The Kauai North Shore Community Foundation is actively involved in improving the educational experience for our communities children. We are excited to have Noelle McHugh serve as our After School Programs Coordinator! You can contact her for information on any of our Education Committee’s after-school programs:
The KNSCF Education Committee created Leap Forward!, a program to help prepare sixth-grade students for the challenges of middle school. The purpose of the program is to introduce abstract thinking and improve organizational, note-taking, and study skills. The program is fully funded by two $2,000 grants. The North Shore elementary schools administer the program following some basic guidelines and customize it according to their students’ needs.
Recently, our Leap Forward! Program was featured in The Garden Island News.
iLearn is intended to provide students with a time and space for learning. Students can hone their better study skills, play games that teach strategic thinking and math skills, and bring questions abou their current studies and projects. Created for 6th to 9th graders, the program runs throughout the school term.
The after-school sessions are 90 minutes long. Currently, the sessions are held at the Princeville Library. Katherine Bengston, Branch Manager, has generously provided a quiet space for our students. We are fortunate to have Noelle and Sean McHugh, experienced teachers, manning the sessions. Noelle is also our Enrichment Programs Administrator. As enrollment numbers grow, we will invite volunteer high school students who excel in Math and ELA to help in the sessions.
iLearn is partially funded by KNSCF’s Education Committee, grants & private donations. However, in order to help pay for extraneous expenses, we are charging a $75.00 fee per student for the Fall 2019 semester, payable in advance, at the beginning of the school term. Those with the best attendance and most improved grades will receive rewards at the end of the term.
Click here to enroll your child in iLearn.
Code Camp is a new program we are offering this summer. The inaugural program is scheduled for one week, July 8 thru July 12, 2019. The class will be held daily at Anaina Hou’s Porter Pavilion classroom from 9:00 am to 11:30 am.
Coding is an important skill for future tech careers. It can open doors to many jobs such as gaming design, software/app development, and other jobs in this highly competitive tech sector. In the future, coding may be a necessary skill much like typing is today. Learning to code can open doors for our children’s futures and it’s just plain fun!
Our first Code Camp will involve Altino Cars. Participants learn coding language and techniques to program the cars to perform simple tasks.
Enrollment is open for up to 10 students from grades 5 through 9. Cost is $50 per student. Students should bring their own laptops (not Chromebooks). You can download the software to your laptop in advance by visiting arduino.com. The first day of class will be spent downloading the software, doing team building activities, and getting to know each other. Please contact Noelle for more details and to enroll your child.
KNSCF is proud to announce our new SAT Prep class available on the North Shore. Until now, there were no SAT Prep classes offered on the North Shore. KNSCF feels that it is important to bring this opportunity to our Kapaa High School seniors. The class is limited to 20 students, so enroll early!
Our class begins August 24th and runs for six Saturdays thru September 28th from 10 am to 12 noon at the Anaina Hou Porter Pavilion classroom. Mr. David Mireles, a teacher at Kapa`a High, will teach the course and will provide all necessary learning materials. Students should bring their own laptops, notebooks, and pens or pencils. Cost is $145 per student.
Thanks to the generous donations from the North Shore Lions and the Rotary Club of Hanalei Bay, we are able to offer FULL SCHOLARSHIPS to students with financial needs. Funds are limited, so apply early! The scholarship application deadline is August 15th.
Enrollment deadline is August 20, 2019.