Oahu Lane Closures for the Weekend of June 5 – June 7

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

DAVID Y. IGE
GOVERNOR

FORD N. FUCHIGAMI
DIRECTOR

For Immediate Release: June 4, 2015
15-0204

OAHU LANE CLOSURES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF JUNE 5 – JUNE 7

PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting.

— H-1 FREEWAY —

1) MAKAKILO (WEEKEND WORK) Lane closure on the H-1 Freeway in both directions between the Kunia Road Underpass and the Makakilo Drive Overpass on Saturday, June 6, from 4 a.m. to 9 a.m. for maintenance in the median.

2) PEARL CITY TO WAIPAHU (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) Right lane closures on the H-1 Freeway in the westbound direction between the Pearl City/Waimalu Off-Ramp (Exit 10) and the Waipahu Off-Ramp (Exit 8B) from 8 p.m. Saturday night, June 6, through 6 p.m., Sunday, June 7, for deck widening.

  • Three right lanes closed from 8 p.m., Saturday, June 6,  through 10 a.m., Sunday morning, June 7
  • Two right lanes closed Sunday, June 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • One right lane closed Sunday,June 7, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information, please visit the project website at www.pmcontraflow.com or call the project hotline at (808) 945-1144.

3) PEARL CITY (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) Up to three lanes closed on the H-1 Freeway in both directions between the Kamehameha Highway Overpass and the Waiawa Road Overpass on Sunday night, June 7, through Thursday morning, June 11, and Friday night, June 12, from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m., nightly, for the rail project.

  • Three left eastbound lanes closed 8 p.m. to 4 a.m.
  • Three right westbound lanes closed 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. The number of lanes closed will vary depending on the location of the roadwork.

For more information, please visit the project website for The Rail at http://www.honolulutransit.org/.

4) WAIPAHU (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) Full closure of the Waipahu Off-Ramp (Exit 8B) from the H-1 Freeway in the westbound direction, for the rail project.

  • Saturday night, June 6, through Sunday morning, June 7, from 8 p.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Sunday night, June 7, through Thursday morning, June 11, and Friday night, June 12, from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.

For more information, please visit the project website for The Rail at http://www.honolulutransit.org/.

5) SALT LAKE TO HONOLULU INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) Two right lanes closed on the H-1 Freeway in the westbound direction between the Keehi Interchange and the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Off-Ramp (Exit 15B) from 9 p.m. on Friday, June 5, through 12:01 a.m. Monday morning, June 8. All ramps will remain open.

Speed limits will be reduced to 15 mph in order to minimize traffic induced vibrations that may lead to cracking in the newly repaired deck.  Airport Viaduct improvements include concrete deck replacements, expansion joint repairs, and pavement restriping. Work is located between the Pearl Harbor Interchange and the Keehi Interchange.

— FARRINGTON HIGHWAY —

1) WAIPAHU (WEEKEND WORK) Honolulu Rail Transit will be working on Farrington Highway this week at various locations. Please visit The Rail’s project website for more details at http://www.honolulutransit.org/.

2) PEARL CITY (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) Lane closures on Farrington Highway in the eastbound direction between the Kamehameha Highway Overpass and Waiawa Road, for the rail project.

  • Two lanes closed on Saturday night, June 6, through Sunday morning, June 7, from 8 p.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Two lanes closed on Sunday night, June 7, through Thursday morning, June 11, and Friday night, June 12, from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.

For more information, please visit the project website for The Rail at http://www.honolulutransit.org/.

3) PEARL CITY (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) Full closure of the Farrington Highway eastbound on-ramp to the H-2 Freeway in the northbound direction from 8 p.m., Saturday night, June 6, through 10 a.m., Sunday morning, June 7, for the rail project.

  • Two lanes closed on Saturday night, June 6, through Sunday morning, June 7, from 8 p.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Two lanes closed on Sunday night, June 7, through Thursday morning, June 11, and Friday night, June 12, from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.

For more information, please visit the project website for The Rail at http://www.honolulutransit.org/.

— KALANIANAOLE HIGHWAY —

1) KAILUA (WEEKEND WORK) Right lane closure on Kalanianaole Highway in the southbound direction between Keolu Drive and Old Kalanianaole Road on Saturday, June 6, from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for tree trimming.

— KAMEHAMEHA HIGHWAY —

1) PEARL CITY TO AIEA (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) Honolulu Rail Transit will be working on Kamehameha Highway this week at various locations.

  • 24/7 lane closures in both directions between Waiawa Road and Acacia Road.
  • 24/7 lane closures in both directions between Acacia Road and Waimano Home Road.
  • 24/7 lane closures in both directions between Lipoa Place and Pali Momi Street.
  • Lane closures in the westbound direction between Pali Momi Street and Honomanu Street, Monday through Friday.
  • Lane closures in both directions between Puu Poni Street and Kaonohi Street, Monday through Friday.
  • Lane closures in the westbound direction between Salt Lake Boulevard and Honomanu Street, Monday through Friday.

Please visit The Rail’s project website for more details at http://www.honolulutransit.org/.

2) WAIPAHU (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) Full closure of the Kamehameha Highway southbound on-ramp to Farrington Highway in the eastbound direction from 8 p.m., Saturday night, June 6, through 10 a.m., Sunday morning, June 7, for the rail project.

For more information, please visit the project website for The Rail at http://www.honolulutransit.org/.

3) PEARL CITY (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) Full closure of the Kamehameha Highway northbound on-ramp to the H-2 Freeway in the northbound direction from 8 p.m., Saturday night, June 6, through 10 a.m., Sunday morning, June 7, for the rail project.

For more information, please visit the project website for The Rail at http://www.honolulutransit.org/.

— NIMITZ HIGHWAY —

1) SALT LAKE TO HONOLULU INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) Two right lanes closed on Nimitz Highway in the westbound direction between Aolele Street and Main Street from 9 p.m. Friday, June 5, through 12:01 a.m.. Monday morning, June 8, as a safety precaution due to deck repairs happening above.

— PALI HIGHWAY —

1)        NUUANU (WEEKEND WORK) Right lane closure on the Pali Highway in the Honolulu-bound direction between the Pali Tunnels and Waokanaka Street on Saturday, June 6, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. for drain cleaning and maintenance.

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The Animal CARE Foundation (ACF) is a full service veterinary facility supporting care of rescued animals and support of families needing support to keep animals in their family.  ACF offers services on the Wai’anae Coast.

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More information on donations to ACF can be found at: http://www.acfanimals.org/how-to-help/donate/

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HIDOE: Waianae Coast Schools a National Model for Counseling

HAWAII STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
NEWS RELEASE

DAVID Y. IGE
GOVERNOR

KATHRYN S. MATAYOSHI
SUPERINTENDENT

June 4, 2015

Waianae Coast schools a national model for counseling

HONOLULU – For years, counselors at Waianae Intermediate would wait for students to be referred to their office or seek help before providing services or information. It was, for the most part, a reactionary practice that failed to address the root cause of walk-in cases.

Today, after an overhaul of its program, the school delivers a counseling curriculum through classroom lessons, intervenes in truancy cases with home visits and targeted support, and partners with community organizations to raise awareness about chronic absenteeism.

Next month, Waianae Intermediate, along with Nanaikapono Elementary, will be honored as a Recognized American School Counselor Association (ASCA) Model Program, or RAMP, the first such national designation for a Hawaii public school. They will be among 62 schools receiving the RAMP award at the June 30 ASCA’s annual conference in Phoenix.

RAMP recognizes schools committed to delivering a comprehensive, data-driven counseling program and an exemplary educational environment.

“This year’s RAMP honorees have shown their commitment to students and the school counseling profession,” said ASCA Assistant Director Jill Cook. “This designation distinguishes these schools and encourages school counselors nationwide to strive for excellence.”

Aligning Waianae and Nanaikapono’s counseling programs to the ASCA model led to improvements in both referral and absenteeism rates, the schools reported.

“Shifting the way we used to do things in the past was a challenge,” Nanaikapono Elementary counselor Kimberly Kameoka said on behalf of the school’s team. “But utilizing data for our comprehensive counseling program helped us achieve our target and created a path toward a common goal of equity, access and academic success for every student.”

Incident referrals at Nanaikapono Elementary dipped nearly 40 percent to 103 in the 2013-14 school year, compared with the previous year. At Waianae Intermediate, discipline referrals in 2013-14 decreased by 20 percent over the previous school year, while attendance jumped two percent to 93.1 percent. During the same time, Waianae’s chronic absenteeism rate, one important predictor of academic success, fell to 43 percent from 49 percent.

“We made great effort to switch all aspects of our program to being more proactive,” said Kate Gehrke, a Waianae Intermediate counselor and testing coordinator. “We have the data to show that what we are doing makes a difference, and this (RAMP) recognition validates that.”

The Nanakuli-Waianae complex has set a goal of having all of its nine schools achieve RAMP certification by 2017, said Complex Area Superintendent Ann Mahi, who was named last month as the Hawaii High School Counselor Association Counseling Advocate of the Year.

“Our counselors are an integral part of creating a learning environment that promotes academic achievement, social and emotional well-being, and direct support to students and their families,” she said. “We are all in this together as a consortium of nine schools and are so very proud of Waianae Intermediate and Nanaikapono Elementary.”

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

Nanaikapono Elementary's staff, from left: Counselors Leona Sewake, Maria Marbella and Kimberly Kameoka, and Vice Principals Vicky Nakasone and Jerri Keiki.  Click image to enlarge

Nanaikapono Elementary’s staff, from left: Counselors Leona Sewake, Maria Marbella and Kimberly Kameoka, and Vice Principals Vicky Nakasone and Jerri Keiki.
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Waianae Intermediate's four counselors, from left: Kate Gehrke, Elaine Bowler, Dion Bacon and Ryson Mauricio.  Click image to enlarge

Waianae Intermediate’s four counselors, from left: Kate Gehrke, Elaine Bowler, Dion Bacon and Ryson Mauricio.
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SafeLink Wireless

SafeLink Wireless is a Federal Life line program that provides a free cellular phone and airtime each month to income-eligible customers who apply and qualify for the service.

For more information, visit http://www.safelink.com.

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What’s New at OCEWD – June 2015

Leeward Community College Office of Continuing Education and Workforce Development June 2015 newsletter:

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