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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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May Day

Thank you to all the hard working students, teachers, staff, and musicians who made this event extra special. Thank you to the families that were able to join us in person and online. If you have not yet, please complete the May Day feedback form. Mahalo!

Lunch Menu Updated

The lunch menu has been updated for next week (May 27-31, 2019). Tuesday is now popcorn chicken with fries, Wednesday is a school made beef and bean wrap, Thursday is hot turkey with mashed potato, and Friday is cheese pizza with corn. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Family Walking Challenge

Thank you to all the families that participated in the family walking challenge. Don't forget to return your pedometers. If you have any questions you can contact Mr. Yanagi.

Social Media Challenge

We are committed to safeguarding the physical and emotional well-being of our students. As such, we want to inform you of the latest series of online challenges targeting youth and teens called The Momo Challenge. Please click the link above to read a letter from Mr. Chad K. Farias, Complex Area Superintendent.

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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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