June 2015 Inspire

09-Jun-2015

Roundup of inspirational stories from our students, educators, schools and partners. In this edition: Imua Class of 2015, Keaau Elementary students hit the 2015 BioBlitz, students create heavenly art in partnership with Gemini Observatory, many more.

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JUNE 2015


Imua Class of 2015!
Enjoy this roundup of commencement ceremony photos, videos and quotes from friends, family, schools, news outlets and more. Congratulations, graduates! STORY  

RADFORD HIGH SETS MILITARY STUDENTS UP FOR SUCCESS
For military students, changing schools is a part of life. For the Skrocki family, Radford High marked the last school in the transitioning K-12 journey of their two daughters — both valedictorian graduates with a promising future ahead. STORY  

HOW KISA URADOMO GOT TO CARNEGIE HALL
The Kula violinist who just graduated from King Kekaulike High is the only student from Hawaii selected to join the 2015 National Youth Orchestra and a nine-city concert tour in July with several stops in China. STORY  

'SENIOR LUAU' CONNECTS MCKINLEY STUDENTS, KUPUNA
Student leaders in the Ambassadors program, who have been volunteering at nearby senior housing, find a new way to battle loneliness and depression among our kupuna. STORY  

KEAAU EL STUDENTS BECOME CITIZEN SCIENTISTS AT BIOBLITZ
5th graders join hundreds of other students at the 2015 National Geographic BioBlitz at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The goal: Document and inventory the flora and fauna of its unique ecosystem. STORY  

FOR HONOKAA JAZZ BAND, MUSIC 'IS A LANGUAGE ITSELF'
Honoka'a High student musicians transcend hearing barriers with a performance at the Hawaii School for the Deaf and the Blind as part of its 2015 Big City Tour. STORY  

STUDENTS CREATE HEAVENLY VIEWS USING GEMINI DATA
An innovative program offered by the Gemini Observatory enables high school science students to participate in virtual field trips with working astronomers. One outcome — beautiful illustrations of the known universe. STORY  

HAWAII TEACHERS, PRINCIPALS JOIN NEW ZEALAND STUDY TOUR
Malama Honua is catalyzing international understanding, connecting people across borders, and inspiring students and educators to create positive change for themselves, their communities, and the world. STORY  

PARTNERING FOR A SHARED GOAL OF STUDENT SUCCESS
New laws passed by the 2015 state Legislature will strengthen ongoing, successful partnerships addressing children's health needs, school readiness, and college access, writes Supt. Kathryn Matayoshi. STORY  

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL JOURNALISTS SEIZE STUDENT VOICE
A journalism class in an elementary school? Under the direction of teacher Kawailehua Pakjake, Kapunahala students are learning reporting fundamentals. "My goal is to give them a love of writing..." STORY  

'CELEBRATING HAWAII' AT STUDENT ART EXHIBITION
With dreams of ocean and beach firmly in mind, 96 students grades K-6 from across the Islands were selected for the annual juried exhibition at the Hawaii Convention Center. STORY  

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