Friday, August 14, 2015

Classified Ads/Community News: week of August 10th

Driver's Ed Classes Beginning August 31st

Head On Driving School begins their fall driver's ed classes on August 31, at 4:30 p.m. in the Ohia Room at Island School. Students must be at least 15 years of age, but do not need to have their permits to attend. Contact Aaron to register or for more information: 808-652-7425.

Junior Golf - Fall Schedule

With the 2015 tournament season nearing an end, there are still five tournaments open for registration. Don't miss a deadline, register now!

Aug 29-30:  Match Play Championships, Ka'anapali Golf Course, Kai; Deadline to register August 19. The field will be selected off the 2015 HSJGA points as of August 2. We will start processing entries after the deadline on August 20.

Sep 5-6:  Hualalai Junior Classic, Hualalai Golf Club; Deadline to register August 26

Sep 26-27:  Oahu Junior Classic, Turtle Bay, Fazio; Deadline to register September 16

Oct 3-4:  Kiahuna Junior Classic, Kiahuna Golf Course; Deadline to register September 23

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

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

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

Digital Photo Challenge and Community Dialogue 

For youth in grades 6-12. Photo entrees must answer one of 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 

Dinner Theatre

Free Summer Movie Series: “The Bee Movie”

Friday, August 28. Join us by 7:00 and save your spot! The film will begin at sunset.
Anaina Hou Community Park (A New Gathering Place) - On the grassy lawn of Kaua‘i Mini Golf, Kilauea
Bring your lawn chairs and blankets
Refreshments & dinner by Namahana Café available for purchase
Free & open to the public

Driving Kokua on Campus

Did you know? … The speed limit on campus is UNDER 5mph!

Mike Goto, our Business Manager, asks everyone's kokua and, in his words, "Our speed should be the speed at which NO ONE WILL NOTICE your moving vehicle. Taking it a step further, your vehicle SHOULD BE NOTICED for driving safely and slowly while on campus. There should be no reason to be in a rush."

Mahalo for being a safe driver.

Thumbs Up on First Day for MS/HS

Middle and High School students navigated their new schedules on Thursday on the first official day of Trimester 1, 2015-2016. An assembly, organized by high school Student Government leaders, energized students with competitions between middle and high school volunteers. The assembly closed with the singing of the Island School Anthem.

Mr. Graves welcomed students and encouraged them to be involved. Enrollment is at an all-time high, with 112 in MS and 132 in HS. (numbers subject to change)

New teachers introduced themselves: (l-r) Mr. Archie, Ms. Stephanie, Ms. Capati, Ms. Abasi, Mr. W, Ms. Denton, Ms. Lewis

Student Government leaders organized and emcee'd the assembly: (l-r) Carolyn Price '17, Tai Mitchell '17, Jade Murphy '16

Keola Takayama '21 and Andrew King '19 shake Tic Tacs® out of their containers, without using their hands.

Teams of MS and HS students tried to play catch with towels.

In this event, students had to blow up a balloon, sprint across the gym, pop the balloon, and race back!

Teams had to move their towel across a finish line while standing on it.

Welcome & Welcome Back: Circle of Friends & Elementary Orientation

The Main Hall was bustling with new & returning parents and students on Tuesday evening at the annual Circle of Friends event. Directly afterwards, elementary teachers provided information and answered questions in their classrooms at Elementary Orientation.

Mr. Graves addressed the parents at the Circle of Friends event on Tuesday.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Suggestions for Parents on Helping Students Pace Themselves

Mark A. Carey, M.A. established Kaulele Education Services in September, 2000. As a Learning Specialist, he is credentialed and trained to evaluate and teach students of all ages, including those with specific learning disabilities, ADHD, and other learning challenges. He builds supportive, individual relationships with students and their families that bring improved understanding, practical strategies, and inspiration for academic success. He has worked with many of our students over the years.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Volunteers Still Needed for Sunday at Farm Fair

Aloha Island School,
Tomorrow is a big day, in more ways than one. We look forward to welcoming middle and high school students back to campus for the start of the school year - and, we look forward to the first day operating our 2015 Kaua'i County Farm Bureau Fair food booth!
Thanks to your support, we have nearly fulfilled our volunteer needs for the event - but help is still needed, especially for this Sunday, August 16th. If you are willing and able to help out, please sign up online: or call Deatri Nakea at 246-0233 during regular business hours. (Please note we are using VolunteerSpot to manage our online sign up page. 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.)
Admission passes for those who have already signed up are available for pick-up at the front desk now through Friday, between 7:30 am and 4:30 pm.
Proceeds from the Farm Fair are divided between the elementary, middle and high school divisions on a per-student basis. Each division will decide how to distribute its portion of the revenue equitably within the group. Funds reach every Island School student!
Questions? Email Deatri Nakea ( or Daryl Edwards (, or call us at 246-0233.
Again, mahalo for your kōkua. It's going to be a great year!

Getting Ready for the Farm Fair!

Volunteers got to work both at school and at the Fair, preparing for the Big Opening tomorrow, August 13, at 6:00 p.m.

Fifth grader, Thatcher Magoun, spent last weekend helping to clear the area for the Island School food booth.
The meat and veggie chopping has begun!

Don't miss our food booth, featuring a steak plate, mahi plate, steak & mahi plate and quinoa/veggie/tofu salad.

Aqua ZUMBA for Kauaibots

Kauaibots 2465, Kaua‘i's only high school robotics team, invites everyone to an Aqua ZUMBA class on Sunday, August 30th at the YMCA Lihu‘e. This low impact water exercise program will be led by Troy Lazaro of the Rockstars. Registration will begin at 10:00 a.m. followed by a one hour fitness program. Donation is $15.00 and limited tickets are available in the front Office. Board shorts and sports bras are permissible. You are guaranteed a great workout and lots of fun.

To learn more about Kauaibots, check us out on

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Middle School Registration - Getting Started on the Right Foot

Middle School students met their teachers, got together by grade and participated in orientation activities. New students were introduced and given lei by their classmates. Parents met with administrators, had questions answered and learned what to expect in the coming year.

After orientation, parents headed to the LRC to pay fees and meet up with their children.

High School Registration Gets the Year Off to a Good Start

Students filed through the registration process, meeting teachers, gathering information and, of course, meeting their friends after summer break. Parents met with administrators to have their questions answered, pay fees, and find out what's ahead for this school year.

Last Minute Painting

5th graders Bradley Pratt and Kaiaka Luka helped with some painting on Tuesday

Monday, August 10, 2015

Farm Fair This Weekend - Thursday through Sunday

Farm Fair volunteers may pick up their fair passes in the school's front Office starting tomorrow morning.

In case you haven't heard, 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!
It's not too late to volunteer 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!
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!

Middle School Registration & Parent Orientation - August 11th

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

Registration and Parent Meetings for Students in Grades 6-8 – These will take place TOMORROW. on Tuesday, August 11th. On the hour, students and parents will gather at Wilcox Gym. After a brief welcome and announcements, students will leave for registration in the Noni room, parents will remain at the Wilcox gym for orientation sessions as noted above. At the end of the hour, parents and students will meet in the LRC to pay fees and turn in forms.

First Day of Trimester 1 for grades 6-12: Thursday, August 13, 7:50 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

HS Registration & Parent Orientation - August 11th

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

Registration and Parent Meetings for Students in Grades 9-12 – These will take place TOMORROW.
Tuesday, August 11th. On the hour, students and parents will gather at Wilcox Gym. After a brief welcome and announcements, students will leave for registration in the main hall. Parents will remain at the Wilcox gym for orientation sessions as shown above. At the end of the hour, parents and students will meet in the LRC to pay fees and turn in forms.

Be sure to check RenWeb to be aware of your classes. Then go to to find the texts/books required for each of your classes for the first trimester. These should be purchased prior to the first day of class. If in doubt, call the office for clarification.

First Day of Trimester 1 for grades 6-12: Thursday, August 13, 7:50 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Amazon Smile Can Help Island School

Anyone planning to order something from Amazon is encouraged to use this webpage - - instead of The Amazon Smile program allows consumers to choose a non-profit organization to sponsor. If you choose Island School, 0.5% of the purchase price of your order will be donated to us. If all of our Island School families do this, the amount we earn could be significant.
Every little bit helps!

Circle of Friends - Wednesday, Aug. 12

What: a gathering for new families to get acquainted before school starts.
Where: Main Hall
When: Wednesday, Aug 12, 5:00 - 5:45 p.m.
Who: All new families