School looks quite different still yet we are excited to have returned to full in-person learning for the 2022-2023 school year. Masks are now OPTIONAL though many still choose to wear them.
We are still accepting registration - please for an appointment to learn more about what makes WMS "A Place of Infinite Possibilities!"
Students receive a planner on the first day of school and are expected to record homework assignments daily. We encourage families to review it with them daily for school assignments and to track homework and behavior comments. Important school policies are included. Students must bring their Planner with them to class daily. There is a $5 charge for lost planners.
“School hasn’t always been easy for me….”
So said Kayla Miura when speaking to a schoolwide assembly of 6th-8th graders in the gym during our 2022-2023 Opening Day Assembly. This WMS alumni, soon to be a junior at the University of Portland majoring in psychology and minoring in Spanish, shared some pretty personal experiences including how when she got to middle school she realized she was going to have to work a lot harder than she was willing to.
“I spent most of my energy trying to fit in, hanging with the friends, and playing sports. I was even voted class MYNAH BIRD – aka, the one who talks too much, in their class yearbook” and she shared “I started to do poorly in my classes…” She then shared what it took to turn this around.
“So, before you tell yourself that you’re junk at something or that it’s too hard, give it a shot, ask for help, and try. Take accountability for your learning because no one else is going to do it for you.”
Terrific advice, Kayla! MAHALO for making time to share this with the next generation of students and we wish you the best this next school year in Portland!
That's Kayla Miura (center) with her dad, Colin Miura, who has served on our WMS Local Advisory Panel many years, and teacher Kara Onaka-Winters.
It's an annual schoolwide "war" of generosity and strategy organized by 6th Grade students to help find a cure for Leukemia and Lymphoma! This is one of many service learning projects students chose to initiate to be better connected to their community!
WMS students have consistently helped at Ulu La'au - Waimea Nature Park - and with Ke Ala Kahawai O Waimea - Waimea Trails and Greenways for well over a decade to give back to their community.
Campus Cash Introduced As Positives Reward!
CAMPUS CASH is one of many strategies our teachers and staff use to foster a positive learning environment.