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Research-grade space observatory installed at Waipahu High School https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/space-observatory-installed-at-Waipahu-High-school.aspxResearch-grade space observatory installed at Waipahu High School Waipahu High School dedicated a new, research-grade space observatory to encourage the pursuit of STEM and be used by Early College astronomy students.
Hawaii BOE selects Keith Hayashi as superintendenthttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Board-hires-keith-hayashi-as-superintendent.aspxHawaii BOE selects Keith Hayashi as superintendent​The Hawaii State Board of Education voted to hire Keith Hayashi to lead Hawai‘i's public schools as superintendent.
Weekly Updates, May 18https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/Weekly-Updates---May-18.aspxWeekly Updates, May 18Our monthly Ho‘oha‘aheo newsletter will temporarily transition to a weekly edition. With COVID conditions continuing to improve, we have shifted away from the weekly COVID updates and will provide a wider range of HIDOE stories and announcements in this space as we adapt to the broader needs of our school communities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2022 National Children's Mental Health Awareness Month Design Contest Winnerhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2022-National-Children's-Mental-Health-Awareness-Month-Design-Contest-Winner.aspx2022 National Children's Mental Health Awareness Month Design Contest WinnerTo highlight the importance of mental health and overall student well-being, the Hawai‘i State Department of Education School-Based Behavioral Health Program sponsored a “Here to Help” Movement T-Shirt Design Contest.
72 HIDOE educators recognized for National Board Certificationhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/71-Hawai‘i-state-educators-recognized-for-National-Board-Certification.aspx72 HIDOE educators recognized for National Board CertificationSeventy-one public and charter school teachers were recognized for receiving or renewing their National Board Certification – the highest and most respected qualification for teachers in K-12 schools.
High school Class of 2021 college enrollment recovering from pandemichttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2021-college-enrollment.aspxHigh school Class of 2021 college enrollment recovering from pandemicHawaiʻi graduating high school seniors saw a small recovery of college-bound enrollment compared to the previous year, however the second year of the pandemic continued to hamper efforts to attend a post-secondary campus.
Interim Superintendent Hayashi parent letter regarding updated COVID-19 health and safety guidelineshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Supt-Parent-Letter-March-2022-Updated-COVID-Guidance.aspxInterim Superintendent Hayashi parent letter regarding updated COVID-19 health and safety guidelinesThe Department's recently updated COVID-19 health and safety guidance, which incorporates the latest recommendations from DOH and the CDC, will go into effect on March 21, 2022.
Outdoor masking to be optional at HIDOE schools and officeshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Outdoor-Masking-Changes.aspxOutdoor masking to be optional at HIDOE schools and officesOutdoor masking at public school campuses and HIDOE facilities will be optional for students, faculty and staff, effective on Wednesday, Mar. 9.
Lunalilo Elementary welcomes special guests for Read Across America Dayhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Lunalilo-El-Read-Across-America.aspxLunalilo Elementary welcomes special guests for Read Across America DayStudents of Lunalilo Elementary School were joined by community leaders to read together and talk about the importance of reading.
Kalihi Kai Elementary’s Michelle Iwasaki receives prestigious Milken Educator Award and $25,000 Prizehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2022-Milken-Award.aspxKalihi Kai Elementary’s Michelle Iwasaki receives prestigious Milken Educator Award and $25,000 PrizeMichelle Le Iwasaki, an academic coach at Kalihi Kai Elementary School has become the latest recipient of the prestigious Milken Educator Award. Regarded as the "Oscar Award of Teaching," the award honors outstanding excellence in education and comes with an unrestricted $25,000 cash prize.

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