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‘EWA BEACH CAMPUS

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Thanks for stopping by. Please take a look around to see how we do school differently on the ‘Ewa Beach campus. We are proud of our supportive culture and our two programs: blended and place-based HTA.
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STUDENTS
IN OUR K-5 BLENDED & pbHTA PROGRAMS

See what makes HTA ‘Ewa Beach awesome

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OUR TEACHERS
& STAFF

Simply the best.

ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES

We have an awesome range of enrichment classes available before and after regular school hours. Students can try their hand at Little Ninjas, media club, robotics, Chinese Immersion, Chinese dance, and Little Bricks.

FREE LIBRARY

Stop by the Honu free library to browse the books and take them home if you like. The books are yours to keep. This library was gifted to us by Waipahu high school students in the Pacific & Asian Affairs Council club.

OUR GARDENS

We are so excited about our garden beds. This is a peaceful spot on campus and each class has its own plot where they can plant and grow.

FIELD STUDIES

Our Field Studies are when students get out and apply their learning in the real world. Among other things, our students have sampled citrus at Lokoea Farms, learned about O‘ahu’s freshwater resources at the Hālawa xeriscape garden, met compost worms and planted seedlings at Keiki and Plow, explored a freshwater ecosystem, made artistic clay tiles, and worked in the lo‘i and learned about invasive species at Kualoa Ranch. We learn by doing.

OUR BUTTERFLY TREES

We have crown flower plants so we are in constant awe as caterpillars hatch and eat and grow and spin into their chrysalises and emerge as butterflies. Repeat.

CELEBRATIONS

We have an active parent group — our HTA ‘Ohana Committee (HOC) — which partners with students and staff to organize fun events throughout the year when the entire school community comes together to celebrate and play. These include movie nights and one of the most boo-tiful Halloween celebrations around.

PLACE-BASED LEARNING

pbHTA

pbHTA is one of our two ‘Ewa Beach programs.
It has a separate enrollment and schedule from our regular blended program.

Place-based HTA is at the leading edge of our innovation as students dive deeper into learning out in the field. Students learn their foundational skills in their on-campus and Zoom classes; then they put that into practical application as they work with our community partners. Enjoy a semester with our students at Pu‘uhonua Farms in the video below.

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‘Ewa Beach news

  • ‘Ewa Beach campus
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Elementary school, accomplished! Oʻahu grade 5 students from our ʻEwa Beach campus and our Distance Learning program celebrated the milestone.

SY 2024-25 weekly schedules

BLENDED PROGRAM
Monday

On campus

Tuesday

Zoom classes

Wednesday

On campus

Thursday

Zoom classes

Experiential day

Student Support

Friday

On campus

pbHTA PROGRAM
Monday

Place-based learning

Tuesday

On campus

Wednesday

Independent work with Learning Coach

Thursday

On campus

Friday

Zoom classes

Student Support

What are HTA’s K-5 students learning?

‘Ewa Beach staff

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Kim Ladia

‘EWA BEACH CAMPUS DIRECTOR • kladia@myhta.org

I have been an educator in Hawai‘i for over 20 years. I became an educator to help create spaces where all students belong and are accepted. I believe that learning can happen at any time and in any space and should not be confined to the walls of a classroom. After graduating from the University of Hawai’i, I spent many years as a technology coordinator at Sunset Beach Elementary before moving into administration at Kahuku Elementary, Sunset Beach Elementary, and Ka‘imiloa Elementary. When not in school, you may find me on the baseball field, at the beach, or relaxing with a good book.

Sharleen Andrade

Office Manager

Madison Tuifua

Counselor

Kevin Eiker

Community & Curriculum Coordinator

Kim Donald

Interventionist

Sara Andrin

Health Aide

BLENDED PROGRAM

Melissa Hawkins

Kindergarten

Dana Adler

Grade 1

Kela Delos Santos

Grade 2

Min Suster

Grade 3

Leilani Spear

Grade 4

Erin Gillespie

Grade 5

Jasmine Martinez

Grade 5

pbHTA PROGRAM

Tasia Tumbaga

Kindergarten

Tzaddi Pearce

Grades 1&2

Heather Furutani

Grades 1&2

Rachel Masada

Grade 3

Honey Mohammadi

Grades 4&5

Matt Pearce

Grades 4&5

SUPPORT STAFF

Tara Qalo

Educational Assistant

Ellisha Lehmkuhler

Educational Assistant

Raylene Wright

Educational Assistant

Sue Bumanglag

PPT

Kayla Murphy

PPT

Interested in working with us?

Navigate to ‘Ewa Beach

91-1010 North Road

‘Ewa Beach HI 96706

808-676-5444 option 5

info@myhta.org

 

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