Waiakeawaena Elementary School

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What makes Waiakeawaena Special? "First and foremost, the people (the children and adults). Each individual gives life to the campus! Each personality adds the character to what makes Waiakeawaena. We are one 'OHANA. We are family!"

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Pumpkin Patch and Craft Fair

Waiãkea High School PTSA is holding a pumpkin patch and has asked Waiãkeawaena Elementary to help sell pumpkin tickets. If you are interested in purchasing a pumpkin, please fill out the form and return it to your homeroom teacher no later than Sept. 27th.

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Upcoming Events

Great Hawaii Shake Out
Date: 10/19/2017, 10 AM 11 AM
SCC Meeting
Date: 10/19/2017, 3:30 PM 4:30 PM
PC Day (No Students)
Date: 10/20/2017
Pumpkin Patch and Craft Fair
Date: 10/21/2017, 9 AM 1 PM
Location: Waiakea High School, 155 W Kawili St, Hilo, HI 96720, USA
PC Day (No Students)
Date: 1/12/2018

Mission Statement

Waiākeawaena Elementary School is a Pre K-5 Title I school serving a culturally diverse student population. Founded in 1915, it is one of the largest elementary schools on the Big Island with a current enrollment of approximately 700 students. Our students are predominantly Native Hawaiian, but our teachers serve a wide range of ethnicities and socioeconomic groups.
About this school - from the Hawaii State Department of Education
Waiakeawaena Elementary's commitment to academics is evident in strong professional development opportunities throughout the year that keep teachers abreast of current issues and trends in education.

​Unique programs include a science and math gifted-and-talented program, environmental education and inquiry based thinking. The school uses technology to enhance teaching.  Waiakeawaena Elementary has the only elementary school band in Hilo.
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