Season Wrap/Bots/Trophies. Photo courtesy Kumu Kaeo Kawaa.
By Kumu Kaeo Kawaa
Our Molokai Middle School boys’ team 434K “Kalo Farmers” stepped up and brought home two first place trophies from the VEX International Summer Games on July 10-12 at the Hawaii Convention Center.
Drivers Ilima Ka`awa-Richardson and Kreole Pawn White earned first place for the Robot Skills Champion Award and first place for the Teamwork Champion Award for Molokai. Drivers Tyreen Tengan-Adolpho and Sherie Kaili from our girls’ team 434M “Menehune Farmers” also co-represented Molokai Middle STEM Robotics at the tournament.
The Robot Skills Champion Award goes to the robot with the highest solo score in the tournament. …
Photo by David Lichtenstein.
By David Lichtenstein
Two weeks ago, Bill Hozey from Verizon Communications visited Kualapu`u School to present a $3,900 grant check from the Verizon Foundation intended to develop the school’s third grade science curriculum.
The grant will be used by the charter school’s math and science curriculum coordinator Sue Forbes to train the school’s third grade teachers in hands-on science instruction in the areas of gardening, health and fitness.
“I hope this engenders a love of science in teachers and students,” said Forbes, who will be designing lessons and tests that align with the Next Generation Science Standards.…
Molokai Keiki O Ke Kai News Release
Mahalo Molokai for all the donations and aloha for the Molokai Keiki o Ke Kai. A special mahalo to Na Kama Kai, who provided 20 plus free boards for our keiki. A big mahalo to Monsanto and all the families that came out to support our event. Thank you Friendly Isle United Fund for financing the surf meet annually and finally a mahalo to Queen Likiuokalani Children Center for they contributed this year. All our aloha to all the financial donors and the parents and community members who came out to be a part of this year’s events.…
Ignite a Life Foundation News Release
Youths from throughout Maui County had the privilege of attending the Global Youth Leadership Summit July 19-25. This prestigious international conference is hosted by the Anthony Robbins Foundation and is held at University of California San Diego campus. The group is part of the Hawaii Leaders Core (HLC) whose mission is to “empower youth for a brighter tomorrow.”
Two students from Molokai were among the 38 youth to attend the summit. They were Royden Abafo from Aka`ula School and Patience Nakihei from Molokai High School.
HLC members traveling to the Leadership Conference will have the opportunity to meet and collaborate with other youths in a five-day program that provides participants ages 14 to 17 with an environment designed to boost them into leadership roles that will change their lives and communities.…
Photo courtesy Margaret Blount.
By Margaret Blount
Margaret Blount, Social Worker for the Department of Education, received her Doctorate degree in Education from Argosy University in Honolulu. Flanked by her two children, Henry Blount and Brandi Ballard Corpuz (pictured), she proudly represented the island of Molokai at the convention center ceremony in Oahu on June 21. Margaret, an avid leader in the fight against high school dropouts, wrote her dissertation on the Molokai dropout problem specifically.
According to Margaret, her graduation was more than remarkable because just as she was finalizing the details of her dissertation, which she had been researching for six years already, she found out she had breast cancer. …
Youth in Motion News Release
Youth in Motion will be starting up their Stand Up Paddling season from Aug. 18 through Thanksgiving this year. If anyone is interested in joining Youth in Motion for the 2014/15 year, please come down to their beach area at the harbor on Thursdays Aug. 7 and 14 at 6 p.m. for sign up and learn more about the program for the coming year. Swimming will also be introduced in September and again in 2015.
Youth In Motion is also encouraging adults and youth who are interested in volunteering, planning, coordinating, writing, photography and filming to participate in the program so that they can assist with the website, newsletters, videos, social media, and bring back the festival, “A Celebration of Youth Opportunities,” “Na Opio Hana Pa`a.”
There are plenty of fun ideas for the coming year to fit the mission statement, “Empower, Equip, Educate, Challenge and Motivate Youth through activities that engage and develop their mental, emotional, creative and physical skills on the land and in the ocean.”
For more information, please contact Clare Seeger Mawae at firstname.lastname@example.org or 808-336-0946.…
By Simon Mendes
This past school year as a Food Corp service member at Sust`ainable Molokai, I visited weekly with Kumu Teddy Sotello’s second grade class at Maunaloa Elementary. On a typical class day, I led students outside to their small, designer 4-by-4-foot “tea garden” bed—constructed at the beginning of the year—where we’d harvest a couple of pieces of mint and lemongrass. I collected the harvest, poured over hot water, and we’d wait for tea to brew.
While waiting, we learned songs courtesy of the Banana Slug String Band. The classes’ favorite song was “Dirt Made My Lunch,” which highlights the path from soil to plate — fitting to sing while the tea brewed.…
UH Manoa News Release
University of Hawaii at Manoa will be reaching out to Molokai students and their families at the Freshman Foundation and Back to School Event on Aug. 5 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the UH Maui College, Molokai Education Center.
UH Manoa offers distance education courses and degree programs to Maui County, including Molokai, in areas such as Education, Nursing, Business, and Social Work. Also offered is the Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, which enables interested and qualified students to arrange interdisciplinary “major equivalents” for BA degrees. Visit manoa.hawaii.edu/undergrad/is for more information.
Kehau Newhouse, Program Coordinator for the UH Manoa Maui Outreach Program (outreach.hawaii.edu/credit/maui) will be available at the Freshman Foundation Event with general information on UH Manoa programs, and the Interdisciplinary Studies program in particular.…
UHMC, Molokai News Release
UHMC Molokai presents Freshman Foundation and Back to School Event on Aug. 5 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. First time freshmen will have the opportunity to discover tips on how to be successful in college, meet staff members, and learn about the programs and services available on campus.
A Resource Fair will be held from 12 noon to 1 p.m. All current and prospective UHMC Molokai studentsare welcome to join us for the following activities and services:
Student ID Photo-Taking Meeting Fall 2014 Instructors Learn about new certificates and degree opportunities available to Molokai students Discover distance education options for UH Bachelor and Master degree programs Apply for student support programs
For more information, contact UHMC, Molokai at 553-4490 ext #5 or stop by the Molokai Education Center.…
UHMC Molokai News Release
In addition to classes held at our Molokai campus, the University of Hawaii Maui College, Molokai (UHMCM) offers a distance learning program with courses delivered through various technologies.
Online courses are taught completely online via the internet. Students access course material from their personal computers. Most online courses use Laulima, the course management and collaboration system for the University of Hawaii. Some courses are taught for residents of the neighbor islands through Interactive Television (ITV), using classroom facilities provided by, University of Hawaii, Maui College and the University Education Centers at Molokai, Lanai, Hana and Lahaina. Students meet at the ITV receive sites to participate in classes. …