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Kapolei Middle School student’s winning poster featured for National School Bus Safety Week, Oct. 16-20http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2017-National-School-Bus-Safety-Week.aspxKapolei Middle School student’s winning poster featured for National School Bus Safety Week, Oct. 16-20In Branden Pagurayan’s artwork, the hashtag is used to depict the extreme importance of drivers stopping for a school bus when loading or unloading students.
October 2017 Strive HIhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/StriveHiNewsletter/Pages/1017.aspxOctober 2017 Strive HINews and success stories from across Hawaii's public school system. In this edition: Hawaii public school students see double-digit rise in AP tests taken and passed, Strive HI System results show steady statewide performance, Maunakea Scholars program sees explosive growth, learn more about an implementation plan for the Strategic Plan focusing on three high-impact strategies.
Kaiser High first school from Hawaii to win international film festival awardhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Kaiser-High-first-school-from-Hawaii-to-win-international-film-festival-award.aspxKaiser High first school from Hawaii to win international film festival awardKaiser High School’s Media Communications Learning Center became the first high school from Hawaii to compete in and win an award at the All American High School Film Festival in New York City. The short film “The Last Check” won in the category for Best Film Invitational 3 Day Shoot and Edit out of more than 30 other school entries.
Progress update on school bus driver shortages on Maui and Kauai; two consolidated Maui bus routes reinstatedhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Progress-bus-driver-Oct-13.aspxProgress update on school bus driver shortages on Maui and Kauai; two consolidated Maui bus routes reinstatedTwo consolidated bus routes on Maui were reinstated and more anticipated in coming weeks.
Olomana and Ewa Makai leaders honored as Principal & Vice Principal of the Yearhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2018-NDP.aspxOlomana and Ewa Makai leaders honored as Principal & Vice Principal of the YearThe Hawaii Association of Secondary School Administrators honored Stacey Oshio from Olomana School as the state’s National Distinguished Principal of the Year and Geri Martin from Ewa Makai Middle as the Vice Principal of the Year. The celebration also kicked off National Principals Month.
Department announces new leadership appointmentshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-Announces-New-Leadership-Appointments.aspxDepartment announces new leadership appointmentsHIDOE continues to fill top leadership positions with the following interim and permanent appointments: Rodney Luke, interim assistant superintendent and Clayton Kaninau, acting complex area superintendent.
October 2017 Education Updatehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/1017.aspxOctober 2017 Education UpdateMonthly newsletter distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: Double-digit gains achieved by Hawai'i's public school students on Advanced Placement exams, Strive HI results show steady school performance, talking to our principals and teachers about why leadership matters during National Principals Month, Supt. Kishimoto's column on college readiness reflecting on our strong AP results.
Stevenson Middle School and L.A. Clippers Foundation open a newly refurbished computer lab for studentshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Stevenson-Clippers.aspxStevenson Middle School and L.A. Clippers Foundation open a newly refurbished computer lab for studentsThe school received a donation of nearly $40,000 in computer equipment from the L.A. Clippers Foundation, including 30 HP ProDesk desktops, two Canon wireless printers and a 55-inch television for instruction.
Public school students see double-digit gains on AP Examshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Public-school-students-see-double-digit-gains-on-AP-Exams.aspxPublic school students see double-digit gains on AP ExamsHawaii’s public school students continue to show growth on the Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) Exams. In a report released today, Hawaii State Department of Education students who were tested last May show double-digit increases in the number of exam takers, exams taken and scores of 3 or higher.
Parents encouraged to remind children about “Stranger Danger” and reinforce tips to stay safehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Stranger-Danger-tips.aspxParents encouraged to remind children about “Stranger Danger” and reinforce tips to stay safeHIDOE encourages parents to talk to their children about “stranger danger” and highlight measures that students can take to stay safe.
Strive HI reports show statewide school performance measures remain steadyhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2016-17-Strive-HI.aspxStrive HI reports show statewide school performance measures remain steadyHIDOE shared its 2016-17 Strive HI Performance System results this evening during the Board of Education community meeting. The school accountability system focuses on state and school progress on Strategic Plan Student Success Objectives and provides educators and communities with information to take action for student learning.
September 2017 Inspirehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Inspire/Pages/0917.aspxSeptember 2017 InspireInspirational stories from public schools. In this edition: The Department names its employee and team of the year, principals and teachers weigh in on the importance of school leaders, JVEF celebrates education and military partnerships, Hawaii Pacific University launches virtual classroom for Honoka'a High students, and looking at the impact of School Every Day.
Alternate lunches provided today at three Mililani schools as safety precaution over detected mumps casehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Alternate-lunches-mumps.aspxAlternate lunches provided today at three Mililani schools as safety precaution over detected mumps caseStudents at Mililani High, Mililani Uka Elementary and Mililani Waena Elementary were provided alternate school lunches today as a safety precaution after a school food service worker at Mililani High was confirmed as having the mumps virus.
Leadership mattershttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/TeachersAndPrincipals/Pages/NPM-2017.aspxLeadership mattersThe key to student success is a great school, and the key to a great school is a great principal. This is the motto of National Principals Month, celebrated every October to help shine a light on this crucial leader. Here, we do a deeper dive on the principal’s role with some of our award-winning principals and Hope Street Group teachers to get their insight on what effective leadership of a school looks like.
Progress update on school bus driver shortages on Maui and Kauai; all temporarily suspended routes restoredhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Progress-bus-drivers-Sept-11.aspxProgress update on school bus driver shortages on Maui and Kauai; all temporarily suspended routes restoredAll previously suspended bus routes on Maui have been restored to service. With the restoration of the final two routes, serving Baldwin High and Iao Intermediate, all schools on all islands are receiving bus service.
Hawaii Pacific University and Honokaa High Launch Virtual Classroomhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Virtual-Classroom.aspxHawaii Pacific University and Honokaa High Launch Virtual ClassroomHawaii Pacific University and Honokaa High kicked off their new partnership that gives Honokaa students access to the college's new, virtual college-credit program. The 17 Honoka‘a students who are enrolled in the program will connect with HPU professors using video technology that allows for real-time learning.
Department announces 2017-18 enrollment figures for public and charter schoolshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2017-18-enrollment.aspxDepartment announces 2017-18 enrollment figures for public and charter schoolsHawaii’s public and charter schools saw a slight decrease in enrollment for a total of 179,255 for school year 2017-18 compared to 179,902 last year. This year, HIDOE schools enrolled 168,095 students and charter schools saw an increase of enrollment with 11,160 students.
Department names 2017 Employee and Team of the Yearhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2017-Employee-Team-Awards.aspxDepartment names 2017 Employee and Team of the YearHIDOE named its 2017 Employee and Team of the Year award winners, recognizing employees for their special and continued contributions to education and the students of Hawaii.
Progress update on school bus driver shortages on Maui and Kauai; two Iao Intermediate routes restoredhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Progress-bus-driver-Sept-8.aspxProgress update on school bus driver shortages on Maui and Kauai; two Iao Intermediate routes restoredMore progress made this week on bus driver shortage on Maui. Two Iao Intermediate bus routes restored to service and more anticipated in coming weeks.
Hawaii ranks among top 20 states for percentage of graduates taking ACT college prep testhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2017-ACT-Results.aspxHawaii ranks among top 20 states for percentage of graduates taking ACT college prep testThis was the fourth year that HIDOE 11th graders were required to take the ACT, which landed Hawaii in the top 20 states for the percentage of graduates taking the college prep test according to the ACT's Condition of College & Career Readiness 2017 report.

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