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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 14, 2018

KS East HI Region team and area organizations discuss building capacity for the Hawaiian community

Community Investment collaborators gathered this week with the KS East Hawai‘i Region team to share their experiences with each other and potentially join forces to build capacity for future community ventures for the benefit of the Hawaiian people and culture.

June 14, 2018

KS ‘Ewa Region team partners to present June 16 Blue Zone event

The event for the Honouliuli Ahupua‘a community will feature healthy and ‘ono food samples, keiki activities, gardening workshops, sports and fitness demonstrations, health and wellness community resources, prizes, giveaways and much more!

June 06, 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.

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 24, 2018

Pacific Fleet Submarine Memorial Association donates $50,000 to the Pauahi Foundation

The Pacific Fleet Submarine Memorial Association and the Pauahi Foundation have partnered to create a new scholarship for Native Hawaiian students pursing a college degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) or business.

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 21, 2018

Staffers learn about the collaborative work of KS’ Strategy and Innovation Group

At a recent Pū Pa’akai lunch presentation at Kawaiaha‘o Plaza, the community collaborative work of the Strategy & Innovations (S&I) Group was presented to a packed room.

May 14, 2018

Kamehameha Schools to build Community Learning Center in Nānākuli

Kamehameha Schools will continue its commitment to the Wai‘anae Coast community by building the Agnes Kalaniho‘okaha Cope Community Learning Center (Cope Center) in Nānākuli.

May 10, 2018

KS well-being framework sets foundation for student success

KS has developed a student well-being framework for its education programs that supports the whole child and will serve as the kahua – or foundation – of student success.

May 08, 2018

‘Hawai‘i Now’ video says ‘mahalo’ to our kumu for putting our keiki first

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Day, KS shared a special video this morning on KGMB’s “Hawai‘i Now.”

May 08, 2018

Staffers mahalo teachers with makana during Teacher Appreciation Week

Members of KS leadership and staffers from throughout the organization kicked off Teacher Appreciation Week by presenting makana (gifts) to Kamehameha Schools kumu across the state.

May 07, 2018

KS teacher appreciation message rolls across O‘ahu communities

KS treasures its teachers, and starting during Teacher Appreciation Week, communities throughout O‘ahu will know just how much! Select KSK school will sport banners with the keiki message: “Mahalo e nā kumu for putting us first!”

May 04, 2018

Keynote speakers finalized for KSEdTech Conference - Register by May 18

DISRUPT, the 2018 Kamehameha Schools Education Technology Conference will take place on June 5 and 6 at the Blaisdell Center. Register by May 18.

May 02, 2018

Students complete college coursework via dual-credit program at Windward Community College

While some college-bound seniors and underclassmen are still honing in on prospective career paths, students at Kamehameha Schools Kapālama are already well on their way to cultivating potential job opportunities.

April 30, 2018

KS partners with Moloka‘i school to provide Native Hawaiian scholarships

Akaʻula School and Kamehameha Schools are partnering to provide more Moloka‘i children the opportunity to attend the independent school which serves students from grades five through 12, 70 to 80 percent of whom are Native Hawaiian.

April 25, 2018

Community collaborators engage via ‘Āina Ulu ‘Aha

More than 40 program staff and educators representing 15 community partners teamed up with KS’ ‘Āina Ulu program team recently to share mana‘o and engage in Native Hawaiian cultural practices on the historically significant land in Kohala on Hawai‘i island, where Kamehameha I was born.

April 23, 2018

KS employees commit to student safety via training series

As part of its commitment to student safety, KS is providing a series of sessions on preventing sexual misconduct, which have been attended by more than 2,600 employees across the state thus far, to increase awareness by staff and faculty.

April 16, 2018

Oceanit and KS Altino Coding team awarded Social Impact Entrepreneur of the Year

Kamehameha Schools and Oceanit – a major advocate for introducing computer coding to Hawai‘i schools – were recently awarded the Social Impact Entrepreneur of the Year by the Hawai‘i Venture Capital Association.

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 11, 2018

Waiʻanae Coast Keiki Spring Fest slated for April 13

The Kamehameha Schools-sponsored event connects Waiʻanae Coast keiki and their parents with educational, developmental, and health service providers in their community.

March 23, 2018

Poverty simulation showcases issues facing needy families

Nearly 100 attendees from organizations encompassing the mental health, medical, education, social service and faith-based fields engaged in a KS-sponsored workshop aimed at instilling an understanding of the issues facing multiple communities.

March 20, 2018

Business leaders provide manaʻo to Kāpili ʻOihana Internship Program

Their input will help strengthen the program by giving valuable insight into industry trends that will impact education and employment for the next generation of Native Hawaiian leaders.

March 15, 2018

Manaola shares mana‘o with KS ‘ohana

In an interactive session with KS staff at Kawaiaha‘o Plaza appropriately dubbed “Na‘au or Never,” Native Hawaiian fashion designer Manaola Yap implored attendees to look for the answers within.

March 13, 2018

Four-year Chaminade scholarship program for Native Hawaiians now accepting applications

Applications are being accepted through April 1 for Chaminade University’s Ho‘oulu STEM scholarship created in partnership with KS to grow the number of Native Hawaiians graduating with science, technology, engineering and mathematics degrees.

March 09, 2018

Hale Kua: Manaola partners with KS to promote indigenous entrepreneurship

Native Hawaiian fashion designer Manaola Yap has partnered with Kamehameha Schools to launch Hale Kua, a philanthropic project to honor his commitment to Native Hawaiian artistry and promote indigenous entrepreneurship.

March 07, 2018

KS-St. Andrew’s partnership to provide tuition assistance to Hawaiian haumāna

The “Ke Ali‘i Collaboration” will provide $500,000 in tuition assistance to Native Hawaiian students at St. Andrew's Schools. The need-based financial aid will be available starting with the 2018-19 school year.

March 05, 2018

Pauahi Golf Tournament raises nearly $60,000 for Native Hawaiian scholarships

More than 50 golfers hit the links to raise funds for scholarships awarded to Hawai‘i island students. The Pauahi Foundation tournament was hosted by the exclusive Nanea Golf Club in Kailua-Kona.

March 01, 2018

GEAR UP partnership grant bolsters college and career readiness along Wai‘anae Coast

Thanks to a $2.7 million Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) partnership grant, Wai‘anae Coast students have more opportunities to succeed both in high school and as they pursue college degrees.

February 27, 2018

First Nations’ Futures Program fosters ‘ōiwi leadership

KS collaborates with Neil Hannahs' Ho‘okele Strategies to perpetuate the program aimed at cultivating kānaka leaders with a strong sense of kuleana for the natural and cultural resources in Hawai‘i and around the globe.

February 22, 2018

Archaeological field school to showcase features in Punalu‘u

KS and UH have partnered to create the Punalu‘u Archaeological Field School which will create an “outdoor classroom” for students to identify, document and investigate archaeological features, artifacts and other culturally significant materials in the region.

February 14, 2018

KS teams bolster early learning efforts on Kaua‘i

With the mantra of “Healthy children learn better” as a rallying force, the Kamehameha Schools Kaua‘i Region team partnered with KS preschools to sponsor and volunteer at the inaugural West Kaua‘i Early Learning Health & Education Fair.

February 12, 2018

KS opens community gathering place in Punalu‘u

Hale ‘O Māmalu - named after the nearby bay and means to shade or protect and bring together - will serve as a gathering place as KS works with partners in the community to address key issues affecting the lāhui in the ahupua‘a of Punalu‘u.

February 02, 2018

Alumni engage with KS Ko‘olau Region team

In an effort to provide a forum connecting Kamehameha Schools alumni, leaders and community partners, the popular Warrior Networking series made its first stop in Ko‘olaupoko this week.

January 23, 2018

Building a resilient lāhui from within through a Community of Practice

KS Innovations team gathers passionate leaders from across the pae ʻāina to improve their skills and expertise through launa ʻōlelo – dialogue, and interaction.

January 17, 2018

‘Sand like an expert’: Hāna program empowers at-risk youth through hands-on learning

Through KS community investment partner, Ma Ka Hana Ka ʻIke, Nakua Konohia-Lind learned skills that took him many places including sailing on Hōkūle‘a as part of the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage.

January 12, 2018

Mana Up initiative gives Native Hawaiian businesses a boost

Ten local businesses will soon take the next step towards expansion as part of Mana Up, a local initiative which helps companies with island roots entice a global audience.

January 11, 2018

KS donates retired computers to Bishop Museum

A wish came true for Bishop Museum during the holiday season. KS donated 180 “retired” computers – including PC and Mac desktops, laptops and tablets – to the museum after its leaders sent out a public plea for kōkua.

January 09, 2018

Shop fresh, shop local at the weekly Our Kakaʻako Farmer’s Market

Starting Jan. 10, Our Kakaʻako will be hosting a farmer’s market every Wednesday from 4-7pm in the courtyard at the Flats at Puʻunui, located on KS land.

January 02, 2018

Videos showcase KS community impact

The public will get a glimpse at the impact Kamehameha Schools is having on people across our pae ‘āina in a series of six short videos being released on Kamehameha Schools social media channels.

October 19, 2017

Early learning access for Hāna keiki at heart of KS collaboration

Early learning providers in Hāna gather to map out strategies to benefit the educational needs of Hāna keiki. This first-time collaboration is seizing on opportunities while working to overcome challenges.

October 16, 2017

KS and ASU Virtual Huakaʻi Project concludes pilot phase with West Hawaiʻi schools

The integration of math, science, architecture, engineering and other academic principles into the cultural website enables students to see the real-world relevance of their classroom curriculum.

October 13, 2017

Kelling named Native Hawaiian Community Educator of the Year

Ke Kula ʻo Samuel M. Kamakau Laboratory Public Charter School Director Dr. Meahilahila Kelling received the KS Native Hawaiian Community Educator of the Year award for two decades of advancing Native Hawaiian education.

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 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 07, 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 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 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.

June 01, 2017

Cherished kūpuna honored on Kaua‘i

Former State Representative Ezra Kanoho (KSK’45), historian Aletha Kaohi (KSK’48) and civic leader Thelma Black (KSK’48) were honored as part of Keiki to Kūpuna at the Koloa Landing Resort at Po‘ipū on Kaua‘i.

May 09, 2017

Tickets available for Keiki to Kūpuna event at Koloa Landing Resort

The KS-sponsored community event on the evening of May 19 will feature ‘ono food, awesome entertainment and will honor three cherished KS alumni.

March 22, 2017

KS-Castle Foundation partnership expands early college credit program

KS has partnered with the Castle Foundation to grant $2.1 million to Windward Community College to expand its successful Early College High School program which helps Windward Oʻahu students earn college credits while attending high school.

February 23, 2017

Board & stone class comes to Punalu‘u Ahupua‘a Farms

Kamehameha Schools, in collaboration with Hawaiian culture-based community education program Keiki O Ka ʻĀina, is hosting Punaluʻu Ahupuaʻa Farms’ first-ever Board & Stone Class.