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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Help Hilo High Athletics

Please help support the Hilo High School Athletic Dept. with the Hawaiimoji Football Challenge.

Hilo HS and Konawaena HS have been selected by Bank of Hawaii to go head-to head.

The team with the most emoji usage of their high school logo in their text messages will win $2000. The losing teams wins $500.

The winning team will then advance to the HawaiiMoji Blitz Championships for a chance to win $10,000.

Hawaiimoji app instructions are attached below.

Entry period begins Saturday October 6 and ends on Wednesday October 10th.

Book Fair is October 20th to October 30th!

Come and join us for a MONSTER-OF-A-GOODTIME 
Kickoff is on Saturday, Oct 20th from 9 a.m. –1 p.m.
Open during the school day for classrooms ONLY
Open to Families on Weekdays from 1:15 p.m. –4 p.m. Monday, October 22 – Tuesday, October 30th.

Infofinder

Infofinder is an online bus stop and schedule information web application. Parents of regular education bus riders can find the location of the closest bus stop to their residence by simply entering the home address. To access this new web application please visit: www.hawaiischoolbus.com. Click the headline for more information.

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Upcoming Events

Great Hawaii Shakeout
Date: 10/18/2018
SCC Meeting
Date: 10/18/2018, 3 PM 4 PM
No School
Date: 10/19/2018
Book Fair Opening
Date: 10/20/2018, 9 AM 1 PM
Book Fair
Date: 10/22/2018 10/26/2018, 11:59 PM

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.  
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