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February 8, 2024

Haumāna say mahalo to counselors during National School Counseling Week

During National School Counseling Week at KS Kapālama, haumāna showed gratitude for the help they’ve gotten from counselors.

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December 6, 2023

New department helps young alumni transition into college, career and life after graduation

In October at Oregon State University, recent Kamehameha Schools grads found themselves gathered together, surprised to be gifted with a taste of home: spam musubi handmade by Derrick Kang.

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December 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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November 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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November 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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October 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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October 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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October 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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September 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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September 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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August 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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August 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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June 19, 2023

KS in the news: June 2023 edition

From Juneau, Alaska to Hawaiʻi Island and points in between, Kamehameha Schools’ global impact is reflected in this latest “KS in the News” roundup.

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June 7, 2023

Kūkahekahe: Moananuiākea learning opportunity at KS Kapālama’s Midkiff Learning Center

With the launch of Moananuiākea: A Voyage for Earth just days away, the Midkiff Learning Center on our Kapālama Campus has created new comprehensive resources for the voyage that are available to everyone.

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May 16, 2023

New tri-campus scholarship brings post-secondary dreams to reality

Recipients of the Poʻo Kula Scholarship, a new tri-campus award for haumāna pursuing a bachelor’s degree, share their thoughts on personal growth, the impact of Ke Aliʻi Pauahi’s legacy, and how their experiences as students of Kamehameha Schools have shaped their paths towards a brighter future.

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May 8, 2023

Nearly 100 KS Kapālama seniors earn associate degrees

Three weeks ahead of receiving their high school diplomas, nearly 100 seniors from Kamehameha Schools Kapālama graduated with their Associate of Arts degrees from Hawai‘i Pacific University, establishing a new record for the highest number of Hawaiʻi students to graduate from a dual-credit program.

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May 4, 2023

Kamehameha Schools’ longstanding commitment to early learning leads to 150 new full-tuition college scholarships

Kamehameha Schools and Chaminade University have forged an innovative and community-focused partnership to educate, train and prepare aspiring early learning kumu through 150 full-tuition Muʻo scholarships. Muʻo means “to bud” and the name of the scholarship reflects the focus on taking care of keiki at the beginning of their educational journey.

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May 2, 2023

Get out the vote – Oʻahu

Civic engagement starts in our own community, in our own neighborhood. More and more Native Hawaiians are stepping up to lead. This year, over 100 Native Hawaiian candidates are running for a seat on their neighborhood boards.

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May 2, 2023

4th grade Papa ‘Ōma‘o tackles KSK food waste - with Red Wiggler worms

KSK fourth grader Keahonui Takatsugi remembers her reaction last fall when Kumu Naomi Helenihi-Aweau told the class about their yearlong project-based learning assignment. “Worms, really? Worms. We’re going to work with worms. That was my first thought - I didn’t know what these worms would do for us. But it made a big impact on us to let us know that we can help the world; act today for a better tomorrow.”

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April 26, 2023

Upcoming ‘Lāhui Rising’ event focuses on kānaka ʻōiwi representation in movies, TV and theater

Kumu, haumāna, ʻohana and all members of our kaiāulu are invited to attend a dynamic panel conversation about the telling of Hawaiian stories and representation of Hawaiians on stage, film, and TV. Kaʻiwakīloumoku Pacific Indigenous Institute is proud to present “Kānaka Onscreen: Who’s Telling Our Stories?” This in-person event will be held at our center on May 2, 2023 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

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April 24, 2023

Coach Kaeo Drummondo brings his own version of the ‘Warrior Way’ to KSK football

Spring Break is usually a respite from campus for KSK haumāna. But to athletes looking for a spot on the Warriors’ varsity football team, it was time to show up and set the foundation for next season under new head coach Kaeo Drummondo, KSK ‘03.

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April 10, 2023

Upcoming in-person event: “Moananuiākea, A Voyage for Earth: Reclaiming the Sea Road to Alaska.”

Kaʻiwakīloumoku Pacific Indigenous Institute is proud to present “Moananuiākea, A Voyage for Earth: Reclaiming the Sea Road to Alaska.” This in-person event will be held at Kaʻiwakīloumoku on the Kapālama campus on April 18, 2023, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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April 3, 2023

KS education technology hui expands knowledge base during Lone Star State huakaʻi

Members from the KS ET Education Technology Services team recently attended the SXSW EDU 2023 conference in Austin, Texas where they had the opportunity to explore the latest trends and innovations in education.

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April 3, 2023

Kūkahekahe: Mānaleo Elizabeth Kauahipaula shared her ‘ike with KS haumāna

In this Kūkahekahe, ʻIke Hawaiʻi Cultural Development Director Keʻala Kwan shares a haliʻa aloha – a fond remembrance – of Elizabeth Kauahipaula, one of several mānaleo (native speakers) who visited KS Kapālama Hawaiian language classes.

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March 10, 2023

Juniors earn four awards at the 103rd annual Kamehameha Schools Song Contest

The junior class took four of the seven awards at the 103rd annual Kamehameha Schools song contest Friday night at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center.

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March 7, 2023

Behind-the-scenes moʻolelo of the 103rd annual Song Contest paniolo theme

For KSK haumāna, Song Contest is undoubtly one of the most treasured and memorable experiences during their time on campus. This year’s theme, “Nā Mele Paniolo: Songs of the Hawaiian Cowboy,” is a nod to the rich cultural heritage of paniolo as well as a recognition of those traditions continuing today.

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March 6, 2023

The Kamehameha Schools 103rd Annual Song Contest

The excitement is building as 1,800 Kamehameha Schools Kapālama haumāna will gather again for the annual Song Contest tradition. This year’s theme is Nā Mele Paniolo: Songs of The Hawaiian Cowboy.

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January 19, 2023

Large contingent of KSK haumāna take part in ʻOnipaʻa Peace March

Over 1000 KS Kapālama haumāna and kumu proudly chanted and waved hae Hawaiʻi as they marched through the streets of Honolulu for the annual Onipaʻa Peace March.

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November 21, 2022

Kūkahekahe: Makahiki 2022

Lonoikamakahiki! In this Kūkahekahe article, we share resources and past stories about Makahiki to celebrate this Hawaiian season of gratitude and peace.

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October 18, 2022

Statewide voter engagement events scheduled ahead of the upcoming general election

Kamehameha Schools and other Native Hawaiian-serving organizations have organized a series of events to promote the importance of voter turnout and civic engagement.

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