March 7, 2019
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NBOA 2-Day Workshop: April 9-10
Industry experts from the National Business Officers Association will provide the latest and most relevant information for your roles as an independent school leader or business office professional, tailored to schools in Hawai‘i. The first 3 hours of the workshop will cover fiduciary responsibilities and is intended for school leaders, business officers and trustees. A separate ticket is available for the Fiduciary Training, for those unable to attend the full 2-day workshop.

NBOA is the only national association focused exclusively on supporting independent school business officers and business operations staff, and fostering financial and operational excellence among independent PK-12 schools.

Dates:  April 9 - 10, 2019, 8:30am - 4:00pm (exact time TBD)
Location:  'Iolani School
Cost:  Full 2-day workshop + Fiduciary Training - $375 member school & $415 non-members schools. Fiduciary Training Only (April 9th, 8:30 – 11:30 am) - $100 member schools & $125 non-member schools  
Mahalo to Mutual of America, for their sponsorship!
Learning Walk at Assets Lower School: April 23 - Only a few spots left!
Open to anyone from HAIS member schools
Assets Lower School will share school-wide practices for meeting the individual needs of Learning Differentiated students while leveraging their strengths, so they can gain the skills needed to thrive in school. Come learn about some strategies and tools that may be helpful in serving the students with learning differences in your schools and classrooms.
Times: 8:30am - 1:30pm
Location: Assets School
Cost: $30
Youth Suicide & Bullying Prevention Workshop: April 29 - 30
Who Should Attend: Counselors, Deans, Principals, Vice Principals, Teachers, & Nurses.
This workshop will be run by Mental Health America of Hawai' (MHAH), as part of their Youth Suicide and Bullying Prevention (YSBP) initiative. Since its creation in 2008, over 20,000 youth and adults in Hawai'i have been trained in the YSBP curriculum. Based on local and national statistics, and real experiences of local youth, YSBP training increases knowledge and understanding of bullying and suicide, identifies risk factors and warning signs, and provides skills and resources for youth to help prevent or intervene.
Times: Day 1, 9:00am - 3:00pm; Day 2, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Sacred Hearts Academy
Cost: $200 member schools
$225 non-member schools
Ryan Masa Named as Head of Assets School
Paul Singer, Assets’ Head of School since 2008, will retire at the end of this school year, and Lower School Principal Ryan Masa has been selected to succeed him. Singer will remain as Emeritus Head of School through June 2020, lending his expertise to Phase Two of the school’s capital campaign as well as the long-term strategic planning initiative. Singer’s retirement marks the end of a distinguished career as a gifted, progressive educator who has long championed meeting students where they are — academically, developmentally, socially, and emotionally.
Masa joined Assets as Lower School Principal in 2014 and will assume the Head of School post in August. He earned his BS in Education and BA in History from University of Miami in Ohio and his Masters in Mind, Brain Education from Harvard University.
A search is now underway for a new Lower School principal.
Sacred Hearts Academy Appoints Dr. Scott Schroeder Head of School  
Dr. Schroeder is the first male to serve as Head of School (HOS) at the all-female Academy since it opened in 1909. While Dr. Schroeder will join the Academy on July 1, he will officially begin serving as HOS on August 1. Until then, Betty White will continue, where her career at Sacred Hearts Academy has spanned 48 years -- first as a teacher for 20 years, then as the HOS for 28.
Dr. Schroeder currently serves as Dean of the School of Business and Communication and Professor of Management at Chaminade University. He graduated magna cum laude with a BA from Santa Clara University, obtained an MBA from Arizona State University and a PhD from UCLA, as well as completed post-doctoral work at Harvard University.
“I am tremendously honored to be appointed Head of School and eager to work with Academy faculty, staff, parents and alumnae to ensure the School provides its students the best that a Sacred Hearts, Catholic education offers,” shared Dr. Schroeder.
HAIS Recognition Dinner: Limited Space Remaining
Honoring the following retiring Heads of School:
  • Nina Sato, Carden Academy
  • Paul Singer, Assets Schools
  • James Scott, Punahou School
  • Betty White, Sacred Hearts Academy
Date/Time: April 18, 5:00pm Reception and 6:15pm Dinner
Location: The Kahala Hotel and Resort, Maile Ballroom
Prices: $125 per person or $1150 for a table of 10
Reservation Deadline: April 5
Complimentary valet parking will be available along with a no-host bar.
Annual HAIS Member Meeting & Reception: Save the Date!
Who Should Attend: All HAIS Member Heads of School + 1 Guest each.
Connect with current and incoming HAIS Board Members, hear the 2018-2019 year recap, learn about upcoming programs and initiatives for the 2019-2020 year, and network.
Mahalo to the sponsor for the Annual Meeting, Mutual of America.
Date/Time: May 8
Location: The Pacific Club
Cost: Free (HAIS will reimburse the flight costs for neighbor island school Heads)
Mahalo to Mutual of America, for their sponsorship!
SOTF Conference Updates
2019 LSOTF Pre-Conference: Oct. 2
2019 SOTF Conference: Oct. 3 - 4
Registration Now Open!
Early Bird Rates:
October 3 & 4 (2-day) - $350
October 3 (1-day) - $175
October 4 (1-day) - $175
LSOTF Pre-Conference (Oct. 2) - $125
LSOTF 3-day (Oct. 2, 3, & 4) - $440
On June 1, the Standard Ticket pricing will take effect and the 2-day ticket price will increase by $100 and the 1-day ticket price will increase by $50.

Group Discount:
A group discount of 10% off the rate in effect at the time of registration is available for groups of 10 or more. To receive the discount code, please email Megan Polak .

All School PD Rate:
The All School PD Rate is a 20% discount off the Early Bird ticket price for schools that send their entire faculty to the conference on either 1 or both days.
All School PD Ticket pricing: 
1-day ticket - $140 (either Thursday or Friday)
2-day ticket - $280
Available between March 1 and August 31.

Please note that we will still offer the 10% group discount rate for groups of 10 or more from the same school or organization.
What's New:
Innovation Scholarship: Deadline May 4
The Innovation Scholarship was created in honor of Robert Witt and Chris Van Bergeijk, the visionaries behind the Schools of the Future initiative. It will be awarded to a total of 6 persons - 2 Private, 2 Public, and 2 Charter School educators. The scholarship will cover the 2-day SOTF Conference registration fee  (please note that recipients will be responsible for all other expenses related to attending the conference, including transportation, airfare, food, and lodging) .
·     PK-12th grade educator, currently employed at a Hawai'i Public, Private, Parochial, or Charter School.
·     Demonstrates innovation in the area of teaching or administration
2019 SOTF Call for Proposals: Deadline Extended to April 1!
Be a part of the 11th annual Schools of the Future Conference! We are seeking proposals related to pedagogy and best teaching practices to help educators prepare student learners for the future. To submit a proposal, please complete the SOTF Proposal Form below!
2019 SOTF Student Presentation Call for Proposals: Deadline May 3
Student presentations will be on Friday, October 4. All student presentations will take place between 12:00pm - 1:00pm, during the timeframe that was previously allocated for Like-Minded Sessions. Student proposals should address best teaching practices and should inspire thinking about learning from the student's perspective. All proposals can include up to 3 students and must include 1 teacher who will serve as an advisor and point person. Please see the Form below!
Conference Speakers
Mary Helen Immordino-Yang
Professor of Education, Psychology & Neuroscience at USC
Keynote Speaker on Oct. 3
Luke Ritchie
The Head of Annesley Junior School
Featured Speaker on Oct. 3 & 4
Mike Walker
The Head of San Francisco Day School
Featured Speaker on Oct. 3 & 4
More Keynote and Featured Speakers to be Announced Soon!
Community News, Events, and Workshops
Sanford Harmony Program: Apply by Mar. 8
Applications from Hawai‘i private, public, and charter schools serving students from Pre-6 are being considered for the Sanford Harmony Program under the Hawai'i Community Foundation’s Pillars of Peace Hawai'i initiative. Up to 15 schools will be considered for this first year.
Dates/Times: Submit application online by 4:00pm HST on March 8.
Questions: Natalie Millon
Request for Proposal & Information , Online Submission (for new users, click 'New User Registration')
Aloha 'Aina Moanalua Workshop: Mar. 9
This free workshop for grade 4 teachers will include all materials (teacher's guide, lesson plans, student activ ity sheets, CDs, and other resources). The day is an opportunity for teachers to learn about the "Huaka`i o Kamananui, Aloha Aina Moanalua" place-based environmental education curriculum.
Time:   8:30am - 4:00pm
Location:   Moanalua Middle School Library
Cost:  Free (space limited to 20 people)
To Register:   Contact  Pauline Worsham
Hawai'i AgDiscovery: Apply by Mar. 15
During this 2-week program, students will explore career and educational opportunities in the fields of plant and animal sciences, with presentations by USDA and the University of Hawai'i, as well as visits to local agribusinesses. Students will participate in a wide range of hands-on activities, such as orchid pollination, feral swine dissection, pest identification, DNA barcoding, and honey extraction. Likewise, students will experience aspects of Hawaiian culture by engaging in taro cultivation and managing invasive species to protect the native ecosystem, all while absorbing college life in a tropical setting.
Dates of Events: July 7 - 20
Location: UH Manoa
Cost: Free (room and board covered by APHIS)
Nalukai Startup Camp Program: Apply by Mar. 31
Nalukai is a 10-day intensive tech, entrepreneurship, leadership, and design boarding program for Hawai'i high school students. Each student is provided with guidance from industry leaders and receives a free laptop. Students craft their own startups and pitch their idea to business leaders and venture capitalists at the end of the camp.
Dates of Camp: July 12 - July 22 (Hawai'i Island)
July 24 - Aug. 2 (Oahu)
Cost: Free
Hawai'i TECC Teacher Job Fair: RSVP by Apr. 1
The Hawai’i Teacher Education Coordinating Committee Teacher Job Fair provides DOE, charter, and independent school administrators with the opportunity to meet with and/or interview teacher candidates who are seeking employment for the 2019-2020 academic year. Each school that participates will be provided with a table and chairs. Breakfast and lunch will be provided to school administrators/staff.
Date/Time of Event: May 4, 9:30am - 1:30pm (8:30am sign-in and table set-up)
Location: Waipahu High School Gymnasium
EWC Arts Program & PAAC Teacher Workshops: Mar. 15 Registration Deadline
The East-West Center Arts Program and Pacific & Asian Affairs Council is presenting their upcoming Teacher Workshop: “Puppetry in the Classroom.” This interactive workshop is open to all K-12 teachers of Hawai'i. Participants will learn about Asian and Hawaiian puppet traditions, experience hands-on workshops, discover strategies to incorporate puppetry in the classroom, and gain access to resources in the community.
Dates/Times: April 5, 5:00pm - 8:00pm. April 6, 8:30am - 5:00pm
Location: East-West Center Gallery, John A. Burns Hall
Cost: $10 registration fee
Hawai'i Pacific University's Preview Day: Apr. 27
HPU's premier open house event, Preview Day, is where attendees will meet and speak with faculty, current students, alumni, and staff. Tours of the Aloha Tower Marketplace and optional tours of the Hawai'i Loa Campus and Oceanic Institute will be given, as well. Attend, and you will receive a $500 visit grant if you are admitted and enroll for Fall 2019. 
Time:  8:00am - 9:00am: Check-in and Breakfast
9:00am - 1:30pm: Program and Lunch with Faculty
1:30pm: Optional Tours of Campus 
Location:  Aloha Tower Marketplace
Hawai'i Pacific University's CSI Night: Apr. 27
Can your team solve the crime? Join the College of Criminal Justice at HLC as teams work together and are challenged to solve a cold case murder from 1967. This live-action story written by former HPD homicide lieutenant Gary A. Dias will have teams sorting through the evidence while employing the use of forensics, and investigative skills to solve the case. This event is open to all HPU and local high school students.
Time:  6:00pm - 8:30pm ( 5:30pm Check-in)
Location:  HPU Windward Campus (HLC)
Camp Cool 2019: Apr. 27, May 4
This is a non-consecutive 2-day event for children ages 8 - 15 with disabilities/all abilities - deaf/hard of hearing blind/low vision, communication disorders, mobility-device users, learning disabilities. Attendees are encouraged to bring a sibling or friend and experience the robotics, coding, digital design, and engineering at these 2 Saturday events.
Times: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Location: Kapiolani Community College
Cost: $20 suggested donation
2019 Hawai'i STEM Conference: May 1 - 2
Students, teachers, parents, community and business leaders are invited to gather from across the state to celebrate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math learning projects, hear stories of inspiration, engage in activities with some of the biggest names in STEM, and experience the excitement of a regional technology conference. 
Locations: Hawai'i Convention Center
2019 KS Education Technology Conference: Register by May 17
The Kamehameha Schools Information Technology Division is hosting their 2019 KS Education Technology Conference, “What’s Your Y”. Space is limited to 400 participants, and more information about the keynote speakers, breakout sessions and conference will be coming soon.
Dates: June 4 - 5
Location: Neal Blaisdell Center
Cost: $180 per person for 2 days (breakfast and lunch included, group discounts available)
National Capstone Consortium Summer Summit: June 24 - 28
This event will have programming and collaboration for leaders of all types of capstones, from fledging to mature programs, encompassing experiential and academic learning, at public or independent schools. Engage with the Consortium through the unique peer-to-peer networks they have developed over their past six years. Learn from special sessions that include diversity, equity, and inclusion in capstones, and the role of capstones in the college admissions process.
Location: Simmons University, Boston, MA
Comprehensive IMSE Orton-Gillingham Training: Oct. 21 - 25
The Institute for Multi-Sensory Education his coming to Hawai'i to do a 30-Hour Comprehensive Orton-Gillingham training. This course is a more traditional OG approach that focuses primarily on phonological awareness and phonics (along with encoding/decoding). Participants will also discuss how to teach fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension using the OG philosophy of multi-sensory, sequential, direct instruction. This approach can be incorporated into an already existing literacy program as well as stand alone.
Times: 8:00am - 3:30pm
Location: Honolulu Community College, Pacific Center for Advanced Technology
Cost: $1175
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