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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Grab and Go Starting October 12, 2020

Children can receive free meals regardless of whether or not they are enrolled at the school or eligible for the free or reduced price lunch program. Meal distribution will be lunchtime only. Pickups will include one lunch for the day and one breakfast for the following day, per child. Meals may be picked up without children present but verification documents must be provided.

'Ohana Help Desk

The ‘Ohana Help Desk is a statewide initiative by the Hawai‘i State Department of Education (HIDOE) to provide technology support to public school students and their parents as they transition to more opportunities for online and blended learning.

Embroid Me

Apologies, due to COVID-19, Embroid Me will not be exchanging any uniform shirts.

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Upcoming Events

School Picture Order Pick Up
Date: 12/2/2020, 9:15 AM 11:15 AM
Location: Andrews Gym, 33 W Kawailani St, Hilo, HI 96720, USA
School Picture Order Pick Up
Date: 12/2/2020, 4 PM 5 PM
Location: Andrews Gym, 33 W Kawailani St, Hilo, HI 96720, USA
Picture Taking Makeups
Date: 12/4/2020, 1 PM 4 PM
Friday Schedule (No Student Articulation)
Date: 12/16/2020
Parent Teacher Conferences
Date: 12/17/2020

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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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