ACADEMICS

Welcome!

During the school week, students participate in educational activities in the areas of Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Science, Health, Physical Education, Visual & Performing Arts, and Hawaiiana. Technology and critical thinking are integrated across the curriculum. Classroom teachers also provide appropriate instruction to students with unique needs and talents, including Special Education, English Language Learners, Gifted and Talented and Project BRIDGES.

Other student programs include: Student Council, Peer Mediatiors, Junior Police Officers (JPO), and Junior Library Assistants (JLA). Haha`ione also provides many opportunities for our students to participate in community service. Our goals are to create student leaders and a sense of civic responsibility.

In addition, Haha`ione provides qualifying students with an after-school care program called A-Plus, as well as an early morning care program provided by Kama`aina Kids. We also encourage programs to rent our facilities and offer enrichment opportunities to our children after-school. Examples include Japanese language, Mandarin, math tutoring, visual arts, hands-on science, and hula. For more information, please click on After School Programs.

HOME COMMUNICATION THROUGH TECHNOLOGY

Track Your Child's Progress

Create Parent accounts to link with your child's account.

It will inform you of your child's progress within the program. Please ask your child's teacher for a Home Edition setup instructions if you would like access. Instructions for all programs were distributed earlier this school year. Please allow 3-5 days for processing.

LOGIN for Renaissance Home Connect (Accelerated Reader for grades K to 1st)

V-Math Live Accounts are for all students.

Click on the files below to view information on the program

VmathLive Parent Letter_2014_Eng (1).pdf
Vmath Live Parent Quick Ref_Eng_2014 (2).pdf

STUDENT SURVEYS

STUDENT Resources

Curriculum

Hawaii is following the Common Core State Standards in Math and Language Arts. We are still using HCPSIII (Hawaii Content Performance Standards) in all other content areas.

Our Math curriculum is Stepping Stones. It is implemented in grades K-5.

For more information, please click on the link. http://www.origoeducation.com/hawaii-adopts-origo-stepping-stones/?mageloc=US

Our ELA (English Language Art) curriculum is Wonders. It is also implemented in grades K-5. Students with this curriculum are given a student account in which they are able to play games that enhance their learning with their curriculum being taught, review vocabulary for the week, use a digital anthology, and much more.

Haha`ione's Science and Social Studies are currently addressed in our PYP Units of Inquiry.


  • Hawaii State Standards
  • GLAD -- As part of Haha`ione's commitment to the growth of the whole child, students participate in GLAD. GLAD days occur on a six day rotation for each grade level and include instruction in Music, Visual Arts, Mandarin, and Physical Education. The Music, Visual Arts, and Physical Education classes are aligned with the Hawaii Content Performance Standards (HCPS III). GLAD Calendar

Grade Level Staffing

Kindergarten (4)

1st Grade (4)

2nd Grade (4)

3rd Grade (4)

4th Grade (6)

5th Grade (4)

Special Education (4)

Art Bento and Artists in the Schools (AITS)

Through the generosity of the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Haha`ione students have the opportunity to participate in various fine arts programs.

Art Bento

The Art Bento Program @ HiSAM is a museum education program. This four-part standards-based program emphasizes the arts and verbal literacy through classroom lessons with a teaching artist from the HSFCA’s Artistic Teaching Partners (ATP) Roster and a visit to the Hawaii State Art Museum (HiSAM). All four segments of the program actively engage learners through responding to art and connect to current arts standards and ELA Common Core Standards.

For School Year 2014-2015 Grades 2, 4, and 5 will be participating in the Art Bento program.

Artists in the Schools (AITS)

The AITS Program provides an engaging learning experience through residencies with qualified teaching artists from the Artistic Teaching Partners (ATP) Roster. The teaching artist in residency collaborates with classroom teachers to develop and implement lessons that integrate their art form with other core curriculum areas, such as language arts, math, social studies, and science.

For School Year 2014-2015 Grade 1 will be participating in the Artists in the Schools program.

For more information, please visit the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts website at : http://sfca.hawaii.gov/

E Mele Kakou

E Mele Kakou is a special program that is offered to our 4th grade students. They attend class on dance, song, music theory,history on ali`is Royal Hawaiian Band and Hawaiian culture. The culminating event is singing at the I`olani Palace with the Royal Hawaiian Band. For more information on this program, please visit http://www.hmhof.org/news/archive/2003/e_mele_2003.html


Gifted & Talented

Haha'ione "Gifted & Talented Program"

At Haha'ione Elementary School, we are moving away from labeling students. Current research reveals that labeling students as "Gifted & Talented" can often lead to students avoiding challenges and limiting their growth. Instead, we strive to provide all students with opportunities to grow and progress through differentiation within the classrooms. Watch this video: https://bit.ly/2CK8OWq

However, we do realize that there are some students who may need a more specialized program of studies that will provide them with opportunities and experiences that will challenge and further develop their thinking, reasoning, and problem-solving skills.

To determine the need for a more specialized educational program, a committee consisting of the GT Coordinator, the Student Services Coordinator, the current classroom teacher, and other school representatives will review a student's records which could include: assessments, information from parents/caregivers, information from current and previous teachers, current and previous report card grades, and work samples. If a student is found to need a more specialized educational program, the student will be provided with accommodations and modifications to the general education curriculum to meet his/her unique needs and talents.

New students who were eligible for a GT Program at their previous school will need to be re-evaluated upon enrollment at Hahaione Elementary School. Please contact our Student Services Coordinator at 397-5822 x3 or email her at: wendy_shigeta@notes.k12.hi.us if your child is new and was eligible for the GT Program at his/her previous school and you feel that he/she may need a more specialized educational program, you may request an evaluation.

Evaluations for a more specialized educational program may be requested at any time from anyone who knows the student, including the student themselves. To request an evaluation, the nominator should complete a "Request for a Learning Profile Assessment." If the requester is a parent, the parents should also complete a "Parent Information Sheet." Forms should be submitted to the Student Services Coordinator via the Main Office.