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Statement on the outage of the Department's financial management system (FMS)http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Vendors/Pages/FMS-outage.aspxStatement on the outage of the Department's financial management system (FMS)A message from Supt. Christina M. Kishimoto on the Department's system for vendor payments, which has been down since Oct. 6.
October 2018 Strive HIhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/StriveHiNewsletter/Pages/1018.aspxOctober 2018 Strive HINews and success stories from across Hawai‘i's public school system. In this edition: Three Hawai‘i DOE schools named to the National Blue Ribbon Schools program by the U.S. DOE, three Hawai‘i DOE teachers are in the running for $100,000 grants in the Dream Big Teacher Challenge, the Harvest of the Month program returns with featured ingredient 'ulu, more stories.
A culture of kindness, acceptance and alohahttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Supts-Corner/Pages/101618.aspxA culture of kindness, acceptance and alohaEnding bullying is key to having safe, nurturing learning environments. We are updating the student misconduct and discipline code known as Chapter 19 to elevate bullying and cyberbullying at the secondary levels to a Class A offense, the most serious category. We invite all schools, offices and communities to join us in Unity Day — wear orange on Wednesday, Oct. 24 as a statement of support for kindness, acceptance and aloha.
Hawai‘i public schools seek more local farmers and vendors to supply fresh produce for student mealshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2018-produce-solicitation-pre-bid-meetings.aspxHawai‘i public schools seek more local farmers and vendors to supply fresh produce for student mealsThe Hawai'i State Department of Education (HIDOE) is seeking more local farmers and vendors to supply fresh produce for student meals on their island, with an emphasis on locally grown fruits and vegetables. From Oct. 22-30, HIDOE will be hosting produce solicitation pre-bid meetings across the state. RSVP by Oct. 19.
Public review of revisions to Chapter 19 and new Chapter 89 codeshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Chap-19-and-89-outreach.aspxPublic review of revisions to Chapter 19 and new Chapter 89 codesOn Oct. 4, the Board of Education approved for public review the Hawai‘i DOE updates to the student misconduct and discipline code known as Chapter 19, as well as a new section titled Chapter 89 Civil Rights Policy and Complaint Procedures for Student(s) Complaints against Adult(s). Public review sessions are scheduled on O‘ahu, Maui, Kaua‘i and Hawai‘i Island through November.
HIDOE updates to student misconduct and discipline code approved for public hearinghttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/chapter-19-revisions.aspxHIDOE updates to student misconduct and discipline code approved for public hearingThe Hawaii State Board of Education unanimously voted to send the revisions out for a public hearing.
Jake Shimabukuro and Music for Life Foundation dedicate Jake’s Clubhouse at Ala Wai Elementaryhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Jakes-Clubhouse-Ala-Wai.aspxJake Shimabukuro and Music for Life Foundation dedicate Jake’s Clubhouse at Ala Wai ElementaryThe new music education learning space is outfitted with more than 100 instruments, a recording studio, performance stage and more for students of Shimabukuro's alma mater.
October’s Harvest of the Month features ‘Ulu Beef Stew in student mealshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2018-10-Aina-Pono-HOTM-breadfruit.aspxOctober’s Harvest of the Month features ‘Ulu Beef Stew in student mealsThe Hawaii State Department of Education is continuing its ‘Aina Pono: Harvest of the Month program for a second year. This October, participating public schools statewide will be serving ‘Ulu Beef Stew. Create this delicious meal at home by following our recipe.
October 2018 Education Updatehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/1018.aspxOctober 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: Strong progress in language arts seen as part of the 2017-18 Strive HI System results, health center dedicated at Nanakuli High & Intermediate, Wai‘anae High's 9th graders excel under The R.I.D.E., FAFSA drive kicks off, more stories.
Three Hawaii elementary schools named 2018 National Blue Ribbon Schoolshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2018-National-Blue-Ribbon-Schools.aspxThree Hawaii elementary schools named 2018 National Blue Ribbon SchoolsKalihi Uka, Mililani Uka and Pauoa elementary schools have been named 2018 National Blue Ribbon Schools Program award winners by the US Department of Education. The program honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools based on academic performance and progress closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.
Three Hawaii public school teachers each vying for $100,000 'Dream Big' grants in national competitionhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Farmers-Dream-Big-Finalists.aspxThree Hawaii public school teachers each vying for $100,000 'Dream Big' grants in national competitionOnline votes through Nov. 3 will determine five winners from among 15 finalists nationwide. Hawaii has three teachers in the running for the grant.
September 2018 Inspirehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Inspire/Pages/0918.aspxSeptember 2018 InspireInspirational stories from Hawai'i's public schools. In this edition: 9th graders at Wai'anae High excel on "The R.I.D.E.," school-based health center dedicated at Nanakuli High & Intermediate, the HIDOE Team and Employee of the Year are named, new classroom building breaks ground at Waikoloa Elementary & Middle School, more stories.
Nanakuli High & Intermediate dedicates new School-Based Health Center and beautiful muralhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Nanakuli-High-Inter-SBHC.aspxNanakuli High & Intermediate dedicates new School-Based Health Center and beautiful muralNanakuli High & Intermediate and the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center dedicated their new School-Based Health Center. The center was created to address chronic absenteeism, which is one of the most powerful predictors of student success.
Annual Strive HI performance update shows significant progress in language arts at Hawaii schoolshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Strive-HI-2018.aspxAnnual Strive HI performance update shows significant progress in language arts at Hawaii schools2017-18 Strive HI Performance System results were released today. Smarter Balanced test scores showed English Language Arts/Literacy performance gains in all grade levels tested and Math score increases in four of seven grades tested.
Let's help more students tap into federal and private dollars for collegehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Supts-Corner/Pages/091718.aspxLet's help more students tap into federal and private dollars for collegeA critical measure that serves as one predictor for college access is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. This year, the Hawaii DOE has set a goal to have 70 percent of our seniors complete the FAFSA, and 90 percent in 2020. We all play a role in meeting this goal.
Bullying is not acceptable in Hawai‘i's public school systemhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/OfficesAndBranches/Pages/Supt-Kishimoto-091918.aspxBullying is not acceptable in Hawai‘i's public school systemFrom Supt. Christina M. Kishimoto: It should go without saying that bullying is not tolerated in an organization or in communities dedicated to educating healthy and joyful lifelong learners who contribute meaningfully to our communities. But to be explicitly clear: Bullying of any kind is not acceptable in Hawai‘i public schools. This piece ran on Sept. 19, 2018 in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Kapolei High Marine Corps JROTC students recognized with top awardshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Students/Pages/kapolei-jrotc.aspxKapolei High Marine Corps JROTC students recognized with top awardsKapolei High student cadets have been awarded three prestigious national Marine Corps JROTC awards in recognition of their academic achievements and community service.
All HIDOE schools and offices will be open Thursday with exception of Kilohana Elementaryhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Olivia-Advisory-04.aspxAll HIDOE schools and offices will be open Thursday with exception of Kilohana ElementaryAll public schools and Hawaii State Department of Education offices will be open tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 13 except for Kilohana Elementary. All afterschool activities will resume statewide. As of 5 p.m. this evening, Olivia continues to weaken and move away from the state.
9th graders at Wai‘anae High know 'We've got your back'http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/WHS-9th-grade.aspx9th graders at Wai‘anae High know 'We've got your back'A few years ago, about a third of 9th graders at Wai‘anae High weren’t getting promoted to the 10th grade. Staff designed a framework of supports called “The R.I.D.E.” that tackled academics, behavior, and culture. Grade 9 misconduct incidents plummeted and the grade point average is now above the state average. Downstream, rising enrollment in early college, career pathway completion, and graduation rates show the strategy is working.
HIDOE schools and offices in Maui County to close Wednesday, Sept. 12http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Olivia-Advisory-03.aspxHIDOE schools and offices in Maui County to close Wednesday, Sept. 12All public schools and Hawaii State Department of Education offices in Maui County will be closed Wednesday, Sept. 12, and afterschool activities remain canceled for Maui, Molokai and Lanai as the state prepares for impacts from Tropical Storm Olivia. All other schools statewide will be open Wednesday.
Afterschool activities to resume for Hawaii Island on Sept. 11, schools statewide to remain open except Hana High & Elementaryhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Tropical-Storm-Olivia-Update-2.aspxAfterschool activities to resume for Hawaii Island on Sept. 11, schools statewide to remain open except Hana High & ElementaryAfterschool activities to resume for Hawaii Island on Sept. 11, Hana High & Elementary closed Tues. Maui County after school programs canceled Tues. All other schools statewide to remain open.
Waikoloa Elementary and Middle School breaks ground for new constructionhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Waikoloa-El-Middle-School-groundbreaking.aspxWaikoloa Elementary and Middle School breaks ground for new constructionThe Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) held a groundbreaking ceremony at Waikoloa Elementary and Middle School on Monday, Sept. 10 for its new construction project.
Afterschool activities for Big Island, Maui County canceled Tuesday due to potential storm impactshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Hurricane-Olivia-Update-01.aspxAfterschool activities for Big Island, Maui County canceled Tuesday due to potential storm impactsHIDOE advises parents and guardians that public school schedules and afterschool programming may be modified across the islands this week as Hurricane Olivia approaches the state.
HIDOE names 2018 Employee and Team of the Yearhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2018-Employee-Awards.aspxHIDOE names 2018 Employee and Team of the YearHIDOE named its 2018 Employee and Team of the Year award winners, recognizing employees for their outstanding and continued contributions to education and the students of Hawaii.
Parents urged to complete federal Impact Aid survey card, funding benefits all public schools statewidehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2018-Impact-Aid.aspxParents urged to complete federal Impact Aid survey card, funding benefits all public schools statewideHIDOE will be sending a U.S. Dept. of Education Federal Survey Card home with public school students for parents to complete on Wed., Sept. 5, 2018. Completed Impact Aid Program survey cards allow HIDOE to qualify for federal funds that can be used to hire teachers, purchase textbooks and computers, pay for utilities and more. Parents are strongly urged to complete the surveys and return them to their schools as soon as possible.
Supt's Corner: Attendance Awareness Monthhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Supts-Corner/Pages/1018.aspxSupt's Corner: Attendance Awareness MonthSeptember is Attendance Awareness Month and we all know that attendance has a huge impact on students’ academic success. Students who are chronically absent, those missing 15 or more days in a school year, miss out on meaningful academic growth.
Supt's Corner: Coming together during Hurricane Lanehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Supts-Corner/Pages/0918.aspxSupt's Corner: Coming together during Hurricane LaneThe past few months have been filled with challenges for our school communities, from the Kīlauea eruption to the flooding in Hanalei to multiple brush fires. And then, Hurricane Lane. Through all of these disasters, I am grateful for the HIDOE ‘ohana and our numerous supporters throughout the state who came together.
September 2018 Education Updatehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/0918.aspxSeptember 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: Public and charter school enrollment grows slightly, initiatives to grow and retain our teacher talent pool, Waipahu High students learn to code "muscle" cars during summer program, more stories.
Department announces 2018-19 enrollment figures for public and charter schoolshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/SY2018-19-Enrollment.aspxDepartment announces 2018-19 enrollment figures for public and charter schoolsHawaii's public and charter schools saw a slight increase in enrollment for a total of 179,698 for school year 2018-19, compared to 179,255 last year. This year, HIDOE schools enrolled 168,152 students and charter schools enrolled 11,546 students.
SchoolMessenger invites parents to opt in to text message alertshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/SchoolMessenger.aspxSchoolMessenger invites parents to opt in to text message alertsMost Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) schools began formally transitioning this week to a SchoolMessenger text-messaging system. As part of this transition, SchoolMessenger sent an automated text message Monday morning from 67587 to HIDOE parents.

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