Makaha Elementary

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HURRICANE LANE UPDATE!

Updates on school closures will be posted on the Hawaii Department of Education (HIDOE)'s website (www.hawaiipublicschools.org) and social media accounts -- Twitter (@HIDOE808) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/HIDOE808/).

Facebook - UPDATE: All Hawaii public schools and HIDOE offices statewide will be closed Thursday and Friday as #HurricaneLane approaches the islands as a powerful Category 4 storm. Only essential personnel and disaster responders are to report to work.
Deputy Superintendent Unebasami: “The statewide closures of our campuses and offices will give our school communities time to prepare ... This will allow the counties to stand up emergency shelters for the public statewide.”

Twitter: @HIDOE808 UPDATE: All Hawaii public schools and HIDOE offices statewide will be closed Thursday and Friday. Only essential personnel and disaster responders are to report to work.
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The Marist-Makaha Pipeline

Hawaii school officials have a new strategy for filling teacher vacancies: Bring principals along on mainland recruitment trips. Makaha Elementary Principal, Mr. Shigeta, talks about the recruiting efforts at Marist College and how we support new teachers.
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MES ACHIEVES RAMP STATUS!!!

RAMP stands for "Recognized American School Counselor Association Model Program." Our counseling team engaged in a rigorous internal program review process to ensure we are providing a high quality, standards and needs-based counseling program. This accomplishment represents three years of dedicated and challenging work that is already paying dividends for our students. In the photo, Student Services Coordinator Mariko Thompson, School Counselor Dane Toyama, School Counselor Kelly Sceppe, and Principal Nelson Shigeta attend the ASCA recognition reception in Los Angeles, CA.
Congratulations Team!
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Hawaii's 2018 National Outstanding Assistant Principal Award Program

On April 22, The Hawaii Elementary and Middle School Administrators Association (HEMSAA) honored Cecile LaMar from Makaha Elementary as the 2018 Hawaii Outstanding Vice Principal. at the Hale Koa Hotel. The National Association of Elementary School Principals is committed to preparing assistant principals to step into the principal role. The NAESP honors assistant principals who are doing a superb job in their roles. She will be traveling to Orlando for the NAESP conference in July where she will be honored with the other Outstanding Assistant Principals across the United States.
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