Saturday, September 19, 2015

The Island School ‘Ohana Knows How to Yeee Haaaw!

It was the perfect evening - no rain, great food, fun FREE activities, Voyager Spirit, and best of all - our wonderful families and friends!

Mahalo nui loa for coming out for this year's Fall Round-Up and to all of the parents, students and friends who volunteered to decorate, prepare and serve food, clean up ... the list goes on.

A special MAHALO to Sandy Catlin, who emcee'd the fun games, sacrificing her voice, and who was able to raise enthusiasm from ALL grade levels to just have fun.

Shannon Graves proved to everyone that he's the best sport ever! Way to get wet, Mr. Graves! (Did anyone get any photos of that?)

Another big MAHALO to our PE teachers, Emily Thomas and Archie Achuara, who taught our students steps to the line dances that were so much fun. (Actually, some of our students taught Ms. Emily and Mr. Archie the steps!)

Thanks to the Island School Alumni Association (ISAA) for the fun dress-up Photo Booth. Especially to ISAA President, Peter King '86, for his never-ending contributions!

More photos on our Shutterfly site:

Friday, September 18, 2015

Entire School Enjoys Today's Pep Rally

Congratulations to our Student Government leaders for pulling off another fun pep rally, this time to recognize athletes participating in fall sports. Friendly competitions and line dancing were highlights.

Island School Spirit is  STRONG!

Spirit Week Culminates With a Western Theme

7th graders show their aloha spirit on Tropical Tuesday. l-r: Kainoa Merano, Tiago Morgado, Niki Upson, Sydney Jona, Amber Acuncion, Kalani Lebow

Brothers Liam & Cameron Buchanan share a shaka.

Amber Asuncion, Jeff Kozak and Jaden DeSouza on Fall Round-up Friday

Katherine Polzin, Anakin Zingray, Sierra Dias, Bonnie Lee, Taylor Mielke-Suizu

Adie Siebring, Brianna Griep

Kianalei Kamalani, Julia Schilleci

Sienna Temme

Moana Liddell, Declan Meyers, Cruz Ayonon

Hobey King

Ari Cuthbertson, Mary Magoun, Selah Snowden

Ryan Biedermann

Ms. Emily

Pirate Week in the LRC

Who knew going to the library could be so much fun? (Actually, we all knew ...) Thank you Mrs. Flagg, for bringing Pirate Week to the LRC.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Halau, 4th Graders Perform at Safeway Blessing

Na Pua O Ka Maile, Island School's halau, performed at the blessing of the new Safeway store in the Hokulei Village shopping center. Joining our dancers was our 4th grade class, who chanted a blessing. This same class chanted at the ground breaking ceremony for the shopping center when they were in second grade!

With Kumu Kauka and Kumu Malie Jumawan are Halau members l-r: Gabrielle Peleras, Waileia Siale-Santos, Quinn Catlin, Maria Grigorova

Fourth graders

Yeeeee Haw! It's Almost Fall Round-Up Time! Sept. 18

Hope to see y'all there!
Friday, September 18th
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Center Courtyard
Fun for the Whole Family
Horse rides
Panning for gold
Line Dancing
Cake walk
Create your own bandanna
Dress-up Photo Booth

and more, more, more!
Food for sale - grilled mahil plate, pretzel dogs, cotton candy and free coffee!

Food sales support class trips and offset family school expenses.

Brought to you by YOUR Parent Association.

6th/7th Girls PE Move on to Flag Football

6th graders, l-r:  Taylor Raco, Emma Hanchett, Ema-Lani Ebesu, Maiya Oshima, Cass Hubbard, Alana Sharp
After learning how to play volleyball, Ms. Emily's middle school girls PE classes will begin a unit on
flag football.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

ISAA Photo Booth at Fall Round-Up

The Island School Alumni Association is offering a dress up photo Booth at Friday's Fall Round-Up. Located on the stage in the Main Hall, entrance is through the stage doors along the walkway.

Photos can include up to four people. Choose a costume from a fun collection of hats, capes, masks, animal ears, scarves and accessories. Photos will be emailed to you.

This is a FREE activity brought to you by the Island School Alumni Association!

Scholarship Opportunity for HS Students

Visit their website for more information:

How Are Gift Wrap Sales Going?

Please encourage your children to bring their catalogs to soccer practice, play practice, family gatherings, music lessons … whatever they're doing after school an on weekends.

In the photo at left, Heather Biedermann and some helpful students prepare gift wrap ducks and minions.

People love to browse the catalog and place an order. Remember, 40% of all sales go directly into classroom funds for special activities AND Every student who turns in three orders by September 22nd will have a chick donated to help a child and family in need.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Volleyball Clinic for Middle School

Coach Ehren Edwards will be offering Volleyball Fundamentals starting next week. This is open to all Middle School students.
  • 3:15-4:14 p.m.
  • Wilcox Gym
  • Monday/Thursday Sept. 21 - Oct 1st
  • Monday/Wednesday Oct. 12 - 28
Please dress in athletic attire and bring a bottle of water.  Any questions please email

Monday, September 14, 2015

2015-2016 Yearbook On Sale Now

Order by Sept. 30th and save 15%! New this year - Custom Memory Pages.

Parking Kokua - Please Be Courteous

Please use the parking spots in the parking lot!

Parking in front of the school at pick-up time blocks the traffic flow. There are about 60 parking spots available should you need to stop for more than a couple of minutes.

Mahalo for your attention to this.

Voyager Athletics: Week of Sept. 14

Cross Country Needs Help at Sept. 26th Meet

The Voyager Athletic Department is seeking volunteers to assist at our home Cross Country meet on Saturday Sept 26th.  Your time is needed from 7:30am (Course Marshall Meeting) until 10:30am at the latest 11:00am.  No necessary training or previous experience needed.

Please email Jen at if you are able to help or if you have questions.

Next meet is Saturday, September 19, 8:00 a.m. at Kaua‘i High.

Air Rifle Match Wednesday at Kapa‘a

Our team will play against Kaua‘i High at 3:00  here at Island School.

Come on Out for Girls Volleyball

Last week was a blast at KIF girls volleyball! Way to go, Voyagers! The girls are playing hard and improving each week.

Families and teachers are starting to fill the stands, school spirit is on the rise, and we're making some noise! Many thanks to Traci Sullivan for sending reminders to students and faculty to come cheer for our players.

The girls notice administrators and teachers being there, and it makes them feel very proud and supported. Mark your calendars for upcoming games on the school calendar: IS Calendar.

Next game is Wednesday, Sept. 15, vs. Kapa‘a, at the Wilcox Gym. JV at 5:00, Varsity at 6:30.

Wrestling Clinic


Week of Sept. 14: Mahalo to: ♥ ♥ ♥

♥ ♥ ♥ the firemen of the Lihu‘e Fire Station who spent the day on Wednesday, teaching CPR and fire safety, including: Keola Keahilalo (Avani's dad - grade1 and Dodd Apao (Kahi's dad - grade 3).

♥ ♥ ♥ our 5th grade play volunteers for helping with "Aladdin" set-making and rehearsals: Laura Barzalai, Krystal Bedwell, Marjorie DeSouza, Leah Edwards, Roni Marley,  Richard Porto and Lina Skinner. Also to Tanya Temme and Travis Parker for props and Keana Oliveira, Lei Kurz and April Arzadon for working on costumes!

♥ ♥ ♥  Adam Beetles, Daniel Bicciche, Peggy Ellenburg, Nathaniel Evslin '98, Mike Goto, Jeff Kozak, Jenny Lewis, Sue Macklin, Deatri Nakea, Penny Nichols, Keana Oliveira '95, Jen Pomroy, David Reynolds, Valerie Rivera, Joan Shaw and Cindy Wortmann, for kicking off the Staff Voyager Giving Campaign with unrestricted donations to the Voyager Fund (formerly Annual Giving).

♥ ♥ ♥  Ron O'Brien '09, Renato & Marjorie DeSouza, Steve Goldberg & Licia McDonald, Hawaiian Lenses, SG Management, for unrestricted contributions to the Voyager Fund (formerly Annual Giving).

♥ ♥ ♥ Diana Loomis Dahl for a gift to the Gannon Loomis Memorial Scholarship.

♥ ♥ ♥ Scanlan Management for a contribution to Hawaiian Studies.

♥ ♥ ♥ Earl Hoffman of the Hoffman Museum for a gift of geological samples to the middle school Science Department.

♥ ♥ ♥ Danny & Vera Errico, Tracy Schavone & James Manico and the Peck family for donations to the Jeanne Warburton Literacy Clinic.

♥ ♥ ♥ Laura & Ralph Cushnie for contributions to the Art Department.

♥ ♥ ♥ Laura & Ralph Cushnie, Alan & Monica King and Peter '86. & Kori King, for donations to help underwrite our upcoming Chamber of Commerce After Hours event.

♥ ♥ ♥ Dave Vickers, for four picnic tables donated to the Middle School deck area.  

♥ ♥ ♥ Gaye Miller and Natsumi Yamasoto for helping with wardrobe fittings in the chorus room.

♥ ♥ ♥  Sandy Catlin and Sam Suttell for cleaning out the PA storage room and to Bill Suttell, Krystal Bedwell, Kori King, Sam Pratt, Monica King, Corey Dobashi, Leah Edwards, Carla LaFratta, and Sam Suttell for their input and wisdom at the Parent Association Budget Review Committee.

Fire Department Visits Elementary & Middle

Elementary Pics


Middle School Pics