November 2017 Inspire

22-Nov-2017

Inspirational stories from public schools. In this edition: Pauoa Elementary is slashing its achievement gap while still hitting high achievement marks, students take a virtual field trip with Army Nature team, Ewa Makai Middle's Vanessa Ching named 2018 Hawaii State Teacher of the Year, principals who lead their alma maters, more stories.

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NOVEMBER 2017

Pauoa Elementary Staff
Pauoa Elementary: The little school that did
This small Title I school is at the epicenter of an academic earthquake. With high achievement results in language arts, mathematics and science, and a low achievement gap between students with high-needs and their peers, more students are getting what they need to learn at the highest levels at this school. Here's what they're doing. STORY  

STUDENTS TAKE VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP WITH ARMY NATURE TEAM
Daniel K. Inouye Elementary students were treated to a special field trip into the Waianae Mountains via a live Periscope feed, where Hawaii Army Natural Resources staff and volunteers were planting hundreds of native plants. STORY  

VANESSA CHING NAMED 2018 HAWAII TEACHER OF THE YEAR
The Ewa Makai Middle School teacher was among seven District Teachers of the Year and one Charter School Teacher of the Year who were recognized for outstanding work in and out of the classroom. STORY  

STARS ALIGN FOR SCHOOL LEADERS AT ALMA MATERS
A special group of Hawaii public school graduates have returned to their alma maters to lead – as principals. They're driven by a sense of school pride that goes beyond what is common in the Aloha State. STORY  

Q&A WITH SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST LESLIE BAUNACH
In 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. STORY  

KAISER HIGH WINS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AWARD
The short film "The Last Check" won in the category for Best Film Invitational 3 Day Shoot and Edit out of more than 30 other school entries at the All American High School Film Festival in New York City. STORY  

STUDENT'S WINNING POSTER FEATURED IN NATIONAL CAMPAIGN
As schools across the nation observed National School Bus Safety Week, this year's event is extra special for former Kapolei Middle student Branden Pagurayan, whose artwork was featured in the national campaign. STORY  

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