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2018 Hawaii National Distinguished Principal, Linell Dilwith

We are so proud of our Principal, Ms. Dilwith. She won the prestigious award for National Distinguished Principal this past weekend. Principal Dilwith will represent the State of Hawaii in Washington D.C. this fall where she, along with her peers from the other 49 states, will be honored.

April 22, 2018

Sonja Samsonas (Vice-Principal)

April 17, 2018

State Assistant Principal of the Year

Congratulations Vice Principal Samsonas! Mrs. Samsonas won the prestigious award for State Assistant Principal of the Year! VP Samsonas will be traveling to Chicago this summer where she will represent the State of Hawaii and be recognized amongst her national peers. Go Bucs!

Mrs. Yonamine nominated for History Teacher Award

The award will go to one Hawaii High School Teacher and one Hawaii Middle School Teacher who demonstrates a commitment to engaging students in historical learning through innovative use of primary sources, implementation of active learning strategies to foster historical thinking skills, and participation in the National History Day Contest. Congratulations on your nomination, Mrs. Yonamine!! Go Bucs!!!!

Ken Kakesako named a Milken Teacher of Promise

March 14, 2018

Our 7th Grade Science Teacher and after-school Wrestling Coach, Ken Kakesako, was just surprised during a Faculty Meeting with the National Milken Teacher of Promise Award.

Click here to read more about Mr. Kakesako.

April 25, 2018

RLSMS' has Award Winning Educators

RLSMS was highlighted on Hawaii News Now for our recent streak of eductor awards. This school year has been a winning year for RLSMS educators. Ms. Dilwith was recognized as Hawaii's National Distinguished Principal for 2018. Mrs. Samsonas was recognized as the State Assistant Principal of the Year. Mr. Kakesako was recognized as the Milken Teacher of Promise. Mrs. Yonamine was nominated for the Harris History Teacher Award. And Mrs. Morgan was the first teacher in Hawaii to win the $100,000 Dream Big Grant from Farmers Insurance. Click on the video to the right to watch the clip from Hawaii News Now.

April 2nd, 2018

Save the Date, May 5

Rummage Sale

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Help Stevenson's Association of Parents and Teachers raise funds for the students of Stevenson Middle School. Here's how you can help.

1. Spread the word. Share the information regarding our Rummage Sale on your social media accounts (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc).

2. Donate your gently used items. Bring your stuff to Stevenson on Friday, February 2nd and we'll take care of the rest.

3. Come shop! Bring friends and family to get the best stuff at incredible deals!

Hawaii State Science & Engineering Fair

This year was the 61st Hawaii State Science & Engineering Fair (HSSEF). Congratulations to the following students for their participation in the 2018 HSSEF. They represented our school and district well. We received positive feedback from the judges. We simply have amazing young scientists!

Sherie Agcaoili

Shalita Areeyaphan

Zoey Duan

Erin Nakamura

Seungyeon Noh

Kenta Sakamoto

Amy Taba

Lauryn Trader

HONSEF 2018 Competition highlights (thanks, science teachers, for showing your classes!): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIYM5ZJZZp0

Please subscribe to our YouTube channel to see more of the great things RLSMS is doing! http://youtube.com/c/StevensonMiddleSchoolHawaii

April 3, 2018

Zoey Duan's interview on ThinkTech Hawaii

Grand Award 2nd Place in the state Junior Division:

Zoey Duan

Best in Category: Shalita Areeyaphan & Zoey Duan

Broadcom Masters: Shalita Areeyaphan & Zoey Duan

Hawaii Psychological Association: Shalita Areeyaphan

Hawaii Entomological Society: Zoey Duan

Queen's Health Systems: Zoey Duan

March 26th, 2018

Cyber Safety Parent Workshop

All of our children are on the internet. Find out how to keep your child safe!

This is the second Parent Workshop on Cyber Safety.

Join us on Wednesday, April 4 for a presentation from local expert and Attorney General Investigator, Chris Duque.

Last day to RSVP is Monday, April 2!!

March 26th, 2018

Family STEM Olympics

An evening of fun, hands on activities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics for the whole family. You are invited to join us in our first family style competition. You will receive a bonus for bringing 1 or more family members with you! Tons of prizes- including gift cards and trophies!

Click here to RSVP!

January 25th, 2018


On February 17, 2018

Community Share:

Sacred Hearts Academy is hosting a STEM Workshop for girls. There will be fun, hands-on activities for girls (grades 5-8) who are interested in invention and innovation. Please visit the Sacred Hearts site for more details.

February 3rd

8:00 am-12:00 pm

January 25th, 2018

Who Loves a Great Deal?

Help Stevenson's Association of Parents and Teachers raise funds for the students of Stevenson Middle School. Here's how you can help.

1. Spread the word. Share the information regarding our Rummage Sale on your social media accounts (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc).

2. Donate your gently used items. Bring your stuff to Stevenson on Friday, February 2nd and we'll take care of the rest.

3. Come shop! Bring friends and family to get the best stuff at incredible deals!

January 19, 2018

Cupid's Chase

February 14, 2018 Fundraiser

Please support our school. Our goal is to raise $15,000.

On February 14th, Valentine's Day, RLSMS is having a FUN RUN to raise money for technology, educational programs, and musical instruments for our Band.

The event will include a rally, color run with obstacle course, and dance on the lawn! It is so much fun for the kids!

We are seeking both donations and volunteers for the event. If you would like to donate, envelopes went home with students this week. If you would like to volunteer, please email morgan@rlsms.com.

November 30th, 2017

Farmer's Insurance:

Thank America's Teachers Results

Congratulations to Trish Morgan!

RLSMS would like to thank every single parent, student, community member, and others who had supported and voted for our very own Trish Morgan in the Farmer's Insurance contest!

Because of everyone's hard work, Stevenson Middle School on November 30th, 2017 was declared the official winner of the one-hundred thousand dollar prize.

The Innovative Invention Imaginarium Lab will be built, live on strong and give our students an incredible new experience.

Huge thanks to Farmer's Insurance for their generous support, and the chance to show off RLSMS as a Science Signature School in Honolulu, Hawaii.

November 17, 2017

Career Day 2017

Thank you Parents and Community Volunteers who came down to share their expertise and knowledge to our students, lets keep building Hawaii together!

November 1, 2017

Voting Has Concluded: Thank You!

The time has come where, "Voting has concluded and winners are under final review. Please visit us mid-December to see $100,000 and $2,500 grantees announced. In the interim, we invite you to spread the word and thank a teacher!"

Citation: (Farmers Insurance)

Previously, we were notified that RLSMS had reached third place, but the final results are still yet to be announced.

Once again we would like to thank you for taking the time out everyday to vote for our teachers!

Go RLSMS and good luck Teachers!

Mrs. Morgan, Mrs. Segawa, Mr. Nakamura, and Mr. Tom

LINK TO WEBPAGE: https://www.farmers.com/thank-americas-teachers/

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October 27, 2017

Buctoberfest 2017

Thank you all for another amazing Buctoberfest

Go Buccaneers!

VEX IQ Challenge 2017 @RLSMS

The 2017 VEX IQ Challenge at Stevenson Middle School "will qualify teams for the VEX IQ State Championship." (Robot Events)

Robot Performance Awards are based on team performance in the Teamwork Challenge, Robot and Programming Skills Challenge matches.

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  • (1) Excellence Award Elementary (advances to states)
  • (1) Excellence Award Middle (advances to states)
  • (2) Teamwork Champion Award (advances to states)
  • (1) Robot Skills Champion Award
  • (1) Design Award
  • (1) STEM Research Project Award

3rd* Place for $100,000

Editor's Note: Links no longer work as the contest has ended.

We are in the final 7 days of voting for Trish Morgan and her $100,000 proposal.

We just received an update that we are now in third place for the grand prize of $100,000! You heard me, 3rd place! This is crazy! We are the only Hawaii school in the competition. This could literally put Hawaii public schools on the map in terms of education!

*Thanks to all of you, we moved up from 4th place!

We need to keep the momentum going and VOTE! Click on the picture to the right.

Voting is a 2 step process. Go to this website https://www.farmers.com/thank-americas-teachers/vote-for-a-teacher/vote-100k-proposal/, go down the page and find Mrs. Morgan's picture.

Don't forget to vote for our other 3 teachers while you are in the Farmer's Insurance site. Mrs. Julia Segawa, Mr. Ross Nakamura, and Mr. Matthew Tom need your votes too!


We're so Close We Can Taste It!

Here's a fantastic article you can share from Honolulu Civil Beat. Find out about Mrs. Morgan's background, what Mrs. Morgan has already done at RLSMS and what she is trying to do to enhance our brand new maker space aptly called, "Innovative Invention Imaginarium."


We've got a good shot at that $100,000 as long as we stay persistent. Please help spread the word!

Farmer's Insurance Teacher Grants

Farmer's Insurance recognizes that America’s teachers make a big impact in the futures of our nation’s kids – giving their time, talent and knowledge to create a brighter tomorrow.

This past year, 3 of our fantastic RLSMS teachers, Rose Yonamine, Patricia Morgan, and Ken Kakesako submitted proposals for Farmer's Insurance Thank America's Teachers $2,500 grant. One of those 3 teachers were honored today with a GIANT check for receiving the highest number of supporting votes here in Hawaii. That was Science teacher and After School Wrestling Coach, Ken Kakesako, who was totally surprised by Farmer's Insurance Hawaii during our Faculty Meeting today with $2,000 to fund his proposal. Congratulations Mr. Kakesako!!!

Although, Mrs. Yonamine did not win the grant, she did receive a very nice gift bag with lots of goodies! :0)

But that's not all. No, Mrs. Morgan did not receive the $2,500 grant for Thank America's Teachers. However, she is anxiously awaiting BIGGER news. You see, in addition to submitting a proposal for Thank America's Teachers, Mrs. Morgan also submitted a proposal for the Farmer's Insurance $100,000 Dream Big Teacher Challenge. AND... She is a one of the finalists, nationwide!!! Yes!

So stay tuned! Voting for the $100,000 Dream Big Teacher Challenge will be underway in September 29th - October 29th. We need all the support we can get! Go to https://www.farmers.com/thank-americas-teachers/vote-for-a-teacher/. Spread the news!

Go Bucs!

Help Stevenson Win $100,000

Editor's Note: Links no longer work as the contest has ended.

Voting began on September 29 and runs through Oct 30, please vote for our teacher Mrs. Patricia (Trish) Morgan, who is a $100,000 finalist in the Farmer's Insurance Thank America's Teachers Dream Big grant contest. Mrs. Morgan is 1 of 15 finalists nationwide. The finalist with the most votes will win $100,000 for their school. Winners will be announced in December.

Voting is a 2 step process.

Click on the website below.


Navigate down the page and find Mrs. Morgan's picture.

Click there and enter your email address. Farmers will send you a confirmation link to your email. When you click on the link you receive in the email, your vote will be submitted.

VOTE EVERYDAY! Vote from each of your emails. Get your family and friends to vote, share the link on your social media accounts!!!

Voting page: https://www.farmers.com/thank-americas-teachers/vote-for-a-teacher/vote-100k-proposal/

Your vote makes a difference! Support RLSMS! Go Bucs!

LA Clippers Donate $40,000 to RLSMS for a Computer Lab

We are so thankful for the Los Angeles Clippers and their generousity. They donated nearly $40,000 for equipment including computers, printers, and an air conditioning unit for the classroom.

Click on the picture to the right to view the coverage from KHON News.

Click on the link below to see the DOE press release.

Campus Beautification Held on October 7

Please join us at our Campus Beautification. It's always a fun bonding experience for all. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP so we can plan accordingly.

Volunteers will be assisting with gardening and general clean-up projects such as:

  • Weed whacking
  • Weeding
  • Raking
  • Power washing
  • Painting

Donations of the following would be greatly appreciated.

  • Bottled water
  • Old rags/towels

If you are joining us, please consider bringing your own clearly labeled tools:

  • Rakes
  • Weed whackers
  • Landscape tools
  • Buckets

Please click here to RSVP if you can join us.

For more information please contact one of our VPs.

Vice Principal, Sonja Samsonas at sonja_samsonas@notes.k12.hi.us

Vice Principal, Ted Mura at: ted_mura@notes.k12.hi.us


6th and 7th grade parents and families – APT NEEDS YOU.

We need your involvement and support. The best way to start your involvement, is by attending our monthly meetings. Because students are with the middle school for only three short years, most families are with our school for three years, unless there are younger siblings. By contrast, families are with elementary schools for at least 6 years, and high schools for 4 years and beyond, through high school alumni associations. Middle school APTs like ours, face frequent structural turnover for this reason, making maintaining and growing the APT a constant challenge. We lose APT Board members, and member families every year, who ‘graduate’ with their child to high school. We constantly need new parents and “new blood” to take their places. Please join our efforts to continue APT’s positive momentum this year. Our monthly meetings are always posted on the home page calendar of the school website. All are welcome to attend.

School Safety Survey School Year 2017-2018

The School Safety Survey is administered twice a year to students as a means to assess how safe students feel on campus.

Students, please click on the link to complete the survey by September 22, 2017.

School Safety Survey for School Year 2017-2018

BadBoy Hawaii Uniforms

Online ordering of uniforms from vendor, BadBoy Hawaii, is temporarily suspended due to building maintenance at their factory.

When operations resume, they will sell uniforms and P.E. shirts. They will also sell specialty items (Long Sleeve and Hoodies) - please check the BadBoy Hawaii website for prices; tax and shipping will apply

School uniforms and P.E. shirts may be purchased at the school office. Cash only, please.

RLSMS is now on social media!

We now have a YouTube chanel where you can find a photo montage recapping our students’ activities this past year.

Please Subscribe, Follow, and Like us on our various social media accounts!

2016-2017: A year in photos: https://youtu.be/FGEHld2insw

Instagram: @stevensonbuccaneers

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RLStevensonMiddleSchool

Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7bv3sdWizY40wlIBeGrXBQ/videos

Scholastic Book Fair in the Library

The 2017 Scholastic Book Fair was held in the Library from 8/12 to 8/14. Thank you for your support and purchases!

Students were able to purchase books during morning and lunch recess.

They had also bought books during Open House from 3:00PM-4:20PM.

2017 Grade 8 Promotion Ceremony

Photos are now available from the May 26th 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony!

Due to FERPA, we can't share them on this site. Please email tom@rlsms.com for access to the gallery.