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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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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.

August 03, 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.

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.

May 23, 2017

KS Hawaiʻi dual credit program reflects student success

Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi’s Kaunaloa dual credit program provides a supportive environment where students can seize the opportunity to get ahead.

May 09, 2017

KS alumni honor their most inspirational teachers

In celebration of National Teacher Appreciation Day, the Kamehameha Schools news team asked a handful of KS alumni: “Who was your most inspirational kumu?”

April 21, 2017

Hawaiian Opera coming to the Maui Arts & Cultural Center

A one-time-only performance of KS Hawaiʻi’s “Hāʻupu” will take place in Castle Theater on Saturday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m.

April 18, 2017

A new viewing experience for KS Hawaiʻi’s Merrie Monarch video

The annual student-driven production decides to tackle the challenge of creating a 360-degree video for the hula festival’s website.

April 17, 2017

Ka ‘Iu O Hoku brings the stories of Leleiōhoku and Ka‘iulani to the stage

KS Hawaiʻi’s annual Hōʻike features two plays by Clarence Waipa, sharing stories of two nineteenth century aliʻi bound by a common fate.

April 06, 2017

Truesdell earns national award for Hawaiian culture-based approach

KS Hawaiʻi chemistry teacher Joel Truesdell was recognized with the National Science Teacher Association Shell Science Teaching award.

March 30, 2017

HITC conference provides a space for educators to explore a passion for tech

KS Hawaiʻi’s annual Hawaiʻi Island TechEd Collaboration conference will take place on Mar. 31.

March 10, 2017

KS Hawai‘i staffers share heartfelt mana‘o in Lent devotionals

Lent can offer you a chance to overcome anxiety or heal a broken heart. Learn how in these Lent devotionals shared by KS Hawai‘i Elementary School Principal Dr. Kathleen Werner and Kahu Kaunaloa Boshard.

February 28, 2017

Ka ʻIu O Hoku combines two plays for Hōʻike

Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi's annual, all-school performance will feature two works of historical fiction written by Clarence Waipa.

January 24, 2017

Student helpline expanded tri-campus and to preschools

After a pilot with KS Maui, Hiʻikua Student Helpline is now available for all Kamehameha preschool and K-12 campus students.

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.

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.

November 23, 2016

KS Hawai‘i alum’s commitment to service earns her a “Best Day Ever”

KSH 2009 graduate Kanoe Ho is the inaugural recipient of the Ryan Higa Foundation award recognizing individuals who work hard to make a difference.

November 07, 2016

KS Athletics a leader in preventing concussions

The Hawaiʻi Tribune-Herald released a series of articles taking a closer look at the issue of concussions and what’s being done to protect student-athletes.

October 31, 2016

KSH students to be featured on national radio broadcast

NPR’s nationally syndicated show, From the Top, returns to Keaʻau in November and this time will feature students performing selections from Hāʻupu.

October 27, 2016

KS builds a playground at Schools of the Future Conference

Partnering with HAIS, Hiki Nō and ʻŌlelo, members of Ho‘olaukoa, along with students and staff from KS Hawaiʻi, created a “Digital Media Playground” at the Schools of the Future (SOTF) Conference.

September 29, 2016

Inquiry-based project on kuleana results in beautiful mele, lessons learned

Students in kumu Karyl Ah Hee’s fifth grade class at KS Hawaiʻi use Project Kuleana to learn more about their own kuleana (responsibilities).

September 20, 2016

The journey forward: KS’ Tri-Campus Education Tactical Plan revealed

Dr. Holoua Stender presents Nā Kula ‘o Kamehameha with a Tri-Campus Education Tactical Plan to journey KS campuses forward.

September 05, 2016

All programs and offices open as usual Tuesday

This message is to confirm that all Kamehameha Schools campuses, preschools, community education programs and business offices will be open as usual on Tuesday, September 6, 2016.

September 01, 2016

Storm update: Hawaiʻi and Maui partially closed Friday

Based on new Hawaiʻi Department of Education and Maui County information, updates have been made to Kamehameha Schools’ programs and operations in Maui County.

August 31, 2016

Hawaiʻi island operations remain closed; programs/activities on other islands remain as scheduled

This message is to update you on the status of Kamehameha Schools educational programs as Tropical Storm Madeline passes Hawaiʻi Island and approaches Maui, Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi and Oʻahu.

August 30, 2016

KS closing its Hawaiʻi island educational programs and offices ahead of Hurricane Madeline

KS operations on Hawaiʻi island, including campus, preschools, community programs and business offices, will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, August 31, in anticipation of effects from Hurricane Madeline.

July 29, 2016

KS Hawaiʻi on their way to the Fringe

Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi performing arts students are heading to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to present a historical performance.

July 26, 2016

KS and UH launch four-year scholarship program for Native Hawaiian students

Makalapua Naʻauao is a unique four-year pilot scholarship program that aims to increase the four-year graduation rate of Native Hawaiian students.

July 14, 2016

De Sa named KS Hawaiʻi hope poʻo kula

Middle School Principal Scott De Sa has been tapped to serve as associate head of school for the Hawaiʻi campus. Former KSK Vice Principal Renee Martin will serve as interim poʻo kumu.

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.

July 07, 2016

KS Hawai‘i welcomes new po‘o kumu

The KS Hawai‘i ‘ohana welcomes accomplished educator Dr. Kathleen Werner as the campus’ new elementary school principal.

June 30, 2016

KS Hawai‘i adds a fourth kula

KS Hawai‘i redesigned its campus outreach program, Hālau Kupukupu, to be a new school for the campus with expanded capacity and kuleana to better deliver upon Kūhanauna (SP2020).

June 30, 2016

Motta promoted to Hālau Kupukupu poʻokumu

Joy “Hauʻoli” Motta is the first poʻokumu (principal) for KS Hawaiʻi’s fourth kula, Hālau Kupukupu Innovations Academy.

May 27, 2016

KSH students to perform ‘Hāʻupu’ on their road to Scotland

Preview the traveling version of the Hawaiian language opera “Hāʻupu” on June 4 at the UH-Hilo Performing Arts Center and June 7 at the Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium.

May 24, 2016

Kamehameha seniors talk about their plans following graduation

Where are they going? What are they majoring in? Where do they see themselves in 10 years? A tri-campus collection of seniors share their plans for the future.

May 20, 2016

Lā Pilina is an opportunity to deepen relationships

KS Hawaiʻi senior Kaluhikaua Kaʻapana’s legacy project connects Native Hawaiian schools in a day full of learning and growing together.

May 18, 2016

KS Hawaiʻi seniors prepare for their next step

Where are they going? What are they majoring in? Where do they see themselves in 10 years? Six KS Hawaiʻi seniors share their plans for the future.

April 25, 2016

Championship Saturday delivers excitement for KS Hawaiʻi

KS Hawaiʻi celebrates three BIIF championships earned in an 85-minute span on Saturday, including its first golf team title and individual honors in judo.

April 18, 2016

An academic dynasty – KS Hawaiʻi wins fifth consecutive state title

Students will compete in the national Academic Decathlon competition next week in Anchorage, Alaska.

April 01, 2016

Student-produced video for Merrie Monarch shares the story of Poliʻahu and Kūkahauʻula

KS Hawaiʻi students and kumu produce a featured video for the annual Hilo festival that connects them to their ancestors and their island.

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 17, 2016

'Voices of Kamehameha' connect campus traditions to culture

Kamehameha Schools students share their manaʻo on how campus traditions like Song Contest, Hōʻike and ʻAha Mele allow them to embrace their Native Hawaiian identity.

March 09, 2016

Educators invited to free Hawaiʻi Island TechEd Collaboration Conference

KS Hawaiʻi will host the March 29 conference which focuses on blending culture-based education with twenty-first century skills and technology.

March 08, 2016

KSH haumāna hit the airwaves to promote ‘Hāʻupu’

KS Hawaiʻi students fly to Oʻahu to perform, field questions and raise and excitement for their 13th annual Hōʻike, featuring “Hāʻupu” - an original Hawaiian language opera.

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 08, 2016

KS Hawai‘i Interact Club helps fight hunger

High school haumāna practice the values of generosity and community service by raising funds, canned goods and public awareness to benefit the Hawai‘i Food Basket.

December 21, 2015

Senior legacy projects help students prepare for college and career success

A new KS Hawai‘i tradition, the Senior Expo, allows students to showcase their work and perseverance.

November 25, 2015

Giving thanks: KS Hawai‘i ‘ohana honors philanthropist Dr. Charman Akina

Students and staff host a mahalo lunch and blessing for Akina and the collection of Hawaiian artifacts he’s donated to the campus’ library over the past 11 years.

November 13, 2015

KS Hawaiʻi elementary students create their schoolwide rules and expectations

Student delegates convene and come up with four principles for all to follow.

October 20, 2015

Cast selected for theater festival in Scotland

Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i will be the first to perform in ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i in the history of the world’s largest performing arts festival.

July 30, 2015

KSH haumāna share highlights of international ed tech conference

Five KS Hawai‘i students attend and present at the International Society of Technology in Education conference in Philadelphia this summer.

July 29, 2015

Nae‘ole-Wong selected as KS Hawai‘i po‘o kula

Nae‘ole-Wong has served as interim head of school for the past two months and assistant head of school for the two years prior. She replaces Dr. Holoua Stender who was recently named KS’ executive vice president for education.

July 21, 2015

KSH welcomes new elementary school leaders

The KS Hawai‘i ‘ohana is celebrating the appointment of interim elementary school principal Phil Aganus, and elementary school vice principal Waianuhea Paleka.

June 05, 2015

KS Hawai‘i’s Kūpa‘a Thomas strives against challenges to win prestigious scholarship

Thomas, a recent KSH graduate and salutatorian of the class of 2015, overcame autism and won a Gates Millennium Scholarship this year.

May 20, 2015

KS Hawai‘i selected for prestigious theatre festival in Scotland

KSH students and staff have been invited to perform at the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the worldʻs largest performing arts festival.

April 20, 2015

KSH academic decathletes place second in national competition

For the second year in a row, the KS Hawai‘i Academic Decathlon team placed second in the U.S. Academic Decathlon competition, beating teams from across the nation.

April 09, 2015

Pauahi’s children will honor her legacy at Merrie Monarch Festival

KS alumni will share their passion for hula, Hawaiian language and culture at this week’s Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo. Find out who's competing and view the event's live telecast and online streaming schedule.

March 06, 2015

KSH hō‘ike honors the Hawaiian Renaissance through original play

The cultural heroism of Hawaiian leaders inspired the play featured in KS Hawaiʻi High School’s annual hō‘ike, “E Paepae Hou ‘Ia Nā Pōhaku: Sustaining a Solid Foundation.” Performances are slated for March 12 and 13.

February 26, 2015

KSH service learning project engages public charter school students

Hawaiian 2 project gives high school haumāna a chance to use their classroom knowledge to benefit the greater Hawaiian community, providing charter school keiki with tech tools and culturally relevant learning materials.

February 23, 2015

KSH kumu is a finalist for national science award

KS Hawai‘i science academy teacher Layne Richards is one of ten Hawai‘i finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

February 11, 2015

New summer program offered at KS Hawai‘i

Hālau Kupukupu Innovations Academy offers new and exciting courses for public and private school students on Hawai‘i Island. Apply by Feb. 14.

January 21, 2015

KSH senior selected for senator’s internship program

Shevalyn Yamaguchi is among 15 students statewide to earn a spot on the Schatz Seniors Internship Program which provides hands-on experience in community outreach.

January 07, 2015

Summer program applications now available

Apply now for KS' Explorations Series and Hawai‘i and Kapālama campus summer school programs. All summer program applications must be postmarked or hand-delivered to KS by February 14, 2015.

December 11, 2014

Fall sports give KS Hawai‘i a lot to cheer about

Student athletes achieve success on and off the field winning BIIF championship titles in volleyball, football, cross country, bowling and riflery, and recognition for sportsmanship as well.

November 06, 2014

KSH students imagine world peace with art project

Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i Elementary School keiki celebrate the International Day of Peace with “art from the heart,” the Pinwheels for Peace project. [VIDEO]

November 04, 2014

KS Hawai‘i senior recognized among top 5 percent of students nationwide

KSH senior Lily Ayau is named a Commended Student by the National Merit Scholarship Program and credits KS kumu for her academic success.

October 28, 2014

Artist presents Pauahi portrait to KS Hawaiʻi

Artist Aaron Kawaiae‘a, illustrator of “Kohala Kuamoʻo, Naeʻole’s Race to Save a King,” donates a painting of Pauahi to Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i.

October 27, 2014

KSH students model sustainability practices in a mountain setting

Members of the KS Hawai‘i Holoholo Hui learn about Koa tree reforestation and sheep game management with nature as their classroom.

October 06, 2014

Hōkūle‘a crewman shares voyaging stories with KSH keiki

KS Hawaiʻi first graders hear a firsthand account of what it’s like to be a crew member on the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage. [VIDEO]

September 04, 2014

Greek Day tradition continues at KS Hawai‘i

Togas are the rage among KS Hawai‘i juniors today as the students celebrate Greek Day, a high school tradition dating back to the campus' first junior class in 2004. [VIDEO]

May 23, 2014

KSH junior recognized in BYU writing contest

KS Hawai‘i junior Ciarra-Lynn Parinas was recently recognized for her writing in the BYU high school writing contest. Read her award winning essay "The Weapon I Have Come to Love".

May 14, 2014

Hawai‘i campus student wins Gates Millennium Scholarship

Senior Bram Paikuli is one of three Hawai‘i students to win the prestigious national scholarship.

August 01, 2013

Teaching Chemistry Through Culture

KS Hawai‘i instructor Joel Truesdell is using Hawaiian cultural activities to make learning relevant to his students.

March 06, 2013

KSH prepares staffers for possibility of a campus shooter

KSH teamed up with the Hawai‘i Police Department to prepare staffers for the possibility of a campus shooter. Read what you should do if you witness suspicious activity at work, in this write-up.