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Waiakea High School’s Whitney Aragaki named 2022 Hawaii State Teacher of the Yearhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Waiakea-High-School’s-Whitney-Aragaki-named-2022-Hawaii-State-Teacher-of-the-Year.aspxWaiakea High School’s Whitney Aragaki named 2022 Hawaii State Teacher of the YearWaiakea High teacher Whitney Aragaki was named the 2022 Hawaiʻi State Teacher of the Year. Aragaki received the state's top teaching award from Gov. David Ige and Interim Superintendent Keith Hayashi during a virtual awards ceremony.
Keith Hayashi becomes first high school principal to receive Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinctionhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Keith-Hayashi-Phi-Theta-Kappa.aspxKeith Hayashi becomes first high school principal to receive Shirley B. Gordon Award of DistinctionThe Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society recognized Waipahu High Principal Hayashi during PTK Catalyst 2021, the society’s annual convention, on April 9.
Waipahu High School academies receive national recognitionhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Waipahu-High-School-academies-receive-national-recognition.aspxWaipahu High School academies receive national recognitionWaipahu High School obtains national recognition from the National Career Academy Coalition for three more of their academies. The first in the state to obtain this prestigious honor.
Mililani High and Waipahu High leaders honored as Principal and Vice Principal of the Yearhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Mililani-High-and-Waipahu-High-leaders-honored-as-Principal-and-Vice-Principal-of-the-Year.aspxMililani High and Waipahu High leaders honored as Principal and Vice Principal of the YearThe Hawaii Association of Secondary School Administrators honored Fred Murphy from Mililani High School as the state’s National Distinguished Principal of the Year and Meryl Matsumura from Waipahu High School as the Vice Principal of the Year.
4 public school educators honored with Presidential Award of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teachinghttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2019PAEMSTwinners.aspx4 public school educators honored with Presidential Award of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching​Four Hawai‘i public school teachers were awarded one of the nation's most prestigious honors for teachers.
Hawaii history students need help telling WWII Silent Hero storieshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Hawaii-history-students-need-help-telling-WWII-Silent-Hero-stories.aspxHawaii history students need help telling WWII Silent Hero storiesFive student-educator teams from Hawaii public schools will participate this Memorial Day in the telling of untold stories of American service members buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific as part of Sacrifice for Freedom: World War II in the Pacific Student & Teacher Institute, a student-teacher cooperative learning program.
Waipahu alum creates STEM summer camp for students to build muscle-powered robotshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/waipahu-muscle-cars.aspxWaipahu alum creates STEM summer camp for students to build muscle-powered robotsWaipahu High students designed and built little cars that are propelled using muscle movements, a technology that has real-world applications for prosthetic devices. The GEAR UP Waipahu-funded program exposed students to the mechanical, electrical and biomedical engineering fields.
High School Students Contributing to Graduate-Level Plant DNA Researchhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/High-School-Students-Contributing-to-Graduate-Level-Plant-DNA-Research.aspxHigh School Students Contributing to Graduate-Level Plant DNA ResearchAs part of Waipahu High School’s Biotechnology Science Scholars Program, students from Waipahu, Campbell and Kapolei high schools essentially became an extension of New Jersey-based Rutgers University’s Waksman Institute of Microbiology for the summer.
Leilehua High JROTC Team to Compete in National Leadership Bowl Championshiphttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Leilehua-High-JROTC-Team-to-Compete-in-National-Leadership-Bowl-Championship.aspxLeilehua High JROTC Team to Compete in National Leadership Bowl Championship​After advancing through two phases of online competition, the Leilehua High School Mighty Mules JROTC Leadership Team will compete at the championship event in Washington, D.C. The team is composed of Cadet Kassandra Black, Cadet Darlene Pozas, Cadet Jacob Huerta and Cadet Carlos Loeza.
Waipahu High valedictorian and engineering standout discovers passion for teachinghttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Students/Pages/Waipahu-valedictorian.aspxWaipahu High valedictorian and engineering standout discovers passion for teachingDaniel Quiamas was headed for a future career in engineering, having excelled in STEM classes and robotics competitions. But he discovered a passion for teaching after mentoring and coaching younger students, and hopes to return to his alma mater someday to teach.
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.
Four Hawai‘i public school students selected as National Merit Scholarship winnershttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2018-National-Merit-Scholarship.aspxFour Hawai‘i public school students selected as National Merit Scholarship winnersThe National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the awardees for this year’s National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winners. Students from four Hawai'i public schools were selected for this honor out of 15,000 national finalists.
College, career readiness strengthens at Maui Highhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/Maui-High-2018-CCRI.aspxCollege, career readiness strengthens at Maui HighA strong commitment to Career and Technical Education and a robust partnership with UH-Maui College is expanding student horizons at Maui High School. More students are earning honors diplomas, finishing a CTE Program of Study, and enrolling in college courses while in high school. More Sabers are going to and staying in college than ever before. “Kids are taking ownership for their education,” said Principal Jamie Yap.
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.
Leilehua High JROTC heads to CyberPatriot National Finals Competitionhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Leilehua-High-JROTC-heads-to-CyberPatriot-National-Finals-Competition.aspxLeilehua High JROTC heads to CyberPatriot National Finals CompetitionA team of students from Leilehua High School recently concluded an exceptional round in the semi-finals of the CyberPatriot competition and is headed to the CP-X National Finals Competition in Maryland. This is the second consecutive year the team will make the trip to the national finals.
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.
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.
Waipahu High selected to host national career academy conferencehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Waipahu-High-selected-to-host-national-career-academy-conference.aspxWaipahu High selected to host national career academy conferenceThe National Career Academy Coalition announced that Waipahu High School has been selected to represent national best practice in Career Academy Implementation in an upcoming NCAC Conference, Insight/Onsite. The school's academies are the first in Hawaii to be awarded Model Status by the NCAC.
Mililani High selected as next Farm to School sitehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Mililani-High-next-Farm-to-School-site.aspxMililani High selected as next Farm to School siteMililani High School will be the next participant in the 'Aina Pono Farm to School program. Mililani High is HIDOE's second largest food production site. It provides about 2,500 school lunches daily for approximately 1,000 high school students and an additional 1,500 students at Mililani Uka Elementary and Mililani Waena Elementary.
Waipahu student earns degree from Leeward CC before graduating from high schoolhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Waipahu-student-earns-degree-from-Leeward-CC-before-graduating-from-high-school.aspxWaipahu student earns degree from Leeward CC before graduating from high schoolA senior at Waipahu High School is the first Early College High School student in the state to earn her college degree before graduating from high school. Rovy Anne Dipaysa earned her associate of arts degree from Leeward Community College five months ahead of her high school graduation.
Alternate lunches provided today at three Mililani schools as safety precaution over detected mumps casehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Alternate-lunches-mumps.aspxAlternate lunches provided today at three Mililani schools as safety precaution over detected mumps caseStudents at Mililani High, Mililani Uka Elementary and Mililani Waena Elementary were provided alternate school lunches today as a safety precaution after a school food service worker at Mililani High was confirmed as having the mumps virus.
Maui High & Maui Waena Inter. school bus schedules temporarily modifiedhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Maui-school-bus-schedules-modified.aspxMaui High & Maui Waena Inter. school bus schedules temporarily modifiedMaui High & Maui Waena Intermediate school bus routes will be temporarily consolidated. All riders at these schools will continue to be picked up, but scheduled pick-up & arrival times will be modified from previous years.
Student transportation update for Maui High, Lahainaluna High, Baldwin High & Iao Intermediatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Maui-transportation-update.aspxStudent transportation update for Maui High, Lahainaluna High, Baldwin High & Iao IntermediateLahainaluna High, Baldwin High and Iao Intermediate school bus routes exclusively serving grades 9 to 12 will be temporarily suspended. Maui High routes will be temporarily consolidated and schedules will be modified from previous years.
Hawaii public school seniors selected as semifinalists for US Presidential Scholars Programhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2017-semifinalists-US-Presidential-Scholars.aspxHawaii public school seniors selected as semifinalists for US Presidential Scholars ProgramThree Hawaii public school students have been selected out of 5,100 candidates as semifinalists for the US Presidential Scholars Program. The seniors are from Mililani High School, Waipahu High School and Kalani High School.
Leilehua High and Waimea High qualify for National Leadership Bowl Championshiphttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/National-Leadership-Bowl-Championship.aspxLeilehua High and Waimea High qualify for National Leadership Bowl ChampionshipAfter advancing through two phases of online competition against 1,378 teams worldwide, the Leilehua High "Mighty Mules" JROTC Leadership Team and the Waimea High Menehune Battalion will compete at the 2017 Army JROTC Leadership & Academic Bowl in Washington DC.
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.
Hilo-Waiakea: ‘We’re a K-12 entity, not 13 different schools’https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/CCRI-2016-HW.aspxHilo-Waiakea: ‘We’re a K-12 entity, not 13 different schools’The Hilo-Waiakea Complex Area is a standout in this year's College and Career Readiness Indicators (CCRI) report. Two-year data trends show both high schools among the leaders in boosting readiness through early college, CTE concentrators and major remediation declines. Educational leaders point to a K-12 construct that's beginning to deliver results.
Leilehua High School JROTC students advance as finalists in National Cyber Defense Competitionhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Leilehua-High-JROTC-.aspxLeilehua High School JROTC students advance as finalists in National Cyber Defense CompetitionStudents from Leilehua High School are headed to Baltimore in April as finalists in the national championship round of CyberPatriot IX—The National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. The team is one of 13 finalists for the competition’s All Service Division.
A heartfelt mahalo from Maunakea Scholarshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Students/Pages/CFHT-mahalo.aspxA heartfelt mahalo from Maunakea ScholarsStudents in the first cohort of Maunakea Scholars offer thanks to the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope staff and University of Hawaii mentors for assisting with their research of the stars. The program, the first of its kind in the world, grants telescope time to public high school students for independent research.
Mililani High School senior selected for 52nd class of US Presidential Scholars https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Presidential-Scholar.aspxMililani High School senior selected for 52nd class of US Presidential Scholars Mililani High School student Joseph Fujinami has been selected for the 52nd class of US Presidential Scholars. He is one of 160 high school seniors nationwide selected from 4,700 candidates, and part of the program’s inaugural group of 20 Career and Technical Education (CTE) students.
Hawaii educators earn top awards for excellence in teaching World Languages https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/World-Languages.aspxHawaii educators earn top awards for excellence in teaching World Languages Two teachers were recognized for their efforts in World Language study by the Southwest Conference on Language Teaching (SWCOLT). Junko Agena from Aina Haina Elementary School was awarded the Excellence in Classroom Teaching Award, and Jeenna Canche from Maui High School was given the inaugural Lynn Sandstedt Memorial Spanish Scholarship.
Public school students use world's leading telescopes for original researchhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/CFH-Telescope-Time.aspxPublic school students use world's leading telescopes for original researchThe Maunakea Scholars program was launched this year to bring Hawaii's aspiring young astronomers into the observatory community. This is the first program of its kind internationally, leveraging the most powerful collection of telescopes in the world for the direct educational advancement of Hawaii's high school students.
Nurturing a lifelong passion for arthttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/TeachersAndPrincipals/Pages/Larry-Taguba.aspxNurturing a lifelong passion for artWith 51 student works earning awards in the Hawaii Regional Scholastic Art Awards program, and nine medaling at the national level, all eyes are on Leilehua High's art department and its head, 38-year fine arts teacher Larry Taguba. "Winning is not the goal, but improvement is."
Leilehua High students make their mark in national Scholastic Art Awards programhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Awards/Pages/2016-scholastic-arts-national.aspxLeilehua High students make their mark in national Scholastic Art Awards programNine HIDOE students who earned top recognition in the Hawaii Regional Scholastic Art Awards have gone on to earn medals in the national competition — and they're all from Leilehua High School. The Scholastic Art Awards is the longest-running, largest and most prestigious student recognition program in the United States.
Waipahu High science teacher wins Milken Award and $25,000https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Michael-Sana.aspxWaipahu High science teacher wins Milken Award and $25,000Waipahu High School science teacher Michael Sana was presented the prestigious 2015-16 Milken Educator Award at a schoolwide assembly to the applause of his students and fellow teachers. Regarded as the "Oscar Award of Teaching," it honors outstanding excellence in education and comes with an unrestricted $25,000 cash prize.
Public school principals recognized for service by Board of Educationhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/principals.aspxPublic school principals recognized for service by Board of EducationThe Hawaii State Board of Education last night commended Hawaii public school principals and vice-principals for their education service coinciding with National Principals Month.
More public high school students rise in Advanced Placement examshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/APProgress.aspxMore public high school students rise in Advanced Placement examsStudents at 37 Hawaii public high schools have earned College Board’s Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) Scholar Awards in recognition of exceptional achievement in AP Exams.
Students shine in Scholastic Art Awards regional competitionhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Awards/Pages/2015-scholastic-art.aspxStudents shine in Scholastic Art Awards regional competitionDozens of public school students' art works, from painting to photography to mixed media, meet criteria for prestigious Scholastic Art Awards national review. Works will be exhibited at the Hawaii State Art Museum Feb. 20 through April 10.
Leadership in the face of the stormhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/disaster-response.aspxLeadership in the face of the stormMany DOE schools are designated shelters for communities during disasters such as the recent hurricane strike of Hawaii Island. A look at how administrators organize and lead their school communities through these efforts, and a special shout-out to the staff who went above and beyond the call of duty last week.
3 Maui students among inaugural PBS NewsHour student academyhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Students/Pages/PBS-SRL-cohort.aspx3 Maui students among inaugural PBS NewsHour student academyGiel Marie Tolentino and Zoe Whitney, both grade 11 from Maui High, and John Fabella, grade 8 from Maui Waena Intermediate, are among 18 students selected from around the country for the first Student Reporting Labs Academy in Washington D.C. this summer.
Students discover career options at the bottom of petri disheshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/Waipahu-High-Science-Symposium.aspxStudents discover career options at the bottom of petri dishesWaipahu High students showcased their summertime research at the school's first annual Science Scholars Program Symposium. Using distance learning tools, they collaborated with Rutgers University scientists who reviewed student data and provided immediate feedback. Teacher Michael Sana, who secured funding for the program, hopes to see more schools join. "It truly engages the student's natural curiosity to solve the unknown."
Mililani does it right with HHSAA football titlehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/mililani-champions.aspxMililani does it right with HHSAA football titleThe great Vince Lombardi once said, "Winning is not a sometime thing, it is an all-the-time thing. You don’t do things right once in a while… you do them right all the time." For the Mililani High Trojans football team, 2014 will be remembered as the year they did things right all the time.
Family finds new academic home at Leilehuahttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/Military-Leilehua.aspxFamily finds new academic home at LeilehuaMay is Military Appreciation Month, and during our salute to the armed forces this month, we're spotlighting outstanding military families who are making contributions to their school communities.
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.
Winners of the 2014 Student Television Awards for Excellence namedhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Awards/Pages/2014-high-school-emmys.aspxWinners of the 2014 Student Television Awards for Excellence namedA hearty congratulations to Waianae High, Maui High and the Hawaii Student Television outreach program, who were honored for their excellent work by the regional chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences last month.
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.
Esri giveaway announcement features Hawaii STEMworks projectshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/ESRI.aspxEsri giveaway announcement features Hawaii STEMworks projectsHawaii's involvement with an innovative Geographic Information Systems (GIS) program in local K-12 schools garnered national attention last week when geotech giant Esri announced a $1 billion giveaway of its software to all public schools.
Hawaii students impress at 2014 Intel ISEFhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Awards/Pages/2014-Intel-ISEF.aspxHawaii students impress at 2014 Intel ISEFTwenty-five students who were selected statewide to represent Hawaii at the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) returned home with 18 awards. An estimated 1,750 participants from over 70 countries, regions and territories were in attendance at the annual competition.
​​Hawaii clubs win top awards at National Student Safety Conferencehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Awards/Pages/nssp-2015.aspx​​Hawaii clubs win top awards at National Student Safety ConferenceThe annual conference focuses on student-led safety solutions to provide ideas for safety program implementation at schools nationwide. This year's theme was, “Driving Toward Excellence."
Schools impress at Olelo Youth XChange video competitionhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Awards/Pages/2014yxc.aspxSchools impress at Olelo Youth XChange video competitionThe 11th Annual 2014 Youth Xchange Student Video Competition, hosted by ‘Ōlelo Community Media, garnered more than 800 student entries from schools across the Islands. Winners were announced in categories including Animation, Public Service Announcement, News, Mini-Documentary, Short, and Expert.
Waipahu High, Mililani Middle principals named Hawaii's top school leadershttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Waipahu-High,-Mililani-Middle-principals-named-Hawaii's-top-school-leaders.aspxWaipahu High, Mililani Middle principals named Hawaii's top school leadersWaipahu's Keith Hayashi and Mililani's Elynne Chung recognized for leadership excellence. They will represent Hawaii at the National Association of Secondary School Principals Institute in September in Washington, D.C.
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.
Arne Duncan praises Hawaii's education leadershiphttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Secretary-Duncan-visit.aspxArne Duncan praises Hawaii's education leadershipHONOLULU – Hawaii’s public schools can be a model for the nation, according to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, who visited two schools on March 31 before returning to Washington, D.C. Sec. Duncan, Gov. Neil Abercrombie and Schools Supt. Kathryn Matayoshi spoke with media in reflecting on the progress made during the last three years based on the Race to the Top (RTTT) federal education reform grant.
Real-life skills taste great at Marauder Cafehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/Marauder-Cafe.aspxReal-life skills taste great at Marauder CafeWaipahu High School has developed a series of academies along career pathways that are designed to better prepare students for specialized education and jobs in the future. Here, we look at one, The Culinary Arts Academy, with a trip to Marauder Cafe.
Maui, Mililani, Waipahu High head to nationals after sweeping statewide challengeshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Maui-Mililani-Waipahu-High-wins.aspxMaui, Mililani, Waipahu High head to nationals after sweeping statewide challengesHONOLULU – Three Hawaii public high schools are preparing for national competitions on the mainland this spring after their triumphs at statewide contests.
Math gaming engages August Ahrens studentshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/Math-gaming-engaging-August-Ahrens-students.aspxMath gaming engages August Ahrens studentsIn the last few years, video gaming has become a fun and successful way to engage more and more kids in math. And while that sounds like the equivalent of delivering vegetables via dessert, gaming has been shown to sharpen the students’ academic and strategic skills.
Maui High band invited to 2015 Rose Parade®https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Maui-High-band-invited-to-2015-Rose-Parade.aspxMaui High band invited to 2015 Rose Parade®Maui High School’s Saber Marching Band & Color Guard has been invited by the Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Association to appear in the 126th Annual Rose Parade on Jan. 1, 2015 in Pasadena, Calif. It will mark the first appearance by a Hawaii public school band since Pearl City in 2006. Maui High is also just the second neighbor island school selected for the prestigious, nationally televised parade.
GEAR UP closing achievement gap among isle studentshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/GEAR-UP-closing-achievement-gap-among-isle-students.aspxGEAR UP closing achievement gap among isle studentsVince Lombardi once said, "Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence." When it comes to public education in Hawaii, we're on the right path, and we continue to pursue excellence each and every day. Along that path, we are changing stereotypes. We are changing the way young people in this community are perceived.
Waipahu High's Early College program nets $256,000 gifthttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/Waipahu-High's-Early-College-program-nets-$256,000-gift.aspxWaipahu High's Early College program nets $256,000 giftWaipahu High School today received $256,000 from McInerny Foundation (Bank of Hawaii, Trustee) for the school’s Early College Program.
Leilehua JROTC team wins 2nd straight CyberPatriot awardhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/Leilehua-JROTC-team-wins-2nd-straight-CyberPatriot-.aspxLeilehua JROTC team wins 2nd straight CyberPatriot awardLeilehua’s “Mighty Mules” JROTC squad captured the Army Service Division Championship for the second consecutive year at the national CyberPatriot competition in March.
Maui High leads strong public school showing in sciencehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Maui-High-leads-strong-public-schools-showing-at-science-competitions.aspxMaui High leads strong public school showing in scienceHONOLULU – Maui High School is once again No Ka Oi in the Hawaii Regional Science Bowl. In capturing their fifth state title since 2002, the Sabers also led an unprecedented effort by Hawaii’s public schools in the January 26 competition.
Leilehua High CyberPatriots repeat as national champshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Leilehua-High-CyberPatriots-repeat-as-national-army-service-champions.aspxLeilehua High CyberPatriots repeat as national champsWASHINGTON, D.C. – Five Leilehua High Army JROTC students defeated more than 800 teams to win the Top U.S. Army Service Award at CyberPatriot V – the nation’s premier cyber defense competition held March 14-15 in Washington, D.C. This marked the second straight year the “Mighty Mules” captured the Army Service Division Championship.
Public schools have strong showing at national TV awardshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/DOE-schools-have-strong-showing-at-national-student-TV-awards.aspxPublic schools have strong showing at national TV awardsHONOLULU – Led by five awards from Waianae High School, public schools captured 16 of 17 awards won by Hawaii schools this month at the 10th Annual Student Television Network (STN) Convention in Los Angeles, Calif.
Leilehua, Baldwin, Kalani top robotics competitionhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Leilehua,-Baldwin,-Kalani-finish-FIRST-in-State-Robotics-Competition.aspxLeilehua, Baldwin, Kalani top robotics competitionHONOLULU - In only its second year of robotics competition, Leilehua High School spearheaded a public school triumvirate to victory at the FIRST Robotics Competition at the University of Hawaii recently.

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