KWON students in grades kindergarten through three are learning about reference books. They are using encyclopedias and atlases in book form as well as iPad applications. Students used Google Earth on a laptop as well as on the iPads and Encyclopedia Britannica online, which they LOVED! They watched two videos, one for atlases and one for encyclopedias. Last week they searched dictionaries and learned about guide words, alphabetical order, and definitions through this video and through exploration. Students will use these sources to research their grade level topics in the next few weeks!
Kamehameha preschool students visited the library last week to hear Mr. Kekoa and Aunty Danette read about the weather in Mo Willems Elephant and Piggie book, Are You Ready to Play Outside? For games that involve Elephant and Piggie, click here! Mr. Kekoa also read a book about firefighters to the students to remind them about their recent visit to the Fire Station! The students loved the books and enjoy coming to visit the KWON library once a month!
All KWON students in grades K-6 will code for one hour during the week of December 8-14 along with millions of children around the world! Let's do this! For more information, go to hourofcode.com!
Ka Waihona o ka Naauao (KWON) will begin the accreditation process on Sunday, October 26, 2014 when a five member team from across the islands and United States converges on our school campus. The team will review KWON's educational environment and program. The accreditation process has been a long and arduous but worthwhile one for the students, staff, governing board, parents, and community partners of KWON. See below for FAQs about KWON's accreditation process.
What is accreditation?
Accreditation would recognize that KWON maintains standards that allow graduates entrance to other reputable institutions of learning. The goal of accreditation is to ensure that the education provided by KWON meets acceptable levels of quality.
Why get accredited?
Accreditation confirms KWON's ability to provide a rigorous and worthwhile educational option for our students. The accreditation process allows stakeholders the opportunity to examine the school's academic standards and educational program to make improvements and set goals for future growth.
Who is accrediting KWON?
Hawaii Association of Independent Schools (HAIS) has put together a team that will review KWON's established operating standards, determine the extent to which the standards are met, and publicly announce these findings.
What are other details I should know about accreditation?
Accreditation is usually awarded in 3 or 6 year increments; 6 years being the highest award. Every 3 years thereafter, independent teams will visit KWON to ensure that a quality learning environment is still present.
For additional information regarding Accreditation, go to the Hawaii State Public Charter School Commission's link or the Department of Education's link regarding accreditation.