Character Education (CE) is held monthly for all K-5 classes which feature a series of discussions centering around the “core value of the month.” CE is facilitated by the school counselor whose sessions allow students the opportunity to engage in personalized discussions, problem solving, and goal setting.
Community Partnership Activities have been invaluable in helping to strengthen and build relationships and involvement amongst stakeholders (i.e. Kaimuki Business Christmas Parade, Campus Beautification projects, Read Alouds, resource speakers, After school Program volunteers, mentoring programs, etc.). As a means of building strong connections between the good work of our community partners in relation to our school’s vision and mission, a series of presentations in a variety of venues were held with many of the community groups (East Honolulu Rotary, Sunrise Rotary, Honolulu Rotary, Epiphany Church, Kaimuki Christian Church (Palolo Pipeline, I9 Sports, etc.) to publicly share our vision and mission as a means of creating a better understanding of our students and families.
Palolo School Community Council (SCC) is continually kept apprised of the school improvement process (AP and WASC). School stakeholders are encouraged to seek input from their respective group. The SCC not only discusses issues which impact student achievement but also shares ways in which the school can make the changes necessary to heighten student achievement.