News & Links - Aug. 25, 2016


The 53rd Annual Father Bray Memorial Football Classic is set for Saturday on the 'Iolani School campus. The 'Iolani varsity football team will host La Jolla Country Day School (San Diego, Calif.) at Eddie Hamada Field. The game will kick off at 3 p.m. The afternoon also will feature the 2016-17 debuts of the 'Iolani Marching Band and 'Iolani Dance Team at halftime.

Tickets were mailed to the homes of parents and alumni, during the summer. ILH passes and 'Iolani student IDs will not be accepted. Tickets, which are $7 for adults, students and children 6-years-old and above, will be sold at the gate. Proceeds honor Father Bray's legacy and support 'Iolani athletics and the Father Bray Scholarship Fund.

The Father Bray Memorial Football Classic game and halftime show will be webcast live at and

To commemorate the 53rd Annual Father Bray Memorial Football Classic being on campus this year, a limited-edition T-shirt was created. Designed by Tarah Driver '16, the back of the shirt features the iconic photo of Fr. Bray with one of his players, John Lee '47, which was taken 70 years ago. The shirts are available in youth, men's and women's sizes, and will be on sale for $15 at the game.


Scheduling a carpool has never been easier.

If you are already carpooling to school, thank you for helping to lessen traffic and to be more fuel efficient. Hundreds of 'Iolani parents have set up accounts with Carpool to School. Additional parents who wish to start or join a carpool can get online support at our exclusive 'Iolani carpool site. Powered by, the site gives parents a safe, easy way to form or join a carpool, and its intuitive interface makes planning carpools easy and convenient. Features include a secure matching service integrated with Google maps, scheduling, and built-in text messaging to remind parents when it’s their turn to drive.

When you schedule your carpool on, your entire carpool can quickly view a color-coded calendar with all of your carpool information. Maximum scheduling flexibility can handle even the craziest of carpool schedules.

Click HERE to view a Hawaii News Now report on 'Iolani's Carpool to School program.

Plus, when you schedule your carpool online, you will be able to see your environmental impact. We show you the vehicle miles eliminated, CO2 emissions reduced, and money saved by carpooling with other families to get your kids to school.

It’s an opportunity to see that with one small change – you can have a significant impact on the environment and traffic congestion at pickup and drop-off times.

Just login and go to my school pools. It’s easy to find potential matches, create carpools and take advantage of the time-saving features available.

In addition, is currently developing a mobile app for subscribers and plans to debut that in the near future.


The Birthday Book Program is a way to give a gift to your child and your child's school. The birthday child selects from new library books, and a bookplate with their name will be attached to that book. This book will be sent home, and then returned to the library as part of the collections.

Students with summer birthdays will have their books presented as soon as possible. We can also make bookplates for other special events, such as a thank you to a teacher or a special friend.

To participate in this voluntary program, please click HERE for the Birthday Book Program link.

If you have any questions about the Birthday Book Program, please contact the Lower School Librarian, Ms. Linda Reser at lreser [at]


If you are thinking about applying for admission to 'Iolani School, please join us at our K-12 Admission Information Night on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 6:30 p.m. in Seto Hall. Applications for admission begin one year ahead of the desired entry year. Main entry grades are kindergarten, sixth, seventh and ninth.

This program for parents is sponsored by 'Iolani School's Office of Admission and is designed exclusively for 'Iolani alumni and current families who plan to apply a child for the 2017-18 school year. The information will be helpful whether you intend to apply this year or in the future. Parking is available in the structure. Feel free to call the Admission Office with questions at 943-2222.


‘Iolani School's Homecoming celebration is just four weeks away! Five days of spirited fun will begin on Monday, Sept. 19. Homecoming will culminate on Friday, Sept. 23, with a busy slate of family-friendly activities, beginning with the football game versus Saint Louis. Kickoff at Eddie Hamada Field is set for 3:15 p.m. The Ho'olaule'a in the Lower Gym starts at 6 p.m., leading up to the Burning of the "I" at 7:15 p.m. For students in grades 9-12, the night will conclude with the Homecoming Dance in the Lower Gym, beginning at 8 p.m.
Please click to check out the 2016-17 'Iolani School Performing Arts Calendar. It's never too early to save the date for the wonderful performances by our talented students. Please note, however, that updates and changes to the calendar will occur. Therefore, please refer back to this link throughout the school year. You also may call the Performing Arts Office at 943-2244 for more information.

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