Daily Schedule

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT | Pre-Opening Run-Through | 6:30 - 8:00 PM

7:50 AM – 8:45 AM

A Block

8:55 AM – 9:50 AM

B Block

9:55 AM – 10:15 AM


10:20 AM – 11:00 AM

Club A

11:00 AM - 11:40 AM


11:45 AM - 12:40 PM

C Block

12:45 PM - 1:40 PM

D Block

Teacher Professional Development | 2 PM

New Announcements

Students/Faculty - Doughnut Fridays at Junior Snack sales

This Friday there will be doughnuts at Junior snack sales.  Come early so you can pick your favorite kind. Grab a pack of hi-chews and a bag of chips while you're there. Flaming hots are back, and we have added yogurt tubes for those looking for a healthier option.  

Students/Parents/Faculty - Panther PFA Post

Final Exams are just around the corner and that means it is time for Final Exam Breakfast on March 5 and 6! Volunteers are still needed to prep and serve breakfast. We are also still in need of donations of fried rice. Details can be found here.


Students/Parents/Faculty - Guest Artist Alert

Please welcome Guest Artist Alex Hubbard. He will be teaching the Fiber Art students about weaving coconut fronds into baskets. He will be on campus on February 26 and 27th during A-block. He will also talk about his performance artwork at the 2019 Honolulu Biennial.



8th grade Spring Bake Sale Feb-25 to Mar-04

Come down to the courtyard during lunch on March 3rd and 4th for some delicious baked goods! There will be cookies, brownies, cake pops, chocolate-covered oreos, and many more items. 


TWELFTH NIGHT coming up fast--mark your calendars and don't miss this sparkling comedy! Feb-10 to Feb-28

A reminder that the production of Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT or What You Will is coming up at the end of this month. We will present one free Preview Performance on Wednesday, Feb. 26, for the La Pietra Community, and then three more public performances Feb. 27, 28 & 29. 

House Open: 6:00 PM
All Showtimes: 6:30 PM

We are staging the play outdoors on the Great Lawn--a perfect set for the Lady Olivia's opulent estate in Illyria. The cast is doing a fabulous job as we move towards Opening Night. Comically awkward romantic triangles, mistaken identities, professionally choreographed swordplay, all in full Elizabethan costume = A PRODUCTION NOT TO BE MISSED!!! 

Tickets available at the gate: 

$10 general admission
$5 for students/seniors/military.

See you there, forsooth!  Ms. Murray

NHS Tutors Feb-24 to Feb-28

For the week of 2/24-2/28, NHS tutors Grace Grange and Jada Araki will be available to tutor if their assistance is needed. If you'd like their help, please contact them with the emails below.

Grace: ggrange@lapietra.edu

Jada: karaki@lapietra.edu

*This week is the last week for available tutors for this term as it is the week before finals

Panther PFA Post Feb-20 to Feb-28

The next Lunch by Moms and Dads is Friday, February 28. Just $5 buys you the beloved Pasta Bake! Volunteers are still needed to prep and serve lunch. You can find the details and sign up here

Theatre 6 Term 3 Culmination Performance, Friday, Feb. 28! Feb-24 to Feb-28

The intrepid young thespians in the B Block Theatre 6 class will culminate their Term 3 work in the Drama Room on Friday, February 28, starting at 9:45am. The performance will showcase the students in short monologues and the original scenes they've written, working with the characters they created for their monologues. Please let us know if you'd like to attend so that we can be sure to put out enough chairs.  Hope to see you there/then!

With aloha, Eden Lee (a.k.a. Ms. Murray)  emurray@lapietra.edu

Twelfth Night - Snack Sales Feb-25 to Feb-29

We're excited so see our theater production of "Twelfth Night" this week! We hope to see many of you there.

The PFA and Student Council will be selling snacks before the show each evening from 5:45 - 6:30. All funds will be donated to our Hibiscus Drive neighbors.

Students, parents, and teachers, we need your help:

  • Can you donate items for our sale? We'd appreciate any type of snack -- cookies, cupcakes, brownies, small bags of chips or trail mix or fruit, etc. 
  • Can you help with selling the snacks before the show?

If you are able to help, please sign up here. Thank you! Please contact Carole Ota (cota@lapietra.edu) if you have any questions.

Special Guest Day Feb-25 to Feb-26

Mahalo to our entire school community for making Special Guest Day and wonderful event.  As we have begun to recieve thank yous from the various schools, here is an excerpt from one of the letters.

"Special needs students are rarely invited to events and everyone at La Pietra made them feel welcome and supported. The students showed responsibility and caring.  The activities were well planned and at an appropriate developmental level.  Special Education teachers and staff in attendance were able to enjoy the event and relax. Kudos to your students for being so caring, patient and responsible.  Thank you so much for having us."

Mahalo to our PFA for their help in manning booths, our students, faculty and staff for hosting our special guests!

New Bus Driver: Glen Ijiri Feb-24 to Feb-28

We are happy to welcome a new bus driver to our campus - Mr. Glen Ijiri! He will be in charge of student transportation via our school bus. 

La Pietra Little Free Library Feb-25 to Mar-31

Hello everyone, 

The High School Book Club will be starting a little free library in the Student Learning Center where students can take a book and leave a book or take a book and bring it back. We will be monitoring the bookshelf to make sure that it stays organized and is easy to use. 

To establish this little free library we are hosting a book drive. We are interested in books you read for fun that you enjoyed. We do not want any of your books that you were required to read for an English class (if you really enjoyed The Oydessy or Macbeth you can keep it at home). Please bring books you enjoyed that you want to donate to Mrs.Lesnick's room. Thank you in advance for your support! 

If you have any questions please email:

Mrs.Lesnick (club advisor): clesnick@lapietra.edu 

Kaya Heimowitz (club leader): kheimowitz@lapietra.edu 

Mia Winand (club leader): mbirk@lapietra.edu 

Arisa Ching (club leader): aching@lapietra.edu 

Iris Riverstone to represent La Pietra in State Level ESU Shakespeare Competition this Saturday! Feb-25 to Feb-28

In between starring as Viola in our production of TWELFTH NIGHT (previewing Wednesday and playing three performances Feb. 27, 28 and 29), multi-tasking thespian Iris Riverstone will represent La Pietra at the State Level English-Speaking Union Shakespeare Competition this coming Saturday, 2/29.

Starting at 1 pm, students from all over Hawaii will compete to represent Hawaii In NYC, at the National ESU Competition in April, presenting sonnets and soliloquies in the Luke Auditorium at Punahou School. Come support and cheer for Iris she performs the Romeo soliloquy that took top honors here, and Sonnet #30. 

With Aloha, Ms. Murray


Congratulations to our La Pietra Science Olympiad team! Feb-24 to Feb-27

Our La Pietra Science Olympiad Division C team did an amazing job at the Science Olympiad Regional Tournament on February 15 and made it to the State finals which will be on April 4 at UH Manoa! Congratulations to our LP Science Olympiad team for winning:

1st place in Write It Do It - Logan Yogi '23 and Nina Batacan '23
1st place in Ornithology - Madeleine Conery '20 and Ruby Conery '23
1st place in Boomilever - Hannah Dillon '23 and Grace Kane '23
2nd place in Experimental Design - La Dayne Pascua '22, Victoria Hung '22 and Tiffany Taketa '20
3rd place in Code Busters - Ava Dodhi '20, La Dayne Pascua '22 and Nina Batacan '23
3rd place in Gravity Vehicle - Hannah Dillon '23 and Grace Kane '23
3rd place in Fossils - Madeleine Conery '20 and La Dayne Pascua '22

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