Accountability Center

July 2017:

Congratulations WMS Faculty & Staff: 
February 2017:

Congratulations - WMS Charter Renewed Thru June 30, 2020!

To review Contract Renewal Application (approved), please scroll to the bottom of this page and download entire document.

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January 2017:


December 2016:



October 17, 2016:

WMPCCS DEMOGRAPHICS - SY 2016-17

Grade

Males

Females

Total

6

47

44

91

7

37

37

74

8

42

42

84

TOTAL

126

123

249

 

 

 

 





 

Ethnicity

%

#

 

Ethnicity

%

#

Hawaiian/Part Hawaiian

50.20%

125

 

American Indian or Alaska Native

1.61%

4

Caucasian

16.47%

41

 

Chinese

0.80%

2

Filipino

11.66%

29

 

African American

0.80%

2

Marshallese/Ponapean

5.62%

14

 

Korean

0.80%

2

Japanese

5.22%

13

 

Samoan

0.40%

1

Hispanic

3.61%

9

 

Guamanian

0.40%

1

Portuguese

2.01%

5

 

Other

0.40%

1

 

Category

%

#

Free/Reduced Lunch Students

67%   

168

Special Education Students

11%

28

504 Students

5%

12

ELL Students

4%

9

Migrant Education Students

19%

47

Geographic Exception Students (from other districts)

3%

7

Homeless Students

0.9%

2




August 2016:

Waimea Middle School Facts

Principal

Amy Kendziorski

Vice Principal

Chris Barron 

Location

Waimea (Kamuela), Hawai'i

Year Founded

1916

Year Converted to Charter

2003

Governing Board

Ho‘okako‘o Corporation: 

Joseph Uno, Board Chair

David Gibson, Executive Director 

Dr. Robert K. Masuda, Waimea Board Member

Dr. Paul Nakayama, Waimea Board Member 

www.hookakoo.org


 

Grades

6th-8th  

Areas Served

Waimea-Kawaihae in South Kohala, Hawai’i Island

Students Served

6th Graders: 95; 7th Graders: 75; 8th Graders: 82

Accreditation

Western Association of Schools and Colleges 2014-2020

2-day Visit - April 2017 

 

 

Student Demographics (10/2/2015)

Native Hawaiian

  52%

Disadvantaged (Free/Reduced Lunch)

  68%

Special Education

504

  12%

    4%

English Language Learners

Geographic Exceptions

Pacific Islanders

Migrant Education

 

    5%

  11% 

    7%

  21%

   


 

Faculty-Staff                 

Administration:         2

Certificated Staff:    26

Classified Staff:        17


 

 

 

 


Academic Status

STRIVE HI: 

·         2013-14 – 158 of 400 – Continuous Improvement

·         2014-15 -  191 of 400 – Continuous Improvement

*          2015-16 - Continuous Improvement 


2015 SBAC & HSA:

Reading - 38% Proficient

Math      - 34% Proficient

Science  - 37% Proficient

STAR: 

·  Quarterly assessments in Reading and Math:  174 of 266 students demonstrated 1 year or more growth during 1st Semester 2015-16. 

·  Student Growth Percentiles (Goal is 50% or more)



  

Continuous Improvement Strategies & Partnerships 2014-15 SY: 

  • Schoolwide Reading – Includes full time reading specialist working with a 7-member teacher team to provide leveled reading classes for all students.  Secured $133,000 in private funding for 2015-16  with plans to continue in 2016-17.     
  • Annual Family/Teacher/Student Conferences: 83% participation with very positive feedback. 
  • Connecting for Success program funded by Hawai’i Community Foundation targeting students “at risk” for dropping out of high school; currently in year three and extended for year four due to success of the program.  Includes individual and/or group mentoring for 59 students. CFS also coordinated a schoolwide Career Exploration Day involving more than 40 presenters from a wide array of community businesses, organizations and service providers.  
  • Individual Student Learning Plans established for all Connecting for Success, ELL and Migrant students.
  • Tech Together STEM-focused classes funded by Partners in Development Foundation for all 6th Grade students included hands-on, place-based science lessons with cultural and environmental connections, culminating with family ho’ike.
  • Academic action plans are being created by departments to ensure aligned curriculum and assessments are in place schoolwide. 
  • AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) – Full implementation currently in 6th grade and expanding to 7th and 8th grades in 2016-17 to align instructional practices schoolwide. 
  • Accreditation Action Plans in progress addressing:   

o   Differentiated Instruction

o   Response to Intervention (RTI) System

o   Effective Teaching/Instructional Strategies

o   Formative, Classroom-Based Assessments

o   Inclusive Learning Environment

o   A Sustainable Budget and Fundraising

·         Exploratory enrichment classes (‘Ike, art, music, PE/Health, technology) - Incorporated into the school day.  

·         Free homework help/tutoring – Offered before and after school.  85 students.

·         Mala’ai: The Culinary Garden of Waimea Middle School – Classes for all students connecting core curriculum, land stewardship, culture and health with lifelong learning.  

·         ‘Ike Hawai’i – A blend of exploratory classes, cultural lessons and protocols integrated into core curriculum and Mala’ai Garden with cultural practitioner expertise, with extension to 

           include families and community with Waimea Education Hui, Na Kalai Wa’a, 10th Annual Ka Moku O Keawe Makahiki Festival and others.

·         ‘STEM Instead’ Summer School for extended learning and student engagement, in partnership with 21st Century Community Learning Center/Friends of the Future, Kohala Watershed Partnership, and several others.  Plans to expand for summer 2016.  60 students. 

·          K(Arts) – A partnership with Kahilu Theatre providing free, semester-long after-school fine and performing arts classes with culminating performances for school and community.  75-85 students/semester.     

          Athletics – A partnership providing after-school cross country, volleyball, basketball and track & field.  100 students.    

          Robotics – An after-school STEM opportunity; students participated in FIRST Lego League district competition, with one team qualifying for statewide competition.  20 students. 

·         School Resource Officer (SRO) – A partnership with Hawai’i County Police Department; started December 2015 to support students, staff, and the community.

           

Family Engagement

·         Comprehensive family communications program in place - Including Student/Family/Staff Compact, Student Planner, Weekly Envelope, website, Facebook, newsletters, calls 

          home, Jupiter Grades, signs/banners, family nights. 

·         A Family and Community Outreach Coordinator to be in place March 2016 with new faculty-staff subcommittee and LAP work group supporting this effort.

       

Financial Sustainability & Resource Development (2014-15 SY)

      Working to engage all stakeholders in creating a sustainable budget.   

     Intentional collaboration w/ Kamehameha Schools, Charter School Commission and current and potential partners to improve student achievement and financial stability. 

·         Secured $1.1M in partnerships including (cash and in kind) for 2015-16 YTD; includes significant funding from The Neilan Foundation ($800,000+ to date).   

·         Development Coordinator to be in place March 2016 to collaborate with Ho’okako’o Corp., faculty, staff and LAP. 

          A $15M 9-Classroom STEM Building under construction; projected occupancy Fall 2017.  


    Fundraising and development partners expanded to include additional support from Kamehameha Schools, University of California-Santa Barbara, the LAP Fun Run and Silent Auction, a 21st Century Community Learning Center grant in collaboration with Friends of the Future, HGTV Donation for arts education supplies, an ongoing KTA partnership, and new/expanded partnerships with Hilton Waikoloa Resort and The Fairmont Orchid.  New funding will enable including advanced and remedial reading and chorus into summer school 2016, and recruiting a Family and Community Outreach Coordinator to boost family engagement in student learning and success.  New funds also support expanded classroom reading libraries. 


October 2015:  

We are pleased with our student's progress - there's academic growth "momentum going in the right direction" and our students surpassed many other Hawai'i public middle schools.  


Please Scan down to see 2012-13 and 2013-14 Performance Reports.   

March 2015



February 2015
                                                                       

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Strive HI Results - Waimea Middle School:  











2013-'14 School Year





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To review our Wellness Policy, please scroll to the bottom of this page and download complete document. 

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In May 2013, the US Department of Education (USDE) approved the new Strive HI Performance System for Hawai'i schools.  Strive HI replaces many of the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) outdated and ineffective requirements with a system better designed to meet the needs of Hawai'i's students, educators and schools. To learn more about Strive HI, scroll to the bottom of this page and download the summary document or
 check out this link:             



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Annual Notification of Privacy Rights (FERPA - Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act)

Know your privacy rights as they apply to 1) student record information; 2) directory information; 3) surveys and other information collection; 4) military recruitment information. For more information on your privacy rights, the laws that protect them, and how to exercise your rights, contact your school administrator or visit  http://ferpa.k12.hi.us.  


Waimea Middle School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, disability or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups-ESE only. The following persons have been designated to handle inquires regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Amy Kendziorski, Principal, 67-1229 Mamalahoa Hwy., Kamuela, HI 96743 (808) 887-6090 Ext. 225 or email Amy_Kendziorski@wmpccs.org.




State of Hawai'i Complaints Procedure


There are two levels of complaints:

1) The first level if for school-level complaints that should go directly to school.  To learn more about the school-level complaint procedure, please click here and scoll down to ADM04 - Complaints Procedure.  

2) The second level is for complaints against the State.  The form used in this complaint procedure goes directly to the U.S. Department of Education and is not for daily complaints.  The State of Hawaii's Complaint Procedure and form can be accessed at http://doe.k12.hi.us/nclb/educators/






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