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OFFICE PHONE NUMBER:  (808)305-1289                   Welcome to our School website!                 Moanalua Middle School--HOME OF THE MIGHTY MUSTANGS     SCHEDULE for the WEEK:                            Monday, Oct 12 - NO SCHOOL - Teacher Institute                          Tuesday, Oct 13 - Periods 12345                               Wednesday, Oct 14 - Periods 612B (Dismissal 1:44pm)                                     Thursday, Oct 15 - Periods 34561                              Friday, Oct 16  -  Periods 23456                       Thank you to all who have been contacting us.   We appreciate your feedback and questions.  If there is information that is not on ou!r website or you have any questions, please email us by clicking on the "CONTACT US" in the Navigation Bar above.  

News and Announcements


We are currently on Fall Break. Students return to school on Tuesday, October 13th.


On Thursday, September 24th, your child received a Parent resource that would help support your child in their Language Arts classes. Attached to this headline are copies of this resource.


QUARTERLY BUS RIDERS: Please start turning in your 2nd Quarter Bus Payments beginning Monday, September 21st and all through Friday, October 2nd. Payment needs to be collected prior to Fall Break. Payments may be turned in to the front office. Reminder- Please abide to the "No Pass, No Ride" rule. Bus drivers will not allow students on the bus without a bus pass. If you should have any questions please contact our Transportation Clerk, Mrs. Amundson, at 305-1289. Mahalo.


Your child has been given the Smarter Balanced Assessment Family Report that indicates their performance in English language arts (ELA) /Literacy and Mathematics Assessments that were administered in spring 2015. An Interpretive Guide that will assist parents in understanding the Family Report can be accessed at on the Smarter Balanced Resource page for Students & Families in the General Information folder. Attached you will find a copy of the letter from the Principal and Testing Coordinator that was sent home along with the Family Report.
NOTE: 7th grade students will receive their Family Reports as soon as MMS receives them from their elementary school.


We will be teaching a Sexual Health Unit in the next few weeks to our 7th Graders through their CTE class with Mr. Yokoe. The approved curriculum is aligned with the Hawaii Content and Performance Standards III and has been reviewed using the National Sexuality Education Standards, The Center for the Disease Control's (CDC) Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HE-CAT), and the CDC's Characteristics of an Effective Health Education Curriculum. The following is a brief description of the Sexual Health unit and curriculum that will be taught: was developed by HealthTeacher, Inc. HealthTeacher is an online resource of health education tools including lessons, interactive presentations and additional resources to integrate health into any grade K-12 classroom. HealthTeacher, Inc. provides students in grades K-12 with the knowledge and skills needed to overcome two serious threats to good health; a lack of physical activity and a void of health literacy. HealthTeacher, Inc.'s research-based games, apps, and educational resources are designed to engage students and to provide data to measure and quantify their impact. HealthTeacher, Inc.'s K-5 products also work in tandem with two important sets of education standards: National Health Education Standards (NHES) and the Common Core State Standards, which have been adopted by 45 states.

Parents or legal guardians may preview the curriculum prior to the unit start date of October 13, 2015. If anyone is interested in reviewing this matter with our Principal, Lisa Nagamine, prior to the October 13th start date, please call her at 305-1289. Attached to this announcement is a copy of the letter that will be sent home with the students currently in Mr. Yokoe's class. If you do NOT want your child to receive classroom instruction on this Sexual Health unit, please complete and submit the SEXUAL HEALTH - STUDENT "OPT-OUT" FORM to Mr. Yokoe by Monday, September 21st. A copy of this "OPT-OUT" Form is also attached to this announcement as well as examples of community resources.


Our school uniform vendor , The Custom Company, will be moving from their current location (Kona Street) back to their Nimitz location starting OCTOBER 1st. The address of their new location will be 3165 N. Nimitz Hwy. If you should have any questions you may call the vendor at 808-845-8811.


Mahalo for all of your support! Here are a couple of reminders:
1) Please return all unsold tickets, as soon as possible. Tickets not turned into the school or lost will be VOIDED.
2) Cookie pickup is Saturday, OCTOBER 17, 8:30am - 1:30pm in our Cafeteria
Any questions, please call LeeAnn LaFortune at 305-1289.

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Community News


The 2015 Children and Youth Day Event is scheduled for Sunday, October 2nd at the State Capital grounds and surrounding Capital District. Over 300 government and community organizations gathering to offer interactive, educational and fun activities for the whole family. Visit the following site for more information.You can also click on this headline for the Children and Youth Month Calendar of Events.


US Army 25th ID's Commanding General, Major General Flynn and Command Sergeant Major Brzak's video that emphasizes the IMPORTANCE OF EDUCATION. The video was highlighted at the recent Joint Venture Education Forum (JVEF) Annual Meeting event on August 20th and addresses 4 areas:
1) Parent participation in parent-teacher conferences
2) Importance of relationships, and proper parent/student behavior in the school environment
3) School attendance and addressing chronic absenteeism
4) Return of the federal survey card
Click on this headline for direct link to the video.


In need of assistance with your teen, 11 - 19 years old?
Please visit THE PARENT PROJECT webpage - for more information



Students must be 18 years or older to participate in all programs.
Adult Basic Education (Math / Reading)
Adult Community School Diploma via the Competency-Based School Diploma Program or the High School Equivalency Program (GED & HiSET)
English Language Acquistion (formerly ESL/ELL)
Family Literacy
Substitute Teacher Training / Recertification Courses
ParaPro Preparation


Interested in working as a Meal Tracker Attendant in the school cafeteria? If you are available Monday to Friday 10:30am to 1:00pm ,please contact Debbie Swanson, Cafeteria Manager, at 305-1330. The pay is $9 per hour for the 12.5 hours per week.

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Upcoming Events

Iolani Invitational Cross Country Meet
Date: 10/9/2015
Location: Kapiolani Park
Teacher Institute Day--NO STUDENTS
Date: 10/12/2015
Stop Flu at School Campaign
Date: 10/14/2015, 8 AM 11:30 AM
Location: Cafeteria Dining Room
MMS Volleyball
Date: 10/17/2015, 9:15 AM 10:45 AM
Location: Radford High School, Honolulu, HI 96818, USA
SCC Meeting
Date: 10/22/2015, 4:30 PM 6 PM
Location: MMS Faculty Center
Student Led Portfolio Conferences
Date: 10/26/2015 10/30/2015

Department of Education (DOE) Information