All three of our Assets Robotics teams qualified for the state championship tournaments

All three of our Assets Robotics teams qualified for the state championship tournaments

All three of our Assets Robotics teams qualified for the state championship tournaments.


Congratulations to our two High School Robotics Teams! Team Waffles and Team MEAF will be competing at the State Championship on Jan.14 at Le Jardin Academy.

Going into the State Championship, Team Waffles and Team MEAF are in the top five teams in the state according to

"I think that both of our teams have worked hard to be in the position we are in now," said Emily '25. "I hope the we can place high or win in the state championship This season was really fun! Learning from our senior members and experiencing in-person competitions has all been great accomplishments that our team was proud to be a part of. The best part of being in robotics was learning about building, coding and having fun with the team throughout the season." 

On Saturday, Dec. 3, our two High School teams participated in the Hawaii FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) League Tournament held at Le Jardin Academy in order to qualify for the state championship. Congratulations to our Team Waffles for winning the Innovate Award at the FTC  League Tournament.

Coach Peter Han said, “This is the fourth trophy brought back home by this team throughout the past five years.”

Kudos go to Team MEAF for winning all their games. They placed second in the Dec. 10th tournament out of 30 other teams!

Coach Peter Han, and Coach Miles Yamamoto lead the High School robotics teams. Team Waffles started in 2018. Team Waffles has a tradition of eating waffles before their meets. Originally, Waffles stood for “We’re All Friends, Friends who Love Each other, Sometimes.”

Due to so many students wanting to be part of robotics, Team MEAF started in 2020 in the midst of the pandemic. MEAF stands for Metal Engineering Assets Flamingos.

The High School Robotics Team will be part of The FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) in January. Students from both Team Waffles, Team MEAF and new team members will be a part of this.  This is something new from what the teams do now which is called Hawaii FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) League.


Congratulations to our K-8 Robotics Team, The Electric Admirals! They competed in the Hawaii FIRST Robotics Lego League state championship tournament at the Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall on Saturday, Dec. 3.

The Electric Admirals tied for 19th place out of 49 teams under the guidance of Robotics Advisor and Class 71 Second-Teacher, Mr. Connor. The team consists of fifth to eighth grade students. 

For the team's robot design presentation, they got a higher score than when they presented last month. In the robot competition, they scored higher than they've scored all season.

The K-8 Robotics Team was started in 2021 by Robotics Coach and Class 98 Lead Teacher Emi Hagiwara. It was her experience in New York with Lego robotics that inspired her desire to start the team. The team met four times a week during enrichments where they worked with LEGO EV3 robotics kits.  Due to COVID, they did not go to district competitions. Robotics Coach Peter Han and some of his robotics students helped out the younger team a couple of times. The K-8 Robotics team participated in the State Championship at UH Manoa in Feb. 2022. 

Ms. Hagiwara now teaches Japanese and math at the High School.

Mr. Connor has taken the lead in robotics at K-8. The robotics is an enrichment class offered to fifth- to eighth-graders. This is the second year it has been offered as an enrichment. 

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Victories in Chess and Sports

Assets School secures back-to-back wins in chess. We have good news in esports, judo, golf, and CSAL Girls Basketball.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz poster

The Assets School Dramatic Arts Program presents "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" for our Spring Play on Saturday, March 16, and Sunday, March 17, at 6:30 p.m. at Palikū Theatre at Windward Community College.

The Spirit Of Giving For Our Keiki

Your gratitude for Assets and desire to help others greatly appreciated and impressive, especially on our campaign finale, Giving Tuesday.

College Visits Help Navigate Transitions

Our dedicated College and Career Counselor, Farris James, is pivotal in preparing our students to address the ever-important question, "What lies beyond high school?"

Adventures In Geometry In Fifth And Sixth Grade

Students investigated areas around campus to identify and take pictures of parallel, intersecting, and perpendicular lines. They also learned about different angles, their classification, and how to measure and draw them using a protractor.

Embarking on a Journey of Learning

We're reminded that the learning journey is remarkable as we gather our backpacks, sharpen our pencils, and open our minds to new possibilities.

Mentorships Launch at High School

Mentorships at the High School start this month. Every Wednesday, for the entire day, students participate in a mentorship of their choosing.

US Patent Director Kathi Vidal Tours Assets School

Kathi Vidal, who serves the Nation as the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property (IP) and the Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), toured Assets School on Friday, June 16.

Valedictorian Noa '23 on KHON2's Way 2 Go! segment May 23, 2023

Our Valedictorian Noa '23 was on the KHON2 Way 2 Go segment on the 4 p.m. newscast that aired on Tuesday, May 23, 2023.

Senior presents at Senior Showcase Friday, May 12

At Senior Showcase on Friday,  graduating seniors shared a little bit about themselves, their favorite memories of Assets, their educational journey, and their plans with family, and friends.

Thank You for Supporting Illumination 2023

Under twinkling lights, the music of alumnus Kapono Wong ’20 with a special appearance by former student Imani Colon, more than 200 guests including our Trustees, corporate sponsors, families, alumni, faculty and friends celebrated Illumination 2023 at The Pacific Club on April 15.

Arts Night Showcased Amazing Talent at Assets

Our student artists shined as they shared their masterpieces at Arts Night with their 'ohana. The halls of the K-8 campus turned into an art gallery showcasing sculptures, drawings, paintings, and more art all made by our students.

MidWeek Hot Shots 5-3-2023

MidWeek newspaper featured Central Pacific Bank and Assets School in the Hot Shots section on May 3.

Illumination Gala is April 15

We look forward to Illumination, our Gala Tuition Assistance Fundraiser. It will be on April 15, at The Pacific Club at 5 p.m. We are planning a special evening. We hope you can come. Board Chair Kitty Yannone shares what she loves about Illumination.

Love is in the Air

In honor of Valentine's Day, we share these Assets School love stories.

Summer School Registration Begins

Summer School classes will be from June to July at both K-8 and High School campuses, with distinctly different programs offered at each site. 

Thank You to the Robotics Sponsors

We extend a hearty mahalo to all the sponsors and supporters who believed in our robotics teams, Team Waffles, and Team MEAF.  Thank you for encouraging them on their journey from the start.

Assets School logo

On behalf of our Head of School Ryan Masa, Assistant Head of School and Admissions Director Sandi Tadaki, and Vice President of Institutional Advancement Linda Jameson Myers, we thank you for supporting our Annual Fund which supports Tuition Assistance, the Brace Library, Robotics, Athletics, and the School's Greatest Needs

This Family Appreciates Your Support

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, consider donating to our Annual Fund and help a family feel the magic of Assets School. Donations support much-needed scholarships to help transform the life of a student! 

A Giving Heart Educates A Grateful Heart

Mahalo to Assets parents Byron and Yumi Petrossian and their company Bright International Group, LLC for supporting Assets School's Annual Fund and our Robotics Program. 

High School Mentorship and Rocketry Programs Excell

Our High School is lively with excitement growing over the start of the Mentorship Program for this school year which includes new sites such as Foodland Farms at Ala Moana, Nimitz Elementary, and the state Department of Land and Natural Resources Sea Urchin Hatchery Program.

Assets Launches its First Middle School Robotics Team

This robotics program is geared towards students nine to sixteen years old and teaches them to program, build, and work with a team while having fun and exploring the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). 

Happy Anniversary Sandi and Darlene

Congratulations to Assistant Head of School and Director of Admissions Sandi Tadaki and Director of Professional Development and Outreach Darlene Robertson on their 40th Anniversaries with Assets School.

Ryan and Kanoe Gibson

Ryan Masa is interviewed by Kanoe Gibson on HINOWDaily and shares about our Illumination auction and "Celebrating 65 Years of Transforming Lives" television show. 

Announcing Assets' TV Show

Assets is producing a one-hour television show: “Assets School-Celebrating 65 Years of Transforming Lives.” 

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, April 14th at 8 p.m. on K5, Saturday, April 17th at 6 p.m. on KGMB-TV (CBS) and Sunday, April 18th at 4 p.m. on KHNL-TV (NBC).

Assets School Donates 1,254 Pounds of Food

Assets School's community of #GreatMinds collected 1,254 pounds of food and $300, which was donated to the Hawaii Foodbank for Assets School's first Giving Back Tuesday.

Message from Hawaiian Studies Teacher Mele-Aina Wood

Hawaiian Studies teacher Mele-Aina Wood shares how important it is to pay it forward because someday those children, who have benefitted from your generosity, will be the ones giving back:

Robot-assisted Graduation 2020

Special times called for special measures. Thanks to Assets' Robotics Coach, Peter Han, our #greatminds had one of the most unique graduation ceremonies that included a Diploma Robot!

Highway Overhead Shot at Night

Research suggests that because of the freedom we had growing up, which included the freedom to do some foolish things that necessitated taking responsibility for our actions, we became capable problem solvers and resilient individuals.