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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Book Fair New eWallet

Scholastic Book Fairs new digital payment option is a great alternative to sending students to school with cash. Parents can easily create a Book Fair eWallet and set a spending limit for their student. After the Fair, any unused funds are released back to the cardholder. It’s so easy!

World Peace 2019

Hawaii County World Peace Festival:
A FREE Multi-Cultural Fair Dedicated to Peace & Harmony

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Upcoming Events

WHS Pumpkin Patch & Craft Fair
Date: 10/20/2019, 9 AM 2 PM
Location: Waiakea High School, 155 W Kawili St, Hilo, HI 96720, USA
Parent Teacher Conferences
Date: 10/21/2019 10/25/2019, 11:59 PM
Book Fair
Date: 10/21/2019, 1:20 PM 10/25/2019, 3 PM
Unity Day (Wear Orange)
Date: 10/23/2019
Pink Out Day
Date: 10/25/2019

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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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