April 2012

Poetry in English Class

April 26, 2012

“Always be a poet, even in prose.” – Charles Baudelaire In a Hawaiian teenage world swirling with constant communication, sometimes language gets lost.  We forget to express ourselves gracefully and deliberately.  We pepper our speech with “likes,” “ums,” and “me and my friends.”  Our tongues are tethered to tawdry talk. Fortunately, there is liberation through [...]

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Digital Tattoos: Real Ethics in a Virtual World

April 26, 2012

Special Agent Arnold Laanui from the FBI speaks to students Special Agent Arnold Laanui from the FBI presented to middle and upper school students and faculty on the changes and dangers that adolescents, teens, and adults face from emerging technologies and social media.  “Digital Tattoos” looks at the culture of branding and examines how modern tools [...]

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Cultivating Environmental Stewardship

April 24, 2012

A little rain can’t stop us!!!  On Monday April 23, 2012, Maui Prep’s Lower School teamed up with the Ritz Carlton Kapalua’s Ambassador of the Environment for a day of activities focused on the environment and sustainability.  After cancelling our annual beach clean-up at DT Fleming Beach due to weather, the Ambassadors brought all of [...]

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Maui Prep “Schools of the Future” Forum: Social Media

April 18, 2012

As part of Maui Prep’s “Schools of the Future” initiative we host speaker forums to discuss the changing political, economic and cultural dynamics of the 21st century that can help us answer the question of  “What skills will best prepare today’s students to meet the challenges and opportunities of tomorrow’s world?” In working to advance [...]

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Congratulations Maui Prep History Day Students

April 16, 2012

Maui Prep is thankful for everyone for their support of the History Day students at the State competition this Saturday.  We are proud to announce that the following students received these awards: * Layla Nabavi – outstanding history project that used biographical sources from the University of Hawai’i Center for Biographical Research.  A $75 award [...]

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Youngest Ham in Hawaii?

April 8, 2012

Nathaniel Muto (age 11) may well be! This past Saturday, April 7, Nathaniel, Griffin Sager, and our own Mr. Cowan sat for the FCC Technician class exam at Civil Defense headquarters in Wailuku – and all three passed with flying colors! Our three test-takers have now earned their amateur (ham) radio licenses and beginning this [...]

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Pueo Tennis Upset Rival Lunas!

April 4, 2012

Despite missing several key players, the Pueo boys’ tennis team pulled off the upset victory of the season over west Maui rival Lahainaluna.  This was the first MIL West division loss for the Lahainaluna boys in two years.  Junior John Caputo, who normally plays doubles, started things off for the Pueo with a 6-4, 6-0 [...]

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