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Dec. 6, 2023

KS in the news: December 2023 edition

From volleyball courts to European halls, Kamehameha Schools haumāna carry our values wherever they go.

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Dec. 4, 2023

Envisioning the role of ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi in self-determination

Lāhui Rising panel discussion series at Kaʻiwakīloumoku Hawaiian Cultural Center explores different aspects of ea – self-determination.

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Dec. 1, 2023

Mālama Ola Minute: Staying healthy during the holiday season

Planning ahead is crucial to staying healthy during the holidays, whether it involves making smart food choices, preventing sickness or ensuring safety while traveling to grandmother’s house.

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Dec. 1, 2023

Midkiff staff spearheads expanded program of Lā Kūʻokoʻa activities at Kula Kiʻekiʻe

Kumu at Kula Kiʻekiʻe’s Midkiff Learning Center were busy this month, with a full slate of activities honoring Lā Kū‘oko‘a, Hawai‘i’s Independence Day, commonly celebrated from 1844 until 1895, when the Provisional Government took over and replaced the holiday with Thanksgiving.

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Dec. 1, 2023

Advent 2023 week 1: Hope

In this week’s devotional, we focus on the endless hope we have in Christ and how He brings us joy, peace and love.

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Nov. 21, 2023

Shared struggles, shared strength: ʻŌpio grapple with identity and outmigration at convention

At the 2023 Association of Hawaii Civic Clubs Convention, KS students discuss Hawaiian identity and the growing diaspora, finding unity despite differing experiences.

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Nov. 15, 2023

Kamehameha Schools haumāna receive National Merit recognition

As a result of their academic success, six KS Hawaiʻi students and two KS Kapālama students have been recognized by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

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Nov. 13, 2023

Culture, climate change converge at KS Kapālama during UN Ambassador visit

UN Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield and Governor Josh Green came to the KS Kapālama campus for the inaugural meeting of the Hawaiʻi SDG Youth Council, a group focused on climate change.

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Nov. 8, 2023

KS alumni share leadership lessons, advocate for veterans’ health and well-being

Passionate KS Alumni have gone from fighting for their country to advocating for the health and well-being of fellow veterans through multiple support channels.

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Nov. 8, 2023

KS in the news: November edition

Kamehameha Schools students, alumni and staffers are making far-reaching impacts. From standout athletes to determined researchers, our people are inspiring communities near and far. Check out the latest “KS in the news” roundup to read more.

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Nov. 1, 2023

Mālama Ola Minute: Ways to celebrate kindness year-round

On November 13, you can celebrate World Kindness Day by expressing gratitude, performing random acts of kindness, and serving your community.

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Oct. 20, 2023

New KSK Campus Security Center blessed during Safe Schools Week

Heads bowed for a pule, Capt. Thomas “Sonny” Santos KSK’92 and his security staff welcomed a blessing in the newly christened Nāihe Campus Security Center.

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Oct. 18, 2023

Kamehameha Schools Kapālama Kula Waena is first Hawaiʻi school to earn international honor

Kamehameha Schools Kapālama Kula Waena recently received a prestigious recognition from an international organization of educators, which called E Ola! a model to build self-esteem and cultural pride that other schools should learn from.

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Oct. 16, 2023

Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi haumāna is championing mental health awareness on campus and on-screen

Sophomore Ziona Launiu supports her peers as a member of the Young Leaders Council for the “My Life. Just Listen.” campaign

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Oct. 10, 2023

KSK kumu shares experience in ethnomathematics at national math teachers’ conference

KSK Kula Waena kumu Sydney Kealanahele draws attention to the community agreements that help to set an overall cultural tone for her math class.

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Oct. 4, 2023

KS in the news: October 2023 edition

From the bright lights of a Broadway musical to the gridiron and points between, Kamehameha Schools alums, staffers and ʻohana continue to do great things. Here’s a roundup of recent KS newsmakers.

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Oct. 2, 2023

Mālama Ola Minute - Nurturing connections during tough times: A guide to staying close

In challenging times, maintaining connections with loved ones, be it family or friends, becomes an essential source of comfort and support. Whether dealing with distance, personal struggles, or global crises, staying connected can be a powerful way to navigate through difficulties together.

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Sept. 29, 2023

Experience E Ola!: KSK Kula Waena earns national recognition

The newest installment of our Experience E Ola! video series shines a spotlight on our Kula Waena ‘ohana.

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Sept. 28, 2023

Kamehameha Schools education leader wants to revolutionize student testing

Chelsea Keehne, with Kamehameha Schools’ Kealaiwikuamoʻo Division wants to challenge educators, parents, and the community to rethink how students could be assessed with an emphasis on the types of learning that will stay with haumāna for a lifetime, instead of just long enough to take a test.

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Sept. 14, 2023

KS haumāna take ‘ōiwi leadership to a global stage at the United Nations

This weekend, 11 haumāna from KSK Class of 2027 embark on a journey to represent Hawai‘i on one of the largest political stages of the world: the United Nations in New York City. In New York, they will participate in a panel discussing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and how the United States is taking action toward achieving those goals by 2030.

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Sept. 11, 2023

Kamehameha Schools ‘ālapa haumāna program fosters excellence on and off the field

The world-class athletics program at Kamehameha Schools Kapālama is molding haumāna into alakaʻi through its E Ola! approach rooted in ʻōiwi culture and character development.

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Sept. 5, 2023

Mālama Ola Minute: Supporting suicide prevention this September

As we enter September, we recognize Suicide Prevention Month, a critical time to come together and support one another’s mental well-being. At Kamehameha Schools, our commitment to fostering a safe and caring community is stronger than ever. This month, we want to focus on suicide prevention and offer valuable tips and resources to help us be there for others during challenging times.

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Aug. 28, 2023

Kamehameha Schools haumāna offer pule to uplift and support Maui ʻohana

Through heartfelt pule, Kamehameha Schools Kapālama haumāna send their aloha, hope and encouragement in a video message.

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Aug. 24, 2023

Kamehameha Schools limahana, alums support Maui Ola benefit concert

Using the power of mele to heal and restore, a lāhui-driven effort resulted in a hugely successful Maui Ola concert, benefitting those impacted by the Maui wildfires.

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Aug. 11, 2023

Join us in supporting the Maui Community

Families have lost their loved ones, homes, businesses and cherished belongings. As a united ‘ohana, Kamehameha Schools and Pauahi Foundation stand alongside the people of Maui, offering our unwavering support, strength and aloha. Let us come together to make a difference and kōkua Maui.

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Aug. 11, 2023

CEO Message: Our heartfelt aloha for Maui

Our heartfelt aloha goes out to the island of Maui, to all its residents, and to every member of our extended Kamehameha Schools ʻohana affected by the devastating wildfires.

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Aug. 10, 2023

Mālama Ola Minute:  Parent and caregiver’s guide to support ʻōpio during and after a natural calamity

This special edition of Mālama Ola Minute was written by Danny Goya, a Trauma Informed Care trainer, and strategy consultant II in Kamehameha Schools’ Strategy & Transformation group.

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Aug. 9, 2023

Welina mai! Back to school celebrated at Nā Kula ʻo Kamehameha

It’s a rite of passage dating more than 130 years. Haumāna across the pae ʻāina have returned to the classroom. Here are some photos marking this momentous occasion.

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Aug. 7, 2023

Several KS Kapālama haumāna earn nurse aide certification during summer break

Eight KS Kapālama haumāna spent their summer getting an early boost in their post-secondary careers. They earned their nurse aide certification.

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July 31, 2023

Mālama Ola Minute: Strategies for managing screen time and technology use in your ʻohana

In this month’s edition, we want to provide you with strategies for managing screen time and technology use within your family, ensuring a healthy balance between digital engagement and real-world experiences.

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