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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.
HIDOE leadership issues parent letter regarding recent Maui school threatshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Maui-Threats-Parent-Letter-Superintendent.aspxHIDOE leadership issues parent letter regarding recent Maui school threats"We understand the fear and concern that such incidents provoke among families and want to assure you that the safety and well-being of our students and staff remain our utmost priority."
Moanalua Middle School teacher named Milken Educators of Hawai‘i’s 2024 Teacher of Promisehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2024TeacherofPromise.aspxMoanalua Middle School teacher named Milken Educators of Hawai‘i’s 2024 Teacher of PromiseMoanalua Middle social studies teacher Kimberly Kim honored with 2024 Teacher of Promise award and $2,000 cash prize.
Innovation Station makes STEM education accessible for O‘ahu public schoolshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/innovation-station-kalani-high-school-stem-lab.aspxInnovation Station makes STEM education accessible for O‘ahu public schoolsThe Innovation Station is a portable classroom equipped with 3D printers and laser printers designed to deploy to different campuses to make STEM education more accessible to schools.
February 2024https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/SuperintendentReport/Pages/February-2024.aspxFebruary 2024In the February 2024 report to the Board of Education (BOE), Superintendent Keith Hayashi and Deputy Superintendent Tammi Oyadamori-Chun shared progress on the State of Hawai’i Public Education 2023-2029 Strategic Plan. Superintendent Hayashi also shared updates on West Maui.
Students advocate for more locally sourced foods in school cafeteriashttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/waikiki-elementary-farm-to-school.aspxStudents advocate for more locally sourced foods in school cafeteriasStudents studied their school lunches, learned how to find the menus online and then set up interviews with the school’s cafeteria manager to learn more about where their food comes from.
21 teachers honored for earning National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certificationhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2024-NBCT.aspx21 teachers honored for earning National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certificationHIDOE is celebrating 21 teachers statewide who have earned their National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification – a recognition for meeting the highest standards for teaching.
6 Maui schools eligible to offer free school meals to all studentshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/6-Maui-schools-eligible-to-offer-free-school-meals-to-all-students.aspx6 Maui schools eligible to offer free school meals to all studentsSchool meals will be free for all students for the remainder of the school year at six Maui schools.
E ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i Kākou: Let's learn the Hawaiian languagehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/olelo-hawaii-kakou-2024-02-06.aspxE ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i Kākou: Let's learn the Hawaiian languageHIDOE's Office of Hawaiian Education in partnership with the University of Hawai‘i Community Colleges offers free introductory Hawaiian language and culture courses for HIDOE full-time salaried employees. In honor of Mahina ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i, or Hawaiian Language Month, find out why this employee signed up for Hawaiian 101.
Kaimiloa Elementary counselor honored nationally as 2024 Hawai‘i School Counselor of the Yearhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Kaimiloa-Elementary-counselor-honored-nationally-as-2024-hawaii-School-Counselor-of-the-Year.aspxKaimiloa Elementary counselor honored nationally as 2024 Hawai‘i School Counselor of the YearShe was instrumental in developing a School Attendance Review Team (SART) at Kaimiloa Elementary to combat chronic absenteeism.
Kalani High wins 2024 Hawai‘i LifeSmarts State Competitionhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Kalani-High-Wins-2024-Hawai‘i-LifeSmarts-State-Competition.aspxKalani High wins 2024 Hawai‘i LifeSmarts State CompetitionTeam Kalani 4.2 from Kalani High School has won the 2024 Hawaiʻi LifeSmarts State Competition, organized by the state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) Business Registration and Insurance Divisions and the Hawaiʻi Credit Union League (HCUL).
HIDOE seeks feedback to revise student journalism policyhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/student-journalism-policy-feedback.aspxHIDOE seeks feedback to revise student journalism policyThe Department is seeking feedback through Feb. 29. A final version of the updated policy will be presented to the Board for approval.
Sponsors sought for Summer Food Service Program to provide meals for children during summer breakhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/SFSP-2024.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.
DOH and HIDOE launch website to monitor progress of repairs to school drinking water fixtureshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/DOH-and-HIDOE-launch-website-to-monitor-progress-of-repairs-to-school-drinking-water-fixtures.aspxDOH and HIDOE launch website to monitor progress of repairs to school drinking water fixturesOf the 1,500 water fixtures scheduled for replacement at 170 elementary schools, more than 600 fixtures have already been replaced. The new website will allow the public to track the progress of the ongoing fixture replacements, and to view lab results of the confirmatory testing.
Nearly 1,700 Hawai‘i students showcase industry skills at statewide CTSO competitionshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2024-CTSO-Conference.aspxNearly 1,700 Hawai‘i students showcase industry skills at statewide CTSO competitions​Approximately 1,700 students representing 45 Hawai‘i public, private and postsecondary schools competed at the 2024 State CTSO Conference from Jan. 29 to 31 at the Hawai‘i Convention Center.
January 2024https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/SuperintendentReport/Pages/January-2024.aspxJanuary 2024In the January 2024 report to the Board of Education (BOE), Superintendent Keith Hayashi shared an update on the King Kamehameha III Elementary temporary campus and highlighted recent school accomplishments and events.
HIDOE teacher induction center provides mentorship for first-time educatorshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-teacher-induction-center-provides-mentorship-for-first-time-educators.aspxHIDOE teacher induction center provides mentorship for first-time educatorsLearn more about HIDOE's Hawai‘i Teacher Induction Center in this Q&A with Kristen Brummel and Keri Shimomoto. The center was officially established in 2012 and leads the only statewide comprehensive teacher induction program in the nation.
Olympic Gold Medalist Kristi Yamaguchi and Super Bowl Champion Jesse Sapolu visit Linapuni Elementary for read aloudhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Kristi-Yamaguchi-and-Jesse-Sapolu-Visit-Linapuni-Elementary.aspxOlympic Gold Medalist Kristi Yamaguchi and Super Bowl Champion Jesse Sapolu visit Linapuni Elementary for read aloudLinapuni Elementary is a partner school of Kristi Yamaguchi’s Always Dream, a nonprofit organization committed to ensuring that children have access to high-quality books and extensive family engagement support.
School Closures, Tuesday, Jan 9https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/maui-school-closures-january-2024.aspxSchool Closures, Tuesday, Jan 9Please check here for updates on school closures for Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2024. As of 7 a.m., only Hāna High & Elementary and Lāna‘i High & Elementary remain open on Maui. Molokai schools are closed.
HIDOE recognizes 2 schools for excellence in civic education and prioritizing student agencyhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-recognizes-2-schools-for-excellence-in-civic-education-and-prioritizing-student-agency.aspxHIDOE recognizes 2 schools for excellence in civic education and prioritizing student agencyThe Hawaiʻi State Department of Education is proud to announce and celebrate two high schools — Mililani and Maui High — that have been recognized as the first-ever Hawaiʻi Schools of Democracy.

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