ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY celebrated being certified as a Blue Zones Project School and Worksite on Wednesday, November 25, becoming the very first school in the Kapolei area to receive certification as both a school and a worksite.
It’s always good to spread aloha! That’s why IPA Elementary students showed their support for their community by creating cards and messages for the patients at some of our local hospitals who can’t receive patients because of COVID-19.
History came to life for a group of 16 IPA Grade 5 students when they traveled to Washington, D.C. with their teachers, Joe Villaluz, Terry Fuller, and me, Lisa Lariscy. Their experiences on the trip helped them answer the Grade 5 Project Based Learning (PBL) question, “How do we as artists create a museum experience that connects our community with the people and events of the American Revolution?”
Grade 4 students had a day of enhancing knowledge, lā hoʻonui ʻike, as part of their unit of inquiry on Hawaiian history and culture. The special event was an opportunity for students to connect theory to practice, and also provided the opportunity for Grade 4 families to join in the learning experience with their children. The result was a wonderful family evening of sharing, learning, community, and connection.
Grade 3 students put everything they’ve learned about Democracy, Presidents, and Media into practice and organized the Elementary student body to vote on a theme for a Spirit Week day.