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March 21, 2013


Breaking News

Make Your Mark in the 2012-13 Yearbook

Student recognition ads and business ads are great ways to congratulate your favorite student and support the yearbook at the same time. Deadlines are approaching, so order yours now. Student Recognition Ads - for any grade level - Deadline, April 1 Business Ads - reaching Island School students and their families - Deadline, May 1. Ad Prices: $200 for full page $125 for 1/2 page $75 for 1/4 page $50 for 1/8 page (business card size) To order ads, click here and follow the directions: yrbk_ra_catalogs.asp?cid=167156 Be sure you designate that the ad is for Island School on Kaua‘i. If you have any questions, please contact the yearbook staff business manager, Zeb Wichert at or call Zeb at (808) 652-5413. To order your yearbook, click here: yrbk_catalog.asp?CID=167156&PFID =20121030041534443119&GID=

Consider Hosting an Exchange Student

Hosting a student from another country is a wonderful opportunity for your family. Island School has a long history of having international students attend our high school. They bring with them their enthusiasm and a rich cultural diversity. Sean Magoun has information about a young man from Sweden who is looking

Click HERE for important dates

for a host family. Other hosting opportunities are likely to come up as the next school year approaches. If your family is interested, please contact Sean as soon as possible. Email or call 2460233, ext. 241.

of planning and work, the event itself lasted about 7 hours, providing wellneeded funds for our educational operations. Congratulations to Island School!

We Did It!

5 Days of Flying Fun Over Spring Break

Congratulations to everyone who participated in making A Pirate Ball a smashing success. It was an awesome occasion, and we have deep appreciation for the many hands that made it so. From Board members to a host of other volunteers, including members of the Island School staff, cooperation, industry, and creativity were very much in evidence. The costumes and pirate actors added to the evening’s festivities. The remarks by our seniors, Gabe Figueroa and Joy Claypoole were quite moving, introducing the appeal for financial aid. At evening’s end, payments for and distribution of purchases took place, followed by clearing and cleanup that evening, the next day and into this week. It’s a huge job! Accountants, under the direction of Mike Goto, were working all day Sunday, as was a crew of Island School staff, faculty, parents and our Voyager volleyball team. Alan King and Lulu Schilleci were the chairpersons, assisted by 18 committees, from acquisitions to decor and slide-shows. After months

Your keiki are invited to spend Spring Break with Mr. Dean from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Plans include making all kinds of flying machines. Prices are: $125/5 days; $70/5 half days (a.m. or p.m.); $30/per day; $20/per half day. Food is not included; children should bring their own water, snack and lunch, as appropriate. Call the Office to sign up - 246-0233.

Show Sitters Wanted

The art exhibit Griffin & Friends still needs show sitters for two time slots: today, March 21, from 12:30 to 3:00 and tomorrow, Friday, from 12:30 to 3:00. If you can help, email Penny at, or Griffin Lord at

Robotics-McDonalds Fund Raiser

A statewide in-store fund raiser is happening now through Sunday, March 24th at all McDonald’s Restaurants. $1.00 from every Egg McMuffin Sandwich and Egg McMuffin Extra Value Meal sold will benefit the Hawai‘i teams of the 2013 FIRST in Hawai‘i Regional Robotics Competition. Our Kaua’ibots will be traveling to O‘ahu for the competition on April 4-6, 2013.

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I.S. Chronicles calorimeter so that the amount of heat given off by the metal to the water could be measured. Then, through the application conservation of energy and several calculations, the students were able to find the heat capacity of the metal.

where she received a Chancellor’s Scholarship, and also at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, CA. Cy Whitlock has been accepted to University of Washington in Seattle, WA. Kim McDonough and Gabe Figueroa have both been accepted at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY, where both were awarded a Skidmore Grant. Kim also received notice of two additional music scholarships - one for Linfield College and one for Willamette. (These are in addition to the merit awards already received at both schools.)

ART – Members of the East Kaua‘i Lions Club came to Morning Circle yesterday Our middle/elementary Science Olympiad team celebrated last Friday with a pizza party. Pictured to present awards for the above with their projects & medals are, l-r, Pierce annual Sight is Beautiful Bivens, Matthew Tamanaha, Zeke Gamby, poster contest. Winners were Rachel Dressler, Brianna Ryan, (coach) Joe chosen in each Corbo, Quinn Catlin, Aliana Ho (seated), grade level from Julia Randolph-Flagg & Andres Gonzalezparticipants Ramos (kneeling). from all Kaua‘i FOURTH GRADE – In social schools. Island studies, the students have begun School students were researching an assigned marine awarded five first place animal found in Hawaiian waters. prizes and one second They will be using books and online place: resources to identify information 1st Place Winners: - Jei about their animal. The students Li Rosare-Yadao have received a grading rubric to (kindergarten); Emily familiarize themselves with scoring Sight is Beautiful poster contest winners Do (1st grade); Bradley and expectations. They will be Pratt (2nd grade); Eve working on this project primarily KINDERGARTEN – Last week, Conant (3rd grade); Amber during class time, but will also have students in kindergarten brought Asuncion (4th grade). the option to work on it at home. 2nd Place Winner: Zachary Ing (1st in Leprechaun Traps they made at home. Every day, when they arrived grade). Congratulations! CHEMISTRY – Ms. Mary’s at school, they found signs that Conceptual Chemistry students found SENIOR UPDATE – Christian the leprechaun had been there. On the specific heat of various metals Tuesday there were gold coins in Potter has been accepted at in an experiment. After heating the their traps. On Wednesday, they University of California, Santa metal up to 100 degrees Celsius, found the leprechaun hats they made Cruz, University of California, the students placed the metal into had shrunk! Davis, and University of California, Footprints Santa Barbara. Michael Kilcoyne were has been accepted at University spotted all of California, Santa Cruz and at around their Chapman University in Orange, CA. classroom Adam Rick has been accepted at on Thursday Miami University in Oxford, OH, morning. Pace University in New York, NY, They found Temple University in Philadelphia, notes in PA. and at St. Joseph’s University their traps in Philadelphia, PA. April Oo was on Friday, accepted at Brandeis University written by the Jei Li Rosare-Yadao April Oo, ‘13, was one of the Spanish V in Waltham, MA. Joy Claypoole leprechaun students that taught our PK class “Twinhas been accepted at Chapman & Ryan Biedermann kle, Twinkle Little Star” in Spanish. himself. show off their University in Orange, California, leprechaun traps.

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Parent Association Next Meeting

Tuesday, April 9 1:00 p.m. Teachers’ Workroom

Mahalo to


♥ ♥ ♥ each and every one of you who gave your

time and efforts, made donations, attended the auction. Your contributions have made a big difference to Island School.

♥ ♥ ♥ Dallas McCurley for consulting with us regard-

ing the purchase of a new lighting system for the Main Hall “theatre.” ♥ ♥ ♥ Robert & Joan Pariani and Andrew So for

donations to Annual Giving.

♥ ♥ ♥ Fred “Doc” & Ganelle Roberts for a

You’re all invited. Come see what being a PA Room Parent is all about.

Classified Ads HAWAII CHILDREN’S THEATRE SUMMER STARS 2013 REGISTRATION: Registration for HCT’s Summer Stars program is now open. Keiki, morning and afternoon workshops begin June 10. Summer Stars will present Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. Register now to reserve your spot! Visit www. or call 246-8985 for more information. PLAY WRITING: With under two weeks remaining until the April 1st deadline for submissions to this year’s Kaua‘i Shorts festival, we hope you are busy typing away on the final draft of your play! Don’t let the deadline go by with that great idea for a play still imprisoned in your head. Share it! Become an author! Amaze your friends! Hear the intoxicating sound of applause! Submit your precious brain child as an email attachment any time before April 1st to Check out for information. Choose any subject that is suitable for a general audience; however plays that have been professionally produced are ineligible. A word of advice: a play with a large number of actors involved is difficult to cast during a festival of 12 to 20 plays; also, neither

contribution to the Chorus.

curving staircases nor crashing chandeliers please. Keep it simple! PINOCCHIO AT KALAHEO EL: Kalaheo Elementary School Drama Club’s annual musical production is coming up April 26 & 27 & May 3 & 4. This year is the enchanting story No Strings Attached the Adventures of Pinocchio. Doors open at 6:30pm and show begins at 7pm in the school’s cafeteria-turned-theater, Donations are welcome and tickets are available at the school. Admission is $5 for general and $1 for children under 12. All proceeds support the club’s return for the following year. People are admitted on a first come first serve basis so come early and enjoy the food booth that opens at 6pm. Filled with enchantment and adventure, No Strings Attached is great family entertainment. KCP PRESENTS THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB: The show, a comedy by Jessie Jones, Jamie Wooten and Nicholas Hope, will run weekends through March 31, with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm and Sundays at 4pm at the Puhi Theatrical Warehouse at 4411 Kikowaena Street, behind Harley Davidson. For a plot summary and tickets, go to, or call 800-838-3006. Advance tickets are $20 with discounts for KCP members, seniors and students.

Island School Knows How to Party! And how to come together to raise much-needed funds! It truly was “all hands on deck! We are grateful to our hard-working ohana and to the chairs of our auction committees: Co-Chairs

Alan King & Lulu Schilleci


Laura Cushnie & Adeline Sears

Classroom Donations

Leslie Kilcoyne

Corporate Sponsorship

H. Peter King, David Pratt, Kathy Richardson


Karen Goodale, Robin Pratt


Laura Ryan


Joan Shaw


Mike Goto

Gift Certs & Photo Collection

Naomi Escaño

Parent Volunteers

Bridgette Orsatelli


Ed Eaton

Program Coordinator

Daryl Edwards

Program Ad Sales

Suzanne Olson


Cathy Cowern


Melissa Riopta, Alice Pajela

Scholarhip Call

Philip Steinbacher

Slide Show

Nathaniel Evslin

You’ll want to peruse the photos of our gala auction event, A Pirate Ball, on our Shutterfly site. But here’s a taste: password = islandschool

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