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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National Day of Mourning for President George H.W. Bush

All Hawaii public schools will be open on Wednesday, Dec. 5, and operate on normal class schedules. Federal offices will be closed for the National Day of Mourning for President George H.W. Bush. The United States flag and the Hawaii state flag will be flown at half-staff at all state offices, agencies and schools through Dec. 30, 2018.

November Food Drive

On Thursday, November 15, the Food Basket came to pick up the food/can goods from our Thanksgiving Food Drive.
Today they called to inform us that we collected 825 pounds!
Thank you for supporting our food drive!

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Upcoming Events

Track Practice All Grades
Date: 12/11/2018, 2:30 PM 3:15 PM
Track Practice All Grades
Date: 12/13/2018, 2:30 PM 3:15 PM
SCC Community Meeting
Date: 12/13/2018, 3:30 PM 4:30 PM
Track Practice All Grades
Date: 12/14/2018, 2:30 PM 3:15 PM
Technology `Ohana Night
Date: 12/14/2018, 5 PM 6 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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