May 2014 Inspire E-news

19-May-2014

Roundup of inspirational stories include national chess champs at Washington Middle, welcoming a new military family at Leilehua, scenes from Teacher Appreciation Week, Mililani High senior takes 1st place at national science symposium, results from Olelo Youth XChange video contest and Windward District's "Be Pono" campaign, and more.

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MAY 19, 2014

Washington Middle checkmates the competition
The MATHCOUNTS powerhouse adds a new title to its winning mantle — National Chess Champs — after a dominating performance at the 2014 National Junior High Chess Championship in Atlanta. STORY  

MILITARY FAMILY FINDS NEW ACADEMIC HOME AT LEILEHUA HIGH
After only 11 months in Texas, the Jones family was notified last July they were being relocated to Hawaii. "... a wave of thoughts went to the rumors that Hawaii schools are so far behind the mainland." STORY  

MILILANI SENIOR TAKES 1ST IN NATIONAL SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM
Viola Mocz formulated a semi-classical wave-particle model to describe the fundamental properties of leptons, quarks and hadrons. STORY  

SCHOOLS IMPRESS AT YOUTH XCHANGE VIDEO COMPETITION
The 11th Annual 2014 Youth Xchange Student Video Competition, hosted by Olelo Community Media, garnered more than 800 student entries from schools across the Islands. Top winner: Waianae High's Searider Productions. STORY  

'BE PONO' VIDEO CONTEST WINNERS INSPIRE ATTENDANCE
Windward District schools and students participated in the "Be Pono — Be in School" video campaign to encourage student attendance and on-time arrivals, which are key factors in student achievement and graduation rates. STORY  

PRIVATE SCHOOLS WITH PUBLIC PURPOSE
Participation in a robust summer learning program reduces the achievement gap and keeps students on track toward graduation. The DOE has worked successfully with private schools to support students in this endeavor. STORY  

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