Archives - August 2016

High School Camp: "The Way of Jesus"

August 26, 2016
By KCS Staff

Fun, food, and...feet? Although the high school students enjoyed relaxing together on the Leeward coast on August 15-18, what they’ll remember most are the opportunities they had to follow Jesus’ example.  This began when they washed each other’s feet and continued when they applied His teaching by serving primarily homeless families in Waianae at Ka Pa’alana Preschool, the Civic Center, and the Boat Harbor.

Ka Pa’alana’s free preschool offers enrichment activities and nutritional meals for children ages 0-5, in addition to parent education classes and other health services.  Smiles abounded as KCS students assisted the staff by reading to and playing with the children.

The Waianae Civic Center provides temporary shelter and support services for many families and individuals.  KCS students helped to make the environment more hospitable by painting benches and cleaning walls.  

A large community of people live near the Waianae Boat Harbor.  While many KCS students felt compassion for the residents as they listened to the heartbreaking stories, others also gained a sense of respect for those they had formerly stereotyped.  They also realized how much they have to be grateful for and how important it is for people to feel connected to each other.  

KCS Welcomes New Staff to the 'Ohana

August 25, 2016
By KCS Staff

A handful of new faces have joined the KCS staff for the 2016-17 school year!  

Marcus Nakamura (pictured right) joins KCS as the new 1B teacher. He brings 13 years of teaching experience, the past 5 years at Pearl Ridge Elementary school.  Through his new position, Mr. Nakamura is excited to “share the hope and love we have in Christ with others.” His oldest son, Avery, begins his KCS career in P4.

Lydia Kang (pictured middle) begins her teaching career as the 2B teacher.  In May, she graduated from Wheaton College (IL) with her B.A. in Elementary Education.  She has been a part of the KCS summer school staff for the past two years.  She enjoys photography, soccer, and serving with her church youth group.  She can also be seen playing the drums for lower chapel. 

Bruce Campbell (pictured left) is a familiar face to students and staff, as he connected to KCS through serving as a substitute teacher for the past few years.  He joins the middle school teaching staff as the new 7A homeroom teacher.  He will teach 6th/7th grade social studies as well as 6th grade language arts.  He and his wife Jeanie are members of KCC.

KCS also welcomes the following staff members on a part-time basis:

  • KCS adds an additional Chinese teacher as Lili Zhang will teach the freshmen Chinese I. She will also teach weekly Chinese lessons in all the elementary classes. 
  • Amelyn Kamahele joins the preschool staff as the P3 Aide in the afternoon.  She will also work with the After School Care team in various capacities.  Ms. Amelyn joined KCS over the summer as the preschool summer fun teacher. 
  • Travis Corrales joins the KCS staff as the Recess Supervisor.  He was on the Part III staff this past summer session.