Beginning of the Year Meeting for MHS
By Ric Ornellas The Molokai High School (MHS) School Community Council (SCC) invites parents, families and the community to a Sept. 20 in-person meeting at 3:30 p.m. at the MHS library to learn what’s in store for students in the 2023-24 school year. All Hawaii public schools have SCCs which play a vital role informing school communities about developing public education, shared goals for all school stakeholders, and are a venue to express opinions, and funding. All are invited to attend in-person to learn and share about MHS students’ successful learning and achievement.
MHS Principal Katina Soares, PhD, motivated teachers and students with her “watch words” for the new school year.
“Values to vision: e kilo, e hana.”
Teacher training meetings in early August repeatedly emphasized the importance of teachers acting on core values to engage, inspire, and guide students forward. Both teachers and students are adjusting to new curriculum, technology, formats, and scheduling as they transition in their second year to an academy school.
Academy schools focus more on career pathways for students and incorporate the traditional core subjects of English, math, science, and social studies and electives towards post-high school living and real-life skills.