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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Santa's Workshop

December 6 from between 3:15 to 5:15.
WES and WWES, elementary students can purchase up to five gifts at reduced prices between 3:15 and 5:15. Fun-filled event for kids and an awesome fundraiser! All proceeds will go to a non-profit organization in Hawaii. No parents or older siblings allowed. There will be a waiting area outside. Just be sure to bring along your child's shopping list (name, age and gender). We are accepting new or "like-new" items. Drop off items at your school's office by November 26, 2018.

Way to go Erika Kaneo!

We could not be more proud of our very own, Erika Kaneo for being selected as District Teacher of the Year. Congratulations!

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Upcoming Events

JA Parent Night
Date: 11/15/2018, 4:45 PM 5:30 PM
No School: Holiday
Date: 11/22/2018 11/23/2018, 11:59 PM
Winter Blanket Drive
Date: 12/3/2018 12/7/2018, 11:59 PM
Poinsettia Pick Up
Date: 12/7/2018, 2:15 PM 5 PM
PTA General Meeting
Date: 12/7/2018, 5:30 PM 7 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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