Press Releases

The latest news from the Department about its students, staff and schools. Contact the Communications Branch at (808) 784-6200 or via email at doeinfo@k12.hi.us for press queries.

 

 

Mililani Middle School celebrates new classroom building and upcoming switch to single-track school yearhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Mililani-Middle-Building-Dedication.aspxMililani Middle School celebrates new classroom building and upcoming switch to single-track school yearMililani Middle School's new three-story Building J houses 15 classrooms to serve its 1,660 students and provides the expanded capacity needed to allow the school to adopt a single-track calendar in the upcoming 2022-23 school year.string;#14-May-20222022-05-14T10:00:00.0000000Z
Kealakehe High student named 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholarhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Kealakehe-High-student-named-2022-U.S.-Presidential-Scholar.aspxKealakehe High student named 2022 U.S. Presidential ScholarKealakehe High School senior Kea E. Kahoilua-Clebsch was announced as one of two Hawaii scholars in the 58th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars. string;#13-May-20222022-05-13T10:00:00.0000000Z
Niu Valley Middle School’s principal named 2022 Principal of the Yearhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2022-Principal-of-the-Year.aspxNiu Valley Middle School’s principal named 2022 Principal of the YearNiu Valley Middle School’s Principal Laura Ahn was celebrated for her recent recognition as the state’s 2022 Principal of the Year by the Hawai‘i Association of Secondary School Administrators.string;#13-May-20222022-05-13T10:00:00.0000000Z
Pearl City High School band director inducted into national hall of famehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/PCHS-Bandmaster-hall-of-fame.aspxPearl City High School band director inducted into national hall of famePearl City High School’s Bandmaster Chadwick Kamei was recognized for his induction into the Hall of Fame, exclusive to only 65 bandmasters since 1982. string;#11-May-20222022-05-11T10:00:00.0000000Z
Second phase of lead testing to assess drinking water at 72 public elementary schoolshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Lead-Testing-Phase-II.aspxSecond phase of lead testing to assess drinking water at 72 public elementary schoolsIn cooperation with the Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH), HIDOE will begin testing drinking water sources for lead at 72 public elementary schools beginning in late May of 2022. This work is a continuation of an existing project which tested drinking water at 106 schools and child care facilities from May to December of 2021.string;#02-May-20222022-05-02T10:00:00.0000000Z
Waipahu Elementary principal named 2022 Hawai‘i National Distinguished Principalhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Waipahu-Elementary-principal-named-2022-Hawaii-National-Distinguished-Principal.aspxWaipahu Elementary principal named 2022 Hawai‘i National Distinguished PrincipalThe Hawai‘i Elementary and Middle School Administrators Association named Principal Aaron Tominaga of Waipahu Elementary as Hawai‘i’s 2022 National Distinguished Principal.string;#28-Apr-20222022-04-28T10:00:00.0000000Z
Kalani High School teacher named Milken Educators of Hawaii’s 2022 Teacher of Promisehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Kalani-High-School-teacher-named-Milken-Educators-of-Hawaii’s-2022-Teacher-of-Promise.aspxKalani High School teacher named Milken Educators of Hawaii’s 2022 Teacher of PromiseKalani High School math teacher Tristan Nguyen was honored with the 2022 Teacher of Promise award and a $2,000 cash prize.string;#21-Apr-20222022-04-21T10:00:00.0000000Z
Interim Superintendent Hayashi parent letter regarding indoor masking at schoolshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Interim-Superintendent-Hayashi-parent-letter-regarding-indoor-masking-at-schools.aspxInterim Superintendent Hayashi parent letter regarding indoor masking at schoolsThank you for your continuous support and cooperation throughout this challenging year. Keeping our schools open and safe has been a collective effort and I am grateful for all that our families have done for our school communities. Here are the latest indoor masking in schools updates.string;#18-Apr-20222022-04-18T10:00:00.0000000Z
Waikele Elementary leader honored as a 2022 National Outstanding Assistant Principalhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Waikele-Elementary-leader-honored-as-a-2022-National-Outstanding-Assistant-Principal.aspxWaikele Elementary leader honored as a 2022 National Outstanding Assistant Principal​The National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) announced Waikele Elementary’s Stacy Kawamura as a 2022 National Outstanding Assistant Principal. string;#08-Apr-20222022-04-08T10:00:00.0000000Z
Class of 2022 high school graduation ceremonies scheduledhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2022-graduations.aspxClass of 2022 high school graduation ceremonies scheduledPublic high school graduation ceremonies have been scheduled for the Class of 2022. Ceremony guidelines are being eased to reflect less restrictive COVID-19 health and safety requirements across the state, but certain restrictions will still apply to attendees. string;#05-Apr-20222022-04-05T10:00:00.0000000Z

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