Brother Rice Awards

Taste of Damien

Join us on May 11th, 2019, Noon-5 PM at “Taste of Damien”, a fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Various food trucks will be here to raise funds to help find a cure for blood cancers. Come down to Damien Memorial School and experience the “Taste of Damien!”


April 25, 2019

Aloha Damien ʻOhana,

Damien Memorial School was made aware of a social media post warning of a school threat to an unidentified campus. The post DOES NOT specify any school by name and is written in vague language warning parents to keep their children home due to a threat. The message is written so broadly that it could be applied to any location at any time. There is NO imminent threat to our campus and our school will remain open for normal school hours and events. I urge all students and families to refrain from reposting threats and rumors online. Please know that all direct threats to our school or students are taken very seriously and are looked into thoroughly. We appreciate your cooperation as we work together to keep all of our students safe. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me directly at 808-440-9507 or my email,


Dr. Atabay, Principal

NHS Induction Ceremony

Congratulations to our new members of Damien’s National Honor Society. Students new to this organization were inducted to NHS in a ceremony held on campus on April 17, 2019. Students new and returning to NHS were recognized for their academic excellence and commitment to service. Thank you to all who were able to attend!


Mahalo for a wonderful lu’au! We would like to thank all of our students and their families, alumni, friends of Damien, faculty and staff, vendors and donors, entertainers, volunteers, and all who made the 2019 Damien Lu’au a success! It was a beautiful day, filled with great entertainment, great food and great company! Mahalo and Aloha!

A wonderful song about Damien Memorial School from our very own Gabriel Somera, was debuted at the Lu’au! (Video Credit: Pat Bigold).

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Bread For Life Food Drive

Damien Memorial School is holding a Bread For Life Food Drive! Please help by donating 1 or 2 non-perishable items, see the flyer for more information. To drop off donations, please look for collection boxes marked “Food Drive”  near water fountains in the 200 and 300 buildings.

Damien Luau 2019 - Donations and Volunteers

Aloha, Parents, Alumni and Friends of Damien.

As we make final preparations for the 2019 Damien Lu'au on Sunday, April 7, we ask for your help with decorations. Specifically, we need ti leaf, lawa`e, bird of paradise, heliconia, monstera, red ginger or any other floral decorations for tables, tents and the stage area. Please contact me directly if you can assist. We would prefer delivery of these items on Saturday morning, April 6.

Also, we still need volunteers from Friday, April 5, through Monday, April 8, for set up and break down. There are so many things to be done and your help would be greatly appreciated. If you haven't signed up, please click the links below to see what positions are available. Or if you can help in any other way, please contact me directly.

Adult volunteers

Student volunteers

Online bidding for the silent auction starts at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 28. There are many attractive items to choose from this year. Look out for an email on Thursday with details on how to bid. 

Lastly, if you haven't bought lu`au tickets, go to this link to purchase tickets or tables. You can also come to my office in the Welcome Center and buy tickets directly. Don’t miss out on your chance to be a part of this Damien tradition.


Phone: 808-440-9549 

Hawaii All State Boys Basketball Team includes Damien Players

Image from Honolulu Star Advertiser

Image from Honolulu Star Advertiser

Congratulations to members of Damien’s DII Sate Championship Basketball team for being included in Hawaii’s All State Boy’s Basketball Team.  Congratulations to Jake Holtz named to the Star-Advertiser All-State Team.  Congratulations to Hayden Bayudan, Bryce Forbes and Jydon Hall for receiving Honorable Mention, and congratulations to Coach Alvin Stephenson, voted second for Coach of the Year.  

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