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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 12, 2023

Weekly devotional: He holds my hand

As KS Maui senior Saydi Bulosan shares, our journey of faith is not linear and while no two paths are the same, what remains constant is Ke Akua’s love for us.

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May 10, 2023

Mālama Ola Minute: Debunking myths around mental health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and a time where individuals, communities, and organizations come together to promote mental well-being, educate the public, and advocate for better mental healthcare. In this edition of Mālama Ola Minute we work to debunk myths around mental health.

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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 8, 2023

Alumni reflect on the kumu who impacted them most

During National Teacher Appreciation Week, we are reminded by Kamehameha Schools alumni of the immeasurable impact that kumu have on our lives.

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May 5, 2023

The light at the end of the tunnel

In leaning on the words of Hebrews 12:2, KS Maui senior Kira Gomez shares that despite the many twists and turns that may come, our faith in Ke Akua ensures that we will never lose sight of the light at the end of the tunnel.

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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 19, 2023

Mālama Ola Minute: Pono pā‘ina behaviors: How to talk to your teen about drugs, alcohol

April marks National Alcohol Awareness Month, and it’s an opportune time to talk to your teens about the consequences of underage drinking and substance abuse

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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 5, 2023

Lent – Easter: There is hope in uncertainty

Kamehameha Schools has created a series of Hawaiian-focused devotionals for the season of Lent, to honor the deep Christian faith of KS founder Princess Bernice Pauahi Pākī Bishop. The devotionals were designed to be used by students, staffers and others to celebrate the coming of Easter.

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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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April 3, 2023

Ka Pōʻalima Maikaʻi - Good Friday

He ʻoiaʻiʻo nō, ʻo ke Keiki nō kēia a ke Akua!  Truly, this is the Son of God!

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March 31, 2023

Lent week six: Returning to God during turbulent times

This week, Kahu Manu Naeole KSK’96 and Keōuakupuapāikalaninui Kaono Green KSK’24 acknowledge life’s struggles and how God can strengthen us when things seem out of control.

 

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March 28, 2023

Lent week 5: Intermittent fasting and the joy of Jesus

Leaning on the words of Matthew, we learn to keep the faith and know that in any state – weak or strong – God is there no matter what. Seek and you will find, knock and He will answer.

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March 19, 2023

Fourth Week of Lent

The Lord is my shepherd, I will not be in need. He lets me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, He restores my soul.  He guides me in the paths of righteousness for the sake of His name.

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March 15, 2023

Kūkahekahe: Kūpuna wisdom shines in Nā Momi Hoʻoheno interviews

In honor of Women’s History Month, Nā Momi Hoʻoheno (The Cherished Pearls) oral history video series will release three new episodes, all featuring prominent Hawaiian women who have made meaningful and long-lasting contributions in their respective fields.

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March 12, 2023

Third Sunday of Lent

As we pause on the 3rd Sunday of Lent, let us reflect on the love of God that has been poured out into our hearts. For it is this love that gives us hope and perseverance to overcome obstacles and strengthen our growth in Him.

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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 7, 2023

Mālama Ola Minute: How to increase your child’s safety in physical activities

Enjoyment of physical activity at a young age can foster behaviors that may improve health over a life span.

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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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Feb. 26, 2023

Lent week one: SMART goals mantra

KS Hawaiʻi Kahu Kaunaloa Boshard KSK’77 and senior Sarah Schubert share their offering of praise to Ke Akua during Lent.

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Feb. 22, 2023

KS in the News: February 2023 edition

Our extended KS ‘ohana is doing wonderful things across Hawaiʻi pae ʻāina and beyond!

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