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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PTA Art Reflections Due November 30, 2018

PTA Art Reflections 2018-2019
Theme: Heroes Around Me
Students who participate in this year's art competition and are selected, will be recognized at the Annual Reflection Banquet on Oahu! Submit an original piece inspired by the theme in the following categories: Arts, Dance, Choreography, Photography, Literature, Film Production, Visual Arts and Music Composition!

Deadline: Friday, November 30, 2018
For more information, contact WWES PTA at waiakeapta@gmail.com or visit us on Facebook at waiakeawaenapta. For more information visit: hawaiistateptsa.org

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.

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Upcoming Events

No School: Holiday
Date: 11/22/2018 11/23/2018, 11:59 PM
PTA Art Reflection Due
Date: 11/30/2018, 12 PM 1 PM
Winter Blanket Drive
Date: 12/3/2018 12/7/2018, 11:59 PM
Santa's Workshop (WHS)
Date: 12/6/2018, 3:15 PM 5:15 PM
Poinsettia Pick Up
Date: 12/7/2018, 2:15 PM 5 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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