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Kalihi Waena is accepting applications for summer school at https://bit.ly/KWESummer2020 Please apply immediately.


Q3 Awards Assembly

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Kalihi Waena Elementary Distance Learning Distribution Plan

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Our school's Vision is: Kalihi Waena, a place of excellence, is committed to lifelong learning, student growth and nurturing the whole child.


Our Mission is: Everyone working together for students to meet Common Core State Standards and prepare students to be college and career ready.


Contact Us

Please follow us on Twitter @KalihiWaenaEl or like our Facebook Page @www.kwes.k12.hi.us  You can also follow us on the Remind app by texting @kalihi to 81010.  You can also email any staff member through our staff page or call our office at 1-808-832-3210 or fax us at 1-808-832-3213.


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Recent Announcements

  • COVID-19 Update 17 Aloha Lions,I hope your summer has started well.  We have just a few things for you today.Our summer school will start next Monday.  If you have not already done so, please sign up immediately.  We are nearly out of spaces and want to make sure that those who need it most get it.  Please sign up at ttps://bit.ly/KWESummer2020 or go to our school website to see the link there.  You can also apply in person at the office. As guidance comes out we like to share it with you.  Hawaii Dental Service has put out a video about COVID-19 and sharing that is worth having your children watch.  Please go to https://www.youtube ...
    Posted by Daniel Larkin
  • COVID-19 Update #16 Aloha Lions,Just a couple of quick updates and reminders this morning as today is our last day of school. 1. If you have not picked up your personal items from the cafeteria today is your last opportunity to do so.  We will be tossing any remaining items in the rubbish today at 1:00 PM.  2. The summer school application link at https://bit.ly/KWESummer2020 has been fixed.  There was a setting error.  Please submit your application as soon as possible. 3. Our awards assembly video is ready and can be found at https://bit.ly/KWEQ3AwardsV2 In addition, we have many, but not all, of our awards certificates available in the cafeteria for pickup today before 1 ...
    Posted May 28, 2020, 1:25 PM by Daniel Larkin
  • COVID-19 Update #15 Aloha Lions! Can you believe it!  We are on the last school day of the year. Wow, has this year been a crazy one.  I cannot express the sadness we will feel tomorrow to close up the year without students on campus.  For our 5th grade students, I say to you, you will be forever in my heart as the first class I met when I first got here on campus and you have made a spot in my heart forever.  If ever any of you need assistance or help in any way, I will be here for you.  We have a lot of announcements for everyone and all of them are important.  5th-grade students, please stop by the ...
    Posted May 27, 2020, 10:59 PM by Daniel Larkin
  • COVID-19 Update #14 Aloha Lions, Wow, time flies!  It seems like only last week we were trying to figure out how to start this distance learning "thing" and now we are almost done!  I have a few updates for everyone in our ohana.   1.   We have only two weeks left for packet pickup.  We are distributing packets all the way to the end of the school year, so our last distribution day is May 28th. There will be no distribution on May 25th, so PreK, Kindergarten, and 1st grade can pick up their work on Tuesday, May 26th.  Please note that the work picked up for this week and next will be "summer" work intended on giving them projects and activities to do ...
    Posted May 18, 2020, 9:45 PM by Daniel Larkin
  • May Day 2020 Aloha Kalihi Waena 'Ohana. Happy May Day! We hope you enjoy this May Day hula by our PPT Ms. Princess Sumibcay and sung by our Kalihi Waena students. Our librarian Mrs. Lam created the video. Every Friday we would start our school day singing our alma mater, Kalihi Waena Aloha. How wonderful that May Day landed on Friday this year! Please sing along as you watch Ms. Princess dance to Kalihi Waena Aloha. 
    Posted May 1, 2020, 12:37 PM by Daniel Larkin
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