Aloha Nimitz ‘Ohana,
During spring 2017, students in grades 3-8 and 11 took the Smarter Balanced Assessments in English Language Arts/Literacy (ELA) and Mathematics. The test results measure the academic goals laid out in the Hawaii Common Core Standards.
The Smarter Balanced Assessments put more emphasis on writing, problem-solving, and critical thinking - skills that students need in the real world - and provide a snapshot of their child’s academic progress towards college and career readiness.
Your child’s teacher will be sharing the Smarter Balanced Assessments results during Parent-Teacher Conferences, which are scheduled from September 27, 2017 – October 5, 2017. We want to thank our parents for their cooperation and support in making sure our students were rested, provided breakfast, and brought to school on time during those two weeks of testing.
Our annual Fall Festival is coming up on Friday, October 20, 2017 at 2:30 pm. So please mark your calendar! More information will be sent home with your child in a couple of weeks. This is an event you don’t want to miss!
Aloha Nimitz ‘Ohana,
Welcome to the opening of what promises to be a wonderful school year! It was nice to see so many families during our Meet and Greet Day on Thursday, August 3, 2017. The faculty and staff put in many hours to prepare for the start of the new school year, and I want to thank them for their hard work and dedication to our students.
This year, we will continue to implement our statewide reading program called Reading Wonders as well as Go Math!, which are both aligned with our Common Core State Standards. The school will be incorporating AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination) strategies to help our students be organized, self-directed learners, and critical thinkers. An AVID Parent Night will be scheduled in the near future. More details will be sent home with your child.
Please help me welcome our new Vice Principal, Mr. Corey Allen to Nimitz Elementary. He was a social studies teacher at Radford High School and was actively involved with the school band. We are also fortunate to have Mr. Jesse Kastelic, our new Military Family Life Counselor (MFLC), who transferred from Solomon Elementary School.
I look forward to meeting the new members of our community and connecting with returning families throughout the school year. I encourage our Nimitz ‘Ohana to get to know each other so we can build new friendships and support each other as the need arises.
Our calendar of events offer many opportunities for you to be actively involved at Nimitz Elementary, such as our Parent-Teacher Conferences, Fall Festival, Book Fairs, Winter Program, Jingle Bell Fun Run, and grade level activities, just to name a few.
Please join us in striving to make this school year a rewarding, enriching, and successful one as we continue our journey to “Kulia i ka Nu’u” (Rise to the Summit).
Marcy Kagami, Principal