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Ewa Makai Middle dedicates new $24 million classroom winghttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Ewa-Makai-Middle-dedicates-new-campus-wing.aspxEwa Makai Middle dedicates new $24 million classroom wingEwa Makai Middle celebrated the dedication of a new 24-room, two-story campus wing to accommodate approximately 450 new sixth-graders.
Niu Valley Middle School breaks ground on new World Language Centerhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Niu-Valley-Middle-School-World-Language-Center.aspxNiu Valley Middle School breaks ground on new World Language CenterThe Hawaii State Department of Education held a groundbreaking ceremony at Niu Valley Middle School on Thursday, Oct. 10 for its new World Language Center.
School Directed AC program empowers schools and communities to take the lead on cooling classroomshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Schools-Directed-AC.aspxSchool Directed AC program empowers schools and communities to take the lead on cooling classroomsHIDOE is empowering schools to lead the charge on cooling classrooms using a new process designed to more quickly deploy AC in buildings that can accommodate the increased energy use.
Kohala High dedicates new facility to boost STEM learning and achievementhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Kohala-High-dedicates-new-facility-to-boost-STEM-learning-and-achievement.aspxKohala High dedicates new facility to boost STEM learning and achievementThe new state-of-the-art facility is comprised of four single-story classroom buildings connected by a covered walkway that provides a new physical science lab, biochemistry lab, natural resources lab, two general classrooms and additional office space.
May 2019 Education Updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/0519.aspxMay 2019 Education UpdateMonthly print newsletter featuring the top stories from across Hawaii's public schools, distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: New contracting method is expediting repairs, Ala Wai El's Kwee named national LifeChanger of the Year, Mililani Middle breaks ground on new classroom, more stories.
April 2019 Education Updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/0419.aspxApril 2019 Education UpdateMonthly print newsletter featuring the top stories from across Hawaii's public schools, distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: Kaneohe El's Kumu Bella earns Milken Teacher of Promise award, Class of 2018 shows strong growth nationally in AP exam performance, Inouye Elementary teacher Esther Park finds out what her 5th graders have to say on the issue of student voice, more stories.
March 2019 Education Updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/0319.aspxMarch 2019 Education UpdateMonthly print newsletter featuring the top stories from across Hawaii's public schools, distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: Ala Wai El's Sara King named a Milken Educator, Speak Now HIDOE anti-bullying app launches for middle schools in first phase of rollout, Kauai teachers collaborate to unleash student voice, Wahiawa Middle student impresses in statewide art showcase, more.
Kalani High dedicates new Girls’ Locker Room and athletics facilitieshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Kalani-High-Dedication.aspxKalani High dedicates new Girls’ Locker Room and athletics facilitiesKalani High celebrated the dedication of several new athletics facilities including a new Girls’ Locker Room, an Athletics Trainers’ Facility, a Judo and Wrestling room, and other improvements.
February 2019 Education Updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/0219.aspxFebruary 2019 Education UpdateMonthly print newsletter featuring the top stories from across Hawaii's public schools, distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: Celebrating Hawai'i's National Board Certified Teachers, growing Peace Ambassadors at Manoa Elementary, Waianae High's Desire Desoto named a national finalist for Counselor of the Year, more stories.
January 2019 Education Updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/0119.aspxJanuary 2019 Education UpdateMonthly print newsletter featuring the top stories from across Hawaii's public schools, distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: Zachary Morita wins $100K grant for music invitational, parents asked to assist with Medicaid reimbursements, Stevenson Middle students build toys for children's hospital, op-ed from Asst. Supt. and CFO Amy Kunz, more stories.
To the Rescue: Facilities Maintenance Branch creates 300 sandbags and delivers nearly 900https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/FMB-to-the-rescue.aspxTo the Rescue: Facilities Maintenance Branch creates 300 sandbags and delivers nearly 900The Facilities Maintenance Branch (FMB) at the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) helps Hawaii's public schools with a variety of services, including minor repairs and maintenance on school campuses. FMB also played a significant role in helping schools prepare during Hawaii's annual hurricane season, which officially ended last month.
December 2018 Education Updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/1218.aspxDecember 2018 Education UpdateMonthly print newsletter featuring the top stories from across Hawaii's public schools, distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: Congratulations to Hawai'i's Teacher of the Year, Future School Now facilities management program launched, Hawai'i public school students achieve year-over-year gains on the AP exam, more stories.
November 2018 Education Updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/1118.aspxNovember 2018 Education UpdateMonthly print newsletter featuring the top stories from across Hawaii's public schools, distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: Three schools honored as federal Blue Ribbon Schools, opportunities to review updated student misconduct code, Jake Shimabukuro's "clubhouse" opens at Ala Wai Elementary, new recipe from the ‘Aina Pono Harvest of the Month Program, more.
October 2018 Education Updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/1018.aspxOctober 2018 Education UpdateMonthly print newsletter featuring the top stories from across Hawaii's public schools, distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: Strong progress in language arts seen as part of the 2017-18 Strive HI System results, health center dedicated at Nanakuli High & Intermediate, Wai‘anae High's 9th graders excel under The R.I.D.E., FAFSA drive kicks off, more stories.
Waikoloa Elementary and Middle School breaks ground for new constructionhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Waikoloa-El-Middle-School-groundbreaking.aspxWaikoloa Elementary and Middle School breaks ground for new constructionThe Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) held a groundbreaking ceremony at Waikoloa Elementary and Middle School on Monday, Sept. 10 for its new construction project.
September 2018 Education Updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/0918.aspxSeptember 2018 Education UpdateMonthly print newsletter featuring the top stories from across Hawaii's public schools, distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: Public and charter school enrollment grows slightly, initiatives to grow and retain our teacher talent pool, Waipahu High students learn to code "muscle" cars during summer program, more stories.
Kalihi-to-Ala Moana School Impact Fees to begin Oct. 1https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/kalihi-ala-moana-impact-fees.aspxKalihi-to-Ala Moana School Impact Fees to begin Oct. 1Beginning Oct. 1, 2018, homebuilders and residential developers in the urban corridor from Kalihi to Ala Moana will be subject to a school impact fee when applying for building permits for new residential construction.
August 2018 Education Updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/0818.aspxAugust 2018 Education UpdateWelcome to the 2018-19 school year! Catch up with the top stories from across Hawaii's public schools, including Hawaii's showing in the e-ICON competition, new resources in the Maunakea Scholars program, leadership appointments, a student voice piece from Kalani High graduate Rovi Porter and more. Superintendent's Education Update is a print newsletter distributed to schools and the Board of Education.
July 2018 Education Updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/0718.aspxJuly 2018 Education UpdateMonthly print newsletter featuring the top stories from across Hawaii's public schools, distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: HIDOE wins a Troops to Teachers grant to assist members of the armed forces to transition into second careers as teachers, three HIDOE teachers win Presidential Awards of Excellence, Waipahu High valedictorian chooses to pursue a career in teaching, more stories.
June 2018 Education Updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/0618.aspxJune 2018 Education UpdateMonthly print newsletter featuring the top stories from across Hawaii's public schools, distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: Breaking ground on a new middle school in Kapolei, Honowai El recognized as U.S. DOE Green Ribbon School for extensive sustainability efforts, graduating senior Ethan Kwon on the importance of financial literacy, Briggs named U.S. Presidential Scholar, more stories.
Honowai Elementary selected as a U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schoolhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Honowai-El-ED-GRS-awardee.aspxHonowai Elementary selected as a U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon SchoolHonowai Elementary School, located in the heart of Waipahu, is among the 2018 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS) that was selected for its innovative efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs, improve health and wellness, and ensure effective sustainability education.
East Kapolei Middle School breaks ground for its first phasehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/East-Kapolei-Middle-School-breaks-ground.aspxEast Kapolei Middle School breaks ground for its first phaseThe Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) broke ground on May 10 for the first phase of its new East Kapolei Middle School located on Maunakapu Street across from The Salvation Army Kroc Center Hawaii. The $59 million first phase for West Oahu’s new middle school includes an administration building, library, cafeteria, classrooms, covered and open play courts, and a music building.
May 2018 Education Updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/0518.aspxMay 2018 Education UpdateMonthly print newsletter featuring the top stories from across Hawaii's public schools, distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: Principals Linell Dilwith and Corinne Yogi earn prestigious awards, data from CCRI and NAEP reports show strong progress for student readiness and learning, profile of Maui High's college and career readiness growth, more stories.
Hawaii public schools to open satellite classes at Hanalei Colony Resort for Waikoko, Wainiha and Haena studentshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Hanalei-satellite-classes.aspxHawaii public schools to open satellite classes at Hanalei Colony Resort for Waikoko, Wainiha and Haena studentsThe Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) is opening a temporary educational site on April 26 at the Hanalei Colony Resort to serve 51 students residing in Waikoko, Wainiha and Haena, who were impacted after heavy rains and landslides closed Kuhio Highway on Kauai.
Hanalei Elementary to reopen Monday, April 23https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Hanalei-El-Reopens.aspxHanalei Elementary to reopen Monday, April 23Hanalei Elementary will reopen for all students, teachers and staff on Monday, April 23. The school was closed for four days following heavy rains that flooded areas of the campus.
Hanalei Elementary to remain closed through the weekhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Hanalei-El-Closure.aspxHanalei Elementary to remain closed through the weekHanalei Elementary will remain closed for all students, teachers and staff tomorrow and Friday, April 19-20. The campus continues to undergo cleanup of damaged areas from recent heavy rains.
Campbell High kicks off construction of multi-classroom projecthttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2018-Campbell-High-new-classroom-building.aspxCampbell High kicks off construction of multi-classroom projectJames Campbell High School (JCHS) kicks off the start of construction on its new 27-classroom building today with a dedication ceremony. The project includes science labs, culinary arts lab, Hawaiian studies classroom, faculty centers, an outdoor performing space, herb garden and more.
March 2018 Education Updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/0318.aspxMarch 2018 Education UpdateMonthly print newsletter distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: Aiea High's Ken Kang wins the Milken Educator Award and Keolu El's Bianca Yanuaria is named Hawaii's School Counselor of the Year, Jack Johnson and friends celebrate the ‘Aina Pono program at Mililani High, new student learning approaches at Kea‘au Elementary, Supt. Christina Kishimoto addresses safety on school campuses, more stories.
February 2018 Education Updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/0218.aspxFebruary 2018 Education UpdateMonthly print newsletter distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: Hawai‘i's ESSA plan for federal funding is approved by the USDOE, pitching new needs for the school system to the Legislature, teacher collaboration behind strong growth at King Kekaulike High School, more local foods introduced to statewide school food service, more.
January 2018 Education Updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/0118.aspxJanuary 2018 Education UpdateMonthly print newsletter distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: Mentoring new special education teachers, 2017 Year in Review, Waipahu High student first to earn AA before diploma, Keaukaha Elementary's engaging literacy approach, working more local food into school meals, more stories.
December 2017 Education Updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/1217.aspxDecember 2017 Education UpdateMonthly newsletter distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: The Strategic Plan Dynamic Report allows the public to easily view data sets of our key performance indicators, principals leading at their alma maters, a Bright Spots profile of Pauoa Elementary, grants awarded to schools, Supt. Kishimoto discusses how we make room for innovation while keeping focus on the teaching and learning core.
November 2017 Education Updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/1117.aspxNovember 2017 Education UpdateMonthly newsletter distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: Congratulations to Vanessa Ching, 2018 Hawaii State Teacher of the Year; leadership appointments and honors, Stevenson Middle updates computer lab with assist from the Clippers Foundation, watch the replay of "Designing Schools for Hawai‘i's Future" on ‘Olelo, more stories.
October 2017 Education Updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/1017.aspxOctober 2017 Education UpdateMonthly newsletter distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: Double-digit gains achieved by Hawai'i's public school students on Advanced Placement exams, Strive HI results show steady school performance, talking to our principals and teachers about why leadership matters during National Principals Month, Supt. Kishimoto's column on college readiness reflecting on our strong AP results.
September 2017 Education Updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/0917.aspxSeptember 2017 Education UpdateMonthly newsletter distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: The Beginning Teacher Summer Academy helps connect new teachers with training and resources they need to run their classrooms, profile of the Teacher Leadership Cadre at Farrington High, and it's Attendance Awareness Month!
August 2017 Education Updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/0817.aspxAugust 2017 Education UpdateMonthly newsletter distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this Back-to-School edition: Solomon Elementary breaks ground on four-year campus renovation, IT initiative expands to address growing technology needs, Leeward District students get a leg up on college with new summer program, overview of important initiatives with the 2017-18 school year, Supt's Corner column from new Superintendent Christina Kishimoto.
July 2017 Education Updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/0717.aspxJuly 2017 Education UpdateMonthly newsletter distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: Hawai‘i's ESSA Plan is approved by the Board of Education, interim leadership named, heat abatement and air conditioning update, high-quality transition centers initiative launched and named for the late Mark Takai, design unveiled for Hawai‘i DOE's first vertical school, update from interim superintendent Keith Hayashi.
Banyan trees infected by gall wasp infestation to be removed at McKinley High campushttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/McKinley-Banyans.aspxBanyan trees infected by gall wasp infestation to be removed at McKinley High campusMcKinley High School will begin work on Friday, July 7, 2017, to remove six Banyan trees on its front lawn that have been significantly damaged by an island-wide infestation of gall wasps. All removed Banyan trees will be replaced with Golden Trumpet trees.
Department makes progress with energy efficient strategies for cooling schoolshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/cooling-schools.aspxDepartment makes progress with energy efficient strategies for cooling schoolsHIDOE has been working to fast track heat-relief initiatives through its Heat Abatement Program. During the last three years, schools across the state were evaluated for various cooling options including air conditioning (AC), ceiling fans, nighttime heat flushing fans, solar light, trees, heat reflective paint, and more.
June 2017 Education Updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/0617.aspxJune 2017 Education UpdateMonthly newsletter distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: A new superintendent is chosen, the Hawai‘i DOE wins a national award for education system innovation, Bright Spot profile of Radford High's strong college readiness results, new facility on way for Searider Productions, final Supt's Corner column from Kathryn Matayoshi.
Waianae High’s Searider Productions will get a new home for its growing needshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Searider-Productions-Building.aspxWaianae High’s Searider Productions will get a new home for its growing needs​A new facility will be built for Waianae High's Searider Productions thanks in part to legislative appropriations totaling $10.7 million. The 8,500-square-foot facility will include a new lobby, "makery space," three new classrooms, a flexible multi-purpose open courtyard that will be used for outdoor classrooms and to host gatherings, and more.
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.
April 2017 Education Updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/0417.aspxApril 2017 Education UpdateMonthly newsletter distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: Annual report shows college and career readiness up strongly in early college and reduced remediation, celebrating leadership at Lanakila El, Bright Spot story on the Hilo-Waiakea Complex Area's strong results, Supt. Kathryn Matayoshi writes about Month of the Military Child.
March 2017 Education Updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/Mar-2017.aspxMarch 2017 Education UpdateMonthly newsletter distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: Farrington High opens 'Skippa' Diaz Stadium at Kusunoki Field, the Campbell-Kapolei HĀ Design Team works through what Nā Hopena A‘o looks like for them, Middle School Career Fair with Hawaii P-20, Ewa Makai student named top volunteer, Supt. Matayoshi talks about Hawaii's No. 1 national ranking in broadband delivery, more.
Kawananakoa Middle celebrates 90th anniversary with the re-opening of its historic auditoriumhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/Kawananakoa-Middle-celebrates.aspxKawananakoa Middle celebrates 90th anniversary with the re-opening of its historic auditoriumKawananakoa Middle had a lot to celebrate with the opening of its newly renovated Princess Kawananakoa Auditorium and its 90th anniversary. Hundreds of community members, dignitaries, staff and students, and alumni were on-hand to experience the $15 million state of the art upgrades.
Farrington High celebrates the opening of the Edward ‘Skippa’ Diaz Stadium at Kusunoki Fieldhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Edward-Skippa-Diaz-Stadium-at-Kusunoki-Field.aspxFarrington High celebrates the opening of the Edward ‘Skippa’ Diaz Stadium at Kusunoki FieldFarrington High School kicked off its 80 years of Governor pride celebrations with the official dedication and opening of its Edward 'Skippa' Diaz Stadium at Kusunoki Field. The $19.5 million stadium includes a new locker room, laundry and equipment rooms and athletic training room.
February 2017 Education Updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/Feb-2017.aspxFebruary 2017 Education UpdateMonthly newsletter distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: Waipahu High Principal Keith Hayashi to serve as interim deputy superintendent, Molokai High opens new science center, three new hires at OSFSS to improve systems that support schools, nominees for the Hawaii Regional Scholastic Art Awards to be exhibited, Supt. Matayoshi on keeping the focus on students.
January 2017 Education Updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/Jan-2017.aspxJanuary 2017 Education UpdateMonthly newsletter distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: School funding to be considered at the 2017 Legislature, focus on academic plans and ESSA with approval of the Strategic Plan, Bright Spot story on Jarrett Middle's extraordinary school culture, Hot Topics list for 2017, Supt.'s Corner and coming events.
Farrington High School auditorium renovations completehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/FarringtonAuditoriumReopen.aspxFarrington High School auditorium renovations completeNearly four years after the roof collapsed, Farrington High School's auditorium is back open.
October 2016 Education Updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/October-2016.aspxOctober 2016 Education UpdateMonthly newsletter distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: Hawaii public schools outpacing nation in gains on Advanced Placement exams, Board recognizes positive gains in Superintendent's evaluation, Campbell High hits milestone with AVID program, celebrating our employees of the year, and a guest column from King Kekaulike Principal Mark Elliott on the importance of supporting & cultivating leadership.
Department of Education moves forward on energy efficiency goalshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/honowaiefficiency.aspxDepartment of Education moves forward on energy efficiency goalsHonowai Elementary in Waipahu is the first HIDOE campus to complete a school retrofit with campus-wide energy efficiencies and energy generation. These efforts are part of the Department's Ka Hei program that integrates innovative energy technology with meaningful learning experiences, all while reducing energy costs.
Energy efficiency project opens Harvard-bound student’s eyes to possibilityhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Students/Pages/Energy-efficiency-project-.aspxEnergy efficiency project opens Harvard-bound student’s eyes to possibilityAiea High School Class of 2016 graduate Perry Arrasmith focused on the photovoltaic (PV) panels on the roofs of Aiea High for his senior capstone project. His project has inspired change at his school that HIDOE's Office of School Facilities and Support Services helped to make a reality.
Rotted monkey pod tree in Hilo to be removedhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Monkeypodtreeremove.aspxRotted monkey pod tree in Hilo to be removedThe tree’s limbs are hollow from rot and estimated to weigh 15 to 20 tons.​ The removal will take place sometime before the school year begins on Aug. 1.
Additional contractors sought for heat abatement workhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/MoreContractorsHeat.aspxAdditional contractors sought for heat abatement workContractors will have the chance to qualify to work on heat abatement projects at Hawaii public schools.
Kailua High opens the doors to new Natural Science Lab Building and Early College courseshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Kailua-Science-Lab.aspxKailua High opens the doors to new Natural Science Lab Building and Early College coursesKailua High School will welcome students, parents, and guests to its new, state of the art Natural Science Lab Building. Dedicated to the study of Microbiology and Life Sciences, the building boasts four classrooms, two computer labs and an aquaculture multiuse area.
Keeping schools running behind the sceneshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/FacilitiesManager.aspxKeeping schools running behind the scenesIt takes a lot of hard-working people to keep aging schools operating, including many you never see. Here we bid a fond aloha to Jeff Davis, who did whatever it took to keep schools running over a 30-year career.
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.
Hawaii 3R’s to assist Department of Education with donations to cool schoolshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/CoolDonations.aspxHawaii 3R’s to assist Department of Education with donations to cool schoolsHawaii 3R’s to raise funds towards cooling schools. Hawaii 3R’s is a local nonprofit organization aimed to Repair, Remodel, Restore Hawaii’s public schools.
Temporary fix for space issues at Campbell, Kealakehe high schools foundhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/CampbellKealakehePortables.aspxTemporary fix for space issues at Campbell, Kealakehe high schools foundThe portable classrooms used to set up the emergency "Keonepoko North" campus during the Puna lava flow last year will be used to offset classroom overcrowding at two high schools.
DOE breaks ground on first Ka Hei Photovoltaic Projectshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/KaHeiGround.aspxDOE breaks ground on first Ka Hei Photovoltaic ProjectsThe Department begins the energy-generation phase of the Ka Hei program, a multi-year initiative to integrate innovative energy technology with meaningful learning experiences, all while reducing energy costs.
Futuristic design grows out of need for savingshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/Offices/FacilitiesandOperations/FutureSchoolsNow/Pages/Futuristic-design.aspxFuturistic design grows out of need for savingsThe Department of Education is testing a new portable building design in hopes of giving students and teachers more creative and flexible space while saving money on utility bills.
Boosting teacher, student STEM learning while upgrading campuseshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/Ka-Hei-Feb-2015-update.aspxBoosting teacher, student STEM learning while upgrading campusesThis update on the Department's Ka Hei program, in partnership with OpTerra Energy Services, was penned by Dann Carlson, assistant superintendent for school facilities. It ran in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on Feb. 8, 2015.
The serious work behind playtimehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/playground-update.aspxThe serious work behind playtimeA school playground is much more than monkey bars and jungle gyms in an open field. It’s a platform for physical, emotional, social and cognitive development. Play builds synapses just as much as muscle fibers. Which is why the Department takes playgrounds seriously. (And, notably, set policy for students to get at least 20 minutes’ physical exercise daily.)
Dec. 2014 Education Updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/Dec-2014.aspxDec. 2014 Education UpdateRoundup of stories from our public schools, teacher/school opportunities, upcoming events and Supt's Corner column. Includes upcoming Hour of Code activities in schools, Supt. Matayoshi's reflections on "ConnectED to the Future" in Washington D.C. and Hawaii's own Future Ready Learning push, and new leadership in human resources and facilities.
Nov. 2014 Education Updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/Nov-2014.aspxNov. 2014 Education UpdateIn this edition: The 2015-17 budget submission to the Board of Education, the Hawaii State and District Teachers of the Year, more on testing tied to DOE educator effectiveness systems in Supt's Corner, and teacher/student opportunities.
Oct. 2014 Education Updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/Oct-2014.aspxOct. 2014 Education UpdateIn this edition: Record numbers of students earning AP honors, the DOE and Hawaii State Employee of the Year is Kahaluu El's Monica DeCosta, information about the coming Smarter Balanced Assessment and more.
Sept. 2014 Education Updatehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/Sept--2014-Education-Update.aspxSept. 2014 Education UpdateStories include Hawaii's chronic absenteeism plummeting 39%, Superintendent's takeaways on the Strive HI System results, leadership during Hurricane Iselle, opportunities for teachers and schools.
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.
DOE announces historic sustainable energy programhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/DOE-announces-historic-sustainable-energy-program.aspxDOE announces historic sustainable energy programThe program, called Ka Hei, will include the installation of sustainable energy generation equipment in all public schools statewide, positioning the DOE among the state’s foremost environmental stewards while expanding real-world educational opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Education Update: February 2014https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/Education-Update-February-2014.aspxEducation Update: February 2014Our Education Update is printed monthly and distributed to DOE schools and offices and the first Board of Education meeting of the month. In this issue: 2014-15 Supplemental Budget request, Roosevelt staff exemplary during incident, DOE Intranet launches, success stories from around our schools and more. Click image to view the issue.
Education Update: December 2013https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/Education-Update-December-2013.aspxEducation Update: December 2013Stories include Hawaii's strong growth on the National Assessment of Educational Progress, pledging to participate in curriculum with Malama Honua — the Worldwide Voyage of the Hokulea and Hikianalia, new resources for staff and upcoming events.
Farrington High unveils first Small Learning Communities facilitieshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Farrington-High-unveils-first-Small-Learning-Communities-facilities.aspxFarrington High unveils first Small Learning Communities facilitiesThe redesigned wing at Farrington High will house its Law and Justice Academy, Sports Industry Academy, and Business Academy. "Small Learning Communities are highly focused on providing personalized education as well as college and career preparation for students," says Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi.

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