Island School’s story has not been fully told until now. From its conception in the mid-70s, when it opened mid-year with just 12 students in an old plantation store, our school has grown to 38 acres and 420 students. Originally encompassing kindergarten to eighth grade, it now offers pre-K through high school, and some of the early students have children attending and graduating
from Island School. Over four decades, every aspect of the school has developed – from arts to athletics, from faculty to facilities, from the campus to the curriculum. What has not changed is the vision of a thriving, nurturing, challenging community of learners. Local author and former bureau chief and science writer for The Honolulu Advertiser, Jan TenBruggencate, tells the compelling tale, enhanced by over 250 photos, in this new book Island School: The Voyage, which will be sold for $40.
Join us at the 40th Birthday assembly on Friday, January 27, to purchase an autographed copy!I
Photo & caption courtesy of Dennis Fujimoto: Emi De La Mora ‘19, tries to back head the ball out after goalkeeper Andres Elzaurdia ’17, makes a save of a corner kick in the first half Wednesday against Kapa‘a at Vidinha Stadium.
Congratulations to our players and Coach Sean Magoun & Ass’t Coach Milo Spindt! Read all about it in The Garden Island!
Students in grades 6-12 each adopted a Kaua‘i family for the holidays. They were given a profile of the family, including members’ ages and a wish list. Each class decided how they wanted to raise the funds and meet the needs of their family. Gifts were delivered to the Queen Liliokulani Children’s Center in Lihu‘e.
Here is an example of how our students made the holidays brighter:
The freshman class, raised a bit over $200 through $10 donations, and went shopping to buy gifts for their adopted family of five: three girls ages 7, 13 and 18, a boy age 11, and their grandmother, who is raising them. Their gifts included a Christmas tree, ornaments, a Monopoly game, jackets, sneakers, a $50 gift card, and other fun items like sunglasses and makeup. Their class advisers, Susie Massaro, Jenny Lewis and Dave Reynolds organized and supervised their students.
Child & Family Services received an enormous load of toys to deliver to needy children on Kaua‘i – thanks to our elementary families! Many, many thanks to our families for being the liaison between Santa and these children. You have made the holidays brighter! Santa did a terrific job visiting …