Announcements

November 13, 2020
 
Aloha JPOs, 
 
Next week, many of you will start to return to campus for face to face instruction. I am very excited for you return next week. Please remember that your squad and your group are the same (Group A is Squad A; Group B is Squad B). You will report for duty every day that you are to report for class in person (Group A - Monday, Tuesday; Group B - Thursday, Friday *Subject to change on weeks with holidays) .
 
When arriving for duty be ready by 7:30am and look for the white markers painted on the ground for you to place your belongings (against the wall) and to stand on in the courtyard. Unlike previous years you will be asked to leave your class with your peers (the designated pick up time is from 1:45p to 2:05p; please leave at 1:45) and report to your assigned area.
 
If you have questions please refer to the orientation slides found in the participation tab. For questions not answered on the slides please feel free to contact me via email at ryan.mitani@k12.hi.us
 
Thank you, 
Ryan Mitani, JPO Advisor
October 20, 2020
 
Aloha JPOs, 
 
As you all know students will be making a gradual return to campus. The return of students signifies the return of JPO! Students that are signed up for Face to Face (blended) learning will be coming to campus on a rotational basis from Monday, November 16 (unless otherwise agreed upon with your teacher and administrator). 
 
Group A will be on campus on Mondays and Tuesdays, while Group B will be on campus Thursdays and Fridays. The JPO schedule will mirror the school schedule (Squad A and B will report every day their rotational group is assigned to be on campus). Upon arrival please keep an eye out for white markings indicating where JPOs are to place their bags and stand during drills (We will only be going up to Phase 3 of the drills). 
 
If you are learning from a distance you will not be asked to report for duty. All 100% online students will continue to be a part of the JPO Ohana and may join their squad, whenever they decide to switch over to Face to Face (blended) learning. 
 
Please let me know if you have any questions via email at ryan.mitani@k12.hi.us.
 
Thank you, 
Mr. Ryan Mitani, JPO Advisory 
August 3, 2020
 
Aloha JPOs! 
 
The documents for orientation have been posted on the Participation page for the JPO Program. 
 
Please take a look at all of the documents and fill out the google survey. If you have any questions please contact me. 
 
Thank you, 
Mr. Ryan Mitani, JPO Advisor
JULY 28, 2020
 
Aloha JPOs! 
 
The schedule is being created and will be released within the next week. We are currently waiting to hear from the state regarding the official start date to the school year. You will be placed in a Squad with the other students that are physically coming to school (e.g. Group A = Squad A).
 
Additional information will be released under the participation tab. Please keep a look out for further announcements. If you have any questions please feel free to message me via email at ryan.mitani@k12.hi.us. 
 
Thank you, 
Mr. Ryan Mitani, JPO Advisor
 
 
JULY 13, 2020
 
Aloha JPO applicants! 
 
A letter will be emailed to you within the following week outlining your acceptance into the program and small details to what that entails. As we progress toward the beginning of the school year (August 4) new information will be posted under the Participation tab of this page. 
 
A new Orientation tab will be added and additional announcements will be released via email and Waena website. 
 
If you have any questions in the meantime, please feel free to contact the JPO Advisor, Ryan Mitani at ryan.mitani@k12.hi.us.
 
Thank you for your patience and dedication to your Waena Community! 
 
Mr. Ryan Mitani, JPO Advisor
 
May 2020
 
Aloha Mililani Waena Students!
 
The application period has begun! Please visit the PARTICIPATION tab to access the digital application! If you would like to get a hardcopy it is available at the office or you can feel free to print on out using the pdf link at the bottom of the Participation page.
 
Please email me if you have any questions: ryan.mitani@k12.hi.us.
 
Thank you! 
 
Mr. Mitani, JPO Advisor
May 2020 
 
Aloha Mililani Waena Students! 
 
I would like to start by saying thank you to all of you that made this year a success! We were unfortunately unable to finish out the year with our Drill Competition and End of Year Luncheon, but I hope that you were all able to make lasting memories to take with you to next school year. 
 
For current Third and Fourth Graders, the application period will officially begin on Monday, May 11, 2020. If you would like to do an online application through Google Survey it will be available under the Participation tab of the JPO page. If you would like to fill out a hard copy it will be available on the Participation tab or for pick up on campus at the front office (Monday - Friday from 9-2). Some of your teachers may elect to attach them to your homework packets on Monday, May 11. Please keep in mind when you apply that you will be asked to be on time and arrive to campus promptly by 7:20 every morning (dressed in appropriate attire; helmet and vest). 
 
Please let me know if you have any questions at ryan.mitani@k12.hi.us!
 
Thank you, 
 
Mr. Mitani, JPO Advisor, School Counselor
 
January 2020
 
Aloha JPOs, 
 
We have completed the first two quarters of the 2019-2020 school year! Third quarter has quickly come upon us and the drill competition is right around the corner (Scheduled for April 17, 2020). 
 
At the end of second quarter you should have received your new schedules for third and fourth quarter. If you have not received it or would like to view it digitally you may scroll below. 
 

Week of Jan 8 (1/6-1/7 - Teacher's PD/Work Day)

Squad A

Week of Mar 23 (3/26 - Kuhio Day)

Squad C

Week of Jan 13

Squad B

Week of Mar 30

All Squads

Week of Jan 21 (1/20 - Dr. MLK Jr. Day)

Squad C

Week of Apr 6 (4/10 - Good Friday)

Squad A

Week of Jan 27

All Squads

Week of Apr 13 (4/17 - DRILL COMPETITION)

Squad B

Week of Feb 3

Squad A

Week of Apr 20

Squad C

Week of Feb 11 (2/10 - Teacher's Institute Day)

Squad B

Week of Apr 27

Squad A

Week of Feb 18 (2/17 - President's Day)

Squad C

Week of May 4

Squad B

Week of Feb 24

All Squads

Week of May 11

Squad C

Week of Mar 2

Squad A

Week of May 18

All Officers

Week of Mar 9

Squad B

Week of May 26 (5/25 & 5/29 - No School)

All Cadets

Spring Break March 16-20

 

Summer Break Begins May 29

 
 
A letter regarding potential chaperones will be sent out sometime during January or February. Please let me know if you have any questions. 
 
Thank you, 
Ryan Mitani, JPO Advisor, School Counselor
September 2019
 
Aloha JPOs, 
 
The first month of the school year has gone by quickly! We are now in our second rotation of squads and I am excited to see how much you all have learned thus far.
 
Sometime this week we will be announcing the names of our new sergeants after lunch at P-1 (An announcement will be made in the cafeteria for all applicants to meet when they are excused).
 
Thank you to everyone for your hard work and dedication to start off the year. Please remember to be on time at 7:20 and wear covered shoes every morning you are on duty.
 
Mahalo,
Mr. Ryan Mitani
August 2019
 
Aloha JPOs,
 
I am very excited to see you all tomorrow for our orientation! It will be in the cafeteria from 10a - 11a. Please be punctual and arrive on time. 
 
Sincerely,
 
Mr. Ryan Mitani
July 2019
Aloha JPOs, 
 
Congratulations to all of you who have been selected as JPOs this year! I cannot wait to see all of you at the orientation on Friday, August 2 at 10a. Please be sure to arrive on time and come prepared to learn what is expected of you. If you would like to take a peak at the schedule, please look below (a hard copy will be given to you at the orientation along with the JPO agreement and other articles). 
 
Week of Aug 5 All Squads Week of Oct 15 (10/14 - Teacher's PD#3) Squad C
Week of Aug 12 (8/16 - Statehood Day) Squad A Week of Oct 21 Squad A
Week of Aug 19 Squad B Week of Oct 28 Squad B
Week of Aug 26 Squad C Week of Nov 4 Squad C
Week of Sept 3 (9/2 - Labor Day) Squad A Week of Nov 12 (11/11 - Veterans Day) Squad A
Week of Sept 9 Squad B Week of Nov 18 Squad B
Week of Sept 16 Squad C Week of Nov 25 (11/28-11/29 - Thanksgiving) Squad C
Week of Sept 23 Squad A Week of Dec 2 Squad A
Week of Sept 30 Squad B Week of Dec 9 Squad B
Fall Break (October 7 - October 11) Squad B Week of Dec 16 Squad C
    Winter Break (December 23 - January 7)  
 
Please enjoy the rest of your summer and be safe! 
 
Sincerely,
 
Mr. Ryan Mitani
 
May 2019
 
Aloha JPOs, 
 
It has been an amazing year! I am very proud of what you have all accomplished and the growth you have shown throughout this year. 
 
5th graders, I know you will continue to develop and become great leaders, innovators, and friends. Remember that change can only come when you make the choice to change something in yourself. Continue to grow and become agents of change. 
 
4th graders, we have one year to go! I am excited to see what you can accomplish in your final year as a Menehune. Please continue to make an effort to better yourself and think of others before making quick decisions. Let's keep our school a safe environment for all. 
 
For the future JPOs, I hope are ready to show MWES what it means to be TRRFCC! I am excited to see who you are as individuals and the abilities you use to help our JPO Ohana. 
 
Here is to another successful year!
 
Sincerely, 
Mr. Ryan Mitani