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Military Familieshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ParentsAndStudents/MilitaryFamiliesMilitary FamiliesThe Department works with the Interstate Compact to smooth the experience for military families who enroll their children in Hawaii's public schools. Military families often encounter challenges due to frequent relocations in service to our country. We're here to help.
Kupono Diplomahttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/AdultEducation/Pages/Kupono-Diploma.aspxKupono DiplomaIn recognition of the contributions and sacrificies of war veterans and internees, the state of Hawaii grants honorary diplomas through the Kupono Diploma Program.
Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission (MIC3)http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ParentsAndStudents/MilitaryFamilies/Pages/MIC3.aspxMilitary Interstate Children's Compact Commission (MIC3)While the armed services have made great strides in easing the transition of their personnel, their spouses and, most importantly, their children, much remains to be done at the state and local levels to ensure that the children of military families are afforded the same opportunities for educational success as other children. The Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children addresses these concerns,
About Impact Aidhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ParentsAndStudents/MilitaryFamilies/Pages/About-Impact-Aid.aspxAbout Impact AidThe federal government provides Impact Aid to partially reimburse school districts that have (a) lost tax revenues (income, sales, property tax) due to a federal presence, and (b) have incurred the cost of providing educational services to federally connected students. Impact Aid goes to local school districts, just like local property taxes, to hire teachers, purchase textbooks and computers, pay for utilities and more.
FAQs for military familieshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ParentsAndStudents/MilitaryFamilies/Pages/FAQs-for-military-families.aspxFAQs for military familiesCommon questions answered for military families deploying to Hawaii. If a question you have isn't answered here, please reference the contact section by military branch — we have resources to assist you.
Joint Venture Education Forum highlights education partnerships with Hawaii’s military community at its 16th Annual Meetinghttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/JVEF-Annual-Meeting.aspxJoint Venture Education Forum highlights education partnerships with Hawaii’s military community at its 16th Annual MeetingThe Joint Venture Education Forum (JVEF), a cooperative partnership between Hawaii’s military community, HIDOE and other community organizations, highlighted success stories of Hawaii’s military students and their families at its 16th Annual Meeting.
Parents urged to complete federal Impact Aid survey card on Sept. 7, funding benefits all public schools statewide.http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Impact-Aid.aspxParents urged to complete federal Impact Aid survey card on Sept. 7, funding benefits all public schools statewide.HIDOE will be sending a Federal Survey Card home with Hawaii's public school students for parents to complete beginning Wed., Sept. 7. Completed surveys will provide federal funds that benefit all public schools statewide. Parents are urged to complete and return the cards. Over $40 million in Impact Aid funds was received in School Year 2015-16.
Ilima Intermediate holds Career Day, giving students a window into the futurehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/ilimacareerday.aspxIlima Intermediate holds Career Day, giving students a window into the futureIlima Intermediate held a Career Day today to give students guidance on the wide variety of careers available. 27 guest speakers visited classes and spoke about their work in detail.
Navy commander extends duty so daughter can graduate in Hawaiihttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Students/Pages/Navy-graduates.aspxNavy commander extends duty so daughter can graduate in HawaiiThanks to his children's exceptional achievements at Kalaheo High, U.S. Navy Commander Brian Grimm extended his Hawaii duty for three more years so his younger daughter could graduate from Kalaheo High last school year.
Joint Venture Education Forum highlights education partnerships with Hawaii’s military communityhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/JVEF-2016.aspxJoint Venture Education Forum highlights education partnerships with Hawaii’s military communityJVEF, a cooperative partnership between Hawaii’s military community, HIDOE and other community organizations, highlighted success stories of Hawaii’s military students and their families at its 15th Annual Meeting today at the Hawaii Convention Center.
Radford High welcomes military family, sets students up for successhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Students/Pages/Sisters-thrive-at-Radford-High.aspxRadford High welcomes military family, sets students up for successFor military students, changing schools is a part of life. For the Skrocki family, Radford High marked the last school in the transitioning K-12 journey of their two daughters -- both valedictorian graduates with a promising future ahead.
'How did you spend your winter break?' Momilani kids STEAMed.http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/momi-stem.aspx'How did you spend your winter break?' Momilani kids STEAMed.Teachers at Momilani Elementary teamed with Navy SPAWAR (Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command) engineers to create a three-day camp for students, with Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) games and projects. Here's a breakdown of what they did.
Public school parents asked to complete federal survey formhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2014-15-Federal-Survey.aspxPublic school parents asked to complete federal survey formParents of Hawaii’s public school students are encouraged to complete and promptly return to their school a federal impact aid program survey form that was sent home on September 3.
HIDOE announces transition centers initiative in honor of late Congressman K. Mark Takai http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Takai-Transition-Centers.aspxHIDOE announces transition centers initiative in honor of late Congressman K. Mark Takai In partnership with Hawaii 3Rs and the Military Affairs Council, HIDOE announced today an effort to develop high-quality transition centers for Hawaii public schools. The effort is in honor of late Congressman K. Mark Takai, who was a staunch advocate for Hawaii’s students and supporter of military-dependent students throughout his career.
Solomon Elementary breaks ground for campus-wide renovations fueled by federal granthttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Solomon-Elementary-renovations.aspxSolomon Elementary breaks ground for campus-wide renovations fueled by federal grant1SG Samuel K. Solomon Elementary broke ground today on a major renovation project to construct four new classroom buildings, a new playfield and new parking areas that will transform the existing campus and provide modern facilities designed to serve 1,100 students.
HIDOE receives $1.5 million grant for STEM education at eight West Oahu schoolshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/DODEA-Grant.aspxHIDOE receives $1.5 million grant for STEM education at eight West Oahu schoolsHIDOE has received a $1.5 million grant to provide Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) learning opportunities to K-8 students at eight military-impacted schools in West Oahu over the next five years.
Family finds new academic home at Leilehuahttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/Military-Leilehua.aspxFamily finds new academic home at LeilehuaMay is Military Appreciation Month, and during our salute to the armed forces this month, we're spotlighting outstanding military families who are making contributions to their school communities.
Students in transition find pathways to success at Radford Highhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/2017-Radford-CCRI.aspxStudents in transition find pathways to success at Radford HighRadford High is a standout in this year's College and Career Readiness Indicators report. Its students take and pass Advanced Placement (AP) exams, graduate high school and enroll in college at higher rates than the state. A strong team dynamic among staff and outreach with families are catapulting students to new heights. “The students themselves are promoting and compete in a college-going atmosphere on campus,” said Principal James Sunday.
Leilehua High CyberPatriots repeat as national champshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Leilehua-High-CyberPatriots-repeat-as-national-army-service-champions.aspxLeilehua High CyberPatriots repeat as national champsWASHINGTON, D.C. – Five Leilehua High Army JROTC students defeated more than 800 teams to win the Top U.S. Army Service Award at CyberPatriot V – the nation’s premier cyber defense competition held March 14-15 in Washington, D.C. This marked the second straight year the “Mighty Mules” captured the Army Service Division Championship.
Joint Venture Education Forum highlights state partnerships with Hawaii’s military communityhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/JVEF2015.aspxJoint Venture Education Forum highlights state partnerships with Hawaii’s military communityHIDOE's Joint Venture Eduation Forum showcased the military volunteers helping our schools succeed.
Two public school students selected as top youth volunteershttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2015-prudential.aspxTwo public school students selected as top youth volunteersAlexandra Skrocki, 17, of Radford High and Kaytlen Akau, 13, of Kamakahelei Middle have been selected as 2015 Hawaii state winners by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. The program honors students who devote time to service projects.
Department of Defense grants Leeward public schools additional $749K to enhance literacyhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/DoDEA-Grant-for-literacy.aspxDepartment of Defense grants Leeward public schools additional $749K to enhance literacyHIDOE received its second DoDEA Partnership grant for improving reading achievement for the schools in the complex that have military students of 15 percent or greater. The $749,744.70 grant will target Ewa Beach (27%), Iroquois Point (23%) and Keone'ula (17%) elementary schools.
Public school parents encouraged to complete federal survey cardshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Public-school-parents-encouraged-to-complete-federal-survey-cards.aspxPublic school parents encouraged to complete federal survey cardsParents of Hawaii public school students are encouraged to complete and return to their school a federal census survey card that was sent home on Sept. 4. The annual survey determines the number of federally connected students in the public school system for whom the state receives impact aid funds.
Parents urged to complete and return federal survey for Impact Aid fundinghttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2015-impact-aid.aspxParents urged to complete and return federal survey for Impact Aid fundingThe survey of federally connected students and families helps Hawaii schools be partially reimbursed for taxes that can't be collected from federal properies. Last year, Impact Aid reimbursements were more than $27 million.
Hale Kula Elementary awarded $33.2 million in grantshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Hale-Kula-Elementary-awarded-$33.2-million-in-grants.aspxHale Kula Elementary awarded $33.2 million in grantsHONOLULU - Hale Kula Elementary School, a Department school located on the U.S. Army’s Wheeler/Schofield Barracks property, has been awarded a $26.6 million grant by the United States Department of Defense (DOD). The grant, combined with $6.6 million from the Department, will allow the 53-year-old campus to upgrade its facilities and add several new buildings.
Hale Kula breaks ground on historic improvementshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Hale-Kula-Elementary-School-Breaks-Ground-on-Historic-Improvements.aspxHale Kula breaks ground on historic improvementsHONOLULU – Hale Kula Elementary, a Department school located on the U.S. Army’s Wheeler/Schofield Barracks property, broke ground today for the first upgrades in the campus’ 53-year history.
Schools in military families initiative report record AP resultshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/Schools-in-Initiative-for-Military-Families-report-record-AP-results.aspxSchools in military families initiative report record AP resultsFour Initiative for Military Families (IMF) public high schools in Hawaii achieved a combined 68 percent increase in qualifying scores in Advanced Placement math, science and English in the first year of the program.
Leilehua JROTC team wins 2nd straight CyberPatriot awardhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/Leilehua-JROTC-team-wins-2nd-straight-CyberPatriot-.aspxLeilehua JROTC team wins 2nd straight CyberPatriot awardLeilehua’s “Mighty Mules” JROTC squad captured the Army Service Division Championship for the second consecutive year at the national CyberPatriot competition in March.

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