Friday, March 27, 2015

Summer camps still accepting registration

There is still space available in Hawaii Learning Resource's summer 2011 Academic Enrichment Camps. The academic camps, held in partnership with Honolulu-based Assets School, are held in Waimea at Hawaii Preparatory Academy's Village Campus.

The first two-week camp, the Summer Spy Academy, will be held from June 13 through 24 and targets incoming second- through sixth-grade students. The Summer Spy Academy focuses on building learning skills with an emphasis on observation, focus and listening.

The second two-week camp, the Game of Life, will be held from June 27 through July 8 and targets incoming sixth- through eighth-graders with a focus on project-based life lessons designed to build learning, team and life skills.

The camps run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Camp tuition is $400 per student for each two-week session, including lunch and snacks. Financial assistance is available. Each camp session is limited to 20 students. Applications will be accepted through May 27 and are available by visiting or calling 885-9318.

May Day celebration slated for Saturday

Honaunau School will be holding its annual May Day Celebration at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Back by popular demand, this year's event will include all of the traditional elements of days gone by. Come enjoy the royal court, student performances, country store, mango pickles, sushi, baked goods, plants, food booths, lei contest, rummage sale, silent auction and live auction.

The fifth-grade students will be representing the royal court, and the keiki in preschool through fourth grade will perform with their class. The public is invited. For more information, call Rena Grace at 328-2727.

Hookena School celebrates May Day Hoolaulea

Hookena Elementary School will celebrate its May Day Hoolaulea at 9 a.m. Friday. The May Day program will feature a royal court and hula performances from students and staff, followed by food, games and local entertainment provided by the PTO.

The event is open to the public. Proceeds from the Hoolaulea will go toward purchasing new computers for the school. For more information, call the school at 328-2710 or email Wryen Kiwaha at

WHEA End of Year Bash happening Friday

End of Year Bash, a fundraiser for West Hawaii Explorations Academy, will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday in the parking lot behind Ceviche Dave's (above Costco) in Kailua-Kona. There will be live music by Leche de Tigre, vendors, raffle, a movie, food, silent auction and more. Those attending are asked to bring beach chairs for seating; no coolers.

Konawaena Elementary School announces third quarter GLO awards

GLO 1 Self-Directed Learner: Rodeo Denis, Alexander DeAhuiar, Mikaela La Marco, Carlos Garza-Malagon, Eli-Anthony Uemura, Maria Gutierrez-Valdovinos, Hunter Prior, Lacey Young, Keoki Matsuyama, Colby Cunningham, Natalia Magana Quezada, Susana Magana Garza, Ruth Kattil, D'Marco Mireles, Maria Ruiz jimenez, Michelle Tam, Jessica Transfiguracion, Pikake Keohuloa Kuanoni, Kyrin Young, Felipe Magana Zavala, Chris Ibarra, Donnia Kamram, Eunika Duque, Yadhira Ortiz Malagon, Shanessa Alves, Sydney Suzuki.

GLO 2 Community Contributor: Josiah Medeiros-Salvador, Noelani Kawaihoa, Logan Citron. Kekai Yamaguchi, Gustavo Magana, Ikaika Pelekane, Malakai Esperanza, Kassaiah Vidal Ganir, Taylor Lee Wana, Mersaydeez Rocha, Judah Halemano, Leina'ala Gonsales, Taylie Oshiro, Kaweo Lai, Manica Debrum, Keoni Aiona-Watan, Shayla Sayphone, Kira Kuanoni Fernandez, Jessica Magana Moreno, Anthony Magana, Bryson Navarro, CJ Yoshikawa, Lily Cho, Jorjah Losalio-Watson, Steven Texeira.

GLO 3 Complex Thinker: Shevy Landis Ku, Kaelon Beech, Heather Ikeda, Nyzea Kainoa, Kaiah Uchida, Makanaonalani Manuel, Payton Kim, Jayla Medeiros, Ka'ano'i Yglesias, Dylinn Burough, Megan Baguso, David Basa, Timothy Duffy, Riley Wilson, Jarvis Kalili, Makana Thomas, Leina Ann Garana-Takizawa, Riley Nakamura, Everett Bettencourt.

GLO 4 Quality Producer: Kiara Behrendt, Tamatasi Faafia Akeo, Kamomi Alu Kau, Kahiau Mainaaupo-Reilly, Cody Kashiwabara, Georgina Queja, Torrance Satta-Ellis, Willy Mongkeya, Delilah Cruz, PJ Palokoa Joe, Xandria Libarios Antolin, Shannel Romualdo, Jade Perez, Robert Fujimori, Alona Kaluau Taetuna, Jasmine Lerback, Chantel Espiritu, Kauionalani Navas-Colburn, Jeneral Lim, Nalani Wall.

GLO 5 Effective Communicator: Emilio Gutierrez-Valdovinos, Nainoa Nakano, Makamua Paris, Sabrina Michelle Gencono, Kimberly Garza Magana, Jannie Caravalho, Jenna Oyama, Jennifer Transfiguracion, Ka'i Kunitomo, Isami Mark Mongkeya, Zachary Vermeulen, Ivan Barido, Caysie Calpito, A.J. Allred.

GLO 6 Effective and Ethical User of Technology: Micah "Tema" Wong, Hiilei Tiqui, Alex Gandalera, Leilani Ruiz Jimenez, Joverson Joe, Makayla Abril Butters, Tiare Quintal, Forrest Lewi, Tyson Acacio, Stacey Maghanoy, Faith Johnson, James Clark, Liam Brent.

DOE pushes Step Up diploma

Hawaii P-20 Partnerships for Education, the Hawaii State Board of Education and the Department of Education is coordinating a statewide drive to encourage public school eighth- and ninth-graders to "step up," by opting in to earn the Hawaii State Board of Education's "Step Up" Recognition Diploma. This rigorous program includes more challenging classes in math, science and writing, and it also includes the completion of a senior project. The diploma is available to all Hawaii public school students beginning with the class of 2013 (current sophomores). The program now hopes to enroll as many eighth- and ninth-graders by May 31 as possible.

Students, parents and caregivers interested in learning more about the Step Up campaign or to enroll in program can visit For more information, visit

HPA presents seventh-grade performance

The seventh-grade class at Hawaii Preparatory Academy will present "Cyber-Mare," a one-act play, at 7 p.m. Friday at the school's Gates Performing Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public.

In a series of true-to-life vignettes, "Cyber-Mare" explores various scenarios that can lead to trouble on the Internet.

Following the performance, the students will present a musical revue of popular Broadway hits, including songs from "Grease," "Hairspray" and "Rent." The production will highlight the talents of every member of the seventh-grade class.

For more information, call 885-2500 or 885-2500.

Waikoloa student wins Letters About Literature contest

Waikoloa reader Bruce Risley's letter to an author was selected as a Level I winner for Hawaii in the national Letters About Literature contest.

The public is invited to an awards ceremony honoring Risley at 2 p.m. May 11 at Thelma Parker Memorial Public/School Library in Waimea. He will read his winning entry and receive several cash awards and a Library of Congress Center for the Book certificate.

Risley wrote a letter to Richard and Florence Atwater about "Mr. Popper's Penguins." His letter now goes to the national competition to be judged by the Library of Congress Center for the Book. The program, open to fourth- through 12th-graders, is sponsored by the Library of Congress Center for the Book in partnership with Target stores.

For more information, call 887-6067.

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