Benefit Rummage Sale for MA’O Farm Intern Ashlee A’i Dec. 30

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Ashlee A’i, a MA’O Farm intern in cohort 7, is now undergoing treatment for leukemia. Her teacher, Miki Tomita*, is organizing a rummage sale for Ashlee A’i and her family to help with expenses associated with Ashlee’s treatment. The sale will be held on Dec. 30 in the Multi-Purpose building at the University Laboratory School (1776 University Avenue, Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96822). They need donated items for the sale. If you have items and the means to drop them off at the school, please contact Miki (telephone 808-956–7833, fax  808-956–7260, email miki_tomita@universitylaboratoryschool.org). Items large and small can be dropped off in the late morning and afternoon from 1-5pm on Dec. 29.

If you feel comfortable passing this announcement around to your community, the Ashlee support team would greatly appreciate it. Ashlee was very excited to become a part of the MA’O team.
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* Dean of Curriculum & Instruction, Research Coordinator and Project Pono Advisor for the University of Hawaii Laboratory School.

Waianae Christmas Parade 12/15/12 – Photos

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Supreme Court Justices’ Dinner in Waianae 12/11/12

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Volunteer Facilitators Needed for College & Career Readiness Program in Nānākuli – Deadline Dec, 28

OhanaIke2The wa‘a serves as a metaphor in the journey our students and parents will take in the college-going process.

Community volunteers are needed to serve as facilitators for a new college readiness program called ‘Ohana ‘Ike (knowledge of the family).

‘Ohana ‘Ike was launched through a partnership between Kamehameha Schools, NHIS, the NHIS Alumni Association and Leeward Community College – Wai‘anae. It is a family college and career planning program that uses the steps taken in building a wa‘a (canoe) and applies a similar concept to college and career readiness planning from grades 7 through 12.

The curriculum illustrates how our kūpuna Hawai‘i (Hawaiian elders) mastered their environment and their resources and use their knowledge and skills in today’s world to prepare ‘ōpio (youth) for higher education and competition in the 21st century global economy.

“‘Ohana ‘Ike honors the wealth of knowledge and resources that our families possess and affirms that our parents/caregivers are the most significant teachers for our haumāna (students) throughout their lifespan,” said Andrea Dias, program manager for Kamehameha Schools’ Career and Post High Counseling and Guidance department.

The goals of the program include increasing family and student expectations to continue their education after high school, increasing knowledge of and skills to complete the college planning process and increasing the number of students that are admitted into the post-high institution of their choice.   Continue reading

Aloha Senator Dan Inouye

“I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of United States Senator Daniel K. Inouye,” said State Senator Maile Shimabukuro. “This is a huge loss to the nation, Hawaii, and the world.”

US Sen Dan Inouye

Press Release: Statement on the Passing of Senator Daniel K. Inouye
Monday, December 17, 2012

United States Senator Daniel K. Inouye, World War II veteran, Medal of Honor recipient and Hawaii’s senior Senator, passed away from respiratory complications at 5:01 p.m. Eastern Standard Time today at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

His wife Irene and his son Ken were at his side. Last rites were performed by Senate Chaplain Dr. Barry Black.

He is survived by his wife, Irene Hirano Inouye, his son Daniel Ken Inouye Jr., Ken’s wife Jessica, and granddaughter Maggie and step-daughter Jennifer Hirano. He was preceded in death his first wife, Maggie Awamura.

Senator Inouye’s family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for the extraordinary care he received.

The story of Dan Inouye is the story of modern Hawaii. During his eight decades of public service, Dan Inouye helped build and shape Hawaii.

Senator Inouye began his career in public service at the age of 17 when he enlisted in the U.S. Army shortly after Imperial Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. He served with ‘E’ company of the 442 Regimental Combat Team, a group consisting entirely of Americans of Japanese ancestry. Senator Inouye lost his arm charging a series of machine gun nests on a hill in San Terenzo, Italy on April 21, 1945. His actions during that battle earned him the Medal of Honor.

Following the war he returned to Hawaii and married Margaret “Maggie” Awamura, and graduated from the University of Hawaii and the George Washington University School of Law.   Continue reading

Wai’anae’s Keani Passi Will Join UH Wahine in 2013

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Source: College of Southern Idaho
12/3/2012

TWIN FALLS – The College of Southern Idaho volleyball team received more accolades last week on top of the 10th NJCAA National Championship it won two weeks ago. Right side hitter Keani Passi was named NJCAA First Team All-American, AVCA (American Volleyball Coaches Association) First Team All-American and AVCA Junior College Player of the Year. Head Coach Heidi Cartisser was named AVCA West Region Coach of the Year and will be a candidate for national coach of the year.

[Passi, a 5’9″ outside hitter, lists her hometown as Wai’anae. As a Pearl City High School senior, she led her volleyball team to the OIA West Championship, earning player of the year honors. She was named all league three years in volleyball and two in softball. Passi played on the Oahu Volleyball Club team as well. –CSI]

Passi, who has committed to play volleyball at the University of Hawaii, led the Golden Eagles in Kills per game and aces per game. She led the top-seeded Golden Eagles to a record 10th NJCAA National Championship, their first since 2009, defeating No. 2 seeded Western Nebraska CC in straight sets.  In the match, Passi led the team with a double-double of 12 kills and as many digs on her way to being named Tournament MVP and a spot on the All-Tournament Team.   Continue reading

Office of Planning and HDOA Report on Food Security/Self-Sufficiency – 3 Volumes

The Hawaii State Office of Planning, Department of Business Economic Development and Tourism in cooperation with the Department of Agriculture (under an award from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration) released a three-part report titled Increased Food Security and Food Self-Sufficiency Strategy in October 2012: Volume I: Increased Food Security and Food Self-Sufficiency Strategy; Volume II: Increased Food Security and Food Self‐Sufficiency Strategy: A History of Agriculture in Hawaii and Technical Reference Document; Volume III: Increased Food Security and Food Self‐Sufficiency Strategy: Assessment of Irrigation Systems in Hawaii.

HDOA Report

The following excerpts, from Andrew Gomes’s “State Pursues Investments in Food Production” (Star-Advertiser, Oct 25, 2012), provides a brief introduction. Green highlights were added. For the complete article, click here.

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Subtitle: A new report identifies difficulties and solutions for boosting isle food supplies   Continue reading

DHHL’s upcoming commission meeting to be held in Nanakuli on 12/17/12

The Hawaiian Homes Commission will be having it’s regular monthly meeting on December 17.

The community meeting will be held that evening at 6:00 at the Ka Waihona O Naauao Cafeteria.  The link to the meeting notice/flyer is below.

http://www.hawaiianhomelands.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Nanakuli-Waianae-Community-Meeting-Flier-2012.pdf

Mahalo nui,
Dre Kalili Office of the Chairman Department of Hawaiian Home Lands 91-5420 Kapolei Parkway Kapolei, Hawai’i  96707 Phone: 808.620.9486 | Fax: 808.620.9599 | Web: Hawaiianhomelands.org

Drug Nuisance Abatement Unit

The main purpose of this Unit is to discourage crystal meth (and other illegal drugs) use statewide by reminding landlords that it is their responsibility to prohibit illegal activity on their properties.

Working with police, prosecutors and the community, the Unit identifies the most serious landlord offenders. The Unit will  use every legal means—including injunction and forfeiture—to stop illegal drug activity.

HOTLINE: (808) 586-1328 – Oahu
Fax: (808) 586-1371
Email: stopice@hawaii.gov

For more details about the Drug Nuisance Abatement Unit, and what to do if you suspect someone is dealing drugs in your neighborhood, visit:

http://hawaii.gov/ag/criminal_justice/abatement/

Math and English Refresher Courses

Ka Lama Education Academy is now taking names for the FREE 2013 Math and English Refresher Courses. These courses are ideal for anyone needing that extra boost, a refresher in math or English or if you just want to enhance your current math and English knowledge.

This year we will be having classes one day a week face to face and one day a week will be online. We have had a number of students in the pass that were fully virtual and would come in to utilize our staff services. Either way, we here at Ka Lama Education Academy will help you to succeed.

Classes begin in March and will run for 20 weeks. So if you are interested or want to learn more about these free courses, come on down to our office or give us a call. Hope to hear from you soon.

Mahalo Nui Loa,
Moana Gaspar Community Coordinator Kukuluao and Ka Lama Education Academy 86-088 Farrington Hwy. Suite #106 Wai’anae, Hi. 96792 696-5556
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Lā Wahi Hānai – December 15, 2012

La Wahi Hanai

Aloha Mai Kākou,

Come join us for  our upcoming Lā Wahi Hānai:

Date: December 15, 2012

Time: 8:00-10:30am

Where: Nānākuli Elementary

Plant focus is Sugar Snap Peas!

Please see attached flyer for more details about what to bring. Please share the flyer and invite friends and ‘ohana!

Come when you can; leave when you have to…

Sanoe Marfil
Program Associate
Office:  808.620.9041
Cell:  808.306.8161
A program by:

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Full Scholarship Available for Native Hawaiian to Attend DC-Based Native Leadership Program – Deadline 12/15/12

The George Washington University’s political management program supports a semester-long political leadership program for American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians, called the Native American Political Leadership Program.  There is currently an opening for a Native Hawaiian student to participate for the Spring 2013 semester, but GWU has not received any applications from Hawaiian students.  The general deadline has passed, but due to the program’s commitment to Native Hawaiians, they’ve agreed to extend their application deadline for Native Hawaiian candidates.

If a qualified Native Hawaiian student applies by December 15, she or he will be eligible to receive a full ride —  including housing, books, tuition, and a stipend – to attend the George Washington University’s Native American Political Leadership Program for the Spring 2013 semester.

Can you help to spread the word?  As a professor at the program, I can tell you that it’s a great opportunity for Native Hawaiians to be immersed in DC’s political world, so they can bring that firsthand knowledge back to our community.  I’d hate to see this spot unfilled, since we know that our community is full of bright young scholars who would benefit.

Applicants can be undergraduates, graduate students, or even young professionals who already graduated college.  Applicants can send their information directly to me, or to the program itself. I am happy to email with or talk to interested candidates.

Here is their website for more information:http://semesterinwashington.gwu.edu/native-american-political-leadership-program

Sela V. Panapasa, PhD
Assistant Research Scientist I Program for Research on Black Americans Institute for Social Research I University of Michigan 426 Thompson Street I Ann Arbor I MI 48106 T: 734.615.4081 I  F: 734.763.0044 I E: panapasa@umich.edu http://www.isr.umich.edu/home/

KS’ Ka Pua Initiative Hosts Holiday Celebration – 12/20/12

Media Contact:
Shaun Chillingworth
808-541-5367 or shchilli@ksbe.edu

KS’ KA PUA INITIATIVE HOSTS HOLIDAY CELEBRATION

Ka Pua offers free food, crafts and photos with Santa at Christmas themed community update

WHAT:
Kamehameha Schools’ Ka Pua Initiative is taking a moment to celebrate the holiday season with friends and neighbors in the Wai‘anae Coast community.

The Ka Pua holiday celebration will offer a chance to come together for a night filled with crafts, food pictures with Santa and holiday cheer.   The evening will also be an opportunity for the community to talk story with Kamehameha Schools’ Ka Pua Initiative team to learn about many of the exciting projects and programs underway including the progress on its Community Learning Center at Mā‘ili, ‘Ohana ‘Ike college and career readiness program for Nānākuli students, a new community schools program and much more.

In addition to all of the activities, guests will be treated to a performance by the Nānākuli Performing Arts Center. Registration and all of the activities are free.

WHEN:
Thursday, December 20, 2012 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

WHERE:
Kamehameha Schools Community Learning Center at Nānākuli (CLCN)
89-101 Farrington Highway, Wai‘anae, HI  96792

RSVP:
Register your ‘ohana for the event by email to shnaone@ksbe.edu or call 808-534-3927.

Kamehameha Schools is a private, educational, charitable trust founded and endowed by the legacy of Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop. The year 2012 marks the 125th anniversary of the opening of Kamehameha Schools, which today operates a statewide educational system enrolling over 6,900 students of Hawaiian ancestry at K-12 campuses on O`ahu, Maui and Hawai`i and 31 preschool sites statewide. Over 40,000 additional Hawaiian learners and caregivers are served each year through a range of other Kamehameha Schools’ outreach programs, community collaborations and financial aid opportunities in Hawai‘i and across the continental United States.

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Shaun Chillingworth
Public Relation Specialist,
Community Relations & Communications
KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOLS
567 S. King St. Suite 400
Honolulu, HI 96813
www.ksbe.edu
Voice: 808-541-5367
E-mail: shchilli@ksbe.edu
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`Ohana `Ike Holiday Extravaganza at NHIS 12/8/12 – Photos & Videos

NHIS120812ASen. Shimabukuro presented awards to the Nanakuli High & Intermediate School (NHIS) Varsity Football Team for making the school’s first ever appearance in the state Division II semi-finals.  Click here for more info about the varsity football team’s amazing season.  Click any of the photos to enlarge. Click here to view the entire album of photos from the Holiday Extravaganza.

NHIS120812BSen. Shimabukuro also presented awards to the NHIS JV football team, who are the 2012 state champions in their division!

NHIS120812CSen. Shimabukuro, Charlita Mahoe (event co-organizer), and JV football assistant coach Kili Watson presenting awards to the NHIS JV football champs.

NHIS JV Football Haka

Hawaiian Music at NHIS Holiday Extravaganza

Excerpts about the 12/8/12 `Ohana `Ike event from the Kamehameha Schools’ Ka Pua Initiative Website:

Nānākuli High and Intermediate School (NHIS) hosted its first annual ‘Ohana ‘Ike Holiday Extravaganza on Saturday, December 8 from 4 to 9 p.m. at its football stadium. The event featured food, crafts and entertainment, and gave potential community volunteers a chance to learn about a new college readiness program called ‘Ohana ‘Ike (knowledge of the family).

The program was launched through a partnership between Kamehameha Schools, NHIS, the NHIS Alumni Association and Leeward Community College – Wai‘anae. It is a family college and career planning program that uses the steps taken in building a wa‘a (canoe) and applies a similar concept to college and career readiness planning from grades 7 through 12.

The curriculum illustrates how our kūpuna Hawai‘i (Hawaiian elders) mastered their environment and their resources and use their knowledge and skills in today’s world to prepare ‘ōpio (youth) for higher education and competition in the 21st century global economy.

“‘Ohana ‘Ike honors the wealth of knowledge and resources that our families possess and affirms that our parents/caregivers are the most significant teachers for our haumāna (students) throughout their lifespan,” said Andrea Dias, program manager for Kamehameha Schools’ Career and Post High Counseling and Guidance department.

The goals of the program include increasing family and student expectations to continue their education after high school, increasing knowledge of and skills to complete the college planning process and increasing the number of students that are admitted into the post-high institution of their choice.

“The wa‘a symbolizes the way-finding vessel that will protect and transport our ‘ohana on their journey of ‘imi na‘auao, life-long learning,” continued Dias. “By preparing their wa‘a properly and deliberately, an ‘ohana’s journey of continued education after high school will provide intergenerational benefits and sustainability for themselves, their ‘ohana and their lāhui.”

At the holiday extravaganza, there was an ‘Ohana ‘Ike facilitators booth where interested volunteers learned more about the program and signed up to help with the delivery of college and career-readiness curriculum to NHIS students and parent/caregivers.

“The purpose of this event is two-fold. First, is to promote ‘Ohana ‘Ike, which was designed especially for our students at NHIS. Secondly, the event will showcase the talents within our Nānākuli community with crafts and entertainment,” said event organizer Charlita Mahoe. “Featured entertainment will be our NHIS students from the Nānākuli community.”

Workshops for the upcoming Spring semester will take place during evenings and weekends. In order to serve as a facilitator, you are/will:

  • Complete the NHIS Volunteer Application and receive verification as an NHIS volunteer
  • Working on or completed some form of post-high education (2 yr., 4 yr., vocational)
  • Community minded – knowledgeable about Nānākuli and the community
  • Able to bridge school and community values
  • Attend an orientation
  • Attend a facilitator training
  • Able to facilitate content without sharing personal opinion(s) and testimonials
  • Have a current TB clearance

Individuals who may be interested in serving as a volunteer for the ‘Ohana ‘Ike program, but were unable to attend Saturday’s event can contact program coordinator Christy Sato at chsato@ksbe.edu. The deadline for signing up as a facilitator is Friday, December 28, 2012. A Facilitators Retreat will take place at Camp Timberline from January 18-21. The workshops will be delivered from February-April 2013.

“‘Ohana ‘Ike is a village of resources to nuture our students and parents in college and career readiness, providing the opportunities for them to make choices for life after high school,” said Mahoe. “It is our kuleana to kōkua and support our students at NHIS and this is a small way to do so.”

For more information, visit:

http://www.ksbe.edu/kapua/site/article/465