History: Pearl City Highlands Elementary School opened its doors on September 3, 1958. The school had a total enrollment of 427 students from K-5. There were 25 staff members including the principal. The school was constructed with 18 classrooms and a cafeteria. Some of the teachers who opened the school were Ms. Evelyn Misaki, Mr. Edward Misaki, Mr. Melvin Furukawa, Ms. Sadie La Porte, Mr. Masaji Takeuchi, Mr. Toichi Saito, Mr. William Nagaishi, Ms. Hiroko Yoshisige, Ms. Maedalena Casuga, Ms. Lily Mizuno, and Ms. Gladys Murakami. The first principal was Mr. Thomas Osakoda. He first used the acronym PEACHES to name the school. The present administration building and library were completed in 1961.
School Vision: PCHES is a community where all feel a sense of belonging cultivating Perseverance, Curiosity, Humility, and the ability to Embrace challenges, and Self-awareness.
School Mission: Provide students with a variety of rigorous learning opportunities in a safe, nurturing environment developing passionate, motivated learners.
School Beliefs: We believe building loving, positive, and collaborative relationships are foundational to developing a thriving school community.
We believe all students deserve an environment of high expectations, where they are provided every opportunity to maximize their potential.
We believe in the importance of addressing the needs of the whole child.
We believe strong partnerships with families are vital to each student's success.
Staff: Principal - Mr. Zachary Sheets (email@example.com) Vice Principal - Mrs. Amanda Sarono (firstname.lastname@example.org) Counselor - Mrs. Cherilyn Ginoza Student Services Coordinator - Ms. Paula Matsunaga SASA - Mrs. Debra Miyasato Office Staff - Mrs. Naomi Bien, Ms. Trisha Murakawa, Mrs. Sheri Ohira, Mrs. Susan Yoshimura Health Aide - Mrs. Geri Pang Librarian - Mrs. Janice Lee Curriculum Coordinator - Mrs. Shanell Kagamida SEL Coordinator/P.E. - Ms. Kathy Kawabata Enrichment/Media - Mrs. Lauren Kim Hawaiian Studies - Music - Mr. Aaron Garcia Speech - Mrs. Lauren Pai