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

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June 19, 2018

KS educators collaborate on TED-Ed Polynesian wayfinding lesson

KS educators Alan Tamayose and Shantell De Silva collaborate to create a lesson for TED-Ed on Polynesian wayfinding and traditional navigation.

June 18, 2018

KSK social studies teacher selected for prestigious summer residency

KS Kapālama kumu Dr. Kehau Glassco was selected as the 2018 National Museum of the American Indianʻs Teacher-in-Residence.

June 15, 2018

Thousands of alumni converge at KSK for annual Alumni Week

More than 3,500 Kamehameha Schools alumni took part in events, activities and pā‘ina during KS Kapālama’s recent Alumni Week. This year’s mass reunion welcomed alumni belonging to class years ending in three and eight.

June 8, 2018

KSK students head to National History Day competition in D.C.

Nine students from KS Kapālama qualified for the 2018 National History Day competition in Washington D.C.

June 8, 2018

KS to honor our namesake at this weekend’s King Kamehameha Celebration

Kamehameha Day festivities on O‘ahu will include a lei draping on June 8 and a parade on June 9. During this year’s parade, KS will be joined by eight Hawaiian-serving organizations in a strong showing of our lāhui’s solidarity.

June 6, 2018

E lauhoe mai:  The living mo‘olelo of Hāmākua

Through mele, storytelling, and art, keiki of Pa‘auilo along the Hāmākua Coast share the moʻolelo of Ali‘i ‘Ai moku ʻUmi-a-Līloa, a moʻolelo about this place that teaches the values of loving and caring for this ʻāina.

June 4, 2018

‘HI Now’ highlights Keala‘ulu, KS’ professional development program for its kumu

Learn about KS' Keala‘ulu Innovations Institute program that provides professional development and hands-on research to kumu across our three campuses.

May 30, 2018

‘Ohana Engagement Conference brings educators, community partners together

Nearly 70 ‘ohana engagement staff and educators from across the state representing seven Department of Education (HIDOE) complex areas took part in Kealapono’s ‘Ohana Engagement Conference held recently at the Ka‘iwakīloumoku Hawaiian Cultural Center on the campus of KS Kapālama.

May 29, 2018

Hawaiian language speakers sought for 50th State Fair Pō ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi

On Friday, June 29, the State DOE Office of Hawaiian Education/Keʻena Kaiapuni, E.K. Fernandez, and Kanaeokana are teaming up to sponsor Pō ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian Language Night) at the Aloha Stadium’s 50th State Fair.

May 25, 2018

Mālama Honua class culminates with sustainability lesson at Mokauea - VIDEO

As they wrapped up the school year, upperclassmen from Papa Mālama Honua learned about sustainable practices and picked up trash and debris on Mokauea, a traditional fishing island within the Kapālama Ahupua‘a

May 23, 2018

KS, Bishop Museum present ‘Ua Ao Kaiwiʻula: Celebrating ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi, Wayfinding and Culture’

Native speakers are needed to help staff KS-Bishop Museum's “Ua Ao Kaiwiʻula: Celebrating ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi, Wayfinding and Culture” on the museum’s Great Lawn on Saturday, June 23. The event will culminate with a public screening of the ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi version of the motion picture “Moana.”

May 22, 2018

KS Kapālama haumāna help pay tribute to Senator Akaka

KS Kapālama performing arts students participate in the memorial for beloved alumnus, the late Senator Daniel Akaka.

May 18, 2018

KSM papa ʻehā creates and sings a song for ʻōhiʻa lehua

KS Maui fourth graders have been on a vigorous campaign to spread awareness about Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death. Their latest effort includes an original song.

May 17, 2018

KS and community partners bring the Year of the Hawaiian to Washington D.C.

The celebration of “Ke Au Hawaiʻi – The Year of the Hawaiian” sails across the nation as KS CEO Jack Wong travels to Washington, D.C. this week.

May 17, 2018

Ka Leo o Nā Koa: Spring concert commemorates year of work

Features editor and KSM senior Aaron Veincent files a story from the 2018 Spring Concert from performing arts.

May 16, 2018

Manaola inspires at AAPI Business Summit

For the first time since its inception, the Asian and Pacific Islander Business Summit turned its focus to a discussion of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander-owned businesses and the growing role they play in national – and global – commerce.

May 15, 2018

New Electronic Health Records system implemented to complete Medical Clearance forms

Kamehameha Schools parents will have a new portal and process to complete their student’s medical clearance forms.

May 7, 2018

KSK student showcases language skills at Japanese speech showcase

KS Kapālama junior Sage Maxwell one of a handful of students selected to participate in a Japanese language speech showcase.

May 4, 2018

Kamehameha Schools Kapālama adds three busses to fleet

Three new school busses were introduced to the Kamehameha Schools Kapālama fleet on Friday at the Kapālama Bus Terminal.

April 27, 2018

Ho‘okahua translates statewide tsunami messages into ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i

April is Tsunami Awareness Month and the city has put out life-saving preparedness messages in more than a dozen languages. This year – thanks to the ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i experts in Kamehameha’s Ho‘okahua Cultural Vibrancy Group – the message is now available in Hawaiian.

April 20, 2018

Diggin’ the ‘āina

Ka ʻUmeke Kāʻeo haumāna learn and apply professional archaeological practices in order to deepen their understanding of and relationship to the ʻāina.

April 13, 2018

Community unites in Wai‘anae for Keiki Spring Fest

Nearly 1,000 community members, collaborators and volunteers were at today's Wai‘anae Coast Keiki Spring Fest, which connected Waiʻanae Coast keiki and their parents with educational, developmental, and health service providers.

April 13, 2018

Keaukaha keiki have hands-on lesson on pond ecology

Culture-based learning was at the heart of a lesson on Hawaiian fish pond care at Waiāhole loko iʻa near Keaukaha on Hawai‘i island.

April 13, 2018

Nā haliʻa aloha no Daniel Kahikina Akaka KSK’42

Members of the Kamehameha ‘ohana share nā hali‘a aloha – cherished memories – of the late U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Akaka: one as a music kumu, another as a family member, and the other as a colleague and friend.

April 9, 2018

Kawaialoa heiau is site for multi-cultural exchange

Members of I Nui Ke Aho, a North Shore-based non-profit, recently exchanged cultural knowledge with navigators from Rapa Nui at Kahōkūwelowelo, a heiau on Kamehameha Schools ‘āina in Kawailoa.

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