grade 6 - 8 and Grades 9-12.

· Entries may be submitted from August 10 through September 8.

· Three free digital workshops for youth will held in August.

Please see the attached Photo Challenge and Workshop flyers for more detail and visit

This event is brought to you by Keiki to Career Kaua‘i and Kaua‘i Planning & Action Alliance

Monday, August 3, 2015

Welcome Shannon Graves and Family

Welcome Shannon Graves and family. He and his family have been settling in over the summer and ready to start a new school year.

Shannon and his wife Maria have three children who will all attend Island School: Sara, a senior; Josh, in 8th grade; and Koa, in 1st grade.

Sign Up to Volunteer at the I.S. Farm Fair Food Booth

We're celebrating the start of the new school year with our fabulous Farm Fair food booth. Please join us for delicious food, camaraderie, and the satisfaction that comes from knowing you are making a difference in the lives of our students. Proceeds from the Farm Fair benefit each and every Island School Voyager!
Volunteers are still needed to help prepare and serve food, take orders, and cashier for the duration of the Farm Fair, which runs Thursday, August 13 through Sunday, August 16. If you haven't yet signed up to work a shift (or two!), click here to visit our online sign-up page, hosted by VolunteerSpot. We can't do it without you!
Please note that Volunteerspot does not share your email address with anyone. In addition, you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot. If you have any questions about volunteering or would prefer not to sign up online, please give us a call at 246-0233 or email Daryl Edwards in the Advancement Office:
Don't forget to stop by the booth to buy your grilled steak plate, grilled mahi plate, combination steak & mahi plate, and/or refreshing vegetarian quinoa tofu salad - and bring a friend!
We look forward to seeing you all in a couple of short weeks.

Digital Media Class Nominated for Awards

Congrats to Nathaniel Evslin and the 2014-2015 Digital Media Class. They have been nominated in two categories for the 2015 Hiki Nō Awards: the High School Best Home Base Award and the combined HS and MS Best Cinematography Award for their piece on Dave Hubbard. The award show will be August 29th here at Island School and all the nominated pieces will be shown. The actual awards will be announced online on September 24th. The winner of each category receives a $1000 gift card to BH Photo and Video (for the media program). 

Our Community Garden Got Some TLC Over the Summer

Over the summer, work was done on our Community Garden. Stay tuned for ways you can get involved.

PK-5 Start Dates Vary According to Grade

First full day of school for grades 1-5 is Monday August 17th at 7:50a.m.

Kindergarten students have a special schedule, which will be sent on Monday, August 3rd from Ms. Shantelle.

Pre-Kindergarten students also have a special schedule, which was sent out by Ms. Sue.

K-5 Assessments - Thurs/Fri, August 13/14

Please call the office and make a half hour assessment appointment for your child on one of these two days. Bringing class supplies is recommended so that your child can be situated before the first day of school. Assessments will take place in the homeroom classroom.

PK-5 Orientation: Wednesday, Aug.12, 6pm

Teachers will discuss the curriculum, homework, class schedules, parties, field trips and discipline. Parents should report to their childʻs classroom immediately following the Circle of Friends event in the Main Hall. Childcare is available in the Main Hall.

MS/HS Registration : Tuesday, Aug.11


High School Registration

8:00 seniors
9:00 juniors
10:00 sophomores
11:00 freshmen


Middle School

1:00 8th grade
2:00 7th grade
3:00 6th grade

Cross Country Practice Begins

Coach Eric Wortmann announced that cross country practice began Tuesday, August 4, Island School. Students are meeting at 8:00 a.m. in front of the Wilcox Gym. They should wear appropriate running attire. Practice will last about 90 minutes.  Practices will be held at other sites so students should check the website for updates.

The 2015 KIF cross country meet schedule is posted at

Community News/Classified Ads: week of August 3

Help Wanted: Driver to deliver two or 3 times a month (3 X's on 5 week month) For Kauai Magazines. Deliver to Kapa‘a, Lihu‘e, Po‘ipu/Koloa and some of west side.
Monthly compensation
Interview requires
Contact Owner, Publisher, Barbara Bennett  808-652-2802

Help Wanted: west side student to work in warehouse at For Kauai Magazines. 1X per month labeling newspapers for mailing.
Usually the 1st week of every month
For more information contact Owner, Publisher, Barbara Bennett  808-652-2802