FREE After-School Opportunity for Middle School Students - September 15, 2014

Attention all LCPCS Middle School Students and ‘ohana! There is an exciting new opportunity starting on campus this Monday, September 15th and you don’t want to miss it! LCPCS is partnering with the Malamam ‘Aina Foundation to provide students in grades six through eight with a FREE after-school program. Mahope O Ke Kula Ke A‘o Mau Ana (A Continuation of Learning After School) is a program that aims to inspire students to achieve academic success in math and science through hands-on experience in Hawaiian cultural practices and values. The program will be active throughout the school year, intersessions, and summer breaks.

Former LCPCS teacher Mandy Lemes is Education Coordinator for the LCPCS Mahope Program, and will be working with middle school students both during and after regular school hours. The after-school component of the program will allow students to undertake exciting projects in such subjects as engineering, Hawaiian medicinal plants, and renewable energy, as well as work on homework assignments. All project-based activities include Next Generation Science and Common Core Math & Reading Standards. Technology is also a major component of the program, and all students will be working on iPads during the project-based learning experience.

6th–grader Rosemary Bearden and Mandy Lemes making clay ‘ulu

6th–grader Rosemary Bearden and Mandy Lemes making clay ‘ulu

The Mahope After-school Program is offered Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 to 4:30 pm, and Wednesdays from 12:45 to 2:45 pm. Students will be given a healthy snack, and transportation will be provided if needed. If you have questions or would like to sign up, please contact Ms. Lemes at

Trevor Lee