September 2018 Inspire

21-Sep-2018

Inspirational stories from Hawai'i's public schools. In this edition: 9th graders at Wai'anae High excel on "The R.I.D.E.," school-based health center dedicated at Nanakuli High & Intermediate, the HIDOE Team and Employee of the Year are named, new classroom building breaks ground at Waikoloa Elementary & Middle School, more stories.

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SEPTEMBER 2018

The Waianae Strong brand is helping to galvanize academic and behavior improvements
9th graders at Wai'anae High excel on 'The R.I.D.E.'
A few years ago, about a third of 9th graders at Wai‘anae High weren’t getting promoted to the 10th grade. Staff designed a framework of supports called “The R.I.D.E.” that tackled academics, behavior, and culture. Grade 9 misconduct incidents plummeted and the grade point average is now above the state average. Downstream, rising enrollment in early college, career pathway completion, and graduation rates show the strategy is working. STORY  

SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH CENTER, MURAL DEDICATED AT NHIS
Nanakuli High & Intermediate and the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center dedicated a new School-Based Health Center to help tackle chronic absenteeism, one of the most powerful predictors of student success. STORY  

HAWAI'I DOE NAMES EMPLOYEE AND TEAM OF THE YEAR
The Windward District's Academic Integration Team and King Kamehameha III Elementary's Francine Flores were named the team and employee of the year, respectively. "The work of our employees guide the progress of education." STORY  

WAIKOLOA EL & MIDDLE BREAKS GROUND ON NEW BUILDING
The two-story building will include classrooms for general and special education, science labs and art studios. A one-story annex will provide counseling spaces, a conference room and faculty workroom. STORY  

BULLYING IS NOT ACCEPTABLE IN HAWAI'I'S PUBLIC SCHOOLS
From Supt. Christina M. Kishimoto — To be explicitly clear: bullying is not tolerated in an organization or in communities dedicated to educating healthy and joyful lifelong learners who contribute meaningfully to our communities. STORY  

LET'S HELP MORE STUDENTS TAP INTO DOLLARS FOR COLLEGE
A critical measure that serves as one predictor for college access is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. This year, the Hawaii DOE has set a goal to have 70 percent of our seniors complete the FAFSA. STORY  

KAPOLEI HIGH JROTC STUDENTS RECOGNIZED WITH TOP AWARDS
Kapolei High student cadets have been awarded three prestigious national Marine Corps JROTC awards in recognition of their academic achievements and community service. STORY  

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