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10/12/14 5:25 PM

Polynesian Outreach Program

Polynesian Dancers.jpgCelebrating the lives of two of its most influential past community members, the Oceanside High School Polynesian Club hosted its annual Wally Molifua Day Friday, including a special tribute to Junior Seau.  Both Molifua and Seau proudly relied on their Samoan American heritage, and used it to benefit students and the Oceanside Community.photo 3.JPG

Molifua, known to many as simply “Uncle Wally,” was a widely popular former OHS teacher and coach.  He coached Seau during his tenure at the school.  His influence led to the formation of the school’s Polynesian Club in the mid-to-late 1970s.  These activities included a moment of silence for Seau, Polynesian dance performances, and the awarding of scholarships to four OHS seniors who will graduate in June.

Junior's public memorial celebration was held on 5-11-12 at the Qualcomm Stadium. Donations in Junior’s honor can be mailed to the Junior Seau Foundation at: Junior Seau Foundation, 5275 Market Street, Suite B, San Diego, CA 92114. Donations also can be made online at:  www.juniorseau.org. 

 

 

 

POLYNESIAN OUTREACH PROGRAM

Mālō lava le soifua maua ma le lagi e mamā.  Aloha mai kākou.  Mālō e laumālie.

Oceanside Unified School District is fortunate to have a new program to help students within our Polynesian community to successfully reach their full academic potential.  The objectives of this program are to:

  • Reinforce the values of a strong cultural foundation
  • Nurture positive academic interests
  • Strengthen relationships between students, families, and school staff
  • Provide awareness of and access to necessary academic resources

Students participating in the outreach program will benefit through:

  • Regular academic support meetings
  • Weekly cultural learning activities
    • Language, Legends, Songs, Dances, Arts & Crafts
  • Developing cross-cultural tools to succeed academically
  • Exposure to fellow Polynesians in professional and collegiate arenas

 

Please see the attached letter of introduction from the new OUSD Polynesian Outreach Specialist, Kiki Sotoa Solia.

kiki.solia@oside.us

Ph: 760-708-6838

Meetings

2nd and 4th Wednesday

2:30-3:30

Every Thursday

2:30-3:30

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OUSD Polynesian Outreach Specialist

Kiki Sotoa Solia

kiki.solia@oside.us

Ph: 760-708-6838

 

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