On November 9th, 2016, Middle School counselors hosted a Parent Night on College and Career Readiness. Parents in attendance had a first hand look at how Naviance is personalizing the postsecondary planning for their students. For more information on Naviance, visit our College and Career Readiness Page to watch the video.
Field Trip to UHMC
At the start of the year, Kula Waena counselors use a needs assessment to ask haumāna for feedback on a wide range of academic and personal/social topics. The information gathered is used to inform curriculum, interventions and various support services. One area that students consistently express interest in learning more about is planning options after high school. In response to this feedback, counselors reached out to University of Hawaii’s Maui Campus to collaborate on a field trip for our 8th graders during their Career Days.
In it’s second year, the field trip has grown to include five departments: Agriculture, Media, Culinary, Hospitality and the newly rennovated Dental Hygiene Department with it’s brand new training facility. 8th grader and Hiki Nō crew member, Kalia Franco, captured a few snapshots of this year’s field trip and the 8th graders as they toured the departments and listened to instructors talk about the opportunities available in each field, the importance of post-high education and what skills are needed to be successful both in and out of school. Mahalo nui to everyone at UHMC who made our field trip such a success!
On Friday November 14th, a group of 7th and 8th graders listened to Cameo Renae share about her journey in becoming a best selling and award winning young adult author. Cameo Renae is a Maui girl who broke into the writing scene about five years ago with her first book, In My Dreams. Students learned how her love for reading and writing began with an elementary teacher who introduced her to creative writing. Students watched the trailer to her upcoming short film based on her most recent dystopian book, ARV-3, and asked questions about the possibility of full length feature film starring themselves as the main characters! Mahalo nui loa to Cameo for sharing your inspirational story to our students and best of luck in your future endeavors!