Dodge-Dip-Duck-Dive & Dodge: Homecoming. This year, in place of the traditional Junior-Senior flag football game, the upperclassmen faced off against each other in a key Dodgeball match-up. The game started with a flurry of students running and gunning for every ball flying around.
A MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD OF SECONDARY DIVISION
First, I would like to appreciate all of the Veterans in our community in honor of Veterans day this week. I see a small part of the sacrifices made by these service members whom I have the privilege of working with at school and I am in awe of their commitment to our Country. Mahalo for all that you do.
This week, representatives from Hawai'i Association of Independent Schools/Western Association of Schools and Colleges (HAIS/WASC) and the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) met with many different constituent groups at LJA to assess our self-study and actual practice against IB principles and standards as well as best practices. We look forward to sharing their insight as we receive more information, particularly as it relates to our next Strategic Plan process. We are grateful for this process of self reflection, and we are excited to continue to grow and develop as an IB World School.
Have a great weekend,
NOVEMBER 16, 2022 | 6:00 P.M.
Students and Parents of Class of 2024, please join us.
A MESSAGE FROM THE OFFICE OF EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION
I-TERM UPDATES AND REMINDERS
Payment is due for all courses on November 5. Please make checks payable to Le Jardin Academy and note your I-Term course and student's name in the memo. You can also pay by credit card (note that there is a 3% processing fee for credit card payments). Email Experiential Education if you need additional support.
Know your course start date. Unsure? Check-in with your I-Term leaders for detailed information and review our Parent Meeting Slideshow from November 2.
The LJA Experiential Education Team was awarded a NOAA Bay Watershed and Training (B-Wet) grant to implement a Kawainui Youth Stewardship Certification (KYSC) program for all students in Ko'olaupoko. The first KSC cohort, comprised of LJA and Kalaheo HS students, met at Kahanaiki on Saturday, November 5, to mark the official launch of the program. As part of KYSC, students will develop leadership tools, gain experience organizing and leading community work projects at multiple sites around Kawainui Marsh, deepen existing biocultural knowledge, and develop a complex understanding of wetland conservation. Each KYSC student will design and implement a personal action project at one of several sites with the support of LJA faculty and Impact Mentors, conservation experts, and leaders of local community-based organizations. For more information about KYSC and how you can get involved, please contact the Experiential Education Office: Avery Filer, Joel Saito, Ossian Nichols, and Christina Hoe.
COMMUNITY WORK DAY
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2022 | 9:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.
The Wild Kids Stewardship Council will host a work day at Nā Pōhaku and would LOVE to have you all there!! Please RSVP.
When: Meet on campus at 8:30 a.m. Shuttles will start taking volunteers over at 8:45 a.m. Shuttles will begin returning volunteers to campus at 11:45 a.m.
Who: LJA Community
What: Restoration and conservation work at Nā Pōhaku
Where: We will work at Nā Pōhaku but will first meet on campus. Park in the high school parking lot. You will be shuttled over via LJA Van
Long sleeve (recommended)
Refillable water bottle
Home lunch and snacks
To RSVP or if you have any questions or comments, email Joel Saito.
A SUMMARY OF HOMECOMING SPIRIT WEEK
PATRICK STRINE, STUDENT ACTIVITIES COORDINATOR
This year, we kicked off Spirit Week festivities with morning coffee and some ice cream on Wednesday afternoon, courtesy of the Wild Kids Academy's Happiness Hut team and PFA representatives.
The next event was an inter-grade basketball tournament on Thursday. In the first round, the Seniors mounted a furious comeback late to defeat the Freshman-Sophomore squad and disappoint the raucous crowd, who were rooting for the underclassmen upset. On the other side of the bracket, the Junior team displayed tough defense and excellent offensive chemistry, and pulled out a tough fought win over a stunned Faculty team, which came down to a final Faculty 3-pointer that ricocheted off the rim. In the Basketball Championship, the Juniors squared off against the Seniors. Both sides played hard and ultimately the Seniors emerged victorious, taking with them basketball bragging rights.
To conclude the Spirit Week festivities, LJA hosted the homecoming dance. It was a magical night at the Kerr Lookout. We want to thank all the vendors for their help and support to make Homecoming the best experience possible for our students.
SHE KILLS MONSTERS BY QUI NGUYEN
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2022 | 6:30 P.M. TONIGHT'S PERFORMANCE CANCELLED
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2022 | 6:30 P.M.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2022 | 5:00 P.M..
LJA's fall theater production is about to be unleashed! Described by Concord Theatricals as "a comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters is a high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture – a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all." R. Kevin Doyle will direct, and assistant director and head of design is student Jamie Matthews. Other students participating include Evelyn Errico-Hutler, Thomas Finnegan, Abby Ward, Hannah Cornish, Hannah Gaines, Dena Brennan, Andrew Everest, Rowen Ewalt, and Kayla Lee. Design support is provided by the Visual Art Academy and the Theatre for JEDI academy.
STUDENT RESERVED PARKING LOT IS FULL
Le Jardin Academy has Student Reserved Parking stalls and Daily Student Parking stalls on a limited basis on campus. Unfortunately at this time, all the Student Reserved Parking stalls are allotted for.
There are five (5) Daily Student Parking stalls available at a rate of $5.00 per day. To request one, please follow these procedures:
- Students are required to complete the request for Daily Student Parking form the day before it is needed, and will have access to the form daily from 6:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- Students will select a numbered parking stall in the form. A note on the form will indicate when all stalls are full.
- Students will be issued a parking permit on the requested morning from the Security Manager at the high school parking lot.
- Students are required to display the parking permit by attaching it to their rear-view mirror in their vehicle.
- Students will need to make payment to the Business Office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. after parking for the day.
If you have any questions, call, Eli Omori, Security Manager at 808-469-9287.
November 11- Veterans Day
Class of 2024 (Students and Parents)
at 6:00 p.m. RSVP here
For help while on campus, call 808-491-7909, 6:30 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. Monday-Friday
Spirit Store Questions:
All tech questions should be directed to email@example.com
LOST AND FOUND NEWS
Items will be cleared out regularly on or about the first and third Friday of each month.