Makaha Elementary

WELCOME TO MAKAHA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL!   The SURFERS are RRPPing IT!   Respect - Responsibility - Positive Attitude - Perseverence ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~WELCOME TO MAKAHA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL!   The SURFERS are RRPPing IT!   Respect - Responsibility - Positive Attitude - Perseverence ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Upcoming Events

Date: 9/3/2018
Fall Picture Taking
Date: 9/13/2018
Date: 9/14/2018
PT Conference Week - School Ends @ 100pm
Date: 10/1/2018 10/5/2018, 11:59 PM
National Custodial Workers Appreciation Day
Date: 10/2/2018

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Principal's Message

Welcome to Makaha Elementary School where our school community works together to StriveHI (high).

I would like to send a warm welcome to our students, parents, community members, teachers and staff who live and work in our Makaha community.

As we move deeper into the 21st century, our children are being asked to learn new skills that will help them be successful in a global society and digital world. To help our children become global thinkers, our Makaha community will need to live and model our Makaha Elementary School vision of becoming a community of learners who inquire, reflect and apply knowledge to become responsible, well-rounded individuals.

The new common core standards will challenge our students with higher performance expectations, and the relationships we create will form the building blocks and foundation that will help us work together to provide supports for our children.

It takes a village to raise a child… and these new educational challenges will take all of us, working together as a community of learners, to help ensure our children are provided with the guidance to become successful 21st century thinkers and learners.


Nelson Shigeta

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News and Announcements


RAMP stands for "Recognized American School Counselor Association Model Program." Our counseling team engaged in a rigorous internal program review process to ensure we are providing a high quality, standards and needs-based counseling program. This accomplishment represents three years of dedicated and challenging work that is already paying dividends for our students. In the photo, Student Services Coordinator Mariko Thompson, School Counselor Dane Toyama, School Counselor Kelly Sceppe, and Principal Nelson Shigeta attend the ASCA recognition reception in Los Angeles, CA.
Congratulations Team!

Hawaii's 2018 National Outstanding Assistant Principal Award Program

On April 22, The Hawaii Elementary and Middle School Administrators Association (HEMSAA) honored Cecile LaMar from Makaha Elementary as the 2018 Hawaii Outstanding Vice Principal. at the Hale Koa Hotel. The National Association of Elementary School Principals is committed to preparing assistant principals to step into the principal role. The NAESP honors assistant principals who are doing a superb job in their roles. She will be traveling to Orlando for the NAESP conference in July where she will be honored with the other Outstanding Assistant Principals across the United States.

SPRING 2018 Complex Newsletter

Nānākuli-Waiʹanae Teachers Earn National Recognition!
Increase in National Counseling Program Certification
Nānākuli-Waiʹanae Schools Become HI AWARE Schools
Mākaha Elementary School’s SEL 'Ohana Night
5th Annual Game-Based Battle of Math Skills - Dimension U
NPAC Receives R.I.S.E. American Grant


A HI AWARE School is one that has a score of 70% or higher (Makaha 97%) on TFI, teaches the 17+ 1 Proactive Classroom Management Strategies, is Using Data on Belief Barriers to shift towards restorative practices and trauma informed care rather than punitive practices. They also include the HI Aware staff in their Multi-Tiered Systems of Support team and collaborate on very challenging youth.

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