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School's out for summer, but eruption vigilance continueshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/LeadershipProfilesAndStaff/Pages/CAS-Farias-Kilauea-eruption.aspxSchool's out for summer, but eruption vigilance continuesComplex Area Superintendent Chad Keone Farias of the Ka'u-Kea'au-Pahoa Complex Area authored this piece about the ongoing eruption at Kīlauea and preparing for the upcoming school year. It ran in the Hawaii Tribune-Herald and West Hawaii Today.
Leilehua High JROTC Team to Compete in National Leadership Bowl Championshiphttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Leilehua-High-JROTC-Team-to-Compete-in-National-Leadership-Bowl-Championship.aspxLeilehua High JROTC Team to Compete in National Leadership Bowl Championship​After advancing through two phases of online competition, the Leilehua High School Mighty Mules JROTC Leadership Team will compete at the championship event in Washington, D.C. The team is composed of Cadet Kassandra Black, Cadet Darlene Pozas, Cadet Jacob Huerta and Cadet Carlos Loeza.
Hawaii State Public Library System kicks off Summer Reading Programhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/BeyondTheClassroom/LibraryServices/Pages/2018-Summer-Reading-Program.aspxHawaii State Public Library System kicks off Summer Reading ProgramRock reading with the Hawaii State Public Library System this summer and win fantastic prizes from Alaska Airlines, Pizza Hut, and more. Help them reach their statewide goal of 13 million minutes read from June 2 through July 14.
Culture of accountability results in academic successes at Kamehameha III Elementaryhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/Kamehameha-III.aspxCulture of accountability results in academic successes at Kamehameha III ElementaryWith a mission of “Empowering students to improve the future,” King Kamehameha III Elementary has seen its achievement steadily climb in all subjects while maintaining high levels of growth. Principal Steve Franz says the school promotes a culture that values growth and teachers take ownership of all students.
June 2018 Education Updatehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/0618.aspxJune 2018 Education UpdateMonthly print newsletter featuring the top stories from across Hawaii's public schools, distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: Breaking ground on a new middle school in Kapolei, Honowai El recognized as U.S. DOE Green Ribbon School for extensive sustainability efforts, graduating senior Ethan Kwon on the importance of financial literacy, Briggs named U.S. Presidential Scholar, more stories.
Supt's Corner: June 2018http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Supts-Corner/Pages/0618.aspxSupt's Corner: June 2018From Supt. Christina Kishimoto: State offices have been planning for next school year for the past several weeks. Here are some key areas of focus based on developments this year.
Waipahu High valedictorian and engineering standout discovers passion for teachinghttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Students/Pages/Waipahu-valedictorian.aspxWaipahu High valedictorian and engineering standout discovers passion for teachingDaniel Quiamas was headed for a future career in engineering, having excelled in STEM classes and robotics competitions. But he discovered a passion for teaching after mentoring and coaching younger students, and hopes to return to his alma mater someday to teach.
Hands-on learning flourishes under Farrington partnership with World Surf Leaguehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Students/Pages/Farrington-WSL-partnership.aspxHands-on learning flourishes under Farrington partnership with World Surf LeagueFarrington Engineering Academy students are gaining real-world experience and hands-on learning thanks to a productive partnership with the World Surf League. Students spent the past school year designing plans and model-sized versions of a merchanise trailer for the company.
Public schools offering summer meals to all children 18 and youngerhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2018-SSO.aspxPublic schools offering summer meals to all children 18 and youngerBeginning in early June, the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) program will be available at 69 public schools around the state free of charge to all children 18 years and under. Breakfast and lunch meals will be served at select locations Monday through Friday, except June 11 (King Kamehameha Day) and July 4 (Independence Day).
Kaneʻohe Elementary hosts mural unveiling in honor of Senator Daniel K. Akakahttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Kaneohe-Elementary-hosts-mural-unveiling-in-honor-of-Senator-Akaka.aspxKaneʻohe Elementary hosts mural unveiling in honor of Senator Daniel K. AkakaIn commemoration and celebration of the late Senator Daniel K. Akaka and his legacy, the Akaka family, Playground Art Crew, Pena People and Kaneʻohe Elementary hosted a mural unveiling.The ceremony included an opportunity for the Akaka family and Kaneʻohe Elementary students to “leave their mark” by adding their handprint to the mural.
Palolo Elementary dedicates new Center for Creative HeARTS, Learning Garden and beautiful muralhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Palolo-Elementary-dedicates-new-Center-for-Creative-HeARTS.aspxPalolo Elementary dedicates new Center for Creative HeARTS, Learning Garden and beautiful muralPalolo Elementary students, parents, staff and community members celebrated the dedication of the school’s new Center for Creative HeARTS. Funded by a $90,000 School Design Innovation Grant, the center repurposes an existing section of the campus to energize students with new tools and innovative resources.
Honowai Elementary selected as a U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schoolhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Honowai-El-ED-GRS-awardee.aspxHonowai Elementary selected as a U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon SchoolHonowai Elementary School, located in the heart of Waipahu, is among the 2018 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS) that was selected for its innovative efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs, improve health and wellness, and ensure effective sustainability education.
E Ola Pono winners cultivate positive school culturehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/E-Ola-Pono-2018.aspxE Ola Pono winners cultivate positive school cultureThe 11th annual E Ola Pono campaign honors student- and teacher-led support programs that foster and promote belonging, care for each other and the environment, and positive school culture. Eight schools earned recognition and monetary awards.
Kapolei High valedictorian now a promising cancer researcherhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Students/Pages/Caleb-Perez.aspxKapolei High valedictorian now a promising cancer researcherA 2014 Kapolei High valedictorian majoring in bioengineering at the University of Washington is heading to Switzerland on a Fulbright scholarship to conduct a year of cancer research. Caleb Perez credits his former teachers with challenging him in high school.
May 2018 Inspirehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Inspire/Pages/0518.aspxMay 2018 InspireInspirational stories from Hawai'i's public schools. In this edition: Maui High boosts college and career readiness, East Kapolei Middle School breaks ground, teachers drive improvement via an innovative collaboration model, more stories.
Kapolei High student selected for 54th class of U.S. Presidential Scholarshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2018-US-Presidential-Scholar.aspxKapolei High student selected for 54th class of U.S. Presidential ScholarsKapolei High student Mylia Briggs has been selected for the 54th class of US Presidential Scholars. She is one of 161 high school seniors nationwide being recognized for their accomplishments in academics, the arts and career and technical education fields.
East Kapolei Middle School breaks ground for its first phasehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/East-Kapolei-Middle-School-breaks-ground.aspxEast Kapolei Middle School breaks ground for its first phaseThe Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) broke ground on May 10 for the first phase of its new East Kapolei Middle School located on Maunakapu Street across from The Salvation Army Kroc Center Hawaii. The $59 million first phase for West Oahu’s new middle school includes an administration building, library, cafeteria, classrooms, covered and open play courts, and a music building.
Four Hawai‘i public school students selected as National Merit Scholarship winnershttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2018-National-Merit-Scholarship.aspxFour Hawai‘i public school students selected as National Merit Scholarship winnersThe National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the awardees for this year’s National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winners. Students from four Hawai'i public schools were selected for this honor out of 15,000 national finalists.
Students on Oahu rally around Hanalei Elementary and raise funds for the schoolhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Students-on-Oahu-rally-around-Hanalei-Elementary-and-raise-funds-for-the-school.aspxStudents on Oahu rally around Hanalei Elementary and raise funds for the schoolStudents from Pearl City High and Lanakila Elementary raised funds for Hanalei Elementary, which was impacted by heavy rains and landslides on Kauai in April. The fundraisers generated $2,000 in donations — about $1,500 from Pearl City and a projected $500 from Lanakila Elementary.
HIDOE public schools on the Big Island to proceed with normal schedules until further noticehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Big-Island-public-schools.aspxHIDOE public schools on the Big Island to proceed with normal schedules until further noticeAll HIDOE public schools on the Big Island will be open on Monday, May 7, and operate on normal schedules. All school bus transportation will also be in operation. Hawaii State Department of Education structural engineers performed site inspections at all public schools in the Hilo-Waiakea and Kau-Keaau-Pahoa Complex Areas over the weekend and found no significant structural damage from recent earthquake activity.

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