Principal's Message

by Vicki McNeill, HS Principal and Alex Ramsvig, HS Dean of Academics

Image
Image

We wanted to take a moment to congratulate all the students who participated in the MS/HS play these past few weeks. "Look before you Leap" once again showcased our talented thespians and is indicative of our belief that student centered education creates extraordinary learning experiences for our kids. We feel so honored to have Robert St. John at the helm of our theatre program as he creates the environment in which it is possible for students to write, produce, act in, run the lights, set the scenes, provide the makeup and generally be responsible for all aspects of the production of the play. Mahalo to everyone involved in this amazing event!

 

This coming week will once again see an interim grade report released on ManageBac. You should expect, by Friday evening (March 15th), 2nd semester midterm marks report available in ManageBac under the "Report" tab.  This grade is not being reported on transcripts, but we are using it as a snapshot of where each student is currently performing. For DP students you will see a best fit grade for each class, and MYP students will see a mark for each criteria which have been assessed so far (potentially not all four). As this is just one moment in time during the term, grades can, of course, go up or down before report cards released at the end of the term.  

 

For grade 9/10 parents, we are seeking your help as we continue our efforts to fully understand the amount and kind of work our students are completing outside of class. 

We would appreciate you submitting this SURVEY which we believe will give us more accurate information to help us craft an informed, impactful response.

 

 I was reminded after a conversation with a parent recently, that one of the initiatives we are engaged in this year is a review of our assessment philosophy, policy and practice. The issue of homework naturally fits into this review and we have found the discussion engendered by this topic to be relevant and informative to that process. To that end, it is important to us to hear as many parent perspectives as possible and are hoping you will take the time to complete this brief SURVEY!

 

Thank you,

Vicki McNeill and Alex Ramsvig

COMMON GROUNDS SUMMIT starting March 15th

 

On the evening of March 15th, we will be showing the movie, Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock, which is a documentary about the Dakota Access Pipeline and the struggle for clean water. This movie shows The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's protest against the government's plan to construct an oil pipeline (the Dakota access pipeline) through their sacred land. It is a thought provoking film and we would love for you to come enjoy it with us!

 

We will show the film from 7:15-8:30 pm in the Wang followed by a community discussion.

MODEL UNITED NATIONS

 Aloha!


Our group is back and very happy to return to such a clement weather.  We toured New York City and visited many of its landmarks such as Ground Zero, Wall Street, Trinity Church, Time Square, Rockefeller Plaza and Central Park.  We also walked through China Town, Little Italy and Harlem. 

The conference was huge (3400 students).  NHSMUN gives award to delegations not to individuals.  The larger schools stand a better chance to get awards because they have a delegation in each of the 29 committees.  The Hawaii MUN League had a total of 17 students spread out in 6 committees.  All Hawaii students participated in writing resolutions in their respective committees and all LJA students engaged all heartedly in speeches and forum.

Our students were representing the Vietnamese delegation. 

Sidney and India participated in the UNCTAD committee on trade and development.  Cole and Hannah joined the UNPFII Forum on indigenous issues.

All Hawaii students helped in writing resolutions and LJA students spoke eloquently during their respective sessions and represented whole heartily their country and Le Jardin Academy.

 

 LJA MUN Club is preparing for our second annual conference on Saturday, April 6th.  You are all welcome to attend the LeMUN 2019.

 

On behalf of the MUN students I would like to thank you all for your continuous support.

 

Mahalo nui loa,

Isabelle Pualoa

Image
Image

We are so proud of our participating students:

India Spriggs, Sidney Grimsley, Hannah Kurosu and Cole Ewalt

 

Image

Saturday, April 13, 2019

6:30PM-10:00PM

Sheraton Waikiki

Honolulu, Kahuku and O`ahu Rooms

Paperwork and payment are due no later than Monday, April 1st

to Mrs. Omori or to Mrs.Broussard in the HS office.

Prom FAQs
Click HERE for the forms.
 

Image

BLOOD DRIVE- Thursday, March 21st

 

Donate to help those in need (and their families), or even to find out what type of blood you have. Even if you don't feel comfortable or can't donate, tell a family member or friend who can! It is super easy to sign up and save up to 3 lives! Snacks and drinks will also be provided to those who participate! 

To apply please (1) add your name to the Blood Drive 2019 OFFICIAL SCHEDULE and (2) have the parental consent form (attached below) signed if you are under the age of 18 and give it to me.

**Note: If you went to Laos for I-term you cannot donate**


WAIVER FORM

 

STUDENT AWARDS

 

Eight of our art students have won scholastic art awards this year.The ceremony to celebrate this achievement will be at the Honolulu State Art Museum THIS Saturday, March 16th from 3:00-5:00pm. The Scholastic Art Awards is one of the oldest and most competitive art competitions of our nation this is a wonderful accomplishment for our students. Gold Key recipients from a Regional Program of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are automatically entered into the national competition:
Halle Hetzler, 12th grade Gold Key - Painting
Claudia Rader, 12th grade Gold Key Photography
Kailey Suezaki, 12th grade Gold Key Pastel
Maya Martinez, 12th grade Gold Key Pastel
Gianna Sbarbaro, 12th grade Silver Key Pastel
Kiley Manser, 11th grade Silver Key Oil Painting
Monroe Meinhardt, 9th grade Silver Key Mixed Media
Kyla Korkowski, 9th grade SIlver Key Mixed Media

Image

5th Annual College Night- Monday, April 22rd from 5:30-8pm

 

Join us for an evening of college knowledge as the College Counseling Department brings in College Admission representatives from around the country to discuss a variety of college related topics.

 

The evening is targeted for our 10th and 11th grade students and parents.

Invitations will follow soon and RSVP will be mandatory!

 

Senior Parent Night on Tuesday, April 23 from 5:30-7:30pm

Image
Image

Cap & Gown, Tickets and other information will be discussed. Invites coming soon!

STUDENT HIGHLIGHT

 

Ninth Grader Kyla Korkowski's art piece, Washed Away, won second place in the High School category at the Chapman University Holocaust Art & Writing Competition last Friday.  We are all very proud of Kyla and the hard work she put into her piece! 

Image
Image

SERVICE PROJECT

 

We had ten Wild Kids with Dan and Tara Schaberg attend the Enterprise Urban Tree Planting event last Saturday in Waianae Kai State Forest. Alongside over one hundred volunteers, the team helped plant 750 trees, as part of reforesting the area that was devastated by a forest fire.

Image
Image

PROJECT GRAD LEI SALE

 

Order leis for friends, family and faculty.
You can pay online for easy and stress free
pick up on campus at the May Day program.

MAY DAY ORDER DEADLINE:
Noon, Wednesday, April 23rd

ORDER HERE

Image

Announcements & Reminders

MAP Testing Makeups-9th and 10th Grade Students

Individual Math and Language & Literature Classes

March 14th-March 22nd

 

Jamba Juice Sales- Friday, March 15th

Jamba Juice smoothies will be available tomorrow after school in the MS Courtyard. $5.00 per juice

All proceeds benefit the Class of 2019 Project Grad.

 

Blood Drive-Thursday, March 21st  8am-2pm

 

Spring Break-March 25-29th  

The High School Building will be closed.

 

Senior Art Exhibition

April 4th at 5pm-April 5th at 2pm

Come celebrate the amazing work collections of our DP Visual Arts Students in the Wang  Auditorium. The exhibit is open to all family, friends, students, faculty, and staff!

 

Junior/Senior Prom- Sheraton Waikiki

Saturday, April 13th 6:30-10pm

 April 1st is the deadline to submit forms and payment

 

5th Annual College Night-10th/11th grade

Monday, April 22nd at 5:30-8pm

 

Senior Parent Night- Tuesday, April 23rd at 5:30-7:30pm

More details to come very soon!

 

Tenth Grade PP Exhibition

Thursday, April 25th  (Times to be announced)

 

 

 Le Jardin 2019 Gala- April 27th 5:30-10:00pm

The Pacific Club in Honolulu.

Ticket Deadline:  April 10th

 Purchase tickets online at lejardin.givesmart.com 

 

May Day- Friday, May 1st from 8am-noon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HS ADMIN TEAM

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

Alessandra Broussard

HS Admin Assistant

261-0707 x1120

Office 2 on the second floor of the HS Building

HS CALENDAR

March - 2019
03/14/2019
 
 
03/25/2019
 
 
03/26/2019
 
 
 
 
03/27/2019
 
 
03/28/2019
 
 
03/29/2019
 
 
April - 2019
04/04/2019
 
 
04/05/2019
 
 
04/06/2019
 
 
Image
Unsubscribe from this eNotice.