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April 2019 Strive HIhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/StriveHiNewsletter/Pages/0419.aspxApril 2019 Strive HINews and success stories from across Hawai‘i's public school system. In this edition: More students graduate with honors, Farrington students build a legacy project, More roof repairs with a new contracting method, more stories.
Mililani Middle breaks ground on New Classroom Building project, will allow single-track school year when completedhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Mililani-Middle-Groundbreaking.aspxMililani Middle breaks ground on New Classroom Building project, will allow single-track school year when completedMililani Middle's New Classroom Building project was launched to construct a new three-story structure that will house 15 classrooms to serve the school's nearly 1,900 students. When complete, it will provide the expanded classroom capacity needed to allow the school to adopt a single-track school year to replace its current multi-track calendar.
HIDOE completing school roof repairs more quickly under new contracting methodhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/school-roof-repairs.aspxHIDOE completing school roof repairs more quickly under new contracting methodThe Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) is more quickly working through backlogged roof repair projects at schools utilizing a new contracting method to expedite common repairs.
More students graduate with honors, according to the College and Career Readiness Indicators Reporthttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/More-students-graduate-with-honors-according-to-the-College-and-Career-Readiness-Indicators-Report.aspxMore students graduate with honors, according to the College and Career Readiness Indicators ReportThe recently published College and Careers Readiness Indicators Report released by Hawai‘i P-20 Partnerships for Education shows a steady increase in the number of students who have earned the DOE’s Honors Recognition Certificate. The Class of 2018 also included more students who took the Advanced Placement exam.
Grade everybody or grade no one, but be fair to public schoolshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Supts-Corner/Pages/040319.aspxGrade everybody or grade no one, but be fair to public schoolsFrom Supt. Christina M. Kishimoto: I want to talk about a double standard in Hawai‘i’s education system. Every year, Honolulu Magazine puts out a “Grading the Public Schools” edition that ranks schools on a bell curve. And every year that same magazine puts out a “Private School Guide” with lovely pictures and narratives and your questions answered about navigating the admission and payment processes. Be fair. Judge us equally.
April 2019 Education Updatehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/0419.aspxApril 2019 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: Kaneohe El's Kumu Bella earns Milken Teacher of Promise award, Class of 2018 shows strong growth nationally in AP exam performance, Inouye Elementary teacher Esther Park finds out what her 5th graders have to say on the issue of student voice, more stories.
Ala Wai Elementary teacher selected as a National ‘LifeChanger of the Year’ Grand Prize Finalisthttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Ala-Wai-Elementary-Teacher-Named-LifeChanger-of-the-Year-Finalist.aspxAla Wai Elementary teacher selected as a National ‘LifeChanger of the Year’ Grand Prize FinalistAla Wai Elementary School teacher Lori Kwee was surprised during school assembly with a $5,000 award.
The Power to Change Hawai'i for the Betterhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Supts-Corner/Pages/032719.aspxThe Power to Change Hawai'i for the BetterFrom Supt. Christina M. Kishimoto: For the next several months, we will be engaging our staff, families, communities and partners in a conversation around our collective will to deliver on the promise of public education via a 10-year action plan.
Office of Hawaiian Education seeks teachers for Kaiapuni and Hawaiian Knowledge classroomshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/OHE-seeks-Kaiapuni-teachers.aspxOffice of Hawaiian Education seeks teachers for Kaiapuni and Hawaiian Knowledge classroomsNow in its third year, the Hawaiian Special Permit, known as Palapala A‘o Kūikawā, was launched by the Office of Hawaiian Education to help address critical shortages for certified teachers in the areas of Kaia‘ōlelo-Kaiapuni Hawai‘i, Hawaiian Language Immersion, and Hawaiian Studies/Knowledge.
March 2019 Inspirehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Inspire/Pages/0319.aspxMarch 2019 InspireInspirational stories from Hawai'i's public schools. In this edition: A 19,300 square-foot girls athletics facility opens at Kalani High, special education teacher Bella Finau-Faumuina named a Milken Educator of Promise, watch how the arts ignite learning in our special video series on the Artists in the Schools program, more stories.
Kaneohe Elementary teacher receives Teacher of Promise Award from National Milken Educators of Hawaiihttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Milken-Teacher-of-Promise.aspxKaneohe Elementary teacher receives Teacher of Promise Award from National Milken Educators of HawaiiIn just her third year of teaching, Kaneohe Elementary special education teacher Bella Finau-Faumuina earned the prestigious award from the National Milken Educators of Hawaii.
State agencies collaborate to resolve soil contamination issues and build awareness to prevent exposurehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/State-agencies-collaborate-to-resolve-soil-contamination-issues-and-build-awareness-to-prevent-exposure.aspxState agencies collaborate to resolve soil contamination issues and build awareness to prevent exposure​After completing a soil study at 23 schools on Hawai'i Island, HIDOE, with the support of the Hawai'i Department of Health (DOH), is implementing tailored environmental hazard management plans where results from the study indicated contamination present in the soil. According to DOH, the issue of lead, arsenic and organochlorine pesticide contamination is not unique to schools and could persist around any older home or building.
Hawaii ranked second nationwide in Advanced Placement Exam one-year performance growthhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/AP-Exam-Growth.aspxHawaii ranked second nationwide in Advanced Placement Exam one-year performance growthHawaii's public school students continue to make gains in Advanced Placement (AP) exams. The number of students in the graduating class of 2018 scoring 3 or higher jumped 1.9 percentage points for the second-highest one-year gain nationwide.
March 2019 Education Updatehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/0319.aspxMarch 2019 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: Ala Wai El's Sara King named a Milken Educator, Speak Now HIDOE anti-bullying app launches for middle schools in first phase of rollout, Kauai teachers collaborate to unleash student voice, Wahiawa Middle student impresses in statewide art showcase, more.
Kalani High dedicates new Girls’ Locker Room and athletics facilitieshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Kalani-High-Dedication.aspxKalani High dedicates new Girls’ Locker Room and athletics facilitiesKalani High celebrated the dedication of several new athletics facilities including a new Girls’ Locker Room, an Athletics Trainers’ Facility, a Judo and Wrestling room, and other improvements.
February 2019 Strive HIhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/StriveHiNewsletter/Pages/0219.aspxFebruary 2019 Strive HINews and success stories from across Hawai‘i's public school system. In this edition: FAFSA Dashboard launches, teacher Sara King and counselor Desire DeSoto win prestigious awards for excellence, Kauai teachers prepare for student survey of social-emotional learning and school culture, Na Ali'i video series launches, more stories.
Kaua‘i educators team up to advance student voicehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/TeachersAndPrincipals/Pages/ktf.aspxKaua‘i educators team up to advance student voiceA team of Garden Isle educators is gearing up to collect student voice on how the Hawai‘i DOE informs Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) across its schools. They belong to an innovative collaborative, the Kauai Teacher Fellowship, which aims to bring teacher and student voice into administrative decision-making across the island and, potentially, the state. The data gathering effort will launch March 1.
​O ka Lono o ka Pule: E Hoʻolauleʻa i ka Mahina ʻOlelo Hawaiʻihttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Supts-Corner/Pages/021319.aspx​O ka Lono o ka Pule: E Hoʻolauleʻa i ka Mahina ʻOlelo HawaiʻiFrom Supt. Christina M. Kishimoto: I’m excited to announce the launch of a new video series produced by the Communications Branch that aims to highlight the Hawaiian ali‘i whose names grace many of our school campuses.
Latest round of revisions to student misconduct and discipline code approved for public hearinghttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Chapter-19-updates.aspxLatest round of revisions to student misconduct and discipline code approved for public hearingThe Board of Education has cleared the way for the Department to proceed to a public hearing with updates to Chapter 19.
'Waiting for You,' an intersection of work and play, nets top art awardhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Students/Pages/2019-HRSAA.aspx'Waiting for You,' an intersection of work and play, nets top art awardEmma Park, an 8th grader at Wahiawa Middle School, has been named an American Visions nominee in the Hawaii Regional Scholastic Art Awards. Her photograph, "Waiting for You," and two other works will be considered for national recognition. A selection of works statewide will be exhibited at the Hawaii State Art Museum. “I always saw something in my work, and it makes me really happy that other people see something in it, too.”

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