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LIS students to perform in big band concert

By Staff | Feb 20, 2014

LAHAINA – Wow! Time’s flying. I want to thank our LIS Wrestling Club coach, Nathan Williams, and the LIS staff who are active in providing a competitive extramural sport for our middle level students. LIS ended this year’s wrestling season, overall, in second place in the Maui District. Hooray to all of our wrestlers! Good job!

The LIS Volleyball Club has been active all year long thanks to paraprofessional Charmaine Nuesca-Ganer. Our annual Volleyball Tournament is scheduled for April 4-5. Exciting!

On Feb. 22 at 6:30 p.m., there will be a Middle School Massed Band Concert at the Maui High School Gym. Please attend if you can. Experience a gym full of middle school students performing selections of their band teachers as one mass band. Participating schools are Iao, Kalama, LIS, Lokelani, Maui Waena and Lanai High & Middle School. It is awesome. See you there!

Nominations for our Honors Program have been received, and data for all nominees is currently being placed on the rating matrices. The process of selection will be completed, and parents will be notified whether or not their child(ren) was selected in April. Good luck to all the nominees!

Parents and guardians of students who have Ms. Mau for sixth grade Math and Study Skills, please be aware that Ms. Mau has decided to remain with her family on the Mainland for the remainder of this school year. Adjustments are being made. Changes took effect Monday, Feb. 18, to accommodate her Honors Math students. Letters to affected students will have been sent home by the time this message is published. If you did not receive a letter, please ask your child about it. The letter was hand carried home last week. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Kamehameha Schools has established a Kamehameha Scholars program to support Native Hawaiian students in achieving a higher education degree, entering the career of their choosing and cultivating their ability to become leaders. Workshops during the summer to introduce this program and continued guidance activities will take place during the next school year. This program is open to all eighth grade Department of Education Native Hawaiian students who are entering high school next year. Please call eighth grade School Counselor Todd Hayase for applications and for more information. His number is 662-3965, extension 247.

Registration activities are going on at our two elementary feeder schools, King Kamehameha III and Princess Nahi’ena’ena Elementary. Information for next year’s elective choices have been delivered to the fifth grade teachers. Please look for registration information. Selected LIS students will be visiting the fifth grade classrooms to make short presentations and to share their experiences at LIS.

Remember to use edline.net to check your child’s progress in all classes. Teachers have been working hard to keep their class information current. E-mail or call us with concerns regarding your child. If you don’t have a user name and password, please call your child’s school counselor. The counselors will guide you to access information on edline.

We are always happy to service our students and to listen to your concerns. Please call us at 662-3965. We welcome your calls in an effort to improve student achievement in a safe learning environment for all. IMUA!