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Department initiatives aimed at growing talent pipeline of teachershttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/LeadershipProfilesAndStaff/Pages/teacher-recruitment-opinion.aspxDepartment initiatives aimed at growing talent pipeline of teachersOur hiring drives and other initiatives have resulted in more teachers coming into the DOE. We’re hiring more experienced teachers, and our new teachers are more prepared. Learn more in this piece from Assistant Superintendent Cynthia Covell which ran in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Rovi Porter: My public school journeyhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Students/Pages/rovi-porter.aspxRovi Porter: My public school journeyWhen I was asked to reflect on my public school journey, my immediate thought was to highlight the people who have supported me throughout the years. However, I believe the best form of gratitude is not just thanking them, but demonstrating how I’m using what they’ve taught me to be the best person I can be. Here’s my story.
Welcome to the 2018-19 school year!http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/LeadershipProfilesAndStaff/Pages/Supt-18-19.aspxWelcome to the 2018-19 school year!Please review the following letter to parents and guardians and watch our welcome back video from Supt. Christina M. Kishimoto. Team HIDOE was also featured each morning on Hawaii News Now Sunrise the week leading up to the start of school — access links below to valuable updates and tips for the new school year.
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.
HIDOE and Dept. of Health work to protect Hawaii Island students from voghttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/DOH--DOE-work-to-protect-Hawaii-Island-students-from-vog-in-preparation-for-new-school-year.aspxHIDOE and Dept. of Health work to protect Hawaii Island students from vogHIDOE and the State Dept. of Health are working together to develop and share volcano response plans for schools on Hawai‘i Island. The partnership has created clearer guidelines on what to do when sulfur dioxide levels in the air exceed safe thresholds.
‘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."
Satellite school to continue to serve North Kauai communities, modified bus schedule in effecthttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Hanalei-Colony-Bus.aspxSatellite school to continue to serve North Kauai communities, modified bus schedule in effectThe Hawaii State Department of Education, Kauai District Office and their partners will continue to operate a satellite school at the Hanalei Colony Resort to support families in the communities of Wainiha and Haena who are still recovering from damaging floods in the spring. A modified bus service schedule for three schools is also in effect to accommodate ongoing infrastructure work in these communities.
August 2018 Education Updatehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/0818.aspxAugust 2018 Education UpdateWelcome to the 2018-19 school year! Catch up with the top stories from across Hawaii's public schools, including Hawaii's showing in the e-ICON competition, new resources in the Maunakea Scholars program, leadership appointments, a student voice piece from Kalani High graduate Rovi Porter and more. Superintendent's Education Update is a print newsletter distributed to schools and the Board of Education.
Waipahu alum creates STEM summer camp for students to build muscle-powered robotshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/waipahu-muscle-cars.aspxWaipahu alum creates STEM summer camp for students to build muscle-powered robotsWaipahu High students designed and built little cars that are propelled using muscle movements, a technology that has real-world applications for prosthetic devices. The GEAR UP Waipahu-funded program exposed students to the mechanical, electrical and biomedical engineering fields.
Hawai‘i science teachers named Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2018-Einstein-Fellows.aspxHawai‘i science teachers named Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator FellowsTwo accomplished Hawai‘i Department of Education science teachers have been awarded prestigious fellowships that include one-year federal research appointments in Washington, D.C.
Maunakea Scholars program launches scholarship, online dual credit coursehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/maunakea-scholarship.aspxMaunakea Scholars program launches scholarship, online dual credit courseHonoka‘a High senior Keilani Steele is the inaugural recipient of the Hōkūala Scholarship — $10,000 to attend the college of her choice in pursuit of an astronomy degree. It was made possible by the Maunakea Scholars program, which also announced a dual credit opportunity for Hawaii Island partner schools to participate in a free online astronomy class starting this school year.
Review window for draft elementary social studies standards openhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/elementary-ss-standards-review.aspxReview window for draft elementary social studies standards open​The Office of Curriculum and Instructional Design's Social Studies Program is seeking broad input from educators and the public on the draft Elementary (grades K-5) Social Studies Standards. The feedback window is open Monday, July 23, 2018 through Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018.
Board of Education approves new state and complex area leadership appointmentshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Board-of-Education-approves-new-state-and-complex-area-leadership-appointments.aspxBoard of Education approves new state and complex area leadership appointments​The Hawaii State Board of Education today approved appointments to several Hawaii State Department of Education leadership positions as recommended by Superintendent Dr. Christina M. Kishimoto.
Hawai‘i's federal special education profile updatedhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/OSEP-2018-update.aspxHawai‘i's federal special education profile updatedThe U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) has created a profile for Hawaii that provides a resource for state-specific information related to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004, or IDEA.
July 2018 Inspirehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Inspire/Pages/0718.aspxJuly 2018 InspireInspirational stories from Hawai'i's public schools. In this edition: Hawai'i students team with South Koreans to win e-ICON challenge, students contribute to Rutgers University's plant DNA research, Wilcox Elementary students explain the value of STEM in their learning experience, more stories.
Revamping our approach to employmenthttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Supts-Corner/Pages/0718.aspxRevamping our approach to employmentAs the largest employer among Hawaii state government departments, we have a tremendous responsibility to develop and protect our greatest asset — our employees, who each play a role in our mission to support and advance student success. This requires a strategic and thoughtful approach that focuses on the lifetime experience of an employee while in the organization.
High School Students Contributing to Graduate-Level Plant DNA Researchhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/High-School-Students-Contributing-to-Graduate-Level-Plant-DNA-Research.aspxHigh School Students Contributing to Graduate-Level Plant DNA ResearchAs part of Waipahu High School’s Biotechnology Science Scholars Program, students from Waipahu, Campbell and Kapolei high schools essentially became an extension of New Jersey-based Rutgers University’s Waksman Institute of Microbiology for the summer.
July 2018 Education Updatehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/0718.aspxJuly 2018 Education UpdateMonthly print newsletter featuring the top stories from across Hawaii's public schools, distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: HIDOE wins a Troops to Teachers grant to assist members of the armed forces to transition into second careers as teachers, three HIDOE teachers win Presidential Awards of Excellence, Waipahu High valedictorian chooses to pursue a career in teaching, more stories.
Joint team from South Korea and USA takes top prize at 8th e-ICON World Contesthttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/8th-e-ICON-winners.aspxJoint team from South Korea and USA takes top prize at 8th e-ICON World ContestA joint South Korea-USA team takes top prize at 8th e-ICON World Contest for the development of a brilliant augmented reality app.The e-ICON contest brought teams together from all over the world to participate, challenging students to create educational mobile apps as tools to achieve United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.
Kaniwala — An Evening Celebrating ‘Olelo Hawai‘i at the 50th State Fairhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/An-Evening-Celebrating-Olelo-Hawaii-at-the-50th-State-Fair.aspxKaniwala — An Evening Celebrating ‘Olelo Hawai‘i at the 50th State FairHIDOE's Office of Hawaiian Education invites the public to enjoy an evening celebrating the Hawaiian language at the 50th State Fair on June 29. Both Hawaiian and English speakers are encouraged to attend the Hawaiian language night, which organizers are calling Kaniwala, the Hawaiian word for carnival.
Hawai'i public school teachers honored with Presidential Award of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teachinghttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/PAEMST-18.aspxHawai'i public school teachers honored with Presidential Award of Excellence in Mathematics and Science TeachingAkeyo Garcia of Ewa Elementary and Masaru Uchino of Momilani Elementary have been awarded the Presidential Award of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, or PAEMST. It is the highest award K-12 mathematics and science (including computer science) teachers can receive from the U.S. government. Recipients receive $10,000 from the National Science Foundation and will engage in education discussions in Washington, D.C.
Department awarded grant to recruit transitioning and retired military members for teaching positionshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Hawaii-Troops-to-Teachers-Grant.aspxDepartment awarded grant to recruit transitioning and retired military members for teaching positionsHIDOE was recently awarded a Hawaii Troops to Teachers (HTTT) grant. The federal funds totaling $600,932 over five years, will help align the Defense Department’s Troops to Teachers goals with HIDOE’s diversified teacher recruiting and retention plan.
June 2018 Strive HIhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/StriveHiNewsletter/Pages/0618.aspxJune 2018 Strive HINews and success stories from across Hawaii's public school system. In this edition: Waipahu High valedictorian chooses teaching as his career path, King Kamehameha III El drives academic improvements with positive culture, real-world learning flourishes at Farrington High thanks to partnership with the World Surf League, an update from CAS Chad Farias on the ongoing eruption at Kilauea, more stories.
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.
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.
Supt's Corner: June 2018http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Supts-Corner/Pages/0618.aspxSupt's Corner: June 2018From Supt. Christina Kishimoto: State offices have been planning for next school year for the past several weeks. Here are some key areas of focus based on developments this year.
June 2018 Education Updatehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/0618.aspxJune 2018 Education UpdateMonthly print newsletter featuring the top stories from across Hawaii's public schools, distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: Breaking ground on a new middle school in Kapolei, Honowai El recognized as U.S. DOE Green Ribbon School for extensive sustainability efforts, graduating senior Ethan Kwon on the importance of financial literacy, Briggs named U.S. Presidential Scholar, more stories.
Culture of accountability results in academic successes at Kamehameha III Elementaryhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/Kamehameha-III.aspxCulture of accountability results in academic successes at Kamehameha III ElementaryWith a mission of “Empowering students to improve the future,” King Kamehameha III Elementary has seen its achievement steadily climb in all subjects while maintaining high levels of growth. Principal Steve Franz says the school promotes a culture that values growth and teachers take ownership of all students.
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.
Waipahu High valedictorian and engineering standout discovers passion for teachinghttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Students/Pages/Waipahu-valedictorian.aspxWaipahu High valedictorian and engineering standout discovers passion for teachingDaniel Quiamas was headed for a future career in engineering, having excelled in STEM classes and robotics competitions. But he discovered a passion for teaching after mentoring and coaching younger students, and hopes to return to his alma mater someday to teach.

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