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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Here is your chance to make a positive difference for your child and for the school! Volunteer to be a PTA Executive Officer for the 2021-2022 school year. Apply online: https://forms.gle/prnuurrRnjiDLZac8

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Upcoming Events

Spirit Week
Date: 3/8/2021 3/12/2021, 11:59 PM
Spring Break
Date: 3/15/2021 3/19/2021, 11:59 PM
Kuhio Day (No School)
Date: 3/26/2021
Report Card Distribution
Date: 3/29/2021
Materials Pick Up
Date: 3/30/2021, 9:15 AM 11:15 AM
Location: Andrews Gym, 33 W Kawailani St, Hilo, HI 96720, USA

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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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