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What it means to 'fix the system'http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/LeadershipProfilesAndStaff/Pages/what-it-means-to-fix-the-system.aspxWhat it means to 'fix the system'Assistant Superintendent and Chief Financial Officer Amy Kunz writes about her drive to increase fiscal transparency in Hawaii's public school system. "We all want a world-class public education system. Let’s keep working — together — to give our kids, educators, staff and communities the schools they deserve." This piece ran in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on Jan. 14, 2019.
Moving toward a 10-year action planhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Supts-Corner/Pages/0119-10year.aspxMoving toward a 10-year action planFrom Supt. Kishimoto: The DOE/BOE Strategic Plan will sunset in 2020. A new action plan will focus our priorities for the next decade. We will develop a forward-facing Statewide Strategic Plan focused on three key questions: 1) What is student success? 2) How do we measure what we really value? 3) How do we support each child to experience success?
January 2019 Education Updatehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/0119.aspxJanuary 2019 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: Zachary Morita wins $100K grant for music invitational, parents asked to assist with Medicaid reimbursements, Stevenson Middle students build toys for children's hospital, op-ed from Asst. Supt. and CFO Amy Kunz, more stories.
Parents and guardians of special needs students asked to help facilitate Medicaid reimbursements to HIDOEhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Medicaid.aspxParents and guardians of special needs students asked to help facilitate Medicaid reimbursements to HIDOEHIDOE is pursuing Medicaid reimbursement opportunities for support services offered to eligible students during school hours. If a child is Medicaid-eligible and all other requirements are met, Medicaid may provide a partial reimbursement for medically and educationally necessary, health-related services when required for a student through his or her Individualized Education Plan.
Public input sought on amendment to Hawai'i's ESSA planhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/AdvancingEducation/StriveHIPerformanceSystem/Pages/ESSA-amendment.aspxPublic input sought on amendment to Hawai'i's ESSA planIn December 2018, the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) informed the Hawaii State Department of Education that its methodology to identify schools’ student subgroups for Additional Targeted Support and Improvement (A-TSI), as stated in its approved Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Consolidated State Plan, does not meet federal requirements. Hawaii will submit an amendment to its ESSA Plan. A public comment window is open through Jan. 17.
2018 Year in Reviewhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Pages/2018.aspx2018 Year in ReviewHappy New Year! Enjoy this roundup of 2018 in pictures, videos and stories from the Hawai'i DOE and our schools.
Caring for Students the Barbers Point Elementary Wayhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/The-Barbers-Point-Way.aspxCaring for Students the Barbers Point Elementary WayRosa Fanuaea's three children, who each have serious medical needs, attend Barbers Point Elementary, where Rosa says the staff takes extra care to ensure her children are properly cared for while in school.
To the Rescue: Facilities Maintenance Branch creates 300 sandbags and delivers nearly 900http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/FMB-to-the-rescue.aspxTo the Rescue: Facilities Maintenance Branch creates 300 sandbags and delivers nearly 900The Facilities Maintenance Branch (FMB) at the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) helps Hawaii's public schools with a variety of services, including minor repairs and maintenance on school campuses. FMB also played a significant role in helping schools prepare during Hawaii's annual hurricane season, which officially ended last month.
December 2018 Strive HIhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/StriveHiNewsletter/Pages/1218.aspxDecember 2018 Strive HINews and success stories from across Hawai‘i's public school system. In this edition: Future Schools Now to modernize HIDOE's facilities management, Niu Valley Middle music teacher Zachary Morita wins $100,000 grant for a Music Olympic Invitational, Supt. Christina M. Kishimoto sends holiday greetings with the help of students from Hickam Elementary, more stories.
Holiday wishes for our entire HIDOE 'ohanahttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Supts-Corner/Pages/Supt-holiday-18.aspxHoliday wishes for our entire HIDOE 'ohanaFrom Supt. Kishimoto: I want to wish all of you and your loved ones the happiest of holidays. We've made great strides together towards elevating our students that we can all be very proud of and I appreciate your hard work tremendously.
Stevenson Middle STEM students donate 3D-printed games and toys to children’s hospitalhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Stevenson-Shriners-Gifts.aspxStevenson Middle STEM students donate 3D-printed games and toys to children’s hospitalStudents bring holiday cheer to Shriners Children Hospitals with the delivery of interactive toys designed and 3D-printed in their STEM classes.
Niu Valley Middle music teacher Zachary Morita awarded $100,000 grant from Farmers Insurancehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Niu-Valley-Farmers.aspxNiu Valley Middle music teacher Zachary Morita awarded $100,000 grant from Farmers InsuranceMusic teacher's winning proposal will establish Niu Valley Music Olympic Invitational for students to compete in classical music setting.
Save the date for the iTeach Conferencehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Supts-Corner/Pages/120318.aspxSave the date for the iTeach ConferenceFrom Supt. Christina M. Kishimoto: The Department’s Office of Curriculum and Instructional Design is creating an opportunity and space for teacher leaders to come together to collaborate and share best practices in the spirit of advancing Computer Science curriculum — a great way to celebrate the start of Computer Science Education Week. Save the date for the iTeach Conference: June 13, 2019.
December 2018 Education Updatehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/1218.aspxDecember 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: Congratulations to Hawai'i's Teacher of the Year, Future School Now facilities management program launched, Hawai'i public school students achieve year-over-year gains on the AP exam, more stories.
Department seeks to increase breakfast participation with No Kid Hungry granthttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Central-Middle-School-Breakfast-Expansion.aspxDepartment seeks to increase breakfast participation with No Kid Hungry grantThis morning, the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) celebrated a new pilot program at Central Middle School designed to increase student access and incorporate breakfast into the school day.
HIDOE receives $1 million grant for STEM education at eight West Oahu schoolshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2018-DODEA-Grant.aspxHIDOE receives $1 million grant for STEM education at eight West Oahu schoolsHIDOE has received a $1 million grant from the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Partnership for STEM education for K-8 students at eight military-impacted schools in the Campbell-Kapolei Complex Area over five years.
Lunalilo El students share what they're thankful forhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Supts-Corner/Pages/1121.aspxLunalilo El students share what they're thankful forFrom Supt. Kishimoto: We asked some of our students at Lunalilo Elementary what they are grateful for, and here’s what they had to say. I would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving!
Manoa Elementary School dedicates 'Kahalaopuna' mural with message of peacehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Manoa-El-Mural.aspxManoa Elementary School dedicates 'Kahalaopuna' mural with message of peaceThe project aligned with a peace and mindfulness curriculum teachers incorporate in their classrooms.
November 2018 Inspirehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Inspire/Pages/1118.aspxNovember 2018 InspireInspirational stories from Hawai'i's public schools. In this edition: Mathieu Williams is named the 2019 Hawaii State Teacher of the Year, students report fewer incidents of bullying in statewide survey, significant year-over-year gains are seen in the Advanced Placement exam, more stories.
How teachers collaborate to boost student success at Hickam Elementaryhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/TeachersAndPrincipals/Pages/KeithHamanaTC.aspxHow teachers collaborate to boost student success at Hickam ElementaryTake a peek into the school's Learning Team Time, or LTT, with Curriculum Coach Keith Hamana. This is the behind-the-scenes teamwork of educators to ensure all students are getting what they need to become joyful, lifelong learners on a continuous path of growth.
Future Schools Now: Superintendent Kishimoto launches modernized facilities maintenance programhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Future-Schools-Now.aspxFuture Schools Now: Superintendent Kishimoto launches modernized facilities maintenance programThe initiative involves streamlining how HIDOE contracts repair services to fast-track priority projects, increasing the community’s access to project details with an online database under development, and implementing a data-driven analysis to plan for future school needs.
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.
A day in the life of a principalhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Supts-Corner/Pages/110518-principals.aspxA day in the life of a principalOctober was National Principals Month, and I hope you all took the time to celebrate your school leaders. Being a principal is tough — the hours are long, the work is challenging. Yet it is one of the most rewarding jobs, one where we can see the results that lead to impacts on young people’s futures. Three principals share what a typical school day looks like for them.
Seek growth, be patient, keep learning, take care of yourself, ask for help, love your studentshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/TeachersAndPrincipals/Pages/HSG-Beginning-Teachers.aspxSeek growth, be patient, keep learning, take care of yourself, ask for help, love your studentsWords of advice from our teachers and educational leaders for Hawai‘i's beginning and pre-service teachers as we head toward the end of the first semester.
Students report fewer incidents of bullying, cyberbullyinghttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Students-report-fewer-incidents-of-bullying-cyberbullying.aspxStudents report fewer incidents of bullying, cyberbullyingMore than 16,300 public middle and high school students participated in the Hawaii School Health Survey, a joint project of the Hawaii State Department of Education, Hawaii Department of Health and the University of Hawaii. The results show fewer Hawaii public middle school students say they have been bullied at school over the last two years.
November 2018 Education Updatehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/1118.aspxNovember 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: Three schools honored as federal Blue Ribbon Schools, opportunities to review updated student misconduct code, Jake Shimabukuro's "clubhouse" opens at Ala Wai Elementary, new recipe from the ‘Aina Pono Harvest of the Month Program, more.
Inaugural Campbell-Kapolei Student Career Expo opens 1,200 freshmen to future job opportunitieshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2018-Campbell-Kapolei-Student-Career-Expo.aspxInaugural Campbell-Kapolei Student Career Expo opens 1,200 freshmen to future job opportunitiesThe Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) held its inaugural Campbell-Kapolei Student Career Expo on Friday, Oct. 26, at Kapolei High School for 1,200 freshmen from Campbell and Kapolei high schools.
Kealakehe Intermediate’s Mathieu Williams named 2019 Hawaii State Teacher of the Yearhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2019-HSTOY.aspxKealakehe Intermediate’s Mathieu Williams named 2019 Hawaii State Teacher of the YearKealakehe Intermediate teacher Mathieu Williams was named the 2019 Hawaii State Teacher of the Year. Williams was selected among seven other District Teachers of the Year and received the state's top teaching award from Governor David Ige and Superintendent Dr. Christina Kishimoto during a ceremony held at Washington Place.
Joint Venture Education Forum celebrates 17th year of education partnerships with Hawaii’s military communityhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/JVEF-2018.aspxJoint Venture Education Forum celebrates 17th year of education partnerships with Hawaii’s military communityThe Joint Venture Education Forum (JVEF), a cooperative partnership between Hawaii’s military community, the Hawaii Department of Education (HIDOE) and other community organizations, highlighted success stories of Hawaii’s military students and their families at its 17th Annual Meeting.
Hawaii public school students continue to make strides on AP Examshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/AP-Scores.aspxHawaii public school students continue to make strides on AP ExamsMore HIDOE students are both taking and passing Advanced Placement Exams.

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