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Hualalai Academy secure through end of academic year

Hawaii 24/7 Staff Hualalai Academy parents and students were shaken Friday when they received a message from the board of directors chairman detailing financial troubles. However, a second message issued Sunday by Head of School John Colson calmed concerns that the private K-12 school may have close its doors before the end of the academic […]

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Hualalai Academy to suspend high school next year

MEDIA RELEASE Hualalai Academy has announced it will suspend operations of its high school program for the 2014-15 school year. No changes will be made to the curriculum or programming serving the 11 students enrolled in grades 9-11 at the academy. “Every student at Hualalai Academy is a valued member of our ohana and we […]

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Colson named head of Hualalai Academy

MEDIA RELEASE The Board of Directors of Hualalai Academy has selected Hawaii veteran educator and school administrator John Colson as its Head of School effective July 2013. “We were seeking a dynamic, compassionate, forward-thinking and resourceful educational leader and we struck gold with John Colson,” said Dr. Matt James, Hualalai Academy search committee chairman and […]

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John Colson named Hawaii Prep Acting Director of Development

Hawaii Preparatory Academy (HPA) Headmaster Lindsay Barnes announced today that a man known and admired by many in the HPA community will return to the school that he served in numerous capacities for 23 years. John R. Colson, most recently the principal at Waimea Middle School, has been named HPA’s Acting Director of Development. Colson […]

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More than 300 people call for explanation, reversal of decision to remove principal

Waimea community turns out to lambast school board

More than 300 people call for explanation, reversal of decision to remove principal

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Hookakoo Corporation Board of Directors accept Colson's resignation effective March 31

School board to address Waimea principal’s departure

Hookakoo Corporation Board of Directors accept Colson’s resignation effective March 31

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Waimea students rewarded for returning wallet

Waimea students rewarded for returning wallet

Special to Hawaii 24/7 Two Waimea Middle School seventh grade students — Luke Brouwer and Bodie Glasscock — made their families and school extremely proud by doing the right thing last week when they found a wallet at Parker Ranch Center and turned it in. “I … looked inside and there was around 400 bucks […]

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers helps underwrite uniforms

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers helps underwrite uniforms

MEDIA RELEASE Public safety is a priority with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and to better educate children, families and communities that live in areas where dangerous unexploded ordnance (UXO) may be a fact of life, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has developed a simple but powerful “3Rs – Recognize, Retreat and Report!” […]

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Waimea Middle School back-to-school 'Gear Up'

Waimea Middle School back-to-school ‘Gear Up’

MEDIA RELEASE With just two weeks left before the start of the 2011-’12 school year, Waimea Middle Public Conversion Charter School will hosts its annual back-to-school “Gear Up” for three full days – 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, July 27 to Friday, July 29 to better accommodate working families. “Gear Up” provides families an opportunity to […]

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Waimea Middle School’s Student Poetry Slam! (March 10)

Waimea Middle School’s Student Poetry Slam! (March 10)

MEDIA RELEASE “Slam Poet Kealoha’s presence at Waimea Middle Public Conversion Charter School absolutely revolutionizes what we are doing here,” Principal John Colson says. “When I was in school, you couldn’t have paid me to get up in front of an audience and present something I wrote,” says Colson, who admits he almost turned down […]

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Waimea students tackle emergency preparedness

Waimea students tackle emergency preparedness

MEDIA RELEASE On Friday, Jan. 28, a Waimea Middle Public Conversion Charter School eighth grade class will morph into teams of scientific, emergency preparedness and communications experts to save lives on a tiny volcanic island for a high-tech simulation of an approaching hurricane and an erupting volcano – all to commemorate the 25th anniversary of […]

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SpaceClass lesson 'Orion's Path' brings moon survival into Big Island classroom

Waimea students pioneering space education program

SpaceClass lesson ‘Orion’s Path’ brings moon survival into Big Island classroom

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Waimea school to experiment with testing strategy

MEDIA RELEASE No one at Waimea Middle School could have dreamed that saying ‘No’ to student furloughs and ‘Yes’ to chewing gum might be among the local decisions they would make when they voted to become the state’s first public conversion charter school back in 2003. “But these are the kinds of decisions local schools […]

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Waimea school offering free summer 'jump start'

Waimea school offering free summer ‘jump start’

  MEDIA RELEASE To help incoming 6th grade students experience a smooth transition from elementary school to middle school, which includes changing classrooms and interacting with a half-dozen or more teachers, Waimea Middle Public Conversion Charter School is again offering a free, 14-day summer “Jump Start” program from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday, June […]

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