Saturday, February 27, 2016

Poetry Student Compose Haiku

Students in Ms. Street's poetry course wrote these poems:

Two Haikus
Changing Seasons
I watch the leaves change
Falling like my scattered dreams

Hopeful to change too
                        by Eris Fani ʻ17
Winter is Coming
The last winter leaves
Clinging to the black branches
Explode into birds.

                             by Kilikai Ahuna ʻ17

Chinese Shi
A man and his child walk side by side
The man knows where they are going, but his child does not.
Most children fear the dark.
Instead, the pain of going to the dentist instills fear in the child's mouth.
by Michael Chung ʻ17

Scholarships for HS Students: Deadlines Coming Up

Emerson College in Boston, MA, offers two pre-college summer programs:
Studio Programs: Programs in acting, musical theatre performance, stage design, filmmaking, and creative writing.
Institutes:  Communication DisordersJournalism, or Political Communication. Learn about our one, three, and five-week summer institutes.

Koke‘e Summer Internship - deadline March 15
Applications for the Koke‘e Resource Conservation Program's 2016 Summer Internship Program are currently being accepted. Application and all requested paperwork are due no later than 5 pm Hawai‘i time on March 15, 2016. Applicants will be notified of acceptance to the program no later then the first week of April. Intern must be 18 years of age when the internship starts. Internship is May 31-July 22, 2016.
Applications are accepted through postal mail and email only. They require an 8 consecutive week minimum commitment. Internship may be extended up to 12 weeks upon staff approval and availability of funds. Extensions will be based on the intern's performance during the first 5 weeks. 
Housing is provided at historic Community Civilian Corps Camp in Kōkeʻe. A living allowance of $125 per 40 hour week is provided, depending on grant funding.
Visit their website for applications and more information:

Merriman's Culinary Scholarship - deadline May 15
For students who plan to enroll as full-time students in the Food Service program at any college campus on the Big Island, Maui or Kauai. See Joan for an application form.

Zonta Club of Hanalei Scholarship - deadline March 22
Based on academic achievements, volunteer/community service, interview, essay submission and financial need. $1000 awards. Applications available in Joan's office or at www.zontaclubofhanalei.comDUE: March 22, 2016.

Kaua'i North Shore Lions Club - Deadline: March 31
Applicants must live on the north shore between Moloa'a and Hāena. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need, academic performance, leadership, community involvement and volunteerism. Applications are available in Joan's office or online at Last year, the Club awarded more than $19,000 to help students with college expenses.

Kaua'i County Farm Bureau - Deadline: March 31
Four $1000 scholarships will be awarded to Kaua'i residents studying an agricultural related field (e.g. general agriculture, animal science, aquaculture, etc.). Open to high school graduating seniors, undergraduate students and graduate students. Applications available in Joan's office.

Kaua'i Board of Realtors Scholarship - deadline March 31
Applications available in Joan's office. Based on merit, not need. DUE: March 31, 2016Kaua'i Board of Realtors typically awards several $1000 scholarships.

Ethan Shell Scholarship - deadline April 15
Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 Ethan Shell Scholarship! Talented high school seniors or 1st year college students on Kaua‘i planning on attending college to pursue a formal education in performing arts are welcome to apply. Deadline is April 15, 2016.

The Ethan Shell Scholarship is an award of up to $1,000. For criteria, information about Ethan Shell and past scholarship recipients, download the application at their website. Hawai‘i Childrens Theatre.

Friday, February 26, 2016

USTA Clinics Today in Wilcox Gym

The United States Tennis Association is holding tennis clinics today in the Wilcox Gym all day! PE classes are rotating through, getting a great introduction to the sport.

4th graders, and some 9th graders in the back, at the tennis clinic.

Second Grade Country Storyboard Available for Viewing

Second graders gave presentations on countries of their choice. Many thanks to Peter King for putting a storyboard together for them to use as a study guide. Check it out:

Art Students Make Ceramic Lanterns

Two high school ceramic classes just finished creating lanterns out of clay. First they made "texture blocks", which were fired in the kiln. Then they rolled out clay slabs on the texture blocks, creating relief panels which were used to build their intricate lanterns. After they were bisque fired, the lanterns were glazed and fired a second time. They lit them with LED lights.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Check Out These Stop Motion Videos

Mrs. Sullivan's biology students showed their technical and their scientific knowledge by making these stop motion videos showing the process of Meiosis.

By Maile Mijares '18, and Courtney Marois '19

By Andrew King '19

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Fifth Graders Having a Terrific Maui Adventure!

Here are some pics. Mahalo to Sean, Lulu and Kumu Kauka for sending.

At Iao Valley:

Aboard the Atlantis Submarine:

Making and launching their boats.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Disney Week in the LRC

Last week, elementary students read Disney stories and made posters that decorated the LRC. Here are some samples of their artwork: