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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.
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.
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.
Parents reminded to enroll children in kindergarten early for upcoming school yearhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Kindergarten-Registration.aspxParents reminded to enroll children in kindergarten early for upcoming school yearIn preparation for the start of the 2018-19 public school year on August 6, HIDOE reminds parents to plan ahead and enroll their children in kindergarten early. Kindergarten is mandatory in the State of Hawaii.
School Psychology Awareness Week 2017http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/StudentLearning/Pages/School-Psychology-Awareness-Week-2017.aspxSchool Psychology Awareness Week 2017In celebration of School Psychology Awareness Week, we sat down with school psychologist Leslie Baunach to discuss the role of school psychologists and how they help to enhance the educational experience for students and parents.
Joint Venture Education Forum highlights education partnerships with Hawaii’s military community at its 16th Annual Meetinghttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/JVEF-Annual-Meeting.aspxJoint Venture Education Forum highlights education partnerships with Hawaii’s military community at its 16th Annual MeetingThe Joint Venture Education Forum (JVEF), a cooperative partnership between Hawaii’s military community, HIDOE and other community organizations, highlighted success stories of Hawaii’s military students and their families at its 16th Annual Meeting.
Five schools selected to open Pre-K classrooms in School Year 2018-19http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/New-Pre-K-Schools.aspxFive schools selected to open Pre-K classrooms in School Year 2018-19The Executive Office on Early Learning has selected five new schools to open new public pre-kindergarten classrooms in the 2018-19 school year. A child’s early years are critical in establishing a strong foundation for education and research has shown that early childhood education sets the foundation for life-long learning and success.
Solomon Elementary breaks ground for campus-wide renovations fueled by federal granthttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Solomon-Elementary-renovations.aspxSolomon Elementary breaks ground for campus-wide renovations fueled by federal grant1SG Samuel K. Solomon Elementary broke ground today on a major renovation project to construct four new classroom buildings, a new playfield and new parking areas that will transform the existing campus and provide modern facilities designed to serve 1,100 students.
HIDOE announces transition centers initiative in honor of late Congressman K. Mark Takai http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Takai-Transition-Centers.aspxHIDOE announces transition centers initiative in honor of late Congressman K. Mark Takai In partnership with Hawaii 3Rs and the Military Affairs Council, HIDOE announced today an effort to develop high-quality transition centers for Hawaii public schools. The effort is in honor of late Congressman K. Mark Takai, who was a staunch advocate for Hawaii’s students and supporter of military-dependent students throughout his career.
Students in transition find pathways to success at Radford Highhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/2017-Radford-CCRI.aspxStudents in transition find pathways to success at Radford HighRadford High is a standout in this year's College and Career Readiness Indicators report. Its students take and pass Advanced Placement (AP) exams, graduate high school and enroll in college at higher rates than the state. A strong team dynamic among staff and outreach with families are catapulting students to new heights. “The students themselves are promoting and compete in a college-going atmosphere on campus,” said Principal James Sunday.
Parents asked to provide feedback on their child’s public schoolhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/School-Quality-Survey.aspxParents asked to provide feedback on their child’s public schoolHIDOE begins its annual School Quality Survey (SQS) this week to gather important feedback from students, parents/guardians and staff about our public schools. The deadline to complete and return the SQS is March 17, 2017. All responses will remain anonymous.
Joint Venture Education Forum highlights education partnerships with Hawaii’s military communityhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/JVEF-2016.aspxJoint Venture Education Forum highlights education partnerships with Hawaii’s military communityJVEF, a cooperative partnership between Hawaii’s military community, HIDOE and other community organizations, highlighted success stories of Hawaii’s military students and their families at its 15th Annual Meeting today at the Hawaii Convention Center.
Department of Defense grants Leeward public schools additional $749K to enhance literacyhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/DoDEA-Grant-for-literacy.aspxDepartment of Defense grants Leeward public schools additional $749K to enhance literacyHIDOE received its second DoDEA Partnership grant for improving reading achievement for the schools in the complex that have military students of 15 percent or greater. The $749,744.70 grant will target Ewa Beach (27%), Iroquois Point (23%) and Keone'ula (17%) elementary schools.
Parents urged to complete federal Impact Aid survey card on Sept. 7, funding benefits all public schools statewide.http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Impact-Aid.aspxParents urged to complete federal Impact Aid survey card on Sept. 7, funding benefits all public schools statewide.HIDOE will be sending a Federal Survey Card home with Hawaii's public school students for parents to complete beginning Wed., Sept. 7. Completed surveys will provide federal funds that benefit all public schools statewide. Parents are urged to complete and return the cards. Over $40 million in Impact Aid funds was received in School Year 2015-16.
Parents urged to enroll children for kindergartenhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Kindergarten-2016.aspxParents urged to enroll children for kindergartenHIDOE reminds parents to plan ahead and enroll for kindergarten early. Children must be 5 years old on or before July 31 to enter kindergarten. Children who turn 5 on August 1 or later should enroll the following school year. Kindergarten is mandatory in the State of Hawaii.
2016 Graduation Dateshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2016-Graduation-Dates.aspx2016 Graduation DatesThe Hawaii State Department of Education announced its 2016 graduation dates for 64 schools statewide including public charter schools. Ceremonies run throughout the month of May with more than 11,000 students anticipated to be walking in this year’s ceremonies.
Ilima Intermediate holds Career Day, giving students a window into the futurehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/ilimacareerday.aspxIlima Intermediate holds Career Day, giving students a window into the futureIlima Intermediate held a Career Day today to give students guidance on the wide variety of careers available. 27 guest speakers visited classes and spoke about their work in detail.
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.
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.
Parents urged to complete and return federal survey for Impact Aid fundinghttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2015-impact-aid.aspxParents urged to complete and return federal survey for Impact Aid fundingThe survey of federally connected students and families helps Hawaii schools be partially reimbursed for taxes that can't be collected from federal properies. Last year, Impact Aid reimbursements were more than $27 million.
Joint Venture Education Forum highlights state partnerships with Hawaii’s military communityhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/JVEF2015.aspxJoint Venture Education Forum highlights state partnerships with Hawaii’s military communityHIDOE's Joint Venture Eduation Forum showcased the military volunteers helping our schools succeed.
Our special ed priority: Hire more teachers, raise bar for allhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/SpecializedPrograms/SpecialEducation/Pages/mulcahy.aspxOur special ed priority: Hire more teachers, raise bar for allSuzanne Mulcahy, new assistant superintendent of the Office of Curriculum, Instruction and Student Support at HIDOE, is optimistic about raising educational outcomes for all students. She has 15 years’ experience in the classroom teaching regular and special education at the elementary and intermediate school levels. This piece originally ran in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Welcome back! Parent letter from Supt. Kathryn Matayoshihttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Welcome-Back-2015.aspxWelcome back! Parent letter from Supt. Kathryn MatayoshiWe are proud to serve Hawai‘i’s children, and we hope you’re proud of your public schools. Follow our journey this year on our website and via social media — #ProudtoServeKeiki.
Navy commander extends duty so daughter can graduate in Hawaiihttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Students/Pages/Navy-graduates.aspxNavy commander extends duty so daughter can graduate in HawaiiThanks to his children's exceptional achievements at Kalaheo High, U.S. Navy Commander Brian Grimm extended his Hawaii duty for three more years so his younger daughter could graduate from Kalaheo High last school year.
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.
Radford High welcomes military family, sets students up for successhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Students/Pages/Sisters-thrive-at-Radford-High.aspxRadford High welcomes military family, sets students up for successFor military students, changing schools is a part of life. For the Skrocki family, Radford High marked the last school in the transitioning K-12 journey of their two daughters -- both valedictorian graduates with a promising future ahead.
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.
STEM Night attracts hundreds to Mililani Middle Schoolhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/STEM-Night-MMS.aspxSTEM Night attracts hundreds to Mililani Middle SchoolParents and their children flock to a growing event at Mililani Middle School dedicated to hands-on learning for STEM.
Two public school students selected as top youth volunteershttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2015-prudential.aspxTwo public school students selected as top youth volunteersAlexandra 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.
Public school enrollment increases for most gradeshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Public-school-enrollment-increases-for-most-grades.aspxPublic school enrollment increases for most gradesThe combined enrollment for grades 1-12 continues to grow, with 823 more students in 2014-15, compared to the previous school year. However, as expected, a change in the kindergarten entry age causes overall enrollment to drop.
Public school parents asked to complete federal survey formhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2014-15-Federal-Survey.aspxPublic school parents asked to complete federal survey formParents of Hawaii’s public school students are encouraged to complete and promptly return to their school a federal impact aid program survey form that was sent home on September 3.
Family finds new academic home at Leilehuahttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/Military-Leilehua.aspxFamily finds new academic home at LeilehuaMay is Military Appreciation Month, and during our salute to the armed forces this month, we're spotlighting outstanding military families who are making contributions to their school communities.
Public school parents encouraged to complete federal survey cardshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Public-school-parents-encouraged-to-complete-federal-survey-cards.aspxPublic school parents encouraged to complete federal survey cardsParents of Hawaii public school students are encouraged to complete and return to their school a federal census survey card that was sent home on Sept. 4. The annual survey determines the number of federally connected students in the public school system for whom the state receives impact aid funds.
Leilehua JROTC team wins 2nd straight CyberPatriot awardhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/Leilehua-JROTC-team-wins-2nd-straight-CyberPatriot-.aspxLeilehua JROTC team wins 2nd straight CyberPatriot awardLeilehua’s “Mighty Mules” JROTC squad captured the Army Service Division Championship for the second consecutive year at the national CyberPatriot competition in March.
Department launches new websitehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Department-launches-new-website.aspxDepartment launches new websiteThe Department today launched its new website — HawaiiPublicSchools.org — to better serve parents, students, teachers, staff and the broader public.
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.
Hale Kula Elementary awarded $33.2 million in grantshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Hale-Kula-Elementary-awarded-$33.2-million-in-grants.aspxHale Kula Elementary awarded $33.2 million in grantsHONOLULU - Hale Kula Elementary School, a Department school located on the U.S. Army’s Wheeler/Schofield Barracks property, has been awarded a $26.6 million grant by the United States Department of Defense (DOD). The grant, combined with $6.6 million from the Department, will allow the 53-year-old campus to upgrade its facilities and add several new buildings.
Leilehua High CyberPatriots repeat as national champshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Leilehua-High-CyberPatriots-repeat-as-national-army-service-champions.aspxLeilehua High CyberPatriots repeat as national champsWASHINGTON, D.C. – Five Leilehua High Army JROTC students defeated more than 800 teams to win the Top U.S. Army Service Award at CyberPatriot V – the nation’s premier cyber defense competition held March 14-15 in Washington, D.C. This marked the second straight year the “Mighty Mules” captured the Army Service Division Championship.
Hale Kula breaks ground on historic improvementshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Hale-Kula-Elementary-School-Breaks-Ground-on-Historic-Improvements.aspxHale Kula breaks ground on historic improvementsHONOLULU – Hale Kula Elementary, a Department school located on the U.S. Army’s Wheeler/Schofield Barracks property, broke ground today for the first upgrades in the campus’ 53-year history.
Guidelines set for third-person promotions in schoolshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Guidelines-set-for-third-person-materials-in-schools.aspxGuidelines set for third-person promotions in schoolsHONOLULU – The growing number of promotional brochures and flyers being issued and distributed on public school campuses has prompted a new set of guidelines by the Department.
Lehua Elementary named 'Lighthouse School'http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/Lehua-Elementary-named-'Lighthouse-School'.aspxLehua Elementary named 'Lighthouse School'Lehua's designation follows a rigorous three-year certification of integrating leadership across nine areas. It is the first school in Hawaii to earn the label, and the 45th in the world.
Kailua Intermediate student one of America’s top youth volunteershttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Students/Pages/Kailua-Intermediate-student-one-of-America’s-top-youth-volunteers-.aspxKailua Intermediate student one of America’s top youth volunteersMichael-Logan Jordan has been named one of America’s top 10 youth volunteers at the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards in Washington, D.C.

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