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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August 29, 2017

KS takes major step toward finding Hāmākua forestry lessee

KS is closer to selecting a lessee to oversee operations and harvesting of over 10,000 acres of forest on Hawai‘i island's Hāmākua Coast.

May 08, 2017

Blessing held to mark start of removal of Keauhou Beach Hotel

KS held a blessing recently to mark the start of the process to remove the old Keauhou Beach Hotel at Kahalu‘u Ma Kai. The blessing ceremony signaled the beginning of interior alteration construction or “soft demolition” of the interior.

February 09, 2017

Education innovation, collaboration, and Hawaiian culture come together on KS’ commercial property

Through a team partnership with staffers from various departments, Kamehameha Schools finalized the naming of a new collaborative learning facility in Mōʻiliʻili called Hālau ʻĪnana ma Kapaʻakea.

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.

November 21, 2016

Barcarse named West Hawaiʻi regional director

Former interim KS Culture-Based Education director Kaimana Barcarse will support KS' West HI region from the Kohala end of Laupāhoehoe to the East Kaʻū.

September 07, 2016

CE&R secures mana for the work ahead

Guided by cultural principles and practices KS Community Engagement and Resources leaders gathered for the summer solstice to secure mana for their work ahead.

August 22, 2016

Farden named regional director for Kona Oʻahu

Former KS Kapālama Vice Principal Hailama Farden continues his service to Ke Ali‘i Pauahi’s legacy as regional director for Kona Oʻahu (Honolulu).

August 15, 2016

Network of Native Hawaiian schools charts a course to advance culture-based education

KS recently facilitated the first large-scale gathering of Native Hawaiian schools to advance culture-based education across the state, addressing Goal 1 of SP2020.

August 04, 2016

Mahi‘ai Match-Up Contest winners share $35,000 in seed money

The Mahi‘ai Match-Up Agricultural Business Plan Contest and Mahiʻai Mentorship are helping KS find talented, innovative farmers who want to grow food and help decrease Hawai‘i’s dependency on imports.

July 13, 2016

Community Engagement & Resources moves forward in strides

KS’ Community Engagement & Resources Group has substantially completed its reorganization process this past fiscal year. In alignment with Kūhanauna, the Regional Strategies and Statewide Operations divisions are paʻa (solid, secure) with nearly all key leaders on board.

July 11, 2016

Harman is named director of asset management for HI island

Harman will work with KS divisions to implement a collective vision for KS' agricultural, conservation and commercial lands.

June 30, 2016

Mahiʻai Match-Up selects farming finalists

Two finalists have been selected in the 2016 Mahiʻai Match-Up agricultural business plan contest dedicated to supporting Hawaiʻi’s sustainable food movement. Tickets and sponsorships for the July 30 Mahiʻai Match-Up Fundraiser Gala are available at www.pauahi.org.

June 22, 2016

Partnership will offer another high quality preschool option in Hāna

A new agreement between KS and ʻAha Pūnana Leo will give Hāna families more choice in selecting a preschool program for their keiki.

June 20, 2016

KS, community partners build summer bridge program for at-risk youth

The Hawai‘i Youth Challenge Academy prepares participants for entry-level jobs to decrease the socioeconomic implications of high school dropout on students, their families and the community.

June 15, 2016

Donation station benefits education community

Since opening its doors in April, the KS Donation Station has received more than 7,000 pounds of gently-used educational items donated from members of the KS ‘ohana.

June 08, 2016

Rosete-Medeiros is named regional director for Maui County

Venus Rosete-Medeiros oversees regional planning, strategy and action-oriented implementation throughout Maui, Molokaʻi and Lānaʻi as part of KS' CE&R Group.

June 03, 2016

KS cultivates community collaborations to make collective impact

The KS Community Engagement and Resources Group focuses on improving educational outcomes for Native Hawaiians in West Hawaiʻi and West Oʻahu.

May 04, 2016

Mahiʻai Match-Up cultivates local farmers

The Mahiʻai Match-Up agricultural business plan contest supports Hawaiʻi's sustainable food movement. Find out what the contest's past winners are doing now!

April 15, 2016

KS Zero Waste program opens donation station at Kakaʻako

Free gently used KS furniture and supplies are available at the station for Kamehameha departments and educational collaborators, in an effort to reduce KS’ ecological footprint.

March 29, 2016

Hawaiʻi island pays tribute to King Kauikeaouli

Hawaiʻi island residents and visitors celebrated the life and legacy of King Kauikeaouli, Kamehameha III. The events marked the 16th annual tribute hosted by Kamehameha Schools.

March 02, 2016

Mohala extern gets experience teaching keiki about pō mahina

CJ Woods helps keiki connect with the phases of the moon as part of her program externship with KS.

March 02, 2016

Speakers focus on balancing passion, purpose and practicality

Join the Waiʻanae Coast Region team at this month’s Hulikoʻa Kaiāulu Scholar Speaker Series event. Two guest speakers will share their personal stories on the importance of pursuing educational and career aspirations.

February 18, 2016

Volunteer kōkua needed for 2016 Keiki Spring Fest

Staff volunteers are needed for the upcoming Wai‘anae Coast Keiki Spring Fest slated for Friday, April 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Wai‘anae District Park.

February 03, 2016

Brown Bag presentation to highlight KS/UH cultural resource collaboration

A Kamehameha Schools ‘āina-based collaboration is teaching college students to be wise stewards of Hawaiʻi’s precious cultural resources.

January 29, 2016

New summer program will sharpen student math skills

Kilohana is a five-week, regionally focused program for students in Wai‘anae and West Hawai‘i that uses a Hawaiian culture-based approach to cultivate college readiness and teach an intensive math curriculum.

January 29, 2016

KS cultivates a cultural space at Keauhou Bay

KS has transformed its former commercial property at Keauhou Bay, damaged by the 2011 tsunami, into a natural space filled with lush native Hawaiian foliage.

January 28, 2016

Summer program applications are due Feb. 16

Applications are being accepted for KS’ Explorations Series, summer school and new Kilohana Wai‘anae and West Hawai‘i programs.

January 26, 2016

Mahiʻai Match-Up agricultural business plan contest seeks innovative farmers

KS and the Pauahi Foundation invite farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural entrepreneurs to enter the contest, which will award $35,000 in seed money! The entry deadline is Feb. 29.

January 19, 2016

Pū Pa‘akai presentation will focus on sustainability

Sustainability Manager Amy Brinker will share information on KS' eco-conscious efforts around energy, water, waste, carbon and ʻāina at the Feb. 9 lunch presentation.

January 15, 2016

Speaker series will highlight family planning

Huliko‘a Kaiāulu on January 19 will present research and findings around pregnancy intention and contraceptive decision-making among Native Hawaiians.

January 07, 2016

Lunar Conference centers on revitalizing traditional lunar practices

The first-ever ‘Aimalama Lunar Conference incorporates ʻāina-based learning to share the wisdom of cultural practices informed by the lunar cycle.

December 28, 2015

KS alumni reconnect with their Hawaiian roots through ʻāina-based education

More than 35 KS alumni attended a huakaʻi to Punalu‘u Ahupua‘a Farms, a KS agricultural park in windward Oʻahu. The hands-on experience was hosted by the Pauahi Foundation.

December 16, 2015

Nahale-a is named senior director of regional strategies for Hawaiʻi island

Former Laupahoehoe Public Charter School Director Alapaki Nahale-a will ensure that KS resources are maximized.

December 03, 2015

Pani ka Puka: One day; one wall; 1,000 people

KS community partner Paepae o He‘eia invites you to be part of Pani ka Puka (Close the Gap), a monumental community effort to restore the 800-year-old He‘eia Fishpond back to productivity.

December 03, 2015

Waipā Kalo Festival offers cultural experiences on KS lands

Eō e nā ‘ohana Kaua‘i! Tell your family and friends to stop by the Waipā Kalo Festival slated for this Sunday, December 6 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The fundraiser benefits the Waipā Foundation, a Kamehameha Schools community collaborator dedicated to restoring the ahupuaʻa of Waipā on Kauaʻi’s north shore.

December 02, 2015

Cobb-Adams is named senior director of regional strategies

Former Kaua‘i County Housing Director Kamuela Cobb-Adams will ensure that KS resources are maximized within its O‘ahu regions.

December 01, 2015

Sign up for koa tree planting and receive a rich cultural experience

Sign-ups for KS’ koa tree-planting program on Hawaiʻi island start on Dec. 4. The hands-on experience is open to full-time staff members. All travel, food, and lodging accommodations are provided by KS.

November 24, 2015

Hawaiʻi island still ‘buzzing’ from the 45th annual Kona Coffee Cultural Festival

KS is a strong supporter of the 10-day festival because nearly 70 percent of Hawaiʻi’s coffee is grown on Kamehameha land.

November 09, 2015

Staffers engage in Pū Pa‘akai with CE&R Group

Over 100 KS staffers packed the KP Kaiona Room for the first Pū Pa‘akai lunch presentation about the Community Engagement & Resources Group.

November 05, 2015

Kahaluʻu Ma Kai project achieves another milestone, moves forward

KS received approval for a permit to begin the removal of the former Keauhou Beach Hotel and begin construction on a new education facility.

November 02, 2015

Education and coffee create the perfect blend at the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival

Nearly 70 percent of all Hawai‘i coffee is grown on Kamehameha Schools lands. KS sponsors the annual Kona Coffee Cultural Festival in support of the many small coffee farmers operating on its lands.

October 29, 2015

KS’ Wahi Kūpuna Internship Program: Studying the ‘Umialiloa birthplace corridor

Student interns in the program earn three college credits in Hawaiian studies or anthropology and valuable hands-on experience in cultural resource management.

October 23, 2015

Taste of the Hawaiian Range promotes a sustainable food future

KS West Hawaiʻi staffers and agricultural lessees nourish foodies with ‘ono eats and agricultural info.

October 08, 2015

Top chefs to showcase farm-to-table fare at Taste of the Hawaiian Range

More than 2,000 foodies are expected to flock to the October 9 event - one of Hawai’i island’s most popular food-grazing festivals.

October 06, 2015

Community Engagement and Resources Group sharpening its focus

A new KS group will serve as a nexus of education services and ʻāina stewardship within the communities KS seeks to support and elevate throughout the state.

September 28, 2015

Community shows strong support for KS’ West Hawaiʻi educational complex

Nearly 100 education and culture advocates from across Hawaiʻi island packed into a recent Leeward Planning Commission (LPC) public hearing to show their support for Kahaluʻu Ma Kai – a West Hawaiʻi learning complex planned by Kamehameha Schools (KS).

September 03, 2015

KSK student filmmakers produce Punaluʻu farm video

A valuable partnership grew when KS Land Assets Manager Joey Char asked KS Kapālama kumu Leah Kihara’s video production class to film a short documentary about mahiʻai (farmers) located within KS’ Punaluʻu Ahupuaʻa Farms.

August 31, 2015

KS’ planned educational hub for West Hawaiʻi faces its next hurdle

A September 17 public hearing will gather testimony on KS’ special management area use permit for the innovative cultural learning complex.

August 20, 2015

KS cultivates land stewardship collaborations at conservation conference

The Hawaiʻi Conservation Conference focused on local land stewardship including the protection of endangered native species.