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Winter 2018
Issue 2
Winter 2018
Mastery Learning

As part of a pilot underway at Punahou, grades are all but gone in a handful of Academy classrooms, replaced by a mastery-based model of assessment, in which students get robust, frequent feedback of their progress based on skill sets.

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Colleges Driving Changes

Stellar SATs and a high GPA have long been considered the holy grail to get into the nation’s most elite universities, but an increasing number of colleges have been focusing more on skill sets and unique contributions than on a student’s ability to take tests.

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Why Consider Mastery Learning?

Academy faculty Terry Yamamoto-Edwards shares insights from her year-long sabbatical living with her son in Spain.

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Dr. James Kapae'alii Scott

Dr. James Kapae‘alii Scott '70

PRESIDENT’S DESK

2019 Punahou Athletic Hall of Fame

The Punahou Athletic Hall of Fame honors individuals who have made significant contributions to athletics at Punahou.

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Scott ’69 and Sharan Power

With nearly four decades teaching at Punahou and four generations of Punahou alumni dotting the family tree, Scott ’69 and Sharan Power’s ties to the school run deep.

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Matthew James ’00
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Last September, Matthew James ’00 found himself a continent away from his hometown of Honolulu and his artist studio in Brooklyn, New York.

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Marcy Lichter ’53 Friedman
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Not only is Sacramento-based artist Marcy Lichter ’53 Friedman passionate about creating art – beautifully bold portraiture – but she also is dedicated to sharing the benefits of art with those around her.

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Jen Lewin ’92
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Jen Lewin’s ’92 installations are interactive revelations, bursts of colorful lights, carefully placed to invite passersby to play.

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Life-Changing Journey

Last spring, I had the opportunity to study at the School for Ethics and Global Leadership (SEGL) in Washington, D.C. I studied politics and international affairs, along with 23 other juniors from schools across the country.

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Alumni Travel Program Peru

Alumni spent eight days immersed in the archaeological, astronomical, mystical and culinary world of Peru, as part of the second trip of the Punahou Alumni Travel Program.

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Punahou Theatre Presents Into the Woods

Punahou’s fall production of “Into the Woods” featured 50 middle- and high-school students in a modern interpretation of the Tony Award-winning musical, written by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine and inspired by the Brothers Grimm fairy tales.

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Aloha, President Jim Scott

Alumni and friends of Punahou have reunited across the globe to celebrate President Jim Scott ’70 before he retires in June. Punahou Alumni Association (PAA) regional chapters have hosted six receptions in London, Portland, Seattle, Boston, Washington, D.C. and New York City, with four more events planned in 2019.

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Heroine of Hawaiian People Honored

Abigail Kuaihelani Maipinepine Campbell, for whom the Kuaihelani Learning Center for ʻIke Hawaiʻi is named, was honored on Nov. 1, 2018, exactly 110 years after her passing.

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Notable Artists Visit Campus

Artists Jasper Wong and Solomon Enos recently shared their artistic talents and experiences with Punahou students, as part of a new visiting artists program designed to nurture creativity.

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Two Visionaries Named as Trustees

Duane Kurisu and Monica Mamiya ’77 McLaren have joined the Punahou Board of Trustees, bringing a breadth of experience, as well as commitment to the School and larger community.

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Puns in Print for Winter 2018

Works by John R. K. Clark ’64, Mehana Blaich ’93 Vaughan, D. Kenneth Richardson ’48 and Margo Sorenson.

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Top of the Glass

Set in the Samuel and Mary Castle Art Center, Punahou’s glass shop is a beehive of activity. Academy students work in pairs, performing what seems to be a perfectly choreographed dance among bellowing furnaces, while shaping molten glass into beautiful works of art.

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Volleyball Players Serve Up Good Deeds

Punahou’s boys volleyball players have proven themselves to be national contenders in the sport, but they also are earning accolades off the court.

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For the Record: Fall 2018

Air Riflery, Bowling, Cross Country, Football, Kayaking, Girls Volleyball and Boys Water Polo.

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As part of the Ku‘u Punahou Campaign, over 3,000 people have made gifts for student financial aid totaling more than $44 million to ensure access to a Punahou education.

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