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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May Day

Thank you to all the hard working students, teachers, staff, and musicians who made this event extra special. Thank you to the families that were able to join us in person and online. If you have not yet, please complete the May Day feedback form. Mahalo!

Social Media Challenge

We are committed to safeguarding the physical and emotional well-being of our students. As such, we want to inform you of the latest series of online challenges targeting youth and teens called The Momo Challenge. Please click the link above to read a letter from Mr. Chad K. Farias, Complex Area Superintendent.

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Upcoming Events

Uniform/Class Assignments Pick Up (Grades 1-5)
Date: 7/19/2019, 9 AM 1 PM
Kindergarten Testing
Date: 7/22/2019, 8 AM 11 AM
Kindergarten Testing
Date: 7/23/2019, 8 AM 11 AM
Uniform/Class Assignments Pick Up (Kindergarten)
Date: 7/26/2019, 9 AM 1 PM
Grade 1 &2 Open House
Date: 7/31/2019, 5 PM 5:45 PM

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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 in a 1:1 environment with students in grades K-2 using iPads and students in grades 3-5 with laptops.  
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