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December 19, 2023

Founder’s Day reflections: Pauahi’s royal heritage and legacy

The upbringing and influences that shaped Pauahi’s legacy emphasized the importance of passing down values and traditions that advance Native Hawaiians.

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December 15, 2023

Advent 2023 week 3: Joy

When we remember Ke Akua’s gift of Jesus Christ, let our hearts be filled with a child-like joy.

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December 14, 2023

2023 Founder’s Day ceremonies: How to take part

Across the pae ʻāina, the Kamehameha Schools ‘ohana will gather to honor Ke Aliʻi Bernice Pauahi Bishop and celebrate her birth and legacy.

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December 13, 2023

Latest edition of I Mua magazine celebrates the making of mele

The latest edition of I Mua magazine is loaded with great content, including a behind-the-scenes look at Song Contest, Hōʻike and ʻAha Mele, the three flagship events at the three KS campuses.

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December 11, 2023

Conference boosts KS’ security knowledge and threat response

Tri-campus safety and student well-being leaders attended active shooter response training to learn how to mitigate, prevent and respond to critical incidents.

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December 8, 2023

Advent 2023 week 2: Peace

This week’s advent devotional by Kahu Kanani Franco and Kahu ʻŌpio Keegan Gantala reminds us of the peace that Ke Akua brings into our lives, especially during challenging times.

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December 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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December 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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December 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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December 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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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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November 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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November 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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November 6, 2023

Healing hands and coloring books: KS supports mental health efforts on Maui

Healing opportunities were created for those affected by the August wildfires on Maui through community collaboration.

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November 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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October 24, 2023

Kamehameha Schools, public teachers union partnership delivers aloha, school supplies to Maui keiki

Kamehameha Schools and the Hawaiʻi State Teachers Association formed a partnership rooted in aloha to deliver free backpacks filled with school supplies to hundreds of haumāna impacted by the Aug. 8 wildfires.

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October 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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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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October 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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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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September 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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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 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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August 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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August 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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August 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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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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