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For Young Children, Nature is the Best Classroom!

Kona Pacific Public Charter School’s Forest Kindergarten is the first of its kind in Hawai‘i Every day, rain or shine, the children in the Forest Kindergarten at Kona Pacific Public Charter School in Kealakekua make their way up the hill … Continue reading

Announcing our New Pedagogical Director for SY 2019–20!

We are pleased to announce that Greg Learned has accepted the position of Pedagogical Director of Kona Pacific Public Charter School for 2019–20. Greg will be providing leadership and support to all aspects of the school community, with specific focus … Continue reading

Governing Board Updates

Mahalo to the community members, staff and parents who applied for membership in Kona Pacific’s reconstituted governing board. The Hawaii Public Charter School Commission, at their 5-23-19 meeting, appointed seven new governing board members. Please visit the “Board” page for more information. … Continue reading

Notice of Prospect of Revocation

At its general meeting on March 14, the Hawaii State Public Charter School Commission voted to issue a “Notice of Prospect of Revocation” of the charter contract with Kona Pacific Public Charter School. On March 18, a letter was mailed … Continue reading

Cultivating A Future

From West Hawaii Today: article by Cameron Miculka, photo by Laura Ruminski. KEALAKEKUA — Standing behind a low heap of earth near the boundary of North and South Kona, Michael Kramer, Usha Kilpatrick Kotner and Gretchen Ana Currie Ramirez each … Continue reading

Why Routines Matter

Nov 5 2018 Children who have nourishing routines at home show better executive function than those with an unpredictable home life. Routines require impulse control and focus, so the very practice of executing routines strengthens our capacity for learning. While predictable structure … Continue reading

After-School Nature Enrichment Program

The Nature Enrichment Program (which was formerly called the After Care Program) is our signature, nature-based, after-school program at Kona Pacific. The program is focused on connecting children to nature through the use of ancient techniques, such as Coyote Mentoring, the … Continue reading

Fruit Tree Planting – Thursday 9-18

KPPCS has received an award from the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation (FTPF) for 10 citrus trees to be planted near the school garden. The foundation’s staff will be at our school on Thursday, September 18, to deliver the trees and assist … Continue reading

Food Truck Meal Service Comes to Kona Pacific!

Among the many changes coming to Kona Pacific this year is the new food service trailer that will roll onto campus this week. This exciting new development follows the removal of the school’s previous food service tent, in preparation for … Continue reading

Farm to School Success in Hawaii

USDA Blog, 11-13-17 – Posted by Anne Marie Buron, Emerson Hunger Fellow, Food and Nutrition Service and Julianna Arnett, Farm to School Regional Lead, Western Regional Office, Food and Nutrition Service It takes the right amount of water and sunlight … Continue reading