Hokulani In Blue Ribbon Race

Wednesday - December 21, 2011
By MidWeek Staff
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Hokulani Elementary School recently joined two Windward public schools as Hawaii’s Blue Ribbon Schools now in the running for 2012 national recognition. Frito-Lay of Hawaii also gave each school a $3,000 cash award.

Located between Kaimuki and UH Manoa, Hokulani has 360 students in grades K-5 and is noted for high test performance a result of improved teaching strategies and a challenging curriculum. The school was honored as a Blue Ribbon school in 2005 as well. The campus has adopted a Tribes system of cooperative learning, social skills and responsibility under the watch of principal Alan Ramos.

Its vision statement: “Hokulani is a place where everyone reaches for the stars. We are a caring community of learners who promote world peace and world citizenship.”

The other two winners are Enchanted Lake and Heeia elementary schools.

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