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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Waiakea Intermediate Summer Bridge for Incoming 6th Graders

Summer Bridge is an opportunity for students to learn about Waiākea Intermediate School and prepare for 6th grade. The program will be held on the Waiākea Intermediate School campus, Monday through Friday, July 5 - July 15, 2022, from 8 am-12 pm. We are partnering with our after-school program After-School All-Stars (ASAS)to offer optional extended care until 3 pm each day of Summer Bridge. Please check out the PDF to register.

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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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