Principal's Message

by Vicki McNeill, HS Principal


Welcome baby Atlas Samath Thomas to the LJA Ohana! Atlas was born on Monday December 10 at Kaiser Hospital and weighed 6 pounds 8 ounces. Congratulations Tammy, Ryan and the Thomas Ohana!


On December 6, Ten students were inducted into the Japanese National Honor Society. Mr. Ramsvig handed certificates to each newly inducted member.  They all looked very proud.  Congratulations! Omedeto!


On December 4, 42 students from Shimada High School in Japan visited us and shadowed our students in our Japanese and  Spanish Programs.  Shimada students experienced school life in the US.  Both Shimada and LJA students used their innate linguistic skills and communicated with each other.  Their feedback was very positive and they loved our school.


Select members of our Sophomore class participate in HS Poetry Out Loud Competition. Congratulations to winner Maggie Odom! 


HS Academics Thoughts

by Alex Ramsvig, HS Dean of Academics

Aloha All,


Happy last week of classes for Semester 1! As a reminder, all HS students have their end of semester examinations next week and should know where/when/what for each of their classes. As an additional reminder, only students who have completed the parent permission form should be on campus at any time next week when not taking exams. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Here are some general exam preparation tips:
Cells phones and studying are a bad combination. Encourage your student to have their cell phone in a different room while they are studying.
Build in study breaks. The brain is like any other organ in the body and can only operate at peak efficiency for so long.  A good break activity would involve physical activity (take a walk, do some quite stretching), as opposed to more mental activity (writing emails, texting).
Have a study plan- it is impossible to study everything for every subject all the time. Instead, block out time.
Remind your student that while examinations are "high pressure" in a sense, they should not be "high stress". These exams are only one data point used for the calculation of grades, and should be a reflection of their understanding for a whole semester. Please reach out if you notice your student moving from regular exam time stress into something more serious.

Have a great weekend!




Student and Guest Guidelines and Form 

Forms and Payments are due on Wednesday, January 16, 2019


Pomaika'i Ballrooms

Friday, January 25


$40.00 per person



LJA Holiday Craft Fair - Saturday, December 15 10:00am-2:00pm




Parents and students from class of 2019- we need your help! Project Grad is hosting a food booth at the Annual LJA Holiday Craft Fair on December 15 on our main campus. Parents and graduating seniors please sign up here to support our project grad efforts!


Announcements & Reminders

Holiday Craft and Gift Fair - December 15

Our annual Holiday Craft and Gift Fair will be held on December 15th from 10am-2pm. There will be over 70 craft and gift vendors! All items purchased at the food booths will go towards the Class of 2019 Project Grad! If you have questions, please contact Jennifer Souza at


HS Exams Week / DP Mock Exams Week - December 17-21

The HS Exams Week and DP Mock Exams Week will run from Monday, December 17th to Friday, December 21st. Students are ONLY required to be on campus during their designated exam period(s) unless this permission form is returned by Friday, December 14th to Tammy Thomas (Office 2, second floor of the HS Building). Click here for the exam schedule.


Jamba Juice Sales - December 21

Jamba Juice smoothies will be available every first and third Fridays of the month. The third Friday will be after school at the Lower and Middle School. $5.00 per juice. All proceeds benefit the Class of 2019 Project Grad.


Winter Break - December 24-January 7

Enjoy the holidays and time with your family and friends during our Winter Break! Students will return to school on Tuesday, January 8th.


PDD #3 - January 7

Professional Development Day #3 for faculty and staff on Monday, January 7th. 


I-Term - January 8-11

The High School will be piloting its first I-Term from January 8-11.


Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - January 21

Campus will be closed.


Winter Ball- January 25
Pomaika'i Ballroom, 6:30pm- 10:00pm

Grade 10 Parent and Student DP Night - January 29

More information coming soon!



Attendance Hotline

261-0707 x7004

Vicki McNeill

HS Principal

261-0707 x1020 

Office #1 on the second floor of the HS Building

Lizbeth Smith

MS/HS Registrar

261-0707 x3070

Office #5/6 on the second floor of the Gym

Alex Ramsvig

HS Dean of Academics & DP Coordinator

261-0707 x2325

Room 407A on the second floor of the HS Building

Krista Quint

MS Dean of Academics & MYP Coordinator

261-0707 x2050

Room 310 in the MS Building

Leah Magana

Director of Learning

261-0707 x1070

Office in the Main Admin Building

Christina Hoe

Experiential Education Coordinator

261-0707 x2110

Loft office in the Gym

Scott Liedtke

Director of College Counseling

261-0707 x2220

Room 407A on the second floor of the HS Building

Tammy Thomas

HS Admin Assistant

261-0707 x1120

Office 2 on the second floor of the HS Building


December - 2018
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