Strive HI — November 2014

26-Nov-2014

Achievement news from around our schools and districts. Stories in this edition include: 2015 Hawaii State Teacher of the Year named, and district teachers honored; enrollment count rises in most grades, mental health initiatives funded, new leader of facilities office, schools respond to the Puna lava flow.

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NOVEMBER 2014

2015 state, district teachers of the year named
Statewide winner Catherine Caine, a Waikiki Elementary second-grade teacher, engages students with meaningful assignments that challenge them to make a difference in their communities. Caine will represent Hawaii in the National Teacher of the Year program. STORY  

PUBLIC SCHOOL ENROLLMENT INCREASES FOR MOST GRADES
The combined enrollment for grades 1-12 continued to grow, with 823 more students in 2014-15, compared with the previous year. A change to the kindergarten entry age caused an expected drop in overall enrollment. STORY  

DOE AWARDED $12.7M FOR SAFETY, MENTAL HEALTH INITIATIVES
Staff from three complex areas will receive training and assistance in evidence-based mental health interventions, case management, anti-bullying initiatives, and strategies to engage families and augment community resources. STORY  

U.S. AIR FORCE COLONEL JOINS DOE FACILITIES TEAM
Dann Carlson will head the DOE's Office of School Facilities and Support Services.
He brings more than 25 years of diverse active duty leadership experience to the DOE. STORY  

SCHOOLS RESPOND TO PUNA LAVA FLOW
Video provides snapshots of how schools, staff and students in the Pahoa and Kea'au Complexes adapted during a state of emergency. "Shows what we can accomplish when all cylinders are firing," said Deputy Supt. Ronn Nozoe LEARN MORE  

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