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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Waiakeāwaena's Honors Program Nominations

Waiākeawaena's Honors Program is now accepting nominations for school year 2019-2020 for students entering grades 3, 4, and 5. The nomination period will be open from Monday, January 14, 2018 through Friday, January 25, 2019. Families and teachers of students currently in grades 2, 3, and 4, who would benefit from a rigorous, project-based environment are welcome to submit a nomination form. Nomination forms may be picked up and returned to the main office. No late forms will be accepted. Should you require additional information or have questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Kaleohano at 981-7200. Mahalo.

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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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