Whether they’re listening to a journalist discuss the devastating effects of drought on the Moloka’i deer population, or participating as panelists alongside filmmakers in a national discussion about the power of place-based storytelling, IPA’s Grade 6 Design Tech students are earnestly exploring ideas around environmental justice.
Five Middle school students recently participated in the MathCounts Competition Series, competing in the virtual O’ahu Chapter Competition on February 5, 2021. They competed individually in the Sprint and Target rounds, which focus on speed/accuracy and problem-solving/mathematical reasoning, respectively. IPA performed well and Jinghao Li ‘25 scored high enough in the Chapter Competition to advance to the Chapter Invitational Competition held February 25, 2021.
IPA’s annual interactive, hands-on Make a Difference Day was converted to an engaging, meaningful, and impactful virtual experience this year with students participating in the Students Rebuild Change Maker Challenge, helping to raise funds for a number of organizations.
ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY middle school students had a special opportunity to reconnect with former classmate Kea Peahu, star of the new Netflix film Finding ʻOhana. She and the film’s director, Jude Weng, joined Grade 6-8 students, faculty, and special guests for a Zoom Q & A where they shared their insights and experiences in the film industry.
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.