Fall 2010 - Other News | School
Summer is for Exploring
KA‘I Program: A Partnership for ‘Iolani and Jarrett
Demonstrating teamwork and creativity, Christina Chang, Brooklyn Mahiai, Dean Spencer, Fredrick Akau, Sonny Carroll and Phuong Nguyen build a structure out of only straws and support itself.
Jarrett Intermediate students participate in a team-building exercise called Dragons as part of the KA‘I curriculum.
Kay Fellowship: Chemistry of a Stream‘Iolani students Mark Grozen-Smith ’11 and Iris Kuo ’12 were the first recipients of the Jack and Violet Kay Summer Research Fellowship, a summer program that supports biology research while providing opportunities for ‘Iolani students to investigate issues beyond their science classes. Under a partnership with the University of Hawai‘i Center for Conservation Research & Training and ‘Iolani School, the students researched the chemistry of Mānoa Stream from the Date Street Bridge to the Ala Wai Canal, establishing parameters for this ecosystem. The data is now being used by Advanced Placement biology students at ‘Iolani for a special research project. They will present the data to public elementary and intermediate schools along the stream, sharing their findings with the community.
Mark Grozen-Smith ’11, environmental research assistant Cory Yap of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Iris Kuo ’12 and Advanced Placement Biology teacher Jack Kay stand along the Ala Wai Canal next to campus.
Be An Entrepreneur
Shayna Mora ’04 of Teach for America visited summer students enrolled in the Be An Entrepreneur class.
Dramatic Players at Edinburgh’s FringeTaking 32 students to Scotland to perform in the world’s largest theater festival was a brave move for theater teacher Rob Duval. Even more courageous was staging one of Shakespeare’s oldest plays, A Commedia of Errors, in the native region of the bard’s birth. Yet, the six performances by the ‘Iolani Dramatic Players received great reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, while students experienced the trip of lifetime.
Under the leadership of theater teacher and actor Rob Duval, the ‘Iolani Dramatic Playersperformed at the world’s largest theater festival, Edinburgh’s Fringe, in Scotland from August 4 to 10.