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Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2017
A thousand thanks to all our guests at PBA's 12th Annual Lighting Our Way evening, our Title Sponsors Leigh-Ann Miyasato and Hoyt Zia, our Banquet leadership, students, parent volunteers, and above all to our honorees for their inspiring and selfless giving to and leadership of our community. One of Pacific Buddhist Academy's most anticipated events, the 2017 Banquet was standing room only! We look forward to seeing you again next year! Click on the thumbnails below to view photos from the... Read More
Posted by Paula Rosado on Monday, November 6, 2017
Posted by Blake Nuuanu on Monday, October 23, 2017
After you solve the grid, you see that there’s another paper attached to it. Sounds interesting, but you don’t know what to do. Now what? Hint 1: First letters look familiar?   Hint 2: “I swear it’s more efficient…!”   Hint 3: QWERTY (the one you probably are using now) versus another layout… or maybe you are using it. Look it up.     PREVIOUS PUZZLE SOLUTION In this grid, you may have noticed a pattern among the differences between the first grid and the second grid. Follow the... Read More
Posted by Blake Nuuanu on Thursday, September 28, 2017
“...That’s it! That’s the word!” The entire crowd starts cheering. “Alright, thanks a lot! Now folks, let’s continue…” The grand opening was a great ceremony. There were very good performances and very interesting speeches. “...now… we will open the school…” A very honorable man comes up and takes down the rope. The crowd begins to applaud. “So, ladies and gentlemen, that is it for the opening… now we invite you inside the new school building…” You start making your way towards the... Read More
Posted on Monday, September 25, 2017
The following article was written by a PBA student with the goal of creating greater insight on depression. As high schoolers we are very prone to stress and overall unhappiness with our lives and the cards that we have been dealt. Depression is not uncommon for people, yet reaching out for help is something that can be very difficult for those of us who are less open to expressing thoughts and the pain that is marring us beneath the surface. I’d like to share my personal experience with... Read More
Posted by Evelyn Wong on Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Thanks to PBA’s rock band elective, temple service is not the only place where music can be heard on campus. The elective dates back to 2012, when it was created by a handful of students with Japanese instructor Loren Otake acting as their advisor. “It started after school where the students were interested in playing music, playing rock and they needed a place to practice and an advisor, so I became one,” Otake said. Head of school Josh Hernandez Morse added that the elective was added to... Read More
Posted by Blake Nuuanu on Tuesday, September 19, 2017
“What interesting words,” you wonder… A few days pass, and by the time you’re done thinking about that, it’s already the grand opening of the new school building. Mr. Josh steps up to the microphone and says, “Welcome to our official Grand Opening. This marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter in PBA’s history…” “What an interesting speech,” you think, even though you’re not really listening to it. Then, Mr. Josh raises both of his hands to the sky, and then, there’s a brilliant flash... Read More
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Posted on Saturday, September 16, 2017
Achieving the milestone of a new classroom building for Pacific Buddhist Academy was a long time coming, but last Friday, we celebrated together at our Dedication Service and Grand Opening! The Dedication Service began with the familiar and beautiful sounds of a taiko drum as our many guests gathered for the dedication of our new classroom building that will allow us to double our enrollment. Leaders of the Hongwanji International Community from around the state, Japan and the mainland joined... Read More
Posted by Shala McKee on Monday, September 11, 2017
The beginning of the new school year means many new and exciting opportunities for the PBA community and its students. For most, the opportunities start rolling in with the end of the summer, but this isn't the case for a few select students and faculty. Ashley Galicinao-Ripley, Shoshi Hashimoto, and Y.M. Foo paired with Ms. Blanche to take part in a summer film program. Galicinao-Ripley, Hashimoto, and Foo were all freshman transitioning into sophomores over the summer break. “ Mr. Josh... Read More
Posted by Blake Nuuanu on Thursday, September 7, 2017
“Ugh…” What a terrible song… however, you swear, there was a good reason you were listening to that junk. Anyway, time to start heading to your electives. You take another look at that school building, and… wow… more words. “This looks familiar,” you say to yourself. You know what to do. BLAKE’S NOTE: The answer is two words   Hint 1: Don’t be fooled. This isn’t “Changes” all over again… but you can solve it in a similar way!   Hint 2: “I want to BAN this puzzle! It’s really the BANE... Read More

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