Education

Summer Gardening and Reading Festival

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Interval House Molokai News Release

Celebrate Summer Gardening and Reading with Interval House Molokai!  Join us on Saturday, June 27, on the public library grounds from 10 a.m. through 1 p.m., to launch into fun and enriching summer activities.

Our AmeriCorps members have grown hundreds of veggie plants to give away to our community to start home gardens.  Stop by and select from an assortment of herbs and green bean, sweet pea, cherry tomato, and mustard cabbage plants.  We will be distributing children’s gardening books that highlight where food comes from, the importance of eating fruits and vegetables, and how to start gardens in your own backyards. …

Farmers Afar: Brayden Willing-McCutcheon

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Farmers Afar: Brayden Willing-McCutcheon

Courtesy Photo.

Brayden Willing-McCutcheon, a 2014 graduate of Molokai High School, is attending the University of Northern Colorado where he is studying Physical Therapy as his major.  He also made the UNC baseball team, NCAA Division I, however utilized his athletic Red Shirt year this year.  He received honors with the Western Athletic Conference, being recognized for his academic achievements of maintaining a 3.3 or higher GPA during the baseball season.

Brayden is playing in a collegiate summer ball league with the Greeley Grays, where he is pitching as well as getting some split time in the outfield.  He elected to play under the lights instead of in the ocean this summer.…

4-H Expo Top in Class

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

4-H Expo Top in Class

Youth showcased months of hard work at last weekend’s annual 4-H Expo, featuring showmanship and market competitions for hogs, steer and goats, small animal exhibits and a live auction.

Lindley Reyes. Photo by Catherine Cluett.

4-H stands for “head, heart, hands and health” and is a national educational organization. On Molokai,  students ages five through high school seniors are involved in a livestock program that challenges them to learn responsibility through raising, showing and judging livestock, according to organizers.

Exhibitors in the hog showmanship competition guided their pigs in the ring so the judge could watch for good control over the animal, general health and ask students questions about their hogs.…

Seeking Coaches

Friday, June 19th, 2015

Molokai High Athletics Dept. News Release

The Molokai High School Athletic Department is currently creating a list of qualified applicants for coaching positions in a number of sports. If interested please pick up a coaching application at the front office or Athletic Directors office in the Gym. The deadline to turn in applications for the 2015-2016 season is August 3, 2015. Please contact Molokai High School 567-6950 (ext. 297) or the Athletic Dept. at 567- 6959.

Requirements Recommended
1. National Federation High School Fundamentals in coaching certification (NFHSlearn.com)
2. Current First Aide/CPR certification and current NFHS concussion certification
3. The ability to organize and supervise a total sports program
4.…

Na Pua No`eau Brings Youth Programs

Friday, June 19th, 2015

UHMCM News Release

Na Pua No‘eau, Center for Gifted and Talented Hawaiian Children, is pleased to announce that their Molokai office has been reopened after a slight intermission. Na Pua No‘eau Molokai has an array of planned programs coming up for the students of Molokai, Kindergarten through 12th grade in the next couple of months.

One in particular is an exciting five-day `Ai Pono workshop where the students focus on kalo and learn how to make a pohaku ku`i `ai. This workshop is open to students in grades seven through 12 and will take place from July 14-24. If you are interested in this program or any other programs being offered by Na Pua No`eau, please call John Villiarimo at 553-9993 or stop by at the University of Hawaii Maui Community College Molokai (UHMCM) campus.…

Retirements Celebrated

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Retirements Celebrated

Kualapuu School Press Release

Retirements at The Kualapu`u Public Conversion Charter School community would like to say a special mahalo to four retiring members of their staff: Henry Pali, teacher, 18 years; Mapuana Aquino, school custodian, 18 years; Earline Iaea, teacher, 42 years; and Opu`ulani Albino, teacher 10 years.  All retirees plan to continue their work with children and with the school, of course after some needed rest and relaxation.  Thank you Kumu Pali, Aunty Mapuana, Ms. Iaea, and Kumu Opu`ulani for a lifetime of work and dedication to the children of Kualapu`u.…

Players Test Skills in Football Showcase

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

 

Competing in one of two Hawaii eight-player football leagues, Molokai rarely gets the chance to test itself against neighbor island teams in a sport without a state championship. However, at a football showcase on Oahu from June 5-7, the Farmers got to rub shoulder pads with scores of the state’s best athletes and take tips from some of the nation’s top college coaches.

Maximum Exposure Camp, put on by Hawaii’s Gridiron Performance Academy, helps players hone fundamentals while connecting with college coaches. In its second time at the camp, Molokai brought nine players, the most out of any Maui Interscholastic League school.…

College Credit Program Success

Friday, June 12th, 2015

ECHS News Release

Molokai High School (MHS) has started a new initiative called Early College High School (ECHS), a program designed to give high school students access to college courses to earn college credit while still attending high school.  Nineteen ECHS program sophomores and juniors start their first college course this summer on the University of Hawaii Maui College, Molokai (UHMCM) campus.

The students earn dual credits, meaning they earn credit for high school and college with each course.  Potentially, students can graduate with up to 30 credits, or one year of college already completed!

This program is designed to support underserved students that may not believe that they are college bound. …

Molokai College Grads

Friday, June 12th, 2015

UHMCM News Release

UH Maui College, Molokai (UHMCM) is honored to announce the graduation of students who have earned certificates and degrees from the University of Hawaii system in the 2014-2015 academic year.  These students have made an investment in their education and can be very proud of their achievements.  We wish them continued success in their academic and career pursuits.  Please join us in congratulating them all.  “Ua ao Hawai`i ke `olinio nei malamalama – Hawaii is enlightened, for the brightness of day is here.” –Pukui, 2773

UH Maui College

Accounting

Associate in Applied Science in Accounting

Thoene, Angelina

 

Agriculture

Associate in Technical Studies – Malama Aina

Coelho, Kristen

Pactol, Tyson

 

Certificate of Achievement in Sustainable Tropical Crop Management

Wong, Eric

 

Certificate of Competence in Agricultural Science

English, Yvette

Laurence, Tyrese

 

Certificate of Competence in Landscape Maintenance

Dudoit, Sonia

 

Certificate of Competence in Pest Management

Dudoit, Sonia

 

Certificate of Competence in GIS Ecosystem Management

Coelho, Kristen

Pactol, Tyson

Pali, Patricia*

Purdy, Shy-lyn Fay*

 

Business Careers

Associate in Applied Science in Business Careers

Alameida, Kuulei*

 

Certificate of Achievement in Business Careers

Alameida, Kuulei*

Bocon, Michelle

Joao, Sherrie

 

Certificate of Professional Development Entrepreneurship I

Asuncion, Precious

Castro, Precious

Joao, Sherrie

Mersberg, Tricia

Quintua, Patricia

Yulo, Winifred*

 

Certificate of Professional Development Marketing

Bocon, Michelle*

Childs, Matthew

Nakihei, Amber

Quintua, Patricia

Torres-Umi, Michal

 

Certificate of Professional Development Supervision I

Childs, Precious

Johns, Charles

Johnson, Darryl

Lauifi, Shaye

Luuloa, Miles

Pagay, Shannon

Yulo, Winifred

 

Early Childhood Education

Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education

Tancayo, Michelle*

 

Human Services

Associate in Science in Human Services

Benjamin, Regillana*

 

Certificate of Achievement in Human Services

Benjamin, Regillana*

 

Certificate of Competence in Human Services, Youth Development Practitioner

Michaelson, Tamara*

 

Liberal Arts

Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts

Benjamin, Regillana*

Buchanan, Anson*

DeCoite, Carrie*

Kanohokula, Mary

Lavoie, Virginia*

Maikui, Sharlimar

Michaelson, Tamara*

Tamanaha, Kelsey

Tancayo, Michelle*

 

*Denotes an earned GPA of 3.5 or higher

University of Hawaii at West Oahu

Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration

Jenkins, Gregory*

 

Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences

Lopes, Lisa

Ross, Tammy-Lynn

 

University of Hawaii at Mānoa

Masters of Education in Early Childhood Education

Calhoun, Angela*

 

*Denotes graduation with honors

 …

Molokai Student Among 3 Scholarship Recipients

Friday, June 12th, 2015

Josh Jerman Foundation News Release

The Josh Jerman Maui Nui Scholarship program recently awarded three Maui County high school graduates scholarships of $1,000 each. This year’s recipients are Sarah Jenkins from Molokai High School, Marc Pader from Lanai High School and Ja`ie Victorine-Dyment from Hana High and Elementary School. In the fall, Jenkins will be attending Duke University, where she plans to study environmental engineering. Pader will be attending the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, with plans to major in architecture. Victorine-Dyment will be attending the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, where she will pursue a degree in psychology.

“It is always an honor to get any type of recognition for hard work and dedication in accomplishing my personal and academic goals; however, I believe getting a scholarship is an investment in me as a person,” said Jenkins.…