Lance P. Larsen Jr.
*The Complex Area Equity Specialist addresses complaints relating to conduct based on a student's race, color, national origin, sex, physical or mental disability, religion, gender identity and expression, socio-economic status, physical appearance and characteristic or sexual orientation. The Complex Area Equity Specialist also acts as the coordinator for Title IX (gender equity), Language Access, Reasonable Accommodations and as the primary resource for issues relating to Title VII (employment discrimination).
A public hearing on proposed changes to Hawaii Administrative Rule Title 8 Chapter 27 relating to transportation will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. in the Ali’i Conference Room at the Queen Liliuokalani Campus (3633 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu). In accordance with Board of Education Administrative Rules, this is going to be the only hearing held on this matter.
NHIS & NPAC received a generous donation from APEX - Legendary Features Productions US, LLC that will be used to continue to provide students the opportunity to participate in future NPAC productions. We are very grateful to APEX for their consideration and commitment to keeping the Arts alive in the schools.
Alana Chong, a Junior at Nānākuli High & Intermediate School, has been selected to participate in a three-day summer retreat with the Islander Scholar Academy. The Islander Scholars Academy honors public high school juniors who exemplify the values that make Hawaiʻi unique. Alana will connect to and learn from other like-minded students, talk story with cultural practitioners and mentors, share about their communities and ‘ohana, and deepen their understanding of their kuleana as they head into their senior year and beyond. CONGRATULATIONS ALANA!!
Click on the link to view the letter from Superintendent Kishimoto regarding the recent social media craze...The Momo Challenge. The "Momo Challenge" is an alleged form of cyberbullying that spreads through social media and cell phones. After phone users are enticed to contact a user named "Momo", they receive graphic threats from the user and are instructed to perform a series of dangerous tasks. Please have a serious conversation with your child(ren) about the this challenge and assure them they are safe.
Click on the link to view a letter from Superintendent Kishimoto. Important message concerning the recent events over social media. The Department of Education takes these types of threats very seriously. Please talk with your child(ren) about the seriousness of this matter.
NHIS will participate in the #HATNOTHATE Anti-Bullying Campaign. The #HATNOTHATE Campaign involves creating your own blue hat for Anti-Bullying and posting to social media with the #HATNOTHATE hashtag. This movement is to bring awareness and to stop Anti-bullying in our society. For more information on this movement click on the link..
NHIS' needs your support! The Foodland Shop for Better Education campaign has started at Foodland and Sack N Save Stores. Show your support by designating Nānākuli High & Intermediate School by using the code...7578. Your support will mean more scholarship monies for our graduating seniors. Mahalo
HIDOE is introducing the Speak Now App to schools. It is a reporting tool to provide another mechanism for students to report incidents of bullying. Click on the link to view a video on how to use the App and other information. The mobile app will be available to download on Thursday, January 31.
The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) is assisting the Department of Health (DOH) in promoting awareness of recommended vaccines to protect the health of adolescents.
In accordance with Act 206 (2018), Section 712-1258, Hawaii Revised Statutes, it is unlawful for any student under the age of twenty-one to purchase or possess any tobacco product or electronic smoking device. An electronic smoking device is defined as any electronic product that can be used to aerosolize and deliver nicotine or other substances to the person inhaling from the device, including but not limited to an electronic cigarette, electronic cigar, electronic cigarillo, or electronic pipe, and any cartridge or other component of the device or related product.
In addition, any tobacco product or electronic smoking device found in a student’s possession is a violation of Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR) Chapter 19, shall be seized by school administration, and forfeited to law enforcement. This is pursuant of Act 206 (HB 1895, HD1, SD1, CD1), Part II, Section 8(5) effective July 1, 2018.
Effective immediately, all Hawaii State Department of Education schools shall inform students and parents/legal guardians the following regarding tobacco products or electronic smoking devices:
1. It is unlawful for any student under the age of twenty-one to purchase or possess any tobacco product or electronic smoking device.
2. A student committing this offense is subject to the disciplinary actions of HAR Chapter 19.
3. Electronic smoking devices (e-cigarettes) will be seized, forfeited to the school administrator and destroyed by law enforcement following the conclusion of administrative investigation.
Congratulations to Michaela Melchor, Phreya Costales, Catrina Melchor and Hannah Benecarlo for winning the Design Award at the West Oahu League Championship for VEX Robotics. The Design Award is presented to a team that demonstrates an organized and professional approach to the design process, project management, time management and team organization. The winning team is able to describe how they implemented an efficient and productive design process to accomplish the project goals.
Winning the Design Award, has qualified the team to compete in the Hawaii State VEX Robotics Championship (Jan 12, At UH Manoa) and the National CREATE U.S. Open Robotics Championship in Iowa in April. Way to go young ladies!
Know your privacy rights as they apply to 1) student record information; 2) directory information; 3) surveys and other information collection; and 4) military recruitment information. For more information on your privacy rights, the laws that protect them, and how to exercise your rights, contact your school administrator or click on the link above to learn more.
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides parent(s)/guardian(s) of a DOE student, the right to know professional qualifications of the classroom teacher(s) and if the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so their qualifications. Click on the link for more information on your right to know.
Click on the link for more information on Board of Education Policy 101-14, the Family and Community Engagement/Partnership.