Dear 'Aikahi Ohana,
I hope your summer has been filled with fun, relaxation and time well spent with those that matter most. My name is Keoki Fraser and I am the Temporary Assigned Principal that has the honor of opening up the 2015-2016 School Year. As I learn more and more about the school each day, I can see why 'Aikahi has long had its reputation as a great school! The faculty and staff are dedicated, compassionate, professional and are focused on students. There is a strong system of support from parents and the surrounding community. The PTA is incredibly engaged in school initiatives and are always looking for ways to help out. The language arts and math curriculums provide rigorous and adaptive instruction aligned to Common Core State Standards. Finally, students are offered a well-rounded education at 'Aikahi. Music, art, physical education, cultural opportunities such as Kupuna and May Day, and a wide variety of after school activities are just some of the experiences designed to promote fun and growth from various parts of the brain!
As the first day of school quickly approaches (July 29, 2015), the following priorities were identified to ensure a great start to the school year:
Personnel- Several faculty and staff members have moved on from 'Aikahi. While most positions have been filled with exceptional candidates, we are still hiring a few more professionals for different positions.
School Business/Campus Preparedness- As students continue to enroll at 'Aikahi, the office staff is working hard to finalize class lists and organize the materials teachers need to get started. The custodial and cafeteria staff are working diligently to make sure the campus is clean, safe and in pristine shape.
Relationships- A successful school year begins and ends with a community (teachers, staff, parents, community, students) of people working together to accomplish a common goal. Please make a point to say hi and welcome a new face on campus, take time to visit with friends and work to support one another.
I look forward to meeting you and could not be more excited about how great this school year will be. Please check the website frequently as more information will be posted soon regarding opening of school.
TA Principal 'Aikahi Elementary School
July 27 - Back to School Night & Class Lists Posted 5:00 pm
July 29 - First Day of School
Aug 12 - Open House 5-6
Aug 22 - Kindergarten Playground Cleanup Day
May Day 2015
Smarter Balanced Assessment Parent Resources
If you missed the SBA parent night, see the handouts below.
For more information about the Smarter Balanced Assessment, see Academic Coach, Trisha Kim or visit the Hawaii DOE website.
To see what the new state assessment looks like, click here to see the SBA practice test.