News and Announcements

The Marist-Makaha Pipeline

Hawaii school officials have a new strategy for filling teacher vacancies: Bring principals along on mainland recruitment trips. Makaha Elementary Principal, Mr. Shigeta, talks about the recruiting efforts at Marist College and how we support new teachers.


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.


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.

American School Counseling Association

Congratulations! Makaha Elementary School's counseling program has now met the criteria to become a Recognized ASCA Model Program by the American School Counselor Association. Makaha is one of more than 800 that have received this national recognition since the program’s inception (2003).


This safety video will help us understand how we can create a safer atmosphere for our visitors, students, faculty and families visiting Makaha Elementary School. Drive with Respect! Drive with Responsibility! Drive with a Positive Attitude! Makaha will Persevere!
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