Bulletin Board

Conference week

in Waimea

From Sept. 16 to Sept. 19 Waimea Canyon Middle School welcomed parents and families to Conference Week. Teachers and parents shared conversations about students’ strengths, interests and goals.

Parents and families were able to connect with Mrs. Eula Taala, Parent Community Network Coordinator when they stopped by the refreshment tables for cookies and juice. In April students will share their learning and progress with their parents during student-led conferences.

Board of

Education meeting

Tuesday, Kapa‘a High School

The public is invited to a Board of Education community meeting 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, at Kapa‘a High School cafeteria.

Freshman parent night

Tuesday, Kapa‘a High School

From 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Kapa‘a High School library, parents and guardians of freshmen are invited to an informative presentation. This is an opportunity for parents to meet the teachers from each department. The evening’s agenda will include information regarding PTSA membership and activities, review of General Learner Outcomes, class level activities and career and college planning presented by counselors. Enter library from the high school side.

For more information call Robyn at 821-4401, ext. 129.

Class reunion 1958

Kaua‘i High School class of ‘58 reunion is scheduled for Oct. 17 to Oct. 19. Join the fellowship with potluck dinner and talk story. For more information call Ed Kawamura at 652-6706.

Official 2008-09

public and charter school enrollment

The state’s official enrollment for the 2008 to 2009 school year with all 257 DOE schools and 31 charter schools is 177,871; a slight decrease of .3 percent compared to last year’s total of 178,369.

The DOE public schools enroll 170,498 students, or 95.9 percent of the total; while charter schools have 7,373 or 4.1 percent of the total.

Public school enrollment in the Department of Education schools has declined less than 1 percent compared to last year’s count of 171,712. The official enrollment for the school year is 170,498 at 257 schools, including 152,951 in regular education and 17,547 in special education.

On O‘ahu, Leeward is still the largest administrative district with 38,574, followed by Central with 31,889, Honolulu with 30,989 and Windward with 15,335. On Neighbor Islands, Hawai‘i has 23,972 students, Maui, 20,297 and Kaua‘i, 9,364.

Charter schools realized a 10.8 percent gain in enrollment to 7,373, over last year’s 6,657. This school year three new charter schools (Hawaii Technology Academy, Kawaikini and Kona Pacific) opened.

The five largest charter schools are: Kamaile Academy (662, K-6), Myron B. Thompson Academy (612, K-12), Ka Waihona ‘o ka Na’auao (527, K-8), Education Laboratory (427, K-12) and Waialae PCS (412, K-5).

The five smallest charter schools are: Ke Kula Ni’ihau O Kekaha (40, K-12), Kanuikapono (47, K-8), Kula Aupuni Ni’ihau A Kahelelani Aloha (55, K-12), Kua ‘o Ka La (79, K-1 & 6-12) and Kawaikini (82, K-12). Another four charters have 100 students or less.

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