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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.
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.
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.
Mililani Middle breaks ground on New Classroom Building project, will allow single-track school year when completedhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Mililani-Middle-Groundbreaking.aspxMililani Middle breaks ground on New Classroom Building project, will allow single-track school year when completedMililani Middle's New Classroom Building project was launched to construct a new three-story structure that will house 15 classrooms to serve the school's nearly 1,900 students. When complete, it will provide the expanded classroom capacity needed to allow the school to adopt a single-track school year to replace its current multi-track calendar.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Moanalua Complex schools receive grant for K-12 Korean Language Learning Program from the Republic of Koreahttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Moanalua-Complex-Korean-Grant.aspxMoanalua Complex schools receive grant for K-12 Korean Language Learning Program from the Republic of KoreaMoanalua High, Moanalua Middle, Moanalua Elem. and Salt Lake Elem. were presented a generous grant of $32,000 to help continue their innovative K-12 Korean Language Learning Program for the 2017-18 school year from the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea (ROK) and the Consulate of the Republic of Korea in Honolulu.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Connecting educators to malama honua via Wa‘a Talkshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/waa-3rd-year.aspxConnecting educators to malama honua via Wa‘a TalksThe gatherings, aligned to the worldwide voyage of the Hōkūle'a and designed to catalyze learning and issues around the theme of Mālama Honua (to care for the Earth), are entering their third year. Two more will be held this school year.
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.
Kahuku teacher joins ‘Ohana Wa‘ahttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/TeachersAndPrincipals/Pages/ohana-waa.aspxKahuku teacher joins ‘Ohana Wa‘aKahuku High & Intermediate School teacher Matthew Kanemoto shares his experiences as a crewmember of the Worldwide Voyage. In 2013, Kanemoto had sailed on the Hōkūle‘ā during the first Mālama Honua statewide tours. He then became one of the 15-person crew that sailed Hikianalia back to Hawai‘i from Tahiti Nui, which lasted 27 days, covering more than 1,800 nautical miles on the open ocean.
Teaching students how to mend our Island Earth https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/TeachersAndPrincipals/Pages/Malama-Honua-in-Kailua.aspxTeaching students how to mend our Island Earth As the Polynesian voyaging canoes Hōkūle'a and Hikianalia continue their journey around the world, here's how one teacher is incorporating "​​Mālama Honua," the mission of the voyage, in her classroom.
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.
Kaimuki High unveils dazzling mural inspired by Malama Honuahttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/Kaimuki-mural.aspxKaimuki High unveils dazzling mural inspired by Malama HonuaStudents in the Hospitality Academy researched themes and connected to cultural values to bring "Ho‘o Kahewai, Ho‘oulu ‘Aina" to life. The Worldwide Voyage of the Hōkūle‘ā is represented as a reminder of the courage of that journey, and to inspire Mālama Honua — care for Island Earth.
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 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.
Stephanie Mew named Hawaii’s 2016 State Teacher of the Yearhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2016TOY.aspxStephanie Mew named Hawaii’s 2016 State Teacher of the YearKapunahala Elementary teacher Stephanie Mew was named Hawaii's 2016 State Teacher of the Year. She was selected from seven District Teachers of the Year, representing more than 11,000 educators in HIDOE statewide.
​​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."
1st place essay about kalo evokes passion for land, peoplehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Awards/Pages/aalii.aspx1st place essay about kalo evokes passion for land, peopleʻAʻaliʻikumakani Dukelow, a 2015 graduate of Ke Kula Kaiapuni ʻo Kekaulike on Maui, earns a $2,500 scholarship and summer learning and cultural exchange in Washington, D.C., with his winning essay about cultivating taro.
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."
Hawaii teachers and principals participate in New Zealand study tourhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/PAAC-HIDOE.aspxHawaii teachers and principals participate in New Zealand study tourMālama Honua is catalyzing international understanding, connecting people across borders, and inspiring students and educators to create positive change for themselves, their communities, and the world.
Keaau Elementary students become citizen scientists at BioBlitzhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/bioblitz.aspxKeaau Elementary students become citizen scientists at BioBlitzKeaau Elementary 5th graders joined hundreds of other public and private school students and thousands more citizen scientists at the 2015 National Geographic BioBlitz at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The goal: Document and inventory the flora and fauna of its unique ecosystem. But the kids had their own goal — find a happy face spider.
Improved Educator Effectiveness System praisedhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Improved-Educator-Effectiveness-System-Praised.aspxImproved Educator Effectiveness System praisedChanges made to improve the Educator Effectiveness System based on teacher feedback helps increase understanding of the supports in place to help them advance their practice, according to a survey.
STEM Night attracts hundreds to Mililani Middle Schoolhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/STEM-Night-MMS.aspxSTEM Night attracts hundreds to Mililani Middle SchoolParents and their children flock to a growing event at Mililani Middle School dedicated to hands-on learning for STEM.
What Malama Honua looks like at the school levelhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/Lunalilo-Malama-Honua.aspxWhat Malama Honua looks like at the school levelLunalilo Elementary aligned its project-based curriculum, cultural education and community outreach to the Worldwide Voyage of the Hōkule‘ā and Hikianalia. Master navigator Nainoa Thompson: “I know that if we have 10,000 Lunalilos, the voyage is worth it.”
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 — 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 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 — 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.
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.
Department releases Educator Effectiveness System results from School Year 2013-14https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/EES-update-to-BOE.aspxDepartment releases Educator Effectiveness System results from School Year 2013-14Nearly all of the Department's teachers have been rated "effective" or "highly effective" based on results from the first full year of implementation of the EES. Changes have been implemented for SY 2014-15 to streamline and simplify the process for teachers and administrators.
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.
Educator Effectiveness System to change based on teacher, principal feedbackhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/EES-2014-15-update.aspxEducator Effectiveness System to change based on teacher, principal feedbackThe Department is announcing several major changes to the Educator Effectiveness System (EES) to take effect in the upcoming school year. The changes reflect the DOE’s commitment to reduce burden on teachers and administrators, and are designed to simplify the EES, streamline its components and differentiate the approach for teachers based on need.
Students bid ‘aloha’ to Hōkūle‘a crew membershttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/alohahokulea.aspxStudents bid ‘aloha’ to Hōkūle‘a crew membersNoelani Kamalu and Maui Tauotaha are having the experience of a lifetime aboard the voyaging canoes Hōkūle‘a and Hikianalia, as members of the crew for the Worldwide Voyage. While Kamalu and Tauotaha had different paths to joining the trip, they both enjoyed send offs from public school children.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Educator Effectiveness System survey gathers teacher feedbackhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Educator-Effectiveness-System-survey-gathers-teacher-feedback.aspxEducator Effectiveness System survey gathers teacher feedbackThe survey gathered teacher feedback on their experiences and opinions regarding the Educator Effectiveness System to help better understand its strengths and identify areas for improvement.
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.
Hawaii's Race to the Top progress shows extraordinary growthhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/RTTT-Year-3.aspxHawaii's Race to the Top progress shows extraordinary growthThe Hawaii State Department of Education (DOE) is receiving high praise from the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) for its efforts in implementing key reforms such as the Educator Effectiveness System, professional development on the Hawaii Common Core and work to support its most needy schools. This comes with the Year 3 Race to the Top (RTTT) report released this evening.
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.
Educator support vital to sustain student gainshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/Budget/Pages/EES.aspxEducator support vital to sustain student gainsThis piece about the Educator Effectiveness System and the DOE's 2014-15 supplemental budget request was penned by Deputy Superintendent Ronn Nozoe and ran in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser's editorial section.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hawaii teachers ratify historic agreementhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Hawaii-Teachers-Ratify-Historic-Agreement.aspxHawaii teachers ratify historic agreementHONOLULU – Hawaii’s public school teachers last night ratified a progressive contract that ties tenure and all pay increases to annual performance evaluations and professional development. The contract provides teachers with preparation time and necessary supports to achieve success.

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