Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Classified Ads/Community News: week of Dec. 14th

Guitar Wanted
Looking for a used, but good guitar for a 7th grade girl who would like to learn to play.  Please call or text 652-9449.
Need an Insurance Agent?
Marcus Punua, class of 2013, has joined the family business, Punua Insurance Co., and is taking new clients. Punua Insurance Agency is a full-service independent insurance agency, established in 1972 by Marcus' grandfather, Victor K. Punua, Sr., with a legacy that began here on Kaua‘i 50 years ago, when Victor sold his first life insurance policy in 1960. Contact Marcus at marcus.punua@gmail.com to set up a free and confidential consultation.
Rental Wanted
2bd/ba or similar in Lihuʻe area. Must allow pets. Contact Jason Blake atjblakekauai@gmail.com or 808-652-5210.

Tahitian Basics With Natasha
  • For students in grades K-5
  • Fridays 3:30-4:30
  • January 8-Feb. 26
  • Frear Center
  • $25/8wks
  • Sign up with Ms. Natasha (4th grade classroom or natasha@ischool.org

Winter Break Soccer Camp

Kaua‘i Youth Football Spring 2016
It's time to sign up for KYF, the only full contact football program on the island. Children in grades 4-8 may apply.
Registation is online at 

Drone Building Worksho

Students Have Fun in LRC During Arts & Crafts Week

Third grader, Ashley Chun, was inspired to make these wonderful sculptures out of recycled materials. They were on display last week, along with glitter and clay creations, during Arts & Crafts Week. This week winter holidays around the world will be celebrated in the LRC.


Middle School Spanish Club Celebrates the Holidays

Middle school Spanish club celebrated the holidays last week with a fiesta and piñata. Each member of the Spanish Club brought a dish to share. The food was delicious and authentic! Thank you to all the students who brought food and to the parents too!

There are two Spanish Clubs that meet during lunch: one for middle school, led by Ms Crowe, and one in high school, led by Ms. Summerhays.

University of SoCal Summer College Prep Program

University of Southern California is offering a summer college preparation program for rising sophomores, juniors and seniors. Students can choose from four and two-week intense courses in a variety of subjects. On-campus activities are held throughoutt the week, as well as off-campus excursions in the Los Angeles area.

Visit their website for more information and to apply.

Biology Students Experiment With Light

The biology and honors biology classes have been conducting a lab to see if they can affect the rate of photosynthesis by changing various environmental conditions. They have altered the wavelength of light hitting the plant, they have manipulated the carbon dioxide concentration in the solution the plants are exposed to, they have changed the distance the plants are from the light source, and they have adjusted the temperature the leaf is exposed to while going through photosynthesis. These students have learned about the light and the dark reaction, but now they are applying what they know.  Biology is so awesome!
Aidan Offley '19, Ben Griep '19, Lily Briones Flynn '19, Mahie Beck '19

Olivia Gegen '19, Sophia Sherrer '19


Kilikai Ahuna '17, Aspen Wolfgang '19, Nico Maione '19, Kamalei Baptiste'19


Kaitlyn Downer '18, Andrew King '19

Poetry Readings at Lunch

Three students shared poems last week on Open Mic Friday:

Ziko Quintana ʻ16 and Eli Smart ʻ17, read poems by William Carlos Williams.

Saige Akana ʻ16, recited "Four Thousand Miles," by Lang Leav

"Twelfth Night" Cast Announced

Congratulations to the cast of this yearʻs high school theatre production!

Save the Dates: March 24, 25, 26, 2016

Orsino: Max Movaghar '19
Viola: Gabri LaFratta ʻ17
Sebastian: Amanda Nguyen ʻ16
Antonio: Julia Randolph-Flagg ʻ17
Olivia: Sterling Bird ʻ16
Sir Toby Belch: Rebecca Stevens ʻ17
Malvolio: Zeb Wichert ʻ16
Fabian: Luke Sullivan '20
Feste: Lia Yamasato ʻ17
Maria: Tabitha Ross ʻ19
Sir Andrew Augecheek: Alaya Mallas ʻ17
Valentine/Officer 1: Gianna DʻAnnibale ʻ16
Curio/Officer 2: Carolyn Price ʻ17

Week of Dec. 14: Mahalo to ♥ ♥ ♥

♥ ♥ ♥   the Island School Alumni Association for sponsoring this weekʻs Hawaiian Studies visit to the Kaua‘i Museum.

♥ ♥ ♥   Elena Anderton, Anonymous, Colin & Krystal Bedwell, Daniel Bicciche, David & Carla Bissell, David & Lisa Breen, Keyk Capati, Jill Chow, Helen Cox & John Latkiewicz, Andrew Denny, Ron Dias, Ehren & Leah Edwards, Mary Ernsdorf, Joyce Flagg, Suzanne Harding, Kat & Kelvin Ho, Sharon & Wayne Inanod, Bernie Kaeo, Denise Kaufman, Kaipo Kealalio, Charlie & Mary Bea King, H. Peter & Kori King, Max King, Lindsay & Greg Kamm, Lee, Megan, & Moana Liddell, Lei & Chris Kurz, Mary Magoun, Olena Molina, Gerald & Sheri Nakashima, Penny Nichols, Keana & Danny Oliveira, Alice Pajela, Cristy Peeren, Elizabeth Scamahorn, Becky Snowden, Nicole Street and Darcie Yukimura for unrestricted donations to the Voyager Fund. 

♥ ♥ ♥   David, Bill & Sam Pratt for their very generous donation to our operations budget.

♥ ♥ ♥   the Cuthbertson family for donating a Christmas tree to the first grade classroom and Ayvah Garcia's family for donating a Christmas tree to the kindergarten classroom.

♥ ♥ ♥  Sam Suttell for donating  riser skirts, props, and other items for the winter chorus concert and, most of all, for her work as Chorus Room Mom for the last three years.
♥ ♥ ♥   the Oliveira family for donating our Slipper Tree.

♥ ♥ ♥ Braden & Hobey King's family and the Meyers family for their donations to the LRC.

♥ ♥ ♥  the following people for their assistance and support with the winter chorus concert: Archie Achuara, Stephanie Achuara, Natasha Arruda, Catherine Barale, Carrie Brennan, Jessica Crowe, Renato DeSouza, Daryl Edwards, Peggy Ellenburg, Nathaniel Evslin, Joyce Flagg, Pat Gegen, Bruce Hogue, Liz Hubbard, Sabra Kauka, Jeff Kozak, Lynda Liesse, Keoni Macko, Gaye Miller, Deatri Nakea, Penny Nichols, Cristy Peeren, Jen Pomroy, David Reynolds, Lulu Schilleci, Joan Shaw, Adie Siebring, Becky Snowden, Karen Summerhays, Traci Sullivan, Bill Suttell, Sam Suttell, Summer Suttell, Cindy Wortmann and Natsumi Yamasato. Also to 
Gaye Miller for her donation of costume pieces.

Chorus T-Shirts Available

There are limited numbers of Winter 'Round the World t-shirts available for sale from the Island School Chorus for $10. These are approved for IS uniform wear. Contact Mr. Steinbacher at philip@ischool.org. First come, first served.

Youth Medium - 1 shirt
Adult Medium - 1 shirt
Adult Large - 5 shirts
Adult XXL - 1 shirt

Order Your Soccer Support Shirts

Please use the link to place an order for supporter shirts: https://www.customink.com/g/evc0-00ad-2nwc

Supporter shirts are $20 each and payment will need to be made directly to Island School. All participants will need to submit their order before Friday, Dec. 18. Everyone should have their shirt(s) in time for the second regular season game on January 5th, at 4 pm at Island School.

If there are any questions please contact Sean Magoun or Alice Pajela.

Senior Update

Steve Yannarell was accepted at California State University San Marcos! Sterling Bird was accepted at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, University of Colorado, Boulder, and Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. Leila Breen was accepted Early Decision at Haverford College in Haverford, Pennsylvania.

 Also, two former students from the Class of 2016 received acceptances:
Jericha Major (now living in Canada) was accepted Early Decision at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, and Alex Obert (now living in Chicago) was accepted at Loyola University Chicago in Illinois.

Congratulations, Seniors!

Winter 'Round the World" Fills Audience With Holiday Spirit

Check out the pictures from last week's wonderful chorus concert:

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Here's a sample:

Family Needed to Host German Exchange Student

Host family needed for a German exchange student who wants to attend Island School for half a year. He's a junior.This is a wonderful cultural opportunity for any Island School family. Your child does not have to be in the same grade as this student. He is eager for this opportunity.

Please contact Sean Magoun for more information. sean@ischool.org or stop by his office.

Voyager Fund Seeks Parent Participation

As we continue through the holiday giving season, please keep Island School in mind. Your contributions show grassroots support for our programs, faculty, staff, and students! Our parent participation rate is currently 16%, and we'd love to see it grow. Please consider giving at any level that is meaningful to you - every gift makes a difference. Donations are tax-deductible and fill a real need.Give online today, or call us at 246-0233.
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.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Middle School Spirit Week - Dec. 14-18

Monday: Christmas Morning (PJs)

Tuesday: Santa's Helpers (elves, reindeer, angles, etc.)

Wednesday: Winter Wonderland (sweaters, hats, etc.)

Thursday: Christmas Toys (dolls, Legos, etc.)

Friday: Happy Hollering Day (Pep Rally)

  • 8th Grade - wear RED
  • 7th Grade - wear GREEN
  • 6th grade - wear BLUE
Show Your Spirit! The class with the most Spirit Points at the end of the week will get a rootbeer float party!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Voyager Boys & Girls Soccer Teams Rule!

Voyagers Win Over Mililani in Pre-Season Scrimmage

Our varsity boys soccer team beat Mililani High School on Friday in a scrimmage game.
 Sophomore Brandon Beydoun's  goal, in the last five minutes of the game,broke a halftime stalemate and gave the Voyagers a 2-1 win.

Alae Miike '19, scored the first point.

Mililani is ranked #1 in the HHSAA Division 1! They were on Kaua‘i last weekend for a four game pre-season series.

 Island School goalkeeper Andres Elzaurdia '17,  goes up on a one-handed deflection as the Voyager defender pushes off the follow through by Arhur Dowsett in the second half, Friday at Vidinha Stadium.photo by Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

Read the article in Saturday's Garden Island.


Voyager Girls Shut Out Menehune
In their first KIF game of the season, our girls varsity team beat Waimea Saturday 3-0! Scoring first was Emma Schneck '16, followed by two goals by Emma Kelekoma '18. Way to begin the season, Voyagers! Below: Allison Summerhays'17, gets a face full of soccer ball as she stops a pass. (photo by Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

Read the article in Sunday's Garden Island.