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HONOLULU —  As part of the Hawaii Farm to School Initiative, local beef is being featured in Hawaii Department of Education’s (HIDOE) school lunches during the month of December.   Elementary schools will be served teri hamburger steak, while high school students will enjoy teri loco moco lunches.  HIDOE’s School Food Services Branch purchased 14-thousand pounds of ...
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HONOLULU —  The State’s Farm to School Pilot Project was awarded the Kanu Ola award during the 2017 Hawaii Agriculture Conference.  Twelve other organizations or individuals were also recognized for their contributions to developing innovative and inspirational farm to school programs in Hawaii. Spearheaded by Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui, the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE), the Hawaii Department ...
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PEARL CITY —  Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui visited Highlands Intermediate School’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program and presented the club with funds from his after-school initiative, R.E.A.C.H. (Resources for Enrichment, Athletics, Culture and Health), which provides an organizational framework for public middle and intermediate schools to offer expanded learning opportunities during after-school hours.  The money will ...
Read More Highlands Intermediate’s Science and STEM Program Soars

HONOLULU —   Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui recognized the Hawaii State Department of Education’s Kohala Complex Cafeteria Manager Priscilla Galan with a Certificate of Commendation.  Priscilla  and her staff have been working with Chef Greg Christian, president and founder of Beyond Green Sustainable Food Partners, to bring delicious local, fresh scratch-cooked food to students as one ...
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HMSA donates to REACH

Mahalo HMSA!

Posted on Jan 18, 2017 in Latest News, Main

HONOLULU — HMSA donated $154,000 to R.E.A.C.H. Out Hawaii for its commitment to Hawaii’s youth. Since 2015, the Office of Lieutenant Governor, R.E.A.C.H. Out Hawaii, and HMSA have partnered together to bring Soccer for Success, the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s free after-school program to Hawaii. With this generous commitment from HMSA, the program is set to expand from 3 ...
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WAIALUA, OAHU —  It was the gathering of great minds at the R.E.A.C.H. 2016 North Shore VEX IQ Tournament, which was held at Waialua High and Intermediate School.  Forty-eight teams comprised of elementary and middle school students, with more than 50 hex-ball scoring robots from across the State participated in the tournament.

HONOLULU — Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui hosted a workshop for middle and intermediate school principals, administrators and teachers whose schools are part of the R.E.A.C.H. (Resources for Enrichment, Athletics, Culture and Health) Initiative.  Those who participated help implement quality after-school programs with R.E.A.C.H. grant funding at their schools.  Best practices, data collection, grant management and ...
Read More Lt. Governor Tsutsui Hosts R.E.A.C.H. Workshop

HONOLULU – The Office of Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui and the R.E.A.C.H. (Resources for Enrichment, Athletics, Culture and Health) Initiative are accepting applications for the 2016-2017 school year.  Intermediate/middle public school educators are eligible to apply.  The application period is from Wednesday, June 1 to Friday, July 1, 2016 by 3:00 p.m. R.E.A.C.H.’s mission is to ensure all public school students in ...
Read More Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui’s R.E.A.C.H. Initiative Accepting Applications for 2016-17 School Year

KALIHI —  Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui visited students participating in the Soccer for Success program at Kalakaua Middle School.  Soccer for Success is the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s free after-school initiative being held at Kalakaua Middle, Waikiki Elementary and Waiamanalo Elementary and Intermediate schools. The program was brought to Hawaii through a partnership between the U.S. Soccer ...
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 HONOLULU — Dozens of local farmers had a unique opportunity to showcase their produce and goods at a “Farm to School Information Session and Mixer.”  While sharing information about their products and farm, farmers learned how they can become a qualified vendor and increase their supplies with the State.  Additionally, those in the agriculture community had ...
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