Nānākuli-Wai’anae Complex Area

"All the children of Nānākuli & Waiʻanae belong to us" "Na kākou nā keiki a pau o Nānākuli me Waiʻanae."

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Check out the Spring 2020 Dashboard of Nānākuli-Wai'anae Complex Area:

Our Dashboard contains data and reports that display the performance of the complex area, schools and student groups on a set of state measures to assist in identifying strengths, challenges, areas in need of improvement, and our promises.

Nānākuli-Waiʻanae Complex Area Health Corner

Resources to help you and your keiki stay happy and healthy. If you have any health related questions, or content you would like to see, please do not hesitate to contact your Hawaiʻi Keiki Nānākuli-Waiʻanae Complex Area Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Courtney DeConto at: cntr.cdeconto@k12.hi.us
Click on the link for more information: Health Corner

This Week NW Complex Would Like to FEATURE...

Waiʻanae Elementary Principal:
Ms. Ray Pikelny,
2020 Masayuki Tokioka Excellence in School Leadership Award Recipient
The Masayuki Tokioka Excellence in School Leadership Award was created to make a difference in public education by recognizing outstanding public school principals in Hawaii for their efforts to provide high-quality learning opportunities for their students.
Pikelny has been principal of Waianae Elementary for nearly three years. Under her leadership, the school and community have undergone a positive shift in operation and attitude. She often tells her staff their jobs involve more than just teaching; they can potentially have a life-altering impact on students and their families. With that mindset in place and several innovative programs in practice, the school has made tremendous strides in creating positive and nurturing relationships among teachers, students and the community.  SWIM (self-respect, worth it, involved and mindset) is one such program for students that rewards and supports positive behavior. Students earn SWIM points for attendance, academics, behavior and acts of kindness. Those points can then be redeemed for SWIM dollars to be used at the school’s online storefront or to shop on Amazon.
Pikelny plans use her award monies to start a school-led credit union using the school’s SWIM dollar system. Students and their parents would be able to learn about finance by attending financial literacy workshops, incorporating opportunities to make money while participating in literacy activities. They would also be able to apply their learnings about financial management through the credit union’s various accounts and programs like long-term financial planning.
Congratulations Ms.Pikelny!  We are so proud of you!
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Superintendent's Message

Aloha Mai Kakou,
There are many issues and challenges that the State of Hawaii is facing due to the current COVID 19 health situation.  The Hawaii Department of Education has been actively working in partnership with the Governor and the Department of Health/Center for Disease Control to issue updates on information and guidelines for our schools to follow in planning for the levels of emergency that we may face in the event of increasing cases in Hawaii.  
The Nanakuli-Waianae Complex Area Leadership and School Principals are in weekly conversations to ensure consistency in our decision making and clarity on directions for operations as we move forward in the next few months.  There are school plans being developed to address the issues of student and employee extended absences, continued educational support for students, communication plans to parents, students, and employees via school websites and social media with links to the Hawaii DOE sites for resource information.  For up-to-date information regarding COVID-19, visit the Nanakuli-Waianae Complex Area (nwcomplex.org) or your school and Hawaii DOE websites (Hawaiipublicschools.org). 
Please reach out to your school principals and vice principals should you have any questions about the current situation.  We will need to work together as a Nanakuli-Waianae Community in addressing this concern for our schools and all those who support the education of our haumana.  
Mahalo Piha,
Sione Thompson, Nanakuli-Waianae Complex Area Superintendent 
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News and Announcements

Leihoku Family Shows Appreciation

Leihoku Staff got a special surprise from a Thoughtful and Generous Family.  The family provided them "Thank You" Gifts for all that Leihoku do for the Waianae community.  We are grateful to be working in such a loving community.  
Check out Honoring Aloha: The HĀ Challenge for pictures of showcasing ALOHA

NEW!!! Added Schools serving Breakfast and Lunch for our KEIKI starting April 27th

Starting on April 27th Leihoku Elementary and Waianae Elementary schools will become Hawaii Department of Education Breakfast and Lunch Program distribution sites following the same pick up times as the other sites. We want to extend a warm Mahalo Nui Loa to the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center for assisting all this time in providing access to these meals for our haumana.

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