Molokai High School update: Parents, students experience Senior Project ‘Ohana Night

With the school year now in full swing, a variety of activities are going on at Molokai High School and Molokai Middle School, including an ‘Ohana Night program that will commemorate Sept. 11, 2001.

At Molokai High School’s Senior Project ‘Ohana Night on Aug. 16, students and parents were able to get information on the Project’s primary components: the research paper, the portfolio, the community service action, and the panel presentation.

‘Ohana Night participants learned about the Senior Project links on the school’s website and spoke to MHS graduates Guy Brito, Ceriann Espiritu and Misty Mollena about their projects.
Present at the ‘Ohana Night were the high school’s administrative staff, Principal Stan Ha’o and Vice Principal Daniel Espaniola, as well as Kelley Dudoit of the UHMC Molokai Institutional Support.

Molokai High School Principal Stanford Hao.

Community adults interested in opportunities to assist with the Senior Project can call Senior Project Coordinator Karen Harada or email Senior Project Committee Member Glenda Kahoohanohano at You can also contact Senior Project Committee members Diane Mokuau, Nancy Lawrence, and Jocelyn “Pinky” Buchalter.

The Senior Project will be featured at a MHS community outreach meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 6 p.m., at Kaunakakai Elementary School’s cafeteria.

Book Break

At Molokai High and Middle Schools’ Book Break on July 27, teachers and staff members were the first to browse and borrow new and highlighted library resources.

Refreshments included specialty drinks and homemade muffins to provide a “Borders-like” setting for networking, collaboration, and lesson planning.

High school principal Stan Hao enjoyed a Hawaiian ancient games book while new Middle School principal Gary Davidson found a book that captured his interest in sculpture.

For a “Guess the Reader” library contest, teachers and staff members posed for pictures using their hands and a book as clues. Congratulations to special drawing winners Laura Buller and Glenda Kahoohanohano. Lucky number contest winners were Lori Kaiama, Rodney Nelson and Berna Puhi.

Hana Hou Tuesday

Every Tuesday, the Molokai High School and Middle School library is open to the public from 2-8 p.m. as part of the 21st Century “Connecting Molokai M’s” grant. Students and families have access to books, databases, computers, Ipads and ebooks. Tutors and refreshments are available to all participants.

Scheduled activities are:
Senior Project Support 2-8 p.m. on 9/13, 10/25, 11/1, 11/22, 12/13, 1/31, 2/21, 3/6, 4/10, 5/1
Science Fair Support 6-7:30 p.m. on 9/6, 10/11, 11/1, 11/15, 11/22, 11/29, 12/6
Commemorating September 11, 2001 ‘Ohana Night 6-7:30 p.m. on 9/13
Book Fair Family Night 6-7:30 p.m. on 10/18
National History Day Support 2-3:30 p.m. on 9/20, 9/27, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13

Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair will be held from Tuesday, Oct. 11-21 at the Molokai High School and Middle School library. Students can purchase well-priced bestsellers, children and young adult series, journals, games, learning kits, how-to books, and ever-popular cookbooks from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Families are welcome from 2-3:30 p.m. and on Tuesday, Oct. 11 and 18 from 2-8 p.m. Library work study and business students will present Family Night on Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. They will compete to convince eager readers to buy one of the students’ favorite books.


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