Sept. 3 Inspire Enews

In this edition: King Intermediate's Alaiasa is the National Middle-School Principal of the Year, Farrington unveils Smaller Learning Community, blending technology/culture on the Waianae Coast, Roosevelt senior achieves rare perfection on ACT, Waipahu High senior named GEAR UP National Youth of the Year, more.


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SEPT. 3, 2013


King Intermediate's principal is best in the nation
King Intermediate Principal Sheena Alaiasa is the first educator from Hawaii to be named National Middle Level Principal of the Year by MetLife and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). In a surprise student assembly event, Alaiasa was awarded the prestigious recognition by NASSP and MetLife representatives, Gov. Abercrombie, Supt. Matayoshi and area lawmakers. STORY  

FARRINGTON UNVEILS SMALL LEARNING COMMUNITY FACILITIES
Farrington High started the new school year with a renovated wing in its historic main building that features three learning academies; it is the first public school redesigned structure to house collegiate-style academies. STORY  

BLENDING TECHNOLOGY, CULTURE ON THE WAIANAE COAST
With the help of technology, children from rural schools on Oahu’s west coast are stepping back into ancient Hawaii, using tablets to create virtual fishponds and learn about the sustainable land division concept of ahupuaa. STORY  

JUANITO MOISES PROVES HARD WORK PAYS OFF
Over the summer, Waipahu High senior Juanito Moises became the first student from Hawaii to be named GEAR UP National Youth of the Year by the National Council of Community and Education Partnerships. STORY  

ROOSEVELT HIGH SENIOR ACHIEVES RARE PERFECTION
Gillian M. Desmond of Roosevelt High is the only Hawaii student to post a perfect 36 score on the ACT test this past year. For the first time in 2013, the Department administered the test to all middle and high school students statewide in grades 8, 9, 10 and 11. STORY  

MOLOKAI STUDENT MAKES MARK IN YOUNG SCIENTIST CHALLENGE
Named the Hawaii state merit winner in the Discovery/3M Young Scientist Challenge, Erik Svetin invented a baseball with an additional stitch. STORY  

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