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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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Fifth Grade Transition to Intermediate

In an effort to reach out and help 5th graders and their families with the transition to Waiakea Intermediate School, the presentation that typically is provided to students has been modified. Please click the link to learn more about Waiakea Intermediate.

Grab and Go Updates

Here is an updated list of Grab and Go student meal locations. New locations open on Monday, April 6th. Remember that your children need to be present in the car. Mahalo!

Distance Learning

Distance learning begins (online and hard copy) on Monday, March 31st. Please watch the video and read the letter for more information.

Google Classroom Parent Guide

We put together a few resources to help you and your child access the resources that teachers will be sharing on Google Classroom. If you are in need of technical support, please email the tech team at techteam@waiakeawaena.k12.hi.us.

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Upcoming Events

Registration Hours
Date: 6/3/2020, 10:30 AM 12:30 PM
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Date: 6/5/2020, 7:30 AM 9:30 AM
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Date: 6/10/2020, 10:30 AM 12:30 PM
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Date: 6/12/2020, 7:30 AM 9:30 AM
Registration Hours
Date: 6/17/2020, 10:30 AM 12:30 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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