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June 5, 2014


Breaking News

Elected by the Students, for the Students

Time changes for PM Buses

Notices have been handed out to students who ride the afternoon school bus. On Friday, June 6; Monday, June 9; and Tuesday, June 10; the school buses will depart Island School at 2:50 The winners of the Elected Executive Positions for Student p.m. On Thursday, Government: President Davis Huffman ‘15, Vice-President June 12, the Madison Moore ‘15, Secretary Ari Wilson ‘16, Treasurer school buses will Carolyn Price ‘17. See Page 2 for complete results of the HS depart at 11:20 Student Government elections. a.m. Parents Brown Bag Lunches for Final of bus riding students, please insure Two Days of School arrangements are made to meet Next week Thursday, June 12, A the bus at the designated stops to brown bag lunch provided by Lanakila accommodate the early school release Kitchens will be available to students time on each of these days. In addition, who are signed up on the school lunch there will be no “late” van service on program. Pick up time will be at 11:05 Thursday, June 12. am in the mainhall. On Friday, June 13, all students at Island School’s Beach Final Exams: June 6, 9, 10, 11, 12 Blast Off day will be provided lunch (See details on page 5) during event activities. Mahalo for your High and middle school students will support and understanding. attend final exams at designated times. Elementary students will have a regular Update: June 12 Do Drop Inn schedule, EXCEPT on Thursday, June Do Drop Inn will be available between 12, when the school day will end for all 11:20 a.m. and 2:40 p.m. at no charge students at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 12. However, normal fees for DDI will be assessed from Ninth Grade to Sell Grad Lei 2:40 to 5 p.m. (i.e. normal do drop inn The freshman class will be selling lei hours). Parents are all encouraged to at the graduation ceremony this year accommodate the revised schedule by at the entrance of Wilcox Gym. Ti lei is picking their child up when school gets $8 and flower lei is $10. If you would out on Thursday at 11 am. Please note: like to pre-order a lei, please let class If your child plans to attend Do Drop advisers Traci Sullivan (traci@ischool. Inn on this date but is not on the school org) or Mary Castelanelli (mary@ lunch program, then parents must know. Mahalo! provide lunch for them.

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REMINDER: North Shore Parent Meeting on Tues

Meeting will be held Tuesday, June 10, at 5:30 p.m. at St. Williams’ Catholic Church, Hanalei. Any questions parents may have about the 2014-2015 school year will be answered. At the end of the general meeting, parents that are interested may stay for a discussion on transitioning from elementary to middle school, and transitioning from middle school to high school.

Book Buy Back Ends June 12

Students taking high school courses can get money back by first going to www. to start your Book Buy Back quote. Then, go to the IS Logo Shop in the Office 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. and 2 - 4 p.m. to return your book(s). Please allow 6 -8 weeks processing time for Book Buy Back credit refunds. Contact if you have any questions.

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Quinn Hannah-White ‘14, and Christy Jo Williams ‘14, in “What Did You Say What For?” at Friday’s “Totally Busted” Art Show’s opening reception last Friday.

I.S. Chronicles HS STUDENT GOVERNMENT – The election results are in for next year’s HS Student Government. Congratulations to:

found on a beach on the island of Haida Gwaii (formerly Elected Executive Positions known President: Davis Huffman ‘15 as Queen Vice-President: Madison Moore ‘15 Charlotte Secretary: Ari Wilson ‘16 Island) in Treasurer: Carolyn Price ‘17 Canada! Rita Thibault reads Spencer Summerhays’ Kumu Elected Class Council Steve “message in a bottle!” Senior Class Pres.: Allison Culliney Soltysik Senior Class Sec.: Ally Pascual received word from the people who Senior Class Treas.: Whitney Summerhays found it while beachcoming on this Junior Class Pres.: Brianna Griep “very lonely beach” when they saw Junior Class Sec.: Jordan Macklin it. They brought it home and were Junior Class Treas.: Daniel Wu delighted when they pulled our Sophomore Class Pres.: Alaya Mallas Spencer’s note, which he had written Sophomore Class Sec.: Lia Yamasato as a first grader. The bottle message Sophomore Class Treas.: Rebecca Stevens project has been part of Kumu Steve’s Freshman Class Pres.: Sydney Agudong curriculum in Hawaiian Studies class. Freshman Class Sec.: Julia Massaro It is designed to bring excitement to Freshman Class Treas.: Emily Sullivan the study of ocean currents and world geography. Appointed Positions Public Relations Director: Moeko Fukada ‘15 COMMUNITY Public Relations Ass’t: Leila Breen ‘16 SERVICE – Public Relations Ass’t: Ashley Silvestre ‘16 Stephen Foster Media Director: Jacob Dysinger ‘15 ‘15, was given a “shout out” by CHEMISTRY Kaua‘i Humane – Students Society on their learned that Facebook page metals have today. He has been different part of their junior flame colors volunteer program for years — fostering because the distances between energy kittens at his home and training shelter levels around the atoms are slightly dogs. He also stood up in front of the different. As atoms fall from higher HS student body and encouraged them energy levels to lower energy levels, to volunteer at KHS. Ming Hsu ‘16, is they emit the energy difference between also included in the post. the two energy levels. This energy difference relates to a specific light FIRST GRADE frequency, and thus a specific color. – The 1st grade After identifying which metals have class has been which colors, students also identified learning about several unknown samples. See photo dinosaurs for of sophomores Makenna Olson and the last month. Brianna Griep in action. They had to research and HAWAIIAN STUDIES – On write a report Monday, a bottle message sent adrift about their type of dinosaur. Oral three years ago by Island School 4th reports were presented to the class. The grader Spencer Summerhays was requirement was to build a dinosaur

out of recyclable materials. Check out Kaeden Santiago’s T-Rex at tomorrow’s Dinosaur Festival at 1:50 p.m. MARINE SCIENCE – Students dissected a lamprey. Lamprey are jawless fish which have toothed funnellike sucking mouths. Their exact relationship to hagfishes and jawed vertebrates is still a matter of dispute. Students identified eggs or testes, the liver, more muscle tissue on the dorsal side, the heart, myomeres, the intestine, gills, the single nostril, brain, nerve cords, notochord, and more. In the photo: sophomores Daniel Wu and Gianna D’Annibale and senior Bailey Schneider. ALOHA ASSEMBLY – High school students honored departing teacher, Jim Bray and middle school teachers Eric Devlin, Lorena Wong and Judy Byce at assemblies this week. Each teacher was recognized for their contributions and given tokens of appreciation by their students.

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WORLD INNER MOTION, PRESENTED BY KAUA‘I DANCE CENTER (SEE FLYER ON PAGE 6): Friday, June 6, 5:30 p.m., Kaua‘i Memorial Convention Hall. Featuring: Moeko Fukada ‘15, Ming Hsu ‘16, Lia Yamasato ‘17, Layne Taylor ‘17, Maria Grigorova ‘19, Maddie Conery ‘20, Alana Sharp ‘22, Mili Fukada ‘24, Mary Magoun ‘25, Misa Mycynek ‘25, and Lily Glick ‘26. Tickets are $10 from students or with a flyer from the Front Office; $20 at the door. Contact: 823-9588, www.kauaidancecenter. com. AUDITIONS FOR “AVENUE Q” & “SHREK THE MUSICAL”: Presented by Hawai‘i Children’s Theatre. Auditions for “Avenue Q” (age 18 and over) begin Saturday and Sunday, June 7 and 8, 1-4 p.m., at their Puhi location. Show will premiere July 24 and will run for three weekends, closing August 10. Auditions for “Shrek The Musical” (ages 8 and up) will begin June 19 and run for one week at Island School. “Shrek” will premiere mid-November and will run for two weekends. Go to www. or call 808-246-8985 for all the details. “BUSHIDO COTTAGE” IN KAPAHI AVAILABLE FOR RENT: 2br/2ba, old Hawaiian-style home, furnished, around 1100 sq. ft. Ocean views from master bedroom, living room and kitchen/dining area: all three have 10-ft. sliders and catch the trades; never hot. No kids, please. $1500 + utilities (about $125/mo.) + occasional fill up of propane tank. Contact Cheryl:


♥ ♥ ♥ Kilauea School Principle Sherry Gonsalves and Property Manager Tom Summers of Summers Realty in Kapa‘a for allowing our parents to park at their locations during the past school year, making it safer to meet their afternoon bus-riding students. Ms. Gonsalves allows us to park in the Kilauea School parking lot and Mr. Summers allows us to use the parking lot behind the ABC Store in Kapa‘a. ♥ ♥ ♥ Karen Agudong and Eric Devlin for helping with transportation for tomorrow’s middle school drama cast party. ♥ ♥ ♥ The following parents who helped with the “Navigator” mail-out: Kathy Conery, Kori King, Carla LaFratta, Heather Biedermann, Sandy Catlin, Logan Asuncion ‘13, and members of Student Government. ♥ ♥ ♥ Fiskars Project Orange Thumb for a grant to benefit the Community Garden. ♥ ♥ ♥ Alexander & Baldwin Foundation, Rachelle Asuncion, Reouven & Laura Barzilai, David & Lisa Breen, Lance & Lorrie Eto, Mike & Debbie Goto, Liz & Mike Hubbard, Connie Kakalia, Marlo Merano, Melissa Riopta, Betty Rowe, Glenn & Jane Sanacora, David & Carla Bissell, Ita Rubio, and Jennifer Schwartz for donations to Annual Giving. ♥ ♥ ♥ Bro Halff & David Feather for a gift to the Ballroom Dance class. ♥ ♥ ♥ Captain Andy’s for supporting the 8th Grade Transition. ♥ ♥ ♥ Central Pacific Bank and Friends of the Lihu‘e Public Library for contributions to Na Pua O Kamaile. ♥ ♥ ♥ Hiroko Tanaka for a donation to Auction Tuition Aid. ♥ ♥ ♥ David & Carol Pratt for donations to Auction Tuition Aid and the Long Range Plan Capital Fund. ♥ ♥ ♥ Peir 1 Imports for a gift to the senior class graduation ceremony. ♥ ♥ ♥ Wade & Kim Lord for gifts to Robotics, Chorus and Girls Volleyball.

Recognizing Achievement

Students in middle and high school were honored today for their academic accomplishments. The following students received certificates at the Awards Assembly held in the Wilcox Gymnasium. Social Studies Luke Sullivan Ki‘lani Arruda Erika Corcoran-Lewis Sasha Rovinsky Makali‘i Oliveira Gillian Harrington Soleil Errico Araya Robinson Emily Sullivan Gabri LaFratta Ashley Silvestre Michaela Fitzgerald Whitney Summerhays Madison Gregor Makali‘i Pratt English Max Rovinsky Katie Cook Sasha Rovinsky Erika Corcoran-Lewis Emily Sullivan Kyle Leibow Micah Asuncion Risa Whetsel Gabri LaFratta Alexandra Worley Leila Breen Quinn Hannah-White Leilani Boemer Christy Jo Williams Science Max Rovinsky Katie Cook Erika Corcoran-Lewis Sasha Rovinsky Brianna Binder Jessica Palmer Jaden Hamid Jade Murphy Lily Hsu Daniel Wu

Ashley Silvestre Kaimana Carney Moeko Fukada Josh Miller Emily Sullivan Carolyn Price Bailey Schneider Makali‘i Pratt Stephen Foster Rebecca Stevens Kyle Riddle Julia Randolph-Flagg Math Erika Corcoran-Lewis Katie Cook Sasha Rovinsky Luke Sullivan Jaden Hamid Jessica Palmer Brianna Binder Emily Sullivan Amanda Nguyen Amber Hopkins Ashley Silvestre Kalena Wong Autumn Warnock Quinn Hannah-White Lansen Eto Spanish Aidan Offley Sasha Rovinsky AJ Ort Lexi Warnock China Huffman Erika Corcoran-Lewis Brianna Binder Emily Sullivan Athena Alexander Zara Allen Jessica Palmer Sierra Mirales Alexandra Worley

Jaden Hamid Allison Summerhays Ashley Silvestre Gabri LaFratta Eli Smart Cambria Ort Leila Breen Gianna D’Annibale Lauren Oelke Saige Akana Stephen Foster Davis Huffman Amanda Nguyen Amber Hopkins Angelique Silvestre Alyssa Medd Genevieve Foster Hailey Lord Ryan Feather Lansen Eto Chinese Carolyn Price Tai Mitchell Amber Hopkins Andy Anderton Jordan Macklin Daniel Wu Autumn Warnock Moeko Fukada Christy Jo Williams Ivana Wu Ballroom Dance Ally Pascual Ryan Feather Hula Alexandra Worley Moeko Fukada Shawna Dinnan Christy Jo Williams

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Details for Finals Schedule

Let’s Nurture Lawai Day Saturday, June 7 9am-1 pm Lawai International Center Lawai International Center is sparkling from the caring hands of helpful volunteers. Please join us as we nurture the grounds and plant orchids together on Saturday, June 7 from 9:00am to 1:00pm. Lunches made by the aunties of Lawai will be served. Bring the following items: 1. Hand gardening tools (light hand weeders, clippers, sickles and rakes) 2. Weed wackers, hedge trimmers, brush cutters 3. Trucks for hauling If you will be able to join us, please email or call 639-4300. Thank you for your dear commitment to the center. With Heartfelt Gratitude, Lynn & the Lawai International Center Family,,

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