Murals with special message to welcome Kohala Elementary pupils after COVID shutdown

  • A new mural at Kohala Elementary School painted by local artist Roland Pacheco encourages keiki to be kind to each other. (Anna Pacheco/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Roland Pacheco paints a kindness mural at Kohala Elementary School. (Anna Pacheco/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Roland Pachecopaints a kindness mural at Kohala Elementary School. (Anna Pacheco/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • ANNA PACHECO/Special to West Hawaii Today Roland Pacheco created a colorful mural at Kohala Elementary “that kids could get lost in.”

With the start of the academic year only weeks away, one Big Island school is welcoming students back with a message to be kind to each other.