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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Lunch Menu Changes

Wednesday, September 12th is now asian chicken and rice.
Friday, September 14th is now chicken tenders and rice.


Infofinder is an online bus stop and schedule information web application. Parents of regular education bus riders can find the location of the closest bus stop to their residence by simply entering the home address. To access this new web application please visit: www.hawaiischoolbus.com. Click the headline for more information.

Waiakeawaena in the News!

Check out our Waiakeawaena menehunes featured in the Tribune Herald! Thank you so much to all of our Journey Through the Universe visitors who made the sessions so engaging!

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Upcoming Events

Picture Taking Retakes
Date: 9/24/2018, 8 AM 9 AM
Annual Pumpkin Patch Pre-sale Orders Due
Date: 9/26/2018
Off Campus Evacuation
Date: 9/27/2018
1st Quarter Assembly
Date: 10/5/2018, 8:30 AM 9:30 AM
Fall Break
Date: 10/8/2018 10/12/2018, 11:59 PM

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 honors program for grades 3-5, environmental education, and inquiry based thinking. The school also uses technology to enhance teaching.  
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