Friday, December 4, 2015

Elementary Food Drive Begins Monday

Elementary Student Council asks families to contribute to their Food Drive next week.

Alexa Lauryn Wins MS Spelling Bee

Today, Dec. 4, the grade level winners from each middle school class squared off at the Spelling Bee in the Wilcox Gymnasium.

The participants were such good spellers that it took 23 rounds to find a winner. Congratulations to this year's winner, 7th grader, Alexa Lauryn,. In 2nd place was 6th grader, Isaac Plascencia, and 6th grader, Avinash Srikanth, came in 3rd. 

Alexa will compete on January 20, at the district Spelling Bee at Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School.

6th Grade
Avinash Srikanth
L-R: Avinash Srikanth, Isaac Plascencia, Alexa Lauryn
Isaac Plascencia       
Tane Macko
Spencer Summerhays

7th Grade
Amber Asuncion
Alexa Lauryn
Avalon O'Guin
Sierra Dias

8th Grade
Ki'ilani Arruda
Levi Snowden
Jordy Fleming
Taeja Zubillaga

Many thanks to judges, Tuba Abbasi and Joe Corbo; the Pronouncer, Bill Scamahorn; the Rounds Keeper, Bruce Hogue; and to the Moderator, Elizabeth Scamahorn. Mahalo to Nathaniel Evslin for setting up the sound system for the Bee and to Deatri Nakea for making the name tags.

Senior Update

Saige Akana has been accepted at Chaminade University in Honolulu, where she received a Presidential Scholarship. Sara Graves has been accepted at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. Jordan Macklin received great news from University of Portland - she was accepted directly into their nursing program as a freshman!


Thank you for joining us for Voyager Giving Week!

As we continue through the holiday giving season, please keep Island School in mind. Donations to Island School are tax-deductible and fill a real need - from classroom materials to campus maintenance and professional development opportunities. Giving envelopes are available in the office, and online donations are accepted via the secure link provided in this email.
On behalf our students, faculty and staff, thank you. Enthusiasm and aloha for our children unite us in a common purpose. We welcome your support!
With warm appreciation,
The Advancement Team - Sean Magoun, Daryl Edwards and Deatri Nakea
Re-live Voyager Giving Week and keep up to date with the latest school news on the Voyager Voice.
For more information about giving to Island School, please visit our website or call us at (808) 246-0233.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Did you miss yesterday's video? Watch it on Youtube or visit the Voyager Voice to see the video alongside all of our Voyager Giving Week posts and the latest school news.
For more information about giving to Island School, please visit our website or call us at (808) 246-0233.

Island School
Office of Institutional Advancement

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Voyager Giving Week - Watch Our Video

Aloha All,
We're excited to share today's Voyager Giving Week message with you.

Our students say it best - thanks to you, we are able to provide a challenging curriculum that fosters creativity, critical thinking, initiative, and respect for self and others, right here on Kaua'i. Mahalo for investing in education and the future of our community.
Should you have any questions about giving to Island School, please don't hesitate to call the Office of Institutional Advancement at (808) 246-0233. You may also visit our website for more information.
Again, thank you.
The Advancement Team

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

MS Clubs Begin Thursday

Middle School students have been signed up for a Club that meets every Thursday during homeroom class. Below are the clubs and the teachers for each:

  • Flag Football: Mr. Archie
  • Lit & Twist: Ms. Abbasi - a combination of yoga and literature
  • Floor Hockey: Mr. Corbo - a version of ice hockey without skates.
  • Printmaking: Ms. Capati - consists of making various prints on paper, and studying various artists and their works. Projects include: rubber stamps, stencils, and letterboxing.
  • Soccer: Ms. Stephanie
  • Board games/Card games: Mr. Hogue
  • Basketball: Mr. W
Ask your middle school student the name of their club.

Students played a vigorous game of floor hockey last Thursday.

Giving Tuesday 2015 - Why Do YOU Give?


Get Ready for the 37th Annual Gala Auction

Island School's Premiere Fund Raising Event

Voyager Giving Week Begins NOW!

Welcome to Voyager Giving Week, Island School's annual celebration of philanthropy and giving. We are a non-profit organization, and donations support every aspect of our mission. We believe in the power of education, the strength of our community, and the value of giving to others. Over the next few days, we hope to share some of our stories and school spirit with you.
So what can you expect from Voyager Giving Week?
  • Brief, daily email communication from the Advancement Office;
  • Opportunities to show your support for Island School through social media;
  • Oppo
    rtunities to join in and make a philanthropic contribution to Island School!
Sneak Peek for TomorrowTuesday, December 1: join us from7:30 - 8:00 am in front of the school at our #Unselfie station in celebration of Giving Tuesday! Giving Tuesday was created to recognize giving and philanthropy world-wide. Our "unselfie" station will allow participants to explain why they give, either to Island School or to other causes. Photos will be posted on Island School's Facebook page and participants can also upload their photos to other social media sites. Help us spread the word - giving is great!
Giving Thanks Where They Are Due: Island School exists today because of the generosity of individuals, private foundations, businesses, and community organizations who believed in the vision of an independent school of stature for the island of Kaua'i. For 38 years, countless gifts of time, talent, and resources have helped to create our school and its close-knit community. The Island School 'Ohana is no ka 'oi, and we are grateful for all that you do.
Questions? Please contact Sean Magoun, Director of Institutional Advancement, at 246-0233 or
the Office of Institutional Advancement

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High School to Perform Shakespeare in February

Peggy Ellenburg has announced the title of this year's high school play: Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night or What You Will." Show times are February 25, 26, 26, 2016 (changed from previous March dates). Students will rehearse after school from 3:15-4:15 and from 4:15-5:15 on scheduled days.

The first meeting was today after school. Auditions will be held next Monday, Dec. 7, from 3:15-5:00 p.m. in the Main Hall. Rehearsals will begin shortly thereafter.

Being cast and peforming in this play satisfies the graduation theatre arts requirement. Those wishing to participate as a member of Drama Club, or for an elective credit should contact the director, Peggy Ellenburg


Week of Nov. 30th: Mahalo to ♥ ♥ ♥

♥ ♥ ♥  Debbie Edgerton and Laura Barzilai for washing "Aladdin" costumes and toLei Kurz for hanging them up.

♥ ♥ ♥  Sandy & Ruth Johnson, Kaua‘i Veterinary Clinic, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Mary Pratt and the Weist Charitable Fund for unrestricted donations to the Voyager Fund.

Students Visit Pū'ali Wetlands

Kumu Kauka took the 3rd & 4th graders to Niumalu on Nov. 19, to visit Pū'aliWetlands. They looked for birds and learned about Makaloa sedge. This indigenous plant can be used in water and also to control erosion along stream banks and provide a natural food source and shelter for native water birds such as ʻalae ʻula (moorhen) and ʻalae keʻokeʻo (coot).

Bailey Ponce gets a close look at the makaloa sedge growing in Pū'ali Wetlands in Niumalu.

Ag Camp Over Winter Break for High School Students

Download this form to register.