Waimea Middle School Local Advisory Panel meeting, Oct. 29 October 15, 2012 Media release courtesy Waimea Middle School Students, families and interested community members are invited to the next meeting of Waimea Middle School’s Local Advisory Panel from 4:30-6:30 p.m., Mon., Oct. 29, 2012 in Classroom K-4, which is located in the courtyard immediately behind the school office. The agenda will cover an update on the school’s in depth Accreditation Self-Study process. This will include further review of a proposed Vision and Beliefs about Teaching and Learning statement, which lays the foundation for the entire self-study and action plans to set the course for continual academic improvement for students. Also as part of the self-study process is an Expanded Learning Time (ELT) proposal and surveys to identify the dreams, goals, questions and challenges to, in effect, lengthen the learning day for the school’s 6th-8th grade students, beginning in the 2013-2014 school year. Also on the agenda will be recommended revisions to the WMS LAP Charter and ByLaws. All LAP meetings are open and time is provided at the start of the meeting for students, families and other interested persons to speak. The meeting agenda is posted on the school’s website: www.WaimeaMiddleSchool.org. Chairing the meeting will be Dr. Kamana Beamer. The WMS LAP is comprised of representatives of all of the school’s stakeholder groups including students, family members, certificated faculty, classified staff, administrative leadership, community leaders and partners, and representatives of Ho’okako’o Corp., the public charter school’s not-for-profit local school board. For more information, call WMS Principal Matt Horne (887-6090 Ext. 225).