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2013 ULS Fun Run

By  Makai G. and Baylee J.Posted Thursday, April 18, 2013

 2013 Fun Run 2 w800March 29, 2013- A mix of red, blue, and yellow raced around the track at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Students collected pledges for the annual University Laboratory School (ULS) Fun Run  fundraiser sponsored by the  Booster Club.  Bibs were handed out to the middle school and high school students as they ran around the track with their friends.  Meanwhile, the seniors enjoyed their time together with the elementary students on the football field.  “I had a lot of fun playing with my kindergartener. We basically ran around the cones and acted silly,” said senior, Skyler C.-M. “I thought that the color choice for the shirts were interesting as they were not our school colors,” said sophomore, Jason I.  “It is great to see the students of our school coming together during any sort of activity,” he added. When students finished their run they gathered on the bleachers to participate in raffle that included prizes such as Aloha Salads Gift Cards and free admission to the Bishop Museum.  The day came to an end as students and faculty flooded back onto the ULS campus, filling the sidewalks with laughter, color, and sweat.  Students were then ushered to the MPB (Multi Purpose Building) to cool down with tasty frozen treats.

'Ohana Brough To Clean at Ka Iwi Beach Park

By   Mason H.  Posted Thursday, April 18, 2013

kaiwi jbb 13March 9, 2013 -- A determined group of volunteers led by students from the University Laboratory School’s Project Pono, beautified the landscape at the fourth annual Ka Iwi State Park Cleanup at Ka Iwi State Scenic Shoreline.  The cleanup was aimed at restoring and cleaning the state park, located between Waimanalo and Hawai’i Kai. “We painted the Wamamalu bridge to cover up the graffiti, and we removed the waste that people toss into the park from the highway.  We also picked and dug out the invasive pickleweed plants,” said senior, Allena V.  “We made a lot of progress,” she added. Sophomore, Noah T.  helped dispose of nails and other trash on the beach.  “I enjoyed the hard work and manual labor,” he said. “This was my first time coming to Ka Iwi, and I didn’t know what to expect,” said sophomore, Angelina E. “I feel like we did a lot to help out the community, and I gave myself a workout, I feel accomplished.” Project Pono’s Flash Monthly Operation Beach Cleanup (Flash M.O.B.) team, led by junior, Michelle A., also performed energetic flash mob routines on the Makapu’u Point Lighthouse Trail and on the beach in the state park.   “We dance to raise awareness about our beach cleanups, because our cleanups help to raise awareness on how harmful marine debris are to the ocean and beaches,” said Michelle A. Before the work day began, an optional hour-long hike was held on the Makapu’u lighthouse trail to pick up trash and do a flash mob routine.  Everyone at the cleanup then joined hands as junior Alex U., led an ‘oli called, “E Ho Mai” to put volunteers in the proper state of mind for the work they were in for.  After a safety briefing, volunteers worked for two hours at the state park, then performed a final flash mob routine.  Everyone came together to chant another ‘oli to end the work day, and received a free pizza lunch.   The Ka Iwi cleanup project was created three years ago by Joshua Picanco and Kaylenn Fitzgerald from the class of 2011, who saw a need to restore Ka Iwi State Scenic Shoreline.  “There’s only one caretaker of Ka Iwi that comes here every day and does basic maintenance, like emptying the trash cans.  That’s why we count on the community groups and the schools to help,” said Martha Yent.  Martha works on promoting the history of Ka Iwi with the State Parks Interpretive Program. “They’re a real benefit, and they make the park look nice.”

2013 ULS Homecoming Event

By  Kayla C.  Posted Thursday, January 24, 2013

IMG 3124 r ps w800-700x466This year’s homecoming was packed with heart-stopping and thrilling back-to-back games from the University High School girls and boys varsity basketball teams. The events  also included an exciting alumni game featuring former University High School men’s basketball team members. Homecoming took place at Klum Gym, and was hosted by the University Laboratory School and our very own Booster Club. Countless members of the Booster Club came together to set up tables filled with delicious foods and sweet goodies.

Homecoming began with a spectacular win for the girls varsity team defeating the La Pietra Panthers, 63-34.  Kianalei M. played an outstanding game, scoring a season high of 22 points.  After a great win, the alumni got their spotlight on the basketball court including Principal Keoni Jeremiah. Many former graduates of the University Laboratory School participated in the game. Coaches and players alike got to competitively play against each other in front of a big crowd.

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ULS Winter Orchestra Concert

By   Mason H.  Posted Thursday, December 13, 2012

November 21, 2012- The University Laboratory School’s Orchestra Program delighted the audience with their fall concert, “Celebrating and Giving Thanks,” in Orvis Auditorium.  The program’s 92 orchestra students, and 20 K-1 students were under the direction of conductor Mr. Daniel Padilla. The program began with 18 musicians from the 6th Grade Strings performing, Jingle Bells, Variations on Twinkle, Twinkle, Lightly Row, Jolly Old St. Nicholas, Ode to Joy, and Can Can. The Beginning Strings’ then took to the stage and played, Quinteria, The White Night, the Dragon and El Toro. After the beginning strings concluded their pieces, 22 musicians from the Intermediate Strings performed, Agincourt, Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, and A Charlie Brown Christmas. Following the intermediate players were 22 musicians from the Concert Strings who played, Concerto Grosso IV in D Major, Capriccio Espagnol, and Sleigh Ride. The high school orchestra, kindergarteners, and first graders closed the concert with a performance of, Allegro  from “Toy Symphony.”

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Elementary Holiday Sing-A-Long Concert

By   Jordan R.  Posted Thursday, December 13, 2012

elementary concert TNDecember 6, 2012- The holiday spirit came alive at the 2012 Elementary School Christmas Sing-Along Concert. Students from grade K-1 collaborated with the High School Chamber Ensemble conducted by Mr. Padilla, giving a stunning performance of Leopold Mozart's, “Toy Symphony.” The sing-along portion of the concert featured the students from grades K-5. The song list included songs such as, Ding Dong Bells, Feliz Navidad, and Deep Peace featuring Mr.Padilla playing the violin.

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