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McDonald’s supports 27,000 students in this year’s career and technical education program

HONOLULU – McDonald’s® Restaurants of Hawaii is proudly supporting this year’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs with a title sponsorship. Each year approximately 27,000 public high school students are enrolled in CTE and its challenging curriculum. Students may enter this rigorous program as ninth or tenth graders and focus on one of six career pathways for one to four years in addition to their academic requirements. Designed to integrate knowledge and technical skills in the resolution of real-world problems, the CTE program includes many initiatives connecting learning to industry and business. One of these is the Performance-Based Assessments (PBA).

La Pietra presents “Up the Down Staircase”

La Pietra presents “Up the Down Staircase”

La Pietra – Hawaii School for Girls presents “Up The Down Staircase” written by Bel Kaufman on Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26 at 7 pm in the Barbie Gymnasium on the La Pietra campus.

Set in an inner city high school, “Up The Down Staircase” is the story of a novice teacher who is faced with unruly students and an administration that dampens the teacher's spirits. The teacher slowly gains the students' respect as she attempts to make a difference in their lives. The production, directed by Annie Renick, consists of 22 La Pietra students’ grades 7 through 12.

Tickets are $5 for students with identification and $7 for general seating. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door. For more information, call 808-922-2744.

McDonald’s restaurants of Hawaii gives away 220,000 cups of free Mccafe coffee

McDonald’s restaurants of Hawaii gives away 220,000 cups of free Mccafe  coffee

HONOLULU – McDonald’s® Restaurants of Hawaii gave away 220,000 cups of coffee during a recent two-week promotional campaign to get customers reacquainted with its McCafe® coffee. During that same period, 14 customers – one each day – were also randomly selected at restaurants across the state to win a year of free daily coffee – 5,110 cups in all. The full-bodied flavor of the Royal Kona Blend brand by Hawaii Coffee Company is only served at McDonald’s locations in Hawaii.

From March 31 through April 13, all McDonald’s customers nationwide were offered a free small cup of McCafe® coffee during breakfast hours, no purchase necessary. In the U.S., more than 22 million cups of coffee were given away. Hawaii residents were also eligible — just by ordering a free small cup of coffee — to win a free year of coffee in the Ultimate Cup contest.

KCAA Preschools of Hawaii announces new board member

KCAA Preschools of Hawaii announces new board member

The Board of Trustees of KCAA Preschools of Hawaii is pleased to announce that Elisabeth “Liz” Chun has been elected to the board. She was previously Executive Director and Vice President of Good Beginnings Alliance until July 2012 and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Junior League of Honolulu, the Girl Scouts of Hawaii, PHOCUSED and is a member of the Rotary Club of Hawaii.

The Board of Trustees of KCAA Preschools of Hawaii elected executive officers for 2013 - 2014.  They are:  Chairman Kimo Steinwascher of AB Kailua, Vice Chairman Alan S. Ito, technology software consultant, Treasurer Christopher R. Dang, Attorney, Christopher R. Dang, LLLC, and Secretary Robert S. Ostrem Jr. of Jerry Hay, Inc. 

RevoluSun walks the talk of sustainability with the Earth Day challenge

RevoluSun walks the talk of sustainability with the Earth Day challenge

 

Give Back and Get More at Ward Centers from May 2 to 4

Give Back and Get More at Ward Centers from May 2 to 4

This spring, shoppers will have a chance to give back to their local community while getting more from Ward Centers with Give & Get Weekend from May 2 to 4. The annual event will allow the public to purchase $5 Give & Get passports from one of more than 35 participating nonprofits and groups, complete with access to exclusive center-wide and store-specific offers.

“Our Give & Get Weekend provides our shoppers with a fantastic opportunity to support a variety of different causes in our community while also taking full advantage of everything Ward Centers has to offer,” said Katie Ka‘anapu, Ward Centers’ senior marketing manager. “We invite the public to join us for a fun-filled weekend of guilt-free shopping, activities and entertainment by purchasing a passport to help raise much needed funds for local nonprofits.” 

Island Sole and OluKai Pair Up to Donate Footwear to Hawai‘i’s Lifeguards

Hawai‘i footwear retailer Island Sole and popular brand OluKai have teamed up to give back to the true lifesavers of our communities – our local lifeguards. As part of OluKai’s partnership with the Hawaiian Lifeguard Association (HLA), Island Sole will host a product donation event on Wednesday, April 16, where local lifeguards will be invited to stop by Island Sole’s Kahala Mall store to receive complimentary footwear from OluKai’s HLA-inspired collection. The event details are as follows:

When: Wednesday, April 16 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Where: Island Sole Kahala Mall