News & Links - Sept. 25, 2014


Homecoming Week 2014 kicks off on Monday, Oct. 6, and continues through a jam-packed Friday, Oct. 10. The theme this year is #iolanihomecoming. It's going to be a blast!

The daily events and dress themes for Homecoming Week are:

MONDAY, OCT. 6 -- #mustbemonday (wear flamboyant and/or mismatching attire -- Upper and Lower School)

  • Upper School: #hashbrowns at the Upper School Autoline from 6:45 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.; "Breakfast for lunch" in the cafeteria and free ice cream in the Center Courtyard during lunch

TUESDAY, OCT. 7 -- #classcolorday (each grade level will be asked to dress predominantly in a specific class color -- Upper and Lower School)

  • Upper School: Free Otter Pops around campus all day; "Dodgeball Tournament Semifinals" in Center Courtyard during lunch

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 8 -- #workitwednesday (dress like your favorite profession or career -- Upper and Lower School)

  • Upper School: "Dodgeball Tournament Finals" in Lower Gym during lunch

THURSDAY, OCT. 9 -- #throwbackthursday (dress in your favorite '50s, '60s, '70s or '80s attire -- Upper and Lower School)

  • Upper School: Random fun activities in Seto Hall from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; "Lip Sync" in Lower Gym at 2:15 p.m.

FRIDAY, OCT. 10 -- #firedupfriday (dress in red, black and/or white -- "All-Out Raider Day" -- Upper and Lower School)

  • Upper School: Lunch activity to be determined
  • "Cheerfest" in Lower Gym at 2:30 p.m. (new time)
  • Homecoming game: Saint Francis vs. 'Iolani at Eddie Hamada Field/Kozuki Stadium at 3:15 p.m.
  • Ho‘olaule‘a activities in Lower Gym at 6 p.m. The deadline to purchase Hoolaulea bentos is Friday, Oct. 3 (advance purchase required). Bentos are being sold for $7 at the Student Activities Office (ground floor of the Sullivan Center) and the Upper School Main Office. You also may click HERE to download a bento order form.
  • Burning of the "I" in Center Courtyard at 7:15 p.m.
  • Homecoming Dance for grades 9-12 in the Lower Gym from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. (doors close at 9 p.m.). No guests. Everyone must bring $5 (or $3 pre-purchased ticket available in Seto Hall on Oct. 9), socks, and a current school ID. (Free for the grade that wins the Dodgeball Tournament.)

Dress code notes: Specifically, no tights unless they are under bottoms that at least reach your knees on either gender, no inappropriate skin exposure as listed in our normal rules, no visible underwear or swimwear. No full body spandex-like suits that cover your face/neck area. Cross-dressing is allowed if it is an expression of self-identity. T-shirts and hats are OK if they're in the spirit of the day, but no tank tops. Students dressing in poor taste, disrespectfully, or blatantly taking advantage of the dress day fun will be sent to the Dean of Student's office.


Homecoming T-shirts are on sale now at the Campus Store ($12 for adult sizes, $10 for youth sizes).


Buy Waiola Shave Ice treats this weekend (Saturday, Sept. 27, and Sunday, Sept. 28) and support the Stage Band's concert tour to Japan this December! Click HERE to view a PDF flyer, but there is no need to print it. You can do one of the following when making your purchase at the Mo'ili'ili, Kapahulu or Ward Warehouse locations:

  • Show the flyer from your mobile device
  • Mention 'Iolani Stage Band during your order

Any gift certificate of $10 or more purchased at the Ward Warehouse location also will contribute to helping offset the students' travel expenses.

Please pass the opportunity along to your friends and family. Mahalo for supporting the 'Iolani Stage Band!


Give your child the opportunity to become a part of the 'Iolani basketball program at the 2014 'Iolani Basketball Clinic on Oct. 12 and 13. He or she will learn the skills and values that helped 'Iolani become home to one of the most successful programs in Hawai'i over the last 20 years.

  • Who:  Boys and girls, grades K-7 (8-foot baskets will be available for players in kindergarten and 1st grade 
  • Where:  'Iolani School Lower and Upper Gym
  • When:  Two-day clinic on Sunday, Oct. 12, and Monday, Oct. 13 (Discoverers' Day), from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Register:  Online at

Click HERE for more information.


There are just a few more days to support 'Iolani through the "Give Aloha" program. For the rest of September, when you shop at Foodland, Foodland Farms and Sack N Save locations statewide with your Maika'i card, you'll have an opportunity to make a gift of up to $249 to the participating organization of your choice. A portion of the gift will be matched by Foodland and the Western Union Foundation. Since the program's inception 15 years ago, "Give Aloha" has raised more than $21 million to local nonprofit organizations. To participate, make your gift at checkout and mention 'Iolani or the code 77077. For more information, please click HERE. Mahalo for supporting 'Iolani School and the "Give Aloha" program!



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