Summer Book Sale 8/9/13, 12pm-7pm

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Register for Waianae Youth Sailing Program – Classes Start on 8/10/13

Waianae Youth Sailing Program - Classes Start on 8/10/13. Meet every Saturday 9am-1pm. Open to youth 13-19. Register now. Call Marcy at 428-4714 or email thomasm026@hawaii.rr.com. Click image to enlarge.

Waianae Youth Sailing Program – Classes Start on 8/10/13. Meet every Saturday 9am-1pm. Open to youth 13-19. Register now. Call Marcy at 428-4714 or email thomasm026@hawaii.rr.com. Click image to enlarge.

Women of Wai`anae Yard Sale – Aug. 3-4, 2013, 8am-2pm

Haiju Mukai (Grandwinner), Patricia Plunkett, Lenore Pascubillo, Lorna Kekahuna, Diana Delima, Florence Eli -Adams, Eleanor Shirley, Carolyn Pule, Shad Rosario.

From top left: Haiju Mukai (Grandwinner), Patricia Plunkett, Lenore Pascubillo, Lorna Kekahuna, Diana Delima, Florence Eli -Adams, Eleanor Shirley, Carolyn Pule, Shad Rosario.

Please come to find great bargains and support Women of Waianae’s (WOW) scholarship fund. The yard sale will take place at 86-024 Glenmonger Street, Waianae, HI 96792 (house on corner of Glenmonger St. & Pokai Bay Street).

Karen Young

Karen Young

Yard sale donations are being accepted. Call 696-4677 if you want to help.

For more information about WOW, a non-profit 501c3 which provides scholarships to non-traditional college students from the Wai`anae Coast, visit  http://wowaianae.blogspot.com or contact Karen Young at 696-4677 or kgsyoung@hotmail.com

Glenmonger Street at Pokai Bay Street (google map) (yahoo map)

Zilkha Biomass

Sen. Shimabukuro met with Zilkha Biomass, which proposes to supply Hawaii with wood-based renewable energy based out of Kalaeloa.

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Hawaii State Department of Education Cleared from High-Risk Status in Race to the Top Grant

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HAWAII   STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

NEWS   RELEASE

NEIL   ABERCROMBIE

KATHRYN   S. MATAYOSHI

GOVERNOR

SUPERINTENDENT

   July 29, 2013

Hawaii State Department of Education Cleared from
High-Risk Status in Race to the Top Grant

The Hawaii State Department of Education (DOE) this morning received notification from the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) that its Race to the Top (RTTT) grant is no longer considered “high-risk” and is in good standing.

“This is great news that validates the good work that’s been done by the teachers, educational leaders and our community partners,” stated Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi. “The transformation of our public schools is in full swing. We are staying the course in our mission to ensure all students graduate from our public schools prepared for college and careers.”

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan sent a letter to Gov. Neil Abercrombie today informing him of the USDOE’s acknowledgement of the major progress that Hawaii has and continues to make.

“The commitment made by the Hawaii State Department of Education to get to where it is today speaks for itself and I congratulate all of those involved for a job well done,” said Gov. Abercrombie. “It is clear that transformation in our education system is taking place at all levels from the Board of Education meeting room to the classroom.”

In August 2010, the USDOE awarded Hawaii with a four-year $75 million RTTT grant. Hawaii was placed on high-risk status in December 2011. The DOE spent two years making significant progress, which later led to the removal of high-risk status in two of its Assurance Areas, including B (Standards and Assessments) and C (Data Systems). Until today, the high-risk status remained in Assurance Areas A (System Alignment and Performance Monitoring), D (Great Teachers, Great Leaders), and E (Turning Around Persistently Low-Achieving Schools).

In February 2013, the DOE received recognition for a number of major accomplishments and was also praised for implementing important reforms, including programs to support educator effectiveness. Today’s announcement of total removal of high-risk allows Hawaii to continue its RTTT reform efforts through September 2014 when the grant officially ends.

Key improvement areas in the DOE’s transformation efforts include:

·        Aligned state, complex area and school planning and monitoring. This allows for a cohesive system at all levels focused on shared goals for students. From the strategic plan to the school’s academic plans and evaluations of educators, administrators and teachers are tracking students to ensure all graduate college and career ready.
·        Worked with union partners to formalize new evaluation systems for teachers and principals.
·        Improved communication both internally and externally. Earlier this month, the DOE launched its new website and is in the process of establishing an intranet service for staff that allows for increased exchange of information. The DOE also provided clarity of roles, responsibilities, and vision both within our system and in the community.

The 2013-14 school year begins Aug. 5. The DOE remains firm in its strategic goals in setting targets for multiple progress indicators that show progress towards student achievement.

For more information about Race to the Top, please visit HawaiiPublicSchools.org.

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Donalyn Dela Cruz
Director of Communications
Phone:  (808) 586-3232
E-mail:  donalyn_dela_cruz@hawaiidoe.org

Kūkulu Ola: Living Hawaiian Culture and Natural Resources grant programs

The Hawai‘i Community Foundation (“HCF”) and the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (“HTA”) have partnered to administer the Kūkulu Ola: Living Hawaiian Culture and Natural Resources grant programs. HCF/HTA have launched the 2014 Request for Proposals (“RFP”) for the Hawaiian Culture and Natural Resource grant programs. To view RFPs, click on Hawaiian Culture 2014 RFP and Natural Resources 2014 RFP. Online applications will be accepted after July 30, 2013 on HCF’s Nonprofit Gateway (please register early!). Deadlines to apply are 9/23/2013 for Hawaiian Culture and 10/28/2013 for Natural Resources.

Oahu workshop. Retrieved from HANO on 7/31/13.

Oahu workshop. Retrieved from HANO on 7/31/13.

HCF and HTA staff will be on all islands to answer questions regarding the 2014 Hawaiian Culture and Natural Resource Program RFPs. You are invited to attend a FREE Informational Session followed by a Grant Writing Workshop presented by the Hawai‘i Alliance of Nonprofit Organization (HANO) – a small fee is required for most grant writing workshops. These sessions are coming up in the next few weeks!

All sessions will be held from:
9 a.m. to 10 a.m. – 2014 HTA RFP Informational Session by HCF/HTA – FREE
10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. – HANO’s Grant Writing Workshop – $20, except for Lāna‘i & Moloka‘i. Lunch to be provided.

To view information and registration on info sessions and grant writing workshops, click on the following:
Kaua‘i – Tuesday, July 30 at Kaua‘i Humane Society
Moloka‘i –Friday, Aug. 2 at Queen Lili‘uokalani Children’s Center (QLCC)
Lāna‘i – Monday, Aug. 5 at TBA
O‘ahu – Tuesday, Aug. 6 at Hawai‘iUSA Federal Credit Union, Diamond Head Room
Maui – Wednesday, Aug. 7 at Maui Family Support Services
Hilo, Hawai‘i Island – Friday, Aug. 9 at ADRC – Kahi Mālama – A Place of Caring, Aging & Disability Resource Center
Kona, Hawai‘i Island – Monday, Aug. 12 at Quilt Passions

To register and view the full list of informational sessions and grant writing workshops, please see HANO’s Event Registration at http://assetshawaii.org/r/E/NzUyNg/MTk5/0/0/c2Vuc2hpbWFidWt1cm9AY2FwaXRvbC5oYXdhaWkuZ292/aHR0cDovL2hhbm8uY2FtcDkub3JnL0RlZmF1bHQuYXNweD9wYWdlSWQ9MTA3MjgzIyEjIQ/123/0. If you have questions on registration, please contact Jennifer Cornish Creed, HANO’s Director of Member & Professional Development, at (808) 529-0453 or jcreed@hano-hawaii.org.

Please feel free to pass along this information to organizations engaged in environmental and cultural perpetuation.

If you have any questions on the HTA grant opportunities, please contact HCF Staff, Larissa Kick at lkick@hcf-hawaii.org.

NHIS Trainer and Students in KHON2 Video on Free Athletic Physicals

Ryan Sargent, Nanakuli High & Intermediate School athletic trainer, Dr. Elizabeth Ignacio, orthopedic surgeon, two 7th graders from NHIS, and KHON2's Ron Mizutani discuss the free physicals for middle and high school students interested in participating in athletics. Physicals are required. Broadcast on 7/24/13 on KHON's Wake Up 2day. Click the image to see the video. Click here to see a related post.

Ryan Sargent, Nanakuli High & Intermediate School athletic trainer, Dr. Elizabeth Ignacio, orthopedic surgeon, two 7th graders from NHIS, and KHON2’s Ron Mizutani discuss the free physicals for middle and high school students interested in participating in athletics. The physicals were scheduled for 7/20/13 and 7/27/13. Physicals are required. This segment was aired on 7/24/13 on KHON’s Wake Up 2day. Click the image to see the video. Click here to see a related post.

OHA: Kamakako`i Website

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In early spring 2013, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs launched a website designed to bring new attention and a strong voice to critically important issues.

More than a year in the making, kamakakoi.com was introduced by OHA’s top leadership as a bold, new platform designed for key audiences to get informed, take action and spread the word on policy issues that are front and center in the Native Hawaiian community.

The new website features videos and articles that give a voice to community leaders, who are outspoken about such issues as water rights, the loss of ancient burial sites to development, and health risks on Pōhakuloa from exposure to depleted uranium.

Dr. Kamana'opono M. Crabbe, Chief Executive Officer at the Office of Hawaiian Affairs

Dr. Kamana’opono M. Crabbe, Chief Executive Officer at the Office of Hawaiian Affairs

“With Kamakako‘i, we are ramping up efforts to activate our community and help shape a brighter future for Hawai’i,” said Kamana’opono Crabbe, chief executive officer at OHA. “With Kamakako’i, we are breaking new ground in our ability to inspire action on policy matters important to the Native Hawaiian community. We will be able to rally people like we never have before.”

The site gives users the ability to mobilize others by, for example, sending e-mail alerts, submitting testimony on legislation, and signing petitions. Users are also able to share content through social-media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu

Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, chairperson of the O’ahu Island Burial Council

Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, chairperson of the O’ahu Island Burial Council, was among the 100-plus community leaders who attended the launch of kamakakoi.com at the Cupola Theatre in the Honolulu Design Center.

“I feel that this is a positive step toward OHA enabling greater access to the hot-topic issues impacting the community today,” she said. “Kamakako‘i won’t be the only access point, but it will be a great access point for the community to learn more about issues so we are able to affect positive change.”

Moses Haia III, executive director of the Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation

Moses Haia III, executive director of the Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation

Moses Haia III, executive director of the Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation, summed up his reaction to Kamakako‘i this way: “It makes me feel reassured that we as a people are bringing the pride and dignity we had as a people into the 21st Century. Our ancestors would be proud.”

http://www.kamakakoi.com

Flossie Report: NWS Latest Update 7/29/13 @ Noon

Click image for the full report in PDF.

Click image for the full report in PDF.

Oahu emergency shelters set to open this afternoon (7/29/13, 11:05AM)

Oahu emergency shelters set to open this afternoon
By Star-Advertiser staff
POSTED: 11:03 a.m. HST, Jul 29, 2013
LAST UPDATED: 11:05 a.m. HST, Jul 29, 2013

Mayor Kirk Caldwell said this morning that 10 emergency shelters on Oahu will be open beginning at 3 p.m.

Waianae District Park at 85-601 Farrington Hwy.

Wahiawa District Park at 1139-A Kilani Ave.

Ewa Mahiko District Park at 91-1161 Renton Road

Kailua District Park at 21 South Kainalu Dr.

Kilauea District Park at 4109 Kilauea Ave.

Koko Head District Park at 423 Kaumakani St.

Waimanalo District Park 41-415 Hihimanu St.

Waialua Church of Christ at 67-174 Farrington Hw.y

BYU Hawaii at 55-220 Kulanui St.

Kalakaua District Park at 720 McNeill St.

Maui, Oahu now in Flossie’s path (7/29/13, 7:08AM)

Star-Advertiser: Maui, Oahu now in Flossie’s path; warning extends to Kauai
By Gordon Y.K. Pang & Craig Gima
POSTED: 10:46 a.m. HST, Jul 28, 2013
LAST UPDATED: 07:08 a.m. HST, Jul 29, 2013

HILO » Flossie, weakening but still a tropical storm, was starting its trek across the Hawaiian islands early this morning, with its latest predicted track taking a more northerly course that could mean more rain and wind for Maui County and Oahu.

At 5 a.m., the storm was packing diminished maximum sustained winds of 45 mph and was 120 east-northeast of Hilo and 290 miles east of Honolulu, moving west-northwest at 16 mph.

Tropical storm force winds extended 105 miles from the center. Late Sunday night, the storm had 60 mph winds and tropical storm force winds extended more than 160 miles from the center.

The revised track this morning takes Flossie directly over Maui this afternoon and Oahu later tonight; by Tuesday, the forecast calls for a weaker tropical depression over Kauai.

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Flossie’s winds maintain 60 mph strength as it nears Big Island (7/28/13, 6:21PM)

Flossie’s winds maintain 60 mph strength as it nears Big Island

Warnings up for Oahu, Big Island and Maui County; Kauai under watch

By Star-Advertiser staff
POSTED: 10:46 a.m. HST, Jul 28, 2013
LAST UPDATED: 06:21 p.m. HST, Jul 28, 2013

Tropical Storm Flossie was maintaining its strength late this afternoon, threatening to unleash tropical storm conditions to the Big Island starting late tonight, then bringing heavy rains, strong winds, dangerous surf and flash flooding throughout the Hawaiian islands.

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Flossie Warning for Oahu (7/28/13 – 2:06PM)

Oahu emergency officials offer advice, warnings for residents
By Star-Advertiser staff

POSTED: 12:20 p.m. HST, Jul 28, 2013
LAST UPDATED: 02:06 p.m. HST, Jul 28, 2013

The city Department of Emergency Management is advising Oahu residents that the just-issued tropical storm warning for the island means it is the time to get prepared for Flossie’s expected arrival Monday afternoon.

At 11 a.m., the National Weather Service placed Oahu under the warning that already covered Maui and Hawaii counties. The warning means tropical storm conditions, including sustained winds of 39 mph or more and heavy rains, are expected in the next 36 hours.

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‘DEFEND WAIANAE’ EVENT 7/18/13 PHOTOS

INPEACE has partnered with several other community organizations to launch a “Defend Wai’anae” campaign aimed at addressing absenteeism and dropout rates at public schools.

The inaugural event was held on 7/18/13 at Waianae Intermediate School.  “I applaud this long overdue effort to address the concerns of students, parents and faculty together with the community,” said Senator Shimabukuro, who attended the event.

Mahalo to the following individuals and organizations who helped put on the event:

After School All Stars

Ark of Safety

Department of Education

Ho‘iho‘i Pono Ola

Hui Kako‘o

INPEACE

Rep. Jo Jordan

Kamehameha Schools Ka Pua Initiative

Ke Ala Hānau Moku

Sen. Maile Shimabukuro

MA‘O Organic Farms

P-20 Partnerships for Education

Wai‘anae Intermediate School

Sen. Shimabukuro, WIS Principal Raechelle Fabrao, and Rep. Jordan

Sen. Shimabukuro, WIS Principal Raechelle Fabrao, and Rep. Jordan

Click on this link to view a photo album of the event: https://maileswaianaecoastphotos.shutterfly.com/2765

For more information, contact
Sharlette L. Poe Executive Director L.E.I. Foundation
sharpoe@gmail.com

H-1 Ewa-bound Closure 7:30pm-4:30am Mon-Fri July 22-26

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Overnight lane closures on the Ewa-bound H-1 will continue to affect evening commuters this week.

Three westbound lanes will be closed between the H1/H2 merge and the Pearl Ridge/Waimalu off ramp 7:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, according to the state Department of transportation. The closures are for the ongoing viaduct repairs there, according to state officials.

Source: Star-Advertiser 7.22.13. Retrieved 7.22.13, 6:00pm.

LCC‐Wai`anae CAB Meeting Minutes & Agenda 7/11/13

LCCW CAB minutes. Click image t0 see the full report in PDF.

LCCW CAB minutes. Click image to see the full report in PDF.

LCC‐Wai`anae CAB agenda for 7/11/13 meeting. Click image for full PDF of agenda. Click here for the PPT version.

LCC‐Wai`anae CAB agenda for 7/11/13 meeting. Click image for full PDF of agenda. Click here for the PPT version.

Alternate links to the documents:
CAB meeting notes 7-11-13
LCC-Wai`anae CAB Agenda PDF 7-11-13
LCC-Wai`anae CAB Agenda PPT 7-11-13

Job Tree (posted 7/22/13)

JOB TREE from Our Father in Heaven Ministry
God bless from Sister NJ 489-8016 and Teresa
We are open to receiving all kind of donations to help further our ministry

First to Work 587 3850
333 N.King st room 200

Jan Guard security 524 Kalihi st 585 7346

Altres staffing agency many positions 674 3711

Alliance personnel 521 4300

Express employment agency 525 5225

Baker apprenticeship Waipahu ask for Fernando at 233-9075

Offering RESUME building please apply online if you are interested in having help with your resume email jenkeys@yahoo.com

Live in situation and work Waianae must be drug alcohol free please call Bobby at 275 6995

Dive Masters & dive instructors Aaron’s Dive Shop in Kailua call 262-2333

Moped Mechanics Helper Honolulu call 450-8388  . 10 and 6

Exterior Cleaning Service Technician Military Housing Military Base apply via email at kristiepc@aol.com

Office Administrative Assistant all wood flooring apply via email at melanie475757@gmail.com

Thai Cuisine Chef more than 3 years contact Ann 398-4200

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Hawaii State Department of Education Selects Eight Schools for Digital Pilot (7/19/13)

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HAWAII STATE   DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

NEWS RELEASE

NEIL ABERCROMBIE

KATHRYN S.   MATAYOSHI

GOVERNOR

SUPERINTENDENT

   July 19, 2013

Hawaii State Department of Education Selects Eight Schools for Digital Pilot

HONOLULU – The Hawaii State Department of Education (DOE) is pleased to announce the eight school-applicants that have been selected for the Common Core Digital Curriculum Pilot Project (CCDC) in the upcoming 2013-14 school year. The eight schools were selected based on their technological readiness, commitment to integrating technology in the classroom and readiness to implement a large schoolwide project. The schools are:

  • · Keaau Elementary
    · Mililani Mauka Elementary
    · Mililani Waena Elementary
    · Moanalua Middle
    · Nanaikapono Elementary
    · Nanakuli Elementary
    · Nanakuli Intermediate and High
    · Pahoa Elementary

The CCDC pilot aims to support schools’ implementation of new digital curricula aligned with the Common Core State Standards, which are new learning standards for English language arts and math. The eight schools will receive a tablet or laptop for every student and teacher, as well as new curriculum and training on Google Apps for Education. Following teacher training, Keaau and Pahoa elementary schools will be the first to receive their devices during the first semester. The remaining schools will receive their devices in early 2014.

“The introduction of both the CCDC along with the Common Core State Standards in our schools helps set a high standard for student achievement, and pushes our efforts even further in preparing our students for post-secondary success,” stated State Schools Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi.

The Common Core Digital Curriculum Pilot Project builds on the successful work of a handful of Hawaii schools that are using devices. At Keaau Elementary, which has been providing devices to students for two years, there has been a significant difference in the classroom dynamics due to digital devices.

“The use of digital devices in our school has been a tremendous help in accelerating our students’ love of learning, which translates into higher test scores and better attendance,” said Keaau Elementary Principal Chad Keone Farias. “We’ve surpassed the state average in math and are on par with the state average in reading, which is a huge improvement over the last few years.”

Data collected from the first phase of the initiative will include student and teacher use, formative assessments and student engagement. The CCDC project takes advantage of ongoing DOE efforts to introduce new technology for learning and expand the DOE’s broadband infrastructure while bringing 21st century learning to the classroom. It also supports the goals outlined in the 2011-2018 DOE and Board of Education Strategic Plan. The 2013 Legislature appropriated $8 million to this pilot effort.

“We appreciate Governor Abercrombie and the Legislature’s support in our efforts and congratulate the schools that took the initiative to apply for this important pilot program,” said BOE Chair Don Horner.

To learn more about the Department’s Strategic Plan for student success please visit www.hawaiipublicschools.org.

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Donalyn Dela Cruz
Director of Communications
Phone:  (808) 586-3232
E-mail:  donalyn_dela_cruz@hawaiidoe.org

Homeless Assistance Working Group: Next Meeting August 5, 2013

If you are interested in participating, or would like more information —  please contact Block Captain Louis Galdeira at louisgaldeira@gmail.com

Monday, August 5, 2013
6 to 7 p.m.
Conference Room 229
Hawaii State Capitol

I.  Welcome and Introductions

II.  Reports

A.  Block Captains

1.  Team Members

2.  Proposed Strategy for the Community

3.  Budget Requirements, if any

B.  Housing Options

1.  Team Members

2.  Proposed Strategy for New or Renovated Projects

3.  Budget Requirements, if any

III.  Review of Proposed Report to the Legislature

IV.  Announcements

A.  Next meetings:

1.  Tuesday, September 3, Conference Room 229

2.  Monday, October 7, Conference Room 229

3.  Monday, November 4, Conference Room 229

4.  Monday, December 2, Conference Room 229

V.  Adjournment

Summary of the 5/30/13 Abandoned Tire Task Force Meeting

Thank you for your patience. Attached is a summary of the second tire task force meeting, and the results of the ranking exercise conducted at the last meeting.

John Valera
Environmental Planner
DOH – Office of Solid Waste Management
919 Ala Moana Blvd., Rm. 212
Honolulu, HI 96814

Abandoned Tire Task Force 5/30/13 meeting summary. Click to read the full report.

Abandoned Tire Task Force 5/30/13 meeting summary. Click the image to read the full report.

Abandoned Tire Task Force Ranking. Click image to see the complete form.

Abandoned Tire Task Force Ranking Results. Click image to see the complete report.