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Lahaina public schools to close for one-year anniversary of wildfireshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/lahaina-one-year-anniversary-closure.aspxLahaina public schools to close for one-year anniversary of wildfiresThe Hawai‘i State Board of Education today approved HIDOE’s recommendation to close Lahaina schools on Aug. 8, 2024.
Superintendent Hayashi recommending Aug. 8 closure for Lahaina public schoolshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-recommending-Aug-8-closure-for-Lahaina-schools.aspxSuperintendent Hayashi recommending Aug. 8 closure for Lahaina public schoolsThe closure would allow employees and students to participate in commemorative events and healing activities on the one-year anniversary of the Lahaina wildfires.
HIDOE releases summary report on rebuild plan for King Kamehameha III Elementary https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/King-Kamehameha-III-Elementary-community-feedback.aspxHIDOE releases summary report on rebuild plan for King Kamehameha III Elementary Cultural and historical concerns, HIDOE’s decision-making process, and planning for future growth were key themes amongst community feedback.
73 public schools to offer summer meals to children ages 18 and youngerhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2024-Seamless-Summer-Option.aspx73 public schools to offer summer meals to children ages 18 and younger73 public schools will serve meals free of charge over the summer to children ages 18 and younger – regardless of public school enrollment status – through its summer food service program.
Princess Nāhiʻenaʻena students, artist Noble Richardson unveil new campus mural honoring namesakehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Princess-Nahienaena-students-Noble-Richardson-unveil-new-campus-mural-honoring-namesake.aspxPrincess Nāhiʻenaʻena students, artist Noble Richardson unveil new campus mural honoring namesakePrincess Nāhiʻenaʻena Elementary unveiled a vibrant mural that students worked on with local artist Noble Richardson.
Graduation night marks end of emotional four-year journey for Lahainaluna’s Class of 2024https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/lahainaluna-high-school-class-of-2024-graduation.aspxGraduation night marks end of emotional four-year journey for Lahainaluna’s Class of 2024Lahainaluna High School’s Class of 2024 celebrated the end of an emotional four-year journey, with 216 seniors receiving their diplomas Sunday night at the Sue D. Cooley Stadium.
HIDOE presents three possible sites to rebuild permanent campus for King Kamehameha III Elementaryhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-presents-3-possible-sites-to-rebuild-permanent-campus-for-King-Kamehameha-III-Elementary-School.aspxHIDOE presents three possible sites to rebuild permanent campus for King Kamehameha III ElementaryThe Hawai‘i State Department of Education held meetings for community members and school staff to provide feedback on three West Maui sites eyed as locations for King Kamehameha III Elementary School's permanment campus.
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.

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