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February 2017 Strive HI

13-Feb-2017

News and success stories from across Hawaii's public school system. In this edition: Keith Hayashi to join state leadership team as deputy superintendent, two educators win Milken Award, new science facility at Molokai High opens, students from Nanakuli and Kapolei high schools win telescope time at Maunakea, more stories.

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FEBRUARY 2017

KEITH HAYASHI NAMED INTERIM DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT
Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi announced that Hayashi, Waipahu High principal since 2009, has accepted an offer to serve as deputy superintendent through the remainder of her term, which ends June 30. LEARN MORE  


TWO EDUCATORS AWARDED 'OSCARS OF TEACHING'
Third grade teacher Masaru Uchino (Momilani El) and fourth grade teacher Kelly Sutcliffe (Jefferson El) are the latest recipients of the coveted Milken Educator Award and won an unrestricted $25,000 cash prize. LEARN MORE  


MOLOKAI HIGH DEDICATES NEW SCIENCE BUILDING
The new facility at the island’s only high school will provide state-of-the-art teaching tools and includes two science labs and a teacher prep room for physics, biology and chemistry classes. LEARN MORE  


MAUNAKEA SCHOLARS AWARDS TELESCOPE TIME TO STUDENTS
Students from Nanakuli High School and Kapolei High School have been awarded Maunakea Observatories telescope time. The winning proposals were selected based on technical viability, creativity, and scientific merit. STORY  


POWERFUL LOCAL VIEWPOINTS AMONG ART PROGRAM NOMINEES
Congratulations to the extraordinary student artists nominated for this year's Hawaii Regional Scholastic Art Awards program. Their works will be exhibited at the Hawaii State Art Museum this spring. STORY  


STUDENTS CHOSEN FOR YOUTH LEADERSHIP PROGRAM IN D.C.
Jessica Valdez from Hilo High and Matthew Darrah from Kalaheo High have been selected to represent Hawaii at the annual United States Senate Youth Program. They will receive a $10,000 scholarship from the Hearst Foundation. STORY  


MILILANI HS DUO SELECTED FOR NORMANDY SCHOLAR PROGRAM
Mililani High student Travis Afuso and teacher Amy Boehning are one of 14 teams accepted into a WWII studies program for which they will travel to Washington D.C. and Normandy, France. STORY  


PARENTS ASKED TO PROVIDE FEEDBACK ON PUBLIC SCHOOLS
The annual School Quality Survey is open through March 17. In addition to school-level instructional staff, the survey is taken by students in grades 4, 5, 7, 8, 9 and 11, and one parent/guardian of these students. LEARN MORE  


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