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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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Yearbook Order From

We will be having our annual Yearbook Sale this school year
starting on Monday, January 18th (it's a holiday but online orders
can begin on that day) and will end on Friday, February 5th for
orders that will be dropped off at the office and Sunday, February 7th
for online orders. Orders will not be taken after Feb. 7th. Please contact Sherry Wakano if you have any questions.

Picture Pick-up Hana Hou

Happy Monday, everyone!
We will be having another school picture pick up this Friday, December 18th at 9:15am - 11:15am and 4:00pm - 5:30pm for those who have not yet picked theirs up. It will be at the Andrews Gym parking area.

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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. Waiākeawaena's mission is to be committed to supporting the growth of the whole child through rigorous academics, character building, and community involvement.
 
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 an 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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