ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY said mahalo and a hui hou to Lawrence Kama on Monday, August 31 as he retired from the department of facilities after more than six years of service to the school.
Laura Guzman knows that ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY is a special learning place where, with the right mind and heart, great things can happen. Guzman joined IPA on June 27, 2005 as the Secondary Spanish teacher, where she has continued for the past 15 years. She is one of seven current IPA faculty and staff members who are celebrating their 15th year of service.
ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY’s students give back to their community in many ways throughout the year, but IPA’s annual Make a Difference Day (MADD) provides an opportunity for the entire Secondary student body to contribute to the community in a meaningful way.
This year, the Grade 6 students used the design thinking process to create useful and creative solutions that addressed real-world problems for several organizations in the local and international community, including Wahiawa Botanical Garden, the Australian National Park Service, and Puʻuhonua O Waiʻanae.
On Saturday, May 30, the ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY Class of 2020 received their diplomas at a special drive-in, family-only ceremony on campus. Although this was not a traditional commencement ceremony, it was a memorable, unique, and heartfelt celebration of the Class of 2020.