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IMPORTANT: All Families Urged To Attend

posted Aug 13, 2019, 1:35 PM by Patti Cook   [ updated Aug 14, 2019, 11:45 AM ]

This is the most important gathering of the year for families to meet teachers and staff and learn about how best to support learning and progress.  Please RSVP today and please arrive on time to make the most of it - MAHALO!

Please Save This Date & Maybe Win An iPad Pro!

posted Aug 6, 2019, 7:54 PM by Patti Cook   [ updated Aug 13, 2019, 2:23 PM ]

WMS 7th Annual Fun Run will be fun & family friendly and it will help WMS raise funds for our popular after-school K(Arts) program!  Please join us -- or, consider contributing!  

Cross Country Practice Begins!

posted Aug 6, 2019, 7:16 PM by Patti Cook   [ updated Aug 14, 2019, 1:27 PM ]

Sign-ups: Until Aug. 16, 2019

Practice Location:  WMS field - meet behind P-03 on basketball court

Days & Times: Mon. 2:30 – 4p; Wed. 1:30 – 3p; Thur. 2:30 – 4p

Questions: Coach Tamaye (808) 345-9190

Ø  Practice will include stretching exercises, balance and coordination, breathing, and of course distance running.

Ø  Uniform: Shorts, t-shirt, athletic shoes, jacket

Ø  Season Schedule: TBA

Ø  Please arrange pick-up for your athlete after practice.

Ø  If pick-up is unavailable, transportation will be provided

Students Invited To FIRST LEGO League Informational Meeting

posted Aug 6, 2019, 7:11 PM by Patti Cook

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 10:10-10:20 a.m. - Morning Recess in Z101 or See Miss Murphy 

Yearbook Photo Day - Free Dress! (Dress Code applies) - Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

posted Aug 5, 2019, 8:48 PM by Steven Smith   [ updated Aug 5, 2019, 8:52 PM ]

First Day of the 2019-20 School Year for Students - Monday August 5th, 2019 7:55 a.m

posted Aug 5, 2019, 8:44 PM by Steven Smith   [ updated Aug 5, 2019, 8:51 PM ]

Daily attendance on time is critical! 2019-20 SY Bus Routes - Waimea - East (wet) side & Kawaihae - West (dry) side . Please have your child waiting outside 5 minutes prior to pick up time.

WMS May Day Ho'ike

posted Aug 5, 2019, 4:30 PM by Steven Smith

May 17, 2019 - Historic Thelma Parker Gym.
Please see WMS Facebook page for wonderful stills and videos!


King:               Keli’i Lactaoen

Queen:              Lindsay Tagudan

                            Princess         Escort

Big Island:     Dallas Branco             JR Sakai

Maui: Kailana Langan              Makani Miranda

Moloka’i: Pu’uwai Anderson            Nathaniel Jose

Lana’i:   Victoria Berinobis          Zacchaeus Kaneki-Naha

O’ahu: Taylor Reyes             Keolamauloa Pilayo

Kaua’i: Jaylah Kekoa             Titus Chong

Kaho’olawe:   Precious Lara Sanchez Jordan Barcinilla

Ni’ihau:   Amber Berry             Jordan Barcenilla

Kako’o:   Cheyenne Goepfert-Hutchings  

Jenifer Oliveros Rios

5 WMS 8th Graders Earn 'College Pathway Scholarships'

posted Aug 3, 2019, 6:34 PM by Patti Cook

Five Waimea Middle School (WMS) exiting 8th graders were awarded $1,000 “College Pathway Scholarships” to encourage them to complete high school and pursue college and career goals. 

Recipients of the scholarships include Jade “Ulu” Kaiawe-Masuda, Taylor-Lynn Reyes and Ruby Stevenson, all of whom have been accepted into Parker School for 9th grade for fall 2019, and also Shane Beeder and Amber Berry, who have been accepted into Hawaii Preparatory Academy.  The awards were presented during 8th grade Exit ceremonies Friday, May 31. 

The scholarships are sponsored by Dr. Roger Gremminger, an active community volunteer at WMS for a number of years.  Dr. Gremminger grew up in Wisconsin with seven brothers and sisters on a small family farm in a family of meager means.  He attended seminary for nine years which introduced him early to community service.  Four years before completing seminary, he shifted focus to medicine, and, thanks to hard work and the support of his parents and older sister, he was able to go to medical school and achieve his goal of becoming an emergency room physician.

The support he received from his family to pursue higher education, and his early years of involvement in helping others, inspired him to continue giving back to his community even while working as an ER doc.  For many years, he dedicated hundreds of volunteer hours to assist as a physician at free clinics to ensure that quality health care was available to many.  His “giving back” continues even after retiring to Waimea.  From personal experience, he knows that completing high school and pursuing further education in college can open many doors   He therefore decided four years ago to commit personal funds to establish annual scholarships for exiting WMS 8th graders.           

“Our students earn this scholarship through their own pa’ahana (hard, industrious work) and “living” our school’s IKAIR core values.  As important is the support they have received from their family and our schoiol’s dedicated teachers and staff,” said WMS Principal Janice English.

“We are indebted to Dr. Gremminger, both for his time and his financial contribution to making 28 scholarships available over the past 4 years.  We are a community school; we need and welcome community involvement in the lives of our students. This is a little out of the box thinking for middle school but definitely appreciated, especially by students’ families, and we hope it motivates others to work hard and make the most of their middle school years, said English. 

Dr. Gremminger plans to initiate more college or career scholarships next school year for WMS alumni who will then be graduating from Honoka’a High School. 

WMS 2019 May Day Ho'ike

posted May 9, 2019, 12:43 PM by Patti Cook   [ updated Aug 3, 2019, 6:28 PM ]

Please join us - Friday, May 17, 2019 in historic Thelma Parker Gym for one of Waimea's longest standing traditions featuring a May Day Court and all students chanting, singing and dancing!  This year's theme, "Waimea, Kau I Ka Hano - Waimea, Placed On High" will celebrate our school-community's connection to this place, its history and traditions!  Doors open at 9 a.m.; Performance at 9:30 a.m.  Free.  No RSVP - just come.  Please wear a lei!  

WMS 8th Grade Exit Celebration!

posted Apr 6, 2019, 5:42 PM by Patti Cook   [ updated May 9, 2019, 2:28 PM by Steven Smith ]

Friday, May 31, 2019 at The Westin Hapuna Beach Hotel - Grand Ballroom!  A ho'ike celebrating three years of learning and growing as a pathway to college, career and life!  

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