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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, July 10, 2003

Education briefs

Advertiser Staff

Volunteers to paint Waipahu school

Volunteers from Waipahu Intermediate School and Hawaiian Electric Co. will get together this weekend to paint the inside and outside of classroom buildings and do other beautification projects on campus in a Hawai'i 3Rs grant project.

The 3Rs program was designed to help the state tackle the backlog of school repairs with the help of volunteers. Waipahu Intermediate received a Hawai'i 3Rs grant for facilities improvement. Together with the volunteer labor, the grant will allow the school to complete more than $100,000 in school improvements this weekend.

Working computers sought for schools

Lisa Ching, President and CEO of Hawaii TechKnow Center, will host a computer donation drive July 26 to benefit public schools.

SEEK: Supplying Equipment 2 Educate Kids will collect working computers to be repaired, refurbished and donated to schools.

Each donor during the drive will receive a $20 gift certificate from Hawaii TechKnow Center.

Donations will be accepted 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the center, 1430 Kona Street, Suite 205.

Student teams to visit NASA

Waimea Middle School and Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School are among 50 selected nationwide as NASA Explorer Schools.

Teams made up of four teachers and an administrator from each school will attend a one-week training at the NASA Ames Research Center at the end of the month.

Jade Bowman is team leader at Waimea Middle and Melissa Speetjens is the team leader at Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle.

Information is available at the Explorer Schools Web site.

Storyteller to visit Hawai'i Kai library

Hawaiian storyteller Woody Fern will perform at the Hawai'i Kai Public Library at 5:30 p.m. Monday. Admission is free.

Fern, one of the state's top storytellers, will perform "Legends of Hawai'i" at the library, 249 Lunalilo Home Road. For more information, call 397-5833.

La Pietra names board member

Charlotte Clark has been elected to the La Pietra board of trustees for a two-year term, the school has announced.

Clark, a retired interior designer, is the mother of Maria Francis Parkhill, who graduated from La Pietra in 1974. She is a graduate of Stanford University.