September 2012

Emma Scott Wins Honor at Maui County Fair Art Exhibition

September 28, 2012

Eighth grader, Emma Scott received a well-deserved honorable mention at the 2012 Maui County Fair with her designer shoe, Woodsy Modern. For this Middle School art project, students were asked to investigate and reveal their views of their identity through shoe design. With this project, students are given the opportunity to establish not only symbols, [...]

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Just One Small Voice

September 26, 2012

“I am just one small voice in the middle of a crowd; I keep my thoughts inside me, afraid to sing out loud.  I am just one small voice in a busy, troubled world; I want to make a diff’rence, and have my voice be heard.” These are the opening lyrics to Don Besig and [...]

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Text Based Socratic Seminars

September 24, 2012

A Socratic seminar is a way of teaching founded by the Greek philosopher Socrates. Socrates believed that; students learn best by asking questions.  During a Socratic Seminar it is the teacher’s job to moderate the discussion instead of leading the discussion. Students read a text and develop leveled questions to lead the discussion. Socratic Seminars [...]

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Please Donate to The Jingle Bell Ball Auction

September 21, 2012

Aloha Maui Prep ‘Ohana, Our parent volunteers are meeting to begin planning for the 2012 Jingle Bell Ball. This event will be held on Saturday, December 1, at the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua. For our new families, the Jingle Bell Ball is our annual holiday gala, a benefit for Maui Preparatory Academy financial aid program. Plan to [...]

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Dr. Adams Visits the 5th Grade Medical Students

September 20, 2012

On Tuesday, the 5th Grade Class was so excited to have Dr. Kari Adams come to our class as an expert on Human Body Systems. In eager anticipation of her visit, our medical students compiled over 30 questions for her to answer! Dr. Adams answered every one of their questions…and more!  After her visit, two [...]

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AP Language Investigates Knowledge versus Understanding

September 17, 2012

AP Language students have the task of analyzing literature across various time periods to interpret rhetoric, and application to our own conversations. Each Monday students in AP Language participate in a Socratic Seminar, a discussion based on Socrates method of asking questions to increase one’s understanding of a given topic. Students prepare higher level thinking [...]

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The Lower School Loves to Read!

September 16, 2012

On September 15, 2012, the Lower School team traveled to Oahu to attend “The Sisters” conference.  This was thrilling for the team because the Sisters, Gail Boushey and Joan Moser, are the creators of the Daily 5 and the Literacy Cafe, the Lower School’s new literacy program.  This was the first time they have ever presented [...]

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Celebrating Hawaiian Culture Through Hula

September 14, 2012

On Friday, September 14 the Maui Prep ‘Ohana was treated to a special hula performance by fifth graders Kassidy Howeth, Amelia Graham, Rachel Bergson, and Chloe Chin. The girls belong to Na Pua O Kapi’olani hula halau and dance under the direction of Kumu Kathy Holoaumoku Ralar. The girls performed “Ke ao Nani”, a chant which was [...]

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Poetry Slam!

September 13, 2012

On Wednesday, the 9th grade English classes hosted a Poetry Slam, inviting their families, and other classes at Maui Prep. Students had been working diligently on 14 different poems, each assigned with a different poetic device, or format. Although the students were a little apprehensive they presented their poetry to family members, 6th grade, and [...]

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Homework Club

September 11, 2012

Homework club is a support resource available for Middle School and Upper School students on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 3:00-4:30p.m. Students can get one-on-one support for their homework as well as work with their peers on common assignments. Today we have students working on SAT preparation, as well as homework for their current classes. [...]

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Exceptional Summer Reading Projects

September 10, 2012

Over the course of the summer students ventured on a literary vacation, many of which were documented through exceptional Summer Reading projects. Students had several options for their completed project and many of the students chose to create dioramas documenting their journey through the novels. Some of the most outstanding student projects exhibited their enthusiasm [...]

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Performing Arts Off To A Running Start

September 8, 2012

Q. Smith as Mrs. Andrews in the stage tour of “Mary Poppins” Wow!  What a great start we have had in the Performing Arts Department!  Last week, Troy Otto and JJ Jerome performed a fantastic rendition of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” in a dueling ukulele fashion.  A video will be uploaded to the Maui [...]

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