November 30, 2011

S.A.M. at King!

Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi, Principal Sheena Alaisa, Kasi Chirieleison (St. Gov't President), Edna Narimatsu (Curriculum Coordinator), Kana Naipo (math teacher), Rochelle Tavares (English teacher), Gwynne Staton (math teacher), Chris Tom (math teacher) and a representative of Frito-Lay Hawaii

Our motto at King has and continues to be "It's All About S.A.M!" S.A.M is "Student Achievement Matters." And this was greatly evident on October 27, 2011 when Mrs. Sheena Alaiasa and members of the King ohana received a "Continuous Growth Award" at the Dept. of Education's  Hawaii Distinguished Schools awards event held at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Tapa Tower Ballroom.  

The Hawaii Distinguished Schools Program honors elementary and secondary schools that make significant progress in closing the achievement gap, or whose students achieve at the highest levels. Frito-Lay of Hawaii established the Hawaii's Outstanding Public Schools Program in 1985, which evolved into the Hawaii Blue Ribbon Schools Program in 1988. It was renamed the Hawaii Distinguished Schools Program in 2003. The Hawaii Distinguished Schools Program is evaluated by a panel of judges on criteria based on academic accountability targets and acceptable growth in reading and mathematics as required by the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). (from Hawaii Public School website)

King is proud of our teachers and students who put forth 100%+ effort to reach the No Child Left Behind goals. Teachers are continually working on aligning their curriculum to state standards, developing meaningful assessments, and engaging students in their learning. High standards of rigor and relevance in all our classes are the daily expectation. We are confident that we will continue our upward trend and will continue to meet the annual yearly progress of NCLB because "It's All About S.A.M!"

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