September 13, 2018
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Wonder & Discovery Workshop Series: Register by Sept. 17
Early Childhood Educators are invited to participate in six consecutive workshops focused on how to become responsive to the nature of young childrenʻs learning. You will benefit from examining student work, viewing projects, applying workshop learning to your own classroom, and engaging in professional discussion.
Dates : Sept. 22, Oct. 13, Nov. 17, Feb. 16, Mar. 9, Apr. 6
Location : Mid-Pacific Elementary Dining Hall
Cost : Free
Registration: email Donna Chang with your full name, school/organization, position.
Questions: email Edna Hussey
Alexandra Scott Talk & Breakfast
Open to HAIS Heads of School, Administrators, and Counselors (Limit 3 per school)
Discussion focuses on a school's culture of diversity, and how gender identity fits into that commitment; additionally, we will discuss independent school best practices and methodologies for insuring that all students learn in a safe and welcoming environment.
Date/Time : Sept. 26, 7:30 - 10:00am
Location : The Pacific Club
Cost : Free
Yoga Ed Tools for Teachers
This workshop equips teachers with a variety of basic principles and tools to implement short yoga breaks with children or teens.
Date/Time: Sept. 27, 8:30am - 3:30pm
Location: Holy Nativity School
Cost: $230 HAIS Schools (lunch, snacks, beverages incl.)
$255 Non-HAIS Schools
Barbara Bray Playshop: Building a Positive Culture of Learning
In this workshop, we will investigate from multiple perspectives where you are now and where you want your school culture to be.
Date/Time: Oct. 10, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Location: St. Andrew's Schools
Cost: $185 member schools
$210 non-member schools
8th Annual EMA Meeting
Date: September 25
Location: St. Louis School
Featuring: Alexandra Scott
Topic: The Intersection of Gender Identity
HAIS & PBN "School Spotlight"
HAIS has formed a media partnership with Pacific Business News to promote private education in Hawai'i. This initiative will help illustrate private school choice, while providing each school with a platform to highlight what it has to offer students. From August - January, each member school will be featured for one month in a "School Spotlight" as part of a group of 15 - 20 schools, with a new group of schools being featured each month. To sign up to participate in the program, please complete the below form.
HAIS & HONOLULU Magazine Collaboration: Education Cheat Sheet
A new blog post was released on Sept. 6, entitled "3 Ways to Encourage Exceptional." St. Andrew's Schools' Ruth Fletcher and Sophie Halliday have three easy ways to help your child grow up confident, capable, and happy. You can also find this article and past HAIS & HONOLULU Magazine collaborations on our website.
Conference Updates
Register by Sept. 30! Late registration rate starts October 1st.
What's New:
Conference Hotel Reservations
Hotel : The Ala Moana Hotel
Location :410 Atkinson Dr., Honolulu, HI 96814
The Ala Moana Hotel is offering attendees special SOTF Conference rates. 
Use the  SOTF Booking Link  to reserve, modify, or cancel your hotel reservations at any time. You may also contact the Ala Moana Hotel as follows:
Reservations Toll Free : (800) 367-6025 Reservations Local Phone : (808) 955-4811
Community News, Events, and Workshops
Kahi Kai Plankton App on iPad
Kahi Kai presents an app that allows for the enhanced identification of plankton, and enforces a strong understanding of the subject, with a guide and visual card match game. Free in the App Store.
Hawai'i History Day 2018-2019 Kick-Offs
The Kick-offs are open to new and returning teachers and students interested in learning more about History Day. The 2018-2019 theme is Triumph and Tragedy in History. All kick-off participants will receive a free comprehensive Hawai‘i History Day Information Packet.
Sept. 15, Maui Kick-Off, UH Maui
Sept. 22, O'ahu Kick-Off, Hawai'i Tokai International College (postponed from Aug. 25 due to hurricane)
USNA STEM Educator Workshop
Offered to 3rd - 9th grade teachers, featuring practical and engaging methods for STEM instruction through Project-Based Learning.
Sept. 17 - 18, Waiakea Intermediate School (Hawai'i)
Sept. 19 - 20, Kealakehe Intermediate School (Hawai'i)
Sept. 21 - 22, Ewa Makai Middle School ('Oahu) (Registration closed - Waitlist only)
Times: 1st day is 4:00pm - 7:00pm, 2nd day is 8:00am - 3:30pm
Cost: Free
National Geographic Geo-Inquiry Training Sessions
There are two sessions, and both will be led by Hawai‘i National Geographic Regional Director, Dr. Brenda Barr. Both workshops are open to public, private, charter school teachers, and other interested educators.
Sept. 24, 4:30pm - 6:00pm, Phase 1 Workshop Educator Certification
Nov. 5, 4:30pm - 6:00pm, Introduction to the Geo-Inquiry Process
Location: Punahou School
Cost: Free
Questions: Brenda Barr
2019 Hawai'i Science Bowl: Registration Opens Oct. 1
Acceptance will be on a first come, first served basis. To compete: complete online registration on National Site (4 team member min.), and send in signed media release forms for students/coach(es) to HSB.
Email to Lauren Kaupp (and/or for any registration questions).
Date of Event: Jan. 26, 2019
Rules Contact: Steve Golden
Neighbor Island Transportation/Travel Contact: Penni Lee
Hawai'i Construction Career Days (CCD) Event: Register by Oct. 5
For high school and community college students who may be interested in career opportunities in the construction industry. 
Date/Time: Oct. 25 - 26, 8:30am
Location: Aloha Stadium
Questions: Melanie Martin
Children & Youth Day: Oct. 7
Fun, food, entertainment, and educational activities for the entire family; celebrate Hawai'i’s keiki and their talents.
Time : 10:00am - 3:00pm
Lo cation: Hawai'i State Capitol
Hawai'i Youth Sustainability Challenge: Submit Applications by Oct. 19
This Challenge supports students as they design and implement their own innovative conservation and sustainability ideas and projects for their schools and communities.  As a team or individual, read the Overview, develop a project or idea, and submit your mini-grant application.
Hawai'i LifeSmarts: Online Competition Goes Live Oct. 22
LifeSmarts is a free educational program that teaches students critical life skills in five key areas: Personal Finance, Consumer Rights & Responsibilities, Health & Safety, Environment, and Technology. To compete, gather a team and register.
Date: Competition closes Dec. 7, 7:00pm
Questions : Theresa Kong Kee
2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards: Apply by Nov. 6
Given to the top youth (grades 5-12) volunteers in each state. Students submit an application for certification; the top middle and high school volunteer from each state will receive $1000, an engraved silver medallion and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., with a parent or guardian for four days of recognition events from May 4-7, 2019. From there 10 of the 102 state honorees will be selected as America's top youth volunteers of the year.
MathAlive! Exhibit: Nov. 15, 2018 - Aug. 18, 2019
The Pearl Harbor Pacific Aviation Museum is hosting MathAlive!, an international traveling exhibit presented by Raytheon. It offers interactive experiences showcasing the connection between math and sports, music, movies, games, and fashion. In signing up for a Field Trip now, the cost of bus transportation will be covered by a grant from the Freeman Foundation.
KEIKI Makahiki Challenge: Dec. 16
The Makahiki Challenge,  Hawaii's First 5k Obstacle Mudrun, has this year launched their first keiki only event, the KEIKI MC, a 10 obstacle, 1.5 mile course for kids ages 5-13 years old.
Pre-Sale Aug. 21 - Sept. 15: $36
Early Bird Sept. 16 - Oct. 31: $46
Regular Nov. 1 - Dec. 7: $56
Day Of Dec. 16: $66
16th Annual Youth Xchange Statewide Student Video Competition: Submit during Dec. 1, 2018 - Feb. 15, 2019
As the state’s largest student video competition, this opportunity encourages students to focus and speak out on issues of concern to them. This year has 5 general and expert categories, and 12 sponsored categories.
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Dr. Lynn Babington, Chaminade University
Dr. David Lassner, University of Hawai'i 
John Gotanda, Esq., Hawai'i Pacific University
Chris Bierly and Abigail Smith, Sp ring 2018.
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