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The latest news from the Department about its students, staff and schools. Contact the Communications and Community Affairs Office at 808-586-3232 for press queries.

 

 

Farrington High celebrates the opening of the Edward ‘Skippa’ Diaz Stadium at Kusunoki Fieldhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Edward-Skippa-Diaz-Stadium-at-Kusunoki-Field.aspxFarrington High celebrates the opening of the Edward ‘Skippa’ Diaz Stadium at Kusunoki FieldFarrington High School kicked off its 80 years of Governor pride celebrations with the official dedication and opening of its Edward 'Skippa' Diaz Stadium at Kusunoki Field. The $19.5 million stadium includes a new locker room, laundry and equipment rooms and athletic training room. string;#23-Feb-20172017-02-23T10:00:00.0000000Z
OHA donates musical instruments to Stevenson Middle to replace stolen itemshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/OHA-Donation.aspxOHA donates musical instruments to Stevenson Middle to replace stolen itemsThe Office of Hawaiian Affairs presented new instruments to the students of Stevenson Middle to replace those that were stolen last week. OHA Chair Colette Y. Machado, OHA Vice Chair Dan Ahuna and Chief Executive Officer, Ka Pouhana Kamanaʻopono Crabbe presented two ʻukulele, a flute, a piccolo, carrying cases and strings.string;#16-Feb-20172017-02-16T10:00:00.0000000Z
Hawaii ranked No. 1 in nation in school Internet connectivityhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Hawaii-Schools-Internet-Connectivity.aspxHawaii ranked No. 1 in nation in school Internet connectivityHawaii’s public school system is the top ranked school district in K-12 broadband connectivity according to the 2016 State of the States annual report released by EducationSuperHighway, an advocacy group dedicated to upgrading Internet infrastructure in K-12 public schools.string;#15-Feb-20172017-02-15T10:00:00.0000000Z
Students explore career and college options at Hawaii P-20 Middle School Career Industry Fairhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Middle-School-Career-Industry-Fair.aspxStudents explore career and college options at Hawaii P-20 Middle School Career Industry FairStudents from eight middle schools on Oahu were able to explore career and post-secondary education options at the Hawaii P-20 Partnerships for Education’s Middle School Career Industry Fair. Exhibitors representing nine Career and Technical Education pathways were on hand to speak with studentsstring;#15-Feb-20172017-02-15T10:00:00.0000000Z
Student leaders from Hilo and Kalaheo High schools chosen for week-long program in Washington DChttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/USSYP-2017.aspxStudent leaders from Hilo and Kalaheo High schools chosen for week-long program in Washington DCJessica Valdez from Hilo High and Matthew Darrah from Kalaheo High have been selected to represent Hawaii at the annual United States Senate Youth Program. The student delegates will receive a $10,000 scholarship from the Hearst Foundation and a trip to Washington D.C. string;#13-Feb-20172017-02-13T10:00:00.0000000Z
Annual Science Fairs on Oahu showcase students tackling major issueshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/District-Fairs.aspxAnnual Science Fairs on Oahu showcase students tackling major issuesStudents showcased their science, technology, engineering and math projects at their district science and engineering fairs on Friday, Feb. 10 in Windward Oahu and Saturday, Feb. 11 in Honolulu. The winners will go on to compete at the 2017 Hawaii State Science and Engineering Fair April 10-12. string;#11-Feb-20172017-02-11T10:00:00.0000000Z
Ewa Makai student recognized as top youth volunteerhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Ewa-Makai-student-recognized-as-top-youth-volunteer.aspxEwa Makai student recognized as top youth volunteerEmma Tandara, an eighth grader at Ewa Makai Middle School, was selected as the Middle Level State Honoree for Hawaii for the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. She received the award because of her efforts to promote recycling at her school and in the community. string;#09-Feb-20172017-02-09T10:00:00.0000000Z
Ala Wai Elementary receives 40 donated ukuleles from local artist Jake Shimabukuro and Music For Life Foundationhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Ala-Wai-Ukuleles.aspxAla Wai Elementary receives 40 donated ukuleles from local artist Jake Shimabukuro and Music For Life FoundationHelping to rekindle Ala Wai Elementary’s music program, ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro and the Music For Life Foundation generously donated 40 ukuleles to the school’s students and restored 22 of its Kamaka ukuleles.string;#08-Feb-20172017-02-08T10:00:00.0000000Z
Maunakea Scholars Awards New Student Astronomers at Nanakuli and Kapoleihttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Astronomers-at-Nanakuli-and-Kapolei.aspxMaunakea Scholars Awards New Student Astronomers at Nanakuli and KapoleiStudents from Nanakuli High School and Kapolei High School have been awarded Maunakea Observatories telescope time. The winning proposals were selected based on technical viability, creativity, and scientific merit. string;#03-Feb-20172017-02-03T10:00:00.0000000Z
Two teachers awarded education “oscars”http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2017-Milken-Awards.aspxTwo teachers awarded education “oscars”Third grade teacher Masaru Uchino from Momilani Elementary and fourth grade teacher Kelly Sutcliffe from Jefferson Elementary became the latest recipients of the coveted Milken Educator Award. Regarded as the "Oscar Award of Teaching," the award honors outstanding excellence in education and comes with an unrestricted $25,000 cash prize. string;#02-Feb-20172017-02-02T10:00:00.0000000Z

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