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.
October 17, 2016:
WMPCCS DEMOGRAPHICS - SY 2016-17
Waimea Middle School Facts
Student Demographics (10/2/2015)
· 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
· 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:
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.
· 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.
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.
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Strive HI Results - Waimea Middle School:
Understanding the report:
2013-'14 School Year
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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/