November 15, 2018
HAIS e-news
New at HAIS
Registration Open: Navigating Health, Safety, Security, and Risk Management in Off Campus Programs
A comprehensive overview of international risk management for international education to include global programs, wilderness adventure programs, and multi-day off-campus domestic programs. Lodestone Safety International is a training and consulting company specializing in health, safety, and security for educational organizations operating abroad. 
Date/Time: Feb. 21, 2019, 8:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Punahou School  
Cost: $175 member schools, $200 non-member schools
Registration Open: NBOA 2-Day Workshop
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  
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
Upcoming Chaplains Meeting
Who Should Attend: Chaplains and religious leaders of HAIS schools.
Date/Time: Jan. 18, 2019, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Location:  Mid Pacific Campus (Educational Technology Room at the Elementary School)
Lunch will be provided.
Questions? Email Chaplain Kahu Wendell
To be added to the HAIS Chaplains Listserv group, please email Megan Polak.
Conference Updates
Save the Date!
2019 LSOTF Pre-Conference: Oct. 2
2019 SOTF Conference: Oct. 3 - 4

Calls for Proposals open in December!
Community News, Events, and Workshops
Project O.C.E.A.N. Classroom Visits
A high-school student led initiative tackling plastic pollution in Hawai'i, Project O.C.E.A.N. is now visiting K-12 classrooms on Oahu to talk about plastic pollution and what students can do to act now. To request a visit for your classroom, please send an email to Project Ocean, with the grade level and class size. The presentation and activities can be anywhere from 30 - 60 min.
Email: Project Ocean
October DHS Professional Learning Packet: Child Nutrition
At the 2018 Hawai'i State Leadership Symposium and Early Childhood Conference, HIAEYC's new project designed to meet the DHS ongoing 16 hours of training was introduced. Using NAEYC Teaching Young Children articles, you will be able to complete and receive a certificate for up to 2.5 hours per packet.
Upcoming Packets:
November: Physical Environment
December: Physical Care
Questions: Hawai'i AEYC
HawaiiKidsCAN Student-Led Candidate Forum
HawaiiKidsCAN had students from DOE, independent, charter, and home schools ask their top questions to candidates running for office. The most recent forum  features the Democratic and Republican candidates for governor answering student questions via video. This could be an opportunity to highlight student voice and civic engagement by incorporating the forum into classes, homerooms, or assemblies prior to the election on Nov. 6.
Questions? Email HawaiiKidsCAN Executive Director David Miyashiro
Hawai'i Resource for Struggling Readers: Nov. 17
Attendees will hear first-hand about local resources for dyslexics noted in HIDA's newly updated book, "A Resource Guide About Dyslexia for People in Hawai'i." Watch short video clips of Dr. Kathy Ferguson teaching a child with dyslexia to read, using a Structured Literacy approach. Learn about some assistive technologies for dyslexics from staff of the Assistive Technology Resource Centers of Hawai'i. Network with other parents, teachers and tutors.
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Hongwanji Mission School
Cost: Free
HAMLE 2019 Conference - Call for Presenters: Apply by Nov. 28
Currently, the Hawai'i Association of Middle Level Education (HAMLE) is seeking presenters who represent the middle level grades (5th-9th). Additionally, they are accepting nominations for the "Middle Level Educator of the Year" award to be presented at the conference.
Middle Level Educator of the Year Award Nomination Deadline: Dec. 31
Date of Conference: Feb. 19, 2019, 8:30am - 3:30pm
Location: Ewa Makai Middle School
Registration: opens Dec. 1
Localicious Hawai'i 2019 Art and Poetry Contest: Submit by Nov. 30
The Hawai'i Agricultural Foundation's 2019 Art and Poetry Contest is "My Favorite Dish Made with a Locally Grown, Caught or Raised Product." The contest is open to Hawai'i keiki in Grades K-8. Original art work should be designed on 11 x 17 inch poster boards or heavy paper. All poems must include a title, be 150 words or less, and be typed and printed.
LifeSmarts Hawai'i: Registration Open Until Dec. 7
Teams can now take the online competition quizzes for a chance to qualify for the in-person, gameshow-style State Competition on February 9, 2019. The State Champion team will have the opportunity to represent Hawaii at the National Competition on April 13-16, 2019 in Orlando, FL. This program is sponsored locally in part by the State Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs.
Questions? Email Theresa Kong Kee
CSTA Hawai'i CS Summit 2018: Dec. 15
The Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) Hawai'i Chapter is holding their first ever Computer Science summit. This is an event created by teachers for teachers to inspire, empower, and educate anyone interested in learning more about Computer Science in the islands.
Time: 8:00am - 3:00pm
Location: 'Iolani School
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Featured Video and Article
Passionate Teachers
Passionate teachers from Island Pacific Academy, Waipahu High School and Waikiki Elementary talk about "How and Why They Do What They Do."
Laura McKenna, Jan. 2018.
Visit the HAIS Video Library and the Links & Resources page for additional articles and videos.
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