'Making of Elders' topic of presentation
Doorway Into Light, TheDeathStore and the Rev. Bodhi Be will present Stephen Jenkinson on "The Making of Elders" from 7 to 10 p.m. Jan. 5 in the Makawao Union Church hall. Admission is $15.
Jenkinson is a spiritual activist, teacher, author, storyteller, ceremonialist and farmer, according to a news release. He is the founder of The Orphan Wisdom School, where he teaches the arts of living deeply and dying well. Jenkinson is also the subject of "Griefwalker," a National Film Board of Canada feature documentary film. It portrays his work with dying people.
Jenkinson's books and live-recorded teachings are available from his website at www.orphanwisdom.com
Doorway Into Light is a nonprofit organization on Maui "dedicated to wholehearted and sacred living and dying." For more information, visit www.doorwayintolight.org.
KKHS graduation topic of meeting
There will be a mandatory meeting for parents or guardians of seniors who plan to participate in the King Kekaulike High School commencement ceremony.
Attendance is required either from 6 to 7 p.m. Jan. 15 or from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Jan. 16. Both meetings will be in the KKHS cafeteria.
Information about commencement will be provided, and forms will be discussed and distributed. Topics to be discussed include fourth-quarter expectations, responsibilities of seniors, appropriate dress code and cap and gown attire, the calendar of senior assemblies, meetings, activities and rehearsals, and the KKHS Grad Nite.
Senior Expectation forms, required to be on file for each senior participating in the ceremony, must be picked up by parents or guardians at one of these meetings. No forms will be given directly to seniors.
For more information, contact the school at 573-8710.
Science Olympiad will challenge students
The Hawai'i State Science Olympiad will challenge students in a variety of science, technology, engineering and math fields.
The winners of each of the state's regional tournament will be invited to participate in the statewide Science Olympiad tournament March 2. The winners of the statewide tournament will represent Hawaii at the National Science Olympiad at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.
The competition on Maui will take place Jan. 12 at the University of Hawaii Maui College. For more information, contact Flaviana Ancheta via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Franklin Allaire, Hawaii director, may be reached at (808) 282-9454.
SAT preparation course begins Jan. 20
An test-prep course will be offered Jan. 20 to March 6 at Seabury Hall in Makawao. The class is designed for high school juniors who will take the SAT and/or the ACT in the spring or fall of 2013.
Special features of the course include: acquisition of skills necessary for success on the SAT and ACT tests, vocabulary from an extensive word list, in-depth practice with an analysis of real SAT tests, more than 40 hours of classroom instruction, an SAT preparation book, free review sessions prior to the SAT exams and practice for the ACT.
Sunday classes, on Jan. 20, 27, 17 and 24 and March 3, will meet from 3 to 7 p.m.; the Feb. 3 class will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday classes will meet from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 23 and 30; Feb. 6, 20 and 27; and March 6.
No classes will be held during Seabury Hall's Winterim, Feb. 12-17. The total cost is $395.
Registration forms are available at the Seabury Hall front office, by calling 572-7235 to have them mailed, or from www.seaburyhall.org/sat.