Pearl City Complex Leadership Day, Winter Wonder, Winter Wonderland 2019

Pearl City Complex Leadership Day, Winter Wonder, Winter Wonderland 2019 (12.13.
Pearl City Complex Leadership Day, Winter Wonder, Winter Wonderland 2019 (12.13.
Pearl City Complex Leadership Day, Winter Wonder, Winter Wonderland 2019 (12.13.
Pearl City Complex Leadership, Winter Wonder Spirit  2019 (12.13.19)
Pearl City Complex Leadership, Winter Wonder Spirit  2019 (12.13.19)
Pearl City Complex Leadership, Winter Wonder Spirit  2019 (12.13.19)
Pearl City Complex Leadership, Winter Wonder Spirit  2019 (12.13.19)
Pearl City Complex Leadership, Winter Wonder Spirit  2019 (12.13.19)
Pearl City Complex Leadership, Winter Wonder Spirit  2019 (12.13.19)

I would like to share a pretty cool experience from last week Friday's visits to a few schools in the Pearl City District Complex.

My day started off at 8:00am at Pearl City High School where I was invited by Ms. Lahela Manning to join a panel of judges for the school's Center for Tomorrow's Leaders "Pitch Day" where three teams of students presented projects that they have been working on during the fall semester.

"In our program we have over 600 students that address needs in the schools through student led projects, and throughout the fall semester we have been going through our curriculum and walking the students through the vision they have for their school and community and what they can do to become servant leaders and help to build those communities."
Ms. Lahela Manning

A panel of 3 judges included a teacher, administrator,and a community leader which I represented. It was an amazing experience. The students were great and very intelligent and motivated to address the needs of their fellow PCHS students and their community.

My next visit was to Lehua Elementary School's "Winter Wonder Leadership Day" that began at 12:30pm. Student speakers opened the program followed by a wonderful hula performance by Grade 4 students who danced to "He Mele No Lilo".

Principal Mr. Alvan Fukuhara welcomed everyone and invited us all to visit the students classrooms from PreK - 6th grade. The students at each grade level shared their projects that ranged from the PreK students "Trash" into Treasure" project to the 6th graders "Environmental Awareness" project. All the students and their teachers worked hard to prepare their projects through research and hands on activities at school and as volunteers in our community.

My last visit of the day was at Pearl City Elementary School's "Winter Wonderland" held in the school cafeteria. It was great! The cafeteria was decorated exactly as the event title, "Winter Wonderland". Principal Dr. Susan Hirokane welcomed the Pearl City Elementary ohana followed by a terrific Christmas themed performance by the school chorus. Everyone enjoyed activities and ono snacks throughout the event.

Mahalo to PCHS Principal Mr. Joseph Halfmann, Lehua Elementary School Principal Mr. Alvan Fukuhara, and Pearl City Elementary School Principal Dr. Susan Hirokane, as well as their staff and students for the invitation to attend and participate while representing the community at their schools.

It was a lot of fun and inspiring to see, feel, and experience the culture of pride and the heart and soul that guides each school as they reach and achieve their educational goals while positively impacting our environment.

Merry Christmas!

PEARL CITY HIGH SCHOOL

CENTER FOR TOMORROW'S LEADERS

Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Students from PCHS Center for Tomorrow's Leaders pose with their

teacher Ms. Lahela Manning (bottom row, first from left) for a group

photo after their project presentations on Friday, December 13, 2019.

Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Pearl City High School Principal Mr. Joseph Halfmann (second

from left) led the team of project panel judges on Friday.

 

LEHUA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

WINTER WONDER

LEADERSHIP DAY

Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Lehua Elementary School Principal Mr. Alvan Fukuhara is pictured with a couple students

who were a part of the Leadership Day greeters who welcomed guests to their school.

Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Lehua Elementary 4th graders danced to "He Mele No Lilo" to open Leadership Day.

Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Lehua Elementary School 5th grade teacher Mr. Daniel Taira is pictured

proudly with one of his students who presented his worm composting

project to classroom visitors

on Friday during Leadership Day.

Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

TEAMWORK!

 

PEARL CITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

WINTER WONDERLAND

Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Pearl City Elementary School Principal Dr. Susan Hirokane poses with her staff

inside the school cafeteria at Winter Wonderland Day on Friday, December 13, 2019.

Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Pearl City Elementary School Chorus students sang with their

hearts during their performance on Winter Wonderland Day.

Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

MAHALO!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com