By Royden Abafo
Have you ever dreamed of being in a place where you don’t get...
Reflection, Excellence, Honor, and Tradition
Aka'ula School offers a quality, multi-age, transitional environment for Molokai students in grades five to eight.
We are committed to building a community where students, their families, and teachers are engaged in learning.
We believe in educating the whole child through a balanced curriculum that celebrates multiple intelligences and meets the needs of a heterogeneous learning community.
Learning, leading, and decision-making are fundamental collaborative processes practiced at Aka'ula School.
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An Awesome Labor Day
By Jalen Kalama
Where am I going? I’m going to Lanai!!! Lanai is a little island in the Hawaiian Islands and it is beautiful and very small. There is just one school and one gas station. It’s kind of like Molokai, but there is less of everything. I camped there for the entire Labor Day weekend. It was awesome seeing new things. This was the first time I had ever been to Lanai. Now I have been to five Hawaiian Islands: Molokai, Maui, Oahu, Hawaii, and Lanai. I hope I get to go again.
On September first, lobster season officially started. On that day, Mom was craving lobster so my uncle and I went diving. This was my first time diving where we did and it was pretty scary. It was around forty feet deep and the place we went to is known for sharks. In fact, we did see a shark. It was around six-feet long and it was wide. When we finally got to the lobster hole, my uncle went to the bottom and quickly caught two. After that, we immediately swam in, paranoid about any more unwanted creatures. The two types of lobsters we caught were the Hawaiian spiny lobster and the poni or purple lobster. They are both beautiful creatures. We went home and cooked our lobsters for my mom. It was another successful dive.
By Royden Abafo
Art auction! Anyone want to buy some beautiful sand art? Come on over to Rikki Cooke’s residence on September 27, 2013. Please come and enjoy the beautiful art created by Aka’ula School students. We’ve put a lot of time into our pieces. My piece is going to be a shark. I chose that because the shark is my aumakua. An aumakua is a guardian. I also drew the shark in tribal style to be more creative. I took a lot of time and got a lot of help. I did about four drafts. That was a lot of paper. Anyway, please come join us at our art auction. There will be a lot of nice pieces as well as ono snacks.
Investigating Environmental Issues
By Kepa Kaupu
Finally, it’s issues time. This year the issues we’re studying are about invasive species. My group is studying mosquitoes and the question we are asking is, "How can we reduce the mosquito population on Moloka’i?" We’re starting off pretty well with issues, but as we get more into the investigations, issues will get harder and harder. This year will be a tough one for me, because I am a group leader, but luckily I have two partners. Without them I wouldn’t be able to be successful.
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By Royden Abafo
Have you ever dreamed of being in a place where you don’t get picked on? Well if you have, welcome to AKA’ULA SCHOOL where “We Are A Bully Free Family!!” Sometimes students forget, but we all work together to remind each other. So, if you ever come and visit AKA’ULA SCHOOL, remember, “We Are A Bully Free Family!!”
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