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Hawaii Technology Academy February 18, 2011

FRIDAY BLAST
Hawaii Technology Academy

DanceDance Revolution
WINNERS!
Congratulations to the winners of the HTA
DanceDanceRevolution (DDR) tournament. Here are the
following results.
Elementary Division:
Dates to Know
1st Place- Kiersten Moss
Feb 22 – H.S.A. Testing – see time
2nd Place- Mahea Caingles March 4 details on page 2.
3rd Place- Aryeh Davis
Middle School Division: Feb. 25 Black History Month
1st Place- Sydney Oliveira Celebration at Oahu LC
2nd Place- Kimberly Romero
3rd Place- Joelle Lee March Spring Break
14-18
All 6 of these winners will be competing in the Regional
Qualifier and represent HTA. Please come out and support March 25 No School – No
Attendance
your fellow classmates. If they win the regional qualifier, the
state championships will immediately follow on that same
day. The winner of each division can win a $1000
scholarship. Good luck Students.
Oahu Date: Saturday, February 26th 2011

Location:
Aloha
Tower
Market
Place,
Center
Atrium


Address:
1
Aloha
Tower
Drive
Suite
3000
,
HI
96815


Start
Time:
9:30AM


End
Time:
1:00PM

NO SCHOOL MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21.


NO ATTENDANCE SHOULD BE TAKEN
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Keep collecting those
TESTING DETAILS
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Box Tops. The next
deadline is March 1,
HTA HSA Oahu Testing Schedule (2nd Attempt)
Date Grade/Location 1st Session 2nd Session 2011. Please help HTA
February 22nd Grade 4,5 Grade 4 Grade 5 PTSA surpass their
Tuesday Mac Lab 9:00am- 1:00pm-
(Mrs. Buford) 12noon 4:00pm $500 goal.
Mac Lab Mac Lab

February 23rd Grade 10 Grade 10


Wednesday Mac Lab 1:00pm-
(Mr. Nikora) 4:00pm
Mac Lab
In recognition of National Child
February 24th Grade 3,6 Grade 3 Grade 6 Abuse Prevention Month in April,
Thursday Mac Lab 9:00am- 1:00pm- the Girl Scouts of Hawaii are having
(Mr. Nikora) 12noon 4:00pm a teddy bear drive. Your NEW or
Mac Lab Mac Lab LIGHTLY LOVED teddy bears will
be distributed to children throughout
March 2nd Grade 7 Grade 7 Hawaii who have been in a
Wednesday Mac Lab 9:00am- traumatizing situation and are in
(Mr. Nikora) 12noon need of a little comfort only a teddy
Mac Lab bear can bring.
Please support by
March 4th Grade 8 Grade 8 donating a teddy
Friday Mac Lab 9:00am- to HTA Front
(Mrs. Buford) 12noon Office Starting,
Mac Lab February 22.

DO YOU LIKE MUSICALS? Come out to see


FAME the Musical Feb11-26, 2011. February 17,
2011 is Family Night! Directed by two HTA
learning coach. See HTA students team up with
other local talents, singing and dancing. ITS
FANTASTIC! Go to www.packapolei.org for
showing details.

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Lorem Ipsum Dolor Counseling Corner Spring 2012

“Is my Child’s Behavior Normal”; continued from Feb. 11


Grade Four (Age 9)

Where They Are: Nine is a time of general confusion for kids. Nine-year-olds:
• Want to put some distance between themselves and adults, and may rebel against authority.
• Need to be part of a group.
• Seek independence.
• Possess a high activity level.
• Can express a wide range of emotions and verbalize easily.
• Can empathize.
• Can think independently and critically, but are tied to peer standards.
• Begin to increase their sense of truthfulness.
• Are typically not self-confident.
Where They're Going?
School isn't just academics. Your child's teachers are also helping her grow socially. At nine-years-old, your
child is learning how to make decisions and set standards. You can help by encouraging your child as she:
• Begins making decisions.
• Gains a greater sense of responsibility.
• Sets personal standards.
• Develops personal interests and abilities.
• Develops social skills.
• Learns to engage in group decision-making.
Continued on page 4

BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION AT HTA


Come join us in the celebration of Black History Month,
FRIDAY, FEB. 25th 2011!
 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Education Presentation on Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King,
Jr., Jackie Robinson, and Information on the History of African Americans in
Hawaii.
 2:00-2:30 pm: Enjoy traditional foods from the African-American culture. (Food donations
are being accepted. If you are interested in providing something please contact Libra Forde at
communications@hawaiitechacademy.org).
 2:30-3:30 pm: Closing Ceremony. Live African drummers with dancers
demonstrate historical movement traditions.

PLEASE RSVP! Please send it to


communications@hawaiitechacademy.org
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by February 22, 2011.
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Counseling corner continued from page 3

Grade Five (Age 10)

Where They Are : The average ten-year-old has a positive approach to life.
She:

• Tends to be obedient, good natured, and fun.


• Possesses a surprising scope of interests. GREAT Students
• Finds TV very important and identifies with TV characters. Jason
Yadao's
Otaku
Ohana

• Is capable of increasing independence.
• Is becoming more truthful and dependable.
blog
(link
posted
below)

• Tends to be improving her self-concept and acceptance of others. mentions
the
Kaki
Mochi

• Forms good personal relationships with teachers and counselors. Manga
Exhibit
currently

Where They're Going
showing
at
the
Honolulu

School isn't just academics. Your child's teachers are also helping him Academy
of
Arts
Linekona

grow socially. At ten-years-old, your child is developing communication
skills and becoming more mature. You can help by encouraging him as he:
Art
Center,
2nd
floor
Gallery.

In
his
blog
he
mentions
one

• Improves his listen and responding skills. of
our
student,
Eileen
Roco,

• Increases his problem-solving abilities.
• Begins to undergo maturational changes. whose
comic
strip
is
in
the

• Gains awareness of peer and adult expectations. show.
Eileen
is
in
HTA's

Manga
Drawing
club
which

Grade Six (Age 11) meets
on
Monday
at
12‐2pm

Where They Are: The average eleven-year-old is heading towards
with
Mr
Imoto
for
Middle

adolescence. He: School
and
up
students.

Good
job
Eileen!
We
look

• Shows more self-assertion and curiosity.
• Is socially expansive and aware. forward
to
more
of
your

• Is physically exuberant, restless, wiggly, and talks a lot. insightful
interpretations.

• Has a range and intensity of emotions.
• Is moody and easily frustrated.
http://blogs.starbulletin.com
• Can relate feelings. /otakuohana/?p=2292
• Is competitive, wants to excel, and may put down "out group".
• Exhibits "off-color" humor and silliness.
• Teases and tussles.
Where They're Going

School isn't just academics. At eleven-years-old, your child is making the


transition to adolescence. You can help by encouraging her as she:

• Copes with changes.


• Transitions to adolescence.
• Works on her interpersonal skills.
• Handles peer groups/pressure.
• Develops personal interests and abilities.
• Takes on greater responsibility for her behavior and decisions.

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Summer Opportunity for High School Students
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Imagine
completing
six
or
more
college
credit
hours


before
you
even
apply
to
a
college.



UH
Manoa
Summer
Scholar
Program.

For
High
School
Sophomores
and

Juniors.

For
more
information:

http://www.outreach.hawaii.edu/summerscholar/steps.asp
or


contact
Mr.
Nikora
at
mnikora@hawaiitechacademy.org

Mahalo
to
Capt.
Andy’s
Sailing

Adventures
who
hosted
Kauai

students
and
learning
coaches
on

a
whale
watching
trip
off
the

south
side
of
Kauai
last
week!
Lots

of
marine
learning,
flukes,

splashes,
and
laughs!


Congratulations
to
second

grade
Big
Island
student,

Aidan
Tsuji,
who
placed

second
in
the
standing
long

jump
this
past
Saturday
at
a
track
and
field
event
at
Konawaena
High

School.
There
were
many
participants
in
his
age
classification.

He

trained
many
weeks
and
we
are
very
proud
of
him!

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