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News & Links - Dec. 8, 2016

PEARL HARBOR 75TH COMMEMORATION

In honor of the 75th Commemoration of the attack on Pearl Harbor, 'Iolani School will welcome more than 20 Pearl Harbor Survivors to campus tomorrow (Friday, Dec. 9) for a community forum, hosted by the students in our Raiders for Wounded Warriors Club. Guests will have the rare opportunity to meet with these survivors and hear their stories first hand. All are welcome to attend.

Also, in acknowledgement and gratitude for the bravery and service of these individuals, 'Iolani will be planting a puakenikeni tree on campus in their honor. Fittingly, the tree will be planted directly across Kamoku Street from the 100th Infantry Battalion Veterans Education Center. Please join us.

ONLINE BOOK ORDERS FOR SECOND SECOND SEMESTER

Some students may have to order books for their second semester courses which begin on Jan. 17, 2017. 'Iolani's online bookstore, MBS Direct, will be open for orders beginning Thursday, Dec. 8. MBS Direct also has established a customer service call center at (800) 325-3252. It is open all week and around the clock to assist you and answer any questions.

To make online ordering for this upcoming second semester as easy as possible, we have outlined some important points below:

  • To order textbooks, go to the MBS Direct website: http://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/iolani.htm. Select "Order Your Books," then "Shop By Course" (do not enter student ID) and follow the prompts.
  • The second-semester master list by class for all required books for grades 7 - 12 is posted HERE on the school website.
  • Items not available through MBS Direct (such as geometry packets, visor gogs and other materials) that need to be purchased at the 'Iolani Campus Store in the Nangaku Building will be available starting from Jan. 9, between 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Monday - Friday.

ANOTHER BUSY WEEK FOR PERFORMING ARTS STUDENTS

The 'Iolani School Performing Arts Department will present several wonderful shows within the next few days:

Please go see one, two or more of the performances. You will be glad you did!

'IOLANI PREP BASKETBALL CLASSIC TIPS OFF TODAY

The 'Iolani Prep Basketball Classic, one of the nation's premier high school basketball tournaments, annually features eight girls teams and 16 boys teams. The girls tournament, which features four of the best teams in California, gets underway today and concludes on Saturday. The boys tournament tips off on Friday, Dec. 16, and continues through Wednesday, Dec. 21. Click HERE for more information.

LAMA TENZIN RETURNING FOR ANOTHER MANDALA OF COMPASSION

Next week (Dec. 12 - 15), the Venerable Lama Tenzin Yignyen (Lama Tenzin) will be returning to 'Iolani to create the Mandala of Compassion, an ancient Tibetan art form made of millions of grains of dyed sand. The beautifully ornate mandala symbolizes the impermanence of reality and is dismantled on the fourth day in a special ceremony. Lama Tenzin will construct the Mandala in the renovated Lower School Art Room. Morning meditation will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (Dec. 12, 13 and 14), and he will work on the mandala from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. On Thursday (Dec. 15), morning mediation will be from 9:30 a.m to 10 a.m. and the dismantling ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. All are welcome to attend and participate throughout each day. If you cannot make it to campus, please visit iolani.org to access a livestream of the mandala process. For more information, please click HERE to view a one-minute film created by Film Production teacher Risa Beer.

'IOLANI SCHOOL LOGO MERCHANDISE

Are you tired of the crowded malls and waiting in long lines this holiday season? Do some of your Christmas shopping at the 'Iolani Campus Store! Come and leisurely peruse our vast selection of 'Iolani logo merchandise. The 'Iolani Campus Store is open Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., or click HERE to shop online.

UPCOMING 'IOLANI LIVE WEBCASTS

KINDERGARTEN GRANDPARENTS TEA - FRIDAY, DEC. 9
The kindergartners of the Class of 2029 will perform for their grandparents tomorrow (Friday, Dec. 9) in St. Alban's Chapel to begin the annual Grandparents' Sugar Plum Tea at 9 a.m.
'IOLANI CLASSIC GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP GAME - SATURDAY, DEC. 10
The championship game of the 2016 'Iolani Prep Basketball Classic Girls Tournament will be played on Saturday, Dec. 10. Tipoff in the Lower Gym is set for 6:30 p.m.
VARSITY BASKETBALL DOUBLEHEADER -- TUESDAY, JAN. 10
A pair of 'Iolani varsity basketball games will be webcast live on Tuesday, Jan. 10. The Raider girls team will take on Sacred Hearts at 5 p.m., followed by the 'Iolani boys team playing Saint Louis at 6:30 p.m.

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