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LIS students take first run at HSA-Math test

By Staff | Apr 17, 2014

LAHAINA – Aloha everyone! Oh, boy! HSA-Math results are in for the first attempt this school year.

The test was administered before Spring Break. Here are the results: Grade 6, 36 percent proficient; Grade 7, 34 percent proficient; and Grade 8, 48 percent proficient.

Needless to say, we have A LOT of work to do before the second and final attempt scheduled on May 13, 14 and 15. Teachers in Data Teams and in Academic Teams are focusing on math standards to be addressed across all content areas.

On a positive note, I would like to congratulate the eighth grade math teachers on their first attempt. Awesome job!

Recently, LIS students Jean Marie Ganoy, Grace Takemoto and Daisy Miranda won first place in the Intermediate School Division of the 808 Digital Storytellers Competition’s Public Service Announcement (PSA) category. They did a PSA on “Texting and Driving.” Congratulations, girls. Job well done! The PSA was shared with the entire school on the Morning Broadcast.

The 29th annual PTSA-sponsored LIS Middle School Volleyball Tournament took place at Lahaina Civic Center last week Friday and Saturday, April 4-5. In the boys’ division, Hana finished in first place, followed by Iao and Molokai. In the girls’ division, Lahaina Blue took first, followed by Haleakala and Molokai White.

Congratulations to the Lahaina Blue Team – eighth grade girls and one special sixth-grader. You brought the trophy home!

Mahalo to the Ganers, LIS staff and their families, and the Lahaina community for pitching in to make this year’s tournament another success with positive memories. I think the participants will remember the ice breaker on Saturday morning, the “Electric Slide.” What an awesome idea!

On April 9, Lahainaluna High School teachers and LIS teachers held an extended Wednesday to articulate with each other. We hope this is the first of many to come. Open communication between us will help our students to a smooth transition from intermediate to high school.

Parents, please contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions or concerns regarding grades, curriculum, missing assignments, etc. We all have e-mail addresses on edline.net. If you don’t have a computer, the phone works great; call 662-3965.

Call the school counselors. We are here to provide for your children. We are here for you. We are here to encourage and to support all students toward personal success. The school year is almost over. Let’s work together. IMUA!