WOMEN OF WAIANAE YARD SALE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND MAY 25-27, 2013

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Women of Waianae (WOW) is holding a scholarship fundraising yard sale May 25-27 at 86-024 Glenmonger St. in Waianae, from 8am-2pm (Corner of Pokai Bay St. & Glenmonger St.).
Proceeds will benefit WOW’s scholarship fund for non-traditional Waianae Coast students.  See past scholarship winners at:
Yard sale Donations are needed.  WOW is a 501c3 non-profit organization.
Contact Karen Young for more information at kgsyoung@hotmail.com or 696-4677.

U.S. DOE Approves Hawaii’s New School Accountability and Improvement System – Webinar on 5/28/13, 9-10AM

HIDOE
Hawaii State Department of Education
Neil Abercrombie, Governor
Kathryn S. Matayoshi, Superintendent

NEWS RELEASE

Monday, May 20, 2013 8:00 AM

U.S. DOE approves Hawaii’s new school accountability and improvement system
Strive HI Performance System replaces components of federal NCLB requirements

HONOLULU – The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) is pleased to announce it has received federal approval today for a new Strive HI Performance System designed to ensure all students graduate college- and career-ready. The redesigned school accountability and improvement system approved by the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) replaces many of the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) with multiple measures of success to meet the needs of Hawaii’s students, educators and schools.

“Approval to move forward with the Strive HI Performance System validates our strategic direction and allows us to build on Hawaii’s successes,” stated Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi. “With the new system, we are more focused on college- and career-readiness, rewarding high-performing schools and customizing support to students, educators and schools with strategies proven in the Zones of School Innovation.”

After winning a Race to the Top grant in 2010, HIDOE established two Zones of School Innovation (ZSI) that targeted support for struggling schools in rural or remote, hard-to-staff areas serving the largest population of native Hawaiian and economically-disadvantaged students in the state.

The Strive HI Performance System is a culmination of work by Hawaii educators, parents, community groups, and higher education. It replaces NCLB’s most ineffective and outdated components with meaningful benchmarks aligned with goals of the HIDOE/Board of Education State Strategic Plan:

The Strive HI Performance System is a culmination of work by Hawaii educators, parents, community groups, and higher education. It replaces NCLB’s most ineffective and outdated components with meaningful benchmarks aligned with goals of the HIDOE/Board of Education State Strategic Plan. Click to enlarge.

The Strive HI Performance System is a culmination of work by Hawaii educators, parents, community groups, and higher education. It replaces NCLB’s most ineffective and outdated components with meaningful benchmarks aligned with goals of the HIDOE/Board of Education State Strategic Plan. Click to enlarge.

The Strive HI Performance System not only reflects the State Strategic Plan, it aligns and connects with state education policies and initiatives including Common Core State Standards, updated assessments, more rigorous diploma and graduation requirements, successful school improvement strategies in the ZSI and robust teacher and principal evaluation and support systems.

“We are proud of the work happening at every level of Hawaii’s public education system to prepare students for real-world demands and provide better data, tools and support to students, educators and schools,” Deputy Superintendent Ronn Nozoe noted. “Now, with the approval of the Strive HI Performance System, we’ve unlocked the potential of all these efforts to work together in a coherent way to support success.”

HIDOE will host a webinar on May 28, 2013 to provide more information about the new system.

Webinar:         Overview of Strive HI Performance System: Hawaii’s new school accountability and improvement system
Date:                May 28, 2013
Time:                 9 – 10 am HST
Register now:        https://hvln.webex.com/hvln/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=733937907
event password: striveHI

HIDOE will work closely with Complex Area Superintendents and principals this summer to ensure school leaders and educators are positioned for successful implementation of the Strive HI Performance System in the coming school year.

For more information, visit HIDOE’s new Strive HI Performance System webpage at www.hawaiidoe.org/strivehisystem.

Donalyn Dela Cruz
Director of Communications
Phone:  (808) 586-3232
E-mail:  donalyn_dela_cruz@notes.k12.hi.us

Remington College (Honolulu) Offers Scholarships

Remington College Oahu

On May 21, 2013, at 1:06 PM
Allen Harkleroad wrote:

Hello Ms Shimabukuro,

I work on behalf of Remington College. I came across the site you have for the 21st district and also noticed that you’re involved with the education committee. Remington College isn’t in your district but has helped some people in your district advance their education. The school is a non-profit college with the goal of giving students the skills they need to build a better career. They recently began offering two scholarships to help make college more affordable to their students. Since you’re involved with education I was wondering if you’d be able to include Remington College or their scholarships on your website to further help those in the area learn about their educational opportunities. You can find some information about the school here:

http://www.remingtoncollege.edu/honolulu-hawaii-colleges-career-schools/

Here is information on the scholarships offered:

http://www.remingtoncollege.edu/scholarships/hawaii/

Please let me know if you have any questions or if there is any other information I can provide to help. Thank you for your time and consideration with this.

Allen Harkleroad

Mahi`ai Matchup: Agricultural Business Plan Contest – 7/1/13 Deadline

Visit http://www.pauahi.org/mahiaimatchup/index.html for more information and to complete a registration form.

Contest Information
Eligibility

All teams must have at least one but not more than five members. All teams must have at least one Hawai‘i resident who must play a key role in composing the business plan. Individuals may only be a member of one team per annual competition. Residency shall be established and supported by documents, dated or in force between June 30, 2012 (previous year) and June 30, 2013 (current year), from THREE OR MORE of the following categories to determine residency:

  • Driver’s License
  • Voter’s Registration
  • School records
  • Homeowner or tenant records
  • Utility bills (i.e., gas, electric, water/sewer, phone, mobile phone, heating, waste disposal)
  • Insurance documents
  • Medical records
  • Military records
  • Internet, cable or satellite records
  • Vehicle records
  • Employment records

Entry Criteria

Contestants may submit a for-profit or not-for-profit business plan.

Registration

Teams must register no later than July 1, 2013 at 5:00 pm via e-mail or mail to:

Ke Ali‘i Pauahi Foundation
567 South King Street, Suite 160
Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96813-3036
Re: Mahi‘ai Match-Up

Key Dates

  • July 1: Registration & business plan summary deadline
  • August 1: First round finalists notified
  • November 1: Business Plan deadline
  • January 8: Finalists notified
  • January 22: Presentation to judges
  • February 22: Gala Event – Winners announced

Prizes

Kamehameha Schools will provide winners with an agricultural lease (up to five years of waived rent)* and a cash prize from Ke Ali‘i Pauahi Foundation to help make their winning agricultural business plan a reality. These awards are taxable. Other restrictions on the use of the prize will be provided to the winning teams.

Judges

Contest judges will be made up of leaders and innovators from agricultural and financial industries, as well as relevant Kamehameha Schools and Ke Ali‘i Pauahi Foundation leadership.

Judging Criteria

Preference will be given to new and innovative business plans that demonstrate one or both of the following: food crops; organic. Please refer to the Judging Criteria page for more information.

Confidentiality

If you feel that significant confidentiality issues will arise in the course of preparing your plan, you should have a thorough understanding worked out with your team members in advance. While every effort will be made to preserve the confidentiality of each submission, it is suggested that highly sensitive material be excluded from the entry if a team is concerned about the confidentiality of such material. Note, however, that teams will be making final presentations to an open audience. Of course, technical drawings and formulae need not be shown at this presentation, or even included in the business plan. All reasonable measures to ensure the protection of intellectual property introduced and associated with the Contest will be taken. Kamehameha Schools and Ke Ali‘i Pauahi Foundation and the organizers of the Mahi‘ai Match-up Agricultural Business Plan Contest cannot take further responsibility to protect the intellectual property or other rights of the contestants. Protection of such rights is ultimately the responsibility of each Contestant. Contestants are urged to mark as “CONFIDENTIAL” any portion of their entries which they consider to be confidential.

Questions

For any questions, please call (808) 534-8206.

Homebuyer & Homeowner Fair – June 29, 2013

 

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Schools on Four Islands Benefit from Unique Science Equipment Repurposing Program at UH Medical School

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