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July 21, 2017

Ho‘omāka‘ika‘i celebrates 50 years of instilling cultural pride in Hawaiian keiki

The week-long summer boarding program evolved from a simple sightseeing activity to an iconic Hawaiian culture-based education program touching the lives of more than 50,000 keiki.


July 14, 2017

Pauahi Foundation awards over $700,000 in post-high scholarships

The Pauahi Foundation has awarded over $700,000 in college scholarships to more than 200 students, a 20 percent increase in total dollars awarded from the previous year.


July 12, 2017

Art brings Wai‘anae coast community together

The July 15 Waiʻanae ‘Ohana Summer Fest will celebrate the vibrant murals at KS’ Community Learning Center at Māʻili, which tell the story of the Waiʻanae coast and provided learning and leadership opportunities for area haumāna.


July 10, 2017

National distinction bestowed upon Kamehameha Scholars program

Kamehameha Scholars – a KS community education program that helps public and private high schoolers reach their higher education goals – was the first community education program ever to be recognized by the American School Counselor Association.


June 26, 2017

‘Hānau ka Ua: Hawaiian Rain Names’ wins Book of the Year

Kamehameha Publishing’s “Hānau ka Ua: Hawaiian Rain Names” was honored with the Samuel M. Kamakau Award for Hawaiʻi Book of the Year, presented by the Hawaiʻi Book Publishers Association.


June 23, 2017

Mōʻiliʻili Summer Fest to return with food, entertainment and shopping

Honolulu’s largest bon dance is happening on Saturday, July 1, from 5-10 p.m. at the former Varsity Theatre parking lot. The free family event will showcase the cultural diversity, history, and businesses of Mōʻiliʻili.


June 20, 2017

Imanaka named KS director of Communications

Kevin Imanaka has been hired as the new KS director of Communications. Imanaka replaces Kekoa Paulsen, who has moved into a new position with the Communications Group as senior consultant for executive communications.


June 16, 2017

Wong-Kam named managing director for KS Hoʻolaukoa Department

In her permanent role, Wong-Kam will lead the important work of Hoʻolaukoa to support the KS educational system while continuing to co-lead the Kealaʻula Innovation Institute.


June 14, 2017

KS earns Hawaii Business magazine Developer of the Year Award

KS earned the accolade for using its 1,500-acre commercial real estate portfolio to improve community conditions for Native Hawaiians.


June 13, 2017

Wa‘a Wednesday: Homecoming

This Saturday, the Polynesian Voyaging Society and its partners will celebrate the completion of the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage.


June 9, 2017

Our Kakaʻako to celebrate SALT dedication with Hōkūleʻa homecoming and Night + Market

The mega block party slated for Saturday, June 17 from 5-10 PM will include ‘ono food, entertainment, Mālama Honua video highlights, and a special screening of Disney’s “Moana.”


June 8, 2017

Kamehameha Day honors KS’ namesake, an anchor of hope for his people

Over the past 145 years, Hawai‘i has honored Kamehameha the Great with community celebrations, statues, parades and even a pig chase! Learn about the history of this special day and get the details on this year’s festivities.


June 7, 2017

Wa‘a Wednesday: Preparing for Hōkūle‘a’s return

Nearing Hawaiian waters, Hōkūle‘a is now just days away from returning home to Hawai‘i, with a homecoming celebration planned for June 17.


June 1, 2017

Cherished kūpuna honored on Kaua‘i

Former State Representative Ezra Kanoho (KSK’45), historian Aletha Kaohi (KSK’48) and civic leader Thelma Black (KSK’48) were honored as part of Keiki to Kūpuna at the Koloa Landing Resort at Po‘ipū on Kaua‘i.


May 26, 2017

KS earns NAIOP awards for Kakaʻako and Haleʻiwa commercial projects

KS received two awards from the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties Commercial Real Estate Development Association for its commercial projects located in Our Kakaʻako and Haleʻiwa.


May 25, 2017

KS ‘lifers’ reunite for epic graduation photo

Thirteen years ago, five KS Kapālama kindergartners were featured in “Aloha is Love,” a book illustrating KS’ Hawaiian values. The five recently reunited and shared how they incorporate those values and their native culture into their lives.


May 24, 2017

Wa‘a Wednesday: The Final Leg

Hōkūle‘a departed Tahiti and is heading home to Hawai‘i for the first time in three years as the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage comes to a close.


May 23, 2017

KS Hawaiʻi dual credit program reflects student success

Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi’s Kaunaloa dual credit program provides a supportive environment where students can seize the opportunity to get ahead.


May 18, 2017

New era of storytelling blends technology, culture

Kanaeokana – the kula Hawai‘i network of ʻōlelo Hawai‘i, Hawaiian culture and ʻāina-based schools from the preschool to university level aimed at strengthening Hawaiian education – is offering the culture-based video game production workshops entitled “He Au Hou,” – the new era.


May 17, 2017

Pa‘akai Marketplace at SALT at Our Kaka‘ako to feature MAMo Artists

Get your shop on while supporting Native Hawaiian entrepreneurs at Pa‘akai Marketplace, slated for May 19 and 20, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Kamehameha Schools retail complex SALT at Our Kaka‘ako.


May 11, 2017

Celebrate the spirit of lei day with a kanikapila sing-along on May 15

Bring your voices and instruments for an enjoyable evening of music-making at Nā Mele Lei: A Kanikapila Sing-Along on May 15 at Ka‘iwakīloumoku. Donʻt forget to wear a lei!


May 10, 2017

Wa‘a Wednesday: Seeing system change close-up

Dr. Shawn Kana‘iaupuni reflects on how the Mālama Honua voyage has helped to transform education in Hawai‘i--e hoʻomau kākou, e mālama honua kākou!


May 9, 2017

Tickets available for Keiki to Kūpuna event at Koloa Landing Resort

The KS-sponsored community event on the evening of May 19 will feature ‘ono food, awesome entertainment and will honor three cherished KS alumni.


May 9, 2017

KS alumni honor their most inspirational teachers

In celebration of National Teacher Appreciation Day, the Kamehameha Schools news team asked a handful of KS alumni: “Who was your most inspirational kumu?”


May 8, 2017

Blessing held to mark start of removal of Keauhou Beach Hotel

KS held a blessing recently to mark the start of the process to remove the old Keauhou Beach Hotel at Kahalu‘u Ma Kai. The blessing ceremony signaled the beginning of interior alteration construction or “soft demolition” of the interior.


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