On a Wednesday morning that brought a little rain, which is a sign of blessing in local culture, our 7th and 8th graders blessed the parks in the neighboring community by picking up trash as part of their 70 Acts of Kindness. It was a great opportunity in this season of giving for our students to give back.
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, our Eco Lab teacher Mrs. Domingo and some of her students honored Mr. Biho with a lei.
Mr. Biho is a blessing to Hanalani Schools, especially the Eco Lab by donating his time, resources and knowledge of all things gardening, to the students. His most recent contribution was teaching the students how to install an irrigation system.
We appreciate all that you do for our students Mr. Biho! Mahalo for being a Giving Royal.
Our Eco Lab students, under the guidance of Mr. Biho and Mrs. Domingo, installed an irrigation system throughout the garden. Students from multiple grades and classes learned how to layout a system and cut and connect water hoses to different fittings and sprinklers using both hand tools and power tools. Working together, they created an awesome system that will help the garden to thrive.
Our Lady Royals were up against tough competition yesterday with Kamehameha. They were taller and had the edge against our girls. Not to worry, we will learn from this experience and come back stronger and better. We are proud of you Lady Royals for giving it your all.
Shout-out to our Development Team for helping the @the_pantry_by_fht serve 400 families an estimated 19,000 pounds of food last Friday! They volunteered their time as part of our 70 Acts of Kindness and had fun being a helping hand out in the community.
Mrs. Sameshima had her 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade art students read a book titled, "The Dot", by Peter H. Reynolds, where a student is encouraged to make her mark, then she goes on to encourage another student.
Based on this premise, the art students created postcards of encouragement to send to the residents of the Plaza at Mililani, in hopes that the postcards will brighten their day. This kind gesture is another example of our 70 Acts of Kindness.
Pictured are Uluwehi, Camryn, Joy, Kohaku, Dlyen and Kaizyn.
MAHALO to our Junior and Senior Classes for kicking off our 70 Acts of Kindness! They did a beach cleanup on Friday at Mokuleia Beach Park.
In celebration of our 70th Anniversary we plan to do 70 acts of kindness as a school ohana this school year! Our goal is not only to continue to be servant leaders in our community but also inspire others to do so as well.
Shoutout to our National Junior Honor Society! They heard the Hawaii Humane Society needed towels to help keep animals clean and cozy, so they collected and donated 175 towels as part of Hanalani’s 70 Acts of Kindness. Great job, NJHS!
Our National Honor Society and Junior National Honor Society partnered on this project to benefit the Salvation Army. Students collected, washed, and sorted aluminum cans and plastic bottles to take to the redemption center, with all proceeds going to our local Salvation Army. Another example of kindness demonstrated by our students.
For those of you who came to our Drive-Through Open House and saw our upper school art students working on their painting, here's the finished artwork. Great job Daisy Eager, Nicole Robles and Lana Yokoyama in working together to create something beautiful!
Morning Meetings are one-way Social Emotional Learning is incorporated in Lower School classrooms. These meetings provide students a time to connect with their peers, collaborate, and start the day with reflection. They also recognize their emotions and create a classroom community while learning about each other. Students learn discourse, empathy, and celebrate their unique abilities God has given them.
As you can see in these pictures, Mrs. Mollitor’s 2nd Grade Class truly enjoy the Morning Meetings and connecting with each other.
If you know a family thinking about applying to Hanalani, please share this video with them. It's a recap of our Fall Open House. If they apply before December 15th, 2022, they will receive priority placement. Click here to apply.
This past week our 5th grade students were treated to a performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic The Pirates of Penzance. Performed by the Hawaii Opera Theatre, it was an interactive play as our students sang along with the cast and everyone had a great time. Check out the video below for a peak at the performance.
Spirit Week rolls on at Hanalani with Purple and Gold Day. Students had the opportunity to accessorize their attire with temporary tattoos, headbands, beads and purple and gold hair spray at the Spirit Tables on the lanai. Tomorrow is Career Day so come dressed as your future profession.
On Thursday, October 20, 2022, we held the Royal Merit Scholarship Luncheon to recognize our Royal Merit Scholarship (RMS) recipients for School Year 2022-23. This luncheon was special because it was the first RMS luncheon in a couple years that parents and sponsors were invited to join the students, due to previous COVID restrictions.
The Royal Merit Scholarship is available to 7-12th Grade students who are involved in co-curricular activities in the following three categories: STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), Fine Arts, and Leadership. Awarded scholarships are applied to Hanalani tuition. Scholarships can range from $400-$2,000 per year, and student can apply in all the three categories. To be considered, students must also submit a 250-word essay and obtain two references for each category for which they are applying. Their applications are reviewed by a committee.
Funds for the Royal Merit Scholarship are raised each year through the Royals Golf Classic. This school year’s tournament will be the 10th Annual and will be held at the Hawaii Prince Golf Club on Friday, April 21, 2023. If you would like to join in on a fun day of golf, comradery, and supporting our RMS scholars you can find more information at Hanalani.org/golf.
K5 through grade 12 students learned about the voting process today by participating in Kids Voting Hawaii. They had the opportunity to cast their votes in the general election. All the while, donning their best red, white and blue attire.
Our 6th Graders had a blast at Camp Mokuleia, while bonding with each other! They enjoyed ziplining, fun team building exercises, playing in the pool, and more! There were countless smiles and many enjoyable memories were made during their stay.
Our Royal Engineering and Design (RED) Team formally introduced themselves to guest speaker, Julie Nakayama, Vice President and Chief Financial Office of Kyo-ya. They developed even better formal introduction skills after she spoke to them about proper introductions, handshakes, business card presentation, first impressions, body language, branding, and more!
Throughout the school year our RED Team prepares and conducts formal presentations as part of their class. They continuously work on ways to improve their presentation skills and we are sure the information and tips they received from Mrs. Nakayama will advance their interpersonal skills.
Dress Standards: Jeans, pants, or modest shorts are acceptable. Lower School needs to wear regular school foot attire. Please use good judgment and dress modestly. Students with unacceptable attire will be asked to call home for a school uniform.
If there are any questions or concerns, please contact Felicia Kaneshiro, Alumni & Parent Engagement Coordinator at (808)625-0737 ext. 115 or email at email@example.com
Lower School Principal Bonnie Lee and Upper Elementary Secretary Malia Lavatai helped to load up more desks for donations. This time, they are going to Kapolei Charter School. Great job lower school for perpetuating our acts of kindness.
Over the fall break, our Lower School Principal Bonnie Lee and EC Secretary Suzanne Martin got into the spirit of donating. Part of our 70 Acts of Kindness campaign, desks and chairs were donated to Trinity Lutheran School in Wahiawa. The staff from Trinity Lutheran were so grateful for this gift as their children will surely benefit from this generous blessing.
Our Hanalani sharpshooters did very well in last weekend’s ILH Individual Championships placing in the top 20. Congratulations to Dylan (4th), Lydia (5th), Tyler (5th), Derek (12th), Daniel (18th), and Brady (20th).
Cheer them on as they prepare for this coming week’s State Team Championships on Tuesday.
Our 3rd graders were inspired to build their own bridges after reading "Pop's Bridge", about the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge. They researched and designed their own bridges and then competed to see which bridge would carry the heaviest load.
This past week the 8th graders hosted a Renaissance Fair for the 7th graders. Having just finished studying the Medieval era, the 8th graders LARPed their way into the past with hands-on learning to the delight of the 7th graders. Lords and ladies to knights and peasants, the one thing they all had in common. They were all Royals!
Our K3 and 3rd graders partnered for a fun meet and greet activity. They created color cards (pictures that match colors) to play a memory game in the elementary parking lot. Using different colored chalk, they divided the parking lot into colored sections. There they had to draw a picture in the correct sections.
Their meet and greet was colored with creativity, new friendships and fun for all. Chalk this experience up as a success.
Our National Junior Honor Society heard that the Hawaii Humane Society was in need of towels to help keep animals clean and cozy, and answered the call. They collected and donated 175 towels as part of Hanalani’s 70 Acts of Kindness. Great job, NJHS!
Congratulations to our varsity volleyball team for playing a good game against a strong opponent. We had some great blocks and big swings, but came up a little short in the end. We did however improve over the last couple of games and we played with great teamwork. Great job Royals!
Our elementary boys basketball gold team took on Kamehameha at the Sprung. They looked sharp and displayed good form in their game against a worthy opponent. Although we didn’t get the “W”, we did make lots of improvements. Great job Royals! Continue to challenge yourselves.
Hanalani alumni and sons of our very own Felicia Kaneshiro, Christian (℅ 2013) and Conner (℅ 2015), along with their dad, Sean, from Kaneshiro Electric, visited our 5th graders this week and sparked our students’ interest in electricity. Our students learned that it takes hundreds of hours of specialized training to become an electrician. And you have to be good at math so keep those pencils sharpened. They also got a sneak peak of what’s inside our walls courtesy of the circuit board that Christian and Conner built just for our class. Some of our students got hands-on learning by bending metal conduit with a pipe bender.
Mahalo Kaneshiro Electric for sharing your time, your knowledge, and your love of Hanalani Schools.
Our purple team was just a couple of baskets away from claiming the victory. A great effort by both teams as they battled hard 'til the end. Congratulations to Saint Louis on the win and for both teams for displaying good sportsmanship and never say quit character.
Congrats to our elementary boys basketball purple team for their win over Kamehameha on Thursday, September 15 at the Sprung. Their hustle, good defense and teamwork elevated them over their opponents, all while demonstrating good sportsmanship. Go Royals!
Is there a doctor in the house? On Friday, September 16, there were several in our K5 classrooms. Our students celebrated Career Day by adorning themselves in the attire of their future careers. From pilots and swat team to doctors and firefighters, our K5 students had it covered. Aim high and continue to challenge yourselves Royals!
Our school nurse Britne' Terrell demonstrated to our 4th graders the importance of proper hand washing to ensure that their hands were clean and clear of germs. First, she had them apply hand lotion and then looked at the their seemingly "clean" hands under a blacklight. Our 4th graders were surprised at how "unclean" their hands really were. After properly washing their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, as instructed by Nurse Terrell, they once again viewed their hands under the blacklight. This time, it was clean.
On Monday, September 12, our EC students gathered around our flagpole and prayed for those we lost on September 11, 2001. Students prayed in silent remembrance to pay homage to the victims and their families on that fateful day and to everyone in hopes that a tragedy of this magnitude never happens again.
Our students enjoy hands-on learning and experience STEM activities from K3 all the way through 12th Grade. Our K4 Students ignited their creativity with our Exploration Station this week. It was amazing to see how each student used the different shapes to create different types of structures. They problem-solved, designed, and collaborated, while having a blast in a fun learning environment!
Spiritual Emphasis Week is rolling along and the students are having a blast! A combination of spiritual services, seminars on various topics and of course, activities just to have fun. Our students are deepening their faith in the Lord while developing their character and having a great time in the process. Building upon their friendships and fellowship with one another.
Our Upper School kicked off Spiritual Emphasis Week with a rousing service from guest speaker Pastor Ken Thompson. Pastor Ken, from Bay Cities Fellowship Florida, graced and entertained our students with his insights, humor and love for Christ. A great way to start the week.
On Thursday, August 18, purple shirts filled the Student Activity Center Gym for Opening Convocation! It was an awesome event and the first all school assembly for SY 2022-23. The performances were outstanding, and it was great to have everyone together.
Upper Elementary School Students (Grades 4-6) had their Let's Get Acquainted Day on Wednesday, August 17. It was a day to get acquainted with their grade level classmates from other home rooms. Students enjoyed a variety of games and fun activities, developing friendships and fostering goodwill and camaraderie among fellow Royals. As a treat on a hot and muggy day, students were delighted to receive shaved ice to cool down at the end of their fun-filled and memorable day.
Upper School Students (Grades 7-12) had their Let's Get Acquainted Day on Friday, August 12. Students in different grade levels formed teams to compete in fun competitions and were able to get to know each other. Students also enjoyed an ono lunch prepared by our Upper School faculty. It was great to see our Upper School students building relationships in a fun and positive environment. This is was the first of many student activity days that provides bonding opportunities for our students throughout the school year.
From the Development Team: Happy New Year and Mahalo to all those who gave to the Royal Fund during the holiday season. Donations are still being accepted. Please visit give.hanalani.org
This Week: Monday, January 3 - Faculty In-Service, no school Tuesday, January 4 - Lower School returns to school on campus for in-person learning. Upper School will begin second semester online. Upper School teachers will communicate with students on January 3 with details.
January 10 - Upper School students return to campus for in-person learning January 10 - Project Grad Meeting, 6PM on the Lanai
January 14 - Royal Merit Scholarship Applications due for current students in Grades 6-11 January 17 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day, no school January 18-21 - Upper School Spiritual Emphasis Week January 20 - Dr. Wee - Walking in Wellness, 6:30PM, on campus location TBD
January 22 - VEX IQ Tournament January 24 - Second Semester Parent Night, 6:30PM, more details to come January 29 - Project Graduation on-campus Car Wash