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Oahu Maphttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ParentsAndStudents/EnrollingInSchool/SchoolFinder/Pages/Oahu-Map.aspxOahu MapOahu is comprised of four districts — Honolulu, Windward, Central and Leeward — with nine Complex Areas, each with two or three Complexes. A complex is a high school plus the regional elementary and middle schools that feed into it.
Aiea-Moanalua-Radford Complex Areahttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/OfficesAndBranches/Pages/Aiea-Moanalua-Radford.aspxAiea-Moanalua-Radford Complex AreaAll schools in the Aiea-Moanalua-Radford Complex Area (Central District).
Campbell-Kapolei Complex Areahttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/OfficesAndBranches/Pages/Campbell-Kapolei.aspxCampbell-Kapolei Complex AreaAll schools in the Campbell and Kapolei complexes (Leeward District.)
Castle-Kahuku Complex Areahttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/OfficesAndBranches/Pages/Castle-Kahuku-Complex-Area.aspxCastle-Kahuku Complex AreaA list of schools in the Castle and Kahuku complexes (Windward District).
Farrington-Kaiser-Kalani Complex Areahttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/OfficesAndBranches/Pages/Farrington-Kaiser-Kalani.aspxFarrington-Kaiser-Kalani Complex AreaA list of schools belonging to the Farrington, Kaiser and Kalani Complex Areas in the Honolulu District, with links to more information about events with the Honolulu District STEM Initiative.
Kailua-Kalaheo Complex Areahttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/OfficesAndBranches/Pages/Kailua-Kalaheo-Complex-Area.aspxKailua-Kalaheo Complex AreaList of all schools in the Kailua and Kalaheo complexes (Windward District).
Kaimuki-McKinley-Roosevelt Complex Areahttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/OfficesAndBranches/Pages/Kaimuki-McKinley-Roosevelt.aspxKaimuki-McKinley-Roosevelt Complex AreaLinks to schools belonging to the Kaimuki-McKinley-Roosevelt Complex Area in the Honolulu District, plus key events and resources associated with the district. The Honolulu District also comprises the Farrington-Kaiser-Kalani Complex Area.
Leilehua-Mililani-Waialua Complex Areahttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/OfficesAndBranches/Pages/Leilehua-Mililani-Waialua.aspxLeilehua-Mililani-Waialua Complex AreaA list of schools in the Leilehua, Mililani and Waialua complexes (Central District).
Nanakuli-Waianae Complex Areahttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/OfficesAndBranches/Pages/Nanakuli-Waianae-Complex-Area.aspxNanakuli-Waianae Complex AreaList of schools in the Nanakuli and Waianae complexes (Leeward District).
Pearl City-Waipahu Complex Areahttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/OfficesAndBranches/Pages/Pearl-City-Waipahu-Complex-Area.aspxPearl City-Waipahu Complex AreaAll schools in the Pearl City and Waipahu complexes (Leeward District).
Honolulu District Science Fairhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/OurSchools/Pages/HDO-Science-Fair.aspxHonolulu District Science FairThe Honolulu District Science Fair is modeled after the International Science and Engineering Fair and the Hawaii State Science and Engineering Fair. It is a partnership between Honolulu District schools and Kapiolani Community College. It's held annually in February.
Nanakuli and Waianae students to benefit from new GEAR UP partnership granthttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Nanakuli-and-Waianae-students-to-benefit-from-new-GEAR-UP-partnership-grant.aspxNanakuli and Waianae students to benefit from new GEAR UP partnership grantThe Nānākuli-Wai‘anae Complex Area is ramping up its college and career readiness supports thanks to a $2.7 million federal GEAR UP partnership grant. The grant establishes a partnership with the University of Hawaiʻi-West Oahu, GEAR UP match partner Kamehameha Schools, and Hawaii State Department of Education schools.
High school students need to learn how to manage moneyhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/StudentLearning/FinLit/Pages/High-school-students-need-to-learn-how-to-manage-money.aspxHigh school students need to learn how to manage moneyPearl City High student Ethan Kwon shares with the Honolulu Star-Advertiser the importance of financial literacy. The soon-to-be valedictorian challenges his peers to learn about financial literacy concepts to prevent future generations from becoming overwhelmed and burdened with debt.
East Kapolei Middle School breaks ground for its first phasehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/East-Kapolei-Middle-School-breaks-ground.aspxEast Kapolei Middle School breaks ground for its first phaseThe Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) broke ground on May 10 for the first phase of its new East Kapolei Middle School located on Maunakapu Street across from The Salvation Army Kroc Center Hawaii. The $59 million first phase for West Oahu’s new middle school includes an administration building, library, cafeteria, classrooms, covered and open play courts, and a music building.
Statement: Supt. Kathryn Matayoshi on the passing of Ronald E. Brighthttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Ron_Bright.aspxStatement: Supt. Kathryn Matayoshi on the passing of Ronald E. BrightA legendary educator, "Mr. B" taught the performing arts at Castle High School for 41 years; the school's theater is named for him. But his signature achievement is teaching kids to believe in themselves.
Volunteer Profile: John Auhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Volunteers/Pages/John-Au.aspxVolunteer Profile: John AuAfter 15 years of volunteering for Kaneohe-area schools, John Au’s name sounds familiar to many. Notably, he launched and worked for many years on the annual Shoebox for the Homeless project, involving schools in producing nearly 10,000 shoeboxes filled with donated clothes, food, necessities and encouraging notes for the needy.
PBS Insights: Education reform in Hawaiihttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/TeachersAndPrincipals/Pages/pbs-hawaii-121814.aspxPBS Insights: Education reform in HawaiiPBS Hawaii's Insights program convened a panel to discuss the last four years of public education reform. Panelists: Suzanne Mulcahy, Complex Area Superintendent for Kailua-Kalaheo; Catherine Caine, the 2015 Hawaii State Teacher of the Year; Joan Lewis, teacher at Kapolei High and Hawaii State Teachers Association vice president; and Karen Lee, executive director of Hawaii P-20.
James Campbell Company donates $250K to Kapolei, West Oahu schoolshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/James-Campbell-Company-donates-$250K-to-Kapolei,-West-Oahu-schools.aspxJames Campbell Company donates $250K to Kapolei, West Oahu schoolsThe funds will be used to support infrastructure and technology needs at each of nine schools. “We cannot overstate the impact this donation will have on our schools and our students,” said Elden Esmeralda, principal of Kapolei High School.
Honoree turned around Palolo Elementaryhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Awards/Pages/Honoree-turned-around-Palolo-Elementary.aspxHonoree turned around Palolo ElementaryRuth Silberstein was recently honored with the 2014 University of Hawaii College of Education’s Distinguished Alumni Award. She was instrumental in an academic turnaround at Palolo Elementary. Today, she is the Complex Area Superintendent for Kaimuki-McKinley-Roosevelt.
Oahu in STEPhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/OurSchools/Pages/OIS.aspxOahu in STEPThe Science and Technology Education Partnership (STEP) was established to lessen the skills gap between K-12 students and high-technology industry needs. Introduced over 10 years ago in Riverside, Calif., STEP reached Hawaii with Kauai’s first STEP conference in 2004. Oahu’s Honolulu District has showcased an annual STEP show since 2010. It is a partnership with Hawaii Literacy and General Atomics.
Keeping schools running behind the sceneshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/FacilitiesManager.aspxKeeping schools running behind the scenesIt takes a lot of hard-working people to keep aging schools operating, including many you never see. Here we bid a fond aloha to Jeff Davis, who did whatever it took to keep schools running over a 30-year career.
Campbell High kicks off construction of multi-classroom projecthttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2018-Campbell-High-new-classroom-building.aspxCampbell High kicks off construction of multi-classroom projectJames Campbell High School (JCHS) kicks off the start of construction on its new 27-classroom building today with a dedication ceremony. The project includes science labs, culinary arts lab, Hawaiian studies classroom, faculty centers, an outdoor performing space, herb garden and more.
Honowai Elementary selected as a U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schoolhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Honowai-El-ED-GRS-awardee.aspxHonowai Elementary selected as a U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon SchoolHonowai Elementary School, located in the heart of Waipahu, is among the 2018 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS) that was selected for its innovative efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs, improve health and wellness, and ensure effective sustainability education.
Mahalo to our 2013 top employeeshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Awards/Pages/Mahalo-to-our-2013-top-employees.aspxMahalo to our 2013 top employeesCongratulations to the 2013 DOE Employee of the Year — Donna Therrien, a former district support teacher who helped Castle-Kahuku Complex teachers transition to the state's new Educator Effectiveness System and Common Core standards — and the DOE Team of the Year — the Kaala Elementary Food Services staff for implementing nutritious meals as well as involvement in 38 community activities, including an evening Read Aloud Program.
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.
Challenger Center Hawaii celebrates 25 years of helping students reach for the starshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Challenger-Center-Hawaii-celebrates-25-years.aspxChallenger Center Hawaii celebrates 25 years of helping students reach for the starsThe Challenger Center Hawaii celebrated its 25th anniversary today with special guests Claude Onizuka and June Scobee Rodgers, founding director of the Challenger Center and widow of Challenger Shuttle Commander Dick Scobee.
Award-winning program teaches students how to thrive under pressurehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/Campbell-AVID-program.aspxAward-winning program teaches students how to thrive under pressureIn 2004, James Campbell High School was the first public school in Hawaii to launch an AVID program. Since then, the school's program has expanded and was recently given the honor of being named an AVID Schoolwide Site of Distinction putting it in the top one percent of AVID schools nationwide.
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. Here, we profile the work of the Campbell-Kapolei team.
Leilehua High JROTC Team to Compete in National Leadership Bowl Championshiphttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Leilehua-High-JROTC-Team-to-Compete-in-National-Leadership-Bowl-Championship.aspxLeilehua High JROTC Team to Compete in National Leadership Bowl Championship​After advancing through two phases of online competition, the Leilehua High School Mighty Mules JROTC Leadership Team will compete at the championship event in Washington, D.C. The team is composed of Cadet Kassandra Black, Cadet Darlene Pozas, Cadet Jacob Huerta and Cadet Carlos Loeza.
Grants will help students prepare for successhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/Grants-will-help-students.aspxGrants will help students prepare for successHeidi Armstrong, complex area superintendent for Campbell and Kapolei, wrote the following piece that was published in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. "I have firsthand experience with exemplary educational opportunities made possible through grant funding and community partnerships. One program in particular — Project Lead The Way (PLTW) — has breathed new life into our complex area schools."
Ewa Makai Middle School’s Vanessa Ching named 2018 Hawaii State Teacher of the Yearhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2018-TOY.aspxEwa Makai Middle School’s Vanessa Ching named 2018 Hawaii State Teacher of the YearEwa Makai Middle School teacher Vanessa Ching was named the 2018 Hawaii State Teacher of the Year. The honor is presented annually to a classroom teacher selected from more than 11,000 educators within the Hawaii State Department of Education. Ching was among seven District Teachers of the Year and one Charter School Teacher of the Year recognized.
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."
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.
Making 'shift' happen at Farrington Highhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/TeachersAndPrincipals/Pages/making-shift-happen.aspxMaking 'shift' happen at Farrington HighThere’s a lot of talk about empowering teachers to lead in and beyond the classroom, working with each other to boost student success. At Farrington High, administrators and teachers are two years into a focused effort to make teacher leadership a reality. As the administrators loosened the reins, trust has increased and, with that, a greater willingness among teachers to team up and take risks.
McKinley High School to celebrate 150 years of Black & Gold traditionhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/McKinley-150th.aspxMcKinley High School to celebrate 150 years of Black & Gold traditionMcKinley High will be celebrating 150 years of Tiger pride and tradition with anniversary events throughout this school year beginning with a Homecoming Week Luau on Friday, Sept. 25.
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.
Superintendent to bring the voice of students to New York to share messages of Mālama Honua http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/World-Oceans-Day.aspxSuperintendent to bring the voice of students to New York to share messages of Mālama Honua In preparation for the upcoming World Oceans Day gathering in New York, Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi and apprentice navigator Jenna Ishii this morning met with students and educators who presented messages of Mālama Honua, which she will take to Nainoa Thompson on June 8.
Ka‘ala Elementary Principal named Complex Area Superintendenthttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Ka’ala-Elementary-Principal-named-Complex-Area-Superintendent.aspxKa‘ala Elementary Principal named Complex Area SuperintendentThe Hawaii State Board of Education approved the appointment of Robert Davis to complex area superintendent for the Leilehua-Mililani-Waialua Complex Area. He is currently the principal at Ka'ala Elementary.
The Department recognizes, rewards data championshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Data-Champs.aspxThe Department recognizes, rewards data championsSelect educators who have demonstrated leadership in data usage toward student and staff success earn $5,000 to bolster their efforts.
Temporary fix for space issues at Campbell, Kealakehe high schools foundhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/CampbellKealakehePortables.aspxTemporary fix for space issues at Campbell, Kealakehe high schools foundThe portable classrooms used to set up the emergency "Keonepoko North" campus during the Puna lava flow last year will be used to offset classroom overcrowding at two high schools.
Farrington High wins national LGBT awardhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Awards/Pages/Farrington-High-wins-national-LGBT-award.aspxFarrington High wins national LGBT awardThe Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) awarded Farrington High with its Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) of the Year award at GLSEN's Respect Awards in New York on May 20.
Waianae Coast schools blend technology, culture to create opportunitieshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/Waianae-Coast-schools-blend-technology,-culture-to-create-opportunities.aspxWaianae Coast schools blend technology, culture to create opportunitiesWith the help of technology, children from rural schools on Oahu’s west coast are stepping back into ancient Hawaii, using tablets to create virtual fishponds and learn about the sustainable land division concept of ahupua‘a (mountain to the sea).
Mahalo! James Campbell Company donates $250,000 to Kapolei, West Oahu schoolshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/JCC2014.aspxMahalo! James Campbell Company donates $250,000 to Kapolei, West Oahu schoolsPrincipals from nine Kapolei and West Oahu were presented checks from $15,000 to $45,000 to fund critical areas for student achievement.
Rallying to cool Laie El’s hottest classroomshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Volunteers/Pages/cool-laie.aspxRallying to cool Laie El’s hottest classroomsFrom students to parents to BYU engineers to energy efficiency experts, a community unites to solve the problem of trapped heat in classrooms at their local school.
May 2018 Inspirehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Inspire/Pages/0518.aspxMay 2018 InspireInspirational stories from Hawai'i's public schools. In this edition: Maui High boosts college and career readiness, East Kapolei Middle School breaks ground, teachers drive improvement via an innovative collaboration model, more stories.
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.

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