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Professional string musicians inspire Niu Valley Middle students with performances and advicehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Niu-Valley-Middle-music.aspxProfessional string musicians inspire Niu Valley Middle students with performances and adviceStudents were treated to performances and words of wisdom from classically trained string musicians.
Niu Valley Middle music teacher Zachary Morita awarded $100,000 grant from Farmers Insurancehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Niu-Valley-Farmers.aspxNiu Valley Middle music teacher Zachary Morita awarded $100,000 grant from Farmers InsuranceMusic teacher's winning proposal will establish Niu Valley Music Olympic Invitational for students to compete in classical music setting.
Jake Shimabukuro and Music for Life Foundation dedicate Jake’s Clubhouse at Ala Wai Elementaryhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Jakes-Clubhouse-Ala-Wai.aspxJake Shimabukuro and Music for Life Foundation dedicate Jake’s Clubhouse at Ala Wai ElementaryThe new music education learning space is outfitted with more than 100 instruments, a recording studio, performance stage and more for students of Shimabukuro's alma mater.
Hawai'i public school teachers honored with Presidential Award of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teachinghttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/PAEMST-18.aspxHawai'i public school teachers honored with Presidential Award of Excellence in Mathematics and Science TeachingAkeyo Garcia of Ewa Elementary and Masaru Uchino of Momilani Elementary have been awarded the Presidential Award of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, or PAEMST. It is the highest award K-12 mathematics and science (including computer science) teachers can receive from the U.S. government. Recipients receive $10,000 from the National Science Foundation and will engage in education discussions in Washington, D.C.
Celebrating 2018 ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘ihttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/StudentLearning/HawaiianEducation/Pages/2018-Olelo-Hawaii.aspxCelebrating 2018 ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘iFebruary is Hawaiian Language Month! The Islands are celebrating with events to elevate and honor the indigenous language and help raise funds for Hawaiian Language Immersion Program schools.
Challenger Center Hawaii kicks off anniversary year with visit from NASA astronauthttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Challenger-Center-Hawaii-kicks-off-anniversary-year-with-visit-from-NASA-astronaut.aspxChallenger Center Hawaii kicks off anniversary year with visit from NASA astronautStudents from Ewa Elementary kicked off the 25th anniversary year of the Challenger Center Hawaii with NASA Astronaut Jack D. Fischer. His visit to the Center, located at Barbers Point Elementary, also honored the legacy of Hawaii astronaut Ellison Onizuka and the Challenger Space Shuttle crew.
Stars align for school leaders who return to alma matershttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/LeadershipProfilesAndStaff/Pages/Stars-align-for-HIDOE-leaders-who-return-to-alma-maters.aspxStars align for school leaders who return to alma matersIn celebration of National Principals Month, HIDOE is highlighting a special group of Hawaii public school grads that have returned to their alma maters to lead – as principals. It’s driven by a sense of school pride.
Roosevelt High Director of Music inducted into Legion of Honorhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Legion-of-Honor.aspxRoosevelt High Director of Music inducted into Legion of Honor​Roosevelt High School's Director of Music Gregg Abe has been inducted into the prestigious Bandworld Legion of Honor along with six other band directors from across the U.S. this year. He is the eighth band director from Hawaii to receive the award since its inception in 1989.
Ewa Elementary dedicates new building, adding kindergarten and first grade classroomshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Ewa-Elementary-New-Classrooms.aspxEwa Elementary dedicates new building, adding kindergarten and first grade classroomsEwa Elementary dedicated a new building earlier today before hundreds of students, teachers, parents and community members. The new one-story building provides three kindergarten classrooms, three first grade classrooms and one special education classroom, along with a technology lab, a faculty center and a conference room.
Ewa Elementary students treated to special back to school performancehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Ewa-El-HSO.aspxEwa Elementary students treated to special back to school performanceStudents from third through sixth grade gathered in the cafeteria at Ewa El for a special performance from the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra’s string ensembles as part of the organization’s education and outreach initiative.
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.
Students take passion for percussion to a national levelhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Students/Pages/HYPE.aspxStudents take passion for percussion to a national levelAn ensemble of dedicated percussionists and their director share a passion for music in a unique opportunity for Hawaii students.
Pearl City band director continues to impress with his music achievementshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Chad-Kamei.aspxPearl City band director continues to impress with his music achievementsPearl City band director Chad Kamei continues to receive accolades for his musical talents in the classroom. After being awarded the Bandworld Legion of Honor, earlier this year, the American Bandmasters Association announced it selected Kamei as one of its newest members during its 82nd convention.
Four schools qualify for 2016 SeaPerch National Challengehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/SeaPerch.aspxFour schools qualify for 2016 SeaPerch National ChallengeCongratulations to Ewa Elementary, Highlands Intermediate, Ewa Makai Middle and Radford High for their first-place finishes in the 2016 SeaPerch Oahu Regional Qualifying Competition for underwater robotics.
Ewa El. celebrates its 72nd Annual Lincoln Day Programhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Ewa-Lincoln-Day.aspxEwa El. celebrates its 72nd Annual Lincoln Day ProgramEwa El. students thrilled their parents, families & teachers with fantastic performances at their 72nd Annual Lincoln Day Program.
Dispatches from the 2015 Hour of Code: 'Anyone can do this'https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/2015-HOC.aspxDispatches from the 2015 Hour of Code: 'Anyone can do this'Participation in Hour of Code, now in its third year, is growing exponentially in Hawaii. More than 130 schools on six islands participated during Computer Science Education Week, Dec. 6-13.
Ewa Elementary receives $10,000 from Code.org for digital deviceshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Ewa-Elementary-award.aspxEwa Elementary receives $10,000 from Code.org for digital devicesEwa Elementary received a $10,000 award from Code.org, a non-profit organization dedicated to expanding access to computer science learning. The school plans to purchase more than two dozen laptop computers for students to use in its digital learning programs.
Red Raider rhythm nation raises its voicehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/TeachersAndPrincipals/Pages/KHIS-vocal-motion.aspxRed Raider rhythm nation raises its voiceKahuku High & Intermediate School saw its student enrollment in the choir program jump by 49 percent in a year. New KHIS teacher Jacosa Limutau-Ainuu's goal to connect with students, meeting them "wherever they are," is working.
How did Kisa Uradomo get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, online practice.https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Students/Pages/Uradomo.aspxHow did Kisa Uradomo get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, online practice.The Kula violinist who just graduated from King Kekaulike High is the only student from Hawaii selected to join the 2015 National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America. The prestigious musical program embarks on a nine-city tour in July with several stops in China.
For Honokaa Jazz Band, music 'is a language itself' https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/Honokaa-Jazz-Band-at-HSDB.aspxFor Honokaa Jazz Band, music 'is a language itself' Honoka'a High student musicians transcend hearing barriers with a performance at the Hawaii School for the Deaf and the Blind as part of its 2015 Big City Tour from April 16-19.
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.
Student inspires through dance, leadership, academicshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Students/Pages/jacob-ly.aspxStudent inspires through dance, leadership, academicsHawaii students in both public and private schools take the ACT college-entrance exam early in the school year. A perfect score is 36. And that’s exactly what Kalani High senior Jacob Ly achieved — all while balancing a 4.0 GPA, student activities and being one of the state’s top young dancers trained in classical ballet.
Nanakuli High and Intermediate Performing Arts Center students visit White Househttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/Nanakuli-PAC-students.aspxNanakuli High and Intermediate Performing Arts Center students visit White HouseFive students from the Nanakuli High and Intermediate School Performing Arts Center were among 124 students from around the country who participated in the GRAMMY Museum “I’m Every Woman: The History of Women in Soul,” educational workshop on March 6 at the White House.
Maui High band invited to 2015 Rose Parade®https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Maui-High-band-invited-to-2015-Rose-Parade.aspxMaui High band invited to 2015 Rose Parade®Maui High School’s Saber Marching Band & Color Guard has been invited by the Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Association to appear in the 126th Annual Rose Parade on Jan. 1, 2015 in Pasadena, Calif. It will mark the first appearance by a Hawaii public school band since Pearl City in 2006. Maui High is also just the second neighbor island school selected for the prestigious, nationally televised parade.

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