Aloha Waimalu Ohana!
We are almost one quarter into the school year, and we hope that this has been an exciting time for your child(ren). Since we started school, there have already been many fun and exciting events, and there are even more events to look forward to in the second quarter.
As of this printing, our STRIVE HI report, which gives information about the performance of our school, has not been officially released by the Board of Education. This report gives us an indication on things such as performance on our Smarter Balanced Assessment, attendance, and achievement gaps among other things. As soon as we get our official report, I will send out a bulletin with our current performance results.
This year, to help with closing our achievement gap and personalizing instruction, we are using a program called “i-Ready”. i-Ready starts with a diagnostic test in both reading and math, and the results of these assessments are used to determine the needs of each student. The program has lessons that teachers can assign to help with individual needs. i-Ready assignments can also be done at home if your child’s teacher chooses to assign them. Your child’s teacher can provide you with more information.
I would like to personally thank all of you who attended our STEM Family night on September 18. We are so touched by the amount of families we see at these events. It is so gratifying to see our families learning and having fun together. I would also like to thank all of our teachers and staff that gave up their own time to help out that night. It was truly a Power of WE event.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to stop by and see me. If I am not in, our school secretary Ms. Kacie Kurisu can assist you.
Mr. Iwamoto, Principal