HONOKAA — Blues master Johnny Nicholas and his all-star band — Hell Bent — from Austin, Texas will perform three shows on Hawaii Island this weekend, along with young musicians from Honokaa High School’s Dragon Jazz Band.
WAIMEA — Parker School hosted the Speech and Debate Qualifying Neighbor Island Tournament (NIT) Jan. 12 and 13. Twelve of the top teams in the state attended, and for the first time three Big Island schools participated: Hilo High, Hawaii Preparatory Academy (HPA) and Parker School.
Waimea Elementary students and staff will hold a craft fair for the second year from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 3 as part of the town’s annual Cherry Blossom. Held at Thelma Parker Gym, items will include DoTerra essential oils, Sign Time, Thirty One bags, Mel’s Gifts, color street, Usborne Books and More, Pretty Pay Designs, Perfectly Posh and Tavares Tasty treats.
WAIMEA — Hawaiian language students from Kanu o Ka Aina have taken on the kuleana to present “Ka Lei Maile Alii,” the historic play translated to mean, “The Queen’s Women” at 6 p.m. Jan. 17 at Kahilu Town Hall.
WAIMEA — Students, families and community members can participate in a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of service from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 15 at Waimea Middle School (WMS).
Children and their families are invited to Admission Open Houses from 10 a.m.-noon Jan. 20 and Feb. 3 at Waimea Country School. Attendees can see the campus and hear directly from faculty, students and parents about the school’s fully accredited learning program and ohana atmosphere.
WAIMEA — Last Thursday, nine Hawaii Preparatory Academy (HPA) cheerleaders joined 14 other cheer teams from around the nation to perform in the 40th annual Holiday Bowl halftime show in front of 65,000 fans in San Diego.
At Waikoloa School’s Parent Night Wednesday, kindergartners and first-graders entertained the family audience with holiday songs. Friends of the Library — Waikoloa Region provided books for each of the students performing. For some of them, this is the first book they have of their own at home.
More than 25 Kohala Middle School students in the AVID after-school program completed their second community service project last week for The Big Island Giving Tree (BIGT). Led by teacher Jenny Stevens, the seventh and eighth graders filled 46 food bags and delivered them to kupuna at the Ainakea Kohala Elderly and Kohala Senior Residences complexes Thursday. They finished their first BIGT project the week prior.
During winter break, children ages 5-12 can attend the school’s “Off to Hogwarts” camp. They will arrive at Platform 9 ¾ and board the Hogwarts Express, go to the train museum, visit the Main Hall to learn about the night sky and visit Ollivander’s Wand Shop.
With joyful hearts and excitement, seventh and eighth-grade Kohala Middle schoolers prepared gift bags for the houseless last Tuesday to assist The Big Island Giving Tree as their community service project. Bags included donated soap, razors and shaving cream, flushable wipes, toothpaste and toothbrushes, shampoo and conditioner, body lotion and sunscreen.
WAIMEA — The Hawaii Preparatory Academy Middle School’s Handbell Choir, under the direction of Georgia Polakova, will put on a free holiday performance open to the public at 5 p.m. this Wednesday at Thelma Parker Memorial Public and School Library.
NORTH HAWAII — On Nov. 16, 13 Honokaa High School (HHS) agriculture class students from grades 10-12 observed and learned about plants of the Kohala Mountain bog ecosystem and the Waikoloa Stream system.
WAIMEA — Earlier this fall, Parker School launched the Culture Conscious Cinema series on campus. It features monthly films as an approach to understand race, ethnicity, class and gender; how these things intersect with one another in the culture and history of the United States; and how the entertainment industry represents these ideas to the public over time.
WAIMEA — For the third consecutive year, Waimea Middle School (WMS) robotics students will compete in the upcoming First LEGO League’s (FLL) State Championships Dec. 2 at Blaisdell Exhibit Hall in Honolulu.
Criminal justice major Keana Kaohimaunu from Honokaa was one of a number of December graduates honored during a reception Nov. 11 at Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri. The short program honoring six MBA and 39 undergraduates included remarks from Culver-Stockton College’s President Kelly M. Thompson, Dean Dan Silber and several faculty and staff members.
WAIMEA — Parker School’s 37 debaters won 79 ballots Nov. 11 at the Punahou School Non-Qualifying Speech and Debate Tournament on Oahu, winning the trophy for the largest overall number of wins. Punahou School placed second with 51 ballots.