Bussed in


Two new buses arrived at Waimea Middle School (WMS) in mid-July, fully loaded with state-of-the-art student safety devices including seat belts, student card scanners and audio-video cameras which are connected “live” to the school via Wi-Fi. The buses, along with two new vans, will help the public conversion charter school better serve student transportation needs, afford more educational, athletic and arts field trips, and save money that can be redirected back into the classroom to support academic achievement.

The buses and vans were donated to the school by The Neilan Foundation after students, faculty and families held a “Take a LAP Fun Run/Walk” fundraiser last school year to launch an accreditation-driven “We’re Going Places” sustainability campaign. Shown here signaling “whoa!” with Interim Principal Amy Kendziorski are WMS Head Custodian and Athletics Director Warren Tamaye, office staff members Kiki Kihoi and Bernie Marsh, new bus driver Ray Aina, Susan Fernandez who assisted with procuring the buses, new bus driver Val Brighter, office secretary Michelle Kauhi and Community Liaison Patti Cook.

Copyright 2015 Oahu Publications, Inc. All rights reserved. • Privacy Policy