March 2017 Inspire

15-Mar-2017

Inspirational stories from public schools. In this edition: Leilehua JROTC heading to Cyberpatriot nationals, 10 Hawaii public school students medal in national Scholastic Art Awards, district science fairs spotlight students tackling issues, Kawananakoa Middle celebrates auditorium renovation, Farrington High dedicates new stadium and field, Ka'ala El teacher Kaitlyn Huff named Milken Teacher of Promise, more.



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MARCH 2017

Jarrett Middle delivering extraordinary results
Leilehua JROTC heading to nationals again
​Students from Leilehua High School are headed to Baltimore in April as finalists in the national championship round of CyberPatriot IX — The National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. This is the third trip to the national finals for Leilehua's JROTC as they captured consecutive Army Service Championships in 2012 and 2013. STORY  

10 STUDENTS MEDAL AT NATIONAL SCHOLASTIC ART AWARDS
In all, 18 Hawaii works were honored, including nine from HIDOE students and one charter. Kathleen Acasio, a senior at Leilehua High, was honored with the prestigious American Visions Medal for her photograph, "Halloween." STORY  

DISTRICT FAIRS SHOWCASE STUDENTS TACKLING ISSUES
Students showcased their science, technology, engineering and math projects at their district science and engineering fairs. The winners will go on to compete at the 2017 Hawaii State Science and Engineering Fair April 10-12. STORY  

KA'ALA EL EDUCATOR RECEIVES TEACHER OF PROMISE AWARD
In only her third semester of teaching, fourth grade teacher Kaitlyn Huff was honored as the state winner of the prestigious Teacher of Promise Award from the National Milken Educators of Hawaii. STORY  

FREE EYEGLASSES AND EYE EXAMS FOR STUDENTS
Video shows the big reveal when students at Kailua Elementary can see clearly for the first time. Program is possible thanks to a partnership with Vision to Learn, Project Vision and Hawaii Keiki. VIDEO  

BUILDING A BRIDGE BETWEEN TWO READINESS INITIATIVES
Schools and communities are working to implement HIDOE’s HA policy to strengthen outcomes in the system that reflect Hawai'i's unique context, to be shared at a HA Summit on May 6. Here, we profile the work of Campbell-Kapolei. STORY  

MIDDLE STUDENTS EXPLORE COLLEGE & CAREER OPTIONS
Students from eight middle schools on Oahu were able to explore career and post-secondary education options at the Hawaii P-20 Partnerships for Education’s Middle School Career Industry Fair. STORY  

OHA DONATES MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS TO STEVENSON MIDDLE
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs presented new instruments to the students of Stevenson Middle to replace those that were stolen, including two ʻukulele, a flute, a piccolo, carrying cases and strings.​ STORY  

KAWANANAKOA MIDDLE RE-OPENS HISTORIC AUDITORIUM
The school had a lot to celebrate with the opening of its renovated auditorium and its 90th anniversary. Community members, dignitaries, staff, students and alumni were on hand to experience the $15 million state of the art upgrades. STORY  

FARRINGTON HIGH CELEBRATES OPENING OF STADIUM
The Govs kicked off its 80 years of pride celebrations with the dedication of Edward 'Skippa' Diaz Stadium at Kusunoki Field. The $19.5 million stadium includes a new locker room, laundry and equipment rooms and athletic training room. STORY  

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