Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Classified Ads & Community News: week of April 11

Looking for Temporary Rental
Young professional male in management training program needs to rent a room, studio or 1BR for a minimum of four months. No pets; works 50+ hours per week.  Contact Stephen at 802-557-0108.

Painting on Glass Workshop - April 15, 7-9 pm
Kiko in Kapa‘a is offering a workshop by local artist Betty Jean Nativio. Learn all the basics and take home your own masterpiece. $50 - includes sangria and all supplies. Space is limited; prepay required. Sign up at KIKO or email aloha@kikokauai.com.

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: http://www.hawaiichildrenstheatre.org/summer-stars-2016/
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:

Earth Day Clean-Up

For instructions and more information, visit our blog:http://voyagervoice.ischool.org/2016/04/instructions-for-earth-day-clean-up-at.html

Casting Call for Nickelodeon's Paradise Run

Confused by Technology? Call the Computer Kahuna

Keiki Pick Up Rubbish Over Break

Do Drop Inn students did their part in sprucing up the campus over Spring Break. They collected 6 lbs. of trash from all over the campus. According to Mr. Dean, they all understand why their good deed is important and appreciated.

At left, Kala Kaiminaauao, Sadie Stiglmeier, Sean Lottermoser, Moana Liddell and Wa‘a Wetzelshow of their bag of trash.

Logo Store - Spring Clearance

Island School
Logo Store Clearance Sale

Where: The Logo Shop/School Office
When:  Happening Now - until May 20, 2016
Who:   Island School ‘Ohana

No special orders.

Short Sleeve T-shirt (Cotton/Poly Blend) - $8*
(Regularly priced $10/each)
Short Sleeve Dri-Fit Shirt - $10*
(Regularly priced $15 each)
Long Sleeve T-shirt - $12*
(Regularly priced - $15 each)
PE Shirt (Dri-Fit) - $10 each*
(Regularly priced $15 each)
PE Shorts - $10 each*
(Regularly priced $15 each)

All other logo wear items (polo shirts, etc.) are discounted too.  

Stay tuned for some NEW designs for the new school year.
Any questions, please email Alice at alice@ischool.org

Summer Fun for Elementary

Student Prepare for Elementary Science Olympiad

Students in grades 3-6 have been meeting after school in preparation for the first elementary division of the Science Olympiad. The event will take place on April 23rd at KCC. Events include:
  •  Describe It & Build It: Technical writing skills are an important part of an engineer or scientist’s abilities to communicate precisely and clearly. This event will test a team’s ability to effectively communicate by having one team member write a description of how to build a device and having his or her partner re-construct the device from raw materials.
  • Experimental Design: This event will determine a team’s ability to design, conduct, and report the findings of an experiment actually conducted on site.
  • Ramp 'n' Roll: Teams will design, build and test a gravity-powered vehicle released from a ramp, to travel a certain distance and stop as close to the finish line as possible.
  • 3,2,1 Blast Off* : Prior to the tournament,  teams construct two rockets designed to stay aloft for the greatest amount of time.  Rockets are made from 2 liter soda bottles and pressurized with air and water.
  •  Don't Bug Me: Team will be assessed on their knowledge of insects. Teams are to distinguish insects from non-insects, identify various body parts, characteristics, habitats, ecological significance, life cycles, and major orders of insects.
  • Gunk Challenge: 
Each team will design a piece of material called “gunk” from three specific materials in order to meet criteria announced at the event.
  • A is for Anatomy: Teams will be assessed on the knowledge of anatomical structures of the human nervous, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems. Included on the test are scientific names of the parts of the brain, a spinal cord cross section, a neuron, the simple spinal reflex, the cardiovascular system and the respiratory system.
  •  Pasta Tower: 
Prior to the tournament, teams will design and build the lightest pasta tower, with the highest structural efficiency, capable of supporting a load of up to 10.0 kg. Each team may bring and enter only one tower. (Pictured above.)
  • Which Way is North: Students will test their map reading skills by answering geographical questions using maps of different kinds.
Many thanks to Sue Macklin and Cristy Peeren for coaching our team. Our team includes: 5th grade - Thatcher Magoun, Kilinoe Oliveira; 4th grade - Dylan Watanabe, Titus Schweitzer, Connor Tavares, Kai Spindt, Kaelen Suzuki-Kaohi, Zack Ing, Anuhea Ke; 3rd grade: Aria Cuthbertson; 2nd grade - Max Evslin (Max joined the team as a Lego League veteran.) 

Transition to High School Meeting Scheduled for 8th Grade Parents & Students - April 26th

A transition 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: adies@ischool.org.

"Celebrate the West" High School Art Competition: Deadline April 30

The Western Governors' Association (WGA) is hosting the "Celebrate the West" regional art competition that challenges high school students to create works inspired by their state. Students may draw ideas from a variety of sources, including state history, landmarks, natural resources, National Park and Monuments, people, communities and culture. This competition is open to students from all western states including Alaska and Hawai'i and the deadline to submit entries is April 30 For more information please click here

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: liz@ischool.org.

MS & HS Students Learn CPR

Last week Tuesday, April 5. our P.E. students from grades 6-9, as well as the senior class, participated in a CPR training that was brought to us by KFD.  Milo Spindt '94, was the lead in this event and brought over firefighters from the Lihu‘e Fire Department to help our students learn "Hands-only CPR."

One of the goals that KFD has for the island of Kaua‘i is to help increase awareness of community members about how to perform "Hands-only CPR' and educate others about using an AED. Following a program that has been used and is successful in the state of Washington, KFD hopes that their program will also increase the probability that people on the Garden Island will be confident, willing, and able to use the Hands-only CPR and have knowledge of how to use an AED to help someone in need during cardiac arrest.

The "Chain of Survival" was taught to the students. This chain is 1. Check the scene for safety
2. Nudge the victim
3. Call 911
4. Get an AED
5. Hands-only CPR
6. Use an AED
7. EMS
The students were able to practice the "Chain of Survival" in a hands-on fashion on over 40 manikins provided by KFD. The students also got to use or observe someone using an AED as well as go through role-play scenarios that will help them to be confident if an accident does occur. The firefighters did an awesome job with the training and the videos and equipment used were suitable for all ages. Milo Spindt did a great job organizing and leading the event.

Technology Upgrade

As our digital projectors become old and stop functioning, we are replacing them with 65" TVs! Although costlier up front, this is a less expensive choice in the long run. While the projectors require screens, speakers and very expensive bulb replacements, the TVs do not need any of these things and the quality is better. They are easy to watch, even with the lights on. The prices of these have been coming down quickly, making them the perfect purchase as we transition from projectors.

The first one has been installed in the Hala Classroom in Brown Hall. At left, Mr. Reynolds uses the new TV in his sophomore English class.

Free Pinhole Photography Workshop

Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day 4th Annual Workshop will be held on Sunday, April 24, in Room 6 & 7, from 10:00-2:00. Itʻs a great family activity. Everyone is invited - all ages. And itʻs FREE!

Using a cardboard camera with a tiny hole in place of a lens, you can create some quirky photographs. Youʻll learn how to use photographic paper as film and process the film in special chemicals. What you get is always a surprise.

The workshop is being held on Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day. Las year about 3000 photos from 70 countries were taken on that day and posted on their website.

No need to sign up, just show up. All materials will be provided. Mr. Dean is the volunteer instructor and promises youʻll have a great time and learn a lot. Bring your lunch, a snack and water.

Volunteers are needed on that day to scan and upload our photos to the WPPD website. If you can help, please contact Mr. Dean. deaanw@ischool.org.

Family Work Day - Saturday, April 30

Island School's traditional Family Workday is scheduled for Saturday, April 30th from 8 am to 12 noon with lunch included.  Many hands make light work. Time for staff, students, families, and facility renters to get together to help spruce up the campus in preparation for May Day. Bring your garden gloves, trowels, rakes, wheel barrows - if you have them. Jobs include landscaping and painting around campus. HIgh school students can earn community service hours.
Please RSVP Mike Goto, so we can plan for lunch. mike@ischool.org.

Spring Chorus Concert - Wednesday, April 20


The Island School digital media class will be recording and editing "Turn the World Around," the April 20 spring chorus concert. A DVD order form is available below.
DVDs may be ordered in the Island School front office and also the night of the concert. Payment must be made at the time of ordering. Please contact Natsumi Yamasato at liapea@aol.com with questions about DVDs.

To download the order form, save the image below and print. Also available in the Office.


Bean Stalk Grows in PK Classroom!

Students arrived at school this morning to find a bean stalk had grown where their seeds had been planted. Na Pua Keiki have been reading "Jack and the Beanstalk" in class and planted paper seeds in the center of their classroom. As expected, a paper bean stalk appeared the next morning. The keiki love crawling inside the base of the stalk to read the story.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Kaua'i Youth Honor Band

Middle and high school students who have experience playing band instruments are eligible to apply for a position in the Kaua'i Youth Honor Band. This activity is being planned and sponsored by the Kaua'i Community College Wind Symphony. Students should have a minimum of 2-3 years playing experience and be able to perform music in the grade 3-4 range. Interested musicians should contact Mr. Steinbacher atphilip@ischool.org by April 13.

PK Students Have Musical Field Trip

The PK visited the Bandwagon studio last week. They learned about notes and chords and got to try out the instruments.