Turnaround Artists Jack Johnson, Jake Shimabukuro and Alfre Woodard to Work in Waianae Elementary, Kamaile Academy, and Kalihi Kai Elementary

Video of Jack Johnson performing on 8/13/15 at Kamaile Academy. Video compliments of Kendra Singletary.

Hawai’i Schools Selected by White House Committee in Expansion of Turnaround Arts Program!

Turnaround Artists Jack Johnson, Jake Shimabukuro and Alfre Woodard to Work in three Oahu elementary schools

It was recently announced that the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) will expand its successful Turnaround Arts Program into five additional sites including Hawai’i, as the program continues to successfully help turn around low-performing schools, narrow the achievement gap and increase student engagement using the arts as a tool.

The Committee also announced that Turnaround Artists Jack Johnson, Jake Shimabukuro, and Alfre Woodard will “adopt” Hawai’i Turnaround Arts schools and work directly with students and teachers to support their learning.

The Hawai’i State Department of Education and Hawai’i Arts Alliance are the local program partners for Turnaround Arts. Schools selected for the Turnaround Arts program include Kalihi Kai Elementary School, Kamaile Academy, and Waianae Elementary School.

Text above compliments of http://www.hawaiiartsalliance.org

Update 8/31/15

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Info re Tropical Depression Kilo AND Tropical Storm Loke (8/24/15 @ 11:41am)

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Weather Alerts – Stay Informed

Please see information that was sent to us by Rock Arakaki (original information from Crystal Beelen/City DEM).

*   NOAA Weather Radio – NOAA Weather Alert Radios can notify you 24 hours a day to hazards in our area including severe weather, hurricanes and tropical storms, and tsunami events. In addition, many of these units can activate other warning devices such as a strobe light to provide a visual warning. These radios are available from many Oahu electronics and department stores.

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* ReadyHawaii App – Be ready for hurricanes, tsunamis, and other natural or man-made disasters with the official Ready Hawaii app. With Ready Hawaii you can also access the tsunami and new Extreme Tsunami Evacuation Zone maps. Preparing for disasters is one of the most important things you can do for the safety of you and your family; this app will help you to make a plan, make a kit, and be informed! Ready Hawaii can be downloaded for free on iTunes or Google Play.

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