Grand opening of
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. May 13
Kapa‘a High School library
Hawai‘i’s first virtual business in the California division of the International Virtual Enterprise system will launch “Easy Living,” an island clothing company that focuses on keeping products organic. As a part of the International Virtual Enterprise network, students run a virtual model business of their own choosing. Students create a product or service, produce a business plan, establish departments with appropriate personnel and manage the day-to-day operations, marketing to other enterprises around the world within the Virtual Enterprise system. Students interview for, and fill staff and management positions in the company. As this is the first class in Hawai‘i to establish a business within this system, a major goal for Kaua‘i and Hawai‘i is to see other schools develop companies in order for students to hold trade fairs in the islands. Students in the California Virtual Enterprise system have the opportunity to attend trade fairs all over the state as well as on the East Coast. Advanced students have the opportunity to attend the Hong Kong Trade Fairs as well. There are numerous competitions including best marketing plan, best newsletter, best response to human resource scenarios, best salesmanship. For information call 821-4400 ext. 170 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adult Friends for Youth Student Transition Convention
9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Tuesday
War Memorial Convention Hall
What are the four simple tools for change? If you don’t know, Uncle Frank De Lima and his friends — the Principal Ms. Kamaboko, the Shy Guy Glen Misoyaki, Blahla the Bully, Tita Turner and Funny Guy Bart Souza — can tell you. The AFY program encourages a healthy transition for fifth- and sixth-graders as they experience the physical and emotional changes while coping with the vulnerabilities of growing up. The convention helps students get off on the right foot and stay out of trouble on their journey to early adolescence. Last year, 9,580 students from 118 public schools were on their feet, laughing and cheering as they focused on the challenges of adapting to changes in schools and friends and teachers. Director of Parks and Recreation Bernard Carvalho will speak on behalf of Mayor Bryan Baptiste.
‘Next Stop, Mars,’ Future Flight program
June 16 n 20, accepting enrollment
Future Flight Hawai‘i is a space-themed education program designed to catalyze a child’s interest in science, technology, and the future. On Kaua‘i, the Future Flight Hawai‘i Day Exploration Program will be held June 16 to 20 at Kaua‘i Community College for students in grades third through sixth. For 17 years in the state and eight years on Kaua‘i, Future Flight has provided journeys of exploration to the Moon, Mars, Earth and the International Space Station for over 7,500 student and parent participants. This will be the program’s final journey. The five-day, 4-hour-per-day experience will allow students to explore and apply science and technology on an exploration to the Red Planet. Some of the modules will be robotics, lift-off, Earth / Mars ABCs, resource analysis and soft landing. Hosted at Kaua‘i Community College, the program will run from 8 a.m. to noon. Tuition is $175 and includes science supplies, a Future Flight Hawai‘i T-shirt and a crew identification lanyard. Enrollment forms are available at all schools or can be downloaded at higp.hawaii.edu/futureflight
Space is limited and reservations are confirmed on a first come, first served basis. Future Flight Hawai‘i is developed and sponsored by Hawai‘i space grant consortium, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. For more information contact Future Flight Hawai‘i’s Kaua‘i coordinator Cheryl Shintani at 742-6838 or e-mail email@example.com.
Kaua‘i Humane Society summer programs
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 23 to 27
Critter Camp is a fun and instructive two-session program using classroom activities, individual group projects, arts and crafts, guest speakers and creative projects to teach children about care and their humane responsibilities toward animals. A large part of the daily curriculum will include hands on interaction of the humane society shelter animals, particularly daily training of shelter dogs and socializing cats. It will explore various ways animals communicate and behave both in the wild and in homes. Studies will include how daily actions can impact the fragile island. Critter Camp has openings during the second session for students entering third to fifth grade and will meet 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday June 23 to 27. The first session is already full and closed. Enrollment is $150 per child with full and partial scholarships available. Space is limited. Registration deadline is May 19. Registration forms can be obtained at kauaihumane.org or at the shelter. For more information, call Carol Everett at 632-0610 ext. 103 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kaua‘i High School evacuation drill
9 a.m. Wednesday
Students, teachers, staff and administrators will conduct an annual evacuation drill. The drill will involve evacuation of the entire school campus which includes approximately 1,300 individuals, walking along Lala Road, crossing Rice Street near Anchor Cove and ending at Nawiliwili Park. The Kaua‘i Police Department will assist school personnel with the evacuation drill to help ensure the safety and well-being of everyone involved. Students are encouraged to bring bottled water and to wear comfortable footwear on that day. For more information call Paul Zina, 274-3160.
Kaua‘i High School education confrence
Hawai‘i Convention Center
Over 200 public and private school educators, administrators, and students will converge at the Hawai‘i Convention Center tomorrow for a conference on teaching and learning strategies. The showcase, now in its seventh year, offers a chance to learn about successful initiatives that are improving teaching and learning in Hawai‘i schools. Kaua‘i High School educators and students will present a session on how to prepare students for college, including a “College of the Week” bulletin board and integrated, project-based learning activities that include field trips for ninth graders and career shadowing opportunities. There are two staff and four students presenting. Staff presenting are Taharaa Stein and Divina Plowman. Students presenting are Junnel Udaundo, Kevin Yago-Bernardo, Joyce Post-Peralta and Sherri Ann Cubangbang.
Several schools from Kaua‘i will attend the 2008 Hawai‘i Regional Botball championship. The Hawai‘i regional event is the second largest group in the United States — second only to Washington, D.C. There are 38 teams registered in the Hawai‘i region. Representing Kaua‘i are Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School, Island School, Kapa‘a Middle School and Waimea Canyon Middle School.