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HIDOE releases summary report from community feedback sessions on the rebuild plan for Lahaina’s King Kamehameha III Elementary https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/King-Kamehameha-III-Elementary-community-feedback.aspxHIDOE releases summary report from community feedback sessions on the rebuild plan for Lahaina’s King Kamehameha III Elementary Cultural and historical concerns, HIDOE’s decision-making process, and planning for future growth were key themes amongst community feedback.
73 public schools to offer summer meals to children ages 18 and youngerhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2024-Seamless-Summer-Option.aspx73 public schools to offer summer meals to children ages 18 and younger73 public schools will serve meals free of charge over the summer to children ages 18 and younger – regardless of public school enrollment status – through its summer food service program.
Princess Nāhiʻenaʻena students, artist Noble Richardson unveil new campus mural honoring namesakehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Princess-Nahienaena-students-Noble-Richardson-unveil-new-campus-mural-honoring-namesake.aspxPrincess Nāhiʻenaʻena students, artist Noble Richardson unveil new campus mural honoring namesakePrincess Nāhiʻenaʻena Elementary unveiled a vibrant mural that students worked on with local artist Noble Richardson.
Graduation night marks end of emotional four-year journey for Lahainaluna’s Class of 2024https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/lahainaluna-high-school-class-of-2024-graduation.aspxGraduation night marks end of emotional four-year journey for Lahainaluna’s Class of 2024Lahainaluna High School’s Class of 2024 celebrated the end of an emotional four-year journey, with 216 seniors receiving their diplomas Sunday night at the Sue D. Cooley Stadium.
Ho‘oha‘aheo Newsletter Archive, SY 2023-24https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/Hoohaaheo-Newsletter-Archive,-SY-2023-24.aspxHo‘oha‘aheo Newsletter Archive, SY 2023-24As the Department's primary publication, we aim to live up to the meaning of ha‘aheo – to cherish with pride – by bolstering and sustaining pride in public education and touting the successes happening across our system.
May 2024https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/SuperintendentReport/Pages/May-2024.aspxMay 2024In the May 2024 report to the Board of Education (BOE), Superintendent Keith Hayashi shared updates on the Department’s supplemental operating and CIP budget; the Department’s legislative proposals; and highlights of recent awards and recognitions for our students, employees and schools.
HIDOE presents three possible sites to rebuild permanent campus for King Kamehameha III Elementaryhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-presents-3-possible-sites-to-rebuild-permanent-campus-for-King-Kamehameha-III-Elementary-School.aspxHIDOE presents three possible sites to rebuild permanent campus for King Kamehameha III ElementaryThe Hawai‘i State Department of Education held meetings for community members and school staff to provide feedback on three West Maui sites eyed as locations for King Kamehameha III Elementary School's permanment campus.
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 teacher
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
April 2024https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/SuperintendentReport/Pages/April-2024.aspxApril 2024In the April 2024 report to the Board of Education (BOE), Superintendent Keith Hayashi shared updates on the Department's budget requests and highlighted recent awards and recognitions for our students, employees and schools.
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.
Maui High alum pledges $10 million endowment to schoolhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Maui-High-alum-pledges-$10-million-endowment-to-school.aspxMaui High alum pledges $10 million endowment to schoolThe Maui High School Foundation will receive a $10 million endowment from an alumni, the largest single monetary donation in the school’s history.
New school bus contracts awarded to service HIDOE’s 15 complex areashttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/New-school-bus-contracts-awarded-to-service-HIDOE’s-15-complex-areas.aspxNew school bus contracts awarded to service HIDOE’s 15 complex areasThe new school bus contracts will go into effect July 1, 2024, and run through the end of the 2030-31 school year.

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