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Student Government Kicks Off the Year with Leadership Summit

Class Councils for Grades 9-12 and the Secondary Executive Council gathered together in the Student Center for the IPA Leadership Summit – a full afternoon of icebreaker activities, team building, and planning on Thursday, August 12.
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IPA Welcomes Teddi Anderson to the Board of Trustees

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY’s Board of Trustees recently welcomed Teddi Anderson to the board. Anderson brings her unique expertise, ideas, and perspectives to the school and will help IPA further its mission to empower students to… more w
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Design Tech Students Create Quilt for The Patchwork Healing Blanket Project

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY’s Grade 6 Design Tech students used design thinking to address important issues relating to social and environmental justice culminating in a class quilt they contributed to the international textile art project, “The Patchwork Healing Blanket: Piece-by-Piece and Country-by-Country."
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Class of 2021 Awarded More Than $8.2 Million in Scholarships

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY’s Class of 2021 has been awarded nearly $8.3 million in academic scholarships and awards. Nearly 80% of the seniors received an average of $223,000 in scholarships for a total of $8,277,430.
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Secondary Awards Winners for 2020-2021

Congratulations to the ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY Secondary students who have won academic awards and recognitions for the 2020-2021 school year.
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The Grade 5 American Revolution Museum Goes Virtual

Grade 5 students combined the arts and technology to create an impressively comprehensive and engaging multimedia website showcasing their learning for their American Revolution PBL as they asked themselves “How do we as artists create a website experience that connects our community with the people and events of the American Revolution?”
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The Arts and Social-Emotional Health During the Pandemic

For many students, the anxiety, isolation, and social-emotional distress they faced over the past year has hit hard. Creating art provides opportunities for student expression and outlets for difficult feelings. It gives them a medium to reflect and make sense of what is happening. IPA students have had music, visual arts, and theatre – and the support of their teachers – to help them cope with the pandemic.
Grade 5 students with awards from The Stock Market Game competition.

Grade 5 Stock Market Investors Win Big

Grade 5 students in Mrs. Yoshino’s computer science class recently competed in the 2021 Stock Market Game. Two of the teams took first and second place in the Hawai’i Elementary School regional competition. Team Pixel (Mckenzie ‘28, Avalyn ‘28, Kyler ‘28, and Reigne ‘28) placed first, and Team Alex (Alexander ‘28) won second.
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Grade 4 Students Create Mākeke Hana Lima, an Online Marketplace

Using a basic understanding of economics and all they have been learning about Hawaiʻi and its culture, Grade 4 students came up with the concept for and created an online marketplace, Mākeke Hana Lima (ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi for “handicraft”), selling products with a Hawaiian cultural emphasis that they made themselves.
13th Annual IPA Golf Tournament

13th Annual IPA Golf Tournament Wrap Up

For the second year in a row, the annual IPA Golf Tournament sold out with a full field of 160 golfers. Led by tournament committee chairs Lance Wilhelm, Gregg Kodama, Melanie Kim, and Cheryl Walthall, this year’s tournament raised a whopping $88,898 in support of IPA’s Tuition Aid program!

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