Comic Con Week of 2/26

Kāhili shares his character creation with 216 of his peers at Lunalilo.

Students are enjoying a fun-filled week of mini-sessions, local guest authors, and of course… a huakaʻi to see Black Panther.  Through these experiences, students are building their skills and understanding of writing comic book narratives.

On Monday we enjoyed learning from ʻōiwi edgers: Christopher Caravalho and DJ Keawekane.

“We canʻt laugh at each other.  Itʻs up to us to build each other up; thatʻs the only way to make things happen.” – Christopher Carvalho


Papa Eono Book Trailers


Papa Eono has been hard at work sharing their reading with one another on our new website. Students created their own book trailers using elements of plot. These can be accessed and viewed using this link.  You can also check out this weekʻs “busted” readers.  We look forward to meeting our first featured reader when he or she is selected.

Back to School Night ‘Ohana Survey Drives Instruction

When parents were asked, “What do you believe to be your child’s greatest need?” The three needs that overwhelmingly surfaced were: social emotional development, writing, and goal setting.

In response to this valuable mana’o, this trimester we have been working on creating our own writing pieces in order to strengthen the connection we feel to places around us on our island. Because this is a larger project, students have been setting daily goals for work time and tracking their progress towards these goals.

In just a couple of weeks we will be going on huaka’i to visit some of the places that students have shown great interest in through their writing. To provide an authentic context for students, they will be sharing their writing with peers on this huaka’i. We are excited to learn from one another, and to build a foundation for sense of kuleana to these places.