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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.

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January 18, 2017

Waʻa Wednesday – Back in the Pacific

After completing the historic two-day transit across the Panama Canal, Hōkūleʻa is back in Pacific waters for the first time in two years. While in Panama, crewmembers continue outreach efforts with indigenous communities.

January 17, 2017

The truth behind the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom

January 17 marks the 124th anniversary of the illegal overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom. Learn the truth about the events leading up to the overthrow and read Queen Lili‘uokalani’s words of protest against the injustice.

January 13, 2017

Hawaiian opera on airwaves across the nation

KS Hawaiʻi’s NPR From the Top performance of selections from Hāʻupu hits airwaves this week, streaming now and on-air this Saturday on KANO 91.1 FM.

January 12, 2017

KS Maui students provide ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi labels at Pukalani Superette

KS Maui students from the Ola Nā Iwi club provided labels in ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi that are being used at Pukalani Superette.

January 10, 2017

Lights! Camera! Action!

KS Kapālama haumāna recently enjoyed an outdoor learning experience at a once-in-a-lifetime huakaʻi to Waimea Valley where they witnessed the filming of the motion picture, “Jumanji.”

January 9, 2017

Dr. Taran Chun is new poʻo kula for KS Kapālama

The new head of school is a 1995 Kamehameha Schools graduate, who most recently served as principal of Mountain View High School in Orem, Utah.

January 9, 2017

Cultural principles and education framework cultivate strong Hawaiian identity in KS learners

KS has reimagined the approach to education at its three K-12 campuses, 30 preschools, and community education programs statewide.

January 6, 2017

The top 10 KS news stories of 2016

The KS I Mua Newsroom showcased more than 330 stories, photo galleries and videos last year highlighting everything from colorful kumu to community partnerships.

January 3, 2017

Waʻa Wednesday: Preparing for a historic canal crossing

Hōkūleʻa reached Panama this week, preparing for a historic crossing which will bring the waʻa into the Pacific Ocean for the first time in two years.

December 28, 2016

KS seeks new lessee for Hāmākua forestry operations

In early 2017, KS will seek a new tenant to oversee operations and harvesting of more than 10,000 acres of forest on the Hāmākua Coast of Hawai‘i island.

December 22, 2016

Christmas Eve Advent Devotional – “Christ is Our Manaola: Our Power of Life and Healing”

Kūamahi Community Education Officer Dr. Kerri-Ann Hewett Fraser reflects on the blessed birth of her nephew and the Christ child who both embody the word, manaola (power of life).

December 20, 2016

Waʻa Wednesday: Heading home in June

Save the date for a series of Hōkūleʻa homecoming activities this summer. Waʻa leaves Miami towards the Panama Canal.

December 19, 2016

Founder’s Day celebrates the foresight and generosity of Princess Pauahi

KS is dedicated to the cultural principle of hoʻōla lāhui – revitalizing the Hawaiian people. Today, the KS ‘ohana celebrates the foresight and generosity of the Schools’ beloved founder Ke Ali‘i Bernice Pauahi Bishop, and reaffirms the importance of moving her legacy forward.

December 16, 2016

Advent Week 4: “E hoʻohaʻahaʻa i ka hele ʻana me ke Akua.” Walk humbly with God.

KS Hawai‘i Kahu Kaunaloa Boshard shares how fishing with his father as a child taught him a lesson in humility, and reflects on how God sent the humble baby Jesus to demonstrate what true servant leadership really looks like.

December 9, 2016

Advent Week 3:  Huikala a Ho‘oku‘u:  Forgiveness is Extending Grace

KS Kapālama Kahu Kordell Kekoa shares how forgiveness of ourselves and others can lead to inner peace.

December 8, 2016

KS Maui launches new brand of summer school program for 2017

Kamehameha Schools Maui will open Hālau ʻO Kapikohānaiāmalama, a new 2017 summer school program giving the campus and the community a new way to engage in academic rigor while connecting to cultural experiences, practices and values.

December 8, 2016

Pe‘a honors nā pua a Pauahi with Grammy-nominated album, ‘E Walea’

Hawaiian Resource Coordinator and singer-songwriter Kalani Pe‘a dedicates his debut album to the children of Pauahi and the families KS serves every day.

December 8, 2016

KSM a huge success at Nā Mele o Maui

Winning three divisions and the overall award, Kamehameha Schools Maui cleaned up at the 2016 Nā Mele o Maui competition at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater.

December 7, 2016

Remembering Pearl Harbor

Living History Day event uncovers amazing KS connections to the bombing of Pearl Harbor and a new exhibit at Midkiff depicts the impacts of World War II on KS.

December 7, 2016

Waʻa Wednesday – Journey along the U.S. East Coast complete

While Hōkūleʻa reaches Miami and heads for warmer waters on her journey back to Hawaiʻi, she still builds important relationships abroad and at home.

December 6, 2016

Kāpili ‘Oihana seeks more internship sites

KS is seeking businesses, non-profits and other organizations willing to give college students real-life work experience through its Kāpili ‘Oihana Internship Program.

December 2, 2016

Advent Week 2:  The journey to God’s promise can be a test of patience and faith

Kamehameha Schools Kapālama Athletics Relations Associate and Head Football Coach Abu Ma‘afala shares how patience – while oftentimes painful – has its rewards.

December 1, 2016

Workshops set to help college-bound Native Hawaiians

KS Resource Centers statewide offer help with college scholarships and federal aid applications. Special workshops are slated for Saturdays, Dec. 3 and January 14 at KS' Community Learning Center at Nānākuli.

November 30, 2016

Like online data-ing? Survey results will help KS make data more accessible

A KS survey on the Hawaiian data reference book “Ka Huaka‘i” shows how users prefer and use the data.

November 30, 2016

ʻAha Makahiki tradition welcomes the season of Lono

Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi’s annual student-led ʻAha Makahiki continues to celebrate and build a strong Hawaiian cultural foundation.

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