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Gear Up Manoa Parent Night and Talk Story on April 28, 2021 at 6-7 pm

Aloha all,

This months parent night is all about what GEAR UP Manoa has been doing, and will continue to offer.  This parent night will be a breakdown of what you can expect to see from GEAR UP Manoa in the near future and how we can continue to assist your students.

After the brief informational session we will have breakout rooms where we can talk story with parents and answer any questions that you all may have.

Come and join us!
The link to Register for the Parent Night/Talk Story
GEAR UP in partnership with the Freshman Counsel will be having a Congratulatory Drive-Through at the school on May 7, 2021. This event is open to all freshmen in the class of 2024.  If you would like to register to come and receive goody bags, enter to win prizes, and get some free food the link is HERE.
If you would like to see more about what we have please visit our GEAR UP Google site.
Here is the link.
If you would like to get in contact with the GEAR UP Manoa coordinators, please feel free to send an email to us at [email protected]
or call us at
808-278-5563 and feel free to leave a message so we can get back to you if we are unable to get to the phone.  

If Instagram is more your thing, or you want to see some of the work we have been putting together, you can go ahead and follow @gumWaipahu (<-- that is also clickable :D )
GEAR UP Manoa Parent Night is scheduled for Wednesday March 3, 2021.  This will be a talk-story style session which will include introducing yourself and getting to know the GEAR UP coordinators. 
We hope to see you there!
If you are interested, please register here
This months parent night is again in partnership with UH Hilo Counseling Center and our topic is resilience. Resilience is a personal trait that is expandable, something that is learned and can be built upon.  Jan 27, 2021 6-7pm.  
Now that we are going into a new year, we thought that it would be great to keep ourselves motivated and resilient. After the Holidays we all return to work or school a little refreshed from last year but we want to provide the tools, skills, and coping mechanisms to keep riding this renewed feeling well into the future.
We will be using some journaling techniques as well as S.M.A.R.T goal setting to help us keep our best foot forward and hopefully to guide our students to do the same.
If you are interested please register here.

GEAR UP Manoa in partnership with UH Hilo Counseling Center, Waipahu High School, Hilo High School, and Leilehua High School will be hosting another Virtual Parent Night on December 15, 2020 (6 pm - 7 pm). We will be addressing the topics of mental well-being, self-care and strategies to help us move forward and keep our minds sharp.


Unlike previous parent night topics about education, we will focus more on keeping yourself and your students encouraged and mindful of their current experiences at home and in their education. This parent night will be on a more serious note acknowledging the apparent COVID-19 and enforced lockdowns affect on our students learning and mental well-being.


We understand how it is very easy to lose momentum and fall off track in online learning and limited face-to-face human interaction. Although this is not a forever thing, it is important we learn to cope and handle the issues that have risen during this time. 


We look forward to you joining us. Please do not hesitate to email us directly with any questions/concerns. Register by clicking here