2018 Pele Awards

The Pele Awards, sponsored by the Hawaii Chapter of the American Advertising Federation, honors and awards the best in advertising, graphics and the like at the professional and college levels. Starting 2018, the high school level is being included in limited categories. Please visit their website for more information: The Pele Awards

Entries for the 2018 Pele Awards now open. The theme is A Pele Love Story
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Visual Arts (CTE and Fine Arts) teachers are encouraged to submit their top student work (including yearbook work) to this prestigious event.

Cost: $5.00 per entry
Deadline: February 5, 2018
Entry pouches will be available through your school Career and Technical Education coordinator.

For more information:
Patricia Beardeaux, Career & Technical Education Resource Teacher
Hawaii State Department of Education
475 22nd Avenue, Room 215
Honolulu, Hawaii 96816
Phone: 808-305-9707
Facsimile: 808-735-8227

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2018 Hawai`i Island Youth Ranger Program

The Hawaii Island Youth Ranger Internship Program returns for the summer of 2018! This is a great opportunity for our youth to have hands-on experience in the five national parks on Hawaii Island.
The program begins with eight two-hour training sessions held over eight weeks at local schools in the districts served (e.g., Kealakehe or Konawaena High Schools). Participants are trained in park resources, the mission and history of the NPS and professional skills including financial awareness and public speaking.  Successful trainees are encouraged to apply for jobs in the interpretation division and are selected for employment at one of the five Hawaii Island National Park Services (NPS) units. At the end of the 8-week summer employment opportunity, top youth are often retained through park funding and some move on to temporary or permanent positions with the NPS.

Please see the attached flyer about how to apply. 2018 YIP Flyer WEST Hawaii

Application deadline: January 10, 2018.

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2018 Akamai Workforce Initiative Program Open for Applications

It’s Back!
“The Akamai Internship Program offers college students from Hawai‘i an opportunity to gain a summer work experience at an observatory, company or scientific/technical facility in Hawai‘i in an 8-week program. The program has placements for students from community colleges and four-year universities from a wide range of majors. Recent graduates are also eligible.”

Go to this link for details and application form: 2018 Akamai Summer Program

Applications are due February 14, 2018.
The Akamai 2018 Program dates are from Saturday, June 16 through Tuesday, August 14, 2018.

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2018-19 Kamehameha Schools College Scholarships

Scholarships galore for Class of 2018! Check out their website for details and deadlines. Kamehameha Schools Programs and Scholarships

You can also get on their mail list through this link: Kamehameha Schools’ Direct Mail List

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Opportunites in the Health Services Career Pathway

Multiple opportunities in the healthcare career pathway! We are on our way to strengthen the healthcare services for the Big Island as well as Hawai`i nei.

Check these out:

Activities for Students:
PHCC Brochure Hawaii Island -2
CANOE Flyer (2)

Speakers for the classroom:
Speakers Bureau

Community service:
Medical Reserve Corps

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Youth Mental Health First Aid Training Workshop

Another Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) training workshop has been scheduled for all interested West Hawai`i teachers and staff. This national certification is valid for three years.

Date: December 2, 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Venue: Kealakehe High School
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Good news:

  • Through the ProjectAWARE grant funding, a full day’s stipend is available to Unit 5 teachers.
  • CAS Art Souza advised to talk to your supervisor about using this time for your 21 hours.

CAS memo

For more information:
Joy Personius, Resource Teacher for Social Emotional Learning
West Hawaii Complex Office
Office: (808)327-9570; Cell: (808)319-0902
email: Joy_Personius@notes.k12.hi.us

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2018 West Hawai`i District Science/Engineering Fair

Get ready for the 2018 District Science/Engineering Fair (WHSEF)!
Date: February 17, 2018
Venue: NELHA (Natural Energy Lab of Hawai`i Authority)
Fair information, guidelines, and forms: 2018 West Hawai`i District Science Fair Announcement
2017 Science Fair Program: 2017 West Hawai`i District Science Fair Program

For more information:

  • School/student participation: Justin Brown, West Hawai`i Fair Director, <BrownJ@khswaverider.k12.hi.us>
  • Interested in being involved (judging, partnering, volunteering, etc.) with the WHSEF? Keith Olson, <keitho@nelha.org>
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