Ke Kula 'o Samuel M. Kamakau
Laboratory Public Charter School

School Reopening Plan UPDATES: The return date for Kamakau students has been delayed. Hui Keahiakahoe grouped students will physically return to campus on Monday, August 17th. Hui ʻIolekaʻa grouped students will return on Tues, August 18th.
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Manaʻo Kahu/Hope Kahu

Aloha mai kākou,
Welcome back to the second semester at Kamakau! We are excited to celebrate our 17th year as a Hawaiian Medium School on January 8, 2017. We have many exciting school events planned for Spring 2017, including some of the following-
• January 21, 2017
• Makahiki Kuilima- a community educational event at Turtle Bay, focused on Makahiki games and celebrations
• February 18, 2017
• Hoʻomau Concert- A benefit concert for all Hawaiian Immersion schools, Preschool through grade 12 on the island of Oʻahu, at the Bishop Museum
• March 17, 2017
• Nā ʻAlapa Kamakau- school fun run/walk in Haʻikū valley to continue our fundraising efforts for a permanent Hale ʻAina (multi-purpose gathering place)
Elementary Grades (Preschool-Grade 6)
• Third Quarter focus of study- Mea Kanu & Holoholona/Plants & Animals
• Fourth Quarter focus of study- Kanaka/People
• AITS Grant- Elementary grades are currently preparing a hana keaka (play), Culture of Ma Kai: Performing Stories of the Ahupuaʻa
College and Career Program- Our students are blessed with the numerous opportunities exposing them to a successful future in college and/or career. Some being offered during the 2016-2017 school year include the following- 
• Kīkaha Nā ʻIwa- A partnership with the Kamehameha Schools to provide a college & career counselor on campus to provide some of the following services
• College tours
• Career Exploration- guest speakers, career days, mock interviews, etc
• Resume building
• Personal Statement/College applications
• Financial Planning and Scholarship searches
• Dual Credit Offerings- A partnership with Windward Community College, where college courses are offered to all eligible students in grades 9-12
• SP 151- Speech (3 credits) offered Summer 2016
• HWST 130- Olapa I (3 credits) offered Fall 2016
• HWST 270- Hawaiian Mythology (3 credits) offered Spring 2017
• Test Prep HI- SAT test prep coach, Mr. Karelitz meets weekly with our students to prepare them for the SAT/PSAT/ACT with general test taking strategies
Me ke aloha,
Meahilahila Kelling, Ed.D.       Kamehaʻililani Waiau, M.Ed.
Kahu, Director                         Hope Kahu, Principal