Representative Holt's Message Ho‘ona‘auao - A good education remains the fastest way to a higher standard of living. Relevance is critical to educational success for many reasons. It is the cognitive glue that makes learning stick. It improves academic success, while enhancing relationships between educators, students, and their communities. It empowers learners and ensures equal learning opportunities. Just as important, relevance helps students prepare to live in a multi-ethnic and pluralistic society. This week we honored teachers, campus leaders and students at the State Capitol during Education Week, they were recognized for their contributions to student success in the classrooms and for community service contributions in the State of Hawai‘i.
Also, Congratulations to Kapālama Elementary School as a recipient of the Hawai'i State Foundation on Culture & the Arts Partnership Grant. The grant received, enables Kapālama Elementary to increase their capacity to deliver robust art lessons which are then integrated into their science and social studies curriculum.
Hawai'i Children's Action Network Early Childhood Education Day Hawaii Community Action Program 2017
Hawai'i Children's Action Network is the only non-profit in Hawai'i solely committed to advocating for children. The program strives to address the root causes of poverty and inequity and develop public policies that help children and their families.
Kick Butts Day at the Capitol
This week, Hawai'i youth joined thousands nationwide as they participated in Kick Butts Day at the State Capitol. Our Youth comprised of high school and college students supported by the Hawai'i Public Health Institute and Coalition for a Tobacco Free Hawai'i came together to support specific legislation which would prohibit secondhand smoke in vehicles when a minor is present. On Kick Butts Day, our youth stood with their elected officials to support a worthy cause.
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
According to the American Cancer Society, Colorectal Cancer is the second deadliest form of cancer in Hawai'i. Under HCR129/SCR112, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Inc. and the Department of Health will form a work group of community partners to develop recommendations to increase Colorectal cancer screening rates in the State of Hawai'i.
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Prince Kūhiō founded the first Hawaiian Civic Club on December 7, 1918. Since then, the Hawaiian Civic Clubs have grown to a confederation clubs throughout the State of Hawai‘i and in several cities on the continent. The people of the State of Hawai‘i acknowledge his many contributions and have memorialized the Prince by naming schools, buildings, streets, and beaches after him, and designating March 26th as a state holiday honoring his birth.
Oahu Lane Closures for the Weekend of;
Friday, March 24, to Sunday, March 26
Honolulu (H-1 Freeway)- Shoulder closure on the H-1 Freeway in the westbound direction between the Middle Street Overpass and the Pu'uloa Road Underpass on Saturday, March 25, from 2 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., for maintenance work.
Kalihi (Hālona Street) - 24/7 closure of Hālona Street between Kōkea Street and Kohou Street at the Hālona Street Bridge on Friday, March 24, through Friday, March 31, for bridge replacement work. The bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic and open to pedestrians and bicyclists. Traffic will be detoured around the closure.
HDOT encourages the public to plan their commute and check traffic apps to avoid congestion. Roadwork will be posted on the HDOT website.
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