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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Run/Walk for a Cause

Come down to Waiakea High School track field to participate in the Run/Walk for a Cause. All proceeds will go towards supporting the school you choose!

Slime Challenge!

Students who collect $250 can slime Mr. Kai or Mr. Yanagi! Students who collect $400 can slime Mrs. Kaleohano or Mrs. Ochi!

Important Information (02.07.2020)

Please click the link for information regarding the coronavirus as well as a flyer from the Department of Health. Please contact the school if you have any questions or concerns.

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Upcoming Events

Geographical Exception Applications Due
Date: 2/28/2020
Journey Through the Universe
Date: 3/3/2020, 8:10 AM 3/5/2020, 11:30 AM
SCC Meeting
Date: 3/5/2020, 3:30 PM 4 PM
`Ohana Science Night
Date: 3/6/2020, 5 PM 6:45 PM
Run/Walk for a Cause (Waiakea High School)
Date: 3/8/2020

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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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