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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September 20, 2017

Kaho‘olawe huaka‘i deeply impacts KS M.Ed. candidates

The journey focused on aloha ʻāina as a foundation for relationships, education, leadership, well-being and research as part of UH's Aloha ʻĀina Master of Education in Curriculum Studies program.

September 19, 2017

Anderson lends a powerful voice to inspire next generation of teachers

KS Hawaiʻi Dean of Studies Dr. Clint Anderson's slam poetry performance serves as a voice for a new University of Hawaiʻi “Be a Hero, Be a Teacher.” campaign.

September 15, 2017

Innovative video game workshop powered by teamwork

Participants in the collaborative workshop brought to life beloved mo‘olelo ranging from the tale of Hi‘iakaikapoliopele to the legend of Kamapua‘a.

September 14, 2017

Greenwell named senior director of Portfolio Strategy and Finance

Kevin Greenwell will help ensure the achievement of appropriate risk-adjusted returns within KS’ 1,500 acres of the commercial real estate portfolio.

August 25, 2017

Kapālama convocation brings whole campus together

The annual tradition introduces the spiritual theme for 2017-2018 and celebrates the start of the school year through song, dance and inspiring words.

August 17, 2017

KS, UH and Chaminade to celebrate new collaborative learning space in Mōʻiliʻili

Hālau ʻĪnana programs will focus on Native Hawaiian leadership development, social entrepreneurship, and innovation to support students as they transition from high school to college and onto careers.

August 9, 2017

Elevating the conversation on next-generation kanaka leaders

Using the hashtag #kanakaleader, KS teamed up with Hawaii Business magazine, OHA, ‘Ōiwi TV, and Kanaeokana to spur a social media conversation by posting the Facebook question: “Who are our next-generation kanaka leaders?”

August 7, 2017

Waiʻanae Coast juniors earn college credits in free summer program

This summer, 62 Wai‘anae Coast high school juniors earned college credits at the University of Hawai‘i West O‘ahu campus with help from the new Early College Summer Scholars program.

August 3, 2017

KS science kumu shares culture-based teaching techniques with international audience

Educators worldwide continue to brainstorm methods to incorporate culture into classroom curriculum – something KS Hawai‘i chemistry kumu Joel Truesdell has been doing for decades.

August 1, 2017

KS Kapālama receives maximum seven-year WASC/HAIS accreditation

The seven-year Western Association of Schools and Colleges/Hawai‘i Association of Independent Schools accreditation is the highest achievement attainable for member schools.

July 28, 2017

Nationally recognized Kamehameha Scholars program showcased at WIPCE

KS counselors share how the culturally infused educational program can impact indigenous students, with attendees of the World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education.

July 28, 2017

Lā Ho‘iho‘i Ea celebrates the return of sovereignty to the Hawaiian Kingdom

Did you know that the Hawaiian Kingdom had its own national holidays that were celebrated with as much zeal and pride as the Fourth of July is by Americans?

July 25, 2017

Kaluhiwa named senior director of Statewide Operations

The former first deputy of the DLNR replaces Sydney Keliʻipuleʻole, who retires this week after 30 years of service to KS.

July 25, 2017

Day will serve as KS Hawai‘i kula waena interim po‘okumu

Newly named KSH Middle School Interim Principal Dr. Tehani Day formerly served as interim curriculum and assessment coordinator.

July 24, 2017

Wong to share mana‘o with next-gen leaders at HI Business Leadership Conference

KS CEO Jack Wong will be among a panel of prominent executives discussing the skills and traits needed to become an effective leader at the July 27 conference.

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 awarded over $700,000 in college scholarships to more than 200 students in fiscal year 2016, 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 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.

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