By Laura Peterson, Molokai Resource Teacher
The elementary schools and high school on Molokai have recently made revisions to their attendance policies. This is for a good reason. There is a clear correlation between, for example, missing school in Kindergarten and first grade, and mastering reading by the third grade. Another correlation is that attendance in the ninth grade is directly related to successful graduation and post-secondary enrollment.
Illness is the first and foremost reason students can’t go to school. It is important to keep them home when they are sick, but studies show that fewer than six percent of children miss more than 11 days due to illness. …
By: Jennifer Hawkins
Happy New Year Molokai! This week’s Molokai in Business article focuses on a new year for an old business. Yes, sometimes we simply take a break from things to raise our children and then they are the very ones who bring us full circle.
What: Ocean Active Sports Wear made with “Hawaiian Hands”, on “Hawaiian Lands”.
Who: Tania Kaholoaa and daughters Kahiau Lima and Pualei Lima
When: By appointment only. Just call or email to set up an appointment.
Where: Art from the Heart, craft fairs, open market, and paddling events
How: Kainaneadesigns@gmail.com / (808)-646-0455
Question: What do you do and how long have you been doing it?…
MCHC News Release
There’s no doubt that 2013 has been a year of growth and renewal at the Molokai Community Health Center (MCHC). In light of this, we would like to introduce the many new faces that you will be seeing on our campus and how they may be a resource to you.
May 2013 presented a big shift for the Molokai Community Health Center. A re-organization of existing departments and services led to the dissolution of what was once “Family Support Services” to a much larger and integrated department of medical and family services now aptly called our Health and Wellness Department.…
NCQA News Release
The Molokai Community Health Center (MCHC) has received recognition from the Patient-Centered Medical Home 2011 (PCMH 2011) program, announced the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), a private nonprofit dedicated to improving health care quality. The recognition is for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long‐term participative relationships.
The patient-centered medical home is a model of care emphasizing care coordination and communication to transform primary care into “what patients want it to be.” Research shows that medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs, and improve patients’ and providers’ reported experiences of care.…
Molokai Lion Club News Release
Seventy-five years is a long time to be consistently active within a community. The Molokai Lions Club has achieved this status! On March 14-16, the Molokai Lions Club will celebrate 75 year of continuing public service to the community of Molokai.
The club invites all past Lion members to come and join the present members for one or both evenings of fun and fellowship at Home Pumehana. Both nights start at 5:30 p.m. There is a $10 charge for Friday night and a $15 charge for Saturday night’s banquet luau. Please contact Lion Jackie at 553-5006 if you plan to come.…