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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Waiakeawaena in the News!

Check out our Waiakeawaena menehunes featured in the Tribune Herald! Thank you so much to all of our Journey Through the Universe visitors who made the sessions so engaging!

Letter from Dr. Kishimoto

On behalf of the Superintendent's office, attached please find a letter from Dr. Kishimoto for all students.

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Upcoming Events

Kindergarten Open House
Date: 8/2/2018, 5 PM 6 PM
Open House (Grades 1 & 3)
Date: 8/13/2018, 5 PM 5:45 PM
Open House (Grades 2 & Grade 4)
Date: 8/14/2018, 5 PM 5:45 PM
No School: Admissions Day
Date: 8/17/2018
Picture Taking
Date: 8/29/2018, 8 AM 8/30/2018, 10 AM

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 science and math gifted-and-talented program, environmental education and inquiry based thinking. The school uses technology to enhance teaching.  Waiakeawaena Elementary has the only elementary school band in Hilo.
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