Welcome to the New School Year!
We hope you're as excited as we are to get started with all the "newness" that School Year 2014-2105 has to offer! We have a new principal, Mr. Rory Vierra, as well as additions to our Common Core State Curriculum (Reading Wonders for Grades K-6, Stepping Stones Math for Grades K-5, and Go Math for Grade 6).
Hickam Elementary wrapped up the school year in grand style: Ms. Higashi's incredible production of "Disney Kids! Aladdin", a school-wide Spring Program "Celebrating Cinema", our 4th Qtr. Assembly with aloha and farewell to staff members, and a BBQ lunch plus USAF Band of the Pacific performance on the last day of school!
Please click on the links below to watch slide shows:
Spring Program Performance Spring Program Staff & Guests
Aloha to Staff
BBQ & Band Performance
Starting August 2014, children must be 5 years old on or before July 31 to enter Kindergarten.
For more information, visit http://earlylearning.hawaii.gov/kindergarten-age-change/
Releasing Students from HES
Families who will be travelling for extend periods, please be informed that if your children will be out of school
for more than 10 days, they will need to disenroll from HES and re-enroll upon return. Please contact our school
office for more information.
HES Honors 9/11 Victims
In what has become a school tradition, students and staff of Hickam Elementary School were joined by firefighters,
service members, Junior ROTC members, and the Radford High School Band
in remembrance of the victims of the attacks on September 11, 2001.
Click to view a slide show of the event.
At the end of last school year, Ms. Tracie Higashi, our Fine Arts drector, aided by her legion of dedicated parents, students, and volunteers, put on the most amazing and complex of HES musical productions to date. Disney Kids! "The LIttle Mermaid" was spectacular, and our talented pool of HES students impressed all in attendance.
UPDATE: View a slide show of photos taken during the two performances!
Please see the May issue of our Echo Parent Newsletter for Ms. Higashi's article.
9/11 Remembrance Parade
HES students once again honored the memory of the victims of what we'll forever refer to as "9/11".
The Radford Marching Band/ROTC, Security Forces, Fire Department, military VIPs, and our own
Kani Le'a Chorus played important roles in what has become a proud tradition at Hickam Elementary School.
Click to view a slide show of the event.
Sports & Music 2012
As always, Hickam Elementary students perform outstandingly, on stage and on the court!
Click links below for slide shows. [Photo credit: Mrs. Kristy Ortega]
PTO Fall Fest 2011*Whew* our PTO's annual Fall Fest capped off our school's most exciting week in memory (see how our week began below). Families enjoyed teacher-hosted food and game booths, K9 police dog demos (!!), a silent auction, dunk tank, and more!
Click on links below for pictures and videos.
K9 police dog demo 1 video
K9 police dog demo 2 video
Service Nation: Mission Serve
Please see the November Echo Parent Newsletter for articles and photos!
Pumpkins and Costumes
Fun annual Fall events are PCNC's Pumpkin-Carving Night and the Student Council's October Fest, and this year's were no exception!
photos by Kristy Ortega
This year's 9/11 Remembrance Assembly marked the 10th anniversary of the tragic event, one our students are too young to actually remember (most weren't even born at the time). Teachers and families informed our youngest of the heroes who gave their lives to help others, and some of our older students reflected upon that day and why we should "never forget" what transpired.
KITV news posted a video on YouTube, but we can't access that w/in the DOE network, so converted files are linked below:KITV (Windows Media Player)
Here's another great video clip from HawaiiNewsNow!
Welcome Assemblies are an annual hit as everyone gets to meet our staff in a fun way!
Bus Stop & Student Drop-Off/Pick-Up Procedures
Parents and Community:
Your cooperation is needed to keep our students' arrival and departure safe.
Drop-off/pick-up for all students is located on the curbside of Manzelman Circle fronting the walkway that leads to the cafeteria. Students in the first five vehicles are allowed to exit their vehicles on the curbside. Other areas on campus are prohibited for drop-off/pick-up for safety reasons (i.e.: Radio Road, Child Development Center).
The bus stop is located on Julian Avenue near the Grade 3 portable classrooms.
Please understand that the parking area within the Freedom Tower lot is for Hickam Elementary staff, with five spots in the front allocated for visitors. When others are parked in the lot, that can make it difficult for teachers to find parking elsewhere and get to their classrooms on time.
Thank you for your cooperation and assistance in making the first and last minutes of the school day safe for our students.