Handbook 2019 â€” 2020 Punahou School
Contents Introduction Mission, Vision and Aims of a Punahou Education Punahou School Overview School Organization and Leadership Historic Timeline
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Parents and the Broader School Community Parents Alumni Fundraising PUEO
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Admission to Punahou
Tuition, Fees and Financial Aid
People at Punahou Trustee and Administrative Leadership Team Faculty Listing: Junior School Faculty Listing: Academy Faculty and Administrator Credentials
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Campus and Transportation Map Facilities Campus Buildings Automobiles and Parking Buff â€™n Blue Store Health Center Kirsch Art Gallery Learning Commons/Libraries Rocky Hill Tank, The Technology Infrastructure and Facilities Transportation Wheels on Campus
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Songs and Chants
The Learning Experience Curriculum Student Support Services Conferences, Progress Reports, Grades Centers and Initiatives Honors, Awards and Recognition Student Activities Extended Learning
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Business of School Life School Calendar Hours Attendance Health Campus Safety Address Changes Attire and Grooming Blood Drives Books Food Services Identification Cards Locks, Lockers Lost and Found Parties, Private Registration Day Travel by Students Trips Visiting Students
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Handbook 2019 â€” 2020 Punahou School
Introduction to Punahou The Mission of Punahou School We are committed to provide an environment where students can: » Develop moral and spiritual values consistent with the Christian principles on which Punahou was founded, affirming the worth and dignity of each individual. » Develop intellectual, academic and physical potential to the fullest degree, preparing them for college and for challenges facing them now and in the future. » Develop and enhance creativity and appreciation for the arts. » Appreciate cultural diversity and develop social responsibility.
Our Vision for Punahou School 1. Cultivate an enlightened, dynamic and attentive learning environment in which each Punahou student is given the opportunities and encouragement to reach their potential. 2. Attract, nurture and retain a knowledgeable, dedicated and inspiring faculty. Foster a schoolwide culture of innovation and renewal. 3. Ensure financial access to a Punahou education for every admitted and continuing Punahou student. 4. Improve and sustain teaching and learning environments, and campus facilities to support Punahou’s mission and vision. 5. Become a private school with a larger public purpose through a robust financial aid program and through meaningful partnerships with other schools and educators within Hawai‘i, the United States and the world. 6. Balance Punahou’s educational vision and aspirations with its future financial sustainability through continued prudent growth and stewardship of financial resources.
Aims of a Punahou Education » To develop the full potential of each student through a broad and vigorous program of studies characterized by high expectations; and through rich opportunities and experiences for exploration, growth, and mastery. » To develop within each Punahou student the capacity for critical and creative thought, and skills for effective written and oral communication, interpersonal collaboration, quantitative reasoning, scientific inquiry and a global perspective. To develop qualities of curiosity, resourcefulness, persistence and resilience – ultimately becoming a confident, self-directed, lifelong learner. » To help each Punahou student to see the interconnections between their subjects, to integrate Hawaiian values and culture in ways that can extend and deepen their learning, to be able to think flexibly, to have a questioning attitude, to generate alternatives and possibilities, and to apply and adapt their learning to relevant issues and challenges. » To foster within each Punahou student, personal and social responsibility by developing empathy and compassion, and by embracing diversity at all levels, while cultivating moral reasoning that leads to moral action, personal leadership and engaged citizenship.
Punahou School Overview Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, is an independent, coeducational day school with a student body of 3,750 from Kindergarten through grade 12. In 2016, Punahou celebrated the 175th anniversary of its founding in 1841. Fifteen children of Congregational missionaries were the first students of Punahou School, established as a place for the missionaries to educate their children and their children’s children. A decade after the School’s founding, Old School Hall, then termed “the new and spacious schoolhouse,” opened its doors to all races and religions, while retaining Punahou’s Christian heritage. Old School Hall is a landmark on campus, and is still in use today as a classroom building. The exceptional breadth and diversity of opportunities distinguishes the Punahou experience, allowing students to explore and develop their own interests and passions, building confidence and independence, and preparing each child for a future that is uniquely successful. Punahou’s student body reflects the varied socioeconomic levels and ethnicities of Hawai‘i. Our students exhibit a wide range of abilities, interests and talents, all contributing to a dynamic and diverse school community. Intellectual curiosity, creativity and personal responsibility are characteristics typical of the Punahou student. Each is recognized as an individual, encouraged to realize his or her potential and challenged to strive for excellence. One of the strengths of Punahou is its faculty. While diverse in experience, faculty members share a commitment to teaching and learning. Punahou teachers are selected not only for their academic background but also for the enthusiasm and vigor with which they approach teaching and for their commitment to students.
Punahou is dedicated to honoring its Christian heritage in the midst of the School’s treasured ethnically and religiously diverse academic community. An emphasis on moral and spiritual education and development, in a significant sense, pervades Punahou and can be experienced in classrooms, in Chapel worship and worship-related experiences, through community service themes and the Character Education Program, and, to a large extent, in the School’s ethos and daily life. Chapel services are held each cycle for all students K – grade 12. The Aims of a Punahou Education are furthered through cross-curricula initiatives facilitated through several centers located on campus. Global education, Hawaiian studies, service, entrepreneurship and sustainability are supported through the Wo International Center, Kuaihelani Learning Center and Luke Center for Public Service. Wo International Center provides challenging opportunities and innovative experiences that lend a global perspective to learning. Programs include intensive language instruction; study abroad and summer programs for foreign students; lectures and seminars; and faculty-enrichment programs. The Hawaiian Studies initiative is centered in Kuaihelani Learning Center, providing resources to the school community for Hawaiian history and culture. The Luke Center for Public Service was established in 2002 to support community service and service learning throughout the school and the broader community. Encompassed in its work has been a focus on sustainability and entrepreneurship. The school calendar is organized in a variable six-day cycle, with days designated A-Day through F-Day. Initiated in 1971 in the Academy, the cycle days have been used schoolwide since 1976. The variable schedule supports a high level of flexibility at all grade levels and is the basis of the modular schedule employed in the Academy.
Punahou’s outstanding facilities and beautiful campus provide an engaging and challenging learning environment, and support academic, artistic and extensive co-curricular programs.
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School Organization and Leadership The president, with the Board of Trustees, has the responsibility for oversight of all aspects of student life and school operations. The president also heads the Administrative Leadership Team, comprised of instructional leaders responsible for the major curricular divisions of the school, and the chief administrative officers of the school.
The Junior School is composed of three selfcontained sections, each designed to meet the developmental needs of the children it serves: K – grade 1 housed in the Omidyar K – 1 Neighborhood; grades 2 – 5 in the new Sidney and Minnie Kosasa Community; and grades 6 – 8 in Case Middle School and Bishop Hall.
The kindergarten – grade 12 learning community is led by two principals, heading the two divisions of the school.
The Academy, composed of grades 9 – 12, is administered by Principal Dr. Emily McCarren, Assistant Principals Sally Mingarelli and James Kakos, and two Deans at each grade level. The senior class numbers around 425 students. Punahou’s students have distinguished themselves in National Merit as well as Presidential Scholar competitions. Punahou students in the National Advanced Placement program take over 1,250 exams annually with more than 90 percent scoring high enough to qualify for college credit and/or advanced placement. Ninety-eight percent of Punahou graduates go on to four-year colleges and universities.
The Punahou Junior School encompasses kindergarten through eighth grade. Principal Dr. Paris Priore-Kim ’76, Vice Principals Dr. Todd Chow-Hoy and Dr. Chase Mitsuda ’98, and six Administrative Deans oversee approximately 2,000 students. Junior School (K – grade 8) achievement test mean scores are from one to three years above the national average.
Dr. Michael E. Latham ’86 began his tenure as the 17th president of Punahou School on July 1, 2019, after an accomplished academic career as an educator and college administrator. Prior to returning to Hawai‘i, Latham served as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean at Grinnell College in Iowa, a nationally ranked liberal arts college known for innovative teaching. As Grinnell’s chief academic officer, Latham co-chaired a task force leading to a new Institute for Global Engagement; advanced new learning initiatives centered on technology and data; guided Grinnell’s approach to diversity and inclusion; and helped draw major grants from various foundations. Before Grinnell, Latham was Professor of History and Dean of Fordham University’s College at Rose Hill in New York City. Latham took on this administrative role after 13 years as a history professor, during which he won the university’s award for excellence in teaching in the social sciences. A widely respected scholar of U.S. history and foreign relations, Latham has also taught in China at the Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies. He is the author of two books and dozens of articles, essays and reviews, and has served as an advisor to numerous educational organizations and research publications. Latham graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Pomona College with a B.A. in history, and received his M.A. and Ph.D. in history from the University of California, Los Angeles.
The Academy leadership team of Principal Dr. Emily McCarren, Vice Principals Sally Mingarelli and James Kakos oversee the approximately 1,750 students in grades 9 – 12. They tend to the curriculum, teacher professional development, student support services, and the daily learning environment and experience in the Academy.
The Junior School leadership team of Dr. Chase Mitsuda, Dr. Paris Priore-Kim and Dr. Todd Chow-Hoy are responsible for the 2,000 students in kindergarten – grade 8. In addition, Assistant Principals Mitsuda and Chow-Hoy serve as Dean of faculty and Dean of curriculum respectively, while Principal Priore-Kim partners with Academy Principal McCarren to ensure the continuum of care for students K – grade 12.
ADMINISTRATIVE DEANS AND DEANS In the Junior School, Administrative Deans have oversight of a grade level and work with families as they transition through the school. Each class of students has one Administrative Dean for the two years of K – grade 1, one Administrative Dean who follows the class from grade 2 to grade 5, and one Administrative Dean through the middle school years of grades 6 – 8.
In the Academy, a pair of Deans follows a class from grade 9 through graduation, providing academic, social and personal counsel. This continuity allows the Administrative Deans and Deans to know the students in each class and provide a high level of personalized support.
Erin Maretzki and Deane Salter Freshman Deans Class of 2023
From left: Elila Levinson, K – 1 Administrative Dean, Classes of 2032 and 2031 Julie Crane-Cory, Grades 3 and 5 Administrative Dean, Classes of 2029 and 2027
Christine David and Jonah Ka‘akua Sophomore Deans Class of 2022
John Nagel, Grades 2 and 4 Administrative Dean, Classes of 2030 and 2028
Lisa Stewart and Brendan Maloney Junior Deans Class of 2021
From left: Demetra Kaulukukui, Grade 6 Administrative Dean, Class of 2026 Jenni Tyau, Grade 8 Administrative Dean, Class of 2024 Lori Komori, Grade 7 Administrative Dean, Class of 2025
Marguerite Ashford and Rick Tune Senior Deans Class of 2020
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Historic Timeline Long ago, according to legend, an aged Hawaiian couple lived on the slope of Rocky Hill, above the present campus, and had to travel far for water. They prayed for a spring. In a dream answering their prayers, they were told to uproot the stump of an old hala tree. They did as they were told and found a spring of clear, sweet water, which they named Ka Punahou, the New Spring. This legend lives on in the Punahou seal with the hala tree and two taro leaves. The School was founded as a result of two gifts: the gift of land from Hawaiian ali‘i and the gift of an educational vision from Protestant missionaries. 1829 At the suggestion of Queen Ka‘ahumanu, O‘ahu’s Governor Boki and his wife Liliha gave the lands of Ka Punahou to the Reverend and Mrs. Hiram Bingham, members of the first group of missionaries from the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions based in Boston, Massachusetts. May 1841 Members of the Sandwich Islands Mission founded a school for their children at Punahou, on land which the Binghams had given their fellow missionaries. July 11, 1842 Fifteen children met for the first time in Punahou’s original E-shaped building with the Reverend Daniel Dole, first teacher and president. By the end of that first year, 34 children of the Sandwich Island Mission were enrolled, only one over 12 years old. Tuition was $12 per term and the school year covered three terms. 1849 The school obtains its first charter of incorporation from the Hawaiian government. Punahou opened its doors to all races and religions. May 23, 1853 Punahou is granted an expanded charter as a nonprofit, nonsectarian institution. 1857 — 1934 The school’s official name was Oahu College. 1878 Six students were members of the school’s first graduating class. 1890 “Oahu wa” became the first school yell and school colors of Buff and Blue were chosen, reflecting the hues of beach and ocean.
1932 The first smallish version of the Carnival and Variety Show was held, evolving from “Campus Day,” begun in 1922. 1941 The centennial celebration of the school was celebrated by a spectacular pageant, depicting the history of Punahou. Six months later, Pearl Harbor was bombed and for the next four years, Punahou was occupied by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. September 10, 1945 The Engineers returned the Punahou campus to its owners. 1994 Dr. James Kapae‘alii Scott ’70 was appointed the 16th president of Punahou School, the first alumnus since William Dewitt Alexander in the 19th century. 2015 — 2016 Punahou commemorated the 175th anniversary of its founding with events all over the world and special projects such as the anniversary book, KAPUNAHOU, and the World Wide Toast. 2019 Dr. Michael E. Latham ’86 begins his tenure as the 17th president of Punahou School on July 1, after an accomplished academic career as an educator and college administrator. Latham assumed the position upon the retirement of James Scott ’70. August 14, 2019 Punahou opens the school year with 3,750 students, Kindergarten through grade 12.
For a more detailed timeline, visit punahou.edu/timeline
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Admission to Punahou Overview
Punahou’s admission process upholds the School’s tradition of excellence in academics, the arts and athletics. Faculty and Administration share the responsibility for student selection.
Application information for the 2020 – 2021 school year will be available at punahou.edu/admission in midAugust. Families should contact the Admission Office with any questions.
Student selection is based on academic and non-academic considerations. Admission criteria include school performance, test scores, and reports of demonstrated talents and interests. Characteristics such as initiative, independence, responsibility, self-discipline and creativity are desirable traits. Students willing to reach and push themselves to their limits are the ones most likely to benefit from a Punahou education.
Kindergarten: All applicants whose applications are received by October 15 will be scheduled for testing. An individual cognitive test and a group observation will be scheduled.
While new students enter at all grade levels (K – grade 12), the advisable points of entry are at kindergarten and grades 4, 6, 7 and 9. The number of openings at the other grade levels is determined by withdrawals. Competition for admission is keen; yearly there are more qualified applicants than spaces, thus many candidates reapply. Testing is required of all candidates: K – grade 3 applicants are tested at Punahou; grades 4 – 5 applicants take the Elementary Level SSAT (EL SSAT); grades 6 – 11 applicants take the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT); and grade 12 applicants must submit Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores. Personal interviews and a writing sample are scheduled for students applying to grades 6 – 12; group sessions are scheduled for students applying to grades 4 – 5. Consideration is given to qualified candidates who are descendants of Punahou’s missionary founders; children of faculty, staff or alumni; children of Hawaiian descent; and siblings of enrolled students. Admission, however, is not automatic for applicants in these categories.
Age Requirements For Kindergarten 2020 – 2021 To qualify for admission testing, your child must have been born between the dates listed below: Boys 6/1/14 – 6/30/15
Grades 1, 2 and 3: As openings at these grade levels are contingent upon withdrawals, spaces are limited. Families who wish placement at the primary grade levels (K – 3) should plan on testing when their children are age eligible for kindergarten entry. Individual aptitude testing is not available at grades 1, 2 and 3. A primary grade wait pool is established from kindergarten candidates who qualified but were not placed because of space limitations. These candidates must submit an application and take achievement tests in reading and math for admission to grades 2 and 3. Grade 1 applicants must submit an application and attend a group activity observation session. Grade 4: Applications are due by October 31. Applicants must take the EL SSAT by January. Grade 5: As openings are limited, only applicants who were in the wait pool for grade 4 (applicants who qualified the previous year but were not placed) are eligible to apply to grade 5. These candidates must submit an application and take the EL SSAT by January. Grades 6 – 11: Applications are due by November 15. Applicants must take the SSAT test by January. Grade 12: There are limited openings in grade 12; applications are due by November 15. Students transferring to Punahou from another accredited high school, or who have taken summer session classes at another high school, will receive credit toward graduation only for those subjects in which they have received a grade of “C” or better. To be admitted to grade 12, applicants must have strong academic and personal qualifications and be able to meet Punahou’s graduation requirements within one year.
Girls 9/1/14 – 9/30/15
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Records and References Non-O‘ahu Applicants: Candidates for K – grade 8 who apply from the Neighbor Islands, the mainland or foreign countries will be considered only if their parents will be living on O‘ahu during the school year. Applicants for grades 9 – 12 may be admitted if they will be living with legal guardian(s) who agree to accept full responsibility for the students while they attend Punahou. Legal guardian responsibilities include having authority to act on behalf of the student in an emergency situation. The legal guardian(s) must have a notarized written authorization from the student’s parents. All applicants must have a good command of English and must be no older than 18 years and nine months by September of the senior year to qualify for entry. Punahou does not admit post-graduate students. Applicants to kindergarten can be considered only if they will be present for individual testing and one of the group activity/observation sessions scheduled December through March. Applicants to grade 1 need to be present for an in-house test and group observation in March. Test materials can be sent to teachers of applicants to grades 2 – 3 who were in the wait pool for kindergarten if the Punahou application is accompanied by the name and address of a teacher who has agreed to administer our tests.
Candidates must submit records from their current school, including copies of report cards and reference forms from specified current teachers. Other standardized test results, if available, may be submitted.
Testing Testing is required for all applicants to Punahou. Kindergarten: Kindergarten candidates are tested by one of the School’s assessment specialists. Kindergarten applicants are also observed in group sessions to assess social and emotional maturity. Test results are evaluated in relation to the average achievement of Punahou students in the grade for which the candidate is applying. Grades 4 – 11: Students applying for admission to grades 4 and 5 are required to take the Elementary SSAT (EL SSAT); applicants to grades 6 – 11 are required to take the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT). Register online at www.ssat.org. Applicants must submit October, November, December or January EL SSAT or SSAT scores in order to be given full consideration for admission.
Grade 12: The College Entrance Examination Board Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is used for entry to grade 12. Register online at www.collegeboard.org.
A non-refundable fee of $125 must accompany an application and may be charged to a credit card. There will be a $50 additional fee for a late application.
Grade 12 applicants should score above 600 on each section of the test.
A family’s financial status is not part of admission criteria.
A non-refundable enrollment deposit of $500 is charged at the time the child is enrolled. This amount will be credited toward tuition.
Financial aid is available for students and families needing financial assistance to pay tuition. The Financial Aid Committee grants aid on the basis of calculated financial need. The committee reserves the right to recalculate a financial aid award if there is a change in a family’s financial need. Participation in the Tuition Refund Plan is required of families who receive financial aid. Financial aid for the school year cannot be requested after admission decisions are made. Please call the Financial Aid Office to inquire about possibilities for second semester aid. For deadlines, procedures and other information, visit punahou.edu/financialaid.
Decisions Letters of decision will be mailed no later than March 20, 2020 for grades 6 – 12 and April 17, 2020 for K – grade 5. These dates allow for compliance with the common reply dates of the Hawai‘i Association of Independent Schools. The common reply dates are: April 15 for grades 6 – 12 and May 10 for K – grade 5. Admission decisions will be withheld if family accounts are not current.
Readmission Students who leave, but wish to return, must submit a readmission application by December 31 for August entry the following year. Readmission applications are available online. A non-refundable readmission fee of $125 will be assessed. In general, students need to demonstrate that they are performing at a level commensurate with their potential at their new school. They will also need evidence of good citizenship. Recommendations are required from all current teachers. Grades, including those from the most recent marking period, will need to be submitted. Additional supporting information may be requested on a case-by-case basis. For Academy students applying for readmission, the Class Deans may request an interview. Unless otherwise stated at the time of going off roll, applications will not be accepted for the spring semester of senior year. For students returning to the Junior School, standardized testing and an individual interview or group observation will be required if the student has been off roll for more than a year.
When a candidate is notified of admission, parents and candidates are asked to cooperate with schools. When a candidate is admitted to his or her first choice school, parents should not wait until the deadline (April 15 or May 10), but should immediately accept the offer of admission and notify all other schools to which application has been made that the candidate will enroll in another school. Failure to notify all such schools immediately causes a hardship for candidates, who are still anxiously awaiting notification. Your cooperation in this matter will be greatly appreciated by all concerned.
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The Learning Experience Curriculum A Punahou education recognizes the individuality of each child within a school culture that celebrates diversity and inspires excellence. We offer a rich curriculum focused on critical skills and competencies for students to reach their academic potential. Punahou teachers create classroom learning environments that support curiosity, creativity and self-discovery, as well as the development of the character and mindsets, which will prepare students to make a difference in the world.
» lessons about respect and showing acceptance of differences » acting with kindness and considering others » making thoughtful choices and decisions » continuously striving for improvement, especially when things are hard » creative problem-solving
The student experience evolves on the path from kindergarten to grade 12 in developmentally appropriate ways. Teachers and staff collaborate to attend to children’s needs, creating intimate learning environments that help make a large school feel smaller. Throughout the school, students benefit from research-based instruction and exceptionally diverse opportunities to learn and explore.
Note: Listed in alphabetical order.
K — GRADE 5 In grades K – 5, in addition to developmentally appropriate learning objectives which are aimed at strong, foundational skills in literacy and math, we offer an array of learning experiences and environments that foster problem-solving and design skills. We seek to provide a supportive environment where each child can develop the character skills and traits which lead to a positive self-image and success. The qualities that contribute to building these skills and traits include: » persistence » self-control » curiosity » creativity » conscientiousness » grit » self-confidence » a growth mindset Students will develop and demonstrate these qualities through: » active participation, cooperation and collaboration
Subject Areas Art The art program, under the guidance of art specialists, is based on exploration experiences which solve visual and tactile problems using two- and three-dimensional media. Design problems often evolve into a sequence of experiences developing children’s visual literacy and conceptual growth. Basic art principles and elements are practiced through experimentation with and evaluation of work involving line, repeat patterns, clay, color exploration, geometric shapes, light and photographic images.There is an emphasis on the growth of each child’s ability through ongoing assessment and discussion. Children’s work is often displayed during the year throughout classrooms and common spaces, and in Kirsch Gallery. Design, Technology and Engineering The goal of the Design,Technology and Engineering department is to build and maintain a student-centered, schoolwide environment designed to empower the development of the social-emotional skills, technical abilities, design thinking and a growth mindset needed to translate the Punahou aims into positive and purposeful action in the real world. Courses, clubs, technical integration, cutting-edge design labs and classroom curriculum integration are offered to all students, K – grade 12.The department supports articulated instruction in topics, such as design thinking, digital fabrication, rapid prototyping, engineering, designing and fabrication with wood, coding, programming, robotics, electronics, metal fabrication, virtual reality, social entrepreneurship, leadership and social-emotional skill building.
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Math The K – grade 5 mathematics program uses an inquirybased approach which allows students to explore concepts and ideas as they develop understanding and fluency. Lessons are designed to be collaborative, student-centered, and active, requiring students to explain and justify their reasoning as they problem solve. Teachers strive to develop the qualities of curiosity, persistence, and resilience with students, empowering them to become confident, adaptive, and self-directed learners. Using Pearson Investigations 3 (K – grade 1) and enVision Math 2.0 (grades 2 – 5) as aligned, foundational curricular pieces, students are engaged through a variety of teaching techniques such as large and small group instruction, hands-on and other manipulative activities, investigations that are integrated across curricular strands, and appropriate technological tools and software. Our goal is to develop deep thinking mathematicians, as opposed to students who simply “do math.”
on the barred Orff and other percussion instruments, developing polyrhythmic skills on the djembe, analyzing music through targeted explorations into the element of expression, and inquiry into how music communicates and how it shapes and reflects history, society and everyday life. Grade 3 Music In conjunction with their classroom studies in Hawaiiana, students in this grade level begin to learn to play the ‘ukulele and other traditional Pacific Island instruments.They engage in a yearlong cross-cultural comparison of music and dance from the Oceania area (three regions of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia), and end with a culminating performance in April to display their learning. Other areas of focus are learning to compose using a variety of methodologies, continuing to develop ensemble skills and metacognitive skills, and working toward singing in simple harmonies. Grade 4 Music
Music Through a careful sequence of activities focused primarily on five elements of music – rhythm, melody, harmony, expression and form – children use critical thinking and creativity to read, write, perform, analyze and create music through active participation with a music specialist. Speech, song, movement, instruments and other arts allow the children to explore music in a variety of ways to become confident, self-directed, lifelong learners. By creating and performing music together they share verbal and non-verbal ideas, develop empathy and embrace diversity. In addition, music includes integration with other disciplines, inquiry and project-based learning, social/emotional learning, and character education.
Students continue to explore a global music curriculum via an Orff based methodology where students begin with what they do instinctively – play! National Standards are incorporated which include singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music as well as performing on a wide variety of instruments including barred instruments, recorders, djembe and ‘ukulele. Students continue to improvise melodies, variations and accompaniments, and also learn to compose and arrange music within specified guidelines.They develop the skills to listen critically, analyze and describe music as well as continue to read and notate music. Emphasis is also placed on understanding relationships between music, the other arts and disciplines outside the arts.
Kindergarten and Grade 1 Music
Integrating with their social studies and science curriculum, unique to grade 4, includes exploring how sound travels in water.
Music classes incorporate singing songs and games from Hawai‘i and around the world. Focusing on singing accurately (within a limited range) and using fine and gross motor skills to demonstrate a steady beat (to a variety of musical styles), we add more complex skills as these foundational skills become comfortable. We also learn to use music vocabulary including high, low, fast, slow, long, short, soft, loud, same, and different to describe music and sounds. K-1 music classes provide opportunities for both formal and informal performances. Grade 2 Music In addition to the exploration of the basic elements in music through a variety of skill sets and instruments, students study music from around the world with a focus on integrated cultural studies with the performing arts. Other areas of concentrated instruction include a special Christmas performance, learning to improvise
In the fifth Grade, students are given the opportunity to begin ensemble instruction in beginning Band, Choir or Orchestra or continue their studies in Music Explorations. Grade 5 Music Explorations Students will have a variety of musical experiences including singing, movement, listening, composition and improvisation, and instrument playing on the ‘ukulele, djembe drums, barred instruments and recorders. Repertoire will feature a global mix of Hawaiian, African, Early American, and Contemporary genres such as Blues and Jazz. Students will be asked to discuss music and music performances, reflect and connect on the relationships between the arts and other disciplines, as well as history and culture.Technology will play a role in
the music classroom with opportunities to create music through a variety of applications such as iMovie and GarageBand. Grade 5 Choir The 5th Grade Choir is a yearlong course that explores choral music from a wide variety of cultures and musical styles including original student compositions.The core curriculum emphasizes the basics of healthy vocal technique, ear training intonation, sight-reading, fundamental music theory and music history. We work to develop our voices through fun warm-ups and vocal exercises. Choir members collaboratively work as a choral ensemble in preparation for two performances a year. 5th Grade Choir is open to all interested students. No audition necessary. Grade 5 Beginning Band The grade 5 beginning band class provides students the opportunity to explore music by learning to play a woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument. No prior experience on an instrument or previous music instruction is necessary. Students develop fundamental instrumental techniques as well as music literacy, listening and ensemble skills. Students will have two opportunities to share what they have learned in public performances. Grade 5 Beginning Strings Orchestra Students learn to play an orchestral stringed instrument of their choice: violin, viola, cello or upright string bass. Students develop fundamental instrumental technique, music literacy, listening and ensemble skills. Progress is demonstrated in performances during the latter part of the school year. 5th Grade Orchestra is open to all interested students. No audition necessary. Outdoor Education The Outdoor Education Program at Punahou School offers a carefully designed progression of ageappropriate experiences in kindergarten – grade 8. These experiences, both on and off campus, adapt to meet the physical and emotional needs of each student and support current curriculum. Each trip plays an important role in allowing for individual growth, helping build self-confidence and independence, and creating the safe environment in which a meaningful connection to the campus and the surrounding world can occur. Within this progression are a series of keystone events, including a fourth grade on-island overnight camp and a fifth grade trip to Volcano National Park on Hawai‘i Island.
Physical Education Informed by SHAPE America's Standards for Physical Education (NASPE), the Physical Education department teaches students the benefits of establishing healthy habits and maintaining physically active lifestyles. Learning environments are established where students: 1. value physical activity and its contributions to health and wellness, 2. develop positive, responsible personal and social behavior, and 3. practice skills necessary to participate in a variety of physical activities Emphasis is placed on individual skill building, sportsmanship, physical fitness and fun through the gradual development of gross and fine motor skills in the physical education program. Kindergarten and grade 1 students also receive instruction in creative movement, while swimming is added for grades 3 – 5. The elementary section has a separate indoor facility for physical education and also shares the swimming pool, gymnastics room, racquetball courts, dance pavilion and outdoor fields as they are needed in the program. Literacy and Language Arts The reading and language arts program is an area of major emphasis in the lower grades. Realizing that a child’s attitude toward reading may determine how he or she regards learning in general, we strive to make reading enjoyable and interesting. In grades K – 5, literacy instruction utilizes the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project (TCRWP) approach to reading workshop. This approach is anchored in the 10 Essentials of Reading Instruction which, among other things, identifies the need for direct and explicit instruction and clear goals and frequent feedback tailored specifically to each reader. The research behind this approach also notes that (1) readers need long stretches of time to read, (2) growing readers need to read a lot of texts with a high level of comprehension in order to move up in levels of text complexity, (3) matching readers with “just right” texts supports growth in learning, (4) as learners read increasingly complex texts appropriate for their developmental level, they also need to read across a variety of genres, and (5) reading aloud is a critical means of immersing readers in the joy and process of reading. In the course of learning to read, children also learn related language skills – writing, spelling, speaking, listening and grammar. In both oral and written composition, attention is given to presenting significant details, developing logical sequences and teaching literary techniques. These elements are 15
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incorporated into the composition of creative and expository writing. The use of technology in the writing process allows students to create multiple drafts. They will also have access to assistive tools which make the revision and editing process a more enjoyable task. All students meet regularly with librarians for book talks, reading enrichment and instruction, and digital citizenship. Science The K – grade 4 science program is built upon the belief that students learn science by actively engaging in inquiries that are interesting and important to them. In learning science, students describe objects and events, ask questions, acquire knowledge, construct explanations of natural phenomena, test those explanations in many different ways and communicate their ideas to others. The experiences include learning physical science, life science, earth and space science, and science and technology. Social Studies The social studies curriculum provides a cohesive experience to facilitate understanding of relationships between people, events, geography and cultural conditions in today’s interconnected world. Grounded in the Aims of a Punahou Education, students are encouraged to create and communicate their own conclusions and take informed action using 21st-century skills and acquired knowledge. During this process, students nurture their curiosity of their place in the world as they identify and address the diverse needs of their communities. In Kindergarten to grade 3, the social studies curriculum is grounded in experiential learning, where students take field trips both on and off campus to study broad themes such as mauka and makai in K – 1, our island home and being a part of a system in grade 2, and Hawaiian Studies in grade 3. Grade 4: How does geography influence the values of indigenous peoples? Starting with world geography, along with developing map skills, students apply their knowledge to our island home in order to understand the impact on ancient land-division systems (ahupua‘a), the cultures of various indigenous peoples, including the Hawaiians of Oceania, and various indigenous peoples of North America thriving prior to European settlement. At the end of their journey, students will not only articulate how geography influences the development of values, but how similarities exist between seemingly different peoples. 16
Grade 5: How did values influence the founding and development of our nation? Fifth-grade studies hone in on how values influenced the founding and development of our nation. The thematic approach focuses on particular aspects of United States history, including the push-pull factors that have encouraged immigration to America, how Americans have handled conflict and compromise, and how people stand up for what they believe, promoting change in the face of adversity. The learning process emphasizes critical thinking, problem solving and collaboration. There is an emphasis on skill development, including note-taking, research skills and communication. World Language A range of language experience gives students the opportunity for a variety of cultural activities in grades K – 3. Students in kindergarten and grade 1 experience direct instruction in ‘olelo Hawai‘i three times a cycle for 30 minutes. A Japanese cultural experience is provided in grade 2, while ‘ike Hawai‘i is at the heart of the grade 3 program, and continues through grades 4 and 5.
Class Placement: K – Grade 5 The Administrative Deans determine class placement of students, making every effort to create the best possible match between child, group and teachers. In building successful class groupings we take into account: » clustering children with similar interests or talents » a balance of learning profiles » a heterogeneous grouping » a balance of boys and girls » known academic, social emotional or behavioral support needs Information pertinent to class placement is shared with the Administrative Deans by teachers and assignments are made based on this information. Confidential information can be shared by writing directly to the Administrative Dean.
We attempt to provide a caring environment for the children where they feel that the faculty and other students support their growth and accomplishments.
safety and sanitation, equipment and tools, and the basics of baking and pastry. Students explore food while engaging in tasting activities, product identification and sensory analysis. Homeroom classes of sixth-graders take an hour and a half class per cycle for one trimester.
Class activities aim to develop:
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» participation and cooperation in group situations
In grades 7 and 8, the Culinary Arts class is offered as an elective for one trimester. The course has an overarching theme that focuses on health and sustainability. Students take a deeper dive into the fundamental principles and techniques/skills of basic cooking and have the opportunity to creatively apply those skills in the kitchen. The course briefly covers a range of topics including kitchen safety and sanitation, equipment and tools, introduction to knife skills, and methods of cooking.
CURRICULUM GRADES 6 — 8 Affective Goals
» a positive self-image for every child » acceptance of responsibility » an understanding of the need to respect and follow rules » problem-solving abilities » the ability to make wise choices and decisions » kindness and consideration for others » the attitude that mistakes are a way to learn » the ability to make and enjoy friendships » the skills to share classroom materials as well as teachers’ and peers’ attention » special talents and qualities » creativity and innovative ideas
Subject Areas Note: Listed in alphabetical order. Art Instruction by art specialists in art studios is offered each cycle for one trimester to all students in grades 6 and 7. In grade 8, art is offered as an elective, with five different trimester-long electives. Eighth-graders can take as many of the art electives as their schedule permits. The art curriculum works to develop “Studio Habits of Mind,” and introduces elements and principles as part of a visual vocabulary to communicate ideas. Art assignments often integrate science, math and humanities concepts. Art is taught through a variety of media including drawing and painting, ceramics, digital imaging, weaving with fibers and printmaking. Students work toward creating unique and individual solutions in their artwork.The art concepts and materials become more complex as the students grow with experience, as students’ skills are mastered and art concepts are internalized. Culinary Arts In Culinary Arts students are encouraged to explore their creativity around food while developing a skill set for life. Grade 6 This class is an introduction to the fundamental principles and techniques/skills of basic cooking. The course briefly covers a range of topics including kitchen
Design, Technology and Engineering The goal of the Design,Technology and Engineering department is to build and maintain a student-centered, schoolwide environment designed to empower the development of the social-emotional skills, technical abilities, design thinking and a growth mindset needed to translate the Punahou aims into positive and purposeful action in the real world. Courses, clubs, technical integration, cutting edge design labs and classroom curriculum integration are offered to all students, K – grade 12.The department supports articulated instruction in topics such as design thinking, digital fabrication, rapid prototyping, engineering, designing and fabrication with wood, coding, programming, robotics, electronics, metal fabrication, virtual reality, social entrepreneurship, leadership and social emotional skill building. English The English program in grades 6 – 8 integrates the study of literature, written expression and oral communication to cultivate each student’s skills and interest in reading, writing, communicating and critical thinking. The goal of reading with increasing satisfaction and understanding is pursued through encouragement of independent reading along with analysis of nonfiction, literature and poetry read in common. In grade 6, the focus is on people, events, ideas and relationships as students also develop comprehension and vocabulary associated with the social studies curriculum. Students also learn how to more accurately garner and note relevant information from nonfiction sources. Students in grade 6 meet regularly with librarians for book talks, research, and reading enrichment and instruction, which enables them to use the facility with increasing independence. In grade 6, students also explore word formation, sentence structure, paragraph development 17
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and larger forms of writing. Grammar and correct usage are emphasized in conjunction with spelling, capitalization and punctuation. In seventh-grade English, students are asked to read and write critically, interpreting and analyzing the author’s message and themes. As they read, they are asked to recognize figurative language, literary techniques and an author’s craft, and develop their vocabulary. Students articulate their thoughts through writing and discussion. Public speaking is an integral part of seventh-grade English, and teachers foster it via the Damon Speech and other speaking opportunities. Eighth-grade students gain their first exposure to a complete Shakespearean play, revisit and build on their prior Damon Speech experience, strengthen their reading comprehension and literary analysis skills, and work collaboratively to express their views and opinions about literature in a poised and organized way. As students prepare to move to the Academy, they will have experienced multiple opportunities to experiment and grow as effective readers, writers and oral communicators. Language The World Language Department aligns with the American Council on theTeaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) benchmarks through its range of language choices: Chinese, French, Hawaiian, Japanese, Latin and Spanish.The department’s purpose is to expand the global view of the Case Middle School students through the study of a world language and to develop an appreciation of cultural traditions and diversity. Language goals: » Establish a solid foundation of language skills that will enable students to develop proficiency in a second language and foster lifelong learning. » Encourage curiosity, understanding, and appreciation of world languages and cultures in order to promote a positive global perspective. » Inspire students to make connections and comparisons between cultures and languages of the world in order to participate as a global citizen with empathy and compassion. The following can-do statements describe specific language skills learners are expected to achieve. Grade 7: » Interpersonal Communication: Students can communicate on very familiar topics using a variety of words and phrases that they have practiced and memorized. » Presentational Speaking: Students can present information about themselves and some other very 18
familiar topics using a variety of words, phrases, and memorized expressions. » Presentational Writing: Students can write lists and memorized phrases on familiar topics. » Interpretive Listening: Students can recognize some familiar words and phrases when they hear them spoken. » Interpretive Reading: Students can recognize some letters or characters. They can understand some learned or memorized words and phrases when they read. Grade 8: » Interpersonal Communication: Students can communicate and exchange information about familiar topics using phrases and simple sentences, sometimes supported by memorized language. They can usually handle short social interactions in everyday situations by asking and answering simple questions. » Presentational Speaking: Students can present basic information on familiar topics using language they have practiced using phrases and simple sentences. » Presentational Writing: Students can write short messages and notes on familiar topics related to everyday life. » Interpretive Listening: Students can often understand words, phrases, and simple sentences related to everyday life. Students can recognize pieces of information and sometimes understand the main topic of what is being said. » Interpretive Reading: Students can understand familiar words, phrases, and sentences within short and simple texts related to everyday life. They can sometimes understand the main idea of what they have read. Mathematics The Case Middle School mathematics program is designed to integrate, facilitate and advocate for each child’s mathematics learning.Teachers strive to develop the qualities of curiosity, persistence and resilience with students who are confident, adaptive and self-directed learners.Teachers are seen as facilitators of instruction who honor the unique learning styles and mathematical backgrounds of each child. Using Pearson enVision math as our aligned, foundational curriculum, students are engaged through a variety of teaching techniques such as large and small group instruction, hands-on and other manipulative activities, investigations that are integrated across curricular strands, and appropriate technological tools and software.To that end, students are encouraged to take mathematical risks, learn from mistakes, seek understanding in lieu of algorithms, and apply their knowledge in ways that are meaningful.The mathematics program strives to develop deep thinking mathematicians, as opposed to students who simply do math.
In grade 6, a transition is made from basic arithmetic to more complex operations with fractions, decimals and percents. Students often use visual models to further develop their conceptual understanding. Pattern recognition is emphasized as students explore geometric shapes and measurements, and algebraic rules and sequences. Coordinate graphing, integer operations and solving linear equations are also introduced. In grade 7, Pre-Algebra is designed to aid students in making the transition from elementary mathematics to algebra. While continuous skills practice is provided, critical thinking and problem solving are the main emphases of the course.Topics covered include simplifying variable expressions, exponents, operations with rational numbers and solving linear equations. The course also includes an introduction to geometric concepts in three dimensions. Algebra 1 is a two-year sequence that begins in grade 8 and concludes in a student’s freshman year in the Academy.The majority of students are enrolled in this course, which provides the building blocks necessary for all future mathematics courses. Particular emphasis is placed on students’ ability to reason their way through a problem as well as provide written and mathematical support for their answers.
beginning, intermediate and advanced level. Students not only gain an appreciation for music, but also have opportunities to make progress in persistence, patience, critical thinking, cooperation and self-esteem – valuable attributes that are transferable to other aspects of life. Orchestra Through the study of orchestral stringed instruments including violin, viola, cello or bass, students develop instrumental technique as well as music listening, reading and ensemble skills. All students who wish to enter the orchestra program for the first time (except Beginning 6th Grade Orchestra) must audition for course placement. Courses offered: » Beginning 6th Grade Orchestra: open to students with little to no previous experience. » 6th Grade Orchestra: second-year level class for students who complete Punahou 5th Grade Orchestra. » 7th Grade Orchestra: intermediate level class for students who complete Punahou 6th Grade Orchestra. » 8th Grade Orchestra: continuing intermediate level class for students who complete Punahou 7th Grade Orchestra. » Advanced 7th/8th Grade Orchestra: by audition only.
For students in grade 8 who are both academically and developmentally ready, Algebra 1 Honors, a one-year, accelerated course in algebra is offered. Placement in this course is based on the recommendation of a student’s current mathematics teacher, the middle school mathematics curricular chair and the Administrative Dean, to ensure that the student’s best interest is met. Music The purpose of the Case Middle School Music Department is to cultivate a lifelong appreciation of music that is nurtured through a progressive, diverse and balanced curriculum.
Band Students explore various styles and genres of music by learning a woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument. Students develop and refine instrumental performance techniques as well as music literacy, listening and ensemble skills. Students will have at least two public performance opportunities each year. All students who wish to enter the band program for the first time must meet with a director for an appropriate ensemble placement. Courses offered:
Department goals: » Develop a solid musical foundation
» 6th Grade Band: second-year class for students who complete Punahou 5th Grade Band.
» Encompass local, global and historical contexts/ connections
» 7th Grade Band: third-year class for students who complete Punahou 6th Grade Band.
» Develop an individual and ensemble musical voice as an outlet for expression
» Beginning 7th Grade Band: open to students with no previous experience. Students enrolled in this course go through an instrument selection process before the school year.
» Encourage creativity » Empower students to have a growth mindset in striving to realize their potential Instrumental Ensembles The Punahou Band and Orchestra programs provide a foundation to facilitate participation and enjoyment in future ensembles, including those courses offered at a
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Choir Course goals for the choir program include developing individual voice and musicality, fostering good vocal health and healthy vocal habits, understanding the changing voice, developing sight-singing and music theory skills, developing listening skills and discrimination, expanding repertoire and knowledge of musical styles including classical, folk, multi-cultural, pop and musical theatre, encouraging an understanding of various roles of music in others’ and personal lives, expanding an understanding of the relationships between music and culture, encouraging a lifelong involvement in and love for music, developing responsibility to self and ensemble, building self and group esteem, and providing for solo and small group performance opportunities. There are currently 5 choirs offered in the middle school: 6th Grade, 7th GradeTreble, 7th Grade Mixed, 8th Grade Treble and 8th Grade Mixed choirs. Auditions are required for 7th and 8th grade vocal placements into choir. Music Explorations Students who do not enroll in Choir, Band or Orchestra take Music Explorations. While course content varies between the years, the goals of Music Explorations include various modes of music-making and musical expression. Students are exposed to a breadth of handson experiences including: guitar, ‘ukulele, keyboards, Orff instruments, singing, percussion, western and world music ensembles. Students gain experiences composing in varied styles and music applications including GarageBand and NoteFlight. Genres covered include African drumming, Hawaiian music including ‘ukulele and slack key guitar, music of Southeast Asia and the Pacific Rim, classical, jazz, musical theater, rock, pop, hip-hop and other popular music forms. Students are encouraged to examine their own musical identity while understanding socio-cultural relationships to music. Outdoor Education The Outdoor Education Program at Punahou School offers a carefully designed progression of age-appropriate experiences kindergarten – grade 8.These experiences, both on and off campus, adapt to meet the physical and emotional needs of each student and support current curriculum. Each trip plays an important role in allowing for individual growth, helping build self-confidence and independence, and creating the safe environment in which a meaningful connection to the campus and the surrounding world can occur. Within this progression are a series of keystone events continued from grade 5, including a sixth-grade trip to Camp Palehua, a set of seventh-grade day camps around the island and an eighth-grade trip to Camp Mokule‘ia.
Physical Education Informed by SHAPE America’s Standards for Physical Education (NASPE), the Physical Education department teaches students the benefits of establishing healthy habits and maintaining physically active lifestyles. Learning environments are established where students: 1. value physical activity and its contributions to health and wellness, 2. develop positive, responsible personal and social behavior, and 3. practice skills necessary to participate in a variety of physical activities. In the middle school, classes are grouped by gender to accommodate developmental differences, to support social emotional wellness and to encourage risk-taking within classes. Instruction centers around learning specific skills, knowledge and rules which can be applied to a variety of the sports and activities. Fitness assessment and development are included as well. Respect, responsibility, cooperation, compassion and good sportsmanship are emphasized as keys to success both in and out of class.The variety of activities offered in grades 6, 7 and 8 provides an opportunity for each student to find something that they excel in and enjoy. For those interested in additional opportunities to apply what they learn in PE class, participation in ILH sports begins in 7th grade. Science In Middle School Science, students develop habits of mind such as empathy, curiosity, skepticism, persistence and evidence-based reasoning by engaging in science through conducting authentic, experiential laboratory investigations, and performing data collection and analysis within a process of guided inquiry. The science program focuses on interpersonal collaboration, effective communication, quantitative reasoning, appropriate use of technology and critical thinking in order to develop learners who are resilient, resourceful, and creative problem solvers. In grades 6 – 8, the focus is on asking scientific questions, making detailed observations, collecting and organizing data, developing inferences supported by evidence and communicating the findings effectively. » Grade 6 classes practice manipulating variables and perform controlled experiments. Content themes include understanding the scientific method, sustainability, botany, and biomimicry. » Grade 7 classes build on students’ understanding of the scientific process by reinforcing the relationships between manipulated, responding and controlled variables. Content themes include astronomy, forces, motion, energy and physical earth science.
» In grade 8, the year begins with the study of the properties of matter and then moves to the study of the structure of atoms and the periodic table. Students learn about how atoms combine to form ionic and covalent compounds. The study of photosynthesis and respiration is used as a link from chemistry to the study of cells. The study of the human organism and the various health issues associated with different human body systems rounds out the year. Social Studies The social studies curriculum provides a cohesive experience to facilitate understanding of relationships between people, events, geography and cultural conditions in today’s interconnected world. Grounded in the Aims of a Punahou Education, students are encouraged to create and communicate their own conclusions and take informed action using 21st-century skills and acquired knowledge. During this process, students nurture their curiosity of their place in the world as they identify and address the diverse needs of their communities.
Grade 8: How do values impact personal and civic responsibilities to solve community and global challenges? Eighth-grade social studies involves an in-depth study of power, politics and civic responsibility. Students consider their personal, community and national values, including a review of the values that influenced the founding of America as an independent nation articulated by the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.They then examine how constitutional values have been both challenged and strengthened in times of political and economic trial. American systems are compared to alternative forms of economic and government systems around the world. Building on their knowledge of modern world cultures and contemporary global issues, as well as their collaboration and communication skills, students apply their knowledge of government and civic responsibilities to authentically tackle global issues at the local, national or international levels through the study of contemporary public policy and engagement in personal and collective civic action.
Grade 6:Where do values come from in our world?
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Sixth-grade students investigate how values impact the development of traditions around the world. Students explore the principle concepts that shape traditions and consider the role of religious and ethical thinking in the human experience. Inquiry includes early humans and the rise of civilization, classical antiquity, Abrahamic traditions and Asian traditions. By examining the expressions of the past, students think about how they convey their own messages and apply the skills they learn so those messages are best received. Literacy skills, critical thinking, analytical skills, relational skills and learning strategies are developed as students articulate their understanding using a wide variety of resources.Through their exploration, students evaluate the ongoing influence of values on modern times and reflect on what that means for them as citizens in a diverse and changing world.
In grades 6 – 8, students are organized, within the class level, by teams. A team is comprised of an interdisciplinary group of teachers and the students who share those same teachers.
Grade 7: What happens when different value systems intersect? The seventh-grade course aims to develop global citizens with an awareness of global problems and the interconnectedness of our local and international communities. Students investigate the link between ancient and modern history, culture, and geography of world regions to understand and appreciate cultures other than their own. Students expand their understanding of cultural perspectives and assumptions by examining current local and global issues that align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
These teams create smaller groups of learners with teachers sharing the same group of students providing a more attentive environment. The teams are heterogeneously grouped and the grouping of students within teams is changed each year. In sixth grade, students are assigned to a four-teacher team with an English, Math, Science and Social Studies teacher and 96 students. Students on the team are divided into four advisories, which also serves as their core class grouping. In seventh and eighth grade, students are assigned to a four-teacher team with an English, Math, Science and Social Studies teacher and 92 students. In addition to their core class grouping, the students on the team are divided into 7 groups for advisory with the four core teachers and three additional middle school teachers serving as advisors. In grades 7 and 8 music options expand to four bands, three orchestras and four choirs. In order to support these programs team placement is primarily based on the student’s music choice. Middle school students attend classes with specialists in PE, music, arts and elective classes. In 7th and 8th grade the formal study of a second language begins. These classes are composed of students from multiple teams.
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Parents who have questions or concerns about their child’s team placement are welcome to speak with the grade-level Administrative Dean.
Technology Our goal in providing technology, and technology support and services is to promote educational excellence by facilitating resource sharing, innovation and communication within our own community, across our nation and throughout the world. Computers and Electronic Devices Computers and other electronic devices are widely used across campus by students, faculty and staff.The goal is to integrate technology into students’ learning environments so that students become proficient with the use of technology to learn, communicate, create and collaborate.This schoolwide commitment is deployed in age-appropriate ways and is continually evolving with changing technologies. A robust professional development program and education technologists support faculty in this ongoing evolution. Beginning in kindergarten, technology tools are integrated throughout the curriculum. Students K – grade 1 have access to iPads in the classroom. Beginning in grade 2, the School provides each student with a device, iPads for grades 2 – 6 and a laptop for grades 7 – 12. Students use the devices throughout the day and across campus, taking advantage of the wireless environment. As their use is integral to the curriculum, students in grades 4 – 12 also take devices home as extensions of the learning experience. Financial responsibilities related to the laptop program are detailed in materials provided to families. All grade levels have access to the Internet, with supervised use in K – 5. A variety of software programs and apps are available on devices to support effective communication, collaboration and creativity while strengthening technology skills. For a list of all software, apps and online services students might use in the classroom, please visit www.punahou.edu/student-software. The School further enhances the learning environment through technologies such as multimedia and interactive projection, audio enhancement and digital content access, used to expand the student experience.
Student Support Services Tutors and Tutorial Services Punahou School makes every effort to provide classroom instruction and other academic support to help each student thrive. Our philosophy of care is to work with students, their parents, teachers and learning support specialists to determine the specific academic support needed. Families considering tutoring or additional educational services are encouraged to consult with teachers and the student’s Dean. K – Grade 8 Teachers make efforts to provide extra help for students as needed before and/or after school. Additionally, time can be scheduled during study hall for middle school students who need extra help. Some students may require tutoring as an element of student support. When a specific learning need has been identified through the learning support process, families may choose to engage a paid tutor. Students in K – grade 8 may attend tutoring sessions after school. In exceptional circumstances, it may be necessary for a tutor to meet with a student on campus. It is only in these instances that on-campus tutoring will be approved. No tutoring is approved during lunch or other classes. Note:Teachers may not tutor students who are enrolled in their classes for remuneration and may not tutor (for remuneration) during school hours (8 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
CURRICULUM: ACADEMY A separate Academy Course Listing catalog is available for grades 9 – 12. The catalog, updated annually, provides graduation requirements, detailed course descriptions and brief statements of departmental philosophies. It is available online at punahou.edu/academycourselisting. To be a full-time student in the Punahou Academy (grades 9 – 12), a student must be enrolled each semester in a minimum of five or a maximum of six full credit courses excluding PE and ROTC; four must be on a graded basis. A student attending Punahou Summer School will still be required to take five half-credit courses per semester during the following school year. If it becomes necessary to drop to fewer than five courses, a written request from the parents must be submitted to and approved by the Council of Deans through the Deans of the class. Note: Students who are not enrolled on a full-time basis are not eligible for ILH sports and may not hold office or represent Punahou in activities such as plays or musicals.
Graduation Requirements Punahou awards a diploma to each student who earns at least 22 credits during four years of high school and who meets the course requirements described below. For developmental, educational and philosophical reasons, Punahou believes in a four-year Academy experience leading to a Punahou diploma. For these reasons, Punahou does not award a diploma prior to a class’ graduation date. Each student is accountable for taking all required courses and meeting graduation requirements. Departmental Requirements » English: Four credits. » Language: Two credits. » Math: Three credits. » Science: Two credits.
will consider a student’s attendance, attitude and effort in determining whether to grant a Credit/No Credit request. In order to earn a credit (CR), students must meet the teacher’s expectations, which shall be no less than a C (2.00) grade, unless otherwise announced. It is important to note that while a grade of No Credit (NC) does not earn transcript credit, a letter grade of D- or higher does earn transcript credit. Advanced Placement courses may not be taken CR/NC. All PE courses may be taken CR/NC (C or better required to earn credit). Declaration of CR/NC status by students must be made by the deadlines stated in the Academy Daily Bulletin each quarter and in bold on each CR/NC application: For 1st quarter: the Friday before the end of the 1st quarter (October) For 2nd quarter/1st semester: the Friday in cycle 13 For 3rd quarter: the Friday before the end of the 3rd quarter (March) For 4th quarter/2nd semester: the Monday in cycle 27
Modular Schedule In the school’s six-day cycle, each of the days is divided into 32 modules (“mods”) of 15 minutes each. Length of classes and number of meetings per cycle vary and are determined by course requirements. The modular schedule creates unscheduled time, which in turn requires that students decide how they will use that time. Freshmen are scheduled into study halls. Students in grades 10 – 12 who demonstrate responsible use of their time are released from study halls as long as they maintain acceptable academic records. Additionally, parents may request that the Dean assign study halls to their child. The majority of Punahou Academy students value unscheduled time and use it productively.
» Social Studies: Three and one-half credits. » Visual and Performing Arts: Two credits. » Physical Education: Two credits. » Electives: An elective is any course that exceeds departmental requirements for graduation or those courses that are not identified as meeting departmental requirements for graduation.
Credit/No Credit Option Courses (CR/NC) Students may elect Credit/No Credit status with parent, teacher, department head and Dean approval in any course if graduation requirements have been met in the subject area they wish to declare CR/NC. The Deans
Questionnaires returned by Punahou graduates reflect that experiencing the modular schedule helped prepare them for the responsibilities of freedom in college. Here are some of the many ways a student may use unscheduled time productively: » The Academy does not schedule an official lunch break into a student’s day, so it is important that students take time to nourish themselves. If a student does not have a break and needs to eat, teachers often accommodate eating in the classroom. » In Cooke Learning Commons, students have access to activities, makeries and collaborative opportunities to support and extend their learning. 23
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» Students, teachers and Deans can meet in small groups or one-to-one conferences. Conferences may be part of course requirements. Students may drop in on teachers or Deans but should try to schedule conferences as much as possible. » All art courses have open labs. » Seniors are encouraged to use Honolulu as a resource; for example, they can arrange to be off-campus for interviews, exhibits or special projects. » Some athletic facilities may be used as open labs; times are decided upon in September. The modular schedule offers students a chance to talk with people and develop friendships. It would be difficult to measure the value of time used this way; however, we believe unscheduled time can be important to an individual’s personal growth. We expect that students, as they learn that freedom is necessary to their well-being and to a complete education, will begin to understand the close relationship between freedom, rights, privileges and responsibilities. We hope parents will support their children in developing independent work habits and responsibility, and will encourage them to make full use of what Punahou offers.
Explanation of the Freshman Schedule The freshman whose schedule is used in this sample schedule is enrolled in six academic courses in the first semester and five academic courses in the second semester, and 9th Grade Guidance each semester. Advisor Period (AP) meets every other day and is mandatory. Advisors take attendance, make announcements and conduct various kinds of business. Advisors are partially responsible for counseling their students. Examples of varying length of classes: (1) Freshman English meets for four mods (one hour) four times per cycle. (2) Most Art courses meet every other day for 6 mods (1.5 hours).
Program Changes Making changes in a student’s schedule after the programming conference is very difficult. Making changes after the beginning of the term is often impossible. Program changes will not be made for the purposes of student convenience or teacher preference. Changes will be made only if the courses to be added are open to additional enrollment and if no other changes in the student’s schedule are required. Any course dropped after the fifth cycle of the semester will receive a grade of “F” or “NCR.” Class hours deleted from the schedule may be replaced by Study Halls.
Study Halls All freshmen and selected sophomores, juniors and seniors will be assigned to supervised study halls. If a parent feels their child should be assigned more study time, a written request should be sent to the appropriate Class Deans. Unexcused absences (“cuts”) to study halls result in demerits.
Summer School (Third semester) Summer School offers credit courses for Academy students who may wish to complete certain credits, add elective courses or take advantage of unique aspects of some courses offered during the summer, including travel. For other students, the opportunity to focus on a particular class during the shortened 5 – 6-week session allows for a varied experience.
TECHNOLOGY Our goal in providing technology, and technology support and services is to promote educational excellence by facilitating resource sharing, innovation and communication within our own community, across our nation and throughout the world.
Computers and Electronic Devices Computers and other electronic devices are widely used across campus by students, faculty and staff. The goal is to integrate technology into students’ learning environments so that students become proficient with the use of technology to learn, communicate, create and collaborate. This schoolwide commitment is deployed in age-appropriate ways and is continually evolving with changing technologies. A robust professional development program and education technologists support faculty in this ongoing evolution. Beginning in kindergarten, technology tools are integrated throughout the curriculum. Students K – grade 1 have access to shared iPads and computers in the classroom. Beginning in grade 2, the School provides each student with a device, iPads for grades 2 – 6 and a laptop for grades 7 – 12. Students use the devices throughout the day and across campus, taking advantage of the wireless environment. As their use is integral to the curriculum, students in grades 4 – 12 also take devices home as extensions of the learning experience. Financial responsibilities related to the laptop program are detailed in materials provided to families. All grade levels have access to the Internet, with supervised use in K – 5. A variety of software programs and apps are available on devices to support effective communication, collaboration and creativity while strengthening technology skills. For a list of all software, apps and online services students might use in the classroom, please visit www.punahou.edu/student-software.
The School further enhances the learning environment through technologies such as multimedia and interactive projection, audio enhancement and digital content access, used to expand the student experience.
Student Support Services ACADEMIC, LEARNING AND SOCIAL EMOTIONAL SUPPORT We recognize that students have diverse needs and are impacted by a variety of factors. Deans, counselors and learning support specialists work as a team to provide student support in the areas of academic counseling, social emotional counseling and learning support. K — Grade 8 The mission of the K – 8 Student Support Department is to inspire and support students’ academic, social and emotional development through a safe, equitable and accessible environment. The Student Support Department includes learning support specialists and counselors. To activate support, a team is formed, usually comprised of a student’s teachers, Dean and appropriate specialist(s). The team collaborates with other students, families, Punahou faculty and staff and community providers as needed to realize those supports and fulfill the Aims of a Punahou Education. Social, Emotional and Ethical Learning Students’ social, emotional and ethical learning (SEEL) is supported throughout the school day in various ways. SEEL guides curriculum choices and classroom instruction and is often integrated in core subjects, as well as middle-school advisory activities. Counselors are available to support teachers by providing targeted classroom lessons focused on specific affective skills. Learning Support Learning support specialists collaborate within the Student Support Team to coordinate appropriate support structures at school. Counseling Counselors collaborate and consult with administration, school staff, teachers, psychologists and families to provide general guidance and faculty support to help students be successful at school. Counselors encourage, intervene and advocate for students experiencing personal, academic and developmental difficulties.
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Support services include: counseling (individual and group), consultation, crisis intervention, social and emotional education and in-class support. Attention is paid to the sensitivity of the content of counseling conversations. Depending on the situation, legal requirements may demand that information be revealed to prevent harm to the student. Academy Students are supported in their learning journey by a number of caring adults, including their Class Deans, advisory teachers and faculty in the Support and Wellness Department (SWELL). The department is comprised of teachers, counselors and a licensed psychologist equipped to support student needs. Social, Emotional and Ethical Learning The SWELL department also offers a variety of courses and experiences aimed to build resiliency skills, emotional regulation, mindfulness and healthy choices. These include, but are not limited to, Chapel, the Advisory Program and the SURF courses (Standing Up and Reaching Forward). The emphasis of the SURF curriculum is building social emotional competencies such as personal leadership and moral action, empathy and embracing challenges. Learning Support Students can arrange conferences with teachers, chaplains, counselors, Deans and principals. Additional support services may be set up for students on an individual basis. These include, but are not limited to, directed study halls, an invitation to participate in the Learning Strategies course, a summer Bridge course for entering 9th graders, and/or one-to-one mentorship and coaching with selected teachers. Additional help is available in areas such as the Peer Learning Center, the Science Center Open Lab and some study halls. Counseling Counselors collaborate and consult with administration, school staff, teachers, psychologists and families to provide general guidance and faculty support to help students be successful at school. Counselors encourage, intervene and advocate for students experiencing personal, academic and developmental difficulties. Support services include: counseling, consultation, crisis intervention and social and emotional education. Attention is paid to the sensitivity of the content of counseling conversations. Depending on the situation, legal and ethical requirements may demand that information be revealed to prevent harm to the student.
PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH AND SAFETY Students may present troublesome behaviors or feelings that could cause administrators to require an assessment of a student by a mental health professional. This may include requiring the student to complete an approved psychological or psychiatric evaluation by a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist. The school reserves the right to review procedures and make determinations about the degree to which assessments conducted by mental health practitioners satisfy the schoolâ€™s requirements. As a condition of continued enrollment, parents may be required to sign waivers allowing psychologists or psychiatrists to consult fully with the school. Administrators may also require verification of cooperation with a treatment plan developed by a psychologist or psychiatrist as an additional condition of continued enrollment. Students required to complete assessments regarding their risk of harm to self or others may be asked to stay home (absences will be excused) from school until their evaluations have been completed and, when required, appropriate mental health treatment has been implemented. These students will be permitted to return to school when the administration determines a return is appropriate. In making this determination, the administration may require parents or guardians to sign releases authorizing treatment providers to consult with the school. Meetings with school mental health professionals, administrators, parents, and student may be required. A return to school may be conditional on cooperation with expectations determined on a case-by-case basis. In extremely rare circumstances, the school may place a student off roll when the family does not cooperate with medical/psychological treatment or when treatment is ineffective. The administration will evaluate, in a consultation with medical professionals it chooses, whether the studentâ€™s medical and/or psychological condition precludes consistent, appropriate participation in school by the student. Administrators may require drug testing at the familyâ€™s expense for a student at any time. The results of the test will be for the family and administrators, and will be used by the school for counseling purposes.
COMMUNITY CARE RESPONSE TEAM The Community Care Response Team (CCRT) is responsible for the management of cases related to allegations of abuse and harassment involving members of the Punahou School community. The CCRT is comprised of school principals, Deans, faculty members, counselors and other school administrators, including a Community Care Liaison (CCL). During the process of addressing a report of abuse, the CCRT will ensure that the victim’s safety is paramount and will provide or make referrals for other types of support as necessary. The team also involves the student’s family as the first line of response in dealing with sensitive matters. The CCRT is responsible for: » Student Safety: The CCRT will determine if any immediate emergency, medical or legal assistance is required or requested by the student. The CCRT will determine if measures are needed to separate the student and alleged offender and, if so, implement those measures. » Student Support and Accommodations: The CCL will establish contact with the student and their family to offer support services that may be appropriate to their situation, and keep the student and family apprised of the status of the school’s response to the report. » External Reporting: The CCRT will ensure all mandated reports have been made to the appropriate public agencies. » Confidentiality: The CCRT will make every effort to maintain the confidentiality of the report and subsequent investigations – notwithstanding mandatory reporting laws and civil requirements for disclosure – and limit disclosure to those persons with a “need-to-know.” Community Care Liaison The Community Care Liason (CCL) acts as a support, point of contact, resource and advocate for students who report sexual abuse or harassment. The CCL assists students during the course of the CCRT’s response and conclusion of their review and any investigation that is conducted. The CCL also:
» Advises students and their families that Punahou may conduct an investigation into their report – notwithstanding the student’s desire to participate; » Advises students and their families of their right to pursue criminal charges against offenders in cases of child abuse or sexual assault; » Educates the student on the CCRT’s responsibilities and procedures to address their report; » Keeps the student and their family informed of CCRT actions and results; » Informs the student about what constitutes retaliation and how to report it; » Documents actions taken to support and communicate with the student and their family. Safety and Privacy Accommodations The CCRT and CCL assist with providing certain accommodations from Punahou School to address safety or privacy concerns, the impact of trauma or stress or scheduling conflicts that arise as a result of judicial or criminal proceedings. Punahou School will ensure that such accommodations are provided where appropriate. Common accommodation requests include: » Excused absences » Extensions on assignments » Retroactive or late drops » Adjustments in schedules or locations » Class reassignment » Request for no contact between student reporting the incident and responding party
IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS Punahou School Administration: 808.944.5711 Punahou School Anonymous Hotline: 844.513.8110 State of Hawaii Crisis Line: 808.832.3100 National Crisis Text Line: 741741 National Suicide Hotline: 800.SUICIDE (800.784.2433) National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800.273.TALK (8255) The Sex Abuse Treatment Center: 808.524.7273 Hawaii Child Welfare Services: 808.832.5300 Honolulu Police Department: 911 or 808.529.3111
» Takes appropriate measures to protect and assist the student who reports abuse or harassment, including coordinating with local law enforcement and court systems; » Makes referrals for or facilitates professional school and/or public resources for the student who may need medical or psychological services; » Informs the student of Punahou’s internal and public mandated reporting obligations;
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Punahou School makes every effort to provide classroom instruction and other academic support to help each student thrive. Our philosophy of care is to work with students, their parents, teachers and learning support specialists to determine the specific academic support needed. Families considering tutoring or additional educational services are encouraged to consult with teachers and the student’s Dean.
Punahou seeks to provide both students and parents with the best information on college choices and admission requirements to aid in the application process.
K — Grade 8 Teachers make efforts to provide extra help for students as needed before and/or after school. Additionally, time can be scheduled during study hall for middle school students who need extra help.
An extensive exploratory college conference is scheduled during the second semester for each junior. While a comprehensive report is sent home to parents following the conference, we encourage parents to attend the individual college conferences. Early in the senior year, a follow-up conference may be held to expedite college planning and application procedures.
Some students may require tutoring as an element of student support. When a specific learning need has been identified through the learning support process, families may choose to engage a paid tutor. Students in K – grade 8 may attend tutoring sessions after school. In exceptional circumstances, it may be necessary for a tutor to meet with a student on campus. It is only in these instances that on-campus tutoring will be approved. No tutoring is approved during lunch or other classes. Grades 9 — 12 While not strictly considered tutoring, teachers are available to provide extra help to students during their unscheduled time, and often before and after school. Students should assume responsibility for arranging conferences with their teachers. In addition, Academy students in need of frequent or in-depth tutoring may seek help from the National Honor Society in the form of peer tutoring or seek other peer assistance in the Learning Commons. In certain situations, however, a paid tutor may be appropriate. Parents are invited to confer with their child’s grade level Deans for recommendations and help in securing private tutorial assistance for their children. Note: Teachers may not tutor students who are enrolled in their classes for remuneration and may not tutor (for remuneration) during school hours (7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)
All Juniors attend College Guidance during the first semester. Our intent is to make the student as knowledgeable about post-secondary educational opportunities as possible.
Punahou college counselors maintain a collegial relationship with the administrative and admission officers of local and mainland colleges and universities. Academy Deans and college counselors frequently visit colleges which have major appeal for Punahou students to maintain a close working association and improve communication about our applicants. These visits often include talks with alumni who are enrolled in college about their college choices, courses and activities.
COUNSELING: SUBSTANCE ABUSE See Punahou School Student and Parent Code of Conduct at punahou.edu/codeofconduct.
Conferences, Progress Reports, Grades PROGRESS REPORTS/GRADES At Punahou, the manner of evaluation varies with different age levels, as appropriate to the development of the child and to the subject matter. Assessment, when applied with skill and sensitivity, encourages learning, stimulates effort and measures progress. Through the evaluation process, the teacher communicates with students and parents, resulting in a record of progress through the grade levels. The formal part of this assessment process culminates in a transcript essential for transfer to other schools and for college admission. The report, while the visible and official index of evaluation, is only part of the process. Ultimately, more meaningful than the report is the ongoing dialogue between teachers and students in class, in conferences and through comments on papers and tests. The progress report summarizes and describes the student’s achievement and study characteristics during a given quarter or semester. Specific measures, such as letter grades, represent one aspect of student progress. Grades alone, however, cannot reflect the full range of skills, attitudes and behaviors which the student develops during the school experience. Therefore all progress reports at Punahou contain personal development ratings, as well as space for teacher comments. Some students struggle academically, despite their own best efforts and the encouragement and support of teachers and counselors. In grades 7 – 12, midway through each quarter or trimester teachers may send interim reports to students, parents and Deans/ Administrative Deans. Teachers use the interim report to indicate the student is achieving below expectations or warn parents of academic difficulties and impending failures (or, conversely, to mention the exceptional work a student does). Teachers may contact parents at any time in the semester to express concern about a student’s progress. In courses that make use of contract grading or portfolios, the interim is less a predictor of success or failure as students have the entire marking period to submit work. Parents concerned about a student’s academic performance are encouraged at any time to contact the teacher or the Deans to initiate a progress report. In grades 7 – 12, Progress Reports provide information about a student’s current status in classes (quality of homework, frequency of teacher conferences, behavior and attitude, class participation, and approximate grade). Parents with reason for concern may require the student to pick up the report from the Deans or Administrative Deans periodically, take it to the teachers for completion and return it to the parent and/or Deans or Administrative Dean.
K – Grade 5 In K – 5, parents receive Progress Reports twice a year. In these reports, the teacher notes progress through descriptive statements and personalized comments. narrative reports emphasize. Scheduled teacher-parent conferences also offer the opportunity for dialogue about a child’s progress at school. Standardized tests are given at third and fifth grades to compare Punahou’s academic program with a range of schools nationally and these scores are shared with parents. Student portfolios and other types of assessment tools are also used by many teachers.
Grades 6 – 8 In grade 6, students receive progress reports, similar to the elementary years, on a trimester basis. In grades 7 – 8, in addition to personal development ratings and teacher comments, report cards carry letter grades for most subjects. Grades are based on performance in class, on papers, on projects and on tests. Standardized tests are also given in seventh grade to compare Punahou’s academic program with a wide range of mainland schools. These scores are given to parents. The grade marking periods for grades 6 – 8 are on a trimester schedule. Report cards will follow the end of each term by one to two weeks. » First Trimester ends: October 31 » Second Trimester ends: February 20 » Third Trimester ends: May 27
Grades 9 – 12 Grades, Grade Point Average and Academic Progress In the Academy, grades reflect such criteria as classroom participation, student performance on quizzes and tests, quality of papers and projects and comprehensive examinations at given intervals. There is no Punahou “curve” in the sense of a pre-determined distribution pattern into which all students must fall. Grades at each reporting period are available online via My Backpack, accessible through the Parent Portal. An email from the Deans notifies families when grades have been posted. Only Punahou Academy grades are used and weighted equally to compute the Grade Point Average (GPA). In computing the Grade Point Average, we consider only the semester grades students earn at Punahou (with the exception of credit/no credit courses).
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In the rare case that a student wishes to take a course at another school for graduation credit, he or she must request approval in advance from the Deans. It is the responsibility of each student to take all required courses and to be accountable for meeting graduation requirements. The grade point average is determined by averaging the semester grades on a four point scale (A equals 4, F equals 0). Punahou School does not rank its students, and all grades are weighted equally. A A– B+ B B–
4.000 3.667 3.333 3.000 2.667
C+ C C– D+ D
2.333 2.000 1.667 1.333 1.000
D– F CR NC WD
0.667 0.000 credit no credit withdraw
Grade distributions for every class, teacher and department are distributed to department heads and Deans after every grade period. We seek to ensure a reasonable consistency in the grading pattern among teachers of a given course and between one grading period and another.
Grades 9 – 12 Academic Eligibility Extracurricular activities are vital to Punahou’s educational experience. Participation in these activities, however, is contingent upon academic performance. Except at a Dean’s discretion, students who do not achieve a minimum 2.0 average at each quarter, excluding the Citizenship grade, will be assigned to the EER program (Eligible with Extra Responsibilities) for the next quarter. The EER program is designed to provide counseling and structure to students whose eligibility is in jeopardy. Students in EER have certain responsibilities which, if completed faithfully each week, will entitle them to remain in practices, rehearsals, plays or games until the next week. By the next quarter grading period, students who achieve a 2.0 average, excluding Citizenship, will be declared eligible and released from EER. Those who do not will be declared ED (Eligibility Denied) and, therefore, ineligible to participate in activities until they achieve a 2.0 average, excluding the Citizenship grade. Students in the EER or ED programs will attend required study halls. Students placed on ED may appeal to the Deans who will consider any special circumstances. However, students may not appeal their placement in EER, nor may they be excused from meeting the weekly EER responsibilities while remaining eligible. A more complete description of the EER program is available from the EER coordinator and the Deans.
ACADEMY EXAMS A student with a combination of three or more major tests (full period) and/or papers due on the same day can negotiate postponement of one test or paper. The student should pick up the appropriate form in the Deans’ offices to begin the process. Arrangements must be made at least three days before the due date.
Early Examinations The Academy strongly discourages requests for early exams since such requests necessitate special arrangements and administration of the exam. The fees for such requests will be a maximum of $75 per exam. Requests should be submitted to the Class Deans at least a month in advance.
STANDARDIZED TESTING CALENDAR Grade 3 Spring: Educational Records Bureau Achievement Test Grade 5 Spring: Educational Records Bureau Achievement Test Grade 7 Fall: Selected Education Records Bureau Achievement Tests Grade 10 October: Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) May: Advanced Placement Tests May, June: Selected SAT Subject Tests (optional) Grade 11 October: Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) December: SAT May: Advanced Placement Tests March, May, June: SAT Subject Tests (optional) Grade 12 August, October, November or December: SAT Subject Tests (as required by specific colleges). May: Advanced Placement Tests Parents may obtain information about test results from the college counselors or Class Deans.
TRANSFER OF CREDITS Students transferring or returning to Punahou will have their transcripts and course credits reviewed by the Registrar and the Class Deans. Credit is granted only for courses which have an equivalent at Punahou and only for grades of C or higher.
TRANSCRIPTS FOR COLLEGE The transcript includes semester grades and other vital data. An official transcript accompanies all college applications and is released only with written permission. To protect the student’s right to privacy, transcripts will not be released without a parent or student’s signature. Requests from alumni and nongraduates over the age of 18 also require a signature. Official transcripts will be sent only to college admissions offices, organizations offering financial aid for posthigh school study, federal and state agencies, and prospective employers. The charge for an official school transcript requested by a current student is $5. Alumni and non-graduate transcripts are $10 each. Request forms are at punahou.edu/transcripts.
Centers and Initiatives CHAPEL Punahou is dedicated to honoring its Christian heritage in the midst of the school’s treasured ethnically and religiously diverse academic community. An emphasis on moral and spiritual education and development, in a significant sense, pervades Punahou and can be experienced in classrooms; in Chapel worship and worship-related experiences; through community service activities; character education themes; social, emotional and ethical learning (SEEL) conversations; and, to a large extent, in the school’s ethos and daily life. In partnership with the Trustees, faculty, staff and administrators, the Chaplains endeavor to articulate and implement the mission of Punahou School with a focus specifically to “develop moral and spiritual values consistent with the Christian principles on which Punahou was founded, affirming the worth and dignity of each individual” and to “appreciate cultural diversity and develop social responsibility.” The Aims of a Punahou Education find expression as students integrate Hawaiian values and culture, foster personal and social responsibility, develop empathy and compassion, embrace diversity and, especially, seek to cultivate moral reasoning that leads to moral action. Symbolically situated over Ka Punahou, the New Spring, the beautiful Thurston Memorial Chapel is a place of renewal, reflection and creative worship for the entire school community. Chapel services are held each cycle encompassing K – grade 12. Attendance is mandatory. Punahou’s Chaplains conduct services which range from child-centered expressions led by students to more multidimensional services addressing a broad range of topics and worship styles, often collaborating with
theatre and music department faculty to explore the timehonored way of transmitting values through storytelling. Chapel services bring together people of different religious, family and ethnic backgrounds in an affirmation of our common humanity, our quest for meaning and our call to make a difference in God’s world. Alumni and parents are welcome to visit any of the regularly scheduled student chapel services. Punahou’s Chaplains have important roles in the community’s spiritual life. First and foremost, the Chaplains lead the planning and implementing of daily Chapel services. They work in partnership with the Luke Center for Public Service to help students explore the moral, spiritual and ethical nature of civic engagement. Aloha United Way campaigns and the annual Food Drive to support the Hawaii Foodbank are examples of this engagement. Chaplains also work with school counselors to address social, emotional and ethical learning (SEEL) using a variety of creative resources. Certain chapels each month are devoted to a character education theme, and teachers are encouraged to integrate themes in all academic disciplines, adding to it and sharing their expertise as well. Chaplains actively partner with parents and families in this important work of nurturing the whole child. Faith-based student groups and clubs on campus work with the chapel staff to coordinate occasional campus events. In partnership with the Hawaiian Studies program, Chaplains through the Chapel program seek to deepen students’ understanding of Hawaiian language and culture by expressing certain key values in ‘olelo Hawai‘i. In a two-year cycle, the values covered are: ho-‘ihi (respect), kuleana (responsibility), lokomaika‘i (compassion), mana‘o‘i‘o (faith), ku-pa‘a (commitment), aloha (love), na‘auao (wisdom), olakino maika‘i (health), ho‘oma-ke‘aka (humor), ku-pono (honesty), laulima (cooperation), ha‘aha‘a (humility), maluhia (peace), ahonui (patience), wiwo‘ole (courage), makaku(creativity), ma-lama ‘a-ina, aloha ‘a-ina (environmental awareness), and ku‘oko‘a (freedom). With a student body of over 3,750 students, over 600 faculty and staff, and over 35,000 living alumni, Chaplains are often called upon to provide needed pastoral support and participation in life passage celebrations as well. The Chapel and its staff are available for weddings, memorial services, blessings, baptisms and counseling upon request. Chaplains are not asked by the School to participate in disciplinary decisions. Students, faculty, staff and parents may thus discuss School or personal issues as well as spiritual concerns knowing that these matters will be kept confidential. For further information, call the Chapel office at 944.5720. 31
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CASE ACCELERATOR FOR STUDENT ENTREPRENEURSHIP (CASE) The CASE Accelerator for Student Entrepreneurship is a hub of entrepreneurial resources for students and teachers, providing pathways to real-world questions and outcomes. The goal of CASE is to extend an entrepreneurial approach throughout the school, providing students with support to nurture their own creative, collaborative solutions.
CENTER FOR HAWAIIAN STUDIES Hawaiian Studies at Punahou are designed to expose all students from kindergarten through grade 12 to core values and concepts in Hawaiian culture. These concepts include an understanding of the School’s deep roots in island history and the land itself – a gift from the Hawaiian ali‘i that made possible Punahou’s founding nearly two centuries ago.
Luke Center coordinates service and service learning programs, student-guided projects that foster leadership and a variety of other activities within the school and the larger community that explore civic engagement. The Center provides service learning and professional development opportunities and resources for teachers helping them to incorporate the concepts of service, sustainability and social entrepreneurship into their curriculum. During the year the Center also convenes community conversations to increase awareness about pressing community needs, resources and educational opportunities for service. The Luke Center for Public Service is located next to the Chapel, overlooking the Lily Pond. Students, parents and teachers are invited to drop in, call 943.3609 or visit punahou.edu/lukecenter to learn more about Luke Center and service opportunities.
SERVICE The Co-Directors of Hawaiian Studies are based in Kuaihelani Learning Center and work individually and collectively with faculty to incorporate elements of Hawaiian culture into their curriculum – from ‘olelo (language) to mele (songs) to protocol – as well as to refine and deepen the existing frameworks of courses with a Hawaiian focus.
DESIGN, TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING The Design, Technology and Engineering department empowers development of students’ social-emotional skills, technical abilities, design thinking and a growth mindset needed to translate the Punahou aims into positive and purposeful action in the real world. Courses, clubs, technical integration, cutting-edge design labs and classroom curriculum integration are offered to all students, K – grade 12. The department supports articulated instruction in topics, such as design thinking, digital fabrication, rapid prototyping, engineering, designing and fabrication with wood, coding, programming, robotics, electronics, metal fabrication, virtual reality, social entrepreneurship, leadership and social emotional skill building.
LUKE CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE The Luke Center for Public Service, established in 2002, springs from Punahou’s rich tradition of community service. The mission of Punahou School guides us to offer students the opportunity to develop moral and spiritual values and become socially responsible citizens of the world. We recognize this will develop when service is an integral part of student learning from Kindergarten through the Academy. Luke Center works closely with the Chapel, students and teachers to fulfill this mission. 32
Punahou School has a long history of service to the community. Our mission commits us to “affirm the worth and dignity of each individual” and to “appreciate cultural diversity and develop social responsibility.” As a result, Punahou students in K – grade 12 are exposed to service in a variety of ways. They have many opportunities to participate in traditional community service or volunteering through teams, classes, clubs or as individuals. In addition, many students take classes that incorporate a service learning component. Service learning takes place when the service to the community is intentionally and closely linked to what the students are learning in the classroom. In grades 7 and 8, Punahou students who wish to be considered for the National Junior Honor Society must complete and record a certain number of community service hours. All Punahou students, in their senior year, are required to take a course that includes community service. Through this course they are given time in their schedules to volunteer at various agencies in our community. Aside from this course and the middle school honor society requirement, Punahou students are encouraged to participate in service but are not required to do so.
SUSTAINABILITY In 2005, Punahou convened a Sustainability Summit with the participation of students, faculty, staff, administrators and representatives of parents, trustees and the community which the School serves. The discussion served to further the School’s commitment to social, environmental and financial sustainability, and to articulate ways to involve and engage the school community.
The initial result was the definition of the 2016 Challenges, sustainability goals to inspire action as the school approached its 175th anniversary. These challenges focused on five major areas: energy, food, transportation, water and waste. The vision for the initiative is intended to be multi-layered, to include curricular integration, institutional efforts which will serve to model sustainable commitments, changes in individual and community behaviors, and active promotion of sustainability. Over the past years, significant progress has been realized. Curricular programs at all grade levels have incorporated sustainable themes. Institutional efforts have been realized through the installation of photovoltaic systems, adjustments to irrigation systems and water use, and in major building programs, represented by the LEED Gold certification of Case Middle School and the Omidyar K – 1 Neighborhood LEED Platinum certification for sustainable design and construction, and the LEED Gold for sustainable operations. The Kosasa Community for grades 2 – 5 project continues this commitment, as also affirmed in the Campus Master Plan. As important have been the individual and student group efforts to change behaviors which affect the use, conservation and protection of vital resources. Parents have participated in the initiative through PFA programs, including the effort to promote reusable dishware for classroom and PFA events. All families are encouraged to learn more about the sustainability initiative and to work with students to implement changes, not only at school, but at home.
WO INTERNATIONAL CENTER The Wo International Center at Punahou School supports and initiates programs that promote understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity and global citizenship for Punahou students, faculty and the community at large. On-campus programs include enrichment language classes for elementary students at the beginning and continuing levels in French and Spanish, and other after-school language programs in Mandarin, Hawaiian and Japanese. For grades 5 – 8 and high school students, the Center has sponsored study abroad travel to the Alaskan Arctic, China, Costa Rica, Iceland, India, Japan, New Zealand, Senegal and Sweden, as well as full-year Junior Year Abroad opportunities in China, France, Italy and Spain, and a semester in China. The summer programs are open to student applicants throughout the Punahou community. Opportunities are also available to host students from Punahou partner schools during the school day or for overnight stays.
The Student Global Leadership Institute (SGLI), founded in 2010, engages a multinational cadre of rising highschool seniors to address common global challenges during a 2-week intensive program hosted at Punahou by Wo International Center. SGLI expanded to include a middle-school group in 2015 and since 2016, a second program has been held in India. The Center supports Punahou teachers to globalize their curriculum with travel opportunities, teacher exchanges with partner schools, grants for curriculum development and by bringing in special speakers. To accomplish its outreach mission, the Center offers weekend and evening speaker forums on international issues, programs for international students, and professional development opportunities in different fields for local, national and international teachers.
Honors, Awards and Recognition HONORS Deans’ List Any full-time student who averages a B+ (3.333) for any given semester, with at least a B in Citizenship, will qualify for the Deans’ List. Summer School grades will be averaged into the following year’s cumulative GPA. Students who receive a No Credit (NC) in a course are not eligible for the Deans’ List.
Graduation with Honors Students who have distinguished themselves by maintaining a consistently strong record of academic performance and honorable conduct during their high school career will be eligible for the privilege of being considered for Graduation with Honors if they meet these conditions: Students who enter the Academy in grade 9 must earn the Deans’ List for six semesters, and students who enter the Academy in grade 10 must earn the Deans’ List for five semesters. In both cases, one semester of Deans’ List must be in the senior year. Entering Juniors must have a 3.5 GPA in both 9th and 10th grades, and must make the Deans’ List in three of four semesters at Punahou. Entering Seniors must have a 3.5 in each of grades 9, 10 and 11, and must make the Deans’ list both semesters of senior year at Punahou. Students who earn a semester grade of F or NC for a course or for Citizenship during junior or senior year will be ineligible for Graduation with Honors.
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Membership in the National Junior Honor Society is based upon the following criteria (at the end of the year an induction ceremony will be conducted to admit and honor the students who qualify):
Selection to NHS considers how well students embody and actively demonstrate the four values of NHS: scholarship, leadership, service and character. Students who are new to Punahou their senior year or studied abroad their junior year should contact the NHS advisor at the beginning of their senior year for consideration.
Scholastic Academic excellence demands the mastery of subject material, an ability to explore concepts, techniques and problems independently, a genuine interest in learning, and consistently superior effort. Students who achieve a B+ average or better by the end of the second trimester of their eighth-grade year will be considered for membership.
Students selected for NHS membership must maintain a 3.5 GPA and a B or better in citizenship to remain in NHS. Additionally, they must continue their commitment to service by completing service hours in NHS-sponsored Punahou programs as well as outside service to the broader community.
Character and Citizenship Students will have maintained a clean record of citizenship.
College Board (SAT) and Advanced Placement Test scores, and National Merit and Presidential Scholar results show the excellence of our students.
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1. No unsatisfactory marks in behavior or attitude. 2. Approval must be given by teachers and Administrative Deans regarding general behavior. Service Honorees will have performed a total of at least 12 hours of community service during their 7th and 8th grade years. Numerous opportunities for community service will be offered through the school all year long. The Luke Center for Public Service has created a web form that allows students to record and review their service hours. Potential honorees must log their hours to be considered.
National Honor Society The National Honor Society (NHS) is sponsored and supervised by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) with control of the organization vested in the National Council. The Punahou Chapter of the National Honor Society is affiliated with the National Council and operates under a charter granted by this body. All local chapters follow the National Constitution. The purpose of the NHS is to create an enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote worthy leadership and to encourage the development of character in the nation’s secondary school students. The NHS Constitution is available from the NASSP website. At the local level, the principal appoints the chapter advisor and faculty council. The advisor is responsible for the day-to-day supervision of the chapter. The faculty council consists of five voting faculty members and is charged with the duty of selecting students for membership into the local chapter. Students who are eligible with a GPA of 3.5 and citizenship grade of B or higher will be invited to apply for National Honor Society membership in their second semester of junior year. 34
National Merit Punahou consistently has a large percentage of the Hawai‘i semi finalists. Approximately 38 high schools in the U.S. have 20 or more semi-finalists, and approximately 10 schools have 30 or more. Year
Percentage of State Semi-Finalists
2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
34 20 27 21 25 22 20 29 18 24 23
51.0% 36.4% 40.9% 31.8% 39.0% 32.4% 28.6% 42.0% 33.3% 34.2% 32.8%
College Board (SAT) Mean Senior Score Class
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
653/687 643/672 617/660/631 609/664/623 615/661/634 614/666/629 606/657/619 609/654/616 604/666/619 612/669/618
550/562 544/541 491/511/476 487/508/477 484/504/472 481/504/468 478/500/467 479/500/469 483/505/470 479/502/469
536/531 533/527 494/508/482 495/511/484 497/513/487 496/514/488 496/514/488 497/514/489 501/516/492 501/515/493
*In 2017, the SAT score reporting changed from Reading/Math/Writing to ERW (Evidence Based Read/Writing)/Math.
Presidential Scholars Initiated in 1964, the Presidential Scholar Program recognizes our nation’s most distinguished high school seniors. In 1979, the program expanded to recognize talent in visual, creative and performing arts. In 2015, a further expansion recognized students accomplished in career and technical fields. Each year, 121 students are chosen for the first award, 20 more for the creative category and up to 20 for the technical category. Students may not apply, nor may a school nominate them. Based upon SAT or ACT scores, approximately 2,600 candidates are selected as semifinalists and invited to submit essays, reports and self-assessments. Since the program’s inception, 32 Punahou students have been named Presidential Scholars, including three named as Scholars in the Arts. Twelve have been named since 2000.
Advanced Placement Our students continue to excel in Advanced Placement Testing. Historically, with scores of 3, 4 or 5, students could earn college credit and/or placement. Recently, scores of 3 have become somewhat less valuable. Universities, colleges and even departments within the same school vary in what scores they accept. Year
% of 3 or higher
% of 4 or higher
Total tests taken
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
3.87 3.87 3.88 3.91 4.02 4.08 4.07 4.01 4.02 3.90
86 90 90 91 92 92 91 90 90 87
64 66 66 68 71 75 75 71 72 67
1,379 1,364 1,302 1,288 1,164 1,127 1,050 1,034 1,008 1,073
AWARDS Grades 6 – 8 Damon Speech Contest (Grades 7 — 8) The Damon Speech Contest is held in the spring. Each seventh and eighth grade English class selects a representative. All speeches must be original, no longer than three minutes except the four-minute final speech, and should be on a topic of school, social or national concern. The contest dates from 1872 when Mr. Church, a friend of the school, presented monetary prizes to the pupils giving the best rhetoricals. Willie Damon was one of the winners. Willie died a few years later of typhoid fever, and his father, the Reverend Samuel Damon, a Trustee, gave a sum of money to the School to sponsor an annual speech contest in memory of his son.
William H. Knowlton Scholarship In memory of Bishop Hall supervisor Bill Knowlton, this award goes to 6th, 7th and 8th graders who best exemplify those qualities Knowlton held in highest esteem – integrity, kindness, caring, a sense of humor and commitment. The John F. Fox Achievement Awards Started in 1989 by former President John F. Fox, who died July 1991, these awards (partial Punahou tuition remission) are for students at any grade level to recognize accomplishments in academics, athletics or extracurricular activities. Recipients are selected by the current School president. Athletics Awards In an athletics assembly scheduled at the conclusion of the fall, winter and spring seasons, all 7th and 8th grade students who have distinguished themselves either in individual competition or as members of teams receive class letters or special awards. Coaches select a Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year from the eighth grade to be recognized at the spring assembly.
Grades 9 – 12 Department Honors Art Recognitions These recognitions identify the student’s ability to understand basic principles of visual expression, plus independence and enthusiasm for exploration. Each student who is recognized has the opportunity to be involved with an Art Workshop. The Art Workshop is a chance for the student to explore different media than those which the school offers during the year. Dance Awards These are presented to students for excellence in dance and choreography. Drama Awards These are presented to students for excellence in acting and production and for dramatic promise. English Awards English Awards, given to students from each grade level, recognize those who are outstanding in their ability to read compassionately, think exactingly, write clearly and gracefully, and act with the compassion, exactitude, clarity and grace they derive from their engagement with the English language and with literature.
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JROTC Cadet of the Year A special award is presented annually to an outstanding cadet in each class who has demonstrated outstanding leadership skills, patriotism and scholastic excellence. A cadet may receive this award only once.
Among awards presented each year to outstanding musicians in the Academy band program, the National John Philip Sousa Award recognizes outstanding musicianship. PAA Senior Awards
The John F. Fox Achievement Awards Started in 1989 by former President John F. Fox, who died in July 1991, these awards of partial Punahou tuition remission recognize the accomplishments in academics, athletics or extracurricular activities of students at any grade level. Recipients are selected by the President. Oahuan Staff Service Awards These are awarded to outstanding staff members of the Oahuan, Ka Wai Ola and Ka Punahou. Responsibility of staff positions held and excellence of performance form the basis for these awards. Language Awards The Language Awards are presented to those students who demonstrate consistent scholastic and linguistic excellence in French, Hawaiian, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese. Mathematics Awards Awards are made at each math level to those students who demonstrate the greatest proficiency and insight in mathematics. The Francis A. I. “Miki” Bowers, Jr. Award is presented each year to the student or students who have demonstrated the greatest academic excellence and personal achievement in AP Calculus. Given only occasionally, the Wilfrid A. Greenwell Award, established in 1973, recognizes that superior math student who combines talent with humor and the respect of his or her classmates. The Michael McPhee Award Initiated in 1989 to honor the memory of Michael McPhee, the late brother of former Punahou President Roderick McPhee, this award is given to a junior who is an acceptable scholar in relation to his or her ability and who exemplifies the character, leadership, enthusiasm and zest for life which was so much a part of Mike McPhee’s own personality. This student makes a difference to his or her classmates at Punahou. Punahou provides a small monetary award for each recipient. Music Awards Special awards are presented annually to outstanding members of the Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, Symphony Orchestra and Chorale, as determined by their respective directors. 36
Punahou Alumni Association has awarded annually, since 1939, a prize to a senior boy and girl who have distinguished themselves academically and made significant contributions to their community. President’s Award Initiated in 1965, this award recognizes seniors “who are dedicated, who persevere and who achieve.” These seniors are “nominated by classmates and the faculty, and, finally, chosen by their teachers and Class Deans – not so much for what they have done, but for what they are and for what they have given to Punahou.” The President and Senior Deans announce the winners and present the awards. Principal’s Award Initiated in 1966, the Principal’s Award is presented each year to students from grades 9, 10 and 11. The selection process begins with informal nominations from students and faculty. Final selection is made by faculty groups in concert with the Deans of each class. A student may receive this award only once. The award recognizes those underclassmen who have demonstrated qualities of leadership, citizenship and service to some area of our community, such as student government, athletics, drama, service organizations or community projects. Many of the recipients are active in several fields. All distinguish themselves by their exceptional attitude, their positive outlook, their responsibility and their willingness to give of themselves. Science Awards Science awards are made annually to students in the Academy who exhibit a high interest and academic excellence in the fields of biology, chemistry and physics. Awards of a special nature are also given each year to deserving science students. The Bausch and Lomb Award is presented annually to a junior who has been an outstanding science student. The Jeremiah Johnson Award honors a student whose love and respect for the Hawaiian environment and for the ocean, in particular, reflects the spirit of our Academy teacher who was lost in a diving accident during a student trip in February 2007. As an accomplished waterman and scientist, Jeremiah showed us the environment as a source of both joy and knowledge.
The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Award honors the outstanding junior in science and mathematics for the year. Social Studies Awards Awards in the Social Studies Department are presented to selected students from each of the four grades and are based on excellence in scholarship, written and oral expression, leadership and enthusiasm for the subject matter. The Peter A. Powlison Award is a distinctive award given to a senior who most embodies the qualities of courage, courtesy, curiosity and compassion. Speech and Debate Awards The Damon Speech Team Award and the Paige Anderson Debate Award are presented on an annual basis to those students who, in the opinion of the faculty advisors, demonstrated team spirit, consistent participation in inter-school competition and excellence in ability. Speech and Debate Team members may achieve membership and advanced degrees in the National Forensic League by acquiring credit points based on interscholastic contests and community service speaking. Varsity Letters in Speech and Debate are presented to students who have earned the National Forensic League Degree of Excellence. Athletics Varsity, Junior Varsity and Intermediate letter awards are presented to outstanding players and sportspersons in every interscholastic sport. Although each sport has its own requirements to be fulfilled before a letter is awarded, the letter winners are generally chosen for their ability and participation in the sport. Punahou traditionally awards the School letter “O” to men who achieve the status of lettermen. This practice was begun when Punahou was known as Oahu College and has continued even though the name of the School has changed. Girls who fulfill the requirements necessary for a letter receive the letter “P.” An individual award is presented for each sport honoring the most inspirational or most valuable athlete.
C. Dudley Pratt Athlete-of-the-Year Award The honor, initiated in 1957, is awarded to the graduating seniors (male and female) who have contributed the most to Punahou Athletics by athletic achievement and sportsmanship during their high school careers, as determined by the School coaching staff. The McEldowney-Matthias Memorial Award A koa bowl presented in 1947 by the Class of 1938 in memory of their classmates, Robert A. McEldowney and Gwynn Matthias, casualties of World War II, goes to the boy and girl making the best contributions in citizenship, scholarship and athletics in the junior class. The winners’ names are engraved on this perpetual trophy, and each winner receives an individual koa bowl. Na- Wa-hine Pa-‘ani o Punahou/Punahou O-Men These awards, started in 1992, recognize the 10th grade sportswoman and sportsman who have demonstrated “ability, team spirit, dedication and support of others.” The Scholar Athlete Achievement Award Scholar Athlete Achievement Awards go to seniors who earn at least a 3.33 cumulative GPA; receive a minimum of three Punahou varsity sports letters spanning at least two school years, one of which must be earned in the senior year; and receive no citizenship grade below a B during their junior and senior years.
Student Activities For many students, Punahou becomes more than just a school; it serves as a community, a neighborhood, a place which provides a large part of their total environment. Thus, the co-curricular program is complex and varied. The Punahou campus does not close when classes end. The campus is essentially for students – for study, for athletics, for relaxation; however, for safety reasons, students must not linger after dark. Students are not to be in school buildings without supervision and are not to have access to keys to school buildings for any reason. Young students (K – grade 5) should not be left at school unattended after school is dismissed.
ASSEMBLIES The following awards are made to the outstanding all-around athletes of the year: The Billy Weaver Memorial Trophy The Billy Weaver Memorial Trophy was initiated in 1959 by the Class of 1962 and is dedicated to Billy Weaver, “whose warm friendship and honest ways have won the love and respect of all who knew him.” This trophy perpetuating his memory is awarded each year to the outstanding freshman athlete sportsman and sportswoman.
In the Junior School there are assemblies scheduled throughout the year for each grade level. Resource people, special films, musical groups and other performances are featured. In the Academy, assemblies are coordinated by the Class Deans. Assemblies are opportunities for guidance (e.g., discussions, videos, guests), education (e.g., visiting speakers), entertainment (e.g., bands, dance, theatre), and class announcements, business and activities. 37
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ATHLETICS Punahou School has been a member of the ILH (Interscholastic League of Honolulu) since 1909 and fields over 120 competitive teams. Students interested in participating on an athletic team can try out for one of 21 different sports beginning in the 7th grade. Intermediate sports include students in grades 7 and 8. The aim of intermediate sports is to be competitive within the league, while offering the opportunity for as many students to be involved as possible. Emphasis is on the development of a strong sense of moral character, learning what it means to be a part of a team (teamwork) and competing with grace and dignity. There are three distinct seasons during the school year with designated sports available each season. Fall: Air Riflery, Bowling, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Football, Kayaking, JV Tennis, Girls Volleyball, Boys Water Polo Winter: Basketball, Canoe Paddling, Precision Air Riflery, Soccer, Swimming/Diving, Intermediate Tennis, Wrestling
In grade 5, there are lunchtime basketball and volleyball leagues, and drama groups. In grades 5 – 8, numerous organizations meet at lunchtime (computer clubs, foreign language clubs, yearbook staff, literary clubs, et al.) After school, art and shop are other examples of extracurricular activities. Examples of some special interest groups in the Junior School (which may change annually) are: Language clubs, Chess Club, Community Service, Creative Writing Club, Speech Club, Science Club, Photography Club, Yearbook Club, Art Club, Newspaper Club, Games Club, Math Team, Sewing Club, Magic Club and Drama Club. Junior School students who are interested in starting a club should identify a faculty advisor and discuss their interest with the Administrative Deans. Students with a reasonable common interest may start a club in the Academy by submitting a request to the Club Status and Funding Committee. All clubs require a faculty advisor and are governed by the General Guidelines for Club Advisors and operate within the values of the school.
Spring: Baseball, Golf, Judo, Sailing, Softball, Varsity Tennis, Track and Field, Boys Volleyball, Girls Water Polo
Announcements are made in the School’s Daily Bulletin for students to sign up for clubs, intramural teams or for pre-season athletics meetings.
Air Riflery, Bowling, Kayaking, Canoe Paddling, Precision Air Riflery and Sailing are not available at the intermediate level.
Off-season conditioning programs are available, as are other resources for athletic development. The ILH eligibility rules for participation are based in part on: 1) age, 2) previous school, 3) previous participation and 4) whether a student is repeating. For further information or interpretation of any eligibility rules, contact a Punahou Athletics Director. To participate, Punahou also requires completion of certain forms (see Health: Athletic Participation), and reserves the right to determine if an athlete has met academic, and health and safety criteria. Punahou has no blanket insurance policy covering athletic or other injuries.
CLUBS, ORGANIZATIONS AND ACTIVITIES In grades 5 – 12, there are opportunities to participate in a variety of special interest groups, clubs and activities. Generally, different activities pop up as student demand and teacher interest converge.
In grades 6 – 8 of the Junior School, and in the Academy, the bulletin is shared in homeroom/advisory. This bulletin notes special events, committee advisory meetings, assemblies and special announcements and is posted in various campus locations. Both bulletins are available on punahou.edu/parents. The Junior School Bulletin is issued daily, while the Academy Bulletin runs three times per cycle. Announcements may be placed in the Academy Bulletin only with the permission of a teacher or an administrator, and these should be in no later than 10:30 a.m. on the day before publication. Announcements will usually run only one day.
STUDENT PUBLICATIONS A number of publications, each of which requires writing, layout and related artistic skills, are produced by students. Ka Punahou (Academy newspaper) Ka Wai Ola (Academy arts magazine) Ka- kela (Grades 6 – 8 arts publication) Na- ‘Opio (Junior School yearbook) Oahuan (Academy yearbook)
May Day/Holoku- Pageant
Punavision is the award-winning, monthly, half-hour video news-journalism magazine exploring the topics, people and events of Punahou School. Produced since 1984, it is the longest continuously running program of its kind in the nation.
The pageant marks the formal remembrance of the heritage of Punahou and Hawai‘i. Planned and executed by Academy students and faculty, the Holoku- Pageant is presented for the entire school and its community. Hundreds of students gather to sing and dance the music of ancient and modern Hawai‘i while depicting some aspects of its history. Rich, colorful, filled with tradition and nostalgia, the pageant is one of the highlights of the school year.
Beginning as a class offering in the 1980s, Punavision is now produced in the Video Makery in the Cooke Learning Commons, relying on the assistance of dedicated students. Each Punavision episode is unique, giving interested students the opportunity to voluntarily produce their own segments for each half-hour show. Student-producers work independently and in conjunction with the Learning Commons staff to refine their segments. Student-hosts are also a part of each episode and are directed by student-producers. Punavision airs on ‘Olelo’s O‘ahu channel 53 and episodes are available at punahou.edu/punavision.
SPECIAL EVENTS Carnival/Variety Show Each year, Punahou holds the Carnival to benefit the financial aid fund and other special School projects. The Carnival is organized and produced through collective volunteer action on the part of students, PFA, faculty and alumni. The junior Class originally sponsored the Carnival in order to raise money for senior year expenses and for financial aid. The Class continues to receive a portion of the Carnival proceeds which help defray senior class expenses but most of the funds support the school’s financial aid program. The annual event is scheduled on a Friday and Saturday early in February. Through the organized volunteer efforts of parents and members of the junior Class, some 60 midway booths, ranging from ethnic foods to White Elephant, plants, art and game booths, make up the biggest, brightest event on the Punahou calendar. Students, parents, faculty and alumni volunteer for Carnival work, which requires more than 4,000 workers. The Variety Show, a special senior Class project, runs concurrently with the Carnival. Each year more than 300 seniors have the opportunity to perform in this colorful musical production. There is an audition fee for everyone who participates in the Variety Show. This fee covers costuming, a T-shirt, makeup and other costs involved.
In addition to the Holoku- Pageant, which is held on a weekend evening for the public as well as the Punahou family, there are various May Day activities within School, including performances for and by a Junior School court during the week. Every K – grade 5 student participates in the May Day program for these levels.
Homeroom Picnics: K – Grade 8 In kindergarten – grade 5, each class selects a single picnic day, usually before the end of October. Grade 6 teams choose a spring date for their picnics. The first seventh grade Day Camp in September doubles as an outdoor-education experience and a team picnic. The eighth grade teams all go on a picnic on the next to last day of school. Each team decides where picnics are to be held. There are several recommended beach parks and a few taboo areas because of overcrowding or dangerous surf.
Canteens: Grades 7 – 8 Junior School canteens are held by grade level from 7 – 9 p.m. Only Punahou students in the designated grade level may attend. Closing times are definite and parents picking up students are asked to be on time. Students who are not picked up at the designated time are not allowed to attend the next canteen. All dropoffs and pickups are made at the Wo International Center.
8th Grade Dance The annual 8th grade dance, given in the spring, is a dress-up, no-date affair. With dancing and entertainment, decorations and refreshments, this is a special, ageappropriate ending to a child’s Junior School experience. Admission is free.
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Academy Dances Following are the Academy Dance Rules: 1. Dances are open only to Punahou students in the grade for which the dance is intended. 2. Students must enter the dance by a specified time. No entrance will be allowed after that time unless special arrangements in writing have been made in advance with a Dean. Students who leave the dance may not re-enter and must leave the campus immediately. 3. All students must present a valid School picture ID. 4. Students may not be under the influence of, use or be in possession of alcohol or drugs. Should such an offense occur: a) parents will be called immediately and asked to pick up the student, b) if parents are unavailable, the student may offer the name of another adult who will take responsibility for and pick up the student and c) if no adult can be reached, the police will be called. An incident report will be made to the Deans which may result in disciplinary action.
Academy Class Events Each class sponsors at least one traditional special event. The freshman class holds a Freshman Dance, the sophomore class celebrates with the Sophomore Lu-‘au and the junior class sponsors the Junior Function, usually held off-campus. The seniors celebrate with their Senior Prom.
Baccalaureate and Graduation: Grade 12 Graduation week begins with the Baccalaureate service held on Sunday at one of the city’s churches.
STUDENT GOVERNMENT Student Leadership: Grades 6 – 8 Student leadership opportunities begin in sixth grade and are organized around the team structures of each grade level.
Academy Senate A student governing group called the Senate consists of 12 elected students, three each from grades 9 – 12. The format provides a form of government which fosters open discussion about student concerns and involves them in decision-making, sometimes with the assistance of the administration. Academy Class Officers Each class has four elected officers in addition to the senators. Officers work with class council members on class business. Class council members are selected by students from each homeroom. Deans serve as advisors. Student Government Officers and Senators for 2019 — 2020 Class of 2020 President: Zane Yamamoto Vice President: Alexandra Shank Secretary: Jordan Savage Treasurer: Jason Tay Senate: Kevin Huang, Carter Nakagawa, Brandon Yee Class of 2021 President: Jisella Saito Vice President: Jae-Hee Wong Secretary: Sejin Park Treasurer: Jonah Johnson Senate: Kemi Chung, Ryan Dang, Liam Lynch
The following Saturday evening, graduation exercises are held at the Stan Sheriff Center at University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. The success of the graduation tradition depends upon the cooperation and effort of the Senior Class. Participating seniors agree to the graduation criteria and the senior singing expectations. The senior Deans should be notified by March 1 if a senior chooses not to participate.
Class of 2022
Graduation is costly. The graduation outfits, as determined by the senior class, must be purchased by the individual.
Class of 2023
The last event of the festivities is the Alumni Lu-‘au, during which the Senior Class is welcomed into the Alumni Association.
President: Jason Kwak Vice President: Kassidy Chun Secretary: Ye Won Ham Treasurer: Malia Dickhens Senate: Tate Goodman, Taihere Thompson, Penina Vaimaona
President: Kaelah Kimura Vice President: Dean Ahearn Secretary: Linsey Minami Treasurer: Sophia Woofter Senate: Jaynie Fu, Nicholas Johnston, Olivia Mui
THEATRE Theatre has a long history at Punahou. Informal classroom activities growing out of class studies initiate play-acting in the early grades. More structured stage experiences are offered beginning in grade 5 via Keaka Punahou and performances in Chapel. Beginning in grade 7, more formal theatre offerings are available within the curriculum and through the fee-based Co-Curricular Programs and Summer School.
Through the use of instructional gaming, children develop better decision-making skills, are more aware of the consequences of their actions and are able to think about and sustain progress towards longterm gains.
Dance See Dance School.
In addition, there are generally two main Dillingham Hall stage productions each year. Academy and Middle School productions audition two months before a show opens, and any student (of designated grade levels) can audition, if their after-school schedules permit.
HA offers cultural immersion opportunities for students in kindergarten – grade 12 in a creative and fun environment. The program teaches life skills and Hawaiian values through mele (songs), oli (chants), arts and crafts and other explorations in Hawaiian culture.
Punahou offers extensive fee-based, co-curricular and summer programs.
The Punahou Karate program introduces the traditional style of Shito-Ryu Karate to Punahou students in grades 1 – 5. The program focuses on character development and physical fitness, while students learn basic to intermediate skills. Classes are appropriate for students who are learning karate for the first time, as well as for those who have participated in karate for a few years.
AFTER SCHOOL CO-CURRICULAR PROGRAMS Punahou School offers fee-based, after-school co-curricular programs to support and enhance its educational mission. These programs provide diverse, high quality opportunities to give both Punahou and non-Punahou students rich and varied choices for additional lifelong learning in balance with the interests and abilities of each child. Complete information is available at punahou.edu/afterschool. A catalog and registration are available online. Registration for the fall semester begins in July with forms due to Punahou by July 22. Additional registration, providing space is available, for spring semester classes is due December 2. Following is an overview of offerings:
After-School Care The objective of After-School Care is to provide after school supervision for children in K – grade 5 in a safe and pleasant environment. The program is designed to develop positive peer interactions and to provide opportunities for personal growth through a variety of activities and is available from the end of school until 5:30 p.m. each day school is in session, except Carnival Friday.
Aquatics See Aquatics.
Language and Culture The Language and Culture program through Wo International Center includes the Language and Culture in the Elementary School Program (LACES) in French and Spanish for grades 1 – 6 and language programs in Japanese, Hawaiian and Mandarin for K – grade 5 students.
Music See Music School.
Tennis See Tennis.
AQUATICS Punahou offers the opportunity to improve on a swimmer’s talents through its Swim School and its competitive swim program, Punahou Aquatics or PAQ. The program provides instruction and competition for all levels of ability: from entry-level skills to collegeand Olympic-level athletes. The team trains at the Waterhouse Aquatics Complex on campus and competes in swim meets across the state as well as on the mainland. For more information, visit punahou.edu/aquatics.
Chess is open to students in grades 2 – 12 and welcomes students who are new to chess and those with experience. 41
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Punahou Dance School offers a broad range of classes in ballet, jazz, tap, musical theater and street dance. The school has an outstanding faculty with years of local and national experience in choreography, performance and teaching. All classes are held in the Josephine Flanders Dance Pavilion named after the Dance School’s founder and built in 2008.
Punahou’s Summer School offers a varied and enriched program in academics, sports, music and dance. All students in the community are eligible for admission to K – grade 8 programs and non-credit grades 9 – 12 programs. Academy courses which offer graduation credit are scheduled through the Deans while non-credit courses are managed through the Summer School Office. Pre-registration for currently enrolled Punahou students takes place in February and March. In late March, public registration is available at punahou.edu/summerschool.
Beginning levels are designed for students with little or no prior training, introducing basic dance vocabulary, coordination, conditioning and simple combinations of movement.
TENNIS SCHOOL Intermediate and Advanced classes are intended for more serious dance students, and enrollment is generally by permission only. In addition to class lessons, students have opportunities to perform in recitals and other productions, enabling them to develop confidence and poise. Advanced ballet dancers are also able to earn PE credit in a limited number of classes. For more information, please refer to punahou.edu/dance or contact the Dance School at 808.944.5829 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MUSIC SCHOOL Punahou Music School was founded in 1919 as a community music school and is part of Punahou’s Co-Curricular Programs. The Music School’s main studios and office are located in Montague Hall. Individual and small group lessons are offered during the school day, after school and on Saturdays. The Music School offers instruction in piano, string, wind, brass and percussion instruments as well as voice, guitar and harp. The school also offers a comprehensive Suzuki Violin program and instruction in music theory and composition. The Music School has an exceptional faculty with extensive performing and teaching experience. Through carefully guided and individualized study, students develop skills and attitudes that lead to musical achievement, independence and a life-long love of music. Instruction at the Music School is open to students of all ages and levels of experience, including Punahou and community students. In 2019, the Punahou Music School celebrated its 100th anniversary. For more information, please visit punahou.edu/music or call the Music School at 944.5829 or email email@example.com.
The Punahou Tennis School offers group and private lessons, and tournament training programs, such as Ace, High Performance and ADP (Advanced Development Program), for the entire community. These programs, ranging from basic to advanced tennis skills, emphasize a fun learning environment, teach good sportsmanship, build positive character traits and are designed to motivate students to play tennis, the “Sport for Life!” Students who desire more personal attention may take private lessons from tennis professionals at Punahou. All private lessons are taught by USPTA (United States Professional Tennis Association) Certified Instructors. The USPTA is the highest teaching certification available in the tennis industry. Punahou students are given first priority to register for all group lessons, private lessons and tournament training programs. Non-Punahou students, including siblings not attending Punahou, are given next priority for registration. Participation on ILH tennis teams is limited to Punahou students. For more information, please visit punahou.edu/tennis or contact the Tennis School at 944.5835. For information specific to ILH tennis, visit punahou.edu/athletics.
Business of School Life School Calendar The core school calendar is advised to parents via the Parent News e-newsletter and on the School website. Holidays, breaks and non-class days are integrated into the calendar function of the website and a one-page overview of core dates is available in the parent section. A printed calendar is mailed to each family before school begins.
Closing Students should not be on campus after 10 p.m. or more than 30 minutes after any scheduled activity, which runs past 10 p.m. Anyone who needs to be on campus after these times must check in with security.
Punahou’s calendar is organized in a variable six-day cycle, with days designated A-day through F-day. These cycle days allow for flexible scheduling. Cycle days are noted in the printed calendar.
As members of a dynamic learning community, students are expected to be present when school is in session. Any absence, whether planned or not, must be arranged or advised by parents to the relevant office as detailed below.
JUNIOR SCHOOL Unanticipated Absences
The school day for students, kindergarten through grade 8, begins at 8 a.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Many classes in the Academy begin at 7:30 a.m. Academy students are not required to be on campus until their first scheduled class or by 9:30 a.m., whichever comes first. Once on campus, they must remain until the end of the day.
Parents must inform the Attendance Office when a student is absent by calling or emailing the proper office no later than 8 a.m. the day of the absence for sickness or family emergency. The Junior School offices are open from 7:15 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. Telephone answering machines are available for parents who wish to leave absence information outside those hours.
Dismissal Hours of dismissal vary for the different grades as follows:
Before 8 a.m.
Before 8 a.m.
Grade 1 Grades 2 – 5
Before 8 a.m.
Grades 6 – 8 Grades 9 – 12
Anticipated Absences Unscheduled Academy students may leave at 2:15 p.m. Children in K – grade 5 should not be left on campus unattended after dismissal from classes. After School Care is available for K – grade 5 students. Students leaving campus during the regular school day must have school authorization, even when parents pick up students.
Absences for such things as medical or dental appointments are excused. Absences from school for work or trips (including elective travel, discretionary absences from school for extended holidays and athletic competitions) are considered “unexcused” absences. Such absences are not encouraged as it places a hardship on the student and teachers to find extra time for instruction/review of lessons. With increasing demands at each grade level, it can be very challenging for students to manage the impact of missed learning experiences, assignments and projects, which are often
not replicable before or after returning from an extended absence. Teachers may or may not be able to provide assignments in advance and students might need to make these up upon return from an absence. Clearly, missing instruction due to any absence potentially impacts learning progress. We understand that there may be circumstances that necessitate travel while school is in session. The procedure is as follows: K — Grade 8 Parents are expected to consult with the grade level Administrative Dean when considering any absence. Thereafter, parents should provide written (email or paper) notice to the grade level Administrative Dean at least one week in advance of the anticipated absence. For grades 6 – 8, the Administrative Dean will authorize a trip sheet, a form that is intended to prompt conversation and planning for missed work and activities during an absence. Students are required to take the trip sheet to each of his/her teachers prior to the absence, discuss the absence and obtain their signatures.
Partial Absence Students in grades 6 – 8 absent for more than half a day are ineligible to participate in any sports or extracurricular activities scheduled for that day or evening. Students must be in school and signed in at the Attendance Office by noon for such participation.
Excessive Absences/Tardiness/Problematic Attendance See Punahou School Student and Parent Code of Conduct at punahou.edu/codeofconduct.
Readmission Upon returning to school after an absence due to illness, students in K – grade 1 should report to the classroom teacher with a written excuse from home. Students in grades 2 – 5 report to Readmission in the 2 – 5 Office; those in grades 6 – 8 report to the school nurse in the Health Center or to Readmission. A written excuse from home is needed for readmission.
Children should be fever-free for 24 hours without medication before returning to school. Punahou continues to actively reinforce these readmission policies in the interest of the health of the Punahou school community.
Signing Out In K – grade 8, the following procedure ensures safety: 1. Notification from parents is needed to excuse a student during school hours. The notification must be submitted before 8 a.m. to the appropriate grade level office. 2. For K – 1 only: Before being excused, the student must report to the Wilcox Office. A parent or authorized adult must sign out their child at the office. When the child returns to school, he/she must check in with the Wilcox Office. 3. For 2 – 5 only: Before being excused during the school day, the student must report to the 2 – 5 Office. A parent or authorized person must sign out their child at the office. When the child returns to school, he/she must check in with the 2 – 5 Office. 4. For 6 – 8 only: Before being excused during the school day, 6th grade students must report to the 6th Grade Office to sign out. Students in grades 7 – 8 must report to the Case Middle School Office to sign out. After signing out, students are permitted to meet their parent at either the grade 6 or grades 7 – 8 pickup location. If returning to school on the same day, the student should sign in at the appropriate grade level office upon returning to school. Parents do not need to sign their child in or out.
Homework for Absentees During the course of an extended absence, parents may call the appropriate school offices for homework assignments. Students in grades 6 – 8 may also email their teachers and should check any online resources for their classes. Most work is best made up when the child returns to school if the absence is three or fewer days. Parents wishing to pick up homework for absences of three days or more should request homework assignments when they call in the student’s absence in the morning. The homework should be picked up after 2:30 p.m. in the respective offices, which are open until 4 p.m.
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Tardiness In the Junior School, a tardy student should report to the grade-level office before reporting to the classroom. Parents are reminded that continued tardiness by students puts them at a disadvantage.
ACADEMY ATTENDANCE Unanticipated Absence Parents must inform the Attendance Office when a student is absent. The office is open from 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Call 944.5814 each morning of an absence.
Anticipated Absence Absences for such things as medical or orthodontist appointments are “approved,” but the student is responsible for making up the work. Extensions might not be given for class work that is due. Absences for vacation trips, job interviews, driving tests or lessons, college tours, work or non-Punahou sports, etc. are “not approved” by the Academy. With the proper paperwork (see details below), the student will be allowed to go, but the absence will be “not approved,” meaning teachers will not be required to give make-up work, tests or tutoring.
5. Obtain a signature on the green slip (both the original and the duplicate) from all teachers whose class the student will miss. 6. Having obtained all signatures, return the green slip with the parent note still attached, to the Attendance Office. The student keeps the duplicate copy for verification. As a courtesy to teachers and to Attendance Office staff, students should complete this procedure at least one cycle in advance.
Medical Excuse Students missing school because they are ill receive support and assistance in making up tests and work. Deans may grant a medical excuse if a student provides sufficient medical verification; teachers support students with a medical excuse by providing extra time to make up work.
Absence/Readmission Returning to school after an unanticipated or medical absence, a student first must get a re-entry or “pink slip” from the Attendance Office. If a parent did not call the Attendance Office on the day of the absence, parents must send in a note within three days of the student’s return to school.
Absence from Class Request or “Green Slip” Students anticipating any absence from class, whether approved or not approved, need to complete the following procedure. 1. Planned absences from school for any reason other than Punahou-sponsored activities are discouraged. Should a student miss school for a non-Punahou trip, the absence will be “not approved, but excused. Make-up work and extensions at teachers’ discretion.” Should the absences exceed the maximum allowed per semester, a grade of F or NC may result. (Also see Excessive Absences) Parents should consult with Deans when considering an extended absence, and written notice should be given well in advance. 2. Provide the Attendance Office with a note (not an email) signed by a parent explaining the reason for the planned absence. At the same time, the student will receive and fill out an absence from class request or “green slip” in duplicate. 3. If the absence is for two days or more, the attendance office will attach the student’s attendance record for the semester to date. If the absences cause the student to reach 20 percent for the semester in any of the student’s courses, the Dean will advise the student that he/she will risk a grade of F or NC. In these situations, the Dean will sign the green slip “not approved and not excused.” 4. See the Dean for a signature on the green slip. 46
Any absence not cleared by a note is considered a cut. An unexcused absence from a single class (a “class cut”) may result in a lowered academic grade for that course. Most departments use one of two guidelines for lowering academic grades: two cuts in a quarter may result in a failure for the quarter or three cuts in a semester may result in a failure for the semester.
Partial Absence Students absent for more than half a day are ineligible to participate in any sports or extracurricular activities scheduled for that day or evening. Students must be in school and signed in at the Attendance Office by noon for such participation.
Tardiness A student arriving late for school must report to the Attendance Office immediately. If the student has missed a class, failure to sign in may result in a call to the parents. In academic classes, a student who is late must present the teacher with a tardy slip signed by the attendance secretary or Dean. The School does not excuse tardiness for reasons such as “traffic,” “carpool problems,” “live far away,” “missed the bus,” “overslept,” etc. Excessive tardiness may have academic consequences. Deans or teachers
may take action in cases of excessive tardiness to classes or cutting classes.
Excessive Absences/Tardiness/Problematic Attendance See Punahou School Student and Parent Code of Conduct at punahou.edu/codeofconduct.
Senior Privileges Privileges, which constitute permission to leave campus during unscheduled time, may be granted to seniors under certain conditions. The Academy administration feels that it is wise to effect a transition from high school to college by a program which permits privileges for some seniors. At the same time, we are prepared to monitor, assist and counsel students who do not cope well with the responsibilities of freedom. Privileges are granted only upon a written request from parents, followed by assessment of responsibility by the Class Deans. All privileges are subject to a Dean’s approval. Consideration for privileges is initially determined by the following academic criteria: 1. No grade below a C in any course in the 2nd semester of Junior year. 2. Earns a C (2.00) or better (including citizenship grade) cumulative GPA from grades 9 – 11. 3. Receives no No Credit (NC) grade in any course in 11th grade. 4. No citizenship grade below a B+ in grades 10 and 11 with no off-campus offenses. 5. Earns and maintains a citizenship grade of B+ or better in senior year; privilege card will be revoked if Citizenship grade falls below a B+ at any time during senior year. 6. A student who receives an ME (Medical Excuse) grade is not eligible until that ME grade has been cleared. Privilege application forms are available in the fall for seniors who meet the academic and citizenship requirements listed above. Parents indicate on the application the date they wish privileges to go into effect and also acknowledge that they take full responsibility for the conduct and welfare of the student while he/she is off the campus. The Punahou administration reserves the right to deny or revoke privileges at any time. Once privileges are granted and a privilege card issued, students must carry the card whenever they leave campus or risk receiving demerits. The privilege card will be revoked if the senior is off campus with a student who does not have a card or is not excused.
Health A program is carefully followed in an effort to improve each student’s physical and psychological health, to prevent disease or to control its spread, to maintain satisfactory community hygiene and safety, and to administer first aid for injuries that may occur during the school day. Punahou uses Magnus Health, a leading national provider of electronic student health record management, to collect and maintain student health information. This supports the easy access of such information to support students’ health needs at school. Health information must be updated in Magnus each year for all students. Additionally, all new students, returning students entering grades 4, 7 and 9, and students participating in Athletics are required to have a physical examination evidenced by a Health Appraisal Form completed and signed by a physician. The deadline for health information is July 15 for the upcoming school year. The Health Appraisal Form can be found via the parent portal of the Punahou website. Click on Magnus Health to download the form. When the form is completed by the physician, upload the form into Magnus Health. All Health Appraisal Cards are due to be uploaded to Magnus Health by July 15. Note: Students may not attend school until their health documentation is received and deemed complete. Hawai‘i State Law requires all students to meet physical examination and immunization requirements before they may attend any public or private school in the state. Students new to Punahou are required to submit a record of their immunizations signed by a physician. All Punahou students are required to be immunized against diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, polio, mumps, measles, (rubeola and rubella), Hepatitis B and chicken pox (without disease documentation.) A negative TB evaluation within one year of first attendance is required. Emergency telephone numbers must be given for parents and for alternate caregivers to call if a parent cannot be reached. These are recorded in Magnus Health.
ILLNESS AND INJURY POLICY AND PROCEDURES Punahou School is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all students. When a student is ill, they should be kept at home. Sending students to school ill exposes peers and teachers to illness and contributes to its spread. Please notify the School Nurse at firstname.lastname@example.org if a student is admitted to the hospital or has any newly diagnosed conditions. 47
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Staying Home from School Students who are ill should stay home the entire day. Conditions that require staying home include, but are not limited to: » Fever of 100.0 F or greater » Repeated vomiting or diarrhea over previous 12 hours » Contagious diseases, including scabies, impetigo, conjunctivitis, varicella (chicken pox), scarlet fever and strep throat » Influenza (must remain out of school 5 days from onset of symptoms) » Injuries or surgical procedures that require narcotic medication prior to or during the school day » ANY illness where the child is not able to function normally in the classroom without pain/discomfort. Such conditions may include severe sore throat, excessive cough, headache, earache or stomach ache.
Children in grades 6 – 8 report either to Readmission or to the Health Center from 7:30 – 8 a.m. In the Academy, a student must get a re-entry or “pink slip” from the Attendance Office in Alexander Hall. Please note: » Students must be “fever-free” for 24 hours without fever reducing medicine prior to readmission to school. » Students whose absence is due to influenza must remain out of school for 5 days from the onset of symptoms » Students with lice (ukus) should be accompanied by a parent for readmission, which is at the Health Center for privacy. No student will be allowed into school late due to illness. If a student does not feel well enough to be in school by 8 a.m., they should not be sent to school later in the day.
MEDICATION Illness in School When a child becomes ill at school, it is the parents’ responsibility to take the child home. In kindergarten – grade 1, when a student becomes ill and requires attention, the teacher assistant accompanies the student to the K – 1 Health Room in Wilcox Hall. In grades 2 – 5, students take a note from the teacher to the 2 – 5 Office. Kindergarten, first- and second-grade children are picked up from the offices by the school nurse or are escorted to the Health Center by an Academy student. Children in grades 3 – 5 proceed from 2 – 5 Office to the Kosasa Satellite Health Center. In the middle school, students take a note from the teacher directly to the nurse at the Health Center. Academy students should proceed directly to the nurse at the Health Center. Students in Kindergarten – Grade 6 must be picked up from the Health Center. Students who show signs of colds or other illnesses are referred to the Health Center. The school nurse, in consultation with the family, handles student injuries and accidents. Every effort is made to notify parents and/or the family physician in such cases. If it is impossible to locate parents, the school nurse may need to arrange transportation to a medical facility at the parents’ expense.
Returning to School Junior School students returning to school after any sickness are required to bring a note from the parent explaining the illness. Kindergartners and first-graders give the note to their teacher. Children in grades 2 – 5 bring their note and report to Readmission in the 2 – 5 Kosasa Satellite Health Center between 7 – 8 a.m.
If medication is needed for students during the school day, the following procedures must be followed. Please call the Health Center at 944.5776 to discuss the medication administration request with the nurse. 1. Medicine must be clearly labeled with the child’s name, the name of the medicine and dosage directions in a pharmacy-dispensed container. Over-the-counter medications should be provided in the original packaging. 2. Children in K – grade 1 who need to bring medicine to school should give it to the classroom teacher, who will give the medication to the Health Center. The nurse will go to the classroom to administer the medicine at the designated time. 3. For students in grades 2 – 5, medications are administered at lunchtime. Students in grades 2 – 8 can give their medication to the nurse in the Kosasa Satellite Health Center between 7:45 – 8:15 a.m. Medications are held in the Health Center. 4. If medicine has to be taken frequently, it may be best for the child to remain at home until less frequent dosage is needed. 5. If a student needs to carry prescription medications such as an Epi-pen or asthma inhaler, or if the students takes daily medication, please complete the “Over-the-counter Medication Form” in Magnus Health and notify the Health Center.
HEALTH FORMS All students are required to have updated Health Center forms on file. To access the forms, log on to the the parent portal at punahou.edu/parents and select “Magnus Health.” Enter your Punahou username and password to complete the forms.
HEALTH AND CAMPUS SAFETY
All students in grades 7 – 12 who wish to participate in Punahou Athletics are required to: 1. Download a Health Appraisal Form from Magnus Health and have it completed and signed by a physician 2. Complete the Athletic Participation Form in Magnus Health, which includes reviewing the Concussion Management Policy. This is online only 3. Update other required health information
To protect the safety and welfare of students and school personnel, Punahou School has the right to perform unannounced random and complete searches of person and property, and to seize any illegal substance, contraband or object that presents a threat to the health, safety and welfare of students or others. The Administration and authorized staff members may: perform a search of student’s pockets, purse, backpack, gym bag or other personal property; search student lockers, desks or other school property; or search student automobiles when on campus.
These steps must be complete prior to participation, which includes tryouts and practices.
PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH AND SAFETY See page 26 under Student Support Services.
Campus Safety Punahou’s 76-acre campus is a welcoming place for students and supports learning, sports, co-curricular activities, as well as play and socializing. The campus also families and community members attending the diverse activities and events on campus. The safety of students on campus is a high priority. Punahou employs a team of security guards who are a familiar and reassuring presence on campus. In addition to covering the campus and facilities, they assist visitors and direct traffic flow during peak times. The School also hires sheriffs as an added security measure. A system of security cameras are installed across campus, located at campus entrances in addition to other strategic points, such as common gathering areas. None are located inside buildings. These cameras support ongoing safety planning and assist Security when an incident occurs. On a large and open campus, each member of the campus community is encouraged to take campus safety seriously and support safety efforts. This includes driving safely and with aloha for others, respecting security and staff instructions while on campus, taking care of others on campus and being alert to unusual or potentially dangerous situations.
No student may possess any illegal substance, object, contraband or stolen property that constitutes a threat to the health, safety or welfare of any person or persons on school property as determined by school administration. Contraband is defined as all substances or materials prohibited by school policy or state or federal law, including, but not limited to, controlled substances, drugs, alcoholic beverages, cigarettes, guns, knives, weapons or incendiary devices. Any items that are contraband or are deemed to be disruptive or a general nuisance to the educational process may be seized by staff. Items shall be seized at the discretion of school administration and subject to legal impoundment. Students in possession of items described above or who do not cooperate with an authorized search may be subject to discipline as determined by school administration.
EMERGENCY PROCEDURES Punahou School’s Emergency Plan focuses on the safety and security of the children in our care. It addresses the challenges of a spacious and accessible campus, and takes advantage of its numerous resources: a faculty and staff dedicated to caring for children, a mobile staff with appropriate equipment to respond rapidly, and facilities and supplies which can accommodate and support children and adults during a variety of emergency situations. The Emergency Plan is in place to guide response in a variety of possible situations which have the potential of putting students at risk and/or disrupting school operations. A Crisis Response Team guides actions taken during an emergency based on standard multi-level warning systems pre-determined and communicated on campus. Teachers will have immediate responsibility for the students in their charge.
Campus Security can be reached by calling 944.5777. Emergency information will be available on the public website, punahou.edu, which will be updated as information is known. Information may also be relayed via radio and/or TV broadcasts (when appropriate), and messages on the School’s telephone system. 49
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Parents will be advised of the status of an emergency situation via an Internet-based communication tool, ConnectED, which enables the school to contact parents. It can send personalized telephone, email and text messages, essentially reaching all families within minutes. During the school year, Punahou will plan to use the system from time to time for non-urgent matters to ensure that telephone numbers are up-to-date and that the entire school community is familiar with its use.
Parent support during an emergency will greatly assist school efforts. Parents should not immediately come to school until asked to do so. School staff will be focused on caring for students and access to campus may be restricted. The use of cell phones by students during an emergency may also be curtailed to ensure that students are attentive and that service for emergency personnel is not hindered. In the event parents are called to pick up their children from school, several helpful guidelines should apply:
Timelines and details each year about book lists and buyback lists are announced via the Parent News (Punahou’s parent e-newsletter) and on punahou.edu/parents.
» In the case of multiple siblings or carpool situations, agree with children that pickup will be at the youngest child’s designated pickup area. » Unless an emergency precludes it, Dole Hall will serve as a center for students if they are unable to leave or have not been picked up. » Punahou’s Emergency Plan is under ongoing review and will be updated as changes in technology, facilities or capabilities may warrant it.
Address Changes Please report any change of status (e.g., name, address, telephone, etc.) during the school year to the Mailing Records Office, 944.5889 or email email@example.com. The information will then be forwarded to other relevant School offices, including the Business Office.
Attire and Grooming See Punahou School Student and Parent Code of Conduct at punahou.edu/codeofconduct.
Blood Drives Punahou holds four blood drives a year, one each in November, February, April and July. Students 17 years or older are encouraged to participate in this important community service.
Beginning in grade 7, students purchase required textbooks for their classes. Punahou’s book vendor is MBS Direct, a virtual bookstore which offers textbooks for sale online, via telephone, fax or mail. They also provide a buyback service. Their online address is: bookstore.mbsdirect.net/Punahou.htm. Further details are available at punahou.edu/parents.
Food Services Punahou’s food services encompass the logistics of feeding over 3,600 students and 600 faculty and staff daily with a choice of offerings in the dining rooms and snack bar. The school continues its commitment to providing healthy food options with emphasis on fresh fruits and vegetables, low-fat, high-protein meats, and locally grown meats and produce. There is a minimal amount of processed foods served, no artificial trans fats, no high fructose corn syrups and no deep-fat fried foods. The cafeteria also puts an emphasis on sustainable choices in its operation. A menu is published monthly, sent to Junior School homerooms, posted in the Academy and is available at punahou.edu/menus. The menu is subject to change. Students are expected to respect their cafeteria by using courtesy and common sense in behavior, especially related to quantities of food selected, and to appropriately clean up lunch and snack materials. This is an expectation of all Punahou students.
HOURS AND OFFERINGS Breakfast Breakfast is available for all students from 7 – 8 a.m. Hot entrées, sandwiches, cold and hot cereals, milk, fruit juice, fresh fruit, hot chocolate, muffins and bread, and a yogurt bar with fresh fruit, granola and honey are offered each morning. Breakfast continues in the Snack Bar for Academy students, grades 9 – 12, from 8 – 9:30 a.m.
Lunch Available daily for all students. Kindergarten – grade 1 students are served in the Omidyar K – 1 Neighborhood Community Room based on a prepaid lunch program at $725 for the year. Students in grades 2 – 4 are offered a plated lunch, including milk, for $4.50 on a daily basis.
For grades 5 – 12, students choose from à la carte selections. All students in grades 2 – 12 have two choices daily (two hot entrées) plus a salad bar. Payment may be made with cash or parents may choose to allow their child to charge meals, in which case an electromagnetic bar code will be affixed to the student ID card, enabling the student to use the card for lunch charges.
Snack Bar The snack bar is open from 8 a.m. – 4:10 p.m. offering a variety of cold food and snack items. Academy students can find breakfast selections from 8 – 9:30 a.m. and students in grades 6 – 12 can opt to buy their lunch in the snack bar. In addition to snacks, selections include sandwiches, salads and a variety of cold drinks. K – grade 5 students may use the Snack Bar after 2:30 p.m. only.
GRADE LEVEL FOOD SERVICES Kindergarten – Grade 1 Students are served lunches in the Community Room of the Omidyar K – 1 Neighborhood. Parents may choose prepared lunches for $725 for the year. Because of the special service, this meal option must be selected for the entire year. Alternatively, students may bring a home-prepared lunch each day. In addition, students are offered a healthy snack mid-morning.
Grades 2 – 5 Lunches are eaten in a supervised Dole Hall dining room whether they are purchased or brought from home. For grades 2 – 4, the fixed rate for lunch, which includes an entrée, starch, vegetable, fruit, milk and a salad bar, is $4.50. Students in grade 5 can bring home lunch or choose from the à la carte selections in the dining room. Parents are encouraged to discuss the menu choices with their children on a regular basis. Children who bring their lunches from home may purchase milk.
Grades 6 – 12 Lunches can be brought from home or students can choose from the à la carte selections in the dining room or from the snack bar. The dining room offers a hot meal with choices of entrée, starch, vegetable, fresh salad and fruit, beverage and dessert.
FOOD CONCESSIONS The State of Hawai‘i Department of Health requires a permit for all food sales that are open to walk-in customers. This would include bento sales, bake sales, concessions or fund-raisers on campus. (Team or class potlucks, invite-only events, grade level meetings are examples of events which do not require permits.) This promotes food safety and protects both customers and vendors. The permit requires that prepared foods (such as musubi, chili or macaroni salad, etc.) are purchased from a licensed vendor or made in a licensed kitchen. Baked goods which do not include cream cheese, sour cream or similar ingredients may be made at home. Pre-packaged items such as chips, candy or drinks do not require a permit. Permits also govern storage, timing of sales and cooking procedures on-site. Students or parents should work through the appropriate department personnel, who will contact Food Service. The Food Service Director will review plans and advise any special handling or planning that may be required.
Identification Cards All students in Kindergarten – grade 12 are issued current school ID cards, which are intended to be worn at all times during the school day. Identification photos for Academy student ID cards are taken and issued on Registration Days. Photos and cards for students in K – grade 8 are processed and issued during the first week of school. If a card is lost during the school year students in grades 4 – 12 should email firstname.lastname@example.org from their PunApps account and advise: » Name » ID # » Home Room (Academy students) For K – grade 3 students, their teacher will send an email on the student’s behalf. A replacement ID card will be printed and sent to the grade level office. A $10 replacement fee will be charged to the student account.
Grades 9 – 12 Students in high school do not have a set time period for lunch in their academic schedules. Various food services are available to them throughout the day as their breaks permit.
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Locks, Lockers Students are strongly urged not to leave their belongings unattended. All personal belongings should be plainly marked for identification. Students in grades 6 – 8 will be issued locks by their advisor the first day of school. A charge of $5 will be assessed to each student’s account. Students are issued a lock when they enter the Academy on Registration Day. It is for use throughout their Academy years. These are the only locks they may use. Locks on Academy lockers that have not been issued by the school will be cut off and the locker contents confiscated. Demerits may be assigned for using either a locker not assigned to the student or using a nonPunahou lock. Locker assignments for Academy students are indicated on each student’s schedule. The School provides lockers as a convenience to students. Punahou does not assume responsibility for losses. Students should not keep valuables in lockers, share combinations with friends or leave unlocked lockers unattended.
Many teachers are willing to distribute a “class treat” donated by the parents on a special occasion, preferring food that is easy to distribute, such as muffins or other prepared individual servings. Teachers have lists of nutritious healthful treats. Please remember, there may be as many as 40 treats a year. Teachers should be notified in advance of such treats.
GRADES 7 — 12 In support of responsible and safe student behavior off campus, one area of concern is private parties, which may be unsupervised or where alcohol or drugs are available. The many national news reports include behaviors such as alcohol toxicity, drug overdoses, sexual assaults, and fights and brawls. Punahou students are not immune to these dangers. Students who attend unsupervised parties are at risk, and parents who host parties or facilitate parties at venues such as hotel rooms do assume liability for any and all behaviors that occur. This includes, but is not limited to, parties that precede or follow Punahou events.
Registration Day Lost and Found All personal belongings should be plainly marked for identification. Students are strongly urged not to leave their belongings unattended. Lost and found collection points are maintained in the Wilcox, Kosasa, Castle, Bishop, Case Middle School, Cooke Hall, Alexander Hall, Cooke Library, Athletics offices and the PFA (Parent Faculty Association) Office in the Maurice J. Sullivan Administration Building. All found articles are kept in the appropriate grade-level offices for approximately two weeks. At the end of that time, they are sent to the PFA Office, where they are held for two weeks before being sent to the Tank.
Parties, Private K — GRADE 6 While private birthday and other parties are not the concern of the School, teachers urge that invitations to such parties not be issued to children in class unless all members of the classroom are invited. It is especially hurtful to young children when exclusive invitations are issued at school.
Each class, grades 9 – 12, is assigned a Registration Day before the first day of school. Schedules are distributed, locker assignments given out and laptop computers are issued to students. Photographs are also taken for school ID cards and yearbook photos (grades 9 – 11 only). Appropriate dress is required or the student will need to arrange to be photographed at another time. Some books and supplies may also be purchased on this day. A list of required textbooks for each course is posted by mid-May at punahou.edu/parents. Students may purchase textbooks beginning in mid-July from Punahou’s textbook vendor, MBS Direct. The vendor offers a virtual bookstore at Bookstore.mbsdirect.net/Punahou.htm. Books may be ordered online or by telephone, fax or mail order and will be shipped to the student’s home or designated address.
Travel by Students There are two categories of student travel: » Punahou-sponsored travel. Such trips are curriculumrelated and approved by departments, therefore sponsored and organized by the School and school personnel, and include Neighbor Island, continental United States and foreign travel. The School makes arrangements, receives and disburses monies,
publishes itineraries and conducts planning. Typical are trips taken by athletic teams, speech/debate clubs, musical groups and Wo International Center. » Punahou-approved travel. A committee of administrators reviews proposals, accepted primarily from teachers and staff members employed at Punahou, for student trips to Neighbor Islands, continental United States and foreign countries during vacation periods. Subject to recommendation by the committee, based on such criteria as the educational value of the trip and the expenses of chaperones, the School will allow announcements and proposals regarding such trips to appear in various bulletins and publications, but will take no responsibility for itinerary, results of trips, damage, loss, injuries, disbursement, deposits or collection of monies, meeting facilities, cancellation agreements or any other arrangements or misunderstandings that may arise. Involvement in such trips is strictly between the parents, their children and the individual who organizes the trip, whether or not the individual is employed by Punahou. As a general rule, Punahou does not permit solicitation of the student body by travel agencies or by commercial or private agents for the purpose of organizing travel. Depending on world situations, the School also reserves the right to withhold or withdraw sponsorship or endorsement of student group travel at any time.
Trips See also Attendance on page 44. Absences from school for non-Punahou sponsored trips are discouraged. Parents should consult with the Administrative Deans/Deans when considering an extended absence.
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GRADES 6 — 8 Parents should notify the grade level Administrative Dean well in advance when a trip during the school year is planned. Schoolwork often depends on the preparation done during the school day or interaction with the class or teacher. It is not always possible to provide work ahead of time or duplicate the classroom experience. Students who will be missing more than two days of school are required to complete a trip sheet. Each teacher signs the trip sheet and makes arrangements with the student to complete the required work.
ACADEMY The Academy discourages non-Punahou sponsored trips during the school year. Should a student miss school for a trip, the absence will be “not approved, but excused. Make-up work at teacher’s discretion.” Written notification by the parents should be given to the Deans well in advance.
Visiting Students Non-Punahou students who visit campus during school hours (7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.) must be sponsored by a current Punahou student. The Punahou student host must obtain a Dean’s approval at least one day before the visitation. Visiting students are required to immediately check in with an Academy Dean in Alexander Hall to receive a visitor’s pass and remain with their Punahou host throughout the day. Visits may not take place on public school vacation days, furlough days or during the month of May. Non-Punahou students are allowed on campus after 3:30 p.m. without a sponsor, only if they are participating in co-curricular or athletic events.
Parents should notify the grade level Administrative Dean well in advance when a trip during the school year is planned, and discuss with the teacher how the time away might affect the child’s progress. Schoolwork often depends upon the preparation done during the school day or interaction with the class or teacher. It is not always practical to provide work ahead of time. Alternatives sometimes will be suggested by the teacher. Upon return, the student should make the effort to make up work missed with the teacher’s and parents’ assistance when needed.
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Parents and the Broader School Community Parents COMMUNICATION/QUESTIONS/ CONCERNS Communication between parents and teachers is important in a child’s education. Open Houses at the beginning of the school year offer a good opportunity to meet teachers. For younger students, the Junior School schedules parent conferences. Teachers are also available by phone or email to respond to questions and appreciate it when parents share information that may be helpful to the teacher. The Administrative Deans or Deans and Principals are also available to assist with a question or concern.
COMMUNICATION: PARENT/TEACHER Here are a few suggestions that may assist in building this communication so that you and the School are working collaboratively in the education of your child. 1. Get to know your child’s teacher at the beginning of the school year so that you have established rapport. You are both working toward the same goals and getting to know each other can help the process. 2. Call or contact the teacher any time you have a question or have information that may be helpful to the teacher. 3. The Administrative Dean and Principal are also available if a question or problem persists. 4. At Parent Nights, teachers will provide you with information about how to contact them.
K – Grade 5 1. Take advantage of the conferences that are scheduled each semester. 2. Contact your child’s teacher by phone or by email and set up an appointment if you and the teacher agree that it is needed. Many questions can be taken care of with a phone call.
Grades 6 – 8 1. Academic questions should be directed to specific teachers handling the subject in question. 2. Encourage student independence in seeking assistance from a teacher or in resolving a problem. You always have the option of following up with the teacher. 3. Arrangements can be made to meet with team teachers and/or grade level Administrative Dean.
Grades 9 – 12 Students in the Academy are encouraged to develop self-advocacy skills by seeking assistance from teachers, arranging for conferences outside of class and contacting teachers, Deans or counselors as appropriate. If parents have specific concerns, please contact the Class Dean.
CONFERENCES, REPORTS K – Grade 8 Communicating about student progress is an ongoing process. Communication is encouraged among parents, teachers and administration. Conferences may be scheduled as needed at the request of parents or faculty throughout the year. K — Grade 1 Parent/teacher conferences are held twice a year, in the fall between the months of October and November, and in the spring between the months of February and April. Parents receive two written Progress Reports, one in January and one in June. Grades 2 — 5 Parent/teacher conferences are scheduled twice a year in conjunction with the written Progress Reports. Each semester the parents, teacher and student meet together to recognize and appreciate student progress and to plan future learning goals. Parents of third- and fifth- graders will discuss standardized achievement test results at this time.
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Grades 6 — 8 Reports of academic achievement and personal development of all students are communicated to parents each trimester. Letter grades are assigned in grades 7 and 8; however, the grades are not figured into a grade point average at this level. In addition to report cards, conferences between parents and teachers provide a useful vehicle for communicating student progress and can be scheduled upon request. Grades 9 — 12 Academy students receive grades and comments, including interims, online via My Backpack. Parents are notified by the Class Deans when information is available.
CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES Punahou is not an unrestricted forum for all ideas nor a bulletin board for all literature. Punahou supports written and spoken expression which demonstrates propriety, good judgment and good taste. Faculty and staff members at Punahou are expected to be responsible in their expressions of opinion on controversial issues.
INFORMATION RESOURCES Daily Bulletin In grades 5 – 8 of the Junior School and in the Academy, the bulletin is read in homeroom/advisory. These bulletins note special events, committee meetings, assemblies and special announcements and are posted in various campus locations. Both bulletins are available on punahou.edu/parents. The Junior School Bulletin is issued daily, while the Academy Bulletin runs three times per cycle. Announcements may be placed in the Academy Bulletin only with the permission of a teacher or an administrator, and these should be in no later than 10:30 a.m. on the day before publication. Announcements will usually run only one day.
Online Resources Punahou’s website, punahou.edu is the primary online resource for families. In addition to current news, calendars and athletic schedules, the site contains applications for admission, financial aid, summer school and after school programs.
The parent pages consolidate information relevant to parents, and require authenticated access for information and functionality not available to the public. More detailed calendars, menus and directories can all be found after logging in. Parents create their own login name and can manage their own password. Instructions to retrieve a forgotten username or password are available on the Login page. For assistance, email email@example.com. Include your full name, your child(ren)’s name(s) and graduation year(s). Students can access pertinent links and resources on the student page available at punahou.edu/students. Once logged in, students can find daily bulletins, announcements, sign-up forms and more. Punahou also maintains active Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts. Search for Punahou School or use links found on the website.
Publications from the Communications Office » An electronic newsletter for Punahou parents, Parent News, is emailed to all current parent email addresses provided to the school. The monthly newsletter provides important school information and reminders about events and deadlines. » A pictorial Punahou Calendar and this Punahou Handbook are issued annually to current parents. » The Academy Course Listing gives course descriptions and graduation requirements for all high school students and is available online at punahou.edu/academycourselisting by mid-December. » The After School Programs Catalog and Summer School Catalog are available online at punahou.edu for parents of current students and the community. » The Punahou Bulletin, a publication for alumni, parents, students and friends of Punahou School, is mailed free of charge and emailed in electronic form to a list of approximately 32,150. It is also available online at bulletin.punahou.edu. » Giving to Punahou, issued each fall, serves as the annual report of the School’s benefactors and endowment funds. It is available online at punahou.edu. Questions can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Publications » Parent welcome booklets are prepared for parents of K – 1 and 2 – 5 students and a student handbook is distributed to sixth graders. » A PFA e-newsletter, PFA Today, is produced monthly by a staff of PFA volunteers.
Parent Leadership Giving Council
Parents may phone a school office requesting that an essential message be sent to a student. Parents are asked not to request to have messages delivered to their children after 1:30 p.m. unless an emergency occurs. We ask that this service be limited to unexpected changes in plans or emergencies.
The Parent Leadership Giving Council (PLGC) is a committee of current Punahou parents who advise and assist the School in its fundraising efforts from likeminded parents for substantial gifts and pledges. For more information on parent leadership giving, please contact Holly Paulson ’87 Sereni, Acting Director of Development, at email@example.com or 808.943.3626 and visit punahou.edu/give/donor-community/parents.
PARENT ORGANIZATIONS Parent Advancement Council Guided by the Development Team, the Parent Advancement Council (PAC) consists of parent volunteers with children across grade levels, K – 12. The Council focuses on giving participation at any level and serves as a resource to Punahou in developing programs related to parents that support the priorities of the School. PAC helps to increase parent awareness about the resources and finances of the School, and warmly welcomes volunteers and representatives who are interested in meeting the goals of the Council and Punahou School.
TRADEMARKS Punahou School has formalized the trademark and copyright registration of the design and word marks of the school, including the following:
For more information please contact Kirsten Spilker, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 808.983.5035 and visit punahou.edu/give/donor-community/parents.
Parent Faculty Association Punahou’s Parent Faculty Association (PFA), which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2015, is a nonprofit, volunteer organization that supports and enriches the school’s vision, programs and activities to benefit all members of the Punahou community. The PFA embraces a universal membership model. All parents and faculty/staff are automatic members of the PFA.
The mission and goals of the PFA are carried out by its annually elected board of officers, which is comprised of parent and faculty representatives. Parent leadership is utilized to support the various standing and sponsored committees of the PFA, as well as Grade Representative positions. Volunteer opportunities are made available to all parents and faculty/staff throughout the year via punahou.edu or by contacting the PFA Office.
The PFA Office, located in the Maurice J. Sullivan Administration Building, is staffed with full-time employees and is open year-round. PFA-sponsored and assisted projects include: College Previews, the PFA Today e-newsletter, Teacher Talks, parent education speakers, the New Parent Program, Admissions support, Carnival and Graduation. The calendar of PFA events can be accessed on punahou.edu. The PFA welcomes monetary donations, which support PFA programs.
» Design marks should not be deconstructed or distorted; nothing can be added or subtracted from the artwork; the artwork cannot be used as a watermark behind text or other graphics. Design marks should not be used in combination with each other or other artwork. » Word marks may be used in a variety of fonts and colors, with the approval of the school, provided the words are easily legible and appropriately represent Punahou School.
Punahou does not license its trademarks. They may only be used for School purposes by a faculty or staff member. Parents involved in a project with potential trademark use, can work with the faculty/staff member according to the following requirements and procedures. The basic design requirements for use of marks are:
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The trademark approval includes review of:
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1. The design itself, 2. The item that the design is to be used on, 3. The placement of the design particularly in relation to other logos or manufacturer’s marks, and 4. The vendor producing the merchandise.
Started in the early 1980s, Alumni Glee Club welcomes all; having “the heart to sing” is the only prerequisite. Singing mostly Hawaiian music, the group performs at several venues throughout the year, from retirement homes during the holidays to Alumni Week in June.
Check punahou.edu/trademarks for details including: » List of vendors approved to produce merchandise using Punahou marks. » Procedures for usage and design approval.
OAHU COLLEGE BAND
Alumni The Punahou School Office of Alumni Relations, part of the larger Advancement Department, coordinates between the 30,000 plus alumni and Punahou School. Working closely with the Punahou Alumni Association, the Alumni Office supports both the school’s mission and the PAA to reach, connect and engage alumni through meaningful programs and events designed to celebrate Punahou alumni and their connection to Punahou School and their community. The Alumni Office supports alumni activity, including regional events throughout the world, the annual Flaming “P,” Class Reunion planning, Carnival alumni class booth shifts and the Punahou School Alumni Week celebration held annually the week after graduation.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES The Office of Alumni Relations has many volunteer opportunities, ranging from stuffing envelopes to assisting with events. Class Correspondents and Web Agents play a key role in gathering Alumni Notes or managing an online Class presence. Alumni also volunteer to serve as PAA board members, Reunion committee members and regional representatives. Interested alumni are encouraged to email email@example.com for more information.
Formed in the summer of 2009, this group of alumni and friends support the Buff ’n Blue athletes and coaches by performing at sporting events, while at the same time supporting the school’s Marching Band by helping fulfill the demand for band. A great way for ex-school band members to play again, Oahu College Band also reaches out to and reconnects alumni with the school. The band plays at athletic competitions and alumni events throughout the year.
PUNAHOU ALUMNI ASSOCIATION The Punahou Alumni Association (PAA) is a private, nonprofit organization with the following purpose: “to advance and further the interests of Punahou School and its alumni by forming a medium through which the alumni of Punahou School can contribute to Punahou’s welfare. In furtherance of such purpose the association may engage in educational, social, and cultural programs including community activities and special projects which promote and foster a spirit of fellowship and good will among the alumni of Punahou School.” The PAA partners with Punahou School and the Office of Alumni Relations to stay connected with alumni throughout the world. Although informal alumni meetings are documented as early as 1864, the PAA was officially founded in 1906. Any student who attended Punahou for at least one semester is considered a member. It has an elected Board of Directors through which its activities and services to alumni and the School are realized. PAA supports the following regional chapters: » Hawai‘i
PUNAHOU ALUMNI ONLINE RESOURCES » alumni.punahou.edu
» Japan » Mid-Atlantic » New England
» New York Tri-State
» Northern California
» Punahou Connect: connect.punahou.edu
» Southern California The PAA Board of Directors recognizes outstanding alumni through Certificates of Appreciation, Old School Awards, the Samuel Chapman Armstrong Award, the
Charles S. Judd Jr. ’38 Humanitarian Award, and the prestigious “O” in Life Award. The PAA Senior Awards are presented to a senior boy and girl who have distinguished themselves academically and made significant contributions to their community.
all amounts are vital to Punahou, and participation from alumni and parents is especially important. Gifts to the Punahou Fund are a powerful way to express support for the School, allowing Punahou to continue to be a place where children flourish, teachers thrive, and the gift of education is renewed for each new generation. Please visit punahou.edu/give/punahou-fund for more information.
GIFTS AND PLEDGES
The Punahou Office of Institutional Advancement is responsible for securing philanthropic resources to support the School’s mission and vision. Punahou relies on several sources of funding: tuition revenues, charitable gifts and income from Punahou’s permanent endowment created from past gifts. In the interest of coordinated and successful fundraising efforts, Institutional Advancement is responsible for all fundraising conducted on behalf of Punahou School.
Gifts can be made in the current year or can be pledged out over several years, and can support students, faculty, programs and facilities within the school year they are given, or can be invested in permanent endowment to be used in perpetuity for Punahou School.
Donors to Punahou are acknowledged annually in the School’s report to donors, Giving to Punahou which is published on the Punahou School website. Fundraising efforts by any person or entity to benefit Punahou, including its students, teachers, programs, priorities, community causes, etc., are to be reviewed by the Vice President of Institutional Advancement. Fundraising includes any solicitation for contributions of cash, merchandise or gifts-in-kind. Fundraising requests are considered in light of the effort’s alignment with the priorities and mission of Punahou School. Once authorized, oversight of the fundraising effort may be the responsibility of an appropriate school administrator. In specific cases, a classroom activity may include a component of fundraising for which the principal and faculty are responsible, including ensuring that legal and tax considerations and applicable school guidelines and policies are appropriately managed. Except in accordance with these guidelines, members of the Punahou community should neither solicit nor accept contributions for particular programs or activities. For information about fundraising at Punahou or to make a gift, please refer to punahou.edu/give or contact the Development Office at 808.944.3584.
PUNAHOU FUND The Punahou Fund provides essential unrestricted support benefiting students, teachers and programs, sustaining the campus and fulfilling the many extraordinary offerings of a Punahou education. Gifts of
DEFERRED OR PLANNED GIFTS Another vital element of philanthropic support comes from individuals who choose to leave a gift to Punahou in their estate plans. Planned or deferred gifts including bequests, IRA beneficiary designations, charitable trusts and charitable gift annuities can benefit both the donor and Punahou. For more information please contact Carrie Ogami, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 808.944.5845 and visit punahou.edu/give/gift-planning.
PUEO: Partnerships in Unlimited Educational Opportunities The Clarence T. C. Ching PUEO Program at Punahou School was launched in 2005 as a partnership with the Hawai‘i State Department of Education (DOE). The program serves middle and high school students from public schools, who have high academic potential but low economic opportunity. The goal is to raise these students’ academic aspirations; prepare them to enter, and complete, college; and go on to contribute to Hawai‘i’s future. PUEO is a seven-year educational experience of summer school and small-group mentoring with academic year group activities. Students are identified by their elementary school principals to join the program in grade 6, with 40 in each cohort. Many PUEO administrators and faculty are also Punahou faculty, staff or alumni, along with faculty from the DOE and other private schools. Recent Punahou graduates are hired as kumu (mentors) each summer, alongside PUEO alumni who are themselves returning from college to become kumu and assist the next generation of PUEO scholars. For more information, please refer to punahou.edu/pueo.
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Tuition, Fees and Financial Aid Tuition
Historically, the cost of a Punahou education has been partially underwritten by the income of the School’s permanent endowment and by gifts from alumni, parents and friends to the Punahou Fund. No parent pays the full cost of educating his/her child(ren). Tuition costs are reviewed annually and Punahou’s tuition is consistently at the low end of comparable national independent school costs.
A family’s financial situation should not limit a qualified student’s opportunity to attend Punahou. The School offers need-based aid, taking into account many factors including income, net worth, standard living expenses, family size and the number of children attending tuitioncharging schools (except graduate school.) Financial aid is not based on academic, artistic or athletic skills.
The annual tuition for the 2019 – 2020 school year is $26,000 for all grade levels. In addition to the broad curriculum and integrated technology program, tuition includes the following: K – Grade 8: certain counseling costs; classroom supplies; manual arts and art courses; student government activities; publications; and drama and field trip fees. A testing fee at each grade level is also included, covering all group testing, and a book rental fee is included in K – grade 6. Nā ‘Ōpio, the Junior School yearbook, is also included. Grade 4: the two-day, on-island exploration trip. Grade 5: the three-day exploration trip to Hawai‘i Island. Grade 6: the four-day Camp Palehua experience, part of the regular curriculum. Grades 6 – 8: admission to all regularly scheduled interscholastic contests in which Punahou is competing, a book locker, an athletic locker and towel service. Grade 8: the three-day Camp Mokule‘ia experience, part of the regular curriculum. Grades 9 – 12: Oahuan, the Academy yearbook; Ka Punahou, the high school newspaper; the literary magazine, Ka Wai Ola; admission to all regularly scheduled interscholastic contests in which Punahou is a competitor, with the exception of League and State championship events; towel service; athletic locker and book locker; support of activities authorized by the student government; student admission to dramatic productions except Variety Show; certain counseling costs; and a group testing fee at appropriate grade levels including College Boards for juniors. Individual students in grade 12 take various tests, including Advanced Placement examinations, and are charged individually. Note: Lunches are not covered by tuition. 60
The Financial Aid Committee grants aid on the basis of calculated financial need. The committee reserves the right to recalculate a financial aid award if there is a change in a family’s financial need. All financial aid recipients must participate in the Tuition Refund Plan offered by the school. Financial aid grants are made for one year and families must reapply each year. To be considered for financial assistance, all accounts with Punahou School must be current. Students must remain enrolled to receive their financial aid award. These awards are made possible by the generosity of generations of Punahou alumni, parents and friends who have established endowed funds to ensure that families have the opportunity to attend Punahou regardless of financial circumstances. Current families wishing to apply for financial aid should refer to the website at punahou.edu/financialaid. Reminders will be published in the Parent News e-newsletter.
Class Dues Dues are not included in tuition, but are billed with a family’s tuition bill. Dues fund class activity expenses such as picnics and dances. Some dues are also set aside for graduation expenses.
Enrollment Deposit An enrollment deposit of $500 is required of all students, newly admitted or returning. Current students will be sent an email notification when their Enrollment and Tuition Agreement for the next school year is available online. The agreement and deposit must be completed by March 15 to enroll the student for the following school year. This deposit will be credited toward tuition and is non-refundable. A $50 service charge will be assessed if the enrollment agreement and/or deposit are late.
Injury Insurance Punahou has no blanket policy covering athletic or other injuries. A personal Student Accident Policy, or other coverage such as HMSA, is required for participation in certain sports and is strongly recommended for all students.
Tuition Insurance Punahou offers a Tuition Refund Plan (TRP), which provides assistance for financial losses incurred during the academic year because of withdrawal, dismissal or extended medical absence. The TRP premium is $169 for the 2019 – 2020 school year and is payable with the first tuition payment. Participation in the TRP is required of families who choose the monthly or semester payment options, as well as families who receive financial aid. For further information, a brochure explaining the details of the program is available from the Business Office or online in the Student Accounts and Enrollment section of the Parent Portal. The TRP includes a Tuition Continuation Benefit, which will pay 100 percent of the pro-rated yearly insured fees, whether or not a student continues in school, upon the death of the student’s parent or legal guardian during the year. Please notify the Business Office at 944.5812 should this unfortunate situation occur.
Tuition Payment Upon enrollment of a child, the payment of tuition and fees for the full academic year is an unconditional obligation. If a student leaves Punahou during the year for any reason, payment of tuition is still due to the school. Punahou School partners with Smart Tuition to manage Punahou School billing accounts for each household. This provides the ability to pay by credit card, debit card, automatic electronic payments (ACH) and other options, as well as track online payment history and manage payments. There is an annual $40 processing fee per household, which covers all students in that household. Payment plans are available on a semester or monthly basis as an alternative to a single annual payment. Terms of payment are indicated and agreed in the annual Enrollment and Tuition Agreement. There is a $50 service charge for changes made to the tuition payment option after June 30. Questions concerning tuition and tuition payments should be directed to the Business Office at 944.5810 or email@example.com.
» Semester Tuition Payment: payable in two installments in July and December. » Monthly Tuition Payment: ten monthly installments beginning in July. An additional charge of $100 is made to cover handling costs. Student accounts must be kept current. Unless a satisfactory arrangement has been made with the Business Office, students with past due accounts are subject to the School policies outlined below: » Punahou School charges 1% interest per month on all unpaid account balances as of the last day of each month. Smart Tuition also charges $30 for each returned check or ACH payment. » If the first scheduled tuition payment is not received by the due date (July 24), or if tuition payments are delinquent, students may not be allowed to attend school. » Cafeteria and co-curricular charging privileges may be suspended when an account is past due. Repeated delinquency may result in the termination of a student’s charging privileges for the duration of their time at Punahou School. » Participation in extracurricular activities (e.g. trips, Variety Show, Holokū and co-curricular classes) may be affected until accounts are paid in full. » Class registration, report cards and end-of-year activities may be affected until accounts are brought current. For seniors, a student will not receive graduation attire or be allowed to participate in Baccalaureate or graduation, receive a diploma, transcript or detailed record of work at Punahou until the account is paid in full. » A student will not be allowed to register for Summer School courses until his/her account is brought current. » For students to be eligible to return to Punahou School, all tuition and incidental charges from the school year are to be paid in full by May 24. The Enrollment and Tuition Agreement will not be processed for the upcoming school year and a space will not be reserved if the account is past due. Parents are reminded that all damage to property or loss of property which is the result of deliberate or negligent student activity will be charged to the student’s account based on the cost of repair or replacement to Punahou School. Failure to return equipment in a timely manner will also result in charges to the student’s account for the cost of the equipment.
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People at Punahou Trustees
Punahou Trustees historically provide philosophical leadership, and guide the capital investments and policies of the School. They take an active part in making things happen at Punahou, working closely with the on-campus administrative group.
Mark Fukunaga ’74
Constance Hee ’70 Lau
Chair of the Board
First Vice Chair of the Board
Second Vice Chair – Finance
Ethan D. B. Abbott ’72
Deborah Berger ’82
Steve Case ’76
Wendy B. Crabb
Greg Dickhens ’87
Ron Higgins ’75
Dr. Thomas Kosasa ’63
Monica Mamiya ’77 McLaren
Pierre Omidyar ’84
Michael A. Pietsch ’64
Kitty Sullivan ’75 Wo
Dr. Gregory Yim ’80
Administrative Leadership Team
The Administrative Leadership Team is comprised of instructional leaders responsible for the major curricular divisions of the School, and serve as the chief administrative officers of the school. Administrators also work directly with the Board of Trustees on matters related to planning, resources and policy. Dr. Michael E. Latham ’86
Dr. Emily McCarren
Dr. Paris Priore-Kim ’76
Junior School Principal
Dr. Todd Chow-Hoy
Dr. Chase Mitsuda ’98
John Field ’72
Academy Assistant Principal
Academy Assistant Principal
Junior School Assistant Principal
Junior School Assistant Principal
Noelehua Lyons ’91 Archambault
Robert Gelber ’92
Pauline Lo ’71 Bailey
Director of Communications
Director of Admission and Financial Aid
Senior Director of Human Resources
Director of Physical Plant
Interim Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Chief Information Officer
Executive Assistant to the President, Secretary to the ALT
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Faculty Listing 2019 — 2020 As of June 2019
JUNIOR SCHOOL Junior School Principal
Grade 1 Assistants
Grade 4 Assistant Teachers Language
Priore-Kim, Paris ’76
Takao, Lauren (Playground)
Junior Schol Assistant Principals
Knox, Shannon Boyd ’84
Yoshikawa, Shelly (Playground)
(Dean of Curriculum)
Puetz, Kathleen Koike ’79
Mitsuda, Chase ’98 (Dean of Faculty)
Kelekolio, Gina “Kanani” ’93 (Gr. 3 Hawaiian) McGuire Emma ’93 (K – 1 Hawaiian) Omizo, Naomi
Grade 5 Teachers
(Gr. 2 Japanese)
Grade 2 Teachers
Furuta, Jan Murakami ’86
Johnstone, Marci ’87
Kindergarten – Grade 5
Lum, Alan ’80
Matsuoka, Caryn Nakamura ’90
Vincent-Lum, Sharon ’80
Mizuta, Danielle Seo ’91
Yokooji, Tomoko (4 – 5)
Grade 2 Assistants
Note: Curriculum areas are listed in alphabetical order.
Levinson, Elila Stone ’91 (K – 1) Crane-Cory, Julie (3, 5) Nagel, John ’90 (2, 4)
Kindergarten Teachers Arakawa, Galen ’09 Ditzel, Resi Hayes, Donna Reid ’78 Murashige, Belle Nakamatsu, Gaylynn Thomas, Kathleen
Kindergarten Assistants Delaunay, Katrina Hirota, Tiffany Shipman, Kina‘u Hirahara ’86
Egesdal, Amy Wessberg ’07
Merritt, Arlene (K – 1)
Grade 3 Teachers
2019 – 2020) Kelekolio, Jodie Kimura, Alice Matsumoto, Tricia Masumoto ’89 Milford, Allison Olson, Stacey Van Dyke, Kimberly Izumi ’85
Snyder, Katie (4 – 5)
Drozd, Karen (2 – 5) Lippert, Amanda (K – 1)
Medeiros, Lauren Buck
Susilo, JoLinda (3 – 4)
Tabori, Jerusha Hagen ’90 Wong, Denise Awaya ’88
Ho, Shelby ’01
Yee, Luana Meyer ’81
Ah Wong, Lauli‘a Phillips ’98
Lyman-Mersereau, Kaniela ’05
(K – 2)
Grade 3 Assistants
Hayashi, Fiona (3 – 5)
Design, Technology and Engineering
Balding, Peter ’77 (K – 1)
Castillo, Elizabeth “Liz”
Grade 4 Teachers
Lee, Eva “Malia” Diamond ’83 (2 – 3)
Ching, Diane “Dee”
Smith, Bobby (4 – 5)
Lum Yee, Stephanie
Coffelt, Melanie (K – 2 Literacy Coach
Oda, Erin ’89 (2 – 4)
Sakahara, Karisse Hayashi ’93
Grade 1 Teachers
Mazzullo, Joe (3 – 5)
Abdul, Haunani Dalton ’70
Takatsuka, Tara Wolf, Meleana Carr ’05
Coffelt, Melanie (K – 2)
Earle, Mekia Ostrem ’98 (4 – 5)
Fox, Pamela Piper ’91 Melton, John
Nguyen, Trang “Libby”
Taylor, Heather ’92
Shannon, Heather Shepard ’78
Schull, Mari-Jo Johnson ’81
Koshiba, Jon ’94
Utu, Leilehua Phillips ’95
Reid, J. Adam
Grades 6 – 8 Administrative Deans
Kaulukukui, Demetra (6)
Jones, Lori Nakamoto ’04
McDermott, John ’83
Komori, Lori ’91 (7)
Chock, John ’01
Okimoto, Alyssa ’06
Tyau, Jenni (8)
Egesdal, Will ’04
Burke, Margaret “Meg”
Shannon, Heather Shepard ’78
Lathrop, Eliza ’92 Note: Curriculum areas are listed in alphabetical order.
Art Huang, Ashley Mosher, Hugh
Band Aga, Galutau Briguglio, Alec King, Grant Love, Justin
Chaplain Hayashi, Joshua
English Chock, Mandy
Chock, Katie ’08
Choe, Yun ’92
McKay, Sarah Field ’01
Eliashof, Mark ’83
Hu, Valerie Nakamura ’01
Kimi, Phil ’97
Koshiba, Jon ’94
Hawaiian Studies Culinary Arts Ferris, Trislyn Tom ’00
Hirohata, Gentry Jackson, Joshua Kiang, Mary Lake, Katie Lindgren, Jeanne Osorio, Joanna Rodden-Lee, Allison ’00 Salgado, Dario Shimabuku, Tyra
Ane, Malia ’72
Williams, Lauren ’01
Reppun, Ke‘alohi ’99
Ching, Diane “Dee”
Social, Emotional, Ethical Learning (SEEL)
Brown, Stephanie Pang ’82
Design, Technology and Engineering
Social Studies Anderson, Leah Wood ’94 Chong, Malia ’87
Ando, Taisei ’92
Izuta, Bobby ’09
Graves-Grantham, Rianne ’93
Ho, Shelby ’01
Kelekolio, Gina “Kanani” ’93
Robinson, Carey ’93
Lyman-Mersereau, Kaniela ’05
Ushijima, Jordan ’97
Tam, Bob ’67
Monaco, Ann Kubodera ’87
Taylor, Heather ’92
Ohara, Mark ’07
Pitzer, Anya Gasinski ’80
Lau, Rachel Hodges ’81 McAfee-Torco, Ka‘ai‘ohelo
Physical Education Blanchette, David
Crowell, Peggy Cooper ’80
Higgins, Rocky ’68 Kinzer, Erin Hirsch
Egesdal, William ’04 Landgraf, Tedd
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ACADEMY Academy Principal
Arakawa, Myron ’66 (Director)
Lathrop, Eliza Leineweber ’92
Leitner, Scott (Dept. Head)
Ashford, Marguerite K. ’74
(Sabbatical 1st semester)
Academy Assistant Principals
Lazzara, Alison Hodges ’93
Caley, Trisha Kawamoto ’98
Maretzki, Mark ’85
Chock, John ’01
Salter, Deane ’98
Cockett, Keith ’81
Tsuda, Lynne ’74
Field, Susan Cooling ’72
Young, Traci ’90
Maretzki, Erin Wilkerson ’89 Salter, Deane ’98
Cooke Learning Commons Kamiya, Wendi
Ka‘akua, Jonah ’97
Lyman-Mersereau, Kaniela ’05 McKinley, John
Noguchi, Mark ’93
Ryan, Andrew ’03
Stewart, Lisa Senior
Design, Technology and Engineering
Ashford, Marguerite K. ’71
Loveman, Taryn (Dept. Head)
Tune, Rick ’93
Cockett, Keith ’81 Izuta, Bobby ’09
Kiang, Douglas ’87
Hamilton, Taylor ’09
Hong, Jennifer ’92
Takao, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Robert
Ishii, Jon ’88 Kiang, Douglas ’87
Language Arias, Paula (Dept. Head) Ady, Junko Ando, Taisei ’92 Asato, Jan Avila-Bermond, Raquel Chang-Blust, Laura Earle, Ian ’89 Fontenot, Stacy Gigante, Jose Keaulana, Jerald Kimo
Greenwell, Holly ’86 (Dept. Head)
Maretzki, Erin ’89
McGuire, Emma ’93
Mitsuda, Mark ’88
Bolibol, Blaine ’10
Cheever, Candace Kodani ’92
Yee, Annelise ‘13
Cowell, Lara ’88
Onishi, Alison ’04
Dare, Sheryl ’66
Reppun, Ke‘alohi ’99
Dare-Attanasio, Zoe ’06
Medeiros, Lauren Buck
Hamamoto, Paul ’83 Han, Stephanie Itagaki, Deira Akiyama ’84 Johnson, Brian Keller, Nora ’83
Kung, Angla Kunishige, Lynn Kimura ’81 Lian, Melissa Kanemasu ’95 Nishikawa, Chad ’97 Oshiro, Janet Chang ’78 Ota, Alison Pavich, Micah ’95 Reppun, Eric ’92 Smith, Kelly Taliaferro, Dean “Kekoa” ’99 Wilmoth, Lei Rummel ’81
Hansen, Peter ’84
(Focus on Academy)
Lu-Chen, Jung Ying
Music Lippert, Michael (Dept. Head) Aga, Galutau Au, Darin ’90 Briguglio, Alec Carlson, Sven “Jonas” King, Grant Koseki, Jay ’00 Love, Justin Williams, Lauren ’01 Young, Craig
Faculty and Administrator Credentials Physical Education
Fey, Shelley (Dept. Head)
Sakamoto, Pamela (Dept. Head)
Ackerman, Carl R.
Martinson, Matthew ’79
Chaney, Hermie Lee
Punahou prides itself in a faculty and administration reflecting diversity in education and background. The list beginning on this page specifies only colleges from which degrees were received, not necessarily all institutions attended. It is based on information provided as of June 2019.
Collat, Alannah ’12
Del Rocco, David
Gaudiano, Dan (Dept. Head)
Bassford, Michael ’95
Johnson, Starr ’98
Chock, Christopher ’06
Kealoha-Scullion, Kehaulani ’80
Lathrop, Jessie ’06
Moriyama, Rachel ’06
Peer, Yunus Cassim
De Pasquale, Francesca
Earle, Ian ’89
Saculla, Ashley ’01
Fujimoto, Kyle ’05
Hayes, Reid ’09
Vasconcellos, Ka‘eokulani ’96
Kaya, Marcus Krend, Kira
Support & Wellness
Liem, Anna ’93 Lyman-Mersereau, Kaniela ’05 Marumoto, Alison Dias ’89
(Co-Dept. Head) Valencia, Bennett ’98 (Co-Dept. Head)
Pang, Cullen ’97
Collat, Alannah ’12
Garcia, Kellen ’05 Ka‘akua, Jonah ’97 Kamiya, Wendi Maloney, Brendan Moore, Melinda Passamonte, Stephanie Pavich, Micah ’95 Salter, Deane ’98 Scott, George Stewart, Lisa Wong, Taylor ’05
Theatre Moore, Melinda (Director) Chaddick, Bryce Patrinos, Christopher
Abdul, Haunani: BS (U Wisconsin), MEd (U Hawai‘i). Grade 3. Ackerman, Carl R.: BA (UC Berkeley), MA (U Hawai‘i), MA, PhD (UC Berkeley). Academy Social Studies. Adams, Johannes: BA (Carleton College), MA (Teachers College Columbia U). Academy Science. Adams, Rachel: BA (Walla Walla U), BEd (U Lethbridge), MEd (UTexas). Grade 4. Ady, Junko: BA (Nihon U, Tokyo), MA (U Kansas). Academy Japanese. Ah Wong, Lauli‘a: BA (U Hawai‘i), MS (Chaminade U), EdD (U Hawai‘i). Counselor K – Grade 5. Ahina, Leilani: BA (U Washington), MA (Southern Illinois U/Carbondale), PsyD (Argosy U). Academy Psychosocial Education. Ahuna, “Tita” Reydan: BEd, MEd, PD (U Hawai‘i). Athletics Director for Middle School and Coaches’ Professional Development. Anderson, Katie: BSN (Mississippi U for Women). Nurse. Anderson, Leah: BA (U Hawai‘i), MA (Chapman U). Grade 8 Social Studies. Ando, Taisei: BA (Bucknell U), MA (Columbia U). Academy and Grade 8 Japanese. Ane, Kale: BS (Michigan State U), MEd (U Hawai‘i). Athletics Director. Ane, Malia: BS, MS (BYU Provo). Co-Director of Hawaiian Studies K – 12. Anshutz, James: AS (Full Sail U). Grades 7 – 8 Music. Aoyama, Ceri: BEd (U of Portland), MEd (U Hawai‘i). Grade 1 Assistant Teacher. Arakawa, Galen: BA, MA (U Puget Sound). Kindergarten. Arakawa, Myron: BA (Lewis & Clark College), MEd (U Hawai‘i). Director, College Counseling. Archambault, Noelehua: BA (Cornell U), MEd (Harvard U). Interim Vice President for Institutional Advancement. Arias, Paula: BS (Park College), MA (U Hawai‘i). K – 12 World Languages Co-Department Head. Asakura, Lisa: BS (Cornell U), MBA (National Sun Yat-Sen U). Grades 7 – 8 Mandarin Chinese. Asato, Jan: BEd, PD, MA (U Hawai‘i). Academy Japanese. Ashford, Marguerite: BA (Stanford), PGD (U Otago, New Zealand), MLS (U Hawai‘i). Academy Dean; College Counseling. Au, Darin: BA (U Redlands), MM (U North Texas). Academy Music. Avila-Bermond, Raquel: BA, MA (U Hawai‘i). Academy French/S+WELL. Bailey, Pauline: BA (U of the Pacific). Senior Director of Human Resources and Co-Curricular Programs. Balding, Peter A. Jr.: BS (Pepperdine), MEd (U Hawai‘i). K – 1 Physical Education. Ball, David: AB (Stanford), MA, PhD (Princeton U). Academy English. Bassford, Michael: BA (Harvard), MA (U Hawai‘i). Academy Science. Bender, Andrea: BS (Princeton U), MS (Johns Hopkins U). Academy Mathematics. Blanchette, David: BA (Beloit College), MA (St. Mary’s College of California), PBCSE (U Hawai‘i). Grades 6 – 8 Physical Education. Bolibol, Blaine: BS, MPW (U of Southern California). Academy English. Briguglio, Alec: BMEd (Berklee College), MEd (Framingham State). Jr. School Band Director, Academy Concert Band Two and Jazz Bands Director. Brown, Stephanie: BA (Harvard), MA (UC Berkeley). Grade 6 Science. Burke, Margaret “Meg”: BS (College of the Holy Cross), PhD (Arizona State U). Grade 6 – 8 Learning Support Specialist. Caley, Trisha: BS, MA (U Puget Sound). Academy Mathematics and Special Terms Director. Canaday, Betsy: BA (Colgate U), MA (Bread Loaf School of English, Middlebury College). Grade 8 English.
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Carlson, Sven J. “Jonas”: MFA (Royal Academy of Music Stockholm), MFA (Brandon), PhD (U Minnesota). Academy Orchestra Director. Carroll, Connie: BS (Our Lady of Holy Cross College), MS (Loyola U). Grade 5. Castillo, Elizabeth: BA, MEd (U Hawai‘i), MEd (Wilkes U). EducationTechnologist. Chaddick, Bryce: BA (UC San Diego), MA (Boston Conservatory). K – 12 Theatre/Academy S+WELL. Chaney, Hermie Lee: BA (UCLA), MALS (Wesleyan). Academy Social Studies. Chang, Jingwoan: BA (U Texas), MA (San Jose State U), MA (U Chicago). K – Grade 5 Mandarin Immersion. Chang-Blust, Laura: BA (National Chengchi U), MA, PhD (U Hawai‘i). Academy Mandarin Chinese. Chao-Casano, Helen S: BM (Potsdam College), MM (Northwestern U). Director, Co-curricular Performing Arts Programs. Cheever, Candace Kodani: BA (Claremont McKenna College), MEd (U Hawai‘i). Academy English. Ching, Diane “Dee”: BS (U Arizona). Education Technologist. Chock, Christopher: BS (UC Berkeley), MS (U Hawai‘i). Academy Science. Chock, John: BA (Yale U), MSc (Stanford U), MEd (U Hawai‘i). Academy Mathematics, Jr. School Coding Electives. Chock, Katie: BA (U of the Pacific), MEd (Teachers College of San Joaquin). Grade 6 Mathematics. Chock, Mandy: BA, Med (U Hawai‘i). Grade 7 English. Choe, Yun: BS (Rose Hulman Institute of Technology), MEd (U Hawai‘i). Grade 8 Math. Chong, Malia: BA (Purdue), PDE (U Hawai‘i), MEd (U Washington). Grade 6 Social Studies. Chow-Hoy, Todd: AB, AM (Washington U), PhD (U Michigan). Assistant Principal – Dean of Curriculum. Christensen, Bonnie: BA, MA (U Montana), PhD (U Washington). Academy Social Studies. Clapp, Kaela: BA, MA (U Hawai‘i). Academy English. Clark, Susan: BA (Dartmouth), MLS (Rutgers). Cooke Learning Commons Information Specialist. Clarke, Jamey: BSME (Swarthmore), MEd (Harvard). Academy Science. Clay, Vanny: BA, MA (U Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France). Grades 7 – 8 French. Cockett, Keith: BA, MA (UC Berkeley). Academy Mathematics/ Design Thinking, Technology and Engineering. Coffelt, Melanie: BA (U Wyoming), MA (U Northern Colorado). K – 2 Literacy Coach. Coke, Tiffany: BS (College of William and Mary), MA (U Virginia). Academy Science. Collat, Alannah: BS (Marist College), MSW (U Hawai‘i). Academy Social Studies/S+WELL. Collo, Wyeth: BS (UC Riverside). Academy Science. Comstock, Marshall: BA (Brigham Young U), MFA (U San Francisco). Academy English. Conachan, Jeremiah: AA (American Military U). JROTC. Coolen, Nanci: BA, MEd (U Hawai‘i). Junior School Physical Education Department Head. Cowell, Lara: BA (Wellesley), MA (U Chicago, U Hawai‘i). Academy English. Crabb, Paula: BS, MS (Southern Connecticut State). Academy Physical Education. Crane-Cory, Julie: BEd, BA (Washington U), MEd (College of New Jersey). Administrative Dean Grades 2 – 5. Crowell, Peggy: BBA, PD (U Hawai‘i). Grades 6 – 8 Physical Education. Cruz-Kalahiki, Kimberlee: BA (Hawaii Pacific U), MS (San Diego State U). Academy S+WELL. Damon, Elizabeth “Beth”: BA (UCLA), PD, MEd (U Hawai‘i). Grade 6 Mathematics. Dare, Sheryl: BA (Mills). Academy English. Dare-Attanasio, Zoe: BA (U Pennsylvania), MEd (U Hawai‘i). Academy English. David, Christine: BA (St. Olaf College), MEd (U Hawai‘i). Academy Dean/College Counseling/Mathematics. Del Rocco, David: BA, MA (U Hawai‘i), BA (Rutgers). Academy Social Studies. Delaunay, Katrina: BA, PBACC (U Hawai‘i). Kindergarten Assistant Teacher.
Demura-Devore, Paul: BA (U Portland), MA (Portland State U), PhD (U Hawai‘i). Academy Social Studies. DePasquale, Francesca: BS (Georgetown U), MEd (U Hawai‘i). Academy Science. Dinius, Julie: BA (U San Diego), MEd (Acacia U). Grade 7 Social Studies. Ditzel, Resi: BEd, MEd (U Hawai‘i). Kindergarten. Drago, Devi: BEd (U Hawai‘i). Grade 1 Assistant Teacher. Drozd, Karen: MA, PhD (U Hawai‘i), MEd (Chaminade U), BEd (U Alberta). Elementary Music. Durso, Cheryl: BS (State U College NY), MEd (St. Thomas Aquinas College, NY). Grade 5. Dyke, Timothy: BA, MALS (Wesleyan), MFA (U Arizona). Academy English. Earle, Ian: BA (U Colorado), MA (U Hawai‘i). Academy Spanish/Science. Earle, Mekia: BA (Portland State U), MA (Fresno Pacific U). Grades 4 – 5 Physical Education. Egesdal, Amy: BS (Chapman U), MEd (Chaminade U). Grade 2 Assistant Teacher. Egesdal, William: BS (U San Francisco), MEd (U Hawai‘i). Grades 6 – 8 Education Technologist. Eliashof, Mark: BA (UC Berkeley), JD (Duke). Grade 7 Mathematics. Endo, Matthew: BS (U Puget Sound), MEd (U Hawai‘i). Academy Mathematics. Ferris, Trislyn: BS (Santa Clara U), AS (Johnson & Wales U), CTE (Leeward CC). Grades 6 – 8 Culinary Arts. Fey, Shelley Kahuanui: BEd (U Hawai‘i). Academy Physical Education Department Head. Field, John: BBA (U New Hampshire), MBA (Chaminade), Adv. Mgt. Program (Harvard). Vice President for Finance and Administration. Field, Susan Cooling: AB (Mount Holyoke), MEd (U Hawai‘i). Academy Mathematics. Flazer, Travis: K – 12 Theatre. Flores, Aythana: BA (U de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria), MA (U Hawai‘i). Academy Spanish. Flynn, Erin: BS (Bates College), MIT (U Washington). Grade 8 Science. Fontenot, Anastasia “Stacy” M.: BAE (U New Mexico), MA (U Hawai‘i). Academy Spanish. Fox, Pamela: BA, MA (Chaminade U). Grade 4. Fujimoto, Kyle: BS (CA Polytechnic State U), MA (U Hawai‘i). Academy Science. Furuta, Janice: BS (Cornell U), MEd (New York U). Grade 5. Fushikoshi-Fung, Susan: BEd (U Hawai‘i), MEd (U Washington). Grade 2. Gammarino, Tom: BA (St. Joseph’s), MFA (New School), PhD (U Hawai‘i). Academy English. Garcia, Kellen: BA (Loyola Marymount U). Academy S+WELL. Gaudiano, Dan: BA (Colgate U), MS, MAT (U SC). Academy Science Department Head. Gelber, Robert: BFA (New York U), MBA (USC). Director of Communications. Georgi, Michael: BA (UCSB), MURP, PD (U Hawai‘i). Academy Social Studies. Gibson, Lauren: BSEd, MSEd (Western Illinois U). Grade 7 English. Gigante, Jose: BA, MA (U Hawai‘i). Academy Spanish. Giresi, Melissa: BSBA (Boston U), PhD (Texas A&M U). Academy Science. Goddard, Daniela: BA, PBACC (U Hawai‘i), MS (Chaminade U). Director, Luke Center for Public Service. Goemans, Laura: BA (Texas Lutheran U). Grade 1 Assistant Teacher. Gould, Ron: BA (Cal State, Fullerton), MS (Emporia State). Academy Dean. Graham, Ronald: BS, MEd (Southern Oregon U). Academy Mathematics. Grasse, Ali: BA (U Colorado), MEd (Pepperdine U). Grade 2. Graves-Grantham, Rianne: BA (U Puget Sound), MEd (U Hawai‘i). Grade 6 Social Studies. Greenwell, Holly: BA (Pomona), PhD (Brandeis U). Academy English Department Head. Gutierrez, Hugo: BA (Trinity Christian College). Grades 7 – 8 Spanish. Halbur, Carol: BA (U Minnesota-Morris), MEd (U Minnesota-Minneapolis). Academy Mathematics. Hamamoto, Paul: BA (The Colorado College). Academy English. Hamilton, Taylor: BA (Villanova U), MA (Johns Hopkins U), MEd (Columbia U). Academy Mathematics.
Kihm, Hella: BA (U Bonn, Germany), MA (Washington State, U of Zurich, Switzerland). Grades 7 – 8 Latin. Kimi, Phil: BA (UCLA), MEd (Chaminade U), MS (California Southern U). Grade 7 Math. Kimura, Alice: BFA, BEd, PD, MEd (U Hawai‘i). Grade 1. King, Grant: BA (Michigan State U), MA (Butler U.) Academy/Jr. School Band. Kinnear, Edward: BS (U Texas-San Antonio). Design Thinking, Technology and Engineering. Kinzer, Erin: BA (Southern Methodist U), MS (U of West Florida). Grades 6 – 8 Physical Education. Knox, Shannon: BA (San Diego State U), BEd (U Hawai‘i). Grade 1 Assistant Teacher. Kobayashi, Danette: BEd, MEd (U Hawai‘i). K-12 Design Technologist. Kobayashi, Kathi: BA (Siena College), MEd (USC). Grade 1 Assistant Teacher. Komori, Lori: BA (Creighton U), MS (Chaminade U), PsyD (Argosy U, Hawai‘i). Administrative Dean Grade 6 – 8. Koseki, Jay: BM (Chapman U), MM (Arizona SU). Academy Music. Koshiba, Erin: BA (Lewis and Clark College), MEd (U Hawai‘i). Grade 5. Koshiba, Jonathan: BA (Northwestern U), MA Ed (UC Berkeley), MEd (U Hawai‘i). K – 8 Director of Summer Programs. Krend, Kira: BA (U Colorado at Boulder), PhD (U Hawai‘i). Academy Science. Krulewich, Mitchell: BA (Northwestern U). Academy Mathematics. Kung, Angla: BA, MEd (U Hawai‘i). Academy Mathematics. Kunishige, Lynn: BS, MS (Oregon State). Academy Mathematics; Coordinator – Student Activities, Bridge Program. Kuwada, Joanne: BEd, PD, MEd (U Hawai‘i). Grade 2 Assistant Teacher. Lac, Calvin: BA (U Hawai‘i). Academy Art. LaClair, James: Chief Information Officer. Lai, Justin: BS, MS (MIT). Grades 6 – 8 Engineering and Robotics. Lake, Catherine “Katie”: BA (Colorado College), MEd (Stanford U). Grades 6 Science. Landgraf, Theodore “Tedd”: BA (Macalester College), MA, MEd (U Hawai‘i). Education and SIS Technologist. Latham, Michael E.: BA (Pomona College), MA (UCLA), Ph.D. (University of California at Los Angeles). Punahou School President. Lathrop, Eliza: BA (Cornell U), double MA (U Virginia). Academy English; K – 12 Garden Resource Teacher. (Sabbatical 1st Semester, 2019 – 2020) Lathrop, Jessie: BA (Boston U), MA (U Hawai‘i). Academy Social Studies. Lau, Rachel: BA (U Hawai‘i), MA (Gonzaga). Grade 8 Social Studies. Lawrence, Joshua: BS (U Rhode Island), MAT (Miami U). Academy Science. Lawton, Stefanie: BEd (U Hawai‘i). Orchestra Instructor. Lazzara, Alison: BA (U Hawai‘i), MA (UC Davis). Academy English. Lee, Eva “Malia”: BA (Beloit College). Grades 2 – 3 Physical Education. Lee-Gustilo, Tiara. BS, MS (U Hawai‘i), LSW. Grades 6 – 8 Counselor. Leitner, Scott: BA (UC Davis). Academy Mathematics Department Head. Levinson, Elila: BA (UCLA), MSA (U North Carolina). K – 1 Administrative Dean Lian, Melissa: BS (MIT), MS (Northeastern U). Academy Mathematics. Liem, Anna: BA, BS, MEd (U Hawai‘i). Academy Science/Academy Academic Services Coordinator. Ligner, Claire: BA (Strasbourg), MA (Marc Bloch, Strasbourg). Academy French. Lindgren, Jeanne: BS (U Connecticut). Grade 7 Science. Lippert, Amanda: BMEd, MMEd (Ithaca College). K – 1 Music. Lippert, Michael: BA (Carnegie Mellon), BME, MM (Ithaca College). Academy Music Department Head/Choirs. Lo, Elisa: BA, MEd (U Hawai‘i). Grades 7 – 8 Mandarin Chinese. Loughridge, Mark: BA (Harvard U), MFA (California Institute of the Arts). Director, Case Accelerator for Student Entrepreneurship (CASE). Love, Justin: BA, MA (U Kansas). Academy Music. Loveman, Taryn: BA (UC Santa Cruz), PD (Cal State U San Marcos). Director of Design Technology and Engineering. Lu-Chen, Jung Ying: BA (National Chengchi U), MA, PhD (U Hawai‘i). Academy Mandarin Chinese. Lum, Alan: BEd (U Hawai‘i), MS (U Oregon). Grade 2.
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Han, Stephanie: BA (UC Santa Barbara), MA (San Francisco State), MFA (U Arizona), PhD (City University of Hong Kong). Academy English Hansen, Peter: BFA (Maryland Institute College of Art), MEd (U Phoenix). Academy Art. Harano, Daniel: BFA (U Hawai‘i), MFA (UC Davis). Academy Art. Hata, Betsy: BA (U Hawai‘i), MA (San Francisco State). Director of Admission and Financial Aid. Hayashi, Fiona: B Soc Sci I(U Waikato, New Zealand), MSCP (Chaminade U), LMFT, LMHC. Grades 3-5 Counselor. Hayashi, Joshua: BA (Bethel College), MDiv (Regent College). Chaplain. Hayashi, Natalie: BEd, PD, MEd (U Hawai‘i). Grade 2. Hayes, Reid: BS (Notre Dame), MA (Stanford U). Academy Science. Higgins, Roland “Rocky”: BA (Willamette U). Grades 6 – 8 Physical Education. Hirohata, Gentry: BEd (U Hawai‘i), MA (U Phoenix). Grade 7 Science. Hirota, Shauna: BA (Pacific U), MEd (Chaminade U). Grade 8 Social Studies. Hirota, Tiffany: BS, PBACC (U Hawai‘i). Kindergarten Assistant Teacher. Ho, Shelby: BA (UC Santa Barbara), MP (USC). Assistant Coordinator of Outdoor Education. Hoftiezer, Noelle: BA (Pitzer College), MA (UC Davis). Grade 5. Hong, Jennifer: BA, Teaching Certificate (U Colorado), EdM (Harvard). Academy Mathematics; Director for Financial Aid. Horinouchi, Lynette: BS (U Hawai‘i). Academy Mathematics. Hosoda, Leslee Ah Sing: BA (U of the Pacific), MEd (U Hawai‘i). Grade 8 Mathematics. Huang, Ashley: BFA (U Hawai‘i). Grades 6 – 8 Art. Hu, Valerie: BEd (U Hawai‘i), MEd (Stanford U). Grade 6 Mathematics. Hunault-Berg, Pascale: BA (U Strasbourg, France). Grades 7 – 8 Spanish. Iams, Darcy: BA (U Washington), MEd (Oregon State). Academy Science. Ishii, Jon: BS (Lewis & Clark College), MA (Gonzaga). Academy Mathematics. Itagaki, Deira: BA (U Pittsburgh), MPH (U Hawai‘i). Academy English. Izuta, Bobby: BA (CA Polytechnic State U). Design Thinking, Technology and Engineering. Jackson, Joshua: BA (UC Santa Barbara), MEd (UCLA). Grade 7 Science. Jenkins, Adam: BA (William Jewell College), MS (U Hawai‘i). Academy Science. Johnson, Brian: BA (College of William and Mary), MEd (U Hawai‘i). Academy English. Johnson, Starr: BA (U Oregon). Academy Social Studies. Johnstone, Marci: BA, MLIS (U Hawai‘i). Junior School Learning Commons Librarian. Jones, Diandra: BA (Loyola U Chicago), MA (Columbia College Chicago). Grade 8 English Jones, Lori: BEd, MLIS (U Hawai‘i). Junior School Learning Commons Librarian. Ka‘akua, Jonah: BA (U Puget Sound), MS (Chaminade U). Academy Dean/ S+WELL. Kakos, James: BA (Boston College), MEd (U Hawai‘i). Academy Assistant Principal; Admission Counselor. Kamikawa, Charlotte: BBA (U Hawai‘i). Director of Physical Plant. Kamiya, Wendi: BBA, MBA (U Hawai‘i). Cooke Learning Commons Department Head, Academy S+WELL. Katsuno, Trisha: BS (Brigham Young U). Grade 3 Assistant Teacher. Kaulukukui, Demetra: BA (Mills). Administrative Dean, Grades 6 – 8. Kawano, Jill: BBA (U Hawai‘i), CPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants). Assistant Treasurer. Kaya, Marcus: BS (U Washington). Academy Science. Kealoha-Scullion, Kehaulani: BA, MA, PhD (U Hawai‘i). Director, PUEO, Academy Social Studies. Keaulana, Jerald Kimo: BEd, MEdT (U Hawai‘i). Academy Hawaiian. Kelekolio, Kanani: BA (U Hawai‘i – Hilo), MA (U Hawai‘i). Grades 3 and 7 – 8 Hawaiian Language. Kelekolio, Jodie: BA (Linfield College), MEd (U Hawai‘i). Grade 1. Keller, Nora: BA (U Hawai‘i), MA (UC Santa Cruz). Academy English. Kiang, Douglas: BA (Tufts), MEd (Harvard). Academy Mathematics/ Design Thinking, Technology and Engineering. Kiang, Mary: BA (Colby College), PD (Grumman Data Systems Institute), MEd (Simmons College). Grade 6 Science.
Lum Yee, Stephanie: BA (U Alaska), MEd (Concordia U). Grade 3 Assistant Teacher. Lyman-Mersereau, Kaniela: BA (U Otago). Grades 6 – 8 Outdoor Education, Academy Voyaging. MacLeod, Maureen: BA, B.Admin. (U Regina), MBA (Queen’s U), PhD (U Hawai‘i). Academy S+WELL Co-Department Head. Maloney, Brendan: BA, MA (Towson U). Academy Dean/S+WELL. Mar, Kylee: BEd, MLIS (U Hawai‘i). Archivist. Maretzki, Erin: BA (UC Santa Barbara), PD, MA (California State U Sacramento). Academy Dean/Spanish. Maretzki, Mark T.: BA (UCLA), MA (Wesleyan). Academy English. Martinson, Matthew: BA, MEd (U Hawai‘i). Academy Physical Education. Marumoto, Alison: BS, MS (U Hawai‘i). Academy Science. Matsumoto, Tricia: BA (Loyola Marymount U), MEd (U Hawai‘i). Grade 1. Matsuoka, Caryn: BS (Santa Clara U), MA (Columbia Teachers College), PhD (U Hawai‘i). Grade 2. Mazzullo, Joseph: BA (Southern Connecticut State U), MEd (Mercy College NY).Grades 3 – 5 Literacy Coach. Mazzullo, Vanessa: BA (Binghamton U), MA (Towson U). Grades 7 – 8 Electives. McAfee-Torco, Ka‘ai‘ohelo: BS (Emerson College), MEd (U Hawai‘i). Grade 7 Social Studies. McCarren, Emily: BS (Colby College), MA (St. Louis U), EdM (Teachers College, Columbia U), PhD (U Hawai‘i). Academy Principal. McDermott, John: BA (Stanford U), PD (U Hawai‘i). Grades 6 – 8 Physical Education. McGuire, Emma: BEd, MA (U Hawai‘i). Academy Hawaiian. McKay, Sarah: BA (Stanford U), MEd (Chaminade U). Grade 6 English. McKinley, John: BA (U Illinois), MA (U Colorado). Cooke Learning Commons – Video. Medeiros, Lauren Buck: BA (Phillips U), MTS (Southern Methodist U), MEd (U Hawai‘i). Chaplain. Meister, Jeff: BA (U Hawai‘i). Athletics Director. Melton, John: BA, MEd (U Hawai‘i). Grade 4. Merritt, Arlene: BFA (Pratt Institute), MFA (U Hawai‘i). K – 1 Art. Milford, Allison: BS, MEd (Salem State U), CAGS (American International College). Grade 1. Mingarelli, Sally: BA (Colorado College), MS (UC Berkeley). Academy Assistant Principal. Mitsuda, Chase: BA (U Washington), MEd (Chaminade U), EdD (USC). Assistant Principal – Dean of Faculty. Mitsuda, Mark: BFA (NYS College of Ceramics, Alfred). Academy Art, Glassblowing. Mizuta, Danielle: BS (Cal State Polytech U), MEd (U Hawai‘i). K – 5 Learning Support Specialist. Monaco, Ann: BA, MEd (U Hawai‘i). Grades 7 – 8 Japanese. Moore, Melinda: double BA (Gustavus Adolphus College), MM (Boston Conservatory). Director of K – 12 Theatre Programs/Academy S+WELL. Mori, Toshihiko: BA (Tamagawa U), MA (San Francisco State U). Grade 8 Japanese; K – 12 World Languages Co-Department Head. Moriyama, Rachel: BA (U Washington), Med (U Hawai‘i). Academy Social Studies. Mosher, Hugh: BFA (SUNY, Oswego), MA (Syracuse U). Grades 6 – 8 Art. Motet, Atsuko: BA (Seattle Pacific U), MEd (U Phoenix). Academy Japanese. Murashige, Belle: BA (U Maryland), MEd (U Washington). Kindergarten. Murillo, Cindy: Universidad Santa Lucia, MA (U Hawai‘i). Academy Spanish. Nagel, John: BA (Whitworth College), MEd (U Washington), Principal Licensure (U Denver). Administrative Dean Grades 2 – 5. Nakamatsu, Gaylynn: BA (U Washington), MEd (U Hawai‘i). Kindergarten. Nakamura, Kylee: BEd (California Polytechnic State U), PBCSE (U Hawai‘i). Grade 8 Mathematics. Nakata, Dale: BEd, MEd (U Hawai‘i). Grade 7 Mathematics. Namba, Betty Jane “BJ”: BA, PD (U Hawai‘i). Grade 3. Nelson, Andrew: BA (Augsburg College), MEd (Hawai‘i Pacific U). Jr. School Coordinator of Outdoor Education. Nguyen, Trang “Libby”: BS (Indiana U), MA (Columbia U Teachers College). Grade 4.
Nishikawa, Chad: BA (U Puget Sound). Academy Mathematics. Nishikawa, Lanelle: BS, MEd (Chaminade U). Grade 2. Noguchi, Mark: Cooke Learning Commons. Nu‘uhiwa, Maxine: BA (Lewis and Clark College), MEd (U Hawai‘i). Grade 3. Obenchain, Christopher: BA (College of William and Mary), MEd (Virginia Commonwealth U). Associate Director, College Counseling. Oda, Erin: BFA, MAT (Rhode Island School of Design). Grades 2 – 4 Art. Ogunniyi, Adedoyin: BS (MIT). Design Technology Advisor for Design Technology and Engineering. Ohara, Mark: BA (Boston College). Grade 7 – 8 Japanese. Okimoto, Alyssa: BA (U British Columbia), MLIS (U Hawai‘i). Junior School Learning Commons Librarian. Olander, Claes Magnus: BA (Umeå U, Sweden), MA (U Hawai‘i). Academy Spanish. Olson, Stacey: BA (UC Irvine), MEd (U Hawai‘i). Grade 1. Omizo, Naomi (Hirano-Omizo): BA (UH Hilo), PD (U Hawai‘i). Academy Japanese. Onishi, Alison: BA (Sophia U). Academy Japanese. Oshiro, Janet: BEd, PD (U Hawai‘i). Academy Mathematics. Ota, Alison: BEd, MEd (U Hawai‘i), MBA (U Colorado). Academy Mathematics. Osorio, Joanna: BA (Duke U), MS (Walden U). Grade 8 Science. Overton, John Randall: BS (Colorado State U). Director of Physical Plant. Ozaki, Nozomi: BS (Brigham Young U), MEd, MLIS (U Hawai‘i). Junior School Learning Commons Head Librarian. Pang, Cullen K. T.: BS (U Puget Sound), PhD (U Washington). Academy Science. Pascucci, Ralph: BFA (Rhode Island School of Design), MFA (New York Academy of Art). Academy Art Department Head. Passamonte, Stephanie: BA (Eastern Kentucky U), MA (De La Salle U). Academy S+WELL. Patrinos, Christopher: BA (Chaminade U), MFA (U Hawai‘i). Academy Theatre. Patton, Marlene: BA (U Northern Iowa), MMEd (U Kansas), MA (U Hawai‘i). Grades 6 – 8 Choir, Music and Musical Theater. Pavich, Micah: BA (U Puget Sound). Academy Mathematics/S+WELL. Peer, Yunus Cassim: BA, BEd (U Hawai‘i), MPA (U New Hampshire). Academy Social Studies. Peterson, Lenore: BS (U Oregon), MSW (U Hawai‘i). Academy Psychosocial. Pitzer, Anya Gasinski: BA, MA (U Hawai‘i), Teaching Certificate (Chaminade U). Grades 7 – 8 Spanish. Priore-Kim, Paris: BA (Princeton U), MEd, EdD (U Hawai‘i). Junior School Principal. Proctor, Marisa: BA (Alma College), MA (Kansas State U). Academy English. Puetz, Kathleen: BA, BEd (U Hawai‘i). Grade 1 Assistant Teacher. Puppione, Greg: BA (UC San Diego), MA (U Colorado at Boulder). Academy English. Ralston, Kirsten: BA (Claremont McKenna), MS (Chaminade U), MFT (Marriage and Family Therapist) and NCC (National Certified Counselor). Grades 6 – 8 Counselor. Reddy, Chai: BA (Lake Forest College), MA (John Carroll U), EdD (Creighton U). Director, Wo International Center; Academy Social Studies. Reid, J. Adam: BS, MA (Western Michigan U), MEd (Grand Valley State U). Grade 4. Reid-Hayes, Donna: BS (U Colorado-Boulder), MEd (U Hawai‘i). Kindergarten. Reppun, Eric: BA (Bowdoin), MA (Middlebury). Academy Mathematics. Reppun, Ke‘alohi: BA, MA (U Hawai‘i Hilo), EdD (U Hawai‘i). Academy Hawaiian; Co-Director, Center for Hawaiian Studies. Roberts, John: BA (Luther College), MA (U Montana). Grades 6 – 8 Music. Robinson, Carey: BA (Lewis and Clark College), MS (U Hawai‘i). Grade 8 Social Studies. Roble, Jennifer: BA (Augsburg College). Grade 6 English. Rodden-Lee, Allison: BA (Claremont McKenna College), MEd (Harvard U). Grade 8 Science. Roldan, Shawn: BA, MET (U Hawai‘i). Grade 8 English. Roster, Lynette: BFA, MLIS (U Hawai‘i). Librarian, Bishop Learning Center. Roy, Anjoli: BA (New York U), MA, PhD (U Hawai‘i). Academy English. Ryan, Andrew: BA (Chapman U). Cooke Learning Commons – Video.
Taylor, Heather: BA, MT (U Virginia), MEd (Columbia U Teachers College). Jr. School Drama. Teraoka, Renee: BEd, MEd (U Hawai‘i), MA Counseling (U Phoenix). Grade 7 Social Studies. Teshigahara, Aki: BA (Notre Dame), MA (U Hawai‘i). Academy Japanese. Teske, Marsha (Harbin-Teske): BA, MA (U Florida). Grade 7 Mathematics. Thomas, Kathleen: BA (UCLA), MEd (Northern Arizona U). Kindergarten. Thompson, Abigail: BA (San Francisco State U), MEd (Framingham State U). Grade 8 English. Tollefson, Joshua: BFA (U South Dakota), MFA (U Oregon). Academy Art. Torres, Christina: BA (USC), MA (Loyola Marymount U). Grade 8 English. Tran, Adeline: BA, PhD (UC Berkeley). Grade 7 English. Tsuda, Lynne: BA (Pomona), MA (Claremont). Director of Academic and Auxiliary Services-Academy/ Associate Director, College Counseling. Tune, Rick: BA (U Hawai‘i), MEd (Pepperdine), MEd (U Hawai‘i). Academy Dean/Psychosocial. Tyau, Jennifer: BS (Bucknell), MEd (U Hawai‘i). Administrative Dean Grade 6 – 8. Umeda, Jona: BA (Occidental College), MEd (U Hawai‘i). Grade 6 English. Ushijima, Jordan: BA (Washington State U), MEd (U Hawai‘i). K – 12 Design Technology and Engineering. Valencia, Bennett: BS (Boston College), MSW (U Hawai‘i). Academy Psychosocial Co-Department Head. Valenti, Michelle: BS (College of Saint Rose), MS (U Albany). Grade 7 English. Van Dyke, Kimberley: BA (Santa Clara), MEd (U LaVerne). Grade 1. Valencia, Bennett: BS (Boston College), MSW (U Hawai‘i). Academy S+WELL Co-Department Head. Vasconcellos, Ka‘eokulani: BA, PBSCE, MEd, PhD (U Hawai‘i). Academy Social Studies. Vierra, Robyn: BA (Claremont McKenna College), MA (Loyola Marymount U), EdD (U Minnesota). Associate Director of Wo International Center. Vierra, Samuel: BA (Occidental College), MA (Loyola Marymount U). Academy Social Studies. Vincent-Lum, Sharon: BEd, MEd (U Hawai‘i). Grade 5. Wagner, Rebecca: BA (Smith College), MEd (Boston College), PhD (U Hawai'i). Grade 5. Washburn, Erica: BA, MA (Boston College). Academy Social Studies. Whiticar, Nuria: Bachelor’s (Universitat Ramón Llull), Master’s (Universidad de Jaén). Academy Spanish. Williams, Lauren: BA (U Hawai‘i). Academy and Grade 8 Music. Williamson, Shawn: BS, MEd (Chaminade U). Grades 6-8 Physical Education. Wilmoth, Lei: BS (Yale), MEd (U Hawai‘i). Academy Mathematics. Wolf, Meleana: BA (UCLA), MEd (Chaminade U). Kindergarten Assistant Teacher. Wong, Denise Awaya: BEd, PD, MEd (U Hawai‘i). Grade 3. Wong, Taylor: BA (U Redlands), MS (Chaminade U). Academy S+WELL. Worley, Sheila: BEd (Chaminade U), MEd (Gonzaga U). Grade 2 Assistant Teacher. Wright, Marcia: BS (U Washington). Food Services Director. Wu, Jolene: BA, EdM (U Buffalo). Academy Science. Wysard, Lon: BEd (U Hawai‘i). Associate Director of Admission. Yamaguchi, Hikaru: BA, MBA (Gonzaga U). Academy College Counseling. Yamamoto-Edwards, Terry: BA (UC Santa Barbara), PD (UC Berkeley). Academy Science/College Counseling. Yawata, Janell: BEd, MEd (U Hawai‘i). Kindergarten Assistant Teacher. Yee, Annelise: BFA, MA (Rhode Island School of Design). Academy Art. Yee, Luana: BA (Pacific Lutheran U). Grade 3. Yokooji, Tomoko: BA (Evergreen State College), MS (U Hawai‘i), CCC-SLP (ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence for Speech-Language Pathologists). Learning Support Specialist. Yoshikawa, Shelly: BA, MEd (U Hawai‘i). Grades K – 5 Playground Assistant Teacher. Young, Craig J.S.: BA (Eastman School of Music, U Rochester), MM (U Colorado). Grades 5 – 12 Director of Orchestras. Young, Traci E.: BA (Loyola Marymount U), MFA (Sarah Lawrence College). Academy English. Young-Kingsbury, Lee: BS (Temple U). Grade 8 Mathematics.
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Saculla, Ashley: BA (U Denver), MEd (Chaminade U). Academy Social Studies. Saito, Lorelei: AA (Leeward CC), BA (Seattle U), Teaching Certification (Chaminade U). Grade 7 Social Studies. Sakahara, Karisse: BA (Santa Clara U), MEd (U Hawai‘i). Grade 3 Assistant Teacher. Sakamoto, Pamela: BA (Amherst), PhD (Tufts). Academy Social Studies Department Head. Sakoda, Jodi: BA (U Hawai ‘i), TC (U Phoenix). K – 5 Playground Assistant Teacher. Salgado, Dario: BS (Columbia U), MA (New York U). Grade 7 Science. Salter, Deane: BA (UC Santa Barbara), MA (Argosy U). Academy Dean, S+WELL, College Counseling. Scales, Karen: BA (UC Santa Barbara), Teaching Cert. (Hawai‘i Community College). Junior School Resource Teacher. Scanlan, Alicia: BM (Willamette U), MMEd (Arizona State U). K – 8 Music Department Head, Grade 8 Choirs. Schiffl, Michelle: BS, MS, PBCSE (U Hawai‘i). Grades 6 – 8 Physical Education. Schofield, Nicole: BS (U Maryland), MA (U Phoenix). Grade 5. Schull, Mari-Jo: BA (S. Methodist U), MEd (U Hawai‘i). Grade 4. Schwengel, Kris: BA (UCLA), MEd (Pepperdine U). Grade 4. Scott, George: BA (Michigan State U), MBM (Central Michigan U), MDiv (Chicago Theological Seminary), DMin (San Francisco Theological Seminary). Chaplain; Academy S+WELL. Scrivner, David: BA (St. Mary’s College of Maryland), MA (American U). Academy English/Ka Wai Ola Advisor. Scudder, Ryan: BA (U Hawai‘i), MS (Chaminade U). Associate Director, College Counseling. Selarque, Alexandre: BA (UCLA), MAAE (Boston U). Academy Art/Photography/Oahuan Advisor. Shannon, Heather: BA (Wesleyan), MA (St. Joseph’s College). Grade 4-8 Math Resource Teacher. Shimabuku, Tyra (Rogers-Shimabuku): BS (Hawai‘i Pacific), Prof. Diploma (U Hawai‘i). Grade 8 Science. Shipman, Ann “Kina‘u”: BS (Scripps College), MEd (Boston U). Kindergarten Assistant Teacher. Skinner, Michelle: BA (U Hawai‘i), MFA (Arizona State U). Academy English. Smart, Jim: BEd (UC Santa Barbara). Grade 4. Smart, Sharon: BA (U of California), MEdT (U Hawai‘i). Academy Physical Education. Smith, Kelly: BA (UC Santa Barbara). Academy Mathematics. Smith, Robert: BA (U Hawai‘i). Grades 4 – 5 Physical Education. Snyder, Katie: AA (N Idaho College), BS (U Idaho), MEd (Lesley U). Grades 4 – 5 Art. Sombrero, Kyle: BA (Temple U Japan). Academy Japanese. Stewart, Lisa: BA (U Hawai‘i), MFA (Arizona State). Academy Dean/College Counseling/S+WELL. Stice-Durkin, Paraluman: BS (U Hawai‘i), MS (Stanford). Academy Science. Strang, David: BA (UC Berkeley), PhD (U Hawai‘i). Academy Science. Straton, Robert: BA (U Southern Maine), MA, PhD (U Hawai‘i). Academy Social Studies. Street, James: BA (UC Santa Barbara), MEd (Vanderbilt U). Grades 6 – 8 Coordinator of Learning Services. Susilo, JoLinda F.: BM (Northern Illinois), MM (U Hawai‘i). Grades 4 – 5 Music. Swanson, Erik: MAT (U Alaska, SE), BA (U Hawai‘i). Academy Social Studies. Tabori, Jerusha: BA (UW Madison), MEd (San Francisco State). Grade 3. Takagi, Molly: BA (Middlebury College), MA (U Nebraska). Social, Emotional and Ethical Learning (SEEL) Coordinator. Takao, Lauren: BA (U Hawai‘i). Grades K-5 Playground Assistant Teacher. Takao, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Robert: BS (U Oregon), MS (Central Michigan U). Academy Senior Army Instructor, JROTC. Takatsuka, Tara: BA (U Oregon), MEd (U Hawai‘i). Kindergarten Assistant Teacher. Takeshita, Tracie: BA (U Hawai‘i), MA (CSPP), PsyD (CSPP). Academy Psychologist.- Suppot and Wellness. Taliaferro, Dean “Kekoa”: BA (U Hawai‘i). Academy Mathematics. Tam, Robert: BA (Stanford), MEd (U Hawai‘i). Grade 6 Social Studies.
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Facilities KINDERGARTEN — GRADE 1 Kindergarten and grade 1 students are located in the Omidyar K – 1 Neighborhood, which opened in 2010. The Neighborhood includes the renovated Wilcox Hall, which houses offices, a health room, creative learning center and music and art rooms. The five new buildings comprise 12 classrooms and a community room, which serves as a dining area and gathering space. The outdoor spaces are an integral part of the Neighborhood, offering a variety of learning and play areas. A covered PE Pavilion and upper and lower playgrounds complete this Neighborhood.
GRADES 2 — 5 Sidney and Minnie Kosasa Community for Grades 2 – 5 opened its first phase to second- and third-graders in 2016. In fall 2019, the entire Community was completed and fourth- and fifth-graders began their school year in studio classrooms A, B, C and D, while grades 2 – 3 moved into studios E, F and G. Kosasa Community is also home to the Junior School Learning Commons and the Patrick H. Quilter Lab for Creative Arts. Barwick Playground with the beloved Banyan Tree, and the new James Kapae‘alii Scott Playground provide ample opportunities for learning and play.
GRADES 6 — 8 The 6th – 8th grades are located in Case Middle School. Additional elective classes, including music, arts and foreign language may be held in Bishop Hall, the new Junior School Learning Commons and the Patrick H. Quilter Lab for Creative Arts. Students enjoy access to design and fabrication labs within the Learning Commons.
Campus Buildings The Punahou campus reflects its long history with buildings from the 19th century alongside 21st century learning environments. Ka Punahou, a focal point on Punahou’s 76-acre campus and the site of the Thurston Memorial Chapel, is a natural spring for which the School is named. The campus includes more than 50 school buildings, modern library and learning center facilities, the President’s home, three major playing fields, a swimming pool, gymnasium, cafeteria, boys’ and girls’ locker facilities and eight tennis courts. The oldest building on campus is Old School Hall, in constant use since 1852. Some of these facilities are described briefly below. Alexander Hall is named for Professor W. D. Alexander, whose direct connection with Punahou spanned 62 years as pupil, teacher, President and Trustee. Alexander now houses the Academy Deans’ Offices, the College Counseling and Guidance Centers and contains classrooms as well. Alumni House, dedicated in 1983, is located on Rocky Hill. A gift to the school, it serves as a meeting place for alumni planning reunions, programs and other activities of the PAA. Bingham Hall, constructed in 1958, is used for Academy math classrooms. Bishop Hall, completed in 1972, provides an outstanding library-learning commons/research center for grades 2 – 8, in addition to multi-purpose classrooms, music studios, conference areas and homemaking instructional facilities for grades 7 and 8. The top floor is dedicated to Academy 2-D visual art labs and studios.
GRADES 9 — 12 Centered in the Academy Quad, grades 9 – 12 also have art and music classes in the Castle Art Center and Bishop Hall, and enjoy the use of many other campus buildings.
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Case Middle School opened in 2004 – 2005. Comprised of nine separate buildings, this mini-campus houses the 6th, 7th and 8th grades. In addition to 6 classroom buildings, two per grade level, three Creative Learning Centers offer opportunities for full grade levels to convene in flexible spaces dedicated to various themes: performance (Twigg-Smith Pavilion), Hawaiian Studies (Kuaihelani Learning Center) and technology/ exploration (Gates Learning Center). The middle school is named in honor of Dan ’42, Punahou trustee from 1970 – 2002, and Carol Case and their family. Case Middle School is Gold LEED Certified. Castle Hall, built in 1913 as a dormitory, was later renovated for instruction and is the location of office space as well as elementary-level art and music classes. Samuel and Mary Castle Art Center was completed in the fall of 1978. It provides space for ceramics, glassblowing and jewelry as well as space for indoor physical education in K – grade 4. Cooke Hall, built in 1908, was renovated in 1989 to provide offices for Academy administrators, staff and teachers as well as three classrooms and a faculty workroom. Cooke Library, completed in 1964, houses the Learning Commons with a variety of resources and learning spaces for Academy students. It also contains the Punahou Archives, Lum Hawaiiana Room, Kirsch Gallery – an exhibit area for creative arts, the Roy and Estelle L. Kelley Educational Technology Center including the Technology Service Center and classrooms. Dillingham Hall, built in 1929, was completely renovated and reopened in January 1994. Its behind-the-scenes facilities include a sceneshop, costume workshop and a drama workshop. H. Gaylord Dillingham Tennis Courts (1950) are located in the mauka area of the campus. These six memorial courts are the home of the School’s recreational and competitive tennis programs. Dole Hall, completed in 1952 as part of Punahou’s Memorial Center, was renovated in the summer of 1986 and provides cafeteria, snack bar and dining facilities for all students, faculty and staff. Josephine Flanders Dance Pavilion opened in January 2008 as home to the Punahou Dance School and serving elementary school physical education classes.
Forrest Hall, located next to Dole Hall, was reconstructed in 1979 – 1980 with facilities for dance, weight training and other physical education activities. Charles and June Gates Learning Center opened in the spring of 2005 as the Creative Learning Center for the 8th grade in the Case Middle School. Themed around innovation and entrepreneurship, this building represents the project’s commitment to sustainable development with self-generated power. Griffiths Hall, built in 1957, serves the Academy foreign language and social studies programs. Christopher B. Hemmeter Fieldhouse, which can seat 1,800, is designed for basketball, volleyball, general physical education and student assembly use. Ron and Sanne Higgins Hall is one of the 7th grade classroom buildings of the Case Middle School complex. Opened in January 2005, the building’s name honors Trustee Ron Higgins ’75 and his wife, Sanne, whose generosity and leadership in the area of technology have transformed the learning environment at Punahou. Kosasa Community for Grades 2 – 5 opened its first phase in 2016, and its second and final phase in fall 2019. The Community is home to the Junior School Learning Commons and the Patrick H. Quilter Lab for Creative Arts – a dedicated space for art and music. Barwick Playground and James Kapae‘alii Scott Playground provide ample opportunities for learning and play. The Community is named in honor of Sidney and Minnie Kosasa, through a gift from their children: Tom ’63, Susan, Gloria ’68 and Paul. Kuaihelani Learning Center, completed in 2005, serves as the campus center for Hawaiian Studies as well as the Creative Learning Center for the 7th grade. The Central Office for grades 6 – 8 is located in this building. Ricardo and Dr. Rosita Leong Hall is one of the 8th grade classroom buildings which opened in January 2005 as part of Case Middle School. It honors the Leong family whose four children attended Punahou. Luke Center for Public Service was dedicated in April 2004 and is a gathering place for discussion and coordination of the many service learning activities of the school, as well as sustainability and entrepreneurship. The Center is named for the K.J. and Beatrice Luke family, whose generosity supported the construction as well as the ongoing program.
Mamiya Science Center, opened in January 1999, incorporates the dramatic advances in the teaching of science in an interactive learning environment. The facility houses 14 science classrooms and laboratories; the Herb Cornuelle Lecture Hall; faculty/staff work areas; and innovative spaces including a math/science resource area and the Gates Family Science Workshop, which houses the new D. Kenneth Richardson ’48 Learning Lab, a design and fabrication makerspace fully equipped with sophisticated engineering technology. Dr. Edison and Sallie Miyawaki Family Hall is one of the 8th grade classroom buildings in the Case Middle School complex. It honors the Miyawaki family for their generosity to Punahou. Montague Hall, the home of the Punahou Music School since 1937, is an air-conditioned, soundproofed building, which also serves as administrative headquarters for the Punahou Dance School. Old School Hall, built in 1851, was the second school building to be erected on Punahou’s campus. Called the “new spacious schoolhouse” at its opening, this fourroom building was renovated in 1989 and remains the oldest building on campus. Omidyar K — 1 Neighborhood opened in August 2010 and was designed specifically for the school’s youngest learners. It includes five new classroom buildings, a P.E. pavilion, an outdoor amphitheater, play and garden areas. Consistent with the school’s sustainability commitment, the complex earned Platinum LEED certification through the combination of physical features and educational program. Pauahi Hall. After a $50,000 donation by Charles R. Bishop, the foundation for Pauahi Hall was laid in 1894. Built with blue lava rocks from the entrance of Ma-noa Valley, it was completed in 1896. The building underwent a major interior renovation in 1990 and reopened in 1991. Pauahi Hall houses classrooms, laboratories, and faculty offices and is the home of Ka Punahou and the Oahuan. Sullivan Administration Building, completed in 1972, houses the School’s administrative headquarters, including the President’s Office, as well as the Admission, Business, Advancement, Human Resources, Mailing Records, PFA and Financial Aid offices. Asa Thurston Physical Education Center, completed in the summer of 1980, contains shower and locker facilities for boys and girls, grades 6 – 12; athletic and physical education offices and equipment; indoor instructional areas for gymnastics, wrestling and handball; and the school’s Health Center and Training Room and ROTC headquarters.
Thurston Memorial Chapel serves as the spiritual heart of Punahou. Completed in 1966, the chapel was a gift in memory of Robert Shipman Thurston, Jr. ’41 by his parents, and is enhanced by its location at the Lily Pond. Twigg-Smith Pavilion was completed in 2004. This 6th grade Creative Learning Center offers a gathering place for students from across the Junior School for performances, talks and various other activities. Elizabeth P. Waterhouse Pool, 50 meters in length and 25 yards wide, was designed and constructed in 1981 to be a competitively “fast” pool. Contained within the C. Dudley Pratt Aquatic Center, the pool honors the memory of Elizabeth P. Waterhouse, Class of 1922, who was killed in an automobile accident while a student at Punahou. Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Hall opened in August 2004, as part of the new Case Middle School. This hall is home to two teams of 6th graders, where they attend their core classes. Wilcox Hall, built as a dormitory in 1936, was home to kindergarten classes beginning in 1964. In 2008 – 2010, this three-story building was renovated as part of the new K – 1 neighborhood. Wo Family Tennis Courts were completed in 2010, adding two courts to the school’s tennis complex. Wo International Center, completed in 1993, is the headquarters for students from abroad, for foreign language and culture classes at elementary levels, and seminars such as the Focus on China and Focus on Japan programs, as well as for the administration of outbound study programs. The building includes classrooms, the 150-seat Luke Lecture Hall and office, reception and conference spaces. Wodehouse Hall opened with the start of the 2004 – 2005 school year as part of Case Middle School. This single story classroom building houses one team of 6th graders and includes office space for the 6th grade Administrative Dean. It is named for Cenric ’27 and Maude Ackerman ’33 Wodehouse, whose legacy gifts have benefitted the Hawai‘i community. Kazuo and Mary Yamane Family Hall houses two 7th grade teams in the Case Middle School complex. The classroom building was named by the Yamane families to honor their parents, Kazuo and Mary.
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Automobiles and Parking The best way to cope with traffic congestion on campus is to think of others and practice the aloha spirit. Drivers of cars bringing students to Punahou should become familiar with traffic rules of the School at the earliest opportunity. Signs and directional street arrows indicate flow of traffic through the campus (see campus map). Pickup or dropoff of passengers should not impede through-lanes of traffic. Stopping for drop-off or pickup in front of Sullivan Administration Building and Wo International Center is not allowed. Always be attentive to the safety of everyone within or near a vehicle. Unload passengers at curbside promptly, without causing other cars to wait. Use directional signals to facilitate re-entry into traffic. All numbered stalls are for assigned use only. Parent parking is only allowed in visitor lots or where directed by Security. There is no student parking on campus until after 3 p.m. on school days. All student-operated vehicles must be off campus by 9 p.m. or by 30 minutes after the close of a campus event. Parking on campus is at a person’s own risk, and the School assumes no liability. Illegal student parking on campus may result in citations, being booted, fines, towing, demerits and (if necessary) stronger disciplinary action. Fines may be charged to Business Office accounts or paid at the Physical Plant office. If a vehicle is towed, payment in cash is required to relinquish the vehicle back the driver. Because of the possible dangers involved with the use of cars on campus, parents and students are asked to cooperate willingly in observing these necessary regulations: 1. To operate a car on Punahou property, a driver must have a driver’s license. 2. Observe a general campus speed limit of 15 miles per hour or slower. 3. The driver is responsible for ensuring that passengers do not ride on the outside of the car and that a car is not overloaded with passengers. 4. Operate the car as quietly as possible. 5. Turn off the car engine while waiting for passengers. Engine idling will not be tolerated for more than a few minutes. 6. Be considerate of neighborhood private property adjacent to school boundaries. Do not park in areas belonging to the school’s neighbors (i.e., near the Vancouver exit).
7. Rules applying to automobiles also apply to motorcycles, scooters and mopeds. 8. The campus opens to general traffic at sunrise and closes to general traffic at sunset, except on Friday and Saturday nights and for special events. 9. Overnight parking is not allowed without prior authorization from the Physical Plant office. Violation of any of the above regulations could result in loss of driving privileges on campus or vehicle access privileges to campus roads. For additional drop-off and pickup information, please visit punahou.edu/pickup.
Buff ’n Blue Store The Buff ’n Blue Store (previously known as the Bookstore), located in Dole Hall, carries school supplies in addition to PE clothes, logo wear and gifts. During the school year, the store is open from 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday (except school holidays). Items are also available for purchase at buffnbluestore.com. The Buff ’n Blue Store opens in August for Academy grade level Registration Days so that supplemental materials may be purchased in advance of school opening. PE clothes are available throughout the year except on Registrations Days. It is recommended to buy PE clothes during Summer School or the first two weeks of a new school year.
Health Center The Health Center, located in the Asa Thurston Physical Education Center, at the top of the entrance ramp, is open from 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. It is equipped to handle first aid cases for all students and is supervised by registered nurses. Readmission, located in the 2 – 5 Office, is open every school day from 7:15 – 8:15 a.m.
Kirsch Art Gallery Kirsch Gallery, given in memory of Elizabeth Kirsch ’53 Bell by her parents, exhibits works of art by students and selected artists throughout the school year. Located next to the Cooke Learning Commons entrance, the gallery is an aesthetic stop for visitors on campus, as well as a quiet place for students to view current exhibits. It is used to visually enrich the immediate Punahou community and also as an extension of the Art Department curriculum. During the school year, the hours are 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Summer hours are 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Volunteers from the Parent Faculty Association are in attendance as sitters. Exhibits are announced on punahou.edu/kirschgallery and in Parent News, the parent e-newsletter. The gallery is closed during school holiday periods.
Libraries Punahou has three libraries, which are part of the Learning Commons space, each designed to serve specific age groups. Within the Junior School Learning Commons in Sidney and Minnie Kosasa Community, the Julia Ing Collection for Young Readers serves K – 4 students, and our middle school students enjoy the 5 – 8 collection. Cooke Learning Commons serves grades 9 – 12 as well as staff, administrators and alumni.
K – 8 LIBRARY IN JUNIOR SCHOOL LEARNING COMMONS The K – 8 Library in the Junior School Learning Commons houses two library collections, the Julia Ing Collection for Young Readers (Kindergarten-grade 4) and the Grades 5 – 8 Library Collection. The K – 8 Library is an attractively designed facility; a place where all members of the Junior School community can use and borrow from a wide variety of resources in a comfortable setting. A large collection of books and audiobooks are available in print and digital formats and may be searched through the library catalog. Access to the catalog, recommended book lists, Library Guides (Libguides), online research databases (full text magazines and news articles) and electronic reference sources is provided at punahou.link/2JSD0RX (for Kindergarten – grade 4) and punahou.link/2JPzJ5B (for grades 5 – 8). The Julia Ing Collection for Young Readers and the Grades 5 – 8 Library Collection are open Monday through Friday. Students in grades K – 3 are able to visit the library during their scheduled library times. Hours for grades 4 – 8 are 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Each Kindergarten – grade 6 class has a scheduled library period for 45 minutes once every six-day cycle. Grades 7 and 8 have an open flexed schedule where
library lessons are planned through collaborative efforts of the classroom teacher and librarians. During these visits, the librarian conducts various activities focusing on children’s literature and inquiry skills. Library classes are held in the K – 8 Library in the Junior School Learning Commons.
K –8 Library Expectations 1. Borrowing of materials: kindergarten – grade 4 a. Books and audiobooks circulate for two weeks and may be renewed upon request. Videos may be borrowed over the weekend. b. Students in kindergarten may check out one book at a time, first and second graders may check out two books, third graders may check out three books and fourth graders may check out four books at a time. c. Parents are also welcome to check out books. They may check out 10 books at a time for a two-week period. d. Grade 5 students may borrow e-books for two weeks, after which they automatically return. e. Kindergarten – grade 3 students must be accompanied by an adult after school. 2. Borrowing of materials: Grades 5 – 8 a. Students in grades 5 – 8 may check out up to four books at a time. b. Books and audiobooks circulate for two weeks and may be renewed unless the item is “on hold.” c. E-books are available for borrowing through the digital library for two weeks, after which they automatically return and never incur fines. 3. Fines for overdue and lost or damaged materials a. Fines for lost and damaged materials are billed to the parents. 4. Behavior Expectations a. Conduct yourself in a manner that is respectful and supports learning for everyone in our community b. Conduct yourself in a manner that does not cause harm to others, the environment, or yourself c. In support of knowing you and your name please wear your IDs in the library at all times, including after school d. Please use laptops and iPads only for the purposes of learning e. Cell phones should be put on vibrate and calls or texts relating to essential communication between family members should be taken outside f. In order to keep our collection of books safe from bugs, there should be no food in the library other than events planned by the librarians 77
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COOKE LEARNING COMMONS
The Cooke Learning Commons is a place of teaching and learning for active and collaborative work as well as quiet or individual study. Students and adults have access to a variety of resources available Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. during the school year and Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. during the summer session. Online access to ebooks and research databases is available through libguides.punahou.edu/Cooke_Library.
Rocky Hill is off-limits to all students at all times unless authorized by the Academy Principal or organized as part of the Junior School curriculum. In the Academy, fines may be assessed to a class when this rule is violated.
Supporting all learners is one of the values in the Cooke Learning Commons. Students and teachers can find the Peer Learning Center, Testing Center and the Learning Strategies classroom and team in the Learning Commons. Students have collaborative tables to work in small groups or with partners. Students also have access to quiet areas, including individual study carrels. Extending learning beyond the classes is encouraged and enabled through Punavision and the Video Makery, the Craft Makery and the Lum Hawaiiana Room, which includes the Punahou Archives and the Hawaiiana Collection. Students can engage with the Punahou and broader communities through special events, including guest artists, speakers and instructors, exhibits, both student-created and special traveling exhibits, poetry readings and more hosted in the Learning Commons. Borrowing books and other materials: » Students need to show a current ID; » Most items can be checked out for two weeks and renewed twice. » Reserve items either remain in the library or are checked out for a night, depending on course needs. » Hawai‘i reference books and rare books remain in the library. » Fines are 10 cents per day for most items; one dollar per day for DVDs and overnight items. Lost items are charged at list price; items returned within a year will have the price refunded. Expectations in the Cooke Learning Commons: » Treat others and resources with respect » Maintain quiet study by keeping voices hushed and volumes low » Use headphones and no amplified electronic sounds » Consume food and drink outside or only in designated areas
Tank, The The Tank, located inside the Rocky Hill fallout shelter at the end of Kakela Place, facilitates the sorting and storage of items for the Carnival’s White Elephant. Merchandise collected includes clothing, housewares, books, toys and treasures. Drop-off hours are 9 a.m. – noon every Wednesday and Saturday (except Holidays) from March until Carnival. Phone the PFA Office (944.5752) for directions. Fragile items may also be donated at the PFA Office during school hours.
Technology Infrastructure and Facilities PUNAHOU DIGITAL LABORATORIES Punahou facilities include several digital laboratories that have specific and specialized purposes. These laboratories exist to enhance the educational programs offered and reflect the technological innovation being leveraged by the School. The goal is to provide experiences and opportunities to members of our community with the technical expertise necessary to access people and information beyond our campus while gaining an expanded worldview.
NETWORK AND INTERNET Punahou’s network connects every classroom and office in the School supporting both the instructional needs and the administrative needs of the School. Additionally, there is direct access to the Internet across campus and email service through PunApps for students, faculty and staff. Curricular use of the School’s network and the Internet continues to grow rapidly. Students and teachers from Kindergarten through the Academy use the Internet as a resource. Many classes are engaged through technology in exchanges with students in other schools both on the mainland and abroad. The Information Technology Department maintains age-appropriate Internet filtering and email security.
SUPPORT AND SERVICES
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Technology support and services include supplying and supporting computing devices on campus; the School’s wireless and wired networks and infrastructure; and visual production, including the design and production of instructional materials. The CIO administers all educational and administrative technology services in the School.
In the interest of safety for all Punahou students, the following advisories apply: » Only vehicles, motorcycles, motorbikes, scooters or pedaled bicycles registered in the State of Hawai‘i are allowed on campus roads. » Skates, Razors and skateboarding are not permitted on campus at any time. » Campus walkways, grounds, building pathways and specialty surface courts or gathering spaces (i.e., tennis courts, outdoor basketball courts, Alexander track, creative learning centers) are not to be used as a venue for personal recreational devices.
Technology Support The Information Technology Department (IT) and skilled technicians are responsible for the storage, inventory, distribution, maintenance and repair of all equipment. To support the student laptop program, IT maintains Outposts available to students for tech support. They also staff a centralized service desk located in the lower level of Cooke Library. The service desk can also be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 943.3234. Student Outposts are located in: » Kosasa Community for grades 4 and 5; » Kuaihelani Learning Center for grades 6, 7 and 8; and » Cooke Library basement IT Service Desk for grades 9 – 12.
Visual Production The Visual Production Center (VPC) includes duplicating services, design services for instructional materials and specialized production services, such as lamination and mounting, for visual materials. VPC staff are available to assist faculty, staff and students with consultation and services. Pickup and delivery services are available four times a day at eight different locations on campus. Facilities are open from 7 a.m. – 3:45 p.m., Monday through Friday year round.
Transportation Several buses drive through Punahou campus daily to pick up students. Chartered buses (arranged by parents with the PFA) provide service before and after school between Punahou and Pearl City/Aiea/Ewa/Waipio Gentry, charging a prorated yearly fee. Students in grades 2 – 5 are escorted to bus pick-up areas by adult staff or Academy students. The administration of Punahou School expects bus riders to adhere to standards that ensure safety and consideration to others.
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Index A Absence Academy 46 Anticipated 44, 46 Excessive 45, 47 Junior School 44 Signing Out K – Grade 8 45 Readmission 45, 46, 48 Staying Home from School 48 Unanticipated 44, 46 Unexcused Cut 46 Academic Accomplishments 33 Eligibility 30 Progress 29 Academy Course Listing 23 Address Changes 50 Administrative Deans 5, 16, 22 Administrators 4, 63 Admission Age Requirements 9 Application Fees 10 Application Procedure 9 Decisions 11 Enrollment Deposit 11, 60 Financial Aid 11, 60 Non-O‘ahu Applicants 10 Readmission 11 Records and References 10 Returning Students 11 Testing 10 Advanced Placement 35 After School Activities 41 After School Care 41 After School Programs Catalog 41 Aims of a Punahou Education 2 Alumni 58 Alumni Awards 36, 58 Alumni Glee Club 58 Aquatics 41 Art 13, 17, 23, 35 Art Gallery, Kirsch 77 Assemblies 37 Athletics 35, 36, 37, 38, 42, 47 Attendance 44 Academy 46 Junior School 44 Attire 50 Automobiles and Parking 76 Awards Academy 35 Athletic 35, 37 Junior School 35 PAA 36, 58
B Baccalaureate 40 Band 14, 15, 19, 36 Band, Oahu College 58 Bausch and Lomb Award 36 Billy Weaver Memorial Trophy 37 Bishop Hall 73 Blood Drives 50 Books 50 Buff ’n Blue Store 76 Buildings 73
C C. Dudley Pratt Award 37 Cafeteria (See Food Services) 50 Camp Mokule‘ia 20, 60 Camp Palehua 20, 60 Campus Buildings 73 Map 72 Safety 49 Canteens (See Special Events) 39 Carnival 39 Case Middle School 33, 74 Castle Hall 74 Center for Public Service (See Luke Center for Public Service) 32, 34, 74 Center for Hawaiian Studies 32 Chapel 31, 75 Character Education 31 Chess 38, 41 Clarence T. C. Ching PUEO 59 Class Dues 60 Class Placement K – Grade 5 16 Grades 6 – 8 21 Closing Hours 44 Clubs 38 Co-curricular Activities 37, 41 College Board 34 Counseling 28 Transcripts 31 Commencement (See Graduation) 40 Communication Parent/Teacher 55 Questions/Concerns 55
Community Service (See Service) Computers Conferences Controversial Issues Counseling Academic College Personal Substance Abuse Credit/No Credit Culinary Arts Curriculum Academy Grades 6 – 8 K – Grade 5 Cutting Classes
32 25, 79 55, 56 56 24, 25, 30 28 25, 26 28 23 17 23 17 13 46
D Daily Bulletin 38, 56 Damon Speech Contest 35 Damon Speech Team Award 37 Dance School 42 Dances 39, 40 Deans 5, 23, 26 Deans’ List 33 Debate Team 37, 38 Deferred Gifts 59 Demerits 25, 47, 52, 76 Design Technology and Engineering 13, 17, 32 Directed Giving 59 Dismissal 44 Dress (See Attire) 50
E Electives Eligibility, Academic Emergency Procedures English Enrollment Deposit Examinations, Early Extracurricular Activities
21, 23 30 49 17, 23, 35 11, 60 30 37, 41
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Facilities Campus Buildings 73 Faculty Academy 66 Credentials 67 Junior School 64 Financial Aid 11, 60 Food Services 50 Concessions 51 Fox, John F. 35, 36 Francis A. I. “Miki” Bowers, Jr. Award 36 Fundraising 59
Identification Cards Illness in School Insurance Injury Tuition Interim Report Internet Introduction
G Giving to Punahou Grades K – Grade 8 Academy Grade Point Average Graduation Events Honors Requirements Green Slip Grooming
56, 59 29, 55 29, 56 30 40 33 23 46 50
HA 41 Hawaiian Studies 32 Health 47 Athletic Participation 49 Center 76 Forms 48 Health and Safety 49 Illness in School 47 Magnus Health 47, 48, 49 Policy 47 Procedures 47 Psychological 26 History Historic Timeline 6 School 3 Holoku- Pageant 39 Home Economics (See Culinary Arts) 17 Homework for Absentees 45 Honors Graduation with 33 National Honor Society 34 National Junior Honor Society 34 Hours 44
O 51 47 61 61 29, 56 22, 25, 78 2
J James K. Scott Jeremiah Johnson Award John F. Fox Award JROTC Award Junior Honor Society
7 36 35, 36 36 34
K Ka Punahou Ka-kela Karate Ka Wai Ola Kirsch Art Gallery
6, 36, 38 38 41 36, 38 77
L LACES 41 Language 15, 18, 23, 36 and Culture 41 After School Programs 41 Latham, Michael E. 4, 7, 63 Learning Support 25 Libraries 77 Locks, Lockers 52 Lost and Found 52 Luke Center for Public Service 32, 34, 74
M Magnus Health 47, 48, 49 Map of Campus 72 Mathematics 14, 18, 23, 36 MBS Direct 50 May Day 39 McEldowney-Matthias Award 37 Medication 48 Messages/Telephone Calls 57 Michael McPhee Award 36 Mission 2 Modular Schedule 3, 23, 44 Music 14, 19, 36 Music School 42
Na- ‘Opio Na- Wa- hine Pa- ‘ani Award
38, 60 37 National Merit 34 National Honor Society 34 National John Philip Sousa Award 36 National Junior Honor Society 34
O-Men Award 37 Oahu College 6 Oahu College Band 58 Oahuan 36, 38, 60 Old School Hall 3, 75 Omidyar K – 1 Neighborhood 33, 73, 75 Online Resources 56 Orchestra 15, 19, 36 Outdoor Education 15, 20
P Paige Anderson Debate Award 37 Parent Advancement Council 57 Parent Faculty Association 57 Parent Leadership Giving Council 57 Parent News 44, 50, 60, 77 Parking 76 Parties, Private 52 Payment, Tuition 61 People at Punahou 62 Peter A. Powlison Award 37 PFA Today 56, 57 Physical Education 15, 20, 23 Picnics 39 Pink Slip 48 Planned Gifts 59 President Michael E. Latham 4, 7, 63 Presidential Scholars 35 President’s Award 35 Principals Emily McCarren 4, 63 Paris Priore-Kim ’76 4, 63 Principal’s Award 36 Privileges, Senior 47 Program Changes 24 Progress Reports 29, 55 Psychological Health and Safety 26, 47, 49 PTA (See Parent Faculty Association) 57 Publications 38, 56 PUEO 59 Punahou Alumni Association (PAA) 58 PAA Awards 36, 59 Punahou Bulletin 56 Punahou Calendar 56 Punahou Campus 72 Punahou Fund 59 Punahou Handbook 56 Punavision 39
R Reading Readmission to Punahou Records and References Religious Education Registration Day Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Award Reports to Parents/Grading Requirements, Graduation Rocky Hill
T 15 11 10 31 52 37 55 23 78
S SAT 9, 10, 30, 34 Schedule, Academy 23, 24 Scholar Athlete Award 37 Science 16, 20, 23, 36 Scott, James K. 7 Senior Privileges 47 Service 32 Shop (See Design, Technology and Engineering) 13, 17, 32 Snack Bar 51 Social, Emotional and Ethical Learning 26, 31 Social Studies 16, 21, 23, 37 Songs 84 Special Events 8th Grade Dance 39 Academy Class Events 40 Baccalaureate and Graduation 40 Canteens 39 Carnival 39 Holoku- Pageant 39 Homeroom Picnics 39 May Day 39 Variety Show 39 Speech Team 37, 38 Student Activities 37 Student Government 40 Student Support 22, 25 Study Halls 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30 Substance Abuse Counseling 28 Summer School 23, 25, 42 Summer School Catalog 56 Sustainability 32 Swimming (See Aquatics) 41
Tank, The 78 Tardiness Academy 46 Junior School 45, 46 Teams 21 Technology 22, 25, 78 Technology Support and Services 78 Telephone Directory Center Tennis School 42 Testing Academy 30 Admission 10 Calendar 30 Theatre 41 Trademarks 57 Transcripts for College 31 Transfer of Credits 30 Transportation 79 Travel by Students 52 Trips 53 Trustees 62 Tuition 60 Tutors and Tutorial Services 22, 28
V Variety Show Vision for Punahou Visiting Students Visual and Performing Arts Visual Production Center
39 2 53 23 79
W Website Wheels on Campus Wilfrid A. Greenwell Award William H. Knowlton Scholarship Award Wo International Center Wo LACES and Language Programs
56 79 36 35 33, 75 41
Y Yearbooks Awards Na- ‘Opio Oahuan
36 38, 60 36, 38, 60
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Traditional Songs and Chants School Song: O‘ahu-a* O‘ahu-a, O‘ahu-a Punahou, our Punahou Oh mau a mau, oh mau a mau, Punahou, our Punahou. Throughout the years we’ve shown our light. We glory in O‘ahu’s might. The Buff and Blue’s a glorious sight. Punahou, our Punahou. *Sung to the tune of “Maryland, My Maryland.” Original written in 1902 by a student.
Eia Ka Punahou** Eia ka Punahou ‘Aina o Ka-ne, o Ka‘ahumanu e‘Aina o ka Punahou ‘Aina o ka Punahou Aloha e-, Aloha e-, Aloha e-
Here is Punahou Land of Ka-ne and Ka‘ahumanu Land of Punahou Land of Punahou Greetings
E na-na- aku i ke kumu Ka wai o ka Punahou Ka Makua Manaloa ‘Onipa‘a ka-kou eHo‘ohui ka-kou ‘ohana
Look to the source The water of Punahou The Almighty Father We are steadfast We gather as family
He inoa no Ka Punahou
**First verse by Mary Kawena Pukui. Second verse by Hattie Eldredge Phillips with permission from Pat Bacon, daughter of Mary Kawena Pukui.
School Shout Strawberry Shortcake, Huckleberry Pie V – I– C – T – O – R – Y Are We In It? Well I Guess! Punahou, Punahou, Yes, Yes, Yes! Lei Manoa*** Lei pa-pahi ‘o Ma-noa i ka ua Ua li‘ili‘i, ua Tuahine
Ma-noa is adorned with a garland of rain Light rain, the Tuahine rain
Pu‘uoma-noa kau mai i luna Ka-hiko ‘ia i ka wai puna hou
Pu‘uoma-noa is perched there above Decorated by the water of the new spring
Ulu puni e ka u‘i pua pānini Pūhala, hı̄nano, kau i ka umauma
Surrounded by the beauty of the night-blooming cereus Hala trees and hı̄nano blossoms adorn the heart
Wehi malihini i ke aloha kupa‘a-ina ‘Aina kilohana ia na Leilehua
Visitors are welcomed with finery of love To this place, the beautiful land of Leilehua
Lei a hua i ka ‘ike na‘auao Lei a hua i ke aloha mau a mau
Carry this garland of knowledge and blossom forth in enlightenment Carry this garland of love and blossom forth in enduring compassion.
Lei a hua i ka ‘ike na‘auao Lei a hua i ke aloha mau a mau e-.
Carry this garland of knowledge and blossom forth in enlightenment Carry this garland of love and blossom forth in enduring compassion.
***Haku ‘ia no ke kime 7Z, na Kumu Ke‘alohi, Kupulau 2015.
Composed for Punahou School-Team 7Z, by Kumu Ke‘alohi Reppun, Spring 2015.
Hawai‘i Aloha E Hawai‘i, e ku‘u one ha-nau e-, Ku‘u home kula-iwi nei, ‘Oli no- au i na- pono lani ou E Hawai‘i, aloha e-
O Hawai‘i, o sands of my birth My native home I rejoice in the heavenly blessings of you O beloved Hawai‘i
Hui E hau‘oli e na- ‘o-pio o Hawai‘i nei, ‘Oli e-! ‘Oli e-! Mai na- aheahe makani e pa- mai nei, Mau ke aloha no Hawai‘i
Chorus Be joyous o youth of Hawai‘i Rejoice! Rejoice May the gentle breezes blow Love for Hawai‘i is eternal
State Song: Hawai‘i Pono‘ı̄ Hawai‘i pono‘ı̄, Nānā i kou mō‘ı̄, Ka lani ali‘i, Ke ali‘i
Hawai‘i’s own, Be loyal to your chief Your country’s liege and lord, The ali‘i
Hui Makua lani ē, Kamehameha ē, Na kaua e pale, Me ka ihe
Chorus Father above us all, Kamehameha Who guarded in war, With his spear
Punahou School Calendar 2019 — 2020 Wednesday, August 14, 2019 Friday, August 16, 2019 Monday, September 2, 2019 Monday, October 14, 2019 Monday, November 11, 2019 Wednesday, November 27, 2019 Thursday – Friday, November 28 – 29, 2019 Friday, December 13, 2019 Friday – Wednesday, December 13, 16 – 18, 2019 Thursday – Friday, Dec 19, 2019 – Jan 3, 2020 Tuesday, December 24, 2019 Wednesday, December 25, 2019 Tuesday, December 31, 2019 Wednesday, January 1, 2020 Monday, January 6, 2020 Tuesday – Friday, January 7 – 10, 2020 Monday, January 20, 2020 Friday – Saturday, February 7 – 8, 2020 Monday, February 10, 2020 Tuesday, February 11, 2020 Monday, February 17, 2020 Monday – Friday, March 16 – 27, 2020 Thursday, March 26, 2020 Friday, April 10, 2020 Friday, May 1, 2020 Monday, May 4, 2020 Sunday, May 24, 2020 Monday, May 25, 2020 Tuesday – Thursday, May 26 – 28, 2020 Wednesday, May 27, 2020 Thursday, May 28, 2020 Friday, May 29, 2020 Saturday, May 30, 2020 Saturday, June 6, 2020 Monday – Friday, June 8 – July 17, 2020 Thursday, June 11, 2020 Monday – Friday, June 15 – July 17, 2020
First Day of School Holiday – Admission Day Holiday – Labor Day Holiday – Discoverers’ Day Holiday – Veterans Day Observed Intermission Day (No Classes K – 12) Holidays – Thanksgiving Academy Student Conference Morning Academy Exams Winter Break Holiday – Christmas Eve Holiday – Christmas Day Holiday – New Year’s Eve Holiday – New Year’s Day Professional Day (No Classes K – 12) Academy G-Term Holiday – Martin Luther King Day Punahou Carnival Intermission Day (No Classes K – 12) Professional Development Day (No Classes K – 12) Holiday – Presidents Day Spring Break Holiday – Ku-hio- Day Holiday – Good Friday Academy Intermission Day (No Classes 9 – 12) Junior School Intermission Day (No Classes K – 8) Baccalaureate Holiday – Memorial Day Academy Exams Last Day of School for Junior School Students Junior School Professional Day K – 12 Professional Day Commencement Alumni Lu-‘au Academy Summer School Holiday – Kamehameha Day Junior School Summer School
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