Oct. 3 Inspire Enews

03-Oct-2013

In this edition: 2013 employees of the year, 2 educators help struggling student triumph, Spring named Hawaii History Teacher of the Year, $256K for Waipahu High's Early College Program, $250K for tech needs at West Oahu schools, GEAR UP Hawaii helps challenged students get to college, volunteers bring Keoneolua garden to life.


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OCT. 3, 2013


2013 Employee, Team of the Year honored
Donna Therrien, a former district support teacher at the Castle-Kahuku Complex Area, and the Kaala Elementary Food Services Team have won the Hawaii State Department of Education's 2013 Employee and Team of the Year awards for exemplary service to improve the state's public school system. STORY  

'TOUGH LOVE' GIVES DIRECTION TO LOST STUDENT
Two educators at Washington Middle and Kaimuki High made all the difference for Jowana Lobendahn, whose life was marked by violence and despair. She leapt at the opportunity to thank them for giving her the spark to turn her life around. STORY  

SPRING NAMED HAWAII HISTORY TEACHER OF THE YEAR
Laie Elementary's Colleen Spring has been named the 2013 Hawaii History Teacher of the Year. Spring has taught a wide range of grade levels and core subjects including American history, the U.S. Constitution and world history. STORY  

WAIPAHU HIGH'S EARLY COLLEGE PROGRAM NETS $256K
Under the Department's new Strive HI Performance System, Waipahu High is one of the top five schools in the state when it comes to college-enrollment rates of its graduates. Its Early College Program is no doubt a huge reason why. STORY  

JAMES CAMPBELL CO. DONATES $250K TO NINE SCHOOLS
The funds will be used to support technology needs at Kapolei and West Oahu schools. "We cannot overstate the impact this donation will have on our schools and our students," said Elden Esmeralda, principal of Kapolei High School. STORY  

PROGRAM HELPS STUDENTS ACHIEVE COLLEGE SUCCESS
GEAR UP is a federally funded program designed to help boost the number of low-income students who are prepared to enroll and succeed in college. A legislative briefing on the program's achievements brought out its stars. STORY  

COMMUNITY KOKUA BRINGS KEONEULA ELEM GARDEN TO LIFE
Keoneula Elementary's Outdoor Learning Center sprouted to life thanks to the love, sweat and support of the school's community — with several businesses and nonprofit organizations adding helping hands and material boosts. STORY  

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