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Kanoelani Elementary teacher receives 2021 Teacher of Promise Award from the Milken Educators of Hawaiihttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2021-Milken-Teacher-of-Promise-Award.aspxKanoelani Elementary teacher receives 2021 Teacher of Promise Award from the Milken Educators of HawaiiKanoelani Elementary special education teacher Jenna Oskey was honored today as the state winner of the prestigious Teacher of Promise Award from the Milken Educators of Hawaii.
Keith Hayashi becomes first high school principal to receive Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinctionhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Keith-Hayashi-Phi-Theta-Kappa.aspxKeith Hayashi becomes first high school principal to receive Shirley B. Gordon Award of DistinctionThe Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society recognized Waipahu High Principal Hayashi during PTK Catalyst 2021, the society’s annual convention, on April 9.
DHS announces third round of P-EBT benefitshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/DHS-Third-Round-of-PEBT-Benefits-April-2021.aspxDHS announces third round of P-EBT benefitsDHS announced that there will be a third round of P-EBT benefits allocated to children who qualify for free or reduced-price school meals, or attend a Community Eligibility Provision school during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jarrett Middle School celebrates new mobile health clinichttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Jarrett-middle-school-celebrates-new-mobile-health-clinic.aspxJarrett Middle School celebrates new mobile health clinicWilliam P. Jarrett Middle School expanded on their school health services by partnering with Waikiki Health to offer a new mobile health clinic. The clinic was established to address chronic absenteeism, which is a student success indicator on the Department’s Strive HI Performance System.
March 2021 Ho‘oha‘aheohttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/March-2021-Hoohaaheo.aspxMarch 2021 Ho‘oha‘aheoOur monthly online publication to highlight bright spots from across the public school system. This month's issue is a special Maui district edition featuring educators and students from across the Canoe complex and what makes them #PublicSchoolProud.
Moloka‘i High librarian receives 2021 School Librarian of the Year Awardhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2021-School-Librarian-of-the-Year-Award.aspxMoloka‘i High librarian receives 2021 School Librarian of the Year AwardDiane Mokuau, librarian at Moloka‘i High School, is one of the two distinguished recipients nationwide to receive this award.
HIDOE educators named 2021 Nat Geo Grosvenor Teacher Fellowshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2021-National-Geographic-Grosvenor-Teacher-Fellowship.aspxHIDOE educators named 2021 Nat Geo Grosvenor Teacher FellowsTwo Hawai‘i public school teachers have been chosen to participate in the National Geographic's Grosvenor Teacher Fellowship, a two-year professional development opportunity for pre-K-12 educators supported by a partnership between Lindblad Expeditions and the National Geographic Society.
HIDOE to implement revised health and safety protocols aligned to latest DOH guidance for schoolshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Revised-health-and-safety-protocols.aspxHIDOE to implement revised health and safety protocols aligned to latest DOH guidance for schoolsThe Hawai‘i State Department of Education (HIDOE), in partnership with the state Department of Health (DOH), worked on ensuring that the health and safety protocols are consistent with the latest DOH guidance for schools.
Moanalua High School opens new Performing Arts Centerhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Moanalua-High-School-opens-new-Performing-Arts-Center.aspxMoanalua High School opens new Performing Arts CenterMoanalua High School celebrated the grand opening of its new Performing Arts Center. Students and staff welcomed Gov. David Ige, lawmakers and community members with tours of the facilities and student performances.
HIDOE releases guidelines to allow athletic workouts and practiceshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-releases-guidelines-to-allow-athletic-workouts-and-practices.aspxHIDOE releases guidelines to allow athletic workouts and practicesThe Hawaiʻi State Department of Education this week released guidelines for safely restarting student athletic programming for high schools beginning Monday. Status of interscholastic competition to be determined by island league associations.
West Maui Elementary School Principal named Complex Area Superintendenthttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/West-Maui-Elementary-School-Principal-named-Complex-Area-Superintendent.aspxWest Maui Elementary School Principal named Complex Area SuperintendentThe Hawaiʻi State Board of Education approved the appointment of Dr. Rebecca Winkie to complex area superintendent for the Hāna-Lahainaluna-Lāna‘i-Moloka‘i Complex Area.
Kaua‘i High School breaks ground on new gymnasiumhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Kaua‘i-High-School-breaks-ground-on-new-gymnasium.aspxKaua‘i High School breaks ground on new gymnasiumThe Hawai‘i State Department of Education held a groundbreaking ceremony at Kaua‘i High School on March 1 for it’s new gymnasium. The $21 million project began its initial conception in 2011, with the help of John Hara Associates, Inc., and is estimated to be completed by April 1, 2023.
HIDOE allows for limited, in-person school commencement events https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-allows-for-limited,-in-person-school-commencement-events.aspxHIDOE allows for limited, in-person school commencement events The Hawaii State Department of Education today released guidelines to allow for limited, in-person school commencement and transition ceremonies that ensure the health and safety of students, staff and families.
February 2021 Ho‘oha‘aheohttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/February-2021-Hoohaaheo.aspxFebruary 2021 Ho‘oha‘aheoOur monthly online publication to highlight bright spots from across the public school system. In honor of February being Mahina ‘Ōlelo Hawaiʻi, this issue is dedicated to celebrating the Hawaiian language.
Kaʻala Elementary School counselor honored nationally as 2021 State School Counselor of the Yearhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2021-State-School-Counselor-of-the-Year.aspxKaʻala Elementary School counselor honored nationally as 2021 State School Counselor of the YearKaʻala Elementary School Counselor Jon Morikawa was recently recognized as the 2021 American School Counselor Association's (ASCA) Hawaii School Counselor of the Year.
Supt's Cornerhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Supts-CornerSupt's CornerOur weekly video series featuring conversations with Supt. Christina M. Kishimoto and special guests on important topics in education.
Drinking water at selected Hawai‘i public schools and child care facilities to be tested for lead from May to December 2021https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Drinking-Water-Testing.aspxDrinking water at selected Hawai‘i public schools and child care facilities to be tested for lead from May to December 2021The Hawai‘i State Department of Education has partnered with the Department of Health and Department of Human Serivces to test tap water at selected schools and child care facilities for the presence of lead.
Sponsors sought for Summer Food Service Program to provide meals for children during summer breakhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/SFSP-2021.aspxSponsors sought for Summer Food Service Program to provide meals for children during summer breakThe Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is seeking sponsor organizations on all islands to help provide children in low-income communities with free meals during the summer months.
January 2021 Hoʻohaʻaheohttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/January-2021-Hoohaaheo.aspxJanuary 2021 HoʻohaʻaheoOur monthly online publication to highlight bright spots from across the public school system. This month's issue features the Hawaiʻi State Teacher Fellows' New Year's resolutions, and we asked Hōnaunau Elementary students what makes them #PublicSchoolProud.
Waipahu High School breaks ground on new Integrated Academy Facilityhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Waipahu-High-School-Integrated-Academy-Facility-Groundbreaking-Event.aspxWaipahu High School breaks ground on new Integrated Academy FacilityThe Hawaii State Department of Education held a groundbreaking ceremony at Waipahu High School on Jan. 14 for its new Integrated Academy Facility.

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