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May 9, 2013


Breaking News

Summer Job Openings On Campus

Mike Goto has announced two openings for summer hire work at Island School for high school students. Work consists of painting, washing, scrubbing, polishing, etc. Hiring will be done on a first come, first served basis. Pay depends on work experience and history. Must be able to work hours as assigned, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. each weekday except holidays, from June 17 to August 9. Contact Mike at to apply.

“Doctor Who” On Stage Next Weekend

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Middle School Drama is in final preparations for their stage adaptation of Doctor Who. The show runs Friday, May 17, at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 18, at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Admission is free; donations are accepted.

End-of-Year Events

This is by no means a complete list of special events and field trips, but are major highlights. Check the calendar for a more details. Go to www. and click on the ‘calendar’ tab. • May 17 & 18: middle school play, “Dr. Who.” Main Hall, 7pm, free admission, donations accepted. Contact: Ed Eaton • May 17-21: geology field trip. Contact: Kate Mink • May 17: 8th grade Transition - snorkel trip. Contact: Sierra Hampton-Eng • May 21: high school orientation

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meeting for parents of 8th graders. Contact: Adie Siebring May 24-25: Do Drop Inn overnight camp out. Contact: Dean Wakamoto May 25: Jr/Sr Prom. Contact: Liz Hubbard May 27: Memorial Day. No school. May 30: Academic Awards Assembly, grades 6-12, 1:50. Contact: Joan Shaw May 31: Sports Banquet, 5:30. Contact: Jen Pomroy May 31: middle school dance. Contact: Liz Hubbard June 1: Headmaster’s Senior Brunch. Contact: Joan Shaw June 3-6: Finals, grades 6-12. Contact: Adrya Siebring June 4: Elementary Talent Show, 8am. Contact: Cindy Wortmann June 6: Senior Send-Off. Contact: Liz Hubbard June 7: Last day of school, Summer Beach Blast-Off, grades pk-8. Contact: Cristy Peeren June 8: Graduation, 5pm. Contact: Joan Shaw

Click HERE for important dates students experience in high school and the changes in the role parents play will also be discussed. Plan to be a part of this valuable and informative meeting. Contact Adie for more information at

Sports Banquet May 31

Save the date! KIF Voyager athletes and their parents are invited to dinner and a recognition assembly on Friday, May 31. Tickets and more information are forthcoming.

Orientation Meeting for Parents of 8th Graders

May 21, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Designed to inform families and ease the transition from middle to high school. Adie Siebring will talk about how to build a strong transcript and GPA, as well as earning credits for graduation. Homework expectations and successful time management strategies will also be addressed. Find out about the community service requirement, sports, clubs, the use of technology, and the importance of consistent attendance. The social and emotional shifts

Kaua‘i Museum Lei Contest Winners! Three I.S. students won in their age divisions: Ka‘ohu Ranis strung orange hala, Kahana Heen made a haku out of antheriums, puakenikeni, palapalai fern, and pele’s hair. Not pictured is Mia Javellana’s gardenia lei.

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I.S. Chronicles administration for your support for Island School Tennis. Looking forward to next year.”

Mia Javellana, PK, with special guest Nathan Kalama at May Day

KIF TENNIS – The 2013 season has just come to a close on the Kohala side of Hawai‘i Island. Coach Ernie Blachowiak has this to report: “It has been an interesting and exciting season. This season started in February with a large turnout of new players (especially on the girls side) and the hope and promise that accompanies new beginnings. Our first matches were played in March and as each week rolled by a couple of things became clear: one, that our girls team would compete for a KIF championship this year, and two, that sophomore Davis Huffman would compete for a KIF singles title. As the season wound down in April, Voyager girl’s tennis was tied with the Kaua‘i High Red Raiders for first place (with a win over the Red Raiders in our only meeting). Davis was seeded second in the KIF Qualifying Tournament held at Kiahuna Tennis Club. Davis qualified for the State Championships, losing in the best match of the tournament, an exciting three set affair, while girls captain, senior April Oo and her partner, freshman Alex Obert, also qualified by reaching the final in their event. All three of our players represented Island School very well on and off the court at the State High School Tennis Championships and I can only add how proud I am of the entire team. I would like to express my appreciation to parents, students, faculty, and

THIRD GRADE – The Best Trip in the World, by Spencer Summerhays. Last week my class and I went to O‘ahu. I had the best time in my life! I loved learning about volcanoes, Hawai‘i and the solar system; but my favorite activities that I learned from were ice skating and box car racing. While I was ice skating I Kindergartners are enjoying their overnight at was going really fast, then I Camp Naue in Haena. turned and did a 360. I almost fell but then I caught myself. I thanks to Mr. Devlin for chaperoning was unstable and felt like I jumped to and to Mrs. Bivens for sharing her outer space and fell back to earth. amazing lemon bars! A fun experience at the Box Car Track was when my mom and I were KINDERGARTEN – The class is neck and neck. Then my mom turned spending the night at Camp Naue in the turn that made lane one always Haena tonight. lose (my mom was lane one and I was lane two). It was funny because DRAMA – Third graders performed lane one always lost, lane two almost their original puppet plays for a small, always won and lane three sometimes appreciative audience yesterday. won. My mom lost. Students devised their own stories and I hope I get to go back to O‘ahu worked out the movements. soon. COMPARATIVE RELIGION – Ms. Calhoun’s class is going on a field trip to the Hindu temple in Wailua tomorrow.

CHEMISTRY – Students in Conceptual Chemistry determined the molarity of an acetic acid solution by performing a titration using sodium hydroxide.

SPANISH – 7th grade Spanish HONORS GREAT WORKS – Mr. students are creating video projects Bray’s students performed a reading on about the seasons and weather. The Tuesday of the Pulitzer Prize-winning scripts focus on what activities they play, J. B., by Archibald MacLeish. like to do in the different seasons, where they like to go, and what they like to wear. The videos will be uploaded to YouTube and are due May 14th. Students in the Spanish Club, along with Mrs. Crowe and Mr. Devlin, went on an excursion to Hanalei Bay. The The cast of J.B.: Cy Whitlock ‘13, Quinn Hannahstudents had a lot of fun White ‘14, Braden Beck ‘13, Christy Williams swimming and teaching ‘14, Kari Whitworth ‘14, Ryan Feather ‘14, Gabe Mr. Devlin Spanish! Many Figueroa ‘13, Kelly Kay ‘14, Ivana Wu ‘14.

Parent Page Parent Mahalo to Association Teachers/Staff Are Appreciated!

An impressive array of goodies poured in yesterday to grace the tables for the Staff Appreciation Luncheon. Mucho Mahalo to the parents for their delicious contributions. “We feel the love!”

2012-2013 PA Enhancement Award Recipients FIRST Lego League - registration fee High School Drama - wigs Middle School Science Olympiad - team T-shirts Middle School VEX Robotics - team T-shirts Third Grade - field trip to O‘ahu Island School Alakai Chorus - field trip to O‘ahu Middle School P.E.- YMCA entrance fee High School Robotics - team T-shirts There is still time to apply this year! Deadline May 31. Applications in the Office.

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SUMMER MARINE ECOLOGY COURSE: June 10th through July 12th, for students entering grades 9-12. This 5 week accelerated course provides an exciting and valuable experience in the field of Marine Science. Highlights include SCUBA certification, CPR & AED certification, marine ecology courses in fish, coral, invertebrates, and limu identification, underwater photography and videography, coral reef conservation, reef surveys, a marine science project, and project presentations. This course is the first of its kind on Kaua‘i. To enroll or for further questions call or text Scott at (808) 482-0683, or email TEN THOUSAND HANDS SUMMER CREATIVE ART PROGRAM: Monday - Friday - 8:00am to 4:00pm for children 5 ½ - 12 years. $250.00 per child, per session. SESSION 1: June 3–June 14; SESSION 3: July 1-July 12; SESSION 2: June 17-June 28; SESSION 4: July 15-July 26. Enrollment is limited to 10 students for each session! Early registration is encouraged. For any concerns or questions, please call me at 808-652-2260 or email: See attached flyer. AUDITIONS FOR LES MISÉRABLES: HCT announces auditions for its Summer Stock show, Les


♥ ♥ ♥ all who donated flowers and foliage for May Day, especially the Beck and Bosshard families who give so generously each year, and to Andy Alfiler, who contributed a truckload of ti from his property. Also to Kaua‘i Nursery and Landscaping for lending the school potted plants. ♥ ♥ ♥ Megan Wong, Vera Errico, Lorena Wong, and Morgan Miike for their help getting the girls and boys ready in the morning for May Day. Also to several high school girls for their help as well: including Moeko Fukada, Autumn Warnock, Hannah Stone and Ally Pascual. ♥ ♥ ♥ Mary Pratt and Laura Cushnie for helping get the 8th grade girls ready for May Day. They ironed, did hair, made flower hair pieces, washed costumes, tied pareos and were just all around wonderful. ♥ ♥ ♥ Keana Oliveira for making all of the beautiful head lei for the 5th grade class and to Jen Pomroy for making the boys’ neck lei. ♥ ♥ ♥ Monica King for helping with the spring Navigator mail-out.

Misérables. Open auditions at Puhi warehouse Thurs. and Fri. May 30 and 31 from 6-9PM and Sat. June 1 from 10am - 1pm. Callbacks Sat. June 1, 2-4pm and Sun. June 2, Noon-4pm. Performances Thursday -Sunday for 3 weekends in July, Opening July 18th and closing August 4th. Thurs, Fri and Sat at 7PM and Sunday at 4PM at the Puhi Theatrical Warehouse. Roles for children, teens and adults. Go to www.hawaiichildrenstheatre. com for details and audition forms, roles to be cast, preparation notes and music. YEARBOOKS ON SALE NOW: Order your 2012-2013 Island School Yearbook. Click here. TALK STORY AT KAUA‘I MUSEUM: Three of Kauai’s favorite teachers will talk story about their love of teaching on Saturday, May 11, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Kaua‘i Museum, in celebration of Teacher Appreciation Day. The panel includes or own Jim Bray. Admission is $10; free to museum members. For more information, call Pam Brown at (808) 651-3533. MISS SAIGON ON KAUA‘I: Two weekends only: May 17, 18, 24, 25, 26, at KCC PAC. All Kaua‘i cast and production crew! A portion of the profits go to support Veterans organizations on Kaua‘i. For tickets and information, visit http://www. LIVE MUSIC FRIDAY: at Backyards in Kapa‘a, 6-9 p.m. Featuring I.S. 8th grader, Eli Smart and 10th grader, Ian Cowden and their band, OCDC!

Summer School … so many choices!

Mindstorms NXT 2.0 instructors: Nathaniel Evslin & Sue Macklin Fun Under the grades: incoming 3-5 Sun Dates: July 29 - August 9 instructors: Rachelle Time: 8:00 a.m. - noon Alayville & Dean Tuition: $450 Wakamoto Join us for our two week Lego Robotics Program. ages: 4 - 10 Learn how to build and program using Lego NXT. Dates: July 15 Culminates in a Green City Challenge. August 9 Time: 8:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Jeanne Warburton Memorial Literacy Tuition: $425 Clinic Join us for four instructors: Elizabeth Scamahorn + 3 teachers weeks of fun, filled grades: incoming 4 - 7 with art, science, Dates: July 29 - August 9 outdoor and indoor Time: 8:00 a.m. - noon play, photography, Tuition: $600 (ask about scholarships) cooking and even a Learn tricks, tips and tools to discover how to few water play days. manipulate the English language for reading, writing and spelling. Improve fundamental language skills including: sound awareness, phonics, fluency, Elementary Summer Enrichment vocabulary and reading comprehension. Visit www. instructor: Shantelle Manibog for more information. grades: incoming K-3 Dates: June 17 - July 12 Inventing with Electronics & Software Time: 8:00 a.m. - noon instructor: Scott Libert Tuition: $550 ages: ten - 100 Multi-age science themed curriculum, interwoven Dates: Saturdays, June 15 - July 20 with math, language arts, PE, computer and field Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. trips. Tuition: $220* Bring your own snack and drink daily. Six Saturday classes. Learn to invent and build projects with electronics and software with your Science Camp very own inventor’s kit! You’ll learn principles of instructor: Cristy Peeren electronics and programming and how to quickly tur grades: incoming 3-5 your ideas into something real. Dates: June 17 - 28 * More complex projects may require additional costs Time: 8:00 a.m. - noon for components. Tuition: $250 A two week science camp emphasizing the joy of Sign up in the Office or call 246-0233! science through hands-on experiments. What are your children doing this summer?

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