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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

ANNOUNCEMENT: I hate when students use "now days" in writing...

Please use words such as currently, recently, modern, and up to date.


Monday, March 9, 2009

A full day of project work tomorrow...

Aloha Kakou,

For the few of our 'ohana who were in class today there was great work accomplished.

- Ka'imi is almost ready to have her pre-evaluation
- Lauren is working on finishing his paper
- Josh and Isaac are working on their Project Proposal Request (PPF) form and subsequent Pre-eval
- Mahina got the standards she needs to start a new project on science and foundational standards and benchmarks.
- Kaili was working with the Music course with Uncle Cal.
- Schae Ann and Caitlyn were working on their 'Olelo certification

Please keep up the good work and be prepared for tomorrow's full day of project work.

Bring your planners, pens/pencils, project binders, and a ready mind.

Also today we were instructed in Kupo'ai on respect we should give to ourselves and others. Please do not engage in abusive acts amongst ourselves and others.


Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Makai Lab Today...

It was a memorable experience today. Some of us who went out to the Ko'a had a great experience. Those who stayed on the 'aina learned a lot as well. And the Volleyball game was very memorable, especially Kumu Kala's doing the splits to save the volleyball.

Please remember your assignment from Aunty Charlene:


Some of us need to remember our materials for Makai lab.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Kyle's Mana'o on the HLC Values

Aloha My Name is Kyle. This is my project on Hakipu'u Learning Center's core values. I got my resources from: The Project-based learning handbook, through an interview conducted by Schae Ann with Kumu Kala and through other internet resources such as

Here is a list of the values as aforementioned and I have included what I interpret the values to mean in my life. As with all things and all people I am continually trying to emulate these values as well as others.

Please enjoy!

Kulia i ka Nu'u

Strive for the Highest

I live this by going above and beyond. Like if Im doing something I try to go pass what is expected of me. Some things that prevent me from doing this is talking to my friends because then I get off task. That is only during school time.

Stand in righteousness and integrity

I live this by acting appropriate in the setting you are at. I also live this by remembering there is a time and place for everything. Another example of Kupono is when you are in class, do not play around and when you are on break/recess don't forget to play around.


I live this by being responsible for my actions. If I do something I need to accept or take whatever consequences come my way. Another example of Kuleana is taking action for my success in school!

Aloha Aku Aloha Mai
To give respect and receive respect

I live this by treating other people the way you want to be treated. I also believe this means to be respectful. An example of Aloha Aku and Aloha Mai is returning something that is borrowed to gain or keep trust.

Malama i Kekahi i Kekahi
To care and protect each other

I live this by taking care of my friends and caring for each other. Sometimes we do not malama our enemies. Some do and some don't. Our enemies are not always all bad. Sometimes they become our good friends.


E 'Ulumua Kakou!
Let us find our way forward together!
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