Our monthly online publication to highlight bright spots from across the public school system. This month's issue features special guests from the Board of Education.
Editorial Mission: As the Department’s primary publication, we aim to live up to the meaning of ha‘aheo — to cherish with pride — by bolstering and sustaining pride in public education and touting the successes happening across our system.Editor's note: Since January 2022 we've increased the publication frequency of our Ho‘oha‘aheo newsletter from monthly to weekly as part of our commitment to provide timely updates and highlight bright spots. We are continuing the weekly format for the 2022-23 school year, with added features to keep content relevant and engaging.
Welcome to the 2022-23 school year! As I shared in my welcome back messages to our families and staff, we're looking forward to an exciting year ahead, focused on re-engaging students and accelerating learning. While safety remains a priority, we're cautiously optimistic that we can resume a sense of normalcy following two full academic years of COVID-imposed restrictions.
To help ground our efforts, we are rallying behind the concept of ne‘epapa, which in Hawaiian conveys moving and working together as one and being united. Coming out of the pandemic, it’s all the more urgent that we come together with a shared purpose and mission in support of public education and our students.
» Back to school means transitioning back to normal and more structured schedules for both students and parents. Check out CDC’s tips for sleep for children/teens and adults.
» We encourage parents, caregivers, students and staff to focus on prioritizing their emotional well-being. Get self-care tips and mindfulness exercises from Smiling Mind's self-care pack.
Q: Do you plan to mask indoors when school starts?
CDC COVID-19 Community Levels
A roundup of announcements, resources and shoutouts.
» Hilo-Waiākea CAS Esther Kanehailua was featured in this helpful back-to-school health and safety video.
» We’re excited to see this awesome banner and Ne‘epapa already incorporated at Kea‘au Middle!
» Congratulations to the 15 educators selected for the 2022-24 Hawai‘i State Teacher Fellows cohort!
HAWAI‘I STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
PUBLIC SCHOOL PROUD
Sara MiyazonoCreative Director
1390 Miller St. Honolulu, HI 96813 | Phone: (808) 784-6200 | Fax: (808) 586-3234Email: email@example.com
Phone: (808) 784-6200
The Department's primary publication featuring successes across our public schools.