Wailuku 5th grader uses her sense of compassion to do great things

Wailuku Elementary School has a student who gives back in big ways. Chanel Higa has served fourteen schools in Maui County and another twenty schools on O’ahu, by providing Hydroflask water bottles to students. Her hope is it will inspire her peers to give back as well.

Lokelani Intermediate student enjoys helping her peers and teachers

Helping peers and teachers is all part of an ordinary day for one special student at Lokelani Intermediate School. Lucy Dryhurst has a unique gift of what her teachers describe as “kid talk”. The ability to speak to her peers to help understand the teacher and assignments. Lucy is very proactive in helping her fellow students if someone is having … Read More

Makawao Elementary promotes kindness to improve classroom environment

Kindness has been the theme of the schools on Maui. And, Makawao Elementary promotes kindness throughout the school, with weekly kindness quotes (take a drive past Makawao school to see the weekly quote on their marquee!) and fun activities with assemblies for all students and staff. These are the cutest kind students ever!

King Kekaulike Junior Chandler Cowell supports students with Autism

Chandler Cowell is a junior at King Kekaulike High School (KKHS) and has all of her life befriended and supported students with Autism. Till today she is very close to one student with autism who is also at KKHS whom she has been friends with since small kid time. Chandler is currently active in the KKHS Best Buddies program and … Read More

Top Performing Maui Teachers Win $1000 For Their Classrooms

These teachers have done an outstanding job helping their students improve and grow significantly over the past three consecutive years, scoring a 61 or higher on their Median Growth Percentile Score. The Growth Model examines and compares scores for each student who takes the Smarter Balanced Assessment. This comparison creates groups of students (Academic Peers) who have scored similarly to … Read More

Kekaulike Sophomore Kamakoa Almasin makes a difference by volunteering

Kamakoa Almasin, a sophomore at King Kekaulike High school is making a difference for others. Kamakoa began volunteering with a student at Kahului school, helping him to read braille. The effect of Kamakoa’s kind actions has resulted in a meaningful friendship. Kamakoa hopes to influence others to be kind and create a ripple effect. A student Maui can be proud … Read More

Maui High Senior Renezel Lagran encourages being kind to EVERYONE

Renezel Lagran, a senior at Maui High School is making a difference on Maui by encouraging her classmates and community to be kind to EVERYONE, everyday. She kicked off a Kindness campaign this school year as her senior project. She believes in being kind to people and not expect anything in return. Listen to what her Teacher and Principal say … Read More