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Subgrants awarded to HIDOE complex areas to advance literacy efforts statewidehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Subgrants-awarded-to-HIDOE-complex-areas-to-advance-literacy-efforts-statewide.aspxSubgrants awarded to HIDOE complex areas to advance literacy efforts statewideThrough a highly competitive process HIDOE awarded CLSD subgrants to six complex areas, which will impact 79 schools. Complex area subgrantees will receive up to $1.5 million per year over the next four years. The Department was awarded the five-year grant in October 2019 to support language and literacy development growth in Hawaii public schools.
Joint Venture Education Forum celebrates 20th year of education partnerships with Hawaii’s military communityhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/JVEF-2019.aspxJoint Venture Education Forum celebrates 20th year of education partnerships with Hawaii’s military communityThe Joint Venture Education Forum (JVEF), a cooperative partnership between Hawaii’s military community, HIDOE and other community organizations, highlighted success stories of Hawaii’s military students and their families at its 20th Annual Meeting today.
HIDOE receives $1 million grant for STEM education at eight West Oahu schoolshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2018-DODEA-Grant.aspxHIDOE receives $1 million grant for STEM education at eight West Oahu schoolsHIDOE has received a $1 million grant from the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Partnership for STEM education for K-8 students at eight military-impacted schools in the Campbell-Kapolei Complex Area over five years.
Joint Venture Education Forum celebrates 17th year of education partnerships with Hawaii’s military communityhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/JVEF-2018.aspxJoint Venture Education Forum celebrates 17th year of education partnerships with Hawaii’s military communityThe Joint Venture Education Forum (JVEF), a cooperative partnership between Hawaii’s military community, the Hawaii Department of Education (HIDOE) and other community organizations, highlighted success stories of Hawaii’s military students and their families at its 17th Annual Meeting.
Department awarded grant to recruit transitioning and retired military members for teaching positionshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Hawaii-Troops-to-Teachers-Grant.aspxDepartment awarded grant to recruit transitioning and retired military members for teaching positionsHIDOE was recently awarded a Hawaii Troops to Teachers (HTTT) grant. The federal funds totaling $600,932 over five years, will help align the Defense Department’s Troops to Teachers goals with HIDOE’s diversified teacher recruiting and retention plan.
Palolo Elementary dedicates new Center for Creative HeARTS, Learning Garden and beautiful muralhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Palolo-Elementary-dedicates-new-Center-for-Creative-HeARTS.aspxPalolo Elementary dedicates new Center for Creative HeARTS, Learning Garden and beautiful muralPalolo Elementary students, parents, staff and community members celebrated the dedication of the school’s new Center for Creative HeARTS. Funded by a $90,000 School Design Innovation Grant, the center repurposes an existing section of the campus to energize students with new tools and innovative resources.
Kailua school receives $250,000 to enhance STEM opportunitieshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Kailua-Inter-DODEA.aspxKailua school receives $250,000 to enhance STEM opportunitiesThe Department of Defense Education Activities has awarded $250,000 to Kailua Intermediate for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) opportunities and college readiness initiatives. The grant will help Kailua Intermediate support efforts towards STEM achievement, which will include in-class supports, tutoring and extracurricular STEM activities.
Joint Venture Education Forum highlights education partnerships with Hawaii’s military community at its 16th Annual Meetinghttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/JVEF-Annual-Meeting.aspxJoint Venture Education Forum highlights education partnerships with Hawaii’s military community at its 16th Annual MeetingThe Joint Venture Education Forum (JVEF), a cooperative partnership between Hawaii’s military community, HIDOE and other community organizations, highlighted success stories of Hawaii’s military students and their families at its 16th Annual Meeting.
Ka 'Umeke Ka'eo PCS awarded $1 million School Improvement Granthttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/sig-ka-umeke-kaeo.aspxKa 'Umeke Ka'eo PCS awarded $1 million School Improvement GrantThe Hawai'i Island public charter school will receive the funds for school years 2017-18 and 2018-19 to boost student achievement. School Improvement Grants (SIGs) are awarded by the U.S. Department of Education to states to create competitive subgrants.
Solomon Elementary breaks ground for campus-wide renovations fueled by federal granthttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Solomon-Elementary-renovations.aspxSolomon Elementary breaks ground for campus-wide renovations fueled by federal grant1SG Samuel K. Solomon Elementary broke ground today on a major renovation project to construct four new classroom buildings, a new playfield and new parking areas that will transform the existing campus and provide modern facilities designed to serve 1,100 students.
HIDOE announces transition centers initiative in honor of late Congressman K. Mark Takai https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Takai-Transition-Centers.aspxHIDOE announces transition centers initiative in honor of late Congressman K. Mark Takai In partnership with Hawaii 3Rs and the Military Affairs Council, HIDOE announced today an effort to develop high-quality transition centers for Hawaii public schools. The effort is in honor of late Congressman K. Mark Takai, who was a staunch advocate for Hawaii’s students and supporter of military-dependent students throughout his career.
Students in transition find pathways to success at Radford Highhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/2017-Radford-CCRI.aspxStudents in transition find pathways to success at Radford HighRadford High is a standout in this year's College and Career Readiness Indicators report. Its students take and pass Advanced Placement (AP) exams, graduate high school and enroll in college at higher rates than the state. A strong team dynamic among staff and outreach with families are catapulting students to new heights. “The students themselves are promoting and compete in a college-going atmosphere on campus,” said Principal James Sunday.
Joint Venture Education Forum highlights education partnerships with Hawaii’s military communityhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/JVEF-2016.aspxJoint Venture Education Forum highlights education partnerships with Hawaii’s military communityJVEF, a cooperative partnership between Hawaii’s military community, HIDOE and other community organizations, highlighted success stories of Hawaii’s military students and their families at its 15th Annual Meeting today at the Hawaii Convention Center.
Hawaii awarded $1.5 million from U.S. Department of Education to improve schools in needhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Hawaii-awarded-$1-5-million-from-U-S--Department-of-Education-to-improve-schools-in-need.aspxHawaii awarded $1.5 million from U.S. Department of Education to improve schools in needThe U.S. Department of Education announced today that HIDOE will receive $1.5 million in School Improvement Grants. Priority schools in a number of states are recipients of the grant as part of the Elementary & Secondary Education Act.
Department of Defense grants Leeward public schools additional $749K to enhance literacyhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/DoDEA-Grant-for-literacy.aspxDepartment of Defense grants Leeward public schools additional $749K to enhance literacyHIDOE received its second DoDEA Partnership grant for improving reading achievement for the schools in the complex that have military students of 15 percent or greater. The $749,744.70 grant will target Ewa Beach (27%), Iroquois Point (23%) and Keone'ula (17%) elementary schools.
Parents urged to complete federal Impact Aid survey card on Sept. 7, funding benefits all public schools statewide.https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Impact-Aid.aspxParents urged to complete federal Impact Aid survey card on Sept. 7, funding benefits all public schools statewide.HIDOE will be sending a Federal Survey Card home with Hawaii's public school students for parents to complete beginning Wed., Sept. 7. Completed surveys will provide federal funds that benefit all public schools statewide. Parents are urged to complete and return the cards. Over $40 million in Impact Aid funds was received in School Year 2015-16.
Waiver sought for School Improvement Grants for Fiscal Years 2015, 2016https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/SIG-2016.aspxWaiver sought for School Improvement Grants for Fiscal Years 2015, 2016School Improvement Grants (SIG) enable eligible schools to improve the quality of instruction and increase the academic achievement of students. The waiver will extend the use of funds to 2018.
HIDOE awarded grant to launch pilot of culturally accurate student assessmentshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/ALP-Grant.aspxHIDOE awarded grant to launch pilot of culturally accurate student assessmentsThe Office of Hawaiian Education is one of 12 recipients to receive a portion of $2 million in grants from the Assessment for Learning Project (ALP) and its partners. The winning proposal looks at designing an assessment that can support a broader and culturally accurate definition of student success in Hawaii.
Grants will help students prepare for successhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/Grants-will-help-students.aspxGrants will help students prepare for successHeidi Armstrong, complex area superintendent for Campbell and Kapolei, wrote the following piece that was published in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. "I have firsthand experience with exemplary educational opportunities made possible through grant funding and community partnerships. One program in particular — Project Lead The Way (PLTW) — has breathed new life into our complex area schools."
Grants build legacies at schools https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Volunteers/Pages/KanoelaniLegacy.aspxGrants build legacies at schools Over the course of the last two months students, parents, staff, and volunteers from the Locations Foundation worked on changing the landscape of Kanoelani Elementary School. They gathered to work on the “Legacy Project,” based on a $25,000 grant from the Locations Foundation.
Ilima Intermediate holds Career Day, giving students a window into the futurehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/ilimacareerday.aspxIlima Intermediate holds Career Day, giving students a window into the futureIlima Intermediate held a Career Day today to give students guidance on the wide variety of careers available. 27 guest speakers visited classes and spoke about their work in detail.
HIDOE receives $1.5 million grant for STEM education at eight West Oahu schoolshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/DODEA-Grant.aspxHIDOE receives $1.5 million grant for STEM education at eight West Oahu schoolsHIDOE has received a $1.5 million grant to provide Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) learning opportunities to K-8 students at eight military-impacted schools in West Oahu over the next five years.
Joint Venture Education Forum highlights state partnerships with Hawaii’s military communityhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/JVEF2015.aspxJoint Venture Education Forum highlights state partnerships with Hawaii’s military communityHIDOE's Joint Venture Education Forum showcased the military volunteers helping our schools succeed.
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."
Navy commander extends duty so daughter can graduate in Hawaiihttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Students/Pages/Navy-graduates.aspxNavy commander extends duty so daughter can graduate in HawaiiThanks to his children's exceptional achievements at Kalaheo High, U.S. Navy Commander Brian Grimm extended his Hawaii duty for three more years so his younger daughter could graduate from Kalaheo High last school year.
Radford High welcomes military family, sets students up for successhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Students/Pages/Sisters-thrive-at-Radford-High.aspxRadford High welcomes military family, sets students up for successFor military students, changing schools is a part of life. For the Skrocki family, Radford High marked the last school in the transitioning K-12 journey of their two daughters -- both valedictorian graduates with a promising future ahead.
Two public school students selected as top youth volunteershttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2015-prudential.aspxTwo public school students selected as top youth volunteersAlexandra Skrocki, 17, of Radford High and Kaytlen Akau, 13, of Kamakahelei Middle have been selected as 2015 Hawaii state winners by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. The program honors students who devote time to service projects.
Public school parents asked to complete federal survey formhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2014-15-Federal-Survey.aspxPublic school parents asked to complete federal survey formParents of Hawaii’s public school students are encouraged to complete and promptly return to their school a federal impact aid program survey form that was sent home on September 3.
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.
Public school parents encouraged to complete federal survey cardshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Public-school-parents-encouraged-to-complete-federal-survey-cards.aspxPublic school parents encouraged to complete federal survey cardsParents of Hawaii public school students are encouraged to complete and return to their school a federal census survey card that was sent home on Sept. 4. The annual survey determines the number of federally connected students in the public school system for whom the state receives impact aid funds.
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.
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.
Hale Kula Elementary awarded $33.2 million in grantshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Hale-Kula-Elementary-awarded-$33.2-million-in-grants.aspxHale Kula Elementary awarded $33.2 million in grantsHONOLULU - Hale Kula Elementary School, a Department school located on the U.S. Army’s Wheeler/Schofield Barracks property, has been awarded a $26.6 million grant by the United States Department of Defense (DOD). The grant, combined with $6.6 million from the Department, will allow the 53-year-old campus to upgrade its facilities and add several new buildings.
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.
Hale Kula breaks ground on historic improvementshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Hale-Kula-Elementary-School-Breaks-Ground-on-Historic-Improvements.aspxHale Kula breaks ground on historic improvementsHONOLULU – Hale Kula Elementary, a Department school located on the U.S. Army’s Wheeler/Schofield Barracks property, broke ground today for the first upgrades in the campus’ 53-year history.

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