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    UPDATES – WEEK of NOV.17th

    GOAL 1:   STUDENT SUCCESS: Entrepreneurial Enterprise – “Shark Tank Style” The Entrepreneurial Enterprise class will be doing their presentations “Shark Tank” style on Thursday, Nov. 20th @6:00 p.m. in the Chorus Room.  This is a collaborative effort where students representing both Academies are participating in their capstone project.   Mahalo to Chris Farina for the hard work in making this such a successful endeavor where our students truly demonstrate their accomplishments.   (See attached file: Virtual Enterprise Shark Tank Invite.jpg) Assessments: Information per the new Smarter Balance assessments were shared at last Wednesday’s EES meeting.  As you are aware,…

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    UPDATES – WEEK OF NOV.10th

    GOAL 1:   STUDENT SUCCESS: Content Integration & Integrated Model of Literacy: Across our nation, the new state assessments are redesigned to address what’s being instructed within our classrooms.   A major changes will be how our students can demonstrate that level of literacy development reflecting disciplinary integration.   While I am not a fan of a one time summative assessment, it remains a critical part of our accountability as to how our students progressing.  As Superintendent Matayoshi is in discussions to extend our grace period for another year, important that we collectively ensure that all teachers are incorporating those…

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    UPDATES – WEEK OF NOVEMBER 3rd

    GOAL 1:   STUDENT SUCCESS: Seniors’ Service Expo – “Building a Better Tomorrow”: Approximately 57 seniors will be involved in the very first Service Expo – Building A Better Tomorrow on Wednesday, November 5th during periods 1 & 2 in the Gym.   Seniors will be sharing their Senior Project topics/issues with the grade 9 students.  The driving theme is “How Can I Make My Community A Better Place?”   Kudos to Janis Gowan and Tara Punzal in taking our Senior Project rigor to another level as students showcase their ideas, research and efforts.  Students are truly modeling that level of relevance…

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    UPDATES – WEEK OF OCT. 27th

    Congratulations to our girls’ volleyball and junior/varsity football teams over the weekend.  Our athletes performances were admirable with such focus and tenacity in achieving their goal.    Let’s support our girls’ volleyball team as they play Kauai High for the 2nd round championships on Monday @Kauai High – 6:30 p.m. Kudos to Mr. Kitamura as in being recognized in Sunday’s Garden Island newspaper.  A true validation for his commitment and good work with Peer Mediation students. GOAL 1:   STUDENT SUCCESS: Student Data: The primary purpose of data is to provide us feedback in addressing student learning growth.  Staff members…

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    UPDATES – WEEK OF OCT. 20TH

    GOAL 1:   STUDENT SUCCESS: Design Thinking – Students Collective Feedback: During the recent fall break about 17 students along with 6 of our staff participated in the Kauai Imaginarium on Design Thinking along with other secondary schools.  Participants were exposed to a process of a growth mind-set to take risks, learn from failure taking on a the problem and improving for the better.  After two days of working with community leaders/presenters and within their groups, sharing highlights as to what our students are wanting to address.  I assured them that I would share with faculty, that their ideas would…

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