Teachers: Mrs. Mead, Ms. Kauwe, Mr. Hu

Program: FREE (paid for by federal grant), open to all Keolu students grades K-6, student does not have to attend all offered activities if the child is involved with other extracurricular activities (example: football practice every MWF). This program will also work together with students who are enrolled in A+. A+ will offer care between 2:00 and 2:15, after 4:30pm, and also on Wednesdays.  See flyer for more details...

For more info: Contact Mrs. Mead kalina_mead@keolu.k12.hi.us or 266-7818

M-F 7:00am-7:45am

  • Research clearly supports morning exercise routines to optimize brain power, learning, and concentration throughout the day. We will offer a daily morning exercise to begin our day M-F 7:00-7:45am. Our Keolu Fitness Team will also conduct practices through this program, so Fitness Team students must also enroll.

​M/T/Th/F 2:15pm-4:30pm

  • Tutoring and Academic Support using the same programs Keolu uses during the school day

  • Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) Activities: robotics, digital media, engineering design

  • Health and Well-being: nutrition, physical exercise, collaborative games, yoga, social and emotional learning

  • Culture and place based learning units of study, including "History and Culture of Hip-Hop Music"


  • Parent Engagement Opportunities

  • College, Career, and Community Readiness: service learning through field trips

  • PAF Lessons: Hawaiian values, ahupua’a, lo’i, streams, fishponds, coral reefs, marine science, voyaging, climate change, forests, gardening, composting, nutrition


We have our own FIRST Lego League Jr. team!


FIRST Lego League Jr. is a program designed to introduce a group of six students ages 6-10 to STEM concepts through the use of legos! Because our team can only have six students, our students were each selected for special qualities that were identified by families and teachers! Our specially hand selected team at Keolu is guided by two adult coaches, Mrs. West and Mrs. Hardesty. This program focuses on building interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) through a real-world challenge – to be solved by research, critical thinking, and imagination. Under the guidance of their two coaches and our core values, students will participate in a yearly challenge! They will cooperate in questioning, thinking, and research around the challenge in order to problem solve. After they solve the problems or challenge the students will build a lego model of their solution and create a show me poster that displays all of their thinking, learning, and collaboration. Our team meets after school to discuss our challenge, research, problem solve, and build. Every year there is a new challenge and an expo to celebrate it! At our expo we will present our model, our show me poster, and all of our learning to the other FIRST Lego League Jr. teams across the state!


FIRST Core Values

We express the FIRST philosophies of Gracious Professionalism and Cooperation through our Core Values:

  • Discovery: We explore new skills and ideas.

  • Innovation: We use creativity and persistence to solve problems.

  • Impact:  We apply what we learn to improve our world.

  • Inclusion: We respect each other and embrace our differences.

  • Teamwork: We are stronger when we work together.

  • Fun: We enjoy and celebrate what we do!


Feel free to check out our website below to keep up on our learning journey!



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    Contact Us

    Tel: (808) 266-7818

    Email: kesteachers@gmail.com


    1416 Keolu Dr.

    Kailua, HI 96734

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