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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.
'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.”
Hawai‘i public schools celebrate Thanksgiving with local Okinawan Sweet Potato Piehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2018-11-Aina-Pono-HOTM-Sweet-Potato.aspxHawai‘i public schools celebrate Thanksgiving with local Okinawan Sweet Potato PieHawai'i public schools will celebrate the upcoming holiday season with an Okinawan Sweet Potato Pie as part of November's 'Aina Pono: Harvest of the Month program. The pie will be served on a day selected by participating schools, which includes more than 200 cafeterias statewide. Bake this delicious dessert at home for your family and friends.
Department celebrates School Bus Safety Week with proclamation ceremonyhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2018-School-Bus-Safety-Week-Proclamation.aspxDepartment celebrates School Bus Safety Week with proclamation ceremonyGovernor David Y. Ige and the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) kicked off School Bus Safety Week with a proclamation ceremony on Oct. 22. The weeklong celebration is part of a national initiative to highlight the importance of school bus safety.
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.
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.
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.
Bullying is not acceptable in Hawai‘i's public school systemhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/Offices/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.
Public schools and HIDOE offices statewide to resume normal operations tomorrowhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-School-Closures-Monday-Aug-27.aspxPublic schools and HIDOE offices statewide to resume normal operations tomorrow​Hawaii State Department of Education public schools and offices statewide will resume normal operations tomorrow, Aug. 27, with the exception of four schools in Lahaina that will be closed for students. Superintendent Dr. Kishimoto urges school communities to remain vigilant and prepared through the rest of hurricane season.
HIDOE working through the weekend to prepare schools and offices to open on Mondayhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-working-through-the-weekend-to-prepare-schools-and-offices-to-open-on-Monday.aspxHIDOE working through the weekend to prepare schools and offices to open on MondayDue to damage from the storm and brush fires, a handful of Maui campuses will be closed for students on Monday, Aug. 27. Hawaii State Department of Education staff who helped operate public shelters at schools statewide will conduct formal walk-throughs of facilities over the weekend to ensure safety and readiness for students and staff.
HIDOE working closely with Maui County to assess shelter needs in response to brush fireshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/hurricane-update-3-brushfire.aspxHIDOE working closely with Maui County to assess shelter needs in response to brush firesHIDOE is working with Maui County officials in response to brush fires that broke out Friday in West Maui. An emergency shelter for hurricane evacuees at Lahaina Intermediate had to be closed and evacuees were relocated.
All public schools and HIDOE offices to close Thursday and Friday statewidehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Hurricane-Lane-update-2.aspxAll public schools and HIDOE offices to close Thursday and Friday statewideHawaii public schools and Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) offices statewide will be closed Thursday and Friday as Hurricane Lane approaches the islands as a powerful Category 4 storm. This will give our school communities time to prepare — the storm is anticipated to impact Oahu Thursday evening and Kauai on Friday — and allow counties to stand up emergency shelters.
HIDOE closing all Hawaii Island, Maui County schools and offices ahead of impacts from Hurricane Lanehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/hurricane-lane-update.aspxHIDOE closing all Hawaii Island, Maui County schools and offices ahead of impacts from Hurricane LaneAll public schools and Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) offices on Hawaii Island and in Maui County will be closed Wednesday, Aug. 22, until further notice, in anticipation of dangerous storm conditions from Hurricane Lane.
Hawaii Island schools addressing air quality issues from Kilauea eruptionhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/LeadershipProfilesAndStaff/Pages/cas-farias-kilauea-update.aspxHawaii Island schools addressing air quality issues from Kilauea eruptionComplex Area Superintendent Chad Keone Farias of the Ka'u-Kea'au-Pahoa Complex Area authored this update on how Big Island schools have worked to ensure campuses can provide safe learning environments amid the Kilauea eruption.
‘Infofinder i’ web app provides school bus transportation informationhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Infofinder-i.aspx‘Infofinder i’ web app provides school bus transportation informationAs part of the Hawaii State Department of Education's ongoing effort to modernize Hawaii's pupil transportation system, the Student Transportation Services Branch has launched a bus stop locator/bus schedule information web application called, "Infofinder i."
School's out for summer, but eruption vigilance continueshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/LeadershipProfilesAndStaff/Pages/CAS-Farias-Kilauea-eruption.aspxSchool's out for summer, but eruption vigilance continuesComplex Area Superintendent Chad Keone Farias of the Ka'u-Kea'au-Pahoa Complex Area authored this piece about the ongoing eruption at Kīlauea and preparing for the upcoming school year. It ran in the Hawaii Tribune-Herald and West Hawaii Today.
Hawaii State Public Library System kicks off Summer Reading Programhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/BeyondTheClassroom/LibraryServices/Pages/2018-Summer-Reading-Program.aspxHawaii State Public Library System kicks off Summer Reading ProgramRock reading with the Hawaii State Public Library System this summer and win fantastic prizes from Alaska Airlines, Pizza Hut, and more. Help them reach their statewide goal of 13 million minutes read from June 2 through July 14.
E Ola Pono winners cultivate positive school culturehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/E-Ola-Pono-2018.aspxE Ola Pono winners cultivate positive school cultureThe 11th annual E Ola Pono campaign honors student- and teacher-led support programs that foster and promote belonging, care for each other and the environment, and positive school culture. Eight schools earned recognition and monetary awards.
HIDOE public schools on the Big Island to proceed with normal schedules until further noticehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Big-Island-public-schools.aspxHIDOE public schools on the Big Island to proceed with normal schedules until further noticeAll HIDOE public schools on the Big Island will be open on Monday, May 7, and operate on normal schedules. All school bus transportation will also be in operation. Hawaii State Department of Education structural engineers performed site inspections at all public schools in the Hilo-Waiakea and Kau-Keaau-Pahoa Complex Areas over the weekend and found no significant structural damage from recent earthquake activity.
Big Island eruptions and earthquakes result in public school closures and early releaseshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Big-Island-school-closures.aspxBig Island eruptions and earthquakes result in public school closures and early releasesHIDOE closed three Pahoa area schools early Friday morning due to volcanic activity in the area. HIDOE will be assessing damage to school facilities in response to earthquake activity in the East Hawaii region.
Scratch-cooked student meals to feature Maui-grown pineapples in Mayhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2018-05-Aina-Pono-local-pineapple.aspxScratch-cooked student meals to feature Maui-grown pineapples in MayThe Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) is incorporating Maui-grown pineapples in student meals statewide as part of the ‘Aina Pono Hawai‘i State Harvest of the Month program this month. Recreate this delicious meal at home by following our Sweet and Sour Pineapple Pork recipe.
April 2018 Strive HIhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/StriveHiNewsletter/Pages/0418.aspxApril 2018 Strive HINews and success stories from across Hawaii's public school system. In this edition: Hawai'i's grade 8 reading stands out in biannual "Nation's Report Card," Farm to School gets a new name and look with ‘Aina Pono, public feedback on the Hawai‘i DOE's draft Computer Science Action Plan is sought through April 16, more stories.
Hawaii’s Farm to School program gets new name and lookhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2018-Aina-Pono-program-updates-logo.aspxHawaii’s Farm to School program gets new name and lookThe Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) and the Office of the Lieutenant Governor unveiled a new logo and name for the Farm to School Initiative on March 29 at Mililani High School in the presence of students, teachers, HIDOE staff, state lawmakers and community supporters.
It’s ‘Ulu-licious! Hawaii public schools serve breadfruithttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2018-03-Aina-Pono-local-breadfruit.aspxIt’s ‘Ulu-licious! Hawaii public schools serve breadfruitThis March and April, Hawaii public schools will welcome a new local product in student meals – 'ulu, otherwise known as breadfruit. Check out our 'Ulu-licious Wraps recipe, as featured in the 'Aina Pono Harvest of the Month program.
March 2018 Education Updatehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/0318.aspxMarch 2018 Education UpdateMonthly print newsletter distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: Aiea High's Ken Kang wins the Milken Educator Award and Keolu El's Bianca Yanuaria is named Hawaii's School Counselor of the Year, Jack Johnson and friends celebrate the ‘Aina Pono program at Mililani High, new student learning approaches at Kea‘au Elementary, Supt. Christina Kishimoto addresses safety on school campuses, more stories.
February 2018 Inspirehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Inspire/Pages/0218.aspxFebruary 2018 InspireInspirational stories from Hawai'i's public schools. In this edition: King Kekaulike High goes all-in with interventions and co-teaching with promising results for student outcomes, Mililani High selected as next Farm to School site, more Hawai'i teachers earn National Board Certification, and many more stories.
Celebrating 2018 ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘ihttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/StudentLearning/HawaiianEducation/Pages/2018-Olelo-Hawaii.aspxCelebrating 2018 ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘iFebruary is Hawaiian Language Month! The Islands are celebrating with events to elevate and honor the indigenous language and help raise funds for Hawaiian Language Immersion Program schools.
Vibrant otherworld captured by Moanalua High 'Creator' earns top art awardhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Awards/Pages/Arianne-Javier-HRSAA-2018.aspxVibrant otherworld captured by Moanalua High 'Creator' earns top art awardFreshman Arianne Javier is an American Visions nominee in this year's Hawaii Regional Scholastic Art Awards program. The honor is given to the "best in show" works among the 233 selected this year from across the state. Nominated works are eligible for national awards and scholarships in the spring.
February is all about the freshly baked papaya breadhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2018-02-Aina-Pono-local-papaya.aspxFebruary is all about the freshly baked papaya breadThis month, locally grown papayas will be incorporated into student meals across the state as part of the Hawaii State Department of Education's (HIDOE) 'Aina Pono Harvest of the Month program. Check out "Uncle Jeff's Papaya Bread" recipe.
Mililani High selected as next Farm to School sitehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Mililani-High-next-Farm-to-School-site.aspxMililani High selected as next Farm to School siteMililani High School will be the next participant in the 'Aina Pono Farm to School program. Mililani High is HIDOE's second largest food production site. It provides about 2,500 school lunches daily for approximately 1,000 high school students and an additional 1,500 students at Mililani Uka Elementary and Mililani Waena Elementary.
A reminder about emergency preparedness at schoolshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/Offices/FacilitiesandOperations/SafetySecurityEmergency/Emergencies/Pages/false-alarm-event.aspxA reminder about emergency preparedness at schoolsRelating to the events of the statewide false alarm on the morning of Jan. 13, 2018, a letter to parents and guardians is being sent about emergency preparedness at our schools. Helpful guidance from the Hawaii Association of School Psychologists is also provided.
Student meals feature another local food sourcehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2018-01-Aina-Pono-local-banana.aspxStudent meals feature another local food sourceThe Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) continues its efforts to include local agriculture in student meals through its ‘Aina Pono Harvest of the Month program. This month, fresh bananas will be served in a Banana Pie or a Banana Crumble at all public school cafeterias.
Kalani High students enjoy loco moco made from locally grown beefhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2017-Kalani-High-locally-grown-beef-lunch.aspxKalani High students enjoy loco moco made from locally grown beefToday at Kalani High School, students, teachers and faculty enjoyed eating the locally grown beef in their teri loco moco lunch. There was a special connection to this school since the Kalani High staff created the Paniolo Beef Patty recipe.
Hawaii public schools serve local beef in Decemberhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2017-12-Aina-Pono-local-beef.aspxHawaii public schools serve local beef in DecemberThis month, Hawaii public schools are serving locally raised, grass-fed beef in its hamburger patties. Elementary and middle school students will be served teri hamburger steak, while high school students will enjoy teri loco moco lunches.
Get on Board’s Milestoneshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2017-Get-on-Board-Milestones.aspxGet on Board’s MilestonesIt’s been four years since HIDOE and TransPar partnered to increase value and reduce the cost of school transportation through the Get on Board initiative, saving the state approximately $13 million annually.
Hawaii public schools receive financial incentives for supporting whole child and well-rounded educationhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/SAWS-2016-17.aspxHawaii public schools receive financial incentives for supporting whole child and well-rounded educationThe Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) is working with the department to meet the needs of the whole child and provide a well-rounded education for all public school students. DOH is providing a competitive award up to $5,000 per school to 27 schools statewide.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Progress update on school bus driver shortages on Maui and Kauai; Lahainaluna High bus routes fully restoredhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Progress-bus-driver-Aug-31.aspxProgress update on school bus driver shortages on Maui and Kauai; Lahainaluna High bus routes fully restoredProgress continues by school bus contractors to address the current shortage of Commercial Driver Licensed (CDL) drivers on Maui and Kauai qualified to operate school buses. Routes at Lahainaluna High are fully restored.
Progress update on school bus driver shortages on Maui and Kauaihttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Progress-bus-driver.aspxProgress update on school bus driver shortages on Maui and KauaiHIDOE reports that progress is being made by school bus contractors to address the current shortage of CDL drivers on Maui and Kauai qualified to operate school buses.
Maui High & Maui Waena Inter. school bus schedules temporarily modifiedhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Maui-school-bus-schedules-modified.aspxMaui High & Maui Waena Inter. school bus schedules temporarily modifiedMaui High & Maui Waena Intermediate school bus routes will be temporarily consolidated. All riders at these schools will continue to be picked up, but scheduled pick-up & arrival times will be modified from previous years.
Student transportation update for Maui High, Lahainaluna High, Baldwin High & Iao Intermediatehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Maui-transportation-update.aspxStudent transportation update for Maui High, Lahainaluna High, Baldwin High & Iao IntermediateLahainaluna High, Baldwin High and Iao Intermediate school bus routes exclusively serving grades 9 to 12 will be temporarily suspended. Maui High routes will be temporarily consolidated and schedules will be modified from previous years.
Kauai school bus routes modified for some Kapaa & Waimea Complex Area schoolshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Kauai-school-bus-routes.aspxKauai school bus routes modified for some Kapaa & Waimea Complex Area schoolsKapaa El., Kapaa Middle, Kapaa High, Eleele El., Waimea Canyon Middle and Waimea High school bus routes will be temporarily consolidated beginning on the first day of school beginning next Monday. Scheduled pick-up and arrival times will be modified from previous years.
School bus drivers needed for Maui & Kauai routes before fall semester begins on August 7http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/School-bus-drivers-needed.aspxSchool bus drivers needed for Maui & Kauai routes before fall semester begins on August 7HIDOE is seeking school bus drivers with valid Commercial Drivers Licenses to service routes on Maui and Kauai. For a limited time, school bus contractors are offering hiring bonuses and increased wages.
Department launches final phase of student transportation reformshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/final-phase-of-Get-on-Board.aspxDepartment launches final phase of student transportation reformsHIDOE has successfully reached the final phase of its Get on Board initiative with the awarding of new contracts on Maui and Kauai for school year 2017-18. This culminates the last of three stages of the Department's reform efforts that began in 2013 as a pilot project in Central Oahu.
10 Hawaii public school students medal at national art programhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Awards/Pages/2017-scholastic-nationals.aspx10 Hawaii public school students medal at national art programEighteen artworks from Hawaii were honored at the national Scholastic Art Awards, including 10 from public schools (nine DOE and one charter). Kathleen Acasio, a senior at Leilehua High, was honored with the prestigious American Visions Medal for her photograph, "Halloween."
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 $19.5 million stadium includes a new locker room, laundry and equipment rooms and athletic training room.
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.
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.
Stevenson Middle School dedicates stunning new mural with message of hopehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Stevenson-Mural.aspxStevenson Middle School dedicates stunning new mural with message of hopeStudents at Robert Louis Stevenson Middle School dedicated a beautiful new campus mural depicting a message of hope, covering an outer wall of its new Science & Technology Center, spanning two stories and over 1,000 square feet.
Students take passion for percussion to a national levelhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Students/Pages/HYPE.aspxStudents take passion for percussion to a national levelAn ensemble of dedicated percussionists and their director share a passion for music in a unique opportunity for Hawaii students.
Public schools offering summer meals to all children 18 and youngerhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2016SSO.aspxPublic schools offering summer meals to all children 18 and youngerSeamless Summer Option (SSO) is a federal program that supports children with food service when the school system is out for the regular school year. Most schools are serving breakfast and lunch. Call your nearest school for service times.
‘Safety First’ priority earns Mililani Uka Elementary safety awardhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/MililaniUkaSafety.aspx‘Safety First’ priority earns Mililani Uka Elementary safety awardThe American Society of Safety Engineers honor Mililani Uka Elementary for the school's dedication to its students, staff and visitors.
Department to expand free meal program to 30 schools total on six islandshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/CEP-Expansion.aspxDepartment to expand free meal program to 30 schools total on six islandsHIDOE will expand the USDA Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) free meal program from seven public schools to 30 across the state.
Top student research showcased at 2016 state science fairhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Awards/Pages/HSSEF-2016.aspxTop student research showcased at 2016 state science fairThe 2016 Hawaii State Science and Engineering Fair featured the best research projects from the state's district fairs. Top work will represent the Islands at the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair in Phoenix, AZ, May 8-13.
Jefferson Elementary kicks off Tsunami Awareness Month with evacuation drillhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Jefferson-Drill.aspxJefferson Elementary kicks off Tsunami Awareness Month with evacuation drillStudents at Jefferson Elementary School took part in a campus wide tsunami evacuation drill today to help the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) kick off Tsunami Awareness Month.
Nurturing a lifelong passion for arthttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/TeachersAndPrincipals/Pages/Larry-Taguba.aspxNurturing a lifelong passion for artWith 51 student works earning awards in the Hawaii Regional Scholastic Art Awards program, and nine medaling at the national level, all eyes are on Leilehua High's art department and its head, 38-year fine arts teacher Larry Taguba. "Winning is not the goal, but improvement is."
Leilehua High students make their mark in national Scholastic Art Awards programhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Awards/Pages/2016-scholastic-arts-national.aspxLeilehua High students make their mark in national Scholastic Art Awards programNine HIDOE students who earned top recognition in the Hawaii Regional Scholastic Art Awards have gone on to earn medals in the national competition — and they're all from Leilehua High School. The Scholastic Art Awards is the longest-running, largest and most prestigious student recognition program in the United States.
Farrington High School evacuation drill to temporarily close North King Street section on Wednesdayhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Farrington-evacuation-drill.aspxFarrington High School evacuation drill to temporarily close North King Street section on WednesdayNorth King Street will be temporarily closed in both directions between Kalihi St. and Houghtailing St./Waiakamilo Rd. on Wed., Mar. 9, between 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. for an emergency evacuation drill at Farrington High School. Motorists are asked to use alternate routes to avoid traffic.
NEA Chair sees arts in action in Hawaii public schoolshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Chairman-Chu.aspxNEA Chair sees arts in action in Hawaii public schoolsStudents at Kalihi Kai Elementary showcased their arts-integrated curriculum with the head of artistic excellence, Jane Chu, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Kalihi Kai Elementary is one of three Turnaround Arts schools in Hawaii, a program launched by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH).
Hawaii student advocates call for end to dangerous, distracted drivinghttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Dole-Middle-Traffic-Safety.aspxHawaii student advocates call for end to dangerous, distracted drivingDozens of Dole Middle School students were sign-waving today to implore drivers and passengers to reduce risky behaviors while on the road with the “Stop If You Love Me” campaign.
Kalani High School students visited by alumnus & NFL great Roy Gerela, three-time Super Bowl championhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Kalani-Roy-Gerela.aspxKalani High School students visited by alumnus & NFL great Roy Gerela, three-time Super Bowl championKalani High School students received a visit today from Kalani alumnus Roy Gerela, former National Football League (NFL) Pittsburgh Steeler kicker and three-time Super Bowl champion.
2015 Year in Reviewhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Awards/Pages/2015-Year-in-Review.aspx2015 Year in ReviewThere is much work to be done, but there is much to celebrate now! Here’s a rundown of impressive achievements in 2015 by our schools, educators and keiki.
Farrington High students visited by alumnus and NFL great Jesse Sapoluhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/NFL-Great-Jesse-Sapolu.aspxFarrington High students visited by alumnus and NFL great Jesse SapoluJesse Sapolu, the former Farrington High School all-star who went on to win four Super Bowl titles with the San Francisco 49ers, returned to his alma mater today to recognize the school for its positive contributions to athletics, American Football, and Super Bowl history.
Department seeks feedback on waiver for 21st Century Community Learning Centers granthttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/tydings-waiver.aspxDepartment seeks feedback on waiver for 21st Century Community Learning Centers grantResponses on whether to support the waiver must be received by November 14, by 3 p.m. HST. Funds would support afterschool programs that deliver high-quality services to support student learning and development.
Kaimuki High unveils dazzling mural inspired by Malama Honuahttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/Kaimuki-mural.aspxKaimuki High unveils dazzling mural inspired by Malama HonuaStudents in the Hospitality Academy researched themes and connected to cultural values to bring "Ho‘o Kahewai, Ho‘oulu ‘Aina" to life. The Worldwide Voyage of the Hōkūle‘ā is represented as a reminder of the courage of that journey, and to inspire Mālama Honua — care for Island Earth.
Red Raider rhythm nation raises its voicehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/TeachersAndPrincipals/Pages/KHIS-vocal-motion.aspxRed Raider rhythm nation raises its voiceKahuku High & Intermediate School saw its student enrollment in the choir program jump by 49 percent in a year. New KHIS teacher Jacosa Limutau-Ainuu's goal to connect with students, meeting them "wherever they are," is working.
Earthquake preparedness starts with educationhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/hawaii-shake-out.aspxEarthquake preparedness starts with educationThe Great Hawaii ShakeOut is part of an international event to boost earthquake readiness. HIDOE schools and offices participated by practicing "Drop, Cover and Hold On."
​​Hawaii clubs win top awards at National Student Safety Conferencehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Awards/Pages/nssp-2015.aspx​​Hawaii clubs win top awards at National Student Safety ConferenceThe annual conference focuses on student-led safety solutions to provide ideas for safety program implementation at schools nationwide. This year's theme was, “Driving Toward Excellence."
Kapolei Middle librarian breaking down walls with technologyhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Awards/Pages/KapoleiLibrarianAward.aspxKapolei Middle librarian breaking down walls with technologyKapolei Middle librarian Carolyn Kirio earns a prestigious national award for her innovative use of technology, along with $1,000 and a $500 gift to the library, which will be used to expand "flipped classroom instruction."
Three Hawaii schools to spend next two years working with celebrity artistshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Turnaround-Arts-Hawaii.aspxThree Hawaii schools to spend next two years working with celebrity artistsCelebrity artists Alfre Woodard, Jack Johnson and Jake Shimabukuro helped to launch the Turnaround Arts Hawaii in musical fashion at Kalihi Kai Elementary. Each spent time with students showing them some musical skills before performing at the student assembly. Kamaile Academy and Waianae Elementary School were also selected for the presidential program.
'Happy to be back' at Keonepoko Elementaryhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/TeachersAndPrincipals/Pages/principal-eisenhour.aspx'Happy to be back' at Keonepoko ElementaryAfter several months shuttered due to the lava flow that threatened Pahoa town, and the relocation of students and staff to other campuses, Keonepoko reopened for School Year 2015-16. New Principal Kasey Eisenhour reports that despite significant work involved in reopening, everyone's happy to be back. "It's like being back at home."
How did Kisa Uradomo get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, online practice.http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Students/Pages/Uradomo.aspxHow did Kisa Uradomo get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, online practice.The Kula violinist who just graduated from King Kekaulike High is the only student from Hawaii selected to join the 2015 National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America. The prestigious musical program embarks on a nine-city tour in July with several stops in China.
Hawaii joins national Turnaround Arts initiativehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Hawaii-Turnaround-Arts.aspxHawaii joins national Turnaround Arts initiativeMusicians Jack Johnson and Jake Shimabukuru, and actress Alfre Woodard will work with Kalihi Kai Elementary, Kamaile Academy and Waianae Elementary as Turnaround Artists. The program has helped improve academic outcomes in participating schools through intensive arts education.
Highlands Intermediate student wins statewide logo competitionhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/KaHei_Logo_winner.aspxHighlands Intermediate student wins statewide logo competitionTiffany Noda's artwork will brand the DOE's push for sustainability via the Ka Hei program.
'Celebrating Hawaii' comes easy for Student Art Exhibition participantshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Awards/Pages/2015-student-art-exhibit.aspx'Celebrating Hawaii' comes easy for Student Art Exhibition participantsWith dreams of ocean and beach firmly in mind, 96 students grades K-6 from across the Islands were selected for the annual juried exhibition at the Hawaii Convention Center.
For Honokaa Jazz Band, music 'is a language itself' http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/Honokaa-Jazz-Band-at-HSDB.aspxFor Honokaa Jazz Band, music 'is a language itself' Honoka'a High student musicians transcend hearing barriers with a performance at the Hawaii School for the Deaf and the Blind as part of its 2015 Big City Tour from April 16-19.
Schools reaching wellness goalshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Schools-reaching-wellness-goals.aspxSchools reaching wellness goalsWellness Guidelines look at nutritional guidelines, health and nutrition education, physical education and activity.
Hawaii schools dominate national television competitionhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/2015-STN.aspxHawaii schools dominate national television competitionLocal public and private schools take home 28 awards at the 12th Annual Student Television Network Convention in San Diego April 1-4. Waianae High and Maui Waena Intermediate were top winners with six awards each.
Department announces it will reopen Keonepoko Elementary for next school yearhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/keonepoko-open.aspxDepartment announces it will reopen Keonepoko Elementary for next school yearThe status of the Puna Lava Flow that threatened Pahoa town has been downgraded from "warning" to "watch." The Department will work with unions and other organizations to reopen Keonepoko Elementary, which was closed in October 2014 due to the lava threat.
Students shine in Scholastic Art Awards regional competitionhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Awards/Pages/2015-scholastic-art.aspxStudents shine in Scholastic Art Awards regional competitionDozens of public school students' art works, from painting to photography to mixed media, meet criteria for prestigious Scholastic Art Awards national review. Works will be exhibited at the Hawaii State Art Museum Feb. 20 through April 10.
Arts, Common Core, and a first-year Department teacher meet at Honolulu Museumhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/TeachersAndPrincipals/Pages/museum-day.aspxArts, Common Core, and a first-year Department teacher meet at Honolulu MuseumWhen the Department offered “A Day at the Museum,” a professional development course on integrating art with Hawaii Common Core standards, first-year DOE teacher Sheldon Konno jumped at the chance to participate. He wasn’t the only one — about 50 teachers spent a day rotating through different sessions with staff at the Honolulu Museum of Art.
'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.
Student inspires through dance, leadership, academicshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Students/Pages/jacob-ly.aspxStudent inspires through dance, leadership, academicsHawaii students in both public and private schools take the ACT college-entrance exam early in the school year. A perfect score is 36. And that’s exactly what Kalani High senior Jacob Ly achieved — all while balancing a 4.0 GPA, student activities and being one of the state’s top young dancers trained in classical ballet.
Mililani does it right with HHSAA football titlehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/mililani-champions.aspxMililani does it right with HHSAA football titleThe great Vince Lombardi once said, "Winning is not a sometime thing, it is an all-the-time thing. You don’t do things right once in a while… you do them right all the time." For the Mililani High Trojans football team, 2014 will be remembered as the year they did things right all the time.
Strive HI Profile: Pomaikai Elementaryhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/Strive-HI-Pomaikai.aspxStrive HI Profile: Pomaikai ElementaryOne in an occasional series spotlighting the Department's Recognition schools for 2013-14 in the Strive HI Performance System, and getting the principal's insight into what they're doing right. What makes a great school tick? Read on!
Iroquois Point Elementary unveils 'Ocean of Aloha'http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/ocean-of-aloha.aspxIroquois Point Elementary unveils 'Ocean of Aloha'Anti-bullying, the arts and environmental sustainability converge in an inspirational student-led exhibit on the Ewa Beach campus. Mahalo to the PTA, Re-use Hawaii and Iroquois Point Elementary staff for making it possible.
Department of Education announces contingency plans for lava flowhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/lava-update-102714.aspxDepartment of Education announces contingency plans for lava flowThe DOE is closing some schools ahead of the rapidly advancing Kilauea lava flow on Hawaii Island to help staff and students prepare for displacement. Keonepoko Elementary will close indefinitely as it is in the projected path of the lava flow.
Kahuku High student's photo selected for national displayhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Students/Pages/Makoa-Ho.aspxKahuku High student's photo selected for national displayA spontaneous photo taken by teen Makoa Ho, a 2014 Kahuku High and Intermediate School graduate, is one of only 56 national award-winning works chosen for display at Washington, D.C.’s U.S. Department of Education Building on Sept. 19.
“Get on Board” bus route cards arriving in mailhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/“Get-on-Board”-bus-route-cards-arriving-in-mail.aspx“Get on Board” bus route cards arriving in mailParents and guardians of public school students eligible to ride the bus will receive a postcard alerting them of their routes and pick-up times for the 2014-15 school year, which starts Aug. 1.
Maui Arts & Cultural Center connects students to a legend http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/MACC.aspxMaui Arts & Cultural Center connects students to a legend Thanks to the Maui Arts and Cultural Center's Artists in the Community program, students at Baldwin High's Performing Arts Learning Center got to spend some time with legendary singer Al Jarreau.
Nanakuli High and Intermediate Performing Arts Center students visit White Househttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/Nanakuli-PAC-students.aspxNanakuli High and Intermediate Performing Arts Center students visit White HouseFive students from the Nanakuli High and Intermediate School Performing Arts Center were among 124 students from around the country who participated in the GRAMMY Museum “I’m Every Woman: The History of Women in Soul,” educational workshop on March 6 at the White House.
Roosevelt High Symphony duo chosen for prestigious Carnegie Hall programhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Roosevelt-High-Symphony-duo-chosen-for-prestegious-Carnegie-Hall-program.aspxRoosevelt High Symphony duo chosen for prestigious Carnegie Hall programHONOLULU – A pair of violinists with the Roosevelt High Roughrider Symphony Orchestra will represent the 50th State in early February at Carnegie Hall’s prestigious Honors Performance Series.
Oahu bus vendors selected for 2014-15 school yearhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Oahu-bus-vendors-selected-for-2014-15-school-year.aspxOahu bus vendors selected for 2014-15 school yearThe awards represent another major step toward improving the Department's student transportation services. The DOE is employing a completely revised contract performance management process that will result in more effective oversight of operations and transportation expenditures.
Department to begin school safety drillshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Department-to-begin-school-safety-drills.aspxDepartment to begin school safety drillsThe Department is ramping up its school safety drills in partnership with the Honolulu Police Department (HPD). Beginning this week, the Department and HPD will conduct safety drills at several high schools on Oahu.
More students to benefit from Get on Board programhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/More-students-to-benefit-from-Get-on-Board-program.aspxMore students to benefit from Get on Board programThe expansion of the "Get on Board" program will serve about 200 more students who attend August Ahrens Elementary, Highlands Intermediate, Pearl City High and Waipahu High schools.
Department announces free sports physicals on the Leeward coasthttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Hawaii-DOE-announces-free-sports-physicals-on-the-leeward-coast.aspxDepartment announces free sports physicals on the Leeward coastThe exam given on Sports Physical Day provides the clearance necessary to participate in competitive school sports. This screening should not replace the student’s annual visit to their doctor.
Get on Board initiative to reform bus service deploymenthttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Get-on-Board-initiative.aspxGet on Board initiative to reform bus service deploymentThe Department is rolling out the first phase of its “Get on Board” initiative, a multi-year, multi-faceted commitment to reform its public school student bus transportation system. The initiative kicks off on the first day of school — Monday, August 5 — and will serve as many as 1,000 students at 30 schools who use buses in the Aiea, Moanalua, Pearl City, Radford and Waipahu High complex areas.
Student wins national award for 'Curiously Conforming'http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Students/Pages/Skyler-wins-national-award-for-'Curiously-Conforming'.aspxStudent wins national award for 'Curiously Conforming'Moanalua High School’s Skyler Lawendowski earned a huge honor in the 2012-13 school year, becoming the only Hawaii public school student to be recognized nationally in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for 2013. More than 230,000 works of art and writing from young artists across the country were submitted; only one percent was recognized with national awards.
Alaska Airlines 'Paint the Plane' contest openshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Students-can-enter-Alaska-Airlines-'Paint-the-Plane'-contest.aspxAlaska Airlines 'Paint the Plane' contest opensHONOLULU — Alaska Airlines is inviting school-aged children in Hawaii to create artwork honoring the unique culture of the Aloha State that will adorn a Boeing 737-800 in a “Paint the Plane” contest. In partnership with the Department and the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools (HAIS), contest forms will be distributed to more than 400 schools and 218,000 students throughout the Islands.
Intermediate athletics program broadens opportunitieshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Intermediate-athletics-program-broadens-opportunities.aspxIntermediate athletics program broadens opportunitiesHONOLULU – Today, Governor Neil Abercrombie, Hawaii State Board of Education Member Keith Amemiya, Deputy Superintendent Ronn Nozoe, and community partners announced a new Intermediate Athletics initiative aimed at increasing learning opportunities for seventh- and eighth-grade students.
Department receives analysis on student transportation http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Department-receives-analysis-on-student-transportation-.aspxDepartment receives analysis on student transportation In June 2012, the Hawaii State Department of Education announced more than 100 bus routes were being eliminated statewide due to rising costs and a loss of funding.
Department moving on bus recommendationshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/DOE-moving-on-bus-transportation-recommendations.aspxDepartment moving on bus recommendationsThe Department today released the results of a school bus transportation system analysis. The Department ordered the comprehensive study in August to determine what led to increased costs by school bus contractors, and to investigate strategies to improve efficiencies.
All Department schools have emergency measures sethttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/All-DOE-schools-have-security-and-emergency-measures.aspxAll Department schools have emergency measures setHONOLULU – The Department's Safety, Security and Emergency Preparedness Branch this morning met with Honolulu Police Department officials to review security procedures for the state’s public schools.
Kaiser High student wins ‘Paint-the-Plane’ contesthttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Kaiser-High-student-wins-‘Paint-the-Plane’-contest.aspxKaiser High student wins ‘Paint-the-Plane’ contestHONOLULU - Alaska Airlines announced today that Aaron Nee, 16, of Honolulu is the winner of the “Spirit of the Islands” Paint-the-Plane contest. His artwork will adorn an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-800 aircraft honoring the unique culture of the Aloha State.
Farrington High wins national LGBT awardhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Farrington-High-wins-national-LGBT-award.aspxFarrington High wins national LGBT awardStudents at Farrington High are drawing national praise for bringing visibility to their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) classmates.
Moanalua High a semi-finalist in national design contesthttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Moanalua-High-named-semi-finalist-in-national-design-contest.aspxMoanalua High a semi-finalist in national design contestHONOLULU – For the fourth consecutive year, Moanalua High School has been named a national semi-finalist in the VANS Custom Culture design contest. The national high school art contest encourages schools to submit four original designs for the renowned shoemaker.
Kalani boys soccer topples Punahou for titlehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/Kalani-boys-soccer-topples-Punahou-for-its-first-title.aspxKalani boys soccer topples Punahou for titleEn route to its first boys’ soccer title, the Kalani Falcons needed every kick to beat perennial soccer power Punahou, 3-2 in penalty kicks, in the Division I boys’ soccer championship game.
Kalaheo boys basketball team makes history in title matchhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/Kalaheo-boys-basketball-team-makes-history-in-title-match.aspxKalaheo boys basketball team makes history in title matchLed by its alumnus head coach Alika Smith, the Kalaheo Boys’ Basketball Team made history this year, becoming the first team in Hawaii to win Division II and Division I titles in consecutive seasons.
Kahuku Red Raiders win 2nd consecutive football crownhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/Kahuku-Red-Raiders-Claim-Second-Consecutive-Division-I-Football-Crown.aspxKahuku Red Raiders win 2nd consecutive football crown​​​​The Kahuku Red Raiders capped a perfect 12-0 season in 2012 with a 42-20 thrashing of Punahou in the 2012 Division I football championship game. It was the second time in as many years the Red Raiders beat Punahou in the title game.

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