Niu Valley Middle School

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Posts from February 2017

February 27, 2017 | 10:17 am

Science Fair Updates

The results of the Honolulu District Science and Engineering Fair were announced on February 24, 2017 at McKinley High School and Niu Valley Middle School made a great showing having three of our students winning Best of Category and two of our students placing in the top 3 in the Junior Research Division.  Congratulations to the Science Department and the following teachers Mr. Wong, Mrs. Itano, Ms. Fung, and Mrs. Brown for working with and providing guidance to our students with their science fair projects.  Special thank you to Mrs. Itano for attending the awards presentation and supporting our students that night.

Junior Research Division winner Katrina K will also be attending the International Science and Engineering Fair in California in May 2017 as an observer.  A total of seven students advanced to participate in the Hawaii State Science and Engineering Fair which will be held on April 10-12, 2017 at the Hawaii Convention Center.

Congratulations students and good luck at the Hawaii State Science and Engineering Fair!

Junior Research Best of Category Winners:  Katrina K, Ryan N, Race K

Junior Research Division Placement:  Katrina K (1st) and Ryan N (3rd)

Recommended to States: Hawaii State Science and Engineering Fair: Sky E, Niccolo H, Race K, Katrina K, Cora L, Ryan N, Vance S

February 27, 2017 | 7:15 am

54th Annual Hawaii Regional Scholastic Art Awards

Congratulations to Mr. Tam and Ms. Kim on three of their students receiving awards at the 54th Annual Hawaii Regional Scholastic Art Awards at the Hawaii State Art Museum on February 25, 2017.  This is the most prestigious art competition in Hawaii!

Tiffany E:  "Stars"; Drawing & Illustration; 2D Gold Key - Group 1 Award

Jiaxing F:  "Hallway"; Drawing & Illustration; 2D Silver Key - Group 1 Award

Kaia P:  "Cat"; Printmaking; 3D Silver Key - Group 1 Award

February 22, 2017 | 8:59 am

Media Finalists:  Clarence T Ching Contest

Announcing the finalists of the 7th Annual (2016) "Inspired in Hawaii" Essay, Poster, Digital Poster, and Video Contest!

The students, their teachers and their families are invited to an open-seating awards program, where finalists will be announced and introduced.  Prizes and certificates will be awarded to the grade level winners, including cash prizes to the winning teachers.  Event will be held at Kahala Mall, Center Court on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 from 5:00pm-6:00pm.

The following NVMS students are finalists:  Ethan-Michael CC, Micah V, Xavier A, Tiffany S, Erin Y, Erika T.

February 22, 2017 | 8:45 am

Results of the 2017 UH Manoa Regional Science Olympiad

The Science Olympiad is "a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of K-12 science education, increasing student interest in science, creating a technologically literate workforce."  It consists of 10 events, all with different rules and requirements.  Our students participated in 6 different events.  While we did not qualify for the Hawaii State finals, we managed to place in the following events:

3rd Place:  "Write It Do It" (Sorren M and Polo Archangel J)

2nd Place:  "Wind Power" (Gabby L and Sky R) AND "Food Science" (Matilda M and Rachel S)

1st Place:  "Experimental Design" (Tiffany S, Natalie K, and Katrina K) AND "Invasive Species" (Micah N and Carlyn K)

This was truly a team effort and we are proud of their hard work and hope they continue to strive for excellence in their academic journey.  Thank you to our Science Department for making this day possible:  Mrs. Brown, Ms. Fung, Mr. Wong, and Mrs. Itano.

February 21, 2017 | 6:03 pm

Morning Traffic Requests & Reminders

-To reduce congestion, try to drop off your child on Kanau Street.  This is the school's official drop off street.

-If you do drop off on Halemaumau Street going makai (towards the ocean), please be sure to drop off your child curbside.  Avoid dropping off your child on the street.  Also, as much as possible, be sure your child has everything with them to avoid opening your car trunk.

-If you are dropping off your child going mauka (towards the mountain), be sure to instruct your child to use the crosswalk and to be cautious and alert.

-Please AVOID making any U turns.

-If your child rides a bike to school, remind them NOT to cut in front of cars or pedestrians.  Advise them to leave home early to avoid rushing through traffic.

-You may enter the school parking area before 7:15am and after 7:55am.  If you do park, please be sure to park on the grass.

-Drop Off tip to avoid stressful situations:  Target your arrival time to NVMS before 7:30am.

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