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January 2016 Strive HI Enews

21-Jan-2016

In this edition: 2015 year in review, meet the former Thunderbirds pilot boosting efficiencies in our facilities department, Leila Hayashida named Complex Area Superintendent on Maui, two students to represent Hawaii in D.C. leadership program, grants helping students prepare for success, and information on the budget as we head into the 2016 Legislative session.

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JANUARY 2016

2015 YEAR IN REVIEW
Supt. Kathryn Matayoshi: It was a year of extraordinary accomplishments and recognition. The year ended on a high note with our achievements taking center stage in a U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation report. STORY  


FORMER THUNDERBIRDS PILOT BOOSTING DOE EFFICIENCIES
Asst. Supt. Dann Carlson was featured in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser's Name in the News column. Learn about his transition from a career as a fighter pilot to running the Department's School Facilities and Support Services office. STORY  


HAYASHIDA NAMED COMPLEX AREA SUPERINTENDENT ON MAUI
Longtime educator Leila Hayashida will oversee 20 elementary, middle and high schools in the Baldwin, Kekaulike and Maui complexes, bringing a "wealth of knowledge about education" to those communities. STORY  


2 SENIORS TO REPRESENT HAWAII IN D.C. LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
Perry Arrasmith (Aiea High) and Zachary Espino (Kailua High) were selected to represent the state at the 54th annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) in Washington D.C. this March. STORY  


GRANTS WILL HELP STUDENTS PREPARE FOR SUCCESS
CAS Heidi Armstrong: "I have firsthand experience with exemplary educational opportunities made possible through grant funding and community partnerships. One program in particular has breathed new life into our complex area schools." STORY  


FUNDING FOR SCHOOLS CENTRAL TO FY 2016-17 BUDGET
The "Where are we now?" section of our budget page shows our resources and communications heading into the 2016 Legislative session. We'll be working with state leaders to secure funding for school operations and facilities. LEARN MORE  


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