Photo courtesy Erin Smith By Erin Smith, Kihei Charter School Growing up, we are constantly surrounded by and are able to witness community members get involved with a variety of different causes. Whether it is donating blood at a blood drive, organizing a beach cleanup, or becoming an advocate for an organization you believe in, it is hard for one growing up on an island … [Read more...] about Student Voice: The importance of community contribution
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See a production of Charlotte’s Web at Kihei Charter School from Friday, May 17th until Sunday, May 19th. In collaboration with ProArts Maui, this student stage show is presented by Southside Youth Theatre. Students will bring this classic tale alive with all your favorite characters: Wilbur, Timpleton, and Charlotte, of course. Showtimes are Friday and Saturday 7pm, and Sunday … [Read more...] about Charlotte’s Web at Kihei Charter School
As I was working on our annual Green Issue last month I became aware of a recent Pew Research Center survey about the US’s future. One particular question caught my attention. It asked respondents how worried they are about climate change when thinking about the country’s future. The results, at least to this Earth-dwelling citizen, were disheartening. Despite a 2018 United … [Read more...] about Who Cares About Climate Change? Apathy is rampant, but not for these 7th-graders who ask, “Why go to school if we don’t have a future at all?”
Kihei Charter School is installing solar panels which are expected to generate 90 percent of peak power needs for the school. The panels, shown being wired at the Kihei Charter School Pavilion by Lawrence Baisa, will be connected to the Maui Electric Company power grid once the wiring is completed. The panels are part of a total of 1,250 panels that are part of a system also … [Read more...] about Kihei Charter Generating Power To Light Up The Path To Learning
Kaimana Coffee is keeping Maui teachers caffeinated. The coffee truck operators have launched a "Teacher of the Week" program where a selected teacher is invited to have a drink on them each day that week. At the start of their second month in business, Kaimana Coffee owners Josh Kent and Tonya Smoot-Kent said giving back to the community was important to them. “When we decided … [Read more...] about Nominate a teacher for free coffee for a week!