September 14, 2016
The opening of the year was hectic but what progress we have made in the short time! It is such a joy to visit classrooms and see the growth and learning taking place every day. This year, we are beginning to have teachers provide staff development to each other in a systematic method by both peer visitations as well as faculty presentations. In fact, every year, for the adults on campus, we focus on ONE word that drives all of our collective efforts and this year our word is CONNECTIONS. In so many ways teachers and staff are working hard to embody that concept with peers, parents, and most importantly students!!
You should have recently received your child's mid progress report and if you have any questions be sure to contact the teacher. Academic growth is at the forefront of everyone's direction. Each teacher sets goals for students and tracks progress along the way. To further our efforts to individualize instruction, we have purchased a universal screening tool, i-Ready. Because of our ongoing efforts to equip every student with a computer, it is now a reality that each child is engaging in activities designed to meet his/her needs through this computer program. Ask your child how they like the program so far and know that we are checking on the academic progress continuously.
Not only do we value academic growth, but Kanoelani strongly believes in fostering the whole child. You should hear your child taking classes in art, music, technology, and P.E. as well as after school activities like Concert Glee and we are now adding a new Aquaponics and Gardening Club for grades 2-4.
Thank you to parents and guardians for fully filling out the emergency cards. If information should change during the year, please notify the office at 675-0195 and update as needed.