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.

 

 

Retired business executive, community leader tapped to serve as interim deputy superintendenthttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Interim-Deputy-Superintendent-of-Operations.aspxRetired business executive, community leader tapped to serve as interim deputy superintendentRandolph Moore rejoins the public school system, having previously served as an assistant superintendent and middle school teacherstring;#13-May-20242024-05-13T10:00:00.0000000Z
Poi served at 36 Hawai‘i public schools as part of effort to boost local menu itemshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Fresh-local-poi-served-at-36-Hawai‘i-public-schools-in-honor-of-May-Day.aspxPoi served at 36 Hawai‘i public schools as part of effort to boost local menu itemsAcross the participating schools, over 11,800 individual 4-ounce poi cups from Hanalei Poi Company and their Hanalei farmer suppliers — equating to nearly 3,000 pounds of poi — will be served.string;#13-May-20242024-05-13T10:00:00.0000000Z
Kohala High School students win 2nd annual Kalo Challengehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Kōhala-High-School-students-win-2nd-annual-Kalo-Challenge.aspxKohala High School students win 2nd annual Kalo ChallengeThe Kalo Challenge is the finale of a yearlong project where at-promise students from across the state learn about planting and cultivating kalo (taro) and then turning their harvest into an innovative culinary dish.string;#10-May-20242024-05-10T10:00:00.0000000Z
Two HIDOE students named 2024 U.S. Presidential Scholarshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Two-HIDOE-students-named-2024-US-Presidential-Scholars.aspxTwo HIDOE students named 2024 U.S. Presidential ScholarsThis is the first year that two students from HIDOE schools have received the national distinction in the same graduating class.string;#09-May-20242024-05-09T10:00:00.0000000Z
Stevenson Middle School student wins “Here to Help” mascot design contesthttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Stevenson-Middle-School-student-wins-Here-to-Help-mascot-design-contest.aspxStevenson Middle School student wins “Here to Help” mascot design contestHer name is Kokua, and she's "a strong savior and is ready to help anyone," the artist said.string;#09-May-20242024-05-09T10:00:00.0000000Z
Ke‘elikōlani Middle School leader honored as 2024 Principal of the Yearhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HASAA-Principal-of-the-year-2024.aspxKe‘elikōlani Middle School leader honored as 2024 Principal of the YearUnder Joe Passantino's leadership, students' math scores have more than tripled over the last two years and English Language Arts scores climbed by 50%. Staff satisfaction has shot up by 35 to 44 points into the high 90s in the areas of well-being, satisfaction and involvement/engagement.string;#03-May-20242024-05-03T10:00:00.0000000Z
Multilingual Waipahu High students become published authors with books two and three in serieshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Multilingual-Waipahu-High-students-become-published-authors-with-books-two-and-three-in-series.aspxMultilingual Waipahu High students become published authors with books two and three in seriesStudents with roots in Chuuk, Pohnpei, the Marshall Islands, the Philippines, Samoa and Tonga have their stories published.string;#30-Apr-20242024-04-30T10:00:00.0000000Z
Head of Pauoa Elementary School named 2024 Hawai‘i National Distinguished Principalhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2024-National-Distinguished-Principal-of-the-Year-Pauoa-Elementary.aspxHead of Pauoa Elementary School named 2024 Hawai‘i National Distinguished PrincipalLāna‘i High & Elementary vice principal named 2024 Hawai‘i National Outstanding Assistant Principal string;#28-Apr-20242024-04-28T10:00:00.0000000Z
New HIDOE pilot program aims to increase cardiac survival rates in Hawai‘i https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/New-HIDOE-pilot-program-aims-to-increase-cardiac-survival-rates-in-Hawai‘i-.aspxNew HIDOE pilot program aims to increase cardiac survival rates in Hawai‘i The Hawai‘i State Department of Education launched a pilot program this month to introduce cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) training to students and personnel across the state.string;#26-Apr-20242024-04-26T10:00:00.0000000Z
Kapa‘a High Principal Tommy Cox recognized with $25,000 leadership awardhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Kapaa-High-Principal-Wins-25000-award.aspxKapa‘a High Principal Tommy Cox recognized with $25,000 leadership awardTommy Cox of Kapa‘a High School was praised for expanding access to college-level courses, career academy pathways and Career and Technical Education programs.string;#19-Apr-20242024-04-19T10:00:00.0000000Z

Ho‘oha‘aheo

Ho‘oha‘aheo newsletter cover

The Department's primary publication featuring successes across our public schools.

View all Ho‘oha‘aheo Newsletters

Tweets