December 2017 Strive HI

18-Dec-2017

News and success stories from across Hawaii's public school system. In this edition: A student from Waipahu High is the first to get her AA degree before receiving her high school diploma, student voice drives literacy push at Keaukaha Elementary, schools shine during Computer Science Education Week events, more stories.

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DECEMBER 2017

WAIPAHU STUDENT FIRST TO EARN AA DEGREE BEFORE DIPLOMA
Rovy Anne Dipaysa earned her associate of arts degree from Leeward Community College five months ahead of her high school graduation, the first Early College High School student in the state to do it. LEARN MORE  


STUDENT VOICE IGNITES LITERACY PUSH AT KEAUKAHA EL
How do you ignite the spark to start a lifelong love of reading? It's a key question, because literacy is key in preparing students for life. A yearlong effort at Keaukaha Elementary in Hilo is yielding a passionate response from students. LEARN MORE  


STEVENSON MIDDLE STEM TEACHER WINS $100,000
Patricia Morgan was one of five teachers nationwide to receive the Thank America's Teachers grant from Farmers Insurance. It will fund her proposal for an "Innovative Invention Imaginarium." LEARN MORE  


KAILUA INTERMEDIATE RECEIVES $250,000 FOR STEM LEARNING
The Department of Defense Education Activities has awarded $250,000 to Kailua Intermediate to support efforts towards STEM achievement, which will include in-class supports, tutoring and extracurricular STEM activities. LEARN MORE  


PUBLIC SCHOOLS SHOWCASE COMPUTER SCIENCE KNOW-HOW
Schools across the state joined nationwide celebrations of Computer Science Education with more than 170 events. LEARN MORE  
      • Related: Computer Science education is crucial. READ  
      • Related: Learning code through a technology strategy. READ  


HAWAI'I PUBLIC SCHOOLS SERVE LOCAL BEEF IN DECEMBER
This month, hamburger patties served in cafeterias are made of locally raised, grass-fed beef. Elementary and middle school students will be served teri hamburger steak, while high school students will enjoy teri loco moco lunches. LEARN MORE  
      • Related: Kalani High staff recipe goes statewide. READ  


NEW SPED TEACHERS FIND THEIR 'MARIGOLD' VIA MENTORING
Marigolds are one of the best plants for companion planting by improving flavor and growth of other plants around them. In teaching, these companions are mentors like Tracy Muranaka-Ng who help nurture up and coming teachers. LEARN MORE  


BUILDING AT KANEOHE EL NAMED AFTER SEN. DANIEL AKAKA
Kaneohe Elementary School students, faculty and special guests dedicated its administration building after U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka, who once served as principal of the school. LEARN MORE  


MILESTONES OF THE 'GET ON BOARD' PROGRAM
It's been four years since HIDOE and TransPar partnered to increase value and reduce the cost of school transportation through the Get on Board initiative, saving the state approximately $13 million annually. LEARN MORE  


A GIFT OF BACKPACKS, SCHOOL SUPPLIES
'Tis the season for giving and today all students at Kalihi Waena Elementary got a special holiday gift of new backpacks, containing crayons, notebooks and other school supplies, in a generous donation from PRMI Hawaii. LEARN MORE  


good to know

DYNAMIC DATA TOOL ON SCHOOL SYSTEM LAUNCHED
Information aligned to key performance indicators can be easily filtered to Complex Areas and student subgroups using the new tool: The Strategic Plan Dynamic Report. Data are presented annually to the Board of Education. LEARN MORE  


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