Principal’s Message

I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome our nearly 750 students to Konawaena Middle School, home of the Wave Warriors.  My name is Teddy Burgess and I have served as Principal here at Konawaena Middle School for the last 8 years. It’s always an exciting time of year, right at the beginning, as we anticipate the good things in store for school year 2019-2020.  
For those of you not familiar with our school, you and your child will be part of a growing community here in South Kona and we will have many opportunities for you to get involved and stay involved in your child’s journey through Middle School.  First, you can monitor your child’s progress on Infinite Campus which allows you to keep up with his/her progress in class, daily attendance, and communicate with teachers via email should any questions arise. Then, on Wednesday, August 21st from 5:00 to 7:00pm, please join us for Open House.  This will be your first chance to meet your child’s teachers and receive some information about each class.  In September we will be having our first parent shadow day. This will be an opportunity for you to experience a day in the life of your child here at Konawaena Middle School.  In addition to these events, we will also have a Parent Informational Night, a Movie Night, and our first Middle School dance. We hope that you will encourage your child to get involved in the fun things we do here at Konawaena Middle School.
We are looking forward to working with you and your child(ren) in a partnership for their benefit.  You child needs you more than ever through their middle school experience. Even if they try to push you away, don’t let them.  Your involvement is one of the keys to their success. It is going to be a great year here at Konawaena Middle School and we look forward to the journey ahead as we partner together to “create independent and inquisitive life-long learners.” Enjoy the year and the many opportunities provided to your child to learn and grow as Wave Warriors.