Happy New Year 2017!!!

January 5th, 2017 by pukaai

Kahu Ka’upu and Kahu Kekoa stand with MS teachers and former keiki kahu Mia Porecca and Laua’e Gouveia; 1.5.17

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Pauahi shines on our morning in the chapel; 1.5.17

We welcome the New Year 2017 and look forward to our work together. Soon you will receive our quarterly newsletter. Special mahalo to our Moloka’i families who met with me and the high school principal, Sheena Alaiasa, in December. It is always wonderful to be with our neighbor island families and to hear from them so that we can continue to bridge the campus program with their homes.

I share my upcoming newsletter message here with you in case you’d like the preview of what I have written. Have a blessed third quarter and know we are always here to support you and your child!

Ke Aku Pū,
Po’o Kumu Ka’ai
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From the Second Quarter Newsletter slated to go out by email this week:
The second quarter has flown by quickly….it seems like Back to School Day has just passed. The Fall quarter of school is highlighted by many parent involved activities, with the Halloween Trunk or Treat being once again a huge success. Each year this event becomes more and more elaborate, exciting, and fun for our students and their extended families. Mahalo to all who put much time and energy into this and other events at the school as it is through your generosity of time and energy that we can provide dimension and breadth to the day’s program. The 7th grade team camps, MOYA, field trips, Founder’s Day and the holidays of Thanksgiving and Christmas brought us closer together as families and friends. The Parent Coffee in November was well attended and once again was full of rich and lively discussion guided by the hopes, dreams, concerns, and feedback from our families. As I have always said, it is through the coffee talk that we are able to gauge and revise our work in alignment with your feedback and our existing program guidelines.

Looking ahead we will host a Spaghetti Dinner on Thursday the 19th of January in Kalama Dining Hall. By now the flyer has been sent to all parents and we hope to have a great turn out. Please RSVP as soon as possible so that we have an accurate count for the evening. The focus of the dinner conversation will be the Kamehameha Schools Educational Tactical Plan (SP2020) and we will have special guest Dr. Holoua Stender, Education Vice President, here to share the plan with us and guide our conversations. The Middle School administrative team will be in attendance to facilitate table discussions.

Please prepare your student for the upcoming Charles Reed Bishop Founder’s Day. As Mr. Bishop was instrumental in the establishment of the Kamehameha preparatory school, grades K-8 set aside January 25th to honor and celebrate his birthday. Founder’s Day attire for this event is identical to Ke Ali’i Pauahi Founder’s Day. The expectation is that all students will be in attendance and in the appropriate attire on January 25th. Here at the Middle School absences on Founders’ Days are closely scrutinized, and unless a student is ill, all absences are considered unexcused on December 19th and January 25th.

Our next Coffee with Administrators will be on February 15, 2017 and will focus on our WASC Self-Study. Our hope is that as many as possible attend this coffee so that we can share the Self-Study with you and have dialogue that will inform the visit later in the spring. The Visiting Team will be on our campus on March 5-9, 2017.

We have some new employees and some shifts in roles that happened this Fall. Please join me in welcoming our new faculty and staff. ‘Olonā team welcomes English teacher Chase Wiggins who joins us from the Charter School system. Chase replaces Gay Murakami who applied for and was chosen to teach the 7th grade exploratory class, Life Skills. Mr. Omo, formerly the Life Skills teacher, has filled the vacancy left by Mr. Ellis in 8th grade boys’ PE. Mr. Ellis applied for and was chosen to teach PE in our high school. Mrs. Nomura, formerly an EA on the Kukui team has become the math teacher on ‘Olonā team after Mr. Bright left to take a position at the elementary school. We have had long-term substitutes in a couple of science classes due to teacher extended leaves, and appreciate the time and commitment the substitutes have given to our program. Three new EAs have joined our staff as well. We welcome Kaleka Harrison on ‘Olonā team, Chandra Luchetti on Koa team, and Sean Tyree on the languages-performing arts team. Kona Keala-Quinabo applied for and was recently selected to become a dorm advisor in the high school. We are presently in the process of finding his replacement in Naeole Hale. Finally, we welcome Heidi Fukumoto as our new attendance clerk in the office. As I shared with our faculty and staff as wee returned today, January 5th, the movement of a few folks right at the start of the school year causes multiple consequential moves in personnel which oftentimes takes months to balance out. I mahalo all our faculty and staff who continue to provide a quality program all the while.

We look forward to continue our work with you and we begin school again on January 9th. The third quarter is customarily challenging with concept elaboration and content richness. Please let us know how we can support your child as we journey together through the remainder of the year. As always, it is important to me that communication with families is expedient with all email and phone calls returned within 24 hours of being sent/placed. Please do not hesitate to call me directly if I can be of assistance to you. I can be reached at my desk: 843-3473.

1st Quarter in Review

November 7th, 2016 by pukaai

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Congratulations to our ‘Iolani Math Meet Competitors who placed Third!

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Our Proud VEX Robotics Team members shine with their Ambassadors Trophy!

Aloha Kākou to Our KMS ʻOhana,

Our first quarter successes have ushered us well into the second quarter and the upcoming holidays. Students worked hard engaging in their new school year, they completed their NWEA MAP testing, and continue to do well in all of the activities they participate in outside of school hours. I was able to attend the intermediate football games this past season and was privileged to be down in the field area to watch your sons play their hearts out, and your daughters lift up the crowd as they cheered the team on to victory. This brings me to a thought about athletics and school culture… It is always hard to be a parent as our children compete in their sports of choice. Supporting our children through the rigor of practice and play; caring for them when they are injured; waiting for them after practices and games; and even watching when they may not get a chance to get in the game on a given day can wear on children and their parents emotionally. As they say at many events, let’s continue to support all of the students, coaches, staff and referees with positive feedback and support. My hope is to make it to other sports events over the year, and share this commitment with all of my administrative team who attend events as they are able as well.

I want to communicate with all of you that there have been some personnel moves in our middle school. We have a new 8th grade boys’ PE teacher: Mr. Koy Omo. After a long tenure as the 7th grade health teacher, he began his new position on October 24th. We thus have a new 7th grade health teacher: Ms. Gay Murakami. She began her new position on November 7th. We are presently in the process of filling Ms. Murakami’s 7th grade Olonā English position. The hope is that they interview and hiring process will be done by the end of this month. Mahalo for your understanding as we fill these vacancies brought about by folks seeking to grow professionally.

I am excited to also share with all of you that our KMS VEX Robotics team, newly formed, placed well in their two events so far this year. Our team placed 4th and 8th in their first meet, and received the Judges’ Award for their ambassadorship. Mahalo to the teacher advisor, Nozomi Ozaki, and student team members who have made this possible!

Our math team is doing very well too! Mahalo to Sensei Burton who is the middle school math coach. The ‘Iolani Math Meet was a great success with our team placing third overall.

The next Coffee with Administrators is on Wednesday, November 9th. Additionally, in the near future you will receive information about a Parent Meeting on January 19th. The middle school will provide dinner at this event and a meeting will follow wherein we discuss and share two important things: the Kamehameha Schools Education Tactical Plan, and our WASC Self-Study. We hope to see all of you at this meeting. We will be sending that flyer for the January meeting after the holidays, but please save the date of: Thursday, January 19th from 4:45-7:00 p.m.

Have a blessed Thanksgiving and a joyful holiday season.
Ke Akua pü,
Poʻo Kumu Kaʻai

2016 Opening of School Message

August 22nd, 2016 by pukaai

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Aloha Kakou!
Mahalo to all the families and to all the faculty and staff who have made the start of this year a great success. My hope is to continue to get more efficient about this blog. Each year I set out to improve and grow in this area. We will continue our quarterly newsletters which will come to you through the email you have provided, and will also continue our quarterly coffee hours. For quick reference, the quarterly coffee hour dates are:
9/14
11/9
2/15
4/19

A couple other important items can be shared here in this post as well.
1. The traffic pattern appears to be working well. Car drop off was changed to Kekuhaupio due to the congestion caused last year with the drop off being at the middle school. If you child is injured (on crutches for example) and needs car drop off, you will be allowed access to drop off at the middle school–stop for the security guard and he/she will give you directions.

2. We are presently filling one math, one Hawaiian language, and one PE position. We have confirmed hires for the math and Hawaiian langugae, and will be able to confirm a hire for PE by mid September. Know that all classes have been well covered in this transition. The 8th grade accelerated-pace math will resume within about a week.

In closing, I share here my opening message to the students and faculty/staff. Please understand I have deliberately ommitted all diacritical marks as my computer does not have the accurate caopability to do the markings properly. The photo in this week’s post is from Convocation Day, August 19, 2016.
Mahalo!

Opening Message at the Middle School
Aloha Kakahiaka kākou, and welcome to the first day of this school year. My wish and my prayer for all of you, students, staff, teachers and administrators is that we have a wonderful year of growth and improvement in all we do be it academics, sports, family or with your friends.

This morning’s theme is about heroes. In my life my heroes are close to home. When I was younger my dad was truly my hero. Like you he came to Kamehameha as a 7th grader, a boarder, from Pepeekeo on Hawaii island. He went to college in Colorado, medical school in Boston and came back to Hawaii to serve his people through medicine and community service.

Today my heroes are the three men in my life—my husband, and my two sons, now grown. Like their grandfather before them, my sons came to Kamehameha and have found their way….One through the field of law and the other through college football and business and entrepreneurialism. My husband, while not a graduate of this great school worked his way through public service here on Oahu and finished a 37 year career as a firefighter, aspiring to the rank of Battalion Chief.

These four men exemplify for me the hero qualities of courage, perseverance, strength, service to community, and a willingness to take positive risks to improve themselves and provide well for those they love.

I share my family with you here today because for my father and my sons, none of this would have transpired without the gift of a hero to whom we all are forever indebted. That hero is Ke Aliʻi Bernice Pauahi Bishop.

Now, you will hear throughout your years here, reminders about our debt to her and will be compelled daily to be thankful and respectful of her gift of resources that allows each of us to teach and learn here at Kamehameha. There will be times; it may even be right now, when you tune out those reminders to be reverent and thankful to Mrs. Bishop. I urge you always to listen…. Our princess took many risks and made lifetimes worth of sacrifices so that we can stand here and receive the education and gift of resources because of her generosity. She exemplifies those same qualities of courage, perseverance, strength, service to community, and a willingness to take positive risks. She was courageous in her spirit of giving for future generations; she persevered to insure her people would be cared for into perpetuity; her service to community is unmatched and spans decades and generations; and surely she understood the risk to her people at a time when disease was depleting the populations of her people.

In closing I bring to your attention the pahu, our pahu, who have joined us this morning. These symbols should always remind you of the purpose of all of us being here in this place at this time in our lives. These pahu are our family. They exemplify our middle school commitment to Nurture All Learner Voices.

The hero, OUR hero, Bernice Pauahi Bishop is embodied in one particular pahu, Na Maka Kilo o Kaiona. This pahu was made by a former middle school teacher, Mr. Brad Cooper to watch over our middle school. Mr. Cooper shared that his hope is that the pahu will “bring everyone pride and appreciation of the Hawaiian uniqueness of our school.” The pattern of the pahu is a series of ‘Iwa birds that represent the pet ‘Iwa of Kaiona, the goddess of Kaala who lives in the Waianae mountains on Oahu. Kaiona was kind and would guide those lost in the mountains so that they could reach safety. Our princess Pauahi is likened to Kaiona and is mentioned in song as a reminder to all of us of her profound caring and love for us all. She truly guides us each day and for this we are all very appreciative. Mr. Cooper also shares that the pattern, from a distance looks like a series of eyes. This he explains symbolizes the watchful eyes of Pauahi. Additionally the pattern can appear as a repeated pattern of crabs—this symbolizes Pai ’ea, the hard shelled crab, and one of the names given to Kamehameha ‘ekahi, Pauahi’s great-grandfather for who our schools are named.

Finally, we ask that you find the hero who guides your life. Seek those who have enduring and positive qualities. Let their example provide guidance for you as you grow here in the middle school. That hero may be a parent, a friend, a sibling; that person can also have come before you as Pauahi did. Perhaps you will leave a hero’s legacy in your very near future.

Have a blessed and wonderful school year.

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 20th, 2015 by pukaai

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Aloha Kakou!
I am ever thankful for the students, teachers/satff, families, and friends who support our middle school. Each day it is a privilege and an honor to work alongside each of you. Please take time during the Thanksgiving holiday to rest and enjoy each other’s company. Thank you for all you do. Safe travels to all who will leave their homes on the roads and through the air to travel to be near top those you love dearly.
Ke Akua Pu,
Po’o Kumu Ka’ai

Welcome to School Year 2015-16….and notes from our First Coffee

September 17th, 2015 by pukaai

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Welcome to the 2015-16 School Year! I look forward to a great year and welcome your ideas, concerns, feedback, and good cheer anytime! Please feel free to call me at my direct number: 843-3473. I will also be sending out a quarterly newsletter at the end of each quarter. My wish is to be able to blog more frequently this year…we will see how successful I am! Please never hesitate to schedule a conference if you’d like to talk in person. Mahalo for all you do to support the school in partnership. Above I share a picture of my family from this past spring . I have two sons, one in his final year of law school at Seattle University Law School, and the other is in his final year of playing time at the University of Oregon and is working on a Master’s degree.

Have a blessed and wonderful school year! Pua
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Mahalo to those parents who attended our first quarterly coffee with our administrative team. KMS administration provides this time for parents to bring dialogue and feedback in an open forum with the goal of working collaboratively to continually grow and improve our program. Additionally we send through the email a quarterly parent bulletin, and some of us have blogs such as this one where we can share various communication pieces for your information.

It was requested this morning that I re-cap some of the information shared at the coffee time. We hope to see you again at the next coffee scheduled for November 18th from 730-900 a.m. in Kalama Dining Hall. An email reminder will be sent to you ahead of time.

Today’s topics of discussion—these topics are drawn from questions submitted by parents prior to the coffee hour.
Curriculum for the 7th grade
We have three teams of 108 students who learn through integrated units of study in a collaborative team setting. Math, Science, Social Studies, English, and languages are taught on the 7th grade floor. Teachers have approximately 3 hours each day to design those units of study to meet the needs of the students on their teams. Some will teach in “periods,” while others may team with 2-4 teachers at a time. There are standard content elements that all 7th grade students shall know and be able to do before they leave 7th grade. Each team is accountable for that content though they may deliver the content in varying manners. Math instruction is differentiated to meet the ability levels of the students. Teachers groups students in a number of ways based on test data, ability, random selection, or type of activity, and that grouping will change from day to day and sometimes even within the day.

Athletics Use of Whirlpool for Non-KS Team Members
Students who are on KS sports teams are the kuleana of the coaches assigned to coach them, and the athletic department personnel that establishes the expectations for ILH sports for Kamehameha. Club soccer players would not be allowed to use the whirlpool to “recover” from sports as they are not KS teams. The challenge of managing club soccer and cross country is trying and we encourage all parents, teachers, and coaches to seek balance for the kids.

High School Class Schedules and Planning for High School
There will be a high school orientation later this fall provided by our Middle School counselors. Registration opens on March 9th. Parents are welcomed to call for a meeting with their child’s counselor at any time if you would like to have a conversation sooner.

Summer school can provide additional support for your child to progress to the level of math and language you intend to complete before graduating.

KSBE and KMS Stance on Various Issues Facing Hawaiians Today
KSBE and KMS do not have a formal stance on current issues. We do not advocate one position over another. We expect that our teachers will present all lenses through which to view current issues and that students and their families are also involved in helping our haumana to develop their unique way of seeing the issues that face us today. We expect that students will be encouraged to express their understandings through many different modalities.

Silent Lunches
We have had one silent lunch since the start of this year. It is “silent” in the sense that students use quiet talking voices. This was earned by 7th grade students’ extra friendly noise level and too many instances of throwing the table wiping rags. There was no punishment aside from the “quiet” lunch.

Bus Shortage
An additional bus has been added out to West O’ahu. We have finite number of busses and offer this service to our parents as an option for transportation to school. Bus meetings are mandatory and some of our families may have missed those meetings so were not allowed to become a bus rider.

Open Classroom (we didn’t get to this one at the coffee)
The question is why aren’t KES and KHS doing this. They are working toward more innovative models and may soon have an opportunity to consider different learning space designs. The benefit of the open classroom includes but is not limited to increased collaboration by students and teachers. We would love to spend more time in our next coffee to talk about this and encourage someone to bring it up again.

Mahalo for the time you spent with us this morning. Here’s to a wonderful year of learning together!
Pua

Mana’o from this morning’s wehena

October 27th, 2014 by pukaai

I want to share the mana’o from this morning’s wehena. Mr. Palani Williams (7th grade exploratory teacher in visual art) shared a most poignant and meaningful message for us to start off the week. My wish is that we can all reinforce his good words.

Did you know Princess Pauahi was a samurai? Not in the sense that she wore armor and swung a sword, but the way she lived her life in service of others. The term samurai, in Japanese and Chinese, means “those who serve”. The samurai lived by a code called Bushido. The following are the virtues of a samurai:
• Rectitude or Righteousness (Gi)(Pono): living a life pleasing to God
• Courage (Yu)(Koa): not only physical but moral – do the right thing in the face of popular opposition, shame, scandal or discouragement
• Benevolence or Charity (Jin)(Aloha): giving of help to those in need
• Respect (Rei)(Ho’ihi)
• Honesty (Makoto)(Ku’I’o): embodies attributes such as integrity and truthfulness along with the absence of lying, cheating, and theft.
• Honor (Meiyo)
• Loyalty (Chugi): Faithfulness in a person, group, country or cause.
• Filial Piety: Be good to your parents, take care of your parents, and conduct yourself so as to bring a good name to your parents and ancestors
• Wisdom: Think and act using knowledge, experience, understanding, common sense
In 1990 I was a 21 year old Sergaent of a mortar platoon. I found myself in the desert of Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Storm. We were about to start the ground war and invade Iraq. I thought I was going to die. I remember praying to God to bless me and the men I commanded. I made a promise to God at that time that if He would bring me and my men home safely, I would dedicate the rest of my life to making a difference to others. God held up his end of the promise, and ever since then I have been doing my best to hold up mine. That is the reason why I am a teacher, coach, club advisor, father, mentor and Police Officer.
My challenge to you everyday this week is to exemplify the samurai virtues, the Hawaiian virtues that Princess Pauahi lived by and wanted all of us to live by. Live a life pleasing to God, do the right thing, help others, be respectful, don’t lie, be good to your parents, and act in a way to bring honor to your family.

Welcome Back to School Year 2014-2015!!

August 13th, 2014 by pukaai

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August 13, 2014

Mahalo to all our families who have made the start of the year a wonderful new beginning! We surely started with some excitement thanks to tropical storm Iselle. My wish and my prayer is that all of you and your extended families are doing well after this storm and that you are safe and healthy.

This blog is to inform you about ways I will communicate with you throughout this school year. First and most importantly, know that I am always reach-able at my desk at 843-3473, or by email at pukaai@ksbe.edu. I welcome your mana’o and will get back to you within a day or sooner when you have messages for me.

The Principal’s blog is one of the communication venue that I will try to write in each quarter. The blog can be navigated to from our KMS website. Team websites are presently under construction and should be up in their new format within the next month.

Additionally, the middle school provides quarterly coffee hours with the administrative team. The first coffee hour is on September 24th, from 7:30-9:30 a.m. These coffee hours are held in Kalama Dining Hall and require an RSVP. You will receive an email invitation for this first coffee hour at the end of August or the first part of September. Parking for the coffee hours is in the parking structure at Kekuhaupi’o. The purpose of the coffee hour is for parents to come with dialogue and conversation to share with our administrative team and other parents to insure communication lines are open. The open forum discussion is guided by parent interest and there is no set agenda. These coffee hours have a maximum capacity of 70 parents so please be sure to RSVP early if you are interested in attending these forums.

A Quarterly Middle School Newsletter will be distributed about a week after the close of the quarter and will highlight the goings on at the middle school campus for that particular time period. This newsletter will be sent to you through email.

I look forward to a wonderful school year with every student and their families. Please do not hesitate to call on me should you need support in your child’s journey here at Kula Waena o Kamehameha ma Kapalama.

SOME CRITICAL REMINDERS:
•There is no adult supervision on them idle school campus before 7:00 a.m. Many students are here as early as 5:30 a.m.

•Similarly, there is no adult supervision on campus after 3:30 p.m. Many students are still here at 7:00 p.m. when I am leaving the campus.

•The safety and well-being of your child is of utmost importance. Please drop off and pick up your child within the hours of supervision stated above.

•Please heed the direction of ALL and ANY security, Sherriff, or school personnel who are trying to manage traffic on campus at all times.

•Always pull all the way up in the middle school drop off area and stop fully before allowing your child to get out of the vehicle.

•DO NOT ever pass on the left to get around another vehicle in the car drop off area. This is EXTREMELY dangerous. Please always be patient as students are dropped off and picked up each day ion our middle school car drop off area.

•The faculty parking are is off limits as a drop off or pick up area. This includes the loading zone.

•Please pay attention to the directional arrows and signage on the roads. Driving against oncoming traffic to go up the hill from the middle school is never allowed and is extremely dangerous.

•The fire lane is NEVER a thorough fare for vehicles. All buses drop off and pick up at Keawe and exit the Waikiki side of the middle school campus past the dorm area. All car drop off and pick up is on the Ewa side of the middle school campus.

Mahalo for your utmost care when driving. We care deeply about each child’s safety.

In closing, I share above a picture of my ohana from this past summer. We celebrated the graduation of my younger son from the University of Oregon. He will continue on with his graduate work as he plays out his two remaining years of eligibility. My older son will be starting his second year of law school at Seattle University Law School. Both boys are proud graduates of Kamehameha Kapalama!

Puanani Mills Ka’ai
Po’o Kula, Kula Waena
Kamehameha Kapalama

12.5.13 Entry–Whew! Sorry So Tardy!

December 5th, 2013 by pukaai

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Aloha Kākou!
Mahalo for your patience as I made my way through a very busy month of November. Sadly I began the month with the loss of my hanai mom in Hilo. I was asked to eulogize her which took my creative energy to a place of telling the story of a beloved person. Two days after the services I was off to Minneapolis for the national middle school conference. While there we were able to visit the FAIR school in downtown Minneapolis which is designed with no walls and doors just as our school is. This school combines K-3 and 9-12 students–it was a very inetersting visit! I attended sessions on school safety, media relations, and school leadership. I was joined by Mr. Atabay, Ms. Cravalho, Mr. Kane, Mr. Snow, Mrs. Kedrowski, and Mrs. Hokoana. There was a day of snow which ushered the season in for this group of travelers from islands afar. I returned after a week away and quickly got back to the kuleana of school, then spent two days on Maui with our English teachers to develop standards for English/Language Arts for our students. I visited Kawaikini School on Kaua’i in the latter part of the month as the chair of their accreditation team, and ended the month with my sons on the mainland for the Thanksgiving holiday.

December should be a bit calmer though the students are excited about the holiday break and Christmas. You will all be receiving the second quarter newsletter over the break which will be full of information for you to peruse.

I would like to call your attention to a few things. First, Mahalo! to all who helped with the Halloween Trunk or Treat. Parents came out in force to provide a wonderful and wholesome experience for our students. Second, I want to congratulate all the teachers and students for the decline in the number of students on academic probation. Finally, I want to mahalo all of the parents and students for completing the SPN survey sent out earlier this quarter. The survey participation was terrific and your feedback is very helpful. The November coffee with the administration was well attedned again. This time we changed the format to be able to get many more questions and conversations handled. The next coffee hour will be on February 19th–look for an email invite sometime in early February.

I have a few requests as well. Please make sure that you are not driving on the left side of parked cars in the drop off area. We have had a few near misses and do not want any accidents in this or any area of the campus. Please also remember to pull all the way up when dropping your child off–we have had complaints that the traffic backs up on to the main road in the morning drop off and afternoon pick up time. Lastly, we have noticed an increase in the rubbish on our campus. Please help us by reminding your student to use the trash recepticles on the campus and not to discard their trash on the ground.

Most Importantly: Our middle school students have been damaging our building. This is extremely heartbreaking. Students have been reminded numerous times not to throw balls in the locker area. Students have not listened. Lights are continuously being broken. Today the interior wall outside of Mr. Williams classroom has been kicked in and written on. We are extremely unhappy about this. Finally, middle school riders on the Ewa A bus have been repeatedly insubordinate and ru=e to their elementary school peers and the bus driver. ALL bus riders are expected to know that this service is a privilege and that the privilege can be taken away. This certainly does not mean all middle schoolers are participating in these unacceptable behaviors. I would appreciate that all families take the time to remind their student about proper behavior.

In closing, I send to all of your a very heartfelt warm wish for a safe and joyous holiday season. Please travel safely and return to school ready to tackle the second of of our learning together at the middle school.

Ke Akua Pū,
Pua

My Hawaii Story Project 2013

September 9th, 2013 by pukaai

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Congratulations to the KMS students (11 of the 25 selected) whose writing was included in this publication. Special mahalo to all the teachers who made this success possible for our kids!

KMS Student Photographer JP Newmann on KHON

September 9th, 2013 by pukaai

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Our own JP Newmann was on KHON Friday morning with Zak Noyle who is a professional surf photographer. JP’s photo was selected by Zak to be part of an exhibit on sports/surf photography. If you are at all interested in amazing photos of waves and surf, you can follow Zak on Twitter.


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