Wednesday
Dec162015

Innovations Mentorships Include Exploration in Film Making

Students in Innovations 7th and 8th grades participate in a mentorship program aimed at exploring areas of passion and interest in the community. Students develop a resume of skills and interests and interview prospective mentors in the community under whom they will work every Friday during school hours to learn their trade.

 

7th grader Micah Brackett was interested in film-making and photography. He took the opportunity to travel with Uncle Eli's elementary surfing interest group to photograph and video the students as they learned to surf at local area beaches. Micah then used this underwater video and photography to design a video demonstrating the skills he learned during his mentorship.

Wednesday
Dec162015

Innovations Participates in 2015 Christmas Parade

With the middle school band playing on a truck loaned to us from long-time supporter Alices family, students in grades Kindergarten through 8th sing "Christmas in the Sand" for the community on-lookers at the Kailua-Kona Christmas parade.

Monday
Apr062015

Celebrating Our Volunteers 2014-2015

 

 

 

Innovations learning community exemplifies a model of community networking and collaboration in educating students. With the help of our parents, friends, families and community volunteers students are provide opportunties for connecting the learning they do in the classroom with real-life applications in their local community. Volunteers mentor, offer resources, guide, advise, nurture and educate our youth.

Monday
May192014

Oceans of Fun: Innovations Kindergartners - 2nd Graders Share their Knowledge

Innovations 1st and 2nd graders share the knowledge they gained through their year-long study of the ocean through music, drama, dance and narration. Students work with Innovations' performing arts teacher Andrea Lindborg to write lyrics to popular music tunes that reflect the information they've gained about our precious ocean ecosystem.

 

Kindergartners open the performance with their rendition of "Island Style" as they prepare to take the stage for curriculum shares in the elementary grades.

Monday
May192014

Award Winning Anti-Bullying Video by Middle School Student

 

Innovations 8th grader Mingxia Hawkins created this award-winning video promoting anti-bullying efforts. Mingxia's video was awarded 2nd place in this year's statewide Pono Campaign.