Posts from November 2013
November 24, 2013 | 2:23 pm
Driving by and onto Lancer Country this morning, I was heartened to see the results of "sweat equity" given on behalf of our school. From the repaired sand bags to the white picket fence, trimmed trees, mulch spread, leaves/seeds raked, washed stairwells...you all exceeded the standards. Mahalo from a grateful Head of School. The IB Evaluation Team will be most impressed at the "service component" in action. This Campus Sprucing Up was spearheaded by FNVMS Mr. Paul Bernstein and NVMS Science Teacher Mr. Clyde Kobashigawa. World Class effort by all involved!
November 22, 2013 | 3:25 pm
Within a couple of hours after the safety alert was posted, there were "hits," that is community members who may know of the suspect. All information must be directed to the Honolulu Police Department. Thank you for stepping forward for the sake of our keiki and community. Parents, do counsel your child about being in the community safely. Be aware of your surroundings, plan for escape routes. If you get confronted, call 911 for HPD. We care as ohana.
November 21, 2013 | 5:02 pm
A HPD report was filed after a female student from Kaiser High was accosted by an adult male. Student was walking home at 2:45 p.m. on Lunalilo Home Road, near the Hawaii Kai Fire Station. The suspect grabbed her shoulder from behind, then her rear end. When she turned to confront him, he spoke in sexually explicit, vulgar language to her. Student applied refusal and defensive skills, then escaped from the situation to the safety of the Hawaii Kai Fire Station. Student's reaction stunned the suspect, who also ran away. Description of Suspect: Asian male, Late 20's to Early 30's. 5'4" - 5'6," light moustache, appears to have psychological issues. Seen at various times on Lunalilo Home Road near Kaiser High School.
November 12, 2013 | 9:37 pm
In response to some rather outrageous allegations and misinformation regarding Pono Choices, both the Hawaii Department of Education and University of Hawaii have made statements, now posted on the Niu Valley Middle School website. See the "Magazine" section for the DOE statement. Click on "Documents" for the UH Press Release on Pono Choices.
November 12, 2013 | 9:27 pm
November 10, 2013 | 10:39 pm
While having a Costco hot dog with my son this afternoon in Hawaii Kai, I noticed something fluttering on a ridge above Hahaione Valley. The weather was inclement, there were no homes nearby, but it became apparent--An American Flag!! Someone hiked up the mountainside, planted a pole and hoisted the flag. To our military personnel and Veterans who served our country, Mahalo nui, Xie xie, Doomo arigato. Because of you, we can flourish, thrive and enjoy freedoms not seen anywhere else. Happy Veteran's Day from a grateful Principal and school community!
November 10, 2013 | 9:42 pm
Four Niu Valley Middle School percussionists accompanied the Kaiser High School Cougars Marching Band at the Rainbow Invitational Marching Band Festival held at Aloha Stadium on Friday. They played in "The Pit," while the Cougar Band marched and color guards danced and twirled. Master of Ceremony Mr. Steve Dulce recognized them as they ended their performance. NVMS thanks student-musicians Akihiro Sato, Hunter Nakama, Kylie Nakano and Anastasia Savchenko. They played: "Don't Stop Me Now," "Bohemian Rhapsody/We are the Champions," and "Bicycle Race!" Mahalo to NVMS Band Director Mr. Wayne Fanning, and Math teachers Mr. Jonathan Oshiro and Mr. Garrett Hakakenaka for assisting.