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May 1, 2014


Breaking News Midterm Progress Reports Tomorrow — Middle & High School Students Only Progress reports will be emailed to students and parents on Friday, May 2, near the end of school. Hard copies are available upon request. Contact katie.

8th Grade Student & Parent Transition Meeting Tonight

Our 8th grade students have almost completed their middle school years and are getting ready for high school. In preparation for next year, you are invited to a transition meeting on May 1, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., in the Main Hall. This is an opportunity to ask questions and to share concerns, meet some of the high school teachers and learn about the goals and opportunities of high school. Pizza and drinks will be served. Please RSVP by calling 482-1022.

Flowers and Foliage Needed for May Day

The May Day committee is asking for donations of sturdy tropical flowers and greenery such as torch ginger, heliconia, Bird of Paradise, Laua‘e fern, fan palm, ti stalks (all colors), croton, Star of India, etc. Please drop off at Wilcox Gym on Thursday morning, May 8.

Graduation Package Up for Bid on May Day

A great gift for your favorite graduate! Package includes two reserved parking spaces, reserved VIP seating for eight people, a specialty lei$ 50 off a banner from Sign Art and professional photography services for the graduate and family at Island School’s ceremony on June 14. Only one package is offered per year. Don’t miss out — be sure to visit the May Day auction on Friday, May 9 on the administration lanai immediately

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following the May Day assembly to place your bid! All bidding closes at 12:30 p.m. For more information, email daryl@

May Day Lu‘au Tickets: Fri. is Last Day to Purchase

Regular school lunch will not be available on May 9. Tickets are $15 ­each, sold through May 2 and are available for purchase in the Office or online by going to html. Scroll down to the last line in “payments” and specify “LUAU” in the box. Please email Alice (alice@ischool. org) or call 246-0233 if you have any questions. Mahalo!

Freshmen Class Responsible for May Day Set-up/Clean-up

Freshmen should be in attendance during set-up on Thursday, from 3 to about 6 p.m., and again on Friday, from 10:45 a.m. to about noon.

Make an Impact Through Annual Giving

As a non-profit organization, we rely on donations to help sustain our mission. From classroom supplies to campus repairs, professional development opportunities, and everything in between, Annual Giving dollars make all the difference! We’re just $10,000 away from meeting our $70,000 goal for this school year. Every gift counts! Give now at html or call us at 246-0233. We are ever grateful for your kokua.

‘Keep Calm and Sing Show Tunes’ DVD Available Now

Kellan Wortmann ‘14, attempts a long jump during Thursday’s KIF Championship Qualifying Round at Vidinha Stadium. See story on page 3.

Got Prom Tickets? May 9 is the Deadline to Buy Tickets for the May 17 prom are $80 before May 2, and will then be $85 until the deadline on May 9. If you need a Prom Agreement Form or you have any questions, please contact Liz Hubbard (

Community Service Opportunity: Humane Society Store and KCC Graduation

Kaua‘i Humane Society Thrift Store is moving! They need a few volunteers to help them move stock and fixtures from their current location near Subway Lihu‘e, to their new location behind the Shell Gas Station on Kuhio Hwy. They also need help with painting and cleaning. Students interested in 8-16 hours of community service, should email for more details. KCC needs helpers for their graduation on May 16th from 4-9 p.m. at Vidinha Stadium. Students interested in working as ushers or cleaners call Pua or Lana at 245-8011.

Families who ordered DVDs of last week’s Island School Chorus spring concert are asked to pick up their DVDs in the Office. Please see Amanda or Lulu. To contact the publisher of Island School’s Parent Connection, email

I.S. Chronicles MAYOR’S YOUTH TRACK MEET – Island School’s EL and MS students did well during last weekend’s two-day track meet, an event organized by the County of Kaua‘i at Vidinha Stadium. Island School was the first-place middle school team. 4th grader Dwight Apao took the boys overall title in the Elementary Division out of hundreds of participants. He also came home with the Male Athlete Award. 6th grader Waileia Edwards tied for the overall girl

title in the Middle School Division. Congratulations to all our young athletes and coaches Ms. Emily, Ms. Mariko and Ms. Jen!

The 1st graders explore and build their own Menehune huts on the Berry Flat Trail, Koke‘e.

FIRST GRADE TRIP– First grade spent the night at the Discovery Center in Koke‘e last week. Below, Ryan Biedermann writes about their experience: On our field trip to Koke‘e, we made tie dyed shirts. Uncle Billy told spooky stories. We did a dance of girls vs. boys. It was so cool! We went on a hike to the Menehune huts. We started to make our own. We jumped on the trampoline. I jumped on my back. We made s’mores. Mmmmm! Now on that field trip I learned a lot. I had a super exciting, fantastic, terrific, cool time.

HONOR BAND – 8th grader Emily Sullivan is playing flute and representing Island School as a member of the Kaua‘i AllIsland Honor Band, which is comprised of 6th-12th grade students. The band will be performing with Top: 4th grader Dwight Apao, the Mayor’s Youth Track Meet’s the KCC Wind Male Athlete Award winner, and Coach Ms. Mariko. Center: Symphony Waileia Edwards, 2nd to right, shows off her trophy with her tonight, teammates. Bottom: The elementary team gathers for a group Thursday, May photo. 1 at 7 p.m. in the

Kaua‘i Community College PAC. See flyer on page 7 for more details. It is a free event. HULA – Na Pua O Kamaile, the Island School halau, performed at the Lihu‘e Business Association meeting at Duke’s restaurant. They chanted Oli Aloha No Kaua‘i, danced Nawiliwili, and chanted Pau‘ole Ko‘u Aloha (Endless Is My Love) in tribute to the late Hobey Goodale. HS ASSEMBLY – High school students had a two-part assembly on Tuesday in preparation for Prom, which is on May 17th. The first part was a presentation by Kim Nizo, a member of MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving). She shared some very intense stories of why drinking and driving is a terrible combination. In a simulation of

a drunk driving death, Francis Green ‘15, and Ian Cowden ‘15, volunteered to read aloud letters written to the victim’s family by the driver and by the victim to his family. Students were visibly moved by the experience which was designed to encourage them to make good choices. This was followed

by a fashion show organized by Prom Committee Chair, Alyssa Medd ‘14, and featured appropriate prom attire modeled by four girls and two boys.

I.S. Chronicles (Cont’d.) SENIOR UPDATE – Chad Andrade and Keana Green were both recipients of the Wai‘ale‘ale Project Scholarship at Kaua‘i Community College. Makali‘i Pratt was accepted to Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Congratulations! WORLDWIDE PINHOLE PHOTOGRAPHY DAY – Nine enthusiastic photographers, students, parents and teachers attended Island school’s 2nd annual Worldwide Pinhole Photography (WPPD) workshop on Sunday April 27th. They captured 47 images around the Island School campus with handmade cameras made from a shoe box, a camera case and mailing tubes. With a little help from Mr. Dean they turned Ms. Penny’s art room storeroom into a darkroom where they developed their film. The next step for the Island School photographers is to scan their best photo, then post it on the WPPD gallery website at http://

place overall in the KIF ­— a remarkable feat since they are a relatively small team that does not yet compete in five events. Of the school-record 22 track team members, 11 qualified for next week’s state championship, which is also an Island School milestone. Congratulations everyone on a great season! KINDERGARTEN – The Kindergartners took a trip to Waipa last week Tuesday. They learned many important things about taro, such as all of its uses, how it is made into poi, its enemies and where they grow. The children got to go into the lo‘i and find snails, pick snail eggs off the taro plants and had a muddy, fun time! At the end, they brought home a bag of freshly made poi to enjoy with their families. It was a great day!

Kindergartners Max Evslin, Lea Meyers, Keely Stedman and Chloe Ayonon peeling the skin off the kalo.

A pinhole photo that Manule‘a Trujillo ‘19, took and developed on Sunday, Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day.

KIF TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP– The regular season concluded with the KIF Championship track meet last week Thursday and Friday at Vidinha Stadium. Island School produced the following individual champions: Emanuel Zafirides ‘14, 400-meter dash; Chan Hsu ‘14, 400-meter dash (she broke the KIF record during the qualifying round) and 1500-meter run; Joshua Miller ‘16, 1500-meter run and Allison Culliney ‘15, triple jump. The Voyager wahine were second

THIRD GRADE TRIP – The 3rd graders are in the process of writing and illustrating books about their adventures on O‘ahu. The following is an excerpt from Eve Parker’s journal on the 3rd Grade O‘ahu trip.: My classmates and I went to the Honolulu Zoo Friday afternoon. While the parents were having a

meeting at the Zoo entrance, the kids were climbing on an enormous tree that looked like an octopus. Soon the parents told us that we had to skip the Zoo, so we went to the Box Car Track. The Box Car Track had a windy road we had to go around in our cars and it was really fun! STUDENT GOVERNMENT – Elections for Student Government officers for the 2014-2015 school year will be held soon. Those interested in running are encouraged to attend a meeting with Liz Hubbard tomorrow at 11:40 in the Kukui Room. Attendees should bring their lunches. CAMPUS WILDLIFE – A pair of ‘Alae ‘Ula, endangered Hawaiian Mud Hens, hatched three chicks earlier this year. The family of five is thriving on the Island School Campus. Look for them around the reservoir. ART – The HS Ceramics students are currently working on pieces that will be displayed in an art show from May 30 to June 2 in the Kaua‘i Society of Artists Gallery at Kukui Grove Center. One of their pieces will be a ceramic teapot. The other will be a life-sized self Kira Catlin ‘15, portrait bust works on her piece for the Art Exhibit. made out of clay.

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Parent Association

Staff Appreciation Luncheon: “Superhero Luncheon” Wednesday, May 14, 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Please secure your food donations with Leah at

Next meeting: Tuesday, May 6

1 p.m. in the Teachers’ Workroom Everyone is welcome!

Classified Ads KEIKI & JUNIOR LIFEGUARD PROGRAMS: Registration begins May 1. Programs are free and designed to teach young people (ages 8 to 17) ocean safety and lifesaving skills. Application forms can be downloaded from or picked up at the Fire Department headquarters at the Lihu‘e Civic Center Pi‘ikoi Building. For more information, please call the Ocean Safety Bureau at 241-4984 or 241-4168.

Mahalo to


♥ ♥ ♥ Dora Sloger for her expertise in organizing the drama costume areas. Also to Lisa Lewis and Denese Alcott for helping with sets and costumes for “Agatha Rex.” ♥ ♥ ♥ Sean & Katie Magoun, Corey Dobashi, Ehren & Leah Edwards, Alicia & Ross Asuncion for helping with the Mayor’s Youth Track Meet teams. ♥ ♥ ♥ Donna King and Kristina & Joey Caminos for assisting with the boys volleyball concession and admission counters. ♥ ♥ ♥ The 19 chaperones that went with the third grade class. They were amazing — especially the drivers who safely brought the students to each event. ♥ ♥ ♥ Lorena & Stacey Wong for a grant to help the art department purchase materials for the upcoming high school student art show, “Totally Busted.”

CAR WASH: Moms in Prayer International is raising funds to attend their 30th Anniversary Celebration to be held in Dallas, TX. Stop by their car wash/bake sale next to Lihu‘e Bowling Center in the Rice Shopping Center on Saturday, May 3rd from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Suggested donation is $10. VOLUNTEER LEI MAKERS AND DONATIONS OF LEIS/FLOWERS NEEDED FOR MAY DAY: If interested in helping the Booster Club Lei Stand, come to Wilcox Gym first thing in the morning, May 9. Contact donna.

Juniors Whitney Summerhays, Genevieve Foster and Ally Pascual weed out the area where sea turtles will dig a pit in order to nest and lay eggs during Interact Club’s project last Saturday at Allerton Garden of the National Tropical Botanical Garden in Lawa‘i Valley.

First Annual Student.Mov Festival It all started when our Tech teacher, Nathaniel Evslin was talking with I.S. parent Dino D’Annibale and Chris Kauwe, owner of Honi Honi Honey, about the lack of venues on Kaua‘i for students to share their video work. All three share an interest in helping students make and show their own films. The result of their conversation and creativity is Island School’s First Annual Student. Mov Festival, on Saturday, May 10, at the Historic Waimea Theatre, from 3-5:30 p.m. Students from all over Kaua‘i in grades 3-12 have been invited to participate. Over 40, 3-minute films have been submitted so far from Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School, Kapa‘a Middle School, Kekula Ni‘ihau, Hanalei Elementary, Waimea High, home school students and, of course, from Island School. The deadline for submission was today, May 1. This year’s films are both documentary and fiction. They cover a wide range of topics including: feral cats, albatross, public service announcements about meth addiction, various interviews and even a horror story. Judges will view the films and award prizes on the basis of creativity, technical skills and storytelling ability. The winners will be announced at the Festival. All of the films will be shown at that time. Prizes include an iPad Mini, donated

by Melrose Mac in Los Angeles and a Grey’s Anatomy gift bag, filled with autograph souvenirs from the popular TV series, donated by Noah Evslin, who is a writer on the show. “Kaua‘i Economic Development Board (KEDB) has been extremely helpful in this project,” said Evslin. They donated GoPros for each school, rented the Waimea Theatre space and paid for the posters and banners. “We plan on making this even better next year,” said Mr. Evslin. The festival will have a theme, which will narrow down the types of films being produced and help students focus on a topic. “We want to expand to include schools across the State,” he added. The public is invited. Admission is $5.

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Our first tomato harvest from the community garden are proudly displayed by Daniel Bicciche. They were featured on yesterday’s salad bar alongside our second lettuce harvest. Green beans and broccoli have also been planted.

Kauai Community College Instrumental Music Presents Three FREE Nights of Great Music!

KCC Wind Symphony & Kauai All-Island Honor Band Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 7:00 pm

KCC Jazz Ensemble

Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 7:00 pm

KCC Symphony Orchestra Friday, May 9, 2014 at 7:00 pm

KCC Performing Arts Center

*Donations will be accepted at the door to help maintain these unique Kauai Ensembles *For more information, contact Sarah Tochiki at 808-387-6772 or

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