October 11, 2018
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HAIS Learning Walks: Sign-up Deadline Oct. 15
Want go go on a Learning Walk? Sign up now to visit the schools below!
Times: apprx. 8:00am - 1:00pm
Waikiki Elementary School: Oct. 24
Le Jardin Academy: Nov. 29
Assets School: Nov. 29
Cost: $30 per participant, lunch will be provided
Strengthening Relationships with Children and Parents: An Early Childhood Workshop with Steve Zwolak
Please Note: This workshop is appropriate for Preschool-3rd grade teachers.
Through mixed media, reflection, and break-out discussions, participants will practice self-reflection and learn about trauma in early childhood, children's emotional milestones, and how they can use this knowledge to strengthen relationships with children and families while advocating for children's mental health.
Date: Nov. 10, 8:30am - 11:30am
Location: Mid-Pacific Institute
Cost: Free
Save the Date: NBOA 2-Day Workshop
Who should attend: Business Officers, School Heads, and Trustees/Board Members
Industry experts from the National Business Officers Association provide the latest information for independent school leaders and business office professionals. Tailored to schools in Hawai'i, sessions will span the areas of accounting/finance, human resources, legal compliance, strategic and financial planning, data insights, working with the board, and more.
Dates: April 9 - 10, 2019, 8:30am - 4:00pm (exact time TBD)
Locations: 'Iolani School
Cost: $375 HAIS-member schools
$415 non-member schools
Additional information and full program coming soon.
Save the Date: Global Issues Network Conference 2019
Date: March 1 - 3, 2019
Time: Starting Friday at 5:30 pm – Sunday, March 3 at 1:30 pm
Location: Punahou School
More information coming soon!
Questions? Email the GIN Planning Committee
2018 - 2019 Private School Guide
First Hawaiian Bank has partnered with HAIS and HONOLULU Magazine to bring you the Private School Guide. The main purpose of the guide is to provide parents with a "one-stop-shop" to learn more about the independent schools in Hawai'i. View the  Private School Guide  for more information on applying to a private school, accreditation, common myths, and a full list of HAIS Independent schools.
Conference Updates
 Student Presentations of Learning (PoL) Application Deadline Oct. 12
PoLs are an opportunity to showcase student work; t he exhibit should feature student work that is the result of project/design/problem-based learning and can be accommodated on a six-foot table. Each PoL is open to up to 4 students and 1 adult chaperone. An adult chaperone (teacher or parent) must accompany the student group and be responsible for coordinating all aspects of the presentation, including transportation to and from the event. Each application will be reviewed by the SOTF Planning Committee and a notification letter will be sent thereafter.
Dates/Times: exhibits will occur Nov. 8 & 9, 7:30am - 10:30am
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Community News, Events, and Workshops
East-West Center Arts Program: Asia Pacific Arts & Cultural Activities
The EWC Arts Program is offering exhibitions and performance-demonstrations to school groups in 2018-19. All of the exhibitions and performance demonstrations on their School Outreach page are free to K-12 schools. EWC is able to assist with bus transportation in some cases, please inquire for details.
Location: EWC Gallery, 1601 East-West Rd. Performances at various locations.
Cost: Free for K-12 schools
Questions: Annie Reynolds
Dyslexia Resource Fair: Oct. 13
October is Dyslexia Awareness Month, and so Assets School and the Hawai‘i Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (HIDA) are co-sponsoring a free event for families and educators, which will include a presentation, "Evaluating Dyslexia," and a video showing of "Learning to Read with Structured Literacy Instruction."
Time: 8:30am - 12:30pm
Location: Assets High School, Damon Hall
Cost: Free
Short Film Contest: Submit by Oct. 15
The Daniel K. Inouye Institute, a fund of the Hawai'i Community Foundation, has announced a short-film contest in partnership with the Hawai'i International Film Festival (HIFF). High school students statewide can enter short-films inspired by Senator Inouye’s speech at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. Select films will be presented during the HIFF this November, and finalists will be invited to attend the Future Filmmaker Luncheon and Panel featuring actor Harry Shum Jr. and writer/producer Phil Chung.
Film Festival: Nov. 8 - 18
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.
United States Service Academies Nominations: Submit by Oct. 19
This deadline is for the applications for students seeking a nomination to the Military Service Academies. Please see their website for required criteria and the application itself.
Hawai'i Annual Code Challenge: Kick-Off Event Oct. 20
The HACC is open to middle and high school students throughout Hawai'i's public and private schools. Both individuals looking to join others or ready-made teams representing their schools are welcome. Students don't need to be skilled in coding and computer science to participate; knowledge critical to all careers can be helpful to a team's overall solution.
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Hawai'i Imin Interna onal Conference Center (East-West Center), Keoni Auditorium
Cost: Free
Questions? Contact Coordinator Sheila Buyukacar
Following Events:
Interim Workshop: Oct. 27, HPU Aloha Tower Marketplace
Interim Workshop: Nov. 3, HPU Aloha Tower Marketplace
Judging & Awards: Nov. 10, 9:00am - 2:00pm, Keoni Auditorium
Hawai'i LifeSmarts: Online Competition Goes Live Oct. 22
LifeSmarts is a free educational progr am that prepares high school students to enter the real world by teaching them the consumer literacy skills needed to succeed in today’s global marketplace. To compete, gather a team and register.
Date:  Competition closes Dec. 7, 7:00pm
In-person Competition: Feb. 2, 2019 at UH Manoa (Campus Center Ballroom)
National Competition: April 13-16, 2019 (Orlando, FL)
Questions:   Theresa Kong Kee
Kamehameha Middle School Parent Workshop: Oct. 25
Kamehameha School (KS) is hosting a workshop for HA IS member school parents. The speaker, Kahu Barrett Awai, will share about the role of faith, hope, and love in his life as a parent, a coach, and a mentor to others in difficult situations.
Times: 4:00pm - 4:30pm Prelude
4:30pm - 6:00pm Workshop
Location: Bishop Memorial Chapel, Kapalama Campus
Upcoming Code.org K-5 Computer Science Workshops: Oct. 27 & Nov. 17
Date: Oct. 27, 8:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Malcolm Center (Maui)
1305 N Holopono St, Suite 5, Kihei, HI 96753, USA
Date: Nov. 17, 8:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Wai'alae Public Charter School (Oahu)
1045 19th Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816
Grant Writing Workshop: Oct. 30 - 31  
"Show Me the Funding," from Hawai'i Educational Resource Experts (HERE), is tailored to school/district administrators and curriculum coordinators, and shows PreK-12 teachers and school leaders how to find grants and funding resources. If you already have a project in mind or want to learn more about how grants work, this workshop could help.
Location: Pearl Country Club, 98-535 Kaonohi St., Aiea, HI 96701
Cost: $50.00 for 2-day event, incl. lunch & parking
HPU Preview Day: Nov. 17
At Hawaiʻi Pacific University’s premier open house event, attendees will meet and speak with faculty, current students, alumni, and staff. Attend, and you will receive a $500 visit grant if you are admitted and enroll for Fall 2019.
Times: 8:00 - 9:00am Check-in & Breakfast
9:00am - 1:300pm: Program & Lunch with Faculty
1:30pm: Optional Tours of Campus
Location: Aloha Tower Marketplace
2018-2019 ESU National Shakespeare Competition: Enter by Nov. 30
High school students nationwide read, analyze, perform and recite Shakespearean monologues and sonnets in three qualifying stages: school, ESU Branch, and national.
Deadlines: Area schools must register by Nov. 30, 2018.
Area schools must hold their competition by Feb. 23, 2019.
Date: T he Hawai'i Branch competition will take place Mar. 2, 2019.
Project Lead the Way Grants Available: Apply by Dec. 14
Strada Education Network has partnered with PLTW to provide grant support ranging from $20,000- $45,000 to help Hawai'i’s high schools offset the implementation expenses of PLTW programs. All high schools in Hawai'i are eligible to applyfor any of PLTW’s high school programs.
Hawai'i AgDiscovery: July 7 - 20, 2019
USDA’s AgDiscovery is a 2-week outreach program for high school students in grades 9-11 that helps teenagers learn about careers in plant and animal sciences, wildlife management, and agribusiness. Students chosen to participate will live on a college campus and learn about agriculture from university professors, scientists, and agriculture professionals, and will also gain experience through hands-on labs, workshops, field trips, and other group/team-building activities.
Location: UH Manoa
Cost: All costs, except transportation to and from the program, are covered by the program.
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