|Student voice ignites new literacy push at Keaukaha Elementary||http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/Keaukaha-literacy.aspx||Student voice ignites new literacy push at Keaukaha Elementary||How do you ignite the spark to start a lifelong love of reading? It's a key question, because literacy is a key building block in preparing students for life, and the more you read, the better you become. A yearlong effort at Keaukaha Elementary in Hilo is yielding a passionate response from students.|
|Rallying to cool Laie El’s hottest classrooms||http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Volunteers/Pages/cool-laie.aspx||Rallying to cool Laie El’s hottest classrooms||From 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.|
|Two public school students selected as top youth volunteers||http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2015-prudential.aspx||Two public school students selected as top youth volunteers||Alexandra 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.|
|Hawaii educators trained on new student assessments||http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/test-training.aspx||Hawaii educators trained on new student assessments||The Smarter Balanced assessments will have its first full run in schools this spring. Here's a peek inside the training sessions held for all districts across the state to help prepare school administrators and staff.|
|Department launches new website||http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Department-launches-new-website.aspx||Department launches new website||The Department today launched its new website — HawaiiPublicSchools.org — to better serve parents, students, teachers, staff and the broader public.
|Dental outreach on Hawaii Island||http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Volunteers/Pages/Dental-outreach-on-Hawaii-Island.aspx||Dental outreach on Hawaii Island||Mahalo to Xerox for its "Making Smiles Brighter" Dental Outreach Initiative — networking with dental associations across the country to combat childhood tooth decay. The team screened kids on Hawaii Island this week at Kealakehe Elementary and Kahakai Elementary.|
|Repainting Farrington High||http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Volunteers/Pages/Repainting-Farrington-High.aspx||Repainting Farrington High||More than 50 volunteers from First Insurance Co. of Hawaii, the Hawaii Ski Club and the community helped paint part of Farrington High this weekend. |
|Kailua Intermediate student one of America’s top youth volunteers||http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Students/Pages/Kailua-Intermediate-student-one-of-America’s-top-youth-volunteers-.aspx||Kailua Intermediate student one of America’s top youth volunteers||Michael-Logan Jordan has been named one of America’s top 10 youth volunteers at the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards in Washington, D.C.|