Community Collaborating
To Support Public Education

Middle School Programs

PPSHI is focusing on increasing opportunities for family-school-community engagement through two primary programs; our Middle and Intermediate School Tours and our Transition Nights 

Visit our Events page to see what programs we have planned and to sign up to reserve your space.

See our 2017 Transition Night Schools & Dates Below

 Information for Schools

If you are interested in partnering with us for a transition night click here for more information.


Working together with schools, our tours of middle and intermediate schools are designed to help families with children in 5th and 6th grade explore and learn about the public school options in their community.  Families hear about the school’s unique vision, the various programs and activities that may be offered, see, and sometimes hear examples of student’s work, meet and talk to staff, and visit the campus, classrooms, and facilities.  One of the goals of the tours is to support families by addressing their questions and helping them make connections with staff at their child’s new school.PPSHI uses this opportunity to meet school administrators and staff including developing contacts with PCNC and PTA or PTO organizations needed to form and sustain school-community partnerships.

See the coverage from Hawaii News Now on our Middle School Tour program:



PPSHI offers families and school staff an evening event focused on the transition from elementary school.   These events provide an opportunity to discuss important issues around the transition from elementary to middle or intermediate school.  The evening includes a PPSHI presentation by an educational psychologist professor on the developmental changes in adolescence.  School staff and parent questions on topics such as:

  • “Wondering what to expect?”
  • Middle-Intermediate School Culture
  • Education Philosophy
  • Parent Concerns
  • Innovative School Programs.

Click here to read Our Article on Making the Jump to Middle School



In addition to our current two programs we are in the process of developing a bank of online resources for parents.
Click here to view our current documents.