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In Brief | Schools 4-24-13

Spring showcase slated for Tuesday

Parents and community members are invited to attend a spring showcase Tuesday at Kealakehe Intermediate School’s cafeteria. Starting at 5:30 p.m., family and friends can rotate through curriculum displays, information on co-curricular opportunities, a short tour of the newly renovated campus and a delicious dinner prepared by cafeteria manager Lillian Mori.

Two tech stations will be set up for parents to see how to use TeacherEase to track their student’s grades and email teachers and a hands-on station for Achieve 3000, an Internet-based reading improvement program that can be used at home and school.

At 6:15 p.m., Principal Ruth Smith will welcome attendees and share the schools’ results on the Hawaii State Assessment after the second round of testing to celebrate the success thus far and set targets for the final round of testing in May. Last, but not least, at 6:30 p.m., students from Gloria Juan’s ukulele class will perform, followed by a finale from the school’s hip-hop dancers, concluding by 7 p.m.

The event is free and everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Jeff Gourley at 327-4314.

Waimea Middle sets summer school

Waimea Middle School is offering expanded summer school this year to include all incoming fifth- through eighth-graders who will be attending the school, Waimea Elementary School or other public, public charter or private schools and home-schooled students.

Expanded summer school will run from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. weekdays, June 10 to 28. There is no class slated for June 11, Kamehameha Day. The program will combine an academic focus and skill building with place-based experiences, including a weekly learning or community service excursion. It also will feature organizational skills and basic use of technology.

The program cost is $50 per child, including breakfast, lunch and busing within the Waimea district. Scholarships are available.

Students must wear student uniforms; T-shirt uniforms are not covered by registration.

Applications are available at the Waimea Middle and Elementary schools offices or may be downloaded at The deadline to register is May 27.

Waimea Middle School will hold its annual sixth-grade family orientation for families of rising sixth-graders, entering the school in the fall. The event is slated from 5 to 7 p.m. May 1 in the school cafeteria. The orientation will include a briefing on what it means to be a public conversion charter school and address the important transition into middle school, as well as introduce programs the school offers.

For more information, call the school office at 887-6090, ext.222, or visit

Ka Makani Players present spring show

Hawaii Preparatory Academy’s Ka Makani Players, under the direction of upper school music teacher Marina Tichotsky, will present an All-Star Revue at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the school’s Gates Performing Arts Center. The show will feature music and dance from a variety of genres, such as Broadway, jazz, pop and the movies.

Highlights include selections from “Les Miserables,” “Wicked” and “Chorus Line.”

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. For more information, call 881-4002.

K(Arts) Grand Finale slated today

Families and community friends of Kahilu Theatre and Waimea Middle School are invited to the sixth annual K(Arts) Grand Finale performance at 5:30 p.m. today at the theater. There is no charge to attend the family-friendly event.

Nearly 100 sixth- through eighth-grade students have participated in classes for the past 11 weeks, learning ukulele, hip-hop and Tahitian dancing, drama, art and backstage production.

Student art projects will be on display when the theater doors open at 5 p.m.

K(Arts) is a partnership initiated by Kahilu Theatre with the school in 2007 to provide after-school enrichment featuring performing and visual arts for adolescents. While the theater took a season-long “intermission,” the program received donations from friends of the theater and funding from school partners, Hookakoo Corp. and Kamehameha Schools.

For information, call Patti Cook at 937-2833 or visit

Summer enrichment camps planned

Hawaii Learning Resource is accepting applications for its Summer Academic Enrichment Camps for diverse learners entering second through fifth grades in the 2013-14 academic year. The two-week day camps build students’ learning skills in a hands-on environment with an emphasis on observation, focus and listening. Parents of camp students will gain a better understanding of their children’s learning strengths and challenges and receive strategies and resources to help in school and at home.

The camps, developed in collaboration with Assets School, a private school in Honolulu known for its innovative teaching practices and student success, are led by Assets School-trained educators.

Camps are held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday at Hawaii Preparatory Academy’s village campus in Waimea. Spy Camp Session 1 is slated from June 10 to 21. Spy Camp Session 2 is planned June 24 to July 5. Enrollment is limited to 20 students per session.

Application packets are available at or by calling 885-9318. Tuition is $500 per student per session; lunch, snacks and supplies are included. Limited financial assistance is available to reduce tuition; minimum tuition is $200 per session.

Montessori fundraiser slated Saturday

Hawaii Montessori Schools-Kamuela campus, 64-1058 Mamalahoa Highway, Waimea, will host its EARTHfest celebration from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday. The event will feature a HI5 Recycling sorting center, student-grown plant sale, activities for children and an indoor rummage sale. Visit, or call 885-7683 for directions to the school.

The fundraiser will benefit Hawaii Montessori Schools’ Waimea and Kailua-Kona locations. Proceeds will go toward playground improvements, enrichment programs and classroom materials. Donations of gently used items for the sale are accepted.

Applications are being accepted for 2013-14 enrollment. To learn more, visit the school’s website or call 885-7683 in Waimea or 329-0700 in Kailua-Kona.

Project Grad registration open

Kealakehe, West Hawaii Explorations Academy and home-schooled seniors may register for Project Grad 2013. Those who sign up by Tuesday will receive a hooded sweatshirt in their preferred size; after Tuesday, size can not be guaranteed. A representative from Project Grad will collect registration forms and answer questions at Kealakehe graduation practices Thursday, May 2, 9, 16 and 23.

Those not walking the line may still attend Project Grad. Forms are available at Payment may be made online or turned in to the school librarian. For more information, call 896-1866.

Speaker to promote bully prevention

The Holualoa School Community Council will host a community parent night from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the school cafeteria. Internationally acclaimed speaker and educator Trinidad Hunt will share what parents, teachers and families can do to prevent bullying and negative interactions to create a safe, happy and healthy community.