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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Letter from Dr. Kishimoto

On behalf of the Superintendent's office, attached please find a letter from Dr. Kishimoto for all students.

Food Drive Success!

A great big thank you to all who donated can goods for our food drive! We collected and donated 919 pounds of food!

Way to go Erika Kaneo!

We could not be more proud of our very own, Erika Kaneo for being selected as District Teacher of the Year. Congratulations!

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Upcoming Events

Journey Through the Universe
Date: 3/6/2018 3/8/2018, 11:59 PM
Good Friday
Date: 3/30/2018

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 science and math gifted-and-talented program, environmental education and inquiry based thinking. The school uses technology to enhance teaching.  Waiakeawaena Elementary has the only elementary school band in Hilo.
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