On the morning of Wednesday, July 31, Stevenson's opening of school, through the vision of Katherine Balatico, Principal, the morning was spent at Papakolea Community Center at 2150 Tantalus Drive. As teachers and staff prepare to begin the school year, we focused on the cultures, views, values, beliefs, family, language, strategies and supports needed to promote connectedness to school for each of our individual students. Over the course of the morning, faculty and staff learned about the culture, views, values, beliefs, language, families, communities, and successful strategies of supports from the guest speakers:
Adrienne Dillard and Puni Kekauoha (Kula no na Po`e Hawaii) -
Dr. Neal Palafox and m(John A. Burns School of Medicine) -
Mavis Nitta ( John A. Burns School of Medicine) -
Josie Howard (We Are Oceania) -
Tamera Heine (Marshallese Consulate) -
Mary Therese Perez Hattori (Chaminade University)
Jana Chang (Data Governance and Analysis Branch - Strategy, Innovation and Performance)
KULA NO NA PO'E HAWAII PROVIDE A SERVICE LEARNING PROJECT ON THE 2ND AND FOURTH SATURDAYS OF THE MONTH THROUGH MAY 2015 WITH NURSING STUDENTS FROM CHAMINADE UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS AT THE COMMUNITY/SCHOOL GARDEN LOCATED BETWEEN R.L. STEVENSON MIDDLE AND ABRAHAM LINCOLN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS FROM 7:00A - 11:00A - FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CALL 520-8997
As a partner of the Na'auao Project, Kula no na Po`e Hawaii kicked off the "Living the Dream" series with Na'auao students at Stevenson Middle School today. The Living the Dream series will be held monthly at Stevenson and introduce students to professionals from different careers and provide a safe environment for students and professionals to have open conversation. We hope to spark career interest in students by giving them real-life examples and exposing them to the personal values needed to achieve success in their future endeavors.
Our guest speaker was Mrs.Mandy Lyman, a born and raised Papakolea resident, that found her passion for Hawaiian music in the footsteps of her grandmother Aunty Genoa Keawe. Mandy, a renowned Hawaiian musician in her own right, shared her story with students and the importance of positive decision-making through the value of KUPONO (to stand in righteousness). Students learned different values for every letter in KUPONO and did a group activity to practice what they learned.
Mahalo Mandy for your time and teaching, we appreciate you and wish you the best in all you do!