September 2017 Inspire

15-Sep-2017

Inspirational stories from public schools. In this edition: The Department names its employee and team of the year, principals and teachers weigh in on the importance of school leaders, JVEF celebrates education and military partnerships, Hawaii Pacific University launches virtual classroom for Honoka'a High students, and looking at the impact of School Every Day.

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SEPTEMBER 2017

Team of the Year
Department names 2017 Employee, Team of the Year
Congratulations to Olomana School's Rene Iwamoto and Inouye Elementary's Custodial Team. "Our student successes are founded upon the hard work of our employees and these awards recognize only a small fraction of our collective efforts," said Supt. Christina Kishimoto. STORY  

LEADERSHIP MATTERS
The key to student success is a great school, and the key to a great school is a great principal. Here, we do a deeper dive on the principal's role with some of our amazing principals and teachers to get their insight on effective leadership. STORY  

EDUCATION PARTNERSHIPS WITH MILITARY CELEBRATED
The Joint Venture Education Forum highlighted success stories of Hawaii’s military students and their families at its annual meeting. Awards were presented recognizing JVEF's outstanding civilian and military contributors. STORY  

HPU, HONOKA'A HIGH LAUNCH VIRTUAL CLASSROOM
The new partnership gives Honoka'a students access to the college's new, virtual college-credit program. The 17 students who are enrolled in the program will connect with professors using video technology that allows for real-time learning. STORY  

SCHOOL EVERY DAY IS LIFE CHANGING
Did you know that one of the strongest predictors of student success or failure is, on the surface, one that seems easy to do? Chronic Absenteeism leads to a host of academic ailments. Here's how you can help. STORY  

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