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Hawaiian Immersion Summer School  

Kula Kaiapuni Kauwela News Release

Celebrating the fourth year of Kula Kaiapuni Kauwela on Molokai, the program will once again be held this summer at Kualapu`u Public Charter School for students entering grades K-9 in the fall.  Teachers have been selected: Nahulu Maioho — grades six to eight, Kailana Ritte-Camara — grades four and five, Lokelani Han — grades two and three, and Uluhani Waialeale — grades Kindergarten and first grade. Manuwai Peters will be the site coordinator.

The dates for the 20-day program will be from June 9 through July 7 daily from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The Hawaiian language based curricula is designed to engage and excite students in land and ocean activities that emphasize the caring of Molokai resources. Molokai provides a living laboratory of learning and the program strives to get learners out of the classroom and onto the `aina to take advantage of the unique opportunities that cannot always be conducted during the regular school year.

Registration forms are available at the Molokai Middle School and Kualapu`u Public Charter School offices.  The tuition for the 4-week program is $190.  A limited number of Alu Like, Inc. tuition vouchers are available for qualifying students. Vouchers forms will be available with registration forms. Voucher requests need to be submitted directly to Alu Like, Inc., in Honolulu.

Kula Kaiapuni Kauwela is for all students, regardless of their Hawaiian language abilities. Students who enroll should be motivated to learn and use Hawaiian language.  The program is offered by the Department of Education with support from The Kamehameha Schools.

For more information, please contact site coordinator Manuwai Peters at mpeters@hawaiidoe.k12.hi.us.


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