Join Us on Friday, Jan. 27, In Celebration of 40 Years!

[Please note: school will be dismissed at 1:00 on Friday, January 27!]

On January 24, 1977, Island School held its first Morning Circle at its campus in Kealia. Twelve students and five teachers sat on the newly sanded hardwood floor of the former Makee Sugar Ccompany store, were welcomed, sang a song, did some morning stretches, and were excused to their first, first-period classes! It was a momentous occasion!

Forty years later, the school, 420 students strong will gather in our state-of-the-art Wilcox Gymnasium, on our 38 acre, beautiful Puhi campus, to be welcomed, sing some songs, and celebrate this milestone anniversary! Parents and friends are invited. The assembly begins at 8:30 and will end at approximately 10:00. Students in grades PK, 1 and 2 will perform.

Performances will also be made by the Keiki, ‘Opio and Alaka‘i Choruses, Na Pua O Ka Maile, our hula halau, 8th grader, Luke Hunadi, and sophomores Olivia Gegen and Lexy Warnock. There will be special presentations by our student government leaders, the seven Founding Mothers and Auntie Mary Alfiler. An award will be presented to Island School by County Council Member Derek Kawakami on behalf of the Kaua‘i County Council and Mayor Bernard Carvalho is planning on attending.

Afterwards, please browse the displays on our lanai, have some birthday cake, and purchase an autographed copy of the newly released, “Island School – the Voyage,” which goes on sale for $40.

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