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Retired business executive, community leader tapped to serve as interim deputy superintendenthttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Interim-Deputy-Superintendent-of-Operations.aspxRetired business executive, community leader tapped to serve as interim deputy superintendentRandolph Moore rejoins the public school system, having previously served as an assistant superintendent and middle school teacher
Poi served at 36 Hawai‘i public schools as part of effort to boost local menu itemshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Fresh-local-poi-served-at-36-Hawai‘i-public-schools-in-honor-of-May-Day.aspxPoi served at 36 Hawai‘i public schools as part of effort to boost local menu itemsAcross the participating schools, over 11,800 individual 4-ounce poi cups from Hanalei Poi Company and their Hanalei farmer suppliers — equating to nearly 3,000 pounds of poi — will be served.
Kohala High School students win 2nd annual Kalo Challengehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Kōhala-High-School-students-win-2nd-annual-Kalo-Challenge.aspxKohala High School students win 2nd annual Kalo ChallengeThe Kalo Challenge is the finale of a yearlong project where at-promise students from across the state learn about planting and cultivating kalo (taro) and then turning their harvest into an innovative culinary dish.
Two HIDOE students named 2024 U.S. Presidential Scholarshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Two-HIDOE-students-named-2024-US-Presidential-Scholars.aspxTwo HIDOE students named 2024 U.S. Presidential ScholarsThis is the first year that two students from HIDOE schools have received the national distinction in the same graduating class.
Stevenson Middle School student wins “Here to Help” mascot design contesthttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Stevenson-Middle-School-student-wins-Here-to-Help-mascot-design-contest.aspxStevenson Middle School student wins “Here to Help” mascot design contestHer name is Kokua, and she's "a strong savior and is ready to help anyone," the artist said.
Ke‘elikōlani Middle School leader honored as 2024 Principal of the Yearhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HASAA-Principal-of-the-year-2024.aspxKe‘elikōlani Middle School leader honored as 2024 Principal of the YearUnder Joe Passantino's leadership, students' math scores have more than tripled over the last two years and English Language Arts scores climbed by 50%. Staff satisfaction has shot up by 35 to 44 points into the high 90s in the areas of well-being, satisfaction and involvement/engagement.
Multilingual Waipahu High students become published authors with books two and three in serieshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Multilingual-Waipahu-High-students-become-published-authors-with-books-two-and-three-in-series.aspxMultilingual Waipahu High students become published authors with books two and three in seriesStudents with roots in Chuuk, Pohnpei, the Marshall Islands, the Philippines, Samoa and Tonga have their stories published.
Head of Pauoa Elementary School named 2024 Hawai‘i National Distinguished Principalhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2024-National-Distinguished-Principal-of-the-Year-Pauoa-Elementary.aspxHead of Pauoa Elementary School named 2024 Hawai‘i National Distinguished PrincipalLāna‘i High & Elementary vice principal named 2024 Hawai‘i National Outstanding Assistant Principal
New HIDOE pilot program aims to increase cardiac survival rates in Hawai‘i https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/New-HIDOE-pilot-program-aims-to-increase-cardiac-survival-rates-in-Hawai‘i-.aspxNew HIDOE pilot program aims to increase cardiac survival rates in Hawai‘i The Hawai‘i State Department of Education launched a pilot program this month to introduce cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) training to students and personnel across the state.
Kapa‘a High Principal Tommy Cox recognized with $25,000 leadership awardhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Kapaa-High-Principal-Wins-25000-award.aspxKapa‘a High Principal Tommy Cox recognized with $25,000 leadership awardTommy Cox of Kapa‘a High School was praised for expanding access to college-level courses, career academy pathways and Career and Technical Education programs.
Maui High alum pledges $10 million endowment to schoolhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Maui-High-alum-pledges-$10-million-endowment-to-school.aspxMaui High alum pledges $10 million endowment to schoolThe Maui High School Foundation will receive a $10 million endowment from an alumni, the largest single monetary donation in the school’s history.
New school bus contracts awarded to service HIDOE’s 15 complex areashttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/New-school-bus-contracts-awarded-to-service-HIDOE’s-15-complex-areas.aspxNew school bus contracts awarded to service HIDOE’s 15 complex areasThe new school bus contracts will go into effect July 1, 2024, and run through the end of the 2030-31 school year.
Waipahu High students, Hawai‘i Pacific Health doctors and nurses to work side by side in new Academic Health Center on campushttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Waipahu-High-HPH-Academic-Health-Center.aspxWaipahu High students, Hawai‘i Pacific Health doctors and nurses to work side by side in new Academic Health Center on campusWaipahu High School’s new Academic Health Center will engage more than 500 health academy students who will receive hands-on training from Hawai‘i Pacific Health physicians and medical professionals to support the community clinic.
Waiākea High School’s Rory Inouye receives prestigious Milken Educator Award and $25,000 prizehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Rory-Inouye-Milken-Award.aspxWaiākea High School’s Rory Inouye receives prestigious Milken Educator Award and $25,000 prizeWaiākea High School mathematics teacher Rory Inouye was recognized with the prestigious Milken Educator Award. Regarded as the "Oscar Award of Teaching," the award celebrates exceptional teachers and comes with an unrestricted $25,000 cash prize
Kawānanakoa Middle School’s Jade Pham receives prestigious Milken Educator Award and $25,000 prizehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Jade-Pham-Milken-Award.aspxKawānanakoa Middle School’s Jade Pham receives prestigious Milken Educator Award and $25,000 prizeKawānanakoa Middle School teacher Jade Pham became the latest recipient of the prestigious Milken Educator Award. Regarded as the "Oscar Award of Teaching," the award recognizes exceptional teachers and comes with an unrestricted $25,000 cash prize.
Mililani Middle vice principal recognized as state's top assistant principal, in running for national awardhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Mililani-Middle-jeffrey-horstman-assistant-principal-of-the-year.aspxMililani Middle vice principal recognized as state's top assistant principal, in running for national awardMililani Middle School assistant principal Jeffrey Horstman is Hawai‘i’s 2024 Assistant Principal of the Year and one of three finalists for the 2024 National Assistant Principal of the Year award.
Public comments sought for ESSA State Consolidated Planhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/essa-consolidated-plan-public-comments-2024.aspxPublic comments sought for ESSA State Consolidated PlanHawai‘i is updating its ESSA plan to align with its new Strategic Plan and to adjust and modify aspect of the ESSA plan to better meet the needs of the students and the schools.
Temporary campus for fire-damaged King Kamehameha III Elementary ready to welcome studentshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Temporary-campus-for-fire-damaged-King-Kamehameha-III-Elementary-ready-to-welcome-students.aspxTemporary campus for fire-damaged King Kamehameha III Elementary ready to welcome studentsThe temporary campus for King Kamehameha III Elementary School, which was damaged in the Aug. 8 wildfires, was constructed in four months and is set to open to students and staff on April 1 at the new Pulelehua development near Kapalua Airport.
Hawaiʻi high school class of ‘23 overcomes pandemic obstacles in college preparednesshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Hawaiʻi-HS-class-of-‘23-overcomes-pandemic-obstacles-in-college-preparedness.aspxHawaiʻi high school class of ‘23 overcomes pandemic obstacles in college preparednessAccording to the newly-released College and Career Readiness Indicator (CCRI) report, 33% of students from the class of 2023 graduated with honors, the highest in at least five years, and 86% graduated on time, tying the high mark over the past five years.
Class of 2024 high school graduation ceremonies scheduledhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2024-Graduations.aspxClass of 2024 high school graduation ceremonies scheduledPublic high school graduation ceremonies have been scheduled for the Class of 2024.
HIDOE schools nab 41 awards at Student Television Network competitionhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-schools-nab-41-awards-at-Student-Television-Network-competition.aspxHIDOE schools nab 41 awards at Student Television Network competitionStudents from 10 Hawai‘i public schools received 41 awards in various digital media and filmmaking categories at the Student Television Network (STN) competition in Long Beach, Calif.
Online marketplace features start-up businesses and locally sourced products by HIDOE student entrepreneurshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HAF-young-entrepreneurs-program.aspxOnline marketplace features start-up businesses and locally sourced products by HIDOE student entrepreneursFifteen HIDOE schools are participating in this year’s Young Entrepreneurs Program, which is designed to empower students in grades 6-12 to develop real-world profitable businesses that feature original locally sourced agricultural products.
U.S. DOE awards HIDOE more than $2M in emergency grant funds to support Maui schoolshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/U.S.-DOE-awards-HIDOE-more-than-$2M-in-emergency-grant-funds-to-support-Maui-schools.aspxU.S. DOE awards HIDOE more than $2M in emergency grant funds to support Maui schoolsThe U.S. Department of Education has awarded the Hawai‘i State Department of Education (HIDOE) a more than $2 million grant to help address the acute needs of students and educators who were directly impacted by the Maui wildfires.
HIDOE recognizes 2022 and 2023 Employee, Manager and Team of the Yearhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-recognizes-2022-and-2023-Employee,-Manager-and-Team-of-the-Year.aspxHIDOE recognizes 2022 and 2023 Employee, Manager and Team of the Year​The Department named its 2022 and 2023 Employee, Manager and Team of the Year award winners, recognizing employees for their outstanding and continued contributions to education and the students of Hawai‘i.
Pearl City High paves the way for elementary students to explore health care careershttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Pearl-City-High-School-Keiki-Career-and-Health-Fair.aspxPearl City High paves the way for elementary students to explore health care careers​Pearl City High School's diagnostic services and nursing services students hosted an inaugural Keiki Career and Health Fair today for elementary students in the Pearl City Complex.
He's 18, she's 20: Meet the HIDOE's youngest teachershttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/blaise-babineck-skye-yasuda-hidoe-youngest-teachers.aspxHe's 18, she's 20: Meet the HIDOE's youngest teachersBlaise Babineck, 18, and Skye Yasuda, 20, are two of the youngest full-time teachers in the Hawai‘i State Department of Education.
IDEA Part B Annual State Application 2024https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/IDEA-Part-B-Annual-State-Application-2024.aspxIDEA Part B Annual State Application 2024In accordance with the provisions of the General Education Provisions Act, the Hawaii State Department of Education’s application for Federal Fiscal Year 2024 funds under Part B of the IDEA will be available for review from March 8, 2024, through May 8, 2024.
15 HIDOE principals honored as 2024 Tokioka 'Excellence in School Leadership' nomineeshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/15-HIDOE-principals-honored-as-2024-Tokioka-'Excellence-in-School-Leadership'-nominees.aspx15 HIDOE principals honored as 2024 Tokioka 'Excellence in School Leadership' nomineesPrincipal nominees for this year's prestigious Masayuki Tokioka Excellence in School Leadership Award announced.
HIDOE encourages families to register for summer learning programshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-encourages-families-to-register-for-summer-learning-programs.aspxHIDOE encourages families to register for summer learning programsHawai‘i State Department of Education (HIDOE) schools will continue to offer a comprehensive menu of engaging summer programming to support student learning.
HIDOE leadership issues parent letter regarding recent Maui school threatshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Maui-Threats-Parent-Letter-Superintendent.aspxHIDOE leadership issues parent letter regarding recent Maui school threats"We understand the fear and concern that such incidents provoke among families and want to assure you that the safety and well-being of our students and staff remain our utmost priority."

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