Girls’ Cross Country Wins Second Place at State Championships!

by Stephanie Kirkham, Communications on November 4, 2014

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Maui Prep girls cross-country team with their 2nd place trophy.

Congratulations to the girls’ cross country team for placing second among Division two schools at the November 1 HHSAA State Cross-Country meet held on Oahu. Each athlete ran a great race and Maui Prep’s own MIL champion, Sophia Johnston (so.), finished 14th out of the 199 qualifiers with a time of 19:44:95.  Both Corey Patton-Losner (fr.) and Alexa Narayan (so.) placed in the top 100.  Other scorers contributing to the team effort were Jessica Kingwell (so.) and Jamie Advincula (jr.).  The second place finish earns its spot in school history as it is the first time Maui Prep has placed as a team at the State Championships.

The lone Maui Prep qualifier in the boys’ race was Niels Jeske (jr.), beat his state qualifying time with a time of 18:55.82.  He placed 100th out of 200 runners.

State Qualifiers

HHSAA Cross-Country State Qualifiers

The team’s two coaches, Dennis Nakamura and Keenan Reader, were able to be in Oahu to support the team.  They dedicated many hours training (and running with) the cross-county athletes this season; and it is rewarding to see all the hard work pay off.  Way to go Pueo!  Click here for more photos.


Maui Prep’s First MIL Cross-Country Champion

by Stephanie Kirkham, Communications on October 29, 2014


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Maui Prep sophomore Sophia Johnston, MIL Champion!

Maui Prep boasts another MIL champ. Sophomore, Sophia Johnston was crowned the Girls’ Cross-Country MIL Champion last Saturday at Keopuolani Park in Wailuku.  She finished the 5K race almost 30 seconds ahead of the next competitor with a time of 19:54.38 and came in with a strong finish.

Sophia enrolled in Maui Prep last year and decided to join the junior varsity cross-country team.  Although she had never run in previous years, Sophia won the Junior Varsity championship meet and has only continued to improve.  She has dedicated her season to working hard and gives credit to her coaches, Mr. Keenan Reader and Dennis Nakamura, for pushing her to achieve her best results.

The girls’ team placed third overall and for the first time in Maui Prep history, qualified to enter the State meet as a scoring team. They are hopeful of a second place finish among Division 2 schools. There were also several individuals that qualified to run on Oahu on November 1.  Alexa Narayan (so.) with a time of 22:58.18, Corey Patton-Lossner (fr.),  23:08.48; Jessica Kingwell (so.), 23:19.25; and Jamie Advincula (jr.), 25:33.62.

The Pueo boys’ cross-country team are a relatively young team and continue to work hard to improve their times.  Junior Niels Jeske, with a time of 19:22.81, qualified for States and will be joining the five girls in Oahu.

Way to go Pueo!


Can I Please Have Your Atomic Number?

October 6, 2014

Maui Preparatory Academy’s iSci (Integrated Science) students recently spent some time researching a chemist and ‘became’ that chemist through costume and character. Then through a ‘speed dating’ type format they had four minutes to see if they connected with each of the other chemists. The students portrayed early thinkers like Aristotle, alchemists of the 1500′s, and crazy-haired [...]

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Art in Full Swing

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After an extensive overview of the main elements of art and principles of design the art classes at Maui Preparatory Academy are in full swing. This week the 4th grade students have learned one-point perspective and are creating drawings of campus for display at the Maui County Fair. Students learned basic one-point perspective and then [...]

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Maui Preparatory Academy Students Share Their Artwork With The World

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Move Over Famous Artists! Maui Preparatory Academy artists are taking over the spotlight!  Starting this school year with a concentrated effort by utilizing  Artsonia, — the world’s largest online kid’s art museum — to display the students’ artwork, students work has already been posted for this school year. Anyone can view the school gallery [...]

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9th Grade English students put Tom Robinson on trial

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The best way to interpret a text is to live through the characters. The novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, has been studied in English classes for years; however, having students relive the famous trial of Tom Robinson is one way to have students understand the time period and the social situations involved. Students have been [...]

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Interim Week 2014!

January 7, 2014

DOWNLOAD YOUR GUIDE FOR Interim 2014! Maui Prep’s Interim Program offers middle and upper school students hands-on, experiential learning opportunities both on and off island. This special week of learning usually falls directly before or after spring break. The Interim Program, uniquely designed to challenge students beyond their perceived learning and comfort levels, encourages participants [...]

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Aloha e komo mai

December 20, 2013

This is Maui Prep, an incredible learning community, a special ‘ohana (family), a place where each student’s potential is ignited, where one’s higher order thinking skills are cultivated and refined, and where one’s passion for creativity and drive for innovation are nurtured. This is Maui Prep, the only secular preschool through high school program on [...]

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Community Service Opportunity: Surfrider Foundation Calls on Maui Prep this Saturday to Help Clean D.T. Fleming!

December 17, 2013

Aloha Maui Prep Ohana.  This Saturday there will be a two hour community service opportunity at D.T. Fleming Beach Park! Come out and join Surfrider Foundation Maui for its Holiday Beach Cleanup at D.T. Fleming Beach Park. Surfrider will provide burlap sacks and gloves; you bring a pair of hands and a readiness to treasure [...]

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Student Social Calendar Comes Alive in December!

December 6, 2013

One of the most cherished aspects of our community is our close-knit ohana.  This is definitely a virtue in many ways, but sometimes this smallness can make planning student social events a challenge.  To help address this challenge, the Maui Prep Student Council (Grades 6-8) and Student Senate (Grades 9-12) have partnered with other island [...]

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PTSO ‘Ohana Directory – Online Edition!

December 3, 2013

The Maui Prep PTSO is proud to present to you the Maui Preparatory Academy ‘Ohana Directory, 2013-2014 Edition. Please follow the link to access the online edition of the 2013-2014 Maui Prep ‘Ohana Business Directory.You have received your copy in the mail, and more are available in the Maui Prep Office. This directory is packed full [...]

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Maui Prep Partners with the Will Smith Foundation to Deliver Holiday Gifts to Moloka’i Foster Children: Join Us by Bringing a Gift!

December 3, 2013

The Holiday Season is upon us!  It is a season of family, food, gratitude, and gift-giving for many.  Each of us can help spread the joy of this season by looking out for some of the most vulnerable people in our community: foster children. The Maui Preparatory Academy Student Senate, in conjunction with the Will [...]

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