“Kuhi no ka lima, hele no ka maka.”
Where the hands move, the eyes follow.
Our goal, as a middle school faculty of Hawai’i School for the Deaf and the Blind, is to make sure each of our students effectively transition to high school. We accomplish this goal by building strong relationships with our students and leveraging those relationships to help students learn and become good citizens. By implementing the core Aloha values, including understanding the cultures and languages of Hawai’ian Sign language and American Sign Language, our students become strong, self-assured, and proud of their heritages – ready for success in high school.
Research shows two things:
- Students who are engaged in visual languages learn more, and
- Student engagement can be raised with the perception that teachers care.
When teachers care, students learn more. At HSDB, we not only care, we make sure the students know that we are working with them, inside the classroom and out.
Here at HSDB, we strive to see our students succeed which is our success.