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Accreditation Week takes place from March 5 - 8.

Principal's Message

January 9, 2018
Dear Parents and Guardians:
Happy New Year! The second semester of the 2017 – 2018 school year is already in full swing. I hope you had a
great winter holiday and were able to spend some quality time with family and friends.
During the second semester, we will have many exciting activities. We will engage in our Western Association of
Schools and Colleges accreditation in March. We will also have our annual complex Character Counts Fair in
February, and the Mililani Waena Songfest in May.
I would like to send a big congratulations and job well done to our 5 students who represented Mililani Waena with
pride in the American Savings Bank Keiki Co. competition. Students had to come up with an idea of a new product
and then develop a marketing plan. Mililani Waena’s students, Ainsley Coullahan and Camryn Kunihisa won 1st
place in the elementary division with their, “Map App.” Even Murphy, Ethan Anderton, and Leland Nakayama won
the People’s choice award for their product called the, EZ Shower.” These 5 students won a total of $30,000 for the
school. Thank you, students, for your efforts and help making Mililani Waena a great school.
A safety concern has been brought up regarding our drop-off/pick-up area each morning and afternoon. Parents,
please slow down and drive with caution; many children are moving to and from cars in the parking lot. We also ask
you kindly follow the directions of our crossing guards. They are out there trying to ensure the safety of all our
students, so please respect their commands and directs. Again, our students’ safety comes over our parents’
Thank you very much for being a part of our team that is working together to ensure the best possible education
for your child.
Troy Tamura Principal
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Menehune News

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Science Fridays! And, 2nd Place!

On March 2nd, Fifth graders Lauren Takemoto and Portia Chibana submitted their STEM project on easy farming for schools to the Leilehua Complex Science Fair. We are pleased to announce the judges awarded them 2nd Place! Lauren and Portia grew green onions and lettuce using an aquaponics methodology that included tilapia, comets, and UV lighting. We are very proud of them! A special thank you to advisors Sherri Koide and Nolan Uyeda for their expert guidance.
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Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Today students across campus celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday! Festivities included green eggs and ham, obstacle courses to show the places they can go, and Dr. Seuss read alouds.
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We Welcome WASC

During the week of March 5th, a visiting team representing the Western Association of Schools and Colleges will conduct an accreditation visit at our school. The visiting team, comprised of various educators, will evaluate our school programs and determine whether we are a trustworthy institution of learning. They will analyze our self-study report, conduct classroom walkthroughs, and interview staff, students and parents. All public schools in Hawaii participate in the WASC accreditation process.
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National History Day

On Saturday, February 24, nine of our students participated in the Central District National History Fair. Our students engaged in the historical research project with topics that addressed the theme of conflict and compromise. Projects included the effects of desegregation with the Little Rock 9, the New England missionary's impact on Hawaiian cultural practices, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton's pursuit of equal rights for women at the Seneca Falls Convention.
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Yes, Spring Break is Near!

Mark your calendars! Students are off to spring break from March 19 to March 26th. Students return on Tuesday, March 27th.
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Fitness Fun Day Coming Soon!

Get ready for our annual Fitness Fun Day on Friday, March 16th! Students will rotate through various fitness stations to test their motor coordination, team work, and determination. Fitness Fun encourages students to stay active and engaged. A big mahalo to all our parents who signed up to run our stations.
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Astronaut Lands at Waena!

NASA sent Astronaut Dan Fischer to Mililani Waena on January 31st to share stories of space travels and encourage kids to delve into the sciences. His visit was part of an award received from American Savings Bank Keiki Co. Contest.
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Emergency Drills

Mililani Waena practices a variety of emergency preparedness drills. such as shelter-in-place, lockdown, and evacuations. On Friday, February 23, we walked to our designated off campus evacuation area.
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In the News!

Fifth grader Camryn Kunihisa and 4th grader Ainsley Coullahan make Midweek news!
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