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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 $19.3 million stadium includes a new locker room, laundry and equipment rooms and athletic training room.
Building a bridge between two readiness initiativeshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/CK-HA-Day.aspxBuilding a bridge between two readiness initiativesSixteen regional school-community teams are hosting HĀ Community Days. The goal is to bring schools and communities together to contextualize and actualize HIDOE’s HĀ policy to strengthen outcomes in the system that reflect Hawai‘i’s unique context and honor Hawaiian culture. Their work will be shared at a HĀ Summit hosted at Wai‘anae High School on May 6. Here, we profile the work of the Campbell-Kapolei team.
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.
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.
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 students
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pride drives alumni and current students to share all things Farringtonhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Volunteers/Pages/Farrington-High-alum.aspxPride drives alumni and current students to share all things FarringtonFarrington High alumnus Al Torco is inspiring a new generation of Governors to be proud of their alma mater. Inspired by his love for all things Farrington, the student council has started a project called "This is My Farrington."
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.
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.
February 2017 Education Updatehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/Feb-2017.aspxFebruary 2017 Education UpdateMonthly newsletter distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: Waipahu High Principal Keith Hayashi to serve as interim deputy superintendent, Molokai High opens new science center, three new hires at OSFSS to improve systems that support schools, nominees for the Hawaii Regional Scholastic Art Awards to be exhibited, Supt. Matayoshi on keeping the focus on students.
Superintendent Matayoshi names Keith Hayashi as interim deputyhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/interim-deputy.aspxSuperintendent Matayoshi names Keith Hayashi as interim deputySchools Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi today announced Keith Hayashi has accepted the offer to serve as deputy superintendent through the remainder of her term. Hayashi has served as principal at Waipahu High School since 2009.
Astronaut Kjell Lindgren shares his space experience with Kaimiloa El studentshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Astronaut-Kjell-Lindgren.aspxAstronaut Kjell Lindgren shares his space experience with Kaimiloa El studentsStudents from Kaimiloa Elementary were treated to a visit from Astronaut Kjell Lindgren at Challenger Center Hawaii. This is the 15th year that an astronaut has visited the Center to meet with students in honor of Ellison Onizuka and the Challenger Space Shuttle Crew.
Parents asked to provide feedback on their child’s public schoolhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/School-Quality-Survey.aspxParents asked to provide feedback on their child’s public schoolHIDOE begins its annual School Quality Survey (SQS) this week to gather important feedback from students, parents/guardians and staff about our public schools. The deadline to complete and return the SQS is March 17, 2017. All responses will remain anonymous.
Molokai High dedicates new science building to accelerate STEM learninghttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Molokai-High-Science.aspxMolokai High dedicates new science building to accelerate STEM learningMolokai High School dedicated its new science building in a ceremony earlier today before dozens of excited students, teachers, parents and community members. The new facility at the island’s only high school will provide state-of-the-art teaching tools for Molokai’s ninth through twelfth-graders and includes two science labs and a teacher prep room for Physics, Biology and Chemistry classes.
Local viewpoint on display among powerful regional art program nomineeshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Awards/Pages/2017-HI-Regional-SAA.aspxLocal viewpoint on display among powerful regional art program nomineesCongratulations to the extraordinary student artists nominated for this year's Hawaii Regional Scholastic Art Awards program. Their works will be exhibited at the Hawaii State Art Museum this spring. Gold Key and American Visions nominees are eligible for the prestigious national competition and scholarships, to be announced in March.
Mililani High student and teacher selected for prestigious Normandy Scholar programhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Normandy-Scholar.aspxMililani High student and teacher selected for prestigious Normandy Scholar programMililani High student Travis Afuso and teacher Amy Boehning are one of 14 teams accepted into the Normandy: Sacrifice for Freedom Albert H. Small Student & Teacher Institute. They will learn about D-Day and World War II, and will travel to Washington D.C. and Normandy, France as part of the program.
Kapunahala El counselor honored in Washington D.C. during National Counselor of the Year ceremonyhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Kapunahala-El-counselor-.aspxKapunahala El counselor honored in Washington D.C. during National Counselor of the Year ceremony​Kapunahala Elementary School Counselor Ramona Kahawaii is Hawaii's 2017 Counselor of the Year and last week went on to represent the state at the America School Counselor Association's annual recognition ceremony in Washington D.C. with First Lady Michelle Obama.

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