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Students learn to mind their manners at the Ritz-Carlton

By Staff | May 1, 2014

Sacred Hearts School first-graders learned proper manners at the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua.

LAHAINA – Every child knows their ABCs, but can they “mind their Ps and Qs?” The English expression means “mind your manners,” and most children – and some adults – can benefit from a lesson in manners or etiquette.

The first grade class at Sacred Hearts School just got the chance to polish up their manners in style thanks to the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua.

The children received a day of etiquette instruction from Hotel Manager Ian McPhee, Assistant Director of Human Resources Robert Hudgins and Assistant Food and Beverage Director Lawrence Wong.

The keiki got the opportunity to practice proper telephone decorum and were taught the proper way to use table utensils – elbows off the table!

Polite behavior, always a popular topic for parents, was also an essential lesson covered.

The children then had the opportunity to put their newly found skills to the test, as the kind folks at the Ritz treated the keiki to a three-course meal at the Banyan Tree Restaurant.

In related news, Sacred Hearts School announced the Honor Roll for the quarter ending in March.

Students who made the Principal’s List with a 4.0 grade point average are fourth-graders Anysis Fuentes and Lexi Cowan, fifth-grader Angelina Rakestraw, sixth-grader Grace Devane, seventh-graders Jolie Jenkins and Isabello Lallo, and eighth-graders Krizhna Bayudan and Erin Tsue.

Students that earned First Honors (3.5-3.9 GPA) are: fourth-graders Jake Devane, Dawson Doan, Paris Talavera, Benjamin Lolesio, James Johnson, Trisha Vann and Gabby Huliganga; fifth-graders Elena Hickey, Kristel Layugan, Ariana Pacleb, Jack Regula and Kiana Tuttle; sixth-graders Ken Alba, Makena Cowan, Dominic Donahue, Neysha Fuentes and Venus Schlaugh; seventh-graders Dakota Delos Reyes, Stephanie Han and MeiLei Wegner; and eighth-graders Brandon Barreno, Summer Macedo and Nicole Slusser.

Students who earned Second Honors (3.0-3.4 GPA) are: fourth-graders Kapua Coon, Lucy Donlon, Angelina Lai and Jackie Nguyen; fifth-graders Ocean Macedo and Sherlyn Pedroza; sixth-graders Aliya Harmon, Jake Bell, Tyler Kirby and Hannah Sheveland; seventh-graders Joane Cardona, Hoku- lea Garcia, Brooke Whitehead and Hannah Long; and eighth-graders Carter Stockham.

In standardized testing conducted in October, SHS students outperformed the national average across all subjects (reading, language, math, science and social studies).

For more information on Sacred Hearts’ curriculum, go to www.Sacredheartsschool.net. Enrollment for 2014-15 is open to the public.