News & Links - May 19, 2016


MBS Direct offers two options for buybacks: EZ Drop at school or direct online return.

MBS Textbook Buyback EZ Drop starts Wednesday, June 1, and continues on Thursday, June 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on both days. We will have tables set up at the Campus Store. Before showing up with your books, you MUST visit the MBS Direct website to print a quote and bring the quote with your books (one quote per six books). If you are not ready to sell your books by Wednesday or Thursday, you can also coordinate your own shipment (free shipping) using the same link.

  • Click HERE to access the MBS Direct website.
  • Click on "Sell Your Books."
  • Log in using the same ID used to purchase your books.
  • Enter the ISBN for each book you desire to sell.
  • Click "Finalize my buyback quote" to process and receive an emailed quote.
  • Print the quote from your email -- include one quote for every six books you wish to sell back.
  • Bring quote and books to the EZ Drop buyback day on June 1, or June 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Campus Store.

If you have any additional questions, contact MBS Direct's 24/7 Customer Contact Center at 1-800-325-3252 or customerservice [at]

Link to more MBS Ez Drop buyback information.


Please go to the Campus Store webpage on for all the details regarding:

  • Online ordering of Summer School textbooks (Upper School, grades 6 - 12)
  • Online ordering of Upper School summer reading


Our busy Performing Arts period continues this weekend as Lower and Upper School students will be performing for your enjoyment. Please enjoy one or both of the following shows. You will be glad you did!

Lower School Musical Theatre Performances of "The Lion King Jr."
Saturday and Sunday at Mamiya Theatre

Sixth grade musical theatre students will present "The Lion King Jr." this weekend at Mamiya Theatre. The show, which is a delight for all ages, will debut on Saturday night at 7 p.m. The second and final performance will be on Sunday at 4 p.m. Don't miss it! Tickets are on sale at the PAD and Lower School Offices. Click HERE for more info.

'Iolani Stage Bands Tribute to Miles Davis
Sunday at Hawai’i Theatre

The 'Iolani stage bands will perform at Hawai'i Theatre on Sunday. They will be joined by renowned NYC jazz trumpet artist Greg Gisbert. His appearance is sponsored by the Tam & Young Visual and Performing Arts Chair.  Click HERE for more info.


With the end of the school year fast approaching, the cafeteria no longer accepts purchases from student accounts with negative balances. Please pay off any negative accounts before the end of the school year. Seniors have until breakfast on Thursday, June 2, to use their accounts. There will be no refunds granted should there be a balance on a senior account. The Weinberg Building Snack bar now closes at 4:30 p.m. and the Fresh Connections cart has been closed for the remainder of the year.


'Iolani School will host the 2016 Hawai'i Summer Jazz Institute from June 9-17, offering music students and teachers an opportunity to tune into the latest jazz techniques and performances. In partnership with the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel and the 'Iolani School Tam & Young Visual and Performing Arts Chair, the music series will connect participants to prominent educators and artists from the US Mainland and Germany and is free to attend. A final gala concert will be held on Thursday, June 16, at 6:30 p.m. in Seto Hall, featuring performances by the Summer Institute Bands, the UTA Jazz Orchestra and the International Jazz Collective Big Band with jazz ukulele virtuoso Benny Chong. The concert is free to attend and open to the public. Click HERE for more info.


Class of 2028 - Kindergarten
End of Year Event on Tuesday, May 24
Class of 2022 - 6th Grade
Class Day on Friday, May 27; Moving Up Ceremony on Thursday, June 2
Class of 2017 - Junior
Graduation stage setup on June 3 and 4

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