Cross Country

Last Friday Windward Nazarene Academy Middle School Students participated in the LSSL Cross Country 2018 Meet. The meet took place at Central Oahu Regional Park. It was a beautiful day and students got to compete against eight other schools. Thank you to Pearl Harbor Christian for hosting the fun filled day. Continue reading

Trunk or Treat

Tomorrow night would normally be Windward Nazarene’s 10.31 Fall Fest. It is both fortunate and unfortunate that we will not be doing that. Unfortunate because it was a great community event seeing about 600-1000 people each year as a safe alternate to trick-o-treating. Fortunate because not having Bay View and 10.31 opened up the door to a brand new event. Continue reading

Sustainability

Sustainability has been a focus of WNA for a while now. Our garden has been at the center of that focus. Every class has their own garden bed and are a part of every step of that garden bed. We also have an aquaponics system that the students get to experiment with, learn about, and maintain. Part of sustainability is eating what you are growing and some of the 3rd and 4th graders got a unique first-hand experience. Continue reading

5 Questions Teachers Wish Parents Would Ask

Editor’s Note: The first time I went to a parent-teacher conference, I felt like I was being tested. It was great to check in to see how my child was doing, but when my daughter’s kindergarten teacher asked if I had any questions, I wasn’t sure I had the right ones. You don’t have to keep your interactions down to these scheduled meetings. Nathan Yoshida or Windward Nazarene Academy has a few suggestions that can help strengthen your parent, teacher and child relationship. Continue reading

Fishing Tales

Growing up, I remember going to my grandma’s house for Sunday dinner and watching Fishing Tales. Although some people wouldn’t remember that show it is a memory I cherish. As my grandpa battled cancer he made it a point to teach me how to fish. No matter how sick he felt he would try his best to take me on the boat. After he passed, my dad and I would still go camping every month for Boy Scouts and we would go fishing and diving as much as we could. These are memories I still cherish today. Talk to my wife and she will call me an avid fisherman even though I may not get out as much as I would like to. All that to say when I got invited to today’s field trip I was stoked.  Continue reading

Screen Time

I don’t know about you but my kids spend an alarming amount of time staring at a screen. Their screentime is spent mostly playing video games. With new crazes popping up daily whether it is a new map in Fortnite, or a legendary spawn on PokemonGo, either way a lot of time is devoted to gaming. When I was growing up on my nintendo an hour at a time was my limit and only on the weekends. I have witnessed my kids playing for over 4 hours straight so how much is too much when it comes to screen time.  Continue reading

In the Storm

Sometimes the outcome of a storm is worse than we expected, some times it is better. I think that we have dodged some bullets on the weather storm front but life doesn’t always shape up that way. We mention the anxiety of storms and trials in our last post check it out if you haven’t had the chance yet. Tropical Storm Olivia brought some wind and rain but we felt it was safe to come back to school today. Continue reading