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Principal's Message- September 2021

Last month I wrote about the differences between fixed and growth mindsets. About 30 years ago Carol Dweck, a researcher and professor at Stanford University, came up with these terms about mindsets to describe beliefs we practice about learning and intelligence. Having a fixed mindset leads to a belief that there is no use in working to develop an area that you’re not good at. “I’m not good at math” is an example of a fixed mindset. “I can’t sing” is another. Just the other day I got to attend a workshop on growth and fixed mindsets. The participants were asked to list examples of what someone with a fixed mindset might way when presented with a challenge. Since the session was virtual, we were asked to type our answers online. Examples quickly popped into the message box: I can’t do this. I tried it already and it didn’t work. This is impossible. There’s no point in trying. Next we were asked to write examples of what someone with growth mindset might say when presented with a challenge. Here are some examples of what was shared: Can do! A small step is better than no step. YES, I can! I’ve got this. In a growth mindset challenges aren’t viewed as threatening but opportunities to improve. Carol Dweck says “rather than thinking, oh, I’m going to reveal my weaknesses, you say, wow, here’s a chance to grow.” See if you can spot examples of growth and fixed mindsets as you go about your day. As Carol Dweck says “love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy the effort, and keep on learning.”

News & Upcoming Events

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SPIN Conference

The SPIN Conference is an annual event for parents & caregivers who have a child with a disability ages birth to 22 years, as well as the helping professionals who work with this population. Our 35th conference will be on Zoom on Saturday October 23rd from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and is free to all attendees. With 9 live workshops and 3 live networking rooms, there is something for everyone at the SPIN Conference! For more information and to register, please visit https://spinconference.org/
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Parent Letter from Keith Hayashi, Interim Superintendent

Please read the COVID-19 informational letter from our Interim Superintendent, Keith Hayashi. The HIDOE COVID-19 Close Contacts and Quarantine Flyer has been posted on our website on the COVID-19 page under the About Us tab.
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In Case you Missed It!

Olomana had our Open House and Annual Title I Meeting on Wednesday, August 11, 2021. Please see the file linked for information shared.
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COVID-19 Testing at Kailua High School

Kailua High School is offering COVID-19 testing beginning August 24, 2021. Testing days and times are as follows: Tuesdays 7:30 am - 11:30 am Wednesdays 8:00 am - 2:00 pm Thursdays 8:00 am - 2:00 pm