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Hawaiian Language Summer School Opens

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By Manuwai Peters

Kualapu`u School will be site for a four-week Hawaiian language summer school. The program, sponsored by the Department of Education and The Kamehameha Schools, will be open for students in grades K-8. Called Kula Kaiapuni Kauwela `o Molokai, the school will run from June 5 to July 6, 2012. Students do not need to be from an immersion classroom or have any Hawaiian language experience to enroll. All students should be motivated to learn and use Hawaiian for the duration of the program. Kula Kaiapuni Kauwela offers students with remedial assistance as well as academic enrichment. All students will receive daily instruction of Hawaiian culture in the areas of music, dance, chant, malama `aina-kai.

Application deadline is Monday, May 21. There is a tuition cost of $190 per student. A limited number of vouchers is being provided by Alu Like, Inc. Registration forms and voucher application are available at the offices of Kualapu`u, Kaunakakai, Molokai High, and Molokai Middle schools.

For more information, email the site coordinator at manuwai_peters@notes.k12.hi.us.



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