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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Phone Number Change

Beginning today, our school phone numbers have changed. Our main line is now (808) 300-1400. The attendance line is now (808) 300-1404. If you have any questions or concerns, please call us. Have a great weekend!

Chapter 19

The Department is committed to foster culturally responsive, supportive, and inclusive learning environments. In this letter you will find information on Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR), Chapter 19 Student Misconduct, Discipline, School Searches and Seizures, Reporting Offenses, Police Interviews and Arrests, Restitution for Vandalism, Complaint Procedure and Investigation of Discrimination, Harassment (Including Sexual Harassment), Bullying and/or Retaliation.

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Upcoming Events

Toiletry & Slipper Drive
Date: 11/28/2022 12/9/2022, 11:59 PM
Winter Dress Up
Date: 12/16/2022
Winter Break
Date: 12/19/2022 1/3/2023, 11:59 PM
Honors Nominations (Grades 2, 3, & 4)
Date: 1/9/2023 1/20/2023, 11:59 PM
Report Cards Distributed
Date: 1/10/2023

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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. Waiākeawaena's mission is to be committed to supporting the growth of the whole child through rigorous academics, character building, and community involvement.
 
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 an 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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