February 2018 Inspire

12-Feb-2018

Inspirational stories from Hawai'i's public schools. In this edition: King Kekaulike High goes all-in with interventions and co-teaching with promising results for student outcomes, Mililani High selected as next Farm to School site, more Hawai'i teachers earn National Board Certification, and many more stories.

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FEBRUARY 2017

King Kekaulike high school
Climbing a mountain paying off for Kekaulike High
Just two years ago, King Kekaulike High students struggled to demonstrate deep understanding of core subjects and the on-time graduation rate was running 11 points below the state's. But what a difference two years makes. An all-in approach with interventions and co-teaching, along with high levels of teacher collaboration, are significantly improving student outcomes. STORY  

MILILANI HIGH SELECTED AS NEXT FARM TO SCHOOL SITE
Mililani High is HIDOE's second largest food production site. It provides about 2,500 school lunches daily for approximately 1,000 high school students and an additional 1,500 students at Mililani Uka El and Mililani Waena El. STORY  

WE ARE PROUD HAWAI'I PUBLIC SCHOOL GRADUATES
Prominent graduates Alan Wong (Leilehua High), Sherry Menor-McNamara (Waiakea High), and Alan Oshima (Farrington High) talk about why they loved their public school experience — excellent teachers, life lessons, community. WATCH  

WAIPAHU HIGH HOSTS NATIONAL CAREER ACADEMY CONFERENCE
The National Career Academy Coalition chose the school to represent national best practice in Career Academy Implementation for Insight/Onsite. Its academies are the first in Hawaii to be awarded Model Status by the NCAC. STORY  

LUNALILO EL MARKS KING'S BIRTHDAY, SCHOOL ANNIVERSARY
King William Charles Lunalilo Elementary celebrated the school's 90th anniversary and the king's 183rd birthday. The Royal Hawaiian Band, area lawmakers and community members joined the school-wide assembly in honor of the ali'i. STORY  

MORE HAWAI'I TEACHERS OBTAIN CERTIFICATION
Teachers were honored for earning or renewing their National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification. Educators who earn this certification have demonstrated that they meet the highest standards for teaching. STORY  

AIEA HIGH TECH GURU WINS $25,000 MILKEN AWARD
Ken Kang, a proud graduate of Aiea High School who returned as a teacher to give back to the students and community, has become the latest recipient of the coveted Milken Educator Award. STORY  

SCHOOL COUNSELOR OF THE YEAR HONORED AT D.C. CEREMONY
Keolu Elementary counselor Bianca Yanuaria represented Hawai'i in Washington, D.C. at the American School Counselor Association's ceremony that featured former First Lady Michelle Obama. STORY  

SCHOOL COUNSELORS CARE
In celebration of National School Counseling Week, counselor Silvia Koch shares the joys and challenges of the profession, as well as what the community can do to support those who uplift Hawai'i's children. STORY  

HAWAI'I ISLAND SENIOR SELECTED FOR LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
The United States Senate Youth Program announced the selection of Kealakehe High School senior Maya Kiana Gee as one of two students who will represent the state at the 56th annual USSYP Washington Week March 3-10, 2018. STORY  

VIBRANT OTHERWORLD EARNS TOP ART AWARD
Moanalua High freshman Arianne Javier is an American Visions nominee in this year's Hawaii Regional Scholastic Art Awards program, an honor given to the "best in show" works among the 233 selected this year from across the state. STORY  

CHALLENGER CENTER HAWAII KICKS OFF ANNIVERSARY
Students from Ewa Elementary kicked off the 25th anniversary year of the Challenger Center Hawaii with NASA Astronaut Jack D. Fischer, and honored the legacy of Hawai'i astronaut Ellison Onizuka and the Challenger Space Shuttle crew. STORY  

CELEBRATING 'OLELO HAWAI'I
February 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. STORY  

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