August 2016

Our School ‘Ohana Has Grown!

Welcome to our new Vice Principal Chris Barron, who is originally from Santa Barbara, California. After 10 years  living in San Francisco, he and his wife are excited to raise their family in his wife's hometown of Waimea. 

Mr. Barron taught English and History at a public high school for several years in San Francisco before   beginning his Masters program at the Principal's Leadership Institute at UC Berkeley.  Prior to joining WMS, he was an Assistant Principal in San Francisco Unified School District for five years. 


There are quite a few more to welcome:

· Mahealani Yamashita – ‘Ike Hawai’i Resource Teacher (please click here to read more)

· Stephanie Luck - Reading Teacher

· Joseph Moiha – Bus Driver (Uncle Ray Aina has returned!)

· Angela Pastores - Connecting For Success Outreach Coordinator

· Cara Bertelmann - Math PTT

· Jacob Mirels - Migrant Education PTT

· Suzi Herhold - CFS Counselor (please click here to read more) 


 May 2016 - Ho'okako'o Appoints Ms. Amy Kendziorski As WMS Principal 




Contact:  Amy_Kendziorski@wmpccs.org or Cell: (808) 494-9902

May 2015 - Welcoming our new Registrar for the 2015-'16 School Year 


Mrs. Lorna ("Mas") Muromoto is WMS new Registrar.   

She takes the place of WMS' long-time Registrar Mrs. Betty Healy, who is now the DOE District Resource Teacher/Registrar.  

Mas has taught PE, Health and business classes at WMS since 1989, and has also taken on Student Activities and Leadership classes here at WMS.  Other professional experience includes working with the YMCA on Oahu prior to beginning her teaching career.                                                                              

Mas is highly motivated and excited to work in this new capacity. 


Contact: Lorna_Muromoto@wmpccs.org  Tel: (808) 887-6090 Ext. 228


Meet Our Local Advisory Panel (LAP) Chair


Colin Miura, who was formally appointed LAP Chair in October 2014, comes from a family that values education and public schools -- both of his parents were public school teachers.  Born and raised on Hawai’i Island, he has a marketing degree from Hawai’i Community College.  He is a 30-year employee of KTA SuperStores and is currently Store Manager for the Hawai’i Island grocery chain’s Waimea store.  He began with KTA as a bagger and has worked in almost every department until his current role.    

He and wife Lisa have three children with the oldest two daughters currently attending WMS as 6th and 7th graders.  Both came to WMS from Waimea Elementary School. 

Actively committed to public school family-community involvement, Colin served as an elected member of the Waimea Elementary School Community Council (SCC) and was Vice Chair for the 2011-’12 SY, and Chair for the 2012-’13 SY.  (SCC is the DOE/regular public school equivalent of LAP and serves in an advisory capacity to the Principal.) 

Colin has also served on various boards and committees for his church as well as for an islandwide merchants association and community organizations such as Jaycees and Rotary.  He has also been involved in fundraising for numerous charitable organizations including Hawai’i Island United Way, American Heart Association and American Cancer Society.   

The WMS LAP represents all school stakeholder groups including students, families, faculty, staff, school administrators, community representatives and members of Ho’okako’o Corporation, our not-for-profit Local School Board. 

Everyone is invited to all LAP meetings and no RSVP required.  Time it provided on the agenda of every meeting for family and community input.   

For info, please call WMS Interim Principal Amy Kendziorski (887-6090 Ext. 225) or the school’s Community Liaison Patti Cook, call 937-2833.  

For more info, click here to see LAP ByLaws, Membership Roster, etc.  

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