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December 2021 Ho‘oha‘aheohttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/December-2021-Hoohaaheo.aspxDecember 2021 Ho‘oha‘aheoOur monthly online publication to highlight bright spots from across the public school system. This month's issue features a message from Interim Superintendent Keith Hayashi.
November 2021 Ho‘oha‘aheo, Teacher of the Year editionhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/November-2021-Hoohaaheo.aspxNovember 2021 Ho‘oha‘aheo, Teacher of the Year editionOur monthly online publication to highlight bright spots from across the public school system. This month's issue features sixteen finalists for the 2022 Hawaii State Teacher of the Year, representing each of our complex areas and one finalist from charter schools.
October 2021 Ho‘oha‘aheohttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/October-2021-Hoohaaheo.aspxOctober 2021 Ho‘oha‘aheoOur monthly online publication to highlight bright spots from across the public school system. This month's issue features keeping schools open and safe for learning and the commitment to help prevent and mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
September 2021 Hoʻohaʻaheohttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/September-2021-Hoohaaheo.aspxSeptember 2021 HoʻohaʻaheoOur monthly online publication to highlight bright spots from across the public school system. This month's issue features keeping schools open and safe for learning.
May 2021 Ho‘oha‘aheohttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/May-2021-Hoohaaheo.aspxMay 2021 Ho‘oha‘aheoOur monthly online publication to highlight bright spots from across the public school system. This month's publication features a look back at our monthly issues and stories in Hoʻohaʻaheo over the past school year.
April 2021 Ho‘oha‘aheohttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/April-2021-Hoohaaheo.aspxApril 2021 Ho‘oha‘aheoOur monthly online publication to highlight bright spots from across the public school system. This month's issue is a special Kauaʻi district edition featuring educators and students from across the complex and what makes them #PublicSchoolProud.
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.
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.
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.
November & December 2020 Ho‘oha‘aheohttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/November-2020-Hoohaaheo.aspxNovember & December 2020 Ho‘oha‘aheoOur monthly online publication to highlight bright spots from across the public school system. This month's issue features our National Blue Ribbon Schools and what makes them #PublicSchoolProud.
October 2020 Ho‘oha‘aheohttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/October-2020-Hoohaaheo.aspxOctober 2020 Ho‘oha‘aheoOur monthly online publication to highlight bright spots from across the public school system. This month's issue is a special Teacher of the Year Edition featuring the 2021 Complex Area Teachers of the Year and what makes them #PublicSchoolProud.
August & September 2020 Ho‘oha‘aheohttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/August-2020-Hoohaaheo.aspxAugust & September 2020 Ho‘oha‘aheoOur monthly online publication to highlight bright spots from across the public school system. This month's issue features a distance learning forum, the first days of school and more stories from students, educators and alumni about what makes them #PublicSchoolProud
July 2020 Ho‘oha‘aheohttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/July-2020.aspxJuly 2020 Ho‘oha‘aheoOur monthly newsletter redesigned from a print product to an online publication that is mobile-friendly and highlights bright spots in an easy-to-consume format. This month's issue features summer enrichment programs, closing the gap and more stories from students, educators and alumni about what makes them #PublicSchoolProud.
March 2020 Ho‘oha‘aheohttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/0320.aspxMarch 2020 Ho‘oha‘aheoMonthly print and digital newsletter. This month's issue kicks-off our island series with stories from the island of Hawai‘i. Students launch a vaping campaign, a teacher provides advice on supporting middle-level students, and more stories from Hawai‘i island students, educators and alumni about what makes them #PublicSchoolProud.
Teacher Voice: A voice for the voicelesshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/teachervoiceFeb2020.aspxTeacher Voice: A voice for the voicelessRoosevelt High special education teacher Derek Govin strives to help his students develop authentic voice.
February 2020 Ho‘oha‘aheohttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/0220.aspxFebruary 2020 Ho‘oha‘aheoMonthly print and digital newsletter. This month's issue is dedicated to highlighting special education stories and the work of HIDOE’s Office of Student Support Services.
January 2020 Ho‘oha‘aheohttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/0120.aspxJanuary 2020 Ho‘oha‘aheoMonthly print and digital newsletter. This month's edition features stories focused on legislative topics and civic engagement as Hawai‘i's 2020 legislative session kicks off Jan. 15.
November/December 2019 Ho‘oha‘aheohttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/1119.aspxNovember/December 2019 Ho‘oha‘aheoMonthly print and digital newsletter. Strive HI: Schools credit project-based learning, student-centered cultures for academic gains, Grow Our Own teacher Jacie Miyashiro, art opportunities and more stories from HIDOE alumni, staff and students about what makes them #PublicSchoolProud.
October 2019 Ho‘oha‘aheohttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/1019.aspxOctober 2019 Ho‘oha‘aheoMonthly print and digital newsletter. This month's issue is a special Teacher of the Year Edition featuring the 2020 Complex Area Teachers of the Year and what makes them #PublicSchoolProud.
HIDOE awarded nearly $50 million in five-year Comprehensive Literacy State Development Granthttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Striving-Readers-Comprehensive-Literacy-Grant .aspxHIDOE awarded nearly $50 million in five-year Comprehensive Literacy State Development GrantThe Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) was awarded $49,839,514 through a five-year federal grant aimed at supporting language and literacy development growth in Hawaii public schools.
September 2019 Ho‘oha‘aheohttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/0919.aspxSeptember 2019 Ho‘oha‘aheoMonthly print and digital newsletter. Waiakea Complex Area student collaboration, schools directed AC, and stories from HIDOE alumni, staff and students about what makes them #PublicSchoolProud.
August 2019 Ho‘oha‘aheohttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/0819.aspxAugust 2019 Ho‘oha‘aheoMonthly print and digital newsletter. Each issue features new stories from across our public school system and conversations from HIDOE alumni, staff and students about what makes them #PublicSchoolProud.
July 2019 Ho‘oha‘aheohttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/0719.aspxJuly 2019 Ho‘oha‘aheoWe strive to tell the stories that grow community support and involvement by celebrating successes around the exciting work being done in schools across the state as we deliver on the power and promise of public education. Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year, an overview of the 2030 Promise Plan, and more stories.
Welcome to School Year 2019-20!https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Supts-Corner/Pages/080519.aspxWelcome to School Year 2019-20!Message from Supt. Christina M. Kishimoto: As we welcome back students to our schools this week, I invite you to view this "Kick Off Your Year" video to build on the positive momentum we've seen in the last year and get grounded in the exciting work to come with our next strategic plan.
Aloha to School Year 2018-19https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Supts-Corner/Pages/0605.aspxAloha to School Year 2018-19From Supt. Christina M. Kishimoto: We wrapped up the majority of our public school graduations this past week and I have thoroughly enjoyed attending ceremonies statewide with my leadership team. Our schools have great personalities! I’d like to congratulate our educators on a successful year.
May 2019 Inspirehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Inspire/Pages/0519.aspxMay 2019 InspireInspirational stories from Hawai'i's public schools. In this edition: Help us plan for the next decade, Kohala High dedicates a new STEM facility, celebrating the class of 2019, National Merit Scholarship winners, more stories.
Teacher collaboration unleashing innovation, best practiceshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Supts-Corner/Pages/051619.aspxTeacher collaboration unleashing innovation, best practicesFrom Supt. Christina M. Kishimoto: We will see a transformation in our special education programs as a result of the renewed commitment to collaboration by our schools and teachers, creating equitable learning experiences for our most vulnerable students. Here are some school-level examples of best practices around collaboration that are contributing to advancements in equity.
May 2019 Education Updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/0519.aspxMay 2019 Education UpdateMonthly print newsletter featuring the top stories from across Hawaii's public schools, distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: New contracting method is expediting repairs, Ala Wai El's Kwee named national LifeChanger of the Year, Mililani Middle breaks ground on new classroom, more stories.
April 2019 Strive HIhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/StriveHiNewsletter/Pages/0419.aspxApril 2019 Strive HINews and success stories from across Hawai‘i's public school system. In this edition: More students graduate with honors, Farrington students build a legacy project, More roof repairs with a new contracting method, more stories.
Grade everybody or grade no one, but be fair to public schoolshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Supts-Corner/Pages/040319.aspxGrade everybody or grade no one, but be fair to public schoolsFrom Supt. Christina M. Kishimoto: I want to talk about a double standard in Hawai‘i’s education system. Every year, Honolulu Magazine puts out a “Grading the Public Schools” edition that ranks schools on a bell curve. And every year that same magazine puts out a “Private School Guide” with lovely pictures and narratives and your questions answered about navigating the admission and payment processes. Be fair. Judge us equally.
January 2017 Education Updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/Jan-2017.aspxJanuary 2017 Education UpdateMonthly newsletter distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: School funding to be considered at the 2017 Legislature, focus on academic plans and ESSA with approval of the Strategic Plan, Bright Spot story on Jarrett Middle's extraordinary school culture, Hot Topics list for 2017, Supt.'s Corner and coming events.
February 2017 Education Updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/Feb-2017.aspxFebruary 2017 Education UpdateMonthly newsletter distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: Waipahu High Principal Keith Hayashi to serve as interim deputy superintendent, Molokai High opens new science center, three new hires at OSFSS to improve systems that support schools, nominees for the Hawaii Regional Scholastic Art Awards to be exhibited, Supt. Matayoshi on keeping the focus on students.
May 2017 Education Updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/0517.aspxMay 2017 Education UpdateMonthly newsletter distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: C2C launches, keeping the promise as the Worldwide Voyage of the Hōkūle‘a comes to a close, opportunity to provide feedback on the state's plan for federal funding, great leaders in our schools and programs acknowledged, study ranks Hawaii 2nd nationwide for the right conditions for College & Career Readiness, more.
Pauoa Elementary: The little school that didhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/StriveHI17-Pauoa.aspxPauoa Elementary: The little school that didThis small Title I school is at the epicenter of an academic earthquake. With high achievement results in language arts, mathematics and science, and a low achievement gap between students with high-needs and their peers, more students are getting what they need to learn at the highest levels at this school. Here's what they're doing.
April 2018 Education Updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/0418.aspxApril 2018 Education UpdateMonthly print newsletter featuring the top stories from across Hawaii's public schools, distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: Stevenson Middle science teacher earns the Milken Teacher of Promise award, Leilehua's JROTC team is returning to the CyberPatriot national competition, Roosevelt High students design and organize a schoolwide college and career fair, more stories.
April 2018 Strive HIhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/StriveHiNewsletter/Pages/0418.aspxApril 2018 Strive HINews and success stories from across Hawaii's public school system. In this edition: Hawai'i's grade 8 reading stands out in biannual "Nation's Report Card," Farm to School gets a new name and look with ‘Aina Pono, public feedback on the Hawai‘i DOE's draft Computer Science Action Plan is sought through April 16, more stories.
June 2018 Strive HIhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/StriveHiNewsletter/Pages/0618.aspxJune 2018 Strive HINews and success stories from across Hawaii's public school system. In this edition: Waipahu High valedictorian chooses teaching as his career path, King Kamehameha III El drives academic improvements with positive culture, real-world learning flourishes at Farrington High thanks to partnership with the World Surf League, an update from CAS Chad Farias on the ongoing eruption at Kilauea, more stories.
March 2018 Education Updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/0318.aspxMarch 2018 Education UpdateMonthly print newsletter distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: Aiea High's Ken Kang wins the Milken Educator Award and Keolu El's Bianca Yanuaria is named Hawaii's School Counselor of the Year, Jack Johnson and friends celebrate the ‘Aina Pono program at Mililani High, new student learning approaches at Kea‘au Elementary, Supt. Christina Kishimoto addresses safety on school campuses, more stories.
Revamping our approach to employmenthttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Supts-Corner/Pages/0718.aspxRevamping our approach to employmentAs the largest employer among Hawaii state government departments, we have a tremendous responsibility to develop and protect our greatest asset — our employees, who each play a role in our mission to support and advance student success. This requires a strategic and thoughtful approach that focuses on the lifetime experience of an employee while in the organization.
February 2018 Inspirehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Inspire/Pages/0218.aspxFebruary 2018 InspireInspirational stories from Hawai'i's public schools. In this edition: King Kekaulike High goes all-in with interventions and co-teaching with promising results for student outcomes, Mililani High selected as next Farm to School site, more Hawai'i teachers earn National Board Certification, and many more stories.
November 2017 Education Updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/1117.aspxNovember 2017 Education UpdateMonthly newsletter distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: Congratulations to Vanessa Ching, 2018 Hawaii State Teacher of the Year; leadership appointments and honors, Stevenson Middle updates computer lab with assist from the Clippers Foundation, watch the replay of "Designing Schools for Hawai‘i's Future" on ‘Olelo, more stories.
August 2018 Education Updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/0818.aspxAugust 2018 Education UpdateWelcome to the 2018-19 school year! Catch up with the top stories from across Hawaii's public schools, including Hawaii's showing in the e-ICON competition, new resources in the Maunakea Scholars program, leadership appointments, a student voice piece from Kalani High graduate Rovi Porter and more. Superintendent's Education Update is a print newsletter distributed to schools and the Board of Education.
July 2017 Inspirehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Inspire/Pages/0717.aspxJuly 2017 InspireInspirational stories from public schools. In this edition: Energy efficient strategies to cool schools advance, Solomon El breaks ground on major facilities renovations, IT initiative to address growing tech needs at schools, transition centers initiative named for the late Rep. Mark Takai, national innovation award celebrated, Roosevelt High's Gregg Abe inducted into Bandworld Legion of Honor.
October 2018 Education Updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/1018.aspxOctober 2018 Education UpdateMonthly print newsletter featuring the top stories from across Hawaii's public schools, distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: Strong progress in language arts seen as part of the 2017-18 Strive HI System results, health center dedicated at Nanakuli High & Intermediate, Wai‘anae High's 9th graders excel under The R.I.D.E., FAFSA drive kicks off, more stories.
August 2017 Education Updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/0817.aspxAugust 2017 Education UpdateMonthly newsletter distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this Back-to-School edition: Solomon Elementary breaks ground on four-year campus renovation, IT initiative expands to address growing technology needs, Leeward District students get a leg up on college with new summer program, overview of important initiatives with the 2017-18 school year, Supt's Corner column from new Superintendent Christina Kishimoto.
A culture of kindness, acceptance and alohahttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Supts-Corner/Pages/101618.aspxA culture of kindness, acceptance and alohaEnding bullying is key to having safe, nurturing learning environments. We are updating the student misconduct and discipline code known as Chapter 19 to elevate bullying and cyberbullying at the secondary levels to a Class A offense, the most serious category. We invite all schools, offices and communities to join us in Unity Day — wear orange on Wednesday, Oct. 24 as a statement of support for kindness, acceptance and aloha.
October 2018 Strive HIhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/StriveHiNewsletter/Pages/1018.aspxOctober 2018 Strive HINews and success stories from across Hawai‘i's public school system. In this edition: Three Hawai‘i DOE schools named to the National Blue Ribbon Schools program by the U.S. DOE, three Hawai‘i DOE teachers are in the running for $100,000 grants in the Dream Big Teacher Challenge, the Harvest of the Month program returns with featured ingredient 'ulu, more stories.
October 2016 Education Updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/October-2016.aspxOctober 2016 Education UpdateMonthly newsletter distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: Hawaii public schools outpacing nation in gains on Advanced Placement exams, Board recognizes positive gains in Superintendent's evaluation, Campbell High hits milestone with AVID program, celebrating our employees of the year, and a guest column from King Kekaulike Principal Mark Elliott on the importance of supporting & cultivating leadership.
15 public schools earn $230,000 for high achievementhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2013-14-Strive-HI-Recognition-Schools.aspx15 public schools earn $230,000 for high achievementSchools that earned the "Recognition" status in the Strive HI Performance System represent the top five percent of schools in the state.
Strive HI reports show statewide school performance measures remain steadyhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2016-17-Strive-HI.aspxStrive HI reports show statewide school performance measures remain steadyHIDOE shared its 2016-17 Strive HI Performance System results this evening during the Board of Education community meeting. The school accountability system focuses on state and school progress on Strategic Plan Student Success Objectives and provides educators and communities with information to take action for student learning.
Department awards $1 million in Strive HI grantshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/DOE-awards-$1-million-in-'Strive-HI'-grants-to-32-schools.aspxDepartment awards $1 million in Strive HI grantsHONOLULU - The Department today honored 32 schools for extraordinary achievements at the first annual Strive HI Awards ceremony. The awards ranging from $12,500 to $100,000 recognize schools for significant academic progress for two consecutive years and represent a one-time grant to further improvement efforts.
Fourteen top-performing public schools awarded $1 millionhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Fourteen-top-performing-public-schools-awarded-$1-million.aspxFourteen top-performing public schools awarded $1 millionHawaii's high-perfoming public schools received $1 million for exceptional achievement as part of the state’s new Strive HI Performance System. Funds will be used to support initiatives to sustain success.
A day in the life of a principalhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Supts-Corner/Pages/110518-principals.aspxA day in the life of a principalOctober was National Principals Month, and I hope you all took the time to celebrate your school leaders. Being a principal is tough — the hours are long, the work is challenging. Yet it is one of the most rewarding jobs, one where we can see the results that lead to impacts on young people’s futures. Three principals share what a typical school day looks like for them.
Let's help more students tap into federal and private dollars for collegehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Supts-Corner/Pages/091718.aspxLet's help more students tap into federal and private dollars for collegeA critical measure that serves as one predictor for college access is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. This year, the Hawaii DOE has set a goal to have 70 percent of our seniors complete the FAFSA, and 90 percent in 2020. We all play a role in meeting this goal.
How teachers collaborate to boost student success at Hickam Elementaryhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/TeachersAndPrincipals/Pages/KeithHamanaTC.aspxHow teachers collaborate to boost student success at Hickam ElementaryTake a peek into the school's Learning Team Time, or LTT, with Curriculum Coach Keith Hamana. This is the behind-the-scenes teamwork of educators to ensure all students are getting what they need to become joyful, lifelong learners on a continuous path of growth.
Hawaii schools make notable improvements in annual Strive HI performance system updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Strive-HI.aspxHawaii schools make notable improvements in annual Strive HI performance system update2015-16 Strive HI Performance System results show progress in Statewide averages in several key metrics including: a three point increase in the number of schools meeting English Language Arts/Literacy standards, a one point increase meeting Mathematics standards and a two point increase meeting Science proficiency.
Supt's Corner: May 2018https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Supts-Corner/Pages/0518.aspxSupt's Corner: May 2018The HIDOE will continue to track our college and career readiness progress annually through various indicators, some of which were discussed at our April 5 Board meeting with our Hawai‘i P-20 partners, who shared results from the Class of 2017. Here is the great news — more HIDOE students are graduating from high school on time and taking advanced coursework.
Strive HI System replaces parts of NCLBhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Strive-HI-Performance-System-replaces-components-of-federal-NCLB-requirements.aspxStrive HI System replaces parts of NCLB​​​​The Department is pleased to announce it has received federal approval for the Strive HI Performance System, designed to ensure all students graduate college- and career-ready. The new school accountability and improvement system granted by the U.S. Department of Education replaces many requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) with multiple measures of success to meet the needs of Hawaii’s students, educators and schools.
Chronic Absenteeism in Hawaii's public schools plummets 39 percenthttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Strive-HI-2013-14.aspxChronic Absenteeism in Hawaii's public schools plummets 39 percentReducing chronic absenteeism is a strong predictor of academic success. Science proficiency also rose to 40 percent from 34 percent. As public schools transition to new standards and an aligned assessment, new baseline scores for reading and math proficiency are being set.
Hawaii's school performance system granted full approval for three yearshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/strive-hi-approval-2015.aspxHawaii's school performance system granted full approval for three yearsThe U.S. Department of Education announces the state's Strive HI system for school accountability and improvement is approved without conditions for three years. It allows flexibility from certain provisions of federal education law.
November 2018 Inspirehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Inspire/Pages/1118.aspxNovember 2018 InspireInspirational stories from Hawai'i's public schools. In this edition: Mathieu Williams is named the 2019 Hawaii State Teacher of the Year, students report fewer incidents of bullying in statewide survey, significant year-over-year gains are seen in the Advanced Placement exam, more stories.
2014 Year in Reviewhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Awards/Pages/2014-Year-in-Review.aspx2014 Year in ReviewThere is much work to be done, but there is much to celebrate now! Here’s a rundown of impressive achievements in 2014 by our schools, educators and keiki.
Education Update: May 2014https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/May-2014.aspxEducation Update: May 2014Stories in this issue: Virtual field trip to Kilauea includes schools from Oahu and Mexico, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan praises Hawaii progress as potential model for the nation, launch of Malama Honua educational platform, notable achievements of public school students and principals.
Nov. 2014 Education Updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/Nov-2014.aspxNov. 2014 Education UpdateIn this edition: The 2015-17 budget submission to the Board of Education, the Hawaii State and District Teachers of the Year, more on testing tied to DOE educator effectiveness systems in Supt's Corner, and teacher/student opportunities.
Oct. 2014 Education Updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/Oct-2014.aspxOct. 2014 Education UpdateIn this edition: Record numbers of students earning AP honors, the DOE and Hawaii State Employee of the Year is Kahaluu El's Monica DeCosta, information about the coming Smarter Balanced Assessment and more.
Sept. 2014 Education Updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/Sept--2014-Education-Update.aspxSept. 2014 Education UpdateStories include Hawaii's chronic absenteeism plummeting 39%, Superintendent's takeaways on the Strive HI System results, leadership during Hurricane Iselle, opportunities for teachers and schools.
Sheena Alaiasa's string of successes continueshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/TeachersAndPrincipals/Pages/Sheena-Alaiasa.aspxSheena Alaiasa's string of successes continuesSheena Alaiasa is having a year to remember. In the spring, her school, Samuel Wilder King Intermediate School, was named a Department of Education Strive HI winner for making one of the biggest turnarounds in recent years.
Dec. 2014 Education Updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/Dec-2014.aspxDec. 2014 Education UpdateRoundup of stories from our public schools, teacher/school opportunities, upcoming events and Supt's Corner column. Includes upcoming Hour of Code activities in schools, Supt. Matayoshi's reflections on "ConnectED to the Future" in Washington D.C. and Hawaii's own Future Ready Learning push, and new leadership in human resources and facilities.
Education Update: December 2013https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/Education-Update-December-2013.aspxEducation Update: December 2013Stories include Hawaii's strong growth on the National Assessment of Educational Progress, pledging to participate in curriculum with Malama Honua — the Worldwide Voyage of the Hokulea and Hikianalia, new resources for staff and upcoming events.
Education Update: February 2014https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/Education-Update-February-2014.aspxEducation Update: February 2014Our Education Update is printed monthly and distributed to DOE schools and offices and the first Board of Education meeting of the month. In this issue: 2014-15 Supplemental Budget request, Roosevelt staff exemplary during incident, DOE Intranet launches, success stories from around our schools and more. Click image to view the issue.
Strive HI Profile: Helemano Elementaryhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/Strive-HI-Helemano.aspxStrive HI Profile: Helemano ElementaryOne in an occasional series spotlighting the Department's Recognition schools for 2013-14 in the Strive HI Performance System, and getting the principal's insight into what they're doing right. What makes a great school tick? Read on!
Strive HI Profile: Mokapu Elementaryhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/strive-hi-mokapu.aspxStrive HI Profile: Mokapu ElementaryOne in an occasional series spotlighting the Department's Recognition schools for 2013-14 in the Strive HI Performance System, and getting the principal's insight into what they're doing right. What makes a great school tick? Read on!
Strive HI Profile: Noelani Elementaryhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/Strive-HI-Noelani.aspxStrive HI Profile: Noelani ElementaryOne in an occasional series spotlighting the Department's Recognition schools for 2013-14 in the Strive HI Performance System, and getting the principal's insight into what they're doing right. What makes a great school tick? Read on!
Strive HI Profile: Pomaikai Elementaryhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/Strive-HI-Pomaikai.aspxStrive HI Profile: Pomaikai ElementaryOne in an occasional series spotlighting the Department's Recognition schools for 2013-14 in the Strive HI Performance System, and getting the principal's insight into what they're doing right. What makes a great school tick? Read on!
Strive HI — Aug. 2014https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/StriveHiNewsletter/Pages/August-2014.aspxStrive HI — Aug. 2014Roundup of news stories from around Hawaii's public schools: Strive HI Performance System results, teacher effectiveness ratings released, Year 1 results of the Access Learning pilot, rewarding data champions, new student member of the BOE welcomed.
Dec. 2013 Strive HI Enewshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/StriveHiNewsletter/Pages/Dec--20-Strive-HI-Enews.aspxDec. 2013 Strive HI EnewsStories include Hale Kula Elementary marking the "Hour of Code," Hawaii tops in the nation for growth in National Board Certified teachers, launch of the DOE's new Growth Model website, DOE awards Oahu bus contracts under new accountability system, Hawaii's college and career readiness efforts praised. Subscribe to our newsletters by clicking the button in the footer of this website.
Strive HI — January 2015https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/StriveHiNewsletter/Pages/Jan-2015.aspxStrive HI — January 2015Roundup of news from the public school system. Stories include parent letter sent home to explain new standards and assessments, Hawaii has a National Teacher of the Year finalist, Momilani El students get STEAMed during winter break, the 2014 Year in Review, Chad Farias named to Kau-Keaau-Pahoa leadership post and more.
Strive HI — June 2014https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/StriveHiNewsletter/Pages/June-2014.aspxStrive HI — June 2014Roundup of education reform news from across the DOE. Stories include the College & Career Readiness Indicators Report, changes to the Educator Effectiveness System for 2014-15, launch of the Principal Roundtable, principals Abe, Hayashi and Chung honored, and connecting with educational resources for Malama Honua.
Strive HI — November 2014https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/StriveHiNewsletter/Pages/November-2014.aspxStrive HI — November 2014Achievement news from around our schools and districts. Stories in this edition include: 2015 Hawaii State Teacher of the Year named, and district teachers honored; enrollment count rises in most grades, mental health initiatives funded, new leader of facilities office, schools respond to the Puna lava flow.
Strive HI — October 2014https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/StriveHiNewsletter/Pages/October-2014.aspxStrive HI — October 2014News stories from around Hawaii's public school system. Stories in this edition: Top Strive HI schools earn $230,000, public school students earning AP Honors hit an all-time high, biennium budget submitted, new assistant superintendent of human resources named, Kaimuki Middle principal named to national post, more. Get Strive HI in your inbox! Click "Subscribe" in the footer of this website, below.
Sept. 2013 Strive HI Enewshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/StriveHiNewsletter/Pages/Sept--17-Strive-HI-Enews.aspxSept. 2013 Strive HI EnewsIn this issue: Top-performing schools awarded $1 million in Strive HI Awards, Supt. Matayoshi receives top rating by Hawaii's Board of Education, applicants sought for 2014 spelling bee, Polynesian Voyaging Society extends ports of call through the Islands, military volunteers recognized.
Dec. 3 Inspire enewshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Inspire/Pages/Dec--3-Inspire-enews.aspxDec. 3 Inspire enewsInspirational stories from our schools, including Kahaluu Elementary going green for the holidays thanks to volunteers, a turn around under way at Kaimuki High under Principal Wade Araki, and parting thoughts from BOE member Wesley Lo. Get these stories in your inbox! Hit the "Subscribe" button in the footer of our website.
Inspire E-news: July 2014https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Inspire/Pages/July-2014.aspxInspire E-news: July 2014Get inspired with good news stories about our students, educators, schools and more. In this issue: Hawaii impresses at the 2014 international science fair, CAS Ruth Silberstein is honored, Waianae cleans up at regional high school Emmys, more.
May 2014 Inspire E-newshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Inspire/Pages/May-2014.aspxMay 2014 Inspire E-newsRoundup of inspirational stories include national chess champs at Washington Middle, welcoming a new military family at Leilehua, scenes from Teacher Appreciation Week, Mililani High senior takes 1st place at national science symposium, results from Olelo Youth XChange video contest and Windward District's "Be Pono" campaign, and more.
Nov. 5 Inspire Enewshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Inspire/Pages/Nov--5-Inspire-Enews.aspxNov. 5 Inspire EnewsStories include the 2014 State and District Teachers of the Year, inspiring video of King Intermediate Principal Sheena Alaiasa (2014 National Middle-Level Principal of the Year), Maui High Band invited to 2015 Rose Parade, GEAR UP closing achievement gap, Pauoa Elementary's "Kinder Garden." Subscribe to our newsletters by hitting the "Subscribe" button in the footer of our website.
October 2014 Inspire Enewshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Inspire/Pages/October-2014.aspxOctober 2014 Inspire EnewsInspirational stories from around the Department. In this edition: Strive HI Recognition School profile of Helemano Elementary, National Librarian of the Year, teacher wins national Unsung Heroes award, the Chamber of Commerce weighs in on educational reform, more. Be Inspired! — get this and DOE newsletters delivered to your inbox by hitting the "Subscribe" button in the footer of this website.
June 2017 Education Updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/0617.aspxJune 2017 Education UpdateMonthly newsletter distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: A new superintendent is chosen, the Hawai‘i DOE wins a national award for education system innovation, Bright Spot profile of Radford High's strong college readiness results, new facility on way for Searider Productions, final Supt's Corner column from Kathryn Matayoshi.
February 2018 Education Updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/0218.aspxFebruary 2018 Education UpdateMonthly print newsletter distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: Hawai‘i's ESSA plan for federal funding is approved by the USDOE, pitching new needs for the school system to the Legislature, teacher collaboration behind strong growth at King Kekaulike High School, more local foods introduced to statewide school food service, more.
November 2017 Inspirehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Inspire/Pages/1117.aspxNovember 2017 InspireInspirational stories from public schools. In this edition: Pauoa Elementary is slashing its achievement gap while still hitting high achievement marks, students take a virtual field trip with Army Nature team, Ewa Makai Middle's Vanessa Ching named 2018 Hawaii State Teacher of the Year, principals who lead their alma maters, more stories.
September 2017 Inspirehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Inspire/Pages/0917.aspxSeptember 2017 InspireInspirational stories from public schools. In this edition: The Department names its employee and team of the year, principals and teachers weigh in on the importance of school leaders, JVEF celebrates education and military partnerships, Hawaii Pacific University launches virtual classroom for Honoka'a High students, and looking at the impact of School Every Day.
July 2017 Education Updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/0717.aspxJuly 2017 Education UpdateMonthly newsletter distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: Hawai‘i's ESSA Plan is approved by the Board of Education, interim leadership named, heat abatement and air conditioning update, high-quality transition centers initiative launched and named for the late Mark Takai, design unveiled for Hawai‘i DOE's first vertical school, update from interim superintendent Keith Hayashi.
School Every Day is life changinghttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/AdvancingEducation/StriveHIPerformanceSystem/Pages/chronic-absence.aspxSchool Every Day is life changingDid you know that one of the strongest predictors of student success or failure is, on the surface, one that seems easy to do? Chronic Absenteeism — missing 15 or more days in a school year, just two or three days a month — leads to a host of academic ailments. Here's how you can help.
October 2017 Education Updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/1017.aspxOctober 2017 Education UpdateMonthly newsletter distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: Double-digit gains achieved by Hawai'i's public school students on Advanced Placement exams, Strive HI results show steady school performance, talking to our principals and teachers about why leadership matters during National Principals Month, Supt. Kishimoto's column on college readiness reflecting on our strong AP results.
April 2017 Education Updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/0417.aspxApril 2017 Education UpdateMonthly newsletter distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: Annual report shows college and career readiness up strongly in early college and reduced remediation, celebrating leadership at Lanakila El, Bright Spot story on the Hilo-Waiakea Complex Area's strong results, Supt. Kathryn Matayoshi writes about Month of the Military Child.
May 2018 Education Updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/0518.aspxMay 2018 Education UpdateMonthly print newsletter featuring the top stories from across Hawaii's public schools, distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: Principals Linell Dilwith and Corinne Yogi earn prestigious awards, data from CCRI and NAEP reports show strong progress for student readiness and learning, profile of Maui High's college and career readiness growth, more stories.
October 2017 Strive HIhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/StriveHiNewsletter/Pages/1017.aspxOctober 2017 Strive HINews and success stories from across Hawaii's public school system. In this edition: Hawaii public school students see double-digit rise in AP tests taken and passed, Strive HI System results show steady statewide performance, Maunakea Scholars program sees explosive growth, learn more about an implementation plan for the Strategic Plan focusing on three high-impact strategies.
March 2018 Strive HIhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/StriveHiNewsletter/Pages/0318.aspxMarch 2018 Strive HINews and success stories from across Hawaii's public school system. In this edition: Multiclassroom project kicks off at Campbell High, Ken Kakesako is named a Milken Educator of Promise, Leilehua High's JROTC team returns to the CyberPatriot national finals again, students organize Roosevelt High's College & Career Readiness Fair, more stories.
March 2017 Education Updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/Mar-2017.aspxMarch 2017 Education UpdateMonthly newsletter distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: Farrington High opens 'Skippa' Diaz Stadium at Kusunoki Field, the Campbell-Kapolei HĀ Design Team works through what Nā Hopena A‘o looks like for them, Middle School Career Fair with Hawaii P-20, Ewa Makai student named top volunteer, Supt. Matayoshi talks about Hawaii's No. 1 national ranking in broadband delivery, more.
Lunalilo El students share what they're thankful forhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Supts-Corner/Pages/1121.aspxLunalilo El students share what they're thankful forFrom Supt. Kishimoto: We asked some of our students at Lunalilo Elementary what they are grateful for, and here’s what they had to say. I would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving!
December 2018 Education Updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/1218.aspxDecember 2018 Education UpdateMonthly print newsletter featuring the top stories from across Hawaii's public schools, distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: Congratulations to Hawai'i's Teacher of the Year, Future School Now facilities management program launched, Hawai'i public school students achieve year-over-year gains on the AP exam, more stories.
Save the date for the Innovative Teachers Engage and Collaborate - Hawaii Conferencehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Supts-Corner/Pages/120318.aspxSave the date for the Innovative Teachers Engage and Collaborate - Hawaii ConferenceFrom Supt. Christina M. Kishimoto: The Department’s Office of Curriculum and Instructional Design is creating an opportunity and space for teacher leaders to come together to collaborate and share best practices in the spirit of advancing Computer Science curriculum — a great way to celebrate the start of Computer Science Education Week. Save the date for the conference: June 13, 2019.
Holiday wishes for our entire HIDOE 'ohanahttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Supts-Corner/Pages/Supt-holiday-18.aspxHoliday wishes for our entire HIDOE 'ohanaFrom Supt. Kishimoto: I want to wish all of you and your loved ones the happiest of holidays. We've made great strides together towards elevating our students that we can all be very proud of and I appreciate your hard work tremendously.
December 2018 Strive HIhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/StriveHiNewsletter/Pages/1218.aspxDecember 2018 Strive HINews and success stories from across Hawai‘i's public school system. In this edition: Future Schools Now to modernize HIDOE's facilities management, Niu Valley Middle music teacher Zachary Morita wins $100,000 grant for a Music Olympic Invitational, Supt. Christina M. Kishimoto sends holiday greetings with the help of students from Hickam Elementary, more stories.
January 2018 Education Updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/0118.aspxJanuary 2018 Education UpdateMonthly print newsletter distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: Mentoring new special education teachers, 2017 Year in Review, Waipahu High student first to earn AA before diploma, Keaukaha Elementary's engaging literacy approach, working more local food into school meals, more stories.
More Hawaii schools make notable gains; join the ranks of the high performershttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/strive-hi-2014-15.aspxMore Hawaii schools make notable gains; join the ranks of the high performersThe Strive HI Performance System provides data to schools and offices to customize supports and interventions where schools need them most. The annual reports provide a snapshot of how schools are doing in achievement, growth, readiness and reducing the achievement gap.
January 2019 Education Updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/0119.aspxJanuary 2019 Education UpdateMonthly print newsletter featuring the top stories from across Hawaii's public schools, distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: Zachary Morita wins $100K grant for music invitational, parents asked to assist with Medicaid reimbursements, Stevenson Middle students build toys for children's hospital, op-ed from Asst. Supt. and CFO Amy Kunz, more stories.
'All students are our kuleana'https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/LeadershipProfilesAndStaff/Pages/AEW2015.aspx'All students are our kuleana'For American Education Week, Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi wrote the following piece that was published in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. "It is up to all of us — the DOE, our schools, parents and our community — to put forth our best efforts to empower our students to reach their highest dreams."
April 2016 Inspirehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Inspire/Pages/April-2016.aspxApril 2016 InspireStories that inspire from our students, educators and schools. In this edition: Leilehua High's triumph in the Scholastic Art Awards, plus a profile of art department head Larry Taguba, state science fair results, Molokai 6th grader makes a successful pitch to cool schools, Maunakea Scholars begin data gathering at world's leading telescope array, Kailua High opens state-of-the-art Natural Science Lab, more stories.
June 2017 Strive HIhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/StriveHiNewsletter/Pages/0617.aspxJune 2017 Strive HINews and success stories from across Hawaii's public school system. In this edition: the Hawai‘i DOE receives a national innovation award, the final phase of the Get on Board student transportation initiative rolls out, the Maunakea Scholars program is formalized to provide more research opportunities for public high school students at Maunakea Observatories, more.
August 2017 Strive HIhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/StriveHiNewsletter/Pages/0817.aspxAugust 2017 Strive HINews and success stories from across Hawaii's public school system. In this edition: The Teacher Leadership Cadre takes the reins of instruction at Farrington High, Leeward high schoolers earn college credit over the summer, new teachers prepped thanks to the Beginning Teacher Summer Academy, two Hawai'i teachers join Hope Street Group's national Teacher Advisory Council, more stories.
Moving toward a 10-year action planhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Supts-Corner/Pages/0119-10year.aspxMoving toward a 10-year action planFrom Supt. Kishimoto: The DOE/BOE Strategic Plan will sunset in 2020. A new action plan will focus our priorities for the next decade. We will develop a forward-facing Statewide Strategic Plan focused on three key questions: 1) What is student success? 2) How do we measure what we really value? 3) How do we support each child to experience success?
January 2019 Inspirehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Inspire/Pages/0119.aspxJanuary 2019 InspireInspirational stories from Hawai'i's public schools. In this edition: Celebrating Hawai'i's teachers who achieved or renewed National Board Certification, caring for students the Barbers Point Elementary way, staff spring to action during a busy hurricane season, and the Hawai'i DOE Year in Review.
Student voices echo through the Capitol as the 2019 legislative session kicks into high gearhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Supts-Corner/Pages/012819.aspxStudent voices echo through the Capitol as the 2019 legislative session kicks into high gearFrom Supt. Christina M. Kishimoto: Students have had a noticeable presence at the Capitol since opening day, learning from state leaders and participating in this important democratic process. We can draw inspiration from their passion and must continue to foster their desire to have their voices heard.
February 2019 Education Updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/0219.aspxFebruary 2019 Education UpdateMonthly print newsletter featuring the top stories from across Hawaii's public schools, distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: Celebrating Hawai'i's National Board Certified Teachers, growing Peace Ambassadors at Manoa Elementary, Waianae High's Desire Desoto named a national finalist for Counselor of the Year, more stories.
Supt's Cornerhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Supts-CornerSupt's CornerAn archive of our weekly video series featuring conversations with Supt. Christina M. Kishimoto and special guests on important topics in education.
May 2018 Inspirehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Inspire/Pages/0518.aspxMay 2018 InspireInspirational stories from Hawai'i's public schools. In this edition: Maui High boosts college and career readiness, East Kapolei Middle School breaks ground, teachers drive improvement via an innovative collaboration model, more stories.
July 2018 Inspirehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Inspire/Pages/0718.aspxJuly 2018 InspireInspirational stories from Hawai'i's public schools. In this edition: Hawai'i students team with South Koreans to win e-ICON challenge, students contribute to Rutgers University's plant DNA research, Wilcox Elementary students explain the value of STEM in their learning experience, more stories.
September 2018 Education Updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/0918.aspxSeptember 2018 Education UpdateMonthly print newsletter featuring the top stories from across Hawaii's public schools, distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: Public and charter school enrollment grows slightly, initiatives to grow and retain our teacher talent pool, Waipahu High students learn to code "muscle" cars during summer program, more stories.
Supt's Corner: Coming together during Hurricane Lanehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Supts-Corner/Pages/0918.aspxSupt's Corner: Coming together during Hurricane LaneThe past few months have been filled with challenges for our school communities, from the Kīlauea eruption to the flooding in Hanalei to multiple brush fires. And then, Hurricane Lane. Through all of these disasters, I am grateful for the HIDOE ‘ohana and our numerous supporters throughout the state who came together.
June 2018 Education Updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/0618.aspxJune 2018 Education UpdateMonthly print newsletter featuring the top stories from across Hawaii's public schools, distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: Breaking ground on a new middle school in Kapolei, Honowai El recognized as U.S. DOE Green Ribbon School for extensive sustainability efforts, graduating senior Ethan Kwon on the importance of financial literacy, Briggs named U.S. Presidential Scholar, more stories.
Supt's Corner: June 2018https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Supts-Corner/Pages/0618.aspxSupt's Corner: June 2018From Supt. Christina Kishimoto: State offices have been planning for next school year for the past several weeks. Here are some key areas of focus based on developments this year.
​O ka Lono o ka Pule: E Hoʻolauleʻa i ka Mahina ʻOlelo Hawaiʻihttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Supts-Corner/Pages/021319.aspx​O ka Lono o ka Pule: E Hoʻolauleʻa i ka Mahina ʻOlelo HawaiʻiFrom Supt. Christina M. Kishimoto: I’m excited to announce the launch of a new video series produced by the Communications Branch that aims to highlight the Hawaiian ali‘i whose names grace many of our school campuses.
September 2018 Inspirehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Inspire/Pages/0918.aspxSeptember 2018 InspireInspirational stories from Hawai'i's public schools. In this edition: 9th graders at Wai'anae High excel on "The R.I.D.E.," school-based health center dedicated at Nanakuli High & Intermediate, the HIDOE Team and Employee of the Year are named, new classroom building breaks ground at Waikoloa Elementary & Middle School, more stories.
August 2018 Strive HIhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/StriveHiNewsletter/Pages/0818.aspxAugust 2018 Strive HINews and success stories from across Hawaii's public school system. In this edition: Update on addressing air quality at Big Island schools during eruption events, initiatives to grow the teacher talent pipeline, teachers share their virtual open classrooms, Waipahu High alum creates an engaging STEM summer camp, two HIDOE science teachers named Einstein Fellows, more stories.
September 2017 Education Updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/0917.aspxSeptember 2017 Education UpdateMonthly newsletter distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: The Beginning Teacher Summer Academy helps connect new teachers with training and resources they need to run their classrooms, profile of the Teacher Leadership Cadre at Farrington High, and it's Attendance Awareness Month!
February 2019 Strive HIhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/StriveHiNewsletter/Pages/0219.aspxFebruary 2019 Strive HINews and success stories from across Hawai‘i's public school system. In this edition: FAFSA Dashboard launches, teacher Sara King and counselor Desire DeSoto win prestigious awards for excellence, Kauai teachers prepare for student survey of social-emotional learning and school culture, Na Ali'i video series launches, more stories.
March 2019 Education Updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/0319.aspxMarch 2019 Education UpdateMonthly print newsletter featuring the top stories from across Hawaii's public schools, distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: Ala Wai El's Sara King named a Milken Educator, Speak Now HIDOE anti-bullying app launches for middle schools in first phase of rollout, Kauai teachers collaborate to unleash student voice, Wahiawa Middle student impresses in statewide art showcase, more.
The Power to Change Hawai'i for the Betterhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Supts-Corner/Pages/032719.aspxThe Power to Change Hawai'i for the BetterFrom Supt. Christina M. Kishimoto: For the next several months, we will be engaging our staff, families, communities and partners in a conversation around our collective will to deliver on the promise of public education via a 10-year action plan.
November 2018 Education Updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/1118.aspxNovember 2018 Education UpdateMonthly print newsletter featuring the top stories from across Hawaii's public schools, distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: Three schools honored as federal Blue Ribbon Schools, opportunities to review updated student misconduct code, Jake Shimabukuro's "clubhouse" opens at Ala Wai Elementary, new recipe from the ‘Aina Pono Harvest of the Month Program, more.
December 2017 Education Updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/1217.aspxDecember 2017 Education UpdateMonthly newsletter distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: The Strategic Plan Dynamic Report allows the public to easily view data sets of our key performance indicators, principals leading at their alma maters, a Bright Spots profile of Pauoa Elementary, grants awarded to schools, Supt. Kishimoto discusses how we make room for innovation while keeping focus on the teaching and learning core.
March 2019 Inspirehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Inspire/Pages/0319.aspxMarch 2019 InspireInspirational stories from Hawai'i's public schools. In this edition: A 19,300 square-foot girls athletics facility opens at Kalani High, special education teacher Bella Finau-Faumuina named a Milken Educator of Promise, watch how the arts ignite learning in our special video series on the Artists in the Schools program, more stories.
Celebrating diversity and empowering multilingual student voicehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Supts-Corner/Pages/020419.aspxCelebrating diversity and empowering multilingual student voiceFrom Supt. Christina M. Kishimoto: When students’ identities, histories, cultures, and languages are woven into their educational experience, they build a stronger connection to the curriculum, engage on a new level and contribute to the learning environment.
April 2019 Education Updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/0419.aspxApril 2019 Education UpdateMonthly print newsletter featuring the top stories from across Hawaii's public schools, distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: Kaneohe El's Kumu Bella earns Milken Teacher of Promise award, Class of 2018 shows strong growth nationally in AP exam performance, Inouye Elementary teacher Esther Park finds out what her 5th graders have to say on the issue of student voice, more stories.
July 2018 Education Updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/0718.aspxJuly 2018 Education UpdateMonthly print newsletter featuring the top stories from across Hawaii's public schools, distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: HIDOE wins a Troops to Teachers grant to assist members of the armed forces to transition into second careers as teachers, three HIDOE teachers win Presidential Awards of Excellence, Waipahu High valedictorian chooses to pursue a career in teaching, more stories.

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