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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Updated COVID-19 Protocols

Please click the link to the PDF to access the updated COVID-19 protocols. An updated Health and Safety Handbook is forthcoming.

Honors Application (Grades 2, 3, & 4)

Attached is the Honors Application for students currently in grades 2, 3, and 4. Paper copies are available in the office. The deadline to apply is 1/21/22 by 4:30 p.m., any forms returned after this date will not be accepted.

EBB Program

Federal funding to help families who are struggling to pay for home internet service is available to qualified households. Funding is available through the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program and is a direct benefit
to households that qualify. Waiakeawaena is a CEP (Community Eligibility Provision) school so our students are able to qualify. Please read through the parent letter for further information.

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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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