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January 9, 2018

Shop fresh, shop local at the weekly Our Kakaʻako Farmer’s Market

Starting Jan. 10, Our Kakaʻako will be hosting a farmer’s market every Wednesday from 4-7pm in the courtyard at the Flats at Puʻunui, located on KS land.


January 15, 2018

HR student internships build real-world skills

Sign-ups are being taken for summer internships that help KS high schoolers sharpen their presentation, research, critical-thinking, problem-solving and interviewing skills.


January 12, 2018

Mana Up initiative gives Native Hawaiian businesses a boost

Ten local businesses will soon take the next step towards expansion as part of Mana Up, a local initiative which helps companies with island roots entice a global audience.


January 10, 2018

AUW along with KS and other sponsors unveil sobering community statistics

Nearly one out of two Hawai‘i households is unable to pay for life’s basic necessities, many are Native Hawaiian. The newly released United Way “ALICE” report is a call to action to inform statewide policy, philanthropy and allocation of resources to support this sector of our community.


January 9, 2018

New grad requirements show commitment to Hawaiian identity and consistent educational experience

Starting with the class of 2022, students across Kamehameha Schools campuses will have the same graduation requirements, founded on the achievement of the E Ola! Learner Outcomes.


January 4, 2018

Newly crowned Miss Central O‘ahu is a champion for Native Hawaiian education

Kamehameha Schools Investment Analyst and KS alum Kanoe Shizuru will represent Central O‘ahu in the 2018 Miss Hawai‘i Scholarship Pageant, with Native Hawaiian education as her platform.


January 2, 2018

Videos showcase KS community impact

The public will get a glimpse at the impact Kamehameha Schools is having on people across our pae ‘āina in a series of six short videos being released on Kamehameha Schools social media channels.


December 28, 2017

Roadtrip Nation “Setting Course” premieres Jan. 3

The series visited Hawaiʻi for the first-time last year, and two of the three members of the team making the trip are KS alumni.


December 27, 2017

Changing a community, one individual at a time

KS has awarded $24 million in grants to more than 100 community collaborators focused on Hawaiian cultural-based education, early education, ‘āina-based learning, college internships, and vocational training.


December 25, 2017

Wayfinding earns Moloka‘i high schoolers college credits

Through key partnerships between the University of Hawaiʻi, Department of Education, and Kamehameha Schools, the Hawaiʻi Pacific Voyaging Program was launched this past fall at Molokaʻi and Farrington high schools.


December 21, 2017

Advent Week 4 - “Ka Waihona ʻOliʻoli: The Reservoir of Joy”

Many have been enchanted by the onstage antics of KS Maui Cultural Protocol Facilitator ‘Ekela Kanī'aupi‘o Crozier and Cultural Specialist Hau‘oli Akaka. In this Christmas Eve Advent devotional, they share how their ʻoliʻoli (delight) has a common foundation - dedicating their lives to serving Ke Akua through sharing Christian and Hawaiian values.


December 19, 2017

Advent Week 3 - “Ke Aloha Ana ʻOle:  Loved Beyond Measure”

Among God's greatest gifts to us is His unconditional love. KS Kealapono Literacy Coach Chloe Keane shares her personal journey of discovery and how she learned how to put love above all in this week's Hawaiian-focused devotional.


December 15, 2017

Founder’s Day inspires us to emulate the foresight and generosity of Princess Pauahi

Founder's Day Falls on Tuesday, December 19. This year, let us be inspired by Pauahi's selfless leadership – deeply rooted in her Hawaiian and Christian values – and try to instill those values in ourselves, our families and our communities.


December 13, 2017

KS Kapālama ES ornaments adorn D.C. Xmas tree

Na haumāna of KSK Elementary School were selected by the National Park Service to create ornaments to adorn a Hawai‘i Christmas tree in D.C.!


December 11, 2017

Kuhiawaho hosts Warrior Community Work Day

Kuhiawaho is a kīpuka located on KS ‘āina near Pu ‘uloa (also known as Pearl Harbor) in lower Waipahu in the Waiawa ahupua‘a in the ‘Ewa region and is fed by an underground spring.


December 8, 2017

Advent Week 2 - “E Hoʻomākaukau ʻOukou I Alanui No Iēhova – Prepare the Way of the Lord”

The season of Advent marks the coming of Jesus, Ke Aliʻi o Nā Aliʻi. The birth of the Christ-child, Emmanuel, means God is with us. Yet do we live as if God is with us? What road blocks do we put up to keep Ke Akua from being in our midst?


December 8, 2017

Wai‘anae Coast welcomes Hōkūle‘a

The Waiʻanae Coast community will welcome Polynesian voyaging canoe Hōkūle‘a to Pōkaʻī Bay during an arrival ceremony slated for noon on Saturday, Dec. 9.


December 6, 2017

KS Kapālama girls’ volleyball team honored by Mayor Caldwell, Honolulu City Council

The KSK Warrior wāhine were honored on Dec. 6 after claiming the Hawaii High School Athletic Association Division I title earlier in the fall.


December 1, 2017

Advent Week 1 – Mai nā Makani ʻEhā:  From the Four Winds

KS envisions its learners to be grounded in Christian and Hawaiian values. To celebrate the coming of Christmas, nā kahu o Kamehameha have created Hawaiian-focused Advent devotionals for haumāna and others to follow and share.


November 27, 2017

Celebrating Lā Kū‘oko‘a - HI’s Independence Day

Lā Kū‘oko‘a celebrated on November 28, was one of the first holidays to be observed annually in Hawai‘i. On this day in 1843, Hawai‘i was formally recognized as an independent nation by Britain and France.


November 13, 2017

Nobriga reappointed Kamehameha Schools trustee

Probate Court Judge R. Mark Browning recently reappointed American Savings Bank Chief Financial Officer Robert Nobriga to serve a second term on the Kamehameha Schools Board of Trustees.


November 9, 2017

Hawaiʻi celebrates Queen Lili‘uokalani: steadfast leader, scholar and songwriter

This Saturday, November 11 – 100 years after her passing – we reflect on the life and legacy of Lydia Lili‘u Loloku Walania Wewehi Kamaka‘eha, beloved queen and last reigning monarch of the Hawaiian Kingdom.


November 8, 2017

Tune in to Education Week on PBS Hawai‘i

On November 9 at 8 p.m., KS Executive Vice President of Education Dr. Holoua Stender will join other local education leaders in a high-level table discussion on education transformation, on "Insights on PBS Hawai‘i."


November 8, 2017

Ke Kanakolu arts-education program helps keiki create culturally significant murals statewide

Ke Kanakolu is an innovative arts-education program created in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of Ke Kula Kaiapuni Hawai‘i, the DOE’s Hawaiian Language Immersion Program.


November 2, 2017

KS, Pauahi Foundation Award $30,000 via Mahi‘ai Scale-Up

Māla Kalu‘ulu wins 2017 Mahi‘ai Scale-Up $20,000 grand prize; Kaunāmano Farm claims $10,000 People’s Choice Award.


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