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March 2018 Strive HI

16-Mar-2018

News and success stories from across Hawaii's public school system. In this edition: Multiclassroom project kicks off at Campbell High, Ken Kakesako is named a Milken Educator of Promise, Leilehua High's JROTC team returns to the CyberPatriot national finals again, students organize Roosevelt High's College & Career Readiness Fair, more stories.

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MARCH 2018

JCHS KICKS OFF MULTI-CLASSROOM CONSTRUCTION PROJECT
The Campbell High project, inaugurated with a dedication ceremony on Feb. 28, includes science labs, culinary arts lab, Hawaiian studies classroom, faculty centers, an outdoor performing space, herb garden and more. LEARN MORE  


LEILEHUA HIGH JROTC HEADS TO CYBERPATRIOT NATIONAL FINALS
This is the second consecutive year the team will make the trip following an exceptional round in the semi-finals. The team beat more than 5,000 teams to earn a coveted spot in the CP-X National Finals Competition in Maryland. LEARN MORE  


KEN KAKESAKO NAMED MILKEN TEACHER OF PROMISE
The Stevenson Middle science educator earned the honor from the National Milken Educators of Hawaii. He has launched after-school STEM and wrestling programs, raised money to support them, and "exemplifies aloha." LEARN MORE  


COLLEGE & CAREER READINESS A STUDENT AFFAIR
Students belonging to Roosevelt High's College & Career Committee wanted to host a fair on campus for the whole school. The event included nearly 40 local colleges and organizations and 100 professionals who provided career insights. LEARN MORE  


GEAR UP GRANT TO BENEFIT NANAKULI, WAIANAE STUDENTS
The $2.7 million grant will run for seven years and will follow the current 7th grade cohort of students until they graduate and are into their first year of post-secondary education. LEARN MORE  


IT'S ‘ULU-LICIOUS! SCHOOLS SERVE BREADFRUIT DURING MARCH
Hawai'i public schools will welcome a new local product in student meals — 'ulu, otherwise known as breadfruit. "Our 'Aina Pono Harvest of the Month program helps us to return to our Islands' roots," said Albert Scales. LEARN MORE  


MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS EXPLORE CAREER PATHWAYS AT FAIR
Hawai'i P-20 Partnerships for Education's Middle School Career Industry Fair introduced students to high skill, in-demand careers so they could start planning for their future. LEARN MORE  


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SUMMER SCHOOL LIST IS LIVE
Supplementary instruction during the summer months for students who need it or those interested in accelerating their coursework. The list of summer school participants is updated regularly, please check back for updates. LEARN MORE  


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