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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Updates to the Dress Code

Have you read the updated dress code in the Parent Handbook? Uniforms need to be visible while in school. Students will not be allowed to use hoodies, pullovers, or other garments that will cover the uniform. Students may use button or zipper front jackets or wear a long sleeve shirt UNDER the school uniform.

Social Media Challenge

We are committed to safeguarding the physical and emotional well-being of our students. As such, we want to inform you of the latest series of online challenges targeting youth and teens called The Momo Challenge. Please click the link above to read a letter from Mr. Chad K. Farias, Complex Area Superintendent.

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Upcoming Events

Holiday (No School)
Date: 11/28/2019 11/29/2019, 11:59 PM
Poinsettia Fundraiser Pick UP
Date: 12/6/2019, 2:15 PM 5 PM
Location: D Building Ramp
Blanket Drive
Date: 12/9/2019 12/13/2019, 11:59 PM
PTA General Meeting
Date: 12/13/2019, 5 PM 7 PM
2nd Quarter Assembly
Date: 12/18/2019, 8:30 AM 9:30 AM

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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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