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Summer School A Hui Hou!

Posted on July 21, 2007

by Dr. Edna Hussey on July 21, 2007

We celebrated six wonderful weeks of summer session nearly all week during this last week! Several teachers helped their students prepare presentations to share what they had learned. I know our parents and guests were delighted!

On Wednesday, KHON-TV 2’s Tanya Joaquin took footage of Money-Doesn’t-Grow-on- Trees class sales, and the segment was aired that evening and Thursday morning. Students in Ms. Harstad’s and Mrs. Roth’s classes sold “waves-in-a-bottle,” an eye-appealing concoction of vegetable oil, water, and food coloring (very much a la ‘60’s), bead bracelets, flower-decorated pens and yarn pencils, decorated tins, popcorn with mochi crunch, and slush drinks. They offered nail painting and tattoos. Quite a festive morning with every class visiting both classrooms.

On Friday, the entire school gathered for our final assembly in the dining room at 8:30am. Students in Ocean Explorations treated us to a slide show of their daily excursions to the mountains and to the ocean, sharing some hidden places of beauty they explored. The Lights! Camera! Action! students showed us their second film projects, and the children in Jump Start Kindergarten sang and read to us. We were fascinated by the projects that the students in the Robotics class explained and showed to us in video clips — Lego robots climbing over obstacles, climbing a steep ramp, and zooming down a race track! We acknowledged all the summer school faculty and staff and even sang all three verses of that ol’ camp favorite, “On Top of Spaghetti.”

KHON returned on Friday morning to receive the proceeds from the class sales, a total of $600 for the Lokahi Project. Again, more footage on the evening news this past Friday night featuring the students from these business classes.

The iMovie class hosted a red-carpet premiere screening of their final projects, a well-thought out presentation with a red-carpet entrance, movie tickets, flashing lights, and popcorn!

All students enrolled in “Afternoon Camp” headed to Kawaiaha`o Theater where they performed their original productions center stage for parents and friends. Quite a celebratory ending to a six-week summer session filled with fun and challenging learning and new friendships.

Thank you, parents, for your support throughout the summer session. Special thanks to T. Fukuroda’s parents for bringing their popcorn and slush machines on Wednesday, which added to the amount raised for Lokahi. Thanks to Mrs. Marilyn Shigetani, the Summer Session Coordinator, and her staff.

We hope to see many returning students to Summer Session 2007! A hui hou!