Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Classified Ads & Community News: Week of March 28

HCT Summer Stars Registration
Morning Program
Keiki at Play
AGES: 5-7
DATES: Weekdays, June 6th – July 7th at Puhi Theatrical Warehouse
TIME: 8 am – 12 pm
SHOW: Rising Stars GALA on July 7th, 7:00 pm at KCC
Rising Stars AM Workshop
AGES: 8-15
DATES: Weekdays, June 6th – July 7th at Puhi Theatrical Warehouse
TIME: 8 am – 12 pm
SHOW: Rising Stars GALA on July 7th, 7:00 pm at KCC

PM Production of ‘James and the Giant Peach, Jr’
Students must have attended a previous HCT program OR be currently enrolled in the AM Workshop Program to enroll in the PM Program.
AGES: 8-15
DATES: Weekdays, June 6th – July 7th at Puhi Theatrical Warehouse
TIME: 1 pm – 5 pm
SHOW: JULY 8TH, 9TH at 7 PM and 10th at 3 PM at KCC

Visit their website:
Auditions for HCT's Fall Show "School of Rock"
Hawaii Children's Theatre is very excited to announce that we'll be presenting the Youth Production of 'School of Rock, the Musical' (presently on Broadway) this Fall! This will be a fantastic performance opportunity for Kauai's budding musicians!
There are roles for 4 musicians between the ages of 8-15 (middle school looking) to play actors who perform on stage during the show. We are looking for a keyboardist, guitarist, bassist and drummer. We are also looking for another set of musicians 18 and under, to 'rock' the pit (not on stage).
The show rehearsals are 3x/wk. August - September with 9 performances (weekends) in November.
How to audition:
1) Take a video -  3 minutes or less  - playing their favorite Rock song.
2) Also include this information:
Full name
Instruments played
Why do you want to audition?
What role are you auditioning for (stage character / accompaniment pit or both)
Title of audition song
Do you read music or play by ear?
Email your video and other info by April 30, to:

Grove Farm Old Times Games - Saturday, April 2, 10am-3pm
Come enjoy the day going back to a simpler time with games, races, and entertainment from the 1800s and early 1900s, along with small prizes of this bygone era.Activities include:
Pie Eating Contests • Potato Sack
Jump Rope, Three-Legged, and Egg and Spoon Races

VAUDEVILLE SHOW AT 1pm! There will be game booths, puppet shows, fortune tellers,
a tin-plate model train display and a miniature horse petting zoo

Sweet Shoppe and food booths open all day!
Entry $2 per person • Families of 4 or more $8 • Games $2 Contests and Races $1
All shows free with paid entry!

Casting Call for Nickelodeon's Paradise Run

Sewing Class

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MS Basketball Teams Win Sportsmanship Award

On Saturday, March 19, at Kalaheo Gym, the Kaua’i Ho’ohui O Recreation Organization held an event for all of the Winter Basketball leagues for the County of Kaua‘i. The event featured an awards ceremony, raffle drawings for prizes, and a 3-point Shootout and Skillz competition.
Our middle school Blue and Gold teams were awarded the “Best Sportsmanship” award. It was explained that this award was determined not only by the teams' and coaches' conduct during the games, but also that of the supporting family and friends. Good show Island School!
Our boys participated and won first place in the 3 point shoot out and were each awarded a $25 gift certificate from Sports Authority!
Mahalo to Shawn Hunadi for representing our coaches and supporting our team at the event! Congratulations to Luke Hunadi, Cameron Hubler and Titus Kanehe for winning the 3 point shoot out! They also participated in the Skillz Competition but unfortunately did not place in that event.

Mahalo to Sandy Nishek for reporting on this event.

4th Graders Chat With Albizia Tree-Trimmers

Always looking for a "teachable moment," Kumu Kauka took advantage of the recent tree trimming project adjacent to Island School that caught the attention of 4th grade students in Hawaiian Studies. They have been learning about the watershed from the top of Waiʻaleʻale to the ocean.

Growing in the watershed where our school is located are albizia trees that are native to Africa. According to Rich Teter of Kaua'i Tree Care the albizia trees on Kaua‘i grow twice as tall as those in Africa because our soil is richer and there is more rain.
Teter took a moment to talk to our 4th grade students about his work. He showed them the tools of his trade and explained how he uses them. The students were very interested in what he said.

"That looks really cool," said Titus Schweitzer.

Fifth Graders Learn About Caring for Our Water

The 5th graders recently visited Hawaiian cultural sites in Wailua as part of their study of the Kaua'i watershed. This year's May Day theme is Malama Mau Hawai'i which means to take care of Hawaiʻi. An important part of taking care of Hawaiʻi is taking care of our water resources.

Harris Twins Share Travel Adventures

Many thanks to Annie and Jeremy Harris for visiting the first and second grade classes to give a virtual tour of their recent travels. The Harris family has taken a year off to travel the world. The twins shared their adventures from the latest segment of their trip - Fiji and the Galapagos. They are learning so much! The class was enthralled with the presentation. Their next segment will be a road trip in Europe.

Hunting for Eggs

Students in grades K-2 had a great time hunting for eggs at the annual Easter Egg Hunt on Wednesday. The eggs were hidden by 3rd graders.

Island School Summer Programs for K-1 and 3-5


Expanding Vocabulary in English Class

Seventh grade English students made visual representations of vocabulary words. Below is a humorous example by Veda Parker.

Friday is Dress For Success Day in Middle School

Middle School Student Council has announced that the first Friday of each month will be Dress For Success Day for middle school students. Students are encouraged to come to school in "business casual" - collared shirts, dresses, slacks, etc. All clothing must follow the guidelines as stated in the Parent/Student handbook. Participation is voluntary; those who do not wish to dress up should wear their Island School logo t-shirt, as usual.

The first Dress For Success Day is set for Friday, April 8th.

Transition Meetings Scheduled for 5th & 8th Graders & Parents

A transition meeting is scheduled on April 12, at 7:50 a.m., in the Main Hall, for parents and fifth grade students going into middle school.

Another meeting is scheduled for April 26, at 7:50 a.m., in the Main Hall, for parents and eighth grade students going into high school.

Contact Adrya Siebring for more information:

Seniors Learn About Mental Health

Dr. Tanya Gamby '91, gave an excellent presentation on despression, anxiety, eating disorders, drug abuse and addiction to the senior class recently. She also provided great information about the teenage brain, how to maintain mental health, and how to seek help when you need it. I

Dr. Gamby attended Island School in the '80s, at our Kealia campus. She is a member of the Board of Directors and an Island School parent. Mahalo for her helpful presentation.

Prom - April 23rd

This year's prom, The Enchanted Forest, is scheduled for Saturday, April 23rd at Common Ground in Kīlauea. All high school students are invited. Tickets are on sale for $55 and $60 for outside guests. They are on sale now. Contact Liz Hubbard for information:

Week of March 28: Mahalo to ♥ ♥ ♥

♥ ♥ ♥  Kai & Taleea Carvalho for coordinating the kindergarten St. Patrick's Day party, the Srikanth & Zaharias familes for assisting and providing food, and to Kai & Taleea Carvalho for the goody boxes.

♥ ♥ ♥  Dr. Tanya Gamby '91, who shared her expertise with the senior class about emotional and mental health - how to maintain it and how to seek assistance if you have problems. Also to Taylor Shigemoto, Business Development Account Executive from Kaua‘i Community Federal Credit Union, for sharing his expertise about banking and financial literacy with the senior class.

♥ ♥ ♥  Joyce Flagg for organizing the snack sale for the high school play. Also to Carla LaFratta and Natsumi Yamasato washing costumes, to Sophie Ross for "manning" the door at the shows, and to Richard Porto for being our backstage supervisor.

♥ ♥ ♥  Gaye Miller for designing and sewing beautiful contributions to the Theatre Arts costume collection.

♥ ♥ ♥  Derek & Aika Erenske for donating two sidewalk benches for use on campus.

♥ ♥ ♥  Shawn Hunadi for representing our coaches and supporting our team at the county middle school Basketball League event.

Senior Update

Daniel Wu has been accepted at University of California, Irvine, University of California, Davis, Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and at University of California, Berkeley.
Mattea Wortmann has been accepted at Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island, where she was awarded a scholarship, and at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California.
Gianna D'Annibale was accepted at University of California, Santa Barbara.

Ming Hsu was accepted at Lewis & Clark College, in Portland, Oregon, where she was awarded a scholarship.
Scott Kilcoyne was accepted at University of Washington in Seattle, Washington.
Emma Schneck was accepted at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.

Congratulations, Seniors!

Beautiful Voices Honor Margo Latif

Check out this video recording of the Alaka'i Chorus and their performance at the all-state choral festival in February. This is the piece they performed and dedicated to Margo Latif '14, who passed away earlier this year.
This performance was adjudicated by some very skilled and respected O'ahu choral conductors;. They received a rating of Excellent from each of the three individual judges. 

Mahalo Cast of "Twelfth Night" for Bringing Shakepeare to the Stage

Thursday-Saturday were fine nights for theatre at Island School as Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" was presented to the public. The hilarious but complicated story was told by the cast of 14 (plus physics teacher, Jeff Kozak) in full Elizabethan costume and make-up, before a set resembling London's Globe Theatre. Students performed their difficult lines with wonderful expression and character, making it clear that they understood the language and appreciated the nuanced humor. Audience members noted that these young actors were truly enjoying themselves on stage. The playwright who adapted this 60-minute version, Cass Foster, attended the Saturday show and commented:

"I really enjoyed the show. I especially appreciated the attention paid to pacing. It is so rare for both professional and non-professional directors to provide adequate pacing so it was especially nice to see the attention from actors and director. The play flowed seamlessly!"

Here are a few pics. More on our Shutterfly site: