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Ku`i Program Provides Hana Students with Cultural Connection

As leaders of the non-profit organization Ma Ka Hana Ka ʻIke (In Working One Learns), Hāna High & Elementary alumni return to their alma mater to inspire the next generation to learn more about their culture and strengthen their sense of Hā – BREATH, an acronym within the Hawaiʻi State Department of Education for Belonging, Responsibility, Excellence, Aloha, Total Well-being, …

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King Kekaulike HS student explores henna art as senior project

High school seniors throughout Maui County are working hard on their Senior Projects, which is an opportunity to explore individual talents and passions and demonstrate personal responsibility and life skills. This feature is brought to you by a partnership between the State Department of Education and the MAUIWatch Community Network.

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Maui Waena wins American Savings Bank KeikiCo Award and honors media teacher

Maui Waena Intermediate media teacher & STEMworks AFTERschool coordinator Jennifer Suzuki has led her class to win nearly 100 national, state, and county awards. This week, her class continued their winning streak when Maui Waena Intermediate was one of six schools statewide to win a Special Mention Award for their participation in the American Savings Bank KeikiCo Contest. This feature …

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Blue Zones targets Central Maui Schools to help make a healthier and happier campus

Six schools in Central Maui have registered to become Blue Zones approved worksites. Find out what that means and how two of the schools are working with local representatives from Blue Zones Project to make their community a healthier and happier place. This feature is brought to you by a partnership between the State Department of Education and the MAUIWatch …

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Spotlight: Haiku Elementary Students Enjoy “Wellness Day”

For the past three years, Haiku Elementary School students have been participating in “Wellness Day” at their school. The parents and community really come together by volunteering to support these young students. This year they gained real-life knowledge about gardening, making healthy foods, dance, exercise, yoga, and more. The School Spotlight feature is brought to you by a partnership between …

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Wailuku 5th grader uses her sense of compassion to do great things

Wailuku Elementary School has a student who gives back in big ways. Chanel Higa has served fourteen schools in Maui County and another twenty schools on O’ahu, by providing Hydroflask water bottles to students. Her hope is it will inspire her peers to give back as well. The Student Spotlight feature is brought to you by a partnership between the …

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Kahului Elementary student lends a hand to his peers with special needs

There is a special student at Kahului Elementary School, who, with a soft-spoken style shows compassion to his peers. Adrian Ilustrisimo is a kind boy who treats everyone with respect and dignity. The Student Spotlight feature is brought to you by a partnership between the State Department of Education and the MAUIWatch Community Network. Click here to download our mobile …

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Lokelani Intermediate student enjoys helping her peers and teachers

Helping peers and teachers is all part of an ordinary day for one special student at Lokelani Intermediate School. Lucy Dryhurst has a unique gift of what her teachers describe as “kid talk”. The ability to speak to her peers to help understand the teacher and assignments. Lucy is very proactive in helping her fellow students if someone is having …

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Makawao Elementary promotes kindness to improve classroom environment

Kindness has been the theme of the schools on Maui. And, Makawao Elementary promotes kindness throughout the school, with weekly kindness quotes (take a drive past Makawao school to see the weekly quote on their marquee!) and fun activities with assemblies for all students and staff. These are the cutest kind students ever! The School Spotlight feature is brought to …

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King Kekaulike Junior Chandler Cowell supports students with Autism

Chandler Cowell is a junior at King Kekaulike High School (KKHS) and has all of her life befriended and supported students with Autism. Till today she is very close to one student with autism who is also at KKHS whom she has been friends with since small kid time. Chandler is currently active in the KKHS Best Buddies program and …

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