Aloha Nimitz ‘Ohana,
Congratulations to our girls and boys basketball teams who participated in the
Radford Complex Tournament at Radford High School on January 14 and 28, 2020
respectively. Thank you to our parents who came out to support their daughter/son.
I would like to acknowledge our coaches, Mr. Todd Matsumoto and Mr. Ryan Kam
for preparing the teams for this event. Thank you to our coaches and players for
doing an outstanding job representing Nimitz Elementary School!
Just a reminder, the School Quality Survey (SQS) was sent home last month. Parents are encouraged to participate in completing the survey, which will provide valuable feedback that will be used for continuous improvement efforts at Nimitz Elementary. Please remember to mail in the SQS forms no later than March 13, 2020 using the enclosed pre-paid envelope.
Starting the month of February, the teachers will begin preparing our 3rd-6th graders for the Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA) scheduled for April/May by
administering the Interim Assessments in their classes. The SBA will measure not
only what students know but how well they can apply their knowledge in real-world situations. If you are interested in assisting with your child’s preparation, there is an online practice test that can be accessed through a link on the Nimitz website or directly through the smarter balanced.alohaHSAP.org. Then click on the “Students and Families” box. Please be on the lookout for the Online Smarter Balanced Assessments and Hawaii State Science Assessments Parent Information Booklet that will be sent home with your child by the end of February.
Aloha Nimitz 'Ohana,
Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a restful break and is re-energized as we enter the 3rd Quarter.
During the Winter Break, we had 6 students register at Nimitz. I would like to welcome our new families to the school. We look forward to partnering with you and encourage your active participation. If you are interested in volunteering, you may contact our Parent-Community Networking Coordinator (PCNC), Norma Sosa at 307-4400 or stop by the PCNC room located in the cafeteria.
Are you looking for a way to get involved at our school? I encourage you to join our Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO), which meets once a month in the cafeteria. They are always looking for more support and volunteers. The next meeting is on Thursday, January 16, 2019 at 4:00pm in the cafeteria. We hope to see you there! To contact the PTO, please feel free to email email@example.com.
I would like to acknowledge our Student Council advisors, Mrs. Sheri Honnaka and Mr. Todd Matsumoto along with our hardworking Student Council for planning our upcoming "Spirit Week" to be held during the week of January 27 - January 30, 2020. Here is a sneak preview:
Monday, January 27th - Pajama/Stuffed Animal Day
Tuesday, January 28th - Character Day
Wednesday, January 29th - Crazy Hair Day
Thursday, January 30th - Sports/Jersey Day
Friday, January 31st - Waiver Day/No School
Be on the look out for the flyer with more information. This will be a fun-filled week as our students get to show their school spirit and school pride!
Marcy Kagami, Principal
Aloha Nimitz ‘Ohana,
With 99% of our student population being military dependent, I would like to
acknowledge our families for their dedication and service in protecting our country’s freedoms. On Thursday, November 7, 2019, the Hickam Honor Guard joined our Nimitz Safety Patrol at the flag pole for a brief Veteran’s Day Flag Ceremony as we honored and saluted all American Veterans for their service and sacrifice.
Our faculty and staff appreciate your support in this year’s Fall Festival, which was a huge success! A big mahalo to our coordinator, Mrs. Sheri Honnaka, and our Fall
Festival Committee, who put in many hours planning for this event. We couldn’t have done it without our PTO officers and the many parent/student volunteers who assisted us with the food booths and games. Thanks to our families for their generous donation of cookies, cakes, pies, etc. for the Cake Walk.
Last year, students in grades 3 through 8 and grade 10 took the Smarter Balanced
assessments that are aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Based on the SY 2018-2019 results, Nimitz Elementary School continues to make progress despite having a transient population. The results include data on student proficiency in reading, math, and science (4th grade only); student growth in reading and math; chronic absenteeism; and achievement gap. Our students in grades 3-6, received 72% in reading proficiency, 67% in math proficiency, and 65% in science proficiency (4th grade only). The state’s scores were 54%, 49%, and 58% respectively. For Chronic Absenteeism, Nimitz has one of the lowest rates with 4% compared to the state’s average of 13%. Thank you, parents, for ensuring that our students are in school on a daily basis.
Nimitz Elementary teachers and staff are dedicated to helping our students succeed. We have high expectations, which are in line with the State Strategic Plan and the Strive HI Performance System. NES is committed to “continuous improvement” and strives daily towards student learning and achievement.