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NEXT WMS Local Advisory Panel (LAP) Meeting:  4:30-6 p.m., Tues., Oct. 16, 2018 - STEAM Learning Center Demonstration Lab (Z105).  All invited!   Scroll to the bottom of this page to download the agenda.  

Our WMS Local Advisory Panel (LAP) usually meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 4:30-6 p.m. in the STEAM Learning Center Demonstration Lab (Z105).  The agenda will be posted prior to the meeting.    

Future meeting dates this SY: Dec. 4, Jan. 15, Feb. 19, March 12, April 16, May 21, 2019. 

About Ho‘okāko‘o Corporation 

Ho`okāko`o Corporation (HC) is a non‐profit charter management organization and local School Governing Board for three high quality, Hawaiian-focused charter schools, including Waimea Middle School.  HC serves over 1,500 children in Pre-K through 12th grade from high-need communities on Oahu, Moloka’i, and Hawai’i Island. About 81% of Ho‘okako‘o students are from low-income families, and 69% are Native Hawaiian.  

For more information, contact David Y. Gibson at (808) 983-3830 or email dgibson@hookakoo.org.    

Ho‛okāko‛o Website www.hookakoo.org

Ho‛okāko‛o Board Members

Ho‛okāko‛o Board Meetings

Ho‛okāko‛o website information about  Waimea Middle School - Local Advisory Panel


WMS Local Advisory Panel (LAP) 

When WMS became a public conversion charter school in June 2003, LAP became a very important part of school governance.  LAP provides all stakeholders (families, faculty, staff and community) an opportunity to provide input, share concerns and support student learning.  LAP is advisory.  According to our ByLaws, LAP consists of 3 family members, 3 teachers, 2 classified staff, the school principal, vice principal and community development director, Ho’okako’o Corporation staff and board members, and 5 community members.   All representatives except community members are self-nominated and then an election is held by their respective stakeholder group.  Once elected, these names will be forwarded by the principal to Ho’okako’o Corp. for affirmation.  

LAP meets monthly - the date and times to be set at the start of each school year by the group.  Meetings are occasionally rescheduled to avoid conflicting with holidays and other important meetings or school events. All meetings are open to everyone, and both the meeting dates and agendas are posted in advance on the school website.  All meetings provide an opportunity for interested parties to speak and bring up issues or concerns.

Family members are asked to consider nominating themselves.  Regular attendance at LAP meetings is required.  

For more info, please call Principal Janice English (887-6090 Ext. 225), call LAP Chair Jane Sherwood (896-0944), or Director of Community Development Patti Cook (937-2833).    

NOTE: We are recruiting Family members to serve on LAP.  Please consider self-nominating - a form with more explanation can be downloaded from below, or call one of us named above for more information.  

A monthly WMS LAP Meeting - all invited!  
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Patti Cook,
Aug 17, 2018, 9:44 PM
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Patti Cook,
Oct 12, 2018, 8:18 PM
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Patti Cook,
Aug 17, 2018, 9:43 PM
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Steven Smith,
Sep 17, 2018, 12:57 PM
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Patti Cook,
Aug 19, 2018, 7:55 PM
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Patti Cook,
Aug 19, 2018, 7:56 PM
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Patti Cook,
Aug 28, 2018, 9:58 AM