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Maunakea Scholars program launches scholarship, online dual credit coursehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/maunakea-scholarship.aspxMaunakea Scholars program launches scholarship, online dual credit courseHonoka‘a High senior Keilani Steele is the inaugural recipient of the Hōkūala Scholarship — $10,000 to attend the college of her choice in pursuit of an astronomy degree. It was made possible by the Maunakea Scholars program, which also announced a dual credit opportunity for Hawaii Island partner schools to participate in a free online astronomy class starting this school year.
Kalihi Waena Elementary students receive gift backpacks & school supplies in generous holiday donationhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Kalihi-Waena-Backpacks.aspxKalihi Waena Elementary students receive gift backpacks & school supplies in generous holiday donation‘Tis the season for giving and today all students at Kalihi Waena Elementary got a special holiday gift of new backpacks, containing crayons, notebooks and other school supplies, in a generous donation from PRMI Hawaii.
Education leaders formalize Maunakea Scholars programhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/MKMOU.aspxEducation leaders formalize Maunakea Scholars programThe collaborative agreement between the Hawaii DOE, the University of Hawaii's Institute for Astronomy, and the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, will develop more opportunities for local high school students to use Maunakea Observatories for their innovative research projects.
Building a bridge between two readiness initiativeshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/CK-HA-Day.aspxBuilding a bridge between two readiness initiativesSixteen regional school-community teams are hosting HĀ Community Days. The goal is to bring schools and communities together to contextualize and actualize HIDOE’s HĀ policy to strengthen outcomes in the system that reflect Hawai‘i’s unique context and honor Hawaiian culture. Here, we profile the work of the Campbell-Kapolei team.
Ewa Makai student recognized as top youth volunteerhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Ewa-Makai-student-recognized-as-top-youth-volunteer.aspxEwa Makai student recognized as top youth volunteerEmma Tandara, an eighth grader at Ewa Makai Middle School, was selected as the Middle Level State Honoree for Hawaii for the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. She received the award because of her efforts to promote recycling at her school and in the community.
Ala Wai Elementary receives 40 donated ukuleles from local artist Jake Shimabukuro and Music For Life Foundationhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Ala-Wai-Ukuleles.aspxAla Wai Elementary receives 40 donated ukuleles from local artist Jake Shimabukuro and Music For Life FoundationHelping to rekindle Ala Wai Elementary’s music program, ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro and the Music For Life Foundation generously donated 40 ukuleles to the school’s students and restored 22 of its Kamaka ukuleles.
Parents asked to provide feedback on their child’s public schoolhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/School-Quality-Survey.aspxParents asked to provide feedback on their child’s public schoolHIDOE begins its annual School Quality Survey (SQS) this week to gather important feedback from students, parents/guardians and staff about our public schools. The deadline to complete and return the SQS is March 17, 2017. All responses will remain anonymous.
Department partners with UH-Manoa College of Engineering to create academic pathway to engineering majorhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/UHM-engineering-pathway.aspxDepartment partners with UH-Manoa College of Engineering to create academic pathway to engineering majorHIDOE and the College of Engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa have entered into a formal partnership to create a college-focused pathway for public high school students seeking engineering majors.
Students see career options in the construction fieldhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Hawaii-CCD.aspxStudents see career options in the construction field1,400 students from 13 public high schools and one charter school got a chance to participate in the state Department of Transportation’s 10th annual Hawaii Construction Career Days event at the Aloha Stadium recently to get a first-hand glimpse into these productive construction professions.
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.
Farrington High students gain career skills working with surf industry professionalshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/FarringtonWSLCTE.aspxFarrington High students gain career skills working with surf industry professionalsThe World Surf League teams up with Farrington High School students to provide mentoring and hands-on learning.
Hawaii and Hiroshima Superintendents establish educational opportunities between school districtshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Hawaii-and-Hiroshima-Superintendents-establish-educational-opportunities-between-school-districts.aspxHawaii and Hiroshima Superintendents establish educational opportunities between school districtsHIDOE Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi and Hiroshima Prefecture Superintendent Kuniaki Shimozaki signed a Statement of Intent on Education Cooperation this morning at Washington Place. The agreement formally acknowledges the cultural and educational benefits gained through establishing a formal relationship between the school districts.
Mural at Blanche Pope El serves as an Earth Day reminder to ho’omalu Waimanalohttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Blanche-Pope-Mural.aspxMural at Blanche Pope El serves as an Earth Day reminder to ho’omalu WaimanaloStudents at Blanche Pope Elementary celebrated Earth Day by unveiling their Mele Mural during the school’s ho’olaule’a today. The 55-foot mural took two weeks to complete with students from pre-kindergarten through sixth grade contributing to the brainstorming process and painting.
Molokai student leader attracts NextEra Energy support to cool schoolshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Molokai-Cool-Schools.aspxMolokai student leader attracts NextEra Energy support to cool schoolsA celebration assembly was held at Kaunakakai Elementary to mark the completion of a hybrid solar air conditioning installation project — 33 units were installed in 18 classrooms. Sixth-grader and Student Council President Leonahemaikekaimalie Crivello was commended for helping the project become a reality.
Honoka‘a High's heartfelt mahalo for the Thanksgiving kahiauhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Volunteers/Pages/Honokaa-thanks.aspxHonoka‘a High's heartfelt mahalo for the Thanksgiving kahiauThe students of the Leadership Training Program at Honoka‘a High School wrote this thank you letter to the community for helping them organize and fund a Thanksgiving outreach effort that included turkey dinners served at the school and delivered to folks in need in the community. It is one of several projects planned to practice kahiau: doing without expecting anything in return.
Rallying to cool Laie El’s hottest classroomshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Volunteers/Pages/cool-laie.aspxRallying to cool Laie El’s hottest classroomsFrom students to parents to BYU engineers to energy efficiency experts, a community unites to solve the problem of trapped heat in classrooms at their local school.
Maui schools join national program, granting 24/7 internet access, tablets to every studenthttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/verizon-digital-promise.aspxMaui schools join national program, granting 24/7 internet access, tablets to every studentKalama, Lokelani intermediate schools are the first to participate in the two-year mobile and digital learning program that includes ongoing professional development for teachers to integrate technology across all subjects.
Fund to cool classrooms gets $25,000 boosthttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Cool-Classrooms-Donation.aspxFund to cool classrooms gets $25,000 boostHawaii 3R's received a generous $25,000 donation from the Central Pacific Bank Foundation to help cool classrooms following a call to action by the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii.
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.
Community partnerships with public schools thriving in Hawaiihttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/Community-Partnerships-Thrive.aspxCommunity partnerships with public schools thriving in HawaiiIn caring for our children, many have heard the saying, “It takes a village.” That saying holds true in public education, where community partners support Hawaii’s commitment to developing young minds through grants and projects that enrich the learning environment.
Higher education is the key to a living wage in Hawaiihttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/P20.aspxHigher education is the key to a living wage in HawaiiThe author is Karen Lee, executive director of Hawaii P-20 Partnerships for Education. P-20 is a multiagency approach to strengthen the educational pipeline from early education through college. P-20 partners share a sense of urgency about the need to improve Hawaii's educational outcomes in an increasingly global economy. This piece ran in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
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.
Arts, Common Core, and a first-year Department teacher meet at Honolulu Museumhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/TeachersAndPrincipals/Pages/museum-day.aspxArts, Common Core, and a first-year Department teacher meet at Honolulu MuseumWhen the Department offered “A Day at the Museum,” a professional development course on integrating art with Hawaii Common Core standards, first-year DOE teacher Sheldon Konno jumped at the chance to participate. He wasn’t the only one — about 50 teachers spent a day rotating through different sessions with staff at the Honolulu Museum of Art.
At Lanakila El, parents get first hand look at new testhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/SBpreview.aspxAt Lanakila El, parents get first hand look at new testThe Smarter Balanced assessment, aligned with our higher learning standards, debuts this spring. At Lanakila Elementary, teachers and staff organized a parent night to help families see what their children will be doing.
12 high schools selected for innovative early college programhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/early-college.aspx12 high schools selected for innovative early college programTwelve high schools statewide have been selected to participate in the Early College High School Program, a coordinated initiative designed to allow more high school students to earn six or more college credits before they graduate from high school.
Mahalo! James Campbell Company donates $250,000 to Kapolei, West Oahu schoolshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/JCC2014.aspxMahalo! James Campbell Company donates $250,000 to Kapolei, West Oahu schoolsPrincipals from nine Kapolei and West Oahu were presented checks from $15,000 to $45,000 to fund critical areas for student achievement.
Donor Profile: Sue D. Cooleyhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Volunteers/Pages/Sue-Cooley.aspxDonor Profile: Sue D. CooleyAfter contributing nearly 80 percent of the construction cost for the Lahainaluna High School stadium on Maui, Sue D. Cooley will have the structure named after her following the Board of Education's unanimous agreement.
Volunteer Profile: Herb Lee, Jr.https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Volunteers/Pages/Herb-Lee.aspxVolunteer Profile: Herb Lee, Jr.Passion and perseverance describe Herb Lee, Jr., a former King Intermediate student who develops curriculum that perpetuates ancient Hawaiian culture while aligning with modern education. He's taught some 3,500 teachers and touched the lives of 75,000 students statewide during the past several years.
Honolulu District Speech Festival celebrates 26 years stronghttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2014HDOspeech.aspxHonolulu District Speech Festival celebrates 26 years strongThe event helps students in grades 3 through 6 develop and showcase their verbal communication skills and techniques. This Saturday, the festival celebrates its 26th year.
Private Schools with Public Purposehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/PubPriBridge.aspxPrivate Schools with Public PurposeParticipation in a robust summer learning program substantially reduces the achievement gap and keeps students on track toward graduation and beyond. With the support of community organizations and private foundations, the DOE has worked successfully with private schools to support a community of students from both rural and urban areas.
Kahaluu Elementary goes 'holiday green'https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Volunteers/Pages/Kahaluu-Elementary-goes-'holiday-green'.aspxKahaluu Elementary goes 'holiday green'Santa’s elves delivered early gifts to Kahaluu Elementary’s 304 students, who came to school and found 12 replanted sustainability gardens with taro, five stone benches, one huge lanai between the cafeteria and library, and newly laid pavers.
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.
Community-based partnership helps Waianae students attend collegehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/Community-based-partnership-helps-Waianae-students-attend-college.aspxCommunity-based partnership helps Waianae students attend collegeKauhale O Waianae, a school-community partnership between MAO Organic Farms, Waianae High School’s Searider Productions, and Makaha Studios, is helping 75 young adults from Waianae attend community colleges.
Dental outreach on Hawaii Islandhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Volunteers/Pages/Dental-outreach-on-Hawaii-Island.aspxDental outreach on Hawaii IslandMahalo to Xerox for its "Making Smiles Brighter" Dental Outreach Initiative — networking with dental associations across the country to combat childhood tooth decay. The team screened kids on Hawaii Island this week at Kealakehe Elementary and Kahakai Elementary.

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