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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Quarter 2 Update

An update from Principal Kaleohano on how we will proceed into the second quarter of school year 2020-2021.

Quarter 2 Announcement

As a school we are working on a phase in plan and schedule for 2nd quarter. This will be shared with all parents by the end of 1st quarter. If you opted for distance learning (DL) and would like to continue or if you opted for blended learning and would like to move to DL for quarter 2, please complete the form (on the website) by October 2, 2020. Mahalo for your understanding and patience as we navigate these changes.

PTA Fundraiser

The Waiākeawaena PTA will be having our first fundraiser of the 2020-2021 school year. Sept. 14-30, 2020

Apply for Meal Benefits

Apply now to receive benefits for the 2020-2021 school year.
You can apply online at www.ezmealapp.com or by paper application to the school office. The deadline is 4:30 pm on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020

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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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