Mahalo to the Hawaii Wildlife Fund and Laupahoehoe Public Charter School

Hawaii Wildlife Fund (HWF) and Laupahoehoe Public Charter School’s sixth graders teamed up to spruce up Hilo’s bayfront on Friday.

bags full of trash, weighing in at around 55 pounds, were removed from Hilo’s bayfront Friday morning by 6th grade students from LPCS at a beach clean up hosted by a local non-profit, Hawaii Wildlife Fund"

Bags full of trash, weighing in at around 55 pounds, were removed from Hilo’s bayfront Friday morning by 6th grade students from LPCS at a beach clean up hosted by a local non-profit, Hawaii Wildlife Fund”

This cleanup was in preparation for Sunday’s Ocean Day Mālama Kanaloa event. In only one hour, 10 students and 5 adults managed to remove 1,082 pieces of trash from the bayfront – approximately 55 lbs in 2 bags. The crew mostly picked up land-based trash including lots of cigarette butts along with some more interesting finds like a cow bell, a shaving razor, and several small bundles of derelict fishing nets.

A 6th grader, from Laupahoehoe Public Charter SChool (LPCS) removes a large tire from Hilo’s bayfront on Friday, March 7 during a beach clean up with Hawai’i Wildlife Fund.

A 6th grader, from Laupahoehoe Public Charter SChool (LPCS) removes a large tire from Hilo’s bayfront on Friday, March 7 during a beach clean up with Hawai’i Wildlife Fund.

HWF is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Hawaii’s native flora and fauna

To learn more about regular beach cleanup opportunities on Hawai‘i and Maui Islands, please contact HWF at kahakai.cleanups@gmail.com or see our website at www.wildhawaii.org.

 

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Laupahoehoe School Converts to Charter

Laupahoehoe High & Elementary School officially converts to Laupahoehoe Community Public Charter School (LCPCS), July 1, 2012. LCPCS staff will open the school on Monday, July 2 at 7:30 a.m.

The LCPCS vision is to provide students kindergarten through 12th grade a quality public education that is both experience-based and connected to the community.

Student applications for the upcoming school year are still being accepted.

The first day of school is Wednesday, August 1, 2012. In preparation, LCPCS is holding several events:

A “Volunteer Orientation” will be held on Saturday, July 7, 10-11a.m. in the school band room. LCPCS is looking to match the school’s needs with volunteers for tutoring, classroom assistants, shop project volunteers, after-school and office helpers, assistant coaches and more. Parents and community members are encouraged to come and see how they can be involved.

A “Parent & Student Orientation/Teacher & Staff Meet and Greet” is on Saturday, July 14 from 2-4 p.m. in the school cafeteria. There will be a short presentation introducing Director Dr. David Rizor, teachers and staff, followed by games and other opportunities to mingle. Information regarding registration, school uniforms, lunch and bus fares, and after school programs will be available. Light refreshments and shaved ice will be provided.

The LCPCS Interim Local School Board will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, July 10 from 6-8 p.m. in the school band room.

LCPCS invites and encourages the participation of parents, students, staff and the community ohana to guide its evolution into a learning institution where students succeed, families are engaged and teachers thrive.

More information on LCPCS can be found at http://www.laupahoehoecharterschool.com.

 

Three DOE Board Members Resign Over Laupahoehoe Charter School Decision

Three members of a panel overseeing Hawaii’s charter schools have resigned over a decision involving a rural Big Island school.

Laupahoehoe Charter School

Charter School Review Panel Chairman Carl Takamura, former Chairwoman Ruth Tschumy and Pualani Akaka resigned Thursday, saying the Board of Education disregarded their work.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser (http://bit.ly/ybOkm8 ) reports Tschumy’s resignation letter cites the board’s reversal of the panel’s decisions on converting Laupahoehoe School into a charter school.

More Here: 3 members of panel overseeing Hawaii charter schools resign over Laupahoehoe conversion | The Republic.

Laupahoehoe Charter School Appeals Submitted to Board of Education

On December 8, 2011, the Hawaii Charter School Review Panel (CSRP) tripped over itself, again, in unlawfully taking action against the charter of the Laupahoehoe Community Public Charter School (LCPCS).

Here are the following documents pertaining to the Laupahoehoe Community Public Charter School (LCPCS):

1. December 29, 2011 Appeal on behalf of LCPCS from the Charter School Review Panel’s Revocation of Charter

2. Appeal Hearing Notification from Board of Education – Revocation of Charter

3. Appeal Hearing Notification from Board of Education – Denial of Amendment to Detailed Implementation Plan.

Please contact LCPCS Interim Local School Board member Steve Strauss at stevenstrausslawyer@gmail.com or 808-969-6684.