Middle School Principal's Blog

Serving our Community

Posted on May 8, 2017

by Dr. Dwayne Priester on May 8, 2017

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7th-grade Make A Wish Fund Raiser

"Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time." Marian Wright Edelman

Taking an active role in the local community is a fundamental part of preparing our students to assume their role as open-minded, principled citizens in our ever expanding global community. Through community service, our students have the opportunity to see firsthand, the impact that their work can have on the world around them. Each year, our 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade students participate in a variety of community service projects designed to connect them to the local community. While they often serve and interact with community members who have vastly different backgrounds, they are learning that we are all inextricably connected to one another.

During the week of May 5th, our 6th and 7th-graders were actively involved in two projects that will have a profound impact on our local community. Our 7th-graders hosted a week-long bake sale that raised a jaw-dropping $3045.37 for the Make A Wish Foundation! This is an amazing accomplishment. At the same time, our 6th-grade students took time away from their final projects to make lei to be placed on the gravestones at Punchbowl National Cemetery. Under the direction of Kumu Todd Jinbo, our students are learning to honor those who gave their lives to ensure our freedom.

As I have said on numerous occasions, I am proud of our students, parents and faculty and thankful to be a part of our Mid-Pacific community.

6th-grade students making lei

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6th-grade lei making

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7th-grade Make A Wish Bake Sale