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The Legacy of a princess

Kamehameha Schools was founded by the will of Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the great-granddaughter of Kamehameha the Great.

Event calendar: January to July 2017

Paʻakai Marketplace - January 20

SALT at Our Kaka‘ako is breathing new life into one of Hawai‘i’s time honored traditions with Pa‘akai Marketplace, a premier monthly series celebrating the culture and spirit of the islands in Our Kakaʻako, an innovative and urban community. This novel approach coordinated by PA'I Foundation brings MAMo Artists, Crafters, and Cultural Practitioners to the retail complex, and will be held every third Friday of the month. This month's event is Friday, January 20, 2017.

In traditional times, in the area now known as SALT at Our Kaka‘ako—community members would gather to make pa‘akai, or sea salt, while farmers and fishermen would trade and share other valuable resources. In keeping with these customs, and to pay homage to the history behind this thriving community, SALT at Our Kaka‘ako continues this distinction as the gathering place of the Honolulu area with the Pa‘akai Marketplace.

Pa‘akai Marketplace is a free family and pet friendly event that will be held at SALT at Our Kaka‘ako every third Friday of the month. Join the fun on Friday, January 20 at 5 p.m. In addition to great shopping, live music and performances will be held throughout the evening.

About SALT at Our Kaka‘ako

Named after the pa‘akai (Hawaiian for “salt”) ponds that once dotted the low-lying wetlands of this area, SALT at Our Kaka‘ako is Honolulu’s innovative epicenter for local culture, food, shopping, and events. Comprising 85,000 square feet of a dynamic mixture of local small business and national brands, SALT is an urban city block designed for exploration and engagement for retail, restaurants, and services. This groundbreaking gathering place in the heart of Our Kaka‘ako is where new makers and new ideas converge.

Owned by Kamehameha Schools, revenues generated from SALT at Our Kaka‘ako fund educational opportunities for more than 48,000 learners and caregivers annually through three campuses on the O‘ahu, Maui, and Hawai‘i island; 30 preschools statewide, literacy instruction and support in more than 200 public school classrooms; financial and educational support for 17 Hawaiian-focused public charter schools; and collaborations with 50 additional organizations throughout the state.

This event starts: Friday, January 20, 2017 at 05:00pm

Upcoming Occurrences in the next 3 months:
Friday, January 20, 2017 at 05:00pm - Friday, January 20, 2017 at 09:00pm


Blood Drive at KS Hawaiʻi

A blood drive will take place on campus on January 23, coordinated by senior Pomai Longakit as part of her senior legacy project.

The requirements to be a blood donor are simple:

• Be in good health.

• Be 18 years of age or older (17 with signed Blood Bank of Hawaii parent/legal guardian consent form).

• Weigh 110 pounds or more.

• Bring photo ID with date of birth.

To make an appointment or for more information, call Blood Bank of Hawaii at 848-4770 or visit BBH.org.

See additional opportunities to donate in East Hawaiʻi here.

This event starts: Monday, January 23, 2017 at 08:45am

Upcoming Occurrences in the next 3 months:
Monday, January 23, 2017 at 08:45am - Monday, January 23, 2017 at 03:30pm


Hulikoʻa Kaiāulu Scholar Speaker Series

Join Kamehameha’s Waiʻanae Coast Region team at this month’s Hulikoʻa Kaiāulu Scholar Speaker Series event.

Kū Kahakalau
“PEDAGOGY OF ALOHA – MAKING EDUCATION RELEVANT AND FUN”

Kū Kahakalau, Ph.D. will share her 30-year journey as a Native Hawaiian educator working with learners of all ages in Native Hawaiian communities, which resulted in the evolution of “Pedagogy of Aloha” a Hawaiian-focused way of education that engages haumāna through place-based, project-based learning. Kū Kahakalau, Ph.D. is a former Wai‘anae resident, international lecturer, educational consultant and Hawaiian language and culture expert. A veteran Hawaiian language DOE teacher, "Aunty Kū" taught at Kalani, Aiea, Nānākuli and Honoka‘a HS before founding Hawai’i’s first fully-accredited PK-12 Hawaiian-focused charter school in Waimea on Hawai’i Island. The first person in the world to earn a Ph.D. in Indigenous Education, Aunty Kū currently works part-time for INPEACE and part-time as Executive Director for KŪ-A-KANAKA LLC, a social enterprise started by her ‘ohana in an effort to revitalize Hawai’i’s native language, culture and traditions.

RSVP to attend: 670-2045, or email kapua@ksbe.edu.

This event starts: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 05:30pm

Upcoming Occurrences in the next 3 months:
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 05:30pm - Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 08:00pm


Warrior Networking in the ʻEwa Community

Join fellow alumni for a talk story with KS ʻEwa Regional Director Nālani Kealaiki and KS Asset Manager Kalani Fronda at Monterey Bay Canners at Pearl Ridge Center Mall, 98-1005 Moanalua Road in ʻAiea from 5-8 p.m. Cost is $10. Heavy pūpu, no host bar. Seating is limited.

Agenda for the evening:

5:00 p.m. Arrive & Mingle

5:30 p.m. Welcome & Pule

5:35 p.m. Wahi Pana of ʻEwa Region

6:15 p.m. Pūpū

6:30 p.m. Guest Speakers

7:15 p.m. Networking Groups

8:00 p.m. All Pau!

This event starts: Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 05:00pm

Upcoming Occurrences in the next 3 months:
Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 05:00pm - Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 08:00pm


KS Hawaiʻi Hoʻolauleʻa 2017

Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi PTO hosts their annual Hoʻolauleʻa on Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Join our KSH ʻohana for a fun day filled with ono food, carnival games, cultural events and so much more. This year's theme is "No Kākou Ke Kuleana" meaning the responsibility is ours, not just his or hers, but all of us. It's a kākou thing.

This year's event will include a concert featuring some of Hawaiʻi's finest entertainers, including Lehua Kalima, Shawn Pimental, Kekuhi, Kaumakaiwa, Lito Arkangel, Mark Yamanaka and Christy Lassiter.

All proceeds from this event are used to provide enrichment grants to KS Hawaiʻi students. This school year, the PTO has already awarded $27,850 to students in support of various sports and other enrichment programs.

The event is organized and coordinated by the PTO. See the official invite letter, pre-order forms and more information on the KSH PTO Facebook Page.

Should you have any questions, please contact your class representative or leave a message at (808) 982-0678.

This event starts: Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 09:00am

Upcoming Occurrences in the next 3 months:
Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 09:00am - Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 03:00pm


KS Hawaiʻi Hōʻike 2017: Ka ʻIu O Hoku

In March 2017, Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi High School will present two musical plays written by local teacher, choral director, and playwright Clarence Waipa. Almost a King portrays the events of the final years of Prince Leleiōhoku, the younger brother of Liliʻuokalani, and heir to the throne. Kaʻiulani recounts the childhood and premature demise of Princess Kaʻiulani. Both plays were written by Waipa while he was a teacher at St. Josephʻs School in Hilo, and were performed by students. Music for both plays include music of the time period and original compositions by Waipa.

The combined plays have been given the title Ka ʻIu O Hoku, by KSH junior Kuʻuhiapo Jeong. In English it is roughly translated “the highest of the star/ the sky”. Both Kaʻiulani and Leleiōhoku were viewed as the highest and most important people at that time (when the Hawaiian Kingdom was at the brick of annexation) as heirs to the throne. The title also cleverly combines their two names.

The plays will be presented Thursday, March 16 and Friday, March  17 at Koaiʻa Gymnasium, featuring the entire high school student body.

For more information visit http://blogs.ksbe.edu/hah/.

This event starts: Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 06:30pm

Upcoming Occurrences in the next 3 months:
Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 06:30pm - Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 10:30pm


HITC 2017 - Hawaii Island EdTech Collaboration conference

Save the date. The 2017 Hawaii Island EdTech Collaboration(HITC) conference is scheduled to take place on March 31, 2017 at the Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi campus. HITC is open to all teachers, administrators, tech directors, library media specialists, support staffers and others with a passion for technology in education.

The conference promises attendees engaging keynote speakers from the EdTech Team, breakout and hands-on sessions, a creativity playground, and more! See last year's conference website for more information: http://blogs.ksbe.edu/hitc2017/

This event starts: Friday, March 31, 2017 at 08:00am

Upcoming Occurrences in the next 3 months:
Friday, March 31, 2017 at 08:00am - Friday, March 31, 2017 at 04:00pm


Save the Date: KS EdTech Conference 2017

The 9th Annual Kamehameha Education Technology Conference is scheduled to take place June 5-7, 2017 at the Neil Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall, with an Un-Conference taking place on June 5. The conference is a chance for educators to come together and learn from presenters and each other about technology in the classroom, organized around a central theme. See information from last year's conference at http://blogs.ksbe.edu/edtechconference2016/

This event starts: Monday, June 5, 2017 - All day

Upcoming Occurrences in the next 3 months:
Monday, June 5, 2017 at 12:00am - Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 12:00pm


World Youth Congress

Hundreds of young leaders from around the globe will gather at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa for the World Youth Congress June 24–July 1, 2017. The delegates will address many of the issues discussed at the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress. The 2017 congress is being hosted by the Student Sustainability Coalition of Hawaiʻi, a UH student organization, and Peace Child International Hawaiʻi.

Kamehameha Schools was a part of the MOU signing with Peace Child International Hawaiʻi and is actively involved in the planning for this event. Read more about the event here: http://www.hawaii.edu/news/2016/09/09/world-youth-congress-to-be-held-at-the-university-of-hawaii-in-2017/

This event starts: Saturday, June 24, 2017 - All day

Upcoming Occurrences in the next 3 months:
Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 12:00am - Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 12:00pm