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Principal's Message

Aloha everyone,

I would like to congratulate former Waimalu Elementary School (WES) Principal, Glen Iwamoto, on his new position with the Central District Office. WES was his “home” for the past seven years and I know that he will surely be missed. On that note, I would like to introduce myself as the TA Principal. My name is Ronnell Nipp and I am the former Assistant Principal at Aiea High School. I have worked in the Department of Education for 25 years as both a Teacher and Administrator and look forward to working with all of you!

There are two exciting school-wide events happening at WES in the next few weeks. During the week of February 27 - March 2, we will have a Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Visitation. This will entail a committee of 4 Administrators and Teachers validating our curriculum, programs, instructional and assessment practices, and organizational structure. Their intent is to ensure consistent systemic progress and student learning. If you, as a parent, would like to participate in a meeting with the Visiting Committee on Monday, February 27, 2023, from 4 - 5:00 pm, please complete this RSVP form. This form was also shared via email/phone blast. Contact our front office at 808 307-4500 should you have any questions or concerns.

We will also be hosting our first Zumbathon on March 10, 2023 from 8 - 11:30 am. Proceeds from this fun and engaging dance-fitness party will support our PTO. Please assist us by ensuring your child arrives at school on time, wears comfortable covered shoes, and brings a water bottle. Mahalo in advance for your support!

Lastly, please be advised that Spring Break is scheduled for March 13 - 17. Please be sure to take time to rest and recharge for the fourth quarter. Take care!
Ronnell Nipp
TA Principal